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The holiday season is fast approaching and with it comes all the holiday releases and pop-up stores. From gift guides to limited edition collections, you won’t be at a loss when it comes to options for the rest of 2019. Ahead, all the latest happenings you should know about.

Visit the Bao Bao Cloud Concept Store

The launch of the BAO BAO CLOUD Concept Store in ION Orchard last 13 November also saw the launch of the Prism Pochette. This was BAO BAO Issey Miyake’s first pop-up in Singapore and outside of Japan. The Prism Pochette (SGD360/~USD264.56), which comes in seven colourways, challenges the wearer to be creative in how to style and carry it. Aside from the seven colours, there are also 12 bar colours for you to choose from. Mix and match the design combinations (which range up to almost 80 ways) and how to carry the Pochette — as a clutch, a fanny pack, a sling bag, and more.

Lit up the city at the Coach x Raffles City Holiday Party

We got an exclusive preview of the Coach holiday collection last 15 November, which includes several ready-to-wear pieces and Tabby handbags that will be exclusive to Raffles City. After a surprise performance from nutcracker-dressed drummers, we were ushered to witness the lighting of the Coach Christmas Tree. This would be the only Coach-branded Christmas tree in the world this year, standing at 16 metres tall and inspired by the Coach mascot, Rexy. Beneath the Christmas tree is an interactive room featuring flashing Christmas elements from the floor and reflected onto the mirrored walls. This interactive display operates from 10am to 10pm, from 16 Nov to 26 Dec.

Drop by the Neal’s Yard Remedies Christmas Collections Launch

Neal's Yard Remedies Christmas Sets

Why not add some organic products to your Christmas shopping list? Neal’s Yard Remedies has a selection of frankincense-based items made for women of varying life stages. There is the Intense Lift Collection for women in their fifties, the Age-Defying Collection for women in their forties, and finally, the Rejuvenating Collection for women in their thirties. All three collections are made from sustainably-sourced frankincense from Oman, the world’s first certified organic Boswellia sacra frankincense, which is considered to be a treasured ingredient in Oman’s culture for thousands of years.

Meet Milani’s new Asian Muses

Milani's New Asian Muses

During the initial launch of the Milani Gilded Rouge Palettes last September, it was also announced that Milani Cosmetics was conducting a search for the new Milani Asian Muses. Last Friday, 15 November, the chosen Milani Muses were revealed to the media during their Holiday party. Five extraordinary women from different walks of life now get to be the face of the brand in all their Asian campaigns. The event also saw the launch of five new exclusive Gilded Palettes, two new setting sprays, a new shiny lip topper, and new additions to the Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation range.

Shopped for our new holiday scent at the Bvlgari Parfums Pop-Up

Bvlgari Parfums

We visited the gorgeous Bvlgari Christmas House outside of Takashimaya Shopping Centre, with its spacious interior that perfectly showcases all their key fragrances for men and women, including some festive gift sets for this year’s Secret Santa spread throughout three rooms. Every visit to the Bvlgari Christmas House will have you leaving with a special personalisable Christmas-themed token. The pop-up is open until 5 January 2020.

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Catch up on last week’s news here.


This year has proven to be great for Victoria Beckham. Aside from her eponymous fashion brand getting positive attention for its Autumn/Winter 2019 and 2020 shows, as well as its Spring/Summer 2020 showcases, her beauty brand launch just a couple of months ago was also met great success. It seems like the high is still not over for the former Spice Girl, though, as she's now ready to expand her budding beauty brand towards skincare. And it's coming sooner than you think. 

It involves some serious scientific tech

Victoria announced on Instagram that she teamed up with famed stem-cell researcher Augustinus Bader for the first product on this new range, which will land on 19 November 2019 in the U.K. (that's 20 November for us!) on Augustinus Bader's website. The Cell Rejuvenating Priming Moisturizer is said to take inspiration from Bader's own skincare brand, which consists of three best-selling moisturisers lauded by many celebrities and beauty enthusiasts for their potency and effectivity.

The technology of Bader's own line is said to root from more than 30 years of stem-cell research. They promise skin repair and rejuvenation involving relief and skin renewal for treatment for burn victims. The very same tech is said to be the foundation of Victoria Beckham's new release. 

It's a multi-use product that aims to cut down your makeup prep

VB Beauty's Cell Rejuvenating Priming Moisturizer also aims to not only help in skin repair and rejuvenation but also moisture retention. It also promises to double — or triple — up as a makeup primer. Plus, it's infused with micro-pearls to help boost luminosity. Overall, its main aim is to cut some time from your beauty prep by giving you lasting results.

The price

Whether you're a fan of Victoria Beckham or not, you'd have to admit that USD118 can be quite an investment for a moisturiser. Whether or not it's worth it, we'd have to wait for the actual launch and product reviews to know for sure. All we can hope for now is that with all its claims and promises, its posh price delivers the right amount of spice — puns obviously intended — to our routines. 

(Cover photo from: @victoriabeckham)

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