Barbie for good

Love, Bonito — Southeast Asia’s largest omni-channel women’s fashion brand — has partnered global toy brand Mattel to offer a limited-edition collection of Barbie dolls for Southeast Asia titled “Dream It, Do It!”. This move marks the launch of Love, Bonito’s social impact arm, LBCreate, that is aimed at bringing women’s issues to the forefront and create actionable steps for the future. Since the brand’s establishment 11 years ago, it has collaborated with AWARE (Association of Women for Action and Research) and Daughters of Tomorrow to improve self-confidence in women and support them when needed. The Barbie dolls are created to inspire girls and women to believe in themselves and be empowered to pursue their dreams. 

Bright eyes

Get rid of tired eyes with the tightening and anti-puffiness eye serum, V Shaping Facial Lift Eye Concentrate. The serum is formulated with botanical extracts that targets problem areas: Irish Moss Extract soothes the skin and reduces puffiness while reviving heavy eyelids; Zerumbet Ginger Extract is anti-inflammatory and tightens the skin around the eyes; while Horse Chestnut Escin reduces the appearance of under-eye bags while illuminating the delicate eye contour. 

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Time to shine

There’s nothing like a fabulous pair of shoes to make your feet happy. This time round, we say: go for the dramatic such as Cinderella-inspired transparent mules, pumps, and pointed-toe sandals festooned with embellishments. And what goes with shoes? Bags, of course. Look out for crystal-studded shoulder bags and accessories that feature fit-for-a- princess touches, such as exaggerated bows. All available at On Pedder. 

A standout ensemble

Cartier Maison ambassador and jury member Mélanie Laurent wore her Panthère de Cartier necklace, 18K white gold, set with emeralds, at the back instead of letting it nest on her decolletage. She paired the necklace with onyx and diamonds Panthère de Cartier earrings, 18K white gold, each set with emeralds; and onyx and diamonds LOVE ring, 18K white gold, black ceramic, set with diamonds. Laurent was spotted at the screening of Nicolas Bedos’ OSS 117: From Africa With Love and closing ceremony during the 74th annual Cannes Film Festival. 

Murder, you wrote

Fans who have consumed the novels about Sherlock Holmes may now get their own writing instrument that pays tribute to the Scottish-born author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930). Part of the Writers Edition by Montblanc, the collection features elements that reference the detective’s style, such as the clip shaped like a magnifying glass in homage to Holmes. Doyle’s likeness can be found engraved on every nib on each of the four editions that make up the collection, accompanied by a special story element from the theme of the respective edition. 

A good foundation

When applied correctly, a foundation can give you a flawless finish while concealing problems such as uneven skin tone and pigmentation. Take, for example, the Dior Forever Skin Glow: it is resistant to heat and humidity — perfect for our all-year-round sunny weather. Apart from that, you will also get a 24-hour long-lasting wear through the ingredient used that is made up of floral extract. 

Hoop dreams

Inspired by the design of basketball sneakers in the 1980s and 1990s, the Celine CT-03 collection is a stylish update of the past. The sneakers feature a high-top construction, colour blocking and panelling — all made of 100% calfskin. They are priced at $1,350 and available in two colours at Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.