Miu Miu gives new life to pre-loved Levi’s denim

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The line Upcycled by Miu Miu has collaborated with Levi Strauss & Co. to reimagine a selection of vintage denim clothing. Miu Miu put its recognizable pearls, crystals and floral embroidery on iconic Levi’s garments like men’s 501 jeans and original trucker jackets, masterfully creating a play between masculinity and femininity. Other than a pink Levi’s/Miu Miu branded tag fastened to each piece, no two items are the same. The looks are now available for purchase online at miumiu.com.

The Loewe Foundation Craft Prize digital exhibition opens on May 25

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The fourth edition of the Loewe Foundation Craft Prize, hosted at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, opens its exhibit next week. This year’s event is completely digital, using technology that will enable viewers to “walk” through the museum halls and view … Read the rest

Bath and Body Works’ Midsummer Dream collection is a must for summer


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Bath and Body Works’ newest fragrance collection, Midsummer Dream, launched earlier this week and it’s the perfect dreamy scent as the weather heats up. A blend of salted pear, fresh nectarine and seaside lily, the lineup is made up of a body mousse, fragrance mist, shower gel and body lotion, housed in gorgeous ombré pastel packaging.

Estée Lauder’s #ShadesofCanada campaign, starring eight amazing athletes, is here

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Estée Lauder Canada has launched an exciting new campaign for its iconic and best-selling foundation, Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup. Introducing Shades of Canada, a just-launched campaign starring eight talented athletes from across Canada. The athletes starring in the campaign are champion ice hockey player, Natalie Spooner; track and field and bobsleigh … Read the rest

If you’re looking to up your accessory game (applicable to both video call moments AND emerging into the wider world one day), New York-based jewellery brand EdoEyen offers pieces that are both significant and spectacular. Founders and sisters Edo and Eyen Chorm launched the label late last year, inspired by their Khmer roots and the legacy of finery within Cambodian culture.

“Not a lot of people know about it,” Edo notes of the Angkorian civilization; the mythology of this ancient Buddhist/Hindu society, found in the region now known as Cambodia, mesmerized the duo as children. Edo was born in Cambodia and her sister was born in Thailand; their family had fled Cambodia in the wake of the brutal regime of the Khmer Rouge, living in Thailand and the Philippines prior to traveling to America “seeking a better life,” says Edo. “We were literally rolling stones, as it was part of … Read the rest

Before she was cast as legendary Broadway star Liza Minnelli in the Netflix limited series, Halston, actor Krysta Rodriguez was familiar with fashion designer Roy Halston’s persona, but that was the extent of it. “I didn’t know the whole story of Halston’s journey and legacy, and what led to his anonymity as we see him nowadays,” she says. Rodriguez knew that Halston — portrayed by Scottish actor Ewan McGregor — and Minnelli were from the same era but she had no idea of their close-knit friendship and the common threads that held them together. “I didn’t realize how deeply enmeshed they were in each other’s lives and careers, and in actually creating each other as American icons.”

For her own part, Rodriguez was already well-versed in all things Minnelli by the time she landed the role. The actor has an off-Broadway background and Minnelli has long been lauded in … Read the rest

Canada’s oldest retailer is set to launch the Hudson’s Bay Fashion Fund, an annual grant of $25,000 paired with a three-year mentorship program, aimed at fostering emerging BIPOC Canadian designers.

The award was announced at tonight’s Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards by Canadian designer and Brother Vellies founder Aurora James, who started the 15 Percent Pledge, a commitment to stock at least 15 percent BIPOC-owned and designed brands that Hudson’s Bay signed onto just last week.

And while the timing is fortuitous — in early May, the $25,000 Suzanne Rogers Designer Grant was “deferred” following social posts the socialite and fashion patron posted with former President Donald Trump, a blow to an industry with already limited grants and financial support for designers — Hudson’s Bay says this fund has been in the works since at least last summer.

“George Floyd’s death was a galvanizing moment for many,” says Tyler Franch, … Read the rest

Ariana Grande is a married woman! Fans were shocked on May 17 when TMZ reported that she and Los Angeles-based real estate agent Dalton Gomez wed in a small ceremony over the weekend. Since Grande and Gomez began dating in January 2020, their love story has unfolded almost exclusively during quarantine and has therefore been decidedly more private than her previous relationships. In contrast to her 2018 engagement to actor Pete Davidson, the milestones of her and Gomez’s romance has not been publicly announced or shared on social media. The singer’s decision to keep this relationship private is totally her choice, and it’s pretty badass to pull off an entire wedding without the public finding out.

Despite Grande’s less-is-more attitude when it comes to sharing her current relationship with her fans, there are some key details we have to get you up to speed on the newlyweds’ journey. Here’s a … Read the rest

I got my first tattoo before heading off to college. I had a job at McDonald’s and didn’t have to get permission from my parents since I was 18, so I thought, “Hell yeah, I’m going to get a tattoo.” It was very impulsive. You know the shoe brand Steve Madden? It was their logo from the early 2000s: a peace sign, a heart and a stiletto — but I changed the stiletto to a slouchy boot because that was popular at the time. I remember that the tattoo artist called me before the appointment to clarify that it was what I wanted.

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That tattoo has since been covered up with something more meaningful: a family tree that represents each of my older siblings and my parents. The most meaningful tattoo I have, though, is a portrait of my grandmother on my right leg. It’s … Read the rest

Mood-boosters abound in this week’s fashion news, including the announcement that New York-based brand Pyer Moss will make its debut during Paris Haute Couture in July. There’s also the current Dior Men pop-up found at Holt Renfrew Vancouver, which pays homage to the French brand’s Fall 2021 collection collaborator, artist Kenny Scharf. And Netflix’s new limited series about the life of fabulous and fraught fashion icon Halston may have you channeling going-out energy from your couch. Read on for the latest in all things style-related…

Pyer Moss will show its first Haute Couture collection in July


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After a brief hiatus from the runway, designer Kerby Jean-Raymond of Pyer Moss has recently given fashion fans plenty to talk about. In addition to confirming its return to the New York Fashion Week calendar in September, Jean-Raymond announced that … Read the rest

A HipDot x Clueless collab is here


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Launched on May 11, the HipDot x Clueless collab has arrived and it’s totally buggin’. Inspired by the cult classic ’90s film, the collection features an eyeshadow palette, lip oil set, blush palette and even the iconic pink fluffy pen. “Clueless has become a cultural revolution — from the fashion styles to iconic catchphrases, we created a makeup collection that embodies that teen nostalgia that Clueless captures so well,” says Jeff Sellinger, CEO of HipDot Cosmetics, in a statement.

Tarte’s iconic Shape Tape is finally at Sephora Canada


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The #1 concealer brand in the U.S., Tarte Cosmetics, has finally launched its best-selling Shape Tape concealer (and entire range of Shape Tape products, including setting spray, … Read the rest

A smart tweed suit is shorthand for Chanel. For its Cruise 2021/22 collection, the storied French fashion house gave the fashionable classic a sustainable makeover, introducing what it refers to as “eco-responsible fabrics.” Twenty-eight of the 78 looks in the collection were made using more than 70 percent of these new textiles, which are GOTS- and GRS-certified. And that includes the iconic tweed suit.

For a luxury brand that has been using the finest materials for decades, incorporating recycled fabrics is a big deal, and especially symbolic when you consider that it’s being used for its legendary tweed. But at a time when greenwashing is rampant, we wanted to know what it really means when a global leader like Chanel makes sustainability claims about its materials.

A look made with sustainable tweeds in the Chanel Cruise 2021/22 collection. Photography courtesy of Chanel.

What does it mean to be GOTS- and

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