Already prepping for the weekend? Don’t stop on our account! In fact, stock up on some good vibes with our lineup of exciting headlines. Let’s talk about BLACKPINK Lisa’s potential fashion line, Millie Bobby Brown for Penshoppe, and more in this week’s Insider Roundup.
BLACKPINK Lisa is rumoured to soon open her own fashion line
Hold on to your hats, BLINKS! YG Entertainment, BLACKPINK’s agency, reportedly copyrighted Lisa’s name recently, which sparked rumours of an upcoming fashion line. The Pop Hub reported the agency registered a new trademark filing for “Manobal Lalisa” and “Manobal” (iterations of Lisa’s birthname), as merchandising labels. If approved, the trademark owner will have the right to produce “outer clothing, ready-made clothing; underwear."
A collection from the K-pop girl group’s main dancer, who has been known for her edgy ensembles on and off the stage, is naturally anticipated not just by fans, but also fashion lovers. However, fans of the girl group have also started to worry about the news for several reasons.
One, YG Entertainment has been in numerous scandals recently over poor treatment of their talents, their CEO being charged with drug and gambling charges, and more. Next, fans also wondered why Lisa was getting special attention over the rest of her group members, again referencing YG’s history of mishandling talents. Lastly, others view it as YG’s way of locking Lisa to their agency, since copyrighting her name means that should she leave the company, she can never use her name "Lalisa", her surname "Manoban" or "BLACKPINK Lisa" both as a stage name and for other potential projects. As much as we’re excited about half of this news, we can’t help but wonder if there's more reason for concern.
Is Phoebe Philo making a comeback?
Are you a fan of the former Céline creative director? Well, from one fashion-related news to the next, WWD’s recent report suggests that Phoebe Philo is planning her comeback soon after a three-year hiatus. The English designer known for creating Céline’s signature feminine silhouettes and elegant ensembles for over a decade is said to join the fashion sustainability track and has been recently interviewing fellow designers to align with her plans. While nothing is still set in stone, such buzz is still worth every bit of excitement, don’t you think?
Stranger Things’ star Millie Bobby Brown is Penshoppe’s latest ambassador
It wasn’t that far along when the Filipino fashion brand announced BLACKPINK Lisa as their latest ambassador. And now, joining her along with other international personalities like Kendall Jenner and Jordan Barrett is none other than Stranger Things’ star Millie Bobby Brown. The 15-year-old actress is serving some looks on the brand’s official socials, wearing the brand’s summer collection to which we give 11 out of 10.
SK-II launches #NoCompetition campaign
Speaking of things that are 11 out of 10, cult-favourite beauty brand SK-II launches their #NoCompetition campaign as one of Tokyo 2020 Olympics' official sponsors. Headlined by medal-winning athletes like Simone Biles (gymnastics), Mahina Maeda (surfing), and Ishikawa Kasumi (table tennis), the campaign aims to fight against harsh criticism women often face when it comes to unrealistic beauty standards — especially when they are being pitted against each other to make such comparisons. With the attention the sports event is getting even prior to its official start, the brand aims to set their message across globally to end "toxic competition" women — athlete or not — face every day.
Jeffree Star Cosmetics reveals latest Bloodlust collection
Onto more amazing beauty news, Jeffree Star Cosmetics recently revealed their upcoming Bloodlust collection to the excitement of the beauty community. Following the success of their past palettes and the brand’s latest collaboration with YouTuber Shane Dawson, JFC serves pure royalty in this purple-clad lineup. It consists of an 18-pan eyeshadow palette, a gloss set, and a new frosted highlighter, as well as other merchandise like mirrors and various apparel. According to the brand’s announcement, the collection will officially drop on their website this 21 February 2020.
Bretman Rock reveals new collab with Wet n Wild
Speaking of beauty launches, following his tropical-themed makeup collection in 2018 with Morphe, Da Baddest content creator in town, Bretman Rock, is back with a new project — his Jungle Rock Wet n Wild collection. Bretman shares on his Instagram that this new collection is a "love letter to the beauty community," launching just right after Valentine's Day at 15 February 2020 on Wet n Wild's website. The beauty curation includes an eyeshadow palette, a brush-set trio, a mascara, three lip-glosses, a loose highlighter, a 3-in-1 face mist, and a limited edition beauty bag, all dressed in bold tropic colours to match Bretman's signature aesthetic. What a way to launch our V-day weekend, right?
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