Changing face of fashion

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11:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Costume designer Izzy Pellow who has created designs for plays for Oxford Theatre Guild, ElevenOne Theatre, and Tomahawk, takes a look at women’s fashions in 1914

Get colourful Brazilian style

Oxford Mail: Topshop Tropical Print Headband, £6 (

11:00am Friday 13th June 2014

Kick off the World Cup carnival spirit via your cosmetics. Jaine Blackman unveils the Brazilian-inspired star players

How to style a dapper dad

Oxford Mail: Blazer, £75; polo top, £15; sunglasses, £13; chinos, £28; stripe espadrilles, £26; all Next (

11:00am Friday 6th June 2014

Mark Father’s Day with the best in summer menswear. Jaine Blackman picks out top trends for style-hesitant dads and suggests some Oxford outings to match

Fashion you've got to check out

Oxford Mail: Casual ivory spot shirt, £39; Bistro crop trousers, £59; Pointed navy spot slingbacks, £69; all Boden (

11:00am Friday 23rd May 2014

It's hip to be square this season. Jaine Blackman reveals the pieces to put on your check-list of essentials this summer

Splash out on a body of art

Oxford Mail: Splash out on a body of art

11:00am Friday 16th May 2014

As Oxford ArtWeeks continues Jaine Blackman critiques a gallery of stylish masterpieces. Embrace your inner Monet with an arty approach to fashion

Izzy Pellow - Costume design is her inspiration

Oxford Mail: Izzy Pellow working on her designs

12:00pm Friday 28th February 2014

Jaine Blackman meets a fledgeling costume designer working in Oxford whose creations may one day grace London's West End stages

Don't be a style washout

Oxford Mail: Don't be a style washout

11:00am Friday 17th January 2014

Did you arrive at work looking like a drowned rat last week – if you managed to get there at all? Rain and floods look like being a permanent part of the Oxford calendar, so get prepared for the storms. Jaine Blackman takes a look at some practical and stylish rainwear to stay dry and brave the storms in

Step out in festive style

Oxford Mail: Step out in festive style

11:00am Friday 13th December 2013

Forget the chocolates and focus on your fashion advent. Jaine Blackman reveals how to plan your festive closet for day-to-night engagements

Women want to age with style

Oxford Mail: Bee Knight, Beryl Pearson and Margaret Ferriman looking stylish over a glass of wine

5:00pm Friday 15th November 2013

Oxfordshire is full of fashionable older women MARY EVANS YOUNG speaks to them about strutting their stuff and charity shop bargains

A new wardrobe for a TENNER

5:00pm Friday 6th September 2013

Four outfits for a tenner? Rebecca Moore was surprised and delighted to revamp her wardrobe at a new Oxford charity outlet

Bing bong! Beauty calls

Oxford Mail: Amy Johnson

5:00pm Friday 9th August 2013

After 127 years of giving women a way to run their own business, Avon is still enabling females in Oxfordshire — and the world — a way of earning extra cash.

Sew . . . just how hard can it bee?

Oxford Mail: May Martin

5:00pm Friday 9th August 2013

May Martin of The Great British Sewing Bee has been helping needlecraft novices get to grips with their machines. JAINE BLACKMAN reports

The Cruella look nailed

Oxford Mail: Rebecca Moore and her new nails

5:00pm Friday 26th July 2013

You’re lucky to be reading this because until yesterday, I could barely type. In the pursuit of questionable beauty I visited Strand on New Inn Hall Street, Oxford to have gel nails applied.

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