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Style in a suitcase: Take the interiors secrets of top designers home for the cost of a weekend away

Employing the services of top-drawer designers like Jade Jagger, Sophie Conran or Kelly Hoppen demands a trust-fund lifestyle. But if you plan your next holiday well, you can tap into the style secrets of the best interior designers for no more than the price of a weekend break.

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All his own hair

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Yet another glowing profile of Dasha Zhukova – Russian beauty, art impresario and host of the hottest party at the Biennale – this time from The Wall Street Journal.

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Linda Barker's bedroom makeover

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Actor Jude Law's claim was named today as one of the lead cases in the News of the World phone-hacking litigation.

This Party's Got to Stop, By Rupert Thomson

From the first page of this memoir, as a young boy hears the voice of his soon-to-die mother, we enter that zone of eerie clarity allied to soul-deep doubt that all readers of Thomson's fiction will know.

Madame Yevonde's goddess legacy

The 1920s society portrait photographer has inspired a new exhibition of photographs of women by Neeta Madahar

Habitat hires new chief executive

Habitat, the furniture chain, has hired the former marketing director of electricals retailer Best Buy as its new chief executive.

Will Hawkes: Pointy shoes and song of Solomon restore final glamour

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Sexual intrigue? That's only the beginning

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To celebrate the kick off of this year's Cannes Film Festival we've rummaged through the archives to bring you a selection of photographs which epitomise the festival's 'old Hollywood' era.

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