Shaken to my foundation

Foundation always looks better for being left on the skin for a few minutes – a bit like red wine, it improves with time

Dances with woollens

Actress Tilda Swinton stars in a rare sartorial showcase featuring pieces from the Musée Galliera’s historic collection

Grasse gets greener

A ‘rough diamond’ on the Côte d’Azur, the perfume capital of the world is regaining its lustre – and attracting buyers – with its history and authenticity

Selfish hosts, egoistic guests

What does one do when a dinner drags on and on without the end in sight and everyone finds it slightly awkward leaving ‘early’?

Off the wall

Graffiti has made the transition from vandalism to fashionable art, but its move indoors is a more recent phenomenon

Sea scrapers

Foreign and local investors are rushing to develop beachfront plots throughout the tropical north-east of Brazil, making it a highly desirable area

Sharper focus

A new specialist gallery aims to boost London’s photographic scene