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Lifestyle

  • Urban Chat: Let’s convict predators – and protect ourselves, too

    I was basking in post-holiday bliss when I stumbled onto the news of the alleged sexually molested kindergartener.

  • Ivan Gunawan: Princess gowns for brides

    As a tribute to his late sister, prolific fashion designer Ivan Gunawan presents 20 timeless and sweet wedding gowns for brides-to-be.

    The designer said he had named his new bridal line collection Emma the Silent Princess after his older sister, the late Emma Sadiani Gunawan.

  • Urban Chat: Looking back, and moving forward, in vintage we trust

    I can’t remember exactly when I started taking interest, perhaps during my teenage years in Manado, North Sulawesi when Mom began collecting vintage chinaware from the Dutch colonial time, but I realized it was the years overseas that nurtured my penchant for vintage objects. Most probably because, instead of dusty and dirty like here, the flea markets overseas are clean and chic.

  • Fashion Nation: The Runway Hits

    Prominent Indonesian fashion designers splashed color on the runway with their signature creations for the eighth edition of Senayan City’s Fashion Nation.

  • Fashion without borders

    A disabled model displays a creation by BezGraniz Couture, Fashion Without Borders at the Fashion Week in Moscow, Russia, on Monday. (AP/Ivan Prokhorov)

  • Style with a conscience

    Green is the new black. Eco-fashion is not just another a trend that will lose its appeal in the next season, it’s a movement.

  • Urban Chat: How MH370 shows how much we still have to learn

    I was very young, but the memory remains.

    When Tampomas II sank, one of Indonesia’s worst maritime accidents, Mom carefully explained the basics of the event before sternly forbidding me to mention it in my Balinese dancing class. Capt. A Rivai, who bravely rescued passengers before going down with the ship himself, had a daughter in the class, and Mrs. Rivai hadn’t figured out how to tell her.

  • ‘Vintage Glam’ offers 1950s jewelry trend

    A pair of earrings, a bracelet, a necklace and ring were set out; pearls and a beaded handbag were also important to enhance a woman’s glamour.

  • Fashion week

    A model shows off a creation by Portuguese designer Nuno Gama at Lisbon's Comercio square during the ModaLisboa fashion week, in Portugal on Sunday. (AP/Francisco Seco)

  • European showcase

    Indonesian designers are set to make it big on the international stage as five labels will take part in Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014.