"I started Accidental Icon because I was having trouble finding a fashion blog or magazine that offered an urban, modern, intellectual aesthetic but also spoke to women who live what I call “interesting but ordinary lives” in cities. Women (like me) who are not famous or celebrities but are smart, creative, fashion forward, fit, thoughtful, engaged, related and most importantly clear and comfortable with who they are.."
"I am a fifty-something woman, wife, professional, auntie and crazy cat lady. Though pressured by society to recede gracefully, I prefer to burst out with a love of fashion and style. We are not dead yet, so let's enjoy every sandwich and gild the lilies."
"I'm Catherine Summers - a 42 year old, British, West Country-dwelling, ex London resident. Once upon a time I had dreams of making it big as a fashion photographer in the early 90s after graduating with a photography degree in 1994. It frustratingly remained underused for many years, but together with a passion for writing and a huge wardrobe I decided to turn to fashion blogging as a creative outlet in 2011.
Not Dressed As Lamb was started on my 39th birthday to see if I could improve my style as I approached my 40th, and flex my photography muscles once again. That was three and a half years ago, and I'm now a professional blogger and freelance writer - and couldn't love it any more if I tried. While I've been “waving the fashion flag for 40-somethings”, the blog has grown into one of the leading 40+ style blogs in the UK and worldwide."
"First up, we are fashion stylists. We have been doing this thing for over 10 years, the last 8 of them collaborating together. Secondly we are both working mothers who happen to be afflicted by the same constant obsession to seek out new stuff and nail a fashion trend.
That we both happen to live in different parts of the world doesn’t bother us a bit.
It wasn’t always this way. We met in London when our kids were at kindergarten in the ‘burbs and were thrilled to find we were both in the same business. Our partnership blossomed through pooling clients and tag-teaming the poor souls into shaping up their personal style.
Our Notes from a Stylist blog was born in 2009 from the need to keep our clients up to date with the latest fashion trends and styling tips.
These days we also dish on lifestyle, food and travel, with a focus on all the lovely things we get besotted with along the way."
"I’m fifty-seven, married to the same wonderful Monsieur since 1995, the mother of a special-needs teenager and two hooligan dogs, a full-time administrative professional, a coffee-holic, Paris-obsessed, native Californian, and a petite and curvy femme d’un certain age. I believe that personal style is an essential form of self-expression and started this blog in 2007 in hopes of having a conversation about style for our demographic, which no one else seemed to be addressing at the time. I’m delighted to say that’s changed since then, and Une femme d’un certain age is now only one of many, many fabulous style blogs and websites for women over fifty."