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The Beyoncé Phenomenon Matriarch, African icon, contemporary goddess of fertility and feminism: the myth condensed into 5 points

CAREER // From Houston, Texas, born 1981. At 8 years of age she was part of Girl’s Tyme with whom she entered, without winning, a talent show called Star Search. Taking inspiration from a passage …

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HAIR LOOK // Grammy Awards 2017 Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez but above all Lady Gaga with pink-orange locks

In an evening rendered epic thanks to the incredible performance of Beyoncé, who, with the usual class and energy, succeeded in combining her amazing talent with important symbolism (goddesses, maternity, femininity), the 59th Grammy Awards …

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STREET ART // Rurales Emilia It happens in Pianura Padana: writers paint murals on countryside ruins abandoned by rural depopulation, giving life to amazing jams among fields, weeds and bricks

This is a story of a journey to the other side. Or better, of a return voyage. A return from the cities, from the tarmac and cement, to the fields, the canals and the farmsteads. …

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Abruzzo strong, fine (and wonderful) Pine Cube is a design for relaxing in contact with nature. A project for lifting up one’s head again through ingenious ideas, without selling off one’s own territory

Like being in an aquarium. No fish inside – only you. Alone or in a pair, relax on a comfortable chaise longue, with a small wood-burning stove to keep you warm. An aquarium inside out …

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New York’s biggest salon The Astor Place Hairstylist // 75 hairdressers, whose clients include De Niro and Bruce Willis, and 15 languages spoken

At the entrance you are welcomes by a sign that lists the languages spoken in the salon. There are 15 of them, including real languages like Italian, Russian, and Farsi as well as invented languages …

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[Best of] GOLDEN GLOBE 2017 La La Land, with Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling (at cinemas from 26th January), triumphs before the Academy Awards // Check out the look gallery…

Beverly Hilton Hotel, 74th Annual Golden Globes. Last night, the Hollywood Foreign Press awarded the honour that most consider to predict big Academy Award wins. The evening’s absolute winner was La La Land, the musical …

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Addio a Franca Sozzani She found herself working for Condé Nast without knowing anything about fashion, initially employed as a secretary. Her extraordinary career followed from there…


Born in Mantua on January 20, 1950. Journalist and Director of Vogue Italy from 1988 until her death, today, aged only 66. With a degree in Literature from Università Cattolica, she found herself working for …

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“THE CAL” / Pirelli 2017 Not just youth and perfection, but female beauty in all its shapes and ages

Another year, another unmissable fine art photography event. Pirelli’s 2017 calendar, disclosed in Paris, was shot for the third time by German photographer Peter Lindberg. The Cal continues the break that began in the last …

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P-ink tattoo project Beautiful tattoos as a way of healing, for women who have had a mastectomy

“Breast cancer doesn’t have to leave the last mark”. With this phrase P-ink (Personal Ink) perfectly describes its mission. Expert tattoo artists create colourful tattoos to cover the scars left after breast surgery. After the …

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Salerno / Reggio Calabria A photographic journey on the most important link between Northern and Southern Italy: “In Quarta persona” (In Fourth Person) by Martin Errichiello e Filippo Menichetti

The port of Gioia Tauro, one of the largest in Europe, sits on the site of Eranova, the village razed to make way for an industry that was never built. In Saline Joniche, an animal …

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Pink Floyd exhibition The exhibition on the international music legend at the Victoria&Albert Museum in London

When the Victoria and Albert Museum puts on an exhibition, there’s plenty to catch your eye. The installations are always of the highest quality: current, unmissable themes, attention paid to the exhibition itinerary, the choice …

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Punk in Naples in the 1980s The incredible photos of Diamond Dogs, a historic underground venue located in a cave made of volcanic rock in the Rione Sanità neighbourhood

Halfway through the 1980s in the centre of Rione Sanità in Naples, in the Cavone, located in a cave made of dark, volcanic rock, a venue was born that was destined to hold a key …

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Hipstory Hipster versions of contemporary leaders, designed by Amit Shimoni

Contemporary world leaders and heads of state like you’ve never seen them before. With his keen intuition, Israeli designer Amit Shimoni has created hipster versions of the most important men in modern history, complete with …

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Ai Weiwei “Libero” in Florence Contemporary art is often difficult to interpret, especially for who are not enthusiasts or used to the works. Then there is Ai Weiwei

Contemporary art is often abstract and difficult to interpret, especially for audiences who are not enthusiasts or used to the works. Then there is Ai Weiwei. The most famous living Chinese artist has decided to use …

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Minimal tattoo *TREND ALERT / Just simple names, dates, crosses or hearts: the new fashion in tattooing is for minimal digital...

Suprematism is an avant-garde artistic movement that was founded in 1915 in Russia by Kazimir Malevič. It was theorised by the poet Majakovskij and its aim, through the simplification of figurative elements, was to achieve …

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Normal clothes for normal women Diverse, anti-conformist, imperfect, extremely beautiful. Watch H&M’s new campaign video

H&M’s new advertising campaign for its autumn/winter collection is called #Ladylike. A long sequence of normal women in normal situations against the soundtrack “She’s a lady” by Tom Jones. They are not all models, and …

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Hokusai, Hiroshige, Utamaro After 150 years they still serve as inspiration for artists and generations of contemporary tattooists. On show from Thursday in Milan

The occasion is being held to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the relations between Japan and Italy that opened up diplomatic connections between the two countries following two centuries of Japan’s isolation. A special exhibition …

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“The Great Beauty” of Rome From a 70s bar in Trastevere to the marble-covered boutique close to the location of our Fashion Night next week, the addresses and history of five must-see places

More than just a film, due to the care lavished on every detail, each frame could be a work of art in itself. La Grande Bellezza, winner of the Oscar for best foreign language film …

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Venezia 73 The first Film Festival of the world. The hair fashion trends of the 73rd edition

The first film festival in the world, the Venice International Film Festival, first took place in 1932. Over the last two decades, however, the films that almost always win are acclaimed by the critics but …

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Fashion photography / Peter Lindbergh The creator of the Pirelli 2017 Calendar is among the first to denounce the abuse of Photoshop in the fashion industry. An exhibition at the Kunstahl in Rotterdam

“I want to free women from the terror of perfection,” he said in an interview with La Stampa a few days ago. Among the first to denounce the abuse of Photoshop in the fashion industry …

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AFROPUNK Fest 2016 THE CENTRE OF THE WORLD / Street-style of the future in Brooklyn

Let’s face it…there are very few events worldwide that can generate such interest. Incredible to think that it all started with a group of Afro-Americans who were fed up with being called that. The colour …

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The way we were Rimini in the '80s and '90s, from a meeting between Pasquale Bove, photojournalist, and Luca Santese, photographer and co-founder of Cesura

The Italy & Italy project arose from a meeting between Pasquale Bove, photojournalist,  and Luca Santese, photographer and co-founder of Cesura, an interesting network of artists. From Bove’s vast archives, comprising more than 200,000 shots, …

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Farewell to Marta Marzotto She passed away at 85. The news in a tweet by her beloved nephew Beatrice Borromeo

She was 85. Her passing was noted on Twitter by her niece Beatrice Borromeo. Marta Vacondio, later Marzotto, from Albinea (Reggio Emilia). Born 24 February 1931 – Died 29 July 2016. Fashion designer and former …

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40 years of Punk The Punk in Britain exhibition in Milan / The movement in ten points (for example, did you know that the best product for spiking up your hair is isinglass?)

The word punk was used for the first time with the meaning of “prostitute”, in Shakespeare’s 1605 play, All’s Well That Ends Well. At the end of the 1800s, it carried the meaning of “useless”, …

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MOM HAIR / New mom beauty Tips and products: how to optimise the (little) time available and contain the physiological fall of postpartum hair

It was the New York Times that recently brought up the discussion in a long article stating that it is an invocation to beauty versus sloppiness. It was actually the Anglo-Saxons, who are great with …

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No one like her Marilyn Monroe, 90 years after birth on display in Turin: "The woman behind the myth"

– A difficult childhood: without a father, and with her mother hospitalised for schizophrenia, she went through 11 adoptive families. She was often sent back to the orphanage due to her rebellious behaviour and accusations …

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Photographic cubism "Portraits", Polaroid mosaics by Maurizio Galimberti

“I believe in the poetry of Polaroid, the crackle of old vinyl records, the smell of books made of paper”. In an age that is dominated by smartphones, social networks, and photos that invade every …

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Escher’s visions on show in Milan His work has been exhibited over the last few years in Rome, Bologna and Treviso, drawing more than 580,000 visitors

The word “genius” is often abused when speaking of illustrious, artistic, or visionary individuals. But not in the case of the Dutch engraver and graphic artist Maurits Cornelis Escher (Leeuwarden, 17th June 1898 – Laren, …

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The Maria Callas Story A “Divine” exhibition in Verona: “Love is much better when you are not married”...

Anna Maria Cecilia Sophia Kalogeropoulou, Greek from New York, born 1923. Should be named Vasili, like her little brother who died of typhus before he was born. The Evangelical mother accepted the birth of a …

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Christo on Lake Iseo “The Floating Piers”, the greatest work of land art in history

It is the greatest work of land art ever created, in both size and visual impact. The Floating Piers, a project by artist Christo Vladimirov Yavachev, was inaugurated Saturday 18th June at Lake Iseo. Four and …

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OXYGEN THERAPY Hair grows back faster, beautiful and thick: the beauty secret of the stars, now available to everyone

It is said that Michael Jackson slept in a hyperbaric chamber that provided him with pure, pressurized oxygen, in an attempt to live up to 150 years old. And the secret to Madonna’s fresh and …

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GUCCI CRUISE 2017 Head scarves and hats boost mid-length and longer hair styles A trend that will begin this summer and, as this year’s cruise campaign confirms, will continue for months to come…

For the first time in history, the cloisters of Westminster Abbey, one of the world’s most magnificent Gothic monuments, hosted a fashion event: Gucci’s Cruise 2017. New York Times fashion journalist Elizabeth Paton explains that …

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BANKSY / In Rome an exhibition by the legendary street artist He was the greatest of them all. Now considered a major historical figure in the world of art: 150 works on display, all from private collections. See the gallery...

Get insight into the imagination of the extraordinary artist known as Banksy. You can go to admire his works at Palazzo Cipolla, Via del Corso, Rome, where they are on display until 4 September. The …

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70 Years of the Bikini/ 10 fun facts For instance, labelled ‘sinful’ by the Vatican, it was banned in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Belgium and Australia

1. Preceded by the Atome (the first two piece designed with no success by Parisian couturier Jacques Heim), the bikini was invented in 1946 by French engineer Louis Réard. Its name derives from the atoll ‘Bikini’, …

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Hair hunters In a small mountain village near Cuneo, there is a museum that pays tribute to the century old tradition of hair hunters for wigs

“Mater artium necessitas”, or, more prosaically, “Necessity is the mother of invention”. This could be the motto inscribed inside the crest of the tiny village of Elva, lost at 1,700 metres above sea level in …

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Helmut Newton’s nudes: erotica in fashion and art “I think that Margaret Thatcher was the pinnacle: what could possibly be more sexy than power?” (Helmut Newton). Exhibited are 200 of his works. Browse the gallery…

Helmut Newton’s first three legendary photography books are on exhibit in Venice: fashion and glamour photography was revolutionised in the 70s with White Women, Sleepless Nights and Big Nudes. Helmut Newton has always toyed with …

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THE COME BACK OF LADY BARBERS A revolution: increasingly more women than men are taking grooming courses these days

Barbers have a long history, mixing their fine art with scents of sandalwood and vetiver. The ultimate male domain, few women have ever ventured to work in a barber’s, but the few who have embraced …

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FASHIONAL GEOGRAPHIC National Geographic has organised Fashion, a thoughtfully-designed photographic tour centred around clothes

There are two things that distinguish human beings from all other animals: laughter and wearing clothes. And between these two habits, there’s a fundamental difference: the first is an innate reaction, the second fruit of …

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Beauty has no age Armani chooses four beautiful top models over the age of forty

Eva Herzigova, Stella Tennant, Yasmin Le Bon and Nadja Auermann. Timeless beauties just like the New Normal collection. Giorgio Armani chooses four top testimonials over the age of forty for his new eternally elegant items …

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SPECIAL FEATURE: NORMAL Le nuove Barbie più formose, meno alte, più vere

In her 58 years of existence Barbie has been through a lot, including some controversy.  The first doll to resemble an adult was met with scorn by other toy-makers and was criticised because, rather than …

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State of the art Dopo l’ultima cena

Ciò che viene presentato è il Cenacolo vuoto. Solo il tavolo di pietra e l’architettura, tagliati da un fascio di luce trasversale e linee che riportano alle Strutture, lavori a cui Campese ha dedicato molta …