At these prices they are an investment, but a new pair of shades is an easy way to buy into the latest catwalk trends
Vintage-style lace will seduce every time...
Sugar and spice and all things nice dominate the new fashion season. But, says Susannah Frankel, the trends come with weirdly wonderful twists
The best thing about a beauty trend is that you have a little time to observe its success or failure on others before deciding you want in. In fashion, if you take three months to decide that denim harem pants could work for you, you'll have missed the boat (incidentally, you'd also be wrong).
Does anyone actually want to look like Audrey Hepburn these days," I asked a colleague last week as yet another soon-to-be-published volume extolling the virtues of the actor's style – So Audrey: 59 Ways to Put a Little Hepburn in Your Step – landed on the fashion desk.
Designers are being inspired by music stars this season – Miu Miu's latest heroine certainly knows how to rock a look, says Susannah Frankel
The French label Cacharel is synonymous with quirky florals. Now, new creative director Cédric Charlier is giving it a fresh twist, says Carola Long.
Is fashion meant to be flattering?
The Paris collections were a tour de force, says Susannah Frankel, as designers sidestepped summer clichés in favour of real imagination
The debauched days of the Rat Pack, the Brat Pack and other young Hollywood hedonists with their excess-all-areas lifestyles are gone, says Gill Pringle. Today's stars don't drink, do drugs, or have sex
The self-proclaimed rock 'n' roll cobbler, Terry de Havilland, is back with a new bespoke service. Carola Long meets him
The jumpsuit is a trend you can't ignore, and it's set to become even hotter next season. But can it work off the catwalk? Harriet Walker sets out to find an all-in-one that's fashionable – and flattering