As celebrities at the Met Gala capture its extravagant spirit, and the museum celebrates all things camp in fashion, Joobin Bekhrad goes in search of a definition. By Joobin Bekhrad 7 May 2019 When asked to describe what, exactly, ‘camp’ means, designer Dame Zandra Rhodes finds herself at a loss for words. “I think it’s an extremely difficult subject,” she says with a laugh. “It’s a minefield.” Rhodes is not alone. Since it entered the English language in the late 19th Century, the term has been subject to various interpretations, and there still doesn’t seem be a consensus.More like this:- Is men’s make-up going mainstream?- Is it the end for the men’s suit?- The dress that made the world gaspSusan Sontag’s 1964 essay Notes on Camp is the inspiration for the 2019 Metropolitan Museum of Art gala and accompanying exhibition. In it, the late writer and filmmaker wrote: “To snare a … [Read more...] about What does it mean to be ‘camp’?
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If you haven’t heard of BTS, the South Korean K-pop group, then frankly, where the hell have you been? The seven-member boy band has managed to captivate the hearts and Instagram feeds of Gen Z over the last couple of years, and - perhaps more remarkably - the floppy haired group has won over Dior. The notoriously picky French fashion house, who has never designed a performer’s tour wardrobe, has created seven looks for the band’s upcoming world tour, Love Yourself: Speak Yourself. Dior menswear designer Kim Jones is an admirer of the K-pop group, revealing he's been inspired by the band member’s effervescent personalities. “They all have their personal taste and style and it works so well together. Each member of the group chose the look they wanted, and we worked very organically to create each look for them,” he explained to WWD. Jones’s designs for BTS are inspired by the futuristic … [Read more...] about Dior named as designer of the BTS world tour wardrobe
The Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) is the European Union's (EU) course of action in the fields of defence and crisis management, and a main component of the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP). The implementation of the CSDP involves the deployment of military or civilian missions for peace-keeping, conflict prevention and strengthening international security in accordance with the principles of the United Nations Charter. Military missions are carried out by EU forces established with contributions from the member states' armed forces. The CSDP also entails collective self-defence amongst member states[d] as well as a Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) in which 25 of the 28 national armed forces pursue structural integration. The Union's High Representative (HR/VP), currently Federica Mogherini, is responsible for proposing and implementing CSDP decisions. Such decisions are adopted by the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC), generally requiring unanimity. The … [Read more...] about Common Security and Defence Policy
(BPT) - Parents of middle school girls have long worried about the influences in their daughter's lives, from the games she plays, the music she buys and the shows she watches to the friends she makes. The closer she inches to becoming a teenager, all of those influences can either work to improve or diminish her confidence level.Playing video games is not simply entertainment or an escape; playing video games can be a confidence booster. The best games offer intellectual challenges, social interaction and a creative outlet. Playing games provides opportunities for young women to problem solve, be part of a group, express themselves and find their voice.“For many tween/teen girls, gaming can be a star with many points,” says Taina Malén of Star Stable, an online multi-player PC game designed for today’s Gen Z girl. “For some, a game can be about storytelling and adventure; for some, it’s about caretaking; for some, it’s about hobbies; for some, … [Read more...] about How to choose the right video games for a confident teen girl