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  • Starbucks hopes 'Mini Frappuccino' tempts new customers

    If a small Frappuccino seems like too much of an indulgence, Starbucks is now selling a more petite version of the sugary coffee drink.

  • Last catwalk

    Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen (center), celebrates with models Caroline Ribeiro (left) and Fernanda Tavares (right) at the end of the show from the Colcci Summer collection at Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Wednesday. Bundchen, the Brazilian supermodel who has lit up catwalks around the world for 20 years, is retiring from the runway. (AP/Andre Penner)

  • Swimsuit show

    Miss Universe contestant Elvira Devinamira of Indonesia walks next to a pool during the Yamamay swimsuit runway show on Wednesday in Doral, US. The Miss Universe pageant will be held on Jan. 25 in Miami. (AP/Lynne Sladky)

  • Beauty contest

    (From left to right) Anissa Blondin, Miss Belgium 2014, Noyonita Lodh, Miss India 2014 and Elvira Devinamira, Miss Indonesia 2014 get ready for the OPTX Eyewear putting contest at Trump National Doral Miami on Monday in Florida. Miss Universe contestants are touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the 63rd Miss Indonesia crown. (AFP/ Miss Universe Organization/Darren Decker) 

  • Soothing yoga for moms-to-be and kids

    To experience a healthy and worry-free pregnancy – before having a safe, comfortable and less-traumatic labor – is a dream of all mothers-to-be.

  • Yoga in the Big City Methods for every taste

    As an exercise that offers various styles with body and mind benefits, yoga is enjoying soaring interest in most big cities in Indonesia.

  • Beauties

    Elvira Devinamira (left), Miss Indonesia 2014, and Lara Debbane, Miss Egypt 2014, pose for photographs at the Trump National Doral Miami on Thursday. Miss Universe contestants are touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the 63rd Miss Indonesia crown. (AFP/ Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP /Richard D. Salyer)

  • Beauty pageant

    (From left) Miss India Koyal Rana, Miss Kenya, Idah Nguma, Miss Brazil, Julia Gama, Miss Indonesia Maria Asteria Sastrayu Rahajeng, and Miss Malaysia, Dewi Liana Seriestha, celebrate, after winning the charity section of the Miss World competition, at the ExCel centre in London, on Sunday. (AP/Alastair Grant)

  • Falconry competition

    An Emirati man sits with his falcon during a falconry competition, part of the 2014 International Festival of Falconry in Hameem, 150km west of Abu Dhabi, on Tuesday. (AFP/Karim Sahib)

  • US company introduces odor-eating toilet seat

    Blow out the scented candle and ditch the aerosol spray can.

  • Selfie time

    Finalists of the 2014 World Muslimah Awards Siti Fathimah Junyanti (left) of Indonesia, Tarannum Tasmine (center) of Bangladesh and Lulu Susanti (right) of Indonesia have a picture together during a tour at the Borobudur temple complex, Indonesia's ancient Buddhist temple built between the 8th and 9th century in Magelang, Central Java on Monday. Indonesia hosted the 4th Muslim Beauty Pageant called World Muslimah Awards. About 25 finalists from around the world compete in the final round of the World Muslimah Awards, exclusively for Muslim women in Yogyakarta on November 13-21. (AFP/Adek Berry)

  • Jakarta Fashion Week

    Models show creations designed by Yogie Pratama during the Jakarta Fashion Week in Jakarta on Monday. (AP/Achmad Ibrahim)

  • Muslim hijabi hipsters fusing fashion with faith

    Fashion-conscious Muslim women from Kuala Lampur to Los Angeles who wear the Islamic headscarf, known as the hijab, have had to get creative.

  • Paris Fashion Week

    Models wear creations as part of Chloe's Spring/Summer 2015 ready-to-wear fashion collection, presented in Paris, France, on Sunday. (AP/Thibault Camus)

  • Kashkha’s colorful celebration

    The festive season is certainly a colorful time.

    Dubai-based women’s Muslim fashion line Kashkha just launched a new collection that promises to lift the spirits for the festive season.

  • Ramadhan Delight: The Royal Moment

    The designers -- Dian Pelangi, Nur Zahra, Jenahara, Etu and Norma Moi -- are all members of Indonesia Fashion Forward (IFF), a program under Jakarta Fashion Week where designers attend fashion training for a year to prepare themselves to enter the international market.

  • Marga Alam: The magic touch of butterflies

    After more than 20 years, Marga Alam, best known for his masterful interpretations of traditional kebaya women’s blouses, recently held his first solo show at the Grand Ballroom in the Mulia Hotel in Jakarta.

  • Biyan: A flowery world

    The beauty of chrysanthemums has inspired fashion icon Biyan Wanaatmadja in his 100 Spring/Summer 2015 women’s wear collection.

  • Redefining Javanese batik & Sumatran ‘songket’

    At the show, Poppy’s work did the talking. Without the spectacular lighting or blaring music that accompanies most fashion shows, she opened the event with her well-kept standard of elegance.

  • Woven Cloth: Ikat’s new DNA

    Cita Tenun Indonesia, an association focusing on developing the country’s textile collection, is exhibiting the least-known motifs of ikat woven cloth from seven regions in the country.

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