I’m not ashamed to admit that reading through ingredient labels on beauty products sometimes makes my head spin. The multisyllabic words and stickers boasting those buzzy, clean, and natural monikers alone are enough to cause a mental frenzy. Compound all of this with the fact that everyone from scientists to overly confident Twitter “experts” has a different opinion about which ingredients to avoid in skincare, and it’s enough to send anyone into a mental spiral. Does everything cause cancer? Is moisturizer poisonous? What is the truth?

“We are living in an era where consumers are raising awareness of any ingredient that might be suspect of causing harm,” says Ron Robinson, cosmetic chemist and founder of BeautyStat. “In fact, any ingredient studies that have shown even the slightest safety concern, if consumers get wind of it, they may warn others to avoid that ingredient. If this news builds, … Read the rest

Indya Moore launched a TranSanta initiative to help gift presents to trans kids and young adults in need, Forbes released its annual list of highest-paid celebrities, and other culture news you missed this week.

Indya Moore launched the TranSanta initiative
Indya Moore, the 25-year-old star of award-winning television series Pose, just launched an initiative that lets users anonymously gift presents to trans kids and young adults in need. “Trans issues don’t receive much visibility or attention unfortunately, but this year has been the most violent and deadly for my community,” Moore, who is nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns, wrote on Instagram. “It has been very upsetting.” Moore launched TranSanta with a group of friends, saying in an Instagram video, “My friends and I want to make sure that trans kids feel like they are a gift to this world because they are. Acceptance and love are gifts we all … Read the rest

Gwen Stefani wants to reintroduce herself to us, and we’re all ears. With her latest single, “Let Me Reintroduce Myself” being a tribute to some of her most iconic eras, we thought it was fitting to go back over Gwen’s most iconic looks. We talked with her stylist, Sonja Christensen, who is responsible for some of Gwen’s most memorable outfits, including that sheer black netted gown by Charbel Zoe Couture from The Voice‘s finale that was simply b-a-n-a-n-a-s. Speaking of that dress, Sonja revealed that it was actually her favorite recent red carpet look. “We added a ton of additional details to that dress (with the permission of the designer, of course). The dress was beautiful, and she looked absolutely stunning,” she said.

As for how Gwen’s style has evolved over the years, Sonja said, “From the ’90s compared to today, I’d characterize Gwen’s style as a … Read the rest

I tend to gravitate toward tailored, polished pieces so you might be surprised to hear about one of my recent fashion obsessions: ripped jeans. I tie it to both the more casual, comfortable wardrobe I’ve been adopting this year, the grunge-inspired fashion unfolding on TikTok, and my general love of all things ‘90s, but there’s no denying that I can’t get enough of the trend. Plus, it’s been everywhere on the fashion scene recently, so I’ve been inspired by all of the cool ways insiders are wearing it right now.

Whether worn with the fall sweater vest trend, chunky loafers, a knit polo, or a structured blazer (as I’ve been styling them), there are plenty of cool ways to wear outfits with ripped denim this season. Ahead, see my favorite ways to style the coolest denim trend of the moment and scroll to the end to see how … Read the rest

You’re on TikTok, right? If not, let’s go – if only for the amazing fashion community on the rapidly growing social platform. (Trust us, though: fashion will be your gateway, but once you’re there, you’ll fall in love with what the rest of the app has to offer.) For those new around here, let us welcome you to the world of fashion TikTok, where the outfit changes are fast and furious, the transitions look like they were done by film industry experts and the soundtracks are total ear worms.

Here are 18 of the top Canadian and international fashion accounts on TikTok to get you started on the platform – just don’t blame us when you get lost in a TikTok hole only to re-emerge hours later.

Canadian Fashion TikTok Creators:

1. Valeria Lipovetsky, @valeria.lipovetsky

2. Emmanuel Uddenberg, @emmanuel.uddenberg 

3. Maha Gondal @moxeb 

4. Nemah Hasan, @nemahsis

5. Emson Mallari,

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Are you debating if you should wear your fanciest outfits for the festive season? Well, don’t think on it for another second, because you absolutely should – even if you’ll be staying safe inside and the only people really seeing your looks are online. This year has shown us that although we might not always dress for ourselves, doing so is an easy way to boost your mood. A cute outfit actually has the ability to tell your brain to release tons of happy chemicals that will make you feel as bubbly as your favorite bottle of fizz. “We don’t laugh because we are happy, we are happy because we laugh,” philosopher William James said – and when it comes to celebrating special events in lockdown, that quote couldn’t ring more true.

Rituals and rites of passage are some of the things that make us feel … Read the rest

“The newest trend in underwear is definitely the high-cut French brief.” Boom. You heard it here first, courtesy of Journelle Head of Product Development Sandra Rose, aka the woman in charge of knowing what’s new and next in the underwear space for one of the U.S.’s most-loved lingerie retailers. There are a couple of reasons to get on board with the trend, but my primary motive? The underwear style makes your legs look way longer.

“With the band sitting at your natural waist, it gives you legs for days!” says Rose. Fleur du Mal founder Jennifer Zuccarini agrees: “High-cut styles elongate the line of your leg and emphasize your waistline because they sit higher, on a smaller part of your waist, than, say, a hip-hugger style.” Another, more practical plus of the high-cut underwear trend? “With a higher rise, they are less likely to bunch when you’re wearing high … Read the rest

We’ve said it once, twice and we’ll keep on reiterating it: Styling curls and achieving ample definition truly begins once you step into the shower – not when you get out. This is why being picky about the selecting the right shampoo and conditioner that work in tandem to leave you with a head full of healthy, bouncy strands is one of the most important things you can do for your hair routine, no matter your curl type.

For years, it has been well documented and understood that curly and straight hair are essentially polar opposites in terms of the shape of the hair follicle (the biggest determinant on whether hair strands grow round or straight from the scalp). It’s these structural differences that cause curls and coils to naturally be much drier, coarser and not as resistant — aka a recipe for being more prone to breakage — … Read the rest

Like many people, I’ve spent a lot of time at home over the past few months. The weather has turned sharply cold and I’ve been on the search for comfy clothing that lets me lounge comfortably at home with my kids during their virtual school sessions and run quick grocery errands without having to change my outfit.

After searching online and lurking reviews, I came across PRETTYGARDEN’s Solid Two Piece Sweatsuit ($19-34) and I’ve never felt more excited to jump out of bed every morning. The set comes with a long-sleeved crew neck and sweatpants that are practically the perfect blend between “don’t bother me, I’m on a care-free vacation” and “yeah, I know I have good fashion taste.”

The two-piece set is super soft and cozy, making it ideal for lounging comfortably at home with a cup of hot chocolate. I simply want to snuggle with the nearest person … Read the rest

It may be entirely un-British to laugh about anyone else’s style choices (we Brits are far too polite for that), but I will say that as a Brit living in Los Angeles for over 12 years, I’ve picked up on certain American sartorial tendencies that I’ve found rather distinct and funny. I recall being taken aback on my first brunch date in Santa Monica where everyone looked like they had just stepped out of the gym (minus the sweat, of course). This is a far cry from the UK, where you’d never meet friends for lunch in yoga pants or sports gear if you aren’t actually planning to do sports. (Full disclosure: 12 years later, I now look likeI go to the gym too.)

While we love expressing our adoration for classic French style here on Who What Wear, it’s the Brits who take more style risks, exude an edgier Read the rest