Tag : Style

‘At 41 I had life-saving cancer surgery – and was left with a life-changing swelling condition’

At the age of 41, my life was turned upside down. Following a routine smear test in 2000, I was diagnosed with stage 3 cervical cancer. Sitting there in the doctor’s surgery in Yorkshire, I felt a wave of fear and devastation wash over me. How had I got cancer? Was I going to die? How would I tell my four children, my husband and my parents? Of cou...

Why the miniskirt is back on catwalks everywhere from Dior to Prada to Miu Miu, and how to wear one this winter

There's nothing like a head-turning, thigh-baring miniskirt to lift your mood. Which is perhaps why - after a weary 18 months of pandemic-related disruption - they're firmly back in fashion. Short hemlines create a sense of "revolution and youth", said Dior creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri after an autumn catwalk show that paid homage to minis...