Fabulous Fashionistas

I have spent a fabulous hour this morning watching a Channel 4 programme recorded earlier in the week called Fabulous Fashionistas. It was wonderful to have a style programme on prime time TV , even if I did save it for later, that concentrated on ‘a more mature lady’.

Looking good: Jean Woods, Gillian Lynne and Bridget Sojourner show how to pose like you mean it

All of these ladies were fabulous, if extreme, versions of what I would like to be when I grow up. As dressmakers we are very fortunate to be able to make/remodel clothes so that we don’t have to wear something that is instantly recognisable as being a particular shop or brand. This makes me very happy.

While watching I was reminded of the post I reblogged some time ago about Advanced Style. This was a book I had intended to get at the time, and is still available on amazon. I love to see people, old or young, expressing their own style and that is very much in evidence in the blog world.

I am still fairly very conservative, having been very traditionally brought up, and sometimes find it hard to actually wear what I would like to for fear of being considered ‘odd’. You know what? I am going to just go with my feelings from here – I might look an idiot from time to time but I will be my own idiot.

P.S. I am going out tonight in a group of eight ‘ladies of a certain age’ to see The Lion King. And I can guarantee I will have a ball. Leopard print shoes at the ready.

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16 Comments on “Fabulous Fashionistas”

  1. Sewbussted says:

    We only live once so why not wear those leopard print shoes EVERY chance you get!! Enjoy the show and your friends.

  2. Will have to see if they repeat it (sometimes I can watch channel 4 here via the internet)…my mum is 69 years young and her style, while not the same as mine, borders on the somewhat hippy and she’s a big girl. And you know what? It so suits her! It’s a bit wacky, it’s big and flowy and she’s fab 🙂 Enjoy the Lion King, I took my goddaughters years and years ago and they laughed at me because I cried at the start when all the animals come in – it’s amazing, you’ll have a blast with your pals and your Leopard Print shoes 🙂

    • It was the elephant! I was fine until I saw the elephant arrive – and I had put full make-up on so that was cried off. It was a fabulous production and we all had a great time. Tapas for tea before we went in – I’m looking for a recipe for a spanish gammon stew that we had (Estofado?) which was wonderful. Do you have one?
      Your mum sounds wonderful. It is well worth watching the show if you can – maybe 4OD?

  3. Ruth says:

    I’m going straight to 4OD now, I missed this in the line up so thanks for pointing it out. Did you watch The Fabric of Britain on BBC4 this week – all about knitting? It was was a great show, a mix of fact, history, opinion and style. Just go for the style that makes you feel comfortable – that way, you’ll wear it well.

    • Thanks Ruth – I intend to go with how I feel in future. I can’t believe I thought I was VERY conservative when I have just finished that orange jeans jacket!
      I did see the knitting programme and enjoyed it enormously. I still knit and enjoy it very much so it was good to get a historical overview of the craft. It will be good to see what else is shown in the series.

  4. tillyflossy says:

    Thanks for mentioning Fabulous Fashionistas – just watched the programme on catch up TV, so good to see such inspirational ladies, I feel invigorated now and am off to bed with a smile on my face 🙂

  5. Gjeometry says:

    Oh, that is fabulous!! I shall have to have a look for that and watch it!

  6. Dibs says:

    I just watched the programme now following your link, and I am so inspired by these amazing women. I don’t really know what my style is, all I know is that I love colour. These women sure make me realise that style is not about wearing designer things, it is about being comfortable in what you wear.

  7. Zoe says:

    Anything with the word fabulous title sounds like it will be great to me! I think everyone may feel pressured to go with the trends but in the end, you have to wear something that is flattering and you feel comfortable in.


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