Mushers Ready for 1000km Dog Sled Race – La grande Odyssée Savoie Mont-Blanc

32 Mushers will compete in the 2015 edition of La grande Odyssée Savoie Mont-Blanc – a 1000km dog sled race through the Savoie region of France. The race takes place from 10th to 21st January and gains over 25,000 metres throughout the course. 9 Nationalities will be represented in the race: France, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Belgium, Poland, … Read more Mushers Ready for 1000km Dog Sled Race – La grande Odyssée Savoie Mont-Blanc

Interview with Franck Sorbier: Maître d’Art and Haute Couture Fashion Designer

The Global Herald’s Linda Scott interviewed Haute Couture designer Franck Sorbier on the morning of his 2014 Spring Summer show in Paris: 1) Growing up, were you always interested in becoming a designer? I have always had the feeling I would be one day, but without knowing how. Above all, I love the freedom. For … Read more Interview with Franck Sorbier: Maître d’Art and Haute Couture Fashion Designer

Serkan Cura’s Night at the Theatre – at 11am in the Morning

Serkan Cura’s collection for Spring Summer 2014 was presented at the very end of Paris Haute Couture fashion week, bringing the event to a fittingly theatrical close. Housed in a theatre off the Place de la République, the Serkan Cura event was one of the few to provide a comfortable seat for every guest. Press … Read more Serkan Cura’s Night at the Theatre – at 11am in the Morning

Rihanna and Rita Ora Jump Into Alexandre Vauthier

Jewellery features heavily in the showy new Spring Summer 2014 collection from Alexandre Vauthier, shown at Paris Haute Couture week in the Palais des Beaux Arts overlooking the Seine. Just a stone’s throw from the bridge of padlocks, covered in chunky gold and purple tokens of affection, Vauthier unveiled golden spikes, chains, ankle cuffs, zips … Read more Rihanna and Rita Ora Jump Into Alexandre Vauthier

Ilja Presentation Spring Summer 2014 at the Hotel Regina

Some invitations for Haute Couture are among the most beautifully crafted items of the week. Gilt edged, heavy card and textured envelopes give a sense of the luxury and excess to follow. Ilja’s invitation to the Spring Summer 2014 presentation at the Hotel Regina was certainly the most surprising and innovative. Guests had to take … Read more Ilja Presentation Spring Summer 2014 at the Hotel Regina

Dilek Hanif: Spring Summer 2014 Collection Presented in Paris

Dilek Hanif’s collection for Spring Summer 2014 was presented at Paris Haute Couture week in the elegant surroundings of the Four Seasons Hotel. Attendees were presented with champagne and a huge variety of coloured macaroons in the lobby of the prestigious venue. Once inside the catwalk room, overlooked by a magnificent chandelier, guests were welcomed … Read more Dilek Hanif: Spring Summer 2014 Collection Presented in Paris

Yiqing Yin Haute Couture Spring Summer 2014: “The Moth”

The moon rose slowly over the photographers at the end of the catwalk and the sound of cicadas overlaid the chatter of excited fashion followers. Yiqing Yin’s Spring Summer collection for 2014 was entitled “the moth” and everyone was excitedly speculating on the form of the upcoming catwalk. The result was a mixture of fur … Read more Yiqing Yin Haute Couture Spring Summer 2014: “The Moth”

Charlotte Licha Spring Summer 2014: Glittering Array of Gowns

The Charlotte Licha collection for Spring Summer 2014 was a stunning array of delicately frosted ball gowns. Apart from the interspersal of a jumpsuit here or playsuit there, the evening dresses floated through the classical rooms of the Shangri-La Hotel in Iena. The line was a bold statement of intent to stake a claim on … Read more Charlotte Licha Spring Summer 2014: Glittering Array of Gowns

Julien Fournie SS14 – 1920’s Inspired Art Deco Perfection

Julien Fournie’s Spring Summer 2014 collection is a masterpiece of delicately balanced pastel shades, intricate detailing and springtime lightness. Reminiscent of the 1920’s, the pieces included art deco patterned fabrics and find a loose, unfettered elegance in a variety of gathering, trains and layering over sequins. No wires or stiff structures here. The only architecture … Read more Julien Fournie SS14 – 1920’s Inspired Art Deco Perfection

Charlie Le Mindu SS14 – An Explosion of Colour and Light

Charlie Le Mindu has excelled himself this season with a stunning array of phosphorescent headpieces teamed with racy PVC jumpsuits. Models for the show arrived on an elevator slowly vogue-ing their way down to the ground floor of Citroën’s DS World near the Champs-Élysées in Paris. Dressed in skin-tight black PVC, the creations stalked their … Read more Charlie Le Mindu SS14 – An Explosion of Colour and Light

“How to Survive a Plague” – The History of the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

How to Survive a Plague is a new documentary film from journalist, David France, who covered the HIV/AIDS pandemic from its early years when there were just 41 cases in the United States. This highly emotive film uses archive footage to chart the response of the gay community in New York and beyond to what still … Read more “How to Survive a Plague” – The History of the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

More Than Honey – New Film Covering Bee Disappearance Out on DVD

More Than Honey is a film dedicated to bees and their unique place in the ecosystem. The purpose of this documentary is not to find a single cause to blame for the colony collapse disorder. The makers argue there is no single unifying explanation for the widespread death of bees, which has so frightened the … Read more More Than Honey – New Film Covering Bee Disappearance Out on DVD

“This is it” – Julia Gillard Calls Leadership Ballot and is Ousted from Politics

Julia Gillard will not stand at the next Australian election after losing a snap leadership ballot on Wednesday 26th June 2013. Gillard called the leadership ballot after rumours circulated around Parliament that a petition for a leadership ballot was being handed round the Labor party members. The Labor leader then called a swift ballot to … Read more “This is it” – Julia Gillard Calls Leadership Ballot and is Ousted from Politics

World Competitiveness Rankings: Eurozone Lags Behind United States

The results of the 25th annual World Competitiveness Rankings have been released from the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland. The United States is back on top spot, with Germany (9th) the only Eurozone country in the top 10. Ireland (17th) is currently beating the United Kingdom (18th), in the IMD’s study of … Read more World Competitiveness Rankings: Eurozone Lags Behind United States

Special Edition Citroën Unveiled at Milan’s International Furniture Show

A special edition Citroën has been unveiled this week at the Milan Furniture Show. Designers from around the world will have the chance to view the Citroën DS3 Cabrio L’Uomo Vogue Limited Edition in Piazza Gae Aulenti from 10 to 14 April. The first prototype of the car was sold at silent auction to raise … Read more Special Edition Citroën Unveiled at Milan’s International Furniture Show