Insider Roundup: Dua Lipa To Launch Podcast & More

The week’s best highlights

We're nearing the end of November. This means we're finally entering the last month of 2021! Let us bring you some uplifting news to set you on the right mood as we eagerly anticipate the holidays. Get your dose of happy beauty, fashion, and lifestyle news with this week's Insider Roundup.

Dua Lipa to launch a podcast and a lifestyle platform

From singer to podcaster? Dua Lipa is set to come out with the At Your Service Podcast, where she will have high-profile guests share about their expertise on different topics. The podcast will be part of her new lifestyle platform called Service95, where she will share travel tips, recommendations, and a personally penned newsletter. Dua also seeks to "address global concerns and encourage meaningful conversations", according to Hypebae, through the platform. We'll have to wait just a bit longer though — the platform and podcast will be available starting January 2022.

BTS wins Artist of the Year at the 2021 American Music Awards

ICYMI, BTS became the first Asian act to win Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards (AMAs). The K-pop group, who also won Best Pop Song and Best Performance As A Duo or Group, also performed their songs "Butter" and "My Universe". Other notable awardees include Taylor Swift for Best Pop/Rock Female Artist, Olivia Rodrigo for Best New Artist, and Latina singer Becky G for Best Female Latin Artist.

LUSH adopts new global Anti-Social Media policy


LUSH Cosmetics bath bar

This just in: LUSH Cosmetics announced that they will cease releasing news about their new products on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and Snapchat. This move was made to pressure the social media platforms to foster a safer environment for its users. "I’ve spent all my life avoiding putting harmful ingredients in my products. There is now overwhelming evidence we are being put at risk when using social media. I’m not willing to expose my customers to this harm, so it’s time to take it out of the mix,” shared LUSH co-founder and CEO Mark Constantine OBE. The no-social media policy takes effect in all 48 countries where LUSH operates, including Singapore and the Philippines, starting today 26 November.

Burberry Beauty drops the Festive Monogram Collection

Burberry Beauty Festive Monogram Collection products

~USD32.66

Plan your holiday looks with the Burberry Beauty’s Festive Monogram Collection! The limited-edition makeup range includes a three-in-one Signature Eye & Face Palette (eyeshadow, blush, and highlighter) and four exclusive Burberry Kisses lipstick shades. All of the products feature sleek gold packaging adorned with the signature Thomas Burberry Monogram. The collection is now available in Malaysia at Parkson Pavilion and SOGO KL.

Pokemon X Converse is coming

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Pokemon collaborated with popular sneaker brand Converse for an exclusive collection. Iconic characters such as Pikachu, Charmander, Squirtle, and Meowth will adorn the iconic Chuck Taylors design. Aside from new kicks, Pokemon fans will also get some limited-edition apparel like hoodies, shirts, and accessories. Ready to catch 'em all? The collection is set to arrive in Converse stores worldwide and in selected retailers starting 10 December.

UNIQLO x Peter Rabbit is happening

UNIQLO x Peter Rabbit product shot

~USD43.58 (Photo from: UNIQLO Singapore)

Speaking of collabs, UNIQLO is set to come out with the 2021 Fall/Winter PETER RABBIT Digital Collection Book. The digital pop-up book uses augmented reality to bring to life Beatrix Potter’s beloved characters in 3D. Peter Rabbit characters will also be featured in the upcoming UNIQLO and JW ANDERSON collection in the form of unisex sweatshirts and oversized T-shirts, which will arrive in stores in Singapore this December. Experience it for yourself here.

Perk By Kate launches first athleisure collection


Perk By Kate "In Pursuit Of" Collection when worn

The Perk By Kate "In Pursuit Of" athleisure collection.

If you're looking for new pieces to add to your athleisure collection, consider Perk By Kate's "In Pursuit Of" collection. The Singapore-grown lingerie brand is set to come out with its first range of sports bra tops and leggings that you can wear for light exercises and everyday activities. The pieces will come in earth-toned colours like mauve pink and sage green. The prices of the collection ranges from ~USD50.20 for the bra tops to ~USD64.75 for the leggings and will launch online and in-store on 28 November 2021. To celebrate the launch, every order above ~USD109.13 will be entitled to a complimentary double-walled and insulated Perk by Kate water bottle, while stocks last.

(Cover photo from: @dualipa)

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