Insider Roundup: PUMA Releases Weave XT & More | Clozette

Some days — like today — are less buzzy than others. But even so, there are still exciting updates worth knowing in the worlds of fashion, beauty, and lifestyle. This afternoon, we discussed Natalie Portman's casting as Jane Foster a.k.a. the first female Thor. Now, let's talk about some other fascinating news tidbits ranging from the release of an anticipated shoe design endorsed by a former Victoria's Secret Angel to the birthday of an adorable royal. Keep reading to get updated!

PUMA releases Weave XT

Puma Weave XT Adriana Lima

PUMA finally released Weave XT, the anticipated training sneakers made especially for women engaging in high-intensity exercises. Endorsed by fitness advocate Adriana Lima, these versatile shoes feature a braided midsole for added flexibility which will come in handy during hardcore training movements. Plus, it comes in a chic colourway that can match any workout ensemble. You can now grab a pair at PUMA stores for SGD109/~USD80. 

Dr. Dennis Gross on LED masks

Days after news broke out that Neutrogena decided to recall their Light Therapy Mask due to the potentially damaging effects to the eyes, Dr. Dennis Gross published a video on his brand's Instagram account talking about the benefits of using their own version of the LED mask and how their device (DRx SpectraLite™ FaceWare Pro) is regulated and approved by the Food and Drug Administration in the United States. Amidst all the controversy, will you still give this product a try?

Instagram is now hiding like counts

Last April, we discussed the pros and cons of Instagram possibly hiding the like count. But now, it's finally rolling out in several countries for a preliminary test. The main goal behind hiding the like counter is to reduce anxiety among users and harness creativity. It also happens that at the same time this test is being done, several articles have reported low engagement among influencers the world over, which is speculated to be the direct effect of overflowing sponsored posts. With all these happenings, it sure looks like we're entering a whole new era of social media. 

Cara Delevigne is the face of Dior Dreamskin

British model Cara Delevingne is the new face of the Dior Dreamskin line. According to the beauty brand, she was chosen because of her "luminous beauty and vibrant energy." It's not the first time the Delevingne starred in a campaign with Dior Beauty. She was also the face for the Dior Addict Stellar Shine, which became a well-loved lip tint by beauty enthusiasts.

It's Prince George's birthday!

Prince George, one of the most adored young royals, just celebrated his sixth birthday. A true social media darling, his cute birthday photos have already garnered a million likes just hours after posting. The future king caught the eyes and hearts of netizens with his funny antics and loveable poses during royal events.

Missed last week's updates? Catch up here.



Motherhood — we simply can't deny that it’s one of the most beautiful accomplishments in life for those who choose it.  Doing so in style is a different story altogether, though. So we're definitely taking a page from the style book of these lovely mums from the Clozette Community

Multi-tasking Mama

Multi-tasking Mama

(Photo from: themerriedlife)

Glowing Mama-to-be

Glowing Mama-to-be

(Photo from: fabmav)



Friday, fri-yay! The third week of July is brimming with news about beauty and fashion mixed with celebs you surely have on your radar. So to make sure you don't miss any of them — from Dior officially coming to Manila to Zara making a pledge for the planet — we lined them up fresh and hot in this week's Insider Roundup. 


Dior is coming to Manila

Three years after officially opening the doors to their beauty line's first flagship boutique in Manila, Dior is finally taking their topline fashion selection to the PH market. The fashion powerhouse is said to have found its home in Solaire Resort and Casino but has yet to announce its official opening date. BRB, prepping our shopping list as we wait!

Zara pledges for the planet

Almost every day, we hear brands pledging their part to save the earth. Now, Zara commits to the public by announcing that by 2025, all their clothes are going to be 100 per cent sustainable. But while that sounds like good news, Zara's team has also expressed that such a change does come with a challenge. We can only wish Zara good luck for their efforts and hope they reach their goals for Mother Earth. 

Lady Gaga's beauty brand just launched and it's already controversial

Mother Monster's much-anticipated beauty line has finally launched under the name Haus Laboratories. While Gaga fans and beauty enthusiasts alike are thrilled about the bold-looking lineup of picks, many were also quick to criticise how its initial exclusive release at Amazon may not be the best decision. This is because of the ongoing strike by employees of Amazon's Shakopee, Minessota facility in line with a protest regarding the company's pay, labour, and working conditions. People hoped that the A Star Is Born actress would rethink her decision to do business with the enterprise.

Netflix just confirmed To All The Boys I've Loved Before 3 

Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky stans, listen up! TATBILB 2 might still be in production but it seems like Netflix is already so sure of its impending success that the third instalment to the movie adaptation of Jenny Han's best-selling novel is already confirmed. Are you looking forward to seeing it?

Harry Styles in talks to play The Little Mermaid's Prince Eric

The internet may have been divided when Halle Bailey was announced as Ariel for Disney's live-action The Little Mermaid, but it seems like the critics found one character casting to agree on: Harry Styles as Prince Eric. As soon as the news rolled out, people seemed ecstatic at the prospect of the former One Direction member to take the role of the seafaring prince. It wouldn't be the first acting job for the Sign Of The Times singer if he does get cast; he had previously displayed his acting chops in Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk, which was said to have impressed the renowned director. 

Neutrogena recalls raved about Light Therapy Mask

Beauty brand Neutrogena's Light Therapy Mask is one of the most popular skin treatment gadgets today. But now, it's being recalled due to potentially causing eye damage. The act was made precautionary for those with existing eye conditions or taking medications resulting in light sensitivity that may be affected negatively if they were to use the product. This also tackles the ongoing discussion about the effects of blue light on our system and how it is incorporated in beauty tools. It is worth noting that this is simply a theoretical issue that is being addressed and kudos to Neutrogena for taking cautionary efforts. 

(Cover photo from: @dior)

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