Vogue Italia, Lauren Hutton: On Point
10 October 2017 | VA Notes Fashion

Vogue Italia, Lauren Hutton: On Point


Timeless for sure; fabulous forever.

Lauren Hutton has become the oldest cover girl featured on Vogue.

“It has made me feel most useful. I’ve been thinking about it for a while, but it took Vogue Italia’s courage to make it true. This is a cover that can change society, because it shows a woman who is vibrant, attractive, who still laughs, and who for the first time is a woman my age.” Lauren Hutton


just like lauren

chanel 64 first light matte  || nars audacious lana

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L’Oreal: One Way To Close The Champs Elysées
9 October 2017 | VA Notes Fashion

L’Oreal: One Way To Close The Champs Elysées

Yes, they did it again.

Helen Mirren and Jane Fonda were knockouts when they walked the runway for L’Oréal this past fashion week in Paris.

Ok, the truth is I didn’t adore their outfits but I absolutely adore them and their ability to shine.

They are both outstanding women and if they aren’t “better not younger” then I don’t know who is.

Bravo L’Oréal for your first runway show and for the celebration of all women.

By the way, the hair was fabulous, too.

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Better Not Younger: Trust Your Instinct
25 September 2017 | VA Notes Fashion

Better Not Younger: Trust Your Instinct

Do you trust your instinct?

This philosophy of mine, “better not younger” means trusting my instinct has an important role.

Ageing hopefully means we have learned to follow our instincts and trust them.
Whenever I don’t listen to my mind, body and heart I usually regret it.

Trusting our instincts is not only a natural response but also a learned one over time.
It goes without saying our instinctive reactions should improve with age.

Self-confidence has a lot to do with instinct.

Trusting our instinct means investing in us. It means believing we have the answers at our fingertips and it also means following through.

There is no point being full of bravado without the conviction to back it up.

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The Accessory: Leopard Print #4
21 September 2017 | VA Notes Fashion

The Accessory: Leopard Print #4

We can’t talk leopard without talking accessories.

For many years I had the best pair of leopard loafers and they were so good I wore all the skin off on the insides and the heels.

I lost count of the times I had them re-soled and heeled.
They were the perfect shoes because they went with everything.
I would wear my all black, when the mind was too lazy to delve much deeper, add the leopard loafers and a dash of red lipstick and I would be ready for anything.

It is really time to replace those shoes.

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The Indispensable: Leopard Print #3
13 September 2017 | VA Notes Fashion

The Indispensable: Leopard Print #3

#3 in the leopard print series is indispensable in my view.

For me, it is the dress.

I don’t say it is first on my list but is definitely one I want in my cupboard.

For some it is a coat, a wrap or shoes (we will talk about those next) and don’t misunderstand I absolutely love a leopard coat and an accessory.

Probably a faux leopard print coat is number one on my list this year but the dress, the leopard print dress is a winner.

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