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Insider Roundup: Is Baby Powder Safe & More

A conundrum and a win

It's mid-month madness, friends. We're busy with the holidays coming but we're also busy keeping abreast with what's happening in the worlds of fashion and beauty. From a baby powder controversy to a beauty pageant win, here are the latest pieces of news you need to know.

Talcum conundrum

The debate over the safety of baby powder has been ongoing for years now. It sparked when a woman sued Johnson & Johnson because she alleged that the powder played a part in her developing cancer. Now, it has been revealed that people within the company have been discussing their product and the probability that it contains asbestos for decades now. Is baby powder safe to use? We'll just have to stay tuned for more details to unfold.

Prada says sorry

Prada has issued an apology after they were called out for a piece in their latest collection called Pradamalia. Many people voiced out their disappointment with the brand after it reportedly created a trinket inspired by blackface. The move was said to be different from the brand's history of inclusivity (which includes hiring Naomi Campbell at a time when the modelling industry was dominated by Caucasians).

Kendall Jenner is on top

The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star had a good year. Jenner reportedly earned USD22.5 million, making her the highest-paid model of 2018.

The Philippines and the Universe

The Philippines' representative to the Miss Universe pageant won the coveted crown. Catriona Grey is the fourth Filipino to win the beauty pageant.

Pomelo Holidays

We got to celebrate with Pomelo for a fruitful year at their tea party. But the festivities were not limited to that because we also got the first look at their upcoming Chinese New Year collection. It consists of 101 pieces you'll surely love, so stay tuned.

Check out the fun happenings last week here.