March 24, 2023 - 00:51 GMT Federica Viero has eschewed traditional Italian decor. Instead, it’s an eclectic combination of Scandi fittings, French furniture and artworks from New York, along with touches of English Victoriana - read more For Federica Viero, her love of design began at the tender age of six. Growing up in Veneto, north-western Italy, she lived in an 80s villa, which, as her family were not interested in decorating, she describes as “nothing special”. A turning point was being invited to a friend’s house for lunch as a child. “It was one of those amazing old country Veneto villas, with huge rooms and amazing fixtures, so I guess I started from there.” After graduating from Marangoni Fashion Institute in Milan and working for “a couple of fashion brands”, Federica joined Dsquared2 in 1997, she is now group head of design. “Let’s just say I grew up there,” she says, of the fashion house owned by Canadian twin brothers Dean … [Read more...] about Inside the eclectic Milanese home of Dsquared2’s head designer Federica Viero
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Hair oiling: what is it and how do you do it correctly?
March 24, 2023 - 18:30 GMT Hair oiling: the key beauty benefits of the ancient Ayurvedic tradition and how to do it right for your hair type according to an expert – read more Fleeting TikTok beauty trends are ten a penny, but what about the rituals that have stood the test of time? The ancient Ayurvedic tradition of hair oiling is still to this day a rich part of South Asian beauty culture, thought to release tension and rejuvenate. Hello! Fashion caught up with trichologist and hair oiling expert Dr Khushboo Garodi to find out all that you need to know about the ancient beauty ritual. What is hair oiling? "Oiling is the practice of applying natural oil onto the scalp and spreading it evenly down the hair shaft all the way to the end," Dr Garodi explains. "It is typically a pre-wash ritual and based on the fact that the head houses the brain and nervous system. While gently spreading and … [Read more...] about Hair oiling: what is it and how do you do it correctly?
Best things to do this week: March 27 to April 2
From Ramadan festivities, to groovy throwdowns and art and sneaker culture — here's where to go and what to do in Singapore this week. Just scroll and let the good times roll! The biggest Ramadan bazaar at Kampong Gelam Ramadan is here, and we're ready for the show-stopping festivities. The Kampong Gelam is back in action this year with its annual bazaar and entertainment programmes with Raikan Cahaya Ramadan. A rousing lead-up to Hari Raya Puasa, head down to the bazaar sporting over 100 booths, dazzling lights, projections, installations, performances and a charity drive. Highlights include more than 80 food stalls serving up treats like banh mi , butter beer, and coffee, as well as retail booths stocked with clothing, and traditional and modern collectibles. Don't forget a dynamic line-up of live performances, traditional dances and more to accompany the feasting. Raikan Cahaya Ramadan 2023 runs till April 16, 2023 at Kampong Gelam. For more details and programming, … [Read more...] about Best things to do this week: March 27 to April 2
Black, Hispanic investors struggle with faith in crypto
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 12 NEW YORK (AP) — A software developer twice invested his savings in cryptocurrencies, only to lose it all. But he still promotes it to the Black community and would like to get back in himself. A recent college graduate and a single mom are dabbling hopefully in bitcoin after attending a crypto workshop sponsored by rapper Jay-Z at the public housing complex where the hip-hop star grew up. But a former executive at a cryptocurrency exchange feels disillusioned by the false promise of crypto helping her family in Ethiopia’s war-torn Tigray region. All were drawn by the idea of crypto as a pathway to wealth-building outside of traditional financial systems with a long history of racial discrimination and indifference to the needs of low-income communities. But crypto's meltdown over the past year has dealt a blow to that … [Read more...] about Black, Hispanic investors struggle with faith in crypto
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: These women are blazing a trail in P-pop
P-pop girl groups SexBomb Girls, BINI, MNL48, and 4th Impact. FILE PHOTOS Original Pinoy Music, also known as OPM, takes pride in artists that write their own music, bands, and its hugot culture. But since then, P-pop emerged as an OPM sub-genre that is carving out its own niche in the domestic and international markets. P-pop is noted for taking the best of K-pop, J-pop, and Western Pop, along with the country’s signature flair for capturing emotions and taking catchy lyrics and popular beats into account — which sets it apart from its counterparts. It is also used to describe the recent wave of idol groups and soloists, as well as dance pop-themed songs taking center stage, which can be seen in hit songs “Tala” and “Amakabogera.” Arguably, one of the biggest cultural phenomena in the P-pop wave was done by the SexBomb Girls through the hit songs “Spageti Song” and “Bakit Papa” in the early 2000s. These were addictive tracks that set the country by storm, but it was also a … [Read more...] about IN THE SPOTLIGHT: These women are blazing a trail in P-pop
Travelers eager to venture overseas after three years
With China lifting more travel restrictions after optimizing its COVID-19 response, many travelers have booked flights for long-awaited overseas trips. On March 15, the nation began allowing travel agencies and online tourism service providers to offer group tours to a second list of 40 destinations, including France, Greece, Spain, Italy, Denmark and Brazil. On Feb 6, it announced a pilot program to resume group travel to 20 countries, including Thailand, Indonesia, the Maldives, Singapore, Egypt, Kenya, Switzerland and New Zealand. Li Zi, 30, who works for an internet company in Beijing, said: "On the night of Dec 27, I read about the new epidemic control measures due to take effect on Jan 8. I was so excited that I read this short report repeatedly before deciding to plan an overseas trip as soon as possible." She used to travel overseas with her husband two to three times every year, and the couple visited dozens of countries from 2016 to 2019. "We traveled around the … [Read more...] about Travelers eager to venture overseas after three years
Modern royalty: George, Charlotte and Louis tipped to head monarchy as a ‘collective’
Princess Charlotte 'is equal in succession' says Koenig SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Ten years ago today — March 26 — Queen Elizabeth II made history by changing the law to make the monarchy a more equal institution. In 2013, she gave royal assent to the Succession to the Crown Act, meaning both sons and daughters of any future British monarch would have an equal right to the throne. The late Queen herself was able to ascend the throne only because her father had two daughters and no sons. Had he a male heir, Elizabeth would have been skipped over in favour of her brother. Thanks to the Crown Act, this is no longer the case, particularly affecting the children of the Prince and Princess of Wales: Prince George , nine, … [Read more...] about Modern royalty: George, Charlotte and Louis tipped to head monarchy as a ‘collective’