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THE wait is almost over – after four years, Sex And The City: The Movie hits the cinema
screens next week. Time to take Emma Cowing's refresher course on the finer details
THE success of Kate Moss's Topshop collection proved that there are lots of women who like the idea of looking and dressing like their fashion heroines. But where do you draw the line between wanting to take inspiration from a famous style icon and slavishly copying their look?
I wish I could say my bag was Gucci or Burberry, as I love bags, but I change them on a daily basis, so to spend £800 plus on one bag is just too much. The bag I'm using at the moment is quite quirky and I love it. It was a Christmas present from my pal, the Lord Advocate, Elish Angiolini.
Leighton Denny, 33, is a nail technician
SHE works me hard, the new personal trainer. She simply ignores it when I grumble, knowing full well that I'm just, well, grumbling, and she doesn't let me get away with anything ("I know you can do it! Five more!" and so on). This is intensely annoying, mainly because she's right.
A dramatic rise in the number of teenagers opting for breast implants is concerning both parents and the medical profession. EMMA COWING finds out what's behind the disturbing trend and asks whether it can be halted
You have some great, flattering photographs of your recent birthday party that you're about to put up on Facebook, when you notice someone doing something extremely embarrassing in the background. You hardly know the person, but aware of how public social networking sites can be, do you choose not to put the pictures online or do you stick them up anyway, as "it's not your problem"?
NAUGHTY, isn't it, how fashion strives to turn you into something you're not? Some women yearn for any excuse to dress up in everyday life as Cleopatra or a Romanov princess. They clearly crave a spot of fashion escapism, and are well-served by designers whose work is spun from historical fantasy. By contrast, other women remain steadfastly committed to whatever's bold and new, patronising any designer who offers a space odyssey into sci-fi futurism. And, of course, there's that
As their campaign wins them friends in high places, STEPHEN JARDINE and his family are discovering that their Scots-only diet is helping them look after the pounds in more ways than one. The jury is still out, though, on the merits of kale
PERHAPS it was playing of a woman ten years her senior – the powerful socialite, political activist and businesswoman Joanne Herring in Charlie Wilson's War – but unlike many actresses, Julia Roberts, who turned 40 last year, is not only embracing the ageing process, she's celebrating it and crediting it with helping her to land dream roles.
Your friend is planning to leave her husband. You believe she's making a big mistake. Should you tell her what you think?
RACHIDA Dati, France's glamorous justice minister, is this week campaigning for a council position in Paris and once again raising eyebrows among the city's conservative types.
&149 Castro was a teenage credit-card thief, who was caught in 2005 after a six-year fraud spree. After his release from jail in 2006 he vowed to turn his life around and became a freelance fraud prevention consultant. Now 25, he lives in Glasgow where he also works as a DJ.
• You know of a woman who has used her sister's address to register her child for a particular school because their own home is just outside the catchment area. You live within the catchment area, but your child did not get into the school when you applied because by that time it was oversubscribed. Would you expose her?
Your friend employs a nanny, at high cost, to care for her one-year-old child while she's at work, and boasts of the carer's excellent educational credentials and fondness for child-stimulating activities. Then, on a day off work, you see the nanny going into a high-street pub with a group of friends mid-afternoon, with the baby in her care. Do you call your friend right then to tell her what's happening?
Do you speak up if you think your mother is being conned out of heirlooms by a family member?