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We do the research, you get the Scoop - curated headlines in the worlds of fashion, beauty, marketing and technology.

In this week’s edition, power couple Kanye and Kim Kardashian West take a unique approach to a fashion line launch, the looming end of net neutrality begins sending ripples through the tech industry, and photo-hungry cultural patrons of Los Angeles get the gift of endless backdrops with Refinery29's new installation. Elsewhere, with 2017 winding to its close, we celebrate a noteworthy achievement in the fashion world, and question the aesthetic merit of a niche holiday trend.

1 – To Thine Own Selfie Be True
Making its way to the west coast after originating in New York, Refinery29's possibly too picturesque popup, "29Rooms" has opened its doors for a two-week stint in Los Angeles's Row. Meaningful cultural experience or crass, overblown selfie factory? Explore the exhibit and decide for yourself here.

2 – It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Yeezy
The sixth season of Kanye West's Yeezy clothing line saw an unconventional roll out in the past week, with West's wife Kim Kardashian West serving as the sole model, debuting the pieces in would-be paparazzi photos. See the photos and read more about the unique launch here.  

3 – Joy to a More Diverse World
Every year brings its share of ups and downs, and while 2017 has offered more than enough difficult and disheartening headlines, the silver linings remain as important to celebrate as ever. The notable effort to increase active inclusion and visibility of diversity is one such silver lining, as it reached an all-time high.

4 – It’s the End of World (and Net Neutrality) As We Know It
With the FCC's repeal of Obama-era net neutrality laws, a wave of change is just beginning regarding how brands and tech companies approach business models, consumer service, and advertising. Read more about the implications here.

5 – Deck Your Beards
While everyone celebrates the holidays in their own way, it remains to be seen if one of this season's trends establishes itself as an ongoing tradition. Browse the world of Beardaments here

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