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Health news: A pleasurable side-effect of exercise, how to fudge an athlete’s muscle tone, and water bottles so adorable you’ll be dying to hydrate

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Photography by lululemon athletica/Flickr

This month, we’re reporting on a trend that will take over living rooms everywhere during the Olympics, a sexy new study about the pleasurable side effects of working out and the latest high-intensity workout craze—though get-slim-quick-seekers need not apply. Read on! Read more »


Vancouver shop notes: The steal

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H&M

This snappy baseball jacket from H&M ($80, hm.com) hits on the season’s athletic trend (mesh vests at Alexander Wang, slouchy jerseys at Isabel Marant and exaggerated ball caps at Kenzo). Its striking gold and burgundy colour combo and shrunken shape will keep you looking like an all-star all season long. Read more »


Beauty trend: Flushed cheeks, glistening skin and hit-the-showers hair did laps on the Spring 2012 runways. We take a closer look at athletic-inspired beauty

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Athlete’s world

Drenched hair and skin, cheeks flushed from exertion—with clear eyes and full hearts, Kari Molvar contends this season’s beauty can’t lose.

Gearing up for fashion week is always a sport in itself, but this season designers and backstage beauty pros went for a literal interpretation. With slicked-back hair and rosy cheeks flushed as if they’d just come in from a run, models strode athletically down the runways in mesh tracksuits, neoprene zip-ups and jerseys ticked with racing stripes. But even if you’re not in training mode, the look is just as chic. With that in mind, we asked the elite hair and makeup pros to give us a few pointers on pulling off the trend.

We break down this season’s trend » HAIR | SKIN | FULL GALLERY Read more »


Photo shoot: Athletic stripes, track fabrics and sport visors team up with high-style design

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Photo shoot: Amazing Race

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The ultimate swimwear how-to buy guide: We grilled four swimwear experts for intel on finding the perfect suit

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Shore Thing

THE EXPERTS:
Sarah Ghobrial, swimwear buyer at Holt Renfrew, holtrenfrew.com
Tom Mora, head of women’s design at J.Crew, jcrew.com
Fay Yeung, owner of Sandpipers, sandpipers.ca
Liliana Mann, owner of Linea Intima, lineaintima.com

THE PERFECT SWIMSUIT
HIGH-WAISTED RETRO BIKINI | ONE-PIECE MAILLOT | SPORTY

Q: How tight should a swimsuit be?
A: “Bathing suits and jeans should both be very tight when you buy them. The fabric will relax, and there aren’t many things less attractive than a bathing suit that sags.” —Mann

Q: Can you alter a swimsuit that’s not quite right?
A: “The straps are very easy to do, but I wouldn’t alter the sides because it would stress the seams. A swimsuit will stretch out a little bit, so you could wear it around the house until it gets comfortable.” —Yeung Read more »


Daily steal: Zippered sneakers, $48

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We love the edgy zippered twist on these classic high tops…almost more than we love the price!

Zippered sneakers ($48, nastygal.com)


The list: 58 summer must-haves that hit 5 of the season’s biggest trends

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THE LIST

See all of our editors’ pick for spring »

FLORALS

FLORALS
Bursting bouquets of oversize buds are ready for the picking.

TRIBAL

TRIBAL
Layer bold, graphic patterns and subtle wooden accents for a global traveller feel.

FEMININITY

FEMININITY
Wicker, gingham and eyelet are the perfect ingredients for sweet afternoons spent in the sun.

BRIGHTS

BRIGHTS
Take a graphic approach and opt for thick blocks of bright, saturated colour.

SPORTY

SPORTY
Gear up for the summer in mesh, metallics, drawstrings and stripes.

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Designer DIY: Alexander Wang-ify any skirt with 7 simple steps!

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Left: Photography by Erin Seaman. Right: Photography by Peter Stigter

Just about every designer seemed to have the London Olympics in mind, as athletic-gone-couture was a reoccurring trend in many spring collections. From Kenzo’s colour-block anoraks to Vera Wang’s pristine sporty dresses, athletic chic certainly made the finals for one of the must-have looks of the season. Alexander Wang, perhaps the star player of the trend, showed perforated materials and mesh galore in the form of jackets and dresses. But the collection’s statement-worthy oversized mesh pockets had us inspiration-struck. We add a bit of florescent flash to the look in 7 simple steps.

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