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If 2020 Were a Person

21/05/2020

When 2020 came, we thought things were going to change for good for us all. We made so many plans, travel arrangements were on the way, new adventures were ready to begin and then suddenly we had to stop everything. Plans cancelled, flights cancelled, jobs shut down, businesses closed and the list goes on. Then we wished for 2020 to come to an end ASAP. We started making jokes about how things turned upside down and we were so powerless…

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Beyoncé Donates $6 million to COVID-19 Relief

24/04/2020

Beyoncé has joined in the mission to raise awareness and funds for COVID-19 relief. The Grammy Award winner, through BeyGOOD, her charitable initiative, has partnered with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s #Startsmall, donating $6 million to aid organizations that provide mental wellness services. The recipients include health facilities supported by UCLA, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (particularly in New York, Houston, New Orleans, and Detroit), the United Memorial Medical Center, Bread of Life, Mathew 25, and more. Since the coronavirus outbreak,…

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The Death of the Department Store: ‘Very Few Are Likely to Survive’

22/04/2020

American department stores, once all-powerful shopping meccas that anchored malls and Main Streets across the country, have been dealt blow after blow in the past decade. J.C. Penney and Sears were upended by hedge funds. Macy’s has been closing stores and cutting corporate staff. Barneys New York filed for bankruptcy last year. But nothing compares to the shock the weakened industry has taken from the coronavirus pandemic. The sales of clothing and accessories fell by more than half in March, a trend that is expected to only…

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Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas Donate 100 Meals to Frontline Health Care Workers

20/04/2020

Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas are the latest celebrities to contribute to relief efforts amid the coronavirus pandemic. Yesterday, Fueling the Fearless, an organization that orders food from restaurants financially struggling to provide meals to frontline health care workers, revealed that the couple donated 100 meals to staff at the East Los Angeles Doctors Hospital. “This hospital is in the heart of downtown LA and serves a vastly underprivileged community with limited resources and support,” the organization wrote via Instagram, captioning…

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Jo Malone shares her advice for business owners during the pandemic

20/04/2020

This is tough for all of us. We’re all experiencing very challenging times – unprecedented times, right now. But we’re all in this together: whether you’re a big or small business, we’re all struggling. We’re all trying to find new ways of working, and we’re all just trying to survive day by day. But what I do know is that the page will turn; this chapter will end and we will go on to build successful businesses. Through depressions and recessions, the…

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Cannes Film Festival Won’t Take Place in June, but Continues to Explore Options

16/04/2020

The Cannes Film Festival won’t take place in June, after all, due to the coronavirus pandemic, but organizers continue to explore different options for 2020. “Following the French President’s statement, on Monday, April 13th, we acknowledged that the postponement of the 73rd International Cannes Film Festival, initially considered for the end of June to the beginning of July, is no longer an option,” the festival said on Tuesday. “It is clearly difficult to assume that the Festival de Cannes could be held this year…

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Rihanna, Jay-Z, and Jack Dorsey Donate Additional $6.2 Million for COVID-19 Relief

16/04/2020

Rihanna continues to be a leading example of how celebrities can use their power for good amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis. On Wednesday, it was announced that Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation, Jay-Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s #startsmall, have collectively donated another $6.2 million towards COVID-19 relief. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the high-profile trio’s latest donation will benefit various response efforts for some of the most vulnerable communities affected by the novel virus, with a centered focus…

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Anna Wintour and Tom Ford on The Impact of Coronavirus in Fashion

15/04/2020

The fashion industry is just one of many that has been devastatingly impacted by COVID-19. To help buoy our industry and support American creatives, Vogue and the CFDA have launched a fundraising initiative, A Common Thread. Vogue’s editor in chief and Condé Nast artistic director Anna Wintour and CFDA chairman Tom Ford shared how they have been impacted by COVID-19 and why it is so crucial for our community to come together and support each other during this time. “Over the past three weeks, all of us at Vogue and at…

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Highlights From Marc Jacobs and Kenneth Ize’s Vogue Global Conversations Discussion

15/04/2020

During the first session of Vogue Global Conversations, British Vogue’s Edward Enninful hosted discussions with Marc Jacobs and Kenneth Ize. The designers, who are at different stages of their careers—Jacobs has been an industry mainstay since the ’90s, while Ize just had his Paris Fashion Week debut—presented different ideas about creativity amid the coronavirus crisis and how the fashion industry might evolve post-pandemic. “I work within a team, and it’s our daily interaction and it’s life that stimulates and provides a catalyst for…

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Louis Vuitton to produce up to 100,000 face masks a week

10/04/2020

Louis Vuitton is the latest designer brand to focus all of its efforts towards helping in the fight against the global coronavirus pandemic. The French fashion house has reopened a number of its production sites in order to help manufacture up to 100,000 masks a week. “In order to provide protective gear to healthcare workers, Louis Vuitton has repurposed several of the maison’s ateliers across France to produce hundreds of thousands of non-surgical face masks,” the brand announced on its…

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