FAVE 5: Oriental Sights | Clozette


A lot are flying to East Asia this season so they could escape the heat in our tropical lands. But your getaway to these countries is not complete unless you immerse yourself in their traditions. If you're planning on travelling to these locations, then a trip to the local temples and heritage sites is a must for a quick visit to their past. Bask in their colourful and ornate architecture because from there, you will get a glimpse of their rich culture. Lastly, just enjoy the oriental sights and capture your memories like these ladies from the Clozette Community.



Bridge to the past


Woman in front of a pagoda

(Photo from: biancamagsino)



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We know you’re all itching to set off to a relaxing weekend. But before your week ends, catch up on the fashion and beauty news that hit the headlines this week. From the red carpet event at this year’s Cannes Film Festival to a Kylie Skin product called out for being harmful to the skin — read all the latest bites here.



 The new Kylie Skin face scrub faces some serious backlash


Kylie Skin Walnut Face Scrub

Kylie Skin Walnut Face Scrub (Photo from: @kylieskin)


Following the success of Kylie Cosmetics, Kylie Jenner has revealed the launch of her new skincare line this week. Although they’re still not due to be released until 22 May, lots of beauty fans on Twitter are already calling out a product. It turns out, the Kylie Skin Walnut Face Scrub does some serious damage to the skin. The star ingredient is apparently too abrasive that it causes tears to your skin. Planning to try out her new range? Better pass up on this one just to be safe.


Celebrities grace the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival 2019



The Cannes Film Festival opened yet again with a star-studded red carpet event. Celebrities like Elle Fanning, Selina Gomez, and Alessandra Ambrosio graced the French Riviera with their stunning looks. If you’re wondering what daylight glamour looks like, then the guests of the annual festival are whom you should refer to. 



Marc Jacobs Beauty’s first-ever skincare range is coming up


A jar of pineapple-based moisturiser used by Selena Gomez in the Cannes Film Festival 2019

Marc Jacobs Beauty Youthquake Hydra-Full Retexturizing Gel Crème, SGD78/MYR237


Marc Jacobs Skincare is launching its first line next month. The range is spearheaded by Youthquake Hydra-Full Retexturizing Gel Crème, which debuted at the recent MET Gala. You can get that #PineappleGlow when it’s finally released in all Sephora stores in Singapore and Malaysia on 20 June.




Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show cancels its television broadcast



It’s been a tradition for some fashion fans around the globe to catch the star-studded show on their televisions every year. But this year, things are going to change. The annual spectacle of glitz and glam will no longer grace our screens. The company’s executives announced that after two decades, they’ll be re-thinking the format of their show. No one knows for sure what awaits us when the brand is re-born, but we’re keeping our eyes peeled.



MAC x Disney Aladdin is finally arriving in the Philippines


A makeup collection based on Disney's Aladdin


A whole new world is coming for Disney and makeup fans in the Philippines. This 22 May, all MAC stores in the country will be releasing the opulently packaged Disney’s Aladdin collection. The much-awaited collab will be featuring an array of playful matte and metallic shades that will take you for a magic makeup ride.




James Charles loses more than two million subscribers following Tati Westbrook's video



Drama ensued in the YouTube beauty community once again when Tati Westbrook posted a 45-minute video explaining why she’s cutting off James Charles. She says she felt “really used” and implied that the 19-year-old YouTuber has changed because of fame and money. Since Tati posted the video, other celebrities in the community like Jeffree Star has dished in on the issue. James has since responded with his tearful apology video, but the event still took a toll on his subscriber count.

 

(Cover photo from: @kylieskin)

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We all know that Barbie is more than just a toy — she's a cultural icon. From taking on multiple careers (at one point she was even a palaeontologist) to participating in countless collaborations with big brands, the doll has come a long way since her launch six decades ago. In this digital age, she even does lifestyle vlogs and posts her outfits on Instagram. With all these, somewhere along the way, Barbie has become more of a personality than a mere toy. Case in point: She's getting a CFDA fashion award. Yes, it's true! She's even attending the ceremony.



What's the big deal? Only that the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) Awards is one of the most prestigious award-giving body in the industry. With the CFDA's Board of Directors' Tribute Award, Barbie will join the ranks of Michelle Obama, Tom Ford and Gloria Steinem who also received the same honour in the past. To celebrate Barbie's win, here's a recap of her most fashionable moments that prove she deserves the accolade. 


 Barbie in Oscar de la Renta



In 2016, the beautiful "Something Blue" Oscar de la Renta Barbie was released. The doll is decked in a bridal piece that features delicate lace and stylish detailing. However, this wasn't the first time that Barbie collaborated with the designer. Back in the 1980s, Carol Spencer — the woman behind Barbie's looks — managed to get approval from Oscar de la Renta to have the dolls that wore his pieces be sold under his name. These limited edition dolls are now vintage collectables and are worth a fortune.


Barbie in Christian Dior



Barbie was dressed in Dior twice and both ensembles were iconic. One was in 1995 where she's donning a fabulous bejewelled brocade dress in metallic gold and black. The other was released in 1997 and this time, the outfit is inspired by the 1947 Dior New Look that featured a full skirt and a fitted top. High-fashion, indeed!


Barbie in Diane von Furstenberg



Far from Barbie's usual sundresses, the Diane von Furstenberg doll wears a very stylish wrap dress. It was released in the mid-noughties and was marketed as a jet-setter look complete with a suitcase, newspaper and oversized handbag accessories. It's very much done with the chic designer's personal fashion in mind.


Barbie in Karl Lagerfeld's signature look



Just when we thought Barbie can only rock feminine clothes, we're proven wrong when she was dressed up in Karl Lagerfeld's signature ensemble with the fingerless gloves, high-collared top and skinny pants. We don't know what it is, but it just works. Maybe that's the magic of Barbie — everything looks good on her. 



Moschino's Barbie-Inspired Collection



If there's anything that can prove Barbie's cultural influence, it's this Barbie-inspired collection by Moschino for their Spring/Summer 2015 runway show. From the baby pink trackers to the hot pink suit, all of these looks are deliciously glam that even top fashion influencers like Chiara Ferragni got a piece


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