The delicate sheets of gold used to decorate Kyoto's Golden Pavilion Temple, first built in Japan's ancient capital over 600 years ago, have found a new application for modern Japanese women -- as facials.
A strike by thousands of miners employed in South Africa by the world's biggest diamond producer De Beers was called off on Tuesday, July 31th after they accepted a new management pay offer, both sides said.
Sixty year old Paola Mazzini is no celebrity designer. But after more than a decade in jail, the drugs convict and a dozen fellow prisoners are looking to break into the world of glamour by launching their own clothing brand.
Queen Elizabeth II's wedding dress and gifts from dignitaries including Mahatma Gandhi are going on display as part of an exhibition about her wedding day 60 years ago which opens in London Saturday, July 28th.
PPR, the French luxury goods empire, said on Thursday, July 26 that second-quarter sales had risen by 18,1 % to 4,793 euros on a 12-month comparison, driven by its acquisition of German sportsgear maker Puma. Sales grew by five.