Based in Troyes, France, the European Observatory of Multibrand Stores and Factory Outlets (Magdus) is organising its fourth symposium from 7-8 April 2010. Whilst the general economic climate remains difficult, factory outlets seem to be in fine health at the moment.
Jennifer Carpenter chose a gorgeous burgundy silk strapless gown with pleated front crystal detail from Basil Soda’s Autumn/Winter 2009 collection for the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles.
Guns, guards and soldiers are everywhere. But so are markets and shoppers, who risk their lives crossing chaotic roads crammed with everything from trotting donkey carts to smart four-wheel drives and menacing military vehicles.
Without four-wheel drive, Manica's potholed dirt roads are a challenge, but thanks to a steady stream of illicit diamonds from neighbouring Zimbabwe, more and more people in the impoverished town in western Mozambique can afford one.