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Fashion: 5 ways to wear - Red make-up

Putting on red lipstick, 'Harper's Bazaar' once declared, is an act that 'reinforces the spirit'. That was in 1946, but red is still the ultimate look-at-me colour. Its most recent incarnations, however - as eye-liner, mascara, blusher and eye-shadow - do demand a certain flair in application

The Style Police: It won't be long

Fashion magazines are full of maxis. But it's the knee-length skirt that has captured hearts and minds this season, says James Sherwood

Obituary: Roddy McDowall

TALES ARE legion of child stars who found the transition to adulthood one of disillusion, disappointment and tragedy. Roddy McDowall was one of the happiest of exceptions.

Fashion: There's always room at the top

So, you think you're too old, too rich and too stylish to be seen in Top Shop on a Saturday afternoon? Think again, sister. Because that's where you'll find some of Britain's best designer labels this season.

New York Confidential: Sorry, but Britannia is not so cool in New York

ON SEPTEMBER 8, Tony Blair is to attend a party in New York to celebrate the "British Invasion Part II". According to the invitation, "The party will celebrate Cool Britannia and the major influence London is having on the worlds of fashion, art and music." Among other highlights, the party will include "a re-creation of the famous Met Bar".

Style police: Hang loose - but not too loose

Drawstring pants are everywhere. They're cool, comfortable, unisex and versatile. But that doesn't mean you can sling them on just any old how. Heavens, no...

Style police: Time to ban the bomber

So the tailored jacket has been declared a goner. Fine. But with the zip-up bomber as its replacement? There must be a better way...

The Intelligent Consumer: The fashion month

Something was stirring at last week's London Fashion Week. Always hip, perky and headline-inspiring, there were signs this time of a new pragmatism, that the British fashion industry has learned to combine its cutting-edge creativity with sound business sense. Meanwhile, Naomi Campbell gave the proceedings a miss - she was too busy hob-nobbing with Fidel Castro. She may be a pro on the runway, but she's starting to look mighty comfortable on those podiums...

A long flight and a merry one

To avoid jetlag, simply down a couple of large Scotches and snooze... Markie Robson Scott on an encouraging new theory

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

Intelligent Consumer: The fashion month

January saw the Spring/Summer shows - fresh looks and new ideas (hurrah!) to gladden the heart of fashion-watchers everywhere. We witnessed the triumphant return of Alexander McQueen to top form, Ena Sharples' first appearance on a catwalk and unabashed (some thought tasteless) fur from Valentino. Elsewhere, 'Red' hit the newstands in hopes of a 'middle- youthed' readership and 'The Face' reckoned the Spice Girls were about to achieve kitsch cool

The Intelligent Consumer: Why blondes have more funds

Style police: For this year's models, a blonde head is more of a career move than a fashion statement

Real Living: Cool, calm and collected

Inside...and out: Sebastian Bergne's flat is as cosy and chaotic as the next person's. But one clean, white room is his refuge. Cayte Williams reports

Fashion: You could take Kate Moss home if you're feeling charitable

Some of the best fashion photographs anywhere are for sale, says Tamsin Blanchard, for a good cause, but for one day only.

Woman's studies

When Diane Arbus turned her lens on `ordinary' women, she brought new meaning of the term photogenic. Here, Robin Muir welcomes the first show for 10 years, from a photographer whose work didn't flatter or deceive
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He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
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Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
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We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

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Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

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Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
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Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

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How to make your own Easter egg

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