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Combine oversized outerwear, tartan and fishnet tights for a modern take on grunge. Just add attitude and lashings of eyeliner

In the eye of the beholder: beauty looks for this summer

A delicate glow or all-out glamour, there’s a beauty look for everyone this summer, says Rebecca Gonsalves

I'm almost ashamed to admit it... but I am really enjoying my dissertation

It's breathtakingly uncool to admit it - but dissertations shouldn't have to be a massive chore. Shouldn't you, gasp, be interested in yours?

Billionaire Topshop owner plans global push for Arcadia

Sir Philip Green's Arcadia retail empire is to massively step up its international expansion, stretching as far afield as Azerbaijan and Chile.

Scot Young and ex-wife Michelle Young’s seven-year legal fight will come to a climax at a hearing in October

Britain’s biggest divorce battle nears end after seven years

Business leaders expected to give evidence in climax of tycoon Scot Young’s bitter dispute with ex-wife, Michelle

Sir Philip Green the owner of Topshop and Taiwanese actress Gwei Lun Mei cut a ribbon to mark the opening of the new Topshop store (Getty Images)

Road to Hong Kong: Topshop expands in the East

Sir Philip Green’s Topshop today took a major step on its journey to become a truly global brand by opening its first store in China.

we love... Swimming in style: Topshop is no stranger to collaborations and this summer it has brought on board luxury swimwear label Pistol Panties, famed for its retro take on swimming togs. The mini collection includes statement one-pieces and bikinis for those who like their beachwear bold. From £59, topshop.com
Blouse £39, Never Fully Dressed, neverfullydressed.co.uk; shorts £66, Finders Keepers, zalando.co.uk; necklace £10, Freedom, topshop.co.uk; sandals £89, Nine West, ninewest.co.uk

Get into the groove with Seventies style

As the mercury begins to rise, keep cool this summer in languid Seventies style

Sheer panel playsuit £40 and padlock bag £70, both topshop.com; blazer £110, frenchconnection.com; slingback heels £95, Nine West, kurtgeiger.com

Scarlet woman: head-to-toe in red for the summer

Summer dressing gets dangerous with red worn head-to-toe, says Emma Akbareian

The Duchess of Cambridge arrives for her visit to Warner Bros studios in Leavesden, Herts where the popular Harry Potter movies were produced.

Magic moment as Kate the Duchess of Cambridge opens Harry Potter studios with William and another Harry in tow

Love her or loathe her it is hard to deny that the Duchess of Cambridge has cast a spell over the general public - or the tabloids, at least. Today accompanied by her husband the Duke of Cambridge and brother-in-law Prince Harry the spellbinding affect was compounded by the fact trio were in Leavesden, Herts to officially open the Harry Potter Warner Bros studios to the public.

Orange county

One of the highlights of the season, this juicy citrus shade is perfectly suited to feminine summer dressing

blazer £85, Wallis

Grown-up glam

A new capsule collection from Wallis offers superior cuts and fabrics for a smart take on summer chic, says Emma Akbareian

The 10 Best high-street handbags

It’s easy to update your accessories when beautiful styles like these are available at prices to suit modest budgets

The 10 Best spring eye shadows

Feast your eyes on brights, pastels and nude tones in the new season's prettiest palettes and powders

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