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Don't want to be blue this Christmas? Then try purple or green or pink or gold!

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Fashion Statement: Why we all appear to be heading in onesie direction

Everyone’s at it for winter. It’s comforting, it keeps you warm, it’s snuggly and it’s nice.  So why not go for it, in the privacy of our own homes? I’m talking about the ubiquitous trend for a onesie, of course – or for those less au fait with street parlance, an  all-in-one. A jumpsuit. A catsuit. Actually  a catsuit is a bit different, but it’s still part  of the all-in-one family.

Christmas gifts for the lady

Main image: square wristlet clutch by Kenzo, £230; pink clutch by DVF, £300, both from Selfridges; frames, from £5, John Lewis

The best Christmas gifts for the art lover

Main image: Arctic hare, £120, The Shop Floor Project; frames, from £5, John Lewis

Air Arabia Maroc has started flights from Gatwick to Tangiers

The best Christmas gifts for the gent

Main image: eclectic bronze shoe door stop by Tom Dixon, £145, Selfridges; selection of frames, from £5, John Lewis

A model tries out the look, the range in full; all ACNE, mrporter.com

Smarten up for the party season

Swedish label ACNE has teamed up with Mr Porter to produce a tuxedo collection to see you into the New Year in style, says Rebecca Gonsalves

Liverpudlian ladies sample the wares in the beauty hall at the newly opened Harvey Nichols

A lorra, lorra lashes - why Scouse girls are the picture of glamour

Harvey Nichols comes to Liverpool – but can it make its mark in Britain’s best-groomed city?

Fashion Statement: Take your wet-weather style tips from the New Yorkers

Storm-proofing oneself may not sound like the height of fashion, but if they're doing it in New York, it's time to take note. Everything of theirs ends up over here, after all; I feel like I can hardly move for hipsters and hot dogs.

Why I refuse to wear wool

Little is known about the vulgar treatment of lambs - all just to keep us snug and trendy.

The midas touch: Go over the top with this season's opulent baroque look

Styling: Gemma Hayward & Magda Bryk

The Chanel ready-to-wear show in Paris featured turbines

Lagerfeld's latest big idea: more is more

Karl Lagerfeld installed a suitably polished wind farm in the monumental Grand Palais for his show for Chanel in Paris yesterday. In terms of scale, this was the biggest production of the week – there was more floor space, more models, more clothes and a larger audience. As an exercise in sheer power, then, it was unprecedented as befits a fashion brand widely believed to be the most successful in the world, though not one generally famed for its conservative carbon footprint.

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