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Article Image - Blonde Ambition
Donatella Versace has confronted death and addiction and come out the other side. Still staying true to the baroque-inspired sexualised and glamorous aesthetic established by her late brother, Gianni, she is staging the ultimate comeback, one that is totally Donatella.
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Article Image - Leather Designer Una Burke  Interview
Una Burke makes unconventional leather accessories that shock a little before they seduce. Handcrafted from premium leather in her London atelier, it’s no wonder they’re favored by collectors and costume designers alike.
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Article Image - In a Man’s World
Initially created as a male extension to the luxury womenswear retailer, Net-a-Porter, Mr Porter has become a titan in its own right and in commemoration of its fifth year in business, we were invited to London to take part in the company’s anniversary party and sneak a peak at the changes underfoot.
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Article Image - Perfect Shelfie
Estimated to be worth over 400 million USD, Gisele Bündchen is by far the most successful model to have ever lived. Widely credited with having put an end to the grunge-waif era in the 1990s, the once introverted Brazilian country girl has now brought the curtain down on a glittering 20-year career in the fashion spotlight and, as a final adieu, she created this 536-page tome with Taschen.
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Article Image - Mysterious Girl
Say hello to the Palestinian-American supermodel, Gigi Hadid’s kid sister, Bella, whose dreams of riding at the Olympics were shattered by Lyme disease. Now she’s following in her sister’s footsteps and fast becoming a belle of the fashion circuit.
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Article Image - Scent of a Woman
Provocative film roles notwithstanding, actress Stacy Martin is the pretty face of Miu Miu’s highly anticipated debut perfume. Shot with a black and white cat named Truman, and of course, the powder-blue quilted bottle of Eau de Parfum with a ruby cap, the angelic-looking actress and model adds a bit of intrigue to this light-hearted scene.
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Article Image - Sixth Scent
Perfumer Francis Kurkdjian may hail from an Armenian family from Aleppo but everything else about him is resolutely French. Paris is where he started in the business, creating some of the most successful perfumes for major designers, it’s also where he co-founded the esteemed Maison Francis Kurkdjian.
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Article Image - Taking  Shape
Did you know that Christian Dior dreamed of being an architect? That’s why on becoming a couturier, he designed his dresses as though they were edifices structured by fabric. It’s in this same spirit that Victoire de Castellane has sculpted, flounced, pleated, belted and draped her stunning new ‘Archi Dior’ high jewellery collection.
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Article Image - Back to the Future
Originally known for its bespoke suits in the 1950s, it moved to prêt-à-porter in the 1960s and now, Façonnable is witnessing yet another shift in visual identity, one that is as much about the future as it is a nod to the past.
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Article Image - Clean Cut
With high collars, plunging backless dresses, tailored cropped tops and smart tuxedo jackets, Karoline Lang’s designs are refreshingly un-Middle Eastern, and even her branding doesn’t give the game away. She does in fact hail from Beirut and is definitely a talent to watch out for.
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