Sephora Canada Launches a Lunar New Year Campaign

Brigitte Truong and her mother, Michelle. Courtesy of Sephora Canada.

Starring Canadian influencers Brigitte Truong and Angel Zheng.

This year, Lunar New Year welcomes The Year of The Ox and Sephora Canada is getting the festivities started early with the release of its fifth annual Lunar New Year campaign.

Beginning today, Sephora fans can shop an assortment of limited-edition beauty goods as well as custom Lunar New Year gift cards and promo offers. What is most noteworthy, however, is the campaign’s much-welcomed push past the commercial by featuring meaningful moments of cross-cultural exchange that highlight different values and traditions behind the holiday. (Lunar New Year is an annual 15-day festival that’s celebrated by multiple East Asian cultures around the world. It officially kicks off on February 12th.)

The Lunar New Year campaign is the latest extension of Sephora Canada’s We Belong To Something

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Canadian Fashion Champion Susan Langdon Given the Order of Canada

“I believe in Canadian fashion.”

Canadian fashion champion Susan Langdon has been awarded the Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest honours. According to a press release from the governor general, Langdon, who is the executive director of Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI), received the award for “her contributions to the fashion industry as an executive, mentor and educator who has positively impacted Canada’s culture and economy.”

Langdon has dedicated her life to mentoring and supporting Canadian designers, including some of the biggest names in Canadian fashion, like David Dixon. (She was nominated for the Order by Jennifer Ger, founder of Foxy Originals jewellery, another one of her mentees.) “I believe in Canadian fashion,” says Langdon. “I buy it and I pay full price for it. I tell people that if it’s made-in-Canada, it’s ethically made and high-quality. The designs are

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A Cozy Smash + Tess Collab plus More Fashion News

Photography courtesy of Smash + Tess.

Ok, so maybe we haven’t landed on what “New year, new you” means in 2021 quite yet. To help us gather our thoughts, we’ve rounded up the recent fashion news that will help you sweat, stay cozy and find some positivity right now – from the Smash + Tess collab with Brunette the Label to Acne Studios’s latest upcycled collection.

Smash + Tess has teamed up with Brunette the Label on a WFH wardrobe staple

Photography courtesy of Smash + Tess.

Loungewear lovers, rejoice! Two female-founded Canadian brands, Smash + Tess and Brunette the Label, have collaborated to create a new romper style that has a ski suit silhouette and comes in two colourways (wild and mild) which will launch on Tuesday, January 12th. “We wanted to find a way to combine the two things

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Make These Five Iconic David Bowie Looks Your 2021 Style Inspo

Photography courtesy of Dave Hogan/Getty Images.

Welcome glam details, eclectic suiting and unexpected accessories into your wardrobe this year.

As an image chameleon and culture connoisseur, David Bowie took inspiration from the musical stars of his adolescence – like Little Richard – as well as the art world, literature, drag, mime and theatre, and his sartorial collaborators from around the world; and he mixed all these influences into one inimitable sartorial catalogue. On what would’ve been the late idol’s 74th birthday, we’re looking back at the indelible mark these David Bowie looks left on the world of fashion and beauty.

1. Wham, bam, thank you glam

Working with the Japanese designer Kansai Yamamoto, Bowie defined what became known as “glam”, a style movement characterized by decadent textures, exaggerated silhouettes, sparkle, colour and traditionally “feminine” details like ruffles and body-con knitwear. Bowie’s wife,

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Jewellery Brand Annalay Highlights the Positive Power of Fashion

Annalay Zodiac Power Necklace ($54). Photography courtesy of Annalay.

The brand’s founder talks connection, creativity and why you should dress up for yourself.

With the winter doldrums creeping in to layer on top of the continuing COVID-19 crisis, you might find yourself in a slump when it comes to feeling inspired, upbeat and optimistic right now. But Toronto-based jewellery entrepreneur Annalay Ajooway-Tingling offers a sunnier outlook for our current mood ­– not just through her brand’s travel-influenced designs, but also by way of the reflections on her own journey previous to and throughout the pandemic.

Ajooway-Tingling’s first experience in the fashion industry came in her early twenties: while in university, she was involved in the modelling and acting sphere. “I found out quickly that I was considered ‘too curvy’ at the time to be taken seriously as a print model,” she recalls.

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