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Margot Robbie is British Vogue’s August cover star

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As is the way at Vogue, the August issue brings with it our first proper look at the season to come. Idling at the crossroads of trepidation and freedom, the urge to go out, the desire to dress up, to look ahead to autumn and imagine a life built on the alluring combination of plans and spontaneity once again, are all strong. But perhaps our feelings remain a little tempered by recent experience, too. Certainly, it is a more carefree life we crave, but one that allows our increasingly mindful ways of engaging with fashion to flourish.

She happily squares up to super-villains as Harley Quinn, but how will August cover star Margot Robbie fare when faced with British Vogue’s Impossible Questions? Watch as the two-time Oscar nominee grapples with conundrums like how to explain the internet to an eight-year-old, the first question she’d ask her pet if she had the chance (“my husband and I talk about this all the time!”), and whether she’d prefer to travel to work via elephant or giraffe. (video: BRITISH VOGUE)

So it is only fitting that this issue is all about an important style concept: the key look. With many of us having stepped off the treadmill of “normal” life for a time, as we consider our fashion choices for the months ahead, enthusiasm and discernment are important watchwords. You’re in good hands. You will find the first edits of the coming season’s definitive looks from the leading houses and designers. Whether you’re drawn to newly refined elegance, or prefer a liberated ease, our editors present fashion’s road map for the months to come.

Margot Robbie on the subscribers’ cover of the August 2021 issue of British Vogue, photographed by Lachlan Bailey at LA’s Flamingo Estate. (PHOTO: LACHLAN BAILEY)

The emphasis is on quality – something that Gabriela Hearst understands instinctively. Newly arrived as artistic director at Chloé, she talks to Sarah Harris about her plans for the French house and why sustainability will sit at the core of all she does. Switching cotton linings to linen, streamlining the production of handbag hardware, removing energy-sucking digital screens from the retail experience, and using four times as much sustainable material in her soon-to-launch debut collection as the label’s previous output, she’s made a great start.

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Autopsy of Brian Laundrie: No cause, manner of death able to be determined

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TAMPA, Fla.  The attorney for Brian Laundrie’s parents says an autopsy on their son’s remains, which were described as “bones” by North Port police, did not reveal a cause or manner of his death. 

Laundrie’s autopsy was completed Friday and his remains was sent to an anthropologist for further examination, according to reporting from FOX 5’s Jodi Goldberg.

The Laundrie family attorney, Steven Bertolino, said they were hoping for more answers from law enforcement regarding the cause of death for Brian, who was a person of interest in the death of fiancée Gabby Petito while the couple was on a cross-country road trip.

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‘Basically the case is closed out’: Former FBI agent discusses what finding of Brian Laundrie’s remains means moving forward

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With Brian Laundrie’s remains found, a former FBI agent told ABC West Palm Beach (WPBF 25) that in cases where a person of interest is found dead, there will be limited information people will see moving forward.

But in this case, they still have the responsibility to name who killed Gabby Petito.

“Basically the case is closed out, there are still some housekeeping issues to be addressed, it’s important for them to identify the cause of death and even more importantly the time of death,” said Stuart Kaplan, former FBI special agent turned attorney.

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1 killed, 1 injured after Alec Baldwin discharges prop gun in freak misfire incident on movie set: Sheriff’s Office

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A female cinematographer working on the set of an upcoming western, ‘Rust’, died after lead actor and producer Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun. The film’s director was also harmed in the shooting and is in intensive care.

The incident took place around 1:50pm local time on Thursday. Halyna Hutchins, 42, and ‘Rust’ director Joel Souza, 48, were rushed to the hospital from the set on the Bonanza Creek Ranch, a film location in northern New Mexico.

Hutchins, who was director of photography, has since succumbed to her wounds, while Souza “is undergoing treatment for his injuries,” the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Department said.

An investigation has been launched over the “projectile” with which the female victim was shot. “It appears that the scene being filmed involved the use of a prop firearm when it was discharged,” the department said in a statement.

In an update on Thursday, it said that “the investigation remains open and active,” noting that “no charges have been filed in regard to this incident” as the witnesses are being questioned.

Baldwin was seen looking visibly distraught at the scene in the aftermath of the shooting.

The actor has reportedly been interviewed by investigators. 

Deadline reported earlier that the incident occurred during a rehearsal, and that “a principal cast member… cocked a gun… unaware there were live rounds in it.”

A production spokesman confirmed to Deadline that the incident involved “the misfire of a prop gun with blanks,” insisting that “the safety” of the cast was a “top priority.” The movie town was put on lockdown in wake of the incident.

‘Rust’ is directed by Souza and produced by Baldwin, who also stars as one of the film’s main characters, Harland Rust. Rust is an outlaw and estranged grandfather of a 13-year-old boy, Lucas, played by Brady Noon, who faces hanging after accidentally killing a local rancher. After Harland frees Lucas from custody, the two flee while being chased by a marshal and a bounty hunter.

The on-set mishap is not the first of its kind. While filming for ‘The Crow’ in 1993, Brandon Lee – the son of Bruce Lee – was shot and killed by an improperly loaded prop gun.

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