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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Rated or Dated: The Wicker Man

Standard Issue writers are revisiting a film/book/TV series to see if it’s stood the test of time. As news of a ‘threequel’ emerges, Bertie Bowen takes another look at the classic British horror film. WARNING: Contains spoilers.
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Dressing Like… Raoul Duke

Fashion stylist Bertie Bowen channels the clothes and spirit of a fictional character. This week she’s unbuttoning that Acapulco shirt and taking holiday fashion tips from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
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Dressing like… Joan Holloway

In the first in a new series, fashion stylist Bertie Bowen channels the clothes and spirit of a fictional character. To kick off, she’s taken notes from a character who takes zero shit: Mad Men’s smart, successful and sassy Joan Holloway.
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Introducing My Little One To… Janet & Allan Ahlberg

Our writers are (lovingly) foisting pop-culture favourites on their unsuspecting nippers. This week, Bertie Bowen ushers toddler Alma into a world of warmly chaotic domesticity.
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Fashion: Why

London Fashion Week sashays into the capital today, so we asked Bertie Bowen to tell us why fashion is so important.
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Glad Rags

Our writers are celebrating the sartorial items that put a smile on their mush. Bertie Bowen is all about the piece that makes her feel relaxed in her own skin.
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Review: Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

The V&A is celebrating one of the most innovative designers of recent times: Alexander McQueen. Bertie Bowen was rapt and totally ruined as she got to know the man behind the clothes.
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Review: Fashion on the Ration

We sent stylist Bertie Bowen to Imperial War Museum London’s exhibition exploring 1940s street style. Here’s what she thought.
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Film Review: The Babadook

Written and directed by Jennifer Kent, Australian horror film The Babadook is a welcome and terrifying antidote to modern society’s ‘yummy mummy’ depiction of motherhood, finds Bertie Bowen.