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If you want flowing locks like Gwyneth this summer but don't want the hassle of hair extensions, a wig could be the answer. Despite being given a bad name by Elton John over the years (his latest weave-in faring no better), wigs have become an accepted part of fashion culture.

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The Sketch: Funny handshakes and funnier wigs on the agenda

THE LORD CHANCELLOR has made plain for some time that he would dearly like to "in" himself. As the only member of the Cabinet who is actually required to drag up for a day at work, complete with tights, full-length wig and a fetching pair of Emma Hope buckle shoes, he has been feeling increasingly uncomfortable of late, a man forced to subdue his bodily urges to the stifling conventions of a more strait-laced time.

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Broken: my brand new bag

Expensive luxury items are often an investment buy. So it's all the more frustrating if they start to fall apart after a few weeks...

Office Cinderella? Take off that jacket; your coach awaits

How do you change a boring workaday suit into a fabulous number fit for the most glamorous of parties? Holly Davies has a few suggestions - and you don't even have to bring a complete change of clothes to the office.

Style Counsel: Stole the show

Everyone owns at least one winter scarf. Mostly they are practical, woolly things, but those made from jewelled silk and velvet are the ultimate way to dress up any outfit says Melanie Rickey.

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Roadside strip show on the way

The advertising guru who raised temperatures with the Wonderbra ads is hoping to raise them a little further with his latest innovation - a 20-foot high billboard model who actually strips.

Sizzling wigs: Letter

Sir: Now that The Independent boasts a tabloid section, can we expect an increased interest in the sexual preferences of public figures? Your headline "Senior judges turn on Major" (9 October) was a nasty shock.

LETTER: Keeping the heat under his hat

From Mr Owen Surridge

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Update: Colour your eyes

There are few parts of the body remaining that cannot be changed, usually at the expense of painful and costly surgery. But if your burning desire has always been to have violet eyes, the colour of Elizabeth Taylor's, you need wait no longer.

In Thing: Louise Jackson scarves

'They're very dated,' says Louise Jackson about her scarves. 'I want them to look old-fashioned. Not like something that's very 1994.' And the hand-dyed velvet scarves do look like prizes salvaged from a vintage drama cupboard. Among them a long thin Twenties-ish butterfly scarf which widens at the ends, and a chic, black Garboesque opera coat scarf with secret pockets (for love letters, smelling salts and purloined trinkets). All are rich high-style 'must haves' for posers, prima donnas and party goers.

In Thing: Mini-backpacks

Nobody looks good in a bumbag. Which is why they've not been missed since they died a death somewhere alongside Acid House in the early Nineties.
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