Going for a minimalist look sure is classy but nothing beats going bold with prints. It's experimental, loud, and gives just the right amount of spunk to any outfit, making it a great choice when making a style statement. Heed the Community's example when playing with prints.
New in November
And just like that, October is over. Welcome the new month with fresh news from the worlds of fashion and beauty. Here are some fascinating tidbits you need to know right now.
innisfree to get a facelift
innisfree is introducing a new branding this month. Aside from letting go of their logo, which features "a basket of nature," the brand will also move toward a more modern route. Are you excited?
New stores to visit at ION Orchard
Prep your wallets — and your feet — for new stores to shop at in ION Orchard. Indulge in the sight and feel of merchandise from various cult-favourite brands including Karl Lagerfeld, HUGO by Hugo Boss, HERA and Giorgio Armani Beauty.
SK-II goes Pop Art
Get your hands on the cult-favourite SK-II Facial Treatment Essence in a limited-edition packaging inspired by pop art. Made especially for the holiday season by artist Karan Singh, the bottles will stand out and be a lively addition to your vanity. The limited-edition bottle is now available at all SK-II stores in Singapore.
BOSS at Greenbelt 5
Following the reopening of their flagship store at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, the Philippine branch of BOSS has been unveiled at Greenbelt 5. Check out the chic pieces in an equally chic store adorned with integrated skylights and granite flooring.
Check out what you may have missed last week here.
Hello, Friday! Another week has passed and it is brimming with news hot off the press. From the latest in beauty, fashion, and lifestyle, we've got 'em listed down for you to enjoy.
Selena Gomez got dethroned on Instagram
You read that right. Instagram's queen bee got dethroned by soccer player Christiano Ronaldo for just a margin of around 400 followers as of today. While it is worth noting that she's still the most followed female on the platform, Selena has never been much of a stickler for the title ever since she took over the crown from friend and fellow artist Taylor Swift back in 2016. Just recently, the singer-actress has been hospitalised for undisclosed medical reasons and to be honest, we're loving how she's taking a break from social media and prioritising her health more than letting these numbers get to her. You take care, SG!
Greet the weekend with The Great Wonderscape by Beauty Emporium
No plans for the weekend yet? Head over to ION Orchard to experience the beauty shopping extravaganza brought to you by the Beauty Emporium. Satisfy the beauty junkie in you by exploring this super-sized beauty playground featuring some of your favourite brands like Strip, Browhaus, and We Need A Hero. It doesn't stop there! You can also bring along your girlfriends or your main man and enjoy mini treatments and services for a full-blown beauty pampering experience. Catch the event until 7 November 2018, Wednesday and stay tuned for more surprises and deets over at the Beauty Emporium's Instagram account.
Avon introduces a makeup personalisation app that uses mathematical algorithm
Beauty brand Avon recently introduced a new innovation when it comes to bespoke makeup: a personalisation app using a mathematical algorithm. In contrast with the technological advances other beauty brands have produced which follows a quiz-like format, Avon claims that their app called "Personalised Beauty" uses a more sophisticated analysis technology and colour theory methods to provide a more customised makeup experience for their customers. While it's still not sure if the service will be rolled out worldwide or if it does deliver to its bold promises, we can't help but say that it definitely piqued our interest.
Vivarte sells off Chevignon
French fashion group Vivarte sells off yet another one of their assets to cut debt. Facing competition in larger retail companies such as H&M and Primark and following the sale of their other fashion and shoe brands last year, they have now sold their brand Chevignon to the Royer company and businessmen Stephane Collaert and Thierry Le Guenic. The future plans for both the fashion group and their brand are still unknown.
The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) bans theatrical makeup
The 24-year-old Dutch gymnast, Céline van Gerner recently performed at the European Championships in Doha, Qatar where she donned a full face of makeup and face paint inspired by the Broadway musical Cats. The move caused quite a stir that caused officials to ban theatrical makeup for future competitors and competitions, claiming that makeup to be worn during performances should be "modest" and must not "portray any theatrical character (human or animal)." The issue immediately caused controversy, with people criticising that in a sport where tights and leotards comprise the standard outfit, it is quite ridiculous to go for the "modesty route" when talking about a performer's makeup. Many also claimed that this is yet another manifestation of women objectification. As of now, FIG has yet to issue a response.
Fashion and beauty brands pledge to fight plastic waste
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, together with UN Environment, is now going on a campaign to fight what is now known as the "plastics crisis" — an issue surrounding plastic waste and pollution. As a sign of support, many fashion houses and beauty brands like Stella McCartney, H&M, L'Oreal, and Unilever to name a few, committed to the cause along with the Chilean and British Government. The brands have pledged to publish yearly reports on the progress of their own waste management and environmental efforts to ensure accountability and responsibility towards the cause.
ZALORA x Nike brings the Hyper Flora collection to Southeast Asia
Inspired by Mexico’s bold colours, vibrant landscape, and strong female artists, the Nike Hyper Flora collection has now launched in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines via ZALORA. This 34-piece collection which brings energy and personality to this season’s newest Nike Women range will feature tropical flowers coming to life in the apparel and footwear pieces designed with the iconic Macaw parrot. This will definitely add colour and flare to your athleisure and sportswear!
ICYMI, more news from earlier this week.