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Tommy Hilfiger closes out London Fashion Week with 'rock circus' show
US designer Tommy Hilfiger closed out London Fashion Week with a rock-themed show held at a venue famous for classic rock concerts, featuring model and social media star Gigi Hadid as the centerpiece of the event. The collection was a rock and grunge-infused take on the traditional preppy styles - clothing associated with upmarket US schools and universities - that have come to be associated with Hilfiger.
Mom-shaming hits a new low with Jenna Dewan-Tatum's butt selfie, of all things
Mom-shamers are at it again, and this time, they've set their sights on Jenna Dewan-Tatum. On Monday, the 36-year-old dancer posted a killer butt selfie of her overlooking a balcony while dressed in a sheer black bodysuit. Immediately after posting, Dewan's feed was flooded with comments shaming her for baring her butt. They are the ones you see building up one another instead of tearing each other down.
Empowering children through art
The Finnish artist Weera Kulppi, 22, was the cynosure of all eyes at the painting exhibition of girl children from Sukrutham home for abandoned girls, held the other day in Gudhaam art gallery here. Travelling all the way from Finland to Kerala, Ms Kulppi said that she came as a volunteer and started experimenting with art to explore ways to empower the children.
Kerala: No quality check on blood banks
A questionnaire was also circulated among these officials and they were entrusted with the task of inspecting at least three blood banks. They pointed out that there was no quality manager for blood transfusion in the state. The blood banks are supposed to maintain proper records about equipment which need to be calibrated daily, quarterly, half-yearly and yearly basis. Sources said 60 per cent of the blood banks in the state have annual collection of less than 2000 units.
These recipes by chef Manish Mehrotra for people on the go will leave you drooling
Vacationing is something we love and often try to indulge in to satiate the travel bug in us. At an event organised by Indian Accent in collaboration with Airbnb, chef Manish Mehrotra showcased recipes that not only are delicious but can be easily prepared on the go. The recipes I have curated will give people a true taste of the local life, with a hint of their own accent, when travelling, said the chef.
Second HIV goof-up at Regional Cancer Centre
Close on the heels of a girl contracting HIV infection allegedly through blood transfusion at the Regional Cancer Centre here, a similar case in which a boy is suspected to have received infected blood at the Centre has also come to light. The 15 year old boy has been undergoing treatment for leukaemia at the RCC for the past one year. During his next visit a confirmatory test for HIV would be carried out on him at the Centre.
This celeb newborn is already 'posting selfies' on social media
Jenn is perhaps best known as the author of the popular parenting blog Breed 'Em and Weep (2005-2012). Alexis No 1 posted an adorable pic to his own Instagram account this week. Serena Williams' last Instagram post was six days ago, a beautiful picture of her cuddling No 2. Parenthood clearly agrees with Williams - although it seems like it's still a pretty surreal experience for the Grand Slam champion and for her fiance.
Women embrace solo travel
Solo or not, all travel companies attest to an increase in women travellers. For Thiruvananthapuram-based Sobha Viswanath, who runs Weavers Village, travelling solo was a way to face her biggest fear. Goa is now her second home and she went on to travel to Kolkata, Mumbai, Tirupati, Amritsar and Punjab. Sajna Ali who runs the travel site Appooppanthaadi has provided travel experiences to women groups of all ages. Sajna is often asked about the safest destinations for solo women travellers.
Drawing on her own life experience
Clad in a blue cotton sari, the Padma Shri recipient, was here to launch her latest book, Three Thousand Stitches. Drawing from her own life experiences, Sudha's book is a collection of short stories. I always tell everyone to lead a simple life and listen to their conscience. The beauty of a person lies in simplicity and confidence; so live life for yourself and not for others. I recommend a jaane do yaar attitude for a prosperous life.
Making a real difference
Ria Sharma's association with acid attack survivors goes all the way back to when she was a young college girl of 21. Though she admits to floundering around at first with the permits and donations, she soon found her footing. They are being denied these laws in implementation, Ria explains, adding that she wanted to give up at times. As a result of this campaign, Reshma also walked the ramp for New York Fashion Week, she says with a smile.
The battle for books
At the entrance of Bahadurpally is something schools in a hamlet can only dream of a fully-functional library! Kavya and Sandhya, two teenagers from the village, initiated the fight for a library five years ago, and they eventually succeeded! When Ravindranath sir worked hard and set up a library in school, we observed that children with access to libraries fare better academically. The new library already features more than 600 books and there are several who are coming forward to donate more.
Quirky sleuth on hunt for serial killer in surreal thriller
Where Juni Dagger comes from is suspect because he has green eyes and a habit of stiffing people with his food bills. Hired to track down snipers in a village, which seems suspiciously like Pondicherry, though it is a port city. People are being shot down serially for no reason that anyone can guess and the mayor has brought in a famous sleuth to sort things out.
Thereby Hangs A Tale
Incidentally, while the winning author is chosen from those writing in the language in focus, nominations for illustrators are from across the country. With the establishment of Bengali printing presses around 1816, children's literature had flourished in Bengal since the early 19th century. Local publishers find it easier to reprint old content on cheap paper and sell it for as little as Rs 10. Once we start demanding good books and stories, publishers may find it easier to invest in quality books, says Sahoo.
A flair for fashion
Inspired from different parts of India, over 200 fashion design students from Hamstech Institute of Fashion and Interior Design are gearing up for their annual fashion show titled 'Indigenous India' to be held on Sunday. People have been appreciating it a lot and I am positive that it will stand out from the rest. We thought this was a unique theme because the chakras are not just known in India, but all over the world.
Did Nicole Kidman really snub her kids with Tom Cruise at the Emmys?
Jenn is perhaps best known as the author of the popular parenting blog Breed 'Em and Weep (2005-2012). During her acceptance speech, Kidman offered heartfelt words to her two daughters with Keith Urban. Kidman is not a Scientologist; Cruise, Connor and Isabella maintain their ties to the religion, and it's possible the kids cut Kidman off as a result. Isabella Cruise has denied any estrangement, despite marrying secretly in London in 2015 in a Scientology wedding with neither of her parents present.
We're loving Kate Middleton's latest take on mental health
Dr Elizabeth Yuko is the Health Editor at SheKnows. She is a bioethicist and writer specializing in sexual and reproductive health and the intersection of bioethics and popular culture. While the former Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge is used to being in the public eye, she usually doesn't step into the spotlight herself. A rare exception to that came this week when she provided the introduction to a video on mental health.
Which celeb mom feels 'the guilt' of going back to work?
Jenn is perhaps best known as the author of the popular parenting blog Breed 'Em and Weep (2005-2012). Balancing the full-time job of parenting with a whole other full-time job adds even more stress - and subtracts more sleep. This week, some of our favorite celeb mothers are weighing in on the good old mom-to-job grind.
Navratri 2017: 9 ways to wear the 9 colours of Navratri
Navratri literally means 'nine nights' in Sanskrit - 'nava' meaning nine and 'ratri' meaning nights. Every year, it is celebrated in honour of Goddess Durga, to pay respect to her nine avatars. For instance, all nine days require devotees to wear a particular colour. It also represents energy and happiness and is believed to be an appropriate shade to start the festival with. You can pick a red colour sari with golden embroidery on it or a bright red colour lehenga to worship Maa Katyayani.
Fashion doesn't need to kill animals: British designer MacDonald
British fashion designer Julien MacDonald has apologized for using fur in his past collections - raising a hot topic that returned to rock London Fashion Week. He spoke to Reuters days after dozens of anti-fur activists disrupted British fashion house Burberry's show at the event and heckled celebrities including rapper Stormzy and model Naomi Campbell as they arrived.
Jhanvi Kapoor or Selena Gomez, who wore the striped Isabel Marant dress better?
She doesn't even have a film to her credit, but Jhanvi Kapoor is already the talk of the town. Wherever this beauty goes, there are people following her every move and fashion enthusiasts lapping up her great sense of style. Recently, we spotted her looking really chic at the airport wearing a striped, spaghetti-strap dress from Isabel Marant which she styled with a pair of white sneakers and a red Hermes bag.

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