Unique spa treatments to try around the world

As the world continues to recover from more than a year of lockdowns, relaxing and rejuvenating escapes are going to be at the top of the wish list for most travelers. In addition to heading out to pampering stays in exotic places, why not make your next trip all about a self-care and healing wellness journey with a unique back-to-nature experience?

Here are some worldwide locations offering element-based (earth, water, fire, and wood) spa-cations that will refresh, revitalize and get you back in the mood for some international travel – whenever you feel comfortable with getting back out there.

Huvafen Fushi – Maldives

Underwater wellness at the Huvafen Fushi, Maldives

Heading the list in unique spa locales is the Huvafen Fushi in the Maldives. The Huvafen is home to the world’s first and only underwater spa, where reef-facing treatment rooms are set 30 feet under the sea. Therapists here have all trained with acclaimed massage expert Beata

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Fashion editor Richard Buckley, husband of Tom Ford, dies at 72 | US & World News

Fashion editor Richard Buckley, the husband of designer Tom Ford, has died at the age of 72, according to a statement issued by representatives of Ford’s eponymous fashion brand.

“It is with great sadness that Tom Ford announces the death of his beloved husband of 35 years, Richard Buckley,” Ford’s representatives said in the statement sent to CNN Style.

“Richard passed away peacefully at their home in Los Angeles last night with Tom and their son Jack by his side. He died of natural causes after a prolonged illness.”

Buckley was a titan of the fashion media world and served as editor-in-chief of Vogue Hommes International for six years before stepping down in 2005. With a career spanning over 25 years, he held numerous coveted positions in the industry, including fashion editor at Women’s Wear Daily, social editor at Vanity Fair and European editor of the now defunct Mirabella magazine.

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How K-Beauty Took Over The World


Geoff Kim

South Korea has quietly become Hollywood’s biggest competitor, churning out wildly popular music, TV dramas, and beauty and fashion trends with global appeal. This week, ELLE celebrates the K-World we’re all living in.

Beauty trends and products originating from South Korea, known as K-Beauty, are now worldwide. Over the past 10+ years, no country has had a greater impact—not just on the products and brands we’re slathering on our faces—but on the way we think about beauty as a practice that puts skincare first. While the business outside the country was once limited to cult products stowed away in checked luggage or discovered at small shops in Koreatown, it is now a global business estimated to be worth $10.2 billion in 2019, according to Allied Market Research.

K-Beauty is the focus of a new four-part documentary series at ELLE titled How K-Beauty Took Over the World. The

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Fashion industry ponders post-pandemic world at MAGIC trade show

In Las Vegas, the fashion industry is looking toward a post-pandemic world.

On Wednesday, the MAGIC fashion trade show concluded its three-day event at the Las Vegas Convention Center, its first exposition in the city since February 2020.

This year’s in-person convention was a welcome sight for Kelly Helfman, commercial president for Informa Markets Fashion, after a hiatus of more than year-and-a-half thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Fashion is so tactile, these buyers want to touch and feel the product that they’re buying for their stores,” Helfman said. “So it’s really important that we’re here, in person, doing business.”

This year, MAGIC, dubbed the “most comprehensive fashion marketplace in the U.S.,” featured more than 700 brands and retailers. The trade show “aims to be a seamless one-stop shop” for young contemporary and trend apparel, accessories, children’s clothing, sportswear, menswear and footwear at “value to mass-market price points,” a press release

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