About

Chicatanyage is a fashion resource for women over 50 who want to learn more about style, fashion and what will suit them as mature women.  If you want to continue to look good and have fun with fashion you have come to the right place.

Photo by Julie of Jafinthebox

Chicatanyage is a community of supportive women sharing their opinions on what constitutes style for them. Join the conversation in the comments section.

When I started Chicatanyage there was very little advice on fashion, style and beauty available on the internet for our age group. This situation is changing so please help spread the message that we want to continue to look chic and stylish at any age by sharing posts you find helpful on social media.

I am a woman of mature years currently married to a gorgeous man. I have two adult children and three wonderful grandsons. I spend my time between London and St. Tropez.

I have spent most of my working life connected to fashion. I started my career in Fashion PR, then trained as an Image Consultant when my children were young. I subsequently worked in the corporate world running seminars, coaching and speaking at conferences.

I truly believe we can continue to have confidence in the way we present ourselves. Our style may evolve with time and changing lifestyles, yet with a little knowledge and inspiration we can all continue to have fun with fashion. As women of a certain age we are a growing demographic let us prove that we can also be a chic one.

 

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  2. Charlotte Graham
    4th March 2017 / 14:37

    I am very pleased to have found your blog! I truly love seeing diversity in the blogosphere, particularly when it comes to fashion and lifestyle blogs. I look forward to reading more from you!

    xo Charlotte

    • 5th March 2017 / 10:15

      Welcome to my blog Charlotte and glad you like it.

  3. lagatta à montréal
    25th May 2017 / 22:47

    Neither of those are my colours, though certain yellows can make a room cheery. They must be sunny and not too acid. The only blue I wear is denim and similar fabrics. I’m more drawn to reds and to greens (not too yellowish!)

    But here is a photo of the Queen, much older than we are, sporting a bright blue jacket (suit?) with an orange hat and what is probably an orange and blue silk top!

    Some sumptuous fabrics in your post.

    • 26th May 2017 / 11:17

      Hi Lagatta
      I think the queen can be very adventurous with her colours. Considering her age I have great admiration for her choices.

      • 5th October 2017 / 12:19

        Hi Lagatta
        Welcome to my blog and glad you like. Not sure if I will be travelling to Australia any time soon however if you are planning a trip to the UK do let me know.

  4. Jo Castro
    4th October 2017 / 17:05

    So glad to have found your blog 🙂 I live in Australia and write a blog for women of the same age, although I’m originally from Devon. It would be great to stay in touch 🙂

  5. Mary
    10th November 2017 / 16:24

    I have only just found you and am really enjoying all the features here. How I wish I had had similar help when I was young! Yes, I know you state Chic at any age but my age,( late eighties), means I have to work a lot harder to look passable!

    I think it all starts with a decent hair style. It needn’t be the fashionable long straight hair seen everywhere these days. It does mean having a good cut and hair styled so that it is neat and manageable. I do like your style and actually tried something similar the other day. I discovered that I still need height on the top! For years I have had perms (yes, I know….) but have just decided to try and do without. Whether I give in, remains to be seen. I am concentrating on treating my hair at the moment so that it is in good condition. It is fine, grows quickly and is still its original mid-mouse colour.

    I look forward to learning a lot from your website!

    • 10th November 2017 / 17:17

      Welcome to my blog Mary. I do think that we can continue to look chic at any age but I agree with you as each year passes we do have to work harder, especially with regard to exercise, posture etc.
      I always invest in a good haircut, one that is quick and easy to style. It pays off in the end.

  6. 4th March 2018 / 11:35

    I would love your suggestions for a Mother of the Bride outfit for a June wedding.

    • 5th March 2018 / 15:36

      Hi Marie
      Thank you for your comment. I think weddings have changed so much over the last few years. Many are set in unusual venues and they have generally become more relaxed and less traditional. If you let me know what type of wedding your daughter is planning I might be able to help.

  7. Julia Urmston
    26th October 2018 / 17:13

    Hi, What an opportunity to share and be inspired. Does anyone else have difficulty buying suitable trousers this season? Im quite tall 5.7, reasonably slim (!) 65 kg. I find the elegant drain pipe trousers simply too narrow. Everywhere seems to stock them. At least I have not found anywhere yet. The boyfriend type dont suit being, too baggy. Help!

    • 27th October 2018 / 09:26

      Hi Julia
      You are about the same height and weight as me. I agree with you about some of the trousers being too narrow, especially on me as I have wide calves I find that there is more choice this year as the wider leg trouser has come back into fashion. I don’t wear the boyfriend type either. If you look through my recent posts you will see that I am choosing a straight or wide leg trouser in many of them. I find the HopefashionUK ones very flattering and M&S do some good ones if you look carefully.
      I will shortly be doing a post on a straight leg jean.

  8. Joyce Rubenstein
    10th May 2019 / 00:03

    Just found your newsletter after listening to your interview with Margaret from Sixty and Me.. Being a woman over 70, I sometimes wonder what is appropriate to wear at my age. So delighted to find your newsletter and blog.

    • 10th May 2019 / 08:56

      Hello Joyce

      Welcome to our community. I look forward to hearing from you in the comments box in the future. I will be 69 this year so 70 is not far off. If you have any particular questions do leave a comment or email me directly.

  9. Pauline Hanna
    15th May 2019 / 00:48

    I’ve just found your blog after watching you on Margaret’s channel, Sixty and Me and it’s lovely to find another stylish woman to follow. Your scarves are striking and I’ve just ordered one. Keep pushing the barriers!

    • 15th May 2019 / 12:04

      Hi Pauline
      Welcome and glad you like the blog and thank you for supporting our new scarf shop venture.

  10. 1st July 2019 / 15:56

    Dear Josephine. I am a daily reader of Susan’s blog and saw her post with you this morning (here in California!). I looked at your blog and enjoyed it…it is similar to Susan’s in its excellent user friendliness.

    I did sign up and await my email verification. Meanwhile, it helps me to compare my body size and make up with a model’s (you) so I can get an idea of how pieces of clothing will actually look on me. Can you share that information or is it on your blog somewhere? You look tall, but the so did Susan and I now know she is tiny!

    I am fascinated that you shuttle between London, one of my favorite cities, and St. Tropez!

    Kindest regards,

    Jan

    • 1st July 2019 / 17:56

      Dear Jan
      Welcome to my blog and thank you for your compliments.
      I am approximately 5’7″. I am a classic pear shape (narrow shoulders and wide hips) My measurements are 40inch/102cm hips, 29inch/74cm waist and 35inches/89cm bust. I normally take a size 10 or 12 UK/ 8 US. Separates work best for me.

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