MVP of the week — Featuring Baby Queen and Converse’s Create Next

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Kicking off this week’s MVP is former HUNGER Digital Cover star Baby Queen, who has announced a new music video project for one of her hit tracks, inviting emerging creatives to join in. As we’re sure you’re all aware, entry into the creative industries is practically impossible right now, so as a result, both Baby Queen and Converse have come together to provide an opportunity to Create Next. The musician will create a new music video with the help of her fans, re-imagining one of her most loved, videoless tracks ‘Colours of You’. he’s calling upon fans to become part of the crew on the day both in front of AND behind the camera, along with sending in their own content and helping her make creative decisions along the way. The three on-set roles are for runners, suitable for those interested in music video production, shadowing the stylist, director and production crew. For those wanting to feature in the video alongside Baby Queen herself, casted roles are open to a handful of hopeful applicants. Meanwhile, The digital route, suitable for fans across the globe, is open for creative video submissions to become part of the final music video. For your chance to help make the video a reality, applications are now open here.

What could possibly make this scorching weekend any better? Pizza, of course. With that in mind, let us introduce you to Neapolitan pizza restaurant Fatto a Mano, who are running a collaboration with Master Pizzaiolo Franco Pepe, which will see the Naples chef’s Margherita Sbagliata – hailed as the ‘world’s best pizza’ – introduced to the UK for the first time ever. Channelling Franco’s unconventional take on the margherita, Fatto a Mano’s light and fluffy pizza dough will be topped with buffalo and fior di latte mozzarella and Barbera Lorenzo extra virgin olive oil, before being cooked and topped with dots of basil oil and Franco Pepe’s riccio (‘curly’) tomato passata, made from an ancient variety grown exclusively for the chef in his home city of Caiazzo. The limited edition collaboration will run from 29th April to 2nd June.

Summer might be about great food, drinks and immaculate vibes, but it’s also one of the most important times of the year to upgrade your skincare routine. There’s no denying Skincare shopping has become increasingly complex. In a recent study, Renude found that on average individuals spend nine working days per year researching skincare before making their purchases, but 62% of the products bought are not even suitable for their skin. The same person also spends on average £617 annually on products that often don’t get finished or leave them with skin worse off than before – with still no better understanding of what they should have used or how to soothe their reaction. Renude is a platform based on formulating bespoke skincare routines using unique methods. Users do a quiz about their skin before uploading photos or jumping on a call with an aesthetician to discuss areas of concern. AI and the aesthetician will then analyse your photos in order to deliver you a personalised skincare routine including products which, according to Renude’s data, are the best for the job at hand. Renude has now partnered with French skincare brand Laboratoire SVR, and customers can now be directed to a complimentary skin assessment by Renude via the label’s homepage.

Last but not least, Atlantis the Royal has teamed up with some of fashion’s biggest names, Louis Vuitton and Dolce&Gabbana, to ring in their first birthday. In April, they partnered with the French Maison to transport their famous Vivienne mascot from Paris to the Palm in order to offer up a first-of-its-kind installation. If you’re lucky enough to be residing there this summer, you won’t be able to miss the six giant Viviennes, which are positioned all around Atlantis the Royal and clock in at a whopping three metres! But now, to truly ring in summer, Dolce&Gabbana are bringing a taste of the dolce vita energy to Cloud 22, the hotel’s famous rooftop infinity pool. Guests can indulge in the fashion house’s specially-crafted Italian menu (highlights include Amalfi lemon-drizzled oysters and steak tartare with truffle), all while lying back on sumptuous furnishings that are crafted in Dolce&Gabbana’s iconic blue Majolica print. The Ounass x Dolce&Gabbana collab will be available until next year — catch it while you can.