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My Friends Trust Me for Style Advice—I'm Into These 34 Chic Items Now

As a fashion editor, I’ve found that my friends routinely use me as a trusted source for sartorial guidance. Basically, I’m often one of the first people they text when they’re on the fence about a particular item or want help identifying the latest trend to try.

One of my very good friends recently asked me for advice on some of the best oversize blazers because she wanted to add some relaxed tailoring into her wardrobe. I sent over three options (including this $75 Nordstrom pick). I also sent her a few other spring items I’m loving that I knew she’d be into. I thought you might be interested in some of said pieces, so I’m sharing the items below (the first four on the list). I also scrolled through some of my favorite sites to uncover a smattering of other chic items that piqued my interest.

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The Best New Beauty Products Launching in April

While April showers may currently be in full swing, May flowers are just around the corner. That means it’s time to start thinking about all of the fun beauty buys that come with warmer weather, like sunny new scents, bright, summery makeup and ultra-refreshing skincare picks. Below are some of our favourite April 2021 beauty launches that you need to have on your radar. Happy shopping!

Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom

Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom Lipstick, $52, chanel.com

Chanel’s latest lipstick collection, Rouge Coco Bloom, has just launched after an impressive three years in development and over 140 different iterations and tests conducted at the brand’s research labs in both Japan and Paris. The collection features 20 shades and new two-phase technology: the first phase deposits the colour, while the second produces an ultra-shiny plumping effect.

Belif Aqua Bomb Brightening Vitamin C Cream

belif Aqua bomb brightening vitamin C cream
belif Aqua Bomb Brightening Vitamin C Cream, $56,
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Here's a Secret: Every Fashion Girl Wears These 10 Things to Look Cool

Do you ever look at some of the girls that pop up on your Instagram feed and think to yourself, How is it that they always look so good? It’s literally my job to write about fashion and even I find myself in a state of envy over their polished and stylish ensembles on the regular. Hundreds of aspirational saved images later, I started to realize that there is a formula to their dressing success and it has everything to do with the 10 items below. 

When wanting to get an instant style reboot, we tend to run straight towards all the shiny new trends, but in reality, that’s not what is setting these cool girls apart from the crowd—it’s their integration of elevated basics that make any outfit of their choosing look instantly better. Luckily, I found the secret to their aesthetically pleasing style and have broken it … Read the rest

Canadian Gossip Girl Star Jordan Alexander Is Something to Talk About

Jordan Alexander has some very big — and fashion-forward — shoes to fill as part of the Gossip Girl reboot coming to HBO Max this year. But she has done her best to turn any jitters into an advantage. “I always try to channel any intimidation I might feel into an energy that empowers me rather than makes me cower,” says the Vancouver-born, Toronto-raised talent over the phone as a siren wails faintly outside the window of her New York apartment. She moved to the Big Apple when shooting for the show began last year, although she says she hasn’t been able to fully explore it due to the pandemic.

Photography by ARKAN ZAKHAROV. Jacket, $1,190, and top, $725, Acne Studios. Bottom hoops, $160, Mounser. Drop earring (on right), $85 for a pair, Jenny Bird. Earcuff (on left), $120, Jennifer Fisher.

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37 Wardrobe Staples You Won't Regret Buying From Shopbop's Massive Spring Sale

Shop the look: Alice + Olivia Dunn Vegan Leather Blazer ($440); Agolde Crisscross Jeans ($188)

Okay, Shopbop—we see you. Yep, the mega-retailer just kicked off one of its big sale events of the season: The Style Event. Now through April 16, you can save up to 25% off with code STYLE. Specifically, you can get 15% off orders of $200+, 20% off orders of $500+, and 25% off orders of $800+. 

While there are pages and pages of fresh merch to go through, we thought we’d sort through some of it for you here with an edit of wardrobe staples you may want to consider buying during the sale. We’re talking about versatile items like A+ jeans, chic shoe picks, quality basics, and more. 

With all that in mind, keep scrolling for a list of items you might not regret buying. You could add a few of the items coming … Read the rest

Nordstrom SPACE Partners With Dover Street Market Paris + More Fashion News to Know

Nordstrom SPACE and Dover Street Market Paris partner to highlight emerging global designers

ERL, designed by Eli Russel Linnetz.
Photography courtesy of Nordstrom SPACE x Dover Street Market Paris.

This week marked the launch of Nordstrom SPACE and Dover Street Market Paris’s exclusive partnership. With a goal of discovering nascent creatives and independent labels all over the world, Nordstrom SPACE will house all seven indie brands under Dover Street Market Paris — Vaquera, Rassvet, Weinsanto, ERL, Liberal Youth Ministry, HFD and Youths in Balaclava — in an exclusive retail experience. Youths in Balaclava, a Singapore-based creative collective, serves as a platform to rebel against political inequality through unisex streetwear, while Rassvet, meaning sunrise in Russian, aims to mirror a new dawn in Russian youth culture. These special pop-ups will last for six weeks starting April 5, and can be shopped online at nordstrom.ca and in-store at Nordstrom Vancouver, New York … Read the rest

I Haven't Worn a Bra in Years—Here's What I Wear Instead

When I turned 13 (and finally started to go through puberty), all I wanted was to start wearing a bra. By the time I was 14, all I wanted was to stop wearing a bra. I had quickly learned what most of us already know—that bras are typically uncomfortable, rigid, and cut into your under-boob area. The most relieving part of my day was when I finally got home and could peel off my bra. So I soon decided to stop wearing bras altogether.

That brought challenges, however, as I wasn’t yet entirely comfortable with the idea of going braless. So I decided to dip my toes in the water by rotating through several bra alternatives—all of which were certainly more comfortable than my go-to underwire bra. If you, too, want to forgo bras without totally abandoning the support and shape they offer, keep scrolling to find some excellent … Read the rest

A New Must-Have Lightweight Moisturizer + More Beauty News This Week

Goop Beauty’s latest launch, GOOPGLOW Glow Lotion, is Apple Martin-approved

 

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On the hunt for a new moisturizer to take you from spring to summer without being too heavy or sticky, but that’s still nourishing enough for all of the weather changes that lie ahead? Look no further than the latest launch from Goop, GOOPGLOW Glow Lotion (say that 10 times fast), a lightweight moisturizer formulated with spirulina enzyme, kakadu plum and vitamin C. Clinical testing on the latest launch from Gwyneth Paltrow’s brand shows promising immediate and long-term results, like improved texture, smoothness, and hydration. Want to learn more about the launch? You can check out how Gwyneth’s daughter, Apple, uses the product in her morning routine. “It gives me a little…I don’t know — it feels like silk going on your skin,” she says.

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11 Iconic 2000s Hairstyles That Could Still Fly in 2021

The 2000s are back, baby. As you may recall, it was an era defined by low-rise pants, fuzzy pink everything, and AOL instant messenger. (Do you remember your first screen name or are you normal?) Some of the most iconic and still-talked-about fashion moments of all time happened during this period and we’re still feeling the reverb to this day. Another area of excellence from the 2000s that still informs our lives? The hairstyles.

From chunky highlights to braided antennas and, of course, spiky buns galore, the go-to hairstyles from this time were truly something special. And the queens of the cool girls like Hilary Duff, Raven-Symoné, the Olsen twins, and Jennifer Lopez (yes, she’s been killing it for decades!) were serving up daily inspiration for executing all the crimps, curls, and colors.

If you’re feeling nostalgic, keep scrolling for 11 2000s hairstyles we would low-key wear today, along with … Read the rest

18 Face Masks to Wear This Spring and Summer

It may be 2021 but with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it’s crucial to continue wearing face coverings when we leave the house. Now that the weather is finally warming up and we enter our second spring in the COVID era, black and grey masks are feeling increasingly monotonous. Luckily, fashion designers have drawn inspiration from brighter, sunnier days to bring us summer face masks that are nearly impossible to feel grumpy in. Tanya Taylor’s offerings have transformative powers, with prints and colours that scream Palm Springs and just dare you to have a bad day while wearing them. Fellow Canadian label ai Toronto Seoul, on the other hand, took a more practical point of view, using a quick-absorbing and fast-drying Aersosilver antibacterial yarn — which is ideal for those sporty spices breaking a sweat outside while masked up.

With the pandemic continuing to keep us on our toes, we’ve rounded … Read the rest