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 culture, celebrities, and fashion.
Australia Is Burning
Every year, fires threaten the continent of Australia, but conditions in 2019 were so bad due to an extreme drought caused by climate change that they still rage on in 2020. What started as a rash of fires in July 2019 has consumed nearly six million hectares of land (equivalent to 60,000 square kilometers or 14.8 million acres). Over 20 humans have died in the blazes, as well as over 500,000 animals. If you want to help out, follow the links below.
Australian Red Cross – Provide disaster relief
Koala Hospital – Adopt a koala
St. Vincent de Paul Society – Help recovering families
NSW Rural Fire Service – Donate to firefighters in the worst affected areas
RFBAQ – Donate to firefighters in the worst affected areas
GIVIT – Buy essential items directly for affected families
Cameron Diaz Becomes a Mom at 47
Actress Cameron Diaz (47) and husband Benjamin Madden (40) took to Instagram to announce the arrival of their first child, Raddix Madden. It was news that took everyone by surprise because no one knew that Diaz – who hadn’t been photographed at a public event since May 2019 – was even pregnant. Regardless, the family is enthusiastic about their new addition, but has chosen not to share other details about her birth at this time. Welcome to the world, baby Raddix!
The Golden Globes Go Green
The Golden Globes is seeking to become Hollywood’s first sustainable awards show. Not only is it implementing paper drinking straws and a reusable red carpet, but it will also serve a 100 percent plant-based vegan meal to attendees. Lorenzo Soria, President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, described the reason for the change, saying, “If there’s a way we can, not change the world, but save the planet, maybe we can get the Golden Globes to send a signal and draw attention to the issue about climate change. The food we eat, the way we grow the food we eat, the way we dispose of the food is one of the large contributors to the climate crisis.”
Tune in bright and early tomorrow morning for all of Savoir Flair’s Golden Globes coverage.
Billie Eilish Collabs with H&M
Billie Eilish, like the Golden Globes, is also going green. In collaboration with H&M, the pop phenomenon is creating a sustainable line of merchandise featuring oversized tees, street style hoodies, bucket hats, bum bags, and more. According to a statement by H&M, every item in the collection has been made using materials that have been “sourced in a more sustainable way”. Sounds vague, but promising.
You can find the collection drop here.