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We Love: Billy Boy - The beloved octogenarian photographer behind The New York Times' much-admired street-style section takes his turn in front of the camera in this must-see documentary. Bill Cunningham New York,

The Fashion Audit: Billy Boy, Massage Candles, Atlanta Weller and Bond's booty

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Julie Vadnal or “Julez”, one of US Elle’s junior staffers

Trending: Looking for hits in all the wrong places

When French Vogue editor Emanuelle Alt lip-synched her way through Wham's "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" for the relaunch of the magazine's website last month, she started a bit of a trend. The latest enterteditor (that's editor-turned-entertainer, duh) is Julie Vadnal, one of US Elle's junior staffers, who under her stage-name "Julez" appears in a music video the magazine has made called "My Heels". "I wanna a guy to make me feel the way I feel in my heels," she sings throughout the obligatory Ovidian transformation from office drudge to disco goddess.

1. House of Holland: £21, - Aimed at those with a sense of humour, these have spots, stripes or slogans emblazoned across tiny pants.

The Ten Best Men's underpants

Loud, proud and printed with everything from polka dots to flowers, there’s a pair out there for everyone

1. Energising Body Scrub:
£13, Liz Earle, -
This is blended with energising essential oils such as patchouli and peppermint. Damask rose flower water freshens and ground olive stones remove dead skin.

The 10 Best Detox products

It's not just our insides that need a reboot after Christmas...These products promise to get our skin glowing too

Jacquard long pants, £485, Satin stretch shirt with lipstick scarf, £510, and glam soft mohair boxy caban jacket, £1,020, with acid Mongolian scarf, £1,500, all by Gucci, 18 Sloane Street, London SW1, 020-7235 6707; stone ring, £180, by Erickson Beamon, 38 Elizabeth Street, london SW1, 020-7259 0202

History lessons: Get flirty with Forties-style glitz and glamour

Model: Polly at Next

Susannah Frankel: 'Who could resist Givenchy’s knit, emblazoned with a black panther nestling in a wreath of pansies?'

Due to financial uncertainty, and in some instances, also just uncertainty, my autumn/winter wardrobe is still at planning stage. These are some of the things, however, that in my dreams I might be buying.

Travel challenge: Mauritius

Every week we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a beach stay in Mauritius in early March. Prices are per person, based on two travelling together.

Setting the catwalk alight, model who used to be a man

Hot on the heels of Gisele Bündchen, a new Brazilian on the catwalks has taken an unusual route to the top

Look back in grandeur: Highlights from the greatest shows on Earth

As another round of haute couture collections begins in Paris, Susannah Frankel recalls her highlights from the greatest shows on Earth

And over to Paris for the menswear. Yes, really...

With Veronica Lake-style waves tumbling over fine features, the model who closed Jean-Paul Gaultier's Bond-themed show yesterday cut a truly stunning figure. Nothing unusual there, you might think.

Make over your make-up bag

Carola Long picks the latest products you need to achieve this season's looks

Storm from the east: Japan's finest fashion designers

They overthrew the old order and revolutionised the way we dress

Ready to Wear: At the shows, a head-to-toe new look is, at best, unintelligent

While the stores are bursting with all-new autumn/winter 2010 designs, for those who attend the twice-yearly ready-to-wear collections, gathering momentum in London as I write, the issue is our personal wardrobe for the, er, spring/summer 2011 shows.

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