Dior sees blue, Issey Miyake looks to northern lights at Paris shows
PARIS (Reuters) - French fashion house Christian Dior is seeing blue for women's wardrobes next winter, with artistic director Maria Grazia Chiuri turning to one of the preferred colors of the luxury... ...
Dior sees blue, Issey Miyake looks to northern lights at Paris shows
PARIS (Reuters) - French fashion house Christian Dior is seeing blue for women's wardrobes next winter, with artistic director Maria Grazia Chiuri turning to one of the preferred colors of the luxury... ...
Queen Elizabeth marks St David's day with leek gifts
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth handed out leeks on Friday to Welsh soldiers at Lucknow Barracks in the southwest English county of Wiltshire to mark St David's Day, which fell on... ...
U.S. cigar lovers stock up on Cuba visits, fearing clampdown
HAVANA (Reuters) - Puffing on a cigar at Cuba's annual Habanos cigar festival, American aficionado Paul Segal said he would buy as many boxes of cigars as he could carry home in case U.S. President... ...
Kennedy Library picks Obama for 'Profiles in Courage' award
BOSTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday was named this year's winner of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library's "Profile in Courage" award, an annual honor for leaders... ...
From the boardroom to the butchers shop, women discuss gender inequality
LONDON (Reuters) - Wednesday March 8 marks International Women's Day, with festivals, concerts and exhibitions among the numerous events planned around the world to celebrate the achievements of... ...
Rio's Portela wins Carnival samba school parade with water theme
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Rio's premier Portela samba school was crowned champion samba school on Wednesday, winning its first Carnival parade in 33 years with a spectacular performance that... ...
'I'm a little dazed,' French artist says after living in a rock
PARIS (Reuters) - French artist Abraham Poincheval was freed from a block of stone in a Paris museum on Wednesday after spending seven days enclosed in it. ...
Leather and velvet take center stage at Saint Laurent Paris show
(Reuters) - Scantily-clad models in tight leather mini-dresses opened Saint Laurent Paris' Autumn/Winter runway show on Tuesday, the second ready-to-wear collection from the label's new creative... ...
With a roll of the dice and shouts of 'yalla', Jews and Arabs face off
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - In the early evening on a backstreet in downtown Jerusalem, Arabs and Jews are milling around, preparing for battle. But this isn't a new round of Middle East violence, it's a... ...
Flour power lifts spirits as Greek village stages mock battle
GALAXIDI, GREECE (Reuters) - Greek villagers staged a street battle on Monday with bags of colored flour in an annual tradition called the Flour War. ...
Faith puts Ghana at heart of global Christianity
ACCRA (Reuters) - Ghana is embracing the Christian faith with a fervor that is increasingly shaping its national identity. ...
Milan's fashion week wraps up with Armani's expressive colors
MILAN (Reuters) - Once again Italian designer Giorgio Armani stunned with bright and eloquent colors in his autumn and winter collection, wrapping up six days of catwalk shows at Milan's Fashion week. ...
Families walk down the catwalk at Dolce & Gabbana's Milan show
MILAN (Reuters) - Mothers and daughters, siblings and families took the catwalk on Sunday at the Milan fashion show of Italian brand Dolce & Gabbana, who frequently use the image of the family for... ...
Oldest Rio party kicks off as Carnival in Brazil hits full stride
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Rio de Janeiro's famed Carnival bacchanalia hit full stride on Saturday, as hundreds of thousands roared into the streets for one of the city's oldest and by far its biggest... ...
Oldest Rio party kicks off as Carnival in Brazil hits full stride
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Rio de Janeiro's famed Carnival bacchanalia hit full stride on Saturday, as hundreds of thousands roared into the streets for one of the city's oldest and by far its biggest... ...
Missoni talks politics with pink cat-eared hats at Milan show
MILAN (Reuters) - Fashion talked politics at Missoni's Milan show with models strutting down the runway wearing pink knitted cat-eared hats, in a sign of support by creative director Angela Missoni... ...
Sivadol of Sivasagar: Nostalgia of a Doomed Dome
The original Kolosi (Kalasha) or vase-like structure at the top of the Sivadol was made of pure gold. It was too meaningless a use of the valuable gold for the British. So, they eventually brought that down. I am not sure how they did it or what they did with that (I remember a story from childhood that mentioned that they fired at it to bring it down but can’t verify it). Actually, the present gold-plated replica works fine as an ornamental topping unless someone tells you this story an...
Vionnet's birds of paradise fly in Milan palazzo
MILAN (Reuters) - Fashion house Vionnet unveiled an airy and colorful collection inspired by birds of paradise in the brand's first fashion show in Milan following its decision to switch from the... ...
In Japan, 'Rocky' and 'Premium Friday' join fight against overtime
TOKYO (Reuters) - From the "Rocky" theme to cash handouts and early "Premium Friday" finishes, a small but growing number of companies in workaholic Japan are getting creative with the ways they're... ...