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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Dressing Like… Vod

Fashion stylist Bertie Bowen channels the clothes and spirit of a fictional character. This week, she’s got an out-and-out girl crush on Fresh Meat’s sartorial chameleon.
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Miniskirt, maxi shit-losing

When Jean Shrimpton wore the first miniskirt in 1965, the world’s media united in outrage. Fifty years on, no one bats an eye at this iconic garment. Why was there all the fuss then, asks Bertie Bowen.
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Dressing like… Bonnie Parker

Fashion stylist Bertie Bowen channels the clothes and spirit of a fictional character. This week, she’s criminally à la mode thanks to tips from Faye Dunaway’s Bonnie (not Clyde).
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Dressing like… Andie Walsh

Fashion stylist Bertie Bowen channels the clothes and spirit of a fictional character. This week, she tentatively tiptoes into the 1980s to get some confidence and feel Pretty in Pink.
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Dressing like… Bet Lynch

Fashion stylist Bertie Bowen channels the clothes and spirit of a fictional character. This week, fortune favours the bold and the beehived as she takes Corrie’s Bet Lynch as leopard-print clad inspiration.
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Dressing Like… Princess Ann

Fashion stylist Bertie Bowen channels the clothes and spirit of a fictional character. This week, she’s taking tips from an icon of effortless style: Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday.
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Review: Audrey Hepburn – Portraits of an Icon

The camera adored her; 22 years after her death fans worldwide still love the face that launched a thousand eyeliner flicks. But does the National Portrait Gallery’s new exhibition do the star’s life justice? Bertie Bowen took a look.
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Dressing Like… The Good Life

Fashion stylist Bertie Bowen channels the clothes and spirit of a fictional character. This week she’s looking at Barbara and Margot in The Good Life and finding there’s room for both.
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Dressing Like… Cher Horowitz

Fashion stylist Bertie Bowen channels the clothes and spirit of a fictional character. This week she’s looking at a 1990s teenage heroine who’s seriously like, whatever. Why wouldn’t you want to dress the same? Like, duh.
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Dressing like… Ilsa Lund

Fashion stylist Bertie Bowen channels the clothes and spirit of a fictional character. This week, in honour of VE Day’s 70th anniversary, she takes notes from a woman who refused to let World War II get in the way of looking chic: Casablanca’s Ilsa Lund.