Fashion & Beauty
- Tuesday, 22 October 2013
Britain’s oldest glamour model is still stripping off for the camera - at the ripe old age of 62.
Busty Suzy Monty is old enough to qualify for a free bus pass but has a bikini body to rival women half her age.
She modelled throughout her 20s and 30s but gave it up when she suffered a debilitating bout of glandular fever in her 40s.
But after a near 20 year hiatus from the catwalk she decided to strip off again in her late 50s and is now doing more modelling than ever.
- Tuesday, 15 October 2013
Sales of supermarket clothes have surged in recent years, but what’s the big attraction? Jacqui Ramsey grabs a trolley and gives the clothing aisles the once over.
It was only a matter of time before I’d get round to taking stock of supermarket fashions after my interest was piqued earlier in the year when a report revealed that last year’s sales of clothing in the top grocery stores had grown at more than double the rate of that in high street fashion chains.
Since then Tesco, no doubt wanting to steal a march on its competitors and invest in a financially rewarding trend used top models for its F&F’s spring/summer clothing range.
Then, last month, they further marched ahead of the field when they took to the catwalk during London Fashion Week with their debut show that launched F&F’s new season autumn/winter collection - the requisite celebrities sitting on the front row, of course.
- Thursday, 19 September 2013
Refresh your beauty regime and you’ll look younger and feel younger, says Jacqui Ramsey
It’s so easy to get stuck in the same old makeup routine, applying the same colours and products in the same way that you did years ago. Rather than enhance and give you a more youthful appearance, wearing dated makeup can have quite the opposite effect.
- Friday, 13 September 2013
I can start off by saying that I wish this product had been made years ago.
The first week I just used the Glorious Shampoo and Luminous Conditioner.
I had a few qualms when I saw the bright blue shampoo and wondered if I would end up with blue hair, luckily it didn’t!
I had a hair appointment that week and my stylist said how soft my hair was unlike before.
- Wednesday, 28 August 2013
I found my first grey hair when I was thirteen, which I promptly tore off my scalp.
I found more and more as I grew older until I could not ignore them.
I suppose that looking at my family I should have cottoned on the fact that I didn’t stay a chance of staying brunette.
My mother and two of my grandfathers all had a head full of snowy white hair.
- Tuesday, 27 August 2013
As women get older they spend less money looking after their skin and are more likely to think the key to looking good is a new haircut, is the finding of a new poll endorsed by the UK's only national skin cancer-specific charity, Skcin (The Karen Clifford Skin Cancer Charity) that looked at attitudes towards sun damage to the skin.
The survey of over 1,000 women in the UK, which was conducted by specialist dermatology pharmaceutical company LEO Pharma in conjunction with Skcin, looked at what gives women their feel-good-factor and how they look after their skin health. The findings reveal that while most women are aware that not looking after their skin in the sun puts them at risk of skin cancer and signs of premature ageing, they aren’t always clued up on the early warning signs.
- Friday, 23 August 2013
Who doesn’t loathe shopping for jeans? Finding the perfect pair needn’t be a total nightmare though, as Jacqui Ramsey discovered.
Two thirds of women aged over 50 have confirmed that shopping for jeans is the most stressful of all their clothes buying experiences.
According to research carried out by online retailer Isme.com 43% of those asked ranked the search for a good pair of jeans higher on the stress-o-meter than buying a house.
- Monday, 19 August 2013
The age of 46 has been revealed as the ‘cut off point’ for a woman’s hair – amid a realisation she can no longer keep her beloved younger style.
As a result many lose their long flowing locks in favour of shorter, more cultured styles, which are deemed a bit more in keeping with their advancing years.
- Saturday, 20 July 2013
Statement sunglasses are this season’s must have accessory but they are more than just a fashion frill says Jacqui Ramsey
Sunglasses are the standout summer accessory and this season they have come over all retro which spells screen siren and matinee idol, and a dollop of nostalgia.
Over the decades certain sun specs achieved star status in their own right once they’d been donned by a celebrity. These now classic designs include the ‘wayfarer’, a current style favourite. Their tortoise frame and green lenses were famously worn by Audrey Hepburn’s character, Holly Golightly, in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
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