Friday, May 5, 2017

We Didn’t Start The Fyre, But We Know Someone Who Did

This week, though the weather has been dreary, social media has been fyre. From hot fashion trends of celebrates to the quaint, old-timey styles of the British royals, there seems to be something for everyone. Here are my four happenings that caught my eye:
  • Fyre didn’t cause this meltdown – In case you missed it, the Fyre Festival – promised to be an upscale version of Coachella publicized by model influencers (think Bella Hadid, Hailey Baldwin, etc.) in late 2016/early 2017 on a remote island in the Bahamas – was ultimately cancelled last weekend, but not until festival goer showed up to a massively disorderly venue with nowhere to sleep, nothing but cheese sandwiches to eat, and no way to get home. This hugely hyped-up event flopped harder than anything in recent memory, causing a major social media fire storm. Read more about the timeline of destruction here. 
  • You can catch me at the MET – On Monday, May 1st, starlets, actors, musicians and models alike gathered in their Monday’s Best for the biggest night in fashion at the MET Gala in NYC. Each year, the gala benefits the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, and ultimately marking the opening of the annual fashion exhibit.  The theme, and also exhibition, was avant-garde designer Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between. You can always expect the attendees to be dressed to the nines, and often leaving people in shock and awe. Some of this year’s “best” includes: Rhianna, Zendaya, Lily-Rose Depp, and Cara Delevingne. Although their looks definitely weren’t ‘safe,’ they followed the theme and impressed the fashion critiques.
  • We’ll never be royal – A few events in the world of the British monarchy occurred this
    week. The first being Princess Charlotte, daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who celebrated her 
    second birthday this week. The family noted the occasion by releasing a rare picture of the Princess, taken by her mother, Kate. The second bit of royal news is about a relative more than 90 years Charlotte’s senior, her great-grandfather Prince Philip. The palace announced Thursday that Prince Philip, husband to Queen Elizabeth II, will be stepping down from public appearances come September. The pair have been married for nearly 70 years and Philip is 95 years old, so it’s probably time for him to relax and have a cup of tea.
  • It’s not a building, it’s not a park, it’s a… – Former presidents of the United States typically build something to commemorate their own achievements, and the same goes for President Obama. On Thursday, the initial design plans were released for the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park, Chicago. This center will consist of a museum, a forum and a library surrounded by lush gardens and beautiful landscaping. The community hopes that this project, already being compared to the Millennium Park renovation, will have transformative ramifications for the areas around it. 

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