'It was an iconic moment: Diana stepping out of the carriage, the world watching - and me, bent double, trying to de-wrinkle her dress'. India Hicks shares her unique behind-the-scenes perspective of the 1981 royal wedding.
Few women approaching 50 feel good about being photographed in a bikini, and Emma Forbes was no exception. Alas, for celebrities, there is no escaping the long lens. On holiday in Barbados two winters ago, she was snapped on the beach with her family and was mortified by the result. 'I honestly didn't recognise myself,' she says. 'I thought, "Now is the time to really take control of my exercise and my health."' Many of us make similar vows when the holiday snaps appear, but Emma has determinedly seen it through.
With his simple but showstopping silhouettes, CRISTOBAL BALENCIAGA revolutionised fashion and won the devotion of both royalty and Hollywood. As an exhibition of his work opens at the V&A;, Richard Dennen salutes his starriest devotees.
Bobbi Brown Wine Eye Palette (left) is a perfect complement to tartan. £42.50, bobbibrown.co.uk
The new Addison Ross Off The Beaten Track scented candle is inspired by memories of walking in heather and spruce in the Scottish Borders. This lovely, gently peaty aroma is one of ten fragrances in the collection. £25, addisonross.com
Award-winning Scottish aromatherapy brand Beatitude uses oats in every formula. Use Skin Salvation Facial Oil throughout winter to keep irritation at bay and moisture levels up. £13.50, beatitudeproducts.co.uk
Expect an instantly plumper, firmer complexion, as though youve just climbed Ben Nevis, with Omorovicza Oxygen Booster, thanks to nasturtium extracts that help increase the uptake of oxygen in the skin, along with moisturising hyaluronic acid. £85, omorovicza.com
The delicious Gordon Castle bath and body ranges The Herb Garden
Salt Scrub uses natural ingredients including lavender and peppermint grown at the Speyside castle itself. £24, gordoncastlescotland-shop.com