The coronavirus crisis will pass, but life may never be ‘normal’ again

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For days now, the list has been growing in my head. All the meetings, all the working coffees, everyone I bumped into in the street over the last week or two. The dinners with old friends, the book launch party, the kids’ sleepovers, the dog walks with neighbours and cups […]

This multi-crore perfume brand was started by a rice farmer with only Rs 500

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In the late 1940s, near Hajoi village in Assam, a rice farmer searched the dense jungles for ‘oud’ – a precious scent and fragrant oil from the agarwood tree. Haji Ajmal Ali believed if he could find enough oud, he could start a business in the perfume industry and change his family’s fortunes. In 1950, he took […]

Why Drunk Shopping Is Big Business for Shoe Retailers

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For some Americans, a night of drinking can lead to more than just a hangover. According to a new survey by Finder, nearly a quarter of U.S. consumers admit to shopping while intoxicated — and shoes are a favorite purchase after one too many beers or glasses of wine. Footwear, accessories and […]

Disney Plus is getting a Beauty and the Beast prequel show based on the live-action remake

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Disney Plus is reportedly getting a new Beauty and the Beast prequel series based on the 2017 live-action remake, which will see Luke Evans and Josh Gad reprise their roles from remake as Gaston and LeFou, respectively, according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter. The TV series is said to be a six-episode […]

The Beauty Luxe List For March

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All the best new and signature products as well as treatments to serve all your beauty needs this month from the dreamy palette curated by Charlotte Tilbury to the world’s first cordless curling iron and wand. Charlotte Tilbury CHARLOTTE TILBURY Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm by Elemis: Super soothing, the best-selling deep […]

At fashion houses, a new designer’s impact takes time

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Thierry Mugler made his mark selling modern sex appeal. The French fashion designer’s signature style — exaggerated shoulders, cinched waists, body-forming fits — left an impact through particularly spectacular runway shows in the 1980s and 1990s. Casey Cadwallader, who joined the label as creative director in 2018 after the previous […]

iPrice, a platform for comparison shopping in Southeast Asia, raises $10 million Series B

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iPrice Group, which helps comparison shoppers in Southeast Asia by pulling together prices from different e-commerce platforms, has closed a $10 million Series B. Led by ACA Investments, the round also included participation from Daiwa PI Partners and returning investors Line Ventures, Mirae Asset-Naver Asia Growth Fund. The company’s last funding […]