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Vegan make-up that’s kind to animals, ethically-conscious AND effective. Elsa McAlonan advises a reader on cruelty-free make-up brands Vegan products are essential for the ethically-conscious womanElsa picks her favourites from this week's beauty releases By Elsa Mcalonan for the Daily Mail Published: 00:09 GMT, 28 September 2015 | Updated: 02:17 GMT, 28 September 2015 My daughter-in-law has asked for vegan and cruelty-free make-up for her birthday.

Vegan make-up that’s kind to animals, ethically-conscious AND effective

Could you recommend some suitable brands? Maureen, 56, London. Unless you know what you're looking for, it can be hard to find cruelty-free make-up, as it is often produced by less well-known brands. Celebrity make-up artist Justine Jenkins - who has worked with names as diverse as presenter Fearne Cotton, models Millie Mackintosh and Alexa Chung, singer Annie Lennox and actress Charlotte Rampling - is an organic beauty expert and cruelty-free pioneer. Unless you know what you're looking for, it can be hard to find good cruelty-free make-up brands EcoTools has a great ethically-sourced range. Superdrug's B. Prada Profit Falls Less Than Expected as Cost Cuts Balance Asia.

PARIS, France — Prada SpA reported first-half profit that beat analysts’ estimates as efforts to contain costs helped mitigate declining sales in Asia.

Prada Profit Falls Less Than Expected as Cost Cuts Balance Asia

Net income fell 23 percent to 188.6 million euros ($213 million) in the six months through July, Milan-based Prada said Tuesday in a statement. Analysts predicted 175.4 million euros, according to the median of six estimates compiled by Bloomberg. Too many new stores and not enough new products have hurt Prada as demand for luxury goods slows in greater China following a clampdown on extravagance. In a bid to reignite sales and reverse a slump in its share price, the company introduced the Inside bag in July, with prices starting at about 2,000 euros.

Prada has also slowed this year’s expansion, pledging to open about half the number of stores it did last year. “The global economic environment is still volatile and recent instability in Asia has not helped ease the situation,” Prada said. Culture - Fashion victims: History’s most dangerous trends. Prada Profit Falls Less Than Expected as Cost Cuts Balance Asia. The Military Influence on Fashion. The military of the world have had an unmistakable impact on fashion.

The Military Influence on Fashion

Whether it be the varied terrain, weather encountered, or nature of living in one’s uniform, over the last several hundreds of years these factions have become responsible for pieces that don’t just merely take up real estate in the closet, they are cornerstones of menswear. Here are but a few staples that deserve a crisp salute. The Necktie According to The New York Times, “During the Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648), Croatian mercenaries arrived in Paris dressed for battle with bright scarves tied so tightly around their necks that the men often fainted during maneuvers.

The French, naturally, adapted the look, looping the scarves rather more loosely in a style that became known as ”La Croate” and later ‘La cravate.”’ Khakis Ray-Ban Aviators As new airplanes of the 1930s were allowing people to fly higher and farther, so too arose a problem associated with the advancement in altitude: Many U.S. Trench Coats Dr. Camouflage. Culture - Why the sexy '70s are back. Louche, exotic, free-flowing, bohemian, ‘gypset’ – these are words we’ll be hearing a lot in fashion this year.

Culture - Why the sexy '70s are back

The ‘70s boho-luxe look is already creeping up on us, and takes centre stage with the Spring/Summer 2015 collections. From Celine’s floral tunics and Louis Vuitton’s crushed-velvet flares to Saint Laurent’s maxi skirts and turbans – the haute-hippy 1970s are without a doubt back in a big way. British designer Bella Freud has even named a scent 1970, which is full of heady overtones of musk and patchouli. The ‘70s ‘gypset’ look – combining ‘jet set’ with ‘gypsy’ – is globe-trotting, glamorous, luxurious, hedonistic, flamboyant: think floor cushions and incense, artists, rock stars and their entourages, or Talitha Getty posing in shimmering brocade jacket and harem pants on a rooftop in Marrakesh, probably the most quintessentially haute-hippy photograph ever taken. So what made this period such an influential era in fashion? Hippy hippy chic Bohemian like you.