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

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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I’ve always been fascinated by natural processes in beauty, cooking, and, of course, fashion. During a virtual preview with Sheena Sood, designer of Abacaxi, we got into a conversation about the use of natural dye for clothing. Sood shared that she uses spices and fruit to dye fabrics and that turmeric is one of her favorites as it has naturally rich color and healing properties. I was fascinated, as my only experience dipping fabrics has been with store-bought dyes. I asked if she would be willing to share her process, and she graciously agreed!

Scroll for a step-by-step straight from Sheena Sood:

About Turmeric Dyeing and Ayurveda

Not only does turmeric yield a bright, saturated yellow color as a dye, it also has healing, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. In Ayurvedic medicine, the turmeric-dyed cloth is actually used for its anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving qualities. Our skin is an organ, and what … Read the rest

Queen Elizabeth II is a seasoned pro when it comes to royal protocol — she was launched into the spotlight after being crowned Queen of England at just age 27, after all. Known for her reserved demeanour, the Queen’s small gestures and wardrobe choices are commonly analyzed for their potential subtle messages. Simply put, no detail of the reigning monarch’s carefully curated presentation is overlooked. For this reason, royal and political watchers had their eyes peeled during Queen Elizabeth’s June 13 meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, who flew to Windsor Castle after having attended the G7 summit over the weekend.

During their meeting, Queen Elizabeth wore a pastel pink floral-printed dress paired with a bright pink hat. She added classic white gloves and sported a three-strand pearl necklace. In true Queen Elizabeth fashion, a bedazzled brooch completed the ensemble. She picked the “Jardine … Read the rest

Emilio Pucci x Supreme did a menswear drop

Photography by David Sims

Streetwear aficionados with a love of colour and print should be doing a happy dance right now with the release of the collab between Supreme and Emilio Pucci. The assortment includes a water-resistant nylon jacket and pants, a silk smoking jacket, shirts, hoodies and accessories including sunglasses; some looks are already sold out, naturally. Each boast an archival Pucci print: Tulipani, first seen in 1965, and Fantasia from 1970. And much like the Italian house’s vintage items, all are sure to become instant collector’s pieces.

M.I.A.’s eyewear collaboration with Parley for the Oceans is here

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Photography by Inez & Vinoodh

Heralded as “the first luxury collection to use 100 percent of net proceeds to protect islands and oceans,” the design union between musician and activist Maya Arulpragasam — a.k.a. M.I.A. — and ocean protection network Parley is now … Read the rest

Evio’s new lip serum supports domestic violence safe houses

 

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Female-founded Canadian beauty brand Evio’s latest Hemp & Peppermint Lip Serum does more than nourish lips. Alongside the launch, brand founder Brandi Leifso has initiated a letter campaign calling for Canadian domestic violence police unit funds to be reallocated towards underfunded support organizations. “Like many others, it wasn’t the police that helped me when I was experiencing an abusive relationship. It was the safe houses and domestic violence support organizations who took my fear seriously, provided me with a safety plan and helped me heal,” said Leifso in a statement. “The government needs to reallocate funds to organizations who are doing meaningful work on the ground and saving lives.” Those who order the Lip Serum — available in both a clear and tinted shade — … Read the rest

The third season of Master of None opens with Lena Waithe’s Air Jordan 1s prominently displayed, and her footwear remains front and center for the duration of the narrative. Apart from her vast sneaker collection, the Emmy Award-winning actress, who plays the lesbian author Denise in the hit Netflix series, sports Gucci slides and the much-ballyhooed Yeezy Foam Runners – dubbed Yeezy “Crocs” due to their uncanny resemblance to the ubiquitous rubber clog – throughout the five episodes.

Denise and her partner, Alicia (Naomi Ackie) are the stars of the show this go-around, which takes place in a bucolic country home in upstate New York. Though miles away from city life, each character has her own distinct, carefully curated style: Denise channels classic hip-hop, while Alicia is more eclectic and experimental.

Here, Master of None costume designer Kate Forbes discusses collaborating with Lena Waithe, sourcing LGBTQ+ designers, and the Yeezys. … Read the rest

In recent years, visual artist Briony Douglas has not only gained a great amount of attention for her quirky and thought-provoking works but also grown her reputation as a serious sneaker collector. It’s an interest that started in her youth but truly jumped off through her involvement in a 2018 photo shoot that heralded a collaboration between Nike’s Jordan Brand and Vogue.

Since then, she has gone on to collect everything from Rick Owens’s infamous “Dunks” — so called due to their resemblance to a patented style by Nike (for which Owens received a cease-and-desist order, thereby making them a highly desired item for a sneakerhead) — to L.A.-based creative Melody Ehsani’s Wmns Air Jordan 1 Mid “Fearless” style.

“I spend a lot of time researching,” says Douglas. “And I get a lot of information from friends. There’s always somebody who knows when a drop is happening.” PHOTOGRAPHY BY
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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

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