#tbthursdays #tbt to the Isle of Wight Festival 2018

to the Isle of Wight Festival 2018.
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Dressed for all weathers. .
Never too old for live music.
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Wearing:
@josephfashion gilet 
@zara black leather-look jeans.
@aiglefr the most comfy wellies ever.
@tkmaxxuk sunglasses
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Dressed for all weathers. .
Never too old for live music.
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Wearing:
@josephfashion gilet
@zara black leather-look jeans.
@aiglefr the most comfy wellies ever.
@tkmaxxuk sunglasses
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#tbthursdays to this time last year at the Isle of Wight Festival

to this time last year at the Isle of Wight Festival.
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It's fun to dress up and be a different version of your everyday self.
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It’s fun to dress up and be a different version of your everyday self.
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#Tbt to my last holiday abroad in Crete

to my last holiday abroad in Crete.
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Just a lovely memory now.
Ready for this Summer's staycation.
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The sun always makes you feel alive and energised and fills you with positivity.
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Just a lovely memory now.
Ready for this Summer’s staycation.
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The sun always makes you feel alive and energised and fills you with positivity.
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Feeling good

Feeling good... three days ago to Bank Holiday Monday beach walk.
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Wearing my favourite pair of limited edition embroidered @zara jeans ( past season) 
Cashmere sweater @marksandspencer ( past season) .
Walking 20 minutes every day at a brisk pace helps keep a healthy heart and the circulation moving and the digestion working. Exercise, especially outdoors, also helps release that 'happy-feeling-good' hormone seratonin.
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Try to have some 'me time' every day and do something that brings joy and happiness into your life. .
Photo taken on Bembridge beach by @rory_photo with his 35mm Leica and 400 ASA Fuji film. . .
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.. three days ago to Bank Holiday Monday beach walk.
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Wearing my favourite pair of limited edition embroidered @zara jeans ( past season)
Cashmere sweater @marksandspencer ( past season) .
Walking 20 minutes every day at a brisk pace helps keep a healthy heart and the circulation moving and the digestion working. Exercise, especially outdoors, also helps release that ‘happy-feeling-good’ hormone seratonin.
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Try to have some ‘me time’ every day and do something that brings joy and happiness into your life. .
Photo taken on Bembridge beach by @rory_photo with his 35mm Leica and 400 ASA Fuji film. . .
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#tbthursdays to when I was a teenager

to when I was a teenager. 
Wearing denim on denim in the Jean Machine on the Kings Road Chelsea. Maybe 1970.
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The denim shirt was studded. 
I added an YSL diamante star brooch which was a must have then. 
Chunky belt and chunky silver bracelet.
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We used to pour ourselves into our jeans, the denim had no elastine added then.  We wore the smallest size possible and lay down on the floor using a coat hanger handle to pull up the zip or even asked someone for their help.
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The Jean Machine back in the day was a super cool place and everyone came to buy their jeans there including celebrities who we all shamelessly pounced on to get them to be our customer as we were on commission for every jean sale. We all earned a lot of money on Saturdays for ourselves in cash and for the owners too! .
The photos weren't filtered.
We accepted our photos as they were, even if we didn't look perfect. Perfect wasn't an option.
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No one would ever have considered taking photos or selfies then as we had no mobile phones only proper cameras,  and those were used for dedicated photography on holidays or occasions or proper photoshoots. Definitely not recording a day's random activities publicly. No one would have wanted their activities on public view at that time. Everyone was too badly behaved.
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No-one had comparison anxiety then.
We might aspire to look like the models or actors in magazines, ads, films or TV. 
There were no reality TV stars. .
We may have wanted to be skinnier like the models or fit in a smaller pair of jeans, but no one judged our body shapes. .
Mental health or anxiety was never mentioned.
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We lived in the moment and engaged with life around us. We were the generation that were no longer like our mothers tied by their apron strings to the kitchen and the home.
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The world was our oyster.
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@kingsroadchelsea

Wearing denim on denim in the Jean Machine on the Kings Road Chelsea. Maybe 1970.
.
The denim shirt was studded.
I added an YSL diamante star brooch which was a must have then.
Chunky belt and chunky silver bracelet.
.
We used to pour ourselves into our jeans, the denim had no elastine added then. We wore the smallest size possible and lay down on the floor using a coat hanger handle to pull up the zip or even asked someone for their help.
.
The Jean Machine back in the day was a super cool place and everyone came to buy their jeans there including celebrities who we all shamelessly pounced on to get them to be our customer as we were on commission for every jean sale. We all earned a lot of money on Saturdays for ourselves in cash and for the owners too! .
The photos weren’t filtered.
We accepted our photos as they were, even if we didn’t look perfect. Perfect wasn’t an option.
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No one would ever have considered taking photos or selfies then as we had no mobile phones only proper cameras, and those were used for dedicated photography on holidays or occasions or proper photoshoots. Definitely not recording a day’s random activities publicly. No one would have wanted their activities on public view at that time. Everyone was too badly behaved.
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No-one had comparison anxiety then.
We might aspire to look like the models or actors in magazines, ads, films or TV.
There were no reality TV stars. .
We may have wanted to be skinnier like the models or fit in a smaller pair of jeans, but no one judged our body shapes. .
Mental health or anxiety was never mentioned.
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We lived in the moment and engaged with life around us. We were the generation that were no longer like our mothers tied by their apron strings to the kitchen and the home.
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The world was our oyster.
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@kingsroadchelsea

Tbt to when I was a QVC guest presenter for the fashion brand Bob Mackie

Tbt to when I was a QVC guest presenter for the fashion brand Bob Mackie.
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Bob Mackie's Wearable Art was 'fashion for women of a certain age, who want to be noticed, not invisible. Fashion designed to flatter and create illusions of a better body shape.
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I love inspiring older women to not be invisible or feel less than they were.  Helping women to be the best versions of themselves , whatever age, bodyshape or size they are, with no social media filters.
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I hope to inspire positive body image, confidence, self-esteem and no comparison anxiety for better mental health. .
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@bobmackie 
@qvc

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Bob Mackie’s Wearable Art was ‘fashion for women of a certain age, who want to be noticed, not invisible. Fashion designed to flatter and create illusions of a better body shape.
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I love inspiring older women to not be invisible or feel less than they were. Helping women to be the best versions of themselves , whatever age, bodyshape or size they are, with no social media filters.
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I hope to inspire positive body image, confidence, self-esteem and no comparison anxiety for better mental health. .
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@bobmackie
@qvc

#tbthursdays to my late father and mother

to my late father and mother.
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Remembering his birthday this week. He died age 96, 11 years ago now.
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What an inspirational father and grandfather he was.
And what a glamorous pair my parents were..
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This photo is from 1950 when life was so different to now.
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Remembering his birthday this week. He died age 96, 11 years ago now.
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What an inspirational father and grandfather he was.
And what a glamorous pair my parents were..
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This photo is from 1950 when life was so different to now.
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