Students revolt over newly imposed conservative dress code

Style police: Here kitty kitty

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FASHION: Finishing Touches


ASK ANY parents of young children what their kids like to wear best, and odds are they'll say that their little girls want fairy-princess frocks and tiaras, while their little boys are only happy wearing a pair of tatty-but-comfy sweatpants with holes in both knees. The harrassed or weak-minded among them (in other words, the majority) will admit that they long ago decided it was easier not to do battle every morning at getting-dressed time. As a result, when they go out, they have eccentric- looking small people in tow - rather than model children togged out in crisp, mini-adult outfits.

Design: Design Inspirations


Joys Of Modern Life: 1. velcro sandals

FOR the past 20 years I haven't worn shoes. Where do I go, that I need shoes? I wore trainers, always plain white, whether going to the Groucho Club, while living in London, or walking up Grasmoor, while living in Lakeland. In really nasty weather, I might put on some wellies, but mainly I lived in trainers.

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These shoes were made for walking

Fashion: Pick 'n' mix

Ever get the feeling that the shops on the high street are all interchangeable? The trick is to look for special pieces that work as well on their own as jumbled together. Styling by Sophia Neophitou. Photographs by Mauricio Guillen

Yes please... The Riviera runs through it

The ubiquitous pedal pusher, always desirable and now affordable too from high-street hopeful Wallis

...No thank you ... but not as far as the British male

At the first sign of sun, our boys run for their shorts. Why can't they learn from the Continentals that showing a leg isn't everything?

Short and sweet; yes please...

So you're petite. That doesn't mean you have to wear a long, flowing dress with a waistline that skims your knees

Fifties come up roses

Perfect for sauntering along French boulevards, try this little red number on for size (but make sure it's not too tight)



In Thing: Sole soothers

At last, some clever designer has realised that we want to wear flip- flops, but need a reason other than the distinctly unfashionable advantage of comfort. Flip-flops conjure visions of flourescent toe thongs and thick black plastic soles, but this image is banished by Okabashi sandals. They are designed to stimulate the pressure points on your feet with "massage beads". Good for stress relief, it means you can still pound the streets, but rushing to work can be beneficial because at the same time your aches, pains and tensions are magically kneaded away. These also keep to the first requirement of style, which is that they are designed to attract attention they come in Luscious Lime, Bahama Blue, Lemon Drop, Outrageous Orange and Raging Raspberry. Ideal for clubbing, swimming, and any antics on an average night out for the type of person who would wear flourescent shoes in the first place.

Style counsel: Draw your own conclusions

Style counsel:

You're never alone with a boa

Get the look and get it right: Where would we be without the feather boa? You can wear practically anything, a pounds 1,000 dress, an old rag from What She Wants, but coil a feather boa around your neck and the world is your friend and you take on the coquettish qualities of a young Barbara Windsor. Accessories are fabulous things: for not that much you can play away to your heart's content and dress up a rather tired old outfit. I'm not even going to give you my usual 'Don't over do it on the accessories'
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