Sep 30, 2015
Get the look: Gigi Hadid's statement nails
Sep 30, 2015
Get the look: Gigi Hadid's statement nails
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We’ve been taught to think of a good skincare regimen as a long-term investment. But sometimes the daily grind shows up most on your face. The fast fix? Boosters. These liquids – which you add to your moisturizer – contain a high concentration of active ingredients to counteract fatigue and pollution. “Like serums, they target deeper into the dermal layer than [moisturizers],” says Dr. Diane Wong of Toronto’s Glow Medi Spa. “But you only use boosters when you need to kick-start the skin.” For example:
You’re pulling major OT at work: Brighten exhausted skin with a formula containing antioxidant-rich magnesium. Sephora Revitalizing Booster Tired Skin ($25), at sephora.com.
Your face hates the dry fall air: Dr. Nowell Solish, of Cosmetic Dermatology in Toronto, recommends hyaluronic acid, which attracts water to skin. Dr. Dennis Gross Clinical Concentrate Hydration Booster ($82), at sephora.com.
You RSVP’d yes to too many Halloween parties:Clarins Booster Detox ($40 at clarins.ca), contains anti-inflammatory green-coffee extract to mitigate the effects of those cocktails and Caramilks.
You got too much sun at the cottage: Vitamin C or retinol will address brown spots. An- other option is the herb-based MV Organic Skincare Instant Revival Skin Booster ($120), at thedetoxmarket.ca.
If you’re trying to scale back the clutter on your bathroom counter, this multi-use hair and skin oil leads the minimalist charge. Post-shower, spray on the heady mix of avocado, safflower and sweet-almond oils for a moisturizing, non-sticky and silicone-free glow. René Furterer 5 Sens Enhancing Dry Oil ($60), at renefurterer.com.
“I imagined Marie Antoinette at the gym.”
Rihanna showed her much anticipated Spring 2017 collection for Fenty x Puma today, and it had all of the bad gal boldness and girly glamour we were hoping for.
Set at Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild in Paris, the backdrop was complete with ornate chandeliers, and the front row was full of Victoria’s Secret models, including Jourdan Dunn, Sara Sampaio and Doutzen Kroes.
As for the fashion: for her second show Rihanna kept the slouchy silhouettes from the original collection, but introduced a whole new colour scheme.
The clothes were an assortment of pastel and sorbet shades, from pink and nude to mint green and purple. We also spotted new details like corsets, hoodies, layered pearl chokers like those seen at Y/Project, and lace do-rags.
The overall theme, as explained by Rihanna herself post-show: Marie Antoinette at the gym. This collection certainly isn’t for the faint of heart, but we’re betting it will fly off the shelves anyway.
Prince George arrives in Canada.
Prince George arrives in Canada.Source: Getty
Or low five either, for that matter.
Prince George does not appreciate fives in any form, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau found out the hard way this weekend when he tried to welcome the little royal to Vancouver. As you'll see in the video below, JT goes in for a high five—rejected—and then a low five—double rejected—and eventually tries a handshake (it worked for Obama!), which George rebuffs with that same cool stare.
Hero, George. Hero.
We listen in on a conversation between a designer and his muse.
When designer Michael Kors tapped his model muse and friend Lily Aldridge to star in the campaign for his new fragrance, Wonderlust, it was a major love fest. Here’s their exclusive chat about the project.
Lily Aldridge: “What inspired Wonderlust?"
Michael Kors: "I’ve made a few fragrances based on destinations—like Island, one of my first fragrances, and Sexy Rio—but this one was really about the journey. I love the idea that anything can happen. So that was a different approach for me.”
L.A. “Is there a cure for wanderlust, do you think?”
M.K. “No, and, frankly, I’m glad there isn’t. To work in a creative field and be successful, you have to stay curious. Travelling opens your eyes to so many different things in the world—it’s an endless source of inspiration.”
L.A. “What do you always bring with you on vacation?”
M.K. “Bain de Soleil Transparent Sunscreen Spray. It has a little bit of SPF, the smell is divine and it’s easy to use. And I never leave home without at least one pair of aviators. They’re a godsend after overnight flights.”
M.K. “Where’s your favourite place to escape to?”
L.A. “A quiet, remote beach with my family. I absolutely love going somewhere where I have no cell service. You have to put down your phone and enjoy the moment when you can!”
M.K. “Do you collect souvenirs?”
L.A. “I always bring home a local treat when I travel, usually a bottle of olive oil or spices. We love to cook in my home, and it’s fun to incorporate the items I collect from around the world.”
L.A. “What do you make of this return to individuality that is happening in fashion and beauty right now?”
M.K. “We have more people interested in fashion than ever before, and that’s a good thing. With the Internet and social
media, it’s like everyone is their own editor. They’re watching the shows, they’re reading the reports and they’re developing a true sense of personal style – what’s not great about that? Fashion is no longer this closed insider-only world. It keeps designers on their toes.”
L.A. “Do you think women worry too much about following fashion and beauty rules?”
M.K. “We’re so overinformed today; I think it’s easy for some women to get caught up in the rules and what’s ‘on trend’ and what’s not. I always tell my customers ‘If something doesn’t work for you or your lifestyle, walk away from it. When you try to force something, that’s when you start to make fashion mistakes. The best clothes, accessories and beauty choices are the ones that make you feel like your best self.’”
L.A. “How do you stay creative?”
M.K. “I’ve learned that nothing ever stays the same. It’s constantly changing, and, honestly, that’s what keeps me going after all these years. If every day were the same, I’d be bored. I’m curious by nature and a pop-culture vulture, so I read, see, watch and listen to everything. I always think that as long as you’re out there and engaging in the world, then there’s never a lack of inspiration.”
“You’re fearless, beautiful and always ready for an adventure – it’s your adventurous spirit that I wanted to capture for Wonderlust,” Kors told Aldridge of his inspiration for his latest scent. The result? Opening notes of Italian bergamot and almond milk, followed by florals like jasmine and heliotrope on a base of sandalwood. Michael Kors Wonderlust ($125 for 100 mL), at thebay.com.