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  1. December 6, 2013

    Hair ideas for party season

    It is a truth universally whispered among denizens of the beauty world that despite what we all see on the catwalks, unless...

  2. beyondbrics

    December 2, 2013

    The Chinese dream: lessons from a showhome

    Like its American counterpart, the Chinese dream remains a rather abstract idea. But that doesn’t stop the leadership in...

  1. September 6, 2013

    Department store wars: Attention seeking reaches ever greater heights

    London’s top department stores have increasingly taken to staging attention-grabbing events and experiences focused on...

  2. July 19, 2013

    On location: Roman Holiday

    The film It’s 60 years since Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck first climbed on the back of a Vespa for their feel-good tour...

  3. June 21, 2013

    The tyranny of virtue

    Sometimes all pleasures feel guilty but you just don’t care any more. You eschew things that promote health and wellbeing...

  4. March 22, 2013

    Stripes are back

    If it’s spring (or nearly spring), it must be time for stripes. Blame it on the urge to go to the beach as soon as the...

  5. March 20, 2013

    Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Cort Theatre, New York – review

    In Richard Greenberg’s elegant Broadway adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany’s Holly Golightly has morphed into Holly...

  6. Material World

    April 20, 2012

    Tumi's IPO appeal

    And so yet more proof lands in the in-box that people are still buying luxury – and this time I’m not talking about the...

  7. Material World

    April 3, 2012

    Time's 100 Fashion Icons list

    Time magazine has made its first foray into the world of best-dressed lists by releasing its own “All-Time 100 Fashion...

  8. January 27, 2012

    Iconoclastic Hamlet was ‘touched by genius’

    Being described in his twenties as “the greatest actor since Marlon Brando” and “touched by genius” probably did Nicol...

  9. January 20, 2012

    Costumes from century of film go on show

    More than 100 of Hollywood’s most memorable costumes are to be brought together for the first time by London’s Victoria and...

  10. Material World

    November 30, 2011

    The real worth of Amy Winehouse's dress

    The news that the dress the late Amy Winehouse wore on the cover of her album Back to Black just sold for an unexpected...

  11. October 7, 2011

    Looking black

    Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the film that probably did more than any other to immortalise the little black dress, turns 50 this...

  12. July 29, 2011

    The new upper middle

    And so we come to the great reveal: no, not a further uncovering of rogue reporting shenanigans, but rather the fashion...

  13. June 24, 2011

    Something in the way she speaks ...

    “Je suis très touchée …”, Christine Lagarde begins her speech. Then she breaks off, and grins at her largely American...

  14. June 15, 2011

    Ferragamo to step out on Milan exchange

    Home comfort: Ferragamo insists it never considered listing anywhere other than Milan Salvatore Ferragamo, the Italian...

  15. May 13, 2011

    From Breton to Cannes

    Margaret Howell When it comes to Cannes, there are sartorial certainties as absolute as death and taxes: that leopard woman...

  16. April 1, 2011

    A Mozartian fairy tale

    Since films that are worth watching seem so elusive in cinemas – they are shown for a week in some obscure arthouse and then...

  17. January 28, 2011

    What I don’t want for my birthday

    Trying to think up a birthday treat for myself, my mind keeps drawing a blank. I can only dream of things I don’t want to...

  18. December 3, 2010

    Frock around the clock

    From left: designs by Matthew Williamson; Valentino; Jason Wu; Gucci; Stella McCartney In the early 1990s, my party dress...

  19. June 25, 2010

    Manon

    In writing Manon , Massenet penned the ultimate hymn to woman as eternal temptress. This all-encompassing role is a showcase...

  20. November 28, 2009

    Star quality

    If you’re one of the millions of women around the world who have always longed to achieve that indefinable Audrey Hepburn...

  21. October 10, 2009

    ‘It’s central, lively and not too chic’

    Willy Rizzo, 80, is a photographer and furniture designer. After covering the Nuremberg trials, he photographed Audrey...

  22. October 1, 2009

    Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

    Well, there’s no Audrey Hepburn, but there is Anna Friel, in an array of lovely outfits and at one point nothing at all....

  23. August 29, 2009

    The Hergé Museum celebrates Tintin

    The fabled pub game Famous Belgians – in which contestants labour to name famous Belgians – is, of course, childish. The...

  24. January 31, 2009

    TV films

    To enjoy Saturday's Troy (ITV1 9.50pm) - and it is possible to enjoy this neo-sword and sandals epic starring Brad Pitt as...

  25. November 15, 2008

    The ultimate wetsuit

    Recently in this newspaper, entrepreneur and columnist Luke Johnson, writing on the financial crisis, quoted Marcus...

  26. November 15, 2008

    A suit you can wash in the shower

    Recently in this newspaper, entrepreneur and columnist Luke Johnson, writing on the financial crisis, quoted Marcus...

  27. November 8, 2008

    TV films

    Anyone planning to watch Sunday's helping of Stephen Fry in America, where the host visits Monument Valley, should first...

  28. October 4, 2008

    TV films

    Having been forced to leave Kevin Costner's role in The Big Chill on the cutting room floor, director Lawrence Kasdan made...

  29. September 20, 2008

    Behind the scenes at the museums

    Some friends and I were sitting amid an improbably lush rooftop garden in London Terrace when the host said he had...

  30. September 20, 2008

    Behind the scenes at the museums

    Some friends and I were sitting amid an improbably lush rooftop garden in London Terrace when the host said he had...

  31. August 20, 2008

    Belle époque, British summer

    Widely regarded as the last of the great MGM musicals, Lerner and Loewe's Gigi won Best Picture at the Oscars 50 years ago....

  32. August 19, 2008

    Belle époque for UK summer

    Gigi Regents Park Open Air Theatre, London Widely regarded as the last of the great MGM musicals, Lerner and Loewe’s Gigi...

  33. June 21, 2008

    TV films

    In Saturday's Broken Flowers (BBC2 9.30pm), his most accessible effort to date, Jim Jarmusch finds his perfect leading...

  34. May 31, 2008

    TV films

    Despite sometimes awkward attempts at modernity in facing racial problems, amythic quality evokes the old west in The...

  35. April 19, 2008

    FILM - Karl French

    The Shawshank Redemption (Channel 4 Saturday 9.05pm), based on the Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank...

  36. March 1, 2008

    Pampering Pleasure - Moving images

    There is a natural sense of mystery when you go the cinema - will the film live up to your expectations? But not knowing...

  37. January 25, 2008

    Post-war but haute couture

    Successful examples of actors turning to producing are rare, especially in opera. Jeanne Moreau and copine Josée Dayan...

  38. January 24, 2008

    Véronique, Châtelet, Paris

    Successful examples of actors turning to producing are rare, especially in opera. Jeanne Moreau and copine Josée Dayan...

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