Target unveils new swim styles, unretouched models

Target has just unveiled their brand-new 2018 swimwear collection, and it’s the perfect boost we need to get us through this chilly late-winter temperatures.

According to Bustle, the superstore just unveiled “1,700 different styles, colors and cuts” of new swimsuit styles that are made for all bodies. Target makes this apparent in the new line’s campaign, says Bustle, which features “zero retouching, reshaping, or extreme airbrushing.”

In announcing the move to make the ads as honest as possible, Target said in the line’s announcement that their goal is to make the swimsuit shopping experience as stress-free as possible:

“To show off the new styles you’ll see bright, vibrant images throughout our marketing campaign—all meant to inspire guests to have fun while rocking their favorite swimsuit. Something you won’t see? Reshaping or airbrushing. Building on the strong foundation we set with last year’s campaign, we’re celebrating women and encouraging them to embrace the beauty of their own bodies.”

Inspired by the beaches Saint Tropez, Brazil and Australia, Bustle says the line is broken down int five categories: Modern Minimalist, Boho, Heartbreaker, Americana and Tropical, all featuring bold colors, vibrant prints and trendy cuts (think monokinis, cutouts and high waists!) that will make your summer 2018 the most stylish one yet. Target’s website described each swimwear category — which comes in an extended size range — this way:

“Modern Minimalist highlights a sleek, contemporary vibe that sticks to solid colors and unfussy prints. Boho combines feminine details, like lace and crochet, with ’70s-inspired prints. Heartbreaker, our selection of lingerie-inspired swimwear, includes mesh detailing, lace, ruffles, embroidery and more. Americana focuses on solids, texture, color-blocking and—of course!—classic stars and stripes. Finally, our Tropical trend plays up bright colors, exotic prints and bold graphics.”

So how much does all of this wonderful costs? Bustle says pieces from the line range from $14.99 to $49.99, though most come in under $24.99.


Former Kardashian assistant and brand COO tackles jewelry design

Since Stephanie Shepherd parted ways with one of the most famous women in the world, the former Kim Kardashian executive assistant and brand chief operating officer has finally announced her next move.

According to Refinery29, Shepherd is partnering with jewelry brand 8 Other Reasons for a brand-new jewelry collaboration that is “inspired by the movement around women’s empowerment.” Called “Woman,” Harper’s Bazaar reports that not only did Shepherd help design the products, she is also starring in the brand’s campaign, modeling the designs in some very Kim K-inspired photos.

Pieces from the line are bold, “colorful and cool,” Refinery29 says, but the designs are not just about being visually appealing; the pieces are also supposed to be “symbolic of strong, independent woman everywhere.”

What’s even better than its empowering messaging is its price range, which Refinery29 says stretches from $22 to $100.


Urban Decay lipstick shade donates to women’s empowerment causes

What’s better than a lipstick you love — a lipstick that gives back, of course.

According to PopSugar, everyone’s favorite makeup brand Urban Decay has released a limited-edition version of its ever-popular Vice lipstick on International Women’s Day. Called “Outspoken,” PopSugar says 100 percent of the lipstick shade’s profits will be donated to “nonprofits that support women’s empowerment causes.”

While PopSugar reports that the exact non-profits it will donate to will be selected by The Ultraviolet Edge, the cosmetic brand has “pledged to raise over $2 million” for the organization.

Brand founder Wende Zomnir did, however, give an idea of what kinds of initiatives the funds may serve, saying in a release to PopSugar that shoppers will help “provide literacy programs and microloans to women in Uganda. You’re enabling girls in Kenya to get an education. And you’re making it possible for underserved and abused women in New York City to get the legal representation they desperately need.”

As for the lipstick shade itself, PopSugar says the “rosy-mauve” tone comes in a lilac purple tube with a purple blooming rose on it, making it the prettiest do-gooder lipstick we’ve ever seen.

Purchase the lipstick here for $18.

Brown launches new wellness company

Makeup guru Bobbi Brown is set to launch her latest project.

After leaving her self-titled natural beauty brand, InStyle reports that Brown will launch her own wellness company called justBOBBI. To mark the brand’s debut — which coincided with March 8’s International Women’s Day — InStyle says Brown partnered with snack bar company Health Warrior to design bright pink packaging for their Dragon Fruit Chia Bar.

But the collaboration isn’t just about a pretty pink package with Brown’s new logo on it; InStyle says that “100% of profits from the sale of the snack will go to Girls Inc,” a non-profit that Brown herself described as an organization that “empowers girls to be strong, smart, and bold through direct service and advocacy. It’s so cool to bring my philosophy that beauty starts from the inside out to life.”

To purchase the bars and support Girls Inc., InStyle says the limited-edition snacks are available on Health Warrior’s website in packs of 15 for $19.99, and in April at select Lord & Taylor stores.

Hunter boots make debut at Target

Hunter boots are no longer reserved for those willing drop upwards of $100, thanks to a brand-new collaboration with Target.

According to Refinery29, the British retailer is partnering with everyone’s favorite one-stop shop to release “exclusive versions of the brand’s rain boots, raincoats, and backpacks.” Additionally, Refinery29 reports that the collaboration will also mark the first time Hunter will sell homewear items, including coolers, hammocks and sunshades, with over 300 products total included in the line. The best part — most of the collection will be priced under $30.

However exciting, the partnership does appear to be an oddball match; but for Hunter’s creative director Alasdhair Willis, one image changed the way he viewed the brand and its accessibility, reports Refinery29: a photo of Kate Moss wearing Hunter rain boots at a music festival in 2005.

“Our boots, outerwear, and backpacks are now worn at festivals across the globe, come rain or shine,” he said in a release. “Recognizing our shared spirit of adventure, getting outdoors and appeal to the whole family, we wanted to create a collection that celebrates that, whether that be a summer gathering in the backyard, weekends away, or at a music festival.”

With a communal, outdoor spirit in mind, the collaboration couldn’t come at a better time: Refinery29 says the collection will make its debut in Target stores and online on Sat., April 14.

J.Crew unveils intimates line

If J.Crew didn’t already occupy half of your closet, it will now.

According to PopSugar, the preppy lifestyle brand is expanding its offerings to include a line of intimates. Featuring an array of prints and solids, PopSugar says the new line offers both bras and underwear in five different fabrics.

While sometimes it can be difficult to find the perfect size in bras and underwear, J.Crew has you covered: PopSugar reports that the line’s sizing is based off that of their swimwear collection. So if shoppers know their sizes in J.Crew swimwear, there will be no guessing when it comes to shopping the new intimates line.

Ready to start shopping? Click here.

Urban Decay to launch palette inspired by popular lipstick shade

Having a favorite lipstick can be something of a love affair: you want to use it all the time, you keep your fingers crossed it never runs out and you know that no other lipstick could ever compare to your favorite. But, what happens when an eyeshadow palette is designed with your favorite lipstick shade in mind?

Well, we’re about to find out, thanks to Urban Decay. According to PopSugar, the cosmetics company is set to release a brand-new monochromatic rose eyeshadow palette inspired by one of their most popular lipstick shades. Drawing on their Backtalk Vice LipstickPopSugar says the new palette — aptly called “Backtalk” — is a “a double-decker bundle that features eight eye shadows on one side and four coordinating blushes/highlighters on the other” that offers rose gold, pink and neutral shades.

Included in this palette are the shades “3 Sheets, Bare, Curve, Backtalk, Shade, Attitude, WTF, and 180, and the blush/highlight shades are Cheap Shot, Double Take, Low Key, and Party Foul,” reports PopSugar.

The best part: Urban Decay fans won’t have to wait too long for this beauty to drop, as PopSugar reports that the palette will go on sale on March 8 and will retail for $46.

Click here for more details.

Kate Spade debuts bridal collaboration with Keds

You shouldn’t have to decide between comfort and style — especially on your wedding day. Luckily, a new bridal collaboration is here to save the day.

According to Glamour, as part of an ongoing collaboration, Keds and Kate Spade New York have released a brand-new collection of “bridal sneakers,” featuring a glitzy and sophisticated range of comfortable kicks perfect for your big day. Glamour says that the 30-style line offers a host of silhouettes, including “triple-decker slides” and lace-up “classic” styles, all of which come with “plenty of details, like pearls and floral appliqués, that let you match your footwear with your wedding theme or décor.”

Designed with everyone from the bride to bridesmaids to flower girls in mind, Glamour reports that the collection starts at $40 for baby sneakers and $55 for adult styles, and ranges up to $120 for a ” pearl-, flower-, or crystal-embellished slip-on pair.”

Ready to shop the collection? Click here.

Woods works to release activewear line

Call it athleisure, call it activewear, call it whatever you want — but just be sure to call this forthcoming line yours.

According to W magazine, model Jordyn Woods is preparing to release a brand-new activewear line inspired by her new-found love of all things fitness. Revealing her plans at a recent NBA All-Star Game party, she said that the line will likely make its debut “hopefully by summer.”

This new line is not her first foray into the design world; says that the model previously designed for extended-size line Addition Elle, which featured a host of trendy pieces ranging from leggings to lace-up T-shirts.

But when it comes to her new line, what can we expect? If her description of her personal style is any indication, we’re all in luck:

“Comfort is key,” she said, according to W. “You have to find what works for your body type. For my body type, it’s either a tight top and loose bottoms or a loose top and tight bottoms, but I try to accentuate the things that I like about my body.”

Where do we sign up for this, Jordyn?


Article22 offers chic, sustainable jewelry

It can often be difficult to find responsibly-made products that are both stylish and reasonably priced. But if you’re in the market for sustainably-made jewelry, look no further.

According to InStyle, jewelry line Article22‘s collaboration with model and actress Angela Lindvall offers the perfect solution to your sustainable jewelry needs. Based in Brooklyn, the line “works with artisans in Laos that have been upcycling aluminum scrap and other metals since the Vietnam War to create handcrafted, sustainable designs that benefit local communities,” reports InStyle.

Even drawing its name from “the 22nd article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states that everyone has the right to social security,” InStyle says that the creation of one 14-karat gold necklace clears over 120 square feet of land — land that continues to contain “unexploded cluster bombs from the war.”

As far as Lindvall’s collaboration goes, InStyle says her 10-piece collection offers a selection of bracelets, earrings and necklaces. Called “Peace Begins in Me,” InStyle says that some of the items feature Lindvall’s personal motto: “I Am Love. I Am Light. I Am Peace.” Pieces start at $99 and cap at $1,248.

To shop the collection, click here.