New York Magazine, The Strategist, August 2022
For this week’s “Don’t DillyDally,” we’ve uncovered new launches from lots of Strategist favorites, including Our Place’s handcrafted trivet, Megababe’s cream deodorant, and Cuyana’s lightest tote yet.
Our Place handmade trivet
In collaboration with Brooklyn ceramics brand Sin, Our Place released its first trivet for protecting your pots and pans. The wavy design is inspired by ceramic artist Virginia Sin’s favorite childhood noodle dish, chow ho fun. Each trivet is handmade and unglazed for a natural look.
Quince, known for its affordable cashmere sweaters and “cool and cozy” linen bedsheets, has branched out into activewear. The new collection includes leggings, bike shorts, sweats, tanks, dresses, and more. In line with the rest of its products, everything is made partially from sustainable materials like postconsumer recycled polyester.
Choreographer JaQuel Knight and Jane Fonda (arguably the pioneer of at-home fitness) were tapped to campaign H&M’s latest activewear line: H&M Move. The collection ranges from high-impact sports bras and seamless leggings to more unexpected pieces, like the above-knee-length adjustable skirt. Every piece is made with “DryMove,” “ShapeMove,” or “SoftMove” materials for extra comfort.
We’ve been longtime fans of Cuyana’s pebbled-leather totes. Former Strategist senior writer Karen Iorio-Adelson likes that the material “doesn’t show scratches or wear as easily, and it holds everything you’d need for a workday.” The brand just released a line of “easy totes,” which are its lightest bags yet. The bags are made of the same pebbled leather but don’t have any hardware or lining, adding to its simple aesthetic. Plus, these feature double handles for effortless hand or shoulder carrying.
Yeti, most famous for its durable and status-y coolers and water bottles, also happens to make plenty of hiking gear. Its new Panga collection is a line of waterproof, puncture-resistant, and fully submersible backpacks and duffels that range from 28 liters all the way up to 100 liters. Each is available in tan and gray colorways, with some options already sold out.
Megababe cream deodorant
Strategist beauty columnist Rio Viera-Newton swears by Megababe’s natural deodorant for making her “sweat smell like literal roses.” And now, Megababe’s offering a new cream two-in-one deodorant and ingrown-hair treatment. Its star ingredients are mandelic and lactic acids, which are meant to help block odor-causing bacteria and clear clogged pores that might cause ingrowns.
Milk Makeup eyeliner
In more beauty news, Milk Makeup dropped a new eyeliner yesterday. The brand happens to be another Rio favorite for its highly pigmented shadows, so we have high hopes for the liner, too. The Infinity Long Wear Eyeliner is a cream pencil liner that’s meant to stay put for up to 12 hours. It comes in neutral shades of black and brown and also a fun navy color.