Sep 22, 2016
The Weeknd doesn't look like this anymore
And by 'escape' we actually mean representing his grandmother on a tour of some Commonwealth countries.
Prince Harry's escaping the November gloom for a little pre-Christmas fun in the sun.
The redheaded royal is off on a solo tour of Antigua, Barbuda, St Kitts, St Lucia and (stop to catch breath) St Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados, Grenada and finally Guyana. He'll be island hopping between November 20 and December 4.
Last time the royal went to the Caribbean we got this picture, so...lots to look forward to, friends.
Bust a move!
Devin Brugman used to need to wear three sports bras to get through a workout. (She’s a 32DDD.) “The only options were these maternity-style harness bras or slim, sexy types,” says Brugman, the co-founder of the A Bikini a Day Instagram and website. (Yes, she and bestie Natasha Oakley pose in swimwear every day; no, they are not insane.) So she designed her own bra, the “Devin,” for her Monday Active sportswear line. Here are her non-negotiables:
We need this so our breasts stay in place and because it prevents the stretching of the Cooper’s ligaments – the connective tissue in the breasts. (Stretching = sagging.) “Eighty percent of the strength and support of the bra is in the band,” says Jenine LaFayette of Brooks Running Canada. “It’s like the foundation of a house.” (The band should be tighter than your typical bra, so you may need to go down a size.)
If the cup is wrinkling, it’s too small and can chafe. Make sure it sits smoothly over the breasts.
Run in place, squat or do your best Britney Spears impression while trying on the bra in the change room. If it’s even the slightest bit pinchy, walk away.
(Don’t) free the nipple
Sleeping in a sports bra won’t make your girls perkier (sorry), but it can reduce pre-period tenderness. “It feels better because your breasts aren’t moving around at night,” says Dr. Ruth Heisey of Women’s College Hospital in Toronto.
“Devin” Bra, Monday Active ($161), at bandier.com.
Photo by Danielle Campbell
Photo by Danielle Campbell
Plus, the other fashion news that got us talking this week.
For Canadian up-and-coming designers mourning the cancellation of Toronto Fashion Week, all is not lost. The launch of The Suzanne Rogers Fashion Institute (SRFI) at Ryerson hopes to create opportunities and support homegrown talent.
The institute, set to begin operation this October, is the first of it’s kind. It will offer fellowships to selected students, providing third and fourth year students as well as recent grads with industry mentorship, master classes and funding to help them succeed at home and abroad.
Sounds like a major step forward for the Canadian fashion industry.
Love J.Crew’s preppy prints just as much as you love working out? Good news – the brand has collaborated with New Balance on their first ever activewear collection that’s available now online and in-store at Yorkdale.
The collection includes styles from New Balance’s core line that have been “J.Crew-ified” with exclusive colours and patterns.
Get your fill of paisley-print hoodies, polka dot tanks, colour-blocked leggings and neon sports bras here.
It’s all in the eyes – or should we say, eyewear. Get your hands on one of Chloé’s limited edition 18-carat gold Carlina frames available on October 15th, and be one of only 10 Canadians to have a pair.
Whether you like classic gold or a warmer golden brown, Chloé designed these round frames to make you feel like “the girl with the golden eyes staring up at the sky, dancing in the sea.”
Become that golden-eyed girl and shop the sunglasses at hollyeyewear.com.
After collaborating with several renowned artists, this fall Aritzia is featuring photos by Vincent van de Wijngaard on their (forever collectible) shopping bags.
According to the retailer, his vivid, culturally diverse work – which includes images shot everywhere from Peru to Paris – fits perfectly with their mantra Nowhere to Go but Everywhere.
We’re feeling a major wave of wanderlust coming on.
Beauty Grand Prix 2017
More information to come!