Why Ted Baker is poorly suited to today’s high street | Fashion

There was a time when Ted Baker was a go-to brand for young professionals across Britain, offering clothes that tended to fall on the smart side of smart-casual. Its suits will have seen many a job interview or christening, its dresses will have been worn on Friday nights out with colleagues, its hoodies snuggled into […]

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Suit you, madam! Why women’s suits are all the rage | Fashion

The cocktail dress is dead – long live the soirée suit. Sales of women’s suits have increased by 178%, according to Asos Design, while the fashion search platform lyst.co.uk says searches for “women’s pantsuit” and “women’s suits” have collectively increased by 78% since the beginning of November. Jennifer Lopez, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Nicole Kidman have […]

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Anna Jones’ Christmas recipes for smoky carrot toasts and blood orange fizz | The modern cook | Food

The last thing I want when I have people over is anything stressful or fancy. In winter, I often make a big vat of soup or stew, which I leave ticking over on the hob, and a bowl of herb oil and good bread for dunking. If I want something more portable, I put stuff […]

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From dog walks to Secret Santa anxiety: this week’s fashion trends | Fashion

Going up Panisses AKA chickpea chips. On menus, from Skye Gyngell’s Heckfield Place to Soho’s Folie. Do not add vinegar. Needle & Thread’s Alaska gown The dress that’s winning party season, hands down. Emily Ratajkowski with Colombo. Photograph: SplashNews.com Dog walks The new catwalks. First Emily Ratajkowski wore Maryam Nassir Zadeh for walkies, then Jennifer […]

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Saving face: eight tips for avoiding ‘hangover skin’ this Christmas | Fashion

While “hangover skin” might sound like a party season bogeyman, or a made-up marketing term designed to tempt you into buying more products, after a month of late nights, almost exclusively beige food and – possibly – too much booze, a lacklustre, puffy complexion is as inevitable as a banging headache – and just as […]

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Pay up or else threats over unexplained Extra Energy bills | Money

I have just received a final demand for £1,258.66 from the administrators for Extra Energy – my former gas and electricity provider, which went into administration in November 2018. They provide no evidence for this sum. One of their agents explained that this was an estimate which could have ranged from £0 to £10,000. I […]

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