… a word from Amanda the Editor


This week is mostly about London Fashion Week, here in our nation’s capital. OK, the news also contains just a touch of Boris. But more importantly, fashion.

Next week, I’ll bring you much more LFW gossip, but while we’re on the subject, one funny story emerged in the red tops yesterday that I simply had to report.

It appears that certain ‘fashion victims’, probably the bloggers and vloggers attending most of this week’s shows, have been splashing out in excess of £2,000 to look like Corrie legend Hilda Ogden

FASHIONISTAS can pay £2,050 to look like Corrie’s Hilda Ogden 

My fave designer GUCCIhave created a shirt which appears exactly like the housecoat worn by Hilda in Corrie, the iconic cleaning lady who was loved by millions of fans during her decades on the cobbles.

Gucci tells would-be buyers: “The quilted over-shirt plays with contrasting prints to create a colourful patchwork effect. The sportswear and outerwear worlds collide in this new style.”

Gucci has also launched a supermarket-style “bag for life” — for £525. The bags – in check, pink, black and floral designs – have the Gucci name printed on the front in gold or silver letters.

Gucci says: “The tote bag is crafted from a soft and lightweight pink cotton fabric, printed with the Gucci logo and specially coated”.

So, as you roll your eyes at such insanity, lets crack on with this week’s issue. We feature an obscene new swimwear fashion which I’m pre-warning you about prior to Summer 2020 (hint – get waxing and squatting), plus the political messages at LFW and also a new fake tan which will keep you glowing, even after summer is officially ‘over’.