In some parts of the country, spring is certainly taking a bit longer to arrive than you might have hoped. But look at the bright side: That will make warm weather’s arrival all the sweeter. Kacey Musgraves, for one, isn’t waiting another day to bust out her cutest bikini. In photos shared on her Twitter, Musgraves wore the Frankies Bikinis Claire Triangle Terry Bikini Top in Positano Stripe ($85) and Barb Terry Bikini Bottoms in Positano Stripe ($90), and now I’m convinced I need the pieces as well.

As a cherry on top, Musgraves also wore a pair of matching Johnson Striped Terry Pants ($140) that look as comfortable as my baggy sweats but a whole lot chicer. As it happens, her bikini and pants are part of a collection that also includes a polo shirt, shorts, cardigan, mini skirt, and more. A Musgraves-approved item for every day of the … Read the rest

While April showers may currently be in full swing, May flowers are just around the corner. That means it’s time to start thinking about all of the fun beauty buys that come with warmer weather, like sunny new scents, bright, summery makeup and ultra-refreshing skincare picks. Below are some of our favourite April 2021 beauty launches that you need to have on your radar. Happy shopping!

Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom

Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom Lipstick, $52, chanel.com

Chanel’s latest lipstick collection, Rouge Coco Bloom, has just launched after an impressive three years in development and over 140 different iterations and tests conducted at the brand’s research labs in both Japan and Paris. The collection features 20 shades and new two-phase technology: the first phase deposits the colour, while the second produces an ultra-shiny plumping effect.

Belif Aqua Bomb Brightening Vitamin C Cream

belif Aqua bomb brightening vitamin C cream
belif Aqua Bomb Brightening Vitamin C Cream, $56,
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Shop the look: Alice + Olivia Dunn Vegan Leather Blazer ($440); Agolde Crisscross Jeans ($188)

Okay, Shopbop—we see you. Yep, the mega-retailer just kicked off one of its big sale events of the season: The Style Event. Now through April 16, you can save up to 25% off with code STYLE. Specifically, you can get 15% off orders of $200+, 20% off orders of $500+, and 25% off orders of $800+. 

While there are pages and pages of fresh merch to go through, we thought we’d sort through some of it for you here with an edit of wardrobe staples you may want to consider buying during the sale. We’re talking about versatile items like A+ jeans, chic shoe picks, quality basics, and more. 

With all that in mind, keep scrolling for a list of items you might not regret buying. You could add a few of the items coming … Read the rest

Nordstrom SPACE and Dover Street Market Paris partner to highlight emerging global designers

ERL, designed by Eli Russel Linnetz.
Photography courtesy of Nordstrom SPACE x Dover Street Market Paris.

This week marked the launch of Nordstrom SPACE and Dover Street Market Paris’s exclusive partnership. With a goal of discovering nascent creatives and independent labels all over the world, Nordstrom SPACE will house all seven indie brands under Dover Street Market Paris — Vaquera, Rassvet, Weinsanto, ERL, Liberal Youth Ministry, HFD and Youths in Balaclava — in an exclusive retail experience. Youths in Balaclava, a Singapore-based creative collective, serves as a platform to rebel against political inequality through unisex streetwear, while Rassvet, meaning sunrise in Russian, aims to mirror a new dawn in Russian youth culture. These special pop-ups will last for six weeks starting April 5, and can be shopped online at nordstrom.ca and in-store at Nordstrom Vancouver, New York … Read the rest

Regardless of your hair type—coily, thick and wavy, fine and short—mastering the art of the perfect air-dry is, in fact, an art. Sure, blow-dryers, straighteners, and curling irons can throw plenty of arm-breaking curveballs your way, but mastering the au naturel, step-out-of-the-shower-and-go aesthetic is an intimidating beast in and of itself. With so many potential variables like climate, products, application timing, and hair texture, things can go awry quickly, and there definitely isn’t a one-size-fits-all prescription.

Air-drying your hair with celeb-level finesse can be a total crapshoot, but we’re here to change that. Enter a course in Expert Air-Drying 101, courtesy of one of the best hairstylists in the industry, Cynthia Alvarez. 

Working with clients with a wide variety of lengths and textures (her regulars include Shakira, Maye Musk, and Dascha Polanco), Alvarez knows a thing or two about styling every kind of strand situation—with or without tools. To stock … Read the rest

Goop Beauty’s latest launch, GOOPGLOW Glow Lotion, is Apple Martin-approved

 

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On the hunt for a new moisturizer to take you from spring to summer without being too heavy or sticky, but that’s still nourishing enough for all of the weather changes that lie ahead? Look no further than the latest launch from Goop, GOOPGLOW Glow Lotion (say that 10 times fast), a lightweight moisturizer formulated with spirulina enzyme, kakadu plum and vitamin C. Clinical testing on the latest launch from Gwyneth Paltrow’s brand shows promising immediate and long-term results, like improved texture, smoothness, and hydration. Want to learn more about the launch? You can check out how Gwyneth’s daughter, Apple, uses the product in her morning routine. “It gives me a little…I don’t know — it feels like silk going on your skin,” she says.

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The 2000s are back, baby. As you may recall, it was an era defined by low-rise pants, fuzzy pink everything, and AOL instant messenger. (Do you remember your first screen name or are you normal?) Some of the most iconic and still-talked-about fashion moments of all time happened during this period and we’re still feeling the reverb to this day. Another area of excellence from the 2000s that still informs our lives? The hairstyles.

From chunky highlights to braided antennas and, of course, spiky buns galore, the go-to hairstyles from this time were truly something special. And the queens of the cool girls like Hilary Duff, Raven-Symoné, the Olsen twins, and Jennifer Lopez (yes, she’s been killing it for decades!) were serving up daily inspiration for executing all the crimps, curls, and colors.

If you’re feeling nostalgic, keep scrolling for 11 2000s hairstyles we would low-key wear today, along with … Read the rest

Earlier this week, an unedited photo of Khloé Kardashian appeared on social media and, as things tend to do on the internet, it spread. Soon after, people began posting about how her legal team was messaging many of them to take it down in a futile effort to have the image scrubbed from the internet.

But in the same way things spread rapidly online, they also never really go away. What followed was the perfect example of the Streisand Effect, which is what happens when efforts to hide something only end up publicizing it more. It was coined in 2005 by Techdirt’s Mike Masnick, and alluded to Barbra Streisand who, in 2003, sued a photographer for violation of privacy for taking an aerial shot of her California mansion as part of a public collection of coastline photographs. Prior to her filing the lawsuit, that photo had only been downloaded … Read the rest

Our editor in chief, Kat Collings, recently shared with us a special gem she is wearing on repeat at the moment. Naturally, we wanted to highlight the staple for you as well. The piece in question? This $14 ribbed tank from Amazon.

The Kamissy piece looks quite expensive (honestly, could be designer) because of the modern, higher cut and the ribbed fabric. The color is also noteworthy in the of-the-moment beige hue. The beauty of this trendy basic is that it’s highly versatile and could act as a base layer for a range of ensembles this spring and summer. In fact, Collings actually sent over a few photos showcasing how she’s styling her favorite tank.

Intrigued? Wonderful. Keep scrolling to learn more about why this expensive-looking tank is top-notch. If you go a bit farther, you’ll also find more affordable tank tops (under $30) that could also be of interest. … Read the rest

After a tumultuous 2020 during which the Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards (CAFA) Gala was first postponed and then eventually cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the annual festivities recognizing Canada’s brightest fashion stars are going virtual this year.

CAFA announced on April 8 that its seventh annual Awards Gala will take place virtually on May 19, 2021.

The beauty of a virtual event? No limit to the guest list! “In place of the traditional in-person CAFA Gala, the 2021 edition can be experienced virtually by all,” reads a press release. “A first for CAFA, the digital format democratizes the Gala while acknowledging and honouring Canadian fashion’s great creatives.”

Amanda Brugel attends the 2019 CAFA Awards Gala. Photography by George Pimentel.

The host for the 2021 virtual CAFA Awards Gala was also revealed, with Canadian actress Amanda Brugel, known for her work on The Handmaid’s Tale, Kim’s ConvenienceRead the rest