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Monday 16 February 2009
Katie Grand is feeling confident. It's an unusual emotion in these times of market uncertainty. But, nonetheless, it's there: she has just returned from the European fashion weeks and, after a hectic fortnight, has a date of her own to look forward to.
Monday 02 February 2009
Work: Lucy Yeomans, 38, is the editor of 'Harper's Bazaar'
Life: Lives in Notting Hill; is in a relationship
Balance: Theatre, art, playing music, travelling to far-off wildernesses and fanatically following Formula One
Sunday 14 September 2008
Uh oh – gremlins at work at 'The Guardian'. Hugh Muir's diary last week referred to a certain "Mahatma Ghandi", only for the Corrections and Clarifications column to correct the mistake a few days later (it's Gandhi). All well and good. Except that on the previous page of that day's paper, Dame Polly Toynbee, of all people, was calling him "Ghandi" again. This led to another correction the following day, but curiously on this occasion the precise whereabouts of the mis-spelling was left rather vague, as "elsewhere in the paper". Poor Hugh – why didn't they spare his blushes too?
Wednesday 03 September 2008
When Boris Johnson recently appointed Anthony Browne, a director at Policy Exchange, to the role of head of policy at City Hall, many assumed that it marked a further closening of ties between the Tories and the right-wing think tank.
Monday 01 September 2008
Monday 14 July 2008
An icon whose look and style defined the fashion world of the 1940s, Dorian Leigh is widely regarded as having been the first "supermodel". In 1946 she appeared on seven Vogue covers, and over the next six years was on more than 50 covers of such magazines as Life, Look and McCall's. In the early 1950s, she featured in a series of famous images for Revlon's "Fire and Ice" campaign promoting nail-polish and lipstick ("For you who love to flirt with fire; who dare to skate on thin ice"), ravishingly shot in a jewelled dress and red cape by Richard Avedon.
Monday 23 June 2008
Thursday 17 April 2008
Thursday 10 April 2008
Wednesday 09 April 2008
You have to hand it to Alexander McQueen: the designer has cojones. On the eve of the opening of his flagship store on Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles – and just when his contemporaries might be kowtowing to the city's celebrity-driven culture – he made clear that he was courting a less brash brand of clientele.
Monday 24 March 2008
'Anyone who is vaguely interested in fashion will use the word 'love' when they talk about shoes," muses the shoe designer, Georgina Goodman. "You don't say, 'I love trousers'. You might say, 'I love that jacket'. But people always say, 'I love shoes'." Particularly, it would seem, Goodman's shoes.
Monday 28 January 2008
Sunday 14 January 2007
"You must try the snake soup, and I'd recommend that with pink champagne." Some offers are irresistible, and the business elite of today's Hong Kong certainly live in their own way. But my bankers' dinner ended in disappointment. We had made the traditional trip up "The Peak" to enjoy the view on a warm winter's evening, but forget Kowloon or Victoria Bay - we could barely see to the end of our arms.
Sunday 23 October 2005
Friday 23 September 2005
In defence of liberal democracy
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
Andy McSmith's Sketch: Feisty audience is the real star of an enlightening show
- 1 Morgan Freeman on the riot-focused coverage of the Baltimore protests: 'F**k the media'
- 2 The man who filmed the Freddie Gray video has been arrested at gunpoint
- 4 Frankie Boyle on Scottish independence: 'In the Interests of Unity, F**k Off'
- 5 Length of pregnancy can vary by up to five weeks, scientists discover