Princes Street has taken a bit of a battering in recent years, none worse than the verbal whippings it receives from the people who pound its pavement.
DRESSING for the job you want is a phrase that has always haunted me.
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If you've ever wanted to know what standing in the eye of a storm feels like get backstage at a fashion show - Edinburgh College of Art Fashion Show 2011 to be exact.
When you look in the mirror, it's easy to pinpoint which parts of your body you picked up from your parents.
DUST down your "Sweetie-Darlings" and rejoice in the return of two of fashion's finest ever heavyweights.
THERE are some trends that were built to stand the test of time, leaving every fashionista safe in the knowledge that the item ageing in the back of their wardrobe will only get better looking the older it gets - a little like David Beckham.
There is one man in fashion who every true fashionista puts above the rest. He wasn't a designer, milliner or shoe manufacturer, but his influence is still felt today.
There is no escaping matrimonial madness in the Capital right now. Every cobbled corner you turn a bride appears gushing at her groom, oblivious to the pandemonium they are causing as the city tries to go about its business.
I NOW know how Dorothy must have felt when she was stuck in Oz. It wasn't that it didn't have beautiful parts to peek at, the sun shown for the majority of her journey, she made three special friends en route and even bagged a pair of awesome ruby slippers while she was there.
Never again will the words "It's only a dress" leave my lips.
Our city is full of ghosts.
BEAUTIFULLY bleached hair, chiselled cheekbones and legs you could get lost looking at.
There once was a girl from Little Rock who taught us that "gentlemen prefer blondes". Two years later she insisted those same gentlemen "marry brunettes".
Moving home is never the most stylish or stress-free situation in life.
EVERY once in a while, a design craze sweeps the city as if out of nowhere. This time, Edinburgh is embracing the beauty of the 1920s and 30s thanks to Boardwalk Empire.
WE are currently in the midst of fashion week madness.
FEBRUARY has to be every fashionstas' favourite month.
WOMANKIND are wicked wenches and the wickedness starts with the wardrobe . . . well, that's what a recent survey would have us all believe.
THE results are in: the internet was king while the high street took a hammering.
AS A NATION we take a lot of our daily items for granted.