Summer already seems to be drifting into the recesses of distant memory. Which would all be â€œoh so depressing if it weren’t for all those lovely autumn/winter trends to be [...]Read more ›
Articles by: Katy Smail
a Illustration graduate from Edinburgh College of Art in 2007, and has spent the past year in a world of words, pictures, fashion and stories.
She works as a freelance fashion writer, while her illustrations 'like candyfloss sticking to wind blown lips' are found in publications like 'The Talent' and 'Curvy Annual 08', and are sold in 'Luna and Curious', Brick Lane, London.
Summer already seems to be drifting into the recesses of distant memory. Which would all be â€œoh so depressing if it weren’t for all those lovely Chloe AW08. A blurred [...]Read more ›
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 [...]Read more ›
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 [...]Read more ›
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 [...]Read more ›
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 [...]Read more ›
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 [...]Read more ›
Perfect your swan like poise and ballerina posture because the neck, it would seem, is having something of a moment. A quick scan of the A/W runways suggest it as [...]Read more ›
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 [...]Read more ›
Being a somewhat besotted fan of Evelyn Waugh’s writing, not to mention my longing to live and dress with the Bright Young Things of 20s upper class London, it was [...]Read more ›
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 [...]Read more ›