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The smiley face is taking over our home and wardrobes – and we couldn't possibly be mad about it

Long before emoticons and memojis, we had the simple smiley face. And with this year marking The Smiley Company's 50th anniversary, the iconic feel-good symbol is proving to be more popular than ever. The brand has not only commissioned a huge installation at Galeries Lafayette in Paris, but also collaborated with 50 big names from the worlds of fashion, beauty and homeware – we particularly love Dutch lighting company Mr Maria's playful Bundle of Light Lamp (£20) to keep your space filled with light and good vibes. 

Want to inject more happiness into your home? Minx Factory's breakfast bowl (£64.49) is the ideal cheerful counterpart for your morning granola, Courthouse Interior's colourful mirror (£59.95) adds a pop of positivity to any space and both Rockett St George's happy face doormat (£27) and Wavey Casa's plush rug (£55) will remind you to smile every time you come and go. Unsurprisingly given its current obsession with all things Y2K, fashion is also a major player – Ganni has adopted the smiley face as its own via its signature logo tees (£75), with Reformation also channelling the look with its emoji-inspired jeans (£198). For a more subtle take, accessorise a plain white T-shirt with Wald Berlin's chic pearl and smiley face necklace (£187) or Mayol's gold-plated drop earrings (£70). And whether worn with with trainers or Birkenstocks, Sandro's Smiley socks (£33) will spread cheer wherever you go. A smile is worth a thousand words, after all. 


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When Stylist's senior beauty writer Morgan Fargo declares she's become 'a soap person', we listen – meet some of her current favourites
Soapmsith / £12
When a bodycare brand crosses paths with doughnuts, only good things happen – as proven by this Dirty Sugar soap
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Liha / £16
With bergamot, benzoin and palmarosa, the formula for this African-inspired black soap took more than a year to perfect
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Malin + Goetz / £14
Forget rum and coke – it's all about rum and soap when it comes to this triple-milled, glycerine-packed moisturising body bar
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Horace / £7.50
"Incredibly exfoliating" is how Morgan describes the walnut shells in this French-made natural soap that also contains olive and coconut oils 
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Chanel / £89
When is soap not just soap? When it's scented with the iconic Chanel No.5 fragrance and encased in a luxe monochrome gift box
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Le Labo / £45
Slather yourself in three of this cult brand's most popular scents – Bergamote 22, Rose 31 and of course, the ubiquitous Santal 33
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Forget hit novels and satirical TV series – this new exhibition takes an artistic look at 'the woman in the window'

In 1954, there was Alfred Hitchcock's acclaimed Rear Window. Fast forward to 2018, when The Woman In The Windowa literary retelling by A.J Finn, became a global bestseller. Come 2022, the satirical Netflix spoof The Woman In The House Across the Street From the Girl In The Window was sending up the popularity of the slew of similar novels and films that followed. But before pop culture got hold of it, artists across centuries had been paying homage to the curiously commonplace trope. Now, Reframed: The Woman In The Window at Dulwich Picture Gallery is taking a closer look – featuring works from Rembrandt, Picasso, David Hockney and Louise Bourgeois, the 50-piece collection showcases an array of styles, eras and mediums. With each work depicting a 'woman in the window' motif, it explores how artists have displayed everything from forlorn feelings and everyday domesticity to lust and longing (until 4 September; £16.50; Gallery Rd, London SE21).

Fancy having your own woman in the window? Fans of impressionism need look no further than John Lavery's 1917 work Daylight Raid From My Studio Window (£15.95), but for a less traditional take, opt for Desenio's pared-back Lemon Garden poster (£12.95) or Liga Kitchen's colourful pop art-inspired print (£8.95). More into neutral tones and clean lines? Boho Deko's downloadable artwork is available in various sizes to fit perfectly with your collection (£4.38), while Wild Wall Art's haunting black and white print comes in the frame of your choosing (£7.99), so you can gaze at your perfectly-curated gallery wall, rather than out the window.


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Image credits: Creative Access ; Jason Ingram; Wolfgang Tillmans, Smokin Jo, window, 1995, unframed inkjet print, 208 x 138 cm © Wolfgang Tillmans, courtesy Maureen Paley, London; Pablo Picasso, La Femme à la fenêtre (Woman at the Window), 1952, aquatint and drypoint, 90.2 x 63.5 cm. © Succession Picasso / DACS, London 2021. Photo: Tate; Thread; Courtesy of brands
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