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Saying Happy Birthday To Kate Spade, Having Some Pillow Talk With Charlotte Tilbury & Getting Blabbi For Games Night🎂💚🤫👾

Saying Happy Birthday To Kate Spade, Having Some Pillow Talk With Charlotte Tilbury & Getting Blabbi For Games Night🎂💚🤫👾

Hey FROW Fam! It’s finally Friday! Who’s on the Valentine’s Day countdown? Love it or hate it, it’s just around the corner! Speaking of things we love, I think we need to talk about The Grammys! Let’s take a moment to appreciate some of the killer looks that were served on the red carpet – would you agree Cardi B shut it down in Gaurav Gupta? As well as congratulating the well-deserved wins for Tems, Harry Styles and Lizzo! It’s About Damn Time ‘Special’ got the recognition it deserved. And let’s not ignore the fact that Beyoncé holds the title of the most Grammy wins ever – the G.O.A.T title has been made official 🤩 

Now onto the news; have you heard fashion brand Maniere De Voir is opening up their first store in Oxford Street London? 🙌🏾 We also have a healthy dose of stress-relieving skincare products for you, some seriously stellar news from adidas, as well as some light lifestyle bits, whether you’re wanting to kick back and relax or whip out the party games – consider all your bases covered by yours truly! 
 
You know the drill – 

GANNI are taking us on a JOYRIDE 🚗

…are you coming? The luxury fashion brand has brought an SS23 collection inspired by the creativity brought to us through music. We don’t know about you but music fuels the soul and this was GANNI inspiration as well as the city that stole their hearts – Copenhagen. Radiating energy and getting ready for the sun, this collection is what spring/summer is all about. With pieces such as the knitted bodycon teal dress, ultra cropped jacket and low-rise pants (that you CAN pull off) to wear on your afternoon picnic dates and maybe continue through the night to that unexpected party you said you weren’t going to go to…  🍾

Let’s Talk About Streetwear, Baby 🏀

Keep your head up as HIP has collaborated with the notorious American brand Russell Athletic to take a trip down memory lane and bring us a 90s-inspired capsule. Adding a contemporary spin with a vintage aesthetic to 12 casual pieces made with eco-friendly fabrics. Stay Supa Dupa Fly wearing the ready-to-wear pieces in a neutral colour palette for hitting the streets or keeping it casual. “Girl, you know you better watch out” because you’re going to need to make some space in that wardrobe of yours. 😅

kate spade Goes Green 💚

Spring is coming which means colour is coming back into our lives and kate spade New York hasn’t come to play. Celebrating 30 years, the luxury fashion brand known for their accessories has partnered with the colour experts, Pantone, to give us a fresh new rebrand – kate spade green, soon to take over the iconic pink clover branding. It’s the beginning of a new chapter and the classic Sam Icon bag is ready in the latest hue to kickstart the upcoming change with a soon to be released all-green capsule, which you’re sure to be carrying into the new season and give your outfit that needed pop of colour. 😌

adidas And Jenna Ortega Give Us A Shock! ⚡️

Stylish, passionate and purposeful: what’s a better way to describe actress Jenna Ortega (and FROW ofc)? Known for her reimagined role as Wednesday Addams *snap snap* and appearance in the popular horror franchise Scream, she is joining another fierce family – adidas. The streetwear brand has a special announcement; for the first time in 50 years (yes, 50 years!!) there is a yet-to-be-unveiled new label with the young star the face of it. Designed to represent young adults and pushing the boundaries in the sportswear culture, this exciting news is bound to shake up the fashion industry and we just hope it won’t be “too odd for the normies and not odd enough for the outcasts.” 🖤💜

Celebrating Simplicity With Gym+Coffee 🏆

Nothing wrong in keeping things simple and minimalistic and Gym+Coffee couldn’t agree more – presenting GPC; a new collection revisiting the brand’s timeless pieces with an effortless relaxed aesthetic. We’re not saying you should only focus on the lazy days, but the outfits to lounge around in are really making it hard not to. We’re talking pullovers or zip hoodies with matching joggers – what’s not to love? The capsule includes 5 unisex styles and 3 womenswear pieces all in two earth tones, starting from £40. Aiming to bring out that inner confidence – safe to say these pieces look… zen-sational.  🧘🏾‍♀️

TALA Goes Inclusive 🌟

Plus size ladies, this one’s for you. Sustainable brand, TALA, has announced they’re expanding their size range starting with their two bestselling collections – SkinLuxe™ and DayFlex. Striving to make the brand inclusive, they worked closely with women for over two years to understand what was needed. Though this might seem long overdue, undeniably the brand has shown they’ve wanted to get it right and FROW respect that. The ethically produced apparel will be available in sizes 2XL to 4XL from 2XS from February 15th 🗓

Extending our sizing is something I have wanted to do from day one of TALA and a project we have been working on in earnest for nearly two years now. As far as we’re concerned, it’s long overdue, and there’s no way we’ll do it perfectly from day one, but I am so excited to take this step towards becoming the TALA we ought to be.

Brand Founder, Grace Beverley

Calvin Klein Wants To Be Your Valentine 😘

V-day is (literally) around the corner and we know we love some cheeky underwear to spice things up. Calvin Klein are feeling the love and has released their Valentine’s collection in exclusive prints and colours. Time to wear your heart on your sleeve (or…. other areas) and keep things sensual. The well-known brand has kept up their quality fabrics we’re fond of, like modern cotton and mesh. And for those who might not have a Valentine this year, these pieces might keep your heart warm instead❣️

Tick Tock Tick Tock, Converse Are Racing Against The Clock👟

The clock is ticking, time is moving and it’s waiting for no one – Converse has announced a super exclusive drop and you only have 6 days left to get your feet on them. The well-known sneaker brand and renowned streetwear designer, Hiroshi Fujiwara invites you to create your own design for the Chuck 70. With a range of palettes to use – six shades of pink and blue and patterns, referenced from their previous collaborations, as well as two Converse Patches… what screams exclusivity more than customisation? 🤷‍♀️

One&Eight Prepare Your For Spring With New Accessories 

There’s definitely a line between accessories either being cute or elegant but what if you can have the best of both worlds? Made with love and worn to be loved, One&Eight SS23 newest pieces will work with every look – each item includes rare materials like sea glass, pearls or handmade porcelain separating itself from the jewellery you’re used to. So, whether you’re a silver type of girl or sticking with gold, there is something for everyone; keeping your outfit modern and adding that slight hint of razzle dazzle.✨

The Penny Drops 💰

Sneakerhead’s listen up! Two brands our streetwear lovers are far too aware of are back for round two. Stüssy and Nike Air Penny II drops today in two distinct colour ways. Now hold your horses, there’s still more to read before you disappear: to complement the highly anticipated footwear is an apparel collection – the capsule includes sweatpants, hoodies and socks to ensure your dripped out head to toe 😏

The Everyday Beauty Essentials To Switch Up Our Eye Game! 👀

Consider our matte makeup game strong with the new Huda Beauty Creamy Kohl Eye Pencil (£19) and Matte Obsession Eyeshadow Palette (£29). The two freshest additions to Huda’s collection sees a long wear eyeliner formulated to glide across the eye with no resistance, making it easier than ever to draw that perfect cat eye (sharp enough to kill a man as Miss Taylor Swift would say…) with some serious high-impact definition, and an everyday essential eyeshadow palette that’ll take our eye looks from drab to fab. A variety of ultra-pigmented warm and cool tones have crashed together to bring us the ultimate toolkit of blendable, versatile and incredibly mattified shades. From ‘toasty terracotta’ to ‘icy mauve’, this collection of shades is set to take us from winter into spring and summer… and we bet you can’t wait! Available from February 27th💕

Plantopia is Boosting our Skin Barrier and our Moods this Spring! 🌷

Plantopia is on a mission to energise and uplift our moods and our minds with their “Time to Spring” Body Sorbet (£18). The formula aims to protect your skin barrier against the stresses of day-to-day life, reduce dullness and kick signs of ageing to the curb (send one our way please 😉)! The light and refreshing blend is infused with a mix of ginseng and lemongrass to recharge your skin and give your natural radiance a little boost! When we look good, we feel good and Plantopia is set on the positive outlooks – revitalise and re-energise is definitely on our radar. 🛁

Skin Proud Is Now Hair Proud Too 💇🏻‍♀️

Hair Proud is the newest member of The Proud Family. The haircare brand aims to embrace imperfection, channel all things unique and forever champion #proudnotperfect. The range is suitable for all hairtypes is available in four collections catering to your haircare needs; whether you’re on a mission to Revive & Repair, giving your locks a helping hand to Hydrate & Nourish, working on keeping things silky Smooth & Shiny or just looking to implement some hero active ingredients into your Everyday Care. These vegan, cruelty-free and mood-boosting magic blends are at your service. #IAMHAIRPROUD 💈

Fenty Take Our Matte Game to the Next Level 💄

There’s a new kid on the block, and they’re shaking up the matte liquid lipstick game! Fenty Beauty are back with an all new addition to their Fenty Icon Family, the Velvet Liquid Lipstick (£24). Intense pigment, game-changing formula and smooth texture makes for the perfect mattified pout! Available in five new full coverage shades; from deep reds to rosy nudes – these long-lasting lipsticks will have you set and serving through your day, whether you’re keeping it casual at the office or bringing a shade of sultry to the night out, Fenty Beauty (unsurprisingly ofc) have you covered.

We’re Saying Bye-Bye to Conventional Styling and Hello to Innovative Air-Fusion Technology! 💨

ghd are cutting out the middleman with their new “ghd duet style” (£379). The 2-in-1 hot air styler combines the power of a hairdryer and beloved straighteners into one tool, harnessing the innovative tech of air fusion technology to dry and style your hair in one – oh, did we also mention its damage free? We know right! ✨Magic words✨. Designed with smart styling plates, the duet style contains infinity sensors that predict and cater to your hair’s needs by optimising your own personal low styling temperature; efficiently drying your hair on a non-invasive heat so you can girlboss through your day with smooth, sleek and glossy locks – without damaged hair compromising your confidence!  🔥

Nordic Roots are Carrying Us Into Dreamland with Barrier Boosting Magic in Mind!  🪄

Wouldn’t it be nice for someone else to do all the heavy lifting whilst you’re catching up on some beauty sleep? Well, Nordic Roots are doing just that. The new Truffle Night Cream (£32) has been formulated to enhance and strengthen your skin barrier to better handle the stresses we encounter daily, as well as restoring sensitive skin to its ‘feel-good’ state, reducing redness and irritation. This cream is scent-free, hydrating and aims to effortlessly plump, firm and protect your skin during your slumber – dreams have never been quite this sweet! 💤

This Valentine’s is Going to be Blushingly-Beautiful and Pop! Perfection… ☺️

Just in time for Valentines Day, or Galentines Day, Charlotte Tilbury has brought back the “Pillow Talk Party”, bursting with brand new PT innovations! Featuring all the much-loved originals, the collection will also see the introduction of a new Pillow Talk Matte Beauty Blush Wand (£29), Pillow Talk Makeup Bag and two new shades of the Hypnotising Pop Shots (£25)! The blush and pop shots are both super pigmented and ultra buildable, so you can layer till your heart’s content! As well as the matte blushes being infused with lumi-blur technology, it also aims to give you a seriously smooth and soft-focus finish. Hint hint to our Valentines, Charlotte Tilbury just made it easy for you! 😉

Blabbi-ing Your Way to a Win this Game Night!  🎲

Game night just got interesting, bring on Blabbi! Born out of the boredom of the pandemic, Blabbi is a party game that aims to get the cogs in your brain turning… The concept? Players are pitted against one another to pitch definitions for made-up words based off of topic cards provided. They say friends have their own secret language, so why not put that to the test and see just how well you know each other’s minds? 👯‍♀️

Bang & Olufsen Bring us the Best in Earbuds!  🎧

We’re ready to turn up the tunes with the newest wireless earbud drop from Band & Olufsen. Introducing the Atelier Editions (£599), designed with bespoke craftsmanship and impressive customisation at its core with the lime green colourway being the first in the collection. The Beoplay EX Atelier Editions will continue to launch throughout 2023, with each new drop releasing in unique customisations and colourways inspired by moments, tastes, current styles and specifically made-to-order.  💵

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