Lagerfeld fashioning hotel empire

Lagerfeld fashioning hotel empire

FASHION icon Karl Lagerfeld has announced plans to launch his own branded hotel chain, with the first property set to open in the Chinese gambling hub of Macao in 2018. The 83-year-old German-born designer has already collaborated with luxury Parisian address Le Crillon and the Metropole in Monaco, but the new business will see him and his company design entire hotels. Leading fashion houses from Dior to Diane von Furstenberg have developed a lucrative side-business away from the catwalk by designing suites and other interiors for hotel owners. Lagerfeld intends…

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Iraq launches Mosul offensive as UN warns of humanitarian crisis

Iraq launches Mosul offensive as UN warns of humanitarian crisis

Updated October 18, 2016 01:05:30 Photo: Smoke rises from clashes in the east of Mosul during clashes with Islamic State militants. (Reuters: Azad Lashkari) Iraqi Government forces have launched a US-backed offensive to drive the Islamic State group from the northern city of Mosul, a high-stakes battle to retake the militants’ last major stronghold in the country. Key points: Iraq launches offensive to reclaim Islamic State-stronghold Mosul Onlookers fear the offensive, which contains Shiite forces, could spark sectarian tensions The battle could make about 1 million more Iraqis homeless, UN…

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Search continues for missing Melbourne woman

Search continues for missing Melbourne woman

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‘What a repulsive human being’

‘What a repulsive human being’

GREENS Leader Richard Di Natale has strong feelings about Donald Trump. None of them are warm and fuzzy. Di Natale was asked to answer a question on the ABC’s Q&A program on Monday night about the Republican presidential candidate’s suitability for the oval office and, specifically, those now infamous behind-closed-doors remarks about women. “Is it right in relation to Trump’s admittedly horrendous remarks about his pursuit of women … made in a purely private capacity … (to judge him on) his abilities to execute the functions of the office?” a…

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