• Elegant touches: accessorise to the top

    Click on image to view gallery Maison Michel's creations might not be displayed at Paris Fashion Week, but the faces of some of the most popular international runway models fill its catalogue. And the atelier's relationship with Chanel is so strong – artistic director, Laetitia Crahay, is also an accessories designer for the French label – that Karl Lagerfeld himself served as the photographer for the fall-winter catalogue. Top models Kate Moss, Milla Jovovich, Sasha Pivovarova, Lara Stone and Lou Dillon have all donned embellishments from the legendary Parisian firm, which produces hats, tiaras and hair accessories. From mini bowler hats to pretty, unique veils

  • Feeling blue? Mel Gibson's girl Oksana Grigorieva leads lovely ladies in cool hues

    Black might be big this season, but there's clearly room for a splash of cool colour on the red carpet too. Blue, whether in shades of aquamarine or deep sapphire is à la mode right now among the ladies of Tinseltown – including Mel Gibson's partner Oksana Grigorieva. The Russian beauty chose a floor length gown with shoulder detail to support her man at the Madrid premiere of his new thriller Edge of Darkness. The blue number was a contrast to the dark gown she wore at the London launch. The couple, who welcomed their first child – a daughter named

  • Princess Mary, Prince Frederik and children all smiles on Switzerland's slopes

    Following recent rumours that they may soon be King and Queen, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark took a break from official business to spend a fun winter holiday with their two children in Verbier, an exclusive resort in the Swiss Alps. Adorable blonde tots Christian, 4, and Isabella, 2, were bundled up in snow gear and seemed to have a ball frolicking in the white stuff with mum and dad. During the outing, Christian made snow angels with dad Frederik while little Isabella looked on from the comfort of her mother's arms. Verbier, a favourite destination of the Danish

  • Drama and drag queens at the Venice Carnival

    On February 6th, the carnival will get off to a dramatic start, with an air of mystery bestowed by the traditional masks and costumes in the perfect theatrical setting of canals and mansions that comprise the city of Venice. For ten days - and the corresponding nights, of course - the big attraction for many will simply be to stroll around this real-life stage, taking photos of and with the costumed revellers, many of whom have travelled halfway across the world for the occasion, for the chance to show off their spectacular eighteenth-century finery in this sublime and perfect

  • You vote 'House' beauty Olivia Wilde's Golden Globes gown as your favourite

    Just last week House fans helped Hugh Laurie take the top spot in our most attractive man vote. And they've pulled out the stops once again, this time putting Olivia Wilde at the top of our poll to find your favourite gown of this year's Golden Globes. Olivia's floor length Gucci chain mail-style creation won praise from fashion pundits and hellomagazine.com readers alike. Just under a quarter of you voted for her dramatic dress, putting her in pole position. The race for number one was a closely fought battle though, with Spanish siren Penelope Cruz trailing just behind with

  • Colin Firth, Helen Mirren and Carey Mulligan lead British hopes at this year's Oscars

    The countdown to this year's Oscars has officially begun, with the announcement of the 2010 nominees. Anne Hathaway helped name this year's contenders, which include a crop of UK names. Flying the flag for Britain in the best actor category is Colin Firth for A Single Man. He will go up against Jeff Bridges for a Crazy Heart, George Clooney for his part in Up in the Air, Morgan Freeman for Invictus and Jeremy Renner, for his role in The Hurt Locker. Meanwhile up for the best actress gong is rising British star Carey Mulligan, for her part in An Education. She's

  • Cutting edge – Victorinox ceramic knife

    Victorinox are world-renowned as makers of the famous Swiss Army Knife. In recent years they have begun to manufacture knives for the home kitchen and the most recent addition to this is their new range of ceramic knives. Ceramic knives are different from a standard knife for a number of reasons – the blade remains sharp for much longer than a typical steel edge and also will never affect the flavour of food – something a normal blade can do. Manufactured from zirconium oxide powder which is compressed at incredibly high pressure, the blade is nearly as

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