Fashion & Beauty

Designer Roberto Cavalli dies aged 83

The news of Cavalli’s death was first announced by Italian news agency ANSA, who reported that Cavalli had succumbed to an illness and died on 12 April in his home in Florence, Italy. The renowned designer’s death was later announced by the Instagram account of his namesake brand, with the company extending their condolences to the Cavalli family as well as honouring his legacy.

Among a carousel of quotes from the late designer, the brand issued a statement announcing his death. “A life lived w

Balenciaga’s tape bracelet sparks debate: ‘Thought this was a joke’

Balenciaga’s newest collection includes a tape bracelet, which has divided viewers since its debut.

In a recent TikTok video from Paris Fashion Week, popular account @highsnobiety asked viewers if they would buy Balenciaga’s new bracelet, inspired by the Scotch tape sold at your local hardware or office supply store. From the fashion house’s Fall/Winter 2024 collection, the accessory is a bigger part of the collection’s utilitarian aesthetic.

The collection played with a haphazard, dishevelled

Pringles and Crocs collaborate with limited edition shoe collection

Pringles and Crocs are collaborating for a limited edition shoe collection, some of which will come with a built-in snack can holster.

The shoe company revealed that they planned on releasing a brand new collection of shoes in another collaboration with the snack brand, which is owned by Kellogg’s

Matias Infante, vice president of global brand partnerships and energy for Crocs, wrote in a joint announcement, “This partnership seamlessly combines the flavor-packed world of Pringles with the ico

Trader Joe’s viral $3 mini totes are now being resold for hundreds

Trader Joe’s mini totes have gone viral on TikTok, and people are now reselling the $3 bags for hundreds of dollars online.

The American grocery store chain’s mini tote bags are currently in high demand, thanks to TikTok. A massive amount of Trader Joe’s customers are buying the highly-coveted mini totes in droves, with clips showing crowds of people rushing to the store to get their hands on the bag.

Influencers have turned the tiny tote into somewhat of a status symbol, as some have shared h

How do TikTok ‘trend forecasters’ do their jobs

Trend forecasters are all over TikTok these days, and are well-known for their ability to drive consumer demand.

Before the digital age took the world by storm, most people turned to the advice of magazines, in which fashion editors would effectively translate high fashion runway collections to the masses with editorial spreads and photoshoots. They were the gatekeepers of style, but with social media making fashion more accessible, consumers have rendered traditional trend forecasters in favou

‘Texas hair’ is back and bigger than ever thanks to Beyoncé

With high-volume ‘90s blowouts seeing a resurgence in 2023, it’s only fair that this year, the big hair trend gets kicked up a notch with a decidedly Southern twist. The “Texas hair” trend has been blowing up since Beyoncé donned the look during her appearance at the Super Bowl, promoting her upcoming country album and two singles titled “Texas Hold ’Em” and “16 Carriages.”

The “Alien Superstar” singer’s hairstylist, Neal Farinah, called it “Super Bowl Texan hair” in an Instagram post of the po

Gen Z men are embracing baggy jeans

Gen-Z men are throwing out their skinny jeans in favour of baggier silhouettes.

With the ongoing skinny jeans debate causing a generational divide on TikTok, young men are showing viewers why they think baggy jeans are the superior fit. They’ve opted for straight-leg styles and mom instead of the skin-tight styles that dominated the late 00s and most of the 2010s.

While women on the platform have already deliberated extensively on the topic, men have begun to throw in their two cents on the co

How to get Taylor Swift’s famous red lip look

Many Swifties and non-Swifties alike are wondering how Taylor Swift achieves the perfect red lip.

The exact shade of red the 34-year-old “Anti-Hero” pop star wears was revealed by famed makeup artist Pat McGrath. McGrath shared with her Instagram followers that Swift wears the Legendary Wear Lipstick in a shade Elson 4 from her beauty brand, Pat McGrath Labs. Swift has worn McGrath’s long-lasting lipstick while walking the red carpet, performing in music videos, and more.

The makeup artist als

The ‘Birthing makeup’ TikTok trend is dividing new moms

New mothers are divided by the “birthing makeup” trend on TikTok.

With hashtag #birthingmakeup racking up more than 81.3 million views on the platform and one video from user @laedout garnering over 3.5 million likes alone, it seems as though welcoming your child with a full face of makeup has become popular amongst regular women. Some makeup artists predict that this trend is here to stay.

“My Instagram inbox is full of women wanting to book me for their birth,” makeup artist Sarah Stillenber

28-year-old mom posted her ‘raw face’ to normalise aging but

A young mother posted a picture of her “raw face” to show TikTok users what a real 28-year-old face looks like when it “hasn’t had any ‘work’ done,” but she was met with a mixed reaction.

In a viral TikTok video, influencer Courtney Ball gave her followers a look at her “raw face”, zooming in on her freckled complexion and sunkissed skin. In the overlaid text, she wrote: “Wrinkles, freckles, sunspots, imperfections, breakouts, discoloration... all very normal.”

Unfortunately, many trolls attac

Kim Kardashian announces she’s new brand ambassador of Balenciaga

Kim Kardashian has announced that she’s the new brand ambassador for Balenciaga.

The 43-year-old Skims founder is making her relationship with the French fashion house official after donning creative director Demna Gvasalia’s designs for years. Kardashian’s official announcement portrait was shot by documentary photographer Platon and accompanied by a statement by her, which read: “For several years now, Balenciaga’s designs have been a part of my many looks – and some of my most iconic fashion

What is the mob wife winter trend?

The mob wife trend has gone viral as the latest way to dress chic amid colder temperatures.

After a year of fashionistas touting minimalist clean girl looks and quiet luxury aesthetics, it seems as though the pendulum has swung in the opposite direction, with social media favouring the maximalist flair of mob wives.

As a blowback to the conservative “stealth wealth” fashion popularised in 2023, this year is all about the “filthy wealth” of the mob wife. From lush fur coats to animal print galo

Uniqlo sues Shein over alleged dupe of viral shoulder bag

Uniqlo recently hit Shein with a lawsuit over the fast-fashion company selling dupes of its viral shoulder bag.

On 28 December, Uniqlo filed documents in the Tokyo District Court in Japan, according to a statement from Uniqlo’s parent company, Fast Retailing. In the filing, Uniqlo accuses Shein of creating overt copies of its Round Mini Shoulder Bag, which has become a viral success on TikTok. The company requested that the Chinese retailer’s operators - Roadget Business Pte, Fashion Choice Pte

What is bookshelf wealth? Inside the controversial new design trend

The latest home decor trend on TikTok has bothered book fanatics.

Bookshelf wealth is an interior decor aesthetic evocative of the warmth of a Nancy Meyers movie, with cosy yet classic furniture and most notably a floor-to-ceiling bookshelf that shows off the owner’s vast collection.

San Diego-based interior designer Kailee Blalock defined the term “bookshelf wealth” in a video she posted a video to TikTok in December 2023, and shared with viewers how they could apply the trend to their own ho

Shopper accuses boutique of selling Shein swimsuit for $40

A shopper exposed a boutique for allegedly upselling a Shein swimsuit for $40, four times the product’s original price.

In a TikTok video, Lauren Harris (@laurharr22) shared with viewers a blue bikini with Shein tags still attached being sold at a boutique. The bikini was priced at $40, even though it sells for a paltry $8 on Shein’s website.

“If your boutique is selling Shein clothes for 4x the price,” Harris wrote in the video’s overlaid text. “At least take the tags off and hide the evidenc

Jeremy Allen White in Calvin Klein ad praised as ‘national landmark’

Jeremy Allen White has been praised for his new Calvin Klein underwear campaign, with some joking the photos are “national landmark” worthy.

The 32-year-old Iron Claw actor is the latest actor to front a campaign for the brand’s infamous advertising campaigns, with photos of the actor rolled out across billboards and social media feeds starting 5 January.

White - who got his start starring on Shameless and shot to new heights of fame due to his tour-de-force role on FX’s The Bear - showed off

Lululemon’s billionaire founder slams the company’s diversity and inclusion efforts

Lululemon’s billionaire founder Chip Wilson blasted the company for prioritising diversity and inclusivity efforts over exclusivity.

In an interview with Forbes, the 68-year-old former athleisure CEO insisted that making Lululemon products more accessible would hurt the brand. He told the outlet, “They’re trying to become like the Gap, everything to everybody.”

“I think the definition of a brand is that you’re not everything to everybody,” he continued. “You’ve got to be clear that you don’t w

A history of Lululemon’s public scandals and gaffes

Athleisure company Lululemon has recently come under fire after founder and ex-CEO Chip Wilson made derisive comments about the company’s diversity and inclusion efforts.

In an interview with Forbes, the 68-year-old former CEO insisted that making Lululemon products more accessible would hurt the brand. He told the outlet: “They’re trying to become like the Gap, everything to everybody.”

“I think the definition of a brand is that you’re not everything to everybody,” he continued. “You’ve got t

All of the engagement rings David Beckham has given Victoria

Victoria Beckham reportedly has a collection of 15 engagement rings, according to Elle.

Over the course of their 24 years of marriage, her husband – retired football star David Beckham – has gifted her with 15 different engagement rings. Each has a different design and flair, beginning with the simplicity of the very first one, which David reportedly used to propose.

The former Spice Girl has a plethora of different diamonds to choose from, and cycles through them regularly, donning whichever

Ballet flats are back - but apparently you’re still wearing them wrong

Millennials have decided to give Gen-Zers tips and tricks on how to rock ballet flats in light of the shoes’ recent fashion comeback.

Julie S Lalonde (@JulieSLalonde) posted a warning to Gen-Z on X, formerly known as Twitter, that has since been viewed over 1.8 million times, saying: “Ballet flats are coming back in style but do not go down this road. They might seem cute and practical, but you will stress about going to someone’s house because the smell of your feet once you take those shoes o

2012 fashion is making a comeback — and the internet isn’t thrilled

A woman discovered 2012-style clothing making a comeback at Zara while joking that she’d thought we had “more time”.

Fashion influencer Rachel OCool (@rachelocool) shared clips of different clothing items at Zara that looked like they had been ripped from the pages of a 2012 fashion magazine in a recent TikTok. The footage was set to the tune of Gotye’s 2011 single “Somebody That I Used to Know,” which was inescapable at the time. OCool wrote in the caption, “2012... she’s back…”

In the overla

Shania Twain transforms sweet fan gift into tour outfit

Shania Twain turned a sweet gift from a fan into a tour outfit for her first show in Glasgow, Scotland.

On 22 September, the iconic country singer shared a video on Instagram showing viewers how she transformed a gift a fan gave her into a tour outfit. Twain twirled for the camera, showing off a jacket sewn with multiple patches, which she turned into a dress. Along with her classic, “I’m Gonna Getcha Good!” in the video’s background, Twain said to the camera, “Now this denim jacket’s been Shan

Influencer Wisdom Kaye defends defends skinny jeans from Gen-Z critics

Fashion influencer and model Wisdom Kaye has spoken out to defend skinny jeans from Gen-Z ridicule.

The dated denim has received widespread backlash from younger generations and fashion retail platform VIAVIA only added fuel to the fire when it posted a TikTok on 4 September, in which it interviewed a number of Gen-Zers on which fashion trend “absolutely needs to die”.

Multiple interviewees were vehemently against skinny jeans, with one proclaiming: “If you’re rocking skinny jeans, take that s

Influencer encourages brides to rewear their wedding after-party dresses

An influencer has shared how she rewore her wedding after-party dress and encouraged other brides to do the same.

Danielle Copperman - a British fashion content creator - revealed on TikTok that she planned on rewearing her wedding after-party dress one year after her nuptials. On 9 September, the content creator posted a video telling viewers that she’ll be rewearing her gold-beaded after-party dress to the Gold Gala du Ritz, celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Ritz Paris hotel.

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