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Lauren Laverne on style: affordable jewellery

Vibrant Chain Long Necklace

Salvador Dalí once opined: "The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant." I make a point never to argue with surrealist geniuses (for one thing, it's exhausting: "It is a pipe, René; it just is… OK, not, like, an actual pipe… Yes, but who would even think it was?… I AM CALM").

Power dressing 101


Celebrities are doing it, corporate execs are doing it, lawyers and activists are doing it, and politicians do it every day… you guessed it – what we’re talking about here is power dressing. Some argue the art of power dressing died a quiet death in the eighties, whilst others – like me – believe it never left, and is more relevant today than ever.

Lauren Laverne on style: flat shoes

Paul Smith Shoes

Am I getting older or are flat shoes getting more interesting? I ponder this question while browsing my new favourite fashion blog,, which is entirely dedicated to fabulous flats, and casting the occasional contented glance down at my Marc Jacobs mouse shoes, a recent sale purchase.

The Shopping Credit

Bicester Village

When I save money on a necessity, I give myself a shopping credit. Then, when those fabulous shoes walk in, I buy them guilt-free.


Wedding Fever Pitch

What is it about weddings that brings out the vixen in us girls? Whether it's an extended invite or we're the bride-to-be, from the moment an engagement is announced, it’s a dash to find that perfect dress.


Let’s Talk Prints And Patterns

This year’s print trend has “adventurous” written all over it. It combines everything that’s right with the fashion world: energy, dynamism and pushing the limits. Here’s a guide to the graphics and motifs that’s caught the fashion world’s attention this season.

Oakley Guy

Après-ski or Sun and Sea?

As winter creeps in, we find the days getting longer and the nights getting colder as we pile on the layers for the winter months.

Matching Track Suits

How To Dress: Tracksuits

Fashion journalists, while keen to keep you bang up to date as to where Alexa Chung stands on Breton stripes and Miranda Kerr's current thinking vis‑a‑vis Aviator shades, sometimes let substantial shifts in the nitty-gritty of Clothes People Wear go entirely unreported.

The G. Pride Parade & Your Suit

Whilst cheekily checking out a few mid-season sales this weekend, I stumbled upon the Gay Pride parade. With this having come and gone, I'm wondering if we're going to see more of a riot of colour this summer, or if the City will seep back to its two-toned ties and uniform of grey.