Hello, long weekend! As you unwind for the relaxing days ahead, here are some exciting bits of news about upcoming launches and recent developments in fashion, beauty, and entertainment. Get into the swing of the long weekend with these intriguing headlines.
aespa are the new Givenchy brand ambassadors
They may be new to the K-pop scene, but they’re already making waves in the fashion world. Rookie K-pop girl group aespa, formed by Karina, Giselle, Winter, and Ningning, was announced as the new Givenchy brand ambassadors for 2021. Aside from being the first K-pop artists to be appointed as the brand’s ambassadors, this is also the first time a group was chosen to endorse a luxury fashion brand.“When I first saw aespa, I was overwhelmed by the energy each member had. I felt that as a group and individually, Karina, Giselle, Winter, and Ningning have strong individuality and style that naturally fit with Givenchy. aespa’s fashion is having their own colour,” shared Givenchy creative director Matthew M. Williams to Soompi.
Rihanna’s Fenty brand closes its doors
“Rihanna and LVMH have jointly made the decision to put on hold the RTW activity, based in Europe, pending better conditions,” according to WWD. It seems this is one of the many impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on fashion. Don’t worry though! We’re speculating that this will be an opportunity for Rihanna to grow her other brands, namely Fenty Beauty and Savage x Fenty, in the meantime.
Nike introduces new additions to the Yoga Collection
Ready to ace your fitness goals? Nike has released new designs and colourways for its Nike Yoga Collection. Each of the pieces in the collection is embedded with Nike Infinalon, a material that feels soft and smooth while providing a gentle compressive feel as you move. You’ll be nailing each yoga session with ease. The collection is now available on Nike.com, in-stores in the Philippines and select stores in Singapore.
Hourglass to add on to the Equilibrium skincare line
While we’re on the topic of launches, here’s another one: Hourglass Cosmetics is adding new products to their skincare line Equilibrium. Aside from the SPF and night serum, Equilibrium by Hourglass will now feature the Rebalancing Cream Cleanser, Restoring Essence, and Intensive Hydrating Eye Balm with prices starting at SGD40/~USD30.20. All the new products will feature the Cell Balancing Complex™ which is made to renew and rebalance the skin. These are already available on the Hourglass website, but we’re keeping our fingers crossed that it’ll make its way to Sephora Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines soon too.
Catch Sephora’s first sale of the year
Speaking of Sephora, Sephora Singapore is having its first sale of 2021 this weekend. If you’re looking for some last-minute V-Day gifts or want to splurge on some long-coveted beauty must-haves, now’s your chance! Sephora Beauty Pass Members will enjoy 15 per cent off with a minimum spend of SGD60 on the website (starting 10PM on 12 Feb) and in stores (starting 13 Feb).
#FreeBritney sparks anew with new documentary
If you’re a fan of 90s and 2000s queen Britney Spears, then you’re already familiar with the #FreeBritney movement that started in 2009 and has been frequently resurging over the years. Fans of the pop star were protesting about the strict measures around Britney’s conservatorship, which didn’t allow her any control over her finances and social media activity at the least. After The New York Times documentary titled “Framing Britney Spears” was released last Friday, fans and celebrities alike have started calling for action to release Britney from said conservatorship. The documentary is streaming on Hulu, in case you’re interested.
BLACKPINK’s Lisa to return as mentor for Youth With You 3
Lalisa Manoban is making her way back to television. It was announced that the Thai K-pop rapper will be returning for the third season of iQIYI’s Youth With You 3. The reality competition for aspiring Chinese idols has been running since 2018, with professional performers specialising in song, dance, and rap acting as mentors to the contestants. This will be Lisa’s second season as the dance mentor, after surprising viewers last season with her strict but understanding approach to teaching the trainees. We’re excited to see what other tips we can learn from Mentor Lisa this season, are you?
(Cover photo from: @aespaofficial)
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