Monday , December 18 2017

Entertainment

Celebrity dynasties – Fashion’s new royalty

PARIS, Jan 21, (Agencies): They are fashion’s new celebrity aristocracy, the sons and daughters of stars who are themselves becoming the kings and queens of the catwalk shows. From Lily-Rose Depp and Will Smith’s daughter Willow — the faces of Chanel — to the Beckham boys and Sylvester Stallone’s two …

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Afghan female group takes Davos – First women’s orchestra charts new destiny

KABUL, Jan 18, (AFP): In the face of death threats and accusations they are dishonouring their families by daring to perform, the women of Afghanistan’s first all-female orchestra are charting a new destiny for themselves through music. The group is set to be catapulted onto the world stage with a …

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Cutthroat big biz in ‘The Founder’ – ‘White Men Can’t Jump’ remake in the works

Ketchup, mustard, two pickles. In John Lee Hancock’s “The Founder,” about Ray Kroc and the making of McDonald’s, the ingredients for success are ruthlessly simple. When Kroc (Michael Keaton), a struggling traveling salesmen selling milkshake mixers, first beelines to San Bernardino, California, in 1954 to get a look at Dick …

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Soft, comfy looks – YSL sit out Paris

MILAN, Jan 18, (Agencies): There have been lots of warm fuzzies on the Milan runway this season: shaggy fur, furry footwear, thick knits, big gloves, droopy caps, face-framing neck-warmers. All useful for hunkering down in turbulent times. Four days of menswear previews for next winter and fall at Milan Fashion …

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Robber pulled gun on me: Kardashian – ‘Things have to change’

PARIS, Jan 16, (AFP): A French newspaper Sunday published Kim Kardashian’s testimony to police of how a robber threatened her at gunpoint when she refused to hand over a ring worth millions of dollars. In the account of the Paris robbery she described how she was bound and gagged and …

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Prada seeks naïve – Japan inspires Missoni

MILAN, Jan 16, (AP): This is the season of renewal, with new faces at some of Milan’s top fashion brands. New creative directors made their debuts Sunday during the second day of Milan Fashion Week at Salvatore Ferragamo and Dirk Bikkembergs, days after Marni and Zegna set off in a …

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Ringling Bros closing – The big top comes down

ELLENTON, Florida, Jan 15, (AP): After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on “The Greatest Show on Earth”. The owner of the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus told The Associated Press that the show will close forever in May. The iconic American spectacle was felled by a …

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‘The new princes’ – D&G court millennials

MILAN, Jan 15, (AP): If turmoil brings innovation and renovation, Italian menswear is in for a creative burst. Fashion houses are continuing their reboot of Milan Fashion Week menswear offerings, with notables like Bottega Veneta and Gucci sitting out this round, preferring to combine menswear and womenswear previews next month. …

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Crafting Modernity – Relaxed & classical

MILAN, Jan 14, (Agencies): Italy’s high-end tailor Ermenegildo Zegna launched Milan’s menswear fashion show on Friday with a relaxed yet sophisticated collection inspired by classical looks from the 1940s and 1950s. From Cashmere suits to vegetable-leather overcoats, Zegna’s ‘Crafting Modernity’ collection blends exquisite tailoring with the fast-paced needs of the …

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La La Land leads BAFTA race – ‘Arrival’, ‘Nocturnal Animals’ have 9 nods each

LONDON, Jan 10, (Agencies): The perky, pastel-hued jazz musical “La La Land” quick-stepped into an awards-season lead Tuesday, gaining 11 nominations for the British Academy Film Awards, the UK equivalent of the Oscars. The sweet-tempered Ryan Gosling-Emma Stone romance is up for best picture, director, actor and actress at the …

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