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November 25, 2020

Podcast for Sabinna

A discussion of ageism in fashion ...with myself, Venus Apovo and

Jacynth Bassett

You can listen to it on Spotify:

And on Apple Podcasts:

October 31, 2020

Ubud Writers Festival

I am so delighted to be participating in Kembali 2020 which includes the annual Ubud Writers Festival. Please support these initiatives and do listen to my talk which will be streamed on 31st October

September 04, 2020

September 2020

Work is slowly rolling in! Have done some exciting shoots, one of which for designer Lee Klabin and a forthcoming one which at the moment cannot be revealed. Watch this space!

March 20, 2020

Modelling in the time of coronavirus

We are living in pandemic times, the coronavirus is affecting all of us globally.  I will be uploading by and by photos from modelling jobs I did since fashion week to the present over the next few days/weeks.

For the foreseeable future, all my bookings are on hold and there is no way traditional shoots can take place. 

I am, however, available for social media related work, which can be done at home using my phone or my digital camera. Please do contact me (or my agency), all offers will be carefully considered.

I am well and am  practising social distancing 

Please look after yourselves and stay safe! Together we can beat the impact of this deadly virus

February 15, 2020

London Fashion Week 2020

I walked for DB Berdan at Fashion Scout and was one of the models participating in the Rixo and Christian Lacroix presentation at the fabulous Kimpton Fitzroy in Russell Square

January 24, 2020


I am a member of BEYOUROWNUK a club that connects women entrepreneurs. Check it out!

January 23, 2020

Interview for ITV News at 10

I was interviewed for ITV News at 10 in connection with going grey. 

January 11, 2020

New Year New Projects

Have been incredibly busy since I last posted a news item. There have been magazine covers and Christmas campaign. Now on into the new year and new decade...Watch this space!

September 16, 2019

London Fashion Week September 2019

I have had the [leasure of walking again for IA London, at London Fashion Week. This was followed by a show for Models of Diversity and another one for Fataka Fashions

August 03, 2019

Moda Birmingham Summer 2019

I have walked at Moda Birmingham Summer 2019. A great experience! 

June 16, 2019

The Grey Shop

Grey Model Agency, who represents me, is known for its disruption of ageist stereotypes in the fashion and advertising industry. Whether you are yourself a 'Grey' model or aspire to be, or whether you simply support the work of Grey and would like to be associated with it, Grey has now launched an online shop, selling some of the beautiful t-shirts and gear you may have seen Grey models wearing and/or carrying.
You can order directly from Grey through their FB page here  or Shopify  here

June 02, 2019

My Book

I am delighted to announce that my book "Contemporary Indonesian Fashion. Through the looking glass" is now in production and will be published by Bloomsbury in October this year. You can have a sneak peek if you click the button below. 

The book explores  fashion from Indonesia  - not just modest wear - in relation to global fashion. 

It is published under my real name and it's the first book that ever looks at contemporary fashion in an Asian country, moving away from a eurocentric understanding of fashion.

March 08, 2019

Me time with Frangela

I was interviewed for Me Time with Frangela and the segment was aired on International Women's Day 

March 08, 2019


Inspired by the film Captain Marvel a tale of a hero’s journey of a female fighter pilot Carol Danvers. In celebration of the upcoming film, 3 creatives have come together to photograph a collection of 11 inspirational women who embody her spirit, strength and humanity. These women represent diversity in ethnicity, background, body forms and age. In their ever-evolving and inspirational lives these women have soared and are still soaring “Higher, Further, Faster”. They are rising to the challenges in front of them and discovering what makes them a hero in their own story. They are Marvels. 

February 19, 2019

London Fashion Week 2019

Walking for IA London as part of the On/Off show  at LFW19

January 15, 2019

Featured in Io Donna

Article about me as an older model  (in Italian) 

January 05, 2019

Featured in Stella Magazine

I am one of the influencers featured in Stella magazine

November 21, 2018

Fashion Runway at Lancaster House

Delighted to be one of three older models appearing in the Julian MacDonald Fashion Runway at Lancaster House, London for the National Ostheoporosis Society , with the Duchess of Cornwall as Chief Guest

September 25, 2018

TV interview

Tune in  to Raycom Media "Me time with Frangela" on Wed 26th September when I will be interviewed at 10 pm GMT discussing modelling and fashion after the age of fifty

June 23, 2018

Ben Mak's Couture show

Ben Mak's Couture show. Great day with loads of Grey models in this amazing show "Age is Dead"  led by supermodel Amanda de Cazelet.  Photos already on Instagram

June 02, 2018

Graduate Fashion Week

It was great to be part of Graduate Fashion Week with a cohort of Grey Models!  heartfelt thanks to designer Rachel Green for asking us to model her clothes!

May 15, 2018

Fashion Fades Out Only Style Remains

On Saturday 19th May come and join me to discuss fashion and style in our later years at the South Bank Centre, London. As part of the (b)Old festival

April 20, 2018

In the Jakarta Post

Featured in the Jakarta Post of 21/4/2018. I gave a talk at Indonesia Fashion Week 2018 on Changing concepts of Beauty see here   

I was then interviewed by Kurniawan Ulung for the English daily .  It is indeed a great honour for me and am delighted that this conversation on beauty is taking place globally. 

February 19, 2018

Indonesia Fashion Week

I will be in Jakarta, Indonesia from 21st March to 20th April 2018. I shall be involved in Indonesia Fashion Week where I am scheduled to give a talk - more later, watch this space. I am delighted to be going back, I was in Indonesia in the autumn of 2015 and had the honour of taking part in Tri Handoko's IPMI Trend Show 2016. You can watch a video and read about it here 

February 15, 2018

Timeless Beauty (2018)

Delighted to announce I am participating in the documentary Timeless Beauty (2018) a Franco-Chinese co-production scheduled to appear in Spring 2018. It is an exploration of the contemporary world of fashion, interviewing  some of the most atypical models in the  industry and investigating  the ever-changing concept of beauty worldwide.

December 04, 2017

Coco de Mer 12 days of Christmas

I am delighted to be in the 'Coco de Mer 12 days of Christmas' short film shot by Rankin. It is not usual to acknowledge that older women still enjoy their sexuality

November 29, 2017

WOM: Culpables now on Vimeo

The commercial 'Culpables ' (guilty) directed by Facundo Espanon is now available on VIMEO. I play the role of an older woman 'guilty' of having fun with her much younger boyfriend. A 'Mrs Robinson', in other words

October 27, 2017

Dermalex Commercial now out

The Dermalex commercial I recently shot is now out and is being shown on TV. I am really proud of being the only older model featured in the ad and am glad that Dermalex is embracing diversity in its choce of models. Below is a link to its online version

October 02, 2017

Grey Rebellion Workshop

A workshop organised by GREY MODEL AGENCY  for aspiring models over the age of 35  (male and female). I had the honour of talking to a bunch of very talented people about my own experience as a model who began working in 2006, while holding down a demanding job as a university lecturer. Thank you Rebecca Valentine at Grey Model Agency for inviting me!

September 17, 2017

Interview with Victoria Derbyshire

Interview today on the Victoria Derbyshire show, BBC2 on diversity in fashion and at London Fashion Week at 9.45 am

If you have missed it click  on the link below

August 24, 2017

Fashionista Night Out

An evening of fashion, organised by London Ethnic,  in the beautiful surroundings of the exclusive The Roof Gardens in Kensington High Street W8 modelling the sustainable designs of Polosophia the first story-based fashion label. 

May 31, 2017

Dress for success

I will be at at M&S Stratford from 2 to 5 pm welcoming women on behalf Dress for Success,  aLondon based charity that provides professional attire, interview coaching and more to help disadvantaged women succeed and achieve economic independence.

May 27, 2017

At the Bias Cut Pop Up

Come along to The Bias Cut Pop Up in Greenwich where I will be meeting people from 2 to 5 pm to talk about fashion, ageing and style. email for more details. See you there!

March 20, 2017

The Conversation

A podcast for BBC World Service, featuring a dialogue - a conversation - between myself and model Mahalia Handley on the realities of modellling when not conforming to a stereotype

London Fashion Week 2017

17th February 2017 LFW Fashion installation for Phannatiq

February 02, 2017

BBC4 Woman's Hour

On BBC Woman's Hour talking about being an older model together with Dulcie Andrews winner of the Saga Older Model competition

December 11, 2016

Fashion and Politics day at the Houses of Parliament

25th November 2016

A fashion event to showcase the ‘Best of British’ fashion Designers at the iconic Westminster Palace and discuss the role Parliament plays in the British Fashion Industry.

December 11, 2016

Chelsea Enchanted Wedding Fair

20th November 2016

Mother of the Bride at the Chelsea Wedding Fair 2016

October 13, 2016

Interview and feature in Kaltblut US

I am one of the models featured with a short interview in 'This is us' for  KALTBLUT, US edition. Photos by Kim Lang

September 30, 2016

Age of No Retirement - Age Does Not Matter

A festival  celebrating a world where age does not matter. On 1st October three conversation labs  led by Caryn Franklin MBE discussed subverting stereotypes in the media concerning ageing.

Delighted to have been invited to speak as a member of the first lab, the one on 'visibility' and the role of media in mentoring, drawing on my experience as a model. 

September 15, 2016

Fashion show of emerging designers. Delighted to be walking for Urban Roots Eco  wearing bridal wear as an older model

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