What You Need to Know: Wednesday, October 5

A cheatsheet to everything we’re talking about at FLARE HQ today

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Chanel went old-school digital for its spring ’17 show at #PFW. The Grand Palais turned data centre—with modems, wires and LED lights strewn about—as models sauntered by in retro tweed suits inspired by circuitry, and dresses and trousers with prints that looked like screensavers of computers past.

Gilmore Girls fans can now grab a coffee at Luke’s IRL. To mark the 16th anniversary of the series premiere, Luke’s Diners will be popping up in Toronto and Vancouver today, offering free java and a chance to live that Stars Hollow life. Alas, hot diner owner not included.

Rona Ambrose is the latest Canadian leader to stand up for women’s rights. Following PM Justin Trudeau’s highly-publicized meeting with famed feminist Emma Watson, Ambrose, the interim Conservative leader, announced that she plans to put issues like violence against women and human trafficking on the agenda at the British Conservative Party conference.

It was only a matter of time before bejewelled beards hit the scene. Now courtesy of a Kickstarter campaign by designer Valeria Stroukova, beard accessories are on offer, ranging from a simple sparkly stud to a more badass skull.

Want to up your workout game? Get a buddy. A new study by the University of Aberdeen reveals that people who pair up with a partner exercise more than those who attempted to go solo.

Elle Fanning has come a long way from her days on Daddy Day Care. The actress, who will be seen next in The Neon Demon, is also the star of Tiffany & Co.’s v. sparkly digital holiday campaign.