Welcome to the latest edition of Ageless Style. Every month (we missed last month) Elizabeth ( the Vintage Contessa) and I feature someone over 50 with great style. This month I am delighted to introduce you to Jo McComiskey. Jo hails from Australia and is a Creative Director for The Bedspread Shop in Melbourne.
I spotted Jo on Instagram and fell in love with her sassy chic style. Let’s get this party started and find out more about Jo.
How Would You Describe Your Style?
Rustic tailored and messy preppy
What Inspires your signature style
“The Sisters of No Charity, from my boarding school years..love a bit of starchy buttoned up whites, clean lines and a ruler close at hand.
What accessory Can You Not Do Without?
My glasses are my signature accessory
Grey, no mustard..wait.. I love baby pink too now that I have griege hair.
Do you have a signature piece that defines your style?
Trelise Cooper layered white shirt-cost a small fortune however it’s my knockout shirt- everyone loves it!
What are your style strengths?
As a Creative Director I’m on point with colour, shape, texture and proportion..very helpful for making the most of your bod re fashion choices
Do you have a style icon?
Dianne Keaton ..on so many levels. From 1977 to 2018 she is an inspiration
What are your beauty essentials that you can’t do without?
My purple shampoo for toning down the brass
An eyelash brush for fluffing the lashes so they don’t look clumpy ( can’t stand spider leg lashes)
Do you have repeat offenders in your closet if so what are they?
Patterned leggings that…ugh let’s not go thereWhat advice do you have for women over 50, or over 40?
Get out of bed with a positive mindset
Put on makeup, do your hair and select a killer outfit that makes you feel fabulous.
And make the most of YOU right now.
Shop your closet it’s so much fun to reinvigorate old pieces with new purchases
Be clever about clothing choices…less is more and no point getting older if you don’t get smarter
Do you have any style rules that you live by?
Soft Translucent layers over vacuumed sealed dresses/tops – hides imperfections but still shows off your shape.
Tone on tone colour- as a shortie I like to wear one colour in different tones
Nude or black shoes only in my wardrobe
Chipped nail/toe polish is a big thumbs down
Avoid hot trends, cheap perfume and stay classy
And unless you are Jerry Hall..get a haircut!
What are your favoirte online go to sources?
Instagram, Pinterest for inspo definitely
Do you have a particular designer that you are drawn to?
Australian designer Victoria Woods
Thank you so much Jo for joining our Ageless Style Series. Diane Keaton is one of my style icons, can’t do without that purple shampoo, and am making an appointment for a haircut! You can find Jo on Instagram @jomccomiskey
Don’t forget to stop by and see who the Contessa is featuring this month. She always finds someone fascinating. I am in the midwest with intermittent internet access so our posts may not totally coincide this month.
Luisa Ragni says
Its so great to see style that looks effortless!
classic casual home says
ADORABLE AND INSPIRATIONAL!!! Thank you Jo and Cindy!
Sandra Sallin - Apart From My Art says
Delightful find. Must start to follow her. Sage and fresh advice from down under. Good one Cindy.
So proud to see Jo in this feature! What a style icon AND such a sassy lady! We are all the better for a piece of Jo in our world.
Cindy Hattersley says
Thank you so much for stopping by. Jo has great style doesn’t she?!!
Jill Anthony says
Oh I love her style! She looks fab and I adore the fact that her glasses are her signature piece. They’re getting to be mine too! I’ll look for her on instagram! So inspiring!
Taste of France says
As a fellow glasses wearer, I LOVE her glasses. And her hair…after all, it all has to work together. Fabulous style–chic yet not crazy ncomfortable (though, had anybody uncomfortable ever managed to be chic?)
I love Jo’s style and even tried to order some clothes from Trelise Cooper. But just as I was entering my credit card number, the site told me they couldn’t ship to me because of customs unless I wanted to pay an “unknown” amount to customs. So… I passed, but I love that line. Thanks for introducing us to Jo. She knows what looks good on her. xoxo, Brenda
Loved this post and meeting Jo. I will now have a new insta feed to follow. Loved her description of messy preppy. She really is very in tune to what looks good on her. Also loved her conserted effort towards, color, texture and especially proportions, that is where so many women miss the mark, proportions are big deal to me!! Thank you for doing these post Cindy, I so enjoy them!!
Patricia Huber says
Good one! Enjoyed it.
LA CONTESSA says
I OVER SLEPT!!!!!!!!!
SO SORRY for PUBLISHING ONE HOUR LATE!!!!!!
WOW, what a FIND Is this JO!!!!LOVE HER STYLE!!!
HOP over to my site now and meet LUISA!!!!!!!!
WE HAVE GAME ON TODAY!
Have a WONDERFUL TRIP!
I will re-read this and look for Jo’s Instagram once I get my Mouth piece out and GRAB that CUP of coffee!!!!!!!!XX
Jo has a wonderful sense of self. She wears what makes her feel good. With her short haircut, big glasses and killer outfits she is a standout in a crowd. Thank you for bringing her to our attention.
I find your print very small and light, even with my glasses on.
Following Jo on Instagram now. 😀
Karen B. says
Great interview. Jo looks great and is a person I will definitely follow on Instagram. Thanks for this series. It’s so much fun and such great inspiration.
She is adorable! Love her hair.
[email protected] and state says
Jo is darling and oh so stylish! love her choices and mindset. great interview!