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Psoriasis sufferer: ‘Why I love the ‘flowers’ on my skin’

A woman who says bullies caused her psoriasis is using social media to show she's made peace with her skin condition - and empower others to do the same.Georgia Harris, 22, from Driffield in Yorkshire, is convinced that constant bullying at school when she was a young teenager triggered the red patchy skin that repulsed…

Met Gala 2019: The best looks from the pink carpet

The Met Gala once again attracted some of the biggest names in showbusiness who turned heads in a variety of eye-popping outfits. Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian West and Katy Perry were among the notable looks on the pink carpet in New York City. Lady Gaga donned four outfits at the Met Gala in New York…

The history of style: inside Glasgow’s textile archive

It may not look like a fashion house, but the headquarters of Glasgow University Archives is a sartorial treasure trove for anyone interested in the history of style. Enter this nondescript building, which is tucked away in a west end side street, and you'll gain access to beautiful illustrations of Victorian evening gowns, swatches of…

What it feels like … to be Miss Teen Scotland

Whenever I tell people that I’m involved in beauty pageants, they immediately think of the stereotypical beauty pageant contestants on TV show Toddlers and Tiaras. They imagine everyone involved has false teeth, artificial hair and fake tan which is far from true. The ethos at Miss Scotland is always to be yourself. I first became…

A fabulously fashionable spring walk in Paris

I was introduced to this walk by a friend some years ago when I lived in Paris and I am drawn back to it every time I return – especially in spring as it takes you through a network of glass-covered arcades protected from the rain, the cold and the traffic. In fact you are…

What it feels like to run a Scottish fashion house

Victoria Stapleton, Brora WHEN I started Brora what was missing from the marketplace was beautiful, quality cashmere in fabulous bold colours. All the cashmere was very safe, in camel, navy, black or ivory. So I went to the best mill, the most high-end cashmere mill I could find that made for people like Chanel and…

Eunice Olumide on modelling, racism and the limits of feminism

Eunice Olumide looks up from her plate of green eggs. We are sitting in District, an Aussie café in Vauxhall just around the corner from the American Embassy. It is near the end of my time with the model and campaigner. We have been talking for the best part of an hour and a half…

What does it feel like to..be a vintage fan

I started selling clothes when I was 15, on ASOS marketplace. I traded T-shirts, sweatshirts and saw that there was a market for vintage clothes, so I started buying pieces on eBay and selling them on. I ran the whole business throughout studying for a degree in business, keeping my stock in a warehouse in…

8 Best Shapewear That Will Make You Feel Fantastic

There is no shortage of shapewear on the market today, all offering to keep things under wraps, uplifted, in place or give the illusion that it’s not there at all.   We have searched high and low to bring you a collection of the best options out there. Whether you want something that fits securely over the shoulders, will take care of…

Glasgow skating collective takes on sexism in sport one hoodie at a time

A skateboarding clothing brand run entirely by women that ploughs part of their profits into charity hopes to make the sport more inclusive through sales of their vibrant streetwear. Doyenne Skateboards is a collective of female skaters who have designs on ensuring better representation of women, LGBTQ people and people of colour in the skateboarding…

Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died aged 85

Iconic Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld has died, aged 85, in Paris. It was reported that the superstar designer had died as London Fashion Week comes to a close.  In 2012, Lagerfeld showcased his annual ready-to-wear collection in the Linlithgow Palace, the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots and featured Sottish Model Stella Tennant.  Asked about Scotland's…

Collection inspired by Mary Queen of Scots to travel to London Fashion Week

A fashion collection inspired by Mary Queen of Scots is to travel to London Fashion Week. Catwalk show ‘Women of the Crown’ pays tribute to the Scots monarch, co-ordinated between Historic Environment Scotland (HES) and award-winning American fashion designer, Jeff Garner. Highlights include dramatic accents of lace and tartan, and every look mirrored the style…