Welcome to Fab after Fifty

At Fab after Fifty we are passionate about women over fifty making the best of their lives. There has never been a better time to be 50! We'd love you to join in the conversation. Be Seen. Be Heard. Don’t be invisible. Be Fab after Fifty!

Join Free Today!

Join Our Community Today

Join a community of like-minded women making the second half of life the best half! The Fab after Fifty community is all about informing, sharing and inspiring.

It’s always good to share with friends- old and new, so why not make yourself a cup of coffee or pour a glass of wine and join in the conversation.

Get Started!

Style

Check out our latest style tips and picks to look fabulous over 50!

It’s always good to share with friends- old and new, so why not make yourself a cup of coffee or pour a glass of wine and join in the conversation.

Style

Diet and Fitness

The latest in nutrition and fitness to be healthy over 50!

Diet & Fitness

Beauty

Tips to look best possible fabulous YOU!

Beauty

Career

Whether you're setting up a business or looking for employment, make sure you're marketable over 50

Career

  1. Tessa Levy talks about publishing her first book at the age of 88

    Comment
    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon I love to share inspirational stories which epitomise being Fab after Fifty and show that it’s never too late to follow your dream. Today Tessa talks about how she achieved her ambition to write a book, and the challenges and thrill of having it published at the age of 88! About Tessa My name is Tessa Levy, I’m 88 years old and live in a flat in London, opposite Hyde Park. One of my daughters, a successful psychotherapist, lives in the same area as me, and the other is an amazing artist out in America. When did you start to write? I always have written, I used to spend a lot of time writing letters from letters to the family in America to love...
  2. Studying after the age of 50 has given me a new lease of life

    Comment
    By Julie Wren I decided to study Nutrition to ensure that I had a sustainable career future and because I wanted to do something rewarding with the chance to make a real difference to people’s health. Studying after the age of 50 has given me a new lease of life, it has opened doors and given me a sense of real purpose. My story on this path began more than twenty years before when my mother was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer.  I was horrified that she received no nutritional advice that may have given her a better quality of the life she had left.  After my mother passed away I read everything I could get my hands on related to diet and lifestyle and their relationship to...
  3. The Three Degrees talk about career longevity and managing change

    Comment
    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon I had the opportunity to chat to the Three Degrees about their long career in the music industry ahead of their scheduled UK tour. What motivates you to keep performing? Helen: Overall love for what we do, I like performing I like the smiles we put on people faces and the smiles they put on our faces. I am sure there are other things that we could do but would they make us as happy as we are now? Freddie: I love music and audiences. I always had a very strong passion for music and to sing on stage and there’s nothing else I would rather do. And what is wonderful is that I can see the positive effect if has on other...
  4. Gigi Schilling talks about Ageless Living and her book Ageless Bride

    Comment
    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon Today  we feature Gigi Schilling as our latest ‘Fab Woman’. Gigi is a champion of living agelessly over 50 – and has recently published her first book, Ageless Bride About Gigi I live in Miami, 59 years ageless, married and have one son, he is 20. No grandchildren. Main activities before turning 50. Traveling the world with my husband and son. Main activities after turning 50.  On 2010 — I created a group on FB named ~ Over 50 & Irresistible. It is about “ageless philosophy” and we are about 5.500 members. April 2016 — I decided to do way with the “number” and thus SoAgeless was born (even though I still have the Over 50 & Irresistible). I also created all the social media to go with it (FB page & instagram...
  5. Clelia reinvents her life in her mid 60s by moving to Italy and becoming a tour guide

    Comment
    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon I visited Lake Levico in Northern Italy last summer ( you can read my full review of the holiday here). One of the highlights of the trip for me was a visit to Arte Sella, a fabulous art complex in the mountains featuring art in nature by world famous artists. The visit was made all the more special by our guide, Clelia Di Loreto,  whose passion for the venue, and the art shone through.  When I heard that Clelia had relocated to Italy from South Africa relatively recently, I just had to feature her as a ‘fab woman’. Clelia shares her story – reinventing her life at the age of 65! A little about Clelia My name is Clelia Di Loreto I’m 70 years old and...
  6. Janet has her first novel optioned for a film and sets up a TV production company

    Comment
    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon   I love to share midlife reinvention stories. Here I chat to Janet Kelly who has transformed her life since turning 50 What were your main activities before turning 50? I was self employed after having my first daughter in 1989 and my second in 1990. I worked as a freelance journalist then as a PR and set up a business providing content to the media which failed in the credit crunch which was around the time of my 50th birthday. What have been your main activities ( job, commitments etc) since turning  50? I have still worked as a PR and writer although I took a year out after everything collapsed to write a novel – having gained a place within the Faber Academy on their ‘Write a...
  7. Midlife Reinvention: Helen Sanderson talks about launching her decluttering business

    Comment
      Article by Ceri Wheeldon   Our latest ‘fab woman’ Helen Sanderson shares her midlife reinvention story, as she becomes self employed as a professional organiser and creates and launches her home declutter kit. About Helen: I live in London, engaged, no kids. I am an Artist, Designer Entrepreneur and Professional Organiser   What prompted you to start your business/ take up the challenge/follow your dream? The need for freedom. I didn’t like working for other people and all the psychological dynamics that go on in the workplace. I am quite strong willed and creative. I value autonomy and creative expression highly, above security and belonging. How old were you when you started? I started my business late, when I was in my 40’s. Did you have to take any courses or training to do this? I had done several courses over the years to...
  8. Ambition has no age limit. Septuagenarian Dorah Blume publishes her first novel to critical acclaim

    Comment
    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon Our latest inspirational Fab Woman demonstrates that there is no age limit on ambition.  Septuagenarian Dorah Blume publishes her first novel Botticelli’s Muse to critical acclaim – and shares with us her journey, and her motivation.  Just goes to show that you can be sensational over 70 as well as fabulous over 50! About Dorah ( her pen name, her real name is Deborah Bluestein) I live in Boston, Massachusetts in a 390 square foot studio condo. It is in the heart of the city a few minutes’ walk from the Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum, Symphony Hall, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, and the Boston Public...
  9. Midlife Reinvention: Tina Malhame sets up her own clothing brand in her 50s

    Comment
    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon I met Tina recently at a show in London. Tina set up her own clothing brand in her 50s catering for midlife women, I asked Tina to share with us her story  and the story behind her brand  NoLoGo . This is what she had to say: I live near Windsor, married to a wonderful man for 21 years. We were together for 9 years before we married. We have 2 SONS, 1 at University and one in his GCSE year. What were your main activities before turning 50? I Have been a clothes designer my entire career. Before 50 I designed and supplied several well known store groups with clothing collections What have been your main activities since turning 50? Continuing working full time as...
  10. Liz, sets up a boat trip business in her 50s

    Comment
    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Liz Wisbach shares her midlife reinvention story as she set up a new business in her late 50s. “Last year, when I was 58, I had an idea! I am a bit of a narrowboat nerd and have my own boat (I don’t live on it yet, but would like to), which my daughter and I moved from a marina in Northamptonshire to Aylesbury in Bucks.  This is a town centre mooring owned by the Canal & River Trust. Whilst relaxing on my boat an chatting to passersby, it became apparent that something was needed in this new refurbished basin for people to do.  So, I thought, why not run a Trip Boat. Initially, whilst filling in all the forms to...
Skip to toolbar