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How Paul McCartney invented the hipster look and indie pop

When Paul McCartney left The Beatles in 1970 he decided to drop out of public life for a while. Taking his wife and children Macca headed off to his newly bought farm house in the Mull of Kintrye to raise sheep, walk on the beach and pen gentle folky ditties. It wasn’t until a year later in 1971 when the …

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AshleyHow Paul McCartney invented the hipster look and indie pop
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Has Bradley Wiggins made the double breasted suit jacket a style trend for 2013?

Every year at the Oscars fashion houses vie to kit the hottest stars in their latest outfits knowing that the coverage generated by that star can make or break a range. Conversely the BBC Sports Personality Of The Year event isn’t something that fashion brands are too concerned with, but maybe, just maybe, the suit that the winner was wearing …

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AshleyHas Bradley Wiggins made the double breasted suit jacket a style trend for 2013?
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Nirvana’s finest album – not Nevermind

For well over a decade now Nirvana fans trawling through websites like Amazon have probably gasped with excitement as they saw previously unknown (to them at least) albums by their heroes with titles like All Of Us and The Story of Simon Simopath. For as they were about to find out, before Kurt and the chaps pinched a Pixies riff …

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AshleyNirvana’s finest album – not Nevermind
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Forget Adele and Skyfall, these are the best James Bond songs EVER

Gun sights darting from each edge of the screen. The iconic theme kicks in. A man in a tuxedo walks into view, turns to the camera. BANG! Fade to red. BOND IS BACK! We’re just weeks away from the release of Skyfall, Daniel Craig’s third outing as 007, and the 23rd adventure for the world’s most famous spy. Today’s also …

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Gerald LynchForget Adele and Skyfall, these are the best James Bond songs EVER

Stella McCartney Menswear? Yes, Please!

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Since turning up at the Met’s Costume Institute Gala with a trinity of her Hollywood girlfriends, Stella McCartney has had a whirlwind week involving everyone from Simon Doonan (creative director of Barneys) to Michelle Obama.

While chatting to the gloriously over-the-top Doonan, Stella was asked about lending her ethical hand to a menswear collection…

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Love The Look: Mark Ronson at Vivienne Westwood

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Mark Ronson has always been a tiptop fashion star and this year has been awash with his sartorial influence. From the stripes and Mod look of early 2008 to the sharp tailoring in kooky fabrics. From the 50s rock-star (read: Elvis) to the fur-clad aristo-geek.

Now, Ronson is taking it upon himself to lead the way with the trapper-hat wearer, ‘Lightspeed Champion,’ look as first established by our (soon to depart-) Jason Dike.

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Will ReidLove The Look: Mark Ronson at Vivienne Westwood