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Shop the look. High Street, vintage, custom-made or charity shop, let Wight Catwalk show you how.

Fields' tweed bar

Smokin’ tweed

Before vintage was the new by-word for charity shop chic, there were jumble sales. Every Saturday I would crank the handle on my Ford Anglia and do the rounds of the sales, buying what is now colloquially known as DMC (Dead Men’s Clothes).

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Fade to grey

Fade to grey

All you young kids, with your ‘washed up mermaid’ locks and Katy Perry-influenced brights, may not remember a time when hitting the hair-dye bottle meant either Bet Lynch-style brassy blonde or Mrs Slocombe’s patchy pastels.

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It was acceptable in the 1960s version of 80s

Space Hair

Back in the day – before a trip beyond the Earth’s atmosphere was in the reach of (wealthy) space tourists – life on the moon was imagined via the programme Space 1999.

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Black and white flowers

Monochrome Floral

Current favourite monochrome floral cigarette pants from a local store ‘Luchelle’ £25 #bargain (6 Pier St, Ventnor, Isle of Wight). I do love local small fashion outlets as you can always find something not-on-the-high-st and a little bit other amongst the frocks for ladies that cruise (no, not in that way).

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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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Creepers

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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