Articles by: Katy Smail

Loafing Around: The Return Of The Loafer

Loafing Around: The Return Of The Loafer

Whenever there is a stampede of vertiginous footwear like those of the current skyscraper climate, you can be sure there is a thoroughly horizontal backlash just around the corner. Not […]

Hannah Marshall Breathes New Life In To The Little Black Dress

Hannah Marshall Breathes New Life In To The Little Black Dress

I abandoned the eternal search for the Little Black Dress years ago, getting a little bored with an item of clothing that never seems to have enough going on to […]

Tim Walker: Fashion spun from dreams

Tim Walker: Fashion spun from dreams

It is my humble opinion that we use contemporary fashion magazines as modern day storybooks for grown up little girls; an instrument of escapism, aspiration and imagination. The photographic stories […]

Summer Beauty: Painted Eyes

Summer Beauty: Painted Eyes

Forget the ubiquitous ‘paint splattered’ prints that are apparently the only thing that will do this summer. There is no fun in wearing somebody else’s painting on a skirt that […]

Doll Face: Viktor and Rolf Retrospective

Doll Face: Viktor and Rolf Retrospective

Little girls dressing up their dolls is supreme training for a lifetime of dressing up themselves; some things never change and little girls will always be made of sugar and […]

Trends: Peek-a-boo!

Trends: Peek-a-boo!

Visible bra straps? Frowned upon, yes, but grossly overlooked, I say. As with so many fashion “rules”, there is so much more fun to be had when “don’ts” are entirely […]

Trends: Folky Girls

Trends: Folky Girls

As the dawn of summer festivals prepares to rise , my yearning to be swaying in a sunlit meadow whilst a girl sings onstage with a strumming guitar and a […]