And the winner is... shiny: Bafta glam

Who lit up the screen on Bafta night? Susannah Frankel opens the gold envelopes

Why the designs at Comme des Garçons are getting more and more curious

At Comme des Garçons, simple clothes get a subversive twist - thanks to the playful genius of Rei Kawakubo. Susannah Frankel gives the designer a big hand

A child needs brothers and sisters, not perfume

Christian Dior do children's clothes, Burberry's have brought out a scent for little girls

Christmas Gifts: It's not just the thought that counts

From silks to scarves, candles to corsetry, there's plenty for the informed male to buy his soul-mate. By Fiona Campbell

Fashion: Tartan not just for squares

Tartan is more than trews and tam-o'-shanters. In fact, there's only one way you won't be wearing plaid - in a kilt.

Exit wacko Paco

TEARS were shed in the world of fashion when self-proclaimed designer from outer space Paco Rabanne took his bows at his last ever haute couture collection in Paris yesterday.

DNA gives clue to 15-year-old killing

DETECTIVES investigating the killing of a beauty consultant who was found dead in her bath 15 years ago have begun DNA testing on up to 300 people, after a breakthrough in forensic technology gave them a profile of their "prime suspect".

TRIED & TESTED: JEEPERS, CREEPERS...

... where d'you get those peepers? From the end of a mascara brush, of course, like everyone else. We test the best

Books: The Book of Perfumes

IDENTIFY the following perfumes: 'sinister on the elderly, laughable on the young'; 'it cares not for seasons or ages, gliding with innate elegance and assurance through the years, giving away no secrets'; 'it's strictly evenings only, and only for the worldly and predatory'; 'it doesn't give a hoot whether it's day or night, and is so friendly and ingratiating it can go anywhere with confidence'; 'spectacular on not-so-innocent brides'; 'it's certainly X-rated, so keep Granny well away from it, in case she gets ideas beyond her capacity!' Answers: Christian Dior's Poison; Arpege by Lanvin; Calvin Klein's Obsession; Cabotine by Gres; Joy by Jean Patou; and Estee Lauder's Youth Dew.

Design: Oriel the wizard of Walworth

Surrounded by massive resin heads, Jacobean jewels and a six-foot glass unicorn horn, a south London sculptress has created something rich and strange.

Savoy's sparkle set to raise asking price

THE SAVOY HOTEL group, the subject of a furious bidding war, yesterday burst back into the black, announcing pre-tax profits of pounds 22.2m in 1997 compared to a loss of pounds 24.3m in the previous year.
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Former Dr Feelgood splits with manager after police investigate assault claims
Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
Cerys Matthews reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of Dylan Thomas

Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
DIY is not fun and we've finally realised this as a nation

Homebase closures: 'DIY is not fun'

Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
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Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month - but can you stomach the sweetness?

Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
11 best sonic skincare brushes

11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

Paul Scholes column

I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Jones and Rojo
Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

While other sports are stalked by corruption, we are an easy target for the critics
Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Wales centre says he’s not coming home but is looking to establish himself at Racing Métro
How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

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New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker