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Retailer has been using Ms O’Shaughnessy in their campaigns since 2011

Your highness, is that Gucci or Dior under your veil?

Saudi Arabia is strictly Islamic. Women must wear robes and veils. So why has Harvey Nichols opened a store there? To cater for very rich, fashion-conscious princesses, of course

Fashion: When glamour hits the web

Fashion websites are nothing new - there are plenty of them around. But they've lacked creativity and style. Until now. By Susannah Frankel

Scots see red over tweed ads

THE SCOTS can take a joke about most things, but not about their sacred cloth - Harris Tweed, ridiculed by Ikea, the Scandinavian furniture giant, as "a nasty, itchy, old-fashioned fabric favoured by masochists".

Ikea at last succeeds in provoking Scottish outrage

THE SCOTS can take a joke about most things, but not about their sacred cloth - Harris Tweed, ridiculed by Ikea, the Scandinavian furniture giant, as "a nasty, itchy, old-fashioned fabric favoured by masochists".

Real Shopping: Style Police - Walking back to happiness

Black opaque tights, the darlings of the Eighties wardrobe, are back in style. Sighs of relief all round, says JAMES SHERWOOD

Haven't I seen you before?

If these poses look familiar it's because they hide a million sins. ANNALISA BARBIERI on the tricks of the rag trade

Not the Ideal Home Show

At last - an exhibition for people who are interested in design, not DIY. James Sherwood gets excited at the prospect of `Mode'

Hippest title in the UK may be sold Flops may force sale of `The Face'

BRITAIN'S HIPPEST magazine, The Face, the arbiter of cool for almost 20 years, is believed to be up for sale after its creator, Nick Logan, saw the second of two recent magazine launches fail earlier this month.

Fashion: Late developer

He was an ambulance driver who couldn't drive, a bookkeeper at an army brothel, and a salesman who refused to part with his wares. As this extract from his autobiography shows, the top fashion photographer Erwin Blumenfeld took an unlikely path to success

First Night: Yo-Yo-Ma's theatrical air

Yo-Yo Ma

Blair flirts, but female voters remain frosty to Labour

TONY BLAIR is still "unappealing" to women - despite the Prime Minister's efforts to woo female voters, Labour's private polling has found. The Government will next week launch a "listening to women" roadshow, with ministers touring the country canvassing opinion, to try to combat these negative views.

Blair's efforts to woo female voters fall flat

TONY BLAIR is still "unappealing" to women - despite the Prime Minister's efforts to woo female voters, Labour's private polling has found.

Style: Nicole vs Naomi

Supermodels? Forget it. Now magazines want women with looks and personality on their covers, says Nilgin Yusuf

Handpicked to be a wise guy

Vincent Gallo, what a chap. Bolshy victim of an alienated childhood, yes. But narcissistic control freak? Never! By Liese Spencer
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