Northern Reflections

The latest Kardashian Kontroversy, how to celebrate Canada Day in style, and more plant-based protein hits the mainstream
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Northern Reflections

The latest Kardashian Kontroversy, how to celebrate Canada Day in style, and more plant-based protein hits the mainstream
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✨   Happy weekend! Today is Saturday, June 29, 2019, and we don’t know when this launches, but we’re putting it on our Christmas wishlist anyway.


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WITH GLOWING HEARTS

We got lucky this year, dear readers: July 1 falls on a Monday, meaning we’ve been blessed with the elusive Canada Day long weekend for the fourth year in a row. What’s not so lucky: our nation’s birthday will fall in the middle of the week in both 2020 and 2021 — so that means you’d better not squander this weekend’s chance to celebrate (ir)responsibly. Kick things off by firing up the barbecue, whipping up a batch of your signature Caesars (or maybe spiked s’mores milkshakes are more your speed?) and belting out “O Canada” around a campfire. Oh, and don’t forget to pick up a box of fireworks-themed doughnuts for dessert.


— SHOW YOUR CANADIAN PRIDE —

Skip the played-out maple leaf motifs. Instead, wear your national pride on your sleeve (or any other part of your outfit) by truly supporting Canadian designers.

Two Canadian friends set out to create the perfect do-it-all swimwear, and up-and-coming brand Left On Friday is the result. The stylish bathers are cut to stay in place even when you’re actually, you know, swimming. (Imagine that.) Pool Days Top, $100, and Hi Tide Bottom, $100.
Warren Steven Scott is just one of a wave of Indigenous designers catching the attention of fashion editors. His prismatic laser cut jewellery is inspired by Coast Salish art and his own Nlaka’pamux Nation ancestry. Mixed Ovoids earrings, $70.
Vegan-friendly footwear brand Native Shoes and swimwear designer Beth Richards — both based in B.C. — teamed up to create these limited-edition motivational pool slides that remind the wearer to stay two steps ahead. Native Spencer LX x Beth Richards sandal, $40.
Known for their girly ruffles and voluminous cuts, designer Emma Knudsen‘s dresses are ethically made in a family-run factory in Vancouver that strives for sustainable production practices. Emma Knudsen Lauren dress, $149 at Etsy.


IN OTHER NEWS…

• Fashion: #KimOhNo

In the least shocking Kardashian news of our time, Kim — a.k.a. the woman whose hourglass figure once “broke the internet” — just launched a line of shapewear. While praised for her inclusive approach (the line spans sizes XXS to 4XL and comes in nine skin-matching shades), the brand’s culturally insensitive name, Kimono, has Japanese fans in an uproar. The Kit

• Beauty: The New New

Canadian natural brand Consonant Skincare just launched its first-ever sheet mask, and it’s a total gamechanger. The new HydraExtreme Charcoal Sheet Mask’s bamboo-based fibres make it 100% compostable and the outer packaging is fully recyclable. The purifying serum combines the brand’s signature HydrExtreme skin quencher with potent botanical extracts that soothe irritation and plump and smooth skin. Consonant

• Beauty: Rock-Chic Reborn

Karl Lagerfeld’s legacy lives on: L’Oreal Paris has revealed that before the late designer passed away in February, he’d been working on a makeup collaboration with the brand. The collection is now set to launch in September, just ahead of Paris Fashion Week. Popsugar

• Travel: Foodie’s Fantasy

In case you need a reason to add the French Riviera to your travel bucket list (let’s be real — is there a reason not to?), here’s a good one: Waterfront hot spot Mirazur just landed the number one spot at the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards for 2019. CNN Travel

• Food: Veggie Delight

Pizza Pizza is hopping on the plant-based bandwagon with the launch of its new Super Plant Pizza, decked out with Field Roast’s Mexican Chipotle Sausage and Yves’s plant-based pepperoni and available with options like cauliflower crust and dairy-free vegan “cheeze.” Financial Post

• Wellness: Par for the Course

He may have been bested by Kawhi on the basketball court, but Steph Curry isn’t wallowing in defeat. The Golden State star has turned his attention to the golf course, unveiling his tropical-inspired collection of links-ready fashion for Under Armour, coming this fall. (Also worth noting: The Raptors’ own Serge Ibaka’s collaboration with boxer brand Topik Wear dropped this week with a portion of the sales going to the Serge Ibaka Foundation, and we can’t stop, ahem, admiring the campaign video.) Golf Digest


PARTING SHOT

• Fine & Dandy

This gentleman is the fashion icon we all need now.


That’s it from us — it’s time to get this party started!


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