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The diet often becomes a fanatical and joyless one

Timing, King's Head, London

The funny side of heartbreak

Wisteria-print pinafores... was Stella inspired by The Good Life?

Stella McCartney kicked off proceedings at the Paris collections yesterday with a show that appeared to reference childhood memories of her mother's wardrobe with easy denim separates, fine-gauge knitwear and relaxed tailoring in summery shades straight out of the 1970s.

Stella McCartney sends out wearable summer chic

Stella McCartney once more demonstrated she's the ultimate feel-good designer, delivering Monday a ready-to-wear collection of breezy summer clothes that make looking good easy.

Pandora: Suralan's seat stays empty at conference

While the Labour Party's promise of "special VIP" attendances at this week's conference might have been something of an exaggeration, organisers still managed to impress by convincing Lesley Garrett and Jo Brand to provide the entertainment for Tuesday's gala dinner in Brighton. There was one big name, though, who was conspicuous by his absence.

Blaze a trail: Why jackets are required this season

Boyfriend or biker, 1980s-style or gently draped – jackets are essential this season. And they're too good to save for the office, says Carola Long

Stella McCartney perfume block bid fails

A High Court bid to block this weekend's launch of Stella McCartney's latest perfume failed today.

Dress code: Octavia Bradford, Buyer, The Shop at Bluebird

What are you wearing right now?

A silk maxi-dress by Maje with a studded Acne denim jacket (that I just cut the sleeves off) and gladiator sandals. Accessories-wise, I'm busting a plaited headband, an Annina Vogel charm necklace and tons of random bangles. I think I'm having a Stevie-Nicks-meets-the-Hell's-Angels moment!

Meat Free Monday: What its supporters say

'This is something anyone can do, it is a tiny thing with a huge impact. MFM is about us all taking control of the environment we live in for the generations to come. Whether you eat meat or not you can be part of this decision to limit the meat industry destroying our planet's resources.' Stella McCartney, fashion designer

My Secret Life: Chrissie Hynde, musician, 57

The home I grew up in ... was my grandmother's house. It was on a red brick road in Akron, Ohio. One day city planners put the house on rollers and moved it up the hill. They put in a super highway where my home had been, and destroyed the town.

Fashionable bedtime stories: Pyjamas have their moment

Usually consigned to the bedroom, pyjamas are having their moment in the sun thanks to the attentions of Dolce & Gabbana. Susannah Frankel reports on a sleep sensation

Ready to Wear: Can thigh-high boots ever be right on?

And so to the accessory of the autumn/winter season, which may have been a restrained if lovely affair, at least in some designers' hands, but more than made up for any conservatism in dress as far as footwear is concerned. Enter the thigh-high boot.

Dom Joly: Love your neighbour, but not when they dob you in

I have as little time for the Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith, as for the rest of this crumbling Labour government – actually maybe even a little less, since she is in charge of the terrifying erosion of our liberties that is going on under the watchful gaze of six million CCTV cameras. I did, however, feel a little sorry for her last week.

Paltrow: 'Ross joke was 'hilarious'''

Gwyneth Paltrow has said she found Jonathan Ross's lewd joke about her "hilarious" - but her father-in-law was not so amused.

Ready to Wear: This summer it's anything and everything nautical

Susannah Frankel: The nautical look is, of course, quintessentially French, so it must be chic
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