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Miu Miu’s “Muta” by Lucrecia Martel

In the second installment of its Women’s Tales series, Miu Miu collaborated with director Lucrecia Martel on a film noir titled Muta. “Muta” follows Zoe Cassavetes’s “The Powder Room” and depicts a crew of faceless and voiceless models aboard a spooky ship in the middle of a tropical sea, clad in Miu Miu’s fall and [...]

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Climate change may make truffles a German delicacy

Truffles, a luxury delicacy in French and Italian cuisine, may soon be adding flavour to blander dishes, as it migrates further north amid climate change. Ulf Buentgen, a climatologist, told AFP that a rise in average temperature observed during 20th century may be shifting the natural habitat of the delicacy about 100 kilometres north, from [...]

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Sir Richard Branson’s paradise island for rent

Holidaymakers can now rent Sir Richard Branson‘s private leisure haven, Makepeace Island, located 20 minutes from Noosa in Queensland, Australia. Once a muddy patch of land floating in the Noosa River, this 9.2 hectares heart-shaped island has been transformed into an ultra-luxurious Balinese-style retreat. Since buying Makepeace in 2007, Branson’s reserved his Balinese-style retreat for [...]

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Jimmy Choo Reveals Autumn Winter 2011 Campaign

Jimmy Choo has unveiled its Autumn Winter 2011 advertising campaign, shot for the first time by fashion photographer Steven Meisel. The campaign is inspired by cinematic 1970s Parisian glamour and conveys the darker, subversive side of femininity. Meisel lenses Raquel Zimmermann in the old-world glamour of New York City’s Waldorf Astoria and captures a scene [...]

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Versace Bans Sandblasting

Versace voiced its support on Thursday for a campaign to stop the sandblasting of jeans — a practice used to give jeans a fashionable faded look. The Italian fashion giant said that none of its suppliers were using the controversial technique and that it had now joined an international campaign “to encourage the elimination of [...]

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First look: Karl Lagerfeld for Macy’s

Following collaborations with H&M and French mail-order company La Redoute, Karl Lagerfeld has been working on a collection with US department store Macy’s. Scheduled for an August 31 launch at more than 200 Macy’s stores and online, the 45-piece collection will be priced from $50 to $170. In addition to the sketches just released by [...]

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