Hello dear friends and thank you so much for your good wishes and thoughts about the anxiety I had (which I think a lot of us suffer from) before travelling. Because, of course, on the actual day I was fine, and I had a great time in London.
And where did I go? I went up to London for Tricia Cusden’s book launch of Living the Life More Fabulous. Beauty, Style & Empowerment for Older Women.
Tricia Cusden, is of course, the founder of Look Fabulous Forever, a simply great makeup range for older women. If you haven’t done before, do have a look at her how-to-put-your-makeup-on video tutorials on YouTube, which you can access on her website here.
Here’s a quick summary of this excellent book. This is far more than just a handbook on style and makeup, as it’s actually also about feeling great. Yes, there are chapters on makeup, style, hair, fitness and health, and very good they are too, especially the one on fitness which I learnt a lot from, because, as you know, I have to catch up on fitness after not taking a class for a year. But for me the key chapters are about feeling confident and living the life more fabulous. Here’s one quote out of many I could give you that strikes a very pertinent chord with me. Tricia notes that by living the life more fabulous, “In this philosophy, we take full responsibility for our own wellbeing in our lifestyle choices and are still open to learning, growth and whatever opportunities come our way, because we love life and want to live it to the full.”
Oh yes, I’m with Tricia on this all the way. You can buy the book from Look Fabulous Forever by clicking here.
And here are a few pics of my trip to London.
All packed and ready to go. Yes, that’s all I took, except that the red skirt and black top were carried separately on their respective hangers in a plastic clothes cover. I needed the umbrella as the weather was typically wet, plus there was that bitingly, damp cold that we get here in the UK.
I wore my big hat and hid under it, as I wasn’t wearing any makeup going up to town!
Here I am in the hotel bedroom wearing the red outfit. Now which shoes did I wear?
Yup, it was the boots! Look, I just don’t do dainty shoes. And also can you see that a lot of other people were wearing their boots too! It was a very cold evening, and people were walking in from the freezing cold into the venue with their boots, so I didn’t feel at all odd wearing them.
I met some great people. Gosh, I do like her bag, and will look out for one just like that, as my quite nice, but larger, bag crashed into some glasses on the bar – didn’t break any though – but my bag could have been smaller!
And there were some people who looked outstanding – I so liked this look!
We listened to Tricia and her publisher speak about the book. Btw, I got a really lovely mention in her speech, and there’s a page in the book on the joys of shopping frugally in charity shops! And then we heard a heart-rending and heart-warming presentation of the charity Unique, which fund raises and supports children with very rare chromosome disorders. I’m pleased to say the event had a fab raffle and that raised a lot of money for the charity.
A great time was had by all. Btw, apologies for the slightly odd colouring to the pics – the lighting had a blue tint to it, and all these were taken on my and Mr Frugalfashionshopper’s phone.
More to come in my next post about the next day’s outing.
Until then, with love
Penny, the Frugalfashionshopper
And sharing with:
Patti and Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style
Catherine and iwillwearwhatilike at Not Dressed as Lamb
Nancy’s Fancy Friday at Nancy’s Fashion Style