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Actress Emma Watson raised eyebrows with her admission that she owns only eight pairs of shoes. The Independent's Assistant Fashion Editor thinks she's got it just right

Jimmy Choo steps into new expansion

Jimmy Choo, the luxury shoe designer, is to expand into selling clothing as part of its rapid brand expansion as it celebrates 15 years in the business.

Jimmy Choo steps out into clothes and jewellery

Jimmy Choo, the luxury shoe-maker, is to expand into selling clothing as part of its rapid brand expansion as it celebrates 15 years in the business.

Designers, socialites... and now trade envoys

Tamara Mellon, the socialite who founded upmarket shoe designer Jimmy Choo, has been recruited by David Cameron to bang the drum for British companies around the world.

The Timeline: 50 Years of Dr Martens

1960 The birth of an icon

Carola Long: 'I don’t really get Uggs, but I appreciate the principle behind them: comfort'

I'm going to try and be open-minded about the collaboration between Ugg and Jimmy Choo, and not say knee-jerk things like, "I'd rather wear two KFC buckets on my feet". Instinctively, I think this is taking the "high-low" mix that has defined fashion for the past decade into the realms of the absurd, but I'm going to try and understand what – really, what? – the appeal is.

Gemma Arterton the height of fashion



Screen beauty Gemma Arterton was at the height of fashion today as she showed off some towering heels - as big as her.

Jimmy Choo: The world's most valuable shoemaker

Jimmy Choo's owners stand to make hundreds of millions from the latest sale of the company. James Thompson reports

Jimmy Choo considers options for the future

The owner of the luxury shoe brand Jimmy Choo is evaluating strategic options for the company, which could lead to a sale or a flotation.

Shoe fans aTwitter in dash for Jimmy Choos

Shoe lovers in London have been glued to their mobile devices and computer screens in a race to win a pair of free Jimmy Choos.

Carol Sarler: Just good friends – or just good actors?

The 'amicable' split to which Dawn French and Lenny Henry aspire is more common than we might imagine

Margareta Pagano: Why John Lewis's Andy is streets ahead

The best moment in the first part of BBC's new fly-on-the-wall series, Inside John Lewis, shown last week, was hearing the managing director, Andy Street, explain why he didn't mind not being paid the millions he could earn if he were working elsewhere on the high street.

My night with the stars: Preparing for the Oscars

Amanda Posey, co-producer of 'An Education', gets swept up in Oscars fever as she prepares for tomorrow night's ceremony

My Life In Travel: Jimmy Choo, shoe designer

'I have always drawn inspiration for my designs from travel'
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Istanbul Ephesus & Troy – six nights from £859pp
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Ukraine crisis: The phoney war is over as Russian troops and armour pour across the border

The phoney war is over

Russian troops and armour pour into Ukraine
Potatoes could be off the menu as crop pests threaten UK

Potatoes could be off the menu as crop pests threaten UK

The world’s entire food system is under attack - and Britain is most at risk, according to a new study
Gangnam smile: why the Chinese are flocking to South Korea to buy a new face

Gangnam smile: why the Chinese are flocking to South Korea to buy a new face

Seoul's plastic surgery industry is booming thanks to the popularity of the K-Pop look
From Mozart to Orson Welles: Creative geniuses who peaked too soon

Creative geniuses who peaked too soon

After the death of Sandy Wilson, 90, who wrote his only hit musical in his twenties, John Walsh wonders what it's like to peak too soon and go on to live a life more ordinary
Caught in the crossfire of a cyber Cold War

Caught in the crossfire of a cyber Cold War

Fears are mounting that Vladimir Putin has instructed hackers to target banks like JP Morgan
Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years

Salomé: A head for seduction

Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years. Now audiences can meet the Biblical femme fatale in two new stage and screen projects
From Bram Stoker to Stanley Kubrick, the British Library's latest exhibition celebrates all things Gothic

British Library celebrates all things Gothic

Forthcoming exhibition Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination will be the UK's largest ever celebration of Gothic literature
The Hard Rock Café's owners are embroiled in a bitter legal dispute - but is the restaurant chain worth fighting for?

Is the Hard Rock Café worth fighting for?

The restaurant chain's owners are currently embroiled in a bitter legal dispute
Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival

In search of Caribbean soul food

Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival
11 best face powders

11 best face powders

Sweep away shiny skin with our pick of the best pressed and loose powder bases
England vs Norway: Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Lack of Englishmen at leading Premier League clubs leaves manager hamstrung
Angel Di Maria and Cristiano Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

Di Maria and Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

They both inherited the iconic shirt at Old Trafford, but the £59.7m new boy is joining a club in a very different state
Israel-Gaza conflict: No victory for Israel despite weeks of death and devastation

Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
Mary Beard writes character reference for Twitter troll who called her a 'slut'

Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference
America’s new apartheid: Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone

America’s new apartheid

Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone