How seven years living in Germany helped me learn to love joyful British style

There’s also much better vintage available here than in Berlin. I found a hippie coat at a great vintage store in Bath that would have been five times the price in Berlin. And the charity shops! God, I’ve missed them. I love searching for vintage Jaeger blazers and Eighties banker-style pinstripe shirts from Savile Row to wear oversized, with shorts in the summer. 

Although, will there be a summer? After basking in the reliably hot Berlin summers for the last few years, I am concerned if I’ll know how to dress. I think Brits start wearing summer trends based on a date in the calendar, rather than how hot it is outside, because if we didn’t we’d wear the same thing all year round. ‘Summer dressing’ is a mindset, not a weather-based necessity here. 

With fresh eyes, I can see how fabulously camp a lot of British fashion is. The

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Maya Jama planning fashion empire as she trademarks her name for clothes, bags and perfume

MAYA Jama is planning a fashion empire as she trademarks her name for clothes, bags and perfume.

The TV presenter, 26, is well on her way to becoming a fashion mogul, The Sun can reveal.

Maya is building a fashion empire

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Maya is building a fashion empireCredit: INSTAGRAM/MAYA JAMA

Maya is branching out from radio and TV to pursue her passion for fashion and has already set up her own clothing and jewellery ranges.

A source told The Sun: “Maya is really into her beauty and takes good care of her skin.

“She struggled to find face masks that suited her so decided to work on her own.

“This is just the beginning, she’s got big dreams about releasing a range of products.”

The beauty has gained a huge social media following thanks to her style and bubbly personality

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The beauty has gained a huge social media following thanks to her style and bubbly personalityCredit: Instagram

The presenter has applied to trademark her own name in a wide

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Whenever I’ve Worn This Perfume, My Friends Always Ask Me About It

Having written extensively in the past about how much I love perfume, I’ll try my hardest to prevent this piece from becoming an ode to my fascination with fragrance. From cult £165 fragrances to affordable hidden gems from the high street, I’m not fussy about brand or price point when it comes to scents, but I am fastidious about the fact that whatever I’m wearing must smell incredible. My main criteria? For a perfume to take up permanent residence in my stash it should spark happiness whenever I wear it and it must smell unique; I’m not in the market for fragrances that can be easily duped. A scent that literally turns heads isn’t essential—I’m not an egomaniac after all—but I have to say that there’s one brand of perfume that fulfils my perfect fragrance formula and has people asking about it whenever I wear it: Maison Margiela’s Replica

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Fashion designer Jessica McClintock dies age 90

Designer Jessica McClintock, known for concoctions of calico and lace that accompanied girls and women on the most important occasions of their lives, has died.

She was 90.

Dresses, handbags, watches, eyeglasses and jasmine-scented perfume – the ’70s and ’80s designer, and beyond, did it all, outfitting women and girls for Sweet Sixteen parties, Quinceaneras, Bat Mitzvahs, and proms, weddings and legit galas.

“I believe Romance is beauty that touches the emotional part of our being,” McClintock stated on her website.

Designer Jessica McClintock (in chair) and models pose in some of her frilly fashions at her San Francisco home.

Designer Jessica McClintock (in chair) and models pose in some of her frilly fashions at her San Francisco home.

Designer Jessica McClintock (in chair) and models pose in some of her frilly fashions at her San Francisco home. (Roger Ressmeyer/)

Lace, ruching and cascading ruffles were her stock in trade. Last year she celebrated the half-century mark in the business, according to People.

The famous also donned

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