Bertie Bowen

Bertie Bowen

Stylist, writer and mother living in East London. A clompy shoed, curly haired, Radio 4 enthusiast. www.mothershoppers.com


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All the fun of the faux fur

Bertie Bowen is a faux fur fan. Faux Fur Friday (yes, really) seems the ideal time for her to wax furrylicious about its good points.
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Dressing like… Stella Gibson

Fashion stylist Bertie Bowen channels the clothes and spirit of a fictional character. This week, ahead of season three’s finale tomorrow, she takes a studied look at The Fall’s perfectly turned out detective.
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I Make the Best… Trifle

After a snap poll of Standard Issue staffers, we came to the conclusion everyone has a signature dish they’re willing to brag about. When it comes to trifle, Bertie Bowen does not piss about.
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Dressing Like… Alabama

Fashion stylist Bertie Bowen channels the clothes and spirit of a fictional character. This week, she raises a Snapple to True Romance’s beautiful badass.
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Underwear, why and what

Our fashion expert Bertie Bowen seemed the perfect person to send to the V&A's latest exhibition – Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear. Here's what she made of it.
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Review: The Witch

Seventeenth century-set drama The Witch arrives in cinemas with a lot of buzz. We sent horror fan Bertie Bowen to check it out.
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Dressing Like… Lenora

Fashion stylist Bertie Bowen channels the clothes and spirit of a fictional character. This week, she’s talking the woman who rises above the bad taste of the 80s in Deutschland 83.
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Dressing like… Absolutely Fabulous

Fashion stylist Bertie Bowen channels the clothes and spirit of a fictional character. This week she’s taking on not one, but two outrageous style icons. Are you an Eddy or a Patsy?
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Dressing like… Tracy in The Philadelphia Story

Fashion stylist Bertie Bowen channels the clothes and spirit of a fictional character. This week, to mark the 75th anniversary of The Philadelphia Story, she’s turning her attention to Katharine Hepburn’s straight-talking socialite Tracy Lord.
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Dressing like… the cast of Doctor Zhivago

Fashion stylist Bertie Bowen channels the clothes and spirit of a fictional character. This week, as the BFI rereleases Dr Zhivago for its 50th anniversary, she’s celebrating the bleakness and savagery of winter.