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‘I don’t believe in cancel culture’: Bryanboy and the art of influence

Still, when you’re on a first-name basis with Fendi’s newly-appointed womenswear designer Kim Jones (who is also creative director for Dior menswear), there are certain privileges. Last month Bryanboy was among the precious few with an IRLticket to Fendi’s Paris couture presentation, which starred Demi Moore, Kate Moss and Naomi …

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‘I don’t shop a lot’: Serena Williams on her three wardrobe essentials

What’s the oldest thing in your wardrobe?A blue, beaded Valentino gown from the ’90s I wore for the Laureus [World Sports] Awards. It’s the first designer piece I bought and I don’t have the heart to get rid of it. It’s a classic. Loading And the most recent addition?I don’t …

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‘There’s no excuse’: The family gamble that taught Sarah Abo to chase her dreams

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size Like many people last year, journalist Sarah Abo found herself having to master a brand new skill in the face of the pandemic. “I’d be walking down the street trying to exaggerate my smile with my eyes,” the Melbourne-based reporter recalls of …

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Great expectations: How Van-Anh Nguyen struck a chord from such a young age

Once in Sydney my parents opened a music school, initially in a Homebush church, later in a Marrickville studio. Classical music streamed through our house. When I was born, my parents wanted to introduce me to the piano; I started learning at 15 months old. Loading Dad drove me to …

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Anxiety can be debilitating, but there are four steps to manage it

To say Dr Jodie Lowinger knows a thing or two about anxiety is an understatement. The clinical psychologist and founder of the Sydney Anxiety Clinic has helped countless patients struggling with the condition. Now she’s sharing her knowledge via The Mind Strength Method, a new book detailing “four steps to …

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I put customised prescription skincare to the test

Dyptique Car Diffuser and scented insert, $147. Credit:Jennifer Soo Morning: gentle cleanse, apply the Day Brightening Elixir ($220) and SPF50+ sunscreen. Night: use a gentle cleanser followed by Cellular Repair Night Cream – Sensitive ($220) and Choose For Me Eye Cream ($200). Downtime The questionnaire took a good half hour …

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Having beaten COVID-19, NRL sets its sights on conquering the Pacific

Rugby league is already considered the national game in Papua New Guinea and the goal is for the sport to eventually reach similar status in Tonga, Samoa, Fiji and the Cook Islands. The proportion of NRL players of Pacifika heritage is estimated to be about 45 per cent, a number …

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Biden scores legislative win as House passes $US1.9 trillion COVID relief plan

“I hope it will receive quick action. We have no time to waste,” Biden said, without taking questions. “The people of this country have suffered far too much for far too long.” President Joe Biden removes his masks before speaking to the media on Saturday.Credit: Democrats said the package was …

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The refs simply aren’t good enough and they’re letting the game down

I’m not certain it was a wrong call from the referee, but I’m also not completely of the opinion it was a clear-cut red card. It highlights the difficulties for referees and I should cut them a degree of slack. But not in this column, because I’ve had a gutful. …

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NRL angry Dragons painted Norman as victim

The Dragons are playing a dangerous game with the NRL as they continue to prod the governing body. The club came off second best in its bid to sign Israel Folau, where the NRL was accused of leading them down the garden path and then humiliating them. They were outsmarted …

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