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✨ Happy weekend! Today is Saturday, September 21, 2019, and we’re in nostalgia overload right now.
LET’S GO NUTS
As much as we love traditional “fall colours,” this season’s most compelling shade is a breath of fresh (autumn) air. Pistachio green was the standout star on fall/winter 2019 runways of Jil Sander, Marc Jacobs and more, along with its colour palette cousins mint, honeydew, and sage — heck, some designers even piled them on all together for a veritably verdant monochrome look. The soft green is more flattering than you might first expect, especially in shiny satin, gauzy chiffon, or brushed knit textures. Nylon
• How to Wear It
The muted pastel green is the perfect transitional colour to ease yourself into fall. If the full monochrome look isn’t for you, break it up by coordinating with creams, taupes, and pale greys for a subdued, sophisticated look. Or throw a colour curveball by pairing it with jewel tones like goldenrod yellow, deep garnet red or amethyst purple.
— SHOP THE TREND —
|At 78 years of age, Vivienne Westwood is still every bit the rebel she was when she first shocked her way onto the British fashion scene. Now, the grandmother of punk is partnering up with Vans for a limited-edition collaboration, which launched yesterday. The Vans x Vivienne Westwood Anglomania collection “reinterprets iconic Westwood archive prints, graphics and design notes” onto six classic Vans kicks, including a platform-version of the Sk8-Hi sneaker inspired by Westwood’s 1981 Pirate boot, and Checkerboard Slip-Ons graffitied with the word “Destroy” — design signatures that debuted for both brands in 1977. Footwear News|
• Pretty in Posh
It was only a matter of time: the most stylish former Spice Girl is getting in the beauty game. Ahead of her spring/summer 2020 runway show at London Fashion Week last weekend, Victoria Beckham got the hype machine started early with the launch of Victoria Beckham Beauty. The first drop is focused on the eyes, with products limited to tonal eyeshadow palettes (a.k.a. Smoky Eye Bricks, US $54), Lid Lustre cream glitter eyeshadows (US $36), and Satin Kajal Liner eye pencils (US $26). Becks touts the luxury “clean beauty” brand as free from harmful toxins, against animal testing, and inclusive of all complexions, with a statement on the brand website saying, “Superior craftsmanship alone is no longer enough — beauty brands must also be agents of change.” The site also assures fans eager for more that lip and skincare collections are on the way soon. CNN Style
• Ready for Takeoff
Away, the maker of the internet’s favourite suitcase, has just launched another travel unicorn: The perfect travel tote. Well, two totes, actually (because you’ve gotta give people options). The brand’s new Latitude and Longitude totes are both chic and practical. Each is available in four shades of premium leather, and is designed with a handy removable exterior strap for securing it to the top handle of a suitcase. A magnetic closure provides quick access to a detachable zip pouch inside, sized just right for your passport, boarding pass and other essentials. The totes are also tech-friendly — the taller, narrower Latitude style fits a 13-inch laptop, while the wider Longitude style fits a 15-inch laptop. (Take us Away!) HuffPost
🌟 PRO TIP
“L-Tyrosine is like a magnet for colour pigment. If you want a really amazing colour result, use the mask without rinsing before you go to the salon.”
– EVOLVh haircare founder Boris Oak‘s advice for using the brand’s amino acid-rich UltraRepair Reconstructing Masque ($64 at Detox Market) as a colour booster to fill porosity and prevent streaky, patchy colour absorption. “Not only does the colour penetrate through the mask, the mask helps bring it into the hair for super smooth results.”
• That’s Hot
Fashion stylist turned designer Rachel Zoe is bringing her particular brand of glam to a new generation. But, instead of just their closets, she’s coming for their entire bedrooms. Zoe has collaborated with Pottery Barn on collections for its PBTeen and Pottery Barn Kids and Baby lines. The “modern glam” collection is playful yet sophisticated, sprinkled with rose gold sequins, spotted faux-“lynx fur,” and whimsical butterfly prints perfect for a nursery. There are also plenty of stand-out pieces that would be equally at home in a grown-up bedroom. (We’ll take a pair of Leopard Table Lamps and a Starburst Roung Rug, please and thank you.) House Beautiful
• Totally Ballin’
The Toronto Raptors organization is doing its part to welcome more Muslim women into the sports world. The 2019 NBA Champs (we’ll never get tired of saying that) just released a co-branded Nike Pro Hijab with the athletic wear giant, becoming the first ever pro basketball team to offer the garment. In a Twitter post, the Raptors said the collaboration was inspired by “those brave enough to change the game” — or more specifically, by the Hijabi Ballers, a Toronto-based organization that promotes Muslim women in sports. Currently, the Raptors logo-emblazoned sports hijab is available at Toronto’s Real Sports boutique, with wider release expected in the near future. CBC News
⚡️ STRAIGHT TO THE POINT
• After a three-year wait, Khloe Kardashian’s Good American denim line has finally launched in Canada, exclusively at Hudson’s Bay.
• Not to terrify you, but apparently even the blue-light emanating from our phones is giving us wrinkles (ugh) — but thankfully, collaborative skincare brand Volition Beauty is on the case with the launch of Screen Time Hydra-Mist.
• Soon, your coffee table can be better decorated than your whole house. Interior design goddess Kelly Wearstler just announced the release of her latest book, titled Evocative Style, available for pre-order now.
• While every other fast food chain on the planet (more or less) is adding Beyond Meat to their menus, Harvey’s is giving a Canadian-made underdog a shot with the introduction of plant-based Lightlife Burgers to its offerings.
• We’re Hungry
These pyjamas are corporate instagram bait at its finest, and we’re actually sohere for it.
Now if you’ll excuse us, we need to book our tickets to the vagina museum (yes, really).