Loulou Landers, London's undisputed Queen of Vintage Fashion, meets a man on the eve of her dreaded forty-ninth birthday. He's kind, he's sensitive, he's divinely handsome and he carries a designer suit like George Clooney. Unfortunately, he's barely half her age, and Loulou's just not ready to ?go cougar?. Then there is Loulou's 21-year-old daughter, Theo, who won?t get a job, won?t move out, wears chainstore fashion, and hasn?t said a civil word to her mother for years. And she is on the verge of her own spectacularly unsuitable affair. So how will Loulou cope with a daughter who's off the rails, a man who won?t take no for an answer, an ageing process that won?t slow down ? not to mention a birthday party in a camping ground? Like she always has ? with wit, grit and an exemplary sense of style.
Maggie Alderson has been an editor at British "Elle" and several other magazines and has covered international fashion shows for more than 15 years.