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This season’s beauty is a tale of two cities, take your pick from urban grunge and old-school glamour, says Emma Akbareian
You don't need to wear a suit to look smart in the summer: a mix-but-don't-match sports coat comes into its own this season
There is more haute couture in Paris this year than for some time. But is it relevant?
Gavignet claims second leg victory after facing stiff competition from Josse on Dublin to Plymouth leg
Fusion Pro Glide, £15.99, Gillette, available nationwide
Keira Knightley is to star in a new film about the life of Coco Channel, directed by Karl Lagerfeld.
Chanel make-up, which in the past has included the sort of coveted treats that inspire waiting lists (see their nail polishes Jade and Particulière), has some rather daring new products in their summer 2013 collection, out next month.
1. Lily Absolute
Paris's Grand Palais was transformed into a towering forest for today's Chanel haute couture show, an idea that Karl Largerfeld simply dreamed up.
My work life has got a bit glamorous lately. Well, the last three days anyway. My week started by being whisked off to Milan to attend a party thrown by Dodo, the Italian jewellery company. I then flew straight to Edinburgh for Chanel's unbelievably lavish Métier d'Art show (I'm still not sure if that really happened? It was dream-like). Then finally it was back to London for two pressing Italian engagements: Christmas drinks hosted by Dolce & Gabbana, and later on that evening, a candlelit supper in Burlington Arcade with Salvatore Ferragamo.
Coats, knits – even jumpsuits… It's all about oversizing this winter
Gone are the days of the enormous IT-bag, says Harriet Walker. The new breed is small but stylish
Surf style meets high fashion, no waves required
Why hire an 18th-century salon complete with flower-festooned garden when you can build one yourself? That is what Karl Lagerfeld chose to do at the Grand Palais for the Chanel haute couture show in Paris yesterday. Guests walked on a grey carpet – so much smarter than a red one – flanked by potted camellias, famously Coco Chanel's favourite flower, and took their seats around little white tables on wicker chairs.
From coral lips to fly-away fringes, let make-up artist Kim Brown and hair stylist Richard Scorer guide you through the season's big, bold looks.
Haute couture is the preserve of a tiny group of customers, but the collections are hugely influential. Christopher Kane leads a vanguard of labels employing ever more elaborate – and expensive – techniques, says Susannah Frankel