Sep 16, 2015
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Moving as slowly as a Walking Dead zombie the day after CrossFit is (mostly) a good thing. Those achy limbs – known as “delayed-onset muscle soreness” – are the body “adapting to a new type or intensity of exercise, which can lead to gains in strength, provided you allow time to heal,” says Scott Allen, a physiotherapist at Cleveland Clinic Canada in Toronto. Sleep and proper nutrition are the best ways to recover, but if your whining about your aches is getting on friends’ nerves, “many people feel that taking ibuprofen and using topical creams, massage or heat create some relief in the soft tissue,” says Allen.
Backstage at Rodarte SS17
Backstage at Rodarte SS17Source: Imaxtree
Brides, take note.
The best new bridal party activity is courtesy of Rodarte's spring/summer 2017 show, where hairstylist Odile Gilbert and her team used leftover scraps of fabric from the clothing to create about 80-90 custom hair accessories.
"We bought some headbands and barrettes, and created some flowers and ribbons," explains Gilbert of the process. "You cut into the material, you twist it and tie it and put it on a barrette in an easy way. It’s nothing special, everybody can do that. It's something you don't think is easy, but it’s easy."
The project took them one day – "[There was a] big table and music," says Gilbert. For a bridal party, try using material cut from a dress that was altered, or buy fabric specifically for the task if none if available. The key to preventing the accessories from falling out is buying quality barrettes: Gilbert used a classic French brand, but see what is available at your drugstore.
Models were outfitted with a minimum of three accessories – a combination of barrettes and headbands, placed in "unexpected ways" – and sometimes more, depending on the outfit. "We wanted the accessories to look like a kid did it in school, like if it's Mother’s Day and instead of buying something you create something for your mom," says Gilbert. They were placed so not to be visible from the front, leaving the focus on the dress. "In the back, you have the surprise," she adds.
"There was no inspiration. It was Rodarte. It’s based off the collection," Gilbert notes. "It's funny, because everybody always asks, 'Is it the '20s, is it the '30s?' No, no: It's 2016, going into 2017. So it’s today. A girl who wants to look pretty and beautiful, that's the inspiration."
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.
LillzKillz SS17 runway finale
LillzKillz SS17 runway finaleSource: Vancouver Fashion Week
The inside scoop on Vancouver-based reworked vintage designer Lillea Goian of LillzKillz.
It's day three of VFW and even though there's barely five minutes to spare between shows, I took the time to sit down with spirited 18-year-old designer Lillea Goian of LillzKillz to chat about vintage, fast fashion and the see-now-buy-now trend.
What was your inspiration for the collection?
"I really take inspiration from what’s on my mind. I just think about the things that I like and if I find something else that I’m interested in I try and find a way to incorporate it. The main theme of the show was sequins and motocross gear. I saw someone online wearing really vibrant motocross pants and I thought [they] were cool, but that I could find a way to make them even cooler."
You re-work vintage pieces with original artwork. Do you create the art before working on the collection, or vice versa?
"I don’t make the artwork myself. I incorporate [the work] of friends of mine who want exposure. I’ve used the work of two artists so far who suited the themes in my past shows. My friend Aidan did the artwork for this show. I thought it really suited it since it’s very graffiti-like. I usually just work with my friends because I like helping people as much as I can. If I had the opportunity to get help from somebody I would take it."
What do you look for when choosing vintage pieces?
"I always look for things no one else would be interested in. I feel like a lot of vintage stores cater to a certain market and I feel like a lot of the time buyers go for the ripped jean, T-shirts, leather and camo jackets. It’s so bland! So I go searching in places that no one else would go to find the brightest things. I feel like vintage stores should have something for everybody. Everyone appreciates vintage at some level and it sucks when it’s catered to specific people."
Where do you find inspiration?
"I’m 18 so I don’t have a lot of opportunities to go places for inspiration. If anything, I get inspiration from what’s on the Internet. I’m constantly looking online for street style from different fashion weeks. Instagram is pretty big but I also go through personal style changes that affect my designs."
What are your thoughts on the see-now-buy-now trend?
"I think it’s smart to show things the season of because fast fashion companies take your ideas and re-work them for less and I don’t think that’s fair. People put in so much energy, time and emotion into their designs and to have someone steal it is so unfair. So I do my absolute best to wear vintage pieces and make them new in my own way. That’s what I can afford at this point in my life. If I could afford expensive designer clothing I would be all over it."