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What is haute couture – and why does it matter?

The clothes are sumptuous, studded with pearls and Swarovski crystals; the sets are lavish, featuring Busby Berkeley-style choreography in enchanted forests and space-age discos. It’s safe to say that the twice-yearly couture shows, currently taking place in Paris, are quite the spectacle. The …

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Women's summer essentials: the wish list – in pictures

If you're worried about excess baggage, we have given you a little help with your summer packing. As long as you have these summer essentials in your case you will be set for the beach. Invest in an embellished sandal to take you from the beach to the cocktail bar, and add a bright beach bag, bold …

Business attire for older women: what does it mean?

One of the nicer things about being a visible Invisible Woman is that now people know where to find me and that means I receive invitations. The most recent was to the launch of Harnessing the Power of the Purse – a revelatory piece of research on female investors, put together by Sylvia Ann …

Yellow Fashion Trend

<i>StyleNest pick a few of the season’s best pieces inspired by SS14’s yellow fashion trend.</i><p>Surprisingly, yellow can be a complementary colour to a …

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Beauty for dark skin: a guide to exfoliating

Harsh scrubs are a thing of the past – try the new breed of gentle exfoliating powders, gels, peels and brushes for soft, fresh-looking skin<p>The grossest things tend to have immediate gratification. It starts with picking your nose age five, then graduates to squeezing your spots and ferociously …

Topshop's Red Lippy Project lipstick – fashion buy of the day

Fashion buy of the day<p>Beauty<p>There are few things more cheering than a dash of red lipstick, though raising money for charity might well be one of them. Mercifully, you don't have to choose with Topshop's new scarlet shade, because 33% of every purchase goes towards the Red Lippy Project, which …

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Pharrell and Spike Lee Join Forces for Interactive Concert Live Stream

"Happy" crooner Pharrell Williams and veteran filmmaker Spike Lee want your smiling face to shine onstage at Pharrell's upcoming New York City …

Glamour Women of the Year: Dame Helen Mirren wins Icon award

Dame Helen Mirren was a winner at Glamour's Women of the Year Awards, with co-star Ryan Reynolds dubbing her the 'Dame of Thrones'<p>Dame Helen Mirren received the Icon award at the Glamour Women of the Year ceremony, honoured not just for her acting talents but as "someone we're absolutely desperate …

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Iggy Azalea: the least important thing to happen to Aussie hip-hop

Iggy Azalea is the biggest thing to ever happen to Australian hip-hop. She’s also the least important.<p>This statement requires some elaboration, because on the face of it, Azalea is a game-changer. Originally from Mullumbimby in northern NSW, the 23-year-old currently holds the number one and two …

Maleficent Knocks X-Men: Days of Future Past From the Top of the Box Office

Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways to Die in the West is dead on arrival.<p>Disney's Maleficent debuted atop the weekend box office with an estimated $70 …

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Stay golden. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/14x3c Joan Smalls photographed by Steven Meisel Photography, styled by Edward Enninful; W Magazine July 2012.

Fashion wish list: what we like this week - in pictures

The Weekend fashion team picks their five favourite finds each week. So whatever you're looking for – be that a new coat, some swanky shoes or an on-trend top – check out their wish list. This week, their choice includes a jumpsuit, dress and bracelet