Right now, we must admit that scrolling through Instagram doesn’t seem like the healthiest of ways to spend time. With workout videos, home tours and book reviews galore, it’s all too easy to fall into a comparison trap while scrolling through your feed. However, there is one particular Instagram movement happening right now that we think everyone can benefit from, and that’s the one where our favourite celebs show us what’s in their bathroom cabinets, including their go-to beauty products.
With literally everyonein their homes at the moment, even the A-list can’t resist giving us a little glimpse into their everyday routines. While we all appreciate a good nosey into anyone’s beauty collection, there is a handful of celeb routines that we are itching to see. And as if the social media gods are granting us one beauty wish at a time, the queen of glow, Emily Ratajkowski, recently took to Instagram to share her go-to skincare products of the moment.
In a quick Q+A session with her followers, one beauty buff wanted to know more about the model’s skincare routine. And just like so many of us, it turns out EmRata’s skin isn’t enjoying being locked up indoors much at the moment either. “My skin isn’t amazing right now. I’ve been picking a lot because I’m at home, but this is what I use,” she said before sharing an edited selection of products.
Don’t worry if you missed it—we’ve got you. If you’re as in awe of Emily’s perpetual glow as we are and want to know more about the beauty products she swears by, keep scrolling.
As someone who’s worked in fashion for quite a few years, I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been asked for wardrobe advice. One area in particular that people want to know about is which colours suit them. While I always think you need to just work out what you love and go from there, I do know that there is one colour that suits everyone.
A few years ago, my colleague and Editor-in-chief of Who What Wear UK Hannah Almassi wrote a piece on how red, and in particular primary red, is actually the most universally-flattering colour and suits all skin tones. Despite this, I’ve had a lot of people tell me that this colour isn’t for them.
While I’ve always been a fan of the hue, I hope that any red naysayers will be encouraged to opt for it, now presented with the above evidence. And my favourite way to wear it right now? In the form of a summer dress. Because, trust me, you’ll wear it every year from now on. Keep scrolling to see how Grece Ghanem is wearing red summer dresses then shop my edit of the best…
Working as an editor on a fashion publication, I am always on the lookout for new sources of inspiration, particularity when it comes to putting together a winning outfit. In the saturated world of social media, it’s all too easy to get lost in a hole of cookie-cutter ensembles and variations-on-a-theme influencer feeds. The trick is to look to places that might not seem obvious, and for me that’s Net-a-Porter.
It’s simple: if I’m struggling to think of new ways to style something I’ll simply search for similar pieces on the site and it’ll come up with countless examples professionally styled outfits. Or, if I just need some general ideas for new pairings, I’ll look in the new-in section and see what takes my fancy. Plus, as someone who always struggles more with high summer fashion, Net-a-Porter has been a godsend over the last month, with so many fab warm weather looks filtering in.
Now that the temperatures are starting to hit the mid-twenties, it’s time for me to get my fix of new season fashion inspo. At the top of my list is Nicholas’ achingly-cool knitted vest and longline shorts get-up that I plan on recreating with my chunky Birkenstocks. I also have a serious crush on Bondi Born’s terracotta-coloured bikini and trousers set, which will look just as good for sunbathing in the park as it will on your summer holidays in 2021. Scroll down to see the four outfits that caught my eye this season and shop the looks.
Whether you’re a shoe hoarder or a jacket fanatic, a dress lover or a bag addict, it’s safe to say that there is an independent brand to cater to your wardrobe needs.Thanks to word of mouth and the power of social media, theever-diversifying fashion industry is finally allowing niche labels to come to the fore. Big brands don’t have a monopoly over the landscape, as many customers are wanting to invest in original design and lesser-known styles.
Sadly, some of these labels are being hit by the current crisis, and as a publication, we’re doing our very best to support the talent we love in any way possible. That’s why we’ve dedicated our end-of-month shopping gallery to these independent brands. Honestly, we were spoilt for choice, and we wish we could include every brand we came across online (although that would turn into a long article), but we managed to whittle it down to 51 summer-ready pieces.
Of course, we understand that many of you are tightening the purse strings right now, but we would love for you to show your support by giving your favourite independent brand some airtime on social media, posting a nice comment on its feed, or even just giving it a like—every little bit helps! But if you happen to be in need of a little fashion-based pick-me-up this month, scroll down to see the pieces we’re loving this summer. Enjoy!
It’s no secret that we’re enamored with French-girl style over here at Who What Wear. From the effortless basics they wear time and time again to the lingerie brands they love and the beauty products they swear by to their low-maintenance hair cuts, we love to delve into how to achieve that effortlessly cool, unconventional yet refined French-girl aesthetic.
So now that summer is here, we’re honing in on the affordable trends that french girls are wearing and loving this warm-weather season. From classics such as straw bags to runway-approved trends such as crochet, french girls are serving us some seriously chic style this summer. Scroll below to shop all the chic trends for under £150.
It often takes a minute for beauty to catch up with conversations that have been circling in social media communities. Skin acceptance and skin positivity movements have been making their way around for a while, but there’s not really been a brand whose been able to capture it in an authentic way.
Yes, un-retouched photographs of models are a huge deal but this authenticity needs to follow through in all areas of the brand. I’m talking everything from prices to how they’re engaging with their audience.
So, enter Skin Proud with their call to have us all embracing our skin. Not just one type of skin either, as the brand has made it a priority to make the products and language they use as inclusive as possible. Not a single person or skin type will be left behind and in an industry with so many barriers, it’s seriously refreshing.
Skin Proud back all of this up with an affordable range of products under £15 that are cruelty free, 100% vegan and focus on transparency.
Already crushing? Well, wait until you try the products. I was already fan-girling when I read up on the brand, but once the products landed on my face, it was a game-changer.
I tried out the entire range of products that are super easy-to-use, look great in my bathroom cabinet and actually work. As in, after using Skin Proud my skin is softer, bouncier and more radiant than it was before. I’m well aware that I sound like I’m auditioning for a 3 minute TV advert here, but trust me, this is some good stuff.
Want in on the action? Keep scrolling to read my review of the products.
I don’t know if I ate too much jelly and ice-cream when I was younger, but I’ll buy any beauty product that has a jelly-like feel. This moisturiser melted into my skin and felt like a breath of fresh air on an uncomfortably hot fan-free day. It honestly feels like splashing your face with water and the soothing rose flower and hyaluronic acid provide all the bouncy skin results.
This serum is gentle yet oh so effective. If you’ve been nervous about giving retinol a go, then this serum that’s also filled with rosehip oil, hyaluronic acid and 0.5% retinol, might be just what you’re looking for. 8.5 hours of sleep later and my skin was exfoliated, tighter (in the best way) but still super supple.
Thanks to the insufficient thickness of my yoga leggings, I’ve got a very sad case of dry patches on my knees. Luckily, this balm came into my life at just the right time and I’ve been slathering the jojoba and coconut oil base all over my sore knees ever since. They’re back to normal now and I credit this all-rounder with the transformation.
It’s always a risky move when you try new skincare the night before hosting a Zoom event but the scent of this overnight mask reeled me in. In case you’re wondering, it smells like berry sweets in a bag of pick ‘n’ mix. That’ll be the nourishing cranberry seed oil and raspberry extract.
I usually like thick, mascarpone-like masks so I wasn’t sure how well this super lightweight texture would fare. All I have to say is that I woke up to dewy skin that felt deeply hydrated and somehow changed how well my makeup application went. Sold.
I haven’t been riding the hyaluronic acid wave and it’s for no reason other than that I got distracted by other ingredients. I always got the hype but there’s one too many half full bottles of the stuff taking up space in my bathroom. This one is set to be a keeper though as the refreshing gel is the perfect texture and as it delivers so much glow and hydration, I’ve not needed to use as many other products.
I must admit, I don’t rate eye creams at all as I am yet to find one that delivers on its promises. But, my under-eyes have been getting pretty dehydrated recently, so I put my skepticism to one side and tried this. With the mighty trio of shea butter, vitamin C and niacinamide (my ride-or-die); my hayfever eyes feel much less irritated and more moisturised.
The texture of the cream is so light it disappears instantly when you applied; from this day onwards heavy eye creams are no longer welcome.
I have to admit that by beauty editor standards, my beauty routine is relatively low-key. Don’t get me wrong—I love an at-home beauty treatment just as much as the next person, but finding the time to sit down and spend hours upon hours tending to my skin, hair, nails and makeup isn’t so easy. And besides the time aspect of things, I also find myself getting bored very quickly. If you ask me, I’d say that my daily beauty routine is just like any other person’s, but perhaps with just a bit more product variety.
Then, every so often, I get a reality check. It turns out that actually, for most, a structured beauty routine doesn’t go that far beyond a daily cleansing (often just with a face wipe or micellar water) and moisturising. But that was before. Now, everyone seems to be itching to invest some of their recently freed-up time in their beauty routines.
As a result of this, I have been inundated with messages from friends and family wanting to pick my brains on exactly what beauty products I’m using during this trying time. And while I haven’t massively switched up my daily beauty line up, I have been taking advantage of having an extra couple of free hours in the day for a bit of pampering. Along with the rest of our lives, it’s reasonable that over the past few weeks, our beauty priorities are starting to shift too. For instance, I have pared my daily makeup routine right back and have found myself reaching for moisturising formulas that I would never usually favour.
So for those looking to expand their beauty horizons (or simply if you’re feeling a little nosey), keep scrolling for my current working-from-home beauty routine, from the minute I wake up to the minute I hit the hay.
We’re seeing many shifts in the fashion industry right now, from a broadening of the types of models shown wearing a brand’s clothing to the methods in which that clothing is made. And while plenty of large-scale labels will see their businesses go through a period of great adjustment as they modify their operations to be more inclusive and innovative, there are many exciting emerging lines that already follow this approach.
Take Toronto’s Scy By Julius; the one-year-old label launched by Julius Armand offers hats, handbags, denim and more, all made by upcycling primarily thrifted materials. “I basically decided, let me glue some cargo pant pockets on a pair of jeans and see how it goes,” he says about how he started to conceptualize the pieces that he eventually began to sell. (You can find an example of the style on the brand’s website.)
“I was always into fashion,” says Armand. “But it was never really accepted as a job by my parents. So, I went to school for architecture. After I graduated, I thought, this isn’t really what I want to do.” Armand decided to apply the ingenuity allowed for in architecture to a fashion design context, and he follows a personal approach to the pieces he makes, noting “It’s things I’d like to see myself in” when he’s mulling over ideas.
Armand also wants to inspire his audience to see themselves in his pieces, and is doing so by enabling members of the public to submit themselves as a model for the brand. “I want to see [different] people in my clothing,” he says of why he has opened up crowd casting for Scy By Julius images. “Especially if they’re someone who’s already purchased something–why not give them the opportunity to showcase what they bought? And it helps me show other people that they can wear it, too.” He says he appreciates the “interpersonal” relationship this visual democracy fosters. “It gives it more of an experience between me, the creator, and the customer,” he says.
Ever forward-looking, Armand also sees himself expanding his brand’s collections to include more elevated pieces in the future. “I’m going to take it as far as I can go,” he says of continuing to make upcycled wares while also experimenting with other facets of design. “I also want to branch out more into high fashion, and become better at my craft.” He says that right now there’s a kind of niche market for his work given the brand’s streetwear aesthetic, adding, “I want to make pieces you can wear everywhere.”