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Throughout history there have been many women of African descent famed for their beauty, like Queen Nefertiti, the Queen of Sheba and of course Queen Cleopatra.

And for as long as humans have walked the earth the notion of beauty has been personal as well as cultural. It was the 19th century writer Margaret Wolfe Hungerford aka the Duchess who is credited with coining the phrase Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

A growing number of businesses are using haircuts to encourage employees into the office on particular days as flexible working becomes the norm across the UK.

The number of people working from home for at least some of the week rose from 5% before the Covid pandemic to 19% since and many employers are now looking at ways to incentivise staff members to come into the office on certain days.

Pure will be back to the iconic Grade II listed Olympia London from 17 to 19 July. The Victorian West London venue has previously welcomed Versace, Burberry and Dior.

Returning for its 50th season at the venue’s largest space, Olympia Grand, Pure London remains the premier fashion trade event where brands are born, expand and grow in the UK and internationally.

So you’ve found your Duke and you’re in the depths of wedding planning, but how can you incorporate one of the year’s biggest trends into your big day?

The highly-anticipated second series of Bridgerton has sent searches for Regency fashion and home decor soaring - and the wedding industry is seeing the impact, too. It’s a trend that wedding stationery favourites Tree of Hearts predicted at the start of the year, and with just days to go until the new release they have already seen a 60 per cent increase in searches for Regency-inspired stationery.  

TV personality, attorney and former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst has died at the age of 30, her family has confirmed. According to police, Kryst was found dead in New York City early on Sunday morning.

Kryst, the winner of 2019's Miss USA pageant, was also an attorney who worked for unjustly jailed inmates. "In devastation and great sorrow, we share the passing of our beloved Cheslie," her family said in a statement.

Matrimony recognizes the union between spouses—the love and commitment for one another, both legally and spiritually.

A joyous and monumental occasion, it inspires couples to consider symbols and details that reflect the journey, as well as the future. Throughout history, jewellery has played an important role in the celebration of marriage, as a token of both the day itself, and the days ahead.

British supermodel Naomi Campbell hit the runway in Dubai as part of Arise Fashion Week, which celebrates the best of Nigerian fashion and music.

Lagos is usually the home of Arise Fashion Week but there was a slight difference this year. As part of Nigeria’s Day at the ongoing Dubai Expo 2020, the fashion show was held at the Armani Hotel, in Downtown Dubai where the iconic and imposing Burj Khalifa stands tall.

People in Bristol queued for hours to get their hands on a limited-edition t-shirt designed by Banksy.

The elusive street artist says he made the T-shirts to mark the occasion of the trial of four people accused of pulling down the statue of Edward Colston in Bristol. Three defendants are set to go on trial charged with criminal damage after the 17th Century slave trader's statue was torn down last year.

Fashion label Things II Come, the brainchild of Sherwayne Mahoney which specialises in accessories, clothing and shoes, will debut its footwear in Macy's spring and summer 2022 collections. Macy's is described as “America's Department Store”, an iconic brand and retail industry leader known for value and high-quality products.

Mahoney, who was born to Jamaican parents in New York, made the breakthrough after 14 years of promoting awareness of his brand in the tristate area and wider markets.

It has been announced that world-famous fashion designer Virgil Abloh has died.

The first Black creative director of a top French fashion house, he was the artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear collection. He was chosen to be their artistic director in 2018 - bringing streetwear such as hoodies and sneakers to the catwalk as he transcended the fashion world.

India's largest conglomerates have been snapping up stakes in high-end, homegrown designer brands to help them scale up and go global. The trend, experts say, points to a luxury retail market on the cusp of maturity.

In October, Reliance Brands Limited (RBL), a subsidiary of the oil-to-telecoms Reliance conglomerate, announced it was buying 40% equity in celebrity fashion designer Manish Malhotra's eponymous label.

British award-winning luxury jeweller, ROX, has launched a nationwide jewellery design competition, Future Makers, to help find the next generation of jewellery makers. 

The competition is open to all aspiring jewellery designers and makers, with entrants invited to submit a commercial jewellery design which will be manufactured by ROX in their jewellery workshop. 

Azets, the UK’s largest regional accountancy firm and business advisor to SMEs, has helped Shrewsbury-based online and in-store retailer Turtle Doves (Not Just Gloves) Ltd (t/a Turtle Doves) secure additional working capital finance to fund further expansion and create up to 70 new jobs after a successful period of growth. Turtle Doves, a British design and manufacturing company specialising in using post-consumer textile waste to create new cashmere garments and accessories, employs more than 50 people and has a flagship store on Wyle Cop in Shrewsbury.