Alberta Ferretti’s soft-toned urban explorers open Milan Fashion Week

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MILAN (Reuters) – The curtain went up on Milan’s fashion week on Wednesday with a soft-toned and feminine collection designed by Italy’s Alberta Ferretti with urban safari-inspired looks. Models present creations at the Alberta Ferretti catwalk show during Milan Fashion Week Spring 2019 in Milan, Italy, September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini For the next six
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Yom Kippur, a children’s bike festival on Israel’s deserted roads

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, is a time when many non-regular Israeli synagogue-goers take time to pray. It is also an annual opportunity for children to ride their bicycles on deserted streets (pictured here). Children ride their bicycles in an empty street in Jerusalem during the Jewish holiday
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Tired Londoners rent sleep pods for some zzz’s

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LONDON (Reuters) – Exhausted Londoners hoping to take a rest from their busy schedules are being offered an alternative to coffee breaks: a sleep pod where they can grab some shut-eye for £15 ($20) an hour. Graeme Daniel, a regular user of Pop & Rest sits in one of the pods, allowing workers and travellers
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Los Angeles, city of fashion and glamour, moves to ban fur products

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The city of Los Angeles, a leading center of the world’s fashion industry, moved on Tuesday toward becoming the largest U.S. metropolis to outlaw the sale and manufacture of most fur products within its limits. Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz speaks as Tony Kanal, animal welfare activist and bassist for
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Che Guevara poster artist looks back on 50 revolutionary years

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DUBLIN (Reuters) – Fifty years after creating the Che Guevara poster that still adorns student bedrooms around the world, Irish artist Jim Fitzpatrick is delighted at its ubiquity, but concerned at its exploitation for commercial gain. FILE PHOTO: Workers wave CGT labour union flags with an image of revolutionary hero Ernesto “Che” Guevara during a
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Russian hair salon chain cuts all the frills

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MOSCOW (Reuters) – A new chain of hair salons in Russia offering haircuts for just $3 by employing no staff except for hairdressers is expanding and thinks it has a winning formula for business abroad. The Superman franchise strips out all but the essential overheads, offering customers a menu of five standard styled haircuts, which
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Bright and frilly: designers unveil Brexit wardrobe

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LONDON (Reuters) – If you have been wondering what to wear when Britain leaves the European Union next spring, here are some pointers: Hot pink, skirts slashed at the thigh and plenty of lace and ruffles. FILE PHOTO: Models present creations at the Bora Aksu catwalk show at London Fashion Week Women’s, London, Britain September
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With metal skulls and horns, Turkish artist re-interprets ancient stories

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ISTANBUL (Reuters) – In a disused hangar in Istanbul, Turkish artist Ahmet Gunestekin uses thousands of metal human skulls and twisting, spiky animal horns to re-tell some ancient myths in a towering, fearsome installation. A metal skull, a part of Turkish artist Ahmet Gunestekin’s artwork “Chamber of Immortality”, is pictured in Istanbul, Turkey September 5,
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