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  • Unseen Alexander McQueen footage unveiled in new fashion film
    Unseen Alexander McQueen footage unveiled in new fashion film

    Late fashion icon Lee Alexander McQueen has had his work honored in a new film by the acclaimed photographer and director Nick Knight. The short film, which has been revealed on Knight's fashion film website Showstudio.com includes some of the iconic visionary's most famous designs, selected with the help of current creative director of the brand, Sarah Burton, and stylist Edward Enninful. …

  • Yayoi Kusama's fashion, design work to get focus in new retrospective
    Yayoi Kusama's fashion, design work to get focus in new retrospective

    An exhibition set to debut outside Copenhagen in September before making its way to Oslo, Stockholm and Helsinki will look at the life's work of the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, including the less-covered areas of fashion and design. Famed for her colorful, polka-dot installations, Kusama was named the most popular artist in the world in a survey of 2014 museum attendance by The Art Newspaper, attracting huge audience draws for her retrospectives in South America and Asia. Now Scandinavian …

  • Kenzo Takada talks smoking, building a fashion empire and making people happy
    Kenzo Takada talks smoking, building a fashion empire and making people happy

    The 76-year-old Japanese designer and founder of the luxury fashion and perfume house KENZO is glowing with vitality, but he admits he was addicted for decades. Calling on his old perfume prowess, Takada has designed four flavors based on berries, mint, peanut butter and toast (his favorite), set to launch globally in August. It is certainly a change from the bold, vibrant catwalk collections he became famous for in the 1970s, but then Takada has never been afraid of change. …

  • 100 years of German beauty (and political history) in 1 minute
    100 years of German beauty (and political history) in 1 minute

    What is your favorite makeup look from 20th century Germany? The nation's beauty history is in the spotlight thanks to the latest installment of the cult "100 Years of Beauty" series. …

  • Destination gastronomy: the best of the French Riviera
    Destination gastronomy: the best of the French Riviera

    You've had your fun at the beach, now get yourself cleaned up because you're dining with the hottest chefs of the moment and today, we're headed for the French Riviera. The list of addresses is long, but if you only have one night to dedicate to the cuisine of Marseille, call up Petit Nice (relax, the restaurant is most definitely in Marseille) for a reservation. The charismatic chef in charge is Gérald Passédat, responsible for a kitchen that has been rewarded with three stars by the …

  • Destination gastronomy: dining in Bangkok
    Destination gastronomy: dining in Bangkok

    After visiting the Grand Palace and Wat Pho, you'll want to don your Sunday best because you have a reservation with one of the hottest chefs today, Gaggan Anand. On the 1985 concept album for the musical "Chess," Murray Head sings about the attractions of "One night in Bangkok." For us, a major attraction of Bangkok is a blossoming epicurean scene that has evolved from having a well deserved reputation as one of the street food capitals of the world to culinary destination for some of the …

  • New service will deliver Michelin-starred meals to Londoners' doors
    New service will deliver Michelin-starred meals to Londoners' doors

    London has caught up to the likes of New York and San Francisco with the launch of a new delivery service that will allow foodies to eat Michelin-starred meals in their sweatpants while watching the telly. In recent years, the US dining scene has expanded the notion of traditional delivery service beyond greasy pizza and Chinese take-out via collaborations with popular restaurants and start-up catering services. Starting this fall, the trend will make landfall across the pond in London, where …

  • Woody Allen on marriage: 'I was paternal - it worked'
    Woody Allen on marriage: 'I was paternal - it worked'

    Acclaimed American film director Woody Allen has given a rare interview and made even rarer remarks about his controversial marriage to the adopted daughter of his former girlfriend. "I'm 35 years older and somehow, through no fault of mine or hers, the dynamic worked," he told National Public Radio of his wife Soon-Yi, calling him "paternal" in their relationship. …

  • Pre-marriage weddingmoons trend among stressed out couples
    Pre-marriage weddingmoons trend among stressed out couples

    The caterer has just made local news because they sickened dozens with food poisoning. A pre-wedding vacation trend that more and more couples are taking to break away from wedding-related stress. It’s the latest trend after babymoons and minimoons, in which couples set off on their last hoorah before the birth of baby, or newlyweds eschew the big Hawaii honeymoon for a weekend getaway or staycation. …

  • Tourist captures Eiffel Tower engagement and launches search for mystery couple
    Tourist captures Eiffel Tower engagement and launches search for mystery couple

    As California tourist Jen Hurd Bohn stood waiting in line at the Eiffel Tower, she spotted an intimate moment unfold between a couple and knew she was witnessing an unmistakable proposal. Enter, the power of the internet, and Facebook. …

  • Teens make sex safer with STD-detecting condom
    Teens make sex safer with STD-detecting condom

    At the pubescent age of 14, three boys have demonstrated remarkable intuition when it comes to sex, conceiving a condom that changes color to indicate the presence of a sexually transmitted disease (STD). "We wanted to make something that made detecting harmful STIs safer than ever before, so that people can take immediate action in the privacy of their own homes without the often-scary procedures at the doctors," says 14-year-old team member Daanyaal Ali. The team of boys from Isaac Newton …

  • Soylent releases new beverage as more opt for new take on dining on the go
    Soylent releases new beverage as more opt for new take on dining on the go

    This week the meal replacement drink maker Soylent unveiled "Soylent 2.0," a soy-based vegan beverage that claims to offer everything you need in a meal. It's a blend of soy protein, fatty acids in the form of algal oil, a slowly-digested sugar called isomaltulose and an array of micronutrients, according to the company's website. The oil is said to come from farm-free algae sources, adding environmental sustainability to the drink's list of virtues. …

  • Kids' picky eating can have depression, anxiety links: study
    Kids' picky eating can have depression, anxiety links: study

    Picky eating among children may not be just a passing phase but could flag potential concerns such as depression and anxiety, a study released Monday found. It was in these subsets -- kids who are moderately or severely fussy about the foods they eat -- that scientists found greater occurrence of mental health issues such as clinical depression or anxiety. "These are children whose eating has become so limited or selective that it's starting to cause problems," said lead author Nancy Zucker, …

  • Are you raising a healthy child?
    Are you raising a healthy child?

    Are you raising a healthy child? …

  • Soylent releases new beverage as more opt for new take on dining on the go
    Soylent releases new beverage as more opt for new take on dining on the go

    This week the meal replacement drink maker Soylent unveiled "Soylent 2.0," a soy-based vegan beverage that claims to offer everything you need in a meal. It's a blend of soy protein, fatty acids in the form of algal oil, a slowly-digested sugar called isomaltulose and an array of micronutrients, according to the company's website. The oil is said to come from farm-free algae sources, adding environmental sustainability to the drink's list of virtues. …