Fashion galleries

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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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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LEAVE-IF-Zara-cobalt-top-Gabriela-Ligenza-navy-hat.jpg
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THIS-Tara-Jarmon-jkt-Nerida-Fraiman-lurex-hat.jpg
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Take a trend to shul

By Jan Shure, September 12, 2011

Possibly excepting "fetish", most of the season's key trends are perfectly adaptable for anyone buying for autumn with a view to Rosh Hashanah dressing.

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Principles-by-Ben-de-Lisi-colour-block-tunic-45-Debenhams.jpg
Rocha-john-rocha-maxi-fabric-coat-150-Debs.jpg
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School gate style for mums

By Jan Shure, September 5, 2011

Am I alone in finding the whole celebrity yummy mummy thing an intolerable tyranny?

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Rous Iland: The Soho House of style

By Jan Shure, August 31, 2011

In about a decade, when the High Street - and even Bond Street and Sloane Street - exist merely as showrooms to try on clothing that we will then go home and buy on the internet, the non-virtual fashion businesses which will remain will be the ones like Rous Iland.

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Check, mate

By Jan Shure, August 22, 2011

Unlike womenswear trends, which change so fast it is hard to keep up, menswear trends tend to evolve gradually, which means similar looks are often reworked from season to season.

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Open the doors on fresh style

By Jan Shure, August 16, 2011

North London style hounds will be in fashion heaven with the latest shops opening this summer at Brent Cross Shopping Centre in NW4.

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Bumps on the road to style

By Jan Shure, August 10, 2011

When it comes to buying maternity clothes, the holy trinity of affordability, practicality and comfort are invariably invoked.

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ASOS-MATERNITY-Exclusive-Washed-Satin-V-Neck-Dress-35.jpg
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