Feathered and beaded head band from Miss Selfridge, �15
Feathered and beaded head band from Miss Selfridge, �15
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Actress Sandra Bullock promoted her new film Gravity in a thigh-grazing Stella McCartney dress. Copy her long-sleeved, high-neck mini with Oasis’s lace dress, £85, available at the end of the month.

Starman of style David Bowie has been named best-dressed person in British history.

In a poll by BBC History Magazine he scooped almost half the votes. His competition came from Queen Elizabeth I (14 per cent) and Derbyshire’s elegant Georgian aristocrat, Georgiana Cavendish, the Duchess of Devonshire with ten per cent of the vote. Bowie was championed by designer Wayne Hemingway who described the star as “a cultural icon always on the cusp of changing fashions”.

Find your festive party frock ahead of the game at a Christmas fashion show being staged by Ecclesall Road boutique Pure Urban.

The event, on Thursday November 14, is being staged at Whirlow Brook Hall. Expect a luxurious and varied collection of outfits and accessories, plus Christmas food gifts, health and beauty products, say organisers, who are running the event as a fundraiser for St Luke’s Hospice. Tickets, £8, are available on 07800 972184 and

Downton Abbey is dominating far more than our Sunday night viewing. It’s heavily-influencing the autumn-winter party scene. Expect lavishlly-beaded, slinky gowns cut Twenties-style, and accessories ranging from longline necklaces to bejewelled headbands. The feathered band pictured looks like it cost a mint, but it’s at the below-stairs price of £15 from a collection starting at just £10 at Miss Selfridge, available his month.