We love… six fashion fixes for the week ahead – in pictures

Rainbow collections Kitty Joseph’s joyful Prism collection is semi-bespoke. It’s made to order to reduce waste. The asymmetric gown uses 5m of pleated velvet, printed in a reimagined colour spectrum. From £165 for a Prism top, kittyjoseph.com Pinterest Brass cufflinks Finish your look with tiered cufflinks turned from a solid bar of brass. Alice Made This pieces are created in a factory that specialises in aerospace part production. Also available in steel and rose gold finish. £95, alicemadethis.com Facebook Twitter Pinterest Kinder fashion British brand Smith Webb’s mission statement is:…

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Clam & Cork, Doncaster: ‘A small seafood café doing lovely things’ – restaurant review

Twenty-five years ago, when my time was cheap and work scarce, I spent three days as a reporter in the old Bull Ring Market in Birmingham. The built, scuffed, graffiti-strewn, urine-splashed environment was due for demolition to make way for the glossy city centre that now occupies the space. Few were prepared to mourn the grey concrete sprawl, with its shadowed underpasses, but it housed a unique retail culture that deserved to be recorded before it went. I was sent to do the recording. There were the lines of flower…

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Find your food village – and a spring breakfast bowl recipe

We believe in really experiencing our food – growing our own vegetables, gathering from the wild, sourcing produce from local farmers and making big, beautiful meals with all that we have found – and these are such joyful experiences for us. But what makes them even better is doing them with other people. Growing, gathering, preserving, pickling, cooking and eating are all so much better when shared with your village. In fact, most of the experiences that life has to offer are better when shared with the people you love!…

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London hosts ‘Modest’ Fashion Week to celebrate hijabs and long hemlines – just a month after women in Iran burned headscarves in protest at Islamic dress

London Modest Fashion week kicked off this weekend, showcasing the latest styles in hijabs, abayas and long hemlines. The second installment of the two-day event, held at Victoria House, Bloomsbury, saw models parading down the runway in demure clothing – and rumoured Muslim convert Lindsay Lohan even made an appearance. Running alongside London Fashion Week the event, which charges up to £200 for tickets, features shopping, runway shows, talks and workshops – including a ‘sharia legal hub’. It comes just weeks after thousands of women in Iran, and around the world, risked imprisonment by…

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Repast lives: a history of food photography – in pictures

In this taster from her new book Feast for the Eyes, curator and writer Susan Bright brings into focus the rich history of food in pictures. From Man Ray to Cindy Sherman and Martin Parr, it is an artful exploration of how the edible vastly exceeds the simple things we put on our plates. Anna Wilkins Friday 8 September 2017 11.42 BSTLast modified on Friday 8 September 2017 18.24 BST Nickolas Muray, Lemonade and Fruit Salad, McCall’s magazine, ca. 1943; from Feast for the Eyes (Aperture, 2017). Photograph: Nickolas Muray/Aperture.org FacebookTwitterPinterest Nobuyoshi Araki, Colourscapes,…

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Nightmare food and wine matches – From the sommeliers

Sommeliers’ toughest food and wine matches Even sommeliers can struggle to find the best wine pairing for a dish. We’ve raided our archive of Confessions of a Sommelier from Decanter magazine to find out some of their most difficult pairings – and some advice for pairing wine with food. Common challenges ‘The most common challenge is when diners want to drink sweet wines like Sauternes with dessert, especially with cold elements like ice cream,’ said  Arvid Rosengren, speaking to Decanter when wine director at Copenhagen Concepts restaurant group. ‘It’s rarely a good idea and I try…

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How to count on food – Part 6

Antibiotics are some of the common additives in feeds for farmed meat and seafood and residue may exist in the processed end product. Photo: VisualHunt If you are reading this after a meal, and you are in an Asian country, the chances are reasonably high that you have just eaten some rice or rice-based foods. If so, then you have almost certainly also ingested tiny amounts of various arsenic-based compounds, which are sort of free additives – though of course they are rather undesirable ones. Arsenic, in various concentrations, is very…

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Tekken 7 Review – Iron Fist Rage (PS4)

It’s been a long time since we’ve seen the last proper Tekken game on home consoles – Tekken Tag Tournament 2 released in 2012 on the PlayStation 3, while the now-discontinued Tekken Revolution launched in 2013. A lot has happened in the meantime in the world of fighters. Can Tekken 7 do new and exciting things for the franchise, or is playing it safe the way forward? New Tech, Same Foes Bandai Namco Studios has opted to use the Unreal Engine 4 this time around. This should result in similar…

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Far Cry 5 Preview – Welcome to Montana (PS4)

May 26, 2017 Written by Paulmichael Contreras Ubisoft has finally unleashed a mountain’s worth of information on Far Cry 5, the first main entry in the series since 2014’s Far Cry 4. We were able to sit in on a world-first look at the game and its brand-new location of rural Montana. While gameplay footage was scant, we were shown a presentation which walked us through the origins of the game’s inspiration, and introduced us to some key characters who we’re likely to hear much more about in the coming…

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Five ways Britain wrecks young people’s mental health – and how to stop it

Astudy from the Varkey Foundation has revealed that young people in the UK suffer from some of the “lowest levels of mental wellbeing in the world” – second only to Japan. This won’t be a shock to anyone familiar with statistics on child and adolescent mental health in Britain. Some 75% of mental illnesses begin before the age of 18, and the charity MQ estimates that on average, there are three children in every classroom with a diagnosable mental illness. This, combined with a continuing crisis in mental healthcare in…

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