For those who dismiss Miss Universe contests as parades of vacuous beauties in bikinis gushing about world peace, Japan has an alternative. The Miss Universe Japan pageant is creating a new daredevil beauty queen through a punishing boot camp that would make many men cry.
Li & Fung plans to expand its health, beauty and cosmetics business through acquisitions, aiming to double revenue from the sector to $1 billion by 2010, Managing Director William Fung said on Wednesday 13 May.
Stockpiles of cars, mobile phones and beauty products that piled up during the global downturn are being whittled away but restocking will do little to boost growth as cautious firms adjust to lower inventories.
The new "Models as Muse" exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art celebrates some of the world's most beautiful women yet it shows how ideals of beauty have evolved to include the rest of women as well, its curator said on Monday 4 May.
Breast cancer survivor Christina Applegate made the cover of People magazine's 100 most beautiful people issue on Wednesday 29 April in a list that welcomed newcomers U.S. first lady Michelle Obama and "Twilight" heart-throb Robert Pattinson.
Marks & Spencer (MKS.L) has shown it can sort out self-inflicted problems and come up with steps to mitigate the recession, but the jury remains out on whether more radical surgery is needed for a lasting recovery.
After a few years of wavering, Selective Beauty needs a really thorough spring clean to come out on top, and to show real strength both “financially and organizationally”. The company announced that it had gone into receivership with the commercial tribunal of Bobigny.