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What I wore this week: statement sweaters

This season’s alpha jumper is not just there to hug your boobs or tummy. It has sculptural curves or sweeping architectural planes all of its own. Photograph: David Newby/the Guardian Here’s a timely Halloween fashion tip: wear a sweater with a high enough polo neck to hide behind when Craig Revel Horwood gets really scary […]

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From curls to Heidi Klum: what’s hot and what’s not this week

Polo necks really are the only perk of winter. Photograph: Tuomas Marttila/Getty Going up Curls See Damaris Goodie, Mica Arganaraz and Imaan Hammam for details. Empire But mostly Cookie, back on our screens and with her own official emoji on Twitter. We’re so ready for the one-liners and bodycons. Polo-neck season The only perk of winter, TBH. Fresh Dressed A […]

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Beauty: hair thickeners

‘As someone with annoyingly thin hair, I have a vested interest in anything that makes things look a little less puny up top.’ Photograph: Alex Lake for the Guardian Sali Hughes I receive heaps of emails from men and women asking about treatments for thinning hair and, as someone with abundant but annoyingly thin hair […]

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How I get ready: Ella Eyre

Ella Eyre. Photograph: Jo Hale/Redferns I am quite an impatient person, so I don’t like to take very long to get ready. I just don’t care that much. I think it comes from being a sporty kid: when you’re a competitive swimmer, you just don’t have time to care how you look. About a couple […]

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Dramatic eyeshadow

Heart of darkness: our pick of the new dramatic eyeshadows. This is how you make an entrance. The Dior eye palette used here, of rich green, prunes, and blues marked Peter Philips’s first official colour collection for Christian Dior Make-up, so they had to be memorable. And what could be more bold than a massive […]

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Fashion world fears designer burnout as pressure takes its tol

Actress Meryl Streep and designer Alber Elbaz at the 2015 Fashion Group International’s Night of Stars in New York City. Photograph: Jim Spellman/Getty  Sometimes fashion can seem like a merry-go-round of catwalk shows with a whirlwind of collections hitting stores almost hourly. Last week an industry moving at an ever higher speed almost crashed. On […]

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Cutting-edge knitting: is this the future of textiles?

Casting on: (from left) Ben Alun-Jones, Kirsty Emery and Hal Watts, the creators of Unmade. Photograph: Richard Saker for the Observer Tamsin Blanchard I am in one of the subterranean rooms that form part of the backstage rabbit warren of Somerset House in central London. This wing used to be offices for the Inland Revenue, […]

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From Jeremy Corbyn to The Last Panthers: the great shellsuit revival

Suits you, sir … Jeremy Corbyn and his wife are dressed for cycling. Photograph: Steve Bell/Rex Shutterstock It is a happy accident that Jeremy Corbyn’s tracksuit has become an inspiration for this season’s alternative menswear. Corbyn cycles to work from his house in north London to Westminster, and does so in a grey Wilson tracksuit […]

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Yes, French women are chic. But they don’t own the secret to style

Like the lovechild of Coco Chanel and Iggy Pop … Carine Roitfeld. Photograph: Jacopo Raule/GC Images Last Thursday morning, before it was even light, I was on the Uniqlo website trying to shop the capsule collection by ex-French Vogue editor and all-round front-row institution Carine Roitfeld. Roitfeld, the somewhat unlikely industry pinup who resembles the […]

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Bella Freud and Kate Moss charity jumper – buy of the day

Kate Moss models Bella Freud’s charity jumper. Photograph: Mary McCartney/ Save The Children Bella Freud for Save the Children Fund’s Fashion Saves Lives this Christmas at Matchesfashion.com, £365 Photograph: Matches Fashion To raise money for Save the Children, designer Bella Freud has created this long-sleeved T-shirt as part of the Fashion Saves Lives campaign. Christopher […]