Fashion: Red carpet to weddings and the races, meet the special event team

Great Yorkshire Show catwalk preview: Brother and sister designer duo James Steward and Hannah Moody showcase their couture and ready-to-wear collections. Stephanie Smith visits their Wetherby studio. With pictures by Doug Jackson.


Outgoing Vogue editor weighs in on Queen’s hat debate

Outgoing Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman has weighed in on the debate over whether the Queen alluded to Brexit with her choice of hat at the State Opening of Parliament, saying: “I tend to think that nothing is an accident in royal wardrobes.”

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Beauty: No need to fake - here’s how to get fabulous lashes

In search of tips for how to make your lashes look longer and fuller, without falsies? Stephanie Smith has advice for mascara success.

Festical looks for summer from Joe Browns.

Fashion: Festival trends that make lots of summer sense

To celebrate Glastonbury this week, Stephanie Smith picks out the key festival looks that can work for all this summer’s outdoor events.

Royal Ascot started today

Royal Ascot photo gallery: Royals, hats and stunning dresses

Royal Ascot is under way - and in some style.
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He wears: Hat by Oliver Brown, from �500; Coat, �690, waistcoat, �150, trousers, �240, all from Favourbrook; shirt, �89, from RedBaker; tie, �40, Reiss; shoes, �385, Crockett & Jones.
She wears: Hat, �495, by Jess Collett at Fenwick; jacket, �755, and trousers, �355, Escada; shoes, �425, and bag, �475, both at Jimmy Choo.

Fashion: The Ascot dress code and how to win at Ladies’ Day

With the racing season under way and Royal Ascot around the corner, Stephanie Smith has some advice for those who want to get in, and get noticed for all the right reasons.

A range of all wool costumes which could be bought from M&S in the 1930s.

Fashion: The story of swimwear

The story of swimwear is one of changing shapes, attitudes and technology. Abigail Turner charts the evolution of swimming fashion.

The Delpozo collection for AW17 in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Fashion: Don’t fear the maxi factor

Think you can’t wear a maxi dress? Think again. Stephanie Smith has advice and picks out the best on the High Street this week.

Striped Bardot top, �45; trousers, �85; hat, �45. All at Hobbs.

Fashion: Dare to bare for summer’s hottest Bardot look

Off-the-shoulder tops are the summer’s number one trend for day to night. Stephanie Smith has advice on how to get the look right.

Striped tee and jumpsuit mmade with organic cottons and natural dyes by Beth Redshaw of Harrogate College.

Great Yorkshire Show catwalk preview: Students take centre stage

From slavery to tailoring, in an exclusive Great Yorkshire Show preview, Stephanie Smith takes a look at the thought-provoking designs by this year’s fashion students. Pictures by Doug Jackson.

Floral dress, �29, Girls on Film collection at Little Mistress.

Fashion: How to wear florals without looking like curtains

Don’t fear the floral print – if you know how, it can give you the edge at this summer’s special occasions. Stephanie Smith has advice.


Fashion: M&S and the listening project

It announced a substantial fall in profits last week, with fashion blamed again for not delivering. As Marks & Spencer launches its next season collections, will it finally work out what the British woman really wants? Stephanie Smith went to the London showcase to find out.


VIDEO: Bride of Frankenstein and Hollywood Oscar winning wedding dresses at Cannon Hall in Barnsley

Wedding dresses don't come more frightening famous than the one worn by the bride of Frankenstein - now on show in South Yorkshire.
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Bold asymmetric shapes and textural interplay from Josie Partridge at Leeds College of Art.

Fashion matters: Young designers create a brave new world

The start of June is Graduate Fashion Week 2017, the launchpad for talented young designers following in some famous footsteps. Stephanie Smith showcases the astonishing work of Yorkshire graduates.

Brook Taverner Yorkshire Agricultural Society new women's jackets and accessories made from Great Yorkshire Tweed: YAS shooting coat, ?350; cashmere roll neck, jumper ?80;, soft hat ?45; tweed scarf, ?20. Right: single-breasted two-button jacket, ?250; blouse, ?40; cap, ?49.

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.

M&S autumn/winter collection

Marks & Spencer launches new collection to make women feel 'exceptional'

Life’s too short for boring everyday clothing, for waiting for what we really want and especially for wearing uncomfortable knickers.

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.

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