Jane Birkin

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Artfully pruned: the branches of the deciduous conifer Larix decidua frame herbaceous planting in June Blake’s garden in west Co Wicklow. Photograph: Richard Johnston

Like many gardeners of a certain vintage, I’m possessed of a lifelong aversion to conifers (or at least most conifers) that has been difficult to shak(...)

Jane Birkin with her husband Serge Gainsbourg in London’s Berwick Street, April 1977

An auction of handbags and accessories at Christie's in London saw a new European record set for an Hermès bag in December. The €260,899 hammer price (...)

Ana Maria Pacheco’s Hairy Legs of the Queen of Sheba.  Courtesy of the artist and Pratt Contemporary

Many centuries ago a young Portuguese girl was said to have been so determined to remain chaste, she prayed to be made ugly. God granted her a beard. (...)

Annesbrook house

Heritage runs deep through the land around Annesbrook House outside Duleek in Co Meath. A Bronze Age burial site was discovered in the early 1900s and(...)

French new wave: François Ozon shooting his film Young & Beautiful

François Ozon first came to prominence in 1998, when Sitcom, his debut feature, won over critics and an international audience. The Paris-born film-ma(...)

Rich colours: Dries Van Noten’s Paris show at the Hotel de Ville. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/ EPA

Paris fashion week opened with Irish designer Sharon Wauchob sharing the same day’s schedule on the busy calendar with Dries Van Noten and Rochas, (...)

Nobody’s Daughter Haewon

The latest work from Korean New Waver Hong Sang-soo keeps a fierce focus on its heroine while simultaneously maintaining a glacial distance. Haewon is(...)

Margaret Thatcher pictured in 1977.

The BBC has said it will not play Ding, Dong the Witch is Dead — a big seller following the death of Margaret Thatcher - in full during this we(...)