"Cass Rooney!" my friend says. "What do you mean?" I answer, confused. "You haven’t heard?" she says, her face full of the kind of glee that accompanies the delivery of smug news, "Coleen and Wayne Rooney called their baby Cass!"
Interior design is tricky to get right. For many of us, living in rented accommodation means having to decorate around what's already in the room. This means that if some genius from yesteryear decided to put a sink in your living room then my goodness, you're just going to have to incorporate it as a coffee table or something.
Since its beginnings in 2000, Danish brand Ganni has slowly conquered the fashion world with its easygoing, hyper feminine aesthetic and cult following. #GanniGirls like Lucy Williams, Pernille Teisbaek, Emili Sindlev and Stephanie Broek have flooded our Instagram feeds over the past few years, donning Little House on the Prairie -esque dresses, leopard and floral-print waterfall hemmed skirts, and slogan tees under relaxed blazers. For those who get just as excited about the brand’s Georgette wrap dresses as its rainbow-bright knits, good news has arrived in the form of a spring-perfect denim collection.
It is true of my relationship, though. Em and Nic said it after four months, when they’d started noticing how comfortable and safe they felt in each other’s arms, watching Netflix and just hanging out.
Mix Sunset Boulevard and the life story of Howard Hughes up until it's a song, and I bet you'd get Halsey's new track. After their disastrous and, frankly, agitating launch for this album, I have to admit that I wrote Arcade Fire off. But, they seem to have found the right medium (it was not speaking to the press) by making a short film based around the concepts this album wants to explore: selling out, corporations running everything, the state of the relationship between artist and patron. Probably best to leave their notions about fake news out of it.
Kim Kardashian West's new concealer line hasn't hit the shelves yet, but it's already making waves on social media for its lack of inclusivity. As Teen Vogue writes, the celebrity debuted her makeup line's new range of concealers on Instagram and Twitter and the reactions were not all positive.
This week is an express bus of energy, driven by a cross between Sandra Bullock and Satan. What better way to kick off action-packed Aries season than at top speed? The sun enters speedy Aries on Tuesday, making energy management a challenge, though.
Cambridge Analytica, a voter profiling company with a link to Donald Trump’s campaign, collected private information from over 50 million Facebook users without their permission, The New York Times reported on Saturday. Paul Grewal, Facebook’s vice president and deputy general counsel, told the Times that “this was a scam — and a fraud” since the social media site was also unaware that information had been sold to a third party, which is against Facebook’s Terms of Service. “No systems were infiltrated, and no passwords or sensitive pieces of information were stolen or hacked.” Nonetheless, Grewal said that “it’s a serious abuse of our rules” and Facebook suspended Cambridge Analytica’s account. According to the Times, the Facebook data that was stolen included “details on users’ identities, friend networks and ‘likes.’” In a statement, Facebook said they requested that Cambridge Analytica and Dr. Aleksandr Kogan, who created the app, delete the data.
The Eat Your Feed pop-up restaurant devised by Knorr (yes, the stock cube people) promises to choose a meal for you by looking at the pictures you've posted on Instagram. According to Knorr's blurb, the pop-up will use a "unique new tool that analyses [diners'] Instagram feed to match the places they have been, who they have spent time with and the experiences that they have shared, to tasty and personalised one-pot recipes". Obviously Knorr has concocted the pop-up as a publicity stunt (albeit a very fun and innovative one), so your meal will inevitably be cooked using one of their stock cubes.
York has been named "the best place to live in the UK" by a panel of experts. The historic walled city, which has a population of around 150,000 people, topped a list compiled by The Sunday Times. The newspaper's panel took into account a variety of factors that contribute to quality of life, including jobs, schools, broadband speed, culture, community spirit and local shops.
On Thursday, Rihanna showed the world that domestic violence is no joking matter when she called out an offensive advertisement with serious results. Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, experienced an £570 million drop in market value over Thursday and Friday, after the pop star and global education advocate expressed her disappointment over an offensive ad which appeared on its platform. “Now SNAPCHAT I know you already know you ain’t my fav app out there! But I’m just trying to figure out what the point was with this mess!” Rihanna wrote on her Instagram story.
When I first engaged with talking therapy to try and resolve my issues around gender, people (professionals and friends) would ask me what I was going to do to become more feminine, what surgeries might I have done to erase the masculine features created by testosterone.
There's a man out there who just turned 105 and swears it's because he adds a shot of whiskey to his tea every morning. More recently, and because cleaning up drippy tea bags can be pretty messy, I've started applying another form of caffeine to my face: Juara's botanically-based, antioxidant-packed, tea-infused eye cream. Housed inside the little brown pump, teas of the green, chamomile, and fermented black variety (Kombucha) work hard to quell inflammation and protect against UV-induced damage.
Veganism isn't for everyone, as food writer Ruby Tandoh has explained so brilliantly, but it's undeniably a lifestyle choice on the rise. Beyoncé is currently midway through a 22-day vegan meal plan ahead of her Coachella headline set later this month. In fact, the organisers of Veganuary have revealed that 168,500 people from 165 different countries registered to take part this year - a massive increase from the 59,500 who registered in 2017 and 23,000 who registered in 2016.
At this point, Netflix's Queer Eye revival has surely become the surprise TV hit of 2018. Melissa Aquiles, a writer and performer from New York City, dressed up as each member of the Fab Five (Antoni, Karamo, Jonathan, Tan and Bobby) to give her somewhat reluctant boyfriend a Queer Eye makeover, and the results are hilarious. It's also won the approval of some of the Queer Eye guys themselves.
Did the world need Terry Gilliam to share his thoughts on Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo movement? Nope. Alas, we now know exactly how the 12 Monkeys director feels about the reckoning happening in Hollywood, and it's... not great. In an interview with AFP , Gilliam opened up about how he thought certain survivors of Weinstein's alleged sexual harassment and abuse actually benefited from their encounters with the producer and alleged predator.
A research team at Northwestern University recently discovered an alternative to the damaging dyes of yore, and it could mean a very bright future for hair colour innovation. Materials scientist Jiaxing Huang and his research team recently published a study in the journal Chem hypothesising that a naturally black carbon material, graphene, can be used as a successful hair dyeing agent.
Inspiration, creativity and great fashion sense come in all shapes and sizes, and Bethany Rutter's book Plus+ is here to prove it. The London-based fashion blogger and fat activist (formerly of Arched Eyebrow fame) has edited and recently launched a coffee table book featuring over 100 of the boldest and most empowering plus-size street style looks from all over the world. Bethany was initially approached by the publisher Ebury Press in the summer of 2016 and started working on the project about 10 months later.
“There’s nothing we can do unless you have proof that a crime’s been committed.” This is what a police officer says, in a calm and unshakeable drawl, to a worried mother in Unsane. One flashback and a slip of the tongue later, Sawyer’s been locked up in a mental institution, to be taken care of. Sawyer Valentini (played by a brilliant Claire Foy) is the woman on the verge, the character being questioned in Unsane.
The understanding that high-achieving students turn to drugs like Adderall and Ritalin to get ahead academically is so well-documented that the stereotype has made its way onto TV shows like Riverdale and Pretty Little Liars. You really are messing with brain chemistry at that point and you could really do some damage.
Lane Murdock, 15, considers herself a first-time activist, but it seems she's always had a revolutionary spirit. "When I was younger, I would often write up very small petitions at my school for things I honestly can't even tell you what they were for but I just remember going around the playground and having people sign them," the sophomore at Ridgefield High School in Connecticut told Refinery29 Wednesday in Brooklyn's Prospect Park, where she was a speaker at a rally for gun safety. Lane is the teen behind the National School Walkout, a nationwide protest on April 20, the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre.
Happily, body positive campaigns and imagery are becoming increasingly common among high-street fashion brands. Retailers including Missguided and Asos have won praise for showcasing women of all body shapes and skin tones, for refusing to airbrush models' stretch marks and for giving their in-store mannequins natural body features. Which is why Monki, one of the multinational Swedish brands owned by H&M, deserves praise for its unretouched imagery of women that consistently celebrates and showcases women's bodies from a female perspective.
Trends may come and trends may go, but certain seasonal tentpoles remain. Where winter is laden with black coats and leather boots (no matter how much effort we put in to dressing otherwise), spring is a rejuvenating period of colourful trends and exposed legs. Once sunlight starts to linger beyond 4 o'clock, even if we're still dodging rain puddles on the pavement, neutral-toned storefronts seem to transition, Wizard of Oz- style, into a technicolor fantasy.
A veil of smog as you commute to work, where the chill outside strips you of moisture and the heating inside your office leaves your face feeling tight. Enter Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Treatment Lotion. Ten years after Origins' first collaboration with leading integrative medical practitioner Dr. Andrew Weil, they’ve teamed up again to bring some new additions to the family.