Five Ingenious Ways to Keep Warm with Layers

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At Balenciaga A/W18, Demna Gvasalia posed an important question: why simply wear one coat or jacket when you can style 1,000 on top of one another at once? Okay, so 1,000 might be an over-exaggeration. Nevertheless, through a faux-piling of outerwear on top of outerwear to create a mille-feuille of nylon, Gvasalia produced some clever, structured garments that artfully referenced the sculptural codes of the French fashion house. 

In addition to a pleasingly bulbous…

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Marianne Faithfull on Suffering, Songwriting and How We Over-Philosophise

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“It’s not automatic, no!”

Singer-songwriter Marianne Faithfull is sitting in her Paris apartment as she exclaims this into the microphone of her mobile. She’s talking on speaker as her arms are very painful, she explains. “I just have to wait, until it happens really,” she continues; she’s talking about writing her 21st solo album, Negative Capability, which hits stores today. “I write about my life and what’s happening – it is quite…

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Over My Dead Body wants to design your headstone

The studio offers an experimental service that matches clients with artists who can design their dream memorial. Will it catch on?

We’re all going to die–but how many of us have given real thought toward how we want to be remembered? Do you want a nice simple tombstone? An urn where your family can keep your remains? What about a grandiose mausoleum, or even sculpture by a famous artist?

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