Time to make nice with static, as seen at Sonia Rykiel's Spring 2017 show.
Spring 2017's most exciting message—to genuinely embrace the undone, aesthetic—is highlighted in the most beautiful way through hair.
Let us count the ways windblown hair looked fresh—not frazzled—on the Spring 2017 runways.
At Chloé, where the hair was slightly bent and the ends were left unfinished.
At Dorhout Mees, where models let their frizz flags fly.
At Etro, where the fuzz encircled the set of waves like an angelic halo.
At Tommy Hilfiger, where it looked as if the models spent the morning at one of the four corners of the earth.
Hair looked like it had air-dried after a morning lake dip (think summer camp and Herbal Essences) at Veronique Leroy.
At Koche, where the glory of the '90s hair flip worked in tandem with all the messy bits.
And at Philosophy, where surfer girl hair story matched freshly scrubbed skin—and freckles.
We know, not everyone can try this look at home. But something everyone can try is frizz forgiveness. The next time you're about to flat-iron, soak your strands in something heavy that will stomp out those flyaways—step back. Your lax hair finish might just be the next big trend in beauty. No need to fuzz off.
Are you using it yet?
We're guessing you've heard of Proactiv? The founders behind the acne treatment line – dermatologists Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields – also happen to be the savvy brains behind another skincare brand, aptly named Rodan + Fields, which zeros in on anti-aging treatment systems. The duo were recently in Toronto to talk about a super secret launch from said skincare brand, and while my lips are sealed on those details (guys, I had to sign a non-disclosure agreement!), I can tell you my takeaway from meeting with them is that I need to start using retinoic acid like, five years ago.
According to Dr. Kathy Fields, who is still a practicing dermatologist and prof at Stanford School of Medicine in San Francisco, it's all about retinoic acid, which has been around for over 30 years.
"Retinoic acid is still the favoured molecule by dermatologists," says Dr. Fields. "It's vitamin A. It makes the pores look smaller because it debrides the pore [for all you word nerds, that means it unplugs the pore]. It helps normalize cell turnover, which is anti-wrinkle. It helps shed dark skin [think brown spots] and a little anti-cancer."
"If you have sun damaged skin, it helps normalize the epidermis," says Fields.
A few things to know about using retinoic acid:
But the number one anti-aging cream of all time, to infinity and beyond? Come on, you should know this by now.
The answer is sunscreen. "If you're not protecting your skin, you're toast," says Fields.
As we age, plushy collagen and taut elastin fibres break down and skin loses it's elasticity. These ingredients can help bring back the glory days of youth.
Peptides are the naturally occurring building blocks of protein in skin. We don’t necessarily become deficient in them as we age, but introducing more into our routine is beneficial because of a specific receptor in the cell. “They stimulate collagen in a very unique way,” says Dr. Dennis Gross, a dermatologist based in New York. “The more receptors you put to work, the more firming you’ll see. If your concern is wrinkles or laxity, then it’s an important ingredient to look for in your products.” With consistent use, expect to see changes after one month.
Dr. Dennis Gross Firming Peptide Milk ($78), at sephora.com.
The Ordinary “Buffet” Multi-Technology Peptide Serum ($14.80), at ordinaries.com.
Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule found in connective tissues that supports skin due to its ability to bind water, says Dr. Kucy Pon, a Toronto-based dermatologist. “Creams that contain hyaluronic acid can improve hydration of the outer layer of skin and give a softer, smoother appearance,” she says. “When skin is well hydrated, the look of fine lines and wrinkles may also be improved.” Look for hyaluronic acid and/or sodium hyaluronic on an ingredient list.
Lierac Paris Hydragenist Moisturizing Rescue Balm ($70), at lierac.ca.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel ($25), at shoppersdrugmart.ca.
Ceramides are waxy lipids in the top layer of skin that act as a protective barrier and help retain water. The production of ceramides declines with age, compromising the skin barrier. “This can let in harmful environmental components and lead to inflammation,” says Gross. “An intact barrier is also essential for the delivery of other anti-aging ingredients.” On a label, look for ceramide NG, AP or EOP, ceramide 2/ceramide NS, ceramide 3/ceramide NP, sphingolipids or phospholipids.
SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 ($140), skinceuticals.com.
Ren Flash Hydro-Boost Instant Plumping Emulsion ($52), sephora.ca.
B vitamins have an essential role in the body. “Topically applied, niacinamide [a type of B vitamin] perfects the skin, strengthens the cell membrane, combats acne and controls hyperpigmentation,” says Gross. Retinol and niacinamide work exceptionally well together. Look for names like riboflavin (B2), niacinamide (B3), panthenol (B5) and biotin (B7).
Kat Burki Complete B Bio-Correcting Face Crème ($430), at murale.ca.
AlumierMD AluminEye ($80), at alumiermd.com.
He had a party. Taylor, Katy and John Mayer were there. Rihanna wasn’t.
On Sunday night, Champagne Papi rang in his 30th birthday by dropping four new tracks on OVO Sound Radio, and hosting a star-studded birthday celebration at Delilah’s restaurant in West Hollywood. A-list celebs like Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and John Mayer attended the fête (hopefully that wasn’t too awk), along with Jamie Foxx, French Montana and Zoë Kravitz. Sadly, there were no RiRi spottings.
Drizzy didn’t seem too bothered...especially when the 6ix God was treated to a signed photo from British singer Sade. (Drake is a longtime fan.)
Drake’s cake however, possibly stole the show, (not just because we are in the middle of a huge Halloween candy craving). The gorgeous three-tiered gateau featured baby pics of him and album artwork for his upcoming Apple Music playlist More Life.
"It really means a lot to me, everybody being here," Drizzy said in an Instagram video taken at the celebration. “The support that you give, night in and night out for the team that's with me every day..."
More life, Drizzy, we wish you all the best.