Life and Style

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

our new model army

What have Londoners got that has the world's model agencies scouring the capital's streets for new faces? We join scouts from Select in the search for that indefinable look; 4 'London is such a melting pot, you get more mixed backgrounds here and more interesting looks' 4

Securum unloads Gucci building

Securum, the asset management group set up by the Swedish government to handle the bad debts of failed lender Nordbanken, has made another high-profile disposal.

Luxury time for Gucci's survivor

The man who dragged the great brand out of its period of civil war and naffness savours victory; THE MONDAY INTERVIEW; Domenico De Sole

FASHION: Lean, mean and dangerous to own

The shirt is back - but not the oversized, manly garment loved by those with something to hide. This new version is more slimline boy meets rock chick. Tamsin Blanchard is ready to button up

OBITUARY : Paolo Gucci

Paolo Gucci, the former vice-president and managing director both of Gucci Shops Inc and Gucci Parfums of America, was a key player in the power struggle for control of the Gucci leather goods and fashion empire. In fact, it was Paolo who initiated an extraordinary series of lawsuits that would eventually lead to the downfall of the Guccis, who in the early Nineties were forced to sell the family business to the Arab investment bank Investcorp.

Snakes alive! Gucci goes wild

The label synonymous with little buckles on loafers has transformed itself into the season's sensation. Tamsin Blanchard reports from Milan. Photographs by Peter Macdiarmid

Six of the best boots

1 Pied a Terre Rouge, pounds 225 Devilishly high, and slim fitting, so not for those with athletic calf muscles. Also in black suede. Pied a Terre, 31 Old Bond Street, London W1, and 14 Sloane Street, London SW1

Six of the best metallic accessories; Shine on

This autumn, bags and shoes have the car-paint look

The world will always welcome loafers

Sally Williams joins the queue for the shoes we can't live without

LEADING ARTICLE:The catwalks are due for a truce

The murder of Maurizio Gucci will perhaps prompt the fashion world to reflect upon vicious times. The designer's great rival, Valentino, may have called its perfume Vendetta, but the killing of the last member of the Gucci dynasty will shock even an industry that basks in mutual hatreds and intrigue. A spate of muggings for trainers was until now as close as the business got to actual bloodletting.

Bloody end of a fashionable affair

Andrew Gumbel charts the rise and fall of the house of Gucci, a dynasty whose success sparked fierce sibling rivalry

Gucci heir shot dead at Milan office

Maurizio Gucci, heir to the Italian fashion family that has clothed and shod the famous since the turn of the century, was shot dead yesterday morning in the lobby of his office building in central Milan, in the most violent episode yet in a long-running family saga of ambition and betrayal.

OBITUARY:Maurizio Gucci

Maurizio Gucci, the former chairman of the Gucci leather goods and fashion empire, was the last of the Guccis to be involved with the company bearing the family name.

Fashion Update: Karan's a-coming

NEW YORK CITY woman Donna Karan is coming to London. She's to open her European flagship in Bond Street, a site that was formerly occupied by Gucci. It's 12,300 square feet and Donna's paying pounds 525,000 to rent it.

Who spends pounds 500 on clothes in a day?: Keith Springer

On a Saturday afternoon in Sloane Street money moves as relentlessly and devastatingly as molton lava. Keith Springer, 32, is going with the flow. He is a serious spender.
Latest stories from i100
Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Pompeii, Capri & the Bay of Naples
Seven Cities of Italy
Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence
Prague, Budapest and Vienna
Lake Garda
Minoan Crete and Santorini
Prices correct as of 15 May 2015
Abuse - and the hell that came afterwards

Abuse - and the hell that follows

James Rhodes on the extraordinary legal battle to publish his memoir
Why we need a 'tranquility map' of England, according to campaigners

It's oh so quiet!

The case for a 'tranquility map' of England
'Timeless fashion': It may be a paradox, but the industry loves it

'Timeless fashion'

It may be a paradox, but the industry loves it
If the West needs a bridge to the 'moderates' inside Isis, maybe we could have done with Osama bin Laden staying alive after all

Could have done with Osama bin Laden staying alive?

Robert Fisk on the Fountainheads of World Evil in 2011 - and 2015
New exhibition celebrates the evolution of swimwear

Evolution of swimwear

From bathing dresses in the twenties to modern bikinis
Sun, sex and an anthropological study: One British academic's summer of hell in Magaluf

Sun, sex and an anthropological study

One academic’s summer of hell in Magaluf
From Shakespeare to Rising Damp... to Vicious

Frances de la Tour's 50-year triumph

'Rising Damp' brought De la Tour such recognition that she could be forgiven if she'd never been able to move on. But at 70, she continues to flourish - and to beguile
'That Whitsun, I was late getting away...'

Ian McMillan on the Whitsun Weddings

This weekend is Whitsun, and while the festival may no longer resonate, Larkin's best-loved poem, lives on - along with the train journey at the heart of it
Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath in a new light

Songs from the bell jar

Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath
How one man's day in high heels showed him that Cannes must change its 'no flats' policy

One man's day in high heels

...showed him that Cannes must change its 'flats' policy
Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Dominic Rossi of Fidelity says his pressure on business to control rewards is working. But why aren’t other fund managers helping?
The King David Hotel gives precious work to Palestinians - unless peace talks are on

King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

The King David is special to Jerusalem. Nick Kochan checked in and discovered it has some special arrangements, too
More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

End of the Aussie brain drain

More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years
Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

Can meditation be bad for you?

Researching a mass murder, Dr Miguel Farias discovered that, far from bringing inner peace, meditation can leave devotees in pieces
Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

Australia's first-ever Eurovision entrant

Australia, a nation of kitsch-worshippers, has always loved the Eurovision Song Contest. Maggie Alderson says it'll fit in fine