A Week Of Empowerment, Exciting Announcements & A ‘Spezial’ Collection That You Just Can’t Miss!
Hey FROW Fam! How are we enjoying the second round of the heatwave, are you sunbathing or staying cool inside? Remember, you can look up helpful tips and tricks for staying safe in the heat on our instagram @frowmagazine, and don’t forget to let us know how you’re spending your time in the sunshine! We have a hot one this week – and no, I’m not talking about the weather – we’re bringing you the lowdown on the latest drops from Adidas Spezial, Marc Jacobs and Good American as well as everything you need to know about the new YSL Foundation and skincare goodness – this is not one to miss!
P.S; We have an extra special announcement this week that we are so excited to share it with you, so keep reading and find out what is going on!
A ‘Spezial’ Collection Launches with WellGosh!
Attention! Adidas Spezial are returning for summer with a new collection made up of timeless capsule pieces and (excitingly) some new designs. Launching with WellGosh, the sportswear brand have tailored a collection combining 1970’s aesthetics with military details and functionality, highlighting five unique footwear silhouettes including the ‘Adilette SPZL’, ‘ZX 620 SPZL’ and the ‘Stepfen SPZL’ – taken from the archives! The ZX sneakers feature a hybrid design with an urban blend of suede and mesh underlays, as well as a rubber outsole and toe and heel perforations; a modern reimagining that takes from 80’s runners designs. Don’t mind us just making room in our shoe collections for these additions.
Accompanying the footwear, Adidas Spezial have also created a variety of trendy apparel and accessories – you didn’t really think they weren’t going to kit us out with the hottest new looks did you? The summer ‘22 collection also boasts a new classic Calavadella Jacket in a peach colourway, an elevated tracksuit (an iconic Spezial piece) and a variety of lightweight t-shirts and polos! A collective thank you to Adidas Spezial for delivering the goods for our new season wardrobes please…
Vagabond Shoemakers Bring Us The Must-Have Essential For Autumn!
Vagabond Shoemakers have introduced their newest style, Janick. The new shoe is a modern and more urban take on the classic Penny loafer featuring a boxy toe shape, rounded outsoles and comes in two colourways; Black and Bordeaux leather which make this shoe the perfect go-to for your autumn wardrobe! Recent years has seen chunky footwear took the fashion industry by storm but Vagabond’s iconic interpretation of the trend is definitely one of our favourites. The Janick Loafer retails at £135 and is available now on the Vagabond website. Catch us dressing these up and down for the rest of the year!
A ‘Heaven-ly’ Collection Lands At Marc Jacobs!
Heaven by Marc Jacobs have created a new capsule collection in collaboration with Swedish Multihyphenate Benjamin Richwald – or Bladee. The new launch consists of a variety of baby tees, zip hoodies, knit sweaters and jewellery inspired by Benjamin’s mixed media artworks, spanning a variety of dreamscape worlds and abstract designs. A familiar face to Heaven, Benjamin’s work plays right into the euphoric and suburban nature of the brand and has resulted in a statement collection perfect to see us into Autumn and Winter!
Bershka: The Ultimate Fanatico Fangirl Wardrobe
Bershka is bringing us a drop inspired by a binge-worthy TV series that has landed on Netflix. Bershka x Fanatico takes inspiration from the Spanish series that features actor, singer and composer Lorenzo Ferro and is made up of iconic looks from the protagonist, as well as hoodies (without the hood) and an array of short-sleeved t-shirts. Are you a fan of the series? Because if so, you can get your hands on pieces that display text and visual elements straight from the show, as well as Quimera tour dates and the name of the protagonist in cool, vibrant and contrasting colourways. We have all hardcore fangirled over a movie or tv show and Bershka x Fanatico are coming through for fans of the series!
Good American Launch The Perfect Transitional Pant!
Arguably, the must-have staple piece in everyone’s Autumn/Winter wardrobe is the black pants – but finding the perfect pair can be a chore, so let us be your fairy godmothers and point you in the direction of Good American. Launched yesterday, the new GA Black Pants are the perfect transitional piece for your wardrobe; matching perfectly with a slinky bodysuit, crop top, knit jumper or oversized sweat(AKA it matches with everything!) The GA pant comes in a selection of different fits too, so you don’t have to compromise on comfort if a skinny fit isn’t what you want. Once again, Good American didn’t miss with their sizing and made the pant available in an XS-5XL – we love an inclusive sizing range here at FROW! So if you’re in the typical ‘nothing to wear’ crisis, Good American have you covered.
Chinti & Parker Channels Childhood Memories!
Chinti & Parker are bringing back childhood nostalgia with their newest summer collection in collaboration with the Peanuts comic strip. This new capsule features a variety of stylish, ultra-wearable jumpers and tees inspired by the comic and displays the faces of beloved cartoon characters Snoopy, Charlie Brown and friends! The timelessness of the comics themselves heavily impacted this collection and so ensured these pieces were designed to last a long time. The launch comes in a variety of different colourways, from a rainbow jumper to muted tones and then sky blue. So whatever way you choose to honour a cult childhood favourite, you can do so in a way unique to your own individual style!
Underwear Designed to Empower
A new wave of empowering lingerie is hitting the market, and we’re super excited about it. The Underargument, a premium lingerie brand, is advocating for individuality and power through their pieces, devoted to telling a story with every design! Each undergarment in their AW22 collection is labelled with an empowering and positive affirmation that represents a refusal to conform to the strict standards of today’s society surrounding difficult issues such as shame, losing, self-doubt and performance – as the brand refers to it, an Underargument. The collection includes bralettes, plunge bras, thongs, brazilian briefs and high waisted briefs too for that extra support and comfort, as well as a whole lot more. We are all about empowerment and self love!
We’re Booking an Appointment with Doctor A to Save Our Skin!
Let us put you onto something… It’s time to switch up your skincare routine because female-led, South Asian skincare brand Doctor A Cosmetics is here to cater to all skin tones, colours and textures! Developed to combat problem skin and acne, the brand is ingredient focused; with no artificial fragrances or harmful chemicals, so if you’re looking for real results – look no further. Not only is Doctor A Cosmetics focused on ethically sourced and eco-friendly effective skincare, the brand is also contributing to creating a more diverse and accessible beauty industry by encouraging more inclusion and representation within the skincare sector! Kind to our skin, planet AND our society? That’s what we call a triple threat… don’t mind us whilst we just add them to our ‘ones to watch’ list 😉
Get Salon Styled Hair From Home!
Frizz, heat damage and broken hair are things of the past now! Bellissima have officially launched a new hair tool collection consisting of the Prestige and Performance range that combats the damage our regular straighteners and curlers do to our hair. The range includes a Steam Elixir for straightening that banishes the dreaded hotplates that burn our lovely locks, as well as a new hair dryer, Diffon Supreme Hot Air Diffuser and a Hot Air Styler Air Wonder. Let’s welcome air and steam styling with open arms this year shall we? I think we can all agree, nobody enjoys unhealthy hair, but this new collection of styling products leaves the days of invasive styling – and hair screaming out for help – in the dust!
We are Looking No Further Than CeraVe for Our Skincare this Summer!
We’re suffering with dry skin but CeraVe is saving the day with their new Hydrating Cleansing Bar (£8.50) that will be hitting the shelves in Boots from the 15th August! The new cleansing bar comes in the form of a soap bar – but fear not, unlike other soap bars that clogged your pores and left your skin feeling rough, the CeraVe formula is ahead of the game (as usual) and is designed specifically to soothe and revitalise dehydrated skin. The bar uses Multivesicular Emulsion Technology (or MVE, to keep it simple) that gradually releases ingredients over time, so your skin will stay fresh and clean all day long; we’d expect nothing less from them, sign us up!
The Perfect Aromatic Blend For Better Soothed and Smoothed Skin!
Men, it’s your time to shine! Amphora Aromatics have officially launched their debut Mens Organic Skincare range, formulated to cater to all male-specific skincare needs. The six-product range is fragranced with cedarwood and blackseed for a luxurious aroma, and is created to soothe, smooth and strengthen the natural skin barrier. The serums are tailored to break through the thicker male skin structure and nurture right down to the deepest part of your pores. Not only are the products kind to your skin, but they are also kind to your mind; whilst using the products, inhale the scent to calm your mind and body – ummm, yes please. The perfect products to use at the end of a long day, the collection consists of a beard oil, shave gel, face wash, face cream and a face serum and are available to purchase from the brand’s website now. It’s time to start taking proper care of your skin!
Taste the Sweet ‘Nectar’ of Tangle Free Hair!
Pattern Beauty has done it again! The hair care brand for textured and curly hair is introducing their Detangling Nectar (£25) to win the war against painful knots and tangles so your curls can thrive. The formula is made up of Sea Moss, Aloe Vera and Grapeseed Oil for a soothing serum, as well as notes of Neroli, Rose and Patchouli, so your hair will be smelling ‘scent-sational’ all day long! We all want those soft, defined curls so why complicate it when Tracee Ellis Ross has bottled the solution for you? Not trying to put any pressure on you or anything… but it is kinda selling fast, so get your hands on yours now!
Our Own Personal Skin Superhero’s Launch A Dynamic Duo to Unlock Our Natural Glow!
A dull and drab complexion can knock your confidence but Skin Proud isn’t about to let that happen. The new Daily Saviour Duo consisting of a Skin Recovery Booster Serum (£12.95) and a Skin Restoring Cream (£14.95) is prepped and ready to start enhancing your natural glow and unlocking your skin’s full happy and healthy potential! The two step system begins with priming your skin with the Skin Recovery Booster Serum and then following up with the Restoring Cream to lock in the moisture and hydration so the Vitamin E, Hyaluronic Acid, Niacinamide and other actives get to work on defending your face against harmful natural effects. What else can we say to get you on this? You can shop the Duo now via the brand’s website!
Introducing the YSL All Hours Foundation – I.e, The Foundation of our Dreams!
The hunt for a comfortable full-coverage foundation is officially over, YSL Beauty have launched ‘All Hours Foundation’ a long lasting foundation that will cover you from day to night, using a newly developed Skin-Fusing Technology that feels entirely weightless on your skin. Unlike most full-coverage products, this formula has been designed with your skin texture in mind, actively hydrating your skin whilst providing much-needed skincare benefits! Coming in an extensive 40 shade range, YSL Beauty have eliminated the issue of an impossible shade match and have even gone so far as to introduce us to a foolproof method of finding our perfect All Hours match. We need this comfort and coverage in our lives and we need it NOW!
Kim Kardashian x Beats: The Ultimate Muted Colourways
Beats have teamed up with Kim Kardashian to create three new colourways of the Beats Fit Pro, the audio brand’s first custom collaboration ever! Whilst you can read more in depth about the new collaboration here… we’re still going to fill you in on a few tiny details about the drop. The wireless earbuds (£199.99) now come in three new muted neutral shades; Moon, Dune and Earth, for a new sleek and minimalistic look. The earbuds come in a wingtip design to provide more security and comfort when you are on the move, so you can seamlessly go about your day with no restrictions. Adding these to our basket as we speak!
Making the Cut Season Three Is Hitting Our Screens! Not a Drill!
Making the Cut season three is here – well, it’ll hit Prime Video on the 19th August… but it’s here! The fashion competition series is returning to our screens with hosts Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn and judges Nicole Richie and Jeremy Scott continuing their search for the next global fashion brand! The addictive show sees LA based hopefuls competing to take their emerging fashion brands to the next level, with limited editions of the winning looks from each episode being instantly shoppable on Amazon Fashion’s ‘Making the Cut’ store. Previous seasons have seen me glued to my chair for HOURS so the deliciously bingeable series is one you want to start now if you haven’t already… and catch up fast, this season is promised to bring more drama than ever before!
And Now For Our Exciting Announcement: FROW Magazine Is One Of The Official Media Partner’s of the UK Black Business Show In London!
Yes, you heard that right! As you might already know, FROW Magazine is an official media partner of the UK Black Business Week… We’re so excited and honoured to have the opportunity to continue our partnership! The Black Business week provides a unique and open minded space for the discussion of development for black-owned businesses, and aspiring business owners, to grow and thrive. Creating a place for Black business owners to come together, connect and inspire each other – and as FROW Magazine is a Black-owned business, the UK Black Business Show is an exhibition very close to our hearts. We are very proud to be the official media partner and cannot wait to see what happens next!
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