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Going full pelt for style

By Jan Shure, November 30, 2011

You don't really need me to tell you that fur and faux fur are having yet another fashion moment since you can hardly turn round in any store, from Harvey Nicks to H&M without seeing a real or fake pelt adorning a coat, sweater or jacket.

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Asos-Detachable-Faux-Fur-Collar-Jumper-40.jpg
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Best-of-British-faux-fur-trim-coat-280-Topshop.jpg
Black-gloves-with-faux-fur-trim-45-French-Connection-POSS-HoF.jpg
Faux-fur-trim-wax-jacket-70-Topshop.jpg
Faux-fur-tuck-stole-20-topshop.jpg
Feather-coat-by-Rare-Opulence-278-Topshop.jpg
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Matalan-Retro-Prim-faux-fur-collar-buclé-coat-40.jpg
Pilot-Black-Faux-Fur-Wide-Neck-Top-1799.jpg
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Tweed-faux-fur-collar-boyfriend-coat-110-Topshop.jpg
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Recapturing Marilyn

By Jan Shure, November 23, 2011

The 1950s and '60s are set for another fashion moment. The specific era - the 10 years which span the middle of the 1950s and the first half of the 60s, moments before mini-skirts and Vidal Sassoon haircuts transformed fashion - was given a fresh veneer of glamour when Mad Men hit our screens three years ago.

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Try a touch of animal magic

By Jan Shure, November 15, 2011

I have to confess to a profound resistance to anything leopard. This is a result of watching Coronation Street in my formative years and seeing Bet Lynch lavished in the stuff. Her affection for animal print led to my life-long aversion.

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Affordable arm candy

By Jan Shure, November 9, 2011

If you are the accessories editor of In-Style or Vogue, or the handbag buyer for Browns or Net-a-Porter, you will, I concede, be instantly able to identify every "It" bag on the planet - from an Anya Hindmarch to a Zagliani, and everything in between.

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Browns-Stella-McCartney-Fallaballa-faux-pony-skin-shoulder-bag-825.jpg
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Here is the leather forecast

By Jan Shure, November 4, 2011

If, way back in February, on reading that "fetish" was a key trend for autumn/winter 2011, you decided this was a trend too far, your reaction, I suspect, was similar to most of womankind. Most of us would have rolled our eyes, dismissed "fetish" as a gimmick and turned our minds to more vital matters, like how fit Gary Barlow is looking these days.

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An autumn glove affair

By Jan Shure, October 18, 2011

If you have a profound craving to update your wardrobe but an equally profound desire not to splurge, this is your moment. Because this season's trend for piling on statement accessories means that even the most cautious/recession-hit of us can look totally on-trend with a relatively minimal outlay.

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USE-Causse-leather-gloves-with-fur-Browns.jpg
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USE-Long-black-nappa-glove-with-zip-unlined-Fortnum-and-Mason--10999.jpg
USE-Oasis-Press-Overhead-26.jpg
USE-Per-una-Faux-Stole-25.jpg
USE-Reiss-laker-cable-scarf-fuchsia.jpg
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How to take cover in style

By Jan Shure, October 7, 2011

Musing on the vast number of coat options for this season it occurred to me that the choice is enough to make even the most dedicated fashionista feel she needs a little lie down.

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Oasis-faux-leopard-coat.jpg
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Reiss-camel-coat.jpg
Rutzou-tweed-coat-319-Fenwick-020-7629-9161.jpg
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Your autumn hot list

By Jan Shure, October 4, 2011

Let's assume for a moment that, like me, you have peered under the lid of the dressing up box that bears the label "Autumn Winter 2011 trends", stuffed, as it is, with 1950s, 60s and 70s retro looks, with lashings of fetish and cross-dressing gear thrown in.

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Be shoe-tastic in autumn

By Jan Shure, October 3, 2011

At what point did shoes move from being merely an accessory - albeit a crucial one in making your clothes work or not work - to being a style statement on the same elevated level as an It bag (and approaching similar price levels).

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Brimming with style

By Jan Shure, September 19, 2011

Hats are properly back on the fashion agenda this autumn for the first time since the 1980s. Back then, it was all about Princess Diana and the gorgeous, big-brimmed numbers by Graham Smith, John Boyd, Frederick Fox, Philip Somerville, et al, while for autumn it is all about wearable hats that also tick the season's huge retro trend.

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