FAVE 5: Layerin’ Love | Clozette


May’s already coming to an end and summer’s certainly going with it. With the weather becoming more and more unpredictable as days go by, it’s important that we’re ready for it. If you’re looking for an ensemble that’s comfortable whatever the weather, then layered outfits are your best bet. Stay chic and elegant by wearing a thin blouse underneath a cami dress — this way you wouldn’t feel too hot or too cold if it rains or shines. Check out how ladies from the Clozette Community style this classic look.

 


Earthy hues


Woman wearing an olive shirt under a white dress while holding flowers

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These awesome headlines will be the cherry on top of your fantastic week. From a collaboration between a popular clothing chain and a luxury brand to the debut of an exciting makeover show in the region, here are the latest updates that will kickstart your weekend on a good note.


H&M x Giambattista Valli



Here's something that will perk up your ears: Giambattista Valli and H&M are doing a collection together and it's called Project Love. If you've always wanted a piece of haute couture, this collaboration may just make your fashion dreams come true. Some of the coveted pieces have already been debuted at the Cannes Festival. Muses Kendall Jenner, Chris Lee and Chiara Ferragni are just some of the famous style personalities to strut down the red carpet decked in designs from the anticipated collection. Basing on what we've seen so far, it looks like the Italian designer is bringing drama and flair to a new level. 

Style Me Now to air on E!


Zalora Style Me Now Nicole Andersson


ZALORA, in partnership with NBCUniversal, will soon air their makeover-themed show on E! channel this coming 26 May at 9 PM. The makeover show will not just focus on the typical fashion and beauty revamp but some lifestyle aspects will also be explored. Elias Pour, ZALORA Group’s Chief Marketing Officer said, "The show offers strong and relatable content and the added voice from our influencers gives it a flavour that everyone would be able to genuinely enjoy and connect with." You can also catch reruns at Diva channel every Wednesdays at 12 AM and Saturdays at 5 PM.


Huxley releases its latest cushion foundation


Huxley Cushion Foundation


Korean beauty brand Huxley just released their latest cushion foundation formula called Cover Cushion; Own Attitude. It claims to provide long-lasting high coverage for a flawless look that lasts from morning to evening. Compared to its predecessor, the Moist Cushion, which is great for people with dry-sensitive skin, this variant works best for oily-combination skin with its mattifying finish. Will you grab one?


PUMA announces a new collection with Selena Gomez


PUMA Selena Gomez


You would think that after partnering with Pantone and Buffalo London, PUMA will take a break from collaborations but it looks like the brand is not slowing down anytime soon. Their latest endeavour? A collection with Selena Gomez that's inspired by the actress's journey from her hometown in Grand Prairie, Texas to her fast-paced life today in Los Angeles. The Spring/Summer 2019 collaboration features two brand-new shoe styles, laid-back apparel and travel-ready accessories. "I wanted to create something that could just be mixed and matched, but that would also go perfectly with any other piece you have in your closet," Selena said. The Selena Gomez (SG) X PUMA SS19 collection is available in stores now. 



Bally's First Eyewear Collection


Bally First Eyewear Collection


Bally unveils its Spring 2019 eyewear collection, the first of its partnership with the renowned luxury eyewear specialist Marcolin Group. It will include both sunglasses and optical offerings for men and women. The theme of the collection pays homage to the warm glow of a California sunset and the eyewear pieces reflect the 'Wanderlust' mood and palette of Bally's Spring/Summer 2019 collection. From retro luxe design to geometric take on classic pilot style frames, you'll surely find one that suits your style.


(Cover photo from: @chiaraferragni)


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It's a good day for animal rights and welfare advocates as another big fashion brand pledges to support their cause. Not long after Gucci, Burberry and Versace announced that they won't be using animal fur in their future collections, Prada is set to go fur-free. Today, Miuccia Prada went public with the decision saying that "the Prada Group (including Miu Miu, Church's) is committed to innovation and social responsibility" and that moving forward they will be "focusing on innovative materials [that] will allow the company to explore new boundaries of creative design". 



The shift in operations came after a discussion with the Fur Free Alliance. For their upcoming Spring/Summer 2020 collections, the Prada Group will no longer include any designs featuring fur. As a gigantic name in the fashion industry, the brand's move cements the new era where luxury is redefined to be ethical and sustainable. 


However, even as Prada goes fur-free, questions are still being raised about the environmental impact of faux fur, which is usually made with synthetic material. It's been known that the microplastic particles in clothing can make their way to the ocean and pollute nature every time plastic-based garments (like nylon and polyester knits) are being washed.  



After Prada's denouncement of fur, International Fur Federation Chief Executive Mark Oaten issued a statement saying that he's "surprised that a brand who care about sustainability are banning a natural product like fur" and that "Prada customers will only have plastic fur as an option, which is bad for the planet." In recent years, the debate on what type of fur is worse for the environment has been heating up. And with competing studies being presented, it looks like it won't be settled anytime soon. But maybe, we should entertain the idea of foregoing fur — in whatever form — altogether.



According to a report by Quartz, it's looking like the Alpaca fibre can be a good alternative. It's just as warm and durable, and it comes in a selection of colours. The best thing about it is that it's eco-friendly and cruelty-free. Alpacas are larger than goats and can produce more fibre. They can also maintain a steady population growth and because they live in a much less hostile environment, shaving off their furs won't result in mass death unlike the goat herds in the harsh Mongolian terrain.  


Sure, going absolutely fur-free will deprive us of that traditional bold and luxurious aesthetic but a new era is here and we have to adapt. After all, if Prada goes fur-free for animal welfare then shouldn't we be also concerned with fishes, turtles and planktons that can potentially be harmed by synthetic faux fur?



We'll just have to wait and see how the Prada Group handles these new concerns and challenges. But with the progress that the fashion industry has made so far, we're hopeful for a positive outcome. 


(Cover photo from: @prada)






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