It may be Christmas Eve but we’re back once again this week with our last FROW News roundup of 2021! Amongst the festive spirit and all things Christmas, this week we’re talking everything fashion, beauty and lifestyle as always. Watch a designer fashion brand release an interactive video series to help aid world hunger, a hair brand champion black beauty and the freedom of expression, all whilst cordially accepting an invitation to an enchanted beauty collaboration. Keep reading to find out more!
Good American Is Keeping Up With The Cosiness This Season
It might be cold outdoors but this fashion release is coming in hot off the press and what more could we need to warm ourselves up than a new Good American loungewear edit. Between relaxed boyfriend sweatpants, boxy sweatshorts and cropped hoodies, the sweats and essentials collection is the perfect day to night comfort without compromising both a stylish and high-quality finish. Crafted from softer-than soft cotton, the covetable pieces have arrived in a range of muted colourways from light bone to heather grey, and are sure to make the perfect off-duty wardrobe staples!
SKIMS Are Providing Full Coverage This Winter
Born out of her frustration at the lack of coverage, support and colour options in the shapewear industry, Kim Kardashian’s SKIMS line is one that still continues to be synonymous with the lingerie world. In a revolutionary range of inclusive shapes and sizes, Kim has recently dropped her all-in-one unitard styles that take her smoothing, sculpting and shaping to the next level. With figure-enhancing support and signature compression silhouettes, the solution-based unitards arrive from a mid-thigh to full length in the classic SKIMS colour palette. Not only the perfect solution to compliment your figure underneath your clothes, but the new pieces can even double up as the perfect outdoor transitional styles too!
Armor Lux Unite with Working Class Heroes
Teaming up for their second collaboration, French label Armor Lux is back with Cumbria-based menswear store Working Class Heroes with a seasonal piece. From a first collaboration of striped t-shirts last Spring, representing their signature simplistic nautical aesthetic inspired by the French law in 1858 to help locate overboard sailors, the second collaboration is one that brings us a heavyweight jersey crew neck sweatshirt for the colder season. Channelling the serenity of the Lake District and staying true to their maritime roots, the brand is riding the waves of winter this season with their cotton mid-layer detailed with tie-dye pocketing and a natural or navy colourway. We are totally on board with this one!
Hellessy Are At The Height Of Glamour to Welcome 2022
Functional yet elevated, architectural yet fluid and sexy yet opulent are the perfect words to describe womenswear brand Hellessy’s high glamour Pre Fall 2022 collection. The muse for this season’s collection? Luma Grothe. Born in Brazil but illuminating global runways and making a difference worldwide, the 19-year-old co-created an interview series focusing on feminism and empowering those around her. Aiming to redefine effortless allure and timeless sophistication through a modern contemporary lens, the brand’s pre-styled garments are the perfect investment. Continuing her love affair with taffeta, power sleeves and embroidering, Millstein’s collection features the bustier mini ‘Clemence’ dress, the ombre ‘Kiyo’ tuxedo jacket and then jacquard satin ‘Luma’ shirt dress are amongst many buy-now, wear-forever pieces.
Pat McGrath Launches Decadent New Collaboration
This one is for the Bridgerton bingers and all you beauty lovers out there, or if you are a fan of both, you are in for a treat. Just in time for its second season, Pat McGrath LABS have announced an exclusive collaboration inspired by the true romance, Regency-era beauty and burning passion of the Netflix show. From the Mthrshp diamond of the first water palette of six regal shades and satin textures and the Divine blush and glow trio of beguiling tones to the skin fetish sublime highlighter that is set to glide across the skin with its pearl infused powdered finish, the collection is glowing with fantasy, diversity and regality. Prepare to fall in love with the opulent products launching on the 26th of December.
Get Ready to Snap up Revlon’s Ultra HD Polish Collection
Adding a bold splash of colour to this week’s news roundup is none other than the launch of Revlon’s Ultra HD Snap! Nail Colour Polishes. Colourful, clean and vegan, the new collection arrives in twelve shades from a cherry red and refined teal to bright white and muted pink. With its creamy texture, glossy shine and streak-free application, the polishes are made from 78% natural ingredients as well as hexanal, shea butter and green botanicals; leaving the nails feeling stronger, smoother and more protected. Gone are the days of painfully waiting for your fresh nails to dry as the polishes are even quick-drying and only require one coat for a full coverage finish.
Love is in the Hair with RadSwan’s New Clip Product
A conscious black hair brand that is redirecting the narrative and reclaiming the beauty and freedom in hair is none other than empowering label RadSwan. The brand has just launched its Radclip 04 which serves to add instant vibrancy, length and volume without losing the hair’s natural texture. Coarse yet soft and secured to the root, the synthetic hairpiece is detailed in fine metal clips with silicone endings that easily attach to the hair. Founded by inspiring entrepreneur Freddie Harrel, the brand was built with the community in mind to hold connected conversations around culture and identity, whilst representing the challenges faced by women today.
The GelBottle Inc Have Nailed It With Their First UK Salon
Just when you thought booking that overdue nail appointment couldn’t get any more exciting, international The GelBottle Inc brand have launched their first-ever Mani-Pedi spa ‘Create & Coat’ in Harvey Nichols, Manchester. With a luxury spa offering a wide range of nail treatments from a speedy lunchbreak mani to meticulous trending nail art appointments, the salon has been carefully designed with no detail left unpolished. As well as offering their services, the salon will a hub for TGB customers to meet the brand and see the latest products in real life. What’s more, the nail and skin products used are all vegan and cruelty-free. We don’t know about you but we’ve already got our diaries ready!
Touch is Powerful and Free through NIVEA’s Inspiring NFT
Entering the virtual world of Non-Fungible Tokens, NIVEA has launched free NFT’s that celebrate the value of touch and spotlight digital crypto art. In collaboration with visually impaired Italian artist Clarissa Baldassari, the brand’s NFT art aims to inspire human connectedness and support people in their journey in rediscovering the power of touch to alleviate feelings of loneliness. With a visual impairment that inspired her to rediscover art through touch and strengthen both an experimental and visceral relationship with creating, the piece was painted using a raised line drawing kit and a metal awl; traditionally used in the development of Braille. Because touch should be accessible to everyone, the limited edition Value of Touch artwork can be accessed for free at the official NIVEA website.
Michael Kors Release #WHATSONMYTABLE Global Video Series
In a motivated effort to continue Watch Hunger Stop philanthropic messaging all-year-round, Michael Kors has launched a content series titled #whatsonmytable. With its initial launch on October’s World Food Day, the series has continued to grow with support from notable chefs and diverse talents across the globe. We can expect even more this year as we watch world-leading chefs and farmed at-home cooks create easy-to-follow recipes documented through a series of videos throughout 2022. Alongside sharing their dishes, they will also be modelling Michael Kors’ Watch Hunger Stop collection whose sales support the United Nations World Food Programme and help to relieve global hunger whilst providing school meals to children in food-insecure areas.
Missed last week’s penultimate 2021 news round-up, we’ve got you covered here. Finally, from everyone here at FROW Magazine, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year – we can’t wait for you to join us again in 2022!