Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Mary Portas: Queen of Frocks
People, guess who that is in the stripey A.L.C dress chatting to Mary Portas on last night's episode of Queen of Frocks? I'll give you a clue: forty-something style blogger with the initials TNMA. Yes. It's me! And after reading all the tweets about Liz Jones' cosmetic enhancement and Robert Smith-inspired eyeliner, I'm relieved that you only get to see the back of my head. Not that I have a scary, frozen face to hide. No, I like to keep it natural. Wrinkles, wonky teeth and all. Anyhow. In August, That's Not My Age was invited to preview the Mary & House of Fraser shop-within-a-shop, Channel 4 were filming and as predicted most of the footage ended up on the cutting room floor. Phew. But you can read my review of the collection here.
You know how much I love Mary Portas because I've told you so, here and here. I find her mesmerising. Brilliant, talented and funny. And she looks amazing. Portas-tic. Though I disagree with her comments on female politicians and old biddies, I know she's right about Kate Middleton. Right to focus her new business venture on women over forty. Portas admits she's no designer - so there's definitely an element of risk involved in this project - though having Antonio Berardi on speed dial and a three hour-long TV series certainly helps!
Have you seen Mary Queen of Frocks? Or the Mary & House of Fraser collection? What do you think?