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Caroline Young

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I am a fashion writer and the author of the book Classic Hollywood Style.

You can follow me on twitter @caroline79

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  • What’s your fondest childhood memory of Edinburgh?

    It would definitely be a day trip I had with my granddad when I was around nine years old. I had never properly seen Edinburgh before but I just remember roaming the cobbled streets and being told stories such as that of Greyfriars Bobby, visiting the museum and having a tea and scone in the cafe. It's probably when I realised how magical Edinburgh is. 

    If you had 24 hours in the city what would you do? 

  • The fashionistas and starlets who flock to the Cannes Film festival each year are indebted to Bardot, who in 1953 cavorted in the surf in a bikini, surrounded by a frenzy of photographers.

    In the early1950s nice girls didn’t wear two-piece swimsuits, but after Bardot hit Cannes, the fashion was suddenly less Esther Williams one-piece and more about midriff revealing, just as French girls would do.

  • It was the era of flappers, jazz and cocktails, the era which F. Scott Fitzgerald called the “most expensive orgy in history.”

    Louise Brooks, with her sharp bob haircut, was one of the wild, trail-blazing flappers of the decade. She was the first woman to dance the Charleston in London, and her crazy reputation perhaps inspiring the 1925 song Don’t Bring Lulu, about an unpredictable and shocking woman that you better not bring to the party.

  • It was the era of flappers, jazz and cocktails, the era which F. Scott Fitzgerald called the “most expensive orgy in history.”

    Louise Brooks, with her sharp bob haircut, was one of the wild, trail-blazing flappers of the decade. She was the first woman to dance the Charleston in London, and her crazy reputation perhaps inspiring the 1925 song Don’t Bring Lulu, about an unpredictable and shocking woman that you better not bring to the party.

  • Anne Hathaway is a talented actress who seems genuinely nice and probably says "gosh" a lot, I like that Kristen Stewart doesn’t hide the fact that she finds being famous really awkward and Taylor Swift does some good pop country as well as wearing her heart on her sleeve.

    But Gwyneth Paltrow tops the lot in the way that people inexplicably love to hate her. She was named World’s Most Beautiful by People magazine the same week as being named most hated by another celebrity magazine.

  • Steve McQueen: the Hollywood bad boy with blue eyes, dirty blonde hair and rugged charm in clothes that always had a practical purpose. He wore casual and masculine sportswear, chinos and polo necks both on-screen and off.

    Think of The Great Escape, were he wears that same short sleeve blue sweater and dirt-stained chinos, but still looks cool as he does the epic motorbike chase. In real life he was a speed freak who rode dirt bikes, raced cars and would say his fraternity emblem “should be a couple of hub caps hanging from a chain.”

  • Sometimes it’s easier to encapsulate a person’s style (as well as the fashions of a decade) by looking back on it from several years distance.

    So how would Taylor Swift’s style be summarised in ten years time? Would she still be on the radar? As a fledgling at 23 years old, I also realise that she is too young and too current to be considered an ‘icon’.

  • Held at Stage 48 in Hell’s Kitchen, New York, From Scotland With Love is billed as one of the most prestigious Scottish fashion events in the world.

    The annual charity show featured a host of celebrities taking to the catwalk, including Miss Scotland Nicole Treacy, model Ling Tan, news anchor Chris Wragge, Scotland rugby hunk Richie Gray, actor Kevin McKidd and DJ Calvin Harris.

    Designers from Scotland showcasing their work included Obscure Couture,  Henrietta Ludgate, William Chambers, Harris Tweed Hebrides and Iona Crawford.

  • It was once the preserve of grandmothers across the country; but knitting has seemingly done the full circle and become a popular hobby for young women.

    The Countess of Strathearn, on her visit to Glasgow, admitted she has joined the knitting trend as she awaits the arrival of her first child later this year.

    During an exchange with well-wisher Caitlyn Coffield, 17, who handed the Duchess a woollen hat, babygro and teddy bear, Kate said: "I've been trying to knit and I'm really bad. I should be asking for tips.”

  • Office Manager Joan, with her Jessica Rabbit silhouette, has that old adage of being a woman who 'men want to be with and women want to be.'

    I’m sure actress Christina Hendricks had no idea that her body would become a political tool when she was mentioned by Lynne Featherstone in a debate about body image.

    But Joan  is one of the most powerful people at the Mad Men offices – and she knows exactly how to dress to get ahead in a man’s world.

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