Brand loyalty: many of us seem to buy products because we have been blinded by advertising, science and the lure of famous names. Photograph: BSIP/UIG via Getty Images

While working in the make-up section of a department store, I once met a woman who spent a lot of money on a very small jar of face cream. It was s(...)

Alasdhair Willis, the storm force gusting through British wellington brand Hunter remembers the first time he wore a pair of the boots growing up i(...)

David Collins: his friendship with Madonna  is recalled in two photographic prints, dated 2006, by Steven Klein titled Madonna Rides Again. Photograph: Luke White/The Interior Archive
All in good taste

David Collins wasn’t the first – and won’t be the last – star of the Irish Diaspora celebrated overseas and virtually ignored at home. The Dublin-b(...)

Yomiko Chen in Brooke Emerald Lurex cape, Rosie Onyx lace top and Kylie Onyx lace shorts; with Sarah Morrissey in a Kyra Emerald Jersey evening dress. Photograph: Eric Luke

Spectacular floral arrangements, including a proscenium arch made from deep red amaranthus (Love Lies Bleeding), eucalyptus and seasonal berries by Pa(...)

Photograph: Getty Images

There seems to be a lot of peekaboo action in the shops, with bits and bobs visible through holes and cut-outs . Is this actually a trend or are th(...)

Mark  Allen in action against Michael Holt during the Dafabet World Snooker Championships at The Crucible, Sheffield. Photograph: Tim Goode/PA Wire

Judd Trump and Northern Ireland’s Mark Allen came through contrasting trials to reach the second round of the Dafabet World Championship. (...)

 Judd Trump  in action against Tom Ford  during day four of the  World Championship at Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Judd Trump survived a test of nerve on a day his form deserted him to edge through to the second round of the World Championship. Runne(...)

Inside Llewyn Davis

The Coen brothers offer clues to their intention by naming the feline lead of their subtle, evasive musical drama – LOLCat alert – for the hero of Hom(...)

MICHAEL FASSBENDER: Chelsea ankle boots with Gore-tex, €295 at Dubarry (dubarry.com); aviator sunglasses, €3 at Penneys; Enduro sweatshirt, €126 (£120) by Barbour at House of Fraser; organic dry-denim jeans, €100 by Nudie at mrporter.com.

When it comes to finding style inspiration, women have the pick of the celebrity bunch – but there are plenty of well-heeled A-list men out there to t(...)

FULL-ON FLORALS, clockwise from left: floral sweater in Irish linen (€275) by Sinéad Doyle (sineaddoyle.com);  floral dress, €180 by Butterly by Matthew Williamson at Debenhams; double print shirt, from a collection at H&M; clutch bag, £35 at Asos.com

Each new season brings with it a range of trends, and with them a choice: for fashion-lovers to fully adopt new trends, or to incorporate aspects of t(...)