Autumnal ready with Moncler X adidas, LAPP Unleash the Dragon, The Stylpro Launch drug-free period relief, 🖤October specials🎗️, the rise (and disappearance) of the Blackberry smartphone and more...
From Love Island split to Beyonce's epic tour film, and more - it's FROW's weekly roundup!
Hey FROW Fam, Fashion month is officially over! And, the rain boots and jackets are slowly coming out! We're going straight into the celeb news. We're sad but unfortunately not shocked to see that Love Island winners Jess and Sammy have split, apparently he saw on social media and they didn’t talk about it. ☕ Do we believe him? Queen Bey continues to reign as Renaissance is the highest-grossing tour by a female artist in history! Did you get the chance to see her on one of her 54 world wide dates? well, she’s now releasing an epic film based on the Renaissance tour, the USA gets to see it first on December 1st and we’re hoping the UK is next!🙏🏽 Speaking of global stars, David and Victoria Beckham have a new documentary on Netflix, and so far so good, it’s like a 'behind the stories' with the Beckhams! Big Brother is back and after 5 years (and all the hype), we can sit back and watch the new series starting on Monday - let us know over on our X if you would ever👀. On 10th October, World Mental Health Day, the inspiring Selena Gomez has partnered with Sephora giving 100% of proceeds from Rare Beauty to the Rare Impact Fund to continue to provide support to young people with their mental health. Mental health is also wealth, make sure you stop and check on yourself this weekend💚
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Barbour’s bringing function with the Maison Kitsuné debut
Autumn is here and it’s time to wrap up with Maison Kitsuné’s latest collaboration with Barbour! Creating a vibrant new take on Barbour’s classics with Kitsuné’s French Japanese perspective. The collection represents a series of comical events and a light-hearted take of new season fashion named ‘A series of unfortunate mishaps’. Sound’s exciting right? Both brands joined forces to bring fresh energy, functionality and garments ideal for both countryside and city. It gives the best of both worlds! Highlighting their new ‘Beaufort Patchwork Waxed Jacket’ designed from Sylkoil waxed cotton. Complemented with a smart cord collar, eye-catching tartan pockets and not to mention their reversible waterproof jacket! To match their playful aesthetic, Maison’s iconic Fox is embroidered across every piece. You can find the collection that includes jackets, jumpers, shirts, trousers and accessories online starting from £71.
From the mountain to the city with Moncler and Adidas
Moncler and adidas partner up to push the boundaries of co-creation! Placing form and function together to intersect outdoor lifestyle and ever-evolving streetwear. The collection known as ‘The Art Of Explorers’ turns its eyes to explorers themselves, through a collection of unveiling puffers both long and short, to vest tops and track jackets - all inspired by a journey from the summit to the city. Adventurers this is made for you! The garments are designed with signature Moncler shapes in lacquered Nylon, revamped with adidas Originals adi-break panelling adjustments and coated in various ranges of luminous green, orange and red colour shades. The collaboration will also reveal digital experiences through sound, video and animation where you can purchase this innovative collection through Billboard’s and there’s even an NFT, how cool is that?! You can find the Moncler X adidas Originals collaboration in selected adidas, Moncler stores and their online stores, with prices starting from £70.
Levi’s® hits California with Emma Chamberlain
Levi’s® embodies cosiness with Emma Chamberlain through her hometown Northern California roots. Talking all things nature, co-designer Emma, crafted a six-piece collection with the brand being inspired by the magical Redwood forest and golden pacific ocean. Doesn’t it sound dreamy? Adding her favourite vintage thrift finds into her muse, Emma’s collection includes a rustic wood boxy jacket with a classic collar and cropped fit ,which is complimented with new earth brown 501 originals made with a raw tree ring design to represent rings of a redwood tree! It’s bringing authentic character and versatility through timeless clothing. You can find Levi’s® X Emma Chamberlain collaboration online, the Levi’s® app and in selected Levi stores, with prices starting from £85.
Dazzling new jewellery by Seol+Gold 💍
In need of some new jewels? Seol+Gold have launched their newest collection ‘Modern Heirlooms’. From choker chains to twist hoops, their pieces are inspired by classic elegance and romantic aesthetics snapped up from their vintage treasure chest. The launch consists of statement layered pieces, interchanging charms and earrings perfect for stacking! With 46 fabulous items each one is crafted from sparkling sterling silver or dunked in luminous 18ct Gold Vermeil💎. Even better, the collection includes clips to customise your jewellery with as many charms and pendants as you like! Their newest pieces are available instore and online, with prices starting from £13.
It's NICCE’S birthday and their bringing the cake 🥳🎂
Marking their 10 year anniversary, NICCE takes a trip back to showcase a decade of creativity and commitment along with their latest launch ‘Drop Three’. NICCE continues to represent London’s thriving diverse culture and innovative music scene through sleek, minimalist designs made for everyday activity, and to think it was created in a bedroom in Hackney! Their latest collection for womenswear presents a go-to transitional wardrobe with a seasonal palette of stylish crop tops and flares. What’s a better co-ord? Along with menswear, NICCE explored a new way of designing with fluid forms, hyper-zoom cells and dye techniques onto winterized fabrics. 👀 You can find their new collection ‘Drop Three’ online and in store with prices starting from £30
The cosiest of cosy-wear from Varley
Varley is in full swing with their second fall collection! Presenting a modest, versatile range consisting of sleek, elegant outerwear catered to the autumnal weather and perfect for layering of the modern woman. The range consists of light, neutral tones designed to complement your everyday wardrobe. From contemporary pieces to elevated essentials like their new glossy puffer coat range designed with an exaggerated silhouette and thermal fleece-lined pockets to keep you warm! And not forgetting their signature oversized half-zip jumper made with a new wool blend and they’re go to ‘DoubleSoft’ fabric. You can find Varley’s Fall Drop 2 collection online with prices starting from £48.
Intimissimi stands with Breast Cancer Awareness
Get your Pink Ribbon’s girlies, as it’s Breast Cancer Awareness month! We are so joyful to see Intimissimi has partnered up with the Pink Ribbon Foundation🎗️. During October the brand will be delightfully donating £1 for every basic bra sold from their Basic collection which includes the ‘Lara Cotton Triangle’ bra and the ‘Tiziana Silk and Lace Triangle’ bra to name a few. Even better, the collaboration hosted an exclusive event at Bond Street’s store where guests were invited to view their Basic collection in store, with one attendee being British actress and EastEnders star, Nina Wadia! Alongside the event, the Intimissimi’s store has had a major refurbishment, offering a luxury lounge area featuring a Bubbles bar for shoppers to sit and relax. How inviting! Intimissimi’s Basic collection is available online.
Is Leomie Anderson the upcoming IT Girl? 🐉🎶
British supermodel and Glow Up host, Leomie Anderson is living her best life as we speak! From dropping her striking clothing launch ‘The Dragon Drop’ to dancing up on Usher at his latest Paris concert singing, there goes my baby. Our girl’s celebrating! Her edgy collection consists of five iconic pieces such as the ‘Unleash The Dragon’ two piece vest and leggings designed with a seamless style that’s dress to impress from the gym to a concert😉! Keep a lookout for Leomie’s bold ‘Lappthebrand’ and her latest collection, which is available online with prices starting from £60.
Periods Don’t Feel So Bad With The Stylpro Toastie Tummy 💗
That time of the month isn’t easy on, am I right? Us ladies still show up for work or school and face the world with a smile. Well, we've found something that could massage away the pain - Stylpro by Stylideas' Toastie Tummy Period Cramp Soother (£34.99) . A wearable, rechargeable and portable device to fight those toe-curling cramps with a warm, gentle massage. (And yes, it doesn’t involve drugs, chemicals, or nasty side effects!) The Toastie offers heat therapy with 3 modes of heat and vibrations that aim to ease the discomfort of aches and pains by relaxing the muscles of the uterus, stomach and back while increasing blood flow and tantalisingly easing the pain. It has an adjustable strap to fit any body type, and a slim design so that you can wear it while on the move or at work. Don’t suffer in silence, check out the their website for more for just £34.99.
If Fairy Dust Came In A Bottle…. 🧚🏽♀️
A cleanser in powder form? We’re all for it! Skin Proud’s Glow Dust (£13.95) is a gentle exfoliating powder cleanser that is 100% vegan and PETA-approved. It is a water-activated micro exfoliating cleansing powder that aims to bring out your natural glow for that flawless skin. With the brightening ingredients of Vitamin C, antioxidant rich Vitamin E, and Ferulc acid which bumps up the exfoliating and brightening properties present! Plus, the magic kicks in with Moringa Extract which combats blemishes and breakouts, Liquorice Extract to even out the skin tone and Pineapple Enzyme, which is a natural exfoliator. Who needs a filter when you’ve got all this on your side? No matter what skin type you have, the Glow Dust can be used 2-3 mornings a week for healthy, gorgeous skin.
Soft, Nourished, Dreamy Hair? Now You Can Own It!
Everyone’s hair is unique and has very different needs, but we all know the struggle of moisture-lacking locks that’s rough and dry at this time of year *moves hand from hair*😢. We feel you, sis. Now you have you heard about the new vegan Coconut and Avocado Hair Mask by Own It - it could be the super hydrating cure for your hair! It is formulated by a passionate hairstylist with over 20 years of experience, so you can now look like you just stepped out of the salon. The hair mask not only strengthens your hair bonds but also repairs any damage that exists. It has amazing ingredients like coconut oil, avocado oil, shea butter and organic argan oil, which means that the mask is packed with vitamins, fatty acids, hydrating ingredients and moisture that will deeply nourish and repair your hair strands, leaving your hair feeling silky smooth for days! All of this comes with a delicious tropical scent that reminds us of summer days! Flawless hair means a more confident you, luxury-from-home hair mask for £29.99.
Rhode Brings A Hint of Tint ✨
Now what if lip treatments were combined with a delicious tint that looks gorgeous while also nourishing your lips? Rhode has given us just that! With their new range of lip tints that use the same hydrating formula as their Award winning, Peptide Lip Treatment, so your lucky lips are always soft and healthy. Available in 4 shades– Ribbon, Toast, Espresso, Raspberry Jelly– the lip tints offer sheer but buildable coverage to suit your needs. Wear it just by itself or pair them with your favourite lip liner, the lip tints can easily be applied without the need of a mirror and the formula has some great ingredients like Shea Butter, Peptides, Cupuaçu, and Babassu. So nourish your lips while serving looks with these new Rhode lip tints, available for £16.
Bouncy curls with the TRESemmé Pro Pure Curl Hydration Range
Professional quality salon hair from the comfort of your home without the salon price tag because we know that they can get expensive! TRESemmé new Pro Pure Curl Hydration Range aims to give you silky smooth, nourished, and hydrated curls with none of those nasty toxins with . Whilst gently cleansing the hair without stripping the scalp of natural oils. The range includes the Pro Pure Curl Hydration shampoo, conditioner, and hair mask. Embrace your curls creating more of a more natural look without the use of silicones, sulphates, and dyes. The PETA approved range will have your hair feeling light and visibly healthy wash after wash🧴. The ability to feel bold with every step you take whether at home or the office, The beauty-full Strength range is available from Boots, Superdrug, and Tesco nationwide - each sold separately at £6.00. Gentle on hair and wonderful on the pocket!
Kamille takes the stage with her debut-mini-album K1 🎙️
Stepping up to the mic, Camille Purcell AKA Kamille, takes centre stage. The English singer, songwriter, and record producer, performs live for the first time headlining at the Omerea on October 12th. Kamille has many accolades to her name, she has co-written songs for artists like Kylie Minogue, Dua Lipa, Little Mix and Jess Glynne to name a few, and has now produced ‘K1’ where the spotlight is now brightly shining on her. No more hiding behind the lyrics as she manifested this next chapter and she graciously accepts on her Instagram post, that “I will defo cry on stage” for this premier performance. Acknowledging how much it means, not just to herself but to female songwriters in the industry, Kamille’s project represents her journey as a new mother, a female writer, and boss. She is proving to be the artist to keep an eye out for with infectious, RnB and pop vibes, with dance moves to match her heat as the baddest gyal roun’ here. Grab your tickets quickly for you and your boo with a glass of that fancy wine for a moment that’s sure to mark the mini-album and beyond. Tickets available here, see you there!
Celebrating Black History Month with 2FUNKYarts
In honour of Black History Month 2023, Black arts and music social enterprise ‘2FunkyArts’ will be touring the Midlands this month! This event will feature various art forms of music, poetry and dance by 12 upcoming artists who will be supported by industry leaders, Carol Leeming MBE FRSA and Marcus Joseph. The And Still I Rise tour will showcase powerful performances, portraying the importance of Black history and culture.
2Funky Art’s Director, Vijay Mistry said: “And Still I Rise is an important project, helping to celebrate the rich history of Black culture by providing a platform for hidden stories. This showcase represents an opportunity for emerging artists to express their voices through powerful art forms such as music and poetry”
The tour will be coming to Birmingham, Leicester, Nottingham and Derby with performances from artists like Megs, JayaHadADream, Data, LVT, Kupid the King and a special performance based on Maya Angelou's poem (‘’Still I Rise’’). Tickets can be purchased on Skiddle at £5.
The true story of the inventors of World's First Smartphone, Blackberry 🤳🏽
Travel back to the year 1999, the boybands, scrunchies, and Walkman’s. But what really put a stamp on the map was the Blackberry. The world’s first smartphone, which is so iconic that it's being brought to the big screen. Hands up, if you had one *slowly raises hand*? A true story and tech biopic that leaves a heart-warming feel as you laugh back to 1996 when the concept first came to fruition. The all-star cast, Jay Baruchel (How To Train Your Dragon) alongside the co-writer, Matt Johnson (The Dirties), leads a funny deadpan performance; with supporting acts like Michael Ironside (Scanners), Saul Rubinek (True Romance), and Rich Sommer (Mad Men). They.ve captured the stunning visionary of the dominance of Blackberry in the late 90s to early 00s, and its effects on tech. There was a time when we had tiny screens, and used our thumbs to text on the itty-bitty QWERTY keyboard with 0-9 buttons. This film shines a light to the brilliant minds behind this Canadian empire and the rise and fall of the beloved, Blackberry. Exclusive release in UK & Irish Cinemas from 6th October.
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