The Lightbox: What we’re talking about at YOU this week

Welcome to The Lightbox, your weekly roundup of what we’re talking about at YOU by our very own Editorial Assistant, Charlotte Vossen. This week, we’re streaming Star on Disney+, following Barbie on Instagram and making babka pizzas in our kitchen…

Watch: Star on Disney+

Disney+

You can already stream a lengthy list of Marvel, Pixar and Star Wars titles on Disney+, but with the launch of Star, the streaming service just added more than 270 films and over 75 TV series to the platform – and we don’t know what to watch first. The new category includes Academy Award-winning pictures such as The Favourite, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Moulin Rouge, as well as some old-time favourites like Revenge, Desperate Housewives and Ugly Betty that are worth revisiting. £5.99 per month, Disney+

Follow: Barbie on Instagram

 

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Who knew we would be following Barbie in 2021 but the iconic fashion doll, who has raked in over two million followers on Instagram with her style account, is serving as an influencer slash model during Fashion Month while the rest of us stay at home to watch the shows. First up is Richard Quinn, as Barbie unveiled a first look at the British designer’s autumn-winter collection in a miniature full-length embellished gown that took an impressive eight days to embroider and two days to construct. 

Eat: Babka pizza

HAYA

HAYA, one of our go-to’s in London for some tasty Mediterranean food, has combined the best of both worlds with babka pizza kits. Made from traditional babka dough and pizza toppings, the cheesy savoury bread is available in three kits – vegetarian, four cheese, and mozzarella and pepperoni – and delivered nationwide. And don’t worry, the dough comes prepared and with a baking mould, so all you need to do is roll the dough, add the toppings, braid it and bake it in the oven. From £22.50, Plate Away

Buy: Ganni x Levi’s

Ganni x Levis

After the success of their rental-only ‘Love Letter’ collection last summer, Ganni and Levi’s have teamed up for a second sustainable denim collaboration. This time around, the denim brand’s authentic styles were given a 70s update with Ganni’s signature frilled peter-pan collars, floral prints and feminine silhouettes. Made to last using cottonised hemp, a fibre that requires less water and fewer pesticides to grow, the collab includes some timeless pieces – did we mention the oversized blazer? – so make sure to be quick. From £95, Ganni and Levi’s

Try: Hula hooping

Phoenix Fitness

We’re nearly a year into the pandemic and working out from home, so we shouldn’t be surprised when a new fitness trend pops up on social media. The latest one, however, has piqued our interest as we get to revisit one of our childhood hobbies: hula hooping. While it shouldn’t replace your regular cardio or strength workouts, using a hula hoop does get your heart rate up and it can help strengthen your core muscles. For those looking to take it up a notch, there are weighted options out there, but make sure you maintain a good posture. £19.99, Phoenix Fitness