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.

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 next weekend. Stephanie Smith previews the event by selecting the standout 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.

Lucienne Day with her 1990 Aspects of the Sun silk mosaic wall hagning, made for the new John Lewis store at Kingston. It is still on display.

Material girl: Celebrating a century of Lucienne Day

As a young, unknown designer, Lucienne Day, marched into Manchester textile mills and touted for business strictly on her terms with the male-dominated hierarchy. It was a gutsy approach in the undeniably sexist 1940s but then Désirée Lucienne Lisbeth Dulcie Day, née Conradi, was always courageous and unconventional. Evidence of this is clear from her designs. Even now, her ground-breaking Calyx fabric, which featured at the Festival of Britain in 1951, looks bold, fresh and exciting.

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.

Natalie Stapleton at McNair. Picture: With Love Project

The inside story on the shirt it took a town to make

Archimedes famously had his Eureka moment in the bath. Richard Hamshire has his on a French ski slope looking at an old pair of gloves.

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).

Katie Chaplin wearing one of her kimonos

The Yorkshire artist who is turning Japanese

The wise and incomparable Dr Seuss wrote that: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

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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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.

Naomi Campbell in the Burberry Festive Campaign shot by Mario Testino

Cover girls: Celebrating English style down the ages

FOR DECADES they have stood as beacons for style-conscious women everywhere, and at times their image has been almost inseparable from that of Britain itself.

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