LONDON — Britain is buckling up for one wild ride this year, with the Brexit process expected to begin by the end of the March and economic growth set to slow to 1 percent, compared with 2 percent in 2016. Inflation will accelerate due to the pound's collapse in 2016 against the dollar and euro, although household incomes are unlikely to rise.
The weak pound — a boon for foreign shoppers, a headache for British manufacturers and retailers — is likely to claw back some ground against the dollar by late next year. The big banks, meanwhile, expect consumption — and investment — to slow as Prime Minister Theresa May's government begins negotiations to extract Britain from the European Union — on the best trading terms possible.
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive