The World of Sue Kreitzman

Click play below to watch Sue's declaration...

"Don't Wear Beige It Might Kill You!"

Filmed by Anthony Lycett and edited by Sue's designer friend Anne-Sophie Cochevelou.

Many of Sue's beautiful handmade kimonos are made and designed by her friend Diane Goldie.
Click the photo above for a feature on Sue on Diane's website.

What inspires your outfit choices the most?

The same as what inspires my art. Getting dressed in the morning is pure pleasure.

Do you take things like colour profiling or body type into account when you dress?

I am not sure I understand what colour profiling is! I wear the colours that speak to me on any particular day. And yes, of course I dress for my body shape.

Has your style changed at all after turning 40?

As I said above: It has become wilder, more flamboyant, more about art than dressing 'appropriately', whatever that means! And the older I get, the more I dare to wear whatever I damn please!

Do you believe in dressing 'age appropriately' and what does it mean to you? Do you think Age Appropriate dressing exists any more?

No. The whole idea is ludicrous. As at any time of life, dress for your body shape, your taste, your style, the occasion, the weather...

Click the photo below for a feature on Sue on her friend and designer Anne Sophie Cochevelou's website

Cuff made for Sue with barbie eyes and mouths with red pompons and beads.

Neckpiece made by Anne Sophie Cochevelou for Sue.

Would you say that at this stage of your life you are now more, or less interested in fashion, style and the way you look?

It is very important. It is part of my art persona, and as such, it defines me. And it is a powerful antidepressant. My wardrobe keeps the 'black dog' (depression) well away from me, as does my art and the art of my friends.

Do you follow trends?


Do you have any fashion and style tips for women over 40?

As at any stage in adulthood, be true to yourself.

Anything further you would like to add?

Don't wear beige, it might kill you.

Click the photo below for a feature on Sue on the Idiosyncratic Fashionistas website

Back in the day. 1962. Sue is dressed in her best Seminole finery.

1962 in my favourite Mexican dress.