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Streetstyle inspiration: 70s Style – Which of these 7 looks is your favorite?

The 70s vibe is strong this season. Expect to see lots of suede, fringe, and over the knee boots. Here are some looks spotted on the streets of New York to inspire you. #1 Fringe See picture above. #2. Flared Jeans #3 Fringed Coat #4 Suede Coat #5 Wide colorful pants #6 Short suede jacket with […]

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Having fun shopping at the best consignment shops in New York

One of the things I had looked forward to while visiting New York was to shop in its fabulous consignment shops. I had heard that it was so much easier to find high quality consignment finds in New York than anywhere else and that turned out to be the case. The prices are not super cheap though. […]

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High heels are ‘instruments of torture’

Shoemakers admire their work, 1955. Photograph: Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS Sir Herbert Barker, the famous manipulative surgeon, interviewed by the Central News on Saturday on the controversy about high or low heels for ladies’ shoes, said:- “If the controversy results in low heels becoming the unchanging fashion and also the abolition of the V-shaped toe for ever, […]

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Prince of Wales turns down free pair of clogs

Traditional style clogs. Photograph: Don McPhee for the Guardian It is curious to learn that there is actually a Clog Publicity Association in existence, and that it was meeting yesterday in Manchester. One would have thought that clogs supplied their own publicity by the clatter which they create – at least they did for the […]

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‘Things are better for women on the high street today than when we started’

Mary Portas: ‘Almost all luxury fashion brands target women in the 35-plus age group.’ Photograph: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian Alyson Walsh It was just a year ago that a major survey claimed that women aged 50-plus felt ignored by the high street, despite the fact that 90% of British retailers had seen most growth […]

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The face (and hairstyle) that’s turning heads on the Paris catwalk

Lineisy Montero wearing a creation from the spring/summer 2016 Ready to Wear collection by French designer Isabel Marant. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA Lauren Cochrane Paris fashion week is in full swing, with one face emerging to define the spring/summer of 2016. Lineisy Montero, the 19-year-old model from the Dominican Republic, has walked in all the most […]

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Autumn style: 12 things you need to know

Photography: David Newby Styling Melanie Wilkinson Hair: Camilla Hewitt using Bumble and bumble Makeup: Lisa Stokes using Chanel S 2015 and Chanel Body: Excellence Model: Aneliese at Profile Photograph: David Newby/David Newby Boring is not a word in the vocabulary of Vetements’ designers. The brand, now three seasons old, specialises in unremarkable clothes – the […]

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Gareth Pugh on why there’s no place like home

Gareth Pugh for autumn/winter 2015. Photograph: Ian Gavan/Getty Images Gareth Pugh My first fashion show ran on Mars bars and sleep deprivation. Ten years ago, I was selected last minute to take part in Fashion East which meant I had four weeks to create a collection from nothing: I had no fabric, no team, no […]

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In the frame: how I learned to love glasses

The eye of the beholder: this season’s chic glasses. Illustration: Kate Copeland It was 1990 and I couldn’t choose which colour frames to have, so I had them all. All the colours. A pair of very large, very round, very rainbowed spectacles, through which nine-year-old me saw a world that, perhaps inevitably, was mainly laughing […]