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Iran revolution: ‘I wore a hijab and head-banged to Nirvana’

Image copyright Feranak Amidi On my first day of school in Iran we walked down a poorly-lit corridor. I was holding my mother’s hand and crying. She was crying too. On my head I had a black hood, known as a maghnaeh, covering my hair. I was six years old and terrified. This was nothing like my kindergarten in Los Angeles. I was born in the summer of 1979 in California, a few months after Iran’s Islamic Revolution; my mother was in her early 20s and my grandmother was 50.…

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Royal wedding: Who wore what on Harry and Meghan’s big day?

Image copyright Reuters/AFP Pastels, florals, as well as yellows and greens were key looks at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The bride kept it simple and sophisticated in her chic Givenchy gown – and the guests seemed to have had the memo too, with the majority getting their wedding looks spot on. Out of 600 guests arriving for the ceremony in St George’s Chapel, there were remarkably few who caused sharp intakes of breath. We asked two fashion experts to cast their critical eye over the guests’…

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