The Week in Review: May 31 to June 4

They say you can’t know where you’re going until you realize where you’ve been. With that in mind, we’re taking a glance back. The past week has been a roller coaster of fashion news and events — and luckily, we were there to catch the good stuff.

On Monday, we got a little up-close and personal with Tavi Gevinson, and Justine Bateman told us about the virtues of aging naturally.

Tuesday, we analyzed how long it takes us to get ready for work, then, when we got to work, we learned that some Al-Jazeera anchors quit their jobs over the network’s conservative dress code. Makes us super thankful for casual Fridays.

Wednesday was a pretty busy day for world of footwear: Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom fought over shoe shopping, former President Clinton and President Obama kvelled over the US soccer team’s Cole Haan kicks, and we touched upon the trend (can we call it a trend?) of wearing socks over shoes.

Thursday was a little rough. The Queen of England stained her dress and the strap on her royal handbag snapped. A three-year-old boy was almost electrocuted — but his Crocs saved his life — and a Citigroup employee claimed that she was fired for being too hot. And we lost a true fashion icon: Rue McClanahan and her beautifully performed Blanche Deveraux character will be sorely missed. But by the end of the day, things were looking up. Urban Outfitters launched a new beauty department, and we’re still looking forward to see who’s going to win the Vespa we’re giving away!

On Friday, our hero Karl Lagerfeld made French President Nicolas Sarkozy feel bad about himself, Daisy Lowe‘s dirty dancing seriously got in the way of our productivity, and Elle hired a Microsoft VP to manage the brand.

And now, we’re getting ready for a whole new week of covering runways, retail, media and beauty news. And with the CFDA awards tomorrow night, there won’t be a shortage of juicy tidbits to report. Stay tuned.

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