Los Angeles-based nail and body care brand Sparitual launched a new Nail Wellness Collection on February 15, featuring an all-star lineup that includes a cuticle remover and oil, a nail strengthening treatment and a topcoat. The products are all vegan and reflect the beauty industry’s shift toward hand care, health and hygiene. Featuring nourishing ingredients like bamboo extract, bamboo oil and argan oil, there’s never been a better time to give your hands and nails some serious TLC.
Monday haircare makes its Canadian debut
Launching a new haircare collection right before an unsettling global lockdown that upended every aspect of life sounds stressful, but for New Zealand entrepreneur Jaimee Lupton, the timing last March seemed to reiterate the messaging behind her brand, Monday. “Beauty shouldn’t have to cost an arm and a leg,” says Lupton. “We set out to make luxury accessible; given the times, I think that that was very important for people.” Priced at $10 and under, the pastel-pink SLS- and paraben-free line of four in-shower cleansing and conditioning duos sold out
Pisces season is here so we’ve done the heavy lifting and found 15 great gifts for all the Pisces in your life. This chill water sign is one to get creative so why not indulge them in some of our favourite things?
Help them connect to their water sign with ocean scents, a salmon leather clutch, a boat coat or puka shell earrings. They’ll get a kick out of a fish-shaped bag from Bode or a serene-looking beach puzzle that will allow them escape to Hawaii mentally. Support Ocean conservation with gifts like the Parley artist collaboration totes, a swimsuit made from recycled water bottles from Fair Harbor or a staple pair of sneakers made with recycled ocean plastic. For the proud Pisces that wants to rep their sign all the time, look to Canadian jewellery brands like Mejuri and By Annalay for the perfect star sign keepsake.
Click through our favourite gifts for Pisces no matter the occasion and make a splash with Pisces-approved gifts for everyone on your list.
Emhoff stole the show — and signalled a welcome shift away from the overt displays of wealth of the previous administration — when she walked the steps of the Capitol on January 20 in another memorable coat, a bedazzled Miu Miu topper with a cheeky exaggerated collar. The 22-year-old New York City-based design student wore the plaid outerwear over a merlot Batsheva dress, her curly mullet held back with a simple black leather headband. (IMG, the agency that represents both Gigi and Bella Hadid, also took notice of Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman on inauguration day; news of
Dr. Liza Egbogah, a Toronto-based manual osteopath, fell in love with the flair of Nigerian dressing before she started wearing it herself. “I loved looking through my mom’s old pictures because everyone was wearing traditional wax print dresses,” she remembers. “I’d ask my mother how I could get those kinds of pieces and she’d say, ‘I never thought you’d be interested in Nigerian clothes.’”
This might be due in part to Egbogah’s international upbringing; she was born in Calgary and lived in both Libya and Malaysia while growing up. But she recalls that during visits to her ancestral home — her parents were born in the same Nigerian village — she was mesmerized by what women in the markets were wearing.
It was when she was in Malaysia that she developed a love of batik — the centuries-old print work typically made with wax that also appears in the traditional
Photography by GREG SWALES. On Bosso: Top and pants, prices upon request, Casablanca. Necklace, price upon request, Misho. On Jazzelle: Tops, vintage. Pants, $2,340, Patou. Earrings, $85, Kendra Scott.
Owning their uniqueness is what pushed our March cover stars to the top of the modelling game.
Date February 16, 2021
Adonis Bosso was in the priority line to board a recent flight from Paris when the gate agent waved him away. “‘I’m SkyPriority,’ I said as I showed her my pass,” he recalls. “And she looked at me like, ‘Really?’” That’s just one example of the daily micro-aggressions Bosso says he faces as a Black man. But speaking via Zoom from his home in Toronto, where he was quarantining after returning from FASHION’s cover shoot in Los Angeles, he conveys the incident with such nonchalance, and such a lack of anger or bitterness, that it’s clear that racism is as routine to him as brushing his teeth.
He also faced it, though in a more systemic way, when he began modelling in the early 2010s. “I would often be the only Black model in a show or campaign,” says Bosso, who is casually dressed in
BOSS Partners With The NBA on a Capsule Collection
The Golden State Warrior’s Draymond Green is the front man for the latest co-branded BOSS and NBA Capsule Collection. The collection of casual pieces like sweaters, t-shirts and sweatpants will feature the NBA logo as well as logos from the New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers, LA Clippers, Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets and Toronto Raptors. Others joining Green in the campaign include NBA G League player “Zay” Todd, rapper Aminé, and jewellery designer Greg Yuna. The collection will be released this month online and in stores.
Sentaler Releases ‘Unity’ Collection
Canadian coat brand (and royal favourite), Sentaler, has released an array of purple styles as part of the Sentaler Refresh ‘Unity’ collection. The purple shades are inspired by the coats worn by Kamala Harris, Jill Biden and Michelle Obama at the recent inauguration. The three different purple coats are a staple silhouette in the Sentaler collection and are made from limited edition archival fabric.