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✨ Happy weekend! Today is Saturday, November 10, 2018 and we’d be more than happy wearing these from now until the end of March, thankyouverymuch.
TREND BULLETIN: SWEATER WEATHER
We’ve been holding off on this one in hopes winter might decide to take a pass this year, but no dice. Sweater weather is officially here, and this time, it’s making itself impossible to ignore (and not just because of the frigid temperatures). Forget about your basic solid-coloured cable knits and minimalist turtlenecks. 2018’s knitwear is big (literally) and bold. The statement sweater comes in many forms, and none of them look anything like what your grandma might knit. Porter
• What Else You Need to Know
Oversized silhouettes, 3D-knits and bold colour blocking, graphic patterns and intarsia imagery are what’s new in knitwear now. The billowing sleeves and A-line hems of fall’s ’70s-style peasant tops have been translated into chunky sweaters with balloon sleeves and cowl-neck collars, becoming instant fashion editor and street style staples for the season. Child-like motifs such as dinosaurs and stars have moved to the adult’s section (if Selena Gomez is doing it…), and classics like houndstooth and fair isle patterns are blown up to extreme proportions. If you refuse to give up that #allblackeverything life, seek out textures like fuzzy mohair and nubby bouclé knits to add extra dimension. These attention-grabbing toppers pair best with pared-back bottoms (so it’s a good thing skinny jeans are still cool).
• Modern Vintage
Marc Jacobs is taking a trip down memory lane. The designer is reissuing the now-iconic collection that (in)famously got him fired from Perry Ellis, recreating all 26 runway looks from his spring 1993 lineup as the Redux Grunge Collection 1993/2018, to be released on Nov. 15 (but preorders have already started!) under his eponymous label. To Jacobs, the collection “epitomized the first time in my professional career I was unwavering in my determination to see my vision come to life on the runway, without creative compromise.” So, he’s sticking with that vision, remaking every piece of clothing, shoes and accessories in the original fabrics, prints and embroideries. Heck, for the campaign, he even got Naomi Campbell (who somehow hasn’t aged a day) to model the same outfit she walked the runway in 26 years ago. MJ’s not the only brand feeling nostalgic. Club Monaco has just brought back its heritage logo sweatshirt — complete with the original crest designed in 1985 — thanks to a collaboration with Vancouver-based athletic brand Reigning Champ. Fashionista
• Designers ♥️ Disney
Speaking of nostalgia, two more unlikely style icons are making a comeback for this season: Mickey Mouse and Mary Poppins. Disney has been busy getting busy with fashion labels to make stylish pieces that would make your childhood self squeal. First off, everyone’s favourite mouse is celebrating his 90th birthday with a commemorative capsule from Levi’s. Mickey motifs find their way onto special edition cute AF trucker jackets and 501 jeans, as well as sweatshirts and tees for both men and women. For those with more expensive taste, designer label rag & bone has also just dropped a collection of Mickey Mouse threads. (Oh, Mickey you’re so fine…) Hunter, meanwhile, is sticking to its British roots in support of the long overdue sequel Mary Poppins Returns (out Dec. 19). Released Thursday, the capsule of rain boots, umbrellas and bags for adults and children is adorned with abstract prints of Poppins’ unmistakable silhouette. The highlight of the collection is the custom-designed Original Mary Bag, based on the nanny’s iconic carpet bag from the original film.
• A Beautiful Change
One of the world’s biggest beauty brands is putting animals before appearance, and we actually couldn’t be happier about it. Covergirl just announced that it’s officially received its Leaping Bunny certification from Cruelty Free International, making it the largest makeup brand to get the designation. The coveted certification is no easy feat, the company’s entire supply chain and ingredient list needs to be vetted by the organization before it can certify that nothing’s been tested on animals. Covergirl’s parent company, Coty, hopes that this will inspire other large beauty brands to go after the designation, and that together, they can end animal testing for cosmetics around the world. (Hop hop hooray!) Best Health
To prevent your turkey from drying out, just brush the skin with some oil.
– No, this isn’t about your significant other. It’s turkey expert Chef Sahir‘s tip for cooking up a juicy holiday turkey. For more tips, Butterball has partnered with Amazon to add the Butterball Turkey Talk skill to Alexa, providing expert holiday cooking guidance until Dec. 24. Butterball
• Pot Spot
Las Vegas is about to go up in smoke — in the best possible way. Nevada cannabis company Planet 13 Holdings has opened a spliff superstore just steps away from the Las Vegas strip. The 112,000-square-foot (!!) dispensary is the largest in the world, and will feature a 40,000-square-foot entertainment complex with interactive attractions and a 16,500-square-foot retail space dedicated to cannabis and its accessories. But the experience doesn’t stop there. Once shoppers are high on Planet 13’s supply, interactive exhibitions (think 15-foot-tall LED lotus flowers that can be controlled by customers, an outdoor water feature, sensory-activated LED flooring, a glowing aerial orb, and interactive laser graffiti) will really make the trip (pardon the pun) worth the trek. Daily Hive
• Colourful Sounds
While the convenience of WiFi-connected smart speakers is undeniable, most of those on the market aren’t exactly stylish, posing a bit of a decor dilemma for anyone particular about the looks of their living space. That’s all changed with the launch of a limited-edition collaboration between audio experts Sonos and Scandinavian design brand Hay. Hitting both companies’ online stores this week, the Hay Sonos One ($279) has all the top-of-the-line technical features of the original Sonos One speaker — amazing sound quality and amplification, support for both Amazon Alexa and Apple Airplay, and in-app integration with more than 80 music services — dressed up in a palette of five curated colour options. Choose from forest green, pale yellow, soft pink, light grey and vibrant red — or stock up on multiple devices to pair throughout your home. Design Milk
HEALTH & FITNESS
• Anti-Aging Eats
Protein bars have become a staple food of busy people’s diets, but Canadian brand Sproos is upping the healthy snack game even further with the launch of its new collagen-infused bars. Available in three flavours — chocolate almond butter, double chocolate beet, and lemon coconut — the grain- and gluten-free bars blend hemp seeds, almonds, and dates with seven grams worth of marine collagen from wild-caught North Atlantic fish (don’t freak — it’s flavourless). Sproos says consuming collagen, often found in skincare products, benefits your joints (strengthening ligaments and maintaining flexibility), gut (supporting immune function), skin (improving elasticity and tone) and hair. The bars are popping up on grocery store shelves and through online retailers in the coming weeks, and are available on the brand’s own site now in boxes of 12 for $38. Instagram