Stephanie Smith: Hugh Grant says he’s too old and ugly for romcoms? Er, we’ll be the judge of that ...

Hugh Grant is a very silly little man. I’m not being disrespectful, I’m referencing possibly my all-time favourite HG moment when, as Daniel Cleaver in Bridget Jones’s Diary, he demonstrates the art of laughing a woman into bed: “Now these are very 
silly little boots, Jones. And this is a very silly little dress. And, um, these are, *bleep* me, absolutely enormous pants.”

Transparent meets pastels at Emporio Armani Spring/Summer 2018 show at London Fashion Week (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP).

Fashion: The sweetest thing - how to wear SS18 pastel shades

Gelato hues and pastel tones usher in spring with a sweetly wearable palette. Fashion Editor Stephanie Smith has tips on how to mix and match them.


Stephanie Smith: York named best place to live, but lists don’t tell the whole story

What makes a city or a town a great place to live? Architecture, history, setting? Career prospects and connectivity? Schools and seats of learning? Restaurants, nightlife, culture, community spirit, a lack of litter, the floral displays?

CELEB GET THE BEAUTY LOOK: 'Rosie Huntington-Whiteley arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party looking serenely regal. The make-up is low-key and glow-y, blendy golden tawny shades and finished with a full nude semi-matte lip. Try MAC Matte Lipstick in Velvet Teddy, �17.50. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Beauty myths: Face the facts and ditch the fiction

Does make-up give you spots and shaving make leg hair grow back thicker? Beauty Editor Stephanie Smith busts some beauty myths. Plus Celeb Get the Look and beauty products of the week.

Eye saviour: Sisley Sisle�a L'Integral Eye & Lip Contour Cream, �138.

Beauty: Treat yourself to the Sisley luxe touch

Try an hour-long Sisley facial at Hoopers when you buy two of the high-end brand’s skincare products, writes Beauty Editor Stephanie Smith. Plus top fragrances of the week and a brilliant Sisley GWP coming soon.

The Burberry Rainbow check will feature across the February 2018 collection.

Bailey's final Burberry curtain reinvents the brand's famous check

Christopher Bailey's final collection for Burberry unveils at London Fashion Week this Saturday to support LGBTQ+ community. Fashion Editor Stephanie Smith reports.

Last year's Fashion in Leeds saw catwalks taking place in repurposed shipping containers on Briggate.

Fashion in Leeds is back in style this spring

Fashion in Leeds has announced details of a week-long showcase of fabulously stylish events across the city. Fashion Editor Stephanie Smith reports.

Pop star Tallia Storm at the National Television Awards wearing Dolce & Gabbana: Ian West/PA Wire

Fashion: No wallflowers or shrinking violets here

In the mood for a little romance? When it comes to flowers, think unusual, striking and modern. Fashion editor Stephanie Smith on the new florals.

Four of the outfits up for sale, including a Chanel two-piece suits and a Burberry Prorsum camel coat, cashmere blend, (labelled size 42), with Burberry Prorsum clothes protectore Estimate: 150-250.

Lawyer Marilyn Stowe auctions designer wardrobe for hospice charity

Yorkshire lawyer Marilyn Stowe, is auctioning off her collection of absolutely fabulous clothes and accessories in aid of St Gemma’s Hospice this Saturday, writes Stephanie Smith.
Under the dryers at a Nottingham salon in 1996. Picture by Honey Salvadori.

Hair special: Celebrating salon culture with Andrew Barton (and win a haircut with him)

As an exhibition celebrating modern hairdressing opens in Barnsley, Andrew Barton talks to Stephanie Smith about his career and the culture of the salon. Plus win a hair make-over with Andrew later this month.

CELEB GET THE LOOK: 'It can be hard to achieve a fresh and natural yet defined look, but 'Margot Robbie manages just fine for an LA gala last weekend. She uses a copper brown on her eyelid, accented underneath with a pale gold. Try Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eye Shadow Palette, �45. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Beauty: Save your skin and the planet

As more shoppers demand products free from plastics and artificial fragrance, Beauty editor Stephanie Smith finds advice from clean brand Previse, new to Harvey Nichols. Plus celeb Get the Look featuring Margot Robbie and top beauty picks from the counters and online this week.

Rita Ora at the Chanel SS18 Haute couture show in Paris, in textured hooded dress. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Fashion: Easy street ... where you wear what you are

Athleisure is going everywhere. Fashion Editor Stephanie Smith on how to keep it cool and current.

Copenhagen style: 'Red striped Bardot sweater in 100 per cent cashmere, �140, by Pure Collection at

Fashion: Stylish city breaks 2018 ... where to go, what to wear

Make 2018 the year of travelling stylishly. Stephanie Smith checks in on must-have trends and key pieces for short city breaks.

For the official engagement photos, Meghan Markle stepped out in a luxurious white wrap coat by Line, a brand from her most recent adopted home of Canada. The coat sold out within minutes, has already been renamed 'the Meghan' in her honour,  and will be back and available to buy from February. Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Fashion: Setting a right royal tone

As Meghan Markle demonstrates the art of effortlessly chic dressing, Stephanie Smith says we can learn much from her signature style.

On our way to the Forum in Rome. Of all that the Romans have given the world, it is their language that still speaks most.

Stephanie Smith: Latin lovers ... what we can still learn from the language of Rome

What have the Romans ever done for us? Beyond sanitation, medicine, underfloor heating and so on? We’d have worked out all that stuff for ourselves, eventually.

The Concertina dress and other pieces by Faye Hindle used for a shoot by London photographer/ stylist, Montana Lowery.

Faye Hindle - the world at her pleat

Yorkshire designer Faye Hindle is making her name with signature statement silhouettes and unconventional detailing. She talks to Stephanie Smith.

The new Gosha x Burberry collection makes great play of checks and reimagines iconic styles.

Fashion: Burberry sets the new trench trend, plus picks from the High Street

As Burberry reworks its iconic ‘made in Castleford’ trench coats, Fashion Editor Stephanie Smith celebrates the winter-into-spring must-have and has advice on picking new season trench styles.

Kari wears: Angie blazer, �40; pink slogan tee, �16; red Jess bag, �50. Hannah wears same jacket and Joanie shirt, �25. All clothes and accessories from Watson & White.

Fashion: Christine & Mary-Beth, Margot & Barbara, Hannah & Kari ... partners in style

Founded by a pair of fashion-loving friends, Watson & White is a Yorkshire-based online store for stylish 40-plus women. Stephanie Smith meets the duo.

Hamster cheeks: Anna Reich's face yoga routine.

Beauty: Yoga-cise can tone and shape your face

You can make sure your face is in good shape with a daily exercise regime. Fashion & Beauty Editor Stephanie Smith finds out more. Plus brilliant beauty buys.

LAVENDER: Softer than violet but no less inspiring, the calming and serene tones of lavender were seen at Michael Kors Collection and at Victoria Beckham. It's the must-have shade for the coming spring and, come wedding season, it will be everywhere for special occasion looks, plus also appearing in knits and tailoring. 'Lavender print dress, �229; blue mules, �129. At Hobbs for SS18.

Fashion: Directional trends for spring/summer ‘18

There’s a fresh focus on statement silhouettes and inspiraional colour for spring/summer 2018. Stephanie Smith points the way to the new trends.

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