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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

No nipples, but her legs go on for ever

Women think Barbie is an unsuitable role model because she is artificial: little girls like her precisely because she is

Supermodel firm stays in the elite

For the judge who once asked "what is Gazza?", the concept of topless glamour models was always going to require explanation.

Malaysian thugs wreck East Timor conference

Kuala Lumpur (Agencies) - Delegates to an international conference on East Timor yesterday told of their fear after their meeting in the Malaysian capital was broken up by government thugs.

Fashion: Beautiful people, and the men and women who make them so

Hat designed by Philip Treacy, 1991/92. Photograph by Herbie Knott: 'Philip Treacy is an unassuming and utterly charming young Irish man who, if not the world's number one milliner, is not far off. His hats are complex pieces of architecture with great shapes and silhouettes.'

Made to measure for the real world

London Fashion Week: Ronit Zilkha weighs in for the working woman

Enter the dolls that let children play the supermodel game

Small, and perfectly formed: Karen Mulder, supermodel, appraises the Sindy brand rendition of her form, one of a collection of dolls launched in London yesterday that includes Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer Photograph: Tony Buckingham

Claudia Schiffer steps off the catwalk

Claudia Schiffer, one of the world's highest paid models, has announced her resignation, at the age of 26, from the world of the walking clothes horse. Ms Schiffer said she will no longer be seen on the catwalk except for "guest appearances" to promote the work of designers such as Versace.

Waiting on the Cafe Rouge revolution

As Whitbread takes over the Pelican Group, it steps into a market transformed by the growing appetite for Continental cuisine

lingerie styles of the rich and famous

Naomi's are feminine. Madonna's are mauve. Ian Phillips visits Sabbia Rosa

Going, going...

Restaurants: It's easy to be sold on the Sotheby's cafe

Arts: Barbie see, Barbie do

First those Wonderbra ads, now sexual fantasy: yet Ellen von Unwerth is a model photographer. By Jane Richards

A battle to satisfy our passion for the stars

As Hello! faces weekly competition for the first time from OK!, Rebecca Fowler meets two editors vying for the schmaltziest celebrity photo-shoots

Castration on the Tube

Why, asks Geoff Dyer, do smart young psychologists write such nonsense?

bazaar: Bestsellers Top 10 calendars

If you though calendars were the preserve of people who like pictures of "The cat in Impressionist paintings" or "Bird Table Birds", think again. Britain's favourite calendars are all of pop and footy stars and gorgeous pouting blondes, and bought presumably by a fairly young market. Surprisingly, too, the calendar market has grown by 250 per cent in the past five years. Seven out of 10 of our favourite calendars are made by Danilo

Walker set for Leicester post

Mike Walker will return to football tomorrow after a 13-month exile when he fills the vacancy at Leicester City left by the departure of Mark McGhee.
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