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Yes, wearing a hat is eccentric – but here’s why I do it anyway

David Beckham spotted wearing an unusual item of clothing is a news story that has been with us since the mid-90s and, like war in the gulf or a new series of New Tricks, it keeps returning, despite no one having the stomach for it. This time he has been pictured wearing a flat cap […]

May 28th, 2015 | Posted in Fashion,Life & Style | Read More »

From the Minions to Alexa Chung: how dungarees grew up

In fashion, it is a truth universally acknowledged that what Miranda Priestly says goes. The fictional editor-in-chief played by Meryl Streep in 2006’s The Devil Wears Prada was particularly on the money when it comes to trends (“Florals for spring? Groundbreaking”). Dressing down Anne Hathaway in the classic “cerulean blue” scene, she explains how the […]

May 27th, 2015 | Posted in Fashion,Life & Style | Read More »

One small step for Louis Vuitton as space age makes leap on to runway

The space age is back next season – on Bond Street, at least. A nostalgia which has embraced 70s bohemia and 90s minimalism is making way for an intergalactic aesthetic, with Louis Vuitton the latest fashion power player to turn his catwalk into a spaceship. A hit combination of Louis Vuitton’s Parisian glamour and the […]

May 26th, 2015 | Posted in Fashion,Life & Style | Read More »

Cannes heat: a lesson in men’s summer styling

Men on the red carpet are all now living in a post-Pharrell-wore-shorts-to-the-Oscars universe, a situation that, on the one hand, proves just how far things have shifted in the loosening up of event dress codes for men, but on the other, leaves everything teetering on the brink of gimmick. This year’s Cannes film festival certainly […]

May 25th, 2015 | Posted in Fashion,Life & Style | Read More »

Rihanna becomes Dior’s first black campaign star

Two months is a long time in fashion. So Dior announcing back in March that Rihanna would be starring in its Secret Garden advertising campaign feels like ancient news. But, with the images finally being released today – in the same week it was revealed that Beyoncé may be the latest campaign star of Givenchy […]

May 24th, 2015 | Posted in Celebrities,Life & Style | Read More »

From swimming pool blue nails and espadrilles to high heels for babies and suede baldness: what’s hot and what’s not on Planet Fashion this week

Going up Discussing your ‘Spirit Emoji’ Yeah, it’s a thing. Correct answer: the kissy-smiley face. Swimming pool blue nails New summer favourite. Chanel’s Le Vernis in Méditerranée is the best. Espadrille one-upmanship Coming to a beach bar near you this summer. Can you identify a Zabattigli or a Vidorreta at 20 paces? Plastic cups For drinking prosecco in the park when the sun is out, […]

May 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Fashion,Life & Style | Read More »

Katie Hopkins. Louise Mensch. The greatest screen double act since De Niro and Pacino?

“Now, for the first time, America’s two most electrifying actors collide!” Thus spake the trailer for Michael Mann’s Heat, which starred Robert De Niro and Al Pacino (the pair had never shared a scene in The Godfather Part II). Twenty years on, this column finds itself impossibly tantalised by dreams of another explosive double act, and […]

May 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Celebrities,Life & Style | Read More »

Prescribing the correct footwear is idiotic. You can’t stop a cheap thrill Suzanne Moore Suzanne Moore

One of my favourite pairs of shoes is unwearable. They would shatter if I tried to walk a single step in them. In real life I have feet of clay but these shoes, these red shoes, these “put on your red shoes and dance the blues” shoes are ceramic, cast by a clever friend from […]

May 21st, 2015 | Posted in Fashion,Life & Style | Read More »

How cosmetics took a starring role in Hollywood

Product placement might be a mainstay in Hollywood, but what about the use of cosmetics – in particular Guerlain and Maybelline – as narrative devices or props? Product placement has a long history in Hollywood. 30 Rock had a running gag involving multiple mentions of General Electric. On American Idol, the judges sip from red […]

May 20th, 2015 | Posted in Fashion,Life & Style | Read More »

Rebellious flats, grown-up party frocks and Lupita Nyong’o’s mojo: six things we learned from the Cannes 2015 red carpet

The film festival’s red carpet taught us all about Charlize Theron-approved gladiator chic, Julianne Moore’s new Hollywood glamour, grown-up party frocks courtesy of Emma Stone, and Poppy Delevingne’s Glastonbury-worthy gothic romance 1. When getting dressed, think: what would Imperator Furiosa do? Goddess dressing is out; gladiator chic is in. With the launch of Mad Max: […]

May 20th, 2015 | Posted in Fashion,Life & Style | Read More »