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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. March 16, 2012

    A busy day, but what was achieved?

    More than a century after a million people joined the very first International Women’s Day rallies, the European...

  2. March 12, 2011

    An invitation to do the right thing

    How late is it acceptable to arrive at a social event? Fifteen minutes? Twenty? Half an hour? Does there come a point when...

  3. March 4, 2011

    Behind the Black Door

    Behind the Black Door, by Sarah Brown, Ebury Press, RRP£18.99, 464 pages Sarah Brown is a national treasure: mother, wife,...

  4. October 1, 2010

    Inspired women, uplifting times

    The best women, I was told this week, are like each other’s Wonderbras – a constant support, always helping each other look...

  5. June 17, 2010

    Brown business

    Sarah Brown , wife of Gordon, is getting on with business, power-lunching in Notting Hill at Electric House with Wendi...

  6. June 14, 2010

    Sarah Brown to tell of life 'behind the black door' of Downing St

    Sarah Brown is to publish a "very personal" memoir next April - beating into print her husband Gordon, the former prime...

  7. Westminster Blog

    May 6, 2010

    Election Day morning briefing

    David and Samantha Cameron vote in Witney Gordon and Sarah Brown vote in Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath Nick Clegg and Miriam...

  8. April 15, 2010

    Women wanted

    Are there any women in this election apart from leaders' wives?Every now and then you see one perched conveniently in camera...

  9. April 13, 2010

    Female deficit

    Where are the women? This is as male-dominated an election as any I can remember. The key figures are all men: Gordon Brown,...

  10. April 10, 2010

    Offensive tweets trip up Labour hopeful

    The Labour party has sacked a parliamentary candidate in Scotland after he wrote a litany of offensive comments on Twitter...

  11. April 9, 2010

    Labour hopeful sacked after Twitter outburst

    The Labour party has sacked a parliamentary candidate in Scotland after he wrote a litany of offensive comments on...

  12. February 26, 2010

    Crystallised vision from the new guard

    "Creative", "inspiring", and "reflective" were the three words Sarah Brown, the UK prime minister's wife, chose to describe...

  13. February 25, 2010

    Crystallised vision from the new guard

    “Creative”, “inspiring”, and “reflective” were the three words Sarah Brown, the UK prime minister’s wife, chose to describe...

  14. February 20, 2010

    Home and heart

    Tax issues arising from a new statutory residency test being worked on by the Treasury in tight fiscal times did not stop...

  15. October 24, 2009

    Krug and kudos

    A stellar cast of City names that could be dropped right into the next Mrs Moneypenny column gathered to raise a glass of...

  16. October 16, 2009

    All a Twitter

    Forgive me if I seem a little bit distracted at the moment. Something rather exciting has just happened. I have been...

  17. October 7, 2009

    Suits you, Sir Gus

    Sir Gus O'Donnell, the cabinet secretary, gave away one of his nice M&S suits this week when cabinet office staff took part...

  18. October 2, 2009

    Supper with the supermodels in New York City

    Who is that? At a large dinner in New York City I felt somewhat disadvantaged since I couldn’t identify most of the people...

  19. September 25, 2009

    Vadera's friends in high places

    Lady Vadera spent the night before quitting as a government minister in the company of power women such as Wendi Murdoch ,...

  20. September 12, 2009

    Stuart hits town

    While headhunters were busy drawing up a list for Sir Stuart Rose's successor, the Marks and Spencer boss was back on the...

  21. August 14, 2009

    Cameron joins Brown in defence of NHS

    David Cameron, Tory leader, on Friday added his voice to that of Gordon Brown, prime minister, in defending the National...

  22. August 8, 2009

    A fleeting tweeting

    It happened the way most of these things do: slowly at first, and then in a deluge that could not be ignored. Of course, it...

  23. July 14, 2009

    Can she be human enough for two?

    To judge from the media coverage of recent weeks, you would think it was Sarah Brown rather than her buttoned-down husband...

  24. July 13, 2009

    Can she be human enough for two?

    To judge from the media coverage of recent weeks, you would think it was Sarah Brown rather than her buttoned-down husband...

  25. June 20, 2009

    Multi-function Murdochs

    Rupert Murdoch's arrival in London coincided with news that the WSJ Europe was moving its base to the city. The 78-year-old...

  26. June 3, 2009

    Expenses paid

    Some good has come from the MPs' expenses scandal. A sum well in excess of £10,000 has gone to the Jennifer Brown Research...

  27. June 2, 2009

    Swap MPs for a nice, new quango

    If you were pinning your hopes on major reform of Britain’s democracy, forget it. No chance. Not this side of a general...

  28. May 18, 2009

    Friendships and frictions

    From accompanying a business delegation to Israel and Palestine to facing a revolt by enraged Oxford University dons, Sir...

  29. April 4, 2009

    Fashion, frocks, finance and funds

    With one of the talking points of the G20 being the first ladies' fashion, it was a surprise to learn that the navy blue...

  30. March 2, 2009

    Guys and Dolls, Nederlander Theatre, New York

    The conventional wisdom: Guys and Dolls is so sure-fire that a producer could shove trained canaries into this 1950 show...

  31. February 27, 2009

    Designers gear up for battle with tough tailoring

    In spite of the lipstick-smothered smiles, the quirky clothes and, of course, the pop of champagne corks as celebrities...

  32. February 26, 2009

    Designers gear up for battle with tough tailoring

    In spite of the lipstick-smothered smiles, the quirky clothes and, of course, the pop of champagne corks as celebrities such...

  33. February 14, 2009

    A few highs - but mountains still to climb . . .

    Happy Valentine's Day David Rubenstein - you summed up Davos for me. The co-founder of Carlyle, a large American private...

  34. February 14, 2009

    A Few Highs - But A Lot Of Mountains Still To Climb...

    Hppy valentine's day david rubenstein - you summed up davos for me. The co-founder of Carlyle, a large American private...

  35. February 14, 2009

    A few highs – but a lot of mountains still to climb...

    Happy Valentine’s Day David Rubenstein – you summed up Davos for me. The co-founder of Carlyle, a large American private...

  36. February 3, 2009

    It's snowing men

    Snowy London gave the scene at Davos a run for its money yesterday, as the City put on its alpine clothing. Nonetheless,...

  37. November 15, 2008

    Flying solo

    Thank you, Vivian Fernández de Torrijos. We have never met but I want to let you know how grateful I am. If it weren't for...

  38. November 15, 2008

    Never So Glad To Be Stood Up, I Took Off

    Thank you, Vivian Fernandez de Torrijos. we have never met, but I want to let you know how grateful I am. If it weren't for...

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