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

No 199: VISION EXPRESS

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.

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Barbaric

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

THE IMAGE MAKER

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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