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Inspiration and perspiration: how to survive shopping in summer

Online sales growth has actually slowed this summer. And although the proportion of online retail sales has leapt up a whole per cent from last year, at 16.7% it’s still a surprisingly small fraction compared to all the shopping we do in real shops. Whether that’s because (despite all the tech at work to minimise misfits) we still don’t trust …

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Lauren BravoInspiration and perspiration: how to survive shopping in summer
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Will avatars be the models of the future?

Step aside, Gisele. You too, Miranda, Kate, and Adriana. The huge salaries, diva-like demands and actual human bodies of supermodels could soon be a thing of the past. That’s what two scientists from Manchester Metropolitan University reckon, anyway. Andrew Brownridge and Peter Twigg have published a study in the International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education which suggests that …

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Diane ShipleyWill avatars be the models of the future?

Impossible: Is Lily Cole's wishing app just too nice for us?

Lily Cole, the supermodel with the flame red hair, beautiful doll face and big brains, has been developing her social network, Impossible, for a few years now. It's all based on wishing, giving and sharing, which sounds amazing in…

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Becca CaddyImpossible: Is Lily Cole's wishing app just too nice for us?