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The technology may not be available yet in the UK, but Google are keen to normalise Glass - launching a new range of stylish, all-titanium frames

Printed lace gown £2,585, Lanre Da Silva Ajayi

Out of Africa

Lagos may not be a traditionally fashionable city, but that's set to change with a celebration of Nigerian design at Selfridges

Book of a lifetime: Party Going, By Henry Green

Henry Green was a one-off, a writer of undoubted genius. He was difficult to know – Henry Green was his pseudonym and, unlikely though it may seem, he was also an industrialist who owned factories in the North and could explain the details of plumbing with unexpected clarity and vigour. No one who has ever loved and tried to understand the secrets of writing as an art has ever surpassed Green.

Reg Pickett: Footballer who won the League with Portsmouth

Reg Pickett, a League champion with Portsmouth in 1950 and captain of Ipswich Town when they lifted the Second Division title in 1961, was a football manager's delight. Essentially a wing-half both dynamic and skilful, he was also a highly versatile all-rounder capable of filling any midfield or attacking role.

Take a shine to metal

Don't go over the top with this season's latest shiny trend. Subtly is king when is comes to metallics, says Trish Lorenz

If Jeremy Paxman has decided to stop wearing ties to work, that must mean they're back in fashion

It used to be simple. Men wore ties in almost every professional and formal setting

DVD: Dark Shadows

Tim Burton's gothic horror comedy stars Johnny Depp, of course, as a vampire who breaks out of his tomb after 200 years to find that his family has fallen on hard times, largely due to the machinations of his old nemesis, a witch played by Eva Green.

DmC Devil May Cry – Preview

With DmC we think Ninja Theory have created something to appease all but the most ardent of naysayers.

Book of a lifetime: One Hundred Years of Solitude, By Gabriel García Márquez

It is inevitable: a tribute to Gabriel García Márquez will try to achieve a remarkable opening line. And, having circumvented the problem, at once arrive at the question of style. But these are hard times for style, when its preeminence has been diminished by those who do not have it.

1. necklace £395

Mawi: Ten years of spikes, studs and panthers...

Fashion favourite Mawi is celebrating its first decade with a collection of its greatest jewellery hits, writes Rebecca Gonsalves

Dame Vivienne changes back into black

Vivienne Westwood, the grande dame of rebellious British fashion, is still on trend after more than 40 years in the business. Her company is back in the black after posting a loss last year as a result of tax bills.

1. The Designer: Ulyana Sergeenko, 32
The wife of a Russian insurance billionaire who started her own Moscow-based fashion label. Her haute couture debut in Paris earlier this month was the talk of the fashion world.

Russian design takes Europe's catwalks by storm

The invasion from the east is latest front for the nation's booming £30bn fashion industry

James Magnussen relishing battles in freestyle races

Australia's James Magnussen is relishing the prospect of the battles that lie ahead in the pool at this summer's Olympics - although as far as he is concerned, he is not going to be involved in any “grudge matches” in London.

Leading article: The scourge of a poor body image

Given the seemingly endless images of unattainable – if not actually unreal – physical perfection splashed across magazines and billboards, it is hardly surprising that body image-related unhappiness is reaching epidemic levels. But the situation is no less appalling for being so predictable.

A portrait of the designer Haider Ackermann

Haider Ackermann: The Draped Crusader

Colombian designer Haider Ackermann is no newcomer to the fashion scene, but his perfectly pintucked and elegantly elongating clothes are finally beginning to attract the attention they deserve, says Susannah Frankel

We love: Daddy dearest - Papa Audit is certainly a dapper Dan, so this new toiletries set from Aesop is the perfect way to say thanks a million this Father's Day. Aw, shucks. The Dapper Gentleman £106, Aesop, mrporter.com

The Fashion Audit: Father's Day, Sheer Delights, J Brand Nation and Pop!

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