Author: Katy Smail

Style Icon: Penny Lane

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Last night, during what may easily have been my one hundredth ever viewing of “Almost Famous”, it occurred to me that Penny Lane seems […]

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Tartan: Trendy or Tacky?

Last Updated on 7th August 2008 As a real live Scottish person, I must admit to finding the perennial appearance of tartan on international catwalks a bit, well, tricky. Even […]

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We Heart Bebaroque!

Last Updated on 4th August 2008 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 […]

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Channelling Our Inner Skater Girl!

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 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 […]

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Trends: The Heidi Braid

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 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 […]

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Trends: The Heidi Braid

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 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 […]

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The Vintage Lace Dress

Last Updated on 9th July 2008 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 […]

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Trends: On the fringe

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 For some time now, I have been trying to curb a creeping desire to adorn myself in fringing. Not so ridiculous as it sounds, […]

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Trends: Reluctant Debutante

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 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 […]

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Small Town Style

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 I have always wanted to take a road trip through middle America. Due to a disappointing lack of funds, I will have to settle […]

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A Modernist Take On Fashion

Last Updated on 23rd October 2008 The disparate backgrounds of Modernist designers Andrew Jones and Abdul Koroma make for a compelling team. Working together to make beautiful, modern and curious […]

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Colour me summer!

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 If countless magazines are to be believed, it seems it may be time for me to wean myself off my standard issue colour palette […]

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Glove Love!

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 As part of my inherent love for any modern take on ladylike style, the kind of details that recall a time when gentlemen tipped […]

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The Edge of Style!

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 As ubiquitous as the images from “The Edge of Love” (the upcoming film about poet Dylan Thomas starring Keira Knightley and Sienna Miller) have […]

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Dress Like a Queen!

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Its impossible to open a newspaper (or terrible gossip magazine….) at the moment without having to endure a thorough examination of the sartorial decisions […]

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Summer Beauty: Painted Eyes

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Forget the ubiquitous ‘paint splattered’ prints that are apparently the only thing that will do this summer. There is no fun in wearing somebody […]

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Trends: Peek-a-boo!

Last Updated on 17th December 2019 Visible bra straps? Frowned upon, yes, but grossly overlooked, I say. As with so many fashion “rules”, there is so much more fun to […]

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Trends: Folky Girls

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 As the dawn of summer festivals prepares to rise , my yearning to be swaying in a sunlit meadow whilst a girl sings onstage […]

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Pale Summer…

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 It’s that time of year again. Glamazonian models stare down from countless magazine stands, every article contains the word ‘golden’ and the faint smell […]

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Trends: Checkmate

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Not usually one to partake in any item of clothing that might come under the banner of “androgynous”, I tend to ignore any call […]

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