This year, Lunar New Year welcomes The Year of The Ox and Sephora Canada is getting the festivities started early with the release of its fifth annual Lunar New Year campaign.

Beginning today, Sephora fans can shop an assortment of limited-edition beauty goods as well as custom Lunar New Year gift cards and promo offers. What is most noteworthy, however, is the campaign’s much-welcomed push past the commercial by featuring meaningful moments of cross-cultural exchange that highlight different values and traditions behind the holiday. (Lunar New Year is an annual 15-day festival that’s celebrated by multiple East Asian cultures around the world. It officially kicks off on February 12th.)

The Lunar New Year campaign is the latest extension of Sephora Canada’s We Belong To Something Beautiful series, a platform that’s been championing diversity and inclusion since its inception in 2019. To bring the campaign to life, the beauty retailer has … Read the rest

Even though we may not regularly consign our sneakers, investing in a new designer pair certainly feels more justifiable when we know the value. Buying pre-owned shoes, or even unworn styles with the tags still intact, is a smart way to shop – and not only because it’s a sustainable commitment. Usually, the luxury kicks that are being resold have soared in popularity, occasionally selling for even more than the original price.

We talked to Sean Conway, The RealReal‘s sneaker and streetwear expert, who offered some tips for those who collect sneakers as a hobby. “When it comes to buying sneakers, check resale value first to better understand what sneakers, styles, and colorways hold value,” he said. “When you’ve made your sneaker purchase, it’s always smart to keep the collateral, as original boxes and tags can increase resale value. For example, previously worn pairs sell for 34 percent … Read the rest

In queste settimane inizia a spopolare una tendenza dedicata alle sfumature capelli su cui scommettiamo per il 2021: l’effetto Smoky Hair, che si ispira a quello dei tanto amati Smokey Eyes nel make up, ovvero, il gioco di un mix di nuance, dalla più chiara alla più scura, sfumate abilmente per creare una dissolvenza di colori che risaltano gli occhi e donano profondità allo sguardo.

Come funziona sui capelli? Per chi è adatto? Qual è l’effetto finale? Come si curano i capelli per mantenere il colore intatto? Lo abbiamo chiesto a Luigi Neri, Creative Director del Progetto Class, che conta oltre 300 Saloni in tutta Italia e Accademie di Formazione per hairstylist. La tecnica degli Smokey

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There’s no denying the fact that Americans are obsessed with French-girl style. As we’ve discussed pretty tirelessly, Parisian women dress in a way that, for whatever reason, American girls aspire to achieve. Normally, we ask our favorite French girls all about the items they’re buying, wearing, loving, etc., so that we can all go off and make our purchases accordingly, but this time we wanted to switch it up. Intrigued yet?

We reached out to a handful of our favorite French women and asked them what, if anything, it is about American style that makes them laugh. I tried guessing before I asked them the daunting question, but my answers were nowhere close to what they had to say. When it comes to the differences between American and French style, these Parisian ladies have quite a few things to say. Ahead, find out what French girls said they find … Read the rest

The latest collection from home-grown outerwear brand Canada Goose is designed by Chinese designer Angel Chen. The brand, who has become know for epic past collaborations, is joined by Chen as their first-ever guest designer.

Chen, who attended the prestigious Central Saint Martins in London and is shortlisted for the International Woolmark Prize, debuted her spring/summer 2021 runway collection this past October featuring her versions of iconic Canada Goose pieces. The Next In Fashion alum’s runway collection featured colour and volume that translates into dramatic redesigned Canada Goose pieces.

“This collection represents the transition from winter in Canada to spring in China,” says Chen, who included her version of the functional outerwear over tulle ball skirts in her finale looks on the runway.  The 13-piece collection is designed for men and women with mix-and-match layers to compliment varying weather conditions.

Styled unlike we’ve ever seen outwear before, with corset … Read the rest

If you’ve seen the trailer for The Wilds but haven’t binge-watched the first season yet, you may assume the show couldn’t possibly yield fashion inspiration. After all, it follows a group of teenage girls who get stranded on a deserted island for weeks while en route to what they believed was a women’s empowerment retreat, forcing them to fight for their lives as part of an elaborate social experiment. And yet, despite the survivalist theme, Fatin Jadmani manages to stand out as the undisputed style star, rocking a multitude of chic outfits while enduring sleepless nights, unexpected storms, and a bout of food poisoning, among other dismal circumstances.

Portrayed by actress Sophia Ali, Fatin doesn’t wear comfortable athleisure like many of the other characters on the Amazon Prime Video series; she wears sparkly pants, crop tops, skinny jeans, fuzzy slippers, and a steady rotation of jackets covered in fur, … Read the rest

Film 2021: la (lunga) lista di Netflix

Ci sono voluti tre supereroi per lanciare la notizia-bomba di 71 nuovi film in arrivo su Netflix nel 2021. Per l’esattezza, almeno uno a settimana, quindi una vera e propria invasione di star in arrivo in streaming. Gal “Wonder Woman” Gadot, Ryan “Deadpool” Reynolds e Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, stelle dell’heist movie Red Notice, hanno sbirciato dietro le quinte dei progetti più attesi anticipandone 27, da Don’t look up con la coppia inedita formata da Leonardo DiCaprio e Jennifer Lawrence al debutto da regista di Halle Berry con Bruised. La scuderia della piattaforma è composta dall’A-list di Hollywood e comprende, tra gli altri, Zendaya (Malcom & Marie, dal 5 febbraio), Jennifer Garner (Yes Day, il 12 marzo), Amy Adams (The woman in the window), Idris Elba (Lovecraft county), Jason “Aquaman” Momoa (Sweet girl) e Jennifer Hudson (Monster).

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When shopping, do you ever come across or try on an item that you suspect may look cheap but can’t quite put your finger on why? Well, today I’m here to help you not only decode why an item may look less than worthy of its price tag but also avoid accidentally purchasing such pieces only to later regret it. Seeing as I’ve been a recreational or professional shopper pretty much all my life, I’ve come to learn certain tricks to figuring out which items to skip and what to look for in a budget buy.

Some are more obvious such as cheap-looking hardware or zippers, but others, such as oddly placed seams and unfinished hems, can take a bit of practice to spot. To see my full list, read about all seven of the characteristics to look out for, and do a little editor-approved shopping along the … Read the rest

Slouchy, lug-sole, combat and Western-inspired boots are all staples in our footwear rotation, but styling them through the elements can be tricky. While winter layering offers lots of styling opportunity, watching your favourite pants trail though slush can make you want to avoid going outside altogether. Luckily, the latest street style trend will help eliminate any soggy hemlines: The most fashion-forward street style stars are wearing their pants tucked into boots.

From coordinated leather pants and boots for a seamless look to an oversized pant, which gives a billowy effect, there’s no wrong way to work this trend. For maximum comfort, gather and fold a wide pant leg flat around the ankle so it slips into a boot easily and doesn’t bulge or rub against you when walking.  Treat and clean your leather and suede boots on the regular and tuck pants in to help minimize your dry cleaning … Read the rest

Let’s face it: 2020 has been a year of letdowns, and the fashion industry is no exception – especially when it comes to matters of race. As a Black editor, I’m sick and tired of the general refusal to follow through on promises and simply do what is right. Following George Floyd’s murder, countless brands rushed to social media to share sentiments of solidarity. My inbox was flooded with emails titled, “Our commitment,” “We stand with the Black community,” and, my personal favorite, “We pledge to do better.” As someone who’s worked in fashion for eight years and experienced discrimination both firsthand and from afar, these so-called “promises” fell on deaf ears. They were performative, lacked emotion, and, frankly, felt like they were after one thing: my coin. As I dealt with the trauma and grief of losing … Read the rest