WHERE Hedi Slimane goes, the fash pack follows, so when the designer delved deep into the Eighties for his final Saint Laurent show earlier this year, it was only a matter of time before retailers followed suit (or should that be cocktail dress?).
Looking for a Christmas pressie for a fashionista who's always ahead of the curve? Dune's mushroom grey mini saddle bag has more than a whiff of the standout Chloe SS17 collection about it, but you don't have to wait until spring to get one.
GROAN-worthy jokes and flimsy paper crowns are all well and good, but if you really want to impress diners on December 25, adorn place settings with a cracker that conceals a pampering treat or two – goodies that will last long after the pudding's been polished off.
MAGIC TOUCH "When I'm looking for beautiful home accessories to give as Christmas gifts, I often choose items that can be used long after the festive period is over," says Julia Kendell, DIY and design expert for Homebase (homebase.
WHETHER it's the wow factor of an ultimate party dress, or little extras poked into those stockings, you can't beat a soft and squidgy gift. Claire Spreadbury has your festive fashion presents all wrapped up.
:: The White Company's appropriately-named Winter collection is described as "fruity meets spicy, as notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and star anise blend harmoniously with sweet vanilla and sumptuous red-wine accord.
THEY may be stars of the digital age, but sisters Sam and Nic – aka Pixiwoo – go back in time for their latest project, a new documentary about the make-up looks of Hollywood's Golden Age. Katie Wright finds out more.
IT was the surprise beauty hit on the AW16 catwalks, and now that Christmas is nearly here, it's time to let loose the shimmer. Make sure you sparkle this festive season with Katie Wright's glittering guide.
When you rock a new dress, all you really want is compliments and looks of admiration. So when New Yorker Cailey Fiesel found a dead rat sewn into the seam of her new purchase from Zara, safe to say it was a pretty unexpected surprise.