For a brown woman living in modern day Britain, being told that pale skin is 'in' is like being shown to the door of the clubhouse and being asked to leave... lay off the skin trends. If you truly mean to be part of the zeitgeist, embrace the change that models like Naomi Campbell are asking for - greater representation for women of colour in fashion and on your pages.
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 is the Italian fashion establishment worried?
A key Autumn/Winter trend for 2013 is the blurring of lines of masculine and feminine. I took inspiration from a beautifully talented singer, Caro Emerald and her lyrics to "Coming Back As a Man" to showcase the masculine/feminine trend. As Caro Emerald sang; "You see I've got it planned, I'm coming back as a man".
There seemed to be so many people jumping on the Royal bandwagon without offering anything different or remotely imaginative. That's when the idea struck me, everyone seemed to be milking the Royal birth so why not provide exactly that as a visual, that's how the concept for my Royal Breastfeeding T-Shirt materialised.
An effective way to ensure you are able to come across as someone who has good taste is to keep up-to-date. Read good quality magazines that are considered tasteful, visit stores that sell stylish, of-the-moment clothes and accessories. That way, as if by osmosis, you'll become both familiar and au fait with what for some of you may be very new.
Sadly, I haven't been able to speak to the Duchess of Cambridge personally about the polka dot dress or her fringe choice a few months ago, but I know for a fact the countless fashion commentators and royal correspondents haven't either. So I'd like to say enough's enough. It's creepy. Let's leave Diana in peace and let Kate get on with her life.
There's been a surge in interest in the street style of the Eighties and Nineties of late. There is currently a major exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum on Eighties club fashion and a few months ago there was a photo show at the National Portrait Gallery. Perhaps this is because we know we are unlikely to experience such individualism again.
The arrival of the wedding dress at the end of a haute couture show is a moment of grace. The most anticipated look of the show, it provides a breathtakingly beautiful finale to each designer's presentation. With delicate lace detailing, lavish sequin embellishment and trains that seemed to stretch for miles.
If I hadn't seen the drop-dead gorgeous dresses in their A/W collection - many with the kind of sleeves most grown-up women crave - I might be less excited by her announcement. But Ms Earl, 51, brings back to M&S that intangible something - call it class, call it good taste, call it style - which has been so sorely lacking in the past decade.