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Essential Oils From Canadian Brands to Stock Up On This Fall

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Lavender, eucalyptus, vetiver, bergamot and more.

As we make our way into fall and start spending more time indoors, it’s more important than ever to create as relaxing a home environment as possible. Fragrance plays a key role in that, so read on for our roundup of essential oils sourced and bottled right here in Canada that would make a welcome addition to any home this season. In addition to creating a cozy environment, certain scents of essential oils such as lavender are often associated with relieving stress and anxiety, promoting restful sleep and more.

Vitruvi
Founded by siblings who grew up in a small seaside community on Vancouver Island, Vitruvi is known for its chic stone diffuser and array of wellness-focused essential oils. Users can choose from fragrances like grapefruit, eucalyptus and bergamot, as well as blends

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Tomo Koizumi’s Capsule Collection for Emilio Pucci Has Been RevealedThe Capsule Collaboration Between Tomo Koizumi and Emilio Pucci Has Been Revealed

Photography courtesy of Emilio Pucci.

“It’s like one of my biggest dreams came true.”

“I really wanted to create a fantasy side to fashion, which people really need now,” says Tokyo-based creative Tomo Koizumi shortly before his capsule collection for the Italian house of Emilio Pucci was unveiled this morning. Although Koizumi was experiencing jet lag–he’d flown into Milan just a day earlier–you’d never know from his affable, laid-back manner that he was about to debut a collection that contributes to the oeuvre of such an important brand.

The over seventy-year-old house of Pucci, best known for its wild print work that was a signature style of the free-spirited ‘60s, approached Koizumi to collaborate after he was named a finalist for this year’s LVMH Prize. (Instead of there being a winner this year, he and the seven other finalists received

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5 Reasons We Loved Raf Simons’ Debut Collection at Prada

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Honestly, there was so much to love.

Today, Raf Simons made his long-awaited and highly anticipated debut for Prada at Milan Fashion Week. Simons joins Miuccia Prada as co-creative director at the storied Italian house, and if there were any doubts about what the marriage of each one’s style into the brand would be, the pair stylishly quashed them during today’s presentation. Here are five reasons we loved the show:

1. There was something for everyone

Whether you’re a fan of Simons or of Prada exclusively, the collection had something for everyone. The iconic triangular Prada logo was on full display across the 12-minute long presentation, featuring heavily on both clothing and accessories, nodding to the legacy that Miuccia has built during her time at the helm. The flouncy midi skirts were also reminiscent of Prada’s own personal style.

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My Story: Bahia Watson on The Handmaid’s Tale, BIPOC Representation and More

Image courtesy Bahia Watson. Design by Kayleen Dicuangco.

Welcome to My Story, a weekly series dedicated to creatives of colour and their paths to success. By championing these diverse stories and backgrounds, we hope that our cultural conversations will expand and that respect for our differences will flourish.

“The stage is the actor’s domain,” Bahia Watson was once told by an acting teacher, and the Winnipeg-born actress decided to make it her home, playing roles like Queen Elizabeth I in Kate Hennig’s The Virgin Trial and Masha in Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull for audiences in Stratford and Toronto. Of late, you’re more likely to spot her on screen. Watson just began filming her fourth season playing Brianna on the Emmy-winning series The Handmaid’s Tale, and also recently appeared on several episodes of Star Trek: Discovery. Last week, The Archivists

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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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