We’re Keeping You Cosy & Combatting the Cold this Week with Dreamy Winter Coat Drops, Autumn Aroma’s and Hydrating Skincare Heroes!
Hey FROW Fam, happy Friday! What did we think of the A-listers’ Halloween costumes this year? We’re pretty convinced Heidi Klum can make anything look good after pulling off that worm look; let us know your favourite on our social media (@frowmagazine), we’d love to know! In other news, we’re kickstarting November with a cosy lineup for you this week, with winter drops from Colmar and MAIUM, as well as moisturising skincare saviours to rescue dry skin during the colder months and the freshest in entertainment (spoiler alert; it may or may not include Stormzy) – it’s all in here, grab a snack, get comfy and enjoy!
Go Green with Colmar!
Colmar‘s new winter collection sees the focus placed entirely on their fabrics, ensuring the pieces are style-driven but still equipped to keep you protected throughout the colder months – whether you’re headed off to the slopes or taking a stroll, you’ll be doing so in style. With quilted jackets made up of three-ply fabrics, recycled polyester and consciously obtained yarn – looking good has never cost the planet so little!
It’s Workwear… But Not As You Know It!
Nobody does it quite like Balenciaga and Adidas. Combining elements of sportswear and luxury fashion, both brands have come together once again to create an SS23 collection. Reimagining business attire in the form of a tracksuit? Our EIC said sign her up! The collection features their high-heeled Pantashoes and a variety of hybrid products, from t-shirts and baggy jeans to signature Balenciaga jewellery. The line will be available in select Balenciaga and Adidas stores, as well as online and at a series of exclusive pop-up shops globally (btw the first leg of the Balenciaga/Adidas tour has kicked off already).
GUESS Who Has Inspired This Collab?
Who is Banksy? One of the most asked questions of all time! We may not have the answer, but we know he is the inspiration for the latest GUESS capsule collection, in partnership with Brandalised. Offering Bansky collectables, the urban graffiti licence has teamed up with the iconic fashion brand to bring unique motifs from the graffiti artist to life, on a variety of contemporary garments. Each piece has been carefully designed to harbour its own individual twist; with vintage wash finishes, faux fur, ribbed cuffs and, ofc, GUESS logo detailing. Ranging from £45-£230, the project capsule will be available to purchase online and in stores by mid-November.
Winter Is Calling and MAIUM Is Answering!
The hunt for winter coats starts now! MAIUM have launched the final drop in their Future Ground outerwear collection, now featuring the multifunctional “Teddy Cardigan” (£120). The final launch also sees a Padded Duffle (£299) and Kids Puffer (£125) added to the mix, all created sustainably and with cycle-friendly features – because the grind doesn’t stop for any weather conditions! Who said combatting the elements couldn’t be fashion-forward, definitely not MAIUM.
Dorothy Perkins and Jess Wright Are Giving Us All the Glitz and Glam!
Three times the charm, Dorothy Perkins and Jess Wright are bringing us the third instalment of their collaboration ready for the party season. The selection offers pieces prepped and primed that allow us to sparkle and shine our way through your work Christmas party. The 30-piece edit comes in sizes 8-18, with a variety of figure-hugging silhouettes and show-stopping styles, from mini’s to maxi’s.
We are Ready to ‘Croc and Roll’ into November with Crocs x Salehe Bembury
We are hot-stepping into the new season with Crocs‘ brand-new colourways and an entirely reworked design by iconic footwear designer Salehe Bembury! Just saying, if you’re looking to upgrade your clog game, now’s the time. The Crocs Pollex Clog (£79.99) merges three of Salehe’s signature fingerprints (yes, we did say fingerprints). Arriving in the earthy shade “Kuwata”, this nature-inspired shoe has been designed with increased breathability, dramatic concave ridges and innovative form and function. FYI, the Pollex is a sell-out shoe, so you better be quick if you want to get your hands on a pair!
This Collection is a Hole-in-One for Jordans and Eastside Golf!
Jordans and Eastside Golf are back again to bring us a second capsule collection blending the cultures of basketball and golf, set to inspire young Black professionals to reach new heights in their chosen sport! Listen up sneakerheads, this launch sees multiple silhouettes and special colourways of your favourite Jordans – including the Air Jordan 1 Low and the Air Jordan 12 Golf Cleat. Symbolising the journey of overcoming adversity, the collection’s detailing and highlighted red clay shade flips the meaning of being “in the mud” by turning it into something inspiring for young sportsmen and women! Alongside the sneakers, the collection includes an apparel range featuring a cocktail of varsity polos, cardigans, and hoodies for on (or off) the course. We can serve some serious swings and looks in this collab!
PUMA and P.A.M Are Bringing Nature and Community this Winter!
What do you get if you fuse PUMA and P.A.M? A elevated seasonal collection that blurs the lines between streetwear and the outdoors, reconnecting us with nature and the community. Minimalistic but statement silhouettes feature bold graphics and colour-rich prints that transition seamlessly from the hills to your home. With an added psychedelic edge, the duo are putting fashion and functionality at the forefront with a colour palette of lavender, green and copper spanning over 20 different styles; we’re sure to become at one with nature. No, literally, this colour palette is the new camo for the Winter season!
Hit the Hay and Hydrate Your Skin With Avant’s Newest Launch
Waking up to radiant, healthy and plump skin is the dream right? Well, it’s time to spoil your skin with the new Avant Night Moisturiser (£74). The skin tightening and firming cream aims to treat acne-prone skin whilst working to improve your skin’s texture and appearance as you get your 40 winks. With powerhouse ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and jojoba oil, your skin should wake up to a healthy glow. Perfect for all completion, ages and skin concerns, did we mention it’s entirely cruelty-free too? Our sweet dreams just got sweeter!
Spoil Yourself (We Know You Want To) With These Harvey Nichols Beauty Hampers!
Picking out the perfect Christmas gift can be a challenge, but don’t worry Harvey Nichols kicking off the holiday season with their new beauty and wellness hampers! Each basket is jam-packed with the likes of Charlotte Tilbury, Fenty, La Mer and Mason Francis Kurkdijan. The festive fun doesn’t just stop there, if makeup isn’t up your street, joining the lineup is the popular All is Bright Champagne & Candle hamper (£130), containing a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne and an Acqua di Parma candle. All we want for Christmas is one of these (In Mariah Carey’s voice).
Did Someone Say Eco-Friendly Essential Lip Oil?
Athletia (£18) is here with its rich and glossy lip oil essence! Soft, supple, smooth and shiny, this gloss includes a generous amount of botanical oils and moisturising ingredients to give your lips the nourishing boost they deserve. With a honey-like texture, you can apply it throughout the day or as an overnight mask. We can’t even begin to explain how much we need to get our lips on this!
Keep Your Eyes Peeled On This Skincare Superfood?
Dr. Craft has come to our rescue with their new range of sustainable mandarin skincare. Made to help repair, protect, soothe and calm your skin with the brand’s soothing cream cleanser (£18) and antioxidant rescue serum (£26) – or perhaps you’re looking for a radiance boost with the brightening exfoliator (£20) and purifying toning mist (£18). All products are cruelty-free, anti-inflammatory and vegan friendly, whilst also working to reduce the 10 million tonnes of mandarin peel waste our world creates each year! Orange you glad we brought this to your attention?
Refresh Yourself with Unexpected Balmain and Evian Collaboration!
Water and fashion are joining forces as Balmain and Evian unite to provide us with a limited-edition glass bottle. Reflecting a shared commitment to embrace origins and exploring the beauty of sustainability, the iconic luxury boutique’s bottle pays homage to fashion house founder, Pierre Balmain. The duo also quenched our thirst at Paris Fashion Week, debuting a gown created using recycled Evian plastic bottles. Available in selected retailers across France, the UK and the US, we want to H2-Go and grab one!
Elevate The Scent of Your Home with Evelò Home
Dreaming of that warm vanilla scent of freshly baked cookies? Well, Elevò Home‘s Fall collection is where it’s at! Whether you want your home to smell like a log cabin holiday or a festive paradise, there’s set to be a scent perfect for you in the Amber and Classic Collection. From pumpkin spice and smooth tobacco to autumn trees, these scent-sational aromas are wishlist!
Lights, Camera Action! Birmingham Film Festival Commences
Film fanatics and movie buffs – it’s time to tune into the Birmingham Film Festival! Featuring hand-selected screenings from short minute movies to full-length feature films from November 4th to 13th. It’s truly unmissable, and guess what.. it’s free! That’s right, save your pennies and dig into an experience led by some of the biggest in the business! With exclusive panels, various genre and 30 awards to be won, we’re ready for the big-screen experience. Someone hand us the popcorn!
Shut Up! Stormzy Is Taking Over The BBC
It looks like there’s a storm coming, but definitely not one we want to take cover from. Mark your calendar because the Stormzy special is coming on Tuesday at 10:40pm! BBC One will be broadcasting an entertainment special where the rapper-songwriter will sit down with Radio 1Xtra DJ Trevor Nelson, giving us the lowdown on his third studio album, rise to fame and his personal and professional growth — and he’s performing some of his most iconic tracks too, sounds like it’s going to be a late one!
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