Happy Friday! It’s finally the weekend and the weather might be hot outside but we promise this week’s roundup of all things fashion, beauty and lifestyle is coming in hotter. Watch our favourite reality television show turn to second-hand fashion, a high stepping footwear brand celebrating independence whilst dipping into all new skincare favourites. You don’t want to miss this one!
Fifty Shades of New Balance Grey Day
It is safe to say the cultural impact of the New Balance grey shade is one that cannot be argued. Having declared the first grey day of 2018, this year the brand is stepping into four new tonal silhouettes which see the signature XC-72, 57/40 and 327 updated with a modern contemporary feel in a selection of muted grey colourways. Championing unapologetic and fearlessly independent community leaders with purpose whilst celebrating passions, perspectives and disciplines, grey day 2022 spotlights three local community leaders across Liverpool, Manchester and London of footballer Harvey Elliott and brother Harrison, musical siblings KSR and sisters, DJs and workout leaders Zoe and Crissi Vassilakis. In a world full of colour, today is Grey Day.
Timex Turn the Watch World ‘Upside-Down’
Calling all Stranger Things fans, Timex is dropping a new special edition collection that you do NOT want to miss. Timex is reimagining their cult classic T80, Camper and Atlantis watches that first made their debut around the time of Will Byers’ disappearance in 1983. The new designs will feature three unique styles with nods to the retro sci-fi series, just in time for the launch of Season 4! And if that’s not enough to get your heart rate ticking, there’s an eerie feature that just might be a subtle hint to the new series, when the clock strikes three, a backwards number three will be displayed on the watch face…can you figure out why?
All Eyes on Cutler and Gross x The Great Frog London
Embracing a vision for raw urban fashion through a modern contemporary lens, British luxury eyewear brand Cutler and Gross and cutting edge Rock ‘n’ Roll jewellers The Great Frog London have joined forces to create an exclusive eyewear collection and its one for the Summer. Home to five timeless unisex styles of three sunglasses and two opticals, each adopting an authentic 925 sterling silver emblem; true to the brand’s DNA, the authentic collection is the ultimate blend of expert handcraftsmanship, attention to detail and classic shapes. What’s more, the new campaign even sees legendary musician Iggy Pop.
What’s New in the GoodHood
Menswear, womenswear and lifestyle brand Goodhood are expanding their creative offerings this season with their very first homegrown clothing collection Goodhood Worldwide. Inspired by understated style, vintage sportswear and 90s street culture, the collection aims to empower, unite and champion an evolving community of people who may have found themselves on the outside whilst redefining the concept of luxury living. Premium tees, effortless outerwear, oversized sweats and playful accessories are amongst the graphic wardrobe staples expressing friendship, love and togetherness. With prices ranging from £15 to £130, the collection is now available to shop. Sign us up!
Judi Love Puts The Heart Back Into Plus-Size Fashion
Comedian and TV-presenter Judi Love has teamed up with Very to launch a colourful collection of Curve clothing ranging from sizes 14 to 28! The collection celebrates the female form, in all its shapes and sizes, and features a rainbow of radiant pieces ready to dominate your summer wardrobe. Whether you like to express yourself with bold and bright colours, or you prefer a slick monochrome look, this collection encompasses it all. Gone are the days of shapeless plus-size clothing, with Love ensuring every piece considers the female shape, body and individuality – so you can express yourself without compromising on your personal style!
Step into Summer with Lacoste
This season Lacoste is all about dual connections; uniting comfort and style, history and modernity, athletics and image, menswear and womenswear whilst embracing the transitional style of the trainer from day to night. Creating a shoe that certainly does both, the all-new timeless, gender-neutral cross-fit inspired L003 athleisure silhouette is built for comfort, practicality and modern movement. Reflecting savoir flare, the versatile shoe is available in nubuck and mesh offerings with breathable and embossed detailing.
Maybe Sporty-Chic is the Newest Summer Fashion Trend?
Channelling your sporty side this summer? If so, Veronica Beard and L’etoile Sport have the collaboration of dreams ready for you! After dropping last week, the powerhouse duo have created a 5 piece collection of elevated and versatile tennis wear ready to dominate the court. Crafting in L’etoile’s high-performance fabric, the collaboration consists of a zip front tank, lace skort, zip front dress, zip front jacket and a signature L’etoile dickey. If you’re in the market for chic sportswear, then this one is definitely for you!
Victoria Beckham Steps Up the Shapewear Game
Victoria Beckham has launched permanent capsule collection, VB Body, with femininity and sensuality at its core. The collection has been designed in a signature woven knit fabric and comes in four muted colourways; black, white, blush and chocolate brown. Beckham has created a variety of pieces including a fitted mini skirt and dress, a bralette and legging for the collection, targeting both statements and transitional for everyday wear – such as asymmetrical necklines, corset-style detailing and split front designs that push the boundaries of typical shapewear. The collection ranges in price from £90-£490 and will be available in UK sizes 4-18. Let’s get shopping!
Bjork and Berries Bottle Up the Smell of Summer
Bjork and Berries have released the scent of the summer with a new Botanist Eu de Parfum. Capturing the essence of a botanical garden with notes of green apple and cassis creates a fusion inspired by wild vegetation, woody forests and Sweden’s volatile seasons. The unique perfume transports you into a world of freedom and new possibilities and is made with the most potent natural ingredients nature has to offer. The perfume will retail at £85 and is a vegan and organic instalment in the Bjork and Berries hypnotic scent collection.
Pencil us in for Fenty Beauty’s Latest Launch
Just when we thought our obsession with Fenty Beauty couldn’t get any more real, the revolutionary beauty brand is drawing us back in with their brand new Wish You Wood Eyeliner. With its smooth, gliding and creamy formula, the precision pencil is both waterproof and long-lasting whilst creating anything from dramatic sharp wings to subtle tight lines. Innovative, conscious and ethical, the patented pencil is crafted from sustainably sourced forest wood, meaning we can now say goodbye to the days of sacrificing good makeup for sustainability as the brand shows us sleek liner shouldn’t cost the earth.
It’s a WANDERful World!
Benefit has us blushing with their new collection inspired by Mother Nature. Marking the brand’s most versatile range yet, with 12 shades for every skin tone and retailing at £27.50, the WANDERful World collection features shades inspired by all things bright and beautiful from the Moon and Sun to Butterflies and Dandelions. All products are silky-soft, smudge-proof and sweat-proof so you can girl boss through your day without compromising on your rosy and radiant look!
Get Ready and GLOW this Summer!
ICONIC London has released the sister-shimmer to their Prep-Set-Glow mist, the Prep-Set-TAN is sure to be the ultimate self-tan of the Summer – infused with the best tanning agents to give you a golden goddess glow! Say bye-bye to patchy tan and dry skin; enriched with Hyaluronic Acid, this spray will turn you into a bronzed beauty whilst nourishing your skin and without catching on elbows, ankles, knuckles or knees. Not only have ICONIC developed two different tanning sprays for light-deep skin tones, but they have also created a SCENT-sational glow recipe infused with a tropical aroma that will transport you to your perfect island paradise, whilst masking the typical fake-tan smell! This is the tan to swear by this summer!
Blemish Busting Subscription Box Steals!
Want to step up your skincare game? Well MINTD is coming through for you! The subscription service is introducing a limited edition MZ SKIN x MINTD BOX that offers you a unique skincare discovery experience, combining leading skincare brands with seasonal must-haves to keep your skin clear and supple. Retailing at £70 (but with an RRP of £720!) this bestselling brand’s subscription box is an absolute steal for people looking to give their skin a little more love ready for when the sun comes out. Desperate for a peek inside? Well, the box includes four of MINTD’s must-have products including, pigmentation correcting ampoules, placenta and stem cell overnight recovery cream, an antioxidant glow serum and depuffing eye rescue cream! MINTD are here to help you take back control of your skin!
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