THE week was dominated by ongoing revelations and allegations concerning Hollywood boss Harvey Weinstein on both sides of the pond. As female stars, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Cara Delevingne and Kate Beckinsale, spoke out in huge numbers, lifting the lid on the behaviour of the producer over the last 20 years, the enormity of the situation and the scandal surrounding the secrets kept by the Hollywood elite for decades was brought to light.
Elsewhere, staying in Hollywood, Jennifer Aniston was praised by Ricky Martin after she donated $500 million to the Ricky Martin Foundation for Puerto Rico and the American Red Cross to help with the aid effort in areas left devastated by Hurricane Maria and Hurricane Harvey; Cindy Crawford unveiled her concerns for her daughter Kaia’s modelling career; and wild fires continued to wreak havoc on parts of California.
In industry news, Gucci announced that it was going fur free; the Erdem x H&M collaboration was unveiled for the first time (see the unexpected item that we want the most here); JD.com announced the launch of a brand new luxury e-commerce site in China; Coach Inc changed its name to something completely unexpected; Shaun Leane put some of his most famous pieces – including those made with the late Alexander “Lee” McQueen – up for auction at Sothebys; and upcoming model Duckie Thot spoke to us about her big break in the 2018 Pirelli calendar.
Also this week, Miss Vogue caught up with 15 women and non-binary people of colour at Oxford University, both students and staff, to find out what it is like being a woman or non-binary person of colour at the institution; commissioned writer Simran Randhawaa to explain the healing power of a beauty regime on National Mental Health Day; and, ahead of Halloween, charted the best times celebrities have dressed up as other familiar faces on All Hallows’ Eve.
And finally, the beauty team looked at CoppaFeel! – the first campaign to show a woman’s nipple on TV to remind women of the importance of checking their breasts by hand; showed us how to wake up with the perfect hair; and asked do those in pursuit of the perfect complexion have to forsake wine completely, or are there benefits that outweigh the costs?