Victoria’s Secret is shedding its angel wings for something stronger. On June 16, the lingerie brand announced that its next chapter will be led by influential individuals across various industries. Pro athlete Megan Rapinoe, actress Priyanka Chopra, photographer Amanda de Cadenet, skier Eileen Gu, and models Adut Akech, Paloma Elsesser, and Valentina Sampaio make up Victoria’s Secret’s new partnership platform: VS Collective.

“We are proud to announce an exciting new partnership platform, #TheVSCollective, designed to shape the future of Victoria’s Secret,” the brand wrote on Instagram Wednesday. “These extraordinary partners, with their unique backgrounds, interests and passions will collaborate with us to create revolutionary product collections, compelling and inspiring content, new internal associate programs and rally support for causes vital to women.”

Victoria’s Secret’s revamped direction comes after years of criticism over the brand’s lack of body diversity. Its controversial annual fashion show saw its last year in 2018, around … Read the rest

To the unfamiliar eye, navigating shein.com is kind of like getting lost in a carnival maze. The flashing deals, the promo pop-ups and the overwhelming amount of subheadings all contribute to the unique experience of using the e-commerce fast fashion site.

Shein’s clothes are cheap — like, really cheap. With countless options and low prices (they have dresses starting at $4), Shein is a magnet for the fast fashion consumer. They’re also never short on merchandise: between 500 to 2,000 new items are listed on Shein’s website every day. It’s a sad yet perhaps unsurprising truth that within this constant influx of new styles are items allegedly copied from smaller, independent creatives. The retailer’s most recent accusation of Shein stolen designs comes from designer Mariama Diallo, founder of Sincerely Ria, a luxury women’s clothing line.

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Over the past year, I’ve had to take serious stock of my shoe collection. With nowhere to go, I had to think about which pairs I would actually wear once the world eventually opened back up. It was during this time that I discovered a massive, gaping hole in my collection: sandals, specifically slingback sandals. I owned none despite having a ton of different options saved on my phone. 

I’m not a big sandal wearer, but I have a special place in my heart for slingbacks. Unlike traditional mules, these trusty styles come complete with a strap across the back of your foot to keep it in place and in the shoe throughout the day. Plus, there are so many different styles to choose from, including elegant strappy versions from brands such as Reike Nen and chunkier flat options from Birkenstock. This sandal trend honestly just checks all of my … Read the rest

Lizzo, known for wearing only the brightest and most uplifting summer fashion we’ve seen yet, has just announced “big girl summer” in her Ashanti Swimwear Ama bikini, which was given to her by brother and sister design duo Dexter and Yasmeen Opare. Dexter and Yasmeen are behind the UK-based African label that infuses Kente and Ankara prints onto designs to reflect Ghanaian culture and tell a story. Lizzo’s choice in the Apremo-Canon pattern is associated with the Ghanaian fight for freedom from foreign domination.

“During the national lockdown last year, I sent Lizzo a message via DM, and she was kind enough to connect me to her team. I personally sent over some swimsuits, and we have stayed in contact since,” Yasmeen explained to POPSUGAR, continuing, “One thing I love about Lizzo is that her energy is infectious. Though our conversation was brief, Lizzo was so kind and open-hearted during … Read the rest

After premiering in April 2020, Netflix’s Never Have I Ever quickly became a beloved quarantine comfort show. The binge-worthy dramedy, written by actor Mindy Kaling, is a coming-of-age story about Devi (played by Mississauga-born actress Maitreyi Ramakrishnan), a first-generation Indian American teen who’s trying to establish a cool girl image at her high school. The show follows Devi’s experiences dealing with her overbearing yet loving mother, her father’s recent passing, and her challenges trying to reach certain milestones of adulthood (like losing her virginity), with every episode full of the the classic Mindy Kaling humour we know and love.

The show received countless accolades for its debut season, so it’s unsurprising that it’s is coming back for season two this summer. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming season of Never Have I Ever.

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There’s power in statement jewelry. Even the most basic white t-shirt gets a little lift with the right necklace or pair of earrings—no effort required. I’ve always been quite the jewelry hoarder for that very reason, but it still took a pandemic for me to realize just how often I lean on my jewelry to carry my outfits. Looking for unique jewelry is one of my favorite past times, but it’s an expensive habit that can add up fast. And with the plethora of amazing jewelry trends hitting the scene recently, more than ever I’ve been tempted to spend my entire monthly budget on pairs of hoops and chunky rings. To the relief of my wallet, I’ve discovered a more affordable alternative of staying on top of this season’s accessory trends: Amazon. By now it shouldn’t really surprise you, that like most things, Amazon is the destination for cool, of
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I’ve always been fascinated by natural processes in beauty, cooking, and, of course, fashion. During a virtual preview with Sheena Sood, designer of Abacaxi, we got into a conversation about the use of natural dye for clothing. Sood shared that she uses spices and fruit to dye fabrics and that turmeric is one of her favorites as it has naturally rich color and healing properties. I was fascinated, as my only experience dipping fabrics has been with store-bought dyes. I asked if she would be willing to share her process, and she graciously agreed!

Scroll for a step-by-step straight from Sheena Sood:

About Turmeric Dyeing and Ayurveda

Not only does turmeric yield a bright, saturated yellow color as a dye, it also has healing, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. In Ayurvedic medicine, the turmeric-dyed cloth is actually used for its anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving qualities. Our skin is an organ, and what … Read the rest

Queen Elizabeth II is a seasoned pro when it comes to royal protocol — she was launched into the spotlight after being crowned Queen of England at just age 27, after all. Known for her reserved demeanour, the Queen’s small gestures and wardrobe choices are commonly analyzed for their potential subtle messages. Simply put, no detail of the reigning monarch’s carefully curated presentation is overlooked. For this reason, royal and political watchers had their eyes peeled during Queen Elizabeth’s June 13 meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, who flew to Windsor Castle after having attended the G7 summit over the weekend.

During their meeting, Queen Elizabeth wore a pastel pink floral-printed dress paired with a bright pink hat. She added classic white gloves and sported a three-strand pearl necklace. In true Queen Elizabeth fashion, a bedazzled brooch completed the ensemble. She picked the “Jardine … Read the rest

Most Wanted is a weekly series in which one Who What Wear team member or friend of the brand will share the top 30 finds on their current wish list.

Whenever I’m in Mango, Zara, or H&M, I just feel like I am home (both in the store and online). Each one is relatively similar, and I know my favorite sections—where I’ll find more going-out pieces, where they place their newest items, where the more discounted pieces are hiding, and so on. This, if you ask me, makes me an expert when it comes to the power three. After checking my closet and realizing that I’ve acquired quite the summer collection solely from the retailers this season, I decided it was time to do a haul of all the glorious summer pieces they’re unveiling on their sites daily. So if under-$200, extremely chic, on-trend things are what you’re after, please … Read the rest

Emilio Pucci x Supreme did a menswear drop

Photography by David Sims

Streetwear aficionados with a love of colour and print should be doing a happy dance right now with the release of the collab between Supreme and Emilio Pucci. The assortment includes a water-resistant nylon jacket and pants, a silk smoking jacket, shirts, hoodies and accessories including sunglasses; some looks are already sold out, naturally. Each boast an archival Pucci print: Tulipani, first seen in 1965, and Fantasia from 1970. And much like the Italian house’s vintage items, all are sure to become instant collector’s pieces.

M.I.A.’s eyewear collaboration with Parley for the Oceans is here

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Photography by Inez & Vinoodh

Heralded as “the first luxury collection to use 100 percent of net proceeds to protect islands and oceans,” the design union between musician and activist Maya Arulpragasam — a.k.a. M.I.A. — and ocean protection network Parley is now … Read the rest