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.
Kylie Skin Launches to Mixed Reactions
May 22 saw the launch of Kylie Jenner’s latest beauty venture, Kylie Skin, which debuted to mixed reviews because of products like a walnut scrub that experts have declared too harsh for the skin. Face scrub aside, the first line by the skincare brand also features a cleanser, a toner, a serum, an eye cream, and a moisturizer. Everything is cruelty-free, dermatologist-tested, vegan, and free of gluten, parabens, and sulfates.
The self-made billionaire celebrated the launch in true Kardashian-Jenner fashion: with an OTT all-pink party complete with pink flowers, pink beverages, pink balloons, a strictly pink dress code, pink sushi, and even a pink roller-skating rink.
Alexander McQueen Releases Its Pre-Fall 2019 Collection
Celebrating the grit, glamour, and beauty of the north of England is Alexander McQueen’s Pre-Fall 2019 collection, which has just dropped – and feels especially personal for Creative Director Sarah Burton. It draws inspiration from the region’s cityscapes and landscapes in addition to its artists and poets – think: William Wordsworth, Henry Moore, and the Brontë sisters.
Romantic fabrics and androgynous tailoring aside, the collection introduces new styles of the label’s signature ‘Jewelled Satchel’ bag. Its four embellished rings now feature a glittering jeweled spider – one of the house’s lucky charms – alongside three cushion-cut glass jewels in complementary shades. Each jewel is set on black onyx crystal, with antique gold or silver hardware. The ‘Jewelled Satchel’ is available in emerald green, velvet red, smooth black leather, and both black and white stamped leather.
The Game of Thrones Series Finale Draws Backlash
Epic, confusing, maddening, disappointing, divisive – just some of the adjectives that have been used to describe the series finale of Game of Thrones that aired on May 19. Daenerys Targaryen was murdered, Jon Snow returned to join the Night’s Watch, and Tyrion Lannister was named Hand of the King by newly minted ruler Bran Stark. Meanwhile, Sansa Stark was crowned Queen in the North, and Arya Stark sailed off west of Westeros in search of a new adventure.
Fans, however, have been left wanting more – in fact, a fan petition to remake the entire eighth season now has over 1.5 million signatures (and counting). Several of the show’s stars have spoken up against the petition, with actress Sophie Turner dubbing it “disrespectful”.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Celebrate Their First Anniversary
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle celebrated their first wedding anniversary on May 19, taking to Instagram to release a series of behind-the-scenes photos from their wedding day. The couple also posted a message of gratitude, saying, “Thank you for all of the love and support from so many of you around the world. Each of you made this day even more meaningful.”
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Happy one year anniversary to Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex! Today marks the one year anniversary of the wedding of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Their Royal Highnesses exchanged vows at St George’s Chapel within the grounds of Windsor Castle on May 19th, 2018. The selected song “This Little Light of Mine” was chosen by the couple for their recessional. We hope you enjoy reliving this moment, and seeing some behind the scenes photos from this special day. A message from The Duke & Duchess: Thank you for all of the love and support from so many of you around the world. Each of you made this day even more meaningful. Photo credit: Chris Allerton/Joe Short (B&W); PA (color) ©️SussexRoyal (B&W images and video)
Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost Announce Their Engagement
Actress Scarlett Johansson and Saturday Night Live cast member Colin Jost are engaged. The two met in 2017, when Johansson appeared on an episode of SNL, and soon started dating. He popped the question last week at a lavish restaurant in Upstate New York.
The Last Line Launches a Collection Inspired by the Region
The latest label to look to our region for inspiration is The Last Line, which has captured its essence through its new ‘Middle East Collection’. As expected of the always playful brand, the whimsical pieces feature emeralds, diamonds, and various precious stones. A nod to the region comes courtesy of the evil eye, which serves as the main motif of the collection. Shop The Last Line here.
H&M and Giambattista Valli Collaborate on Capsule Collection
H&M’s collaborations with fashion bigwigs are still going strong, with Giambattista Valli being the latest high-fashion label to create a capsule collection with the high-street chain. This time around, your closet can look forward to the likes of dreamy, ultra-feminine pieces such as flared tulle dresses, silk chiffon skirts, ruffled tops, and all manner of sparkly accessories.
The Giambattista Valli x H&M collection will launch worldwide on November 7, but there’s something to look forward to circa now – an early ‘pre-drop’ of nine looks was released yesterday and is available to shop online here.