Lou Stoppard
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Lou Stoppard is a freelance journalist specialising in fashion and the arts. She was born in ‘unfashionable Bedfordshire’ (Tatler), but currently lives in London. Having completed a BA in History at Oxford University she is now living out her love for Pulp by studying at Central Saint Martins College for a MA in Fashion (not sculpture). She has previously contributed to and written for The Sunday Times, The Spectator, The Week, Used, and Stylist magazine. She has a diverse range of interests including politics, sexuality, feminism and, naturally, Twilight.

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On the High Street: The Battle of the Knock-Offs

(0) Comments | Posted 23 February 2012 | (00:00)

So fashion season is well and truly upon us. Journalists, PRs and models alike have dusted off their heels, halved their calorie intake and buckled up for a marathon of shows, parties and presentations. As the London Autumn/Winter collections come to a close, the dust settles on Somerset House and...

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On the High Street: The Iron Lady - A Lesson in Power Dressing

(0) Comments | Posted 14 January 2012 | (00:00)

So The Iron Lady has arrived. Too lefty? Too righty? Offensive? Inaccurate? Streep? (Take a breath whilst remembering how fantastic she was in The Devil Wears Prada - then continue) An American as a Brit? The wrong choice? With the same rigour as Moses's parting of the Red Sea, The...

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On the High Street: The Rise of Designer Collaborations.

(0) Comments | Posted 30 December 2011 | (00:00)

How many people woke up on Christmas morning to find stockings stuffed with Hello Kitty for Liberty lip balms? How many others are ironing their Versace for H&M party-dresses in preparation for New Year's Eve?

It's been the year of hysteria-inducing designer/high street collaborations. Louise Gray's beautiful range for Brora...

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On the High Street - Mary Portas: Friend or Foe?

(3) Comments | Posted 15 December 2011 | (11:55)

So Mary Portas's review of the high street has made its (budget) catwalk debut. There's talk of this leading to the creation of a 'minister for shops'. David Cameron - consider this my application. Finally a position where endless hours spent perusing the rails at Zara can be...

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