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Gilty pleasures

The new gold standard

Piling on the shine says more about our desire to be dazzled than the need to show off

The Intelligent Shopper

Gifts under $20

Globe Style adds their picks for the most discerning hipsters on your list

Holiday dress-up

Kick up your heels

Talk about a flight of fancy. The men of super-hot poperatic quartet Il Divo have dropped in for drinks during their world tour. With the debonair gang playing entourage, we celebrate the season's frothy fashion

Hot tech for digital divas

With women buying more than 50 per cent of consumer technology products, companies are styling up, Sheryl Steinberg reports

These days, charity begins (and ends) at home

Leah McLaren

Now that even the super-rich are feeling poor, people are cheaping out on charity all over the place


If I go bankrupt, the scented-candle industry is next

Karen von Hahn

I stand before you today because my industry, that of the style writer, is in crisis


Jennifer Aniston

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We'll do the trendspotting each week, then let you have your say

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Virtuous luxe

As conspicuous becomes code for insensitive, shoppers are seeking more meaningful experiences. For soprano Measha Brueggergosman, it's all about collaboration

P(art)y season

There has never been a better time to get creative with clothing, Amy Verner reports. From bold outlines to kaleidoscopic prints, designer-artist alliances define the new collectibles

Frugal fashion: Thrift 2.0

Forget the credit crunch: Frugal fashion never looked so good. With vintage gone viral, the cool kids are refashioning preloved finds into up-to-the minute looks.

The new romantic

Tough guy meets Edwardian this fall, with shape-shifting textures that morph from refined to relaxed. Russell Smith styles up Canadian hip-hop star Kardinal Offishall as the season's new gentleman

Late bloomers

‘Seasonless' dressing might be the industry buzzword, but blossoms with a Gothic twist are hardly summer fare. Amy Verner explores the dark beauty of cold-weather floral prints

Spring 2009 trends: Parisian jungle

At Paris Fashion Week, Darwin was the muse: Only the wearable will survive

Posh spice

Pan-Asian design inspired by a legendary trade route is adding heat to interiors. Break out the beaded curtains and 20-foot golden Buddhas

The new beauty economy

This fall, it's all about the consumer diet. Take a tip from the makeup experts and focus on your best asset: lips, eyes and brows. Whatever you choose, it'll pay dividends

Pump up the power

Buoyed by sharp silhouettes, hot hues and an unprecedented eclecticism, the mood on the runways for next spring is all about women's choice. Says Oscar de la Renta: ‘They're finally at a point where they can be who they want to be'

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