As editors, we’re always eager to give a good shopping recommendation, and this time is no different. In this episode of the things Who What Wear editors are loving, the topic is designer investments. With fashion’s spring collections finally hitting stores, it can feel a bit overwhelming with so many new styles competing for the spotlight. It’s easy to get caught up in the allure of an It-piece making the rounds on social media, but at the end of the day is it really worth the splurge

Today, we’re highlighting the seasonal luxury items our editors would actually shell out big bucks for. The decision to buy something pricey isn’t one we take lightly either–there’s always a level of practicality that goes into whether we think a designer piece is truly worth it or not. And considering that we’re all privy to the latest designer drops and are practically … Read the rest

A day in the life of a TikTok star in the fashion sphere isn’t all camera flashes and perfect poses. After over a year of working with TikTokers behind the scenes, stylist Tabitha Sanchez sat down with POPSUGAR to discuss the ins and outs of curating eye-catching looks for influencers and what it was like to style the platform’s Labyrinth Runway Finale. The event, hosted by Frankie Jonas on March 18, capped off TikTok Fashion Month with a virtual runway show designed to promote diversity, body positivity, and inclusivity in the fashion industry. Oh, and did we mention the looks in the show are shoppable?

“Because I work in fashion, I know that it’s not the most accessible or most inclusive space for many reasons. But this changes that a little bit,” Tabitha said. “I think that TikTok is changing the way we consume entertainment, especially in the past year … Read the rest

This article was originally published in February 2021. 

If you’re anything like us, you recently spent a solid eight hours living in Lady Whistledown’s world, enraptured by actor Regé-Jean Page’s spoon-licking and imagining what life would be like as a Bridgerton duchess.

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Based on a series of young adult books by Julia Quinn, the first season of Bridgerton revolved around the life of dashing duchess-to-be, Daphne Bridgerton, and her hard-headed, eventual husband Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings. The world of 19th century England bustles around them, with the fanciest of clothing, the juiciest of gossip, the most dramatic of balls and, of course, the most fiery of romances. The first season dropped in December last year, and the word is we have more jaw-dropping Regency-era fashion, steamy sex scenes and casting diversity to look forward to in the upcoming second season.

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It’s safe to say that last year we pretty much all took a hiatus from poolside parties and packed trips to the beach. As an optimist, I’m hoping things will be a little different in the months ahead, and yup, my mind has already drifted into the world of bikinis. I’m not a huge swimsuit person, so of course I took to the Internet’s favorite mood board, Instagram, to glean which styles I should be betting my money on. It didn’t take long for one trend in particular to emerge as the clear winner: French cut bikinis are back, and in a big way. A dominant style of the 80s, this revealing bikini silhouette takes some sartorial courage to get used to. I’ve noticed different ways to pull off a French cut bikini: from barely-there string bottoms as seen on Bella Hadid and Dua Lipa, to more full coverage cuts.
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Barbie Ferreira was one of the first celebrities to get her hands on H&M’s regal Simone Rocha collaboration, so we’re not at all surprised the brand tapped the Euphoria star to model its latest sustainable collection from a project called Innovation Stories. Barbie worked with her stylist of two years, Chris Horan (who was introduced through a mutual client and Barbie’s friend Rowan Blanchard), to select her favorites from the line and curate an outfit that represents her edgy taste. We talked to Horan about their exciting collaboration process.

“It’s nice to be able to incorporate these pieces into a look that is widely accessible and that people can re-create.”

“She has great ideas, and what she likes is always evolving – and that makes every project fun. We usually go through collections and send each other images back and forth. Sometimes, Barbie already has a makeup and hair vibe, … Read the rest

Seen on the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Hailey Bieber and Gigi Hadid, Amavii is a standout name in the eyewear game — but not simply because of its celebrity fans. Launched by Toronto-raised entrepreneur Doris Ngie, the brand sets itself apart thanks to the use of novel materials as well as its attention to customers who have been long overlooked.

“We were trying to solve a pain point,” say Ngie about what inspired her to start the direct-to-consumer label in 2018. “As an Asian woman, I have a wider face and lower nose bridge. I was shopping in Milan — one of the fashion capitals of the world — and was looking for sunglasses. I went from store to store but couldn’t find anything that fit me.”

Ngie, whose background is in the e-commerce and retail distribution areas of the fashion industry, continued to notice the lack of range in … Read the rest

At long last, spring is here. And with it comes the opportunity to shed our puffy coats and salt-damaged boots and elevate our style game with fresh spring 2021 fashion. Sure, given the ongoing pandemic we’ll probably spend most of the season wearing what we have for the past year (i.e. our comfiest, slouchiest sweats), but we can dream right? Here, we’ve rounded up some of the sweetest new items from Canadian designers that are sure to spark joy. Whether worn on a socially distanced walk or on your couch for the latest round of Zoom trivia, these pretty pieces — including pastel hues, playful patterns and sheer details — are sure to fulfill all your spring style fantasies.

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Amanda Gorman, activist, inaugural poet, and writer, is developing a signature color palette alongside her stylist Jason Bolden. It happens to be connected to the yellow Prada coat we saw her in when she first took the stage on Inauguration Day to read “The Hill We Climb,” which is now a book!

Gorman sat for a virtual interview on Good Morning America to celebrate her recent success and her new Penguin Random House publication, speaking as eloquently as ever to Robin Roberts. She wore yellow, as we could have predicted well enough by now, in the form of an Alice + Olivia babydoll minidress with a shirred mockneck and bishop sleeves. Even though the Karena design is still available for the moment, retailing at $465, we wouldn’t be surprised at all if the Gorman effect extends to Alice + Olivia’s retail site with how smitten people are by her bright … Read the rest

“This year, the public becomes an Expert of the LVMH Prize” — that’s what the prominent accolade’s press release promised this morning with its announcement of the 20 brands vying for a €300,000 endowment (plus a one-year mentorship program provided by a dedicated LVMH team). In addition to consumers having their say on who will go on to receive the top honour, several new industry names have joined the Committee of Experts for deliberations including Bella Hadid and Vogue China’s newly minted editor-in-chief, Margaret Zhang.

And who will we choose from? An eclectic mix of creatives is tapped this year, many boasting a genderless approach to design. Christopher John Rogers — the New York-based talent who took home the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award in 2019 — is in the running, as is French designer Charles de Vilmorin, London’s Saul Nash and Shanghai’s Shuting Qiu.

 

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“What are you wearing?” It’s an exciting question you hear over and over again on the red carpet and at fashion shows. Yet it’s also the same inappropriate words that are all too familiar for survivors of sexual assault. Civil rights activist Amanda Nguyen, who penned her own rights into existence after her rape as a college student, wants to reclaim that very question as both a survivor and lover of fashion.

“I realized I’d heard this question before in my life, after my rape. The exact same words, but in dramatically different contexts.”

When she first attended Fashion Week, she had a “light bulb moment,” Amanda, who’s the founder and CEO of Rise, a social movement accelerator for civil rights activists, told POPSUGAR in a recent interview. “I realized that one of the most popular questions to ask is, ‘I love your outfit, what are you wearing?’ I realized … Read the rest