Do you think your feet look too big? Reason #1: It could be that you are allergic to some natural substances. Take tea tree oil, for instance. There’s no doubt that it has numerous benefits for your skin: it helps wounds heal faster and is used in many acne treatment products. However, it can also cause redness and irritation in people with sensitive skin. An unexpectedly popular look front row this season has been full multicolour. Amidst the industry’s current obsession with neutrals, such full-on shades introduced a refreshing and welcome injection of fun and frivolity to the mix. Hippie style of the 70s consisted of long hair, brightly colored clothing made in free and flowy fabrics with exotic bold prints and patterns and, bell bottom pants. Boho chic is the modern-day variation of the hippie style. Adapted to the modern sentiments this style uses clothes made of natural materials … Read the rest
T – Shirts that are made for men should be worn to enhance your body size in order for you to look like a large build man and not a boy. Oily Skin – One great advantage of oily skin is that it ages at a slower rate than other skin types. The National Identity of America comes from our founders, not just the people who signed the documents, but everyone who lived here when America was born. The predominantly white Christian populace that tilled the soil, built the homesteads, and fought the Revolutionary War to gain our freedom were the ones who laid the groundwork. The principles of hard work, innovation, democracy, and equal rights were ingrained on everyone from the start. Some of the practices and policies held by early America were wrong, such as slavery and monopolization, but society came to the rescue and remedied those situations. … Read the rest
Adonis Bosso was in the priority line to board a recent flight from Paris when the gate agent waved him away. “‘I’m SkyPriority,’ I said as I showed her my pass,” he recalls. “And she looked at me like, ‘Really?’” That’s just one example of the daily micro-aggressions Bosso says he faces as a Black man. But speaking via Zoom from his home in Toronto, where he was quarantining after returning from FASHION’s cover shoot in Los Angeles, he conveys the incident with such nonchalance, and such a lack of anger or bitterness, that it’s clear that racism is as routine to him as brushing his teeth.
He also faced it, though in a more systemic way, when he began modelling in the early 2010s. “I would often be the only Black model in a show or campaign,” says Bosso, who is casually dressed in a grey Zara … Read the rest
As has been the case for most festivals and events over the course of the last year, the 9th annual Toronto Black Film Festival (TBFF) is running its programming entirely online this month. Until February 21, you can watch its roster of riveting cinematic offerings — as well as a number of musical performances, workshops and panels — from the comfort of your couch.
One scheduled chat, which launches February 12 on Facebook at 4pm EST, will feature a wealth of locally-based fashion talent: Stylist and founder/president of The Black Fashion and Beauty Gala Awards, Ann-Marie Mystique Daniel-Barker; mycoatisblue’s founder/creative director, Natasha Patten; M3 Mode Masculine Montreal founder, Yves Ulysses; designer Rhowan James; and designer/developer/blogger, Kate Pierre.
The “Fashion ‘Oh So White’ Industry” panel discussion will be moderated by Catherine Addai, founder and creative director of the Toronto-based lifestyle brand Kaela Kay. “Participating in the … Read the rest
BOSS Partners With The NBA on a Capsule Collection
The Golden State Warrior’s Draymond Green is the front man for the latest co-branded BOSS and NBA Capsule Collection. The collection of casual pieces like sweaters, t-shirts and sweatpants will feature the NBA logo as well as logos from the New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers, LA Clippers, Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets and Toronto Raptors. Others joining Green in the campaign include NBA G League player “Zay” Todd, rapper Aminé, and jewellery designer Greg Yuna. The collection will be released this month online and in stores.
Sentaler Releases ‘Unity’ Collection
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Happy Valentine’s Day, indeed! Goop, your go-to source for super-powered skincare, wellness tips and, of course normalizing topics like mental health and female pleasure, has released its first vibrator, just in time for the day of love. Because what’s more important than self-love?
Meet the new Goop Double-Sided Wand Vibrator, a toy so cute you might not be so quick to hide in it your bottom drawer. (But who’s surprised? Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand is known for its aesthetically pleasing wares. As Kiki Koroshetz, Wellness Director of Content at Goop, tells me: “Because it’s Goop, beyond designing a vibrator that was effective and ergonomic and functional, we spent serious time on the aesthetic. The final design, as you can see, is sculptural and there’s a fun pop of colour. If you’re inclined to leave the vibrator on your nightstand, it might even bring a little joy just … Read the rest
Clean beauty brand C’est Moi expands into Walmart
Beloved clean beauty skincare and makeup brand C’est Moi has landed in the Great White North! You can now shop the affordable brand on walmart.ca and in Walmart stores as of Monday, February 15th. The brand’s offerings are formulated to be suitable for anyone who has delicate, sensitive or blemish-prone skin. All C’est Moi products are dermatologist-tested, hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, talc-free, cruelty-free, vegan, reef-safe, EWG-verified and have both recyclable and FSC certified packaging.
Grown Alchemist launches at Sephora
Australian skincare brand Grown Alchemist will be hitting the shelves of Sephora across Canada and the U.S. on February 26th — and this week became available to shop online on Sephora.ca. The line of face and hand products … Read the rest
If you’ve been looking for a sign that it’s time to shake up your curl routine, here it is. For those of us with textured hair, the thought of adding new products to our trusted regimen can be somewhat terrifying. With so many of our favourite products being the result of dedicated trial and error — and so much of curly hair styling being unpredictable — it can be easy to simply stick to what you know. We can also understand that while some products may promise benefits, like curl definition and intensive hydration, a lot of what a formula can do for you comes down to your unique curl pattern. Well, fear not. Below we’ve rounded up some incredible textured haircare brands that are not only Canadian-owned, but also engineered by curly haired women who took their hair issues into their own hands to create lines they’re proud … Read the rest
When she launched her accessories-centric label in 2017, De Lovét founder Loveth Ezeifeka had one mission in mind. The former bank manager “wanted to do more with myself,” she says. “I wanted to start a line that is remarkable; one that focuses on empowering women and inspiring them.”
Ezeifeka, who moved to Canada from Nigeria as a teenager, began working on bag designs and showing them to her banking customers for feedback. The reception was extremely positive, and it motivated her to add another detail to her line’s offerings — an element conceived with the intention of uplifting her community, and one reflective of her own exploration of independence and creative expression.
“When you open the bag[s], there’s an inspirational quote inside,” Ezeifeka says of the sentiments embossed inside her wares which range from boxy top-handle totes to cross-bodies with an artful zig-zagged flap detail, done in a mix of … Read the rest
It’s finally here: the long-awaited Peloton Tread is now available in Canada. Can the American company, known for its at-home exercise bike with a months-long waitlist, make a treadmill covetable? If anyone could, we’d bet on them. At the core of Peloton’s success is, yes, its fancy high-end equipment, but also its energetic, hurts-so-good instructor-led classes, from HIIT and bootcamp to cycling and running. The Peloton Tread combines the sleek design the brand is known for with useful functional changes. For instance, it swaps the traditional digital speed and incline buttons for two (highly addictive) knobs that make levelling up your run almost, dare we say, fun. We connected with Peloton superstar instructor Jess Sims to talk about the benefits of running and how to ease back into it, plus why the Peloton Tread completely changes the indoor running game.