Local brand butter.Silk is available at Hudson’s Bay

 

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Earlier this year, Toronto-based hairstylist and salon owner Ceilidh Costello launched butter.Silk, a line of silk beauty essentials like pillowcases, scrunchies and face masks. (A wet brush will be added to the brand’s list of product offerings on June 1.) The full assortment of products, which come in chic, classic shades like pink, white, black and grey, will be available at Hudson’s Bay in the coming weeks, but for now, the brand’s best-selling pillowcases are available to shop at the Canadian retailer.

The latest addition to Glow Recipe’s watermelon lineup is here

 

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Ready for the latest addition to the Glow Recipe watermelon skincare family? Meet Watermelon Glow Hyaluronic Clay Pore-Tight Facial, … Read the rest

For Hannah Kim, Joanna Lee and Rebekah Ma, staying connected during COVID-19 wasn’t just crucial for typical familial reasons like catching up and sending good vibes. The three siblings also helm ai Toronto Seoul, a sustainably-minded vegan handbag and accessory brand that’s based in Toronto and produces its wares on a small scale in Seoul, South Korea. Kim and Lee are located in Canada, while Ma has lived in Seoul for the last two years and lends a hands-on approach to how their products are made.

The trio collaborates on the brand’s designs with their mother, Hun Young Lee, who in addition to being an award-winning fine artist, helped her daughters to develop their passion for fashion. “Our mom, who was an immigrant in Toronto in the 1970s when she was in her early twenties, felt fashion was something she could connect with when she came to Canada because it’s … Read the rest

When managing director of Yorkville’s WDLT177 boutique, Jason Morikawa, opened its doors in the summer of 2019, the space — curated, cool and full of names not typically seen in the Canadian shopping scene — was poised to become a must-visit for fashion lovers searching for the lines they typically only interacted with digitally. Or in some cases, that they didn’t know they needed to know.

Kolor, A.W.A.K.E Mode, Y/Project, Both and Bode were just a few of the labels one could find in an eclectic array housed in the grand two-level shop. “Our store is all about the experience,” Morikawa says. “People could come in and see new brands that they hadn’t seen before, or been able to touch before. So many emerging brands are online-focused, so we wanted to give them a home in Toronto.”

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The award-winning Canadian television series Schitt’s Creek is getting a book from the show’s stars and co-creators Dan and Eugene Levy. It was announced on May 25 that Black Dog & Leventhal acquired the coffee table book, titled Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: The Story of Schitt’s Creek.

In case you haven’t watched yet (and if so, what are you waiting for?), Schitt’s Creek is a quirky comedy that follows a formerly affluent family who, after being bankrupted by a business manager, have no choice but to move to a small, run-down town that they once bought as a joke. The beloved show released its sixth and final season on CBC and streaming platforms last year, and the announcement of this book feels like the perfect parting gift for fans.

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As much as I love being at the beach and all the cute ‘fits and accessories that accompany a day by the sea, I don’t really love shopping for swimwear. I’m a bikini wearer through and through (apologies in advance to all of my one-piece lovers out there), but it’s often difficult to find ones that fit well. I’ve talked to many friends with a range of body types that agree: swimwear doesn’t always hug in all the right places or cover what you need it to cover when you need it to.

But there’s good news! I bought thirteen bikinis already this summer (yes thirteen, I have issues) and I have only amazing things to say about nine of them. From a celeb favorite two-piece I simply had to try to trendier swim styles, these are my favorites for summer 2021.

Hailey Bieber recently wore a similar Triangl bikini 
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Camila Coelho is a household name — at least if you’re immersed in the sprawling world of fashion and beauty content creators. One of the OG influencers, Brazilian-born Coelho started her channel over a decade ago (a century in social media time) with a YouTube channel dedicated to sharing beauty tips and tricks. A makeup artist by trade, today Coelho has 8.9 million followers on Instagram and 1.2 million subscribers on YouTube. She also has a mega-successful swimwear collection and collabs with some of the biggest brands around the world.

But why stop there? Last year, in the midst of a global pandemic, Camila Coelho launched Elaluz, a cross-category beauty brand with hair, skin and makeup product offerings. It turns out that Elaluz is more than just a side hustle for the successful influencer and content creator. In fact, it’s been part of the plan all along.

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Another season, another denim trend to enter the scene. As you can probably tell, we’re big fans of denim and all of its variations around these parts, so when we get wind of a new favorite to make the rounds, we won’t hesitate to see what it’s all about. This time, colored denim is stepping into the spotlight, showing up from across our favorite go-to brands like Zara, Stella McCartney, and Etro. Arguably the trend really jumpstarted after Chanel’s SS21 runway show, where one look showcased a pair of high-waisted pink jeans styled against an elegant, cropped cape; it felt true to Chanel Creative Director Virgie Viard’s dressed down meets formal princess-y aesthetic and gave us a dose of styling inspiration in the process.

You may already own a few pairs of khaki or dusk-colored jeans in soft neutral tones, but what sets this trend apart is its louder approach … Read the rest

It is officially Gemini season, and we’ve got you covered with gifts for every ~multi-faceted~ Gemini on your list. The zodiac sign represented by twins — not The Row’s Olsen twins, though they do happen to be Geminis — has a reputation for being irrational, but the sometimes impulsive air sign has many strengths, too. Intellectually curious, playful and passionate, a Gemini is a wonderful leader. Honour that skill by gifting your fave Gemini a standout piece for their next big Zoom meeting, like a retro floral blazer.

True chameleons, Geminis can easily master the ebb and flow of multiple social scenes, effortlessly merging with any friendship circle. After a loooooong year of distance from friends, this social butterfly will appreciate goodies to elevate summer park hangs — think a bluetooth speaker for blasting tunes, a breezy puff-sleeve sundress from Wilfred or a punchy eyeshadow duo that’ll look cute peeking … Read the rest

I’m super type A when it comes to beauty products. I keep written lists (because I’m old school) stashed in my vanity drawers detailing all of my favorite products in different categories: hair, skincare, makeup, bodycare, tools, fragrance… heck, even candles. It’s a little OTT, but then again, hundreds of beauty products cross my path on a monthly basis, and I have to have some sort of organized way of A) remembering which products I need to tell all of you about and B) which products are so good they’re worth a re-buy once I run out. Oh, and here’s another interesting tidbit: an absurd number of these must-have beauty items can be purchased with an effortless click or two on Dermstore’s website. The thing is, since I, unfortunately, have pretty expensive taste where beauty is concerned, constantly restocking can be an uncomfortable jolt to my bank account, and over Read the rest

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

Photography courtesy of Johnny Dufort.

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