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17 May

LE LABO EXPANDS ITS BASIL SKINCARE LINE WITH NEW FACE CLEANSING OIL AND MOISTURIZER

Le Labo has unveiled two new skincare products as part of its “Body-Hair-Face” collection. Dubbed the Basil Face Cleansing Oil and Basil Face Lotion, both items consist of plant-based ingredients and come in the label’s signature no-nonsense white packing. The Face Cleansing Oil features a blend of marula, argan and olive oils. The product gently cleanses and moisturizes at the same time, leaving the complexion smooth and purified. As for the Face Lotion, the product’s lightweight formula nourishes, smoothens and moisturizes, which leaves the skin feeling hydrated throughout the day. Additionally, it contains a rich combination of chamomile, shea butter and apple extract. Le Labo’s Basil Cleansing Oil retails for $36 USD, while the Basil Face Lotion is priced at $42 USD. You can now purchase...
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16 May

Eastlogue Lenses Breezy Sun-Stained SS20 Lookbook

Eastlogue has lensed new visuals for its Spring/Summer 2020 collection. After teaming up with Reebok on a pair of DMX Trail Shadows, the South Korean label has returned with a vibrant lookbook made up of an array of well-crafted sartorial and military-inspired styles. The collection spans a series of breezy, warm-weather garments, like linen long-sleeves, patchwork shirts, shorts and paisley scarves, alongside more functional outdoor silhouettes like multi-pocketed blazers, hunters vests, thin trench coats and bucket hats, to mention a few. Pieces like the checkered tie and shorts demonstrate the label’s penchant for smartly tailored staples, while garments like the tie-dyed pullover shirts offer a more laidback appeal to the assemblage. Other noteworthy garments like the tiger camo fishing vest, black BDU trousers, pinstripe button-up...
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15 May

LOEWE’S PAULA’S IBIZA FRAGRANCE CAPTURES THE SPIRIT OF SUMMER

Close your eyes and imagine you’re on a beach somewhere. The sun is hitting your skin just right, the sand is gently exfoliating your feet, and you can hear the sound of waves rolling and birds chirping. That is how Loewe‘s new Paula’s Ibiza fragrance makes me feel. “It reminds me of the sun-kissed summers I spent in Ibiza as a teenager,” said Loewe’s Creative Director Jonathan Anderson, who worked with in-house perfumer Nuria Cruelles to break down the scent’s many layers of everything from coconut water, to Madagascan mandarin oils. Having been a loyal Le Labo user and somewhat of a fragrance snob in the past, I’m always hesitant to try something new. I have many specs when it comes to scent...
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14 May

STARFACE EXPANDS ITS SKINCARE RANGE WITH NEW SPACE WASH FACIAL FOAMING CLEANSER

Starface released glow-in-the-dark iterations of its popular Hydro-Star pimple patches. Now, the clean beauty brand has unveiled a new skincare staple dubbed the Space Wash Facial Cleanser. The face wash’s clean, plant-based solution has been created to gently treat acne-prone and sensitive skin. Unlike drying acid-based formulas commonly found in other skincare products, Space Wash removes unwanted dead skin cells, excess makeup, as well as acne-causing bacteria without damaging the complexion. Additionally, it digs deep into the skin and cleanses while healing infections under the surface....
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13 May

GLOBAL LUXURY FASHION SALES MAY NOT RECOVER FROM COVID-19 UNTIL 2022

The luxury fashion industry is one of many establishments around the globe that has been greatly affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. According to CNBC, Bain & Company has released its latest luxury report dubbed, “Bain & Company Luxury Study 2020 Spring Update,” in partnership with Altagamma – an Italian luxury brand committee composed of companies in the fields of design, fashion, food, jewelry, automobiles and hospitality. The global consultancy estimates that sales plummeted by “25 percent in the first quarter of 2020” and expects it to continue dropping towards the end of the year. Additionally, CNBC states that year-end sales may account for a total of €180 billion to €220 billion EUR (approximately $195 billion to $239 billion USD). Federica Levato, Bain & Company’s partner and the report’s co-author,...
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12 May

NIKE GIVES THE CHUNKY AIR MAX KOKO SANDAL A “WASHED CORAL” MAKEOVER

After unveiling the Air Max Koko in triple white and “Black/Metallic Gold,” Nike Japan has dropped the sandal in a summer-ready “Washed Coral” colorway. In addition, the Swoosh brand is also set to release a triple black iteration to the chunky silhouette. Designed for women, the footwear style features the brand’s classic Nike Air cushioning at the heel that provides all-day comfort. For a more elevated look, the pair boasts a premium textile upper, a layered foam midsole and mini Swooshes embroidered throughout. Topping off the design is the adjustable lacing system that allows you to put on and take off the sandal with ease. The Air Max Koko in “Washed Coral” is now available to purchase via Nike Japan’s website for ¥11,000 JPY (approximately $100 USD). Stay tuned while we...
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11 May

discord Yohji Yamamoto Releases Leather Goods With Naoya Inose

The discord Yohji Yamamoto line has just released a collection of small leather goods with Japanese artist Naoya Inose. Arriving in the form of a tri-fold wallet and a cardholder, the collection takes images from Inose’s melancholic Romantic Depression body of work. Colorful hues are present throughout and from key imagery in the form of a penguin landscape, TV color bar, and cassette tape. Each piece is stamped with both the discord logo and Naoya Inose’s signature. The collection ranges from $405 – $540 USD and can be found now over at The Shop Yohji Yamamoto. For more fashion news, MOUNTAINSMITH joins Grateful Dead in the latest capsule collection....
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10 May

OUAI’S NEW DETOX SHAMPOO FORMULA IS INFUSED WITH APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

Following the release of its latest Daily Care shampoos and conditioners, OUAI has just unveiled a brand new addition to its haircare range. Dubbed the “Detox” shampoo, the product features a special ingredient: apple cider vinegar. The shampoo’s formula deeply cleanses away dirt, oil and impurities from the scalp. It also helps remove buildup from styling products and hard water deposits, leaving the hair feeling refreshed. On top of that, it strengthens the hair’s cuticles and reduces frizz and flyaways. Finally, the product’s scent arrives in the brand’s famous “Melrose Place” that features fresh notes of rose, bergamot, lychee, cedar-wood and white musk. OUAI’s “Detox” shampoo retails for $30 USD which you can now purchase online. While you’re here, read our editor’s review of the label’s scalp and body scrub here....
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9 May

VICTORIA BECKHAM BEAUTY TO RELEASE ITS SATIN SHINE EYESHADOW PALETTE IN “SILK”

Currently available in “Signature,” “Tuxedo,” “Royal” and “Tweed,” Victoria Beckham Beauty is set to drop its Smoky Eye Brick in a new neutral color palette dubbed, “Silk.” Inspired by Victoria Beckham‘s Fall/Winter 2020 collection, the cosmetic brand’s new eyeshadow addition was created to brighten your eyes with the smooth feel of satin and subtle shine of silk. Each shade – “Linen” champagne, “Sunbeam” gold, “Sandal” red-brown and “Copper” bronze – in the palette is richly pigmented and arrives in a shimmering finish that adds a soft dimension to the eyes. As for its formula, ingredients include a hyaluronic acid powder complex that helps the shadow glide over the lid seamlessly. Designed with sustainability in mind, the product’s packaging is plastic-free. Additionally, to help support the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Beckham will be donating 20...
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8 May

VANS FINALLY EXPANDS ITS “FOOT THE BILL” CUSTOMIZATION PROGRAM TO EUROPE

Following the launch of its “Foot The Bill” customization program in the U.S., Vans has now expanded its initiative to Europe to further support its small business partners. The expansion includes the addition of Spain to the program, as well as a number of new skate, tattoo, surf and lifestyle stores from the UK, Germany, France and Italy.   Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, several establishments have been forced to shut down. To further aid those affected by the crisis, Vans has committed to help small, independent shops by offering their custom-made designs through its Vans Customs platform. Customers may choose their preferred design and continue the creativity by personalizing it with another color, print or fabric type. The net proceeds from the sale of each pair will go directly to that small business....
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