In an interview published on Friday on the website sabq.org, Sheikh Saleh bin Saad al-Lohaidan, a judicial adviser to an association of Gulf psychologists, said women aiming to overturn the ban on driving should put "reason ahead of their hearts, emotions and passions".
Lohaidan's strong endorsement of the ban demonstrates how entrenched the opposition is to women driving among some conservative Saudis. (Reuters, 2013c).
The older you get, the more important fashion gets because it is the only thing that will stop you looking like a total wreck. You cannot afford bad clothes any more. You can only afford good clothes. (Lott, 2013c).
She doesn't think about food all the time now, but says you never really escape the mindset. She channels the behaviour that once fuelled her eating disorder into healthier pursuits – especially trying to work out what it was all about, through her novel.
'Granny V always wore the same sort of thing, which was black and took no time.' (Hollinghurst, 2011, p.229).
'She thought she'd never seen anything so short, for evening wear, as Eva Riley's dress, only just on the knee when she sat, or indeed anything so long as her slithering red necklace, doubtless also of her own design. Well, her odd flat body was made for fashion, or at least for these fashions; and her sharp little face, not pretty, really, but made up as if it were, in red, white and black like a Chinese doll. Designers, it seemed, were never off duty.' (Hollinghurst, 2011, p.122-23).
Those defending these costumes say they are a bit of fun and we should lighten up. They are not a bit of fun. They are offensive. They commercialise prejudice and stereotype and they reinforce stigma. (Campbell, 2013).
The costume had the word "Committed" printed on the back, while the accompanying description on the website exhorted people: "Dress up as the most thrilling psycho killer character of all time in this Psycho Ward costume, consisting of a bright orange, long-sleeved boiler suit with zip fastener to front, 'Psycho Ward' printed on the chest. The same words [are] printed on the back in larger letters with a prominent 'Committed' stamp just below."
The UN event taps into growing interest in African fashion with young designers emboldened by the use of African prints by some of the industry's biggest names.
Adult children do need support. And traditionally, that support came from the state. The problem of young people graduating amid a fog of debt and anxiety is a recent one. Parents who think their kids are in a state of arrested development would do well to remember that their studies were paid for, they received grants, not loans, and if they couldn't immediately find a job and pay their rent, the state would support them – they would not be forced to return to their teenage bedrooms and wait for their lives to get going as they watched the dust gather on the Meccano sets sitting on the tops of their old wardrobes. (Buchanan, 2013).
Coins formed the basis of Dolce & Gabbana's show. Granted, these weren't the coppers at the bottom of your handbag; they were Roman coins as you might find on an archeological dig, but still. Used as prints on dresses and covering evening bags and Roman sandals, it all culminated in look 28 – a centurion-style dress made entirely out of coins, some featuring emperors' faces. Fashion students are poised with chocolate-coin wrappers and a glue gun as we speak. (Cochrane, 2013e).
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.