Style News: H&M's Simone Rocha collection, Baby-G Pokemon collab

The womenswear pieces include frothy tulle dresses, puff sleeves, frills and girly embellishments in a palette of pinks, tartan and black.
The womenswear pieces include frothy tulle dresses, puff sleeves, frills and girly embellishments in a palette of pinks, tartan and black.PHOTOS: COURTESY OF H&M
The children's clothing comprises miniaturised versions of Simone Rocha classics.
The children's clothing comprises miniaturised versions of Simone Rocha classics.PHOTOS: COURTESY OF H&M

Snag designer Simone Rocha exclusives at H&M prices

H&M has unveiled the full lookbook of its upcoming collaboration with Irish womenswear designer Simone Rocha.

The fashion week darling, who made her debut in 2010, is known for her subversive feminine collections that pay tribute to her mixed heritage (her father is Hong Kong-born fashion designer John Rocha).

For H&M, she designed a full wardrobe for the family, debuting menswear and childrenswear for the first time.

The womenswear pieces ($19.95 to $349) include frothy tulle dresses, puff sleeves, frills and girly embellishments in a palette of pinks, tartan and black. Shoppers can also find Rocha's touch on accessories via pearl embellishments and beaded bows.

For the gents ($17.95 to $349), she has designed Aran knits and cardigans, shirts, hoodies and a reworked trench with pearl embellishments.

The children's clothing ($12.95 to $109) comprises miniaturised versions of Simone Rocha classics - including smocks, frill dresses, knits and tiny dungarees. The childrenswear will be available only online.

INFO: The Simone Rocha x H&M collection launches on March 11 at H&M's flagship store at 1 Grange Road and H&M's website

Dr Dennis Gross launches first body exfoliating treatment


The Alpha Beta Exfoliating Body Treatment contains a blend of alpha and beta hydroxy acids, enzymes and bakuchiol that exfoliate and brighten the body's skin. 
PHOTO: COURTESY OF DR DENNIS GROSS

Need a quick skin fix? Dermatologist-owned skincare label Dr Dennis Gross has released a body care version of its cult favourite Alpha Beta Daily Peels.

Touted as being akin to a body facial, the Alpha Beta Exfoliating Body Treatment ($90) targets skin concerns such as rough and uneven patches, blemishes and bumps. It contains a blend of alpha and beta hydroxy acids, enzymes and bakuchiol that exfoliate and brighten the body's skin.

The single-use pads lift away the outer layer of dead skin, aiming to improve the appearance of ingrown hairs and keratosis pilaris. Squalene and aloe in the formula help soothe and strengthen the skin's barrier.

The brand's best-selling Alpha Beta Daily Peels have become a beauty insider favourite for its fuss-free two-step exfoliating treatment. While the concept of at-home exfoliation is similar, the body treatment is not recommended for use on the face.

INFO: Available at Sephora stores and Sephora's website

Baby-G Pokemon watch collaboration drops


Casio Baby-G has collaborated with The Pokemon Company to release a second limited-edition watch. PHOTO: COURTESY OF CASIO

Fanatics will want to catch this rare Pokemon. Casio Baby-G has collaborated with The Pokemon Company to release a second limited-edition watch. The first collaboration model was released in 2019 in celebration of Baby-G's 25th anniversary.

The new limited-edition model (BA-110PKC), priced at $239, is an analog-digital piece with a pink camo-print strap (inspired by the great outdoors presumably where Pokemon roam) and a motif of Pikachu with a heart-shaped tail.

The hour and minute hands form Pikachu's ears, and the watch face features a tag marked #25 - symbolising Baby-G's 25th-year anniversary as well as Pikachu's number in the Pokedex (the encyclopedia device that records the data of all Pokemon).

For a playful finishing touch, the watch comes housed inside a Poke Ball.

INFO: Available at G-Shock stores from Friday (Feb 19) and G-shock's website from Feb 26

Kiehl's revamps Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream


The Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream was reformulated to address growing demand from customers with oilier skin types who want hydrating creams without the greasy look.
PHOTO: COURTESY OF KIEHL'S

First launched in 2013, the Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream ($54 for 50ml) from Kiehl's now comes with a new and improved formula for oily and combination skin.

It was reformulated to address growing demand from customers with oilier skin types who want hydrating creams without the greasy look.

The new formula is free of alcohol and contains newly added micronized amino acid to help reduce excessive oil production.

Retaining its cooling gel texture, the cream is also touted to reduce visible facial shine and appearance of pores over time.

INFO: Available at Kiehl's stores and Kiehl's website