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Photo: Courtesy of Beyonce.com

We get it. We can barely keep up with the onslaught of information ourselves. That being said, it’s our mission to keep readers in the know, which is why we’ve combed through it all, distilled it to its essence, and dispensed it into easily digestible tidbits. Want to be the most knowledgeable culture savant in your group of friends? Then check back every Sunday for what you’ve missed in the world of celebrities and fashion.


& Other Stories x Kim Gordon Is in Stores

When & Other Stories announced its collaboration with artist, writer, and musician Kim Gordon, it set tongues wagging amongst fashion girls and Sonic Youth fans alike. The good news is that the new co-lab collection is now available at the & Other Stories regional flagship store in The Dubai Mall. It features a curated selection of pieces crafted from organic cotton and silk, each adorned with cool and creative artwork by Gordon herself alongside a touch of feminist flair.

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Photo: Courtesy of Sleek Mag

Beyoncé's Box Set Is Released

Beyoncé fans are breaking the piggy bank for this one. The limited-edition ‘How to Make Lemonade’ box set was released on Friday and retails for $299.99. Featuring a 600-page coffee table book, it offers an unprecdented look at the making of the hit visual album Lemonade and shows the “inspiration and themes behind some of the film’s most provocative and cryptic moments”. There’s also a double vinyl LP, as well as audio and visual album downloads. Queen Bey’s personal writing and lyrics are interspersed throughout the book, as are photographs of Jay-Z cuddling daughter Blue Ivy. Order yours by clicking here – fast.

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Photo: Courtesy of Beyonce.com

Taylor Swift Disappears

“Blank Space” became so much more than just the title of Taylor Swift’s 2014 song this past Friday, now describing what virtually all of the popstar’s social-media accounts look like. Years and years’ worth of content was wiped clean from her Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr accounts, leading to endless conspiracy theories from her fans worldwide.

Some are speculating that her accounts were hacked, while others are convinced she’s simply taking a break as a result of social-media fatigue. Other Swifties, meanwhile, are taking a more optimistic approach – many believe that her disappearing act is a prequel to the announcement of her sixth studio album.



RiRi Launches Novelty Socks

If you’ve invested years ogling Rihanna’s bold and brazen red-carpet looks, this one’s for you. The singer’s latest collaboration with Stance socks was released last week, and the knit creations pay tribute to some of her most memorable outfits – think: the barely-there nude dress that made jaws drop at the 2014 CFDAs, the canary-yellow gown that she wore to the 2015 Met Gala, the brighly colored get-up from “Work” video, and more. You can shop all the styles from the ‘Iconic Looks’ collection here.

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Photo: Courtesy of @BadGalRiri

A.L.C. and Nike Join Forces

LA-based label A.L.C. has featured the Nike ‘Cortez’ sneaker in several of its lookbooks and, now, it has collaborated with the sportswear brand on a luxe version of its very own. Named the ‘Cortez by A.L.C.’, the sneaker will be available in three different colors (black, terracotta, and cream) and boast suede uppers and brass hardware. The capsule collection was introduced through a campaign starring Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas, as well as models Bhumika Arora and Cindy Bruna. The ‘Cortez by A.L.C.’ sneaker will be available for purchase on Net-a-Porter on August 28th.

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Photo: Courtesy of @ALC_LTD

Zendaya and Bruno Mars Sport Versace

A song title like “Versace on the Floor” calls for, well, wearing head-to-toe Versace – and that’s exactly what Bruno Mars and Zendaya did in the music video. He wore a short-sleeved silk shirt, black trousers, and black smoking slippers with gold Medusa emblems, accessorizing his look with necklaces and rings by the flashy Italian brand.

And while Mars may be the talent behind the song, it was his co-star who stole the show thanks to a gold chainmail mini with long bell sleeves, a plunging neckline, and Swarovski crystal accents. Zendaya referred to Mars as the “flyest man out here” on Instagram when the sultry video dropped.


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