Fashion

David Jones launches spring racing collection with bright ideas

JESSICA WRIGHT 5:18pm Melbourne celebrated the first day of spring in typical fashion, clinging stubbornly to wintry grey skies and drizzling rain. 

Newcomers in couture are pushing the boundaries of style

PHILIPPA HAWKER Stephanie Nardella is a fashion student whose interest in bridal wear goes back a long way. When she was eight years old, she did a school project on wedding dresses through the centuries. She still ...

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Is the fashion season dead?

Rachelle Unreich It's somewhat ironic that as Melbourne Spring Fashion Week is upon us, spring wardrobes are decidedly unspring-like. Call it transeasonal dressing, or simply call it confusing: Rebecca Vallance's ...

Beauty

Myanmar beauty queen stripped of title, on the run with crown

Myanmar's first international beauty queen has absconded with her $US100,000 ($A108,200) crown after being stripped of her title for being rude and dishonest, organisers say.

Charlize Theron on getting older, 'It's like we wilt or something'

LIVIA GAMBLE Charlize Theron expressed her views on the beauty industry, womanhood and becoming a mum in a recent interview.

Korean pop culture lures tourists for plastic surgery

Anna Fifield Korea’s pop-culture “wave” has brought it a new export: nips, tucks and other plastic surgeries for Chinese visitors eager to look like their favourite celebrities from Korean soap ...

Wellbeing

Jesinta Campbell's top 10 tips for Canberra Times fun run

Jesinta Campbell reveals her training tips for The Canberra Times Fun Run on September 7.

Healthy habits that hold back the clock

Paula Goodyer There’s growing evidence that what we do to boost our health on the inside can improve how we look on the outside too.

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Aussies are bigger boozers than the Brits, but Belarus tops the list

SARAH BERRY Australian culture is marinated in alcohol, but where do we sit in the worldwide list of biggest boozers?

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Home & Style

Iceberg lettuce: Who needs it?

Jackie French Lettuces have come a long way since the 1950s, when it was iceberg, iceberg and iceberg, writes Jackie French.

Seven secrets to successful op shopping

MEX COOPER Once considered the domain of grandmothers searching for a second-hand crocheted doiley, op shops have become a haven for hipsters, fashionistas, avid recyclers and bargain hunters, including Prime ...

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Walcott garden earns stamp of approval

SUSAN PARSONS Rosalind and Benjamin Walcott's Red Hill property is a native wonderland that has starred in Open Gardens Australia and will now feature on stamps.

Life

How Lady Gaga gave fan the courage to come out at her concert

8:39pm Just a few weeks ago, Beau Lamarre's family did not know he was gay.

Why is it so difficult to talk about sex?

MATTY SILVER Sex is something that's difficult to ignore in our lives because it's everywhere in our culture; it's reflected in magazine and TV advertising, fashion, music, TV series and movies. You'd think we ...

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About last night: Yearning for a little seduction

Maureen Matthews Pressuring a partner into slipping on sexy lingerie will not result in hot sex.