Building a capsule wardrobe is all the buzz these days, and if you haven't jumped on the bandwagon yet, we're guessing it's because the idea of reducing your closet to only 35 pieces or less is a daunting thought for you. But here's a trick that may help you: pick pieces in neutral colours. You can pair them together and create a sleek, no-brainer monochrome ensemble! Keep scrolling to see some monochromatic outfits from the Clozette Community for inspiration.
Fresh and sizzling drops for the week
Another week passed by so fast that we're sure you weren't able to catch up with all the buzz. So we're here to serve 'em up, fresh and sizzling, in today's Insider Roundup. Scroll through as we spill the deets on Mink's 3D printed makeup, Kim K.'s controversial new shapewear line, a Kylie versus Kylie brand battle, and more.
A Kylie versus Kylie makeup line?
Kylie Jenner's eponymous beauty line faces new competition with the same name (sort of). Australian-British pop star Kylie Minogue has just released her own beauty line called KYLIE, following her legal battle with Jenner that stretches back from 2016.
At the time, Minogue blocked Jenner from trademarking their shared name for endorsement services and is now evening out the playing field by jumping into the beauty business. Now we ask: are you team KYLIE or team Kylie Cosmetics?
Kim Kardashian is facing backlash for new shapewear line
It looks like this week isn't for the Kardashian-Jenners because aside from the KYLIE versus Kylie drama, Kim K. is also in a tight spot. Following the major debate on Kim's KKW body foundation release comes another backlash, this time towards her new shapewear line that she named "Kimono".
Now, the Kardashian-Jenners obviously love their brand name puns but this one was not cutting it. Japanese people were quick to note that kimonos are garments that hold high regard in their history and culture and Kim choosing to name her product line for the sake of a pun was simply 'disrespectful'. Kim has yet to comment on the issue.
Karl x L'Oreal is coming
Two powerhouses join forces as Karl Lagerfeld's beauty line collabs with L'Oreal Paris. The joint makeup collection is said to reflect the late designer's elegant yet edgy style. There are still very few deets on the collab aside from a series of teasers released on Instagram, but what we know is that the collection is set to be revealed at Paris Fashion Week later this year.
3D printed makeup is now a reality
The wave of the future in beauty is really here. Grace Choi, CEO and co-founder of Mink, finally announced the arrival of their fully functioning at-home makeup 3D printer. The concept, which was revealed way back in 2014, makes use of the Mink app to let you scan any image on the internet and have it printed with makeup as the ink. The image is now your very own personalised paper palette, mimicking the colours of the image you've chosen.
With the printer's ability to capture at least 16.7 million shades, you can copy colours of foundation shades, lipstick shades, and any other product — or image — imaginable to add to your makeup stash. But what does this mean for the entire beauty industry? Only time can tell.
Marlena Stell spills the tea on James Charles, Jaclyn Hill, and more beauty community drama
Thought the YouTube beauty community can pass a week without drama? Apparently, that's not the case. Makeup Geek founder and YouTube content creator Marlena Stell spilt all the tea in her latest video titled 'Dear Influencers'. In a nutshell, the hour-long video talked about the truth regarding Jaclyn Hill's lipsticks, her past beef with James Charles, and more.
Stell clarified that she's simply clearing the air for the audience who may not know what's happened behind-the-scenes and that it isn't her intention to stir the pot at all. We'll let you decide on the verdict for this one — if you have the patience to give this one-episode-on-Netflix-long video a watch.
Find more of this week's news here.
Your fave shopping season begins!
Our favourite shopping season of the year — the Great Singapore Sale, now under the new avatar GSS: Experience Singapore (GSS:ES) — kicked off last Friday, 21 June 2019, with the Orchard Road Fashion Scramble — a high-energy fashion show that literally stopped traffic as 300 models and dancers took over the streets and strutted their stuff over the course of nine 50-second sets at the intersection between The Heeren, Mandarin Gallery, and Design Orchard.
Curated by the Singapore Retail Association (SRA) and the Textile and Fashion Federation (TaFF), the show featured 38 international and homegrown labels including David’s Daughter, Depression, Fatimah Mohsin, Maison Kitsune, Paul & Joe Sister, See by Chloe, Suncoo, Shouten, Triologie, and more.
Students from LASALLE College of the Arts, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Raffles Design Institute, and Temasek Polytechnic also presented their very own creations — an eclectic display brought together by Singapore’s very own emerging talent.
In case you weren’t there to witness this one-of-a-kind experience in person, here are some highlights from the Orchard Road Fashion Scramble:
Dancers opening the show with a flash mob.
Models making their entrance
Local showcases featuring homegrown labels & independent retailers including Dotted Line, Manifesto, Shouten, Supplies & Co, Utopia, as well as bridal designer Fatimah Mohsin.
Models sporting designs by students of Temasek Polytechnic, waiting to walk the runway.
Creations by the students of the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
Models in position on the front steps of Design Orchard after the fashion show.
For more information on GSS: Experience Singapore-related activities, check out gss.sra.org.sg.