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Montblanc: Where luxury meets history and art

Posted by on 10/06/2018
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Montblanc: Where luxury meets history and art

Montblanc: Where luxury meets history and art

In 1960, Montblanc was born. Today after 112 years, this German manufacturer of luxury writing instruments, watches, jewelry and leather goods has reached the highest level of excellence worldwide. Often identified by its “snow peak” logo, Montblanc is a global maison for men and women, a place where you can easily find the perfect and […]

In wartime Yemen, artisans keep up the shine on gemstones

Posted by on 16/05/2018
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In wartime Yemen, artisans keep up the shine on gemstones

In wartime Yemen, artisans keep up the shine on gemstones

 Her fingers bleed from beneath the nail beds, but sitting at her workstation, filing Yemeni gemstones on a spinning wheel, Safaa Al-Faqih is at peace in a country for too long at war. In green canvas trainers and a black niqab, the young artisan-one of the few Yemeni women in her field-runs a blue […]

Leave the movie at the bedroom door say Cannes couples

Posted by on 14/05/2018
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Leave the movie at the bedroom door say Cannes couples

Leave the movie at the bedroom door say Cannes couples

Hepburn and Tracy, Bogart and Bacall, Joel Coen and Frances McDormand: movie magic often has real-life love stories behind it, but star couples at Cannes say you must tread carefully when mixing work and romance. Spanish Oscar winners Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem, who have replaced Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt as the smouldering A-list […]

‘Shouting into the void’: Miscarriages color mom-to-be’s art

Posted by on 14/05/2018
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‘Shouting into the void’: Miscarriages color mom-to-be’s art

‘Shouting into the void’: Miscarriages color mom-to-be’s art

Artist Ashley MacLure’s world is filled with fairies, young girls riding giant moths – and anguished, bleeding women. A grimacing young woman rendered in black and white is curled in a fetal position, splashes of crimson staining her bottom. Here she is again, leaning against a bloodied wall, her abdomen nothing but a large oval […]

Age cannot wither Brazilian seniors in beauty contest

Posted by on 12/05/2018
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Age cannot wither Brazilian seniors in beauty contest

Age cannot wither Brazilian seniors in beauty contest

Brazilian Rosalia Pereira had two reasons to celebrate Thursday: her miraculously rekindled true love 40 years to the day after their first date and being crowned Sao Paulo’s senior beauty queen. “Today is even more special because of this,” the 62-year-old said after winning the beauty contest, which aims to give the elderly a bit […]

Arab Fashion Week eschews the abaya with resort-couture

Posted by on 10/05/2018
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Arab Fashion Week eschews the abaya with resort-couture

Arab Fashion Week eschews the abaya with resort-couture

As the abaya witnesses a global resurgence, the sixth edition of Arab Fashion Week opened Wednesday with fallen angels, Rococo corsets, cupcake headbands and nary a kaftan in sight. Billed as an official fashion week alongside the famed Paris, Milan and London shows, the Arab edition of fashion week is the sole event dedicated entirely […]

Lagerfeld may drop German citizenship over migrant welcome

Posted by on 10/05/2018
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Lagerfeld may drop German citizenship over migrant welcome

Lagerfeld may drop German citizenship over migrant welcome

Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, who has made no secret of his disdain for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to allow some one million migrants into Germany, has said he might have to renounce his German citizenship over the issue. “Did she really need to say it was necessary to welcome one million migrants at a time […]

Fashion priestesses get holy at New York Met Gala

Posted by on 08/05/2018
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Fashion priestesses get holy at New York Met Gala

Fashion priestesses get holy at New York Met Gala

Madonna and Rihanna stunned as fashion high priestesses on the red carpet at New York’s Met Gala on Monday, headlining the most sought after invitation in the celebrity universe. Madge, the Catholic girl from Michigan and queen of pop whose 1989 hit “Like a Prayer” remains a dance-floor classic 30 years later, presided over the […]

Russian Embassy in Kuwait organizes ‘costumes in focus’

Posted by on 07/05/2018
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Russian Embassy in Kuwait organizes ‘costumes in focus’

Russian Embassy in Kuwait organizes ‘costumes in focus’

 The Russian Embassy in Kuwait recently organized a unique theatrical show entitled ‘Cultural Diversity’ at Abdulhussein Abdulredha Theater in Salmiya. The jam-packed venue witnessed performances from the Russian State Kostroma Drama Theater Group, who demonstrated and paraded the biggest collections of their national costumes in a concert. Several dignitaries were among the capacity crowd […]

Freak out: Telling a fashion life, Gaultier taps Nile Rodgers

Posted by on 06/05/2018
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Freak out: Telling a fashion life, Gaultier taps Nile Rodgers

Freak out: Telling a fashion life, Gaultier taps Nile Rodgers

  Deciding how to tell his story as one of fashion’s edgiest designers, Jean Paul Gaultier knew there had to be music. And he knew it had to come from Nile Rodgers. The designer who has brought playful and provocative clothes to the world’s runways for four decades is turning the focus to himself with […]

Chanel wows celebrities with ship for cruise show in Paris

Posted by on 05/05/2018
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Chanel wows celebrities with ship for cruise show in Paris

Chanel wows celebrities with ship for cruise show in Paris

Kristen Stewart, Ralph Fiennes and Margot Robbie all craned their necks up in awe. A creaking, 330-foot (100-meter) cruise liner – with steaming funnels and gangplanks – was something Chanel’s celebrity guests never imagined they’d see moored on the dry land of the French capital, let alone inside the city’s Grand Palais. It was the […]

Diamond city of Antwerp now has a sparkling diamond museum

Posted by on 05/05/2018
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Diamond city of Antwerp now has a sparkling diamond museum

Diamond city of Antwerp now has a sparkling diamond museum

Antwerp has long been known as the world’s greatest diamond city. Now it has a new museum to go with a vibrant diamond trading scene that goes back six centuries. The DIVA museum opened its doors in the Belgian city Friday to highlight the beauty and dazzle of the precious stones and the jewelry and […]

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