Eylure Taps Into Love Island, We Welcome “Grinchmas” With Open Arms & We’re Burning Up Over These Abstract Candles! 🕯💚
The weekend is just around the corner, and not to spook you but… it’s the last weekend before we hit December; Christmas tunes incoming! 🎄 Speaking of incoming, how about the breaking news that Alessandro Michele is leaving Gucci? We wonder who’ll step up and become creative director next! Also, not to digress but you know we love to have a good gossip with you guys; so do tell us what you think of the Balenciaga drama on our social media @frowmagazine! We can barely keep up with it, as well as with the influx of news we have for you this week! We basically have the ultimate skincare rundown, from Gisou to Bondi Sands and hot new seasonal clothing drops inspired by everything from The Grinch to Manchester City Football Club. We’ve really got you covered this week!
It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like ‘Grinchmas‘ 💚
The Grinch may have stolen Christmas but luckily adidas is giving back to us with their new collaboration with Dr. Suess Enterprises! Make a quick escape in the festive spin-off Forum Lows, available in adult and junior sizes, out December 1st. Getting a makeover in true Grinch style, the sneakers arrive in iconic suede green and feature the character’s illustrated eyes and trusty four-legged friend Max – How cool! As well as the new kicks, the launch includes a campaign embedding the shoe in some classic illustrations from the book! We’re wearing these to our 5:30 Jazzercize!
We’re feeling BIMBAYLOLIZED!
Hand-delivered to us through UFO, the FW22 collection by BIMBA Y LOLA has left us feeling completely ‘BIMBAYLOLIZED‘ – a new attitude, personality, and community to feel bold, naive, and fundamentally carefree. And what better way to capture the campaign than through a short film directed by Petra Collins? The capsule features authentic pieces from jackets and skirts to bags. This new drop is out of this world… literally.
A Match Made In Heaven ☁️
Looking the part off the pitch and performing on the pitch is equally as important in the football world and The Fold, couldn’t agree more. The luxury workwear brand has signed as the official long-term formalwear partner of Manchester City Women’s Football Club and the players are ready to scrub up well ⚽️. More than just suits and ties, the brand believes in celebrating the players, equality, and spotlighting women’s achievements. We think this collab will be a match made in heaven. Read more here 👈🏼
New Sustainable Brand Heba Shaikh Is Here To Make A Statement
The recently launched Heba Shaikh is all about timeless classics but most importantly, honesty – their main philosophical message. While they are all about slow fashion, they aren’t making a slow approach to the industry; dedicated to minimising waste, reusing materials, and building products that are meant to last. From smart casual to work attire, the launch includes pieces like an Oversized Shirt (£295), Wide Leg Trousers (£395), and Classic Trench Coat (£1,100). Adding to our ‘Ones to Watch’ list! 😉
The Silk Dynasty Continues…
What is fine, soft, and delicate? If you thought of silk you’d be right and the high-end brand Ning Dynasty is all about it. Their new core collection has arrived and is elevating the beauty of our wardrobes, featuring activist and model Kai Isiah Jamal. Spun from 5000-year-old Chinese silk are the new non-gendered silk shirts ranging from £550 to £590. Their campaign aims to show the urban spin on fashion as well as push beyond the boundaries!
A Fashion Fantasy… 🛍
Celebrating unique digital garments and the blend of fashion with virtual fantasy, H&M has released the new Innovation Metaverse Story collection. Landing on the December 8th are metallic sandals wrapping sky-high up your thigh and the spotlight staple – a yellow corset-waisted yellow dress. The high street company aims to be more sustainable and be more accessible. Many pieces are made from recycled polyester and sequins adding that extra pazzazz to renewed items. A true fashion fantasy!
Celebrating Women With The Bias Cut 💆🏽♀️✂️
Prepare the party hats for The Bias Cut because they are throwing a celebration! Honouring women of all ages by challenging ageism in the fashion industry. They’re also on a mission to empower women and embrace the best versions of themselves! Inspired by the glam rock and iconic disco era, the 70s. The collection allows you to embrace your inner (and outer) rock star! Statement pieces include a sequin co-ord to match the disco balls and a variety of dresses from labels Fabienne Chapot and Stella Nova. Who’s ready to party?! 🕺🏼
Clean Your Cobblers With Veja
Rewear and repair with Veja and their new project, aiming to let their clients clean and fix their footwear for a longer life the duo has opened multiple stores in places such as Paris, Berlin, and Darwin! The news gets better as any pair of shoes and trainers can be repaired. So to our international readers, don’t throw them sneakers out just yet! All pairs are hand fixed so you know your beloved kicks are being taken care of! 👟
Our Wellness Journey is Starting from Within with Copina Co!
That’s right, we’re swapping out our regular latte (or tea and smoothie – don’t worry non-coffee lovers, we wouldn’t miss you out!) with Copina Co.’s plant-based collagen-supporting blends. Formulated in collaboration with professional herbalists, the collagen boosters aim to support stress management, lift energy levels and take care of your hair, nails, and skin using some of the best ingredients in plant medicine – Amla, Tremella Mushroom, Bamboo Leaf Extract, Biotin. Whether you’re partial to a Matcha, a bit of Cacao, or a sprinkle of Vanilla, there’s a blend ready to help enhance your beauty from within.
Relax and Recover – The Only Thing On Our Agenda Right Now!
Disclaimer: listen up FROW fam, this is important! Before we fill you in on all the juicy gossip we have on this product, be aware it does involve fire and hot oil – so read the directions thoroughly and take care when using this product.
Light, melt, relax – the three magic words. Sienna X’s massage candles are on a mission to make regenerating skincare a relaxing endeavour. Encouraging healing from scarring caused by conditions such as eczema and psoriasis when used during a massage – infused with Jojoba Oil, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, and Vitamin E (let’s not forget the Lavender Essential Oil, for a relaxing zen scent) which glides easily onto the skin. We don’t know about you, but we’re tempted to begin looking at a more holistic approach to our skincare.
DIY Wellness that Never Gets Old!
ETHOSA is bringing us a super sustainable, waterless, and refillable shower-gel solution set on turning our evening wind-down into an at-home spa experience! Formulated with six potent ingredients and essential oils including; Eucalyptus, Bergamot & Rosemary. The pH-balanced powder-to-gel formula works to support and protect your skin, whilst also protecting the planet – positive impacts only over here!
Seriously Stress-Free Skincare – and No, We Aren’t Joking.
Cut the BS, give us the good stuff – and Stress FAACE is all about that. Containing the good stuff to help support you in making your complexion happy again, the new daily moisturiser works to reduce the signs of stress in your face – in as little as two hours. Kicking dull, dry, and sensitised skin to the curb (as it should!), the whipped balm is crafted from a blend of Marula Oils, Niacinamide, Allantoin, and a pinch of Japanese Rice to hydrate and tone your face; aiming to combat dry spots, redness, and angry breakouts. It’s time to make your skin smile again!
Superdrug Marketplace is Making our Wishlist as Accessible as Ever!
Superdrug is digging deep and bringing us an entirely new range of undiscovered products! Superdrug Marketplace aims to promote diversity and innovation in the beauty industry by showcasing over 300 female-founded, sustainable and inclusive brands (at an affordable price, music to our ears!). The marketplace platform has been integrated onto the Superdrug website, making shopping for unique products as seamless as ever! So if you’re in the “market” to get your hands on a few stocking fillers – or even looking to treat yourself… retail therapy, duh? – this platform is the place to be!
Superdrug, FROW sees you 👀
82E Make a Splash on the Simple Skincare Scene!
No time? No problem? Introducing the inaugural products of the new skincare line 82E, the Ashwagandha Bounce Moisturiser and Patchouli Glow Sunscreen Drops. Formulated in line with the brand’s philosophy, the products are carefully crafted, rigorously sourced, and clinically tested, to ensure this simple step in your skincare routine is potentially one you just won’t be able to miss! Skincare is an integral part of every self-care ritual, but we all know sometimes it’s hard to find the time, so 82E has designed products that add a little extra ease into your life. The rich lightweight products blend seamlessly into your routine, whilst aiming to provide that all-important effective result! Sign us up!
Have you Heard the Buzz about Gisou?
Supple, plump, and honey-gold glow… sounds good right? Well, we’re not about gatekeeping over here, so let us tell you all about the Honey Infused Body Oil that’s set on helping us on our way to our healthiest skin yet, inspired by six generations of beekeeping. Gisou has concocted a fast-absorbing, non-sticky serum powered by naturally-derived ingredients that aim to leave your skin feeling luxuriously silky-soft, glowy, and nourished from within. The packaging features a custom design inspired by the sensuous curves of the human body and is sure to look as decadent as ever sitting pretty on your vanity.
Bondi Sands Covers All The Bases with their All-New Line-up!
We are only seeing clear complexions in our future! ✨ Bondi Sands’ Everyday range is seeing five new and exciting additions; Light & Dreamy Gel Moisturiser, Face Glaze Mask, Peptide Serum, Cleansing Balm, and an Exfoliating Powder. A good skin day looks different for everyone and this range is on a mission to lift, hydrate, buff, and nourish our pores and skin barrier, so we can girl-boss through our long days with skin prepped and primed to weather any storm!
Falsies that Will Stay in your Heart Forever!
Lash lovers, you batted your lashes and Eylure listened! Say hello to the new collaboration with ex-Love Islander Indiyah Polack. ‘The Amethyst Faux Mink’ lashes are packed with wispy layers for the full luxe mink effect that’ll elevate any beauty look. We love a dramatic lash, and the enhanced length and fullness of these falsies (No animal fur in sight!) prove that we don’t need to compromise on soft, silky lashes to look after our planet! As Love Island has shown us, people will break your heart… but guess what, these lashes won’t!
Art That’s Made To Be Burned
Elevate your home scenery most simply with the handmade aesthetic Glowed Candles. The decorative candles are made from soy wax, each unique and stunning to say the least. Also vegan and unscented, the candles are made to please the eye and add a homely and minimalistic look. Looking for a more scented approach? Try the fragrance oil wax alternatives! Add style to your coffee table with the sculpture-inspired Appolo decorative candle or join the trend of adding a Les Fesses-inspired decor to your shelves. Our homes are about to receive the ultimate glow-up!
Santa’s Grotto Doesn’t Get More Luxury Than This!
Santa Claus is coming to town – London Town, in a major way. Mr Claus is going designer with a Christmas experience tailored for both children and adults. Anya Hindmarch is taking us on a magical adventure this festive season at “Anya’s Grotto”. Walk through a moonlit forest to find Father Christmas, who will read the children a story and present them with a gift! Don’t worry, Christmas isn’t just about the kids… a free hot beverage is available for any adult attending the experience too. The Grotto is officially open now and will be until the 24th of December – tickets are available now. That’s our Xmas plans sorted!
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