Fashion galleries

Frocks that rock

By Jan Shure, June 6, 2011

Women, it seems, like a nice frock. No matter how hard the designers try to wean us off dresses and back on to separates, we (and I emphatically include myself) are resisting. The message from the designers is: "Getting trousers or a pencil skirt to work with a shirt or a top isn't that hard. Get over it."

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Amazing lace for summer

By Jan Shure, May 27, 2011

When Kate Middleton chose lace for the bodice and trim of that divine wedding gown, created for her by Sarah Burton, design chief at Alexander McQueen, the new Duchess of Cambridge wasn’t just honouring tradition, she was being perfectly on-trend.

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Gucci, Jimmy Choos, Louboutins - yours at charity sale

By Jennifer Lipman, May 13, 2011

The newly established MyIsrael youth committee has set the date for its first event.

The Closet Den, at Camden's Proud Galleries on June 5, offers you the chance to buy a range of top quality new and good-as-new designer, high street and vintage clothes, beauty products and jewellery.

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The future's here ... and it's orange

By Jan Shure, May 13, 2011

It is, let us be frank, the Cinderella of colours. If this colour was an act, it is the one not even Michael McIntyre could bring himself to vote for. It is the shade most frequently found on the sale rails alongside egg-yolk yellow.

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Surely, the only way is Chessex

May 6, 2011

They may come from Chelsea but they don't wear Boden. And they may come from Essex, but they take their holidays in Barbados and the British Virgin Islands and shop in Harvey Nichols.

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Recognise her? Yes, Chelsea Girl is back

By Jan Shure, May 4, 2011

River Island's raid on its own fashion back catalogue to create their heritage Chelsea Girl collection was perfectly timed. With all things 1970s as one of the strongest trends for this season, the slogan T-shirts, floral maxis, wide-leg trousers, floaty florals and A-line skirts which were mainstays of the Chelsea Girl vibe are now totally topical.

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Ramp up the glamour

April 21, 2011

Whatever you are trending, the perfect way to pep up your spring wardrobe is a bold cuff, brilliant necklace or gobsmacking ring.

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Heading for a long summer

By Jan Shure, April 14, 2011

Please pay attention at the back, especially the fashion professionals (PRs and retailers, that means you) skulking out of earshot and confusing consumers by describing long evening dresses as "maxi dresses".

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Hats off to a spot of nostalgia

By Jan Shure, April 7, 2011

It is immaterial whether you are buying a hat for Pesach, for a simchah, for a visit to Ladies Day or even; Lady Sacks, for that wedding, millinery this season is again all about nostalgia. And the prettiest and most alluring are inspired by the 1920s and the late 1950s/early '60s, two eras placed firmly in the fashion spotlight by the hit TV dramas Boardwalk Empire and Mad Men.

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How to work the trends for yomtov

By Jan Shure, April 1, 2011

It has to be admitted that several of spring/summer's trends may not be the most appropriate when it comes to dressing for shul this Pesach, or for formal events like weddings, bar/batmitzvahs and Royal Ascot. Head-to-toe denim, slouchy trousers, jumpsuits and shorts all come to mind.

But several of spring's key trends, happily, will work when a bit of glamorous formality is required.

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