Tag Archives: Life and style

Swinging 60s surrealist Penny Slinger: ‘Collectors thought I came with the art’

She made psychic dolls houses, erotic wedding cakes and full-frontal collages. But the world wasnt ready for her powerful personal visions. Is Lady Picasso about to get her dues? Penelope Slinger has never done anything by halves. She remembers drawing her first really accomplished picture in 1952, when she was four and a half. It Read more »

Andrew Scott: ‘Its mind-blowing being described as a sex symbol’

The actor, 42, on the pleasure of acting in Fleabag, Irelands new progressiveness and not being the next James Bond I was brought up in Dublin. My parents are from Tyrone and Mayo. I went to a Catholic boys school. It was a different time for Ireland back then. With the same-sex marriage referendum of Read more »

Game of Thrones, cancer and me

When TV critic Sarah Hughes was told she had incurable cancer, one of the first questions that popped into her head was: what if I dont find out how GoT ends? Here she describes the part the saga has played in the hardest parts of her life The strangest thing about getting bad news is Read more »

‘The peoples yogi’: how Adriene Mishler became a YouTube phenomenon

With 4 million subscribers and hundreds of thousands more watching free weekly videos, Yoga with Adriene is a social media sensation. What makes her fans so devoted? There are more than 2,400 people in the main hall of Alexandra Palace in north London, breathing in unison. Take the deepest breath youve taken all day, says Read more »

A rare interview with Comme des Garons designer Rei Kawakubo

High-concept, high-fashion and radical, designer Kawakubo is considered the queen of fashion. Jess Cartner-Morley meets the designer at her headquarters in Paris I am not here to ask Rei Kawakubo about clothes, because she no longer makes them, though this hasnt stopped her continuing to be probably the most important fashion designer in the world. Read more »

Wellness: just expensive hype, or worth the cost?

From superfoods to yoga, this 500bn-plus global industry often comes at a high price Exhausted from working 15-hour days running her own marketing agency in London, Jo Millers evenings would consist of a cocktail of takeaways, Ubers and impulse purchases. Id end up spending 100 at Waitrose, grabbing a takeaway or going out for dinner Read more »

Why Instagrams outfit of the day hashtag is bad for fashion and bad for the soul

There are already 2m of these posts, which showcase new outfits. The snap and send back culture is risky, warns activist Caryn Franklin Almost one in 10 Britons say they buy clothes online just to post an image on social media, before sending them back immediately for a refund; among those aged 35 to 44, Read more »

Why we should learn to embrace failure | Elizabeth Day

Divorce, miscarriage, career knock-backs the big moments in life often come through crisis and make us who we are, so dont airbrush them out, says Elizabeth Day A few months ago, I spent an evening sitting on the sofa in my flat, cropping my head out of a series of wedding photographs. It was a Read more »

Has wine gone bad?

The long read: Natural wine advocates say everything about the modern industry is ethically, ecologically and aesthetically wrong and have triggered the biggest split in the wine world for a generation If you were lucky enough to dine at Noma, in Copenhagen, in 2011 which had just been crowned as the best restaurant in the Read more »

When stag nights go wrong

A stag night used to mean a few drinks down the pub. Now its a test of masculinity fuelled by cheap airfares and alcohol. Sirin Kale hears about those who lost so much more than just a nights memories Returning to his Ibizan hotel room, the stag notices that his best man is missing. Mike Read more »