Before a foot had trodden on the hallowed Donington turf, many an armchair promoter and naysayer wailed at the 2014 offerings. With competition from other festivals and the memory of 2013 there was always the expectation that this year would be a quieter one for Download. Well as quiet as a rock and metal festival can be.
Talking to Mohammed over a coffee a few days after the meeting, he praised Dr Musharraff for a lifetime serving Muslims in Nottingham. But I sensed, though he is far too gracious to spell it out, Mohammed believes that the next generation needs to be more direct and actually start dictating the discussion - a luxury never really available to Dr Musharraff.
London Fashion Week has closed, and the fashion circus has been safely dispatched onto planes, trains and automobiles for Milan. Our photographer has been following the shows, snapping the style people on the street, and slipping into all the right parties to bring us a daily photo-report from Fashion Week. We bring you our favorites, from the Vogue.fr offices.
I awaken to what appears to be an average day with the clouds indecisive of whether or not they will rain on us and thinking about what outfit to wear today. Suddenly the words of 'it's Brighton today' pop into my head and I'm overcome with excitement as I remember I will attending Brighton Fashion Week's Zeitgeist Show.
Last month, Rapunzel was welcomed into the Disney Royal Court in a magnificent Disney Princess Procession and Rapunzel Celebration in London. An estimated 25,000 Disney Princess fans gathered outside in the unexpected October sunshine to wave to the princesses as they rode through London's Kensington Gardens in elegant horse-drawn carriages.
Finland has long maintained a high profile in the world of international design. Spend a day wandering the streets of the capital, Helsinki and you'll soon see why.