Photographer Kristin Perers contacted me last year to ask if I'd like my mugshot taken. I'd recently mentioned my reason for not appearing on the blog very often, namely: I hate having my picture taken, and anyway, after a handful of my oh-so-similar outfit posts readers would be clicking away in droves. Also, it takes time to do these things properly - and Mr That's Not My Age has to sit in the bath (the bathroom is the only room we have with pale flooring and a white wall). Could be worse, I know, he could be sitting on the toilet. Anyhow. Kristin has a blog called This is 50 where she features role models of a very certain age, inspirational women with grace and style. So, I was extremely flattered to be asked, but we had to wait until after the big birthday before I could guest star. The photographs are incredibly beautiful, I'm delighted with the results.
Kristin asked me for a quote to accompany the photographs, so I dragged out the old favourite, 'You don't have to have youth to have style,' phrase. Something I truly believe in and have been saying since I started That's Not My Age over five years ago.
For the studio shoot, I was advised to bring some of my favourite things. My selection included three pairs of worn-out jeans, a variety of Liz Taylor earrings and a globe from the collection. Together with the outfit I wore on the big birthday - celebrated in New York with Mr That's Not My Age, Manhattan Brother and friends - and here it is:
A blush pink Diane von Furstenberg top, M&S black sequin skirt and silver metallic Roger Vivier shoes.
But the real star of the show was my birthday present from Mr TNMA: the midlife crisis jacket. An Isabel Marant biker style, still available HERE.
It's good to come out from behind the dashboard from time to time. Have a fantastic weekend.
More photographs and an an interview here.