Women have come a very long way since, say, the 1960s: running companies, sitting in government, leading the way in difficult parts of the world. But in terms of the fetishising of the female body, we’re still back in the days of big hair and white lipstick
As we contemplate a 2012 that is grim from so many angles, let’s turn to the novels of Charles Dickens in this, his centenary year. He’s seen it all before
Today there are thousands of girls aspiring to be the next Kate Moss in an age when perhaps it has never been easier to get into modelling. Yet there was once a golden age, when only a handful of models made it into the history books. We meet one of them
Designers are working with animal pelts again, both real and faux. With demand high, now that farming conditions are better than they ever were and the manmade version is so good – what’s the problem?
Feeling stuck in a rut, bored with your job – or just glad you’ve still got one? For students and workers in the creative industries, raw talent on its own will never be enough to get on. For the rest of us, we probably could do better