HONG KONG — In what must be a sign of the times, the debut fashion exhibition by the celebrity editor Carine Roitfeld was curated in France, is to open with an online gala and to be displayed at a luxury shopping mall and cultural center on Hong Kong’s neon-lit harborfront. On Friday, Ms. Roitfeld’s celebration at the Hôtel de Crillon in Paris is to be connected by live feed to the party at the K11 Musea mall that its owner, Adrian Cheng, has planned. Their collaboration, “Savoir-Faire: The Mastery of Craft in Fashion,” scheduled to open Monday, is to showcase about 30 examples of contemporary fashion design, depending on the arrival of shipments; 12 Chinese artifacts; and a multimedia display of craftsmanship techniques. (Through Feb. 14; tickets starting at 60 Hong Kong dollars, or $7.70.) “This exhibition is not a history lesson, but a showcase of savoir-faire in its many forms,” Ms. Roitfeld, founder of CR Fashion Book and former editor in chief of Vogue Paris, said … [Read more...] about Carine Roitfeld Curates Her First Fashion Exhibition
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Sarah Weingartz, 18, became a makeup expert during her senior year of high school. Her days were spent in Zoom classes and at a part-time job at McDonald’s, and her nights on FaceTime, where she would connect with two classmates, usually around midnight, put on a bunch of eye shadow and lipstick, wipe it off and then go to sleep. During the thick of quarantine, Ms. Weingartz, who never wore makeup prepandemic, stocked up on vibrant pencils, powders and palettes. She studied cat-eye techniques from Kall Me Kris , a.k.a., Kris Collins, a Canadian TikToker with more than 40 million followers, and experimented with blue shadow and eyeliner, now staples in her growing makeup collection. “I started with a basic wing and got more and more fancy as it went on,” Ms. Weingartz said of her eyeliner journey. “It snowballed from there.” Now she draws an exaggerated wing that “swoops up” and extends beyond the outer corner of her eye and uses white liner on her waterline to make her eyes … [Read more...] about A New Look for a New World
Prime Minister Sanna Marin of Finland apologized late Wednesday after photographs surfaced of her dancing maskless in a nightclub on Saturday night, one day after she came into contact with a government official who had tested positive for the coronavirus. “I did wrong,” she said in a television interview on the public broadcaster Yle. “I should have considered the situation more carefully.” Coronavirus restrictions in Finland, as in many European countries, have evolved and changed over the past two years. Currently, those who are double vaccinated, like Ms. Marin, do not need to isolate after coming into contact with someone who tests positive for the virus. But separate guidelines for government ministers and employees recommend that they limit social contact immediately after exposure, according to Finland’s Helsingin Sanomat newspaper . When images of Ms. Marin at the nightclub, in Helsinki, were made public this week, they quickly went viral. Writing on … [Read more...] about Prime Minister of Finland apologizes for clubbing maskless after contact with an infected official.
If you think of historical fiction as a way of translating the past, does your perspective change when that fiction has been translated from another language? As some of the season’s best new historical novels suggest, this added dimension can make a book even richer, even more provocative. And none demonstrates that better than Frank Wynne’s translation of Alice Zeniter’s THE ART OF LOSING (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 434 pp., $28), which won France’s Prix Goncourt des Lycéens. Its central character is a young Frenchwoman attempting to reconnect with the Algeria that shaped and then silenced her paternal grandfather. It’s a story that hurls the lives of mountain peasants into a violent political maelstrom. Naima, who works in an art gallery, is comfortable in the world of her French mother, and it isn’t until she reaches her late 20s that she feels compelled to piece together the story her immigrant father, Hamid, refuses to revisit: of how his father, Ali, in the midst of the … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Summer Escape: Historical Fiction
We’re also covering a feeding program for Florida manatees, manicured lawns, the clean-energy revolution, climate attribution studies, and more. By Christopher Flavelle The new infrastructure law signed by President Biden includes almost $50 billion to protect communities against climate change, the largest such investment ever. But, spending that money will test the president’s promise to pursue climate justice. Biden has pledged to direct 40 percent of climate spending to underserved places, including communities of color and small towns. Those places tend to be especially exposed to climate change, but usually have a harder time protecting themselves. Keeping that pledge could be a challenge. Much of the money for climate resilience goes through competitive grant programs, and those programs tend to favor wealthy, white, urban communities. That’s because, among other things, those communities have more money to hire experts to navigate the … [Read more...] about The Climate Bill Includes Billions in Funding. Will It Be Spent Fairly?