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Let’s Talk Prints And Patterns


This year’s print trend has “adventurous” written all over it. It combines everything that’s right with the fashion world: energy, dynamism and pushing the limits. Here’s a guide to the graphics and motifs that’s caught the fashion world’s attention this season.

Beauty: makeup for novices

Pig in Lipstick

One of the loveliest things about my job has been hearing from women who, having never worn makeup before, have grown to love it through this column.


Catch the Art of Rugby 2007

Punters will talk about the art of rugby long after the England v France World Cup 2007 semis game in Paris. Let's talk rugby AS art to invest in closer to home.

Messi Close Up

Lionel Messi - What was that suit?

Undoubtedly the best player of 2012 and fast becoming the best of all time. Although the Argentine may also be the worst dressed after showing up in a polka-dot suit that made him look like a postmodern optical illusion.

Make Up

Beauty: sheer bases

'There are alternatives to BB creams that give the same sheer colour, sun protection and minor blemish cover without the dull finish'

The New Spend Less Revolution

When it comes to belt-tightening, the City isn't filled with early adopters. But now that it's time, we know what we have to do (even if we hate it). With tips from Rebecca Ash's book, this is the first of two articles on spending less without suffering too much.

Dan Stevens

Downton Abbey Star Dan Stevens Tops GQ's Best-Dressed Poll

As Matthew Crawley in Downton Abbey, Dan Stevens was always impeccably turned out. But his off-screen style is equally admirable, according to sartorial experts. The actor has been named Britain's best-dressed man, beating perennial favourite David Beckham, Bradley Wiggins and the Prince of Wales to come top of GQ magazine's annual list.

Credit Crunch Sparkle

Over drinks the other day, we got together and counted how many of our friends had been laid off in the past two years. A scary sixty percent. Then we looked at what they went on to do. One, in particular, stood out.