alana stewart

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Alana Stewart, 64
Actress and Author

The former model and talk-show host, whose juicy memoir, Rearview Mirror, was published last fall, refuses to be defined by her age. "We're as old as we see ourselves," says Stewart, who has three children with ex-husbands George Hamilton and Rod Stewart. "When I turned 50, I stopped counting!"

Fashion Crush
Marisa Berenson. "She wears great jewelry and puts herself together in a way I couldn't possibly do."

Favorite Things
Oscar de la Renta and Pucci dresses; Diane von Furstenberg and Rag & Bone casual wear. "Things that are understated, not overtly sexy."

Wouldn't Be Caught Dead In
"Big, clunky shoes that look like you're wearing boxes on your feet."

Style Secret
Accent neutrals with brights. "I'm obsessed with these blue shoes."

Note to Younger Self
"Follow your own style and don't be a slave to fashion. Choose a few pieces you love and wear them often."

Jacket, Rebecca Taylor, $595. Denim shirt, Massimo Dutti, $70. Pants, Robert Rodriguez, $365. Bracelet, Asha by Adm, $350. Shoes, Pierre Hardy, $625; 649-449-0070.