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    1. July 21, 2016

      Women do not win when women lead

      The online news site BuzzFeed ran a funny post last week on what the media would say if it applied its coverage of...

    2. Westminster Blog

      July 13, 2016

      Theresa May becomes PM - as it happened

      This Live Blog session closed at 20:47 on 13 Jul 2016. Theresa May has taken over as prime minister after David...

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      A look at UK education in 2014, from the politics of public versus private schooling t...
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    1. FT Photo Diary

      June 23, 2016

      Prime Minister votes

      British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha Cameron leave after voting in the EU Referendum ...

    2. April 8, 2016

      Beginner’s guide to Blairmore and the problem with offshore investment

      When David Cameron provided details about the Blairmore fund, he was careful to explain it was not a family trust. “It...

    3. December 14, 2015

      Party cards from your dear leaders

      Slideshow: UK political Christmas cards 2015 George Osborne and Nicola Sturgeon have opted for a jolly cartoon. Jeremy...

    4. September 14, 2015

      Boden to open more stores in UK and US

      Boden is making plans to open more UK stores and its first US outlet as hipper styles helped the online and catalogue...

    5. June 12, 2015

      The PM and the weaker sex

      I have become irrationally irritated by David Cameron in recent days. I say irrationally because there are so many...

    6. Westminster Blog

      March 31, 2015

      The battle of the celebrity endorsements

        The Labour Party has always boasted the lion’s share of celebrity endorsements and this election promises to be no...

    7. July 14, 2014

      Advertisers seek to harness the power of parent bloggers

      Hundreds of women – some of them pushing prams – are strolling around a room filled with brand representatives keen to...

    8. March 21, 2014

      The politics of public and private schooling

      Michael Gove, the education secretary, has not been shy about reforming the schools system during his four years in...

    9. March 21, 2014

      Latin lessons in dressing

      South American presidential style Given the obsessive attention routinely paid to what Michelle Obama or Samantha...

    10. March 14, 2014

      Pistes and culture: a Granada ski holiday

      In the early 1920s, a disillusioned and war-weary young English writer woke one morning on the highest peak of the...

    11. July 12, 2013

      Vanessa Friedman: Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, the new face of Bulgari

      One of the more notable moments of the recent Paris couture week occurred at a very fancy party hosted by Bulgari in a...

    12. July 12, 2013

      British beauty means business

      For an industry that is based on building confidence, the British beauty business has always suffered from low...

    13. June 14, 2013

      What to wear at the revolution

      Once upon a time, to most people, “the woman in red” meant a mediocre 1980s comedy starring Gene Wilder and Kelly...

    14. April 26, 2013

      The world’s most important fashion prizes

      The oldest resort town on the French Riviera, Hyères, might be best known as a holiday destination. But this week it...

    15. April 26, 2013

      Public image versus private finance

      The recent move by President François Hollande to make cabinet members disclose their holdings and net worth has...

    16. Material World

      February 26, 2013

      Is "Made in Italy" message to country's politicians wasted?

      Marni's sunglasses with “excavated details”. Getty Images Today is travel day as the fashion flock heads to Paris....

    17. Material World

      February 18, 2013

      Burberry personalises the runway: good or bad?

      Getty Images In a few hours (4pm UK time) Burberry will take to the runway at London Fashion Week (that’s chief...

    18. December 7, 2012

      The appeal of true Brit

      The news last week that Alexander Wang would be Balenciaga’s new creative director had the fashion world all a-twitter...

    19. Material World

      November 28, 2012

      Leveraging Samantha Cameron for fashion's sake

      Getty Images I was struck last night at the British Fashion Awards by Samantha Cameron’s appearance to present the New...

    20. November 9, 2012

      New term, old dress

      Four years ago last week, Michelle Obama stepped into the public eye on election night wearing a red-and-black Narciso...

    21. September 14, 2012

      London Fashion Week: day one

      The first day of London Fashion Week is always a slightly muted affair. Many of the press and buyers are coming back...

    22. Material World

      July 25, 2012

      Did Samantha Cameron make a sartorial own-goal?

      Much hoo-ha in the UK today over the fact that the Queen and First Lady Samantha Cameron seemed to be a little too...

    23. Material World

      June 7, 2012

      Obama's fashion faux pas

      Anna Wintour. Getty Images For so long, fashion was so good for the Obamas: it clothed them, made Mrs O into a...

    24. March 16, 2012

      David Cameron: the verdict so far

      David Cameron is standing on the Jubilee line on a visit to a Tesco supermarket in east London, an imposing figure in...

    25. Material World

      March 15, 2012

      First Ladies' dress codes

      Should first ladies dress for themselves, their country, or their husband’s agenda? I pondered this question last night...

    26. Material World

      March 14, 2012

      The not-so-special sartorial relationship

      David Cameron and Samantha Cameron disembark (Getty) There is a tendency, among political leaders, especially of the...

    27. December 2, 2011

      Creative differences

      A lamp is rarely a source of great contention. However, when Samantha Cameron, the prime minister’s wife, recently...

    28. Material World

      October 31, 2011

      The Obamas' complex costume calculation

      To a certain extent every national leader is in a form of costume every day of their term, but today this issue takes...

    29. Material World

      September 29, 2011

      Ambassadors join the fashion game

      After Fashion 4 Development, the UN initiative involving Michelle Obama and Carla Sarkozy and geared toward supporting...

    30. August 26, 2011

      Fashion takes the Mickey

      Designers are known for getting their inspiration from surprising sources, but one of the most unlikely muses in...

    31. August 5, 2011

      Arty political

      Art has facilitated diplomacy since the time of the pharoahs. Then, painters were commissioned to decorate tombs with...

    32. June 4, 2011

      Rare glimpse of view from a Downing St sofa

      A work by LS Lowry titled ‘Lancashire Fair. Good Friday. Daisy Nook’ hangs in the Whitechapel Gallery For those who...

    33. May 27, 2011

      Couched in connections

      Lady Annabel Astor at her London house, decorated with soft furnishings from her company OKA At first glance, her life...

    34. May 27, 2011

      ‘Kate effect’ helps drive fashion sales

      The equivalent of a royal warrant was invisibly hoisted over British high streets this week as “the Kate effect” took...

    35. May 13, 2011

      The clues in Carla’s clothes

      The Cannes Film Festival has had its first few star-studded days yet it seems to me that the most pressing question...

    36. April 1, 2011

      Bare-faced chic

      Felicity Albert of Nomura bank On a recent flying visit to Paris earlier this month to conduct quiet talks with a...

    37. February 22, 2011

      Burberry show all white on the night

      Fashion models at the Burberry show for London Fashion Week were clad in fur with plenty of chunky cable knit to boot...

    38. February 18, 2011

      Power dressers

      From left: Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser al-Missned, Yulia Tymoshenko, Angela Merkel,...

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