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FROM THE ARCHIVE: The summer of 2006 was the winter of my fragrance discontent. Actually, it was more like despair. Perhaps my mood was unduly influences by Karl Lagerfeld’s utterances about the impending fall fashions: “We live in a dark and romantic and quite tragic world.”

Accessory essentials from the fall/winter 2011 collections.

The biggest season for fashion is also the best time of year to find a favourite handbag revived and refreshed by a redesign.

Lana Turner was a dame who understood the power of the pout. In The Postman Always Rings Twice, her lipstick case rattles along a café floor toward a rugged John Garfield. Her manner poised and hand outstretched, Turner waits for Garfield to bring it over; when he doesn’t, she saunters by, grabs the case from his hand, applies her lipstick, then hits the road.

For Jesse Carmichael, Mickey Madden, Matt Flynn, James Valentine, and Adam Levine, the debut of their 2002 breakthrough album, Songs About Jane, catapulted them to fame. Now, with the release of their album, It Won’t Be Soon Before Long, the boys of Maroon 5 have reaffirmed their place in the spotlight.