Denise Drysdale makes it impossible to keep a straight face. The iconic entertainer, who’s channelled her madcap, bone dry brand of humour through our TV screens for the last five decades is against the scourge of seriousness that’s engulfing the country – reminding us we all need to muck around a little more.
I couldn’t find the clothes I wanted, so I designed them’, was the inspiration and then campaign slogan that launched Margaret Porritt’s iconic Melbourne fashion brand, Feathers. A giant in the business and fashion worlds, Margaret has seen many a retail storm come and go while Feathers has endured, standing tall with over 15 retail stores and Myer concessions both here and in Sydney. But while Margaret’s adapt and evolve approach to business has kept the Feathers brand #foreveryoung, it’s her unapologetically bold personal style, that has kept this fashion icon at the top of her game and influencer lists, into her 60s and beyond.
Libbi Gorr is one of Australia’s most iconic broadcasters. Working across radio and television she is widely known for the creation of the 90’s it-girl and football tragic, Elle McFeast, and has been at the forefront of Australia political and social commentary ever since. Casey Rafferty caught up with Libbi recently to chat balance, ‘leaning-in’ and the Gen-X sandwich.
Many older women are turning to alternative income streams and flexible living arrangements as they adjust to changes in circumstance, be it through separation, divorce, retirement, or simply the need for a change of scene. For writer Nadine Cresswell-Myatt, housesitting offers a way to keep living costs down between larger trips, with a few amusing anecdotes to boot.
As we look to inspirational fifty-plus women over the seas, artist and iPhoneographer Allo Greer, known by the moniker Motorcity Mystic, reminds us that life is too short to play small.
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