In conversation with... Alyson Walsh

Alyson Walsh is a fashion journalist who blogs at In our latest interview we chat to her about stepping away from the computer, guilty pleasure telly and her summer wardrobe essentials...

How are you best known?

For my blog and new book Style Forever - and for championing fabulous, inspirational women of every age. As a journalist, I write for the Guardian and the FT so I'd like to think I'm known for that too!


How do you relax/switch off?

Er, can't remember. I definitely need to step away from the computer a bit more often. And I do enjoy Pilates, riding my bike and going for a walk with Mr That's Not My Age


Favourite book?

Ooh tricky one. I need to read more too! I'll go for all-time favourite The Great Gatsby


Favourite blog/website?

I am currently enjoying The Pool, the new website edited by Sam Baker (ex-Red magazine editor)


What's your guilty pleasure?

Watching Gogglebox. I love it.


What are you listening to at the moment?

Sound & Color. The latest Alabama Shakes album, we've just booked tickets to see them at Brixton Academy later this year


Who are your favourite 'style forever' inspirations?

I interviewed quite a few of them for my book Style Forever. Beauty entrepreneur Linda Rodin who is wonderful and wise and incredibly stylish. I met recently in London and she was so friendly and charming. Iris Apfel another inspirational woman, 93-years-old and still as sharp as a decorative hat pin, I can't wait to see the new Albert Maysles documentary about her. And I do like the way Vogue's Lucinda Chambers mixes things up.


What are your top 3 summer wardrobe essentials?

A lightweight denim/chambray shirt

Hush harem trousers  - and I've just noticed they are now available in navy!

Birkenstock Arizonas