In the New Review this weekend

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Exclusive! The secret diary of Mario Testino - what the world’s most glamorous photographer saw. PLUS: Puccini’s sex life laid bare; Robert Lepage says'I am fascinated by the Devil'; Meet the new king of denim.

In detail:


* Parties: The Annabel's regulars take Richard Prince to their frolicksome heart

* Fashion: Why designers are falling head over heels for the art world


* Super Mario: He’s shot everyone from princesses to fashion queens. So what’s Mario Testino’s secret? In an exclusive three-week diary, he gives us an intimate look into his A-list lifestyle

* Maestro, please! How Puccini’s wild infidelities led to his servant’s tragic suicide, his wife’s jail sentence, and the composer’s seven-year creative block

Arts & Books

* Flamenco fire: The dancer Sara Baras brings her Spanish steps to our shores

* Diabolical delight: Doubt, chaos and the Devil: why the writer-performer Robert Lepage would have sold his soul to direct Stravinsky’s Rake’s Progress

* Siege mentality: Hot-shot Hollywood screenwriter David Benioff discusses his return to novel-writing with a tale set in Leningrad’s darkest hour


* Credo: You wouldn't believe who Sidney van Gelder’s had in the back of his cab – or what he thinks of them

* Experience: Henry Hemming meets the modern-day hermits who say living alone is anything but a lonely experience

* Style: With A-listers clamouring for his hand-crafted jeans, Scott Morrison has the luxury denim market all sewn up

* Food: Tongue-tingling raspberries have Skye Gyngell feeling summery

* Restaurants: The stars worth talking about at Brasserie St Jacques belong to its Michelin'd consultant, says Terry Durack

* Interiors: From its bamboo trees to its stark minimalism, the designer Jason Maclean’s London "garage" getaway screams California cool

* Gardens: Emma Townshend reveals how a garden in Hampton Court could help alleviate crop shortages in Africa

In The New Review with The Independent on Sunday print edition this weekend.