Susannah Frankel

Susannah Frankel is Fashion Editor at The Independent.

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Ready To Wear: There's nothing much that's stealthy about a slogan T-shirt

Fashion is attention seeking.

Susannah Frankel: 'When I pack my winter wardrobe away, military precision is called for'

Ever since my mother reached into the pocket of a cashmere dressing gown and found it to be replete with tiny, wriggling, soon-to-be moths I have been neurotic about these apparently innocuous creatures. There have been fatalities: a fine-gauge Lanvin cardigan with crystal buttons was unceremoniously consumed by them; a Rick Owens scarf was so woolly they had their fill without too obvious a fall-out: I dry-cleaned and still wear it.

Ready To Wear: These hats are so lovely they could quite turn your head

The season is almost upon us and all those interested in hats – and there's no better time of year to celebrate their flamboyancy, of course – might like to pay a visit to the genteel city of Bath for inspiration.

1. Aromachologie Repairing Shampoo: £13.50, L'Occitane, available nationwide - Angelica, lavender, geranium, ylang ylang and orange combine in a lightly foaming shampoo.

The Ten Best Products for curly hair

Love or loathe your curls, we've got the right product for everything from a little smoothing to full-on frizz control

Ready To Wear: Borrowing your mother's clothes is a very hard habit to kick

Is it acceptable for a grown woman to wear her mother's clothes?

Susannah Frankel: 'The Air is so light that I can fit it in my handbag and even stand up straight'

Can a laptop ever be fashionable? With that in mind, I tell the man responsible for my technical support that I want to buy an 11-inch MacBook Air and he goes into uncharacteristically chauvinistic over-drive. "I suppose you like it because it's small – because it's the size and weight of a magazine, of a powder compact? It's not make-up, you know. It's too expensive."

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<p>Stylist: <b>Gemma Hayward</b></p>
<p>Hair: <b>Gow Tanaka</b> using Paul Mitchell</p>
<p>Make-up: <b>Adam de Cruz</b> using Shu Uemura</p>
<p>Stylist's assistant: <b>Emma Akbarelan</b></p>
<p>Photographer;s assistants: <b>Rokas Darulis, Andy Picton</b></p>
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Photographer: Rhys Frampton

Stylist: Gemma Hayward

Hair: Gow Tanaka using Paul Mitchell

Make-up: Adam de Cruz using Shu Uemura

Stylist's assistant: Emma Akbarelan

Photographer;s assistants: Rokas Darulis, Andy Picton

With huge thanks to netflights.com

Shot on location at The Surfcomber Hotel, Miami surfcomber.com

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Junya Watanabe: A delicate subject

He is not the only designer to use lace this spring – but his modern take defies expectations, says Susannah Frankel

Ready to Wear: Some people are natural fashion plates – but the rest of us are not

Victoria Beckham was once rarely seen without a baseball cap jammed on
Louis Vuitton's Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2012 show

Joys of spring: Susannah Frankel welcomes a season of feminine fashion

This spring reawakens childhood dreams, with princess silhouettes, a soft palette and dainty embroidery covering the most delicate fabrics.

Day In a Page

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Super Mario crushes the Messi dream

Germany win the 2014 World Cup in Brazil
Saharan remains may be evidence of the first race war, 13,000 years ago

The first race war, 13,000 years ago?

Saharan remains may be evidence of oldest large-scale armed conflict
Scientists find early warning system for Alzheimer’s

Scientists find early warning system for Alzheimer’s

Researchers hope eye tests can spot ‘biomarkers’ of the disease
Sex, controversy and schoolgirl schtick

Meet Japan's AKB48

Pop, sex and schoolgirl schtick make for controversial success
In pictures: Breathtaking results of this weekend's 'supermoon'

Weekend's 'supermoon' in pictures

The moon appeared bigger and brighter at the weekend
Iraq crisis: How Saudi Arabia helped Isis take over the north of the country

How Saudi Arabia helped Isis take over northern Iraq

A speech by an ex-MI6 boss hints at a plan going back over a decade. In some areas, being Shia is akin to being a Jew in Nazi Germany, says Patrick Cockburn
The evolution of Andy Serkis: First Gollum, then King Kong - now the actor is swinging through the trees in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

The evolution of Andy Serkis

First Gollum, then King Kong - now the actor is swinging through the trees in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
You thought 'Benefits Street' was controversial: Follow-up documentary 'Immigrant Street' has got locals worried

You thought 'Benefits Street' was controversial...

Follow-up documentary 'Immigrant Street' has got locals worried
Refugee children from Central America let down by Washington's high ideals

Refugee children let down by Washington's high ideals

Democrats and Republicans refuse to set aside their differences to cope with the influx of desperate Central Americas, says Rupert Cornwell
Children's books are too white, says Laureate

Children's books are too white, says Laureate

Malorie Blackman appeals for a better ethnic mix of authors and characters and the illustrator Quentin Blake comes to the rescue
Blackest is the new black: Scientists have developed a material so dark that you can't see it...

Blackest is the new black

Scientists have developed a material so dark that you can't see it...
Matthew Barzun: America's diplomatic dude

Matthew Barzun: America's diplomatic dude

The US Ambassador to London holds 'jeans and beer' gigs at his official residence – it's all part of the job, he tells Chris Green
Meet the Quantified Selfers: From heart rates to happiness, there is little this fast-growing, self-tracking community won't monitor

Meet the 'Quantified Selfers'

From heart rates to happiness, there is little this fast-growing, self-tracking community won't monitor
Madani Younis: Five-star reviews are just the opening act for British theatre's first non-white artistic director

Five-star reviews are just the opening act for British theatre's first non-white artistic director

Madani Younis wants the neighbourhood to follow his work as closely as his audiences do
Mrs Brown and her boys: are they having a laugh?

Mrs Brown and her boys: are they having a laugh?

When it comes to national stereotyping, the Irish – among others – know it can pay to play up to outsiders' expectations, says DJ Taylor