Ready To Wear: From beef to bananas, why foodie fashion is having a moment

If food and fashion appear to be – for myriad and obvious reasons – unlikely bedfellows, their relationship is currently enjoying what might not unreasonably be described as a moment.

Ready To Wear: Various cultures view the female form entirely differently

Is fashion meant to be flattering?

Ready to Wear: At the shows, a head-to-toe new look is, at best, unintelligent

While the stores are bursting with all-new autumn/winter 2010 designs, for those who attend the twice-yearly ready-to-wear collections, gathering momentum in London as I write, the issue is our personal wardrobe for the, er, spring/summer 2011 shows.

Ready To Wear: When it comes to luxury wool, fashion has upped the ante

It should come as no great surprise that just as cashmere – once a highly elitist (read prohibitively expensive) yarn – becomes accessible to the many as opposed to the privileged few, fashion ups the ante.

Ready to Wear: Fashion is having a modest, even sensible, moment

Of some significance to those who care about such things: the so-called "it" bag, shoe, piece of costume jewellery and so forth is no more.

Ready to Wear: Just as nature intended – the return of the bushy eyebrow

Big is beautiful. And, no, this is not some sort of tokenistic comment on the great size zero debate, pending the run-up to the next round of shows.

Ready to Wear: The epilator is historically a fairly violent appliance

Part Two of the ready-to-wear series dedicated to hair: hair removal and, in particular, the removal of hair on the legs.

Ready To Wear: Frizzy hair is history – and I'm the living proof

The silly season is upon us. And so begins a three-part series dedicated entirely to hair – ready-to-hair!

Ready To Wear: The 'Fatal' dress acts like plastic surgery – but without the mess

Interactive fashion – that genre rare for its democracy in a world of diktats – comes in many shapes and forms. For those old enough to remember Bodymap, it might once have entailed buying a skirt that could be worn long or short, a sartorial miracle achieved merely by folding over a super-stretchy waistband more or fewer times. Rocket scientists need not apply.

Ready To Wear: Burberry remains best known for its outerwear

So, Burberry has "done a Burberry" once more.

Ready to Wear: Enter the humble sock in its not quite so humble glory

Fashion has cast off any whimsical tendencies in favour of all that is pragmatic, or so the story goes.

Ready to Wear: The Little White Dress is fraught with complications

You look like Marie Antoinette,” says J. Is that supposed to be an insult, a compliment or a joke? Just because he’s on the Grazia fashion jury, he thinks he’s it – clearly.

Ready to Wear: Ally Capellino's designs appear particularly relevant now

Congratulations Ally Capellino. Not only is the designer celebrating her 30th anniversary in business this year but also, this month, she's launching the new AO by Ally Capellino rucksack, designed specifically to carry Apple laptops and available through that mega-corporation's retail outlets, on and off-line. It is, therefore, not to put too fine a point on it, huge.

Ready to Wear: Make-up in summer is not high up on my agenda

Safe in the knowledge that I'm obsessed with what every other woman carries in her summer beauty bag, here follows the contents of mine.

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