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The Latest ?Hot Girl? Accessory? A Bike, Of Course

08/16/2022

When it comes to bikes, what’s not to like? They let you zoom through traffic, get exercise, and do the environment a favour. But how do you make something so practical look cute? Let the cyclists at Copenhagen Fashion Week lead the way. The chic crowd showing up on their bikes proved to us that […]

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Never Have I Ever’s Maitreyi Ramakrishnan On Season 3, Self-Love and ?Brown Boy? Stereotypes

08/16/2022

Playing a high-schooler who is still in the throes of self-discovery came easily for Mississauga, Ont.-born actor Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, the 20-year-old actor who stars as Devi Vishwakumar on the Netflix series Never Have I Ever.  Ramakrishnan is the first to admit she’s personally evolved from the 17-year-old kid who debuted in the Mindy-Kaling-created show three […]

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Alicia Keys?s Beauty Routine Is a Soul-Nurturing Ritual

08/15/2022

Alicia Keys has a very particular way of doing things. It’s evident in not only the way she writes her songs — highly praised ballads of contemporary R&B infused with classical piano — but also how she lives her life. Mornings always begin with meditation, and evenings are capped off with a non-negotiable skincare regimen […]

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Hilary MacMillan Does Barbiecore + Other Fashion News

08/13/2022

Hilary MacMillan is a Barbie girl The best part of Barbie’s dream house? Her closet, of course! And while we’ll never actually be able to sample the doll’s hot pink wardrobe, the Hilary MacMillan Barbie collection comes pretty close. The Canadian vegan and cruelty-free brand has collaborated with the iconic Mattel toy on the nostalgic […]

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Summer Fridays Releases Its First Skin Tint + More Beauty News

08/13/2022

Summer Fridays is here for your no makeup makeup look While you’re soaking up the last few weeks of the season, Summer Fridays has got you covered with its brand new innovation, the Sheer Skin Tint. This lightweight, buildable product (launching exclusively at Sephora on August 16) is available in 10 shades, and provides an […]

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Long Live Bermuda Shorts

08/12/2022

Don’t get me wrong: I’m all for micro-mini shorts. But the fact is, sometimes I simply don’t want to be perceived. And when it’s hot out, finding breezy clothes that still offer me a sense of anonymity is a challenge. Enter Bermuda shorts. As far as polarizing pants go, Bermudas reign supreme. The high-waisted, pleated, […]

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The Best Street Style Seen at Copenhagen Fashion Week Spring 2023

08/12/2022

As fashion lovers descend upon Copenhagen to see designers’ Spring 2023 collections, there is much anticipation in the air for what trends will dominate the upcoming season. Stylish Danes, beloved international influencers and up-and-coming social stars delivered a healthy serving of street style to inspire us out of our fashion rut (as per usual). In […]

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Should Children Ever Be Famous?

08/12/2022

Growing up, I wanted nothing more than to be famous. Much to my chagrin, I had no idea how to make that happen. But it didn’t stop me from fantasizing about walking red carpets, winning prestigious awards and living in Hollywood. So I prepared for a future in showbiz. I spent years in dance class. […]

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TikTok?s Sara Camposarcone is Dressing for Her Inner Child

08/12/2022

Call it childish, but Sara Camposarcone is dressing for her younger self. Hence her collection of 40+ novelty tights — the cherries on the top of an eclectic sartorial sundae that any kid would devour. It’s so playful that the content creator has inspired comparisons on social media to TV and movie characters. “I get […]

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The Truth About Being Tall

08/11/2022

Let me clarify: At 5’11”, I know I’m tall. You know I’m tall. So I don’t need you to tell me I’m tall. It doesn’t matter whether I’m meeting a Bumble date or a new colleague, for some peculiar reason, people feel the need to verbally acknowledge my height as if I’ve got something in […]

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Texture Talk: Meet the Photography Duo Helping Black Youth Love the Skin They?re In

08/11/2022

One of the things you’re likely to spot the minute you step into my daughter’s nursery is a wee shelf populated with picture books that showcase Black faces as main characters. Books whose dark-skinned heroes not only visually resemble who my daughter is in this world but whose stories showcase Black youth in an uplifting and […]

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Why the Babydoll Dress is a Timeless Summer Staple

08/09/2022

Babydoll dresses are like Popsicles. Sure, you can get through summer without them, but it wouldn’t be as sweet. Bouncy and delicate, there’s a reason the style has been around for decades. But it’s not exactly everyone’s cup of tea. Originally, the term “babydoll dress” was used to refer to the mini women’s nightgown designed […]

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Issey Miyake Was the Sweetest Designer I Knew

08/09/2022

Issey Miyake, who died last week in Tokyo at the age of 84, was without question the sweetest designer I have ever interviewed. It was 1994 and I was working for the Toronto Star when I met him in his Paris office overlooking the exquisite Place des Vosges. The occasion was the launch of his […]

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Style Lessons from 2000s Kate Middleton

08/08/2022

The year was 2007. Gossip Girl was in its first season, Tumblr had just launched, the original iPhone was hitting shelves and a young Kate Middleton and Prince William had ended their four-year relationship. They of course reunited three years later and wed in 2011, but before that memorable day, the Duchess of Cambridge was […]

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H&M Revives Jane Fonda’s Iconic VHS Workout Legacy + More Fashion News

08/06/2022

H&M launches a new brand, H&M Move, featuring Jane Fonda and JaQuel Knight Forty years ago, Jane Fonda released her infamous global fitness campaign on VHS. And today, the icon has teamed up with H&M and acclaimed choreographer JaQuel Knight on a campaign, to once again guide others toward a healthy lifestyle. H&M Move, an […]

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Tom Ford Releases a New Signature Fragrance + More Beauty News

08/06/2022

Tom Ford presents new fragrance Noir Extreme Parfum Tom Ford has debuted a new fragrance, Noir Extreme Parfum, and it’s set to be the brand’s latest signature scent. Opening with a generous dose of cardamom and warm yet bright greetings from Shimoga ginger, the parfum makes itself known. It then releases notes of citrus, saffron, […]

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This Canadian Designer Combines Video Games with Traditional Tailoring

08/05/2022

“I think the best way to use inspiration is to bury it,” says Toronto-based designer Andrew Szewczyk. “I use a lot of skateboarding and video game references [in my work], but they aren’t obvious.” And indeed, they aren’t. Take a quick scroll through Szewczyk’s Instagram page, where he’s posted images of his Fall 2022 collection, […]

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Flats Are Cute, Actually

08/04/2022

Podiatrists warn against them. Vogue has unlovingly referred to them as “grandma shoes.” Their mere existence is enough to warrant dissertations on the internet. All things considered, it would seem nothing good can come from wearing flats. But that hasn’t stopped fashion from bringing them back. On the runway, designers have been signalling the return […]

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Are Men?s Short Shorts Size Exclusive?

08/04/2022

Not enough men are wearing short shorts, in our opinion. But maybe now with Donald Glover as the new face of the hot pants movement, things will finally turn around. The Atlanta actor was recently photographed out in Manhattan in a yellow monochromatic outfit that comprised a bucket hat, sneakers and, yes, short shorts, signalling the […]

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Find Your Perfect Pair of Cargo Pants

08/03/2022

Whether it’s a technical garment-gone-mainstream or the proliferation of gorpcore, workwear is having a moment. TikTok’s obsession with the “small top big pants” silhouette contributed to the popularity of oversized, wide-leg denim as well as items such as cargo and parachute pants. And now stylish “it” girls like Dua Lipa, Paloma Elsesser and Hailey Bieber have made […]

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Jenny Bird’s Debut Sunglasses Collection + Other Fashion News

07/30/2022

Jenny Bird drops JB Sun Jenny Bird knows how to accessorize, so the Canadian jewellery queen’s move into eyewear makes perfect sense. Bringing her signature contemporary, bold designs to the world of sunglasses, the new Jenny Bird JB Sun collection comprises three silhouettes: ‘The Brow,’ ‘The Wrap,’ and ‘The Y2K.’ Made from sustainable materials, the […]

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Shea Moisture Celebrates the Toronto Caribbean Carnival + More Beauty News

07/30/2022

Shea Moisture celebrates Toronto’s Caribbean Carnival with a pop-up The Toronto Caribbean Carnival is back in full force this weekend after two years of pandemic-related cancellations, and Shea Moisture, a popular haircare brand among those with curly and coily hair, is joining in on the important cultural celebration with a four day pop-up (the brand’s […]

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21 Lipsticks to Buy on National Lipstick Day

07/29/2022

July 29 is National Lipstick Day 2022, and what better way to celebrate than by shopping some of the best formulas to be released so far this year? One of the most valuable products in your makeup bag, nothing completes a look quite like a good lip colour. Whether you prefer it in the form […]

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Maggie Rogers Finds Catharsis in a Haircut

07/29/2022

A few weeks before the release of her second studio album, Maggie Rogers is still grappling with its title. Surrender, out July 29, is an ode to giving in, breaking free and finding joy amid chaos. But on our video call in late June, Rogers is quick to state that she doesn’t yet have all […]

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Texture Talk: A Guide to Montreal’s Best Curly Hair Salons

07/28/2022

The world of curls is vast; kinks, coils, cuts and braids barely scratch the surface of natural hair possibilities. Mindful of the lack of natural hair education and styling capabilities in the beauty industry, curl-informed stylists across Canada have been filling the gap with specialized salons catered to textured haircare and styling. After launching our […]

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Sadie Sink is FASHION?s September Cover Star

07/28/2022

Don’t get Sadie Sink started on High School Musical. “You just say the word and I can sing all the lyrics of ‘I Want It All’ from the third movie,” she laughs, describing her love of the iconic Disney Channel franchise and the characters Ryan and Sharpay Evans, played by Lucas Grabeel and Ashley Tisdale. […]

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How Pretty Little Liars Failed Alison

07/27/2022

Was there ever a teen villain so elusive? “A” mercilessly tormented the main characters of Pretty Little Liars throughout its seven season run. But for many years, clique dictator Alison DiLaurentis (played by Sasha Pieterse) was the true villain of Rosewood High. On July 28, the Pretty Little Liars reboot Original Sin will revive the […]

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Bleached Brows and the Allure of Anti-beauty

07/27/2022

You know what we’re letting go of this year? Eyebrows, apparently. No, we’re not shaving them off, but with some bleach and even more guts you can get the space alien meets Bella Hadid face that has taken over TikTok. Not convinced? Let me explain. @2qu33r2func wait a minute . . . 🤭 ♬ WAIT […]

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Get JLo?s Parisian Honeymoon Looks

07/26/2022

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck finally tied the knot earlier this month, 20 years after their first (failed) engagement. And of course, in true JLo fashion, the newlyweds embarked on a highly publicized Parisian honeymoon. Mrs. Affleck made the City of Love her own personal runway with a wardrobe full of romantic elements. From a flowing […]

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Why Sunburn Blush Should Be Your Summer Go-to

07/25/2022

Everyone wants to look like a sun-kissed glazed donut these days (thank you, Hailey Bieber!), and it’s not hard to see why. Summer has always meant dewy skin and barely-there makeup. But the 2022 edition of the perennial trend has seen an old beauty technique popularized via TikTok: sunburn blush. The best part is that […]

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