fashion en Fashion brightens downtown Johannesburg <p> For the first time, Johannesburg Fashion Week is being held in the city&#39;s downtown core instead of in the wealthy suburb of Sandton.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> fashion Entertainment Emerging Markets South Africa Sun, 20 Feb 2011 13:47:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5624636 at How Net-a-Porter uses journalism to sell fashion <p> Natalie Massenet has grown her company from a bedroom to a multi-million-dollar business through innovative presentation and accessibility of high fashion.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> fashion Innovation Tue, 01 Mar 2011 19:34:00 +0000 Barry Neild 5627673 at Mexico City: a wonderfully flawed megacity <p> MEXICO CITY &mdash; This city has been slandered as an urban disaster. Less touted is how La Capital is a paradise for bohemian Americans and Europeans and the cradle of a new brand of the Mexican left.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> fashion Travel/Tourism Mexico Thu, 07 Apr 2011 10:21:00 +0000 Ioan Grillo 5635839 at Carla Bruni-Sarkozy expecting twins? (UPDATES) <p> An interviewer told French media that Carla Bruni-Sarkozy made it clear off-the-record that she was &ldquo;100 per cent&rdquo; pregnant &mdash; though the first lady&#39;s official answer was rather more baffling.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> fashion Nicolas Sarkozy World Leaders France Mon, 02 May 2011 18:34:00 +0000 News Desk 5641828 at French fashion legend Pierre Cardin asking $1.4bn for label <p> Banks estimate the value of the group, founded in 1949, at about $295.5 million, the Wall Street Journal noted.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> fashion Business Culture & Lifestyle Offbeat Tue, 03 May 2011 12:15:00 +0000 News Desk 5642062 at In repressive North Korea, facelifts and skinny jeans are in style <p> Upper-class women in Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, have been spotted wearing on-trend skinny jeans and big earrings.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> fashion North Korea Asia-Pacific Culture & Lifestyle Sat, 14 May 2011 21:05:00 +0000 News Desk 5644799 at New Zealand minister defends his "dead possum" hair (VIDEO) <p> &ldquo;Peter&#39;s hair is almost as riveting as Princess Beatrice&#39;s fascinator!&rdquo; wrote one commentator on YouTube.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> fashion New Zealand Asia-Pacific Offbeat Fri, 20 May 2011 08:55:00 +0000 News Desk 5646121 at Japan execs take it all off <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In an effort to save electricity, the government is pushing people to shed layers at work. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Emily Lodish </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The Japanese government is encouraging people to take their <a href="">clothes off in order to save electricity</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p> OK, it isn&#39;t quite as exciting as it sounds.</p> <p> They are asking people to wear fewer layers in the workplace so that businesses don&#39;t need to crank the A/C.</p> <p> And they&#39;re not kidding.</p> <p> The campaign, called &quot;Super Cool Biz,&quot; is aimed at cutting power use this summer by 15 percent, according to Environment Minister Ryu Matsumoto.</p> <p> &quot;This is a big movement in which Japan is not only trying to survive this summer but to change its own lifestyle for the future,&quot; he said. And it will be a big shift for Japan, where workers are known for wearing a dark suit no matter the weather.</p> <p> As you can see from this <a href="">video</a>, Matsumoto looked fetching, yet reasonable, in a white, short-sleeved shirt while speaking at a fashion show in Tokyo last week.</p> <p> The outfits the government has endorsed are far from scandalous (more like business-casual). Though still no flip-flops or jeans.</p> <p> Ever since the disaster at the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant on March 11, energy output has plummeted in Japan.</p> <p> There is a threat of blackouts this summer, if Japan fails to rein it in &mdash; or shall we say, let it all hang out.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> fashion Japan Tsunami Nuclear Entertainment Energy Global Economy Offbeat Japan The Rice Bowl Mon, 06 Jun 2011 19:24:48 +0000 Emily Lodish 5649541 at A fashion prize for Paris' suburbs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-label">Subhead:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Recent winners include children of Hmong and Algerian immigrants. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> News Desk </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-slideshow-slides"> <div class="field-label">Photo Slides:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/photo/5649747/nuchi-xiong-linen-show">Nuchi xiong linen show</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/photo/5649748/nuchi-xiong-linen-show-2">Nuchi xiong linen show 2</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/photo/5649752/nuchi-xiong-portrait">Nuchi xiong portrait</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/photo/5649753/nuchi-xiong-sketch">Nuchi xiong sketch</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/photo/5649754/nuchi-xiong-sketch-2">Nuchi xiong sketch 2</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/photo/5649755/sabra-kerrouche">Sabra kerrouche</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-lead-image-ref"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/photo/5649747/nuchi-xiong-linen-show">Nuchi xiong linen show</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2012:03:22 10:12</span> </div> </div> </div> fashion France Europe Culture & Lifestyle Innovation Thu, 22 Mar 2012 14:12:19 +0000 News Desk 5649757 at Prize identifies fashion innovation in Paris' suburbs <p> LE NEUBOURG, France &mdash; Here, where some of the world&rsquo;s best linen is made, budding fashion designer Nuchi Xiong showed five outfits just a month after winning the CiteStyle prize.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> fashion France Europe Culture & Lifestyle Innovation Spain Fri, 10 Jun 2011 11:04:17 +0000 Olivia Snaije 5649759 at Ex-Nelson Mandela charity chief cleared in "blood diamonds" case <p> Supermodel Naomi Campbell testified last year in the war crimes trial of Liberian President Charles Taylor that she received some &ldquo;dirty-looking stones&rdquo; after a charity fundraiser held by Nelson Mandela in 1997.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa fashion Conflict Zones South Africa Thu, 16 Jun 2011 09:37:00 +0000 News Desk 5651571 at Tommy Hilfiger's preppy pop up house arrives in Milan (PHOTOS) MILAN — Tommy Hilfiger showcased his favorite new preppy pieces in his typical all-American fashion with a pop-up beach house, at the Milan Fashion Week Menswear Spring/ Summer 2012. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> fashion Italy Entertainment Culture & Lifestyle Italy Offbeat Mon, 20 Jun 2011 21:27:26 +0000 News Desk 5652353 at Milan: Men's fashion week (PHOTOS) MILAN — Summer-Spring 2012 collections of the biggest names in fashion on the ramp.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> fashion Italy Entertainment Culture & Lifestyle Italy Mon, 20 Jun 2011 04:00:00 +0000 News Desk 5652401 at Versace Spring/Summer 2012 Menswear (PHOTOS) MILAN — Photos from Versace's Spring/Summer 2012 menswear fashion show in Milan.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> fashion Italy Culture & Lifestyle Italy Tue, 21 Jun 2011 21:17:00 +0000 News Desk 5652663 at Hottest torsos at Men's Fashion Week in Milan (PHOTOS) MILAN — Summer-Spring 2012 collections of fashion's top brands as well as shirtless men on the ramp this week.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> fashion Italy Entertainment Culture & Lifestyle Italy Tue, 21 Jun 2011 04:00:00 +0000 News Desk 5652691 at