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Dior debuts stencilled neck tattoos as necklaces

Haute-Couture Spring-Summer 2018, Dior show Backstage Dior Make-up created and styled by Peter Philips. Photo: Vincent Lappartient for Christian Dior Parfums Who doesn’t love the astonishing beauty of a Dior couture show? This Spring/Summer 2018 extravaganza, which has been described as an ode to surrealism, certainly did not disappoint. Makeup artist Peter Philips worked in prefect sync with Dior’s creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri, who is famous for welding her political statements into her fashion. To wit, her “We Should All Be Feminists” T-shirts that can be yours for a mere $ 700. As the first female…

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Skin Deep: Making Age Spots a Thing of the Past

Advertisement Aging can bring unwelcome surprises, like crusty brown spots that gradually appear on your face, neck or trunk. They’re called unflattering names: age spots, barnacles or, God help us, senile warts, but physicians know them as seborrheic keratosis lesions, or SK lesions, for short. They come in as many varieties as apples at a farmers’ market: waxy, warty, raised or flat. The good news is they’re benign. Of course, that doesn’t stop many of the 83 million Americans who have them from kvetching. Sometimes the lesions itch, bleed or…

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Fashion Topics Get a Spot on the Davos Agenda

Advertisement This week, as billionaires, business executives, politicians and intellectuals arrive in Davos, Switzerland, for the annual World Economic Forum, the address by President Trump scheduled for Friday is just one of the noteworthy features on the agenda. Amid discussions on climate change and populism, the rise of robots and the booming global economy, will be a number of talks, papers and presentations from power players in — fashion. The photographer Chen Man in Paris in 2015.CreditVittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for Kering “We recognized the economic, social and environmental role…

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Australian designer Alice McCall's New York Fashion Week coup

When an Australian designer makes it on the world stage, there can be a temptation to elevate the brand – and the prices. But not Alice McCall, who is determined to keep her signature playsuits and party pieces firmly in their three-figure range, despite her growing international profile. Designer Alice McCall has vowed to keep her current pricing structure, despite her growing international success. Photo: James Brickwood “That strategy is great because you get quality and a unique product and something that has longevity because I am not dictated by trends,”…

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Kylie Jenner fuels pregnancy rumours in Kardashian Calvin Klein 'family' campaign

As Calvin Klein’s Raf Simons continues to focus on contemporary Americana for his latest campaign, it seems only fitting that the fourth installment of the spring 2018 #MYCALVINS series features one of the country’s most influential families: the Kardashian-Jenner sisters. “Family is everything,” Kim Kardashian West said to US Vogue about their involvement, “so when we’re all together doing something special like this, it means so much.” The main campaign shot released today on Kim Kardashian’s Instagram account. Photo: © 2018 Willy Vanderperre “We were all in a group text how saying how lucky we are…

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Predict your weight in 25 years

You know human beings are optimists because we always picture ourselves lighter.  “This year I’m going to lose five kilograms …” Don’t worry – you’ll likely grow into them.  Photo: Keith Tsuji The sad reality, of course, is that the majority of us grow out, not up.  Looking at ABS data shows the way Australia’s weight increases with age. The Australian median weight for men peaks a bit shy of 90 kilograms in the late 50s. For women, it’s a couple of years earlier, in the mid-50s, at around 73 kilograms. It sounds twee…

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Did this parade just give a clue about Meghan's wedding gown?

A London-based design house started by Australians may have just given the biggest clues yet about Meghan Markle’s wedding gown. Ralph & Russo, which was founded by Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo, held its couture show in Paris overnight, sending lovers of princess gowns and wedding dresses into a tulle lather. Online influencer Camila Coelho models the final look in the Ralph & Russo Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2018 fashion collection Paris on Monday. Photo: Christophe Ena In a nifty coincidence, the show took place just as Markle’s fiance, Prince Harry’s…

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