Getting your fashion fix most likely looks a lot different right now. But if you’re willing to dive in to the newness springing up across the industry, you may want to check out the Dior podcast, “Dior Talks.” The latest show to pop up in the style community is a talk series that combines cultural critique and feminist art with new fashion creativity.
Since the “Dior Talks” series launch, the French brand has released four podcast episodes, all hosted by London-based writer and art historian Katy Hessel, that give listeners a behind-the-scenes look at the House of Dior. From sit-downs with creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri to interviews with other curators, artists, and writers, like Judy Chicago, Paola Ugolini and Tracey Emin.
“For Maria Grazia Chiuri, Creative Director of the Women’s collections, the overlap between feminist theory and art has proved an essential element of her focus since her 2016 arrival at Dior,” the brand shared about the series in a release. “It has offered her a unique opportunity to express herself and her core beliefs through the prism of fashion, to engage with a whole new generation, and, by instigating this empowered dialogue, to give an amplified voice to a number of women artists and writers with whom she has collaborated.”
The Dior podcast series, “Dior Talks,” is now available wherever you listen to podcasts, and on the Dior website.
You can check out the first episode, with Maria Grazia Chirui, in the media player below.
GLOSSYBOX is known for its deluxe beauty subscription boxes, packed with some of the latest high-end cosmetics you’ve been dying to try. But now, the brand has also garnered some special excitement for its Easter holiday releases each spring, including its popular Beauty Easter Egg. Returning for 2020, this month’s special edition collectible treat box will feature six pieces of makeup, skincare, and accessories that will keep you feeling refreshed.
This year’s Beauty Easter Egg featues a full size of the semi-matte and ultra-pigmented Illamasqua Antimatter Lipstick in Cosmic (worth $26); a full size buildable highlight powder from 3INA , The Highlighter in 200 (worth $17); a deluxe mini size of the exfoliating Sunday Riley Glycolic Acid Treatment (worth $27); a full size TONYMOLY Pudding Pudding Grape Jelly Mask Sheet (worth $6); a full size of the redness-calming Q+A Niacinamide Daily Toner (worth $11); and The Vintage Cosmetics Company’s polka-dotted Belle Makeup Headband (worth $7).
It’s a great treat to send yourself — or gift someone special in your life who could use a serious pick-me-up.
“We are so excited for you to see the brand new Easter Eggs this year, the new colors are beautiful and we know a lot of subscribers like to collect our Limited Editions,” said Amy Forsythe, Head of GLOSSYBOX US. “Last year we saw such high demand for the Easter Egg that it sold out in less than 5 hours, so I’d really encourage people to subscribe to make sure they get priority access. There’s a wonderful mix of skincare and makeup products inside the Egg. It’s the perfect gift and I think it’s a lovely way to brighten someone’s day.”
The 2020 Edition GLOSSYBOX Beauty Easter Egg is now on sale for $24 for subscribers, and $29 for the general public.
Right about now, we could all use some of the brightest, cheeriest wardrobe inspiration on the planet. Enter: the Fendi Solar Dream collection, the designer brand’s latest luxury accessories drop for the Spring/Summer 2020 season. This new range is all about curated retro brights: from neon clutches to floral printed handbags and prim pastel loafers, there’s an old school charm to each colorful piece. It was all designed directly by Silvia Venturini Fendi.
While Fendi’s iconic logos may be sparse throughout this range, there are some true classic and modern updates throughout. The handbag line for the season has reinvented favorites like the Peekaboo, large carryall totes, and Mon Tresor bucket bag. New styles include a vintage-inspired woven raffia handbags that are perfect for the vacation getaway we’re all dreaming about. Plus, you can score your logomania fill on sporty and interchangeable crossbody straps, a persisting trend we simply cannot get enough of.
The complete Spring/Summer 2020 Fendi fashion and accessories collections are now available to shop online.
Click through the gallery below to view the lookbook of styles from the Fendi Solar Dream range for Spring/Summer 2020.
Milan is undoubtedly one of the biggest fashion cities in the world, and the fashion industry is standing behind the northern Italian city as it battles a tremendous amount of COVID-19 cases. To alleviate some of the strain put on local hospitals during the rapid upswing in cases, Milan-based fashion house Prada has donated six intensive care units to three hospitals in town. Co-CEOs Patrizio Bertelli and Miuccia Prada joined a long list of influential fashion creators giving back in this coronavirus fight.
A simple statement from the famed fashion brand explained these two Prada leaders “have donated two complete intensive care and resuscitation units each to Milan’s hospitals of Vittore Buzzi [children’s hospital], Sacco and San Raffaele.” Prada had previously announced that its garment factory in Perugia would shift to immediate production of protective masks and medical overalls, which are in short supply internationally.
Many more Italian-based fashion brands have been stepping up to provide funds and resources aid to healthcare workers and citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, Giorgio Armani has donated more than $1.5 million to the cause, while Donatella Versace and her daughter Allegra have contributed another $220,000, among other generous efforts. Gucci has come forward to donate more than a million surgical masks to Italian healthcare workers, along with 55,000 medical overalls.
Additionally, beauty brands worldwide have been quickly shifting their production models to create emergency supplies of in-demand cleansers and sanitizers to distribute as needed. Luxury perfume and cosmetics house LVMH was one of the first brands to start creating hand sanitizer, joined by L’Oreal, Garnier, Guerlain, Skin Probiotics, and La Roche-Posay. These are just some of the critical ways these labels are making a difference in this pandemic.
Stay tuned for more updates on how COVID-19 is influencing the fashion and beauty industry, while those most affected also give back.
More news from the Prada brand. All images via Prada
Does your warm weather wardrobe need a serious accessories upgrade? Well, you’ll soon be able to shop some exceptional designs right from your own home. Handcrafted leather goods brand Anuschka will be launching an exclusive Spring 2020 collection on HSN on March 24.
The brand, a popular guest on the Home Shopping Network, is all about crafting wearable works of art that bring any outfit to life. For springtime, a season of renewals, Anuschka was particularly inspired by the great outdoors.
“This spring, we wanted to create a collection to celebrate nature and wildlife while bringing a deeper message to our most beautiful creations,” said CEO and designer Bhaskar Basu in an interview.
“For example, our Flamingo Fever artwork features one of our region’s most exquisite birds. It has the most unique array of colors that takes you on a journey. We have leopards, foxes, koalas, zebras and more beautiful creatures of the wild.”
This season, the designer also turned to a consistent source of insporation: travel.
“I find most of my inspiration when I travel. One of the tricks my mother taught me is to listen,” Basu added. “When an Anuschka fan reaches out and shares a story or an idea, I make a note of it. Later as I am traveling, many of those ideas and stories come to life and give shape to the next Anuschka artwork.”
“I am most emotional about the Paris Sunrise [design]. I have a special place in my heart for that iconic city,” the designer said.
Of course, the luxurious, hand-painted leather handbags are Anuschka’s signature pieces, but the brand has big plans to expand to other fashion areas very soon.
“We plan on introducing lifestyle items, resort wear and jewelry in the coming months,” Basu added. “We are always going to be the family that makes hand-painted leather bags, but we want to explore new ways of wearing art in everyday life.”
We look forward to seeing even more shoppable accessories from this range!
Keep an eye out for the new Anuschka Spring 2020 collection on HSN, starting March 24.
Famed fashion house Erdem has offered its stylish shoppers several luxurious product collaborations in the past few years. In recent seasons, the brand has teamed up with beauty label NARS for a dreamy makeup collection, and mass market clothing retailer H&M for a more affordable and accessible capsule of its gorgeous designs. And now, a fashion-forward Erdem wallpaper range, created in partnership with luxury wall coverings retailer de Gournay, has officially arrived.
The range consists of a series of striking spring-ready floral designs. The light and natural patterns not only are directly inspired by designer Erdem Moralioglu‘s latest collection of colorful runway fabrics, but have a variety of applications throughout the home. New additions to the color set include Kelly Green, Adam Grey, and Golden Yellow, with classic navy, black, and white in the mix. It’s all part of the de Gournay Chinoiserie collection, which in turn inspired Erdem’s new exclusive capsule launch of coordinating garments.
The de Gournay x Erdem wallpaper designs and floral dresses are now available exclusively through the brand’s online store.
Click through the gallery below to view photos of the Erdem wallpaper collection with de Gournay.
To see more from the Erdem wallpaper designs, check out the designer’s Instagram video post below.
You may know Billie best as the game-changing beauty brand that brought us a new wave of body-friendly women’s shaving essentials. Now, the forward-thinking company has expanded its range to include several new Billie clean beauty products: lip balm, dry shampoo, and face wipes. In a survey of their customers, Billie discovered these three personal care products are actually the ones shoppers use most often in their everyday routines – so they developed their own versions free of parabens, phthalates, and harsh foaming agents.
“The products you use everyday are the unsung heroes of your routine. The workhorses. But often, they’re overlooked,” Billie shared on its website. “So, we rebuilt your daily essentials with powerful clean ingredients and gave them the TLC they deserve. After all, shouldn’t the products you reach for the most be the best for you?”
The Wonder Wipes ($9), Floof Dry Shampoo ($14 each, in two shades for dark or light hair) and Super Salve Lip Balm ($9 each, in flavors Fig, Rhubarb, Sorbet, Classic, and Parsley), are all now available to shop on Billie’s website.
We are most excited about the Super Salve lip balms, which come in two untinted flavors, a bright red shade, vibrant purple, and wash of pretty pink. They’re formulated with simple but effective clean ingredients like avocado oil, vitamin E, sunflower oil, and candelilla wax for a lovely lip sheen that’s almost good enough to eat.
“There’s no need for lip balm to have more than a handful of ingredients in it,” Billie shared about the product. “Formulated with only the essentials, Super Salve is super simple and super good for you. Nourishing, hydrating, buttery – an everyday balm to rule them all.”
We’re excited to see more from the Billie clean beauty product range, and will keep you posted on the latest!
If there is one growing niche fashion category we follow closely here at Richard Magazine, it is eco-friendly footwear. Why? Well, it is no secret that we are absolutely obsessed with great shoe options and trendy styles — but we’re also all about brands making a big effort to make their production lines more sustainable. That’s exactly why we are excited to hear about the new AdidasParley for the Oceans team-up, the Terrex Free Hiker Parley boots, which are made with a special yarn created from recycled plastic waste gathered from ocean waters and shorelines. Talk about stylish upcycling!
These sporty designs are essentially part-sneaker, part boot, with a comfortable and stretchy Primeknit sock-like upper, durable laces, and springy, gripping soles made for long-distance hiking. Over time, the materials mold closely to your feet for a comfortable and customized fit. With its water-resistant, breathable, and lightweight design, you can easily jump from trekking the trails to hugging the shores. They are all about celebrating the great outdoors while also taking care of the nature we all appreciate so much.
“We believe that through sport, we have the power to change lives and our latest shoe in the Terrex collection does just that,” said Adidas Outdoor general manager, Tim Janaway, in a press statement. “The Terrex Free Hiker Parley represents both sustainability and performance, empowering you to get outside and challenge yourself, without challenging the environment.”
There’s no doubt Marilyn Monroe was one of the biggest style influencers of her time, and her iconic glamour has remained impactful in the modern era. Beautiful and bold lipstick colors, dramatic black liquid eyeliner, and sparkling body powder are still all the rage. Now, makeup brand Hard Candy is giving those styles a “strawberries, roses, and champagne” upgrade with a must-have new product collaboration The Hard Candy Marilyn Monroe collection consists of affordable-priced makeup, skincare, and body products, all available in retro-glam Marilyn-themed packaging at Walmart this spring.
“In a time when wearing flashy makeup was not considered acceptable unless it was in front of a camera or on stage, Marilyn dared to be glamorous wherever and whenever,” Hard Candy shared about this collection’s inspiration. “A trailblazer in women’s beauty, she set the stage for modern icons and influencers. The Hard Candy X Marilyn Monroe collaboration highlights the idea that pushing boundaries can change the world.”
The new makeup range consists of two tinted lip balms (in Strawberry and Coconut Rose colors), a Sparkling Strawberry loose powder, body powder, three shades of liquid eyeliner (in Black To Glamour, Blue Glamour, and Sparkling Roses, a rose gold), two brow pencils (in Deep and LTMD), and two pretty liquid lip tints (in Signature Red and Rose Kisses pink). Additionally, skincare offerings include the Starlet Glow Dry Shimmer Oil, Rose French Toner and Refresher spray, and Starlet Glow Strawberry Face Serum.
Each of the different products in the Hard Candy Marilyn Monroe line ranges in price from $5 to $6.96, so achieving the star’s legendary Old Hollywood glamour is more affordable than ever.
The complete Hard Candy Marilyn Monroe collection is now available on Walmart’s website and in stores.
Stylish SuperM and EXO member Kai was announced as the global ambassador for Gucciahead of the past Fall/Winter 2019 season. Now, the talented 25-year-old singer, actor, dancer, and K-pop idol has returned for another great set of campaigns for Gucci Eyewear, coinciding with the fashion brand’s Spring/Summer 2020 accessories season.
Once again, Kai stars alongside Chinese actress Ni Ni in a stunning presentation of new sunglasses and frames. The campaign was created at the Amoeba Music Hollywood store in Los Angeles, California, and features both a photo shoot and short film by Harmony Korine, art directed by Christopher Simmonds.
The colorful, retro backdrop – filled with all the vinyl, cassettes, and CDs you can imagine – was selected as a creative homage to pop culture’s favorite teen movies of the 1980s. Of course, you know some great plot points went down at music fans’ go-to hangouts! “Going back to the 80s when the local record shop or video exchange would be a social nexus, the scenes unveil the new eyewear collection designed by Alessandro Michele,” Gucci shared about the campaign.
The vintage references certainly translate into the collection itself, which consists of square-framed glasses and timeless aviator sunglasses styles. These eyewear offerings look perfect paired with dapper suits, checkered shirts, and colorful fedoras, all of which Kai rocks with ease. We’re particularly into his dramatic elbow-length black lace gloves, which we may possibly never get over.
Click through the gallery below to view more photos from all of the latest Kai Gucci campaigns.
To watch NiNi and Kai’s Spring/Summer 2020 Gucci campaign video, be sure to check out the clip in the player below.