Extra Extra: Here’s What You Missed from the Week of July 14, 2019

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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.

1

Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton Put Feud Rumors to Rest

A narrative is only as good as its conflict. Since Meghan Markle’s introduction to the royal family, she has been pitted against Kate Middleton in all-out tabloid fashion. Add to that the two royal couples splitting up their charities, and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex moving to Frogmore Cottage, and rumors have been swirling that the famous duos don’t get along. 

However, every public appearance they have together tells a different story. Take Middleton and Markle’s recent outing to watch the Wimbledon tennis tournament over the weekend, where the two looked like the best of friends, sharing laughs and insights together. Isn’t the whole feud rumor feeling a bit stale by now?

2

Amanda Seyfried Tackles the Topic of Privilege in a Controversial Post

Actor Amanda Seyfried – who is very forthcoming about the privilege afforded to her by fame, which includes things like nutritionists and trainers to help keep her physique in shape – took a shot at Arielle Charnas, the influencer behind @SomethingNavy on Instagram this week.

Without naming names, Seyfried posted a friend’s response to Charnas’ latest post-baby body post to her personal Instagram account, which underscored the danger behind perpetuating the notion that women are required to return to their pre-baby weight as quickly as possible. The post received both support and critical backlash, and Seyfried quickly issued an apology thereafter. Meanwhile, Charnas has decried the post as “bullying” and blocked both Seyfried and her friend on Instagram.

3

Instagram Debuts Anti-Trolling Tools

The anonymity of the internet has allowed for the troll brigade to voice their opinions unchecked – until now. Instagram is currently rolling out a new slew of AI-power anti-trolling tools that will not only warn commenters when their posts can be “considered offensive” and give them a second chance to rewrite their comment, but also provide the ability to limit another user’s access to your account without being made aware. Curbing negative comments and intrusive access are two valuable tools for users. Perhaps other platforms will soon adopt the same protective measures?

4

MyTheresa Launches a Capsule Collection with Jil Sander

Luxury online retailer MyTheresa has just announced an exclusive capsule collection with Jil Sander entitled ‘The Summer Project’. Containing 15 pieces – including lightweight dresses and elegant oversized shirts made from cotton, linen, and parachute silk – this collection answers all of your “How do I dress for the Dubai heat?” dilemmas. Prices range from AED 790 to 5,182.

5

Monki Makes its UAE Debut

Swedish high-street label Monkis colorful, fashion-forward clothes are now available at its brand new store on the ground floor of Yas Mall. Managing Director for Monki Jennie Dahlin Hansson said, ‘‘We are now open and welcoming customers to the new store. Our community is growing in the region, and it is great to see Monki fans and fashion lovers explore the Monki style and make it their own.”

6

MKS Jewellery Launches a Limited-Edition Capsule Collection

Exclusively found at Robinsons in Dubai Festival City Mall, MKS Jewellery has unveiled a brand new limited-edition collection. Containing 14 pieces of colorful, vibrant jewelry, the exclusive collection remakes iconic pieces from its most popular collections: ‘Girl Code’, ‘Geogami’, ‘Al Otaiba’, and ‘Floating Gems’. If you’re looking for a pop of color to add to your summer wardrobe, this is the one for you.

7

Piaget Opens Abu Dhabi Flagship

Fine-jewelry house Piaget has a new location, and it’s right inside Abu Dhabi’s The Galleria mall. Joining a luxury retail mix alongside the likes of Louis Vuitton, Dior, and Fendi, the new boutique invites locals and tourists alike to discover its iconic ‘Possession’ and ‘Sunlight’ jewelry collections, as well as its stunning watch creations.

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