What’s Hot? 14/05

In this week’s What’s Hot, we’re taking a look at the female artists dominating the BRIT Awards, Leigh-Anne: Race, Pop & Power, Gwyneth Paltrow’s carbohydrate confessions and the all-out creative expression shown in BBC Three’s Glow Up.

So essentially it’s all about Little Mix, Dua Lipa, Make Up and Bread – what more could you ask for on a Friday afternoon? Enjoy!

Two for one at the BRITS

Women dominated the Brits this week, with historic wins (and awesome acceptance speeches) for Little Mix and Taylor Swift, winning the British Group and the Global Icon Awards – the first females to do so – as well Dua Lipa (looking INCREDIBLE in Vivienne Westwood FYI) taking home two wins and upping her trophy tally to five – we are not worthy.

This year, artists were also presented with a double trophy, a bigger award and a smaller twin award. The two statuettes were created to encourage winners to ‘share’ their award by dedicating the second smaller trophy to someone else as “an act of kindness”, after a horrible year. And Dua Lipa proved once again what an icon she is by ‘giving’ her trophy twins to Dame Elizabeth Anionwu, the emeritus professor of nursing at the University of West London and Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole, the man who tragically died after jumping into the Thames to rescue a woman. 

Leigh-Anne: Race, Pop & Power

This week saw the release of Race, Pop & Power – a documentary which sees Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock exploring racism across the music industry and confronting her own experiences as the only black member of the band. 

The illuminating programme is a must-watch for anybody working in the creative industries, showcasing the impact of microaggressions and the importance of diversity in the workplace. Powerful work from a powerful woman. Add it to your watch list now.  

Breaking Bread (and the internet)

This week, in weird and wonderful news, we go to the queen of ‘wellness’ Gwyneth Paltrow ( who let’s be honest never disappoints) who admitted she was driven to extremes (lols) during quarantine, confessing to drinking as many as two cocktails a night and even sometimes eating bread and pasta. We. Are. Shooketh.

You should see our office on a Friday after a pitch win, Gwyneth…. 

Ding, dong!

To round off the week, the Fever team have been enjoying some light hearted relief in the form of Glow Up, an all-out battle between some of the U.K’s rising stars of make-up and hosted by the brilliant Maya Jama.

From other-wordly prosthetics to full glam, the journey to find the nation’s best make up artist is excellent and surprising emotional telly. This week’s episode saw contestants take to TikTok to create their own viral videos, proving once again that the latest social media app is on a path to world domination…

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