Insider Roundup: Ariana Grande Ditches Grammys 2019 & More | Clozette

Caught in the hustle and bustle today? Slow down, take a deep breath and have a little break. And while you're at it, why don't you catch up on the latest news bites? We promise you that today's lineup is as juicy and entertaining as it can be. From Ariana Grande ditching the 2019 Grammys to NYFW highlights, keep reading to know the deets.

Ariana Grande ditches the Grammy Awards

After the controversial cancellation of her performance at the Grammys, Ariana Grande decided not to show up at all at the awarding ceremony. But in an ironic twist, it was at this night that the pop icon won her first ever Grammy award for Best Pop Vocal Album. Her studio album Sweetener beat other bestselling records like Taylor Swift's reputation and Camila Cabello's Camila. Grande tweeted about the award saying, "this is wild and beautiful. thank you so much [sic]." Even though we didn't see the pop princess receive her award onstage, at least we still got to see the incredibly beautiful Zac Posen dress she was supposed to wear for that night. 

Erika Jayne x Too Faced

Erika Jayne just launched her much-anticipated beauty line with cult-favourite cosmetics brand Too Faced. The collection, which is aptly named "Pretty Mess", includes plumping lip gloss, a pink-toned palette with a few neutral shades, highlighter and shimmer powder. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star said that she personally tested all products for a long time before launching. Are you excited to get your hands on these?

The Kardashians just won a lawsuit

Before Kylie Cosmetics and KKW Beauty, there was Kardashian Beauty. It's one of those Kardashian ventures that was almost completely forgotten as soon as it launched. Hillair Capital Management, who invested millions on Kardashian Beauty betting on the family's fame and influence to market the brand, sued sisters Kim, Khloe and Kourtney in 2016 for allegedly not promoting the beauty brand enough, causing it to become a flop. Naturally, the trio fought back and after two years they finally won the case this month and was awarded over USD10 million. Whew!

Dolce & Gabbana is under fire (again) for their CNY collection

After the debacle in Shanghai last November, Dolce & Gabbana is getting heat again for their newly released CNY collection. Many netizens commented that the designs were done in poor taste and was insensitively launched despite the previous big scandal being fresh on everyone's mind. Do you think the luxury brand could ever redeem itself again? 

NYFW is still alive

Since 2017, there have been numerous commentaries about how NYFW is slowly dying. But in 2019, the iconic fashion week is still alive and kicking. After the extravagant silhouettes presented last season, the Fall collections look much tamer in comparison. At Tom Ford, sleek yet simple designs are prevalent. Over at Prabal Gurung, the carefree hippie aesthetic makes a comeback. Meanwhile, Tory Burch makes the case for chic officewear. We've yet to wrap up NYFW but it's looking good so far.

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Here are the updates you may have missed last week.



When you think of flower patterns on fabric, your mind doesn’t immediately fleet to calming blue hues. But as displayed by our Clozetters, floral blue frocks prove to be a stellar choice, maybe even more so than the typical spring reds and yellows, when you want to show off foolproof and impeccable taste in style.

Sweet swings

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Ravishing in ruffles

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Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Can you feel the love? Well, some do and others don't — especially those who called out Gucci over a supposedly racist piece of clothing. To balance things out, though, we think you'll swoon over Lipault's collection with Jean-Paul Gaultier. Those are just a couple of the hot pieces of news you need to know right now.

Gucci Blackface Controversy


Gucci was in hot water for what many believed is a racist sweater depicting blackface, makeup or costume worn by non-black people to represent a caricature of black people. The brand has apologised for the misstep and said they will internally do more to increase diversity and to "[turn] this incident into a powerful learning moment." The sweater has been removed from the brand's online and physical stores.

Lipault  Paris x Jean Paul Gaultier

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On a lighter note, you'll be happy to learn that Lipault Paris's collection in collaboration with Jean Paul Gaultier is now available in Singapore. Featuring the merger of their different styles, the collection contains pieces that are perfect for globetrotters who are the perfect mix of laid-back and structured.

Makeup-free Hailey

Mr. and Mrs. Bieber (Justin and Hailey) grace the cover of Vogue magazine's March issue. We're sure you've already seen Hailey before — with or without Justin — but her cover shows a different version of her in that the model who's almost always seen wearing glam looks is makeup-free in it. 

Year of the bangs?

Many were surprised to see Kendall Jenner sporting a fringe a couple of days ago on her Instagram. Shortly after the reveal, Bella Hadid was also spotted wearing bangs. This makes us ask: Is this the year of the bangs?

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Here's what you may have missed earlier this week.