Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Just love this quote from Mutton's Guide to Fashion

Above: The fabulous Italian fashion writer and style icon Anna Piaggi

Mutton's philosophy

Ignored by fashion designers, invisible in the fashion press, generally mute on her actual age for fear of rejection, the woman over 40 needs to develop a split-personality in her fashion life. She is presented with clothes cut for prepubescent girls, shown on the catwalk by skeletal amazons and on magazines pages by teenagers. Through extraordinary mental gymnastics, she needs to imagine how those clothes and styles would hang and feel on her, a woman over 40 who looks nothing like the women for whom the clothes were designed nor the women who model them. Caught between two equally unattractive fates - fading into greyness or the ridicule of "mutton dressed as lamb", she needs to skillfully navigate the treacherous fashion waters.

Help is at hand! This guide intends to sift through designers' collections, retailers and magazines, and highlight what works and doesn't work for women over 40 and make fashion fun again!

For more go to http://muttonsguidetofashion.blogspot.com/

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