Naomi Campbell and Monica Bellucci light up Milan fashion week

MILAN: Iconic supermodel Naomi Campbell and Italian star Monica Bellucci on Saturday injected Hollywood-octane oomph in to the second day of Milan men’s fashion week, sporting sizzling men’s suits teamed with skyscraper stilettos for Dolce&Gabbana. With an over-the-top gilt and baroque decor glittering in the background, the 48-year-old Campbell was a vision from top to bottom from her elegant black hat with a white band to her sparkling silver heels. She wore a classic pinstripe suit with a carefully mismatched bow tie adorning her crisp white shirt. The catwalk celebrated…

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Milan men’s fashion week shows its feminine side

MILAN: Italian fashion houses Alberta Ferretti and Ermenegildo Zegna kicked off Men’s Fashion Week in Milan on Friday with a rather feminine feel. After London Men’s Fashion Week wrapped up on Monday, Milan picked up the reins, with 28 ready-to-wear shows to reveal the Spring-Summer 2019 lines. But the women are muscling in to Milan men’s week, with 13 co-ed catwalks and another two women-only shows. “We are living in a huge evolutionary moment regarding the concept of men’s and women’s fashion,” said Carlo Capasa, head of Italy’s national chamber…

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Indian billionaire jeweller seeks asylum in Britain

MUMBAI: Indian billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi, wanted over an alleged massive bank fraud, has fled to Britain where he is seeking asylum, according to a report Monday. Modi, whose celebrity clients have included actress Naomi Watts and Kate Winslet, is accused of involvement in a $1.8 billion scam against Punjab National Bank (PNB), India’s second-largest state-run lender. The 47-year-old has been on the run since the scandal broke in Feb, rocking India’s corporate world. The Financial Times newspaper cited officials in India and Britain as saying that Modi had sought…

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Skin renewal

FROM cleansing and exfoliating to toning, applying serum, face cream, and a sleeping mask. These are some of the extensive skin care regimens we diligently follow, or at least I do so myself to achieve flawless skin complexion. Rather than keeping up with the neverending beauty routine, while trying to figure out which skincare product works best, I visited Dr Kathryn Koh Hsien Ju at M.A.C Clinic to have a full diagnosis of my skin type and the problems it faces. It is clear that I have a combination skin…

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Timeless beauty

NEWLY-CROWNED Miss Universe Japan 2018 Yuumi Kato was recently in Malaysia for an exclusive preview of Uniqlo Autumn/Winter ’18 collection. I had the opportunity to chat with the lovely model-actress, who previously lived in Malaysia between the ages of five and 16. She spoke about her upbringing, and her journey to becoming Miss Universe Japan. As she sat across the table, she flashed an infectious smile that, coupled with her genteel personality, showcased her natural charm to perfection. Her individual style effortlessly embodies Uniqlo’s code of aesthetics – casual yet…

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M&S says annual profits tumble on restructuring

LONDON: British clothing-to-food retailer Marks & Spencer reported a collapse in annual net profits on Wednesday, hit by a costly restructuring. Bottom-line net profit tumbled almost 80% to £24.7 million (RM24 million) in the group’s financial year to March 31, M&S said in a statement. That compared with profit after taxation of £117.1 million a year earlier. Pre-tax profit meanwhile dived more than 62% to £67 million, while total sales firmed 0.7 percent to £10.7 billion. The performance was dented by £321.1 million in costs linked to the retailer’s ongoing…

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Experience the thrill

AFTER a year and a half of “trial and error” in the making of what would become a thrill for all makeup enthusiasts, local TV host and recording artist, Sarimah Ibrahim and Lazada Malaysia have launched Thrill by Sarimah Ibrahim. As someone who is always on the run, Sarimah said: “My skin is under tremendous pressure to try to keep up with me, which is not easy to do! “Professionally and personally, I wear makeup sometimes for hours a day… It wrecked havoc on my complexion and I felt I…

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Crazy is the new normal

NIGEL LOW is INSAINT. Despite having no formal fashion training, the 21-year-old from Malacca made the unusual decision to become a designer. The fledgeling fashion label he started earlier this year is possibly the newest brand in town the final result of his arduous journey in his chosen career field. A label made of multi-layered interpretations, the name INSAINT is a double entendre, devised to be understood in two different ways. It is an amalgamation of ‘insane’ and ‘saint’, each word relying on the other to convey the alternative nuance…

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More Purity from Philosophy

MALAYSIA might not have the typical four seasons but the humid air and unpredictable weather coupled with hectic schedules of simply living life can certainly wreak havoc on your skin. Here to wash away all your clogged-skin woes is the latest addition to US beauty brand Philosophy’s Purity range, the Purity Made Simple Pore Extractor and Purity Made Simple Micellar Cleansing Water. During the launch at Flyproject, DC Mall, on April 10, guests and Philosophy’s first Malaysian Purity girl, Bella Kuan, were treated to a full yoga session before a…

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Spoilt for choice

EVERY year, the collaborative initiative “Gaya Koleksi Raya” by AndrewsModels and FashionValet gathers local fashion designers under one roof to showcase their exclusive Raya designs for the festive season. The annual fashion show recently returned for the fourth year running at the Boulevard, Publika. “It’s great to see how Gaya Koleksi Raya has grown over the years,” said Andrew Tan, Founder of AndrewsModels and Gaya Koleksi Raya. “We look forward to help further the festive apparels which have become of increased interest in the Malaysia fashion industry.” From Ready-to-Wear, Made-to-Measure…

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