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Insider Roundup: Urban Decay X Prince Is Happening & More

Big comebacks and fresh launches

Ready for the weekend? Let us help you kickstart the good vibes with all these exciting pieces of news. First, Urban Decay drops news about an upcoming collection inspired by the late rock legend Prince. There’s also Met Gala 2021’s intriguing theme that tickled the internet’s funny bone. Plus, details on new releases from UNIQLO, Tom Ford and your other fave brands. All these, and more, in this week’s Insider Roundup.

Urban Decay x Prince is coming

Let it rain purple! Urban Decay has announced an upcoming collection inspired by American music icon Prince. While there are no details yet on what the collection will include, we’re already crossing our fingers for a purple-themed palette or more mauve lipstick shades. We’ll be sure to talk about it once the release date and other details are announced so make sure to watch this space!

This year’s Met Gala theme is ‘American Fashion’

After its postponement last year due to the pandemic, the Met Gala is back this year for a two-part celebration. The theme? In America: A Lexicon of Fashion for part one and In America: An Anthology of Fashion for part two. The event is said to champion American designers, as well as shed light on socio-political events that occurred during the pandemic. Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, and Naomi Osaka have been named co-chairs for the event.

Despite the hype for the prestigious event’s comeback, however, netizens were quick to criticise and make memes about the theme. This is because people were quite unsure about how to interpret American Fashion, unlike previous years’ themes (Camp, Heavenly Bodies, etc.). We’ll just have to see how it turns out on 13 September.

ZALORA launches a podcast on Spotify

Been enjoying podcasts lately? Here’s one more to add to your list: ZALORA Talks. The leading e-commerce brand has launched its podcast on Spotify. Listen to it for everything fashion, from trends to style tips from influencers across the region. The podcast is hosted by former Harper’s BAZAAR Malaysia editor Amy Yasmine, with some episodes featuring model Natalie Prabha, Wanderlust & Co., founder Jenn Low and more. Catch the podcast here.

Adwoa Aboah for Rimmel London

British model and mental health advocate Adwoa Aboah was recently announced as Rimmel London’s new global ambassador. She joins the likes of Kate Moss, Georgia May Jagger, Cara Delevingne, and Rita Ora who all previously served as the brand’s face. Adwoa, according to the brand, perfectly personifies the unique, bold, and individualistic vibe Rimmel has. The campaign starring the model was officially launched this week.

Lovi Poe x Imono Jewelry Launch

Lovi Poe x Imono Jewelry

Lovi Poe x Imono Jewelry

Filipino actress Lovi Poe has collaborated with homegrown jewellery brand Imono Jewelry for the brand’s latest SS2021 collection. Lovi’s curated collection features pieces in gold and rose gold platings, which she chose because of how they complement her morena (tan) complexion. Each piece from the collection is made from non-tarnish and hypoallergenic 316L Stainless Steel, making them perfect even for everyday wear. You can check out the collection here.

UNIQLO to release another Marimekko collection

UNIQLO x Marimekko 'Joyful Summer' collection

UNIQLO x Marimekko 'Joyful Summer' collection

If you loved UNIQLO x Marimekko’s boldly printed pieces from previous collections, then get excited as they’re back for more. Launching in Singapore this 21 May (and rolling out regionally soon), the collection’s theme is ‘Joyful Summer’. Look forward to a diverse range of dresses, jumpsuits, shirts, graphic t-shirts, and accessories, as well as matching ‘fits for the entire fam that showcases Marimekko’s signature bright patterns. Browse the collection on the UNIQLO x Marimekko official collection page.

Tom Ford launches new ‘Most Wanted’ lip collection

Tom Ford Most Wanted collection will retail at SGD76/~USD58 to SGD81/~USD61

Tom Ford Most Wanted collection will retail at SGD76/~USD58 to SGD81/~USD61

Love Tom Ford lipsticks? Add the brand’s ‘Most Wanted’ lip collection to your to-buy list. ‘Most Wanted’ offers three new shades with Lip Colour Creamy in Nubile (beautiful almond nude shade) and Lip Lacquer Luxe Matte in Scarlet Rouge (deep cool red) and Night Mauve (rich plum colour with red undertones).This new collection will be available via Sephora globally starting 13 May.

Which of these news are you most excited about? Here’s to a happy weekend!

(Cover photo from: @urbandecaycosmetics)

P.S. Have you heard? Purple picks are all the rage right now! Here’s proof.