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What a head-spinning week! To ease the world’s word overload, we at Fraeulein wish to start a new section, sharing our editors‘ most inspiring, comical, beautiful, strange, culturally relevant, or totally irrelevant highlights on Instagram each week.

Confederate statues are being removed amid protests over George Floyd’s death.
#BlackLifesMatter Movement continues protesting for justice while the House Judiciary Committee started hearing testimonies on police accountability.
Within #PrideMonth, national awareness of LGBTQI* topics came to the forefront. Due to Corona, the annual Pride traditions and parades will be held digitally.
In this new digital age, we also experience London Fashion Week virtually, as an answer to social distancing within the fashion realm.

With constant media coverage and a bombardment of notifications, sometimes our eyes need a break. We don’t call our Instagram-browsing mindless; we scroll with intent mindfulness.
Here is a peek at what our editors found most distracting, in the nicest way possible:

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“You may write me down in history with your bitter, twisted lines. You may trod me in the very dirt, but still, like dust, I'll rise. “ Maya Angelou . . .“ Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, MICHELLE ELIE Wears Comme des Garçons” Director: Mr. Mathias Wagner K @museumangewandtekunst Curator : Dr. Mahret Ifeoma Kupka @modekoerper Art Director: Jasmin Kress @jasmin_kress @commedesgarcons Images by Nick Leuze @nickleuze Films by Gianluca Matarrese @gianlumata composed music for installation by Dr. Elmar Erpelding @elmarerpelding Film music by Davide Giorgio @cantautoma Mannequins by MOCH @moch_figuren . #michelleelie #michelleeliewearscommedesgarcons #commedesgarcons #lifedoesnotfrightenme #ishallrise #weshallrise #iamafraidofyouMF****cker

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During quarantine, food-focused magazine Luncheon launched an Instagram-series called Lockdown Lunches, featuring various creatives and what their daytime cooking enjoyments look like in the time of isolation. Recipes range from overtly simple, to strangely complex and bemusing.

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Today’s LOCKDOWN LUNCHEON no.45 is today by cook Gioconda Scott @giocondascott “I have spent my lockdown by the sea in Kent, my mind immediately jumped to all my favourite fish dishes and the wild sea vegetables I have been gathering. Then I wondered if that would be any help to those who haven’t access to a wild sea garden or with access to fresh fish. As things appear to be nearing some sort of close, I have been missing Spain, my home, more than ever so here is a recipe for a tortilla. TORTILLA 5 potatoes 4-5 spring onions A few mint leaves ½ teaspoon turmeric 4 eggs Extra virgin olive oil about a cup Sea salt A steep sided frying pan about 25 cm diameter. Peel and then cut the potato in half lengthways. slice on the diagonal and then across so you have wedges. Put them in a colander and mix with a good pinch of salt (this will help them release their water). Slice the onions. Beat the eggs in a bowl. In a deep heavy based frying pan, heat about 2 to 3cm of olive oil. When the pan is hot, pat dry & pour in the potatoes. Fry for a few mins until golden and soft and add the onion. Fry until all is soft. Remove from the oil and put in a colander to cool for a few minutes before adding to the eggs. Add the turmeric & torn mint leaves. Mix all the ingredients together well, taste & season. Use a clean non-stick frying pan and pour in a little of the oil used to fry the potatoes. When the oil is hot but not smoking, pour in the potato/egg mixture. The heat must be quite high to seal the bottom of the tortilla, and then turn the heat down to cook the tortilla about two thirds through. Give it a little shake to make sure it doesn’t get stuck. Flip the tortilla over to make sure that it is not too runny on top. Put a lid or plate, that fits well, on top of the frying pan. Hold the pan firmly and flip the pan over and turn the tortilla onto the lid or plate. Now slide the tortilla back into the pan. Give it a little shake and tuck in any edges that may have displaced themselves. Heat quite high again to seal on this side for about 1 min. Turn down the heat and leave for a min or so. Slide onto a plate and eat!” #lockdownluncheon

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After weeks of working from bed, this Miyake dress is the dream transition for being back in the office. Disruptive Berlin is a treasure trove of conceptual and avant-garde fashion pieces.

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in the mood for an inflatable F/W 2000 dress by #IsseyMiyake

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If you’ve ever gawked at a flower arrangement in Berlin, chances are, you can thank Anatomie Fleur. Calling their creations “temporary art”, you can see their buds in locations ranging from the Staatsoper lobby to the Boris Collection. Bunkers look better in bloom.

Besides celebrating Pride, “Fashion Month” has officially begun. Due to social Corona distancing, designers are forced to showcase their collections online this season.

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"Fashion Month" has begun — but what does it look like in an era of social distancing and bans on large gatherings? For platforms like Instagram and YouTube, it's an opportunity to become the global hub for digital fashion shows, which have been percolating for over a decade but never quite took off. Trade organisations, including the British Fashion Council and the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, are also getting in the game, building online products that allow retail buyers to easily place orders for upcoming collections.⁠ ⁠ The first major fashion presentation of the pandemic landed in social media feeds on Monday, when Chanel released its Cruise 2020/2021 collection imagery and videos. Originally intended to be shown in a much more elaborate, real-life setting — the island of Capri — Chanel was forced to go all digital, unveiling what was essentially a nice lookbook. Though the brand did its best to create anticipation for Monday’s release under the limited circumstances by teasing it in the days ahead of release, its 7-minute video film only garnered about 217,000 views on Instagram and 12,000 views on YouTube in the first eight hours online. Not much, considering Chanel has 39.9 million followers on the former and 1.59 million subscribers on the latter. ⁠ ⁠ Even if Chanel had opted for something more elaborate, such as a livestream video or a virtual reality experiment, there is no guarantee its chances would have improved. In the end, the proliferation of options — some compelling, others not so much — begs the question: what is a fashion show for? [Link in bio] 📷:: @chanelofficial

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Trade organizations, including the British Fashion Council and the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, provide an online platform that allows retail buyers to easily place their orders for upcoming collections.⁠ Over the weekend, there will be numerous panels held by industry professionals.

Protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis have quickly given rise to expose racism within the daily lives of POC. The demonstrations escalated and hundreds of thousands of citizens around the world stood up against racism and police brutality.

As demonstrators across the world have protested, medical volunteers have stepped forward to aid the injured, ranging from dehydration to tear gas exposure, rubber bullets to direct clashing of citizens vs police.

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Where protesters have gone, street medics have followed.⁣ ⁣ As demonstrators across the U.S. have protested against police violence, medical volunteers have stepped forward to aid the injured. These volunteers often refer to themselves as street medics, and have a history that stretches back to the civil rights movement. The term refers to a loose, informal group of people with varying degrees of medical experience, from physicians to amateurs, who attend protests and demonstrations specifically to provide medical care that participants may need.⁣ ⁣ Coalitions of street medics have formed, and many offer a 20-hour training to introduce participants to basic first-aid skills specifically tailored to protests, such as treating people with dehydration or tear gas exposure, or people injured by rubber bullets and other violence directed at protesters.⁣ ⁣ “I see a lot of 20-year-old, 19-year-old kids that are acting, I think, really heroically and standing up to the police and making sure they know they’re not OK with police brutality,” Darien Belemu, a street medic in New York, said. “It scares me to think that somebody is not going to get treatment, especially if they have a head wound and it’s going to affect their ability to live a normal, healthy life.”⁣ ⁣ Tap the link in our bio to read more. Photos by @maddiemcgarvey, @michaelnoblejr, @aaronnesheim and @dee_bx.⁣

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Plenty of people taking to the streets especially demanded equality for black trans people. Particularly during Pride Month, these two topics combined to demonstrate furthering of human rights. #BlackTransLives Matter

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LGBTQ+ organisations are calling for the Black Lives Matter movement to do more for Black trans women, who face disproportionate levels of discrimination and violence in the United States.⁠ ⁠ This year alone, 12 members of the community have lost their lives and eight of these victims were trans women of colour. 26 trans people were also killed in 2019, a majority of which were Black trans women.⁠ ⁠ Of course, these are only the murders that have been officially documented, and have taken place in the United States – it’s likely that there are many more undocumented murders of trans individuals elsewhere in the world.⁠ ⁠ Often targeted for their race, sexuality and gender identity, the plight of Black trans women has been overlooked in the Black Lives Matter protests that have taken place across the world, say LGBTQ+ activists.⁠ ⁠ “I don’t think that anybody would say that there’s been enough attention focused on and around trans people and the state of violence they live in,” said Tori Cooper of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). ⁠ ⁠ “I think it is a weakness of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement…. We only speak out when Black men are being harmed or murdered."⁠ ⁠ Mariah Moore, of the Transgender Law Center, said: “Violence does not just occur to Black men and Black women. It occurs to all Black LGBT people. We are the people that are not being heard in this movement." ⁠ ⁠ Hit the link in our bio to read the full story.

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