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10 Things On Our May Shopping List

The latest launches and hottest buys this month

By Samantha Francis; Cover photo: Coach

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Photo: Burberry

1. Burberry Summer 2016 Makeup Collection

Burberry’s latest makeup collection has stolen our hearts in more ways than one. Inspired by the playful heart-shaped prints from the Burberry Scarf Bar, it is aptly named ‘London with love’.

The collection celebrates bright coral, pink and red shades with cheerful heart patterns in a special blush palette, along with limited edition shades of Burberry Lip Velvet and Nail Polish.

Available from late May via TANGS at Tang Plaza, Tangs.com, Sephora ION and Sephora.sg.



Photo: Puma

2. Puma Fierce Core

Hot on the heels of RiRi’s Fenty collection, comes style icon Kylie Jenner as the ambassador for Puma’s Fierce training campaign. Our top pick is the street style worthy Puma Fierce Core ($169) training shoes.

Light weight and laceless, it features mesh overlays for breathability and a flex grooved outsole. Will it rival the similar looking Rihanna X Fenty sneakers? Only time will tell.

Available at Puma and Limited Edt Stores. 



Photo: Make Up For Ever


3. Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Collection

Bright and vibrant eye makeup with the ability to withstand a swim in the pool? These waterproof Aqua XL eye pencils ($36) have gotten our stamp of approval.

Created in collaboration with pop singer Charli XCS, Make Up For Ever’s new waterproof Aqua XL line ensures long wear with its highly pigmented formula — think intense hues in a variety of finishes, including matte, satiny, metallic, iridescent and diamond.

Available exclusively at all Sephora stores & Make Up For Ever Pro Loft.


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Photo: New Balance

4. New Balance Fresh Foam Zante Summer Utility

If you’re looking to don new kicks this season, these sneakers are it. The New Balance Fresh Foam Zante Summer Utility sneakers ($169) are the epitome of utilitarian chic — we’re especially loving the grey ones.

Plus, each pair comes with a plush Fresh Foam base to help keep you comfortable no matter your adventure.

Available at New Balance Concept Stores.



Photo: Aldo

5.  Aldo Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

Enliven your outfits this season with the bright and beautiful shoes from the Aldo Spring/Summer 2016 Collection.

Think neon sneakers and statement-making lucite heels, colourful fringe and tassels, cut-out heels in neutral shades and more.

Available at Aldo stores with new arrivals on a weekly basis.



Photo: Urban Outfitters

6.  Pretty, modern chokers

Fashion trends are truly cyclical. How else can you explain the return of chokers?

The resurgence of the 90s trend has been spotted on everyone, from models Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid to actresses like Kate Winslet. We’re eyeing this Lourdes Cord And Chain Choker Necklace ($20) from Urban Outfitters.

More of our favourite chokers here.



Photo: Zalora

7.  Beyonce’s Ivy Park Collection

Fresh from teasing us with her enigmatic Lemonade studio album, Queen Bey has launched her Ivy Park line.

Expect black and grey athleisure staples, printed tees and hoodies, as well as cool and functional workout accessories.

Shop the collection at Zalora, Topshop and Net-A-Porter.



Photo: Sorelle

8. Sorelle Anja Earring

Gone are the days of donning chunky necklaces that weigh a ton, these days it’s all about making an impact with less.
Nail the minimalist yet maximalist look with Sorelle’s collection of geometric and sculptural accessories like the single Anja Earring ($165.79).
Available here.
Photo: Boda Skins

9. Boda Skins Leather Jackets

A black leather jacket was the wardrobe staple I never knew I needed, not till I started seeing these Boda Skin leather jackets on all my favourite fashion bloggers.

Handmade by leather artisans, these jackets are guaranteed to last you at least 100 years. They also come in all sorts of timeless designs from bomber to military style.

Available here.



Photo: Coach

10. Coach Pre-Fall Collection Rogue Bag

Coach has unveiled its first-ever Women’s Pre-Fall collection for Coach 1941 and the highlight is its latest statement handbag, The Rogue.

The best-seller features spacious dimensions and details like suede-lined outer compartments, luggage-inspired handles, a “kisslock” inner pocket, metal-fitted hangtag and prominent topstitching — all playful references to the brand’s history.

Available in Coach stores.