The Paralympics have started, Drake and Rhianna have matching tats, Zoella has launched a new homewares line and schools across the country have reopened their doors/claws… so it’s been a busy week all round.
Here’s what we’ve been doing, loving and obsessing over this week.
Has Hiddleswift gone down in flames?
Huge news: Hiddleswift might have come to a swift end. After their three month round the world romance that took them to more places than most people go on their entire gap year, a source told Us magazine that she was the one to put the brakes on their publicity stu– sorry, we mean ‘relationship.’
The source explained that “Tom wanted the relationship to be more public than she was comfortable with. Taylor knew the backlash that comes with public displays of affection but Tom didn’t listen to her concerns when she brought them up.”
Tom, don’t say she didn’t, say she didn’t warn ya.
The most offensive inoffensive shoes
Over 70 students from a school in Kent have been sent home this week for “inappropriate” uniform. The principal of Hartsdown Academy said that some students had arrived in tracksuits and “skin-tight” clothes – the horror!! One student was sent home two days in a row, once for not having her blazer and the second time for having the wrong shoes.
Mr Tate argued that following the uniform rules leads to better behaviour and grades. Because everyone knows that wearing the wrong black brogues is a stepping stone to a life of violent crime.
Ps. these are the shoes in question. We know, we know.
Baby, I love your style
Drake’s been making headlines all over this place this week. Firstly, he and Rihanna made their maybe-not-sure-it’s-possible relationship official (and permanent) with matching dolphin tattoos, then his song One Dance was named the Song of the Summer by Spotify.
Instagram account @drakeonacake totally called it.
Why didn’t we think of this?
Genius 16-year-old Beau Jessup has made £48,000 from a website she created to give Chinese babies English names.
Beau came up with the idea after her family took a trip to China and she was asked to name a family friend’s newborn baby (it’s common for Chinese babies to have an English name as well as a Chinese one). In China, parents pick their child’s name based on the characteristics they hope their baby will possess, so Beau took that idea and translated it into English. The service costs 60p a pop, she’s named over 200,000 babies so far, and given us all new career goals too.
Catching Zs with Zoella
Zoella has is launching her brand new homeware range, and betty was invited along! There’s rose gold and copper aplenty, there’s pom-poms and pastels galore. Want a ‘Z’ shaped light? She’s got twenty. OR MAYBE MOOOOOORRRRRREEEEEE.
Has someone turned up the heat?
You may have noticed that it’s been freakishly hot outside. Which, no big deal, but we totally predicted.
The tardy heatwave has had some of us lusting after summer holidays and others lusting after weather that will let us play with our winter wardrobes again. But don’t worry, we’re got you covered either way with our six autumn buys you can start wearing now – watch this space tomorrow.
Inspiration and perspiration
The end of the Olympics left a big, five ringed hole in our hearts (and our TV schedules).
Luckily, the Paralympics kicked off this week, so we can go back to obsessing over medal tallies and swimming times. More than 4,300 athletes from 159 nations, and two incredible refugees, have made their way to Rio to change people’s perceptions of what is possible. We’ll be cheering them on all the way.