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‘Picasso’ stolen in Rotterdam possibly found in Romania

Posted by on 18/11/2018
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‘Picasso’ stolen in Rotterdam possibly found in Romania

‘Picasso’ stolen in Rotterdam possibly found in Romania

One of seven paintings stolen six years ago from a museum in The Netherlands as part of a spectacular art heist may have been found in Romania, the public prosector in Bucharest said yesterday. Seven masterpieces by Picasso, Monet, Gauguin, and Lucian Freud were stolen from the Kunsthal Museum in Rotterdam in 2012 in a […]

‘Incomparable’ $50m pink diamond smashes record at Geneva auction

Posted by on 14/11/2018
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‘Incomparable’ $50m pink diamond smashes record at Geneva auction

‘Incomparable’ $50m pink diamond smashes record at Geneva auction

An exceptionally rare pink diamond of nearly 19 carats fetched 50.3 million Swiss francs ($50 million) at auction in Geneva Tuesday, Christie’s said, setting a new per-carat record for a stone of its kind. The Pink Legacy, which once belonged to the Oppenheimer family who for decades ran the De Beers diamond-mining company, was snapped […]

Marie Antoinette’s exquisite jewels go under the hammer

Posted by on 13/11/2018
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Marie Antoinette’s exquisite jewels go under the hammer

Marie Antoinette’s exquisite jewels go under the hammer

Marie Antoinette’s dazzling diamonds and pearls, unseen in public for two centuries, will go on sale in Geneva today in what is being billed as one of the most important royal jewelry auctions in history. The treasures were secretly whisked out of Paris in 1791 as King Louis XVI, his queen and their children prepared […]

Fashion as an inspiration: Kaspersky Lab uncovers the art of technology while launching new generation of beyond-AV Consumer Solution

Posted by on 10/11/2018
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Fashion as an inspiration: Kaspersky Lab uncovers the art of technology while launching new generation of beyond-AV Consumer Solution

Fashion as an inspiration: Kaspersky Lab uncovers the art of technology while launching new generation of beyond-AV Consumer Solution

The fusion of fashion and technology is a reminder of the rising influence of technology on design, and the ubiquity of creativity across sectors. Our modern and highly connected world gave rise to the concept of ‘Digital Art’, wherein art is created and stored digitally. As a security company, Kaspersky Lab not only monitors trends […]

Cambodian LGBT fashion designers find beauty in trash

Posted by on 03/11/2018
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Cambodian LGBT fashion designers find beauty in trash

Cambodian LGBT fashion designers find beauty in trash

From a dress inspired by the plume of a peacock and fashioned out of bottle caps and cement sacks, to a black and orange tiger outfit made of plastic bags, one group of LGBT fashion designers in Cambodia crafts beauty from trash to battle discrimination. Violent attacks on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community […]

In Mexico, skull faces to scare away US-style Halloween

Posted by on 30/10/2018
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In Mexico, skull faces to scare away US-style Halloween

In Mexico, skull faces to scare away US-style Halloween

Mexico’s Day of the Dead is almost here, so on weekends the streets teem with Catrinas-people dressed up with elaborate skull faces that recall an old symbol of Mexican political and social satire in a bid to fight an invasion of US-style Halloween celebrations. AFP took photos of some of the thousands of parade-goers who […]

French actress Deneuve to auction off personal YSL collection

Posted by on 29/10/2018
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French actress Deneuve to auction off personal YSL collection

French actress Deneuve to auction off personal YSL collection

French screen legend Catherine Deneuve announced yesterday she was set to auction off her personal clothing collection designed by her friend Yves Saint Laurent, the late fashion icon. Deneuve, who has just turned 75, said she was selling her country home in northern France where she kept a wardrobe full of Saint Laurent items and […]

Rita Ora ‘wins Halloween’ with Post Malone costume

Posted by on 28/10/2018
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Rita Ora ‘wins Halloween’ with Post Malone costume

Rita Ora ‘wins Halloween’ with Post Malone costume

On Halloween, celebrities like everyone else, have the opportunity to dress up as someone or something else entirely, shunning their famous personas for just one night. While Heidi Klum is widely regarded as being the Queen of Halloween, donning extraordinary costumes year upon year, she may now have to defend her crown from a possible […]

Lagos designers champion ‘unapologetically African’ fashion

Posted by on 28/10/2018
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Lagos designers champion ‘unapologetically African’ fashion

Lagos designers champion ‘unapologetically African’ fashion

“You have to struggle so hard to make your voice heard, that’s why Lagos will always stand out,” model Larry Hector told AFP about Nigeria’s gritty yet unquestionably glamorous megacity Lagos. The statuesque 20-year-old dressed in all-white was standing backstage at the Lagos Fashion Week on Friday evening surrounded by a dizzying array of lush […]

US icon RuPaul brings drag queens out of the closet

Posted by on 27/10/2018
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US icon RuPaul brings drag queens out of the closet

US icon RuPaul brings drag queens out of the closet

Long kept within the confines of gay bars, drag queen culture is spreading like wildfire in the United States, propelled by the most famous of them all, RuPaul and his cult television show. Nearly 50,000 people flocked to New York in late September for DragCon, a convention dedicated to all things drag, just four months […]

Migrants, sex workers take pride of place in Bangkok art festival

Posted by on 25/10/2018
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Migrants, sex workers take pride of place in Bangkok art festival

Migrants, sex workers take pride of place in Bangkok art festival

Sex workers and migrant laborers feature prominently in an art festival in Bangkok, which features local and international artists tackling issues that the artistic director says are otherwise ignored in the city. The inaugural Bangkok Art Biennale (BAB), which runs until February, features 75 exhibits in 20 venues that include the city’s ancient temples, luxury […]

Revamped Sao Paulo Fashion Week highlights new format, new brands

Posted by on 25/10/2018
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Revamped Sao Paulo Fashion Week highlights new format, new brands

Revamped Sao Paulo Fashion Week highlights new format, new brands

Sao Paulo’s 46th Fashion Week, Latin America’s most important fashion show, is underway this week featuring a new venue, a new format, and the debut of four new labels. This year’s theme is titled “Tran[sp]posicion” (Modification). Novelties included workshops, presentations and panel discussions. Lilly Sarti, the fashion brand run by sisters Lilly and Renata Sarti, […]