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Standing ovation at Valentino caps Paris couture week

Posted by on 05/07/2018
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Standing ovation at Valentino caps Paris couture week

Standing ovation at Valentino caps Paris couture week

Rarely does the demure Paris couture week see a standing ovation. Even rarer is the whooping and screaming that echoed around the gilded salons of the Hotel Salomon de Rothschild as Pierpaolo Piccioli took his bow following Valentino’s collection Wednesday evening. Mika, Valentino Garavani, Natalia Vodianova and Tracee Ellis Ross all got to their feet […]

Dior celebrates the atelier, draws celebs to Paris couture

Posted by on 03/07/2018
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Dior celebrates the atelier, draws celebs to Paris couture

Dior celebrates the atelier, draws celebs to Paris couture

Guests including Katie Holmes and Kate Bosworth were taken deep inside the inner workings of Christian Dior for the French brand’s nostalgic couture display that celebrated the artistry of the atelier. Hundreds of retro busts and mannequins in unfinished-looking white gowns flanked the runway walls – from floor to ceiling – inside Paris’ Rodin Museum […]

Kim Kardashian West ‘fires’ make-up artist Joyce Bonelli

Posted by on 01/07/2018
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Kim Kardashian West ‘fires’ make-up artist Joyce Bonelli

Kim Kardashian West ‘fires’ make-up artist Joyce Bonelli

Kim Kardashian West has reportedly “fired” her long-time make-up artist Joyce Bonelli. The ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ star and her relatives – including her mother Kris Jenner, sisters Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian and half-sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner – hired the cosmetics guru before they were thrusted into the limelight back in 2007 and […]

Gods of soccer: Ronaldo, Messi like you’ve never seen them

Posted by on 30/06/2018
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Gods of soccer: Ronaldo, Messi like you’ve never seen them

Gods of soccer: Ronaldo, Messi like you’ve never seen them

Looking regal in his Russian uniform, Cristiano Ronaldo gazes out pensively with his arms folded and “CR7” embroidered near his left shoulder. Behind him is Lionel Messi, also snappily dressed and with the hairs of his moustache twirled up either side of his mouth. Luis Suarez, Mohamed Salah, Antoine Griezmann, Sergio Ramos – it’s a […]

Luxury sneakers: High style and a booming market

Posted by on 22/06/2018
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Luxury sneakers: High style and a booming market

Luxury sneakers: High style and a booming market

New YORK: Christian, aged 10, has 20 pairs of high-end sneakers in his closet at his home in the suburbs of New York.  Maxance, who just turned 14, asked his parents for an $800 pair of Adidas shoes for his birthday. He did not get them. “We live in a world where sneakers are basically […]

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 […]