Extra Extra: Here’s What You Missed from the Week of March 4, 2018

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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.


Riccardo Tisci Moves to Burberry

Effective March 12th, Riccardo Tisci – former Creative Director of Givenchy – will take over at Burberry as its new Chief Creative Officer following the departure of Christopher Bailey after a 17-year tenure. The news shocked many in the fashion industry, who had long speculated that Phoebe Philo would be appointed to head Burberry after she left Céline. Secretly, we were never convinced Philo was going to Burberry for the simple fact that she has mightily resisted the technological age – and Burberry is one of the most tech-savvy brands around. They never seemed like a good fit in our estimation.

However, it still comes as a surprise that Tisci is taking over, particularly because his dark and rock ‘n’ roll aesthetic is so different from Burberry’s light, youthful collections. However, as Burberry embraces streetwear, Tisci’s skills will be necessary to elevate the brand and keep it relevant in a crowded luxury field. His first collection for Burberry will be presented in September 2018.


Chanel Debuts a New Handbag Campaign Starring Kaia Gerber

Kaia Gerber’s supermodel star has ascended faster than most, thanks in large part to the genetic gifts bestowed upon her by her legendary mother, Cindy Crawford. Karl Lagerfeld, who has a knack for discovering the “next” and the “new”, responded instantly to Gerber’s beauty, tapping her to star in Chanel’s new Spring/Summer 2018 handbag campaign that he personally shot at Mademoiselle Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel’s apartment in Paris.

Kaia Gerber Chanel handbag campaign 2018
Photo: Courtesy of Chanel

Lacoste’s Unique New Line Helps Endangered Animals

Lacoste has uncovered a unique new way to help save endangered animals. For spring, the brand has replaced its iconic crocodile logo with endangered species in a limited-edition line – and when we say “limited”, we mean the number available corresponds to how many of the animals are still alive. It is a sobering reminder that creatures like the Burmese roofed turtle, the Javan rhino, and the Kakapo parrot are barely surviving in the wild due to poaching and climate change.

Lacoste Save our Species campaign
Photo: Courtesy of Lacoste

Lancôme Launches a Women’s Literacy Initiative

If you’re reading this right now, you’re likely taking literacy for granted. Around the world, 76 million women are illiterate, a total that makes up two-thirds of all illiterate adults. Since illiteracy disproportionately impacts women, Lancôme has decided to do something about it. Over the next five years, the beauty mega-giant will donate over two million dollars to literacy programs, with a #WriteHerFuture campaign led by famous faces like Julia Roberts and Lupita Nyong’o.


Beyoncé Counts Down to Coachella By Going Vegan

Last year, Beyoncé was forced to cancel her appearance at Coachella due to her pregnancy, but this year, she’s back on the schedule. In a post to Instagram promoting her 22 Days Nutrition meal plan, she announced that she was going vegan while counting down the days to her performance. For those of you seeking to follow in her (fabulous) footsteps, 22 Days Nutrition is a venture that she launched along with her mother Tina Knowles in 2015. It includes meal plans, nutrition planning, and more.

Beyonce preparing for Coachella 2018
Photo: Courtesy of @Beyonce
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