"". February 2018 | Is This Mutton?

Fashion for the over 50s with books and beauty

Sunday 25 February 2018

You're never too young to have a heart attack

Image showing a woman over 45 in a bedroom holding her hands in a heart shape. The picture illustrates an article on blog Is This Mutton? about how to stay healthy and active to avoid heart disease in early middle age.
The tragic deaths of Indian film star Sridevi at just 54, and British comedy actress Emma Chambers, aged 53, have shone a light on heart attacks and how they are claiming more women at younger ages.

Monday 19 February 2018

SIA: Inspired by Chicago's Cloud Gate sculpture

Image showing a woman in midi length metallic pleated skirt, black sequinned bomber jacket and silver Edie shoes by Vionic
The Style Imitating Art challenge is something I haven't done for ages, but I was inspired by the choice of Chicago's "Bean" sculpture. We saw this iconic sculpture in Millennium Park back in 2008 when John was taking part in the Chicago Marathon.  Like most visitors, we attempted a "selfie" in front of the sculpture's reflective surface.

Tuesday 6 February 2018

Five ways not to be invisible as an older woman

Image showing four famous women over the age of 50: Robin Wright, Sarah Jessica Parker, Madonna and Elle McPherson
Four ladies over the age of 50 who I greatly admire - not just for their talent and intelligence, but their determination to look wonderful for their age.

Yet even the likes of Madonna and Sarah Jessica Parker have had "off" moments when they've been pictured them on their way to the gym or shops without any make-up on and, shock horror, looking their age.

Unfortunately once we're over 50, it takes a lot of effort to look good. Unless your face or body provides your living, few of us have enough time and money to look fantastic all the time.

Friday 2 February 2018

Amazing Amethyst, birthstone for February

Image showing a spectacular ring featuring a centre cut amethyst surrounded by 172 pieces of amethyst in a pave cut
If you're familiar with the Is This Mutton? monthly guide to the birthstones, you'll know they all have ancient legends and meanings behind them.  Perhaps the best known for this is the amethyst, the birthstone for February. Many people are convinced of the healing properties of amethyst, among them, Victoria Beckham, and have it in their homes or on computers, as well as in jewellery.
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