Louis Vuitton has sparked controversy for one of its latest menswear designs called “Jamaican Stripe Sweater”. Twitter user @pam_boy was the first to call out the item, which retails for $1,340 and features three stripes in green, yellow, and red, while the country’s flag, on the other hand, is green, yellow, and black. “I cannot stress enough how important it is to implement diversity as a value and not a symbol within fashion companies,” @pam_boy tweeted.
Virgil Abloh, Louis Vuitton’s creative director of menswear, is admittedly a fan of Jamaican culture – he’s even collaborated with Jamaican born skateboarder Lucien Clarke in the past. The issue with this particular sweater is not that it was inspired by a flag or a culture; it’s that the original product description allegedly said the sweater was modeled after the Jamaican flag, when in fact it was not. This shows a lack of … Read the rest
Winter is right around the corner, and if you’re anything like me, you’re already mentally preparing for your seasonal wardrobe shift. Naturally, fashion changes quite a lot over time which is why I am here today to chat with you about some of the winter trends that have, well, expired. If you still own or love any of the six “outdated” winter trends ahead, no, I am not saying you have bad taste or style. In fact, each of the expired trends listed ahead is still stylish, they are just less popular this year.
If you thought I was going to leave you a list solely filled with the items not to buy, you were wrong. Along with each of the outdated trends ahead, I provided the new winter trend that is its direct counterpart. Including lots of leather, rain boots, and more, get ready to shop one … Read the rest
2021’s Lunar New Year will kick off on Friday, February 12th this year, ushering in the Year of the Ox. Because of the ox’s important role in agriculture, the animal is associated with such positive traits as excellent work ethic, trustworthiness and honesty.
And as they do each year, our favourite fashion and beauty brands have released limited edition launches to celebrate Lunar New Year. Take, for example, Dermalogica’s cult-fave Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque, which is available in gorgeous red and gold packaging for a limited time only. Charlotte Tilbury released a limited edition shade of her beloved Matte Revolution lipstick — an eye-catching red shade called “Lucky Cherry.” And if you’re looking to really splurge, look no further than Dyson’s iconic Supersonic hair dryer, now available in a gorgeous red colour.
Browse our picks below for some of the best Lunar New Year beauty buys of 2021.
Nothing ages you quite like the return of a piece of clothing that you swore you’d never wear again. But here we are 20 years later, in 2021, talking about flared yoga pants, which have seemingly appeared out of nowhere and are suddenly beloved by just about everyone, from rising Gen-Z influencers to veteran fashion editors.
Some light internet sleuthing reveals that the source of this comeback can be traced back to Kaia Gerber, who partnered with sustainable luxe basics brand Bleusalt last August to launch a pair of glorified yoga pants crafted from cashmere-alternative fibers, appropriately named “The Kaia Pant.” But the biggest instigator looks to be Emma Chamberlain, who single-handedly resurrected the early-aughts relic with all her mighty #influence when she tweeted in October: “is it bad that i want flare yoga pants and uggs to come back im so sorry but it was so comfortable … Read the rest
Mejuri Taps Annie Murphy and Grace Mahary for International Women’s Day Campaign
Canadian jewellery brand Mejuri has released their first sweatshirt as part of their ‘Golden Together’ campaign for International Women’s Day. Brand CEO and co-founder Noura Sakkijha, Annie Murphy, Grace Mahary, Nadine Spencer, Jenna Lyons, and Lindsay Jeng are all featured as influential women in the campaign promoting female empowerment. As part of the brand’s mission to support gender equality, 100% of proceeds from the sweater will go to the Mejuri Empowerment Fund that supports higher eduction for women and non-binary people. The jersey sweater with “golden” embroidered on the chest is currently available for pre-order online and will be available for purchase on February 17th.
Thom Browne Launches Childrenswear
Thom Browne takes the cake for this week’s cutest new collection. The quirky, sharply tailored brand announced the release of … Read the rest
Area always gets us excited for sparkling dresses that celebrate showing skin with confidence. For the New York brand’s first couture show, designers Beckett Fogg and Piotrek Panszczyk tapped trailblazer Precious Lee and catwalk favorite Yasmin Wijnaldum to model a body-positive, 14-look collection that can be described as sexy, fantasy couture.
“Haute Couture originally started in Paris in 1858 but looking deeper into history and tracing back to ancient civilizations, there has always been a deep connection and appreciation for craft and beauty,” Fogg and Panszczyk said in a press statement. “It’s like Haute Couture has been ingrained into our souls culturally expressed in different ways. Whether it be for religious purposes, or simply the innate need to create something beautiful.”
“With this couture collection we want to showcase our ability and dedication to creating beauty by hand. Every look in this collection has been developed over an extensive time … Read the rest
While I love diving into the latest designer runway shows and uncovering emerging brands, my other big passion point in fashion is vintage shopping. In years past, I would make a point of stopping into local vintage shops wherever I was traveling to. More recently, I’ve been hunting for vintage online, since there are no many incredible spots to find beautiful pieces. To me, vintage shopping is always an amazing way to discover unique pieces that you won’t see anyone else wearing and a chance to buy pieces you may have missed out on purchasing the first time around. Plus, it’s such a great way to shop sustainably and breathe new life into beautiful fashion pieces.
Often, the vintage pieces I buy end up being the most-worn items in my closet. Among them, a pair of black Prada mules finished with a silver zipper detail that I consider to be … Read the rest
We love savvy time-saving beauty heroes that double up (or better yet, triple up) on function. On Monday, Toronto-based all-natural skincare line Amandine Sol Botanicals dropped its second product, Dew Dream, a plant-powered essence-meets-toner-meets-serum that works to sooth, strengthen and hydrate the skin while also sloughing away dead skin cells. Star ingredients, many of which are sourced from founder Amandine Sol Azran’s family farm in Ontario, include anti-inflammatory calendula, chamomile and rose to calm the skin, free-radical fighting olive leaf, gingko bilboa and tea extracts to boost skin’s barrier, and a cocktail of honey, elderflower and jasmine to amp up skin’s glow. The formula is also infused with plumping hyaluronic acid that penetrates deeply to quench a water-depleted complexion. Another highlight? Dew Dream is gentle enough … Read the rest
As East Coast temperatures continue to plummet and nevertheless, outdoor dining persists, I found myself wondering how I’d survive the winter and at least attempt to be social. Let me preface this by saying that since childhood – in the suburbs of NYC, I should add – I’ve run cold. Like, very cold. At home, my space heater and I were inseparable, and ski trips required multiple layers of long underwear and two pairs of gloves at minimum. I complain about the weather more than my friends from Los Angeles and flat-out refuse to leave my apartment if it’s below freezing outside.
Suffice it to say, when New York governor Andrew Cuomo gave the green light for restaurants to operate even with wind chills in the single digits, I panicked. That is, until the sleeping-bag coat. What is a sleeping-bag coat, you ask? Basically what it sounds like: a long … Read the rest