Leeds festival set to create the North’s biggest fashion weekend

There’s a major new fashion event coming to town, bringing together big High Street names and independents. Stephanie Smith reports. @yorkshirefashQ

Kimono sleeve dress, ?215, from Vera Mont.

How to be this year’s best dressed guest

If you have a wedding or special celebration to attend this year, Stephanie Smith has a guide to getting it right in statement style, with eight fashion facts you need to know.

Coming on February 28 ... Models Own make-up at Trinity Leeds.

Models Own comes to Trinity Leeds

... and Victoria Beckham’s Estee Lauder collection is back at Harvey Nichols. Plus Penelope Cruz at Burberry, the Hollywood Colour Blend, beauty news and favourite new products and treaments in Yorkshire. By Stephanie Smith.

The Burberry Autumn/Winter 2017 London Fashion Week show at Makers House , London, where Yorkshire-born Christopher Bailey presented a bold, defiant and joyful collection inspired by the work of Henry Moore. Picture: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Fashion: A very British coup on the catwalk

From Burberry to Topshop, there’s rebellion on the runways at London Fashion Week. Stephanie Smith picks out the highlights so far of the autumn/winter collections.


Fashion: Gown and out in La La Land for the Oscars 2017

The Oscars – the greatest catwalk show on earth – take place tonight. Who is going to stand out for all the right reasons? Stephanie Smith previews the event by selecting the statement red carpet looks of the year so far.

Samatha Cameron has set up fashion label Cefinn - She wears:  sleeveless top, �190; fishtail skirt, �170. Both at Pictures: Cefinn/PA Wire

Fashion: Samantha Cameron’s debut range for day-to-night dressing

As Samantha Cameron launches her first fashion line, Stephanie Smith has advice on investment style to take you from desk to dinner.

Wide-leg trousers with button detail, �59; blue satin leopard shirt, �49. At Sosandar.

Fashion: We couldn’t find the clothes we wanted, so we created our own brands

What happens when you can’t find what you want to wear? You start your own brand, of course. Stephanie Smith profiles the online retailers filling gaps in the market.

Red shoulder detail maxi dress, �110, Myleene Klass at

Fashion: How to dress for date night

As Valentine’s Day approaches, Stephanie Smith has advice on how to dress when romance is in the air (or when you’re hoping it might be).

THE WORK TUNIC: Clean knit shift dress, �129; precision stitch jersey trousers �98. Both at Jigsaw.

Fashion: 10 essential work pieces for now and the new season

The new ethic means dressing to impress, for practicality and to suit yourself – all at the same time. Stephanie Smith on the contemporary way to put forward a stylishly professional look.

Salma Hayek at last weekend's Screen Actors Guild Awards  in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Fashion: Yes, you can wear yellow. In fact, you should ...

Yellow is the surprisng “It” colour of spring/summer 2017. Stephanie Smith has tips on how to make it work for you.

The Clarins BeautyBAR is set back, next to the Clarins counter, on the ground floor at John Lewis Leeds.

Beauty: Free Clarins BeautyBAR taster treatments at John Lewis Leeds

Clarins is offering emergency care for dry, stressed and lined faces, plus a free taster treatment for readers, writes Stephanie Smith.

Easy, earthy, the epitome of spring style - Stella McCartney's Spring-Summer 2017 Ready to Wear in Paris. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Fashion: The essential guide to spring/summer ‘17

Featuring bold colour, relaxed shapes and witty reworks of the classics, has fashion finally learned how to enjoy itself without looking ridiculous? Stephanie Smith picks out key trends for Spring/Summer ‘17.

Beauty vlogger and industry expert Fleur de Force, who will be trialling mascaras for the Harvey Nichols Holy Grail campaign to find the best beauty products available.

Beauty: The quest for the top five make-up products today

The search for the perfect beauty products has begun. Stephanie Smith finds out how five experts are trialling the condenders.

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Astoria shimmer spot jumper, was �55, now �27, at White Stuff.

Fashion: Last chance to buy sales bargains

Who doesn’t love a bargain? As the sales start to come to a close, Stephanie Smith has advice and top picks to bag the best ones.

Madison coat, �299, wedge tan leather shoes, �179, both coming to Hobbs.

Fashion: Five key coat trends for 2017

From trench coats to bombers, outerwear is making a big style statement for 2017. Stephanie Smith picks out the key looks.

The black Darling parka, from �550. Beaded parka with faux lining, from �590, both by Jane & Tash at

Fashion: Make sure your ramble style is selfie-stylish

Heading for the country for a ramble or a break? Stephanie Smith has advice on outdoor wear with serious style attitude.

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PIC: Simon Hulme

Five must-read fashion blogs by Leeds writers

Here is a selection of fashion blogs run by Leeds writers showcasing what style delights the city and beyond has to offer.

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Annice sweater in Yarntelier Cashmere Gilli, cost to knit, from �104.

Fashion: Designer cashmere knits handcrafted ... by you

Louisa Harding has launched Yarntelier, featuring Yorkshire yarns and patterns to guide the stylish home knitter. She talks to Stephanie Smith.

A simple all-in-one with tie front can be worn alone with heels for night, with pumps and a tee for weekends and with jacket and boots for work. Antwerp jumpsuit, �149, from Fenn Wright Manson.

Fashion: Meet the multi-taskers you’ll need for 2017

It’s all about relaxed but glamorous dressing for the year ahead, relying on clothes and accessories that work for different occasions. Stephanie Smith has tips and picks out key pieces.

Jacket, �775; trousers, �325. By Norton & Townsend. Pictures by Dan Kennedy.

Fashion: The true measure of a man

Ilkley bespoke tailors Norton & Townsend shares its tips on choosing suits. Stephanie Smith discovers more about its guide to the language of menswear.

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