The problem with buying into the arguably archaic concept of “party hair” is you’re left with hair too done, too ageing and too far removed from how you actually wear it when normal service resumes. Still, if you are sold on party hair at least make it modern, as per the AW19 Chanel show. Hair accessories are all the rage and wearing them is ridiculously simple. Take a slightly elevated version of your day-to-day hair, add a hairband, bow or barrette and voilà! 1. Bumble and Bumble Invisible Oil £35, lookfantastic.co.uk 2. Double star row metal headband £12.50, topshop.com 3. Frédéric Malle Portrait of a Lady Hair Mist £128, libertylondon.com 4. Chanel hair slide £610, chanel.com 5. Simone Rocha faux pearl hair slide £75, net-a-porter.com 6. Jennifer Behr Marabella Swarovski crystal embellished hair clip £249.60, net-a-porter.com I can’t do without: a smoky scent with a powdery Frenchness Until recently, Celine was … [Read more...] about Crowning glory: the easy way to party hair
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With tensions rising after Iran seized a British-flagged tanker in the Persian Gulf, oil prices have been volatile, sparking fears a jump in petrol prices could lie ahead.The AA warned that prolonged uncertainty over the safety of international ships carrying oil through the Strait of Hormuz could keep UK petrol prices at already high levels this summer. And the UK has warned Iran there could be "serious" diplomatic consequences if it does not release the Stena Impero tanker, suggesting there could be more disruption ahead.Petrol is made from oil and threats to supply can push up costs for consumers. How does the Iran situation affect oil prices?Iran apparently seized the Stena Impero in retaliation for the detention of one of its own tankers by British forces off Gibraltar, but it followed months of tension between the US and Iran who have accused each other of aggressive behaviour in the region.In that time Tehran has been implicated in attacks on six other oil tankers in the Strait … [Read more...] about Could Iran tensions push up petrol prices?
Twitter and Facebook have taken steps to block what they described as a state-backed Chinese misinformation campaign.Twitter said it removed 936 accounts it said were being used to “sow political discord in Hong Kong”. The network said the accounts originated in mainland China and were part of a coordinated attempt to undermine the “legitimacy and political positions of the protest movement”. Facebook said it had, after being tipped off by Twitter, removed "seven Pages, three Groups and five Facebook accounts.” "They frequently posted about local political news and issues including topics like the ongoing protests in Hong Kong,” said Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook's head of cyber-security policy. "Although the people behind this activity attempted to conceal their identities, our investigation found links to individuals associated with the Chinese government."In addition to the 936 specific accounts, Twitter said as many as 200,000 other accounts, … [Read more...] about Hong Kong protests: Twitter and Facebook remove Chinese accounts
The largest purse in tennis has become even more lucrative after US Open bosses rose the prize pool by seven percent to a total of $57.24million (£46.55m). This is the most money up for grabs in the competition’s 138-year history. Just like last year’s competition, which saw Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka win their respective singles competitions, the prize money up for grabs is the same for men and women. And in this year's Flushing Meadows fortnight, it was Rafael Nadal and Bianca Andreescu who took the top honours by claiming the respective men's and women's crowns. Here is a full rundown of all of this year's US Open prize money... Men’s/Women’s Singles (Per Player) Winner: $3,850,000 (£3.85m) Runner-up: $1,900,000 (£1.55m) Semi-finalists: $960,000 Quarter-finalists: $500,000 Round of 16: $280,000 Round of 32: $163,000 Round of 64: $100,000 Round of 128: $58,000 Total: $42,860,000 Men’s/Women’s Doubles (Per Team) Winner: … [Read more...] about US Open prize money revealed with biggest prize in Grand Slam tennis on offer