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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

Mary Dejevsky: Is public anger finally going to erupt?

Until recently the Government was enjoying a conspicuously easy ride. But people's mood is changing

Gaga rocks Paris Fashion Week

Lady Gaga made her catwalk debut at Paris Fashion Week yesterday. She appeared first in a black figure-hugging plastic dress, smoking a cigarette beneath a flat black hat, before walking out in a white pencil skirt, a corset and headwear resembling a lampshade.

Why does reality TV hate women?

Half the population is getting a raw deal on screen. Fiona Sturges says it's time to switch off the sexism

Ashes 2011, by Gideon Haigh

To publish a 285-page book on England's record-breaking Test series victory Down Under when the players were still in Australia is, on one level, an impressive feat. But when one learns that the book consists of the writer's newspaper dispatches throughout the series, one could be pardoned for wondering whether serving up warmed-over journalism is worth the effort. Until, that is, one notes the author's name.

Forgotten Author No 64: John Burke

How can you be forgotten if you've deliberately avoided having an identity to begin with? That's the challenge of pinning down John Burke's work.

Ready To Wear: Will shopping with a friend bring me back down to earth?

Is shopping an activity best undertaken with an adviser in tow? A burning fashion dilemma if ever there was one, the outcome of which is as potentially hazardous as it may be fruitful.

The Unthanks play Robert Wyatt and Antony and the Johnsons, Union Chapel, Islington

Ways to stay warm under the covers

Forgotten Authors No 58: Elizabeth Jane Howard

Good authors get a few bites at the apple of fame; once for their debut novel, again when they're at the top of their game, and hopefully for a grand reprise when they're rediscovered by a new generation. Elizabeth Jane Howard's time is definitely back.

20 Fashion and Beauty Tips

We've all been there; flicking through a magazine looking at pages upon pages of gorgeous women when a touch of the green-eyed monster flares up and makes you think: yes, well if I had a personal chef, trainer, stylist and a bit of help from Photoshop I'd look like that too.

Brave new wardrobes: in the hands of a personal stylist

A change in season calls for a reinvention – but it can be hard to get right on your own. Enter the personal stylist: Carola Long and Harriet Walker seek professional help

My Father's Tears & Other Stories, By John Updike

This collection of John Updike's late stories was first published a few months after he died of cancer in January 2009. It has been suggested – by Martin Amis, among others – that the author's descriptive powers were diminished by the end. That may be true, but if the Updike of My Father's Tears is no longer the masterful prose stylist of the Rabbit novels, then he is something altogether more vulnerable and human, and that seems only appropriate, given that these stories are concerned, almost invariably, with transience and loss.

James Lawton: Even spirit of Schweinsteiger could not deny stylists their day

As deadlocks go, this one was touching moments of the sublime. In a way, the winner made a mockery of that intricate Spanish construction

How do I look?: Brix Smith-Start, stylist & fashion buyer, 47

Fashion is an incredibly powerful tool. It can change the way you feel about yourself and the way people react to you. It's important to have your own individual style, to absorb inspirations from trends, and to always be creative – to play and test the boundaries. Style changes with age – there are certain things which cease to be appropriate as you get older.

Style with substance: How personal stylists can help others to look their best

How often have you gone to a job interview in an uncomfortable stuffy suit, wondering how to get across to your interviewer that you are also a seasoned traveller and man of the world? Or maybe you've bought a stunning brown dress on a whim and got home to realise all your shoes are black?

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