Ok, so maybe we haven’t landed on what “New year, new you” means in 2021 quite yet. To help us gather our thoughts, we’ve rounded up the recent fashion news that will help you sweat, stay cozy and find some positivity right now – from the Smash + Tess collab with Brunette the Label to Acne Studios’s latest upcycled collection.
Smash + Tess has teamed up with Brunette the Label on a WFH wardrobe staple
Loungewear lovers, rejoice! Two female-founded Canadian brands, Smash + Tess and Brunette the Label, have collaborated to create a new romper style that has a ski suit silhouette and comes in two colourways (wild and mild) which will launch on Tuesday, January 12th. “We wanted to find a way to combine the two things both brands do best – rompers and sweatshirts,” says Smash + Tess co-founder and … Read the rest
As an image chameleon and culture connoisseur, David Bowie took inspiration from the musical stars of his adolescence – like Little Richard – as well as the art world, literature, drag, mime and theatre, and his sartorial collaborators from around the world; and he mixed all these influences into one inimitable sartorial catalogue. On what would’ve been the late idol’s 74th birthday, we’re looking back at the indelible mark these David Bowie looks left on the world of fashion and beauty.
Working with the Japanese designer Kansai Yamamoto, Bowie defined what became known as “glam”, a style movement characterized by decadent textures, exaggerated silhouettes, sparkle, colour and traditionally “feminine” details like ruffles and body-con knitwear. Bowie’s wife, the supermodel Iman, memorialized the ground-breaking partnership between her husband and Yamamoto when the … Read the rest
The Queen’s Gambit is Netflix’s most watched series to date. Chess master Beth Harmon (played by Anya Taylor-Joy) captivated viewers with her wit, passion, and intensity, but it was her ’60s wardrobe designed and sourced by costumer Gabrielle Binder that gave the series its iconic element. Wonder where the costumes are now? Taylor-Joy stopped by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to share how she was gifted all of her character’s outfits, her affinity with Beth Harmon, and why she sadly won’t be able to wear any of those gorgeous clothes.
“When I first read the book, I was so in love with Beth, instantly”, Taylor-Joy told Colbert. “And I think people follow passion, so I felt impassioned by chess when I finished reading the book. However, that being said, I think there’s thinking something will go down well and then there’s the mind-boggling numbers that you’ve just … Read the rest
Happy new year! While we can’t promise 2021 will be any better on a societal level, we can help improve the year from a beauty perspective (huge, I know), starting with a selection of the best new products out this month. From a dark-spot erasing serum to a slew of lipsticks at all price points, here are the best new skincare, hair care and makeup products launching in January.
Biossance Squalane and Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum
As global self care ambassador for Biossance, Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness got early access to this dark spot correcting serum, featuring 10 percent vitamin C and white shiitake mushroom extract. (The brand says this formulation is both stable and non-irritating.) After using it for a month, here’s what he had to say: “I’ve always had freckles .. [and I do … Read the rest
London Fashion Week is officially starting its new chapter this February. Instead of forecasting what we will be wearing in fall and winter 2021, the British Fashion Council will use LFW February to give us some style inspiration for the spring and summer months that we’re all chuffed about.
Taking place from Friday, Feb. 19 to Tuesday, Feb. 23, London Fashion Week February 2021 will feature both womenswear and menswear collections for a genderless (and soon to be season-less) appreciation of innovative clothing design. Fashion shows, short films, and some exclusive chats with industry leaders will be accessible to everyone with an internet connection through the London Fashion Week digital platform – with a few physical activations being hosted in and around London.
See the full lineup for LFW Feb 2021 ahead before the official schedule is released, and keep reading for a closer look at the nine standout designers … Read the rest
With the winter doldrums creeping in to layer on top of the continuing COVID-19 crisis, you might find yourself in a slump when it comes to feeling inspired, upbeat and optimistic right now. But Toronto-based jewellery entrepreneur Annalay Ajooway-Tingling offers a sunnier outlook for our current mood – not just through her brand’s travel-influenced designs, but also by way of the reflections on her own journey previous to and throughout the pandemic.
Ajooway-Tingling’s first experience in the fashion industry came in her early twenties: while in university, she was involved in the modelling and acting sphere. “I found out quickly that I was considered ‘too curvy’ at the time to be taken seriously as a print model,” she recalls. “So I found myself in television, and that went really well. I had a nice run of high-profile commercials and I really enjoyed it.”
But eventually Ajooway-Tingling – who describes herself … Read the rest
A male friend once asked me why women prefer wearing leggings to the gym instead of shorts. The answer is simple: Leggings are super flattering, comfortable enough to wear for hours on end, and they offer the perfect amount of stretch for exercising. Try as they might, there are no other viable options on the market that multitask quite like a good pair of leggings. So when I heard that Madewell, arbiter of everyday basics, is launching its first-ever style, I jumped at the chance to try them out.
The High-Rise 7/8 Legging is part of the brand’s athleisure collection, appropriately dubbed MWL (“Make Weekends Longer,” because who would disagree?), and let me tell you, every day feels like a Saturday in these bad boys. Designed using a blend of recycled nylon and spandex, the legging has a tight but not-too-restrictive compression fit, flatlock seams to prevent chafing, and a … Read the rest
Intrigued by tarot? “Tarot is an extremely helpful introspective tool for those who are open to exploring themselves and the energies that they’re working with,” says Canadian clarity coach Chris Corsini. We spoke to Corsini to understand how can tarot cards can help us take on 2021 with purpose and intention. (For an astrologer’s take on the year ahead, read this.)
What are the benefits of tarot?
Tarot assists with “shadow work,” essentially, examining the parts of ourselves we don’t like or were taught not to like because of societal, religious or cultural norms. “Once you start exploring tarot,” says Corsini, “you can begin to question those things. You start asking yourself: do I believe this? Is this something I still stand by?”
Note: Tarot is not fortune telling, nor is it astrology. Rather, it’s more of a confirmation of what you are already feeling, which can help people … Read the rest
Aritzia – land of the fashionable and home of the best dressed. The much-loved retailer has been doted upon for years by avid shoppers with hype surrounding the chic coats, trendy shoes, and five-star brands that make up the sophisticated boutique. I first heard about the retailer when I moved to New York, and thus lived amongst the chicest of the chic. Aritzia advocates harped on the wonders of the well-made clothing and expressed their gratitude for the cosmopolitan colors and designs, and not to mention, the vast sale section. As I took note of what my fellow fashion-lovers were preaching to me, one product in particular was given the highest praise above all others – the Super Puff. This plush down jacket captured my interest, and before I knew it, my credit card information, too.
I took note of what my fellow fashion-lovers were preaching to me, one
In a new photo dump on her eponymous website, Beyoncé has shared never-before-seen images of her three kids, Blue Ivy Carter, who turns 9 years old on January 7, and twins, Rumi and Sir Carter, 3.
Titled “B at 38,” the photos look back over Bey’s 38th year, which included: a romantic dinner on the beach for two (not pictured: Jay Z), playing in the sand with her kids and a birthday cake covered in icing bees.
The photos follow a video compilation released on New Year’s Eve, which you can view here, that included 2020 highlights we already knew about, like her multi-year Peloton partnership and releasing Black is King on Disney+.
“Cheers to a New Year Beehive!! 2020 divided us and united us. Most could not see loved ones and we felt too many loses, but we were united by our humanity,” Knowles-Carter captioned the video. “This year … Read the rest