Along with the certainty of death and taxes, our very first gasp for breath outside of the womb brings about the slow creeping onset of the second law of thermodynamics - entropy in the system.
These pictures may focus on the outer carapace, but we all know that the henchmen of the passing of beauty are his mealy mouthed rasping gripped cronies who bring arthritis, deafness, Alzheimer's, heart disease, cancer and a myriad of other trials which would test Hercules.
David Gilmour ( young Dave, hubba hubba.)
Please can we not focus on Kim Novak's surgery outcome here? No one ever "makes bad plastic surgery choices". It is sadly often a
by-product of healing, technique and complications, surgery is never an exact science for any procedure but as malleable as the flesh it excises.
So today, I am asking a simple question - what will get you through? Faith, family, a wilful stubbornness to set one's shoulder against that big boulder of Time? New York magazine's most recent cover story declares that over 65 promises to be a new Nirvana, but I'm not so sure. I think I'll cling to Cormac McCarthy's maxim that ageing is 'No Country for Old Men'.
I'm curious what other people are storing away in their emotional kit bag to deal with the day when, as Oscar Wilde said, we all become 'hideous puppets'. Is Time a thief that after a certain age begins to frisk us down, or can we just be content with what we once had?
Today I've got too many questions and too few answers. Over to you.
Well, well, well, Kate the Great is dipping her toe back into the schmutter business but this time, we are promised better fabrics; ergo higher prices, with some of the pieces coming in at a wolf whistling £600.
She may not be everyone's cup of tea, but she's my shot of bourbon, the girl from Croydon and I are twinned rock and roll souls, there's many a Primal Scream gig where we have rubbed shoulders and chinked amber filled glasses.
The dress above has been the frock love of my life since I first clapped eyes on it. Thankfully it's more lemon than yellow, (I look like a wailing Baskerville hound in yellow) and it's going to be recreated as part of her new range which will be available at Net a Porter and Nordstorm come April 30th.
Here's the £85 version of Kate's vintage number, I don't spend a lot of money on summer clothes as that season is often nothing more than a broken promise here.
I think I might at least try it on and see if I can stand in front of a three bar gas fire and not incinerate myself.
Buckets and hoses at the ready folks!
Perhaps I could float about St Trop or Capri in this one year adorned by my Schettino sandals, a la Jackie O ?
If anyone is Ibiza bound this summer the last three will take you to Pacha and back again.
Whatever happens, I promise to post the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
My other lemon dress from a blog pic 4 years ago, it's lovely but too fancy for everyday wear, not to mention I can't take a deep breath in it, so I haven't worn it since.