New week, new beginnings. We started October on a strong and meaningful note, having commemorated Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as learnt to take better care of our happiness, well-being and mental health as we commemorated World Mental Health Day last Saturday on 10 October. Now, let’s take a few minutes to catch up on the latest news to know — from chart-topping rapper Cardi B's latest footwear collab to the return of Asia’s street culture convention, Culture Cartel, this December.
Cardi B reveals new Reebok Footwear collab collection
American rapper Cardi B, who just turned 28 years old on 11 October, announced on Instagram that she has partnered with American fitness brand Reebok in releasing a 'Reebok x Cardi' footwear collection which will arrive in stores on 13 November. The collab has already received plenty of love, seeing how the brand revealed just a few hours ago on social media that the members-only limited early release of the collection's Club C Cardi Sneakers is already sold out.
Facebook and Instagram launch #heartbits
Facebook and Instagram have launched #heartbits, which aims to encourage users to connect within themselves, with their loved ones and with various resources through the social media platforms. The initiative will see creators from Singapore, including presenter Hanli Hoefer, model Aimee Cheng Bradshaw and local actress Paige Chua, sharing their perspectives on mental wellbeing and more in the coming weeks.
Japan’s No. 1 sunscreen brand Anessa launches in the Philippines
Harmful UV rays are not to mess around with, so it’s important that you protect your precious skin with a lightweight yet effective sunscreen. Lucky for us, leading sunscreen brand Anessa has finally launched in the Philippines and is now available via Lazada.
Check out their star products, the Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Milk - Gold Series (PHP1,900 for 60ml) and Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Gel - Gold Series (PHP1,490 for 90g), which are both designed to deliver superior UV protection with Shiseido’s Triple Defense Technology that strengthens even with sweat, water or heat.
Santa Maria Novella unveils flagship space at Isetan Scotts Orchard
Are you a fan of botanically inspired beauty products? Make it a point to drop by Italian apothecary brand Santa Maria Novella’s chic new flagship space at department store Isetan Scotts in Singapore, which offers an exquisite range of the brand’s signature colognes, soaps, bath and body products.
The brand prides itself in offering gentle yet effective products which are handmade on-site in Florence using age-old recipes and artisan methods. If there’s one product you ought to try from them, it’s their Rose Water, which is designed to soothe and hydrate irritated skin.
Asia’s street culture convention 'Culture Cartel' returns on 5 December
For the sneakerheads and streetwear enthusiasts in our community, don’t miss out street culture convention Culture Cartel’s virtual event, which will boast an exciting line-up of masterclasses, performances and talks beginning 5 December. Purchase raffle tickets to the virtual event to stand a chance to win coveted prizes, from customised sneakers and skateboards to limited-edition collaboration merchandise. Click here to get your tickets now.
Actress and author Mindy Kaling welcomes her second child
American actress and producer Mindy Kaling, who’s famously known for playing Kelly Kapoor in The Office and Dr Mindy Lahiri in The Mindy Project, has just revealed in an interview with TV host Stephen Colbert that she welcomed a baby boy named Spencer last month on 3 September.
Her announcement drew plenty of positive yet delightful reactions from her fans, with many expressing their shock at how well the actress was able to keep this exciting piece of news under wraps despite being extremely active about sharing her daily life on Instagram. Congratulations, Mindy!
Zendaya honoured with the GCFA Visionary Award
Fresh off her momentous Emmy win, the 24-year-old actress and singer returned to the awards spotlight to receive the 'GFCA Visionary Award' presented by Green Carpet Fashion Awards. The awards ceremony celebrates the commitment of fashion houses to sustainability and was broadcasted 'live' from the La Scala opera house in Milan, Italy. Other renowned celebrities who also showed their support towards the event include actors Robert Downey Jr., Colin Firth, Regina King and singer Ellie Goulding.
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