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Helena

Cowes Week 2015

Cowes may have a reputation for being the home of identikit crew wear, but we found some very stylish people making their own mark in the streets – and not a salmon-coloured trouser in sight.

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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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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

Transfixed

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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