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Chinese vases soar 120 times past estimate to fetch $1.2m

NEW YORK (Bloomberg) ― A pair of Chinese porcelain vases sold Monday for $1.2 million at Doyle New York, soaring 120 times past its low estimate. The two 16-inch tall glazed vases, painted with branc...

Updated : 2014.09.17 20:46

History meets modern art, high tech

Move over galleries, museums and theaters. Royal palaces are the new face of Seoul’s vibrant art and culture scene ― at least for nine days starting on Sept. 20. The first-ever Royal Culture Festiva...

Updated : 2014.09.17 20:45

At 86, legendary personal shopper still has style and customers

The original personal shopper, Betty Halbreich, continues to help customers of all shapes, sizes and bank accounts with their wardrobes. Working at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City since 1976, she is...

Updated : 2014.09.17 20:41

Berlin passion for ’40s fashion untempered by WWII hue

BERLIN (AFP) ― With her blotted red lipstick, perky coiffed curls and fitted 1940s skirt suit, Constanze Pelzer looks like she’s stepped off a World War II film set.From head to toe, the 49-year-old...

Updated : 2014.09.17 20:40

Venezuela’s newest shortage: Breast implants

CARACAS (AP) ― Venezuela’s chronic shortages have begun to encroach on a cultural cornerstone: the boob job.Beauty-obsessed Venezuelans face a scarcity of brand-name breast implants, and women are so desperate that they and their doctors are turning to devices that are the wrong size or ...

Updated : 2014.09.17 20:40

Seoul Players 10-minute play fest returns

Seoul Players will hold its 10-Minute Play Festival and Competition this weekend, with 16 plays competing in the opening round. The plays, whittled down from over 150 submissions from Korea and overse...

Updated : 2014.09.16 21:30

Brewery launches with three new craft beers

Adding to a growing range of local craft beers in Korea, the Hand and Malt Brewing Co. has entered the market with three new beers.The three new brews are The Hand and Malt Extra Special Ale, Mocha St...

Updated : 2014.09.16 21:29

Seoul district runs photo contest for expats

Ichon Global Village Center is running a photography contest for foreign residents based on cultural aspects of Seoul.Entries should be based on one of three themes: festivals in Seoul, traditional markets or the exotic features of Yongsan.First prize will be 300,000 won, with two second p...

Updated : 2014.09.16 21:29

Dongguk University hosts expat quiz

Dongguk University will host a quiz competition for expats on Sept. 20 with a top prize of 1 million won ($980).The quiz is the part of the university’s Nalanda Festival of Korean culture, which runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the campus’ Manhae Plaza.Other festival events include craft m...

Updated : 2014.09.16 21:27

Busan Global Center seeks world language teachers

Busan Foundation for International Activities is seeking teachers for its World Language classes.The center is looking for foreigners who are willing to share their cultures and teach their languages to Korean and foreign residents once a week. Classes will be two hours long and held at th...

Updated : 2014.09.16 21:27

SIWA offers courses on craft, cooking, more

Seoul International Women’s Association will run a sign-up event for various classes on Sept. 24.The classes are in English and include language, cooking and craft courses and health and fitness groups. The classes are only open to SIWA members, but women who wish to join can do so on the...

Updated : 2014.09.16 21:27

Gaultier to wind up ready-to-wear fashion

PARIS (AFP) ― Jean Paul Gaultier, showman of Paris fashion, is to bow out of ready-to-wear later this month after nearly 40 years of over-the-top, sometimes provocative collections.The 62-year-old fo...

Updated : 2014.09.16 20:36

Festival attracts prominent writers to Seoul, Jeju

Writers from 13 countries will come together in Seoul’s historic neighborhood of Bukchon and the southern resort island of Jejudo to communicate through literature at the 2014 edition of the Seoul In...

Updated : 2014.09.15 20:20

Inspiration behind Chanel’s iconic designs

The double C logo, the signature little black dress with a white collar, and cuffs and fine jewelry collections. The list goes on for Chanel’s iconic styles that make women’s hearts flutter. Ever wo...

Updated : 2014.09.15 20:17

Style goes digital at London Fashion Week

LONDON (AP) ― What to wear to London Fashion Week? The hottest designer heels, the latest fall jacket ― or perhaps a tech accessory like Google Glass. Hundreds of models, stylists and fashion inside...

Updated : 2014.09.14 20:17