“Blogging for fame and fortune” in womanandhome magazine

I confess to being a collector and hoarder of women’s magazines. I find them a great source of information and inspiration. “womanandhome” is definitely one of my favourites.  I was therefore thrilled to be asked to participate in an inspiring feature “blogging for fame and fortune” in their April issue.

I was distinctly nervous on the day of the photo shoot about a month ago. However I need not have worried as everybody was so welcoming and helpful that I had a fantastic time. In fact I felt extremely pampered as I had my hair and make-up professionally done. The photographer was very encouraging which resulted in me thoroughly enjoying having my picture taken.


Here is the result:

blog feature 3

You can check out their website here.  I would agree with the quote below taken from their site. 

“Woman & Home is the UK’s number-one monthly magazine aimed at women aged 35+. Including best beauty advice, fabulous wearable fashion trends, delicious recipes, in-depth health and wellbeing advice, latest looks for the home, plus insightful interviews with celebrities and real women who have achieved remarkable things, woman & home’s pages are bursting with irresistible inspiration. And there are also short stories, travel ideas, exclusive offers, competitions and much more besides! With a raft of top writers and stunning photography, woman & home is a gorgeous, glossy, grown-up package.”

I would love to hear what you think. I find it very gratifying that blogging is gaining such a high profile and especially among the more mature amongst us.

Some behind the scenes shots:

The gorgeous cottage where the photoshoot took place.

The make-up table

Make-up touch up (don’t you love the shoes?)

and more shoes

The shoes


Hair & shoes


studio 2


Make up tabel


  1. Marie
    9th March 2014 / 18:37

    Just read your article in Woman and Home and was inspired to read your blog! I’m a stone heavier than I should be thanks to the menopause so looking for ideas while I manically try to get back to size 12 🙂

    • 10th March 2014 / 07:11

      Hi Marie
      Hang on in there. I lost the weight I put on during the menopause. Just eat as healthily as you can and get some exercise. Even walking is good.

  2. 9th March 2014 / 21:31

    Lovely photo Josephine – that colour really suits you & congrats on the feature.

  3. 9th March 2014 / 21:43

    First of all, YOU LOOK AMAZING IN THAT PICTURE!! Second, Congratulations…this is awesome! I am so happy for you! The picture of you is gorgeous…color and style!

  4. Wmm
    10th March 2014 / 00:17

    Oh you look lovely! Well done!

  5. 10th March 2014 / 07:07

    Thank you all for your lovely comments. I wasn’t sure whether to “blow my own trumpet”. However I do think we bloggers work really hard. It has taken me quite a few years to get to this stage. Lots of perseverance. I recently had to fill in one of those embarkation forms when entering Morocco and was not sure what to put. Eventually I put “fashion”. Now that’s an interesting question. Is there a french translation for “blogger”.

  6. Wendy FD
    10th March 2014 / 11:09

    You are an inspiration and valuable resource to women over fifty who want to look and feel good about themselves. The fashion world has focused for so long on youth, they don’t know how to represent us, and women like you are showing them how. Bravo!

  7. 10th March 2014 / 12:02

    Congratulations, it’s a great article and you look fabulous. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday!

  8. 10th March 2014 / 15:46

    Antonia I do think that things are improving and the media is beginning to wake up to this ever increasing demographic.

  9. Ginger
    10th March 2014 / 17:09

    Congratations! I’m a regular reader and always enjoy your blog. So happy for you!

  10. Rachel G
    10th March 2014 / 18:25

    That feature is so exciting!!

  11. jangrahammcmillen
    11th March 2014 / 21:49

    Congratualtions! So fun for you, so great for their magazine. Love, love, love how they styled your hair. What do you think?

  12. Agnes E
    11th March 2014 / 23:34

    Just found out about your blog. Live in Ireland and love the internet link in to avail of chance to purchase item in Ireland. Well done you! Keep up the great work.

  13. 12th March 2014 / 07:39

    Hi Jan My hairdresser was away at the time so I could not get my hair trimmed before the shoot. However I now like it a bit longer so have kept it that way.

  14. Brenda Snyder
    12th March 2014 / 11:16

    Congratulations on the article. You look beautiful! I especially love the green dress and those shoes are gorgeous! I always look forward to your blog posts and was so happy for you when I read this one.

  15. 14th March 2014 / 20:11

    Well deserved acknowledgement of you and your wonderful blog. And you look fantastic. Congratulations.

  16. 19th March 2014 / 11:36

    Hi Lesley Welcome on board. Let us all continue to spread the word and continue to be visible and engaged members of our society.

    • 1st April 2014 / 15:30

      Thanks Ren hope you are continuing to flourish and have gained lots of lovely readers following the article. I know I have.

  17. 1st April 2014 / 14:09

    Congratulations again and how lovely it was to meet you – love the ‘behind the scenes’ shots and of course, your inspiring story and fashion journey.

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