Insider Roundup: Kate Spade Teases Rebranding & More | Clozette


Caught in the Monday madness? We're here to offer a little distraction. From Kate Spade changing their logo to Hedi Slimane's CELINE debuting at Paris Fashion Week, relax, breathe and give our Insider Roundup a scroll to indulge in some news that will ease the early week tension. 


Kate Spade teases logo change



Following the wave of labels changing logos last year, Kate Spade teased that a full alteration is also coming their way before the end of January. The previous logo presented in either black or gold containing the brand name and spade symbol is now reinvented with pink and green hues called "pink kiss" and "clover" respectively and is slated to grace the new line of collections that will be launched before the month ends. From the looks of the comments, people are giving mixed reactions towards this change, but only when their new releases come along will there be a final call if the rebrand is a success. 


"World's Cutest Dog" passes away



Last weekend, the world mourned as Boo, dubbed the "World's Cutest Dog," passed away. According to his owner, the famous Pomeranian died of a broken heart following the death of his best friend and fellow Insta-famous pupper Buddy. Rest in peace, little fella! You and Buddy enjoy doggy heaven, okay?


Black, white and gold gowns graced the Producers Guild Awards red carpet



One of the things that we absolutely adore during awards season is seeing a lot of gorgeous looks on the red carpet. And this weekend, we saw a wide array of elegant gowns in black, white and gold worn by some of our favourites at the Producers Guild Awards. Our top looks include Kate Beckinsale wearing Yanina Couture, Constance Wu in J Mendel and Emma Stone in Louis Vuitton.


Toni Gonzaga launches YouTube channel



Filipino celebrity and multimedia personality Toni Gonzaga officially launches a vlogging channel on YouTube in celebration of her 35th birthday. Upon uploading her first video yesterday, Toni's channel already garnered 47k subscribers but the number is expected to rise as she uploads more candid videos on the platform. It's safe to assume that this move was inspired by her sister and fellow TV personality Alex Gonzaga, who first launched a channel on the platform July 2017. 



CELINE debuts menswear line courtesy of Hedi Slimane



It's been almost a year since Hedi Slimane replaced Phoebe Philo as CELINE's Creative Director but people are still not over the major changes he brought to the brand. Debuting the label's first ever menswear show at Paris Fashion Week last Sunday, the collection aimed to channel a crisp 'retro rock star chic' vibe but was called underwhelming and predictable by many Philo fans and fashion critics. So we ask: how are you finding Hedi Slimane's CELINE so far?


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Compared to pinks and neutrals, purple eyeshadow palettes have always been a less popular choice among makeup lovers. But looking at all the latest eyeshadow launches, it seems like things are about to change. Lately, purple hues have been dominating new releases. The latest to join the lineup is Colourpop's It's My Pleasure palette.



This much-anticipated drop from the popular makeup brand features nine different shades in matte and metallic finishes. It's a mix of purple shades and a few complementary pinks to create a well-balanced monochrome beauty look. No matter how much you love purple, you still don't want to overload on one shade! The combination of cool and warm tones in this palette is just perfect for achieving depth and highlights.



As early as now, reviews and tutorials from beauty influencers who got the palette in advance are already up on their channels. One criticism that's echoed by makeup gurus are the repeated shades in It's My Pleasure, specifically the shades Pretty Cruel, Earth Shine, Sleeper and Mr. Sandman, which have been previously available in single shadows. 

But nevertheless, the verdict is that it's overall a great palette that will give you a bang for your buck. If you want to jump on the purple eyeshadow train, here are other palettes that you might be interested in.


Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina



Dubbed the palette that started the purple craze, the Norvina from Anastasia Beverly Hills is a must-have for any gal who loves bold beauty looks. With 14 versatile shades in its arsenal, this palette can work well with any occasion or season. For example, you can choose a light shimmer colour (Dazzling) with a playful purple shade (Soul) for daytime and you can glam it up with statement hues (Celestial and Passion) for the night. 


Lime Crime Venus III



If you're a gal who's always on the go, Lime Crime Venus III is the best pick for you. It's a straightforward, compact palette that includes eight shades that's more than enough for creating a beautiful everyday purple eyeshadow look. No frills, just the essentials. 



Huda Beauty Desert Dusk



Huda Beauty's New Nude palette may be hogging the spotlight now but we should never forget about its older sister, Desert Dusk. Packed with warm hues and peppered with shimmer shades, this palette is a dream come true for those who love intense eyeshadow looks. 


Natasha Denona 28 Purple-Blue



On the hunt for a new beauty splurge? Look no further than Natasha Denona's 28 Purple-Blue palette. This luxurious palette features a wide array of statement shades in purple and blue with a few neutrals on the side. Like any other eye colour makeup from Natasha Denona, these pigments come in a budge-proof, long-lasting formula so even those with oily lids need not apply an eye primer. 


(Cover photo from: @makeup.just.for.fun)


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Extra, extra! From old beauty trends making a comeback to Sophie Turner spilling icky Game Of Thrones hair secrets, we're spilling the tea on this week's hottest news so buckle up and get ready. 


Barrettes are officially back



Everything seems to have a hint of nostalgia these days and your hair accessories are no different. Giving us major flashbacks from back in the day when you can't finish a hairstyle without putting a barrette on, these clips are back in the fashion game and even major names like Gucci are jumping on the trend. The question is: are you psyched about this, too?


Polly Pocket makeup



Barrettes are not the only throwback trend we have this week because Hot Topic has collaborated with Mattel's Polly Pocket in honour of the latter's 30th anniversary and it's serving us the toy's signature pastel hues. We're digging it. The line includes both a lip and an eyeshadow palette that honestly looks pretty much like kids makeup. Even so, we can't help but be excited and hope it performs well enough for our adult standards.


Sophie Turner reveals a secret about her Game Of Thrones hair



The actress, who played the red-haired Stark daughter on the hit HBO series revealed that around Season 5 of the show, she wasn't allowed to wash her hair during the entire span of the filming. While she didn't elaborate on the details, it's safe to assume that being a natural blonde whose hair has to be dyed for the show, it might have to do with keeping the hair colour's longevity. Sophie did mention that she used wigs in the latter part of the series so the no-washing rule was officially off the table. 


Beauty meets sports with Maybelline and Puma's latest collaboration



Bold, sporty and perfect for edgy street looks, Puma x Maybelline is a collaboration that we didn't know we needed. The collection includes four matte + metallic eye duo sticks, one gloss face duo stick, a new shade for the brand's bestselling Master Chrome highlighter and a smudge-proof mascara that promises high-performance and lasting power to keep your makeup game strong. All we can hope for now is for it to be available in the Asia-Pacific region and we're all set!


(Cover photo from: @gameofthrones)


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