Melissa Sterry

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Amber Valletta Returns To The Vogue Cover

AMBER VALLETTA is making her return to the cover of <i>Vogue</i>, 23 years after she made her debut. She was pictured alongside Kate Moss (who had only been …

Fashion

Petition to stop companies from forcing female workers to wear heels is rejected by parliament

But the Equalities Office said it would issue guidelines to firms this summer<p>A petition to make it illegal for a company to enforce female workers to …

Whale's eye view: New footage reveals hidden whale world

In a new study by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Oregon State University in March, scientists in remote Antarctica have attached cameras with speedometers and suction cups to the backs of minke and humpback whales.<p>The stunning footage has revealed feeding habits and social interactions, while …

Science

Marine organism risks losing its skeleton thanks to climate change

Climate change<p>The exoskeleton of a tiny invertebrate dissolved in acidified water in the lab.<p>High temperatures combined with food shortages and …

Climate Change

This Miami studio creates mesmerizing artworks of the city’s original architects: corals

<i>This article appears in</i> The Architect’s Newspaper’s <i>April 2017 issue, which takes a deep dive into Florida to coincide with the upcoming AIA</i> …

Scuba Diving

Independent fashion labels have invented a whole new way of dressing well in India

“This brand does not define you. But damn you look good in it.”<p>Preeti Verma’s postscript-like message, imprinted on the tag of every one of her fashion label Runaway Bicycle’s floaty, sorbet products, echoes the sort of sweet and sassy exchange that forms the heart of female friendships: “N’aww! …

From customisation to DIY handbags – how customers became designers

From bags to T-shirts, consumers have become designers in the latest wave of fashion customisation<p>A varsity jacket covered in patches. Jeans frayed to their wearer’s liking. Trainers with their owner’s initials printed on the heel – customisation was one of 2016’s strongest trends in fashion. It’s …

Fashion

David Bowie: The Most Iconic Looks From Music's Greatest Style Chameleon

A tribute to the man who widened the boundaries of men's fashion.<p>To call David Bowie a style icon is something of an understatement.<p>In the often mundane world of menswear, few men have managed to astound so consistently with their sartorial choices as Bowie.<p>Never one to play it safe, Bowie’s …

David Bowie

This Modelling Agency Is Tackling Age Diversity In The Fashion Industry And It's Amazing

Only-old-need-apply 🙌<p>It’s of no secret that the fashion industry covets youth, but age diversity is becoming a hot topic like never before.<p>Which is why Russian modelling agency Oldushka is only signing silver-haired beauties.<p>According to Vogue, the Moscow-based agency exclusively represents models …

Fashion

IRIS VAN HERPEN Full Show Fall 2016 Paris Fashion Week by Fashion Channel

Iris van Herpen | Between The Lines | Process film

Iris Van Herpen at Paris Fall 2016 (Details)

Laser cut dress with intricate organic patterns; innovative textiles; fashion design detail // Iris Van Herpen Fall 2016

Fashion

IRIS VAN HERPEN Haute Couture Spring Summer Full Show 2017 Paris by Fashion Channel

Fashion

Wildlife Poacher Chase and Capture on Camera

How space tech helps forests

Can you count the number of trees in the world? Accurately, no – there are just too many, spread out over too vast an area. But if we could, what …

Forests

em>EVE Online</em> gamers will seek real exoplanets in virtual universe

If you enjoy navigating distant galaxies, leading intergalactic alliances and fighting space pirates, you might want to take on another challenge: …

Exoplanets

As Corals Die, the Sea Floor is Eroding — Leaving Coastal Communities Exposed

The sea floor around five U.S. coral reef ecosystems is eroding far more rapidly than scientists thought, putting at risk coastal communities that …

Oceans

First-responder ants suggest helping may be widespread in nature

A species of African ant has been observed carrying their injured comrades back to the nest so that they may recover, another example of behavior …

Biodiversity

Almost Half of Natural World Heritage Sites Are Threatened by Criminal Activity

There are more than 200 designated natural World Heritage sites across the globe, from the Galapagos Islands, to Serengeti National Park, to the …

Ecosystem Earth and its endangered animals

These critically endangered animals, part of the Photo Ark project, are just a tiny fraction of the millions of species that share the planet. Human …

9 ways to attract wildlife into your garden this summer

Your garden will soon be full of life!<p>We're spending more time beautifying our garden for the warmer months, but what are the best practices to …

Gardening

The World Wildlife Fund attached cameras to humpback whales and the footage is incredible

Take a deep breath before you dive!<p>Seeing whales in the wild is certainly on the top of our bucket list for nature's most impressive sights. The …

Lauren Hutton, 73, stars in Calvin Klein's new underwear campaign

Featuring a cast of Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and more, the new ads celebrate women of all ages<p>Known for its scantily clad and sometimes …

Fashion

Fashion in new bid to be truly sustainable

Conservation charity WWF Finland and the Nordic fashion industry aim to make desirable clothes with little impact on the environment<p>It is not a brand synonymous with style, but WWF in Finland, a branch of the world’s biggest conservation group, is teaming up with the Nordic Fashion Week …

Sustainability

Swedish shopping center sells only refurbished second-hand items

<b>This brilliant update on the thrift store model includes DIY repair classes, organic food, and a drop-off zone for unwanted items.</b><p>Sweden has created …

IKEA

Sand artist's giant artworks made to be weathered away by tide & rain

When walking along a seashore, most of us would probably not see a big, blank, sandy canvas, waiting to be inscribed with some kind of beautiful …

Land Art

322 sq. ft. transformer apartment has folding walls & underfloor closet

In the hopes of making a dent in the growing affordable housing crisis, micro-apartments now popping up in North American metropolises like New York …

Houses