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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 culture, celebrities, and fashion.

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Video About Female Pressures Goes Viral

“Fit into that dress. Go on a diet. Watch what you eat. Eat celery. Chew gum. Drink lots of water. You have to fit into those jeans. God, you look like a skeleton. Why don’t you just eat? You look emaciated. You look sick. Eat a burger.” The standards imposed on women today are downright ridiculous, so it’s no surprise that a video created for the Be a Lady They Said poem narrated by Cynthia Nixon has gone viral. Not only do the words penned by Camille Rainville perfectly capture the double standards of our time, but the video has also been shared by the likes of Madonna and Cara Delevingne.

Extra Extra: A Miranda-esque Video Starring Cynthia Nixon Goes Viral
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Innisfree Opens a Store in Dubai

K-Beauty buffs rejoice! Soko brand Innisfree has opened up its flagship store at The Dubai Mall, bringing with it the globally renowned natural benefits from Jeju Island to the region. The new outpost offers the full ranges of Innisfree’s skincare, makeup, and body collections, but amongst the extensive product line, it’s the hero ‘Green Tea’ collection that we’re most excited about – eight bottles of the hydrating ‘Green Tea Seed Serum’ are sold every minute around the world and we’ve already added one of our shelves. As for our verdict? Watch this space.

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The First Hermès Beauty Collection Launches This Week

Make room in your makeup bags as the Hermès ‘Rouge Hermès’ lipsticks collection drops in select Hermès stores and retail outlets across 35 countries on March 4th. This marks the luxury maison’s 16th métier, Beauty, and we’re told that other products will be revealed every six months from September 2020 until a complete line of makeup has been created. For now, you have 24 shades with a matt or satin finish reminiscent of the house’s Doblis and Box leathers to add to your wishlist. Bonus? The collection will be accompanied by a biannual limited-edition offering of three special colors.

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Harvey Weinstein Found Guilty of Rape

In what has become a watershed moment for the #MeToo movement, Harvey Weinstein has been found guilty of third-degree rape and a first-degree criminal sexual act. While the former Hollywood mogul was acquitted of the most serious charges against him – predatory sexual assault – he now faces up to 25 years in prison.

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Vanessa Bryant Delivers an Emotional Eulogy

Last week marked Vanessa Bryant’s first public appearance since the passing of Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant on January 26. Delivering a heartfelt speech honoring her late husband and daughter, she thanked her friends and fans for the support she has received in the wake of this tragedy, and shared several stories about Gianna, who was a budding basketball player with dreams of making it to the WNBA. Vanessa’s lawyers have since filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the helicopter company over the crash that killed Kobe and eight others.

Extra Extra: A Miranda-esque Video Starring Cynthia Nixon Goes Viral
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Raf Simons to Join Prada

Can you say match made in sartorial heaven? Prada recently announced that Belgian fashion designer Raf Simons will join the Italian luxury label as Co-Creative Director in April, working in partnership with Miuccia Prada with equal responsibilities for creative input and decision-making. The first Prada collection jointly designed by the two designers will be the Spring/Summer 2021 womenswear show, presented in Milan in September 2020.

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