Insider Roundup: Jenna Lyons Leaves J. Crew, Topshop Is Online In The PH And More | Clozette

Hello, April! The first quarter of the month has gone by so fast, don’t you think? Summer is easing in, and we’re already feeling the heat. Our minds are already on weekend getaways and summer sales. But before we jet off to our much needed vacations, we need to keep abreast on what’s poppin’. 


Missed this week’s highlights? Let’s recap fashion and beauty’s latest here.


Jenna Lyons leaves J. Crew



It’s like the end of an era. Jenna Lyons has left J. Crew after 26 years with the company. What would become of the brand after the iconic fashionista’s stint? We just have to wait and see.


Louis Vuitton Pop-Up



Ready your wallets! Louis Vuitton is opening up a pop-up store dedicated to the capsule collection created by Fragment Design Hiroshi Fujiwara and Louis Vuitton Men’s Artistic Director Kim Jones at Surrender @ 268 Orchard from April 22nd to May 7th. 


Chloe in SG



Chloe's coming to Singapore! The luxury brand’s first boutique in the country, situated at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, will have a soft opening in April and will be in full gear for guests in May. Get the limited edition Faye bag, created especially for the Singapore store, when you swing by.

Gucci on the wall




Gucci has partnered with San Franciso-based illustrator Jayde Fish in creating a mural on a wall on Lafayette Street between Prince St. and Spring St. in New York. Check that cool illustration out.




When two icons collab



Lady Gaga is the new face of Tiffany & Co. Speaking of the partnership, the Million Reasons singer said: “I love Tiffany HardWear because it’s different and elegant — but it’s not what you would expect of elegance. That like me I think — I’m a bit different. To me, Tiffany is definitive and iconic, yet continues to push and evolve with the times.”


Geode in your hair



From Tiffany blue to a different kind of hue. Geode hair is here, and we’re so here for it! Check those cool colours out.




Topshop and Topman online




You can shop for Topshop and Topman items online now in the Philippines. Get ready to get shoppin’ for your favourite pieces at Zalora.


A 5-million-peso party



We’re ending this week’s recap with something big — as in PHP5 million-worth big. A young lady celebrated her New York Fashion Week-themed birthday party at the MOA Arena, and her family reportedly spent almost PHP5 million (around SGD140,207) for the festivity.


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Last week was just as packed with amusing stuff. Recap the highlights here.


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For some, painting the nails is therapeutic. For others, it can be a nerve-wracking task. If you belong to the latter group, then these products are perfect for you. Read on as cleo.com.sg lists down products that will help you achieve salon-standard manicure at home.


Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover




Forget oils. Push back your cuticles and achieve a clean base with this chamomile and aloe-enriched product.


BUTTER LONDON P.d. Quick Dry Conditioning Drops




No time to wait for your nail polish to dry? This conditioning product nourishes your nails while drying them pronto.


MODELS OWN Nail Art Pen




Line it, dot it… Unleash the artist in you and get creative with the help of this nail art pen.


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Matching pieces of clothing to get the look you want to achieve is only half the battle when you’re off to a special date or an occasion that requires you to look like you exerted a lot of effort in how you present yourself. The next part of the fight is creating a makeup look that will complement the outfit you put together.


While you can always traverse the monochromatic route and pair the colour of your makeup to the colour of your outfit, there are actually fun — not to mention fool-proof — colour combinations you can refer to. Here are some of them.


White and red



(Left: Photo from EverestSays; Right: Photo from musicalhouses)


This look’s a classic. The crispness of your white outfit goes incredibly well with the intensity of a red lip. Keep the eye look neutral so your pout can get all the attention.


Jewel tones and nude



(Left: Photo from TheAmbitionista; Right: Photo from Secondsacharm)


Since jewel tones are a bit strong, the best way to complement them is by keeping your makeup colour palette in the nudes. Another tip: if the colour of your outfit is more on the warm side, keep your makeup on the warm side, too. The same applies for cool-toned jewels.


Blue and bronze



(Left: Photo from kasperlooooove; Right: Photo from TeaWithMakeupMagic88)


You can probably tell by now that contrasting colours are often complementary when it comes to pairing makeup with an outfit. The same idea applies to bronzes and blues. They’re very different in tones, but they look good next to each other. Ditch the urge to pair your blue dress with a cool-toned look and play with warm tones instead for a lovely contrasting look.


Red and red



(Left: Photo from cforcassan; Right: Photo from CelineChiam)


Going different ways is not the only path you can take, though. Pairing similar hues can give the same wow factor as a contrasting style. If you’re keen on wearing red, swipe on some crimson on your lips. If you’re not the type to go matchy-matchy, wear a red that has a different undertone.



Black and dark



(Left: Photo from aggynuguid; Right: Photo from KireiMakeup)


We know what you’re thinking. No, we don’t mean to make you look like a goth. But trust us — this works! You just have to do a little trick. To make sure you don’t cross gothic territory, add a bit of warmth to your look. Give your lips a red tint or bronze up your cheeks. 


(Cover photo from: fionaseah)


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