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THE OLDER WOMAN’S BIBLE - MARCH 24 - 9.09am

60-plus and swish...

It felt very ‘super secret’, a conspiratorial conclave, shrouded in age old mystery and lore, obsessively guarding its confidences with secret handshakes and eye brow aberrations. And at the centre of it all was Janet Ellis, ex-Blue Peter presenter and mother of Sophie Ellis-Bextor (if the way she looked was anything to go by, the long-guarded formula used by these “sisters of Tricia” was proof enough of its all-powerful spell).
But before you start imagining unspeakable initiation rites and hill top gatherings at midnight, let me clarify. I was attending a talk last evening by Tricia Cusden, a highly successful beauty vlogger and businesswoman who was discussing her best selling book ‘Living the Life More Fabulous: Beauty, Style and Empowerment for Older Women’, ably assisted by company ‘ambassador’ Ms Ellis.
Not surprisingly, it proved very popular with…well, women (only I and other one man dared cross the threshold) and very entertaining it proved too.
Ms Cusden was/is living testament to her own miracle remedies and I have to say as a fiftysomething guy, it was a privilege to be so warmly embraced by both current and future disciples.
As for the secrets disclosed, I frankly fear too much for my life to even dream of breaking the ‘silence‘...

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FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford HSBC Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner BBC World Service International radio partner BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner British Academy HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture Galileo Foundation Italian Cultural Institute Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Ian and Carol Sellars allmanhall Jane and Roderick Gibbs Lady Hatch Emily Rose and James Marrow George Warren Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design Marshall Maserati Festival courtesy cars The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Eynsham Hall Royds Withy King Lawyers to the festival Intesa Sanpaolo Said Business School Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Corpus Christi College The Queen’s College The Queen's College St John’s College St John's College Jesus College Hertford College Exeter College Exeter College St Hilda’s College Keble College Keble College Oxford University Press Princeton University Press Oxford Brookes University Oxford Cultural Collective K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography Ashmolean Museum Floris of London University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Macdonald Bear Hotel Mary and Cecil Quillen The Oxford Artisan Distillery Conference Oxford Critchleys Liaison Financial Services The Litmus Partnership British Humanist Association The Sheldonian Theatre Felicity Bryan Associates The Royal Society of Literature Oxford University Museum of Natural History The Story Museum Oxford City Council City Audio Visual OX magazine