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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Sunday 29 June 2008
Here we are in the middle of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression and the parties have never been better. The guest lists look a little topsy-turvy; the most photographed lovelies at the Tatler party were David Hockney and the "reclusive" socialite Lucian Freud. At the Financial Times party in Kensington Palace Gardens, Alistair Darling mingled with female performers dressed as flamingos on pink stilts.
Sunday 08 June 2008
Le Smoking. Safari suits. Sheer outfits. Animal print. Fashion has a great deal to thank the late Yves Saint Laurent for ....Or does it?
Saturday 31 May 2008
Watch out, Agyness Deyn, the original supermodels are back. After more than a decade in the fashion wilderness, some of the most bankable names from the 1990s have been scooped up to front some of this autumn's biggest campaigns.
Sunday 04 May 2008
Wednesday 20 February 2008
Move over to the slow lane, Margaret Beckett: British caravanning has a new pin-up. Rupert Penry-Jones, heart-throb of the flighty spy drama Spooks, has just come out of the (uselessly small, MDF) closet as a paid-up member of the Caravan Club.
Sunday 03 February 2008
All those lovely old words, such as "struggle" – as in "our struggle" – are all but goners now. They're just part of the collective unconscious of Babyboomers with deep lefty parents, people who knew what a Soviet Realist picture looked like long before they used them as ironic interior decoration.
Monday 01 October 2007
The Model Health Inquiry is a valiant attempt at improving the health prospects of the young women on the London catwalk. But it fails fully to address the impact that images of unusually slender females may have on those prone to eating disorders outside the industry. Leave that to the legendary photographer Oliviero Toscani (below), whose billboard campaign featuring the naked anorexia-sufferer Isabelle Caro duly hammers the message home.
Monday 29 January 2007
Irish republicans have voted overwhelmingly to support the policing systems in both parts of Ireland, in a move which was hailed as a historic change of heart and a key moment in the peace process.
Tuesday 23 May 2006
Saturday 12 February 2005
Wednesday 02 April 2003
Sunday 08 December 2002
Thursday 23 March 2000
Saturday 06 November 1999
Sunday 05 September 1999
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Russell Brand calls for Israel boycott: Comedian urges big businesses that 'facilitate the oppression of people in Gaza' to pull funding
Ukip MEP calls for reintroduction of death penalty on fiftieth anniversary of last deaths
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
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