Fashion

FLARE Five: June 4, 2014

Karl Lagerfeld cheats on Chanel

De Grisogono Party - The 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Cara Delevingne

Beauty
Cara Delevingne knows good buns. So does Olivia Munn. Just in time for summer, Cosmo UK serves up a handful of creative twists on the functional bun.

Fashion
Louis Vuitton turns 160 this year and to celebrate the luxury brand has asked six big cultural players to contribute designs for their new handbag and luggage collection, Icon and the Iconoclasts. Cindy Sherman, Frank Gehry, Christian Louboutin, Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Newson, and Rei Kawakubo are all on board. The collection will be available in October.

Pop Culture
Instagram is now the preferred social media platform for announcing engagements. Subtler, more creative and less, ahem, “crude”, Instagramming your big news to people you are actually still friends with avoids those awkward comments from “nosy moms of long-lost friends” that make Facebook occasionally feel like such an alternate universe.

Health
Trade in your hot yoga habit for, say, resistance training and swimming to get the best hot-bod results. A study by U.S. researchers suggests that variety is a key factor in maximizing the positive benefits of exercise. Choose a “multi-dimensional” regimen that includes cardio and strength training and you’ll lose more weight, gain more lean muscle and lose more fat mass.

Sex
The condom has been given a bold new look thanks to a California entrepreneur. The new prophylactic eschews the traditional rainslicker design for a jaunty little cap that sits on the head of your mate’s little mate (it looks like a toque). Creator Charles Powell is hoping the new design, which is intended to increase sensation, will make safe sex more enticing (sad caveat: the cap doesn’t protect against all STIs). He’s seeking funding on Indiegogo for his revitalized rubbers.