Life and Style

If you’ve made a resolution to improve your working life, remember the  old adage about dressing for the job you want, says Rebecca Gonsalves

A worry that goes right to the top

IN the past I've not seen a great deal of similarity between myself and HM The Queen. Now I know despite the disparity in age, lineage and wealth, we're sisters under the skin.

Daily choice

Show: Chicks with Flicks, King's Head, London N1 (0171-226 1916) 7pm & 9pm

Fashion: camera shy

Be careful this month. Closed-circuit TV cameras lurk in the most unlikely places. Fortunately, this one only caught our model trying on some beautiful evening wear - a devore velvet dress by John Rocha and a host of divine Nicole Farhi velvets - before dancing around a mirror ball

Theatre: The queen of coiffure

Chicks with Flicks heralds the return of Jackie Clune with a stylishly silly new production

Arts: The team that really gets this vision thing


Before and after: the naked truth

"You've Taken your kit off," said the promoter. I don't know what he promoted, but it was going okay. Big cigar. Two more in his top pocket. Me, I am an artiste. Just the one cigar, but a good one, a Cohiba, though slightly unravelled, the wrapper spiralling off like - I don't know, like my life. Like an unravelling cigar. And no spares in my top pocket either, also like my life. Feh.



PEOPLE IN FASHION: The man behind the models on the cutting edge

Guido is the hair stylist who can make or break a model's career with this season's seminal fringe or essential crop - and the designers don't think he's half bad either. James Sherwood met him


Is Peter Lindbergh the world's greatest fashion photographer? Ian Phillips met him - and thinks the answer may be yes

Unsentimental journey

E Jane Dickson enjoys a pitiless portrait of old age; The Waiting Game by Bernice Rubens, Little, Brown, pounds 15.99,

MP's Bill against bad haircuts

The motive was impeccable, the timing perhaps a little close to the scalp. Just as the Prime Minister's wife was living down her stylist's pounds 2,000 trip to Denver yesterday, a Labour backbencher called for redress yesterday for the victims of bad haircuts.

Cheap chic

Style needn't break the bank, it just takes a good eye and a little legwork, as Melanie Rickey reveals. Photographs by Robert Astley-Sparke

Just for the frill of it

Fashion designers had the feminine touch in mind for this summer - but it didn't get past the catwalk. Shame! Photographs by Sheridan Morley

Books: All dressed up, nowhere to go

Miranda Seymour on a natty but static stylist; Soon to be a Major Motion Picture by Jonathan Keates, Chatto & Windus, pounds 12.99
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What are the worst 'Word Crimes'?

‘Weird Al’ Yankovic's latest video is an ode to good grammar. But what do The Independent’s experts think he’s missed out?
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A cult movie event aims to immerse audiences of 80,000 in ‘Back to the Future’. But has it lost its magic?
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The new hatched, matched and dispatched

Family events used to be marked in the personal columns. But now Facebook has usurped the ‘Births, Deaths and Marriages’ announcements
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Are you my type?

All of us have one but probably never wondered why. Yet even now, a century after blood types were discovered, it’s a matter of debate what they’re for
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Honesty box hotels

Five hotels in Paris now allow guests to pay only what they think their stay was worth. It seems fraught with financial risk, but the honesty policy has its benefit
Commonwealth Games 2014: Why weight of pressure rests easy on Michael Jamieson’s shoulders

Michael Jamieson: Why weight of pressure rests easy on his shoulders

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