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THE BEST CHRISTMAS MARKETS IN GERMANY

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Tempting aromas, the festive glow, all the wonderful sounds of the season and delicious treats. Germany’s Christmas markets will appeal to all five of your senses. Beautifully decorated stalls offer handicrafts and gifts, festive baked treats, gliihwein and delicious regional specialities. Choirs and brass-bands provide festive musical accompaniment. Through[...]

MARC CHAYA ''GREAT SCENTS SURVIVE TIME''

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Marc Chaya is a good friend and business partner of the famous perfumer Francis Kurkdjian. Actually he is who convinced him to create perfumes for his own company. And thus the two established Maison Francis Kurkdjian in 2009, and since then they have put out many luxury perfumes. In his own words, Marc Chaya tells us the story of Maison Francis Kurkdjian. [...]

BRIAN ATWOOD - THE KING OF KILLER HEELS

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Famous shoe designer Brian Atwood was recently in Istanbul, signing the bottoms of his shoes for clients at Harvey Nichols. The sneaker lover told us about his killer heeled shoes. FASHION&TRAVEL Is there a celebrity that hasn’t yet worn one of your designs that you’d love to see wearing them? BRIAN ATWOOD Kate Middleton hasn't worn them yet... Would b[...]

HELENA BORDON

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Brasil's «it girl» Helena Bordon is now the face of Swiss made Jaeger-LeCouture watches, women's collection. FASHION&TRAVEL How did your partnership with Jaeger-Le- Coultre start? What is special about your collaboration? HELENA BORDON I have known the brand for a long time. When I was studying in London, many of my friends were wearing a Reverso watch[...]

CATE BLANCHETT - THE GOOD AND THE BAD

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The famous actress tells us about Si Eau de Parfüm Intense, the new perfume by Giorgio Armani that she is the face of. Her next project is Cindrella, where she plays the evil stepmother of Cindrella. We will have to wait for spring to see this new adaptation of Cindrella. As far as these modern fairy-tale adaptations go, the evil queens and stepmothers usua[...]

BERLIN 25 YEARS LATER

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November 9 marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Berliners are expecting hundreds of thousands of visitors to their city this fall, due to this historic anniversary. The 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall is on November 9, 2014. This is a historic anniversary that once again puts Berlin in the international spotlight. The[...]

BARBARA BUI - WHEN EAST MEETS WEST

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The famous fashion designer, tells us about herself and her 2014 fall collection. FASHION&TRAVEL You have a brand new shop in Istanbul. How did this happen? BARBARA BUI We were already distributed in Harvey Nichols and always had a special relationship with the Demsa Group. Quite naturally, we decided to carry on this successful partners- hip by open[...]

ANOUSKA HEMPEL - THE QUEEN OF DESIGN

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Anouska Hempel has a talent that one is born with, not learned. She decided she wanted to become a designer at the age of five. She mixes glamourous pieces with exotic treasures in rich materials and colors, influenced by the Far East. Through her company Anouska Hempel Design, she creates hotels, private homes, gardens, furniture, anything that pleases her.[...]

KARL LAGERFELD - “Perfume is Fashion for the Nose”

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He cannot smell perfume anymore, so he wears overdoses of it. He splashes it on... On his shirt, not on his skin. According to fashion guru Karl Lagerfeld, it is impolite not to smell nice... FASHION&TRAVEL How do you feel launching new fragrances after so long? Especially a duo; how important was it to launch both at the same time? KARL LAGERFELD I [...]

JEREMY HACKETT

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The founder of Hackett London, tells us about himself and his brand that has recently opened a store in Istanbul. FASHION&TRAVEL Your brand is Hackett London but you are actually from Bristol. When did you move to London? JEREMY HACKETT I came to London when I was 19. In the end, I realised I wasn’t really going to get anywhere working ina shop in Br[...]