Style Forever – A grown-up guide to fashion

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What a wonderful title and what a fantastic book. It is both entertaining and informative. It deserves pride of place in any fashionista’s library.

I have met Alyson Walsh and can definitely confirm that she walks her talk. She writes as she speaks with knowledge and authenticity.

I trained as an image consultant and have been around the fashion industry for many years. Yet I found loads of information in Alyson’s book that I had not even thought of.  All her advice is practical, cost effective and easy to implement.

The book is beautiful illustrated by Leo Greenfield and I particularly like the interviews with mature women who have all developed their own style and have not been swayed by passing trends.

The book is easy to navigate as it is divided into manageable sections. I like the “Grown-up style tribe” section. I probably come under the category of “Gentlewoman” (below left) aspiring to “fabulous femme” (below right).

 

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How ever many books on fashion and beauty you already have on your shelves I highly recommend you add “Style Forever” to your list.

Style Forever by Alyson Walsh (Hardie Grant, £12.99) Illustrations: Leo Greenfield

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12 Comments

  1. Wendymm
    17th March 2015 / 09:54

    Looking forward to its release in North america – I checked and could not find it here yet. Soon, I hope!

  2. Pam@over50feeling40
    17th March 2015 / 12:31

    Looks wonderful…can’t wait to read it!

  3. Susan G
    17th March 2015 / 12:57

    Wendymm, Amazon Canada has just informed me that the book will be released on September 1st.

  4. Joy Hammond
    17th March 2015 / 15:19

    Looks good – also my Look Fabulous Forever parcel arrived this morning on recommendation you gave a few weeks ago. Really looking forward to using the products. Also hoping to stop off at your Hotel Courban on our way to the Provence in June.

    • 17th March 2015 / 15:44

      Hi Joy
      Yes it is a great book. Let me know how you get on with the make-up.

  5. déjà pseu
    17th March 2015 / 16:00

    I can hardly wait to get my copy!

  6. That's Not My Age
    17th March 2015 / 16:18

    Thank you so much, Josephine. I’m so pleased that you like Style Forever & hope to catch-up with you again in person very soon.

  7. Catherine Robinson
    17th March 2015 / 16:19

    It sounds fabulous…I’ll definitely be purchasing!

  8. The Hipsterette
    17th March 2015 / 22:46

    I love Leo Greenfield’s fashion illustrations. I’ll look out to see if “Style Forever” has been published in Australia. Thanks for the tip!

  9. The Style Crone
    19th March 2015 / 13:16

    Beautiful review of Alyson’s book. A must read!

  10. ElaineW
    24th March 2015 / 12:26

    Brilliant book, great advice – has made me have a good old re-think over quite a few things!
    Although, bit confusing early on to be told Not to wear Boring Beige – then later on, how wonderful camel can be! But – still buy it!

    • 24th March 2015 / 12:58

      Hi ElaineW
      I never wear beige it really washes me out. I think if you team camel with a neutral like navy and black it can still look chic.

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