adidas X Wales Bonner for the win again, Rita Ora shines with her Primark Night Collection, & Other Stories wows us with a triple scent threat and mindful Small Victories adult colouring and more… 👟👗💄🎨
From the 2024 Met Gala theme to Beyonce's upcoming film and the latest fashion collaborations, get the scoop on all things style and entertainment.
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Hey FROW fam, the days might be getting darker sooner but it's not all doom and gloom, just means it's time to enjoy the lights up at your Christmas market! The sleigh bells are ringing already and we’re ready for some good vibes. Our Christmas outfits might still need planning but at least we can talk about the 2024 Met Gala theme right now! Yes, the theme has just revealed for next year, which is “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion”, which is very different from Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. This theme is about fashion pieces that have rarely seen the light of day- about 250 items from the Costume Institute’s permanent collection- stepping into the spotlight in absolutely new ways. So who’s ready for that? While the star-studded event is still quite far away, Beyonce’s Renaissance World Tour film is nearly here! The film launches globally on the 1st of December but tickets are going on sale now so gather your beehive for a film night! (😉UK FROW, Check out your local cinema for tickets.)
In other news, old-time Internet gem Omegle has just shut down. Many 90s kids might recall using the online chat room for some fun but now, the time has come to say goodbye to it 👋🏻Speaking of the internet, Frank Ocean shared a snippet of his new music online and that froze Instagram for a good while. It has been 3 years since his last release so best believe his fans are ready to hear what he has in store for them!
In the realm of fashion, we’re all gaga over the Levi’s x Emma Chamberlain collab, which is deeply personal for Emma. The Rita Ora x Primark collection is now dropping a night collection, so get ready to look like a star on winter nights. Plus, if you suffer with dry or sensitive eyes, we've found something for you to add extra nourishment for your eyes. We’ve got all the deets on the Beauty Beat event 2023, along with a discount code just for you. So keep scrolling to know more!
Trendsetting tracksuits with adidas X Wales Bonner
The infamous three stripes is partnering up again with Wales Bonner presenting their Fall/Winter collection! The collaboration showcases a revamp of adidas’s sporting legacy and expands Wales Bonner signature style on the ‘adidas Originals Samba’ silhouette. We do love some new kicks! Designs consists of luxury faux pony-hair gum soles and uppers, soft suede overlays and contrast stitching in patterns of illustrious leopard print and another in a light tan colourway. Not only releasing fresh, new footwear but clothing too 👏! Creating a selection of polished, archive looks all influenced by the fabulous 70s to 90s era, from a staple knit set in mahogany brown, oatmeal-tone football shorts to a baby blue tracksuit with reflective piping - both rendered in featherlight nylon. To top this collection off, each piece is available in unisex sizing! You can find Adidas Originals X Wales Bonner collaboration in selected stores and online with prices starting from £18.
Fresh florals with Viktor&Rolf 🌹
Bring on the celebrations as Viktor&Rolf mark their 30th anniversary with their latest eyewear collection! The renowned brand spotlighted their 30 years of exquisite beauty and style launching their limited-edition, ‘Roses for Eternity’ collection. Drawing inspiration from florals, the brand designed two fabulous frame shapes, bold cat-eye and groovy geometric in crystal green acetate colourways. Who knew glasses could look so chic 👓! Not forgetting both pieces are enhanced with delicate metal roses splashed in silver and gold, inspired by past collection’s timeless elegance and boldly cherish their beginnings. You can find the new exclusive eyewear collection exclusively at Specsavers for £169.
Get the vibrant Varsity look with Lacoste X Venus Williams 🎾
Lacoste has really upped their game with their newest collaboration ‘Lacoste X Eleven by Venus’. Diving into the sport’s world to join forces with supreme athlete, entrepreneur, gender equity activist Venus Williams! The American star unfolds an 18-piece capsule collection designed to project confidence, empowerment and inspire women to be the very best versions of themselves whilst praising Lacoste’s illuminated legacy. Venus is our BFF right now! Consisting of their iconic V-neck knit reworked with a XXL crocodile design, cosy fleece sweater with embellished art ‘Venus did it first’ and William’s favourite - the pretty, peach striped polo. The capsule wraps up with a two-tone varsity jacket with Ivy League logo inspired patches patterned on every item. As we can see Venus definitely did it first 💖! Check out the exciting Lacoste X Venus Williams collaboration online and instore with prices starting from £100.
Glitz and glamour with Rita Ora X Primark
Primark have launched an ongoing collaboration with darling singer, songwriter Rita Ora! Following on from their successful September launch, Primark launches their second instalment with the style icon, bringing a dazzling “Night Collection” to get you in the festive mood ✨. Co-designing with Jawara Alleyne and stylist Pippa Atkinson to reimagine Rita’s personal style mixed with classic 70s to 80s rockstar aesthetic and the magical Studio 54. Boasting hero pieces such as shiny, rhinestone denim jeans, a show-stopping silver dress complimented with a longline, snake trench coat. This collection is giving hot right now, turn it up right now! Continuing that disco mood with various finishings and textures like glossy vinyl, rouching, semi sheer devore and intricate mesh. Is your night out wardrobe complete ladies? Check out Rita Ora’s second drop with Primark instore with prices starting from £6.
Classy and cosy knits with UNIQLO X Anya Hindmarch very first launch 🤩
Wanting to feel snug this winter? UNIQLO launch their latest collection presenting their first collaboration with UK designer Anya Hindmarch, who uses her unique perspectives and craftmanship to redesign a variety of raw, staple knits. Get your hot coco at the ready! The collection includes: sweaters designed with luxury cashmere, premium lambswool and 19.5 micron wool with a variety of contrasting, hand-sewn stitching and external seaming. Now what’s winter without warm accessories? The brand also showcased a rustic, block colourway of socks, gloves and knit caps all embellished with funky peeping eyes to honour Hindmarch’s aesthetic. Keep on the lookout for the UNIQLO X Anya Hindmarch collaboration online and instore from the 23rd of November!
VPL? No such thing with Underdays latest underwear 🩲
Looking for zero-VPL? Ladies we’ve got you with Underdays very first seamless collection, ‘Bare Basics’. Creating seamless VPL-fee underwear made to protect, support and maintain freshness with a super long antimicrobial gusset, sure to give women a second-skin feel! These truly invisible pant-line pieces offer a fabulous stretch, lightweight feel designed with a flattering V-waistband to compliment any body shape. Worn for an event or simple everyday wear, the choice is yours! Even better pieces are accessible singular and also in a cheeky 3-pack or thong 3-pack, in a variety of autumn tones with sizing running from XS-XXL. You can find Underdays newest ‘Bare Basics’ collection online with prices starting at £14.
Christmas equals comfort this year! 🎄
Stuck on Xmas gifts? Well, Tekla has launched a limited collection of all things homely for this season! Pieces perfectly made as special presents for loved ones this winter with a selection of light loungewear created in a 230 GSM flannel and 100% organic cotton to level warmth and softness representing moments of relaxation. Oo, soothing enough to fall asleep in! The collection includes bold-striped, hooded bathrobes crafted from Tekla’s very own high-quality teary weave and partnered with a soothing selection of cotton jersey t-shirts, cotton poplin sleep masks plus boxers and luxe cashmere socks. All pieces are accessible in a classic, contemporary colour palette from soft pinks to radiant, royal blues. You can check out Tekla’s latest collection online and in selected stores with prices starting from £65.
New & Other Stories Scents Adds Depth To Drama
Ever tried a Pomegranate scent? Maybe that’s about to change. Act 1, Scene 3, one of the new scents from the & Other Stories’ library of eau de toilettes. We’re super excited to sniff that sweet, fruity smell! With pomegranate as the top note along with Davana and Blackcurrant (can you even imagine?), the middle notes are Rose, Leather, and Oris Fusion. Lastly, it has the base notes of Patchouli, Amber and Sandalwood, bringing us a juicy red bottle with a dramatic smell. The second scent goes even greener: ‘Plants Illustrated’ features a botanic blossom of bamboo, pear, black pepper and more. Called “An ode to the green wonders of nature”, this scent has top notes of pear and black pepper, middle notes of Violet, Bamboo, Somali Incense, and base notes of earthy Sandalwood, Indian Papyrus, Skin Musks, and Indian Cypriol. Each of these magical perfumes is priced at £29 for 50ml, and is available in & Other Stories stores across the globe as well as online.
Ruby Hammer’s Mascara And Brow Lash Duo Joins Makeup And Skincare
Ruby Hammer has created a new mascara and brow lash duo that you’ve got to try. Why? Because it is as much about the looks as it is about long-term care. Your lashes and brows are delicate and need some extra love to support their growth, and this dynamic duo does just that. Designed with a multi-peptide infused formulation along with caffeine and hydrolysed hyaluronic acid, the mascara comes with a micro wand to coat and lift each lash while strengthening them with each wear. The brow gel is lightweight and nourishing, giving your brows a fuller look. Ruby says, “Taking three years to develop, I wanted a mascara that lengthens and defines lashes instantly, whilst making them stronger and healthier over time. This is the white t-shirt of mascaras - a staple in everyone’s wardrobe. It gently lifts and defines without clogging and can be removed with just warm water.” You heard her FROW, this product is about to be our staple for sure! The duo will be available from 25th November in-store at Sephora, Cult Beauty and more 👯. You can also grab it online for £28, and share some pictures with us on Insta!
Keeps Your Peepers Looking Fresh With This Eye Lidstick 👀
Did you know that your eyelids and under eyes have some of the thinnest skin, making them super sensitive to any stress, inflammation, bad make-up, excessive screentime and more? We didn’t know! There exists a precise balance of bacteria on your lashes and lids, so it’s important to maintain that for moist and healthy eyes. That’s where the Peep Club’s Eye Rescue Lidstick comes to the rescue. If you’ve got dry or sensitive eyes or inflammation, this plant-based, vegan product has anti-fungal and anti-viral properties to keep your eyelids safe. It is formulated with all-natural ingredients like nourishing Oat Ceramides, Evening Primrose Oil, Vitamin-C-rich Kakadu Plum, calming Borage Oil and lastly, the antifungal and anti-viral New Zealand Manuka Oil. You can apply the product finger-free on top of your eyelid and use it as an overnight treatment or as a makeup primer, all while staying non-greasy and lightweight. The Eye Rescue Lidstick costs £15 and is available on their website and Victoria Health – Yes, it’s already in our basket! 🤫
The Beauty Beat Is Back, Baby 💃🏾💃🏿
Last year, The Beauty Beat event was the place to be! And now the UK’s only luxury beauty event for Women of Colour is back and even bigger. With TikTok as its headline sponsor, the party is about to be twice as big with some of the biggest names in beauty under one roof. The brainchild of trailblazer Donna Dia, this event is a brilliant space to share and celebrate the beauty needs of women of colour. Whether you’re a beauty enthusiast, growing beauty brand or simply curious, the Beauty Beat has something for everyone. From NARS, Aveda, Lancôme, to The Inkey List, Cantu and more, the biggest brands are all lined up to celebrate and champion Women of Colour. From masterclasses on beauty tips and tricks to panel discussions from beauty influencers and industry leaders, you wouldn’t want to miss this enriching experience. The Beauty Beat 2023 will be held on the first weekend of December, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December 2023 in London. Timings are 10 am to 6 pm on both days. Location: Mary Ward House, 5-7 Tavistock Place London, WC1H9SN. 🌟 Tickets are available online. Psst: Enjoy a little savings with our exclusive FROW Discount Code FROW10. The whole team is excited, see ya there!
Let Johanna Basford’s Small Victories Colour You With Cheer 🎉
As the holiday season comes close, it’s time to feel the jolly, good cheer and relax with your loved ones. But for some of us, it takes a little extra work to actually de-stress and let loose, right? For all of us with anxiety, stress or just day-to-day worries that leave no time to relax, Johanna Basford’s new book, Small Victories, is something you can flip through. It is an adult colouring book that celebrates the small wins, even if you forget to. It is full of small, cute drawings of floral miniscapes, cozy cottages, and creatures big and small that are bound to soothe every soul. The colouring book is a great remedy for those of us who get stuck doom-scrolling through their social media or can’t find a calm, creative outlet that doesn’t require a huge commitment. Her other books are already helping many adults let in the good vibes, so why not give it a shot? Find Small Victories online or in bookstores for £12.99. Just pick up your colour pencils and colour in a whimsical scenery, petal by petal. Treat yourself, every small victory counts!
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