Vintage fair at Lotherton Hall draws colourful crowd for weekend of events

A vintage fair featuring fashion and fixtures from the 1920s onwards drew great crowds to the grounds of an Edwardian country house this weekend.


Fashion: Winning hats with the wow factor

Jenny Roberts’s hats have featured in Vogue and won ladies’ days aplenty. With the Ebor Ladies’ Day this Thursday, she talks to Stephanie Smith about balance, elegance and creating winners.


Beauty tutorial: ‘Eyebrows can take away years and balance your face’

From heavy, sluggy brows to tadpoles, eyebrow guru Shavata Singh tells Stephanie Smith how balanced brows can transform the face.


Future fashion: The ones to watch

This year’s Yorkshire fashion graduates will soon be influencing what we see and buy on the High Street. Stephanie Smith picks out some names to look out for.

James Bay and the leather jacket from his new collection for Topman, which is released next week.

Fashion: The season of the rock star and the dandy

Men are no longer content to be overshadowed when it comes to fashion. As James Bay releases his fashion collection for Topman, Stephanie Smith highlights the new luxe elegance and points out what to look out for.

Mary Benson World vinyl printed silk jacket, �680, and trousers, �580. The pieces also come in screen printed silk, at �260 for the jacket and �22 for the trousers. Model: actress Sophia Brown, Photographer: Lewis K Smith.

Fashion: What Mary did next

Exhaustion and stress led to Leeds designer Mary Benson taking a step back. But now she’s back in creative mode (and in more ways than one). She talks to Stephanie Smith.

Wild Flower dress, was �79.95, now �64, at

Fashion: Staycation style is near perfect UK dressing

Planning a staycation in a UK seaside resort, city or country retreat? Stephanie Smith picks out brands that help you enjoy in style.

Leopard luxe: Fashions lust affair with animal print is taken to further heights of opulence this coming season, displays on tactile textures from hairy hyde to dense fur fabrics. Were talking irresistibly touchable coats, bags and footwear to bring chic and cosy glamour. 
Leopard coat, �188, coming to Anthropologie at Victoria Gate in Leeds.

Fashion: Ten key new season trends coming soon to the High Street

Autumn is all about strong femininity and glamour on the High Street. Stephanie Smith picks out the key pieces and looks for the coming season.

Prof Jimmy Choo in Leeds when he visited back in 2011. Picture: Steve Riding

Shoe legend Jimmy Choo to visit Leeds for Diana charity

Legendary shoe designer Jimmy Choo is coming to Leeds for a lunch given in his honour by the Diana Award charity, writes Stephanie Smith.

Kaftan, �45, Karolina bikini, �35, from Monsoon.

Fashion: How to buy swimwear that fits and flatters

As the holidays begin, Rebecca Siddall and Stephanie Smith have tips on how to make swimwear-buying less stressful. Plus sales picks.

WORLD OF NEOM: Inside the Neom Organics store at the Victoria Gate shopping centre in Leeds.

Reader offer: Get a free wellbeing consultation and take-home kit at Neom in Victoria Gate Leeds

Yorkshire brand Neom Organics is offering Wellbeing consultations - looking at happiness, sleep, energy and stress - plus wellbeing kits for the first 50 readers at its Leeds store. Stephanie Smith finds out more.

Continental quilting: Quilting is the must-have statement take for AW17 cosy dressing, as massive puffa coats provide daring takes on outerwear. Some come in wallpaper prints, some in satins in vibrant mustard and jewel brights, and Stella McCartney teamed a muddy green oversized quilted coat with tweeds and a silk headscarf, like a blown-up version of the Queen. Oversize quilting in bright yellow by Rihanna as part of Fenty's AW17 ready-to-wear collection seen in Pari. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Fashion: Autumn/winter ‘17 - the key catwalk trends to look out for

Dressing up is back for the autumn with smart glamour characterising new season trends. Stephanie Smith picks out the looks you need to know about for AW17.


Beauty: The how-to guide to face bronzer

Confused about bronzer? The experts at Laura Mercier at Harvey Nichols Leeds give a quick and easy make-up tutorial. Stephanie Smith watched, listened and learned.

Striped Bardot top, was �69, now �35, at Mint Velvet.

Fashion: Canny buys and how I shop the summer sales

Summer sales season is here with bargains galore in the offing. But how easy is it to shop them? Stephanie Smith hits the stores to find out, plus hot picks.

First rule of stylish spa dressing: A swimsuit with attitude ... and comfort. Figleaves Icon Bianco swimsuit, �50, at

Fashion: The 10 style essentials for a spa break

There’s a certain etiquette to spa dressing. Stephanie Smith has advice for those who want to stand out in the chicest way, without breaking the rules.

This young farmer shows off his style despite the rain

Great Yorkshire Show 2017: The best of Show fashion

The Great Yorkshire Show is a fantastic opportunity for visitors to show off their country fashion.

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The triumph of the Great Yorkshire Show catwalk

The Fashion Pavilion gave us fabulous looks and lots of fun. Stephanie Smith looks back at a week of high style amid the tractors and the prize cows, pigs and sheep.

Fashion on the 2017 Great Yorkshire Show Catwalk: All from John Lewis Leeds. Left to right:
 Idris Mac �110; mustard polo �20; cashmere cardigan �99; shirt �45; khaki chino �40; Chester Suede Chelsea boot �79, all John Lewis. 
 Modern Rarity Culotte �100; Barbour Bee Crew �109 available in Loved & Found; Barbour Affiliate Crew �89.95; John Lewis Stripe Top �25; And/Or Furina Shoe �75.
Becksondergaard clutch bag �65 available in Loved & Found; Pure acid yellow coat (available next season); Kin Laura Slater tie back top �49; And/Or Avalon ankle grazer denim �85; Kin Erland navy shoe �75. 
 People Tree Jacket �110 available in Loved & Found; Barbour denims �109 available in Loved & Found; Modern Rarity shirt �100; And/Or Tierra Shoe 95.  
 Barbour Impeller jacket �149; Barbour lambswool jumper �84.95; John Lewis shirt �45; Hugo Boss jean �119; Paul Smith Inky shoe �175. Picture by Doug Jackson.

Selfie challenge to find the Great Yorkshire Show’s most stylish

We celebrate the Great Yorkshire Show with a competition search for the event’s best-dressed visitor, exhibitor or competitor, to win a lovely pampering prize for two at John Lewis Leeds. Stephanie Smith explains all.

Up the chic factor for the evening: Versace Spring-Summer 2018 collection shown last month in Milan. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Fashion: The key pieces you can work from day to night

Fashion should work hard to pay its way. Stephanie Smith picks out the key pieces you need to dress up and down for all occasions, with some great summer bargains and hot picks.

Actress Lily James this week hosted a cocktail party at the Burberry store  in Paris, to celebrate new fragrance My Burberry Blush, teaming a dark brown lined eye with sulty matte dark pink lip. Picture courtesy of Burberry.

Beauty: New Burberry launch, Elemis bargain alert and what’s lurking in your make-up bag?

It’s important to know how long you can keep your products for, to avoid irritation and break-outs. Stephanie Smith finds out more, plus beauty offers and new products.

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