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Time for a change? From dive-proof to dainty, here's our pick of bang up-to-the-minute wrist candy
Styling: Gemma Hayward
Statement baubles - whether chunky or dainty - are the ‘it’ accessory with the ability to make any outfit sparkle
Swarovski among the companies under fire for breaking spirit of renewed EU sanctions
When I heaved my vast bulk on to my Stannah stairlift on Tuesday night and travelled serenely up the reinforced wooden hill to Bedfordshire, I was planning to get up in the morning and write about why I was sure there wouldn't be an all-star aid record in response to the sad events in Japan.
The past 12 months have seen some exciting design developments and the Brit Insurance Design Awards shortlist aims to celebrate this fact.
On Friday night the English National Ballet unveils a new Nutcracker, its 10th production of the seasonal classic in 60 years. Alice Jones drops in on rehearsals to discover the secret of its enduring appeal
Martin Hickman reports on the latest and most daring attempt to turn humble H2O into a premium product
'She had me dressed up in a lot of pink mohair, oversized pearls and too much eyeshadow'
What to see and where to be seen
She's best known for the BBC2 TV show Mary, Queen Of Shops, where she's revived flagging retail businesses, but Mary Portas wasn't always set for a career on the high street. In her youth, she had ambitions of being an actress and even gained a place at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Home is where the holiday is, says Annie Deakin who discovers IKEA, John Lewis and The Conran Shop’s summer campaigns
Brightly coloured wallpaper is more popular than ever. Kate Watson-Smyth reports
London Fashion Week’s ultra-hip kid sister, Fashion East, has already given us Richard Nicholl, Henry Holland and Jonathan Saunders. This year, it’s the ladies’ turn to shine
Who influences what we wear? Which designers rule the catwalks? And who sets the agenda on our high streets? On the eve of London Fashion Week, The Independent’s style team presents Britain’s hotlist