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I am a mother, a grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge was published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazon


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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Question of the day

I just read something interesting.

The only style that is truly ageless is glamour.

Now that's a word for you.

Sub questions:

Who have you known in your life who was glamorous?

Do you need a glamorous life to do it?

What, in a real woman's life, does glamour look like?

What, in your own style, are your glamorous touches?

An entirely new thought for me.

What do you think?


annie said...

Funny how things change. Classic used to be ageless. If you could apply a label to what I wear, that would be close, but maybe because it's the era in which I grew up.

Jodie said...

Hmmm that's a good one. When I think of glamour....I think Jackie Kennedy. In my own life/style I aspire to dignity/elegance/grace. However, some of my life is messy, undignified and not graceful...But I think that's just me, wife, mother, teacher, dog owner....
However, I have a neighbour/friend who is older (retired nurse). She is probably late 60s in age. Anytime I see her dog walking, working in her garden, at home, she is always put together. She has a great, simple hair style that suits her. And a lovely flowing bathrobe (as I went over once with a house emergency)!
I'm not sure what the glamourous touches are in my life...but I think I could use some.
One more week until the end of the school year!

LinB said...

I always think of Queen Mab on her couch of lard when I read the word "glamour." Not something to which I aspire -- glamour is meant to trick the viewer. I'd rather have/be/project the real deal.

Corrine said...

Glamor to me spells Hollywood. Read that as fantasy, false, unrealistic. I am sure it exists somewhere in real life but not in my world. That is OK with me. I plan to age as gracefully as possible in the classic style that has always been my go-to. I am comfortable there and that is most important to me now. To me, aspiring to "grace" is more important. A person with grace is warm, kind, honest. She wears her clothes, they do not wear her.

Anonymous said...

I like modicums of glamour. Like anything else it can be overdone. My mom in her 90's still includes touches of luxury and beauty in her clothing and on her table and in her house. My daughter is prone to wearing strict tailoring with a saved for string of fabulous pearls or a gorgeous pink
peony or both. These things do make them look different from the unadorned natural or the very conventional. I think the women in my family are all very grateful to have glamour as an option in our repertoires.

Mae said...

Doesn't 'glamour' actually mean 'an illusion'? So , I could alter my clothing, hairstyle manicure etc to give the illusion of being more wealthy and pampered and leisured than I really am. And then I would be glamorous. I often choose my clothes to give a particular impression, like a costume to portray my character in the play I'm in at the moment. We all live complex lives, and sometimes a costume change is required.

Louisa said...

I am just not built to be glamourous! It's not something I particularly admire anyway - there's an essence of false in it. I'd rather look interesting and unique!