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TIFF 2020 Recap: The Films Everyone Was Talking About This Year

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Nomadland, One Night in Miami, No Ordinary Man and more.

Although much of the world shut down this year—live events were cancelled, awards ceremonies were moved online and concerts began taking place in living rooms—the Toronto International Film Festival decided to soldier on with a mix of virtual and IRL movie screenings. TIFF 2020 might have presented a reduced slate of 50 films (down from the usual 200+), but its focus on diversity and inclusivity didn’t wane.

This year, 48% of the festival’s titles are directed, co-directed or created by filmmakers who are Black, Indigenous or people of colour. And in the fourth year of its Share Her Journey initiative working towards gender parity, 46% of the films at TIFF 2020 are directed, co-directed or created by women, up from 36% last year.

No stars flew into the

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How Apple Fitness+ is Going to Change The Way You Workout

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FASHION spoke with Apple’s senior director of fitness for health technologies Jay Blahnik about the new launch.

It’s been a big week for Apple and its fans. The California-based tech giant held its annual September keynote virtually on Tuesday, announcing the launch of two new iPads, two new watches (more on those later) and a first for the company in the form of a fitness streaming platform called Apple Fitness+.

Speaking of the inspiration behind the platform, Jay Blahnik, the senior director of fitness for health technologies, said, “Apple Fitness+ was built around a very simple inspiration — which we live every day —  that the entire service is built to help more people close more Activity Rings more often.”

Across multiple briefings and an exclusive interview with Blahnik, we got a deeper

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Noah Reid on Art in Dark Times, His New TIFF Short Film, and Schitt’s Creek

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His new short film, The Archivists, is now available to view via TIFF’s Digital Cinema platform.

Schitt’s Creek is one of the most-watched shows during lockdown and Noah Reid, who played Patrick Brewer on the beloved series, totally gets why.

“I think during lockdown it’s great to have something that makes you laugh, warms your heart and presents some hope and some cheer.”

This ability of art to serve as a balm during troubled times is at the root of The Archivists, a short film starring Reid that premiered at the Toronto Film Festival this year. Set in a dystopian future where society has collapsed and art is now illegal on account of being considered “decadent,” Reid and co-stars Bahia Watson and Maxwell McCabe-Lokos play de facto archivists on a

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Indya Moore Makes NYFW Debut to Open Jason Wu

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And we suspect it won’t be their last spin down the runway.

New York Fashion Week is officially underway for the Spring 2021 season, though it looks a little different from past seasons. With social distancing measures still very much in effect across the States, many designers have opted to show virtually or have decided to forgo showing entirely in favour of a new fashion system. Some, however, have pressed ahead with in-person shows, including Jason Wu who showed his latest collection yesterday with Pose star Indya Moore making their NYFW debut for the brand.

Not only did Moore make their debut, they opened the Tulum-inspired show, which took place at the Spring Studios Terrace. For their turn down the runway, Moore wore a burnt orange-hued summer dress with eyelet detailing at the hem, which was

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True and You Is The New Skincare Brand To Know

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New Toronto skincare brand True and You’s Customized Glacial Clay Mask may just be the multi-tasking hero you’ve been waiting for.

Canadian-made True and You skincare is officially available for pre-order

While packing carry-on for a trip to Europe, Saumya Saxena soon came to realize the simplicity and ease of multi-tasking beauty products. “One third of my bag was filled with skincare products. It was then that I realized that I needed a better solution to the popular multi-step skincare routine,” says the Toronto-based beauty entrepreneur. That moment lead Saumya to launch her very own skincare brand, True and You, comprised of one single triple-threat face mask. Now officially available for pre-order on Kickstarter, the brand’s made-in-Canada mask is also customizable depending on your skin concerns. Here’s how the skincare wonder works: True and

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