We’re a sanctuary — and guide — for eccentric, unconventional middle aged ladies: misfits, rule breakers, and style makers: and those who want to become any of those things. We’re part of a unique time in history: older women are celebrated like never before in press, media, books, film and blogs all over the Internet. Young women have historically received the bulk of the attention. But here in the early 2000s, middle aged women are left in the dust. The Eccentric Dames Society™ is for those women. We’ve done the clubbing and bar thing, we’ve traveled, we’ve had trysts, we’ve been married (and divorced), we’ve saved and wasted money, we’ve bought and sold homes, we’ve raised kids and critters, we’ve had a million different jobs, and now we’re taking all the wisdom we’ve gathered over the years and leveling up. Growing older doesn’t mean you settle down and give up. It means that you can finally be your true self, and answer to no one. You can finally be your eccentric old aunt that you always admired growing up. You can wear a boa to the grocery store. You can give your opinion — freely. We’re living for ourselves now, and we’re doing it loudly (but sometimes in the comfort of our own homes, in pajamas).

Another goal we have here at Eccentric Dames Society™ is to help women who want to be a little more outrageous in their lives. Our squad is pretty far out. We wear feathers to the pool, we drink cocktails, we party in our own way. We are classy and brassy and bold. We get stares. And we’re old. It’s totally okay, we’ve earned the title of DAME!

Stacie Herndon


Stacie is a writer, graphic designer, and web developer. Legend has it that she was born old. She has always loved outrageous older ladies, often befriending them over people her own age. She is a devoted Francophile, loves a good Sauvignon Blanc and can mix a mean cocktail. She’s a genuine introvert with occasional social butterfly tendencies if the situation is right. She will have red hair until the day she dies. Stacie is married to the artist, Von Franco.

FAVORITE ACTIVITIES: Epic bubble baths (frequently lasting 2+ hours), relaxing, wearing pearls, relaxing, reading French history, relaxing, pool days, and relaxing.
NICKNAME: The Queen of Relaxistan
LOCALE: Palm Springs, California


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