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Fashioning the future

A Cypriot student won second prize in a competition for up and coming designers at London Fashion Week. ALIX NORMAN meets him

 

I expected Stephanos Konstantinou to be precious. After all, he’s in his final year of his BA in Fashion Design at one of Britain’s top universities, he’s interned for Mary Katrantzou and has recently won second prize in the UK-wide Fashion Awareness Direct competition. For a 23-year-old Grammar School graduate, that’s a lot to be arrogant about. But in reality, Stephanos is polite, self-effacing and charming – nothing like the fashion-daahling I had anticipated. 

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The Good Body

 

Women have been striving for the perfect body since the 40s but an upcoming staging of a series of monologues says it’s time to stop trying to fix what isn’t broken reports ALIX NORMAN

 

You’d have to have been living under a rock not to have heard of the worldwide sensation that was Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues. And even if you didn’t attend Cyprus’ sellout run of the performance in 2009, you’re probably aware that it was on. Though the title may have terrified some, the production itself is humorous, witty and accessible – much like Ensler’s follow up: The Good Body. This upcoming production is being directed and produced by Athena Xenidou, who has a passion for Ensler’s works.

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Film review: Hitchcock **

 

Why did Anthony Hopkins not win an Oscar nomination for Hitchcock? Playing a dead celeb is by far the surest route to awards glory (even a semi-dead celeb will do, with apologies to Margaret Thatcher), but Hopkins was totally ignored in the year-end plaudits. Not that he deserved an Oscar, at least in my opinion; this superficial take on Alfred Hitchcock isn’t much of a performance. I just wonder why.

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Bar review: Cashaca Café Bar & Lounge, Nicosia

With people reeling from the current financial situation, restaurants and bars are trying to draw customers in and try to make them forget about the horrors of deposit levies and austerity measures. It would also appear that these places have chosen Thursday nights as the prime night to attempt to draw people in and I was pleased to discover that Cashaca café bar & lounge also had a deal for free Italian tapas on Thursday nights.

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