Christine Babington Smith
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Christine Babington Smith is the content and social media editor of online fashion boutique www.glam-net.com. She is also the main contributor to ezine.fashionmodamode.com, glam-net's fashion and lifestyle blog. She lives in Milan, where she writes about current trends in one of the world’s foremost design capitals.
Christine has over 11 years’ experience in social media, starting with her role as London-based Marketing Director for pioneering youth portal uboot.com.

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Shoe Fashion Trends Spring/Summer 2014: Sneakers and Brogues Dominate

(0) Comments | Posted 25 March 2014 | (14:08)

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If you're still wearing court shoes with platform soles, consign them to the back of your wardrobe now! Even Victoria Beckham has ditched the platform pumps in favour of flats - hell has indeed frozen over and she is now wearing...

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Milan Fashion Week Needs to Find the Fountain of Youth

(0) Comments | Posted 6 February 2014 | (11:25)

The biannual whirlwind of Ready-to-Wear fashion month is almost upon us, kicking off in New York this week with the fall/winter 2014 collections; with London, Milan and Paris to follow.

The tour of fashion's capitals comes to end on March 5th in Paris, but with just about every country on...

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Scoop International Fashion Show London - Neon Trend Continues Into Spring/Summer 2014

(0) Comments | Posted 25 July 2013 | (16:11)

Glam-net's buyers usually scour the globe for emerging designers but this week the fashion world was in London for the Scoop fashion fair, a biannual showcase for new mid to high-end labels, both homegrown and international. The main theme at this year's show was Young British Designers, whilst previous years...

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Shopping for a Swimsuit or Bikini? Body Type Style Advice and 2013 Trends

(0) Comments | Posted 4 June 2013 | (09:48)

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If you are thinking about buying a new swimsuit or bikini but are not sure what suits you - this post aims to steer you in the right direction with some handy advice. The key to finding the perfect swimsuit is to emphasize your...

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Punk Fashion - The Met Museum Costume Institute Exhibition 2013

(1) Comments | Posted 6 May 2013 | (13:20)

I can't imagine Anna Wintour was ever a punk with safety pins and bondage trousers, besides she was 28 years old in 1977 so hardly a rebellious teen from the suburbs. However, she has chosen punk as this year's theme for the Metropolitan Museum's annual Costume Institute exhibition.

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Shoe Obsession - Exhibition at the Fashion Institute of Technology

(0) Comments | Posted 22 March 2013 | (13:20)

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The average American woman owns about 20 pairs of shoes, but if you are fanatical about footwear - this post is for you. The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York is mounting an exhibition entitled Shoe Obsession, and...

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Milan Fashion Week in Crisis?

(0) Comments | Posted 22 February 2013 | (23:00)

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The Milan Fashion Week schedule is an impressive list of powerhouse labels from Armani, Prada, Fendi, Cavalli, Versace and Gucci. Italian luxury brands also appear impervious to the economic crisis thanks to demand from wealthy consumers in the Far East. So why...

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Milan Fashion Week in Crisis?

(0) Comments | Posted 22 February 2013 | (23:00)

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The Milan Fashion Week schedule is an impressive list of powerhouse labels from Armani, Prada, Fendi, Cavalli, Versace and Gucci. Italian luxury brands also appear impervious to the economic crisis thanks to demand from wealthy consumers in the Far East. So why...

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Girls, Golden Globes and Tuna Pasta Bake

(0) Comments | Posted 17 January 2013 | (11:21)

2012 saw HBO score another hit with Girls, with its multi-tasking writer, director and star Lena Dunham winning best actress at The Golden Globes this week. The show follows the lives of four recently graduated twenty-something women as they make their way in New York, but unlike its big sister...

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'Valentino: Master of Couture' Exhibition Comes to London

(0) Comments | Posted 26 November 2012 | (23:00)

This week sees the opening of a major new exhibition in London celebrating the 50 year career of one of fashion's most illustrious designers, Valentino Garavani. "Valentino: Master of Couture" focuses on the ever more rarefied world of haute couture. The exhibition at Somerset House showcases over 130 hand-crafted designs;...

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Niche Perfumes Are the New Luxury

(1) Comments | Posted 24 October 2012 | (11:05)

When do luxury labels lose their cachet? Forbes Contributor Blue Carreon wrote earlier this year that as the Hermes Birkin bag is so ubiquitous in Singapore and Hong Kong - is it possible the bag has gone out of fashion? Ubiquity signals the death knell for exclusivity and nowhere is...

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Fall/Winter 2012-13 Fashion Trends

(4) Comments | Posted 7 September 2012 | (00:00)

The fashion world is moving on to spring/summer 2013 Ready-to-wear this month; but for the rest of us summer is winding down and we're getting ready to update our winter wardrobes instead. So here is a quick edit of the top trends for fall/winter 2012-13.

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Scoop International Fashion Show - Belgian Designers, Fashion's Next Big Thing

(1) Comments | Posted 11 July 2012 | (22:52)

In today's blog I thought I'd share my fabulous finds at this week's Scoop International Show. Launched in 2011 it's an industry fashion fair for boutique labels held at the Saatchi Gallery in London's Chelsea.

Scoop prides itself on being fashion forward and nurturing creativity. This year it...

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Daphne Guinness Collection Auction at Christie's

(1) Comments | Posted 27 June 2012 | (13:06)

Last week Glamnet's owner, Joanne, was invited to preview the Daphne Guinness Collection which will go under the hammer at Christie's tonight. Daphne was there to present the collection, and talked movingly about her friend and fellow fashion muse Issie: "the sale was the only poetical way for me to...

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'Ugly Chic' - Schiaparelli and Prada Met Exhibition 2012

(0) Comments | Posted 8 May 2012 | (10:32)

How to follow last year's record-breaking Savage Beauty Alexander McQueen exhibition? The Met has turned to 'Ugly Chic', surreal style, skeleton dresses, lobsters and torn flesh.

Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations is the title of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute spring 2012 exhibition; launching this week with the...

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The Future is Smart

(0) Comments | Posted 23 April 2012 | (10:57)

Last week I visited the Global Salone Internazionale del Mobile, a.k.a. Milan Design Week 2012; it's the largest interior design show in the world and where all the leading brands come together to exhibit. Manufacturers and designers choose this event to launch new products and innovative technological design for the...

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Milan Fashion Week: Fall/Winter 2012-13 Fashion Trends at White

(0) Comments | Posted 1 March 2012 | (08:18)

Fur, leopard print, geometric prints, gothic and silver are the key trends to emerge from Milan Fashion Week's fall/winter 2012-13 collections. This was confirmed by a trip to the White Milan Show, a fair for fashion buyers that takes place concurrently with the big name designer runway shows.

Fur is...

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2012 Fashion Trends - Country Chic!

(1) Comments | Posted 15 February 2012 | (23:00)

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A couple of years ago, no urban fashionista would be seen dead in a jacket with corduroy elbow patches. How things change - practical country clothing, once the preserve of farmers and fisherman, is now fashionable and has spread to the city and suburbs....

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The Artist's Jazz Age Style Roars Into 2012

(0) Comments | Posted 25 January 2012 | (13:55)

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Last Season fashion referenced the 1940s, this season designers have revisited an earlier vintage. The Jazz Age proved a strong influence on Milan and New York Fashion Weeks last September, and is set to be one of the key trends for Spring/Summer 2012.

Both...

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How to Avoid a Hen Weekend from Hell

(0) Comments | Posted 13 December 2011 | (08:45)

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Today I am feeling buffed, scrubbed, soft and dewy. My new glow is the result of a day of indulgence at Milan's QC Terme spa; I'm not sure how long it will last, but for now I am feeling blissed out. Anyway, I got...

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