From Fergie Ferg To LFW: This Week’s Social Inventory

From Fergie Ferg To LFW:

This Week’s Social Inventory

From Instagram to Twitter, these are some of this week’s trending posts to women, from women and about them.

Fergie’s Version of The Star Spangled Banner

At Sunday night’s NBA All Star Game, Fergie was the talk of the court–and beyond–as she put a spin on the National Anthem that hasn’t been heard before. Sexy, breathless and seductive were all adjectives used to describe the singer’s performance, with Fergie later releasing the inspiration of jazz in her version. Regardless of if you enjoyed it or not, the Internet has been a light this week, analyzing whether or not the performance represented something more symbolic, or simply a missed attempt by Fergie.

The Queen at London Fashion Week

While the photographs of Her Majesty sat next to Anna Wintour may have drawn some attention away from the catwalk at London Fashion Week, it was the less recognizable face of the Queen’s other guest that stole the show. Sat next to Wintour, headlines surfaced analyzing who Angela Kelly is to the Queen–with this article published in Vogue depicting Kelly’s title as “personal assistant, adviser, and curator to Her Majesty” with her informal title as “the Queen’s dressmaker.” The story seemingly reveals how The Queen’s working relationship with Kelly has turned into a friendship; after all, front row at fashion week is an esteemed invite!

Her Majesty has today visited London Fashion Week to present the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. #LFW @londonfashionweek The Award, initiated in recognition of the role the fashion industry plays in society and diplomacy, will be awarded annually to an emerging British fashion designer who shows exceptional talent and originality, whilst demonstrating value to the community and/or strong sustainable policies. The first recipient of the Award is British fashion designer Richard Quinn. Richard is an emerging talent who studied at Central St Martin’s in London and has been recognised for his exceptional prints. He created a print studio which offers accessible services to students and his peer group of emerging designers. #LFW #londonfashionweek #london

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Women at the Olympics

This week at the Olympics, new records were set as women continued to make #HERstory. Here’s a recap on a handful of the headlining females at PyeongChang.

Ester Ledecka is a Czech snowboarder who won gold after being ranked 43rd in the Alpine skiing event’s World Cup standings–the accomplishment was a surprise even for Ledecka.

Lindsey Vonn took home bronze in her final Olympic downhill race making her the oldest female alpine skier to receive an Olympic medal.

Alina Zagitova is the 15-year-old Russian athlete who set a new record in women’s singles figure skating with her “Black Swan” routine that received 82.92 points.

The US Women’s hockey team took home the gold in a exceptionally close match against Canada as the game came down to “sudden death” scoring. The United States took home the gold in a 3-2 victory, ending Canada’s four-time defending Olympic champion title.

1. 🥇 Děkuju / thank you… 📷: isport.cz

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Saudi Arabia to Host Arab Fashion Week

As international fashion weeks are in full swing, The Arab Fashion Council announced its first ever Arab Fashion Week to be held in Saudi Arabia this March 26 through 31. This will be the first-ever fashion week hosted by Saudi Arabia for the Council, with Princess Noura announcing the week as “more than a world-class event” and a “catalyst through which we believe the fashion sector will lead other economic sectors such as tourism, hospitality, travel and trade.”

Meghan Markle is the Victim of Latest Anthrax Scare

After last week’s scare with Vanessa Trump’s exposure to white powder via mail, it’s been released that the mailroom at St. James Palace intercepted a suspicious envelope filled with white powder. The powder was allegedly accompanied with a racist note, addressed to Meghan Markle, however, it never made it to the actress, now soon-to-be wife of Prince Harry. Although the powder was tested and confirmed to be non-threatening, the incident comes as another anthrax scare to international influencers.

#ShareHerStory Campaign

This Tuesday, a campaign which celebrates Jewish women of color was launched in recognition of Purim. The Jewish Multiracial Network, Jewish Women’s Archive and Repair the World thought this would be a different way to celebrate the holiday dedicated to women and their ability to create change. The campaign encourages women to share brief biographies about themselves and significant historical figures on social media–including the first female rabbis and cantors.

Celebrating “Women Who Accept Zero Bullshit”

British fashion designer Gareth Pugh put on a fierce show at London Fashion Week to embrace this sentiment–”women who accept zero bullshit.” The show revealed women in oversized, structured outfits–many being blazers and pant suit styles inspired by the 1980s “power dressing.” The looks and tagline stood out as more than a fashion statement in today’s modern theme of power women, as the Pugh described the motivation of “taking this perfect pristine object, crushing it, and then handing it back, as a new thing – a different thing.” Symbolic.

Also Happening at London Fashion Week…

In honor of Miu Miu’s premiere for their latest short-film series, Women’s Tales, the brand recognized Dakota Fanning as the director of the 15th installment, “The Apartment,” with the short film premiering as the finale at London Fashion Week. In the 10-minute short, Fanning follows the relationship one experiences with their apartment. She says, “I really wanted the film to be a love affair with the space. The spaces in our lives are kind of our constant relationships.” The film showcases Fanning’s long-term desire to direct and seems to suggest a peek into what’s to come for the 23-year-old actress and model.

Dua Lipa Makes a Heartfelt Dedication

After winning the Best Female Solo at the 2018 BRIT Awards, the “New Rules” singer dedicated her award to fans and family, but also to all the women she hopes will “take over the world.” Lipa said, “I want to thank every single female who has been on this stage before me that has given girls like me — not just girls in the music industry, but girls in society — a place to be inspired by and look up to and have allowed us to dream this big. Here’s to more women on these stages, more women winning awards and more women taking over the world.”

Who is Emma Gonzalez?

In the wake of the Florida school shooting that took 17 lives, student survivor Emma Gonzalez has been using the incident as a platform to petition for gun control. Gonzalez has spoke at multiple rallies in remembrance of victims, but also in protest against the apologies and words from politicians who spoke out in support following the massacre. She is on a mission to ensure these words turn to action and is leading a group of students looking to make this the last school shooting

Jillian Dara

Jillian grew up an island girl but converted to city style after living in Boston, London, Santiago, and now, NYC. She is a writer, editor and content creator with a desire to share stories in the lifestyle genre. With a particular focus on travel and profiles, she prides herself on sharing the most authentic story for those who aren’t able to share their own.

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