This past week The SC was honored and thrilled to be included in a feature in Look.UK, the best-selling fashion magazine in the United Kingdom.  Click The Pensionistas to view the article.  Jean and Valerie, The Idiosyncratic Fashionistas who were also in the piece, wrote about the feature HERE with their usual brilliant and witty commentary.

I decided that the only thing to do in celebration would be to lounge in leopard while savoring this fun and unexpected surprise.  To be in the company of the magical and phenomenal Jean and Valerie, Tziporah Salamon, Lynn Dell, and Linda Rodin has me over the moon and wearing animal print from head to toe.


I have been an ardent fan of leopard print going back to the 70’s  I see it as a positive addiction, like yoga, frequenting estate sales or collecting hats.  I never have a hangover, side effects or withdrawal after I overdose with this heavenly neutral.  Although I do have to admit that sometimes it does have me wanting to acquire more because I can’t get enough!

I’ve wanted to dress in total leopard for some time now, and today I took the leap with this 70’s polyester robe, vintage dangle earrings, bracelets, scarves as head wrap, and 40’s wedge peep toes all purchased over the years at estate sales.  Even the leopard print rug, leopard pillow in the shape of a heart and jewelry box (which of course holds my leopard jewelry collection) threw themselves into the act.


Lounging in leopard in the guest room.


Photos by Diana

The SC landed in another area of her home embellished with leopard in the form of pillows on the purple couch in the living room.  Whether as accent or full body adornment, leopard love adds playful pleasure to a time of celebration or just an extraordinarily ordinary day.

The SC is flying over to Patti’s Visible Monday HERE for another magical gathering at Not Dead Yet Style.

41 Responses to “Lounging In Leopard And The Pensionistas Of Look.UK”

  1. Pam@over50feeling40

    Judith, I LOVE this article! Congratulations on being included. I would love to see something similar run in an American magazine…ALL of you look amazing! We need more media celebrating our age groups! (And I really like the way you did your leopard post as well!!)

  2. Diana Roca

    Well, well, isn’t this a hoot – and I mean ALL OF IT !!!

  3. Paula

    You look ravishing in leopard! Unlike you, I can OD on leopard. But I just put it in the back of my closet, and take it out later!

    Enjoy yout trip and the company! xoxo

  4. Shelley

    I loved the article, and it was wonderful to see you, Jean, and Valerie celebrated for your brilliant style and positive outlook on aging. You are superbly stylish in spots from head to toe!

  5. Patti @ NotDeadYet Style

    Congratulations on the article – so enjoyable! Love your head to toe leopard look. You’re as sleek and lovely as the cat herself. Thanks for sharing your look with Visible Monday and enjoy the magic in store.

  6. Terri

    Do leopards purr? This is lovely…and now, I’m off to have a peak at the full article.

  7. Suzanne

    What a great article! Congratulations!

    I love a bit of leopard and here you are swimming in it. It must feel grand! : )


  8. Jeannie@gracefully50

    Congratulations, Judith! Well deserved!
    You look larger than life in your leopard today! These photos are very sexy!! 🙂

  9. Jean

    I’m entranced with leopard as well, but have never taken it to this level. You are a work of art here. What could be “over the top” is “over the moon”, as they say. I had to comment before any more time elapsed, but now I’m going back to read the article. However let me say CONGRATULATIONS!! But then, I’ve known for long time that you’re a star. 🙂

  10. Val Sparkle

    Gorgeous outfit, just purrrrfect! And a leopard jewelry box, too – what fun!!!

  11. Melanie

    LOL – because I’m happy for your feature in LOOK and for your leopard print top to toe. Purrr. Grrr. Mew? I suppose you go through the gamut of expressions when you wear something so grand. I love you on the purple sofa. Wonderful story! You are truly a superstar, Judith. I’m so happy to have found your blog, not just for your style, but for the thoughts you share here.

  12. Chicatanyage

    Congratulations. The article is great.

  13. Curtise

    How great to be featured in the article along with such super-stylish women, you look as thoroughly elegant and beautiful as you always do, Judith! (Is it only me who thinks the title Pensionistas is questionable? Probably…)
    And the leopard print ensemble is truly stunning, you look like an Hollywood goddess of a bygone era, utterly gorgeous. Love the contrast against the purple sofa.
    Of course all your followers already know you are a star – now the rest of the world, and Look’s readership, can catch up! xxx

  14. Anne-Marie Bruun

    Hi Judith I would send you a leopard sound but could not find one so you get a WAAAUUUUUUUW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀 instead

  15. Vix

    How exciting and not entirely unexpected, you are gorgeous, stylish and a utter superstar but I agree with Curtise, I’m finding the “Pensionistas” title rather distasteful.
    You look magnificent in leopard print, classy and elegant! xxx

  16. Mrs D

    Congratulations on your feature!!!
    Leopard print is also one of my favourite neutrals, I can understand your addiction. You look amazing, so chic!!!

  17. Tamera

    Congrats on being included with such other fabulous ladies!!
    You look fantastic in your leopard–like a hollywood star!!

  18. reva

    Reva 🙂

  19. SizzleandZoom

    To think I almost missed this post and commenting on it. My favorite print in animal print, altho I am afraid of my obsession and try to keep it in check. You look fantastic in head to toe animal print. I don’t have the beautiful figure you have to pull it off.

  20. That's Not My Age

    Total leopard is totally fabulous! You look fantastic & congrats on the Pensionistas mention, very well deserved.

  21. Bella Q

    You look delicious head to toe in your head to toe Leopard, lady! I want this magazine- what a beautiful issue it must be. You are covergirl material for sure, dear Judith!

  22. Jan Graham-McMillen

    Congratulations, Judith … our favorite rock star! A British fashion magazine spread no less, with your lovely face and figure front and center. We are all extremely proud of you and happy that the rest of the world is even more aware of your high and refined style.

    I’m glad that Curtise mentioned that some of what the author of the article was trying to express might have been better said without *pensionistas,* and I would add *chic grannies* and *expertly dressed OAPs* . Clearly the intent of the article was celebratory and meant to praise Judith and her co-stars and I appreciate and applaud the writer. But some of the terms above have a faint air of condescension … an attitude we’d like less of rather than more. There’s just some distance still to go before we get rid of outmoded assumptions about older adults.

    Thank you, Judith for representing with refined beauty and intelligent style.

  23. The Good Will Hunting Paralegal

    I am so excited to know you, Judith, and to see you get the recognition you deserve for sharing your impeccable style.

    Hmmm, I’m bugged by the pensionista title, too, and not just because I’ve never heard the word before. It does have the connotation of ageism associated with it. Why can’t y’all simply be fabulistas?

  24. Tess

    Judith I LOVE this!! Leopard has always been a favorite of mine too- and you look divine! What a beautiful shoot. Congratulations!! AMAZING!

  25. The Good Will Hunting Paralegal

    My original longer comment was eaten by lions, I think 😛

    I’m not a fan of pensionistas, either. If we’re making up words, how ’bout fabulistas?

  26. kelsey bang

    love the all the leopard! so darling! such fun pictures!


    You are pure anima print elengance, my dear friend.
    Words are never enough to describe what I feel when I see you.
    Much love.

  28. Ann

    Lounging in leopard. The ultimate in sensual relaxation wear! You look beautiful. Next I’m hopping over to look at the article. Congratulations, well deserved!

    blue hue wonderland

  29. Emalina

    Ah you’ve taken my breath away in that incredible leopard outfit! You’ve managed to pull off such a rare feat, that of making leopard clothing look understated and ethereal (instead of in your face and blingy), I’m reminded of the Hollywood stars of the 30s and 40s. That turban suits you so well!

  30. Emalina

    p.s. your bed and couch look so lovely!

  31. Greetje Kamminga

    I love your leopard style. As you might know I like it as well. And I had a look at the article!
    So nice! And so well deserved. Bravo.

  32. Spashionista (Alicia)

    Judith, when I look at you the term, “granny blogger” is the absolute furthest thing from my mind! Congratulations on being featured in the Look UK article.

    I used to hate animal print. Now I can’t get enough of it. You look positively purrfect in your leopard ensemble 😉

    Spashionista (Alicia)

  33. Ariane

    Nice article Judith!
    You look stunning as usual
    I’m not crazy about leopard foe some reason
    I have one leopard skin skirt
    My mom loves leopard print and even better if it’s sequins and leopard
    You look superbe in leopard!

    Ariane xxx

  34. Amber of Butane Anvil

    Judith, you are effervescent in leopard, a crown jewel among stellar company. Leaping, lounging, landing, and Look – fantastic lessons, I’m taking notes!

  35. milex

    your sense of style is really good.

  36. Linda

    Judith, could you be anymore adorable?! I literally GASP every time I see you!

    What a wonderful article! So glad you shared it with us.


  37. Gabriala Brown

    Judith, this is so fantastic I can’t stand it!!!! You look so gorgeous leaping and lounging in leopard. Animal print has always been so luxurious to me, you look like a Queen! I can’t get over the article, so exciting! xoxoxoxoxox

  38. Sue @ A Colourful Canvas

    Raaarrrr! Judith, you are the only person I know that can wear tip to toe leopard, and look not only chic, but completely at ease. Bravo! {No hangover, LOL}

    Congratulations on your UK feature. I look forward to linking to both the Pensionistaa and the Idiosyncratic Fashionistas to read further.

    I LOVE that couch!

    Sue xo

  39. Kathleen Lisson

    You look lovely as ever!

  40. Fabulous Misfit

    How magnificent!!! I have a little leopard collection (kaftans are my particular weakness) and now I’m on the lookout for some leopard shoes. I adore the leopard on the purple sofa… you are beautiful!

    Sarah xxx

  41. Sara

    You wear those turban so beautifully and elegantly.I am so happy I came across your blog. Sara

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