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Kawaii, or a love of the adorable, is huge in Japan – and it’s big here too. Bless, says Will Coldwell

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Another magazine cover?

No, the peroxide model's latest endeavour will see her make her stage acting debut in February next year. She'll play a "promiscuous" young woman who's invited to dinner by a yuppie couple in François Archambault's comedy The Leisure Society.

Cooper Brown: Kids

Had a very pleasurable three minutes talking to Claudia Schiffer outside the school gates. She actually asked me where I lived.

Cooper Brown: Horny Guys

I’m back in town. I have become quite a “man of the moment”after my diary on Monday about chicks. I have been asked to go on Loose Women, a TV show where five angry old chicks ritually humiliate younger men guests. I told them that I didn’t want to be on the show and they laid into me and called me “gutless.”

David Hart: Flamboyant banking heir who made his name as Thatcher’s political fixer during the 1980s miners’ strike

David Hart, the Thatcherite banking heir, was a property magnate, defence industry lobbyist who came to prominence as the scourge of Arthur Scargill and the National Union of Miners during the strike of 1984-85.

Rimmel is given a lashing over claims in mascara advert

Mick Jagger's daughter has become the latest face of a misleading beauty campaign. British brand Rimmel exaggerated the benefits of a mascara by pinning false eyelashes on Georgia May Jagger, the singer's daughter by Jerry Hall, the Advertising Standards Authority ruled today.

Kylie Minogue fronts breast cancer campaign

Kylie Minogue is fronting a breast cancer charity campaign for the first time following her own successful battle with the disease.

Naomi Campbell wins Elle Style outstanding contribution award

Supermodel Naomi Campbell scooped the Outstanding Contribution award at the Elle Style awards last night.

In bed with the stars

It's no wonder that the new Anglo-Indian lifestyle boutique Lulu and Nat is charming celebrities like Claudia Schiffer and Keira Knightley, says Annie Deakin

Claudia Schiffer: 'It's only on a shoot that I become sexy'

in an age where airbrushing rules supreme, we no longer expect celebrities to actually look like their magazine or screen images. It comes as a strangely reassuring sort of surprise then, when Claudia Schiffer looks, well, just like Claudia Schiffer. For a start, she is so tall that tilting my head to look upwards at her face feels like staring up at one of her billboards. Then there is her skin: taut, unlined, and as creamy and pale as a panna cotta. Her cheekbones are arched and cat-like, her eyes a bright ice-blue. Her long, thick blonde hair is straight out of a Timotei advert – it's the kind of thick, shiny mane that men want to tousle, and schoolgirls want to plait.

The Fashion Audit 09/02/09

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Jean Muir: a fashion icon, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

When dressmaking was 'painting in cashmere'

Murray makes new management move

Andy Murray has joined David Beckham, the Spice Girls and Claudia Schiffer by signing for Simon Fuller's 19 Entertainment management company.

Parties: In fashion fantasyland

A menagerie of animal sculptures and a cartoon-like television housing a DJ booth are not what one might expect to find in a church, but set designer Shona Heath's transformation of Sir John Soanes's Holy Trinity in Marylebone on 3 November made for a suitably surreal setting for Vogue and fine-jeweller Van Cleef & Arples' "Fantastic Fashion Fantasy" party.

Fashion: Sell high, buy low?

Political upheavals and economic woes may come and go, but our fascination with the vagaries of female footwear reigns eternal. Last month, an announcement by shoe designer extraordinaire Christian Louboutin, in which he unveiled his dastardly plan to unleash a pair of eight-inch stilettos on the world, led the fashion press to declare that heels, and women's irrational love of them, are set to reach new heights this season.

Paperbacks: We Need To Talk About Kevin Keegan, by Giles Smith

It is strange to read a book packed with piquant ironies, but at the same time utterly baffling. For example, why does Smith muse, apropos of Claudia Schiffer's attendance at a party for Chelsea Football Club's 100th birthday, "I'd never be able to prise her away from Bobby Campbell and Ian Porterfield"?

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