The biggest headlines of the week are here: Pomelo is arriving in the Philippines, Dolce&Gabbana Beauty is coming to Singapore, Estée Lauder names Japanese model and songwriter Kōki as their newest Global Spokesmodel, SK-II releases a new version of their best-selling essence, and Unilever removes “normal” from their brand vocab, and more. Read on to be in-the-know of the latest in beauty, fashion, and entertainment. Spoiler alert: you’ll definitely end up feeling excited!
Pomelo to launch online in the Philippines
Pomelo is celebrating its eighth birthday with a bang: they’re finally launching online in the Philippines! With the upcoming launch of the localised e-commerce website and iOS/Android app, Filipino fashion lovers will be able to snag the best deals during Pomelo’s Birthday Sale this 25 March. They’ll also get to enjoy free shipping with a minimum spend of PHP1,495. If that’s not enough, new customers can also enjoy an additional 15 per cent off on all their orders.
Residing elsewhere? You’ll still get to enjoy the Pomelo Birthday sale through their website, app, and stores (if you live in Singapore and Malaysia) so you won’t miss out on anything.
Paris Hilton fronts Lanvin’s spring campaign
Moving on to luxe fashion, Lanvin just revealed their Spring-Summer 2021 campaign and it’s featuring none other than Paris Hilton. The hotel heiress looks polished and posh, ditching her signature long locks for a sleek chin-length blonde bob. Her Lanvin campaign is inspired by 1950s portraits of New York City’s society women called “swans”. According to Bruno Sialelli, Creative Director of Lanvin, swans are still present in the modern era in the form of influencers. Who better to represent them than the OG influencer herself?
Estée Lauder appoints new global spokesmodel
Following the appointment of actress Ana de Armas as their new global brand ambassador, Estée Lauder has also announced model and songwriter Kōki as their first Japanese global spokesmodel. “It is a dream come true to join the Estée Lauder brand,” said Kōki. “It is such an iconic brand that is loved by so many women around the world. I am honoured and grateful to be a part of it.” Her first makeup and skincare campaigns will debut in Asia in March 2021 while global digital campaigns will start around September.
Dolce&Gabbana Beauty to open in Singapore
Head’s up, beauty mavens: Dolce&Gabbana Beauty is on its way to Singapore. The brand will launch in early April with its flagship store in ION Orchard. So what can we expect? The Dolce&Gabbana Make Up Collection features “life-ready” products for your eyes, lips, and face. It will also come in the brand’s iconic patterns and prints, turning your new beauty faves into fashion accessories. We’re specifically eyeing that blusher in the middle for its gorgeous packaging made in collaboration with Italian artisans. Excited? We know we are.
SK-II releases kimono-clad Facial Treatment Essence
Speaking of new launches, the SK-II PITERA™ Facial Treatment Essence is now available in the cutest packaging. For a limited time, the essence will be available in specially designed bottles inspired by the Tokyo fashion scene. Traditional Japanese kimonos featuring bold and vivid colours make this a collector’s item — easily accessible in Singapore through the SK-II Lazada store. You can also shop it in Malaysia. We’re hoping it will be available in the Philippines through Sephora.ph too.
Unilever will not be using “normal” moving forward
In other beauty news, Unilever will be banning the use of “normal” in their beauty and personal care items’ packaging and advertising. This move is part of their new Positive Beauty vision and strategy, where they aim to foster a more “inclusive, equitable, and sustainable” beauty industry. By eliminating the use of “normal” from their vocabulary, Unilever hopes to “end discrimination in beauty and by championing inclusion, challenging narrow beauty ideals and building an inclusive portfolio of products which cater to a greater diversity of beauty.” Unilever also pledges to stop editing images to “change a person’s body shape, size, proportions or skin colour”. We’re all for positive change and messaging from brands. Kudos!
BLACKPINK’s Rose launches own YouTube channel
Following her raved debut single “On The Ground”, BLACKPINK’s Rosé is now set to take over YouTube. Her first video shares snippets of the K-pop idol’s childhood. She also shared her dreams for the future, seated in a beautiful homey studio setting. We’re looking forward to having more intimate conversations like this through her future vlogs. We’re crossing our fingers that she’ll collab with her Jennie unnie, who also has her own YouTube channel.
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