I joined the Herald & Times group in March 2004 and cover human interest stories, arts and entertainment, fashion, retail and beauty. A Strathclyde University graduate, whose introduction to print journalism as a school-leaver was writing horoscopes and readers’ letters for a teenage magazine, I was previously a researcher and assistant editor at The List magazine.
Yet "business in the front and party in the back" was how Les Misérables star and Oscar winner Anne Hathaway described her halterneck pale pink Prada dress, which sparked a frenzy of interest on social networking sites.
That concept of elegance with a twist echoed throughout the style choices made by Tinseltown's leading ladies who predominantly chose sophisticated, old-school glamour enlivened by the modern details delivered by the world's top fashion houses.
William Chambers is the first milliner to collaborate with the company, which specialises in ladies' occasionwear.
The designer, who creates bespoke hats, headpieces and bridal millinery from his studio above Eleganza Sposa in Bath Street, has designed six pieces for the Capsule Collection.
The headpieces, priced from £100, will be sold in selected stores and online from Monday.
The pieces will be stocked in 10 branches of Coast, including its flagship Scottish store in Glasgow's Buchanan Street.