Eyes were the focus at shows across all four cities, with Donna Karan and Altuzarra in New York, Clements Ribeiro and Christopher Kane in London, Gucci and Versace in Milan and Chanel and Dior in Paris all choosing to draw attention to coloured liner, jewelled lids and extra-long lashes.
Meanwhile, matte lips at the likes of Giles, Rochas and Burberry Prorsum pepped up pared-back beauty looks, whilst Marc Jacobs and Moschino’s Sixties focus held its own against the Nineties grunge liner at of Lanvin and 3.1 Phillip Lim. Continue reading
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With The Row Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have transcended their celebrity youth to become serious designers with an eye for nearly monastic classicism that’s redefining American luxury.
WATCHING MARY-KATE AND ASHLEY OLSEN pose for a photo shoot is like watching a hypnotic piece of performance art. Former child stars, extraordinarily savvy brand nurturers, founders and owners of an estimated $1.5 billion business empire and, now, designers of the critically acclaimed high-end fashion line The Row, the Olsens have spent the great majority of their 26 years either in front of a camera or otherwise hard at work. Veterans of fields in which “consummate professional” is a vastly overused term, these two women know exactly what they are supposed to do. And they do it perfectly.
French and Italian fashion houses have dictated clothing trends for many years, but are these nations really the most stylish in the world? In fact, when you take a look around the world’s biggest cities, you will soon discover that Barcelona, Melbourne, Copenhagen or Sao Paulo easily rival Paris, Milan or Rome. Today, the best fashion scenes are not the catwalks but the streets where people are dressed with style, look uniquely and sexy.
Below are five most fashionable nations. Continue reading
Blue Elephant was started 30 years ago in 1980, by Khun Nooror Somany Steppe, a Thai living with her Belgian husband Mr. Karl Steppe, in Brussels, where the first Blue Elephant was opened. With a passion for Thai cooking, Khun Nooror with the support of her husband and other partners quickly established what became one of Europe’s leading Asian restaurants. The renowned Blue Elephant London further established the name, followed by Paris and Copenhagen. Today there are 12 Blue Elephant restaurants serving the best in Royal Thai cuisinethroughout Europe, and the Middle East. Continue reading
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This magnificent city caters to history buffs, art lovers, foodies and fashionistas alike.
Every fashion adventure starts from Rome. There’s no place like Rome. Continue reading
China’s First Class Dress Designer
Guo Pei is a familiar name in China’s dress-making circles. For years, her works have been one of the shining highlights of the annual showcase of talent, the CCTV Spring Festival Gala. And she was also the designer behind the beautiful ceremonial dresses used in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Let’s hear more about her story.
Sir Hopkins, you once said that the more life you experience the more it seems like a dream. Was there a certain moment in your life where things seemed to diverge from reality?
Most of my last 30 years have been like that. Results and manifestations of things I’d dreamed of as a young kid and wanted as a child and as a young man. I realized it maybe 30 years ago. I thought, “This is unreal. This has happened as I expected it to, as I’d pictured it.” My whole life has been like that and I’m fascinated by that power that we all have. That we create our lives as we go.