I spent the first half of this summer only too pleased at the clouds, downpours and lingering chill in the air. I wanted the skies to reflect my mood, and if I wasn't feeling sunny or blithe, I was damned if anyone else should be.
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Sunday 05 December 2010
Sunday 05 December 2010
Saturday 02 October 2010
From Prada shoes and gold watches to stylish wallets and Paul Smith cufflinks...
Click on the image on the right to launch the gallery
Monday 30 August 2010
On the agenda: Paul Smith; Channel 4; Festival in the Sky; Huggies Club; Emerging Artists Award Exhibition
Sunday 08 August 2010
Thursday 08 July 2010
A man was found guilty today of shooting another motorist in the stomach during a road rage incident.
Thursday 20 May 2010
England will be heading out to South Africa next month with a tried-and tested style that has been shown to deliver results. No, not a holding midfielder, a traditional 4-4-2 formation or a deep-lying centre-forward, but a classically cut official suit.
Saturday 10 April 2010
My parents were ... straightforward, fairly no-nonsense Paddies.
London Fashion Week: Day 4, Nicole Fahri, Antonio Beradi, Christopher Kane, Roksanda Ilinic, Erdem, Marios Schwab, Paul Smith
Monday 22 February 2010
Another jam-packed day of fashion fun in the capital, starting with Nicole Farhi whose collection was clean and fresh for autumn, in dark colours, chic neutrals and sumptuous fabrics. Beautiful double-breasted camel coats were belted over shimmering draped jersey dresses.
Friday 08 January 2010
JB Priestley's 1934 tome English Journey is a classic of the travelogue genre, but how far does its subject resemble today's landscape? The author-cum-psychogeographer Iain Sinclair and the graphic novelist Alan Moore (he of Watchmen fame) are set to find out as they undertake a similar journey. Their project begins this month at Aldeburgh, as part of the Suffolk town's ongoing programme devoted to experimental music, Faster Than Sound.
Friday 20 November 2009
The actress and supermodel Lily Cole, wearing a white Chanel coat, whizzed around Somerset House's ice rink for its VIP opening party in London on Monday night.
Tuesday 17 November 2009
Saturday 24 October 2009
Saturday 03 October 2009
My parents were ... very strict. My father was an army officer who left the forces when I was six and never really fitted back into civilian life. My mother had five children and a mother with Alzheimer's, who lived with us, so I imagined that she had a lot to do.
Wednesday 23 September 2009
The Conservatives are to offer more energetic party members the opportunity to rave on to early-Nineties club sensation Angie Brown (last year's star, Tony Hadley, was, we're told, "too busy with Spandau Ballet" to make a second appearance), while the Lib Dems decided not to book anyone – but what of Labour's plans for their conference entertainment?
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 1 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 4 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 5 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'