On the eve of Joe Biden’s inauguration, Biden and incoming vice president Kamala Harris attended a ceremony to honor COVID-19 victims. They were joined by their spouses at the Lincoln Memorial, where 400 lights illuminated around the reflecting pool to represent the 400,000 Americans who have died from the virus. As Kamala delivered a speech paying tribute to the lives lost and calling for the nation to begin healing together, she wore a Pyer Moss coat that also held significance.

When hospitals were experiencing a dire shortage of PPE at the beginning of the pandemic, Kerby Jean-Raymond, the Haitian-American designer and founder behind fashion label Pyer Moss, quickly converted his New York office into a donation center and donated $5,000 to purchase masks and gloves. The designer also set aside $50,000 for minority and women-owned small creative businesses that were distressed by COVID-19. The vice president-elect’s purposeful decision to … Read the rest

Welcome to 2021! After the uniquely challenging year we survived in 2020, one thing is certain for every Zodiac sign: We could all use more sleep and self-care. But are you really setting yourself up for the best possible sleep? And what even is your go-to sleep position? Don’t worry, plenty of rest is in this year’s forecast, and we have all the answers you need in your 2021 sleep horoscope. No matter your sign, we’re seeing lots of Zs in your future.

ARIES
Sleep style: The Climber

Settle down there, Aries! We know you’re cheerful and determined even in the face of adversity, but even the most ambitious hyped-up ram needs to take some time to chill out once in a while. Maybe it’s time to channel that energy into some bedtime meditation?

Your guide to better sleep in  2021: An Endy mattress helps minimize motion transfer, so even … Read the rest

Between the emergence of “maskne” (a word we’d never heard of a year ago but is now a part of our daily vocabulary) and more time spent in front of screens than ever before, not to mention the sleepless nights spent doom-scrolling, you may have noticed some skin dullness and puffiness that wasn’t there before. And while endless hours staring at our own faces on Zoom has resulted in an uptick in cosmetic procedures to address newfound imperfections, not everyone wants to go that route. Enter: face yoga and facial massage.

Launched in 2016 in the UK, “gym for your face” studio FaceGym made its North American debut in 2018, and currently has studio locations in Manchester, London, New York and Los Angeles. The premise of the facial (that’s way more than a facial) is to provide your face — and the 40+ muscles that exist from the … Read the rest

Maison Margiela and Reebok Announce a New Tabi Sneaker Collaboration

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The French fashion house, Maison Margiela, will launch the Classic Leather Tabi sneaker with Reebok on January 30th. This is the latest style to be released from the ongoing collaboration between the two brands. The Classic Leather Tabi is a combination of Maison Margiela’s Tabi boot and Reebok’s 1983 Classic Leather. There’s no doubt that dedicated fans of the Tabi will be anxiously awaiting the newest release of the Maison Margiela Reebok collaboration later this month.

John Hardy Launches Collection with Adowa Aboah

Adwoa Aboah in John Hardy Jewellery
Photography courtesy of John Hardy

Model and activist Adowa Aboah has partnered with jewellery brand John Hardy on a special collection called Mad Love. The heart-shaped detail featured throughout the 14-piece collection was hand-drawn by Aboah. Handcrafted in Bali from recycled gold and silver, the imperfect heart represents acceptance and inclusivity, issues that … Read the rest

Canadian Clean Beauty Brand Three Ships Has a New Cleanser That Fights Breakouts

 

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Ask, and Three Ships will deliver. When it comes to deciding on a new product launch, Connie Lo and Laura Burget, the Toronto-based minds behind vegan and natural skincare line Three Ships, don’t go based off of current ingredient or product trends. Instead, they take a digital-first approach by reaching out to their over 30, 000 Instagram followers. “We’ll go on Instagram stories and ask our audience, ‘Hey, what natural products do you guys want that you don’t currently see in our product lineup or from other brands? We then filter through hundreds of responses and look for the most-requested products. Those become the next ones that we create,” reveals Lo.

The brand’s latest outreach has led to the creation of its Refresh Read the rest

It doesn’t matter if you’re a die-hard sneakerhead and live for release dates, or you’re a casual streetwear shopper, Virgil Abloh is a household name. In 2016, the artistic director of Louis Vuitton and CEO of Off-White teamed up with Nike to reimagine 10 iconic pairs of sneakers, and now, fans are able to take a behind-the-scenes look at his design process, brilliant imagination, and so much more in an upcoming book. ICONS “Something’s Off” is a 352-page, nearly five pound book from Nike and Virgil that features “prototypes, original text messages from Abloh to Nike designers, and treasures from the Nike archives.” The book will be available for its initial release on Jan. 22 through SNKRS and for a wider release on Feb. 5 from TASCHEN for $70. The book will also have an initial early release at Black-owned bookstores and independent shops.

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No one needs another thing to do in 2021. So instead of making brand new New Year’s resolutions, why not just make tweaks to things you’re already doing? Most resolutions are ditched by January 17, but when you rebrand the healthy moves that are already part of your routine (and you are already doing at least some of the things below, you may just be overlooking them), you’re well on the path to success. Read on for nine easy wellness upgrades you can make in 2021.

1. Go for a walk

Parajumpers Limited-Edition Pia Jacket, $730, at parajumpers.it 

Sitting for long periods of time is uncomfortable (let’s call for a moratorium on Zoom meetings longer than an hour, shall we?), but it’s also bad for your health. Long periods of sitting can tighten hip flexors and hamstring muscles, affecting balance, and potentially contributing to lower back and knee pain. … Read the rest

Since March 2020, many celebrities have been doing their part to thank front-line workers for all the hard work they’ve accomplished throughout the COVID-19 surges. To thank these workers for their ongoing dedication, Post Malone is spreading the love ahead of Valentine’s Day by donating 10,000 pairs of his sold-out Duet Max Clog II Crocs to front-line caregivers nationwide.

“As a special early #FrontlineValentines gift, we teamed up with @postmalone and @crocs, to offer our hospital partners nationwide a gesture of gratitude with extra comfort!” said Musicians on Call in an Instagram post on Jan. 13. “Caregivers and staff are receiving their very own pair of Post Malone’s fifth #pmxcrocs collaboration as a thank you for their brave work on the frontlines to keep our communities safe!” The organization, which seeks to bring music to patients … Read the rest

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