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Insider Roundup: Fendi’s First-Ever Japanese Ambassador & More

The latest happenings to know now

Now that New Year celebrations are done and dusted, we’re ready to welcome even more exciting festivities such as the Lunar New Year and Valentine’s Day as we inch closer to the month of February. But before then, catch up on the latest fashion, beauty and entertainment headlines by checking out our roundup below — where we reveal Fendi’s first-ever Japanese ambassador, exciting details on one of the most highly anticipated Korean crime-action series this year starring actor Song Joong-ki, and more.


Fendi reveals first-ever Japanese brand ambassador




Italian luxury brand Fendi has officially appointed Japanese actress and model Ryoko Yonekura as their ambassador — a first for the brand since it entered Japan in 1965. Ryoko, according to Numero Japan, debuted as a fashion model in 1993 and went on to become an actress, where she starred in the Japanese remake of the musical Chicago in 2008. Another notable Fendi celebrity ambassador who’s also based in Asia is rapper and dancer Jackson Wang of Korean boy group GOT7.


Netflix’s 'Bridgerton' confirmed for second season




Ready for more Daphne-worthy dewy makeup, scandals and regency-inspired costumes? Netflix has confirmed that fan-favourite show Bridgerton will return for a second season and reports have revealed that production will commence in Spring of 2021. The streaming platform also shared that the next season’s focus will be on Daphne’s older brother Anthony Bridgerton (played by Jonathan Bailey), the eldest Bridgerton sibling and head of the family. The second season is predicted to arrive sometime in 2022.


Dior unveils limited-edition ‘Rouge Dior’ coffret


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Dior Makeup’s limited-edition ‘Rouge Dior’ coffret, SGD280/~USD211. (Photos from: Dior)


Red: the colour of passion, romance and, of course, the colour of Dior’s signature range of Rouge Dior lipsticks and more. Dior Makeup has unveiled its limited-edition Rouge Dior coffret, a red case which stylishly houses fives shades of Rouge Dior lipsticks to honour the upcoming Lunar New Year festivities. Priced at SGD280/~USD211, the five lipsticks included within the case are 999 Velvet, 772 Classic, 760 Favorite, 840 Rayonnate and 869 Sophisticated. The coffret is now available at Dior Beauty boutiques in Singapore. Will you be adding this to your list of luxe beauty buys?

tvN releases teaser shot of upcoming series starring Song Joong-Ki




South Korean entertainment network tvN released a teaser image of their upcoming crime-action series, Vincenzo on Instagram earlier today, which featured popular Korean actor Song Joong-ki (Descendents of The Sun, A Werewolf Boy). The series follows the story of a Korean-Italian lawyer named Vincenzo Cassano (played by Song Koong-ki) who is on the run from the mafia after working in the criminal society. The show also stars rapper Ok Taecyeon from South Korean boy group 2PM and actress Jeon Yeo-been.


In the same post, tvN also shared that the series will premiere on 20 February at 9PM KST. Fortunately for international fans, Vincenzo will arrive on Netflix in February as well. However, the platform has yet to announce its exact release date. Intrigued? Start plotting your own predictions for this highly anticipated drama by catching the trailer here.


Lush launches new 'Beauty Sleep mask in the Philippines




Sleep care is predicted to become the new self-care in 2021, which signifies that more of us will be paying more attention towards achieving quality, restful sleep. On this note, global beauty brand Lush has recently launched its latest Beauty Sleep face and body mask in the Philippines, a clay face mask that’s designed to strengthen your calming evening skincare routine.


Priced at PHP875/SGD35/MYR90 for 125G, the product is formulated with ingredients such as organic jojoba oil (moisturising) and soothing lavender oil. The product is already sold out in the Philippines and Singapore and is available at a discounted price for a limited time only in Malaysia. For those of you who are based in Indonesia, you can still enjoy Lush products too, as the brand has recently announced on Instagram that its Singapore site now ships directly to Indonesia as well.


UNIQLO’s latest outlet in Singapore to open on 5 February


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(Left) UNIQLO’s latest store in Singapore. (Right) UNIQLO’s limited-edition Thermal Mug. (Photos from: UNIQLO)


The Japanese casual wear brand’s latest outlet in Singapore will be located at Tampines Mall, and it will span two levels with a bigger shop floor — making it twice the size of its original store. There, shoppers will be able to enjoy the brand’s range of LifeWear essentials, as well as shop the full lineup of their upcoming UNIQLO x Ines de la Fressange SS21 collection.


During its opening weekend from 5 to 7 February, the store will be giving away a limited-edition UNIQLO thermal mug to the first 600 shoppers who spend a minimum of SGD88 nett in a single receipt, as well as serve freshly brewed coffee and tea by Butler Koffee to the first 500 customers, with no minimum spend required.

The Ordinary debuts concealer product




Well-loved beauty brand The Ordinary has launched its first-ever concealer product, called The High Coverage Formula Concealer. Priced at USD6.70/~SGD9 each, this affordable beauty find comes in 36 shades which correspond to its existing Serum Foundation and Coverage Foundation range. An additional 15 shades are set to arrive later this year as well.


The brand shared that the product “offers very high coverage with a real skin finish,” and it’s packaged with a thin nozzle applicator for precise and easy application. Plus, it’s also alcohol-free, cruelty-free and vegan-friendly too. The brand has no physical stores here in Southeast Asia yet, however, they do ship worldwide, which means you go ahead and add their new concealers to cart now.


(Cover photo from: @fendi and @ryoko_yonekura_0801)


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