WIN: McDonald's Signature Collection showcase tickets and limited edition burger box

McDonald's are celebrating their Signature Collection by giving you the chance to win tickets to an exclusive showcase tasting event and to take home a limited edition burger box in Leeds.

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Party wear from TK Maxx

WIN: TK Maxx £50 gift cards to get the party season started

Get the party season started at TK Maxx and celebrate in style - with £50 gift vouchers to be won.

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Floral midi dress, �45, at Dorothy Perkins, in store now.

blooms’ day

Flowers in winter? Tiny buds and full blooms in vivid shades of poppy, rose, sunflower, iris and lush foliage green, all set against a decidedly stark and sombre backdrop of black, or navy, or deep burgundy. So wrong, yet somehow so right.

An all-weather day dress - 
For sightseeing come rain or shine, preferably in easy-dry cotton, and something that looks good worn by itself on warmer days, or teamed with leggings, jeans or capris when it's cooler. Choose a throw-on-and-go style.
Rails Lydia stripe dress, �160, available at, with a selection at Whites in Harrogate.

The 10 key fashion pieces you need for a city break

Clever choices of clothing and accessories can improve the experience of even the most luxurious city break. Stephanie Smith picks out key pieces.

Tweed tailoring features clean lines and pared-back detailing for the coming autumn. Marks & Spencer Autograph coat, �99.

The top coats on the High Street

As the new winter coats drop in store, Stephanie Smith picks out the key trends and the hottest picks on the High Street.

Heidi Klum has launched a first fashion collection for Lidl.

Fashion revolution at the checkouts

Get chic luxe looks along with your milk at Lidl and your books at Amazon. Stephanie Smith reports on two significant new labels.

Christopher Kane's Resort '18 collection, shot in and about Charles Rennie Mackintoshs Hill House in Helensburgh.

“I like rebelliousness ... it can create a point of view” - Christopher Kane on being a fashion artist

As he prepares for London Fashion Week and next week’s major arts festival at Chatsworth House, Christopher Kane talks to Stephanie Smith.


Your best night’s sleep ever is on its way

It’s Sleeptember, and the coundown is on to getting a great night’s sleep on September 28. Stephanie Smith talks to Neom’s Nicola Elliott.

Cord skirt, �45; shoes, �75. At White Stuff

Seeing red with bold new looks for autumn

From the catwalks to the High Street, red rules for autumn/winter. Stephanie Smith picks out key looks to channel this season.

McAlpine Miller Label Cos I Eat My Spinach cami, �195, at

Invest in wearable art, printed stories and beautiful lives

The autumn brings with it fashion that makes an artistic statement, as well as a style one. Stephanie Smith takes a look at the new gallery.

Shift dress with print collar, petite, �35, at M&Co.

The new work, rest and play wardrobe

Flexible working patterns and lifestyles mean a fluid approach to dressing. Stephanie Smith picks out quick and easy updates.


Countdown to the Rihanna Fenty Beauty launch

The Barbadian pop star’s eagerly-awaited make-up collection comes to Leeds this week. Stephanie Smith finds out what to expect.

Come Christmas, genderless labelling will be all forgotten. But was Buster the Boxer a boy or a girl? Last year's John Lewis Christmas TV advert, which saw the company partner with the Wildlife Trust to encourage more children to discover a love of British wildlife by watching foxes and badgers bounce on a trampoline.

Stephanie Smith: John Lewis and gender bullying by pink fluffy bunnies

“Boys will be boys” was a common sentiment back in the day, usually trotted out by the sort of parents who looked on indulgently as their little lads hit stuff with sticks, or pretended to machine-gun cats.

The Printed Silk Scarf: A scarf brings the ideal opportunity to key into the new seasons obsession with printed silk, whether you choose to wear a pashmina size version draped over your shoulders or a neat little tie-necker like this one. Easy, simple and effective, if you buy just one new accessory, the scarf has it. Wink Wink printed scarf, �35, at Oliver Bonas.

Fashion: Trophy Hunters - 10 must-have accessories for autumn

As statement style becomes ever more important, the new must-have trophy accessories are arriving in store. Stephanie Smith selects top 10 hot picks.

Leopard Frill Top, �10, Black Denim Jeans, �14, George at Asda.

Fashion: Where the wild things are

Animal print gets a sophisticated luxe makeover for autumn/winter. Stephanie Smith has advice on what to put on your hit-list.

JS Lee wanted to produce an ensemble that helps "tell the story and celebrate these brave women who changed our futures".

Why a Hull shopping centre is hosting a new fashion icons exhibition

It’s home to Primark and Next, so why is a Hull shopping centre providing the backdrop to a new exhibition featuring fashion icons like Vivienne Westwood? Lucy Oates finds out.

Sophisticated check waistcoat, ?44.95; jacket, ?79.95;  Joes Jeggings, ?24.95; Ruffle blouse, ?34.95;  Sensational lace back boots, ?59.95. All at

Fashion: Desk-to-dinner, work-to-weekend tweed

Traditional tweed has had a makeover for autumn with chic, fluid shapes and head-to-toe luxe looks. Stephanie Smith finds out what’s new.

Scott Hufton from Owen Scott models the suit

The Huddersfield cloth used to make Conor McGregor's controversial suit

A bespoke tailor based in Huddersfield will stock replicas of a controversial suit worn by UFC champion Conor McGregor.

Last year's overall winner at Ebor, Georgina Friswell.

Fashion: How to win at the races (Clue: Be bold yet elegant - easy)

It’s the week of the Ebor Festival and the focus in on fashion and prizes. Stephanie Smith has advice on how to achieve winning looks.

19 August 2017......  Sarah Yates in period costume at the vintage fair at Lotherton Hall.  Picture Tony Johnson.

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.

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