What are the first images that come to mind when you think of a Russian woman in 2019? You’d be forgiven for thinking of a tall femme-fatale who religiously watches her diet and eats men’s hearts for breakfast. We have the new Cold War to thank for that. The KGB honeytrap look is back in vogue, to say nothing of the classy look we ourselves propagate. Plenty of surveys conducted over the past 10 years suggest that we favor tall, slim women of unreal beauty like model Natalia Vodianova or pop singer Vera Brezhneva. If you’re still in doubt, here’s our number one techno music export, Nina Kraviz, who’s made a global name for herself while shrugging off sexism and misogyny. Today, it’s hard to be a pretty Russian without attracting the opinion that you’re simply given things for your looks. However, in the Soviet Union’s heyday, Russians themselves had no qualms about depicting their women as something resembling a combine harvester - … [Read more...] about What’s behind the West’s stereotyping of Russian women?
Swansea Airshow 2019 is back and the first day has so far been a huge success. The two-day event began at 10am when the ground display opened while the first air displays kicked off at 12.40pm as the Eurofighter Typhoon took to the skies. The day event was brought to a close by the show stopping Red Arrows but that's not where the fun ends. This evening, for the first time ever, there will be an After Dark event featuring music, a parachute display, and aerobatics from 8.30pm. We'll bring you live updates as it happens this evening. This incredible cockpit footage shows the Arrows – officially known as the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team – soaring high above Cardiff Airport earlier today: Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Follow our live updates, pictures, and video footage from the airshow here: 21:21 That's it from us tonight. That’s it from us tonight, we hope … [Read more...] about Swansea Airshow 2019 live updates as Red Arrows wow crowds
Ever since our newfound Russian Federation collided with the Western world some 30 years ago, the cross-cultural exchange exploded at such a crazy pace that we’re still dealing with the consequences. One of the most enduring ones is the association of Russian women with something easily available, cheap or otherwise lacking dignity. A simple Google search reveals dozens of travel blogs dedicated to how “easy” women are in a particular country. Russia towers over all others. Then there are the Eastern-European mail-order brides - women seeking a better life outside the former Soviet Union. Ask Google if “Russian women are easy” and it gives you countless search results. The same thing happens when you scroll through an article on the subject: the panel on the right gives you a Google context ad in Russian: “Meet women seeking sponsorship.” The woman in the photo is immaculate – perfect makeup and hair, curvy body and a Burberry coat … [Read more...] about OPINION: Are Russian women ‘easy’?
Jennifer Lawrence planning an 'extensive family affair' wedding to fiancé Cooke Maroney Independent.ie Jennifer Lawrence’s wedding will be a “family affair”. https://www.independent.ie/style/weddings/jennifer-lawrence-planning-an-extensive-family-affair-wedding-to-fianc-cooke-maroney-38031229.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article38031228.ece/520b6/AUTOCROP/h342/jlaw.jpg Email Jennifer Lawrence’s wedding will be a “family affair”. The 28-year-old actress has been engaged to art dealer Cooke Maroney for three months, and as they begin to plan the details of their special day, it’s been claimed the ‘Hunger Games’ star wants to keep the ceremony an intimate but “extensive” event for their families. A source told People magazine: “[Jennifer is a] family girl. I would be surprised if the wedding were not a fairly extensive family affair.” Meanwhile, it was recently claimed the ‘Red … [Read more...] about Jennifer Lawrence planning an ‘extensive family affair’ wedding to fiancé Cooke Maroney
Joel Edgerton catches up with Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander over dinner in Dublin Independent.ie Hollywood actor Joel Edgerton is enjoying some downtime from his back-to-back blockbuster career in Dublin. https://www.independent.ie/style/celebrity/celebrity-news/joel-edgerton-catches-up-with-michael-fassbender-and-alicia-vikander-over-dinner-in-dublin-38024898.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article38024855.ece/8170b/AUTOCROP/h342/VIPIrelandImage201019.jpg Email Hollywood actor Joel Edgerton is enjoying some downtime from his back-to-back blockbuster career in Dublin. The 44-year-old, from Australia, has spent much of the last seven years throwing himself into his work - opposite Ruth Negga in Loving, Jennifer Lawrence in Red Sparrow and Will Smith in Bright - but even rising stars need to get away now and then. He and girlfriend, fashion director at Vogue Australia Christine Centenera were pictured leaving the five star Merrion Hotel for a day of … [Read more...] about Joel Edgerton catches up with Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander over dinner in Dublin