Madonna (Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot/Interview Magazine)

“When’s Madonna Going to Get a Proper Job?”

Back in in the late 1980s I was watching Top of the Pops with my mum. On came Madonna’s ‘Express Yourself’ video and, as she watched the American songstress writhe, crotch-grab and simulate sex in her trademark style, my mother snorted “When’s Madonna going to get a proper job?”

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Glitter Gordon Jacks

Autumn Leaves and Shiny Shoes

Spring and autumn are my favourite seasons. A scorching summer day brings me out in freckles, or maybe some painful sunburn if I’m particularly lax about larding on the Factor Anorak. Winter is better, but I prefer mild and wet rather than those icy cold days.

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Jeepers Creepers!

Like smoking itself, cigarette pants ain’t going anywhere. These tailored skinny strides have been flattering women’s pins since the day Audrey Hepburn grabbed a be-bowed Yorkie and hopped astride a Schwinn bicycle.

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Bowling bag by ASOS

Space bag

There is a certain theme to the ‘Shop the Look’ items. Yup, they are nearly all holographic! Clearly someone with a magpie-like brain is curating this Archive of Shiny Things.

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Helen from Wolverhampton holds her Wight Catwalk calling card

Ryde’s a-buzzin’!

As any resident of Ryde will not have failed to notice, each August Bank Holiday the Georgian town is invaded by scooterists. Back in the day, the town’s elders tutted and shook their heads at the supposed chaos these two-wheeled retronauts caused. These days the business association, hotels and restaurants welcome the visitors with open arms – and quite rightly too.

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Irene Michaela


While the rest of the country knocks itself out with hatred towards immigrants, vitriol against ‘benefit scroungers’ and apportions rain blame to homosexuals in legal relationships, the Isle of Wight is (hopefully) a place of sunshine and acceptance.

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The future is NOW!

Iridescent fabric has been hot since Marty McFly went Back to the Future and his bonkers baseball hat became one of the most sought after props, with bogus versions tantalisingly unavailable on various wishlist websites.

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