Mascara is the bread and butter of the makeup industry. Completely portable and utterly transformative, mascara is the one product that even those (...)

US ‘Vogue’ editor Anna Wintour: “There is something about fashion that can make people really nervous.” Photograph: Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images

“There is something about fashion that can make people really nervous,” says US Vogue editor Anna Wintour in the documentary The September Issue. If y(...)

I certainly don’t mean to be a harbinger of negativity by reminding anyone that Irish summers are short. It seems like a pointlessly negative statemen(...)

Investors bought a record £2.5 billion of stores in central London last year as demand from retailers spurred rent increases

Tribeca Holdings , a luxury-property investor which is owned by Irishman Aidan Brooks, has bought stakes it didn’t already own in a portfolio of luxur(...)

Luxury acommodation at the Beverly Wilshire hotel, setting for Pretty Woman

D espite its enormous cinematic history, Beverly Hills is less than 15sq km in size. That’s about two Phoenix Parks laid side by side, though it’s mor(...)

 Shelly Corkery, fashion director for Brown Thomas. Photograph: Alan Betson

For every applicant for a shop floor job in Brown Thomas, there are hundreds who want to skate straight in as a fashion buyer. Ideally in a flippy (...)

‘Girls as young as 14 and 15 are waxing the hair off their arms, and every other part of their bodies. To be hairy isn’t womanly.’ Photograph: Dimas Ardian/Getty Images

Summer. Exposed flesh. Human hair must be banished. Discarded hair is clogging drains and sticking to wax strips everywhere. Brazilian or bush? No (...)

Every woman has a tendency to become entrenched in habit. We tend to favour a particular look, and rarely deviating from it, often while failing to(...)

DS5 2.0 BlueHDI 150hp: Can it now be taken seriously as an Audi rival? 4:33

In so many ways, I find this all a bit sad. I find it somehow sad that PSA group has decided that Citroen can no longer bear the burden of competing i(...)

Thissummer’s make-up collections are characterised by colour. Intense brights and ever-so-nearly neons are everywhere. These cartoonish shades migh(...)