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In response, Hermes released this statement: “Jane Birkin has expressed her concerns regarding practices for slaughtering crocodiles. Her comments do not in any way influence the friendship and confidence that we have shared for many years,” said a statement from the brand. “Hermès respects and shares her emotions and was also shocked by the images recently broadcast.”
Alongside the Birkin debacle, our newsfeeds have also been populated by the tragic death of Cecil the Lion–one of Zimbabwe’s most beloved lions residing in Hwange National Park was shot for sport by a big game hunter. The hunter, a Minnesota dentist named Walter Palmer, has now closed his dental practice after pressure from protestors and is now facing poaching charges.
Lesli Bisgould, a Toronto-based lawyer with a special interest in animal rights, compares the current fervent interest in animal welfare to the “overnight success” of a band that’s actually been toiling away in dive bars for 30 years. “It takes a long time before finally there’s enough there that the public consciousness just can’t turn away anymore.”
In order for things to change, people need to look at the labels on their clothes as carefully as they do the labels on their food. “Thirty years ago we used to be able to say, ‘Gee I didn’t know where my leather boots came from,’” says Bisgould. “Even if it was true back then, it certainly is not true now. There’s no shortage of information. People are starting to realize that hurting animals is more of a luxury and a choice than a necessity.”
Ultimately, the fashion industry is a really good place for positive change to occur because it thrives on constant innovation. “Humans have a tremendously creative quality, and we’re constantly reinventing,” she says.
With fresh styles and products released every day, the industry would hardly grind to a halt if they stopped manufacturing animal products. “Nobody’s going out of business,” says Bisgould. “At the end of the day the real power lies in the hands of the consumer, because these products are only made and sold because we buy them. If we stop buying them, they’ll just produce something else.”
Some luxury brands have even managed to thrive while refusing to use animal products. Vivienne Westwood renounced the use of fur in 2007, after learning that sometimes animals chew off their own limbs in order to escape from cruel steel traps. Afterwards, she donated the remaining fur items in her line to be used as bedding for orphaned animals. Then there’s Stella McCartney, the lifelong vegetarian who has not used leather, fur or skins for her namesake label since the brand’s origin in 2001. McCartney has even been at the forefront of developing high quality, PVC-free alternatives to leather and refuses to even use glue made with animal products. McCartney admits that designing without leather is “hard,” but it seems she’s managed pretty well these past 14 years.
Let’s hope that more designers are willing to follow their lead and Birkin-gate serves as a wake-up call that we can no longer ignore where our fashion comes from.]]>
You don’t expect to find fairy tales drawn beneath someone’s eyebrows, but that is just what Tal Peleg’s specialty is.
Although it’s not odd for people to post photos of their craft on social media, Peleg’s is like nothing you’ve seen before. The Israeli visual artist designs full scenes around the space of an eye, often from famous stories. Fairy tales are clearly a favourite—in one, the eye is the pea from “The Princess and the Pea” with mattresses and a tired princess pictured on top, while Rapunzel lets down her hair below a dark night sky made out of a purple eyebrow in another.
Peleg says that being able to do makeup art is her “little piece of heaven.” By creating her unique makeup looks, she is able to combine her skills in photography, makeup and design. Although the makeup she posts on Instagram is as complicated as it gets, she says that her own makeup for the daytime is kept very minimal. Her designs go along with her own interests—due to an obsession with clock gears, she once did a full face of steampunk inspired eye-art full of small metal gears and watch parts.
She also took on an anti-bullying campaign on her Instagram, designing makeup that sent a message to her followers. One photo in this series depicts a silhouette in the middle of what resembles a shark’s mouth—using metallic stickers as the teeth and a dark tear rolling down from the eye.
Whether to teach a lesson or tell a story, Tal Peleg always has an interesting way to do it—through the art of makeup.
The discussion creepy-crawlers isn’t pleasant, unless you’re a science-y type who’s fascinated by all things arachnid. However, if you read on, you’ll see there are many ways to prevent, and treat, Lyme disease.
So don’t cancel your cottage and camping trips. Here, Dr. Nick Ogden, senior research scientist at the Public Health Agency of Canada, tells us what we need to know.
What exactly is Lyme disease?
“You get it from the bite of an infected tick. So, the tick has to bite you. That means is it has to crawl up onto you from the grass and herbage where you are, find a place to stick it’s head and then it will feed for several days in one spot. So it’s got to feed for a reasonable amount of time, in most cases, before it transmits the bacteria.”
How can I prevent it?
“There are a number of ways you can do that. One is by wearing long pants and long-sleeved shirts, so if a tick does climb onto you, it will wander around on your clothes and then fall off, rather than attach on. You can also apply an insect repellent containing DEET. Or the third way—and this is highly appropriate for a fashion website—is to tuck your pants into your socks. Also, a really effective way to prevent Lyme disease is, if you’ve been in and out of the woods, where there might be ticks, when you shower, do a thorough check of your body for ticks.”
Where do ticks live?
“Woodland areas. If your yard sort of backs onto a woodland, and people do live in those environments, then there is a risk that the mammals in the woodlands will carry the ticks into your backyard.”
What do I do if I have tick bite?
“If you find one attached [an adult tick is about 3 to 4 millimetres, whereas the nymph, which is hardest to spot, is about 2 millimetres], remove it with a pair of fine tweezers. If you do that within 48 hours, in most cases, you will prevent transmission. Grab hold of it close to the skin, and then pull it away straight up. Sometimes the mouth part stays in your skin. Don’t panic. In most cases, it will fall out on it’s own and won’t cause any harm.”
What are the symptoms?
“From our surveillance of Canada, it shows that a rash, not necessarily a bull’s-eye rash, but a red, spreading rash, will occur in 70 per cent or more of cases. It usually doesn’t hurt or itch. You could also have summer flu-like symptoms [like fatigue, chills, headache]. If it’s not treated at that stage, it goes on to other more serious symptoms, which are not necessarily specific to Lyme disease, such as neurological problems, heart problems, which are quite rare, you can get a bit of arthritis. But those symptoms quite often have many other causes than Lyme disease. It’s important to see a doctor early on.”
Should I stay indoors?
“No. Going out into the woods, doing outdoor activities, it’s a healthy thing to do. So it’s important not to be frightened but to take precautions.”]]>
When someone gets signed to become a Victoria’s Secret model, the transformation can be epic. Instagram accounts bulk up with followers, Google searches soar and faces become names (see Heidi, Gisele, Miranda etc). Taylor Hill and Elsa Hosk—the two women on the cover of the our September issue—are perfect examples of this. Shot on location in New York City, the two beauties were having a blast posing to a Rolling Stones-heavy soundtrack all while trying on racks filled with Fall 2015’s greatest runway hits. Although the pair certainly had their own followers before being picked as stars for the iconic lingerie brand’s Body By Victoria campaign, Hill, 19 and Hosk, 26, are feeling a surge of fame they have never felt before. The good news? They are living, loving and lapping up the moment they are in right now, as the photos and the interview in FASHION’s September issue—which hits newsstands August 6—completely convey. Check out these behind-the-scenes photos captured during our cover shoot for a peek at that #AngelLife.
On August 6 at 4 p.m. EST, Elsa Hosk will be hitting the Toronto Eaton Centre’s Victoria Secret store to sign copies of our September issue. We’re giving one lucky winner a chance for a personal meet and greet, plus $250 to shop the new collection. Want in? Tweet us @FashionCanada with the question you’re dying to ask the Angel. Don’t forget to use #FASHIONxVS to be entered!]]>
Happy Leo season! It’s the season of the sun, the star that brings life to our planet. You can imagine, then, why Leo is associated with the heart. And so symbolically Leo season is about the heart’s journey. This journey is not about reaching the finishing line or answering every question, it is about being brave enough to be on a journey at all, and being wise enough to ask questions that cannot (and may not ever be) answered.
Let this month be a process, not a destination for you. The Venus retrograde period I spoke about last month heats up right around the new moon, on the 14th and 15th. It is a time that calls us to surrender completely to our hearts. It’s not about action, it’s about absolute acceptance of what feels true to us at this moment in our journeys. On the 30th we’ll see a supermoon in Pisces (this just means the moon is at its closest point on its orbit to Earth, and so appears much larger in the sky). Hear the calling of your own hopes and dreams, and find where passion has blossomed in your life.
Illustrations by Stefanie Ayoub. Horoscopes by Aerin Fogel. For personal birth chart consultations, visit Aerin’s website.
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“There’s always an element of surprise in the way Diletta wears her clothes. I love that play of the length of the trench and the width of the culottes. She’s paired the trousers with a flat ankle boot – these younger girls in Italy have a really interesting sense of proportion and play with the way clothes fit. A New York girl might have worn these heels or sneakers, but she’s done a lace-up boot – there’s a menswear element here. She’s also made it very much about the single earring. Later that day she added a red bandana just under the lapel of her trench. These subtle touches elevate the look. Of all the things I was seeing at the time, this look felt refreshing to me, so it was worth taking time to set up the photo. I knew the tram tracks were just down the street. It’s quite rare that I ask someone to walk a few minutes with me to where it’s quiet so I can take a portrait. Diletta has quickly become one of my favourites to shoot. Every day I cross my fingers and hope I’m going to see her.”]]>
Pour the majority of a bottle or can on freshly shampooed, wet hair, massage and leave on for 10 minutes and then rinse. An average beer is made with malt and hops, which help boost strength, volume and shine.
The oil and eggs in mayo will make hair look extra glossy. Apply about a cup’s worth to dry strands before you plan on washing it, wrap your head in a towel and hang out for a bit. Tip: One recipe we found suggested mixing in a teaspoon of vanilla extract beforehand to cancel out mayo’s sort of sketchy scent.
If your host is really into this beloved super fruit there will probably be plenty lying around. Mix a very ripe one with a few glugs of olive oil and a squeeze of lemon for a super-hydrating mask.
Mix two tablespoons (FYI, apple cider is best) into one cup of water, and soak your hair with it after you’ve washed it. Rinse and then apply conditioner. Vinegar acts like a clarifying shampoo would, ridding the hair of styling product residue, and making it look extra shiny. Apparently, it also helps bug bites heal faster and itch less. If it’s not in your pantry, MacGyver types can always smuggle some off the chip truck in town.
Anyone old enough to remember Sun-In knows this trick has been around for a while. If you want to naturally lighten your strands, your best option is to borrow someone’s cocktail garnish. Depending on your hair length, one lemon should suffice. Just comb the juice through your hair until wet, and let the sun do the rest. Beauty editor note: SUNSCREEN. Also, lemon juice can be drying, so after a dip in the lake you should apply yet another DIY hair treatment: coconut oil.
It’s International Friendship Day, or, as it might more commonly be known, International Squad Day. For the uninitiated, your “squad” is your crew—those individuals who keep you hostage in group texts and appear in 90% of your Instagram grid. They are your partners in crime, your emotional shamans, your WebMDs IRL. The average “squad” is comprised of around 3-4 key players. Traditionally, this has been seen as a sufficient amount. However, a recently released study from researchers at the University of Rochester has announced that valuing the quality over quantity of friendships in your 20s can actually be detrimental to your health. In fact, they’re saying that having only a few social connections in the formative years of your 20s can have the same effects as smoking or excessive alcohol consumption.
So loling it up with a bunch of acquaintances over PBR at house parties can actually benefit your well-being later on in life? Pardon? According to Cheryl Carmichael, the study’s lead author, yes. “It’s often around this age that we meet people from diverse backgrounds, with opinions and values that are different from our own,” she says, “and we learn how to best manage those differences.”
On paper, this makes a weird kind of sense. Let’s consider the Taylor Swift model: she used to just be this baby-faced singer with a questionable penchant for over-curled hair and chandelier earrings. Add in an excess of friendships with the likes of Victoria’s Secret models, ingenue actresses, and cool girl musicians, and homegirl is looking fitter than ever and has landed herself a megababe DJ-turned-underwear model boyfriend. Coincidence?!
So forget all those green smoothies and kale chips—the next time you feel the urge to get healthy, tell yourself that texting a bunch of randoms to see what they’re up to this weekend will actually do more good than going for that 5K run (at least until your 30s, when the equation flips and the level of “intimacy and satisfaction” we derive from our relationships become the more significant factors).
Working out by going out—#squadgoals, anyone?]]>
With scientific beauty terms being thrown around the industry, for skincare newbies, it can get confusing, especially when it come to the long list of acids in skincare products. Acids have long been known to treat all sorts of complexion issues, from acne scarring to wrinkles to correcting skin discolouration. Though the word “acid” may sound frightening (chemical peels, anyone?), they’re not necessarily harsh on skin. Aside from acting as a gentle exfoliating agent, some acids (like hyaluronic) serve as a key moisture-binding ingredient and are easy on the skin, regardless of type and underlying condition.
According to Elizabeth Arden Consulting Dermatologist Dr. Dendy Engelman, acids are important in our skincare regimen. “They help to treat number of conditions – dyspigmentation, fine lines/wrinkles, acne,” she says. “They also provide anti-aging and hydrating benefits.”
Acids are split into two categories: alpha hydroxyl acids and beta hydroxyl acids. Before those terms go right over your head, hear us out. AHA are chemicals that help slow down the natural cell turnover process by loosening the fluid that connects surface skin cells, while BHA are chemical exfoliants that target fine lines, pigmentation and pores. In layman’s’ terms, AHA helps with anti-aging, while BHA treats acneiform conditions.
To make sure you don’t have question marks floating around your head on your next beauty stock-up trip, we asked Dr. Engelman to help us compile a list of seven acids commonly found in our skincare staples and what exactly they do.]]>
If you do (and we’ve all been there), you’ll mention “tomboy” along the same names we’ve been bringing up since 2013. Names like Ruby Rose, Kendall Jenner, and anybody in high tops have religiously evoked the playful and androgynous spirit reserved for “relaxed” and/or “menswear-inspired clothing,” while the this year’s million or so red carpets saw an onslaught of tuxedos worn by the likes of Anna Kendrick, Charli XCX, and Amber Heard. So yep, on the surface, it looks “tomboy” is still a thing—even though I don’t think that’s true. What is true is an overdue disinterest in sticking to aesthetically-based gender norms in an era where everybody, including designers, are over it.
Backstage at a show in 2014, Miuccia Prada put it plainly: “I think to people, not gender.” And that same year, J.W. Anderson described putting male and female models on the same catwalk as more about gender fluidity than the “unisex” trend.
“Unisex is a dated concept,” he explained to Vogue. “Now it’s more about garments for garments’ sake. It all means the same thing, no matter if it’s a man or woman wearing it. They are a neutral zone.”
Can I get an alleluia Emoji hands-based amen? The reign of “tomboy” can’t end soon enough. Not only because clothes are merely clothes, but because the term carries certain connotations that make you feel self-conscious in whatever you’re wearing. If you’re a “tomboy,” you’re fun, free-wheeling, a real guy’s girl. Like the infamous speech in Gone Girl, you’re the girl who can eat hot dogs during football games, and you’re above the femininity typically reserved for fashion up until then. And if you’re not, you’re less than. You’re girly or you’re weak, and the minute you “slip” into a pair of heels is the day you hand in your cool-girl card. “Tomboy” (and its strange counterpart, “girly-girl”) allude to a sense of “us versus them.” As if being a person can be limited exclusively to an oppressive sense of gender norms.
And fortunately, the fashion industry seems to be on the same page. This season, we’ll see suits, trench coats, tweeds, plaids, and other pieces typically reserved for the menswear bracket. But unlike past years where we’ve been hung up on who should be wearing what (and what it means and who can wear it), the likes of Theory’s knits or Ralph Lauren’s vests are now a staple. Looks like these aren’t just an option, they’re woven into the fibres—no pun intended—of our wardrobe: I mean, classic menswear got a few things right, so why wouldn’t we adopt it for ourselves? It’d be a waste not to.
It’s no secret that we dress to armour up or to highlight aspects of ourselves we’d like to showcase. (Whether it be our personalities, like/dislike of colour, or psyched-ness over platforms.) So in an era in which we’re finally moving past the idea that gender is rigid and absolute, it makes sense that fashion (an industry based on progression) follows that same lead.
Clothes are wonderful, and they are interesting, and trends are great — but those interesting and wonderful trends should be exactly as hung up on gender as the people who wear them. Dressing in a style typically reserved for men is no more powerful than donning chiffon, and clothes are only what we make them. “Tomboy” should have no meaning here.]]>
Lady Gaga’s eyebrow game is on (ever-changing) fleek. The singer has changed up her brows more times than we can count (okay fine, we counted: 21 times so far). It all started with the Met Gala. Gaga’s brows were the perfect accessory to her custom Balenciaga by Alexander Wang cage jacket. And so began the summer of Lady Gaga and her eyebrows.
Moving seamlessly between extreme angles to bleached blonde barely-there brows, to multiple brow rings and bushy caterpillars, Gaga transitions from high-fashion to girl-next-door (well, as girl-next-door as Gaga can be) with ease. Of course it’s no surprise that Lady Gaga can make reflective strip eyebrows look totally normal, but having four drastically different brow looks in one week is impressive, even for the lady who rocked a meat dress.
The woman behind these works of brow art: makeup artist Sarah Tanno. She wanted to Gaga-fy the brow trend, saying, “everything is about a big, bold, beautiful brow [and] we just wanted to do something more elevated — the eyebrow should be celebrated; it should be the new eyeliner.”
See all the ways Gaga takes her brow game to a whole new level.]]>
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Everything’s coming up Drake. The man’s got a beard, dude’s flexing his abs, and he’s dropping diss tracks harsher than the one-liner Tai threw at Cher in Clueless. And since most of us are spending these hot summer nights leaning over the AC and trying to look reasonably groomed, we figure the time has come to help you become the best Drake you can be, in only a few simple steps. Gender be damned, click through to learn how to be Drake.]]>
If you’ve scrolled through Instagram at all this summer, you’ve probably considered dyeing your hair either turquoise or multi-coloured. Thanks to celebrities like Hilary Duff and Ke$ha, and countless beauty bloggers posting selfies showing off vibrant hair, My Little Pony-chic has never been more, well, chic.
What isn’t shown on social media is the hard work and dedication it takes to channel a mermaid. Without the proper hair care regimen, colour can fade too soon, along with the potential damage from lifting your natural hair colour to get the bold hues in the first place. These two major factors can make Crayola-hued locks go from 100 to 0 real quick.
If you’re still longing to try otherworldly hair colour and willing to put in the extra time and effort to keep the look alive, we’ve compiled some essential tips with the help of Amanda Quarshie, colourist at Blyss Salon in Yorkville to consider once you’ve dipped into the dye.]]>
The #mycalvins Fall 2015 campaign for Calvin Klein Jeans is taking the idea of appealing to a millennial crowd to new levels. The ad campaign uses the art of sexting as a way to push their iconic undies and jeans with the slogan “raw texts, real stories” and what those encounters might look like. Citing at the bottom of each ad that these are all “inspired by actual events and people,” the brand’s chief marketing officer, Melisa Goldie explains that they’re “highlighting the truth about dating – the meet up, the hookup and the freedom that you have through the digital dating landscape and how instantaneous it is.”
Following the massive success of the brand’s campaign with Kendall Jenner, and the shirtless Justin Bieber underwear ads, it’s not surprising that the brand is continuing to target a young audience. The #mycalvins campaign features scantly clad pairs, trios and foursomes with screen shots of text message conversations. Topics of the texts vary from potential threesomes and enjoying the perks of an open relationship to one night stands and the hazy mornings after. The video is a minute-long live action version playing out all these different sexting situations. Trust us, we’re blushing too.
Check out the #mycalvins Fall 2015 campaign below.]]>
In today’s edition of “who went where,” WWD has revealed that Alexander Wang is exiting Balenciaga. Since taking helm as creative director in 2013, the New York-based designer has blended his street-inspired aesthetic and founder Cristóbal Balenciaga‘s signatures (structured volume and striking sillhouettes are a few examples) with sometimes-mixed results.
Compared to his predecessor, Nicolas Ghesquière, Wang’s six-season tenure at the label (he’ll show his Spring 2016 collection during Paris Fashion Week) has been relatively short. Ghesquière, who helmed the label for 15 years, was incredibly experimental, resurrecting the sleeping house and transforming it into one of the most avant garde, yet commercially successful in the biz (throwback to the hugely popular City Bag). At the time, there were reports that Ghesquière wasn’t commercial enough, hence the swap.
During Wang’s years, Kering, Balenciaga’s parent company reported “double digit growth,” but six seasons is scarcely enough time to really grow into the role (kind of like how 200 words is never enough to count the ways). Often, Wang’s collections felt flat, with his respect for the label’s “house codes” getting in the way of true innovation or playfulness. That being said, there were great moments—laminated latex parkas and ear-climbing pearls among them. Which were your favourites?]]>
Tired of seeing people on the street wearing the same dress as you? We don’t blame you. With everyone gravitating toward the mainstream shops, it’s kind of hard to stand out from the crowd. So if you’re in need of some new pieces to freshen up your wardrobe game, here’s a solution: look to the east.
With innovative products and cult beauty trends consistently rising to the surface and a culture thriving on constantly changing trends, are you even surprised some of the top e-tailers hail from across the Pacific? Even A-listers like Taylor Swift understand the power of the east, so it would be an understatement to say Asia is on the rise in the fast fashion department. Unfortunately, Asian-made products don’t have the greatest reputation with many companies, due to a history of ripping off designs straight from the runway. However, many of today’s online retailers are turning the tables, including Toronto’s very own e-boutique, Sashion. Looking to change the way customers see products stamped with the words “Made in China,” the online shopping site for Chinese-designed clothing aims to be a resourceful outlet for those not only looking for higher quality clothing at affordable prices, but also gives lesser-known designers in China an opportunity to make a name for themselves.
Between the e-commerce sites that are only available in foreign languages and online retailers that don’t have international shipping, trying to stock up on your favourite Asian products can be quite the tiring mission. Sure, there’s always Amazon and your local Asian shopping centre (hello, Pacific Mall!). But with the former not curated and the latter inconvenient to dash to for last minute needs, it’s just not ideal. So to help make your online shopping experience a little easier and a lot more affordable, we scoured the sites and compiled a list of the best destinations for all things Asian, from beauty one-stop-shops to cool fashion sites that could give Zara a run for its money.]]>
Lipstick is a girl’s go-to beauty tool to immediately elevate a look with minimal effort, and now we can see what shades women halfway across the globe are turning to. You may feel like a born-and-raised Montrealer, but that lip shade you love so much says your beauty spirit animal lives in sunny Johannesburg.
New Yorker’s go to lip colour is Classic Red (no real surprise there), London’s is Caramel Nude (we give credit to Kate Moss for that), while ladies in Shanghai prefer a Sheer Coral and Montreal women (the only Canadian city to make the list) opt for a Tea Rose. Maybe we’ll feel a little Parisian tomorrow and apply a Dusky Rose shade. Check out the whole list below. If you can’t jet-set around the world, you can at least do so on your lips.
Where does your lipstick choice live? Click here for the full list.]]>
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As we all know, the most difficult part about quitting a bad habit or facing our biggest fear is actually going through with it. But while most of us attribute our newfound love for morning workouts or being a non-smoker to persistence and determination, celebrities like Olivia Munn have a secret to staying motivated that we’ve never even considered: hypnotism.
When the subject of hypnotism (considered by some as brainwashing) comes up, we often think of a self-professed magician swinging a pocket watch across the face of a volunteer, who loses control and makes a variety of obnoxious animal sounds. What we didn’t know is that every one of us enters a state of hypnotism pretty much every day—while we’re reading, watching TV, falling asleep, waking up or daydreaming.
Similar to meditation, which uses a focused state of relaxation to clear thoughts, hypnosis uses the power of a similar, dream-like state for therapeutic purposes by eliminating the activity of the conscious mind, and calming the nervous system. According to Andrew Gentile, hypnotherapist, “the conscious mind is where we experience our self-talk, doubts, and our sense of limitations,” whereas the subconscious mind is the place where all of our memories and beliefs are stored, emotions are generated, and, our imagination lies.
Hypnosis, or hypnotherapy, works to open up the subconscious mind and identify core, limiting beliefs or fears that often date back to childhood. Once a negative experience in the subconscious mind is targeted, hypnosis has the power to reframe how we perceive the experience and completely change the associated emotional context and belief by separating mental pictures and their associated feelings. In other words, we can alter a belief simply by changing the way we perceive it. As a result, it no longer triggers the unnecessary activation of the “fight or flight” reaction, greatly reducing the stress it places on our nervous system. Have an irrational fear of mice? Instead of imagining a large and dirty rat, hypnotism will minimize the creature in your mind so that you’ll now picture it as the cute little mouse portrayed in your favourite childhood cartoons.
In Good Housekeeping’s latest cover story, actress Olivia Munn tells the mag that while she was seeing a hypnotist for OCD and other issues, she mentioned that she didn’t work out. “He said, ‘You have to! It’s good for your anxiety and depression…. So during one of our sessions, he hypnotized me. I’m not exaggerating: That was on a Friday, and by Monday I was working out every day at 6 a.m. If I missed a session, I double up and do it the next day,” she adds.
But Munn isn’t the only celeb who has credited hypnotism for positive life changes. From Ellen Degeneres to Winona Ryder to Orlando Bloom, these celebrities used hypnotism to bring about positive change in their lives. Would you try it?]]>
As we’re sure you’ve noticed, a celebrity being cast as a big label’s spokesperson usually means that said celeb will be wearing nothing but that label for the duration of their contract. For better or worse, we’re pretty much bound to seeing Jennifer Lawrence in Dior for the next few years. Same goes for Keira Knightley in Chanel. But on days when that doesn’t apply (and don’t ask us how this works), A-listers and their very coveted stylists are starting to get crafty with their wardrobe choices, opting for lesser known names when out at photo calls, press events and interviews.
For those who only recently kick-started their businesses, having a celebrity wearing your designs early in the game is a big deal. Aside from getting a starry stamp of approval, with social media at the helm, designers are getting their names out there a whole lot easier. Exhibit A: Self-Portrait. Founded in 2013 by Malaysian native and Central Saint Martins graduate Han Chong, his collection has recently become the hot ticket. We first caught wind of the London-based contemporary line when Kristen Stewart stepped out in a crochet-knit jumpsuit for her Clouds of Sils Maria screening. Since, we’ve spotted it on everyone from Jenna Dewan-Tatum to Rachel McAdams (twice!).
However, not all of these up-and-coming red carpet favourites are new. In comparison, the recently relaunched Delpozo (the Spanish brand was originally launched in 1974) has seen major celeb pickup from Kiernan Shipka and Julianne Moore amongst others.
Interested in finding out which other designer brands the A-list stars are favouring these days? From playful threads at Fausto Puglisi to feminine lines at Zimmermann, we tracked down 10 designer houses (and its celeb fans) that are becoming new red carpet faves.]]>
We live for this. You, me, them — the barista who served you coffee this morning. (Especially that barista.) If any event could encapsulate the sentiment of “In this moment, I swear we are infinite,” it is TIFF and its slew of attendees and the many nights most of us will linger outside of hotels we can’t possibly afford just to be able to tell our friends, “I totally saw Paul Dano.” (Which I did. Thanks for coming out.)
So to help you begin the intense planning process, here’s who should be in Toronto from September 10-20, 2015 as well as how we plan to categorize them.
The actor who’s Tom Hardy
The man who might show up in Taylor Swift’s scarf
The man who knocks
The crew who’ll end all dialogue with, “ACT-ING!”
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
The women we’ll spend 50% of the festival screaming, “Why can’t I be you?!” at
My actual best friends
The lunch table we’re 84% sure would befriend us due to our wit/charm/but mainly wit
The guys we’ll try desperately to hide our crushes on (and fail miserably)
Gael Garcia Bernal
The only people who might be able to tell us what True Detective was about this season
The guy we’ll spend several nights just trying to hug
The Benedict Cumberbatch
The family we’ll ask to narrate our menu for us
The guy who’s the captain now
The squad whose style praise we’ll go to great lengths to score
The older dudes we feel justified in having crushes on back when we were wee baby teens
Benecio Del Toro
The woman we’ll have drinks with in a dive bar with while she fills us in Leonardo DiCaprio
The gang we’re totally best friends with because they looked our way that one time
The guy who bought a zoo
When it comes to getting dressed in the morning, we all have a formula for making sure our outfit is perfectly pulled together into that Instagram-worthy look. Whether your mother gave you some exclusive mom-knows-best advice, a celeb revealed their style secrets on the red carpet, or you heard Stacey and Clinton tell someone to kick a fashion faux pas to the curb on What Not To Wear, we’ve all heard our fair share of fashion advice.
Flip through to find out the four most clever styling tips our Style Panel has ever learned.
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