Elemis introduces White Brightening System Skincare

A new three-stage skincare programme from Elemis is set to launch this month targeted at brightening the skin and eradicating the effects of dark spots, age spots and excess pigmentation which contribute to skin looking dull, uneven and aged. Long since popular in Asia, skin-brightening treatments are becoming essential daily skincare additions for those of Caucasian descent, with hectic lifestyles contributing ...
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The Internet of Things and the case for RFID

The Internet of Things is without doubt the dominant buzz-phrase at technology events this year. At CES the focus was on headline-grabbing connected homes and self-driving cars while at this week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona – the event which traditionally serves as the launchpad for flagship devices from the world’s leading mobile phone manufacturers – it was all about ...
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Trend Alert – Pristine Pleats

Pleats evolve for A/W 15/16 as designers play with crisp knife and box pleats to add volume and movement into all apparel categories. Pleats in silk and chiffon materials are used as shoulder and neck detailing, underpinning the romantic mood of the season. They are constructed in thick wools and knitted materials to provide sculptural interest.
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Target aims to hit bullseye in m-commerce revolution, unveils massive tech investment but will also cut HQ jobs

Target Corp on Tuesday announced its promised longer-term vision and, as expected, it was a bitter sweet outlook. First the tough news. The US value retail giant is to cut several thousand mostly-HQ jobs as part of a restructuring that will cut $2bn in costs over two years. Positive news came with its plans to invest $2bn-$2.2bn in capital expenditures for ...
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Jennifer Lawrence, Kristen Stewart and Lykke Li spice up Spring 15 handbag campaigns, outshine mainline ads

In what has been a rather average campaign season for the three brands in terms of creativity, with Chanel’s Paris at night setting and then Gucci and Dior’s even more simple studio imagery, each of the brands have thankfully stepped up their game for the Spring accessory campaigns. Star wattage has spiced up the brands’ advertising, continuing S/S 15’s celebrity-heavy ...
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PARIS: Fashion Week for Foodies

Fashion month is coming to a close and the trendy crowds have flocked to Paris for its last leg. As the fatigue sets in, now’s the time to relax a little and enjoy the latest foodie hot spots Paris has to offer.
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Burberry introduces Burberry Kisses Lipstick Collection

The lipstick collection includes 28 shades, inspired by the brand’s ready-to-wear collection. It ranges from nudes to brights and comes with a buildable colour coverage. Featuring rich pigments and shiny polymers as well as the brand’s signature blend of tea, lavender and rosehip extracts, the new lipsticks promises to leave lips hydrated and smooth. “Burberry Kisses allow women to choose the ...
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HONG KONG: Top 5 Side Events During Art Basel

The 2015 edition of Art Basel Hong Kong is slated two months earlier than usual, from March 15 to 17, to be held in the city’s Convention and Exhibition Centre.
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Luxottica upbeat after unsettling year, has big plans for stores, wearable tech, US expansion

With the dust settled following a top management shake-up late last year Luxottica is now eyeing growth on three fronts. The Italian eyewear giant is looking to a stronger retail network, e-commerce, and increased luxury sales in Asia-Pacific and North America to build on an 18% profits jump to €643m ($719m) in 2014. Ambitious? Well, there’s also the not so little ...
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Denim Dudes Book Launch London

Last Friday 27th February saw the official London launch party of Denim Dudes, the recent book release by Amy Leverton that features over 80 industry names from the world of denim. Shortly after the initial release at Rin Tanaka's Inspiration LA, Amy Leverton continues her global book launches for the highly celebrated Denim Dudes book. As the hometown of the author, ...
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Beauty highlights: Milan Fashion Week

Our beauty team picks the top six looks from Milan Fashion Week across hair, make-up and nails. Marni ‘Survival of the chicest’ is the Marni motto with these raw and rugged half-up, half-down dos a perfectly messy antidote to the slickness of the season. John Richmond Knotted, twisted, plaited and tied - the intricate detail at John Richmond. Emporio Armani A semi-lip look with ...
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Motherhood is celebrated at Dolce & Gabbana, Milan fashion week

Dolce & Gabbana celebrate motherhood at Milan fashion week with an A/W15/16 collection entitled Viva la Mama. While show goers are handed Edoardo Bennato's poem - Hurray for Mum - to capture the essence of the season, model mothers carry or accompany their children down the catwalk to the track Mamma by the Spice girls. Silhouettes remain true to the Dolce & Gabbana signature style; feminine, sexy shapes ...
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Classic and very modern with bold graphics at Salvatore Ferragamo

Milan: Massimiliano Giornetti’s Autumn/Winter presentation for Salvatore Ferragamo brought a modern edge to the season with classic shapes in lean linear cuts that prevailed throughout this refreshing lineup. There are few closures showing up in general but Giornetti made a statement with his minimal application of 3 enlarged buttons placed on tailored jackets and coatdresses, wrapping around the body asymmetrically ...
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Dolce & Gabbana celebrate mother’s day with slogan and print bonanza for autumn

Dolce & Gabbana did what the label does best on Sunday, sending out a new collection that was essentially the same silhouettes and items its customers love, dressed up with new themes, prints and embellishment. We’ve had Byzantine mosaics, medieval knights, Sicilian ceramics and now… Roses and more roses, graphics extolling the virtue of mothers and some childlike crayon drawings, all ...
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LONDON: Christopher Kane Opens Debut Flagship Store

London-based designer Christopher Kane has opened his debut flagship store in Mayfair’s luxury retail destination Mount Street, where stores for Balenciaga, Roksanda Ilincic and Céline also reside.
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