That's Not My Age has gained a global following for it's honest, in-depth interviews with extraordinary women of style and substance. Now we're letting you listen in to the conversations with a new podcast series. With special guests, we'll chat honestly about getting older, changing careers, finding success and why we wear what we wear. Expect lively conversations, inspiring stories and practical advice for midlife and beyond. The series is hosted by acclaimed fashion editor, author and founder of That’s Not My Age, Alyson Walsh, who strongly believes that it’s not about age, it’s about style. • Producer and sound engineer: Linda Ara-Tebaldi • Host: Alyson Walsh • Artwork: Ayumi Takahashi • Music: David Schweitzer • Digital assistant: Helen Johnson
Orsola De Castro
Orsola de Castro is the global creative director of Fashion Revolution a not-for-profit organisation formed in response to the Rana Plaza factory disaster in 2013. We first met at London Fashion Week a year earlier, when Orsola was managing Esthetica the showcase for sustainable designers - and I (very superficially) stopped to ask her about the fabulous gold trousers she was wearing. A leading pioneer in the sustainable fashion world, 54-year-old Orsola created the label From Somewhere in the late 1990s, making upcycled clothes and items from off-cuts and end-of-roll fabric from factories in Italy. Now, a fully fledged fashion revolutionary, together with Carrie Somers, she leads a global movement calling for change in the fashion industry. Orsola de Castro is a leading speaker on sustainability and an author. Her first book Loved Clothes Last (How the Joy of Rewearing and Repairing Your Clothes Can Be a Revolutionary Act) has just been published by Penguin. Full of practical tips on how to lengthen the lifespan of your clothing and reveal your inner craftivist, it also contains staggering facts and figures on the impact fast fashion has on the workforce and the planet.
My guest on today's podcast is the wonderful garden designer, writer and TV presenter, Arit Anderson. Who I'm sure you recognise from BBC Gardener's World and Garden Rescue. In this podcast, Arit Anderson explains her career trajectory from fashion retail and events, to finding happiness in horticulture. We talk about how being in nature can restore our mental health, what makes a good garden and what she's doing to stay positive during the pandemic (clue: it's much more adventurous than sourdough). I'm sure you're going to love this episode.
Alyson speaks to multi-talented actor and writer Amelia Bullmore about her brilliant career, how she feels about ageing and feeling confident in midlife
Jan De Villeneuve
Alyson Walsh chats to supermodel Jan De Villeneuve about her magnificent career
An award-winning author, columnist, journalist, activist and a pioneering voice on immigration, diversity, and multiculturalism, Yamin Alibhai-Brown is arguably one of the most influential women in Britain. A self described 'leftie liberal, anti-racist,...
After a longer than intended hiatus (it was meant to be a 'slow' podcast, but not this slow...), the That's Not My Age podcast is back with a magnificent guest. One of my Style Heroines, the Academy-Award-Winning costume designer Sandy Powell. With...