Hello and happy Friday FROW readers! How are we all coping after the heatwave? It was quite literally too hot to handle (we totally recommend that show on Netflix BTW), and just so you’re prepared for next time check out our top tips for staying safe in the sunshine over on our our social media @frowmagazine – Also, let us know how you stayed cool this week, we’d love to hear your own personal summer beat-the-heat hacks! The good news is, even though things seem to be cooling down, for now, it’s all hotting up over here in FROW News! Clothes, clothes and more clothing drops are coming our way, as well as R.E.M Beauty dropping in UK Selfridges stores and Selena Gomez launching her own limited edition kitchenware range with Our Place. It’s all happening over here, so get comfy and dive into this juicy edition of FROW News!
Asos & Fnatic are ‘Pros’ At Esports Apparel
ASOS and Fnatic continue their partnership this summer to introduce a collection designed for all of you marathon gamers out there. Yes, you heard that right, a fashion drop specifically created for comfort (and style…) whilst you level up online! The e-sports apparel range consists of joggers, pro jerseys, jackets and training tees ranging from £28-£100 created with “winning team energy” to power you and your teammates to victory… When you look good, you feel good and when you feel good, you can do anything – including dominating the online leaderboards!
Fairy Godmothers of Fashion Have Granted Us One Wish… and It’s This Collaboration!
When you wish upon a star… Coca-Cola, Highsnobiety and Disneyland Paris bring you a new collection! (PS… it’s a very limited edition). The new line, “Classic Paris”, features eight classic silhouettes including baseball caps, straight-cut t-shirts, hoodies and crewnecks reflecting the iconic palettes of Disney and Coca-Cola! The soft drink company has dominated the fashion industry with their collaborations and has now been inspired by the magic of Disney to create a fun and unexpected capsule that also acts as a nod to the 30-year-anniversary of their enchanting partnership! Is nostalgia hitting you hard? You can shop the new apparel in the Coca-Cola Concept Store, Highsnobiety shop and in select Disney Fashion Shops!
“I Am Enough” Are The New Magic Words!
You shouldn’t want to change your body to fit your clothes, your clothes should be made to fit your body! And Gossard is leading the way in catering to the evolving female form with their ‘I Am Enough’ campaign, celebrating all bodies and encouraging women to find their inner confidence – helping every woman to combat the difficult dialogue surrounding discussing body image. The campaign features imagery of Gossard’s bestselling pieces modelled on three women who share the same mission statement… I AM ENOUGH.
Peak Performance & Hottest Styles
It’s official, the world is your runway… thought you couldn’t look good whilst hiking? Think again. Lululemon Hike is the newest collection from the athletic apparel brand, consisting of adaptable pieces that are both stylish and breathable – so it’s easier than ever to tackle the great outdoors whilst feeling fashion-forward. The new collection is elevated and packable, created with lightweight and water-resistant materials that you can layer or wear alone. Prices range from £22-£198 and are available to be purchased from the website now (brb just going to start adding to our basket!) So whatever your plans are this holiday season, whether you’re tackling a mountain or keeping it more comfortable… Lululemon has got you covered.
Nike Knock The Sneaker Game Out Of The Park
Nike is honouring the impact Major League Baseball player, Jackie Robinson, had on breaking the colour barrier with their new Nike Dunk Low (Jackie Robinson) shoe. The sneaker has been inspired by Jackie Robinson’s original uniform, with a 75-year anniversary emblem on the tongue of the shoe that represents the year he broke baseball’s colour line. More notably, printed across the shoe is Robinson’s famous quote “I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me…All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.”, Nike has really left no crumbs with this new drop and if you want to get your hands on a pair, you can in select retailers, or on SNKRS and UNDFTD.
Primark Take Low-Impact Manufacturing Global!
Primark has become the first retailer to introduce RColourBlend globally with their new RColourBlend Leisurewear collection in partnership with Recover. The collection is made up of coloured recycled fibres that will help Primark produce lower-impact but high-quality products with less of a cost to the environment – so you can start to be sustainable without breaking the bank. The range consists of t-shirts and sweatshirts ranging from £6-£11 in a range of colours… sign us up!
This New Collection is Giving Us Serious “Flutur-flies”
Old-school rave-inspired collection, vivid colours and form-fitting silhouettes… created by Dua Lipa and Puma – Yes, it doesn’t get much better than this! The duo has finally introduced the second instalment of the Flutur collaboration, featuring an array of brightly coloured pieces including rave-ready tracksuits, three new variations of the Mayze silhouette shoe and multicoloured striped jersey tops with coordinating bottoms. The unisex collection has taken athleisure to the next level and reinvented transitional apparel, training at five but a party at eight? No worries, the Flutur collection has you covered.
We’re Feeling Good In Our Second ‘SKIM’
Skims is bringing back fan-favourites in a MAJOR way with the return of the buttery-soft basics, with more variety. The Soft Smoothing Seamless Collection has made a comeback, with even more styles and colourways than before… Whether you’re aiming for that flush and unwrinkled base for the perfect date night dress or keeping it casual for when you’re running your errands, there’s a versatile butter-soft basic for the occasion. Ranging in price from £16 to £70, the affordable and adaptable collection offers light support and blends effortlessly with any body shape or skin tone… you can shop the collection online now and find your perfect fit on the Skims website!
Little Mistress x Vogue Williams: Summer Dresses of our Dreams!
If you’re on the hunt for the perfect summer dress, Little Mistress has landed a variety of them on your doorstep. Joining forces with Irish model and DJ, Vogue Williams, to develop a comfortable, feminine and colourful collection of summer dresses and co-ordinating midi skirts and tops for any occasion. Multicolour floral prints, abstract animal prints, tropical patterns and coloured pieces act as the perfect day-to-night dress, going from being dressed to impress at a sunny brunch to the talk of the town on a warm night out! Prices start from £39 and range up to £85 and you can shop the collection now on the Little Mistress website.
Bundles Bursting With Can’t-Miss Savings!
Feelunique has come through with the ultimate gift boxes! Saving 87% sounds too good to be true… but it’s just not! Feelunique has put together a collection of gift bundles called; Feel Fabulous (£35), Feel Free (£20), Feel Good (£40) and Feel Nurtured (£35). Each box caters to a different purpose, there’s a mother & baby box, beauty box, celebration collection and an out-of-office collection – what more could you want? So if you’re in need of some serious TLC for any situation, Feelunique has a bundle prepared just for you, with products from Olaplex, Iconic London, NARS, Urban Apothecary and many more, you’re getting way more than your money’s worth with these bundles!
Huda Beauty Give Us Perfectly Plump Lips With No Needles In Sight!
Huda Beauty is leaving the need for botox in the past with their Silk Balm Icy and Silk Balm Spicy lip balms that plump up your lips naturally to give them a fuller and more volumized look over time. The non-sticky formula contains the same glossy goodness as the Huda Beauty OG Silk Balm, but now with cooling and warming tingling sensations to offer that needleless plumpness with more hydration and an extreme glistening shine! As if it didn’t sound perfect already, ghd serums are vegan-friendly, alcohol-free and recyclable, so your new, natural perky pout didn’t cost the earth and also won’t cost you any more than £21… Alright, you’ve convinced us! *adds to basket*
R.E.M Beauty Makes Contact With Selfridges UK…
Just like magic, R.E.M beauty is now available to shop online from Selfridges and at stores throughout the UK. The vegan, cruelty-free and paraben-free collection of beauty products including the popular highlighters, retro-inspired lipsticks and award-winning eyeliner marker will be available for the Selfridges customer to buy in a creative pop-up space, celebrating the otherworldly-inspired makeup range! Bear with us whilst we just add a quick trip to Selfridges to our to-do list…
Need to know more about the UK launch? Read more about it in our feature here!
Cooking Up a Concoction Of Cute Kitchenware
Our Place and Selena Gomez have partnered up to bring us a kitchenware collection inspired by reconnecting with your roots. The range features the ‘always pan’ (£125), ‘perfect pot’ (£140), drinking glasses (£45) and a variety of main plates (£45) and side plates (£35) in limited edition Rosa and Azul colourways. 10% of net profits from the collection will be donated to Rare Impact, a nonprofit organisation that works towards making mental health services more accessible for young people. If you, like Selena, find cooking and spending meal-time with family a bonding experience… then you do not want to miss out on getting your hands on these kitchenware pieces!
The Weird & Wonderful Ice Cream Project
We can all appreciate the power of a cold ice cream after the insane heatwave the UK saw this week and Anya Hindmarch’s new shop ‘The Ice Cream Project’ has a selection of eclectic flavours for you to choose from. Open at The Village until the 28th of August, the artist’s project is a shrine of sorbet and ice cream with unique twists… for example, you can get your hands on some Kellogg’s Coco Pops flavoured ice cream, or Lyle’s Golden Syrup or even Heinz Mayonnaise. Yes, Mayonnaise flavoured ice cream. The weird and wacky flavours don’t just stop there, of course, there are also baked beans, soy sauce, tomato ketchup and HP sauce flavours too – if you’re interested in tricking your taste buds this summer. We can’t imagine condiment-flavoured ice cream would be particularly tasty, but it would certainly be a fun experience!
Carry Art With You Wherever You Go With Kind Bag
Kind Bag has teamed up with Dutch-Egyptian illustrator Roeqiya Fris to continue the brand’s history of championing female artists! The new limited edition collection, inspired by Fris’ love of travel and culture, features a selection of beautifully designed reusable shopping bags with hand-drawn magical sceneries honouring feminine beauty and animals and humans living in harmony with one another. Each Kind Bag is 100% recycled and can be adapted to be used wherever, whether you’re taking a trip to your local supermarket, heading for a beach day or going on a picnic, you’re sure to be the envy of wherever you go with the new Kind Bag collection. Lightweight, water-resistant, durable and stylish? What are you waiting for, get your hands on yours now!
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