These Picks Remind Us Of Our Cultural Favourites | Clozette


This month on ClozetteINSIDER, we're all about the significance of culture when it comes to fashion, beauty and lifestyle. And as a nod to our very own favourites — a TV show, a book, a movie or a social occasion that we find value in as individuals — we rounded up our current obsessions.


Kersie

Creative Director




"With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it's good to be reminded that we are surrounded by beautiful and calming nature if only we would take the time to look. I’m looking forward to The Mindful Company’s first Singapore-focused collection called Places Of Calm that reminds the wearer to look beyond the city’s skyscrapers and man-made structures and to appreciate calm in the form of the verdant greenery that is part of Singapore’s urban landscape. "



Becks

Editor


A pink hair styler dressed in iconic lipstick kiss marks clamped on a baby pink pouch

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"The ghd Limited Edition gold® styler by Lulu Guinness dressed in iconic lipstick kiss marks is designed as part of the hair brand's annual Pink collection for Breast Cancer Research, which will be available in selected Sephora stores and Prep Luxe in Singapore mid-August. The multi-purpose gold® styler straightens, curls and waves hair, and automatically goes into sleep mode if it is unused after 30 minutes. Who can say no to a worthy cause made functional and fashionable? #KissThisCancer!"

Jordianne

Sub-Editor



An opened bottle of Marc Jacobs limited edition Coconut Fantasy highlighter gel


SGD 69/~USD50



"No makeup makeup looks are the hardest to pull off, in my opinion. While I'm just as big a fan of bold looks, there's something to be said about the level of artistry and quality of work that goes into a natural makeup look that truly brings out one's features. That's why I was floored when I saw Sir John's work on Beyonce for Vogue's September issue. Her complexion looked clear overall and dewy in the right places. She's wearing products from Marc Jacobs Beauty's limited edition Coconut Fantasy collection, and you bet I already have my sights on the entire line but especially on the Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter in Fantasy."


Amanda

Features Writer and Campaign Executive




A white sneaker with Japanese katakana words printed on its tongue.


SGD169/~USD123



"As a massive fan of animé and Japanese pop culture, travelling around the Land of the Rising Sun is like second nature to me. I can never get enough of exploring and immersing myself into the Japanese culture and I prefer my own custom walking trips when doing so. Given this, I definitely need some trusty sneakers to get me going. This is why when I saw that ASICS Tiger is releasing their Gel-Mai Katakana Pack, I really got excited. Not only do I love the incorporation of fuzeGEL technology in these pairs that give them extra cushioning and comfort but the aesthetic, which gives a nod to the brand's Japanese heritage, also had me sold."


Therese

Features Writer and Community Specialist



A girl wearing a navy blue mini polka dot waist tie dress


SGD37/~USD27




"If you're gonna ask me which TV Series is the most fashionable one, I'd say that it's Mad Men. Beyond the stylish clothes, I'm impressed with how Janie Bryant, the costume designer for the show, tied the fashion choices to the characters' arcs, personalities and backgrounds. Each ensemble is a piece of visual storytelling that provides subtle cues about what's to come. Not to mention that the period costumes were so well made. After finishing the series, I wanted a piece of the swinging '60s! I thought that this Mini Polka Dot Waist Tie Dress from Pomelo is perfect for a retro aesthetic. It's got that vintage vibe but modernised enough that it won't look out of place in 2018. Totally love it!"

Sabrina

Community Executive




A pair of light pink rubber gladiator sandals with Minnie mouse printed on its insole.


SGD120/~USD88



"As a fan of Disney films, I am always enthralled when I hear of new Disney collaborations being released in the market. As I am currently looking to expand my fashion wardrobe, footwear is definitely something I pay much attention to. So I'm excited that Melissa has Disney designs for its iconic Flox Sandals — perfect for the summer all-year-round weather condition I’m living in!"


(Cover photo from: Marc Jacobs Beauty)



Next, here's a guide on starting a zero-waste skincare routine. 


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Have you heard of the family who only produces one jar of trash per year? That’s extreme love for Mother Earth right there. The Zero Waste movement strives to reduce trash that cannot be composted or recycled to as little as possible. But it wasn’t until 2011 when blogger Bea Johnson popularised this lifestyle onto mainstream media. Today, there are digital influencers and major global companies constantly promoting consumers to practice going green.


Now, the question is: how can you be part of the movement? Store these skincare recipes in either reusable bottles, glass jars, tin containers or wooden crates to avoid single-use packaging and show your skin — and the Earth — more love. 


Soap


Unpackaged soaps are now easy to find and most of the time they are vegan and cruelty-free. But if you want to try using ingredients found in your kitchen, gram flour mixed with water, milk or yoghurt will do the job.


A plate full of soap with blue twine tied around them


Moisturiser


Aloe vera is anti-inflammatory and perfect for keeping the face hydrated. Mixed with essential oils like sunflower, it is good for reducing dark spots. Paired with olive oil, it's great for treating dry skin. For oily skin, tea tree oil is good for treating acne.


Cleanser


Raw honey is known for its antimicrobial properties that leave the skin feeling soft after washing. But for those who may find this to be expensive, you can try oats.


Woman is submerged in a bath with slices of oranges


Toner


Vinegar is a popular choice but the smell can be too much for some, so this can be mixed with rose water. Other substitutes are cucumber slices; watermelon juice; floral, herbal or rice water; and witch hazel. They all work to hydrate and balance the skin’s pH.



Lotion


Aloe vera gel with essential oils is a natural moisturiser. The higher the oil content, the more moisturising it is, so take note for your skin needs.


Bowls with seasoning ingredients like star anise and salt are laid down on a wooden table with lemons


Exfoliant


Sugar and sea salt with some coconut oil or any vegetable oil are perfect for body scrubbing. But for delicate areas like the face, ground beans are the gentle alternative.



Deodorant


Patting, not rubbing, baking soda with cornstarch are the only ingredients you’ll need for a functioning deodorant. Adding coconut oil, cocoa butter, olive oil or beeswax moisturises to leave the skin soft.


A hand is pouring a yellow liquid from a glass bottle to a mortar filled with other ingredients and a pestle.


Lip balm


The simplest recipe is mixing melted beeswax, sunflower oil and grounded flowers for pigment. Most lip balms are made of these ingredients without the extra preservatives and chemicals. Store in a tin case, like recycling a mint box.


Next, try these skincare techniques that double as relaxation rituals.



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We're off to a great start this week with the help of these feel-good pieces of news from the worlds of fashion and beauty. Here's what you need to know right now.


Anjellyca Much



Meet Anjellyca, Colourpop Cosmetics' newest product. They're eyeshadows in a jelly formula. Yes, after the craze about the jelly highlighter, we're moving on to eye products. No word yet on when the jelly pots will be released but it's definitely coming soon, according to the brand.


Charlotte at Sephora online



Charlotte Tilbury is finally available online at Sephora in the U.S. So, we're crossing our fingers that our local ones will carry the brand soon, too!


Off-White x Serena Williams



Off-White and Serena Williams are collaborating on a sneaker design. No confirmation yet from either party on what the collaboration will entail but there are rumours they will be releasing two new colourways of a new model of Nike Flare.


Converse x Hello Kitty



Cuteness and edginess marry in the collaboration between Converse and Hello Kitty. Sport two sides of your personality through cult-favourite Chucks, hoodies and backpacks.


(Cover photo from: @colourpopcosmetics)



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