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Bunhill: Wong Sing Jones

AND TO finish, a happy story. Opening a shop called Wong Sing Jones in the depth of the recession in London's hard-hit Portobello Road looked like foolhardiness verging on commercial suicide, especially as WSJ specialises in foreign products chosen for 'cultural value and uniqueness'.

Close shaves in a night out with the boys

STEVE, the only other heterosexual, is wearing a navy-blue three-button suit and a spotted tie; he is six hours away from the screen and the telephone, the Yen and the Deutschmarks. Damien puts his hand out and squeezes Steve's chest. Damien wears a denim shirt, open all the way down, a white vest,

Fashion: Super power: The Christy Turlington story: great face, nice manners, head for figures, body to die for, dollars 3m a year, still going strong

CHRISTY TURLINGTON is fortunate in the geometry of her cheekbones, the fullness of her mouth and the tilt of her huge hazel eyes. She is fortunate in her Californian father and Salvadorian mother, who bred her tall and thin with a natural ability to look either exotic or all-American to order. She is lucky in being one of the world's most famous and most rewarded models, with around dollars 3m a year to put in her bank account. And more than any of this, she is lucky to be able to feel comfortable in her skin.

Fashion: That's enough perfection, thanks: The invasion of the supermodels continues in TV commercials and high-street campaigns. We are due for a break, pleads Tamsin Blanchard

YOU CAN'T open a fashion magazine these days without seeing pages chock-a-block with the supermodels: Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington and their friends. Cindy Crawford comes to London to sign photos, Naomi Campbell appears in Madonna's Sex book, and all of them turn up in one or other of George Michael's videos.

Step down, Page 3 girls: The tabloids now court Supermodels, not topless pin-ups. Janice Turner reports

NO ONE who is anyone was at the Sun's Page Three Girl of the Year Party last Wednesday - not even many of the contestants.

Wannabees follow in steps of superstar models: Dreams came true for 13 girls-next-door when they became 'superstar' models - for a night. Roger Tredre reports

LAST MONTH she was signing on back home in Cardiff. This week, she was a superstar model, for a night at least, striding the catwalk before the television cameras and the probing eyes of a thousand fashion industry guests. It was a dream come true for Dena Khazragi, 19, a finalist in the British round of the Look of the Year contest.
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