Happy Friday FROW fam! How has your week been? It’s been an eventful one, Liz Truss announced her resignation yesterday, making her the shortest-serving Prime Minister in British history. Join in the conversation over on our Twitter (@frowmagazine) Before we give you the rundown on what to expect this week; let us fill you in on something that’ll make you music fans out there VERY happy. In honour of the 10 year anniversary of Kendrick Lamar’s special tour “The Big Steppers”, this Saturday evening (22nd October), the singer will be live-streaming the Paris show of his 65-date world tour, which viewers can watch for free exclusively on Amazon Music & Prime Video. Will you be tuning in? We know we will! Now, onto the news, we’ve selected some of the best launches in fashion, beauty and lifestyle, from CHANEL to Coach, yes, we pulled out the big guns for this one!
It’s Time to Be Real with Coach!
Coach is coming in strong with their new campaign, “Courage to Be Real” starring none other than their new Global Ambassador, Lil Nas X. The short film shows the rapper and singer telling his inspiring story of how he became the global icon that he is today, overcoming obstacles and encouraging courageous self-expression. We know that being authentically you can be easier said than done, but get ready to refresh your confidence and embrace who you truly are!
ITZ Here: New Collection Alert!
Charles & Keith have dropped their ITZ MINE capsule collection in collaboration with their global brand ambassadors, girl group ITZY – and it’s dreamy 😍. Channel your inner superstar, as the line-up arrives in an array of VIP colours and patterns – from bold and bright to pretty pastels, and even topped off with a fun cow print. Did somebody say Gabine? The bag is back (and even more fabulous than ever) as it’s reimagined for the season in a new hobo silhouette with buckle closure. Following this season’s go-to footwear trend, the capsule’s penny loafers are being introduced as you’ve never seen before. The style has been revamped with chunky ridged soles to give you a few extra inches. Overall the collection is a true celebration of friendship, unique identities and the vibrant connection ITZY has with their fans!
Party Lovers – This One’s For You 🥳
Giving all things rhinestones, feathers and sequins, Maje’s evening capsule is a cocktail of prime party pieces. Taking inspiration from the bright lights of the holiday season, the collection is infused with vinyl mini-shorts, lace dresses and glittering vests. Reinforcing the spirit of this drop, the accessories make a statement to be remembered, featuring chain belts and silver heels. That’s not all, we mentioned feathers right? Well, they’re multipurpose, suitable for day or night and we are all here for it! After all, when they look this fabulous, why would you want to take them off?
We’re Seeing Enlightenment Everywear with Zara’s New Collection
The category is minimalism, as Zara unites feminine and masculine with their new wearable collection. With its stripped-back designs and modern silhouettes, minimalism certainly does not equal basic – and Zara is shouting it from the rooftops! With pieces designed to give the illusion of fluidity, as well as ruched and pleated details, freedom of movement is on the brand’s mind. Split hems and necklines leave you unrestricted for maximum comfort, whether you’re hitting the shops or the bar – this collection is for everyone “everywear”. Encouraging you to dress for how you feel, not for the occasion, this core focus can take you seamlessly from the office into post-work socials without the awkward pit stop for a wardrobe change along the way!
Say Hi To Superdry In Their Brand-New Battersea Power Station Store
Superdry’s brand-spanking new store has officially opened its doors on the ground floor of two newly-restored turbine halls within Battersea Power Station. Pretty cool, right? That’s what founder and CEO of Superdry, Julian Dunkerton thinks too, calling the location an “iconic London landmark” and a proud spot for the British brand to have a store presence. The shop will stock the brand’s apparel collection, including party wear, organic denim and vintage Nike – as well as accessories galore. So if you’re heading to the capital, add in a stop to the new store in town.
UGG Is Giving Back In Style
Launching a fresh take on their iconic Classic Boot, UGG’s first design ever to be made from regeneratively sourced materials is here! Crafted with raw materials from farms that practice regenerative agriculture, helping to restore soil, encourage wildlife diversity and capture carbon in the ground, the brand is preserving the land for future generations (and the fashion industry too!) With the same degree of high-quality comfort as their other styles, this silhouette is set to keep your feet cosy and warm this winter – singlehandedly proving we don’t need to compromise on design to be kinder to our planet. The brand is giving back to Mother Earth, something we can all get behind!
We’re Getting the Big 3-0 Celebrations Started With Dune London
Dune London is turning 30 and celebrating their birthday in style, with a jaw-dropping limited-edition four-piece capsule collection. Each piece highlights the brand’s unfaltering attention to detail and craftsmanship with intricate metalwork, exciting textures and luxury materials. Inspired by the great outdoors; bluebells and snowdrops feature on all four designs. Now, listen closely because there’s an extra special detail that you might not notice at first glance – yes FROW fam, we’re training your eye – a delicate pearl is set in the sole of each shoe to mark the big 30th anniversary! We know, stunning. Go on, treat yourself (it’s nearly Christmas anyway🎁)
“Eye Spy” A Luxe New Sunglasses Drop
Looking to treat that special someone this Christmas? With the festive season just around the corner, Swarovski eyewear is back and serving us a drop inspired by the brand’s Millenia family of jewellery. A fluid, precision-cut love letter to what the brand does best… crystals – are you surprised? The collection, created by renowned Marcolin, sees a bold silhouette “designed for the divine.” Say hello to a metal frame, embellished with crystals that come together to form wearable art. Extreme design details see the glasses elevated to the next level in statement accessories, we’re drooling over here 🤤 ! I think we can safely say we’d be more than happy to see these under the tree this year…
CHANEL Beauty Is Evolving with Comètes Collective
CHANEL is moving its cosmetics innovation forward as they launch a brand-new project, ‘Comètes Collective’. This initiative sees creatives Ammy Drammeh, Cecile Paravina and Valentina Li begin to expand the luxury House’s colour and shade palettes, reinterpreting icons, and reinventing their creative language – a new pioneering chapter for CHANEL Beauty – redefining the role makeup plays in our lives. You can read more here!
When Two Become One! The Ultimate Skincare Collab
FOREO and Dermalogica have joined forces to provide us with a skincare package we simply can’t refuse. The Ultimate Cleansing Kit is fixed with Dermalogica’s bestselling cleanser and soap-free foaming gel, as well as the daily Mixfoliant – a vegan exfoliating powder that’ll keep your skin soft and smooth, day in and day out! To add the cherry on top of the cake; FOREO has also included their Luna Mini 2, an ultra-hygienic facial cleansing device perfect for all skin types and concerns. Ummm, did someone order a fresh skincare routine?
We’re Taking a “Spritz” in the Right Direction with Ted Baker
Can you smell that? Smells like a new Ted Baker scent to us! It’s time to add to your list of favourite fragrances, as four new Eau de Toilette’s have arrived. Scents range from floral to forest and pillow-soft to out-of-office, giving you plenty of choice. Available in a handy 30ml size (£20) or a 100ml bottle (£30), at your local Superdrug.
R.E.M Beauty Invades the Midlands
Ariana Grande has gone from strength to strength, and just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, she is dishing up some seriously good stuff for the West Midlands! R.E.M beauty is touching down in Birmingham. The brand will be stocking its array of makeup and skincare products, from the award-winning eyeliner to retro space-inspired lipsticks and a curation of skin prep, throughout the creative pop-up store in Selfridges. Don’t walk, run to Selfridges – we are right behind you!
Fenty Beauty is the Gift that Keeps on Giving🎄
Fenty Beauty is serving up a serious treat this Christmas with their “Berry Iconic” Holiday collection. The drop includes a triple-threat selection of the Fenty Icon Semi-Matte Lipstick (£18), delivering us beautiful deep crimson shades – we’re ready to pucker up! The good stuff doesn’t end there, the new limited edition cream blush duo is giving our cheeks that rosy winter glow with its two exclusive holiday-set shades. Looking for some extra sparkle? The new Fuchsia Flex Gloss Bomb and Sandy Peach Mini Liquid Highlighter will be sure to give you just that. Fenty just made our happy holidays happier!
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