French women usually know a thing or two when it comes to looking their classy best don’t they? The sultry accent may just be half of it, but the rest is down to unashamedly wanting to look and feel their best. However, one French author has revealed her tips for looking fabulous at fifty – and it boils down to changing the parts that make you look ‘old’. Alongside advice to watch your weight and dye your hair, she advises don’t throw birthday parties, never reveal your real age and avoid reading glasses. Mylene Desclaux (allegedly 59) has also revealed the piece de resistance is to change your nameto something younger-sounding. In effect, alongside the lying about your hair colour and whether you can read a menu in dim light, she encourages erasing the very essence of yourself. A little touch-up to keep you looking your best possible self is one thing – removing all evidence of who you actually areis surely something else altogether?