I’m there, “We could just leave her here. She wouldn’t know her way back to the Vico Road. Hopefully, they’ll just deport her.” Sorcha considers this for a surprising length of time, then goes, “No, let’s go and get her.”

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‘There are two types of debauchery: the type that comes about after consuming mind-altering substances, and the type that comes about when all your favourite people are together in the same place at the same time, but no one has died.’ Photograph: Karan Kapoor/Stone via Getty Images

Party dressing is a many-headed beast, like the mythical Hydra. It took Hercules to slay the mighty Hydra, and it would take a Herculean effort to (...)

Breaking Bad actors Bryan Cranston (R), Anna Gunn (C) and Aaron Paul (L) hold awards at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Photograph: Paul Buck/EPA

American Hustle, the 1970s caper comedy from the director David O. Russell, took the top prize, for best ensemble, at the Screen Actors Guild Awards i(...)

Above left to right:  belted dress (€250), by Fee G at Harvey Nichols;  floral dress (€45), by Gallery at Dunnes; jacket (€90), blouse (€33), sunglasses (€13), skirt (€25), and shoes (€67), at River Island; Red Herring stripe blazer (€70), pussy bow blouse (€47), cigarette pant (€39), shoes (€70), at Debenhams

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