It’s sad to admit, but I truly neglected my underwear collection all 2020. With loungewear firmly dominating last year, all of my fancy dresses and pants were sort of shoved to the back of the closet, and suddenly intricate lingerie didn’t feel like much of a priority. But as we all know, good underwear is the workhorse of any wardrobe, and I’m looking to redeem myself here in 2021.
In the spirit of January’s unofficial motto of “new year, new me” I decided to do a full-on purge of my lingerie drawer, and rebuild my collection of panties from scratch. Fortunately, revamping was as simple as clicking over to Amazon, Nordstrom, and Target for a quick browse. If you’re like me, you have different underwear for different occasions; thongs and seamless styles to avoid visible panty lines, pretty panties to feel fancy, and cotton or full coverage briefs for … Read the rest
Meena Harris, niece of U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, has a long list of impressive credentials to her name, including Harvard grad, lawyer, author, producer and, in our opinion: budding style star. Known for a wardrobe full of bright pops of colour, stylish suits and plenty of pussy-bow blouses, we’re finding inspiration in her optimistic style. From her head-to-toe green look at the Inauguration to her bold blazers and slogan tees, Meena Harris is definitely one to watch.
Scroll through some of our favourite style moments from Meena Harris.
As the official chairman of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Tom Ford has announced the “American Collections Calendar,” which will allow for a more flexible show schedule, so designers can reveal their new lines at any time – specifically, on the CFDA’s virtual platform Runway360. The “American Collections Calendar” will be released twice a year, and you’ll see brands on the list under release dates that do not fall within February’s pre-determined New York Fashion Week (February 14 to 17). Many fashion forces such as Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Tory Burch, and Ralph Lauren have already chosen to show later in the season, and will be included on the CFDA’s official release of Fashion Week dates. But that’s not to say NYFW: The Shows, which is run by entertainment brand IMG separately, is not important.
“The heart of the ‘American Collections Calendar’ will always be New York
Looking good in photos is a skill that can be taught (hence the number of stories we’ve published on the subject), and one of the easiest ways to control that is what you wear. As you probably suspected, some colors look much better than others on camera, and who better to tells us exactly what they are than Lee Eiseman, the executive director at Pantone Color Institute and author of the new book The Complete Color Harmony, Pantone Edition?
When it comes to the worst color to wear in photos, Eiseman told us, “Solid colors are always best, as opposed to patterns. Very pale pastels and whites can make the subject looked washed-out. However, color in makeup can help considerably, especially professional makeup application. Cameras sometimes have difficulty adjusting between very bright contrasts, so it’s best to keep brights as solid pieces as opposed to separates.”
Founded by Toronto-based yoga instructor Candice Mayers last Fall, Orijin – a jewellery brand with pieces that take inspiration from celestial moments to paper clips – just released a new set of pieces that celebrate today’s full moon (the first of the year).
The offering includes a made-to-order 10k gold ring, and a selection of silver items like studs in the shape of a crescent. The collection’s standout, though, is the Luna Mae pendant necklace; handmade in Ireland using an Ancient Egyptian technique called the “lost wax process”, it captures the contours of the moon’s surface and is named in homage of Mae C. Jemison, the first Black woman to travel to space.
Mayers plans on launching a new collection with every following full moon, and it’s no surprise she’s as into astrology as the rest of us. But the foundation of her brand comes from a more grounded influence.… Read the rest
What thoughts roll through your mind when you see your favorite brand is having a midseason sale? I think about what outfits I’ll wear my new clothes with or how great of a steal I just got. I’ll tell you what I haven’t thought about until now: Was this garment made with voluntary or forced labor? How old was the person who constructed this? What’s the humanity in this piece of clothing? The student activists behind the growing Free Uyghur Now movement are hoping to get us to start asking those questions.
I had the pleasure of connecting with one of the activists behind the student coalition, Tasnim Benalla (pictured below). “I’ve always found it my responsibility to work for the world I want to create,” she said. And work she does. What started as a … Read the rest
Since its founding over a decade ago, Montreal’s Atelier New Regime – helmed by Creative Director Koku Awuye – has become a leader in exemplifying the potential in statement-making streetwear. The brand’s collections boast graphic-laden garments and accessories that explore concepts of identity and strength through considered and conscientious design. And this aspiration continues to grow; for example, the Fall 2020 line was its first to be produced in Portugal – which is renowned for maintaining a proud heritage of craft techniques.
Attention to detail is of utmost importance to Awuye, a graphic and web designer whose foray into fashion started with creating a selection of slogan t-shirts. He now oversees a globally-recognized brand with a boutique in one of Montreal’s busiest shopping districts. “It was a platform for self-expression,” he says of why he started with such apparel. “[The pieces] had messages that we thought were important to … Read the rest
“I’m so grateful to Zendaya for allowing me to work with her in this capacity. I’ve been working with her for so long. I’ve never gotten to work on any of her TV or film projects, so the fact that she would even … Read the rest