P{H}ASE SKIN is the New Canadian Skincare Brand to Know

From a brand new Canadian skincare line to an emotional speech by the one and only Viola Davis, keep scrolling for what caught our attention this past week.

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Canadian skincare line P{H}ASE SKIN makes its mark during a global pandemic

The brainchild of two Toronto-based female entrepreneurs who leveraged their background in skincare science, P{H}ASE SKIN is an edited, four-piece skincare line that’s formulated using innovative skin mapping and biochemistry to work in tandem with, and adapt to, the hormonal changes in a woman’s natural cycle, whether that be menstrual, perimenopausal or menopausal. Why? Because it’s no myth that hormonal fluctuations can have a big effect on our skin. For instance, there’s the P{H}ASE Kit ($82), a three-step system for women who are menstruating, which consists of the P{H}ASE 1 Nourish Hydrating Repair Serum (recommended for the

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Hudson’s Bay Joins Growing List of Fashion Brands on Animal Crossing

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The game has taken off in the fashion industry in recent moths.

Much like Tiger King, baking banana bread and sharing your workout online, Nintendo’s Animal Crossing has become synonymous with our new socially distanced lives. The game has existed for more than 20 years, though the fifth installment, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, was released on March 20 of this year right as lockdown measures went into place across most of the globe. To date, it has more than 11 million users.

The fashion industry was quick to jump on board: Valentino recreated a series of archival looks for the characters and Marc Jacobs designed a six-piece collection specifically for the game. Plus, creators are helping to bring some of the buzziest brands – think Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton and Gucci – to players of the

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10 Fashion Memoirs to Keep You Entertained in Quarantine

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Once you’re done with André Leon Talley’s Chiffon Trenches, here’s what to read next.

Former Vogue editor André Leon Talley’s new book, The Chiffon Trenches, may be all fashionphiles can talk about right now, but once you’ve devoured all that tea, check out these 10 other fashion memoirs offering an insightful and captivating peek inside the fashion industry.

D.V. by Diana Vreeland
Famed editor Diana Vreeland, who served as columnist and later fashion editor at Harper’s Bazaar, and then editor-in-chief of Vogue from the 1930s through the early ’70s, will long be remembered as one of the sharpest voices in fashion. In her autobiography, she offers readers a snapshot of her whirlwind life—”from English palaces to the nightclubs of Paris in the 1930s to the heart of New York high society, hobnobbing

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Why Montreal-based Designer Eliza Faulkner Loves Linen

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The CAFA-nominated creative talks sustainability and homemade style.

While most fashion-focused professionals will say they developed an interest in it through hours spent scouring magazines, watching movies or scrolling through social media, Eliza Faulkner—who is currently nominated for a Canadian Art and Fashion Award in its Womenswear Designer of the Year category—came to it at a young age, and through a very personal source.

Faulkner, who is originally from Canada’s west coast, grew up with a mother who made her clothes, and Eliza was very much included in the process. “She let me choose my fabrics and then she’d have to figure out what to make from that,” Faulkner says of her mother’s influence. “It’s almost like I was designing when I was a kid.”

Faulkner went on to study fashion design and marketing

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Victoria’s Secret to Close Some of its Stores in Canada

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A new era at Swarovski, store closures at Victoria’s Secret and something to celebrate with Smash + Tess.

Victoria’s Secret plans to close stores across Canada and the US

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After plenty of media attention and the affects of COVID-19, the parent company of Victoria’s Secret, L Brands, has announced that they will close one quarter of its retail stores in the US and Canada. Partial closures due to COVID-19 are said to be responsible for a 55 per cent sale of the brand falling through and thus putting the company at risk. The lingerie giant has been criticized for not evolving and for a number of questionable comments from its executives in recent years. Since cancelling any future fashion shows, the brand has made moves to modernize with the introduction of a

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