At last year’s Met ball were: Chloë Sevigny; Beyoncé; Kim Kardashian West, who wore a nude dress; and Cara Delevigne, who railed against Met gown etiquette. Photographs: Getty Images

This is a big year for the Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute Benefit, or the Met, as it’s more commonly known. A documentary about the ball is be(...)

I managed to stop a lifetime nail picking habit simply by keeping my nails painted. I’ve noticed that I’m less likely to pick at the skin when I’ve p(...)

I’ll say it – winter make-up can be drab. Plums, blacks, heavy formulations – it all gets boring after a while. Now that March is here, there’s a fee(...)

Simone Roche, Emma O’Carroll, Orla Kiely, Liz Kelsh, Ciara Hunt, Helen Lambert, Fiona Byrne, Breege O’Donoghue, Freida Gormley

Emma O'Carroll Textile specialist From Roscommon, the daughter of architects and one of a family of 12, O’Carroll started making and selling Aran(...)

& Other Stories pink trousers, €78; Yumi cardigan, €68; Mango shirt dress, 39.95; H&M striped jumper, €39.99; Milly bag, €285 from Arnotts
Edge your wardrobe towards spring

Fashion month is in full swing, and style blogs and websites are awash with pictures of shivering fashion folk on the streets at New York fashion wee(...)

Nuxe Nuxuriance Ultra Re-Plumping Roll-On Mask (€39.25); Olay Sensitive and Natural Day Cream SPF 15 (€13.79); Mac Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour (€28); Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Deep Moisture Balm (€28.50)

Despite the influx of positive mantras, teeming out of every corner of the internet and from every person I meet, I can’t be shaken from the belief t(...)

Margaret Thatcher: the packed auction in central London  attracted telephone and online bids from 41 countries worldwide.   Photograph:  © Bettmann/CORBIS

In May 1979, arriving at No 10 Downing Street as Britain’s first woman prime minister, Mrs Thatcher famously quoted the prayer attributed to St Franci(...)

Also on the podcast, journalist Anna Carey talked to Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert about her new book about harnessing creativity, Big Magic.

“I love makeup, it makes me incredibly happy, and it’s been a great friend to me at very dark times in my life,” said Marian Keyes, bestsellin(...)

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Maurice Lévy: has been called the Napoleon of advertising for the string of acquisitions – not always friendly – which grew the once small Publicis agency into a giant.

If judged only by numbers, Maurice Lévy would be an impressive figure. He has transformed Publicis, the French firm he joined in 1971, into the world’(...)