FAVE 5: Get Graphic | Clozette


No closet is complete without at least one graphic shirt in it. This comfy piece is everyone’s go-to for a fuss-free look. But t-shirts aren’t only best in nailing that lazy day outfit; if you’re also going for a specific style, whether it be sophisticated or punk, you can easily utilize these versatile pieces to suit your needs. Running out of ideas on how to style the top? Check out how the ladies from the Clozette Community make these handy pieces fit their outfits to a T.

 

Cutesy Classic


A woman wearing a Mickey Mouse shirt and a red bomber jacket stands by a glass door.

(Photo from: Limmariane)



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Although it’s Monday and it’s the start of another busy week, your day will surely be filled with excitement. Beauty junkies will especially find delight in today’s news roundup. With beauty brands and new fashion stores being launched everywhere, there’s more things for you to look forward to aside from the end of the week. From the Ulta x Marvel’s Avengers new makeup collab to the backlash on Fenty Beauty’s latest highlighter, catch it all here.



The Ulta Beauty x Marvel’s Avengers Makeup collection is finally here to save the day



This month, Marvel fans are in for a beauty treat. With Avengers: Endgame set to hit the theatres near the end of this month, Marvel also collaborated with Ulta Beauty and released a new makeup collection to celebrate the epic finale. Feel super and let their line-up of palettes and lipsticks bring extra power to your day. 


Fenty Beauty’s new highlighters are being called offensive



Fenty Beauty recently announced on Instagram their three new Killawatt highlighters. Though their shades exceed expectations, their names most certainly don’t as one of the highlighters was named ‘Geisha chic’. Initially celebrated for inclusivity, Rihanna’s beauty brand is now being called out online for being racist and ignoring the full weight of the Geisha tradition. In response, the brand has now removed the said post, but whether or not they’ll rename or recall the product, only time will tell.

 

 

All-new brand Grace Beauty is making cosmetics disability accessible



Since we’re on the topic of inclusivity, we’re happy to tell you that at least one brand is nailing it today. New makeup brand Grace Beauty is launching a new line of add-ons you can attach to mascara wands to make gripping them and using them much easier for all. Their tools are now available for pre-order to be shipped worldwide in June. 




Paragon Level 3 is taking style to a whole new level


A storefront in Paragon level 3 selling home fragrances and candles.


Paragon Singapore officially launches a new retail and lifestyle concept on level three, bringing a transformative shopping experience with its curated brands and free-flow open market-style expression. To celebrate the launch, Paragon offers fun and exciting activities for the month with their FASHION & MUSIC Photography Studio and Creative Weekends. Head on and enjoy their exclusive shopping offers until 21 April.  


You can finally get your hands on Sari Lazaro’s Sunrise x Sunset collection


A woman in a off-shoulder blouse with golden accents and white pants.


Filipino designer Sari Lazaro is releasing her new Sunrise x Sunset collection, previously seen last September 2018 in the Demavinssy showroom in Paris during the Spring Summer Fashion Week. The collection takes inspiration from the luminescence of the sky during dawn and dusk. Her breathtakingly dainty pieces will be available in Lanai Manila from 4 to 7 April and soon on her website


(Cover photo from: @ultabeauty)

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If you've lived through the noughties, you'll know that synthetic leather bags was once stigmatised. They were seen as tacky, cheap and reserved only for those who can't afford 'the real thing'. But these days, with cruelty-free and sustainable movements gaining momentum, the tables have turned. Vegan leather is now a prized commodity. But even so, it's still a challenge to gain access to these alternatives. And it's partly because brands that do offer high-quality cruelty-free handbags are often under the radar. So if you're considering adopting a cruelty-free lifestyle, we've found some exceptional brands offering great alternatives that are just as luxe as leather.


Angela Roi



Established only in 2013, this young NYC-based brand has prided itself in producing premium-quality luxury handbags made with ethically sourced vegan materials. Even though they're a newcomer in the industry, Angela Roi has already garnered loyal fans. As an alternative to leather, they use EPUL (Exquisite Polyurethane Leather), which is meticulously processed to achieve that creamy 'leather' texture. In an interview with Forbes, the couple behind the brand shared their philosophy: "Love people and love animals and to make Earth a happier place to live, we have to love and protect them."


LaBante London



When we think of recycled or upcycled goods, what come to mind are artisanal hand-made products that can be found at the local farmers market. However, that's just one form of upcycling. It may seem surprising but recycled materials can also be transformed into luxury goods. LaBante London is one of the brands known for creating top-notch luxury handbags and accessories of only recycled materials. The main textile that they use is recycled polyester made from single-use plastic bottles (PET bottles). LaBante London believes that with this system, plastic dumping in landfills and oceans will be lessened, or at the very least, won't add to the problem. 


CECIL McBEE



Although not explicitly advertised as a cruelty-free label, CECIL McBEE is still a good brand for scouting animal-friendly bags. Most of their products are made from superior faux leather and cotton. If you love fresh and dainty designs, you'll be delighted with the brand's selections in playful and feminine colour palettes. Unfortunately, direct purchase from the site is only available for Japanese residents. As of now, you can buy products from retail websites or when you visit Japan.


MATT & NAT



The brand's name came from the combination of two words: material and nature. MATT & NAT believes in "living beautifully" and that means creating beautiful materials but also appreciating and respecting natural resources. From backpacks to totes, this vegan brand offers a diverse range of bag silhouettes more than other cruelty-free labels. Any minimalist would love MATT & NAT's clean and crisp aesthetic. Aside from bags, they also produce exquisite footwear and accessories that are made from various recycled materials.



Stella McCartney



A list dedicated to cruelty-free fashion labels isn't really complete without mentioning Stella McCartney — the queen of sustainable brands. A fierce advocate for ethical fashion, McCartney designs luxury pieces made from innovative and advanced materials that don't use traditional leather and fur but provide the same warmth and opulence. In 2017, she became the first recipient of the Fashion Awards Special Recognition Award For Innovation for her work in finding eco-friendly alternatives. Thinking of getting a piece from her label? Explore her small tote collection, which is a favourite among celebrities and style influencers. 


(Cover photo from: @angelaroi)


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