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The age of indignity

They hit 30 and it's down with the neckline, up with the skirt and out on the town. They call it 'middle youth'. Hettie Judah calls it embarrassing

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In a welcome backlash against the vogue for navel-gazing self- obsession, young artists are increasingly taking images of screen stars and rock idols as their subjects. But is the new vogue for celebrity portraits a symptom of our Nineties, `Hello!'-style celebrity worship, or a critique of it? asks Dominic Lutyens

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Etam continues talks with bidders

Etam, the troubled womenswear retailer, said yesterday it was continuing to hold talks with potential bidders for the company, but declined to divulge the identity of any of the suitors.

Cafe Society: Come as you wannabe

If your expense account won't stretch to the Oxo Tower Restaurant, why not try the Bistrot 2 Riverside nestled beneath it? Pretty staff, tasty dishes, clean and tidy, with views to die for. Oh, and is that Patsy Kensit over there?

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Lace top and Split skirt pounds 70 All-in

Thread a little happiness

Cathryn Avison's exquisite embroidery is a far cry from the needlework your granny does, says Hester Lacey

Is it worth it?: Shirt shrift

At pounds 230, you're paying for the name with Stella McCartney's Bowli ng Shirt

inside back: Whatever happened to? Anneka Rice

Grain of Rice

Take that look off your face

You don't need surgery to have a face-lift, explains Melanie Rickey

Wedding vows at dawn as Patsy and Liam fool media

The celebrity wedding of the year finally happened yesterday when the enfant terrible of rock'n'roll, Liam Gallagher of Oasis, married the actress Patsy Kensit at Westminster register office.
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