The amazing 76th Mercedes–Benz Fashion Week Madrid (MBFWMadrid) kicked off at Ifema on the 14th of September, and the curtain was rung down on the 17th. The entire four-day Spanish fashion extravaganza fascinated and delighted professional buyers, designers, clients, invited guest,s and the over one thousand national and international press who gave excellent coverage to the 41 runway shows and all the other aspects comprising the production of MBFWMadrid 2022. Needless to say, the sponsors got their money’s worth. And everyone is holding their breath for the next extravaganza!
After his original role as Apostle who spread the new gospel far and wide, Santiago Apostol, became more aptly called Santiago Matamoros (James Killer of Moors) when he took on the role of a knight errant and defender of the faith, a formidable warrior who rides in the clouds over the heads of the Spanish armies, dressed in resplendent armor, mounted on a fiery white charger and brandishing a double-edged sword, killing Moors right and left and creating panic in the enemy forces.
As the remains of the Queen were solemnly lowered into the Royal Vault at St. George’s, the Sovereign’s Piper slowly walked down the hallway, from the doorway between the chapel and the Dean's Cloister, his music fading away with him. It was a most poignant tribute, a most moving, a hauntingly beautiful rendition for a Sovereign who served her Realms so well for seven decades. “Dearie” now “sleeps” beneath St. George’s Chapel with Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince Charming love of her life who passed away just 17 months ago on 9 April 2021.
The French Minister of Culture: "Picasso's work continues to exert a real fascination throughout the world, abundant, inventive and often radical. It never ceases to be reread, revisited and reinterpreted. This formidable posterity is what the 1973-2023 Picasso Celebration aims to explore, question and share with a new generation born in the 21st century."
“Batik” is a complicated design-dyeing process that has been on the Fashion scene for over 2,000 years. The “número uno” rage in Paris and Rome for several seasons, the technique only just reached Madrid and has caught on so quickly that when Argentinian Inez Lezama Ovejero moved to the Spanish capital and went into the batik business she enjoyed immediate success.
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"As you may possibly have noticed from time to time, I have tended to make a habit of sticking my head above the parapet and generally getting shot off. . .If you become the sovereign, you play the role in the way that it is expected. So, clearly, I won’t be able to do the same things."
In July, a CBS news election tracker predicted Republicans would win 230 seats in the House of Representatives in the midterm elections. But Democrats are hoping that the “Donald Trump Factor” will work in their favor.
The rowdy crowd has gone home, you don't have to jostle and jockey for the precious spots on the beaches, the weather is pleasantly warm and bright, there are still fiestas to go to, and don't forget the discounts and great package deals.
Her Majesty's marvelous life in three sentences
Rafa, the amazing Spanish professional tennis player who never gives up in the face of overwhelming odds has been ranked world No. 1 tennis player for 209 weeks;, won an all-time record 22 Grand Slam men's singles titles, including a record 14 French Open titles; won 92 ATP singles titles including 36 Masters titles. His 81 consecutive wins on clay is the longest single-surface win streak in the Open Era. He is currently ranked world No. 3 in singles by the ATP.