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14 Nov

Prada Becomes First Luxury Brand to Sign Loan Tied With Sustainability Conditions

Prada has just signed a new £42.9 million GBP loan (approximately $55 million USD) with French banking group Crédit Agricole, becoming the first luxury brand to obtain a loan with sustainability-related conditions. In particular, the interest rates of the loan will be adjusted annually depending on Prada’s ability to meet predetermined social and environmental goals agreed upon by both parties.   The current five-year loan focuses on three specific targets. The first relates to Prada’s physical stores: there must be a certain amount of stores that are certified either gold or platinum by the green-building rating system Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, which takes into account the construction of a building, its management, and the number of resources it consumes or waste...
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13 Nov

Gucci Bloom Ambrosia di Fiori

Gucci has released a new chapter of its Gucci Bloom fragrances, Ambrosia di Fiori. The new scent, one of five perfumes in the Gucci Bloom series, is inspired by ambrosia’s significance in Greek mythology. Ambrosia di Fiori builds upon the jasmine, tuberose and rangoon creeper base notes featured in the original Gucci Boom Eau de Parfum with two new ingredients, orris and damascena rose. Orris, also known as iris root, was used in ancient Greece and Rome as an essential oil. The scent is derived from the valuable resin of the velvety orris flower, which blooms in Tuscany in May. Damascena rose — otherwise known as damask rose — also boasts a rich history with origins in the Middle East. Gucci Bloom Ambrosia di Fiori...
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12 Nov

Dior Forever Perfect Cushion Compact

Dior is set to release a Diormania Edition of its popular Forever Perfect Cushion Compact. A preliminary teaser image reveals a powder compact rendered in navy blue Dior monogram. Its canvas-like texture is reminiscent of the brand’s “Oblique” print. The new edition will likely feature the same powder formula of previous Forever Perfect Cushion Compact iterations. The matte powder foundation comes in six shades ranging from light to medium-dark and features built-in SPF protection. It remains to be seen whether Dior will release new shades or finishes along with its upcoming Diormania Edition, for release in 2020. In the meantime, check out Dior’s Fall/Winter 2019 makeup collection. ...
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11 Nov

Riccardo Tisci Introduces His First Festive Campaign for Burberry

Burberry has just released a full look at its newest campaign for the 2019 holiday season. This new campaign is effectively Riccardo Tisci’s first festive campaign with the label since being appointed Chief Creative Officer of Burberry.   For this year’s festive campaign, Tisci instills the feeling of togetherness, or in other words, “a campaign for everybody, everywhere at a time for union, love, and family.” Enlisting friends close to the Burberry family, the lookbook features the likes of Carla Bruni, Fran Summers, Zhou Dongyu, Shay, Ikram Abdi Omar, Lea T, Boychild, as well as brand ambassadors Ah In Yoo, Mahmood, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek. View the entire Burberry Holiday 2019 campaign above, where it will run until the end of December of this year....
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10 Nov

MAD Paris Pink Sapphire-Encrusted Rolex Daytona

Following the release of its custom stealth-black sapphire-encrusted Rolex Daytona, MAD Paris has dropped a new take on the prized timepiece, this time decked out in pink sapphires.   Expertly constructed in Switzerland, this black MAD Paris Rolex Daytona pink sapphire watch features a pink sapphire-set bezel, buckle and back case, automatic movement, 5 ATM sealing and matte dial. The watch measures 45 mm and features a co-branded dial design, while the bright pink crystals light up the face. Additionally the coating gives the Daytona a matte-black finish, which offsets MAD Paris’ use of the shiny sapphires.   The watch face is finished off with a pink Rolex crown and seconds hand, while the hour dials are done up in black. Three additional dials for time measurements...
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9 Nov

BARBIE X PÜR RELEASE A SPARKLE-FILLED MAKEUP COLLABORATION

We’ve been seeing Barbie collaborations everywhere this year for the doll’s 60th anniversary, including partnerships with BAPE, PUMA and more. To keep the momentum going, beauty brand PÜR just released an exclusive makeup collection with the iconic toy filled with glittery must-haves. The Endless Possibilities Eyeshadow Palette features a mix of shimmery and matte shades. The eyeshadow shades are all Barbie-themed including a “Doll House” sparkly pink, “Role Model” matte tan, “Barbie” hot pink and “1959” black with pink flecks to signify the year Barbie was created. A Dream Glow Highlighter palette arrives in a trio of pressed powder colors – a lilac “Imagination, soft pink “Fan Club” and bronze “Pioneer.” The three colors can be used all together or separate for a light glow.   For lips, four Iconic Lips Lipsticks arrive in a creamy semi-matte formula with a...
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8 Nov

Urban Decay Party Favor Moondust Palette for Holiday 2019

As a part of its holiday collection, Urban Decay introduces the Party Favor Moondust Palette, featuring 6 carefully curated shades of refined and sparkly Moondust Eyeshadow. The six shimmer and glitter shades are perfect for the holiday season, and each of them is brand new and never seen before. Faithful to the original formula, the Moondust Eyeshadow creates a sparkling, sophisticated finish in a range of intense 3D metallics. The color harmony includes universally flattering pearlescent neutrals and some noble, jewel-like metallics. The shadows are made using a new technology that creates an effect not found in traditional pressed-powder shadows – a luxurious, diamond-like finish, with high level of sparkle and almost zero fallout. Neon Moon – platinum Sugar High – baby rose No Shame – pale gold Spaced – medium...
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7 Nov

PRADA X ADIDAS SET TO RELEASE FOOTWEAR COLLECTION IN DECEMBER

 Prada and adidas have confirmed a release date on their recently revealed collaboration. Two silhouettes for men and women, both produced by Prada in its Italian factories, will debut in December 2019. The second collaborative capsule will release in early 2020, and comprise of performance sailing footwear from Prada’s Luna Rossa line. “The aim of this partnership is to investigate the realms of heritage, technology and innovation,” Prada commented in a statement. “Prada for adidas is a laboratory for new ideas, a vehicle for creativity.”   Following rumors and speculations surrounding an upcoming collaboration, Prada has just announced that it will be releasing two shoes along with sportswear giant adidas. The Italian luxury label posted a teaser on Instagram, featuring its iconic white shopping back with...
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6 Nov

Nike & Virgil Abloh Announce Vapor Street

Nike and Virgil Abloh have continued their longstanding partnership with the unveiling of the second installment of the women’s “Athlete In Progress” collection. The new capsule follows on from a release earlier this year, which included the Off-White™ x Nike Zoom Terra Kiger 5 and was launched with a campaign featuring Caster Semenya. For the second capsule in the collection, Nike and Abloh have worked with World Champion 200-meter sprinter Dina Asher-Smith to model the range. The athletic-influenced collection sees a number of pieces in yellow, including track tops and running leggings. Elsewhere, the capsule features lightweight outerwear, a tonal black technical vest-meets-backpack and pieces in a yellow, black and white tie-dye effect. ...
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5 Nov

The RealReal Under Fire for Inconsistent Luxury Authentication

The RealReal has come under fire for reportedly misleading customers seeking secondhand luxury goods. As one of America’s largest pre-owned consignment stores — it filed to go public in May 2019 — clients depend on The RealReal to verify the authenticity of the often-pricey garments and accessories it handles, but Quartz highlights recent controversies surrounding the company’s verification practices. Detailed in a report by CNBC, a lack of appropriate training is key to the issues plaguing The RealReal. For instance, much of the verification is reportedly handled by untrained copywriters subjected to restrictive production quotas. Interviews with former employees and review of internal documents led to a conclusion that “the company’s claim of expert authentication was not accurate.” These unreliable proclivities have been documented in the past. “They...
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