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Which Cabinet minister has a specially-made ink stamp with which to print “BOLLOCKS” on papers in his or her red box to which he or she takes exception?
I was reminded of this eccentric stationery fact, vouchsafed to me by a reliable source, by my discussion with James Forsyth on BBC Radio 4’s Westminster Hour this [...]
I’m not Catherine, I’m Ilona.
Catherine is my middle name. I decided to use it as a pseudonym for this blog when I was about to begin writing about my time in an Eating Disorder Unit. I didn’t really think it through but it was suggested by the then Editor as a means of keeping [...]
By way of a footnote to my article in The Independent on Sunday about David Cameron’s trouble with the European Convention on Human Rights, I have had second thoughts.
It occurred to me after the newspaper went to press last night that the Prime Minister could escape the crash for which he seems to be setting himself [...]
The audience was transported into Louise Gray’s eccentric world of design (complete with dry ice) today when she presented her latest collection at the On/Off Show-space.
Patchwork bloomers, head harnesses strapped with inflatable rings and balls, heeled polka dot and metallic wellies and multi-coloured miss-matched prints made for a suitably surreal collection.
Paisley prints which smudged into nothing were impressive at Clements Ribeiro earlier.
The invites were printed on bingo cards, the after-show party invites are bingo pens, so it’s no guessing what the House of Holland’s collection was to be based on, and it was done in the designer’s usual tongue-in-cheek humour.
Country living was the theme here – candy coloured tweeds suits, bingo ball printed trousers, lace-trimmed chiffon [...]
This ‘Handbag Orchid’ was left on guests seats of the Kinder show earlier today. The designer says the orchid ‘best symbolises the style antithesis’ that he uses in his collection. It references Kinder Aggugini’s prevailing inspiration for his designs – If Sid Vicious had married Coco Chanel, ‘this flower mixes gritty exposed roots with charming [...]
By Gemma Hayward | | Saturday, 19 February 2011 at 11:30 pm
Jackson’s collection was a riot of fabrics. Fleeced boiled wools, thick wooly lace and cashmere made up this beautifully tactile collection of long knitted dresses, oversized mix-media coats and printed chiffon dresses.
(please excuse the blurry pics)
Too easy, as my informant says. Number 513, asked by Paul Byrne at the Mirror.
And bonus marks to Dr Ian Winfield, a lake ecologist at the University of Lancaster, who is quoted as saying:
It’s possible that it’s a catfish from Eastern Europe.
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