Author: Katy Smail

Spring’s Eccentric Old Ladies!

Collective muses of the season seem to be “Big Edie” and “Little Edie” of “Grey Gardens” fame. The cult documentary, which followed the squalar, isolation and faded eccentricities of Jackie […]

Walk the tights-rope!

I have always been an enthusiastic ambassador for the joys of coloured tights, so it is with a heavy heart that I announce my resignation. That is not to say […]

Trends: Ballerina Fashionista!

Contrary to what the magazines would have you believe, there is a way to float through Spring’s romance-spun reverie withough having to overload your garden with never-ending floral prints. A […]

Gwyneth Paltrow: Short Story!

You can’t swing your long locks at the moment without hitting a whole bevvy of style icons who have taken the chop (most recently Gwyneth Paltrow). Short hair seems to […]

Paris Je T’aime!

It is something of a style cliche to say that Paris is a site of style inspiration but a recent trip to the City of Lights has reminded me why […]

Gwyneth Paltrow: Short Story!

You can’t swing your long locks at the moment without hitting a whole bevvy of style icons who have taken the chop (most recently Gwyneth Paltrow). Short hair seems to […]

Trend Alert: Dream in denim

Denim seems to be having a bit of a moment. More than usual, that is. Pale and, more alarmingly, stonewash denim is invading our nation’s streets and magazines at a […]

Spooky style!

I’m a bit of a wimp when it comes to horror films, but a quick scan of the A/W runways and it looks like I might have to suck it […]

AW08 Trends: Laced with style

I have always had a soft spot for lace. Any fabric which makes me think of veiled ladies from old novels and Victorian dolls has absolutely got me seduced. How […]

Trends: Lips Noir

My name is Katy and I am addicted to lipsticks. Nor do I have any intention of abandoning the love(s) of my life as another season leaves a flock of […]

Beauty: Lips Noir

My name is Katy and I am addicted to lipsticks. Nor do I have any intention of abandoning the love(s) of my life as another season leaves a flock of […]

AW08 Trends: Headwear

Hairbands, headpieces, elaborate hats and all decoration in the general head area has been the crowning glory of the fashion world for a while now, but it is a trend […]

Trends: Crimping my style

Oh horror of horrors! Sorry to break the terrible news, ladies, but crimped hair appears to be back. I could have predicted this, really, as any truly terrible trends from […]

Beauty: Crimping my style

Oh horror of horrors! Sorry to break the terrible news, ladies, but crimped hair appears to be back. I could have predicted this, really, as any truly terrible trends from […]

Fighting Talk: Let the battle begin!

Fashion is a fickle creature; her moods are fleeting and her tastes volatile. Not too difficult to predict, then, that there would be an autumnal backlash against spring’s romance and […]

London Fashion Week AW08: Rodnik

As the lights dimmed in a smoky East End venue, the Rodnik boys picked up their instruments and began to play. Girls decked out in flirtatious party dresses of shiny […]