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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.


Twiggy is the face of fashion’s past, present and future

Twiggy celebrates Marks & Spencer’s heritage with a bang-up-to-date new collection for charity. Stephanie Smith reports,


Beauty: And the magic skin care ingredient is ...

Purslane, a medicinal herb that stops cells from dying. Stephanie Smith talks to Dr Barbara Sturm, who has harnessed its powers.

Tropical floral shirt dress, �39.95, at

Fashion: Looking good on Fantasy Island

Yearning for a warm spring break abroad? Yorkshire brand Joe Browns shares its fashion shoot in Lanzarote. Stephanie Smith takes a look.

Cirrus jacket, �149, from Barbour.

Fashion: Here’s why we love April showers

It’s April, so we can expect a few showers to come our way. Stephanie Smith and Bethany Gallimore pick out key weather-beating pieces.

Dress, �995, by Roksanda. Hat, �1,460, by Edwina Ibbotson. Photo courtesy of the official Royal Ascot Style Guide.

Dear Stylist: What should I wear to the races?

Advice on suitably sartorial style to meet the Ladies’ Day challenge, from Style Concierge at Harvey Nichols Leeds.

Hayworth evening dress, �125, at The House of Foxy.

Fashion: Vintage looks bring endless style

As Yorkshire-based retro-glamour label The House of Foxy opens in Harrogate, Stephanie Smith talks to founder Clare Quartermaine about why vintage matters.

Leeds based lifestyle blogger Sophie Cliff

Lifestyle: It’s a blogger’s life for Sophie Cliff

She started her blog as a creative sanctuary. Now Leeds-based Sophie Cliff has been nominated for a prestigious award. She talks to Stephanie Smith.

Blosson belted trousers, �79; and bralet, �55; jacket from a selection all at Mint Velvet.

Fashion: There’s nothing girly about pink

Fashion’s in the pink for summer. Stephanie Smith picks out the key pieces you need now.

New JOE WILKINSON fashion range

New fashion brand JOE WILKINSON launched

New designer Joe Wilkinson has launched his first self-titled luxury fashion range with a photo shoot inside one of Yorkshire's most spectacular stately homes.

Beauty: How to get the big brow look

Full, natural looking eyebrows are on-trend. Stephanie Smith finds out how to achieve the best look, thanks to Laura Mercier experts. And if you missed out on this week’s Big Beauty Bash at Harvey Nichols, there’s a video of a brow tutorial on counter to watch here instead.

ESPA Introductory Mens collection, �25.

Dear Stylist: Find me the best men’s grooming products

Advice and tips from Style Concierge and the Beauty Team at Harvey Nichos Leeds.

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