Street food: Thai foodies defend Bangkok vendor culture

In a city where eating well is an obsession, a statement by a senior official last month, published in a national newspaper, caused a public outcry. Vallop Suwandee, who chairs an advisory board to the governor of Bangkok, was quoted as saying that street vendors would be removed from all 50 districts of the city. It seemed that one of the most popular and distinctive aspects of Bangkok life was to be wiped out, days after CNN had voted Bangkok the best place in the world for street food, and…

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Lavish Instagram Lifestyle Leads to Arrest of Russian ‘Female Wolf of Wall Street’

A 22-year-old Russian student was recently discovered to be involved in organized criminal activity after local police discovered her suspiciously lavish lifestyle on social media. Thanks to her heavy flaunting of wealth, Anastasia Tsirenschikova, dubbed as the “female Wolf of Wall Street,” was recently arrested for her alleged involvement in a multi-million dollar tax scam, Daily Mail reported.The Plekhanov Russian University of Economics student, who was reportedly set to graduate soon, is now among five individuals facing jail-time for moving nine billion rubles (almost $145 million) from Russia into tax havens overseas….

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Berlin street fashion by Berlin’s street people

Creativity is what matters at “People Design Berlin,” a label founded by two young designers that brings out the talents of homeless teenagers. Here they are treated with respect regardless of where they come from. “I will be a millionaire one day. One should dream big,” says Franky J.J. Jones, gazing at me with big brown eyes and a bright hopeful smile. Here he is again today, a place where dreaming is allowed for people like him. An old renovated brick industrial building in southeastern Berlin, where homeless or drug-addicted young…

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Why There’s More to the Street Style Story at Fashion Week

I fell in love with street style when women like Taylor Tomasi Hill and Christine Centenera made it exciting. You never knew what these fashion editors would wear to the shows — artful lessons in layering and draping, bustiers worn boldly over t-shirts, tulle poking out from underneath an army green pencil skirt. In 2008, these women didn’t have Instagram or blogs. You had to wait till they were photographed at Fashion Week. Maybe they were dressing for an audience, but I always felt as if they were dressing for…

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