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How Brazil's Homegrown Fashion Grew Up

Dress For Success London

Not only does Brazil already possess a monopoly on all the good things in life – beaches, sunshine, carnival, caipirinha – it will soon host the two biggest sporting events on the planet, the 2014 Fifa World Cup and the 2016 Olympics.

Lauren Laverne on Fashion: Jumpers

Sexy Show Jumpers

Who among us doesn't love a jumper? Diana Vreeland always wore hers backwards, claiming it was "much more flattering that way", Jean Paul Gaultier adopted his "uniform" of a sailor sweater when he started out in fashion "so I wouldn't drive myself crazy trying to work out what to wear".

Après-ski or Sun and Sea?

Oakley Guy

As winter creeps in, we find the days getting longer and the nights getting colder as we pile on the layers for the winter months.

Bankers and Their Trucks

The Icon

There are two kinds of bankers: those who like trucks, and those who don't. And of those who do like them, there are two further kinds: those who want luxury SUVs, and those who want as much kick-ass truck power as possible.


Vibrant Chain Long Necklace

Lauren Laverne on style: affordable jewellery

Salvador Dalí once opined: "The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant." I make a point never to argue with surrealist geniuses (for one thing, it's exhausting: "It is a pipe, René; it just is… OK, not, like, an actual pipe… Yes, but who would even think it was?… I AM CALM").

Dark Skin Beauty

Beauty: oils for oily skin

'A good facial oil will have the same visual effect as dubbin on an old leather boot – lines and wrinkles are plumped, the surface is smoother, more supple'

The 'Dirty' Men's Shirt Wars

You can’t walk past the shops without noticing 'Sale' slashed across glass fronts at most times of the year, and I have been informed that seemingly under-par shirts have been flooding the marketplace since before Christmas.

With Lingerie, White is Right

Valentine's Day has been and gone, and maybe you got a pants present. That is, an immaculately wrapped presentation box containing layers of tissue paper with expensive lingerie. Not underwear, lingerie.