This week, we're obsessing over great new music from Lianne La Havas and Dominic Fike as well as some wonderfully stylish and sustainable brands selling inclusive underwear and insta-worthy homeware.
This Week's Discoveries
To listen to: Lianne La Havas - Self Titled Album
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The third album from London singer-songwriter Lianne La Havas is a reflection of the end of a relationship. Combining her infamous husky vocals with stripped back guitars, it’s the perfect soundtrack for those moments you find yourself alone. Draw a bath and mellow in her vulnerability.
Image from Restless Network
We’ve mentioned Restless Network in one of our previous blogs, and we’re still really enjoying their content. Capturing and promoting the stories from a diverse range of women, these are great think pieces. This article by Habiba Katcha talks through Black microaggressions and the importance of intersectionality.
To shop at: Proclaim
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Inclusivity and sustainability are two of the things we look for when discovering new brands, and this one does both of these very well. Proclaim are an underwear brand based in L.A. who use planet friendly recycled polyester and Tencel to create tonal underwear to suit a full range of skin tones. They use 100% recycled and recyclable packaging too. Kudos!
To Buy: Fenty Skin
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Rihanna has done it again. Although we’re still waiting for that ninth album, it's no secret that Rihanna has been busy. In addition to Fenty Beauty and the Fenty fashion brand, we now have skin care. All cruelty free, vegan and eco conscious, we will be changing up our routines as soon as we can get our hands on this.
To follow: @Mikaelaloach
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Adding nuggets of inspiration and education on sustainability, anti-racism and intersectionality to our Instagram feeds, activist Mikaela is using her voice to elevate the importance of sustainability for everyone. Between her motivational IGTVs, to her educational podcast on climate activism, she’s got us being held accountable and feeling inspired!
To listen to: Dominic Fike - What Could Possibly Go Wrong
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After the success of ‘3 Nights’ (was this anyone else's song of last summer?) and a few high profile collaborations, Dominc Fike is back with his second full length album. With catchy pop melodies and honest lyricism, Fike is well on his way to pop stardom.
To shop at: Slow Down Studio
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This brand is what it says on the tin. Focused on slow living, founder Marc Hendrick curates home and lifestyle products from artists around the world to help you discover functional pieces that are beautiful enough to never go out of style.
To shop at: NU-IN
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Helping to bring sustainability and transparency to the forefront of high street fashion NU-IN aim to have the lowest possible impact on the planet that they can, as well as keeping their prices low, making conscious buying affordable and therefore available to a wider audience.
We'll be back with more recommendations next week!