February is Calling and We’re Slipping into All New SKIMS, Feeling the Love with Pat McGrath and Going ‘Back to Black’ with Amy Winehouse 😍❣️
It’s Friday FROW Fam (Thank god, we thought the weekend would never come – I know we say this every year but January seems to be dragging on FOREVER 😴), how are you all feeling? We’re ready to just kick back and relax over here – and maybe catch up on a few Paris Fashion Week shows. What did you think of some of the looks? Not sure how you could describe what Doja Cat served up – but we’re here for it nonetheless! Red really is her colour❣️Also, how did you feel about the Schiaparelli show if you caught it… faux taxidermy, cop or drop? Talk to us! Let us know on our Twitter @frowmagazine.
Now, Valentine’s day is just around the corner, whether we like it or not, we have got a whole host of goodies to make the one you love – or yourself – smile, even cry (in a good way), we know if we got served with some Pat McGrath products we’d practically melt *hint hint*. So dive in, and feel the love, with all new drops from Boux Avenue, Dyson and a special announcement from the 2010 pop icon herself, Jessie J. It’s not about the money, money, money, it’s all about the goss!
Lights, Camera, Action: adidas SS23 Bra And Leggings Are Making An Appearance 📸
adidas couldn’t leave us hanging with their SS22 bra collection (😅) and has followed on with their newest high-performance bra and leggings. As women, we all love that feeling of finishing the day and taking our bras off (#FreeTheNip 🙋🏼♀️) but the brand is giving us sports bras we are excited to put on, with high to low support fitted for all activities. But we’re not forgetting the leggings ofc – the brand has aimed to give a handful of options, to avoid chafing, itchiness and the annoying feeling of constantly pulling them up 😤. This new drop is going to be a HIIT.
Ashley James Brings Lingerie Catered Tu You👙
Luxury and affordable? Two words you don’t usually see together… until today. Tu Clothing has partnered up with new brand ambassador, Ashley James, to bring a brand new premium lingerie range that you’re going to want to get your hands on. Inspired by the 1920s and 30s Parisian boudoirs, the pieces come in three rich colours – scarlet, mint and nude. And before you think “I have enough lingerie as it is” let’s look at the finer details; lace fabrications, thicker straps and supportive underwiring. The aim? For women of all shapes and sizes to feel empowered, comfortable and confident in their skin – you already know we love that here at FROW! Available in sizes 32A to 42GG, and with prices ranging from just £8… it seems you’re going to want to make space in your draw for this collection.
A Loungewear Gift Wrapped with a Boux
Some things don’t last forever but the love for loungewear certainly does. Boux Avenue and Emily Shak are back at it again with a loungewear drop that was highly anticipated (and for good reason, #sellout ). So many options for your off-duty days, we don’t know where to begin; keep yourself snug in the fluffy knit fits or throw it back to the 90s in the era-inspired keyhole seamless crop top. And maybe give your man a break and own your OWN boyfriend-style shorts. (you’ll thank us later… and so will he). And who doesn’t love an oversized moment? For the ultimate comfort, there are hoodies, jumpers and sweats larger than life. Looks like you’re being spoilt for choice!
Spreading Love With SKIMS🥰
V-day is right around the corner and SKIMS is spreading the love in their newest Valentine’s Shop campaign. ‘The White Lotus’ actresses Beatrice Grannò and Simona Tabasco are wearing the all-new collection celebrating friendship and female empowerment. The limited edition 10-piece is available in pink (to make the boys wink 🤭) with cheeky heart details or sultry classic black; fit for Galentines or a little gift for that special someone!😍
Calzedonia Have a Leg Up On Us This SS23!
We think tights have the potential to be the ultimate accessory for your outfit, after all, there are so many to choose from; lace, fishnet, patterned or plain – looks like those regular tights have got to go! And Calzedonia is wasting no time adding a little bit of razzle dazzle to their archive – you’ll see new shades, new patterns and new prints in their new SS23 collection. But wait, seems like the brand is breathing new life back into the jeggings trend, introducing two new types; one with thicker fabric for the later seasons and a renewable, sustainable edition for extra comfort and flexibility. Available in stores and online in February – show them legs off, girl! 🦵🏻
An Exclusive Vagabond Remix
Don’t feel de-feet-ed when looking at your shoe collection as Vagabond has given you two reasons to smile again. Drum roll please – introducing the Vivian Mary Jane – a Vagabond exclusive, ready to set the tone this season and take a step in the right direction. Designed in two colourways, polished black or deepened red; remixing the Mary Jane pump and adding some spice with the loved Vivian style. A pointed-toe shape for the sophisticated look with a block heel for added support, which is bound to make a statement and steal the show!
Dickies Takes Us Back to the Future 🏎
We all love a trip down memory lane. Thinking about all the good memories and the hopeful paths, Dickies is embracing that in their new SS23 collection. All new arrivals take a trip down memory lane while keeping optimistic for the future ahead, inspired by different eras of streetwear fashion. Designed to fit your idea of history whether it be rocking early 70s style or a nostalgic early 2000s throwback inspo. Get ahead of the game and prepare your seasonal closet with the all-new light and breezy fabrics perfect for the sun we are hoping will come sooner than later. ☀️
The Threadbare-rs of Good News!
It’s time for a New State of Mind. Threadbare is refreshing and rebranding their style in the best way possible. Think about your best self – a fresh new attitude with your inner confidence and independence shining through. Sound good? We couldn’t agree more. The brand reimagines classic everyday staples and pieces to city-inspired statements. The rebrand embraces a new logo – showing the values of community and creativity. Ready-to-wear pieces include Green Boucle Blazer and a Black Longline Trench, keeping it classy and stylish. It’s time to hit the streets! 🚶🏻♀️🧥
Looking For The Thorn In A Rose Bush This Valentines
Hopeless romantics, this one’s for you. Thorne by Bella Rose has kept you lover-girls in mind when crafting their newest collection to make your heart feel alive. Wearing your heart on your sleeve is never easy, so why not wear it around your neck with the Heart Of Gold Necklace? How about we bring sexy back with the statement customisable Crown Jewels Thong? Which allows you to choose up to 8 characters to add on to sprinkle some of your own love to it. Don’t be scared to push the boundaries and don’t be scared to embrace your soft side too!
Simplicity Has Never Smelt So Good! 😌
Less is more and Zadig&Voltaire are stripping everything down to the nude (Cheeky! 😉). “Undressed”, the newest edition to This is Her! (£94) And This is Him! (£69), channels all things sexy, sultry and ‘scent’-sational – inspired by the pleasures of the flesh. There’s some serious chemistry between these “His and Her” fragrances 🧖🏼♀️🧪! Infused with a tantalising blend of spicy, woody and floral scents, these perfumes will imitate all the excitement and thrill of the chase – without all that extra effort. Zadig&Voltaire will you be our Valentine? 🌹
Pat McGrath Labs: The Valentine We Didn’t Know We Needed 🌹
Winter is still going strong, but we’re turning up the heat and thawing out our hearts with Pat McGrath Labs’s most romantic drop yet – The Love Collection 💗. The range sees all new radiant products for your eyes, lips, cheeks and complexion – allow these “Cupid-approved” beauty buys to kiss, caress and compliment your face, with peachy-soft and sultry shades perfect for any V-day rendezvous you’ll be embarking on (yes, self-care DOES count ladies! ✨). And please, who said looks don’t matter 👀? Because if you aren’t already “taken” with the variety of luminous, shimmery and silky soft products… the seductive packaging is SURE to draw you in! With prices ranging from £23, you already know the drill, it’s time to prep for those V-day date selfies! 💋
A Moment of Your Time for This “Royally” Delicious Perfume Please? 👑
Love is in the air and on our skin thanks to Thameen! Romantic and ruby red, the new Cullinan Diamond scent (£235) oozes all things warm, rosy and musky, infused with vanilla and amber with top notes of black pepper. Inspired by imperial regal jewels – specifically the most celebrated diamond in the world 💎 (*gasp*, we know right!) – the Extrait de Parfum comes in an exclusive red bottle that is only gracing us with its presence this Valentine’s season – complete with a red gift box adorned with golden embellishments. We don’t know about you, but we’re tempted to give ourselves the gift of royal treatment this year – not that we don’t do that already… 🤭
Bronze, Berries and the Body – Believe It or Not, It Just Makes Sense 🤷🏽♀️🌤
Excuse the pun, but we think you’ll be ‘berry’ happy about this. St Tropez is blazing through the cold with their new limited edition 10-day tan mousse bursting with the smell of Berry Sorbet (£34) 🍓🫐. The tell-tale smell of tan is a burden all of us tan-obsessed ladies have to suffer – the dreaded “biscuit tan” *cue the horror scream* 😱 – but now, you can still get that foolproof golden glow accompanied with a very berry fragrance!
However, if you’re more interested in sticking to what you know… then they’ve covered all bases 🍑. We asked, and they delivered. The new hydrating Luxe Body Serum (£35) has landed, working to not only give you that golden goddess glow, but also to firm, soothe and even skin tone! We love a multi-tasking queen 👸🏻. Infused with a light fragrance, and packed full of collagen-enhancing and moisturising properties, the 5-in-1 formula has taken ten-day-tanning to the next level. ☀️
Happy Lunar New Year From Dyson!
Let’s double back and talk about Dyson – again. We’re passionate about giving you the goss on quality hair care at FROW, and this special-edition Topaz Orange colourway of the Dyson Multi-styler (£479.99) and Supersonic (£329.99) is getting us very excited 🥳. In honour of Lunar New Year (and, Valentines Day of course, just in case we haven’t mentioned it enough already ❤️) the hair care range has switched up their traditional colour palette and has taken inspiration from the phonetic resemblance between ‘mandarin’ and ‘luck’ to give their styling tools a temporary refresh. New year, new you Dyson?
The Candle Game is Strong with Shantell Martin and Joya Candles
Shantell Martin x Joya Candles, we are not worthy 🙏🏻! The two names are coming together to bring us two special edition candles inspired by the passage of time, with each candle possessing a variety of distinctive scents that indicate a specific mark of time. Each candle is one of a kind, numbered, hand designed and written by artist Shantell Martin herself. The classic glass votive candle ($48) and special edition three-wick ($700) have been poured with a multiple-layer effect, with each one burning for hours on end and infusing your space with a variety of hearty scents from sage and lavender to ocean air and jasmine (among MUCH more!). 🌊✨
Jessie J is Taking Us ‘Back in Time’ with Her Shepherds Bush Gig! 🎵
We’re gonna party like it’s 2010! Bang Bang, Jessie J is back in the performance game following the announcement of her pregnancy (Congratulations from all of us at FROW! 👶🏻🍼). The ‘Price Tag’ singer has revealed tickets will be on sale today for her acoustic set (for her die-hard fans, we give you our permission to pause to take this all in) to see her perform an iconic set at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire! Not only will this gig be thick with nostalgia, but the singer is also treating us to some brand-new tunes. We’re sure this set is going to be nothing short of a “Masterpiece”. 🎤
The Comedy Festival Bringing Laughter to Leicester ☺️
They say laughter is the best medicine, and Leicester Comedy Festival is here to serve up a huge dose. The event will see a lineup of famous comedians performing across Leicester from the 8th to the 26th of February 2023, including famously funny icons such as Jo Brand, Stewart Lee, Rosie Jones, Michael Rosen, Tony Slattery, Sikisa and Eshaan Akbar. The local charity, Big Difference, the muscle behind the festival, is using this experience as an opportunity to shine a light on and inspire the up-and-coming generation of comedians! (All rising stars need their opportunity to shine after all) Forget chocolates and jewellery, give us the gift of laughter this Valentines’. 🍫
Amy, Amy, Amy: Her Story Like We’ve Never Seen it Before 🖤🕊
The new Amy Winehouse Biopic BACK TO BLACK: takes us on a deep dive into her intense rise to fame. The film will depict the vibrant years Amy spent living in London, with breakout star Marisa Abela portraying the legendary late singer. The feature will be packed full of the icon’s most popular songs and will celebrate her propel into the hearts of her fans and the industry as told from the perspective of Amy herself. For the first time, fans of the musician will be able to see what she saw and feel what she felt during her whirlwind stardom. Filming is currently underway, and we can’t wait to see how it all comes together.
Da Flava is Being Brought to Brixton 🇯🇲🍛
Brixton is opening their hearts to the taste of the Caribbean. Original Flava (the brother duo) have announced they are opening a permanent residency in Market House Brixton. The Jamaican food spot will open its doors to the public on the 1st of Feb; offering a variety of dishes from an authentic Caribbean Sunday roast to visionary vegan treats, and a selection of Jerk options – mango, honey, hot and spicy, you name it! – and a whole host more. Our mouths are watering just thinking about it, have you seen their Instagram? – time for a lunch break I think! – nevertheless, we’re adding this to our list of dinner destinations! #bigtingzahgwarn 🤤
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