Jan 3, 2013
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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.
A look from the latest AWAYTOMARS collection. Source: AWAYTOMARS
This breakout online fashion community is merging commerce with crowdsourcing.
Here’s what you need to know about Awaytomars, the game-changing, industry-disrupting online fashion community based in London: It’s a crowdsourcing platform that allows anyone, anywhere, to have a hand in making clothes. To start, create an account and upload a sketch of your design. The site’s fellow users provide feedback, share ideas on a communal digital mood board and tweak the original version. The ideas that receive the most community engagement go into production. The result is a globally designed collection with input from over 400 designers. “Fashion hasn’t had any major changes over the past 30 or 40 years,” says founder Alfredo Orobio. “We want to give young talent from all over the world the opportunity to design and experience the industry.” Awaytomars puts out two “co-created” collections a year. You can shop the latest one, inspired by raw materials like stone and metal, on awaytomars.com or dream big and propose an idea of your own.
Next up? Awaytomars is working with Google to develop a 3-D design tool to make the creative process more hands-on for its international user base. Although this tool is in the early stages, it’s safe to say that the future is (almost) here.
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.
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