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Insider Roundup: Dylan Wang For Bench & More

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Can you believe it's December already? Talk about a year that fleeted so fast! But not without its share of interesting news that we're about to pile up even more with today's batch.


Dylan Wang for Bench



Meteor Garden 2018's fresh-faced Dao Ming Szi is fast fashion brand Bench's newest ambassador. Following the likes of Hallyu star Park Hyun Sik and Riverdale heartthrob Cole Sprouse who was brought by the brand to the Philippines, are we expecting a visit from the Taiwanese charmer soon, too? Crossing fingers!


Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas' extravagant wedding



While they may be one of the most unexpected couples to have gotten together and eventually got engaged this past couple of months, seeing Priyanka and Nick's relationship chronicled on social media definitely showed the public how perfect they are for each other. And last weekend, the two have finally tied the knot following a three-day celebration, in which Chopra described on Instagram as a "merging of families who love and respect each others' faith and cultures." Best wishes to the happy couple!

Sophia The Robot at Alexander Wang's frow



Sci-fi meets fashion? That's definitely what happened in Alexander Wang's recent Fall 2019 show in New York where renowned AI robot Sophia sat at the front row. The robot created by Hanson Robotics has been making rounds on social media for quite some time now, and even making it into fashion spreads and talk shows. But we say it's just a whole new level of Black Mirror-esque circumstance for it (or her?) to be taking seats from actual personalities at a big designer's frow, don't you think?


LUSH goes 'naked'



On 29 November 2018, co-founder of Lush Cosmetics Rowena Bird flew to the Philippines to talk about the brand's holiday collection, as well as their growing initiative to go 'naked'. The brand, known for its environment-friendly products and even packing methods, is now taking it one step further into promoting zero-waste consumption by encouraging their patrons to follow suit. 

Say hello to Instagram's 'Close Friends' feature



As a remedy to the growing fake Instagram trend (also known as 'Finstagrams') among many users where people create alternate accounts to ensure that their private snaps and stories stay within their closest circles, Instagram now introduces a 'Close Friends' feature, similar to the audience targeting option in Facebook. The new update allows users to allow a select number of people to have access to some of the stories and posts they share, in contrast to publishing it to all of their followers. This is just one of the many updates Instagram is rolling out, follow the deletion of inauthentic followers and engagements among others. 


(Cover photo from: @benchtm)


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