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Masterpiece theatre: Chinese make-up artist brings paintings to life

Posted by on 19/08/2018
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Masterpiece theatre: Chinese make-up artist brings paintings to life

Masterpiece theatre: Chinese make-up artist brings paintings to life

Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Cristiano Ronaldo are just a few of the famous faces that Chinese make-up artist He Yuhong can transform her features into, but now she’s turning to famous artworks. The 27-year-old has gone viral on Chinese social media for her videos of her make-up transformations, drawing a million followers on popular […]

Made in China since the Qing dynasty: Beijing shoemaker taps into the future

Posted by on 08/08/2018
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Made in China since the Qing dynasty: Beijing shoemaker taps into the future

Made in China since the Qing dynasty: Beijing shoemaker taps into the future

In an ornately decorated building in central Beijing, cobbler Cai Wenke painstakingly makes shoes by hand in a process that has hardly changed since the business first started in 1853. Neiliansheng has made shoes with traditional ‘thousand-layer’ soles and hand-stitched fabric uppers since the Qing dynasty, which ruled China until 1912. Among its satisfied customers, […]

Glamour girl turned duchess: Meghan tones down

Posted by on 04/08/2018
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Glamour girl turned duchess: Meghan tones down

Glamour girl turned duchess: Meghan tones down

  Muted colors, long dresses and chaste necklines: Meghan has had to tone down her fashion choices since marrying Prince Harry in May but still occasionally displays some of her past style. It was a question that many asked ahead of the wedding: would the chilled-out Los Angeles actress frequently seen in short skirts and […]

Right at home: Diaper bags get a stylish update

Posted by on 02/08/2018
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Right at home: Diaper bags get a stylish update

Right at home: Diaper bags get a stylish update

In generations past, the array of baby paraphernalia needed by new parents was carried in cumbersome totes of heavy plastic, often emblazoned with prints and patterns that spoke more to infants than to adults. But the style stork has delivered some smart-looking new options for moms and dads, with clever features to match. The diaper […]

Survivor of acid attack hopes art can change law

Posted by on 01/08/2018
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Survivor of acid attack hopes art can change law

Survivor of acid attack hopes art can change law

Doused in acid as punishment for rejection, Patricia Lefranc is typical of the thousands of women whose lives are ruined by ex-partners armed with acid. But instead of hiding away, the 54-year-old Belgian is using her disfigurement to fight for change. The mother of three is fronting a Europe-wide campaign for tighter scrutiny over the […]

Behold the Amazonian eco-warrior drag queen

Posted by on 29/07/2018
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Behold the Amazonian eco-warrior drag queen

Behold the Amazonian eco-warrior drag queen

Bare chested, wearing an ankle-length dress, painted yellow, green and red, with flowers or leaves in his hair, it takes Brazil’s Emerson Munduruku two hours to transform into Uyra Sodoma, his drag queen alter ego. Whether carrying seeds, branches and other natural materials, Munduruku’s creation Uyra, often submerged up to the waist in water, is […]

Henna losing its allure as Tunisia’s ‘red gold’

Posted by on 28/07/2018
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Henna losing its allure as Tunisia’s ‘red gold’

Henna losing its allure as Tunisia’s ‘red gold’

In and around the Tunisian coastal city of Gabes, henna has long been a key driver of the economy-so much so that the plant is known as “red gold”. But a water crisis and changing consumer habits are making farmers think twice about planting henna shrubs, despite their coveted leaves that have for centuries been […]

Global brands cut ties with blogger over ‘racist’ video

Posted by on 25/07/2018
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Global brands cut ties with blogger over ‘racist’ video

Global brands cut ties with blogger over ‘racist’ video

BEIRUT: Max Factor Arabia and other leading beauty brands have severed ties with a popular Kuwaiti blogger after she said domestic workers should not be given a day off, highlighting resistance to reforms to end labor abuses in the state. Sondos Al-Qattan, whose makeup tutorials endorsing major brands are followed by 2.3 million Instagram users, […]

Indonesia’s tattoo removers zap the sin from your skin

Posted by on 24/07/2018
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Indonesia’s tattoo removers zap the sin from your skin

Indonesia’s tattoo removers zap the sin from your skin

Indonesian tattoo remover Sandi Widodo does a brisk business zapping sin from skin-at bargain-basement prices. But there’s a catch for pious Muslims keen to shed body art at his Jakarta shop: they’ve got to recite 50 Koranic verses from memory and repent for their tattooed past. That’s a small price to pay for Riki Irawan, […]

Stay still! Living statues take over Belgian town

Posted by on 24/07/2018
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Stay still! Living statues take over Belgian town

Stay still! Living statues take over Belgian town

Isaac Newton, Leonardo Da Vinci and Albert Einstein strode into a tiny Belgian town at the weekend to stand alongside more unconventional figures at Europe’s biggest “living statue” festival. A man and a woman made entirely of chocolate, a mermaid with a flowing tail and an axe-wielding medieval executioner were also on display at the […]

Nyong’o and Ronan are the new faces of Calvin Klein

Posted by on 18/07/2018
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Nyong’o and Ronan are the new faces of Calvin Klein

Nyong’o and Ronan are the new faces of Calvin Klein

Lupita Nyong’o and Saoirse Ronan are the new faces of Calvin Klein. The luxury brand is releasing its first fragrance since 2016, and the ‘Black Panther’ actress and the ‘Lady Bird’ star have been selected to front the new bare faced campaign. Lupita, 35, shared a campaign teaser on Instagram of herself and 24-year-old Saoirse […]

Smelly skins make for fishy fashion in Kenya

Posted by on 15/07/2018
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Smelly skins make for fishy fashion in Kenya

Smelly skins make for fishy fashion in Kenya

Women sharpen their knives before setting about stinking piles of fish skins, flesh and bones that cover the floor at an unusual artisanal tannery in western Kenya. Set up by a 39-year-old industrial chemist named Newton Owino, Alisom Products separates fish skins from the rest of the waste, then tans them to make a kind […]

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