With only days to go before the haute couture collections for summer 2008, the workrooms of Marcelle Guillet tucked behind the Bastille opera house in Paris are a hive of activity putting the finishing touches to orders for the house's unique speciality : artificial flowers.
The German chemicals group Beiersdorf, which makes Nivea beauty cream and Tesa glue, saw net profit plunge last year but met its sales target and increased its operating result, the group said Tuesday, January 15th.
It may not be on par with Paris or New York, but Brazil's metropolis of Sao Paulo will stake out an ever-stronger claim as a fashion capital when it presents its Fashion Week from Wednesday, January 16th.
Twenty Nepali Buddhist priests, wearing maroon robes and singlets, offered special prayers at a memorial service on Monday for Mount Everest hero Sir Edmund Hillary, who died last week at the age of 88.
Valentino, the Italian fashion house whose founder will present his last collection during couture week in Paris this month, on Wednesday, January 9th named Ferruccio Pozzoni as its new head of menswear.
China's version of the popular US reality show "America's Next Top Model" will debut this weekend, but only after prime time as part of new rules against "immoral" entertainment, state media said Tuesday, January 8th.