Interview: Milliner Piers Atkinson

Piers Atkinson has worn nearly as many hats as he’s made. We chat to the artist, illustrator, milliner, costume designer, party organiser, fashion editor and DJ in the lead-up to the Crown Golden Ale Caulfield Cup Carnival.

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Dutch go orange for Royal handover

The Dutch are getting ready for a party as the Netherlands prepares to welcome their first king in 120 years. Queen Beatrix will pass the crown to her eldest son Willem-Alexander this week, with nearly a million people expected to take to the streets and celebrate, all in the signature royal colour orange.

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Born to Knit

Would you be willing to share your creativity if you knew that it could provide warmth to a child and help save a life?

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Spring Racing Fashion Trends

MiNDFOOD’s Associate Editor Carolyn Enting stops by to share the latest trends from the current spring racing season – from frocks to headwear.

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Enterprise Challenge Fund

See how the AusAID-led Enterprise Challenge Fund (ECF) is assisting communities in the Pacific to feel the connection to the boom in traveling interest to their country.

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Travel Picks: Top 10 places to celebrate Carnival

Fat Tuesday. Shrove Tuesday. Mardi Gras. No matter what you call it, the last day before Lent’s 40 days of repentance (between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday) brings out a wild side in populations around the world.

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Red Shirts flood streets to enlist public support

Thousands of Thai protesters packed trucks, cars and motorbikes in a carnival-like convoy Saturday aimed at winning over the capital’s residents in their flagging class war against the government, MiNDFOOD reports.

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Funk police: Mayor cracks down on Carnival music

A mayor of a Brazilian town has banned Carnival revellers from playing funk or rap music during the traditionally free-wheeling celebrations that kicked off around the country on February 12.

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