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Insider Roundup: Met Gala Goes Camp This Year & More

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How's the first day of the week for you? No matter how it went, we say a good ol' wrap-up of some of today's hottest news will do you some good. From Met Gala going Camp to Vans coming up with a Harry Potter-themed collection, this Insider Roundup's got the deets on these exciting bits and more. 

Met Gala goes Camp

The annually anticipated affair finally has a theme for this year, which goes by Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay Notes on Camp. The essay talks about Camp being a 'sensibility' more than an 'idea' and straightforwardly looks like a handout on everything about Camp fashion. And while it is less controversial than last year's 'Heavenly Bodies' theme, it's still worth noting that with Camp revolving on the idea of 'it's so wrong it's right,' designers and celebrities will surely have a field day making this novel idea fit into Met's usual eleganza. P.S. We wonder what Rihanna is going to wear.

Vans x Harry Potter 

This year is really big on geeky energy and we are so here for it! While merch for Avengers: Endgame and Game of Thrones continuously pop up, the Harry Potter fandom is not backing down with its latest collab with Vans. Going through the brand's website, we're expecting designs that pay homage to the four Hogwarts houses, plus anything 'Potter' that both wizards, witches, and Muggles will 'Siriusly' love.  

Liquid pantyhose?

Following the fad of body highlighters (we're looking at you, Fenty Beauty Body Lava) comes this new release from Huda Beauty called N.Y.M.P.H., short for Not Your Mama's Pantyhose. Leg foundations are all but new but this takes it to a whole new level of shine with its high-metallic finish. And while it boasts to look gorgeous on the legs for a range of skin types, it also claims to be a multi-purpose product that works as a foundation mixer or a straight-up face highlighter. Now, is this something you'll be psyched to try out? 

Brows on fleek for less with Browhaus

browhaus brow resurrection promo

We all know that getting those arches on point is no easy task. It takes up a considerable number of minutes during our beauty routine so getting them groomed surely helps with the efficiency. And with some treatments costing a blow on your budget, you definitely want to take advantage of this Browhaus promo. From 29 April to 31 July, the Browhaus Brow Resurrection treatments regularly priced at SGD1,000 to 2000 will be available for a trial rate of SGD300 only. This will make you say hello to brows enhanced with strand-like strokes that mimic real hair, customised to the right colour for your hair and skin tone for that natural finish. Bye-bye sparse brows for less, indeed. 

Nike posts a model with visible armpit hair and the internet is divided

One of the criticisms about today's movements for inclusivity is that while advocacies are present on statement-making campaigns, it still doesn't reach the 'make it normal' treatment. But even when a brand like Nike tries to make no big deal out of natural body hair, the internet, of course, has a lot to say about it. We're talking about the brand's recent social media post featuring visual artist and singer Annahstasia who dons a Nike sports bra while having her arms raised, showing her armpit hair.

While some applauded the brand for normalising body hair, some have called it out saying it was downright unpleasant. Despite the divide in the comments section and in other social media sites, Nike still has not taken the photo down — a clear implication on their stand regarding the matter. How about you? What are your two cents on this?

(Cover photo from: @themetgalaofficial)

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