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.
It looks like a pint of Guinness, tastes like a cold brew, and is only available in one Starbucks location—but it's not on the secret menu. So what is this mystery drink launching RN in Canada?
It's nitro coffee, which in terms of coffee trends is 2016's answer to 2015's obsession with pour over (and apparently an extension of our obsession with cold coffee in general, which Starbucks says is actually a growing part of our morning coffee order, even in the winter).
So what is it, and how is not just cold brew? Well, it is cold brew in the sense that it's based on the same intial process (steeping coffee for 20 hours in cold water) but then things get science-y when they infuse it with nitrogen. This is key because it means no ice is added, excellent news for anyone who's ever hated how watered down the end of your iced coffee sometimes tastes.
Nitro cold brew is currently only available at one location in Canada (Brookfield Place in Toronto) but word on the street is that they'll be rolling it out at more locations A-to-the-SAP.
To debut their collab with H&M (which comes out on November 3rd worldwide), Kenzo designers Carol Lim and Humberto Leon threw a fashion fiesta in New York City.
On Wednesday night, models walked – and danced – their way around a square runway wearing a collaborative collection that stayed true to Kenzo’s vibrant aesthetic, and will surely be fun to wear.
Patterns ranged from bold florals to tiger stripes and leopard prints in every colour, and we can’t wait to get our hands on the jeans, oversized dresses and kimono jackets.
The show garnered more than a few celebrity guests, who were clearly just as excited as we are about the collab. Lupita Nyong’o, Elizabeth Olsen, Chloe Schevigny and Charli XCX were in attendance in fun looks from the collection.
The Coveteur: Private Spaces, Personal Style Source: The Coveteur/Jake Rosenberg
Stephanie Mark has made a name for herself as one half of the duo behind The Coveteur, a website that documents the closets of some of fashion’s biggest names. Alongside co-founder Jake Rosenberg, Mark has released a coffee table book called The Coveteur: Private Spaces, Personal Style featuring 43 exclusive profiles of designers, trendsetters, and icons (hello, Hugh Hefner!) We caught up with Mark to talk about OTT collections, starstruck moments, and being “adopted” by Bobbi Brown.
“Christian Louboutin was really special. He’s so kind, and he’s only asked five or six press outlets in his house throughout his career. Being in his space, hearing him tell the story of how we got started—he’s an icon in fashion but he’s an icon to everyone. To have that one on one time with him was so special. I was really nervous, and I don’t get nervous that much!”
The Coveteur/Jake Rosenber
“Suzanne Rogers is a collector in the truest form, she really champions designers she works with and buys from. She gets to know the designers and supports them. Shooting her closet took a long time, we walked in and were like ‘We’re gonna need more people at this shoot. We need to call for back-up reinforcements!’”
“For Cindy Crawford, we were nervous and excited, it was an ‘oh my god pinch me’ moment. Just because of the impact she’s had on the industry. Her house is so stunning in Malibu, right by the water. It was jaw-dropping. She is so lovely, and laid-back, and talked about her cottage in Muskoka.”
The Coveteur/Jake Rosenberg
“We are in people’s houses, so it’s not uncommon for people to feed us, we lie in people’s beds. Bobbi Brown, she literally adopted us. She sent us home with food—we were staying at an AirBNB and she was like ‘There’s no food there!’ Jake went to her house for the Jewish holidays.”