Extra Extra: Here’s What You Missed from the Week of June 10, 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.


Gucci Supports Sustainability with New Platform

In an effort to promote its commitment to sustainability and transparency – with its customers, employees, and suppliers – Gucci has chosen to launch a new online communications platform entitled Gucci Equilibrium. Promoting a balance between the luxury brand’s aesthetics and ethics, it strives to develop a “culture of purpose” that includes a recent ban on fur and a commitment to guarantee the traceability of 95 percent of its raw materials. The platform targets three pillars of sustainability: environment, people, and innovation. It acts as a space for the brand to talk directly to the consumer about its values, its vision for the future, and how its pledge of transparency and sustainability will be achieved.


Prada Unveils a New Film Series

Prada’s new episodic film project, Nylon Farm, focuses on a futuristic fairytale in four chapters. Uniquely centered on the brand’s iconic nylon fabric, its surreal, sci-fi farm is populated by cyborg ‘nylon sheep’ whose fleece is harvested to create its nylon products. While Prada’s nylon is a central figure in the series, its commitment to innovation and forward-thinking designs is also part of the storyline. You can watch the Nylon Farm series on Prada.com.

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Madiyah Al Sharqi Launches an E-Commerce Site

Fans of Madiyah Al Sharqi’s gorgeous, feminine aesthetic now have a new home for buying their favorite products. MadiyahAlSharqi.com has officially launched, housing the brand’s contemporary luxury womenswear collections. The site offers worldwide shipping, as well as access to limited edition and exclusive pieces that are not available anywhere else.

In a statement to the press, Madiyah Al Sharqi shared, “Creating an e-commerce platform opens up the invaluable opportunity to engage directly with women who buy the collections, hear their feedback, and refine our design process even more, tailoring it to what they are demanding more of. Our hope is that the success of the online store could pave the way for a standalone boutique for the brand, which could really capture the ‘universe’ of the Madiyah Al Sharqi brand in a physical space, as well as a digital one.”

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Madiyah Al Sharqi Spring/Summer 2018 | Photo: Courtesy of Madiyah Al Sharqi

Huda Kattan to Star in New Facebook Watch Series

The immensely influential beauty mogul, Huda Kattan, has an exciting new project in store for fans. Kattan is launching Huda Boss, a new 10-episode video series via Facebook Watch that offers an unfiltered look at her life, and the lives of her sisters and husband as well. The show will debut on June 12 at 9 a.m. (PT), and will spotlight Kattan’s daily life, what it takes to run the Huda Beauty empire, and her close relationships. She will also be on Facebook throughout the season with live Q&A sessions with fans. You can see her personal announcement below and visit Huda Boss on Facebook for more information.


Pippa Middleton Confirms Pregnancy

Six weeks after Kate Middleton gave birth to her third child, it was confirmed that her sister Pippa Middleton is pregnant with her first. Middleton is married to James Matthews, a hedge-fund manager and heir to the Scottish feudal title of Laird of Glen Affric. Unlike her sister Kate, who suffered from an extreme pregnancy sickness called Hyperemesis Gravidarum that rendered her unable to carry out royal duties for several months, Pippa has reported that her pregnancy has been a breeze (so far).


Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain Commit Suicide

In a week that has left the world reeling, two highly respected figures in their respective fields chose to take their lives for reasons unknown. The first death occurred on June 5th when it was reported that fashion and accessories designer Kate Spade had committed suicide at the age of 55, leaving behind her husband Andy and 13-year-old daughter Frances Beatrix.

Then, another shockwave was sent through an already grieving world when it was reported on Friday morning that beloved food writer and travel expert Anthony Bourdain had also committed suicide at the age of 61, leaving behind 11-year-old daughter Ariane. The suicides prompted an urgent discussion of the mental-health crisis in America, where suicides have risen 25 percent since 1999.

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