H&M Dials It Back For Autumn 2023, Kate Spade Turns 30, Rita Ora X Primark Is Here, Huda Beauty’s  Got A New Setting Powder And More 👗💄📕

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Hey FROW fam, how are we doing this week? Who else watched the MTV VMAs 2023- Nicki Minaj hosted the show, it was a great night full of female power. Did you know that every single nominee for ‘Artist of the Year’ was a woman? Taylor Swift was the big winner of the night, with her bagging seven awards, while Ice Spice took home the moon-man for the ‘Best New Artist’. And we’re freaking out now that NSYNC is reuniting!🎶 *runs to practice music video routines*

London Fashion Week is starting today, so we are at the edge of our FROW seats in anticipation! Which designer's collection are you excited to see? Married At First Sight is back next week with a new season and if the contestants are anything like the last season's, we'll get the popcorn ready! Have you guys heard of Journee? It's a mystery location travelling app - they now have flights leaving from Birmingham but we want to know would you book a holiday not knowing the destination? Tell us over on X. And, the iPhone 15 is coming out on September 22nd with pre-orders starting from today! Will it be going on your wish list?

To get more news about fashion, beauty and lifestyle, keep scrolling!

FENTY x PUMA Makes a Major Comeback! Rihanna Releases The Avanti 👟

Over the course of their partnership, Fenty and PUMA have released several innovative fashion interpretations on sporty silhouettes. With multi-year cooperation and upcoming product launches, Rihanna has returned to the FENTY x PUMA brand as Creative Director. The FENTY x PUMA Avanti is the first shoe franchise to come out of the collaboration, and it's a wild combination of two PUMA icons: the premium leather upper of the King football boot worn by icons like Eusebio, Pelé and Maradona and the outsole of the Easy Rider heritage running shoe. The shoe is a stylish spin on the football craze, featuring a fold-over tongue made of vintage leather with the FENTY and PUMA CAT logos debossed and stamped in gold foil. Originally designed for men, the Avanti is now available as a unisex shoe for both adults and children thanks to a remix by Rihanna.

The FENTY x PUMA Avanti will be available from today, on puma.com and at select shops across the world. Also, later this Autumn, expect a second Avanti release.

ESSĒN The Label’s First Jewellery Debut Collection✨ 

ESSĒN The Label the much-loved footwear brand designed with the intention of providing ethically made, responsible and durable footwear that is chic yet sustainable. The brand will debut their first jewellery collection releasing four handcrafted earring designs: The Disc, The Drop, The Huggie and The Hoop, all available in locally sourced, 100% recycled 18-carat gold vermeil and 925 sterling silver. These pieces are about to be staples to any wardrobe because they are stylish yet minimal enough to elevate any look or just stand out on their own. Keeping with the brand’s mission to make customers buy less and choose better, they offer full transparency, traceability and lifecycle responsibility for all their products. ESSĒN The Label’s earring collection is exclusively available on their website, with prices ranging from £99 to £249. Head to their Instagram for more 

Kate Spade New York Celebrates Turning 30 With The Dakota Handbag 👜

Happy 30th Kate Spade ! In celebration of the last three decades of the brand’s continued success,  they have launched the Dakota handbag which has a new sculptured logo hardware that is inspired by the brand’s home New York City and its stellar architecture.  “The Dakota handbag represents Kate Spade New York’s commitment to delivering products that exude timelessness yet fit in with the eclectic lifestyle of today’s woman. Our customer is a constant source of inspiration for us. She is a go-getter, who balances her appetite for new experiences with the regimen of life’s responsibilities,” said Jennifer Lyu, Kate Spade New York SVP and Head of Design of Leather Goods and Accessories. The new style is available in a breadth of sophisticated and exuberant colours including Chartreuse, Rock Garden, black and cream. With pricing starting from £375, Dakota is a vehicle for self-expression that will take centre stage for everyday moments and special occasions alike. Now available to shop online,

H&M Fall 2023 Brings Back the Baroque Era With a 90s Edge 👸🏼

 Fashion during the 17th century was glamorous, to say the least, but now H&M is bringing it back with their new A/W collection. We’re talking power shoulders, narrow waists, sheer fabrics, pearl embellishment, ruffled hems, flounces, bows and much more! To add a modern edge to the collection, there are hoodies, faux leather and denim pieces along with studded and heavy metal detailed accessories. And the neutral colour palette of black, silver, earth tones and off-whites is just the cherry on top.  Eliana Masgalos , Concept Designer at H&M said “Our main source of inspiration came from visually stunning films. The collection is a stylish mix of historic references but with a fiercely modern attitude. It’s our contemporary interpretation of romanticism”. The A/W 2023 collection is now available in all H&M stores worldwide and online. Go check it out, queens!

Rita Ora x Primark

British singer Rita Ora collaborates with Primark launching her first ever high street fashion collection! It has been two years in the making and we finally have pieces that can take you through multiple seasons. Co-designed by the brand, Rita and London-based designer Jawara Alleyne, the collaboration inspired by Rita’s unique style offers customers great value and quality. 

Rita Ora said ‘Throughout my life, I have always wanted to look stylish, and when I was younger, I couldn’t have done that without Primark. I could always stretch my budget with so many great pieces. That is really when I learned how to get creative and play with fashion.”  The collection is filled with wardrobe staples like denim, knitwear, tailoring as well as accessories and shoes that can easily be mixed and matched for you to experiment with different styles! Available at all Primark stores from Tuesday September 19th with prices starting from £3 to £60.

TALA: Female Inclusivity All Around

The female-centered activewear brand Tala has dropped new colourways to their SWEATS collection. The brand continues to provide sustainably made pieces in off-duty styles at affordable prices without skimping on performance, inclusivity and trendy designs. Their Quarter Zip Cropped Hoodie, OverSized Club Hoodie and Wide Leg Club Joggers all come in the mild and pleasing colourways of Oat or Vintage Khakhi. They come in sizes 2XS-4XL, perfect for women of all shapes and sizes. What could be more inclusive? All pieces are available on the brand website with prices ranging from £49- £68.

Huda Cooks Up Beauty’s Easy Bake and Snatch Pressed Brightening and Setting Beauty powder!

Been spending hours on Tik-Tok looking for ways to achieve flawless beat face? Now, Huda Beauty has just released her new Easy Bake and Snatch Pressed Brightening and Setting Powder (£32) that gives a refined finish by speed-baking makeup, as well as providing effortlessly bright undereyes with a brightening and blurring formula to give a natural finish. Even better, it is long-lasting, sweat resistant, perfect for medium to full coverage plus talc and fragrance-free. Additionally, it has skin-loving ingredients such as microfine hyaluronic acid and avocado. What’s not to love? The powder is available in eight of their original Easy Bake Loose Setting powder colours and comes with an on-the-go compact as well as a precision sponge designed to target undereyes. Available on the brand’s website and Sephora.

You Got The Blemishes, Neal’s Yard Remedies Has The Cure 

This might just be proof that organic products is the way to go because Neal’s Yard Remedies has just dropped their new skin booster which has had some promising results! Among 70 ladies in their consumer trial, the new Mahnia Clear Skin Booster (£23) was clinically proven to target blemishes, and give your skin a clearer look and feel. It has star ingredients like Mahonia to clarify and purify your skin, Centella Asiatica which decongests skin and unclogs pores, Calendula which soothes down any irritation and Thyme which helps reduce and balance excess oil. 83% of consumers reported their skin feeling clearer after using this skin booster, so maybe we should try it out too! This new bottle is a part of their Skin Booster collection, which offers a certified organic range of powerful ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Booster, Vitamin C Brightening Booster and Organic Rosehip Oil. You'll find the booster is stores and online. 

TreasureTress Is Back In Brum!  

TreasureTress, the UK and Europe's largest monthly product discovery box for women with natural and kinky hair is coming to Brum aka Birmingham with their Pop up store celebrating their eighth Birthday. From the success of their last Seven Girls Pop up event, they are back again bringing black women together to celebrate black beauty! 

The Pop-up starts on September 23rd _ November 15th with the location waiting to be announced. You will be able to browse and shop for TreasureTress products, have access to live tutorials and beauty demonstrations and get involved for a chance to win the brands gift cards and prizes. And also have the opportunity to build your own box for £40 with all your fave brands! (We are just as excited as you are!). Head over to the brands Instagram for more information. 

Fenty Beauty launches Shadowstix 🤩

Eyeshadow on a stick! Really? (Immediately adds to cart) Fenty Beauty has dropped their new Shadowstix (£22) which features a creamy long-wear formula, and instant high- impact colours which have been personalized to your skin tone. Effortlessly defining your eyes and matching their Pro Filt’r foundation range, the Shadowstix comes in eight blendable matte and eight shimmer shades like ‘Tira’Miss You’ and ‘Fizzy Frose’. We hope it looks as good as it sounds! 

Rihanna said,' We made it so easy to find your foundation shade and we wanted to do the same when it came to your eyeshadow. Now, you can match your shadows based on your skin tone, and find the perfect mattes and shimmers to create a dynamic, everyday eye look that works for any eye shape’. The Longwear Shadowstix is cruelty free, transfer-resistant and water-proof with an easy and effortless application. Available on the brands website and in Boots, Harvey Nichols and Sephora. 

Relive The Hiphop Legend’s Life With Michel Haddi’s Tupac Book 🎶📖

Sarah Coldron

It’s the 27th anniversary of the legendary Tupac Shakur's death, and a new limited edition book based on the artist’s life is about to be released. Michel Haddi’s TUPAC – THE LEGEND has 40 pages of the artist’s quotes and captivating photographs taken by London-based, French/Algerian photographer Michel Haddi. On the 50th anniversary of Hip-Hop, it only feels right to celebrate such an icon of the genre whose music is still popular to this day.  If you want to grab this book, then you’re in luck. The standard edition of Michel Haddi’s TUPAC – THE LEGEND is available for pre-order now via MHS  Publishing for £100. There will also be a talk and book signing at Reference Point at 180 the Strand on Saturday the 7th October - from 19:00 to 23:00. It’s a free event so grab your tickets here. Next month, Haddi will also celebrate his 30-year long career with a 6-month retrospective exhibition show of his work. The exhibition will be held at the 29 Arts in Progress Gallery Milan, with the show titled as “Beyond Fashion”. It will be featuring shots of Malcolm X’s daughters, Liza Minnelli to David Bowie, Cameron Diaz to Jennifer Lopez and Angelina Jolie, including unexpected shots of Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss, Linda Evangelista, Stephanie Seymour, Yasmin Le Bon to name a few.  Tweet us at X with your favourtie Tupac song of all time!

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