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Popular 90s supermodel makes iconic return to runway

<p dir="ltr">Vendela Kirsebom, a Norwegian-Swedish model, has made a stunning return to the runway almost three decades after she rose to fame.</p> <p dir="ltr">Kirsebom became the face of <em>Elizabeth Ardern</em>, appeared in seven editions of <em>Sports Illustrated</em>, and graced the cover of<em> Vogue</em> during the peak of her career.</p> <p dir="ltr">In recent years she chose to take a break from the spotlight, until now.</p> <p dir="ltr">The 56-year-old returned to the catwalk for <em>Sports Illustrated’s</em> Swimsuit Runway Show in Miami this week.</p> <p dir="ltr">She oozes confidence as strutted the runway in two different swimmers including a white one-piece with a plunging neckline, and a purple bikini set, both from her own brand Vendela Wear.</p> <p dir="ltr">Following the show, Kirsebom took to Instagram to thank her followers for their support.</p> <p dir="ltr">"Thank you for all the cheers, love and nice feedback,” she captioned the photo with the hashtag "embrace your beauty”.</p> <p dir="ltr">Her 119,000 followers flooded the comment section with a string of adoring responses.</p> <p dir="ltr">“Words can't describe how proud I am of you. Time stood still when you were on the stage,” wrote her husband, Norwegian TV celebrity Petter Pilgaard.</p> <p dir="ltr">“You are a fantastic role model for us adult ladies. You deserve a lot of happiness with your nice new collection,” wrote one fan.</p> <p dir="ltr">“You’re a superstar, you look incredibly great,” commented another.</p> <p dir="ltr">“Back on the catwalk, you look great,” wrote a third.</p> <p dir="ltr">Aside from her impressive modelling career, Kirsebom was also an actress who appeared in several movies including <em>Batman and Robin </em>in 1997, and <em>The Parent Trap </em>starring Lindsay Lohan in 1998.</p> <p dir="ltr">In 1996 she was rumoured to have dated the most eligible bachelor of that time, George Clooney, after the pair were spotted together multiple times.</p> <p><em>Images: Getty Images</em></p>

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Princess Diana's niece stuns on the runway

<p>Princess Diana’s niece Lady Kitty Spencer has certainly inherited her late aunt’s love of fashion – not to mention her stunning looks.</p> <p>The 27-year-old model and daughter of Charles Spencer, the 9th Earl Spencer, stole the show at Dolce &amp; Gabbana’s Autumn/Winter 2018 show at Milan Fashion Week last night.</p> <p><img width="500" height="1115" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7815741/4990738400000578-0-image-m-2_1519514172656_500x1115.jpg" alt="4990738400000578-0-image -m -2_1519514172656" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"/></p> <p>Walking the runway in a chic silver frock followed by a stunning pastel blue gown and an opulent tiara, Kitty was watched on by several other British aristocrats including Ladies Violet, Alice and Eliza Manners, and Lady Sabrina Percy.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 658px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 59.693877551020414% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaabgdbtueaalgpc/xhbqaaaafzukdcak7ohokaaaamuexurczmzpf399fx1+bm5mzy9amaaadisurbvdjlvzxbesmgces5/p8/t9furvcrmu73jwlzosgsiizurcjo/ad+eqjjb4hv8bft+idpqocx1wjosbfhh2xssxeiyn3uli/6mnree07uiwjev8ueowds88ly97kqytlijkktuybbruayvh5wohixmpi5we58ek028czwyuqdlkpg1bkb4nnm+veanfhqn1k4+gpt6ugqcvu2h2ovuif/gwufyy8owepdyzsa3avcqpvovvzzz2vtnn2wu8qzvjddeto90gsy9mvlqtgysy231mxry6i2ggqjrty0l8fxcxfcbbhwrsyyaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bfn8AAcAUC9/" target="_blank">A post shared by Kitty Spencer (@kitty.spencer)</a> on Feb 25, 2018 at 7:04am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>It’s not the first time Kitty has graced the D&amp;G runway, either. The London-based model has become something of a muse of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, walking for the luxury Italian fashion house last year.</p> <p><img width="500" height="833" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7815742/gallery_3_5-a_500x833.jpg" alt="Gallery _3_5-a" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"/></p> <p>Tell us in the comments below, do you see any resemblance between Lady Kitty Spencer and Princess Diana?</p>

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Passenger films moment heroic pilot abandons landing plane metres from runway

<p>A hero pilot in the UK has used his skill to narrowly avoid disaster, abandoning his landing metres from the ground to avoid the effects of mega storm, Storm Eleanor.</p> <p>And the remarkable thing is it was all captured on video!</p> <blockquote class="twitter-video"> <p dir="ltr">LCY: where each flight today comes with a free rollercoaster ride. Very sporting go-around on today’s BA8705 from EDI. Someone buy that captain a beer! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/StormEleanor?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#StormEleanor</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/LondonCityAir?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@LondonCityAir</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/standardnews?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@standardnews</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/DailyMailUK?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@DailyMailUK</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/BBCNews?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@BBCNews</a> <a href="https://t.co/KH0r4OHCRT">pic.twitter.com/KH0r4OHCRT</a></p> — Graham Kirk (@ghkirk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ghkirk/status/948489609931051008?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 3, 2018</a></blockquote> <p>The footage, which was uploaded by Twitter user Graham Kirk who was on the hair-raising flight, shows just how close the plane came to making a rough landing.</p> <p>“LCY: where each flight today comes with a free rollercoaster ride,” Kirk wrote.</p> <p>“Very sporting go-around on today’s BA8705 from EDI.</p> <p>“Someone buy that captain a beer!”</p> <p><a href="https://www.thesun.co.uk/" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em><strong>The Sun</strong></em></span></a> reports the flight, which departed from Edinburgh, was prevented from landing safely by the gale force winds caused by Storm Eleanor.</p> <p>At the end of the video, an air hostess announces:</p> <p>“Ladies and gentlemen, the captain has discontinued our approach.</p> <p>“Please remain seated with your seatbelts fastened and you’ll have more information shortly.”</p> <p>The flight would eventually land safely, thanks to the captain’s skill.</p> <p>What do you think of the footage? Have you ever had an aborted landing?</p>

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Tommy Hilfiger designs clothes for kids with disabilities

<p>Tommy Hilfiger has released a line of clothing for disabled children.</p> <p>The designer has partnered with US disabled children non for profit <strong><a href="http://runwayofdreams.org/home/" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">“Runway of Dreams”</span></a> <a href="http://runwayofdreams.org/home/" target="_blank"></a></strong>to develop adaptive versions of his established children's line.</p> <p>The capsule collection features 22 pieces ranging from skirts to shirts and even jeans, which often present problems for children who use wheelchairs or other mobility devices. Each of the pieces’ retails at a comparable price to the brand's existing children's collection.</p> <p>It is available to buy through Tommy Hilfiger's online store in the US, however it will not be available in Australia or New Zealand, with a representative from PVH Brands Australia, saying the line has been "specifically developed for the US market".</p> <p>This is the first designer collaboration for Runway of Dreams, a non-profit organisation started by New Jersey mother, Mindy Scheier.</p> <p>​Scheier started the organisation in 2013, when her then eight-year-old son Oliver, who has a rare case of muscular dystrophy and uses a wheelchair, wanted to wear jeans like his friends at school.</p> <p>The mother of three, who has a background in fashion design, altered a pair of jeans to go over her son's leg braces, however the design meant she had to go to Oliver's school at lunchtime to help him take them off so he could use the bathroom.</p> <p>For the three years since, Scheier has been working to raise awareness of this daily concern for people living with a disability, taking clothing from retailers like Target herself and modifying them.</p> <p>Common adjustments needed to be made on clothing for children with disabilities include velcro and magnet closures on jackets and pants, as well as adjustable waist and leg measurements.</p> <p>Scheier told <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><a href="http://fashionista.com/2016/02/tommy-hilfiger-runway-of-dreams">Fashionista</a></strong></span> that, although there have always been companies making adaptive clothing, the collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger would help children to feel less isolated in their fashion choices.</p> <p>"There are certainly options for adaptive clothing but it was very medicinal, very purposeful," she said.</p> <p>"Not only are these modifications possible, they fit into the design process that's already in place."</p> <p><em>First appeared on <a href="http://Stuff.co.nz" target="_blank"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Stuff.co.nz</span></strong></a>.</em></p> <p><strong>Related links:</strong></p> <p><a href="/lifestyle/beauty-style/2016/04/iris-apfel-accessories-tips/"><em><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Iris Apfel reveals accessories tips</span></strong></em></a></p> <p><a href="/lifestyle/beauty-style/2016/03/women-who-have-aged-elegantly/"><em><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">15 women who have aged elegantly</span></strong></em></a></p> <p><a href="/lifestyle/beauty-style/2016/03/celebrities-who-get-better-with-age/"><em><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">7 celebrities prove you just get better with age</span></strong></em></a></p>

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The world’s most difficult runway to land

<p>Passengers flying to this part of the world might want to consider a stiff drink before their flight.</p> <p>Sitting 1.5 miles above sea level and surrounded by sharp, mountainous peaks that are up to 18,000 feet tall, Bhutan’s Paro Airport is considered one of the most difficult airports in the world to land in.</p> <p>In the video above we watch a plane making its descent from the perspective of the cockpit.</p> <p>The footage is a little shaky, but really gives you a sense of the skill of the pilots.</p> <p>Oh, and if you would like to skip straight to the landing, fast forward to minute six. </p> <p><em>Video credit: YouTube / bhutanlhayul</em></p> <p><em><strong>Have you arranged your travel insurance yet? Tailor your cover to your needs and save money by not paying for things you don’t need. <a href="https://elevate.agatravelinsurance.com.au/oversixty?utm_source=over60&amp;utm_medium=content&amp;utm_content=link1&amp;utm_campaign=travel-insurance" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Click here to read more about Over60 Travel Insurance</span></a>.</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>For more information about Over60 Travel Insurance, call 1800 622 966.</strong></em></p> <p><strong>Related links:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.oversixty.co.nz/travel/international/2016/02/a-look-inside-first-class-cabins/"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em><strong>Inside 8 first class cabins that will amaze you</strong></em></span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.oversixty.co.nz/travel/international/2016/02/most-photographed-locations-in-london/"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em><strong>London’s 8 most photographed locations</strong></em></span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.oversixty.co.nz/travel/international/2016/02/holiday-ideas-for-animal-lovers/"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em><strong>8 holiday ideas every animal lover needs to experience</strong></em></span></a></p>

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