Author: Katy Smail

Beauty Inspiration: Chloe A/W 08

Summer already seems to be drifting into the recesses of distant memory. Which would all be “oh so depressing if it weren’t for all those lovely autumn/winter trends to be […]

Beauty Inspiration: Chloe A/W 08

Summer already seems to be drifting into the recesses of distant memory. Which would all be “oh so depressing if it weren’t for all those lovely Chloe AW08. A blurred […]

Style Icon: Penny Lane

Last night, during what may easily have been my one hundredth ever viewing of “Almost Famous”, it occurred to me that Penny Lane seems somewhat prematurely to have the A/W […]

Inspiration: Make Like A Mermaid

Perhaps it was my recent holiday that involved copious amounts of sea-swimming, mermaid style, but I think I may have found my late summer/early autumn style inspiration. Not wanting to […]

Tartan: Trendy or Tacky?

As a real live Scottish person, I must admit to finding the perennial appearance of tartan on international catwalks a bit, well, tricky. Even when fashion falls head over hills […]

Key Items for AW08: Bowler Hat

Ever since spying one of the new Topshop ‘on the buses’ ads, I am suddenly harbouring an irrepressible urge to buy a bowler hat. They’ve been creeping in for a […]

We Heart Bebaroque!

As something of a hosiery enthusiast, I am predictably exited by the abundance of pretty pretty tights on the A/W catwalks. Trouble is, whilst I can admire the illustrated legs […]

Channelling Our Inner Skater Girl!

Entranced by this beautiful Goldfrapp video for “Caravan Girl”, we’ve fooled ourselves into thinking that an easy centre parting, checked shirt and denim cut-offs are all a girl needs to […]

Trends: The Heidi Braid

A perennial style classic, beloved of eternal girl-child icons the world over (think Kirsten Dunst, Mary-Kate and, well, Lolita) the ”Heidi braid” has me utterly enchanted this summer. A playful […]

Trends: The Heidi Braid

A perennial style classic, beloved of eternal girl-child icons the world over (think Kirsten Dunst, Mary-Kate and, well, Lolita) the ”Heidi braid” has me utterly enchanted this summer. A playful […]

Try Something Different: Smudged Style

Although the perennial make-up look for summer is, of course, ‘fresh-faced’ beauty I’d like to venture a painterly alternative. Wild, I know, but as anyone who has actually ventured out […]

The Vintage Lace Dress

Having already written about, and fallen achingly and unashamedly in love with, the A/W lace trend way back in February, it is with a gleeful (and slightly territorial) heart that […]

Trends: On the fringe

For some time now, I have been trying to curb a creeping desire to adorn myself in fringing. Not so ridiculous as it sounds, really, when you consider that it […]

Love Your Style: Lykke Li

Not one to adopt “style icons” from the celebrity realm I have to confess to a guilty fascination with the sartorial choices of Swedish singer

Peach vs Coral. You Decide?

Many admiring words have been spoken, of late, of the countless joys that coral can cast over one’s life. Words that I entirely agree with (perhaps I wrote them?) and, […]

Ankle Socks. A Summer Staple!

Footwear, legwear and general leg exposure is always a bit of a tricky area when the sun bestows it’s gentle rays on pins as white as mine are. All sunkissed […]

Trends: Reluctant Debutante

An aura of deconstructed grandeur seems to be encircling the world of fashion at the moment. From the A/W08 collections of Balenciaga and Prada to the Cecil Beaton influence at […]

Small Town Style

I have always wanted to take a road trip through middle America. Due to a disappointing lack of funds, I will have to settle for a make believe fashion trip […]

A Modernist Take On Fashion

The disparate backgrounds of Modernist designers Andrew Jones and Abdul Koroma make for a compelling team. Working together to make beautiful, modern and curious clothes, the duo have already treaded […]

Colour me summer!

If countless magazines are to be believed, it seems it may be time for me to wean myself off my standard issue colour palette of neutrals and muted jewel tones […]