A day in the life of model agent Wang Bing reveals the hard work behind a beautiful industry.
No one wanted Anina Trepte to come to China. The agents and designers she was working for in Paris told her it would ruin her career.
A model presents a creation by graduates of the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology during China Fashion Week in Beijing November 9, 2009.
Rihanna joined U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, British fashion designer Stella McCartney and nine others on Monday to be honored as "Women of the Year" after the R&B singer took a public stand on domestic violence.
Sylvie Razafindrakoto, whose divorce was finalized three weeks ago, came looking for tips on coping with difficult teenagers as a newly single mother.
Never mind the recession. Workers can still find ways to do less and get away with it, says the author of a tongue-in-cheek look at the workplace, "How to Relax Without Getting the Axe."
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama may be in for a nasty surprise when he reaches the final pages of the best-selling book Life of Pi, which he said on Monday he was reading with his 11-year-old daughter Malia.
In an interview with Reuters, Obama called it a "wonderful book" that was enthralling his daughter.
"There are whole chapters that really have to do with Hinduism, Christianity. There is a lot of philosophical stuff in there, but for some reason she (Malia) is hanging in there," he said.
The prize-winning book by Yann Martel centers on the journey of Pi Patel, who is cast adrift in a lifeboat with a tiger, a hyena, a zebra and an orangutan after a ship carrying him and his family from India to Canada sinks.
There is a battle for survival and eventually it is just Pi and the tiger left in the small boat.
But the fantasy adventure is revealed to possibly have been a fabrication by the narrator in the last pages of the book, with the real story emerging of a horrific tale of cannibalism and murder.
"'Twilight' here! We got your red hot 'Twilight' angle heah!"
A model presents a creation by designer Qi Gang during the SECFASHION Fashion Show S/S 2010 at China Fashion Week in Beijing November 5, 2009.
Plastic bags, the scourge of the environment, are flying high in Beijing, thanks to a retired engineer who is turning the waste into colorful kites.
A model presents a creation by designer Zhang Zhaoda during the Mark Cheung High Fashion Show S/S 2010 at China Fashion Week in Beijing November 8, 2009.
Italian fashion house Salvatore Ferragamo has taken a museum detailing its history and culture online, allowing young designers to add their creative touch to its shoe models.
For people who remember the Mao era, the changes since then are stunning.
Menswear design has always been weaker than for women, but China Fashion Week 2009 was determined to correct this.
More than 40 fashion shows by 50 brands and 220 designers went to China Fashion Week Spring Summer 2010 at D Park, Beijing House and Beijing Hotel, and all the talk was about Chinese elements.