For France, it was the final straw. For Turkey, it was a misunderstanding. For NATO, it could be a turning point. The incident unfolded quickly in the eastern Mediterranean on June 10, when a French frigate under NATO command tried to inspect a
Police have found a famous painting by the street artist Banksy that was stolen from Paris. The painting of a girl in mourning was made in commemoration of the 2015 terrorist attack at the Bataclan concert venue. It was painted on a door of the
A man wielding a knife attacked residents of a French town while they ventured out to shop amid a coronavirus lockdown, killing two people and wounding eight others, authorities have said. Police later arrested the suspect nearby, French interior
L'Oreal put its best face forward this week as it reported shining third quarter results, demonstrating the beauty giant is capitalising on the global skincare craze.
It’s 11am and I’ve just polished off my third helping of Calvados, an apple brandy with an alcohol content usually reserved until after dark – or at least after lunch. In my defence, this is a tutored tasting under the expert eye of Marie-Anne Saloux, one of the brains behind the Calvados Experience, a new attraction in Normandy dedicated to their signature spirit. Alongside richly salted butter, caramelised apple tarts and meltingly soft cheeses, Calvados is a beloved part of the region’s traditional cuisine.
After a nail-biting election at the weekend, this morning France is waking up to a shiny, new president.At 39, Emmanuel Macron is France’s youngest ever president, and at 64 his wife, Brigitte Trogneux, is one of the country’s oldest ‘First Lady’.And the unconventionality doesn’t stop there. Here’s everything you need to know about France’s new First Lady…Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK Read more from Yahoo Style UK:8 things we’ve learned about Melania Trump since she became First Lady9 things Vanity Fair’s article taught us about Donald and Melania Trump’s marriage
The Burkini: this summer’s hottest bone of contention. Years ago, it was tape measures at the beach to enforce ‘suitable lengths’ of swimsuits for women. Now, it’s fines and bans for not displaying your baps. Regardless of which side of the argument you find yourself, the burkini offers comfortable, practical protection whether covering for modesty’s sake or to be on the beach against weather conditions. Aheda Zanetti, creator of the burkini says she devised it so that her niece could play netball and to give women freedom. “I wanted to do something positive… It’s just a garment to suit a modest person, or someone who has skin cancer, or a new mother who doesn’t want to wear a bikini, it’s not symbolising Islam”. Since the controversy in France, burkini sales have have doubled, M&S’ burkini range which hit stores in April completely sold out and this year’s olympics saw many Muslim women compete and win medals in comfort and style. So in the spirit of choice and freedom, here’s a roundup of some of our favourite burkini styles and modest sportswear from the catwalk to the beach.
Supposedly introduced to protect women from oppressive practices, the ban has resulted in women being ordered by police to remove their swimwear in public, and fined for wearing covering clothing on beaches. It shows how illogical it is that individual items of clothing can be worn (legally) individually by a woman, but how as soon as they’re worn in combination, the outfit is breaking the law.
France is known for its controversial attitude towards niqābs and face-covering veils designed for Muslim women. The burkini is basically body-covering (but not face-covering) swimwear for Muslim women who wish to cover up up while swimming. Its status in France has caused occasional debates before, but just recently, three towns (Villeneuve-Loubet, Cannes and Sisco on the island of Corsica) have banned it.
[Photo: Twitter/gribouillis de vie] Body hair - we all have it. But for some reason, the world can’t accept that fact. This is why French women are sharing pictures of their body hair in order to fight body hair stigma. Using the hashtag #LesPrincessesOntDesPoils (meaning #PrincessesHaveHair), more and more women are sharing images of themselves in order to normalise the body fur we all naturally have.