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

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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Swimsuit season is here, everyone, and there are so many stunning trends to know about that we honestly can’t stop talking about. From vibrant saturated shades and high-cut silhouettes to three-pieces swimsuits and the retro florals that have already taken over, there are so many cool swimwear trends to know about for summer 2021. If you’re ready to try them out, now is the time to add them to your cart. The best news? Y’all asked for under $100 pieces, so I hunted down some cheap swimsuits that tap into all of the biggest summer trends at an affordable price point.

While these swimsuits are very wallet-friendly, they also read as much more expensive than their price tags and will have you primed for a fashion-girl summer. With prices these great, I have a feeling these will be out of stock in no time, so would recommend adding them to … Read the rest

We know you’re searching for sunglasses shapes to add to your rotation year-round, so we won’t skimp on the trends you’ll want to get to know. We scoured the runways and checked the new arrivals from our favorite eyewear brands – Oliver Peoples, Linda Farrow, Le Specs, and Quay Australia, just to name a few – and uncovered the biggest looks of 2021. These styles may be even more important than your blue-light reading glasses because you can wear them outside and inside – inside, like, when you’re posing for an outfit selfie, of course.

This year, we’re not only seeing a repetition of certain shapes, but a recreation of them. Futuristic designs come in all forms – some have frames that swerve or make waves at the sides, while others feature incredibly cool cutouts in the actual lens itself. Meanwhile, heavy metal is a trend, and we’re seeing yellow … Read the rest

Despite the ongoing closure of queer spaces throughout the country, drag is popping up in venues all over, from straight cowboy-themed bars to libraries, bowling alleys, and cruises out on the ocean. The surge in popularity of the art form over the past decade has helped create — and in some cases, re-energize — drag scenes across Canada.

Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver may be Canada’s best-known drag hubs, but there are vibrant, captivating performers all over. As Winnipeg’s Prairie Sky puts it, “Drag happens anywhere queer people have a closet and a mirror.” With Pride Month in full swing, FASHION spoke to drag artists from five Canadian cities to learn more.

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Treaty 1 is home to one of Canada’s most exciting drag collectives, The Bannock Babes. Rather than a drag family, which is a … Read the rest

Before second-skin tops officially became a thing late last year, they were all I would see on my daily work commute into Manhattan. Preceding that, before Telfar became a global phenomenon, gracing Oprah’s Favorite Things List, they were the bag of choice for my Brooklyn fashion friends in the industry. If you notice a style or brand suddenly gaining favor within the city’s creative community, chances are it’ll be the next thing the rest of the globe will be watching.  Essentially, what I’m getting at is that New Yorkers are pretty darn good at trend prediction. It’s usually a long path for a thing to become a certified trend, but 99{6c217faeda4b498c6d96a863fcc36608937399471dd824f5a48045596c462c5c} of the time, where this trail begins is with the new or underground brands that build a devoted following. To get an idea of which names will be in the spotlight next year, I conducted an informal poll to
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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.

On June 11, Diallo posted a thread of tweets calling out the fast fashion brand … Read the rest

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