Friends and dating

Get straight to the point this season – polka dots really are spot-on...


Sunday best

So how do you dress up without looking overdressed? Wendy Wilson has some elegant solutions for you{igallery...

Modern Manners

The Lady Guide to Modern Manners: 18 July

‘selfie’ protocol

Dear Thomas, In Stroud the other day I had a brief and good-natured impromptu exchange with a popular B-list celebrity, then we went our separate ways. Of course it never...


Simply smart

There's no need to wait for your beau to treat you. Treat yourself with one of these sets...




John Kettley, one of the UK's most well renowned weather presenters and meteorologists:• Hayfever sufferers should take particular care in the morning and late evening when...


HOW TO QUEUE… and other modern minefields


Whatever the occasion, top off your outfit in style, says Katy Pearson


Drinking on a date

So, here you go, you’ve actually got your first date with someone. Maybe you have built up a relationship online or via the telephone for a bit. You’ve got on. There has...


What relationship works?

Keep your cheeks glowing through the chill with these stylish and snug essentials...


Classic casuals

Easy to wear yet effortlessly elegant, summer is the time to sashay and swirl in dresses. Keep it cool in one of these feminine frocks...




Water is essential for health and wellbeing, forming about 60 per cent of our body weight. Women retain slightly less water due to higher levels of body fat, which stores...

Modern Manners

The Lady Guide to Modern Manners: 27 June

Cycling Etiqutte

Dear Thomas, I just have to tell you about a rather magnificent triumph I achieved last week. I stopped a cyclist who was riding on the pavement. ‘This is for pedestrians,’...


Review: Gazelli

Tucked away behind Holland Park tube, in a rather chi chi mews, in the exclusive and cavernous Josh Wood Atelier, you will find a plushly appointed treatment room that has...


Pretty in prints

Use of pattern is the perfect way to make a real impact this summer. From big and bold to soft and subtle, here's our pick of the best patterned pieces...{igallery...

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The Lady. The Invaluable Possession 2nd May, 1912
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Housekeeper / Mother's Help

for a lovely family on a large estate in Hampshire.
You will be asked to run the house and also to take charge of the usual cleaning, to include Laundry.



What the stars have in store for you this week.July 18 - 31

Capricorn Aquarius Pisces Aries Taurus Gemini Cancer Leo Virgo Libra Scorpio Sagittarius

Q: A recent survey has revealed the Top 10 things British women would love to do but are too scared. Have you done any of the following?

Sing in public / karaoke - 10.6%
Ask for a pay rise - 6.2%
Travel or holiday alone - 27.7%
Do a naked photo-shoot - 6.2%
Get a tattoo - 3.8%
Have a bikini wax - 4.9%
Get your hair cut very short - 10.6%
Ask someone out on a date - 3.8%
Quit your job - 19%
Have cosmetic surgery - 7.3%
The voting for this poll has ended on: 13 Jun 2014 - 09:12

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