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John Bercow Says David Cameron 'Thinks People Like Him Are Born To Rule'

By PA Media

A woman takes a selfie with Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, on Westminster Bridge in London this morning on his last day as Speaker of the House of Commons, after 10 years in the chair.

John Bercow has claimed David Cameron “thinks people like him are born to rule” as he criticised the former prime minister’s “enormous” self-confidence.

The ex-Commons speaker accused the former Tory PM of calling the referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union for selfish political reasons.

“David is relentlessly tactical rather than strategic. Let’s face it, he chose to call the referendum. Was there a clamour for it? There was not,” he told the Observer.

“There was chuntering in his own party, but the public wasn’t demanding one. He just thought it would work for him.”

Bercow, who attended a comprehensive school, said Eton-educated Cameron has the “most enormous, probably public-school-instilled, self-confidence”.

“He thinks people like him are born to rule, that the natural order is that people like him run things, and that he is in a superior position.”

Bercow refused to say how he would vote at the election – despite representing the Tories before he became speaker.

He stood down as MP for Buckingham at the end of last month after more than two decades in parliament.

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Kate Middleton Completes Her Somber Look With This $30 Sparkly Accessory at Festival of Remembrance

Kate Middleton went for an appropriately somber look as she and the rest of the British royals honored fallen soldiers today at the Festival of Remembrance in Kensington, London.
Middleton sported a navy, long-sleeved dress with sheer black tights.

Kate Middleton and Prince William arrive to the Festival of Remembrance in London on Nov. 9.

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For shoes, the Duchess of Cambridge selected the same pumps she wore to last year’s Festival of Remembrance: Jimmy Choo’s Romy heels. The court shoes featured a pointed toe, a black velvet upper and a slim stiletto heel. While not available for purchase in the fabrication chosen by the duchess, the Romy can be shopped in suede at Farfetch.com for just under $600.

Kate Middleton’s Jimmy Choo shoes.

CREDIT: Mega

To complete the look, the mother of three selected an Alexander McQueen clutch and a sparkly Zara headband. Puffy headbands are a major fall trend, and the Zara one is a relatively accessibly priced take on the fad — available on the brand’s site for just $30.

Kate Middleton and Prince William arrive to the Festival of Remembrance in London on Nov. 9.

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Held annually, the Festival of Remembrance is one of several events the British royal family attends to coincide

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UK Weather Forecast: Flood Warnings Remain In Place As First Snow Of The Season Is Recorded

By Chris York

Annie Hall, who died after being swept away by flood water.

Flood warnings remain in place across parts of the country as police named a woman who was swept to her death amid heavy rainfall in Derbyshire.

Former High Sheriff of Derbyshire Annie Hall died after being caught in floodwater in Darley Dale, near Matlock.

Her body was pulled from the River Derwent in the early hours of Friday as parts of the Midlands and northern England were battered by a month’s worth of rain in one day.

Some communities were braced for rising waters on Saturday, while other deluged areas were given some respite by sunny weather.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn visited a flood-hit community in South Yorkshire and warned the UK could expect more extreme weather due to climate change.

“Obviously we need much better flood management and prevention schemes,” he said.

“It also means properly funding our fire and rescue services and properly funding our Environment Agency to deal with this.

“The Environment Agency has lost a fifth of its staff, the fire services have lost more than a fifth of their staff. They’re struggling to cope with this.”

Corbyn visited a street in Conisbrough which is still cut off by floodwater.

Residents told him how water from the nearby River Don rose quickly on Thursday night, inundating a number of their homes in the cul-de-sac.

Alison and James Merritt showed the Labour leader around their drenched home before he headed off to Doncaster to talk to firefighters involved in the response to the flooding in the area.

Following nearly a month’s worth of rain in 24 hours, river flooding is ongoing in parts of central, north & east England. There are 7 severe flood warnings on the River Don. Follow advice from emergency services. Keep yourself & your family safe. For more https://t.co/BpUpnj1mddpic.twitter.com/WekHS4VSgh

— Environment Agency (@EnvAgency) November 9, 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited Matlock in Derbyshire on Friday, where he said the widespread flooding across the UK “is not looking like something we need to escalate to the level of a national emergency”.

Johnson said the government would “certainly stand by ready to help” after the country was hit by a deluge of water described as “almost biblical” by residents in Toll Bar, near Doncaster.

Yorkshire and the Midlands were among the areas worst affected by the heavy downpours on Thursday and Friday.

Sheffield in South Yorkshire received 84mm of rain over 36 hours, which is almost the average monthly rainfall for Yorkshire, the Met Office said.

The flood-hit areas received some respite on Saturday with dry and sunny conditions across eastern England.

There were still seven severe flood warnings in place for England, however, which suggested there was a “danger to life”.

The Environment Agency warnings were in place for the River Don at Barnby Dun, Bently, Fishlake, Kirk Bramwith, Kirk Sandall, South Bramwith and Willow Bridge caravan site.

Another 54 warnings, urging people to take immediate action due to expected flooding, were also in place – along with 74 alerts urging residents to be prepared.

Residents in the small village of Fishlake, South Yorkshire, were advised to evacuate, while police were continuing to monitor rising river levels in Newark, Nottinghamshire.

There are #rain warnings in force this afternoon #WeatherAware, although for the north and east plenty of fine #weather is expected pic.twitter.com/htaj6793O9

— Met Office (@metoffice) November 9, 2019

The first snowfall of the season was also recorded on Saturday in Wales.

Sunday is forecast to be a dry and sunny day across most the UK, with a frosty start expected in some places.

“It’s going to be a bright, sunny, nice, autumnal day,” said Met Office meteorologist Sophie Yeomans.

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Meghan Markle Wears Chic Bow-Accented Pumps at Festival of Remembrance

Meghan Markle recycled shoes from the depths of her closet at the Royal Festival of Remembrance today at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
The Duchess of Sussex went for a vintage feel with her attire, selecting an understated black dress with a subtle jacquard pattern. The dress featured a V-neckline and a full skirt.

Meghan Markle wears Aquazzura Deneuve pumps at the Festival of Remembrance in London Nov. 9.

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A close-up look at Meghan Markle’s shoes.

CREDIT: Mega

For shoes, Markle selected Aquazzura Deneuve pumps, which have long been a staple of her royal wardrobe. The Deneuve boasts a pointed toe, cut-out accents and a bow detail at the back. The silhouette can be purchased on Farfetch.com for $580.

Aquazzura’s Deneuve pumps in black suede.

CREDIT: Courtesy of Aquazzura

Aquazzura creative director Edgardo Osorio is known for his trend-forward designs, and he has spoken favorably of the duchess.
“I admire her. She has incredible style and is an amazing role model. I’m deeply honored she wears the shoes all the time. She wears them very well,” he told FN in February.

Meghan Markle arrives with Prince Harry to the Festival of Remembrance in London Nov. 9.

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The “Suits” star accessorized the look with Jessica McCormack ruby drop earrings.
Held annually, the

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Melania Trump Jets Off to Alabama in Her Favorite 4-Inch Stilettos

Melania Trump jetted from Washington, D.C. to Alabama today alongside husband Donald Trump — and she looked sleek in head-to-heel black.
The first lady wore a knee-length coat with a ribbed collar and a button-up front, which she layered over a long-sleeved dress.

Melania Trump in a black coat and Manolo Blahnik BB pumps en route from Washington, D.C. to Alabama.

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A close-up look at Melania Trump’s Manolo Blahnik heels.

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For footwear, Trump went with Manolo Blahnik’s BB pumps.
The shoes were an unsurprising choice: the former model has favored BB pumps for all occasions throughout husband Donald Trump’s presidency. Named after the French actress Brigitte Bardot and created more than 10 years ago, the BB boasts a 4-inch stiletto heel, a pointed toe and a low-cut vamp.
Today’s pair came in a classic black suede. The shoes sell for $625 and up depending on fabrication at Nordstrom.com.

Manolo Blahnik’s BB pump.

CREDIT: Nordstrom.com

In addition to the BB pump, the other staple of Trump’s wardrobe is the Christian Louboutin So Kate, which similarly has a pointed toe and stiletto heel.
Although Trump can mostly be found in either the BB or the So Kate, she has been known to mix footwear from other brands into her wardrobe,

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Labour Candidate's Daughter Bridges Political Divide With 'Pockets For Women' Manifesto

By PA Media

Jonathan Reynolds MP, with Labradoodles Clinton (right) and Kennedy is announced as the winners of the 24th Westminster Dog of the Year competition.

A Labour candidate’s daughter has won fans on both sides of the political divide with her own manifesto which includes pockets for women’s clothing.

Jonathan Reynolds is running to represent the Stalybridge and Hyde constituency after nine years as MP for the area, during which time he has also worked as shadow economic secretary among other roles.

And while the election remains many weeks away, Reynolds’ daughter Bess, aged nine, looks to have given him some fresh ideas already.

“My daughter has written her manifesto. Some strong ideas here,” Reynolds wrote on Twitter.

My daughter has written her manifesto. Some strong ideas here #ge2019pic.twitter.com/A9fWi49KNT

— Jonathan Reynolds (@jreynoldsMP) November 9, 2019

Bess’s manifesto, titled “My manifesto for when I become prime minister” leads with a pockets-for-women rallying cry, a problem all too many women are aware of when shopping for clothes.

“Ensure all women’s clothes have medium size pockets,” the manifesto read. “It’s awful having to carry around handbags all the time!”

Honestly this pockets issue could be the decisive factor in the election https://t.co/ve5mKfqcTL

— Jonathan Reynolds (@jreynoldsMP) November 9, 2019

Very much hope this is an idea we will steal. I’m on to CCHQ https://t.co/tPbe4un5r6

— Gary Streeter (@garystreeterSWD) November 9, 2019

So well-received was the pledge, that Conservative candidate and MP of almost 30 years Sir Gary Streeter replied “Very much hope this is an idea we will steal. I’m on to CCHQ”.

Bess also tackled education, promising “More money given to schools. Some teaching assistants can’t stay at my school because we don’t have the money to pay them, which is shocking in the 21st century”.

But Reynolds was not on board with all of his daughter’s ideas, it seems.

After Bess suggested the nationalisation of newspapers to combat paper waste, the Labour candidate tweeted: “I’m going to talk to her about why that wouldn’t work out well.”

Via:: https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/labour-candidates-daughter-pockets_uk_5dc71f1be4b0fcfb7f675415

      

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Jaime King Wears Tory Burch Loafers Inspired by the Designer’s Dad to Ray-Ban Event in LA

Jaime King showed up in style to the opening of Ray-Ban’s latest outpost on Los Angeles’ Abbot Kinney Boulevard last week.
The 40-year-old “Pearl Harbor” actress wore a striped, zip-front shirt from Tory Burch (marked down to $209 on the brand’s site) tucked into wide-legged denim pants.

Jaime King wears Tory Burch flats at Ray-Ban’s store opening party Nov. 7.

CREDIT: Courtesy of Ray-Ban

A close-up look at Jaime King’s shoes.

CREDIT: Courtesy of Ray-Ban

The loafers the “Hart of Dixie” alum chose are a reissue from the first-ever Tory Burch shoe range, inspired by a pair of shoes the designer’s father once owned. Made in Italy, the loafers have a 2-inch block heel, a leather upper and hammerhead stud accents. The shoes retail for $378 and can be purchased at Toryburch.com.

Tory Burch loafers.

CREDIT: Toryburch.com

King accessorized her look with Ray-Ban’s Nina sunglasses ($163 on the brand’s site) and a white calfskin handbag from Christian Dior ($3,550 on Dior.com).
King has parlayed her modeling and acting career into additional work in the fashion space. For instance, she launched Gardner and the Gang, an edgy, gender-neutral clothing line for kids, in 2016. The following year, she collaborated with Akid on a range of children’s footwear.
In addition to King, other

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Best Cyber Monday Shoe Deals You Can Expect

With Halloween in the books, our collective attention has shifted to the holidays — and to the savings that come along with the season.
Cyber Monday represents one of the biggest sales opportunities of the years — and the shoe deals are no joke. Here, FN rounds up everything we know so far about the savings opportunities that will be offered from brands and retailers such as Amazon, Nordstrom and TK.
Although some savings opportunities will be accessible ahead of Cyber Monday, many of the biggest discounts won’t be up for grabs until the day itself, on Dec. 2. Last year’s sales offer a good indication of what to expect this time around, though — so we’ve outlined those for you here. Additionally, we’ve compiled some great discounts you can already shop, with markdowns on sneakers, boots and more product.
Check back at this page for more news, as we’ll be updating regularly as we learn more details about the savings up for grabs.
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Last year’s deals: Amazon offered big discounts on shoe brands such as Nike, Under Armour and Asics in 2018, with product up to 40% off.
What to shop now: Amazon recently launched its HoliDeals section, which includes savings on slippers, plush

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Donald Trump Endorsed A 'Maga Challenge' And The Results Are Erm... Interesting

By Chris York

The rapping talents of Donald Trump supporters has been thrust into the spotlight after the president endorsed a viral campaign called the ‘MAGA Challenge’.

On Friday, Trump retweeted a video from a fan named Bryson Gray in which he rapped – with some skill – about all the reasons he loves his Commander-in-Chief but can’t stand “liberals”.

I will be announcing the winners of the #MAGACHALLENGE and inviting them to the @WhiteHouse to meet with me and perform. Good luck! https://t.co/3PYzOvYz17

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 8, 2019

Bryson also called on the president’s supporters to rap over his beat and “make liberals cry”.

Trump even announced it would become an official competition of sorts and the winner would be invited to the White House.

But since the hashtag #MagaChallenge received the presidential endorsement, the standard of the entries has been mixed to say the least.

If you only watch one, then make it this entry in which a young Trump fan sings about ending vaccinations in schools and “warriors of God” who don’t like Greta Thunberg.

The real #MAGACHALLENGE is making it through this 45 second video without losing your mind. pic.twitter.com/5ilkVCOIK2

— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) November 9, 2019

Another entry comes from musician James McCoy Taylor who claims he’s lost over 70,000 followers since recording this little ditty.

Mr. President,

Please accept my #MAGACHALLENGE submission.

I’ve lost over 70K followers since coming out with this song but GAINED support from true friends and true patriots.

Thank you for Making America Great Again and let’s #KAG in 2020 !!! @realDonaldTrump

Please RT! pic.twitter.com/Vpgjfq4F4p

— James McCoy Taylor (@james_mccoy_t) November 8, 2019

Then there’s Matty.

@realDonaldTrump This is my #MAGACHALLENGE for MY president ✊🏻🇺🇸🏳️‍🌈 pic.twitter.com/NWYtf9uaZk

— Matty :* (@omgisthatmatty) November 9, 2019

There’s even an appearance from a couple of Brits.

british qanon version https://t.co/rwtmlHGNlk

— Aric Toler (@AricToler) November 8, 2019

And if you still haven’t had your fill then someone has helpfully collected many of the videos and put them in one handy video.

Meanwhile, Trump has insisted he has not been damaged by impeachment evidence detailing efforts by him and his administration to pressure Ukraine to publicly investigate his political rivals.

Speaking to reporters as he left on a campaign trip to Atlanta, the president said he was “not concerned about anything” that has been disclosed so far.

“It seems that nobody has any first-hand knowledge,” he said, adding: “Every one of those people cancelled themselves out.”

His comments came a day after the release of an impeachment inquiry transcript in which career State Department official George Kent said Mr Trump wanted to hear just three words from the Ukraine president in their July phone call: Investigations, Biden, Clinton, PA Media reports.

Kent told investigators that was his understanding of what Mr Trump wanted Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to say to unlock US military aid, as relayed to the official by others, including those in direct contact with the president.

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How A Conspiracy Theory About The Notre Dame Cathedral Led To A Mosque Shooting

By Rowaida Abdelaziz

Flames and smoke billow from the roof at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on April 15, 2019.

When the Notre Dame Cathedral , and far-right conspiracy theorist Paul Joseph Watson, who lives in England, seized on a quickly deleted and inaccurate tweet from a U.S. media commentator to write an InfoWars article suggesting someone deliberately set the blaze.

Other members of the international far-right echoed the InfoWars piece and added an explicitly Islamophobic message. Prominent anti-Muslim extremists such as American Pamela Geller, Canadian Faith Goldy, and England’s Katie Hopkins (who is frequently retweeted by President Donald Trump) pushed misleading or false information about the fire.

In the U.S., Fox News’ Tucker Carlson hosted a segment on his prime-time show that framed the fire as a warning of Christianity’s decline and featured a guest who brought up Islamist extremist attacks and Islam’s role in France. The French far-right tried to turn the tragedy into an attempt to vilify Muslims.

Conspiracy speculation didn’t go away when Paris prosecutors announced that no evidence had surfaced to suggest the fire was an attack ― that spurred some far-right French politicians and pundits to allege without proof that the authorities were hiding the blaze’s real cause. Anti-Muslim writer Eric Zemmour claimed on national television that if the government found out the fire was deliberately set, it would never admit it.

Sinké had expressed admiration for Zemmour on Facebook years before his attack on the mosque in Bayonne.

Human rights advocates contend that the conspiracy theories about the cathedral fire were able to thrive in France due to the deeply rooted anti-Muslim sentiment that has long existed in the country. Yasser Louati, the head of the Justice & Liberties For All Committee, an anti-discrimination group, told HuffPost that the National Rally party and its leader, Marine Le Pen, did little to nothing to squash the rumors that the fire was caused by Muslims.

“What is happening today is the normalization of Islamophobia in France that has been embraced by the whole French political spectrum, from parts of the far-left all the way to the far-right, and has made attacks against Muslims a non-event,” Louati said.

French politicians have been entangled recently in a bitter controversy, once again, over the Islamic headscarf. In September, a French education minister said he didn’t want Muslim women who wore hijabs to volunteer during school outings, igniting a national debate on policing Muslim women’s dress and the country’s anti-Muslim climate.

The situation only escalated when a far-right politician confronted a Muslim woman accompanying her son and other children on a school trip and demanded she remove her headscarf.

“You can’t spend a month demonizing Muslims and portraying them as a threat [to] national security, then be surprised when people take up arms against them,” Louati said.

The Bayonne mosque follows other attacks clearly stemming from Islamophobia. In 2017, the shooter who killed 6 people at a mosque in Quebec, Canada, constantly consumed Islamophobic media and told investigators he believed refugees from largely Muslim countries would kill his family.

Multiple violent extremists also have embraced the racist conspiracy that white people are being “replaced” as motivation for carrying out mass murder, including a white supremacist in Christchurch, New Zealand, who killed 51 people at two mosques earlier this year.”

Like those acts of extremism, the shooting and arson in Bayonne followed a similar pattern of divisive misinformation being spread against a backdrop of Islamophobia that typically goes unchecked. While victims mourn the aftermath of violence, those who have propagated these divisive campaigns are rarely held accountable and are often already moving onto the next conspiracy theory.

Via:: https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/notre-dame-cathedral-conspiracy-theory_uk_5dc6e266e4b0fcfb7f672c5a

      

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How A Conspiracy Theory About The Notre Dame Cathedral Led To A Mosque Shooting

By Rowaida Abdelaziz

Flames and smoke billow from the roof at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on April 15, 2019.

When the Notre Dame Cathedral , and far-right conspiracy theorist Paul Joseph Watson, who lives in England, seized on a quickly deleted and inaccurate tweet from a U.S. media commentator to write an InfoWars article suggesting someone deliberately set the blaze.

Other members of the international far-right echoed the InfoWars piece and added an explicitly Islamophobic message. Prominent anti-Muslim extremists such as American Pamela Geller, Canadian Faith Goldy, and England’s Katie Hopkins (who is frequently retweeted by President Donald Trump) pushed misleading or false information about the fire.

In the U.S., Fox News’ Tucker Carlson hosted a segment on his prime-time show that framed the fire as a warning of Christianity’s decline and featured a guest who brought up Islamist extremist attacks and Islam’s role in France. The French far-right tried to turn the tragedy into an attempt to vilify Muslims.

Conspiracy speculation didn’t go away when Paris prosecutors announced that no evidence had surfaced to suggest the fire was an attack ― that spurred some far-right French politicians and pundits to allege without proof that the authorities were hiding the blaze’s real cause. Anti-Muslim writer Eric Zemmour claimed on national television that if the government found out the fire was deliberately set, it would never admit it.

Sinké had expressed admiration for Zemmour on Facebook years before his attack on the mosque in Bayonne.

Human rights advocates contend that the conspiracy theories about the cathedral fire were able to thrive in France due to the deeply rooted anti-Muslim sentiment that has long existed in the country. Yasser Louati, the head of the Justice & Liberties For All Committee, an anti-discrimination group, told HuffPost that the National Rally party and its leader, Marine Le Pen, did little to nothing to squash the rumors that the fire was caused by Muslims.

“What is happening today is the normalization of Islamophobia in France that has been embraced by the whole French political spectrum, from parts of the far-left all the way to the far-right, and has made attacks against Muslims a non-event,” Louati said.

French politicians have been entangled recently in a bitter controversy, once again, over the Islamic headscarf. In September, a French education minister said he didn’t want Muslim women who wore hijabs to volunteer during school outings, igniting a national debate on policing Muslim women’s dress and the country’s anti-Muslim climate.

The situation only escalated when a far-right politician confronted a Muslim woman accompanying her son and other children on a school trip and demanded she remove her headscarf.

“You can’t spend a month demonizing Muslims and portraying them as a threat [to] national security, then be surprised when people take up arms against them,” Louati said.

The Bayonne mosque follows other attacks clearly stemming from Islamophobia. In 2017, the shooter who killed 6 people at a mosque in Quebec, Canada, constantly consumed Islamophobic media and told investigators he believed refugees from largely Muslim countries would kill his family.

Multiple violent extremists also have embraced the racist conspiracy that white people are being “replaced” as motivation for carrying out mass murder, including a white supremacist in Christchurch, New Zealand, who killed 51 people at two mosques earlier this year.”

Like those acts of extremism, the shooting and arson in Bayonne followed a similar pattern of divisive misinformation being spread against a backdrop of Islamophobia that typically goes unchecked. While victims mourn the aftermath of violence, those who have propagated these divisive campaigns are rarely held accountable and are often already moving onto the next conspiracy theory.

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Alexandra Shulman: ‘I value contentment rather than focusing on being happy’

By Ruth Huntman

The Vogue supremo on being a hairdresser, growing up on the King’s Road and why fear is her default mode

‘Interesting’ is how I’d describe my childhood. My parents were journalists [art critic Milton Shulman and author and broadcaster Drusilla Beyfus], so the house was always filled with books, talk, TV and newspapers. I realised early on that everything was a story.

I’m proof that parents can criticise a lot and not really harm you. Dad once told me I wouldn’t get a husband if I carried on arguing the way I did. But I knew I was loved and that makes the difference.

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Alexandra Shulman: ‘I value contentment rather than focusing on being happy’

By Ruth Huntman

The Vogue supremo on being a hairdresser, growing up on the King’s Road and why fear is her default mode

‘Interesting’ is how I’d describe my childhood. My parents were journalists [art critic Milton Shulman and author and broadcaster Drusilla Beyfus], so the house was always filled with books, talk, TV and newspapers. I realised early on that everything was a story.

I’m proof that parents can criticise a lot and not really harm you. Dad once told me I wouldn’t get a husband if I carried on arguing the way I did. But I knew I was loved and that makes the difference.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/nov/09/alexandra-shulman-value-contentment-rather-than-being-happy

      

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French President Decorates ‘Profoundly American Designer’ Ralph Lauren

“You incarnate the American spirit,” French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday night in Paris, his captivating gaze trained intently on Ralph Lauren.
An orator extraordinaire, the politician coaxed many tears during his 20-minute speech, praising the American designer’s “timeless elegance,” family values, and a style that has “the perfume of eternity” before pinning the red medallion signifying Lauren’s latest award of merit from the French state: Officer of the Legion of Honor.
Plenty of bold-faced names roamed the gilded halls of the presidential palace that night, for legendary French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo and film director Robert Hossein were also decorated. These included the dashing Jean Dujardin, who won the Oscar for best actor in 2011 for silent movie “The Artist.”
Among those who came to cheer Lauren was Nathalie Rykiel, who related that her late mother, Sonia Rykiel, slept only in Ralph Lauren bedding, and that she sometimes dons cashmere sweaters from Polo. “He is so faithful to himself, to an image, to a country, and what he believes in,” she enthused.
Rykiel let slip she was heading to New York next month to speak at a FIAF French Institute Alliance Française event in New York. She’s also finishing up her second book. “It

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