The Lightbox: What we’re talking about at YOU this week

Welcome to The Lightbox, your weekly roundup of what we’re talking about at YOU by our very own Editorial Assistant, Charlotte Vossen. This week, we’re celebrating the reopening of our high streets with a roundup of the newest launches and collaborations to hit stores. 

Pangaia at Selfridges

Pangaia at Selfridges

Business has boomed for sustainable loungewear label, Pangaia, during the pandemic and now the direct-to-consumer brand has launched its first-ever in-store experience at Selfridges. Until May 2, you can pop into the London, Birmingham and Manchester department stores to shop exclusive new drops of their vibrant sweatshirts and joggers, as well as Pangaia chocolate, notebooks and a special partnership with Ocean Bottle, a reusable water bottle that is part stainless steel and part ocean-bound recycled plastic. From £20, Selfridges

e.l.f. xx Jen Atkin

e.l.f. xx Jen Atkin

Known for her glowy cheeks, smudged eyeliner and nude lip, Jen Atkin Hollywood’s favourite hairstylist and founder of luxury haircare brand Ouai has teamed up with drugstore brand e.l.f. Cosmetics on a line of everyday makeup essentials. The 2-in-1 lipstick and lip liner duo comes in a hot red, soft pink, and medium brown, might just be our favourite product, although the cream-to-powder eyeliner pencil, available in black and brown, is a close second. With minimalistic white and clear packaging, the e.l.f. xx Jen Atkin collab gives you a sophisticated feel and a chance to recreate Jen’s signature look without the price tag. From £5, Boots

Lulu Guinness x Helen Bullock

Lulu Guinness x Helen Bullock

Lulu Guinness is working with London-based fashion illustrator Helen Bullock to put a playful spin on some of their classic styles. The result is a three-piece capsule collection we’re talking silk scarf, pouch and tote bag that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face as Helen explores the theme of friendship with a series of colourful, handcrafted sketches. The collaboration, reworking the iconic Lulu Lip, is available exclusively on luluguinness.com, so you’ll have to shop this one online. From £45, Lulu Guinness

ANYDAY by John Lewis

ANYDAY by John Lewis

Coinciding with the reopening of their stores, John Lewis launched a new own-brand range – and it’s their most affordable line to date. Introducing products across homeware, technology and baby care, ANYDAY is perfect for those looking to shop for their everyday essentials on a budget, without compromising on quality or style. The brand launched with over two thousand items to give you plenty of options, and the retail giant already has plans to expand into even more categories in the autumn. From £1.50, John Lewis

Rejina Pyo & Other Stories

Rejina Pyo & Other Stories

High street favourite & Other Stories just dropped an 11-piece designer collaboration with South Korean-born fashion designer Rejina Pyo. The collection, created with the busy woman in mind, includes a range of sculptural mini and midi dresses that are perfect for summer, and tailored two pieces that can easily be worn separately or as a set. Inspired by nature, Pyo, who is known for her bold colours, used pops of khaki, tangerine and saffron yellow in the collab, as well as sustainably sourced materials such as organic cotton and premium blend silks. From £55, & Other Stories