Fashion: Tweed dreams at the Great Yorkshire Show

In an exclusive Great Yorkshire Show preview, John Lewis makes its debut and the Great Yorkshire Tweed women’s collection is unveiled. Stephanie Smith reports. Pictures by Doug Jackson.

Sporty style - Bikini by Bonprix, �27.99.

Fashion: To dive for – find the perfect swimwear for you

Searching for the perfect swimwear? Stephanie Smith has advice on which new season trends are well worth a try.

Shell pink Molly Bunce fascinator and Adam Shaw dress. Photography by Kathryn (

Fashion: Good Golly Miss Molly takes millinery art to the races

Busy milliner Molly Bunce successfully juggles bespoke hat-making, teaching her art and hat- making parties. Sheena Hastings met her.

The One-Shoulder Cape Dress: Really dressy and sophisticated, with its statement one-bare-shoulder style (often classier than both) but given a demure edge with a cape or deep panel frill over the bust area. It's definitely a look that says "look at me", but which also keeps something back, adding an air of mystery. Ideal both for those who like to be seen and not heard too much, and those who secretly see a wedding as a flirting opportunity.
Pink one shoulder dress, �244.99, by Kevan Jon, and his outfit, all at Accent Clothing.

Fashion: The guest list (or how to turn heads as the best-dressed)

From party queen to effortless sophisticate, these are the head-turning best-dressed looks you need to know about for this summer’s weddings. Stephanie Smith has advice on how to choose your special occasion outfit with care.


Beauty: Secrets to the salon-perfect blow-dry

With thanks to the experts at Show Beauty, Stephanie Smith finds out how to achieve the perfect bouncing blow-dry.

Everything you need from beach to bar - Swimsuit from Seaspray.

Getaway style guide: Introducing the top 10 essential holiday must-packs

Looking fashionably hot in the sun is easy when you know how. Stephanie Smith tells you what you simply MUST put in your suitcase this summer.


Fashion: Body shapes and date style (his own) - Gok Wan meets his match in Leeds

Gok Wan brought his special blend of fashion, fun and group therapy to Leeds last weekend. Stephanie Smith went along to meet fans, the style team, and the man himself.

PIC: Simon Hulme

TV’s Gok Wan brings fashion fun to Leeds Queens Hotel

A fashion and fizz frenzy and catwalk chaos came to Leeds in abundance as stylist to the stars Gok Wan brought a touch of glamour to the city.

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Catwalk look which works for Leeds

From the London catwalks to the city centre streets of Leeds.


SKYPE VIDEO: Fashion blogger Susie Bubble inspires women tech creators at Leeds International Festival

Girl power comes to Leeds International Festival when fashion blogger Susie Bubble joins a panel inspiring more women to become tech creators.
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EYE-CATCHING: Models strut their stuff on the catwalk set up on Briggate. PIC: Gary Longbottom

Leeds Briggate’s fashion spectacle

Shoppers were treated to major fashion spectacle as a city centre street was transformed into a cutting-edge catwalk.

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One of the hair looks created by HOB in Leeds, with model wearing a design from Fabrication.

Beauty: How to create catwalk looks

The hair styles created by HOB turned heads at Leeds International Festival. Stephanie Smith finds out how they happened.

A model showcasing a design by the Fabrication collective on the catwalk made from a shipping container on Briggate in Leeds this weekend.

The catwalk ships in for a weekend of fabulous fashion

Shoppers have been taking their places in the front row of a major fashion spectacle in Leeds this weekend, as the city’s most famous shopping street is transformed in a cutting-edge catwalk, writes Stephanie Smith.

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Sustainable fashion guru Christopher Raeburn, with some of his animals made from offcuts.

Fashion: From parachutes to practical magic

Briggate in Leeds becomes a catwalk this weekend with High Street names, independent designers and leading colleges all coming together to take part. Ahead of his visit to Leeds International Festival, fashion designer Christopher Raeburn tells Stephanie Smith what excites him about making statement designs from army surplus. Plus details of what’s on those catwalks.

A look created by the Festival of Vintage.

All the fun of the Festival of Vintage

The M&S Archive in Leeds takes part in the fabulous Festival of Vintage in York this weekend, plus there’s dancing, classic cars and a beauty boudoir. Stephanie Smith finds out what to expect.

Manolo Blahnik Hangisi 90 black lace pumps �790.

Dear Stylist: Make me look like a stylish professional

With Style Concierge at Harvey Nichols Leeds

Bella Hoskyns clothes are styled with women in mind, for movement and chic potential - Prices start form �190 for a gilet. All clothes by Bella Hoskyns Clothing on
Photography: Dan May Photography,
Location: Northumberland
Model: Beth Douglass from Tyne Tees Models.

Fashion: Created for the country, perfect for the city

Pair a love of the countryside with a passion for fashion and you get Bella Hoskyns, designer of cool country clothing. She talks to Stephanie Smith.

Cropped peplum cami, �15.99, from New Look.

Fashion: Go gingham, summer’s sassiest trend

We’re channelling playground chic this summer thanks to fashion’s hottest print trend, gingham. Bethany Gallimore checks things out.


Beauty: The quick and easy eye brighten and lift technique

Just a little know-how and TLC can lift your eyes in an instant. Stephanie Smith finds out how from the Dermalogica experts at Harvey Nichols Leeds.

Bringing a bit of history back to life

Bringing a bit of history back to life

Twin sisters with the same vision are combining their skills and passions to carve their own way in business.

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