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Watercolours by Hitler to go under the hammer in Germany

Posted by on 10/06/2015
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Watercolours by Hitler to go under the hammer in Germany

Watercolours by Hitler to go under the hammer in Germany

Watercolour paintings and drawings by Adolf Hitler from about 100 years ago are to go up for auction in southern Germany this month, an auction house said Tuesday. Some of the works, which date from 1904 to 1922, are signed A. Hitler, the catalogue of Nuremberg-based Weidler auctioneers showed on its website. The 14 watercolours […]

France’s fashion designer for petite women dies aged 105

Posted by on 09/06/2015
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France’s fashion designer for petite women dies aged 105

France’s fashion designer for petite women dies aged 105

Marie-Louise Carven, a driving force in taking France’s postwar fashion international, died on Monday aged 105, a spokeswoman for her foundation said. “She passed away this morning (Monday) at her home” in Paris, said Catherine Degueldre, secretary of the Grog-Carven Association. Carven, who opened her fashion house in the French capital in 1945, conducted a […]

Abu Dhabi Court orders shut down of illegal TV services distributor

Posted by on 08/06/2015
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Abu Dhabi Court orders shut down of illegal TV services distributor

Abu Dhabi Court orders shut down of illegal TV services distributor

Haiti artisans embrace ethical fashion

Posted by on 04/06/2015
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Haiti artisans embrace ethical fashion

Haiti artisans embrace ethical fashion

Diameter, width, thickness-nothing is left to chance as Brazilian jewelry designer Ana Suassuna trains Haitian artisans how to shape cow horns into fashionable bracelets. As sanders whir in the background, Suassuna surveys the work being done in a small studio in the heart of bustling Port-au-Prince. “They know better than me how to work with […]

Depp becomes new face of Dior men’s fragrance

Posted by on 03/06/2015
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Depp becomes new face of Dior men’s fragrance

Depp becomes new face of Dior men’s fragrance

“Pirates of the Caribbean” star Johnny Depp is about to chart a new course into fragrant waters by agreeing to be the face promoting Dior’s line of men’s scents. The French luxury fashion house confirmed to AFP yesterday that the 51- year-old American actor would soon be fronting its new cologne. Dior declined to say […]

Elle Boutique’s first branch opens at the Grand Avenues

Posted by on 02/06/2015
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Elle Boutique’s first branch opens at the Grand Avenues

Elle Boutique’s first branch opens at the Grand Avenues

Under the patronage of the Turkish Ambassador spouse, Jannah Tameer, the first branch of Elle Boutique was opened at the Grand Avenues. Present at the event were a host of social figures, fashion bloggers, enthusiasts as well as representatives of local press and media. The attendees were very impressed with the boutique’s famous brand collection […]

At Iran anti-IS cartoon contest, pens also jab the West

Posted by on 02/06/2015
Filed under Fashion, Lifestyle, Middle East, World

At Iran anti-IS cartoon contest, pens also jab the West

At Iran anti-IS cartoon contest, pens also jab the West

Caricatures of Arab and Western leaders appeared beside those of top jihadists at an Iranian cartoon contest on Islamic State group crimes that drew entries from artists around the world. Political cartoons have a long tradition in Iran, despite many restrictions in the staunchly conservative Islamic republic on taboo subjects such as the supreme leader, […]

Bruce Jenner completes transition to Caitlyn in Vanity Fair

Posted by on 02/06/2015
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Bruce Jenner completes transition to Caitlyn in Vanity Fair

Bruce Jenner completes transition to Caitlyn in Vanity Fair

Pakistan agog as arrested top model leaves catwalk for court

Posted by on 01/06/2015
Filed under Fashion, Lifestyle, Subcontinent, World

Pakistan agog as arrested top model leaves catwalk for court

Pakistan agog as arrested top model leaves catwalk for court

Pakistan’s top model Ayaan Ali, whose pale gray eyes have stared out of innumerable ads in this Muslim country, now only struts before the cameras coming to and from court. The 21 year old, once the face of companies ranging from Calvin Klein clothing to Magnum ice cream, has become the topic of seemingly endless […]

Breaking hearts, breaking chains: Paris removes ‘love locks’

Posted by on 01/06/2015
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Breaking hearts, breaking chains: Paris removes ‘love locks’

Breaking hearts, breaking chains: Paris removes ‘love locks’

Comic book ‘Guardians’ to steer young Pakistanis away from extremism

Posted by on 31/05/2015
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Comic book ‘Guardians’ to steer young Pakistanis away from extremism

Comic book ‘Guardians’ to steer young Pakistanis away from extremism

When Taliban militants stormed a school in Pakistan’s northwest last December, killing 150 people, mainly children, in the country’s deadliest terror attack, comic book creators Mustafa Hasnain and Gauhar Aftab decided it was time to act. The pair had already been working on a series to raise awareness about the corruption that plagues the economically-underperforming […]

US returns 25 looted artifacts to Italy: Vases, frescoes

Posted by on 26/05/2015
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US returns 25 looted artifacts to Italy: Vases, frescoes

US returns 25 looted artifacts to Italy: Vases, frescoes

The United States yesterday officially returned 25 artifacts that had been looted over the decades from Italy, including Etruscan vases, 1st-century frescoes and precious books that ended up in US museums, universities and private collections. Italy has been on a campaign to recover looted artifacts, using the courts and public shaming to compel museums and […]