Modern Manners

The Lady Guide to Modern Manners: 26 September

Dinner Party Topics

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


REVIEW: Dr Leah's Clinic

A pristine waiting room that vaguely reminds of a posh dentist’s welcomes visitors to Dr Leah’s cosmetic skin clinic. Dr Leah Totton, for the uninitiated, is last year’s...

Modern Manners

The Lady Guide to Modern Manners: 19 September

Air Rage

Dear Thomas, There seems to have been a lot of dispute recently about whether you should recline your seat on a plane. I even heard that aircraft had to be diverted because...


Escape to the country

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


Wet Wedding

Perfect Planning

It's September, the busiest month for weddings, so wedding planner Aparna Manandhar, from Thistle Marble Arch, has put together her top tips to ensure a seasonal September...

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The Lady Guide to Modern Manners: 12 September

Sports Day

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


Bold blooms

Striking florals for your autumn wardrobe. Shrinking violets need not apply...

Modern Manners

The Lady Guide to Modern Manners: 5 September

Theatre Etiquette

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

Top Tips



Britain was once a nation personified by its superior etiquette standards. In recent years, certainly where the dinner table is concerned, our preoccupation with technology...

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The Lady Guide to Modern Manners: 29 August

A Second White Wedding?

Dear Thomas, What do you think about an elaborate white wedding for a couple in their 50s where one of them has been married before and whose first wife, who is still...


Dawn O’Porter

Love Vintage

I love vintage and second-hand clothing. In fact, I smile every time I open my wardrobe and see my own collection. So interviewing vintage aficionado Dawn O’Porter is an...


Soft touch

Make a seamless transition in to autumn by layering drapes and waterfall collars over simple shapes{igallery...


Eastern promise

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"BEAUTY may fade and riches be lost, but a sense of humour ripens with the years, and cannot be stolen. It remains a very real solace, and a talisman against the ills of life."

The Lady. The Invaluable Possession 2nd May, 1912
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What the stars have in store for you this week.September 19 - 25

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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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