With thanks to the talented @rory_photo

With thanks to the talented @rory_photo .
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A great photographer to hire when you would like to be captured in your best light at age 64. Absolutely no edit, filters or photoshop used.
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Just great photographic direction and flattering lighting.
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A great photographer to hire when you would like to be captured in your best light at age 64. Absolutely no edit, filters or photoshop used.
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Just great photographic direction and flattering lighting.
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Happy Chinese New Year 2019!

Happy Chinese New Year 2019! .
Gung hay phat choy! .
Looking forward.
Never back.
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May all your wishes and aspirations for this year come true.
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Gung hay phat choy! .
Looking forward.
Never back.
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May all your wishes and aspirations for this year come true.
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This @tuclothing #allboobswelcome campaign launches next week across all social media channels and magazines

This @tuclothing campaign launches next week across all social media channels and magazines. This page is in @voguemagazine
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The campaign has undoubtedly done what it set out to do in a positive way.
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A grid of 26 women ( including myself) of all ages, shapes and sizes captured un-posed, laughing and confident in their own skin.
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Message = Embrace the body shape and boobs you have as you are all unique. No airbrushing or filters. Candid unposed shots. 
Helping women understand that there is no such thing as a perfect body shape.
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However in my professional life,  I have always tried to demonstrate to both my celebrity and non-celebrity clients in over 30 years of working together with top photographers that how you hold yourself, stand and the angle you are shot at can make a significant end difference to how your body shape and size appears on film. .
Straight on to camera will always be unflattering. Angled slightly away from camera will always be better. .
Next week I will demonstrate how a slight tweak of stance can make a significant difference (still natural with no filters or airbrushing).
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This page is in @voguemagazine
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The campaign has undoubtedly done what it set out to do in a positive way.
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A grid of 26 women ( including myself) of all ages, shapes and sizes captured un-posed, laughing and confident in their own skin.
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Message = Embrace the body shape and boobs you have as you are all unique. No airbrushing or filters. Candid unposed shots.
Helping women understand that there is no such thing as a perfect body shape.
.
However in my professional life, I have always tried to demonstrate to both my celebrity and non-celebrity clients in over 30 years of working together with top photographers that how you hold yourself, stand and the angle you are shot at can make a significant end difference to how your body shape and size appears on film. .
Straight on to camera will always be unflattering. Angled slightly away from camera will always be better. .
Next week I will demonstrate how a slight tweak of stance can make a significant difference (still natural with no filters or airbrushing).
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#tbthursday Back in the day

Back in the day.
Before social media and when we were all happier in our own skins.
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Here I am on holiday in Mauritius in 1980s.
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We aspired to look like the models or movie stars we read about in magazines or saw on TV and movies. There were no reality wannabe TV stars , a celebrity was a celebrity by virtue of actual talent not Tv exposure or a social media presence.
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We may have wanted to be slimmer, have bigger boobs, a smaller waist or longer legs but we didn't stress about it, didn't seek cosmetic procedures to instantly change our bodies or body shame.
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Life seemed simpler then.
We could be who we wanted to be without judgement.
The words anxiety and mental health weren't words that we now so often hear in our daily life.
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We are all shapes and sizes and should accept and embrace our differences. .
That's what makes you unique and special.
No one is perfect , unless they've been filtered or airbrushed in a social media photo. And that's not reality. .
Don't compare.
Don't judge
Be yourself.
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@tuclothing

Before social media and when we were all happier in our own skins.
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Here I am on holiday in Mauritius in 1980s.
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We aspired to look like the models or movie stars we read about in magazines or saw on TV and movies. There were no reality wannabe TV stars , a celebrity was a celebrity by virtue of actual talent not Tv exposure or a social media presence.
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We may have wanted to be slimmer, have bigger boobs, a smaller waist or longer legs but we didn’t stress about it, didn’t seek cosmetic procedures to instantly change our bodies or body shame.
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Life seemed simpler then.
We could be who we wanted to be without judgement.
The words anxiety and mental health weren’t words that we now so often hear in our daily life.
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We are all shapes and sizes and should accept and embrace our differences. .
That’s what makes you unique and special.
No one is perfect , unless they’ve been filtered or airbrushed in a social media photo. And that’s not reality. .
Don’t compare.
Don’t judge
Be yourself.
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@tuclothing

Sometimes when you’ve been ill in bed with the worst flu for 5 days, then getting dressed in a vibrant colour and venturing out into the world and meeting friends just for a couple of hours can be the best recovery tonic medicine

Sometimes when you've been ill in bed with the worst flu for 5 days,
then getting dressed in a vibrant colour and venturing out into the world and meeting friends just for a couple of hours can be the best recovery tonic medicine.
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The mind is a powerful tool. .
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The mind is a powerful tool. .
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What do you wear when you’re off to dinner at a cool London restaurant on a first date?

What do you wear when you're off to dinner at a cool London restaurant on a first date? .
In my case.... Zara jacket ( last season)
Leather-look jeans ( current season Zara) 
Black patent stiletto boots. ( vintage) .
In my opinion first date clothes should appear understated and thrown together stylishly.
Like you made an effort to look nice but didn't try too hard. 
Never lots of cleavage and lots of leg together-only one or the other. .
I like to dress age appropriately , never the mutton dressed as lamb, but I do still like to wear clothes with an edge.
As I am age 60+ my skirts or dresses aren't ever shorter than knee length and only a glimpse of cleavage not too much.
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Not everything on show.
Less is always more. 
However shoes can definitely always be sexy whatever your age.
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Dress to suit your body shape and size, and create optical illusions to flatter your best bits and detract from your least favourite bits. .
I always want my clients to feel confident and love themselves when they look in the mirror. .
It's the whole of you that's attractive -your personality, your confidence and your body language. .
No one is judging you in real life. . 
Be positive and dress to impress.
First impressions count.
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In my case…. Zara jacket ( last season)
Leather-look jeans ( current season Zara)
Black patent stiletto boots. ( vintage) .
In my opinion first date clothes should appear understated and thrown together stylishly.
Like you made an effort to look nice but didn’t try too hard.
Never lots of cleavage and lots of leg together-only one or the other. .
I like to dress age appropriately , never the mutton dressed as lamb, but I do still like to wear clothes with an edge.
As I am age 60+ my skirts or dresses aren’t ever shorter than knee length and only a glimpse of cleavage not too much.
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Not everything on show.
Less is always more.
However shoes can definitely always be sexy whatever your age.
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Dress to suit your body shape and size, and create optical illusions to flatter your best bits and detract from your least favourite bits. .
I always want my clients to feel confident and love themselves when they look in the mirror. .
It’s the whole of you that’s attractive -your personality, your confidence and your body language. .
No one is judging you in real life. .
Be positive and dress to impress.
First impressions count.
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Age is just a number!

Age is just a number!
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Here is my 96 year old auntie,
me age 64, 
and @misslucy_lou The Westie x Bichon dog. .
Women of all ages can still be naturally beautiful, with no filters applied to enhance or manipulate.
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Beauty comes from within and shines out when you're happy in your own skin, together with confidence, positivity and positive body language. .
Being fake isn't beautiful.
Being real is. 
Be the best you can be in your real life.
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Love yourself and believe you are worth it.
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Embrace all life has to offer and grab it with both hands and be grateful for everything you have. My 96 year old auntie does and is the funniest and most irreverent person I know.
And she still likes to dress stylishly and glamorously whenever she goes out, always with makeup and definitely lipstick.
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Here is my 96 year old auntie,
me age 64,
and @misslucy_lou The Westie x Bichon dog. .
Women of all ages can still be naturally beautiful, with no filters applied to enhance or manipulate.
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Beauty comes from within and shines out when you’re happy in your own skin, together with confidence, positivity and positive body language. .
Being fake isn’t beautiful.
Being real is.
Be the best you can be in your real life.
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Love yourself and believe you are worth it.
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Embrace all life has to offer and grab it with both hands and be grateful for everything you have. My 96 year old auntie does and is the funniest and most irreverent person I know.
And she still likes to dress stylishly and glamorously whenever she goes out, always with makeup and definitely lipstick.
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#20yearchallenge

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Appreciate your life and each day you're here. You never know what tomorrow brings.
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Be grateful for your good health, your happiness, your family, and your 'inner' beauty whatever age,  body shape or size you are. .
We are all different and unique and that's what makes each and everyone special.
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My photo was from 20 years ago ( so I must have been maybe in my early 40's as I'm now 64.  This was before filters and apps, but beautifully and flatteringly lit by the photographer. .
I know I didn't appreciate how I looked then and was certainly more critical of myself then than I am now in my old age. .
We all get older and should grow old gracefully or disgracefully if you prefer, whilst being your own person and not caring what others say or how they judge you- especially through social media. .
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Appreciate your life and each day you’re here. You never know what tomorrow brings.
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Be grateful for your good health, your happiness, your family, and your ‘inner’ beauty whatever age, body shape or size you are. .
We are all different and unique and that’s what makes each and everyone special.
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My photo was from 20 years ago ( so I must have been maybe in my early 40’s as I’m now 64. This was before filters and apps, but beautifully and flatteringly lit by the photographer. .
I know I didn’t appreciate how I looked then and was certainly more critical of myself then than I am now in my old age. .
We all get older and should grow old gracefully or disgracefully if you prefer, whilst being your own person and not caring what others say or how they judge you- especially through social media. .
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Eating healthily doesn’t have to be boring

Eating healthily doesn't have to be boring.
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Roasted cauliflower with flaked almonds and yoghurt.
Roasted broccoli with a side of houmous.
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Roasted cauliflower with flaked almonds and yoghurt.
Roasted broccoli with a side of houmous.
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