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For the new season, don’t just change what clothes you wear – opt for a hardier fragrance as the weather begins to chill

Gucci murder trial takes baffling twist

WHAT sort of defence can there be for a woman who tells everyone how she'd like to see her ex-husband dead, shows little emotion when he is gunned down outside his office, and acts utterly unsurprised when the police arrest her for his murder?

Style Police: Pink is the colour, Gucci is the name

That's another fine colour they've got us into... but not from head to foot, if you're wise

What the best-dressed tables are wearing

Forget the wardrobe - the dinner table is the latest place to show off your designer labels.

Gucci's former lover loses cruelty appeal

Penny Armstrong, the former lover of the fashion tycoon Paolo Gucci, yesterday had her sentence for causing unnecessary suffering to horses increased after magistrates rejected an appeal.

Fashion: add a little extra

Accessories for the Christmas season that are as good to give as to receive

Style: Saint Michael's most coveted

Marks & Spencer has discovered a secret: women will buy as many velvet shirts as they can produce. Hardly surprisingly, it's not a secret anymore. Holly Davies unravels the tale behind the shirt on everyone's back.

Fashion: The shining

Dallasty dressing - late Seventies/early Eighties glitz - is back on the fashion agenda along with Saturday Night Fever revivals, Lurex boob tubes and disco fever. Styling by Sophia Neophitou. Photographs by Donna Trope.

Gucci mistress banned for cruelty to horses

The mistress of the late Paolo Gucci, grandson of the founder of the fashion empire, was banned yesterday from keeping horses for five years after admitting 11 charges of causing unnecessary suffering.

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'Any woman would get suspicious when you're with a guy who's so hot for you one day that you'd think he was auditioning for a B-movie, and then the next day he'll pass up suspenders and a wonderbra in favour of reading a K-mart catalogue. It didn't make sense.'

The big easy comes to town

For slouch potatoes, the bigger and baggier the better, says James Sherwood

New SEASON New TRENDS

August isn't over yet, but in the shops it's already autumn. It may be too early to be buying a winter coat, but if you're in the market for a new suit, dress or even lipstick, the following 12 pages of key catwalk looks will show you what to search for. Tamsin Blanchard and Melanie Rickey report

High and chic

get the look ... and get it right

Versace ready to float on

Brother and sister will pick up listing plan, reports Robert Cox

Gucci herd reined in by receivers

Nine sleek-coated brood mares graze contentedly in a paddock in West Sussex, foals at their sides. In a neighbouring field, half a dozen muscular colts circle one another playfully. In the distance, the roof of a Tudor manor house is just visible.

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