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The Agenda: Behold Fashion’s New ‘It Bag’ From Saint Laurent, Van Cleef & Arpels’ New Additions To The Frivole Collection, And Other Things You Need To Know

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The Agenda: Behold Fashion’s New ‘It Bag’ From Saint Laurent, Van Cleef & Arpels’ New Additions To The Frivole Collection, And Other Things You Need To Know
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01 | Saint Laurent’s Kaia is the new It bag you need to have

Meet fashion’s latest It Girl fave: the Saint Laurent Kaia. You might’ve already seen it on a coterie of chic celebs — actress Lucy Boynton (of Bohemian Rhapsody fame), Hailey Bieber, Blackpink’s Rose, and of course, 18-year-old supermodel Kaia Gerber (who the bag is named after) have all been spotted toting the versatile satchel. 

The bag made its first appearance on Gerber at Saint Laurent’s spring 2020 ready-to-wear show last year, and its popularity has taken a life of its own since. It’s available in two sizes, mini and small, and a range of materials that include smooth leather and python skin. Top it off with Saint Laurent’s signature monogram and some metal hardware, and you have a classic silhouette that will weather the test of time.

Pair it with a suit — as Rose has done — or as the final accompaniment to any casual outfit. The Kaia is a bag that won’t do you wrong.

For more information, visit Saint Laurent’s site here.

02 | Cle de Peau’s newest edition of La Creme is its best yet

It takes a certain amount of confidence to name your product ’the cream’ — which is what Clé de Peau’s La Crème stands for in English — but if the brand comes off as uncreative, it’s only because they’ve made a product that’s so effective it doesn’t need fancy hyperbole.

Clé de Peau’s latest rendition of the La Crème is the eighth one since it debuted in 1982, and boasts its most potent and advanced formula yet. CeraFerment Extracts help maintain a youthful and supple look, while the proprietary Skin-Empowering illuminator complex enhances the skin’s natural ability to regenerate and firm up from within.

Expect a luxuriously rich texture that’s smooth without any annoying stickiness — you’ll go to bed feeling like a million bucks, and when you wake up, your skin will look the part as well.

For more information, visit Clé de Peau’s site here.

(Image: Clé de Peau Beauty)

03 | Celebrate Spring with Van Cleef & Arpels’ new additions to the Frivole collection

The dawn of a new season is always something to celebrate, especially when it’s one as symbolic as Spring. Van Cleef & Arpels pays poetic tribute with 8 new creations structured around the theme of metamorphosis — as is evident in the new transformable necklace and two secret watches.

The Frivole Secrète watch bears a diamond-paved dial that discreetly reveals the time, concealed as it is by delicately pivoting petals. It can also be transformed into a pendant and worn as a brooch. Likewise, the Frivole clip pendant — bedecked in white gold and diamonds — can become necklace, a brooch, and even a delicate hairlip. 

Frivole’s delicate motifs are a precious reminder that the winter eventually thaws, and flowers will again bloom.

For more information, visit Van Cleef & Arpels’ site here.

04 | Sottes adds 4 new pieces to its Recommence line

Upcycled, but make it fashion: that’s Swiss brand Sottes’ motto. They’ve done much of the same with their latest additions to their Recommence 2.0 line, which is now available at Surrender.

There’s a childlike purity in each of the 4 pieces, which feature varying patchwork designs and graphic black stitching. The reversible jacket, for example, has a screen printed illustration on the back accompanied with embroidery — turn it inside out for a more playful, quilt-like look.

And since Sottes is all about sustainability, the entirety of the capsule is ’seasonless’ and handmade, making the drop all the more exclusive.

For more information, visit Surrender’s site here.

(Image: Surrender)

05 | Savour Violet Oon Singapore’s classic Peranakan delights at home

If you’re staying home these days, it’s understandable that you might be craving for some warm, comforting food. Violet Oon Singapore has you covered: they’ve just announced a new takeaway menu that feature a bevy of their best selling dishes. 

On the menu are Peranakan faves like glistening, slurp-worthy beef hor fun and mouth-watering garam assam — if you’re trying out a new diet (or you want to feel better about your binge), they also offer meat alternatives like Impossible Satay and meatless meatball rendang.

The takeaway menus are available at the brand’s outlets at ION Orchard, Bukit Timah, Clarke Quay, and Jewel Changi Airport. Because there’s really no better way of fending off the blues than with a piping hot bowl of nasi goreng Nyonya.

For more information, visit Violet Oon Singapore’s site here.

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