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