Whoa! It's already Friday? Let's end our whirlwind of a week with a hefty dose of exciting news from the industry. From Louis Vuitton launching e-commerce sites in Singapore and Malaysia to Instagram introducing a dark mode, we line them all up in today's Insider Roundup.
Louis Vuitton launches e-commerce services in SG and MY
Hello, LV! Online shopping just got fancier in Singapore and Malaysia as the French luxury brand launches their e-commerce services much to fashionistas' delight. Add the latest RTW pieces, bags, accessories, and even jewellery and fragrances to your cart and even have the option to personalise your picks through engraving or hot stamping. To top it all off, you can even avail of their 'White Glove Service' that makes a team deliver your chosen goods right at your doorstep. Luxe experience, indeed.
Who will be the new Face of the Philippines?
On its sixth year, Face of the Philippines is back with 19 finalists battling out for the title. From undergoing a myriad of makeovers, photoshoots and challenges to test their grit and skill, the winner will finally be chosen on the third day of Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival. Missing the show? All the updates will also be broadcasted on their official YouTube channel so make sure you stay tuned to find out who bags the crown.
Fujifilm launches Instax Mini Link
Create new high-quality Instax prints using your smartphone with this new tech from Fujifilm. This new portable printer allows you to create Instax bits from crisp and sharp photos — and stills from videos — in your smartphone gallery by using a dedicated app and Bluetooth. Its other innovative features also allow other users to send favourite photos from their phone so you can compile them into a single Instax print. Small, lightweight, and pretty, this new launch is an on-the-go memory keeper you would definitely want to check out.
Shiseido buys Drunk Elephant
Clean beauty is the buzzword that put Drunk Elephant in the map and it seems like years later, it's also what attracted Shiseido from acquiring it for approximately USD845 million. Founded by Tiffany Masterson in 2012, Drunk Elephant, which has a younger audience following and a more eco-inclined approach will now be part of the Japanese beauty brand's roster. Looks like an exciting development in beauty, don't you think?
Instagram's dark mode
Late-night Instagram scrolling has never been so satisfying now that the photo-sharing platform has started rolling out a dark mode. The feature is now available for both iOS and Android. The move was said to be brought about by popularity and demand by users. However, it cannot be enabled or disabled in-app and only follows the phone's system settings as modified by the user. Either way cheers to us who love looking through the 'Gram before heading to sleep.
More of this week's top news here.