Do you ever find yourself 15 pages deep into an Amazon search, reading product reviews with such intensity that you feel like you know the people writing them? Because I sure have. It wouldn’t be the first time I’ve gone into a rabbit hole of reviews on Amazon, and let’s face it, it won’t be the last. Haters will say it’s a waste of time, but to them, I simply show off my well-curated shopping cart, which is now full of prospective purchases that feel satisfying because of how well-researched they are.

Well, on a recent such virtual shopping trip, I focused my attention on swimsuits. And boy, do I have some excellent finds to share with you here. Swimsuit season is almost here, and even if it means I’ll be sporting mine in my backyard, I’m still just as excited to add a few new styles to my wardrobe. … Read the rest

To inspire and nurture the human spirit — one person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time. There has even arisen a new genre of clothing store to sell these new designer brands to young men and women.

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When you look for the top shoe brands in street fashion today, there are many to choose from. In the 1990s the hip hop music changed, therefore the hip hop clothes suffered some changes too. Some singers (The Fresh Prince or Left Eye of TLC) were wearing bright coloured clothes and baseball caps. Other hip hop clothes were inspired from the dress code of street gangs and even prison uniforms. The prison inmates’ ‘fashion’ of not using a belt (the belt always being confiscated by the wardens whenever a new prisoner was brought in) has inspired the wearing of baggy pants with no belt. blog-vaRead the rest

Pride Month 2021 is upon us — and while you’ve been gearing up for all of the virtual events taking place, we curated a lineup of Pride-ready clothing and accessories that not only look fab, but have a charitable element to them. (We did the same for beauty products that give back for Pride, too.) Consider shopping from brands that have partnered with organizations like the Marsha P. Johnson Institute, which defends the human rights of Black transgender people, or The Trevor Project, a leading organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention to LGBTQIA+ youth.

If you want to explore on your own and make a positive impact on LGBTQIA+ business owners, check out Shopify’s curated list of small businesses in conjunction with the Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative. Through the Shopify Shop app you can discover and shop from over 60 merchants like The Little Gay Shop and … Read the rest

By now, you and the rest of the world are probably up to date with the newest venture from Kim Kardashian. Skims—a loungewear-meets-intimates-meets-shapewear brand—launched almost two years and has already secured retail space at big-name retailers like Nordstrom, Net-a-Porter, and Ssense. Of course, as with almost anything Kardashian does, Skims launched with much fanfare and press, but I’ll admit I was a bit skeptical. Celebrity-founded or celebrity-endorsed clothing lines come a dime a dozen, and as a fashion editor, your eye becomes even more discerning. But unlike the trove of those celeb brands, I kept hearing from my peers that Skims is actually good. To be even more precise, my friends called it a game-changer. While shapewear and seamless intimates have always been a thing, until Skims, they haven’t been as accessible in such a diverse range of flesh-tone colors and sizes at a relatively affordable price point. Most of
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For the past four years (and counting!), we’ve been completely obsessed with the stylish millennial women of The Bold Type. In case you’re unfamiliar, the comedy-drama inspired by former Cosmopolitan magazine editor-in-chief Joanna Coles is every bit inspiring as it is realistic. Every week, like clockwork, we’ve tuned in to watch Jane (Katie Stevens), Kat (Aisha Dee), and Sutton (Meghann Fahy) deal with the trials and tribulations of being a twenty-something in New York City, and working at the fictional Scarlet magazine.

Along the way, we’ve watched the co-workers-turned-BFFs experience growing pains personally, professionally, and yes, sartorially. Let’s take a look back, shall we? Jane is the Type A neurotic writer whose wit and romantic worldview is reflected in her choice of attire. Kat, on the other hand, is the whip-smart free spirit who works hard to get what she wants, even if she doesn’t know it at the … Read the rest

Since the idea of Pride began as a protest, it felt natural to speak to Ben Barry — the outgoing chair at Ryerson University’s School of Fashion and the incoming dean of fashion at the Parsons School of Design — about what the occasion means to him.

Barry has built a reputation as an advocate for “justice and liberation in fashion.” Included in this mandate has been an effort to decolonize the industry and emphasize more sustainability and accessibility-focused approaches to how it operates. The fruits of his labour will be evident at the Mass Exodus presentation on June 10 — a virtual iteration of the School of Fashion’s graduate runway show that will be hosted by Canada’s Drag Race winner, Priyanka.

Priyanka’s presence, as well as previous hosting duties being bestowed upon multi-hyphenate and former FASHION cover star Vivek Shraya, points to Barry’s unique ability to address many ideas … Read the rest

Welcome to our new podcast, Who What Wear With Hillary Kerr. Think of it as your direct line to the designers, stylists, beauty experts, editors, and tastemakers who are shaping the fashion and beauty world. Subscribe to Who What Wear With Hillary Kerr on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Any Gossip Girl fan appreciates the value of a good secret. I’m not condoning blackmail, but there is something deliciously satisfying about being in the know before everyone else. Try as I might, it was nearly impossible to get our June cover stars, Emily Alyn Lind, Jordan Alexander, and Zión Moreno, to divulge anything worthy of a Gossip Girl push notification, but they were willing to share a few insights about their characters, provide anecdotes about fun behind the scenes, and have a little fun with a quick game of two truths and a lie. 

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If you thought the Balenciaga Platform Crocs of 2017 were um, unexpected, brace yourself for the brands’ latest collaboration. The luxury fashion house recently debuted its spring 2022 collection featuring Balenciaga Crocs 2.0. This time, the popular clogs are in the form of heeled mules and chunky rain boots. And while the internet is unsurprisingly in an uproar over the collection, I have to admit, I’m intrigued. After all, those sky-high platform clogs sold out in pre-orders.

I haven’t worn Crocs since the fifth grade (and even then, I wore them, like, to the pool), so I have yet to jump on the resurgence, but the mules have certainly caught my attention. Sure, they’re ugly, but so were dad sneakers and Birkenstocks, until society deemed them cool again. Personally, I’m envisioning the green stiletto as a statement shoe for summer, paired with ripped jeans and a simple graphic tee. I … Read the rest

With the release of the final season of Kim’s Convenience, series stars Simu Liu and Jean Yoon are speaking about racist storylines, subpar pay, and a lack of Korean voices behind the scenes of the Canadian sitcom.

Co-created by playwright Ins Choi, the show follows a Korean-Canadian family running a convenience store in Toronto. Since its debut on CBC in 2016, Kim’s Convenience has been a cult favourite. Over the course of its run, the show has earned praise for its deep and well-rounded representation of Asian communities. But after its fifth and final season was released on Netflix last week, new revelations depict a toxic environment behind the scenes. Here’s what went down with the show, according to two of its stars.

Racist storylines and lack of Korean voices

On June 2, Simu Liu (who played Jung Kim) shared a lengthy Facebook post airing grievances about his experience … Read the rest

Shopbop is back with another legit sale. Introducing the “Hello Summer” Sale. To kick off the season, Shopbop and East Dane are offering an extra 25% off sale items with the code “HELLO” at checkout now through June 11. So basically, if you’ve been eyeing a special piece that’s been on sale, this might be the time to go for it. And if you are in fact interested in some shopping inspiration to help build out your wardrobe, I’m sharing an edit of the pieces that I think could be worth it.

The offering coming your way features a smattering of fresh finds that could really take your closet to the next level. There are elevated basics like tees and sleek jeans, sandals that are both chic and practical, and a smattering of gorgeous dresses. You’ll also uncover a few standout accessories that I really think will pique your interest.… Read the rest