Fashion

Native American-inspired attire criticised as culturally inappropriate

John Bailey 12:15am Pop culture's fondness for headdresses and war paint is increasingly being seen as wrong and insensitive.

Fashion

Styling by Pilar Paredes. Still-life photography by Philip Le Masurier. Runway photography by Headpress Jive your way back to the '50s in long, voluminous skirts, tailored coats and retro-inspired accessories.

Top 10 highlights from the Brisbane Fashion Festival

JENNA CLARKE Brisbane Fashion Festival had it all, sequins, skin and a new slogan encouraging guests to "See it. Love it. Own it" for it's nine annual affair.

Beauty

Myanmar beauty queen stripped of title, on the run with crown

7:22am Myanmar's first international beauty queen has absconded with her $US100,000 ($A108,200) crown after being stripped of her title for being rude and dishonest, organisers say.

Charlize Theron on getting older, 'It's like we wilt or something'

LIVIA GAMBLE Charlize Theron expressed her views on the beauty industry, womanhood and becoming a mum in a recent interview.

Korean pop culture lures tourists for plastic surgery

Anna Fifield Korea’s pop-culture “wave” has brought it a new export: nips, tucks and other plastic surgeries for Chinese visitors eager to look like their favourite celebrities from Korean soap ...

Wellbeing

Jesinta Campbell's top 10 tips for Canberra Times fun run

12:00am Jesinta Campbell reveals her training tips for The Canberra Times Fun Run on September 7.

Aussies are bigger boozers than the Brits, but Belarus tops the list

SARAH BERRY Australian culture is marinated in alcohol, but where do we sit in the worldwide list of biggest boozers?

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A day in the life of a food addict

Jennifer Garth It starts first thing in the morning. The moment you open your eyes you’re bombarded with food thoughts.

Home & Style

Iceberg lettuce: Who needs it?

Jackie French 12:00am Lettuces have come a long way since the 1950s, when it was iceberg, iceberg and iceberg, writes Jackie French.

Seven secrets to successful op shopping

MEX COOPER Once considered the domain of grandmothers searching for a second-hand crocheted doiley, op shops have become a haven for hipsters, fashionistas, avid recyclers and bargain hunters, including Prime ...

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Walcott garden earns stamp of approval

SUSAN PARSONS Rosalind and Benjamin Walcott's Red Hill property is a native wonderland that has starred in Open Gardens Australia and will now feature on stamps.

Life

Phnom Penh: The hazards of riding a bicycle

ROSS PEAKE 12:00am In the organised chaos of traffic in Cambodia's capital there seems to be two rules: keep going and never give way.

Spring a time for sweeping changes

KAREN HARDY Ants. I hate them. I doubt there's anyone out there who hates them as much as me.

Man up or miss out in the world of dating

MJ Angel Men say rejection is their biggest fear in the game of love, but women can't wait in their ivory towers in the kingdom Singleness waiting for men to sweep them off into happily ever-after.