Is it just me or did September come and go in the blink of an eye? October is coming in hot and while I’ll miss the sunny days of summer, there’s something about those fall cozy vibes that I can’t help but look forward to. Summer may be behind us, but trust me, fall is coming in hot because there is so much happening in the fashion and beauty circuit. New launches, pop-ups, collabs, and so much more will have you excited to not only leave the house but thrilled to check out all the newness happening around our city!
Uniqlo x Theory Is Coming
Brand collabs are fun and exciting but let’s be real, some are better than others. One brand that always always always delivers is Uniqlo. The brand’s latest is with none other than a contemporary label, Theory and it’s set to drop October 14. It’s all about sophistication and functionality meets minimalism — the result is an effortless collection that’s comfortable and elegant. Fall is all about being clever when it comes to layering so do yourself a favour and snag that Ultra Light Down Long Vest that’s perfect for the season.
Jillian Harris x Smash + Tess Pines Collection
If you’re unfamiliar with Smash + Tess, allow me to make the introduction. The female and Canadian-founded brand make some of the MOST comfortable loungewear in the biz. The brand’s rompers are cozy, cute, and best of all, ethically produced. Now that you’re in the know, ST has teamed up with Canadian superwoman Jillian Harris to create rompers inspired by the pines of the Okanagan Valley. It doesn’t get more Canadian than that, eh? They’re the same rompers that ST is known for but have a few more design details like zippers and cuffed wrists and ankles. This is what the brand calls ‘everywear’ which means you can wear it on a cozy night in, or throw a leather jacket on top and head right out the door.
Goop’s Hair Serum Is Here
It’s time to goop-ify your hair routine. Goop’s newest product is this GOOPGENES Restore + Shine Hair Serum and it’s GP’s secret to healthy and soft hair. It’s a multi-use ritual that’s made with cuticle-sealing vitamin C, omega-rich sea buckthorn oil, and shine-boosting plumeria monoi oil that works together to reduce frizz, increase shine, smooth texture and more. You can use it pre-shampoo and work it into the hair and sit for 20 minutes then wash, or apply it to damp hair and style as normal.
Dermalogica’s Newest Cleanser
Nervous to get into alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA) without upsetting your sensitive skin? Enter the brand new Dermalogica Daily Glycolic Cleanser. This cleanser is gentle enough for everyday use but tough when sloughing off dead skin. It’s packed with 3% glycolic acid which gets all the nasties out of your pores but the calendula extract and jojoba oil work to add moisture and nourish.
Cheekbone Beauty Launches At Sephora
It’s finally happening! Indigenous beauty brand Cheekbone Beauty has officially launched at Sephora and let’s just say, it’s about time. Folks can now shop a gorgeous assortment of the brand’s products including two new products — mascara and a blush/bronzer combo. Cheekbone is focused on sustainability and all things cruelty-free as sustainability is rooted in Indigenous cultures. The addition of Cheekbone on Sephora shelves truly creates an inclusive beauty environment that celebrates Canada’s diversity.
Ellie Mae x Kids Help Phone
Once again, Ellie Mae has partnered with Kids Help Phone to create a limited-edition capsule collection for the organization’s back-to-school initiative. This is the third year the two have worked together and this year the collection includes a variety of scrunchies, socks and a tote bag with a portion of proceeds going straight to the charity. It’s all to help break the stigma of talking about mental health.
Sentaler Launches Sentaler Men
The iconic Canadian brand Sentaler, that’s been seen on celebs like Meghan Markle, Sophie Trudeau, Kate Middleton, and even Gigi Hadid is finally expanding into menswear. Set to drop October 1, Sentaler Men is all about combining high-quality craftsmanship with style and comfort.
CLOC at stackt
If shopping designer consignment is your idea of a good time, then here’s some fashion news you won’t want to miss. Don’t miss out on stopping by the CLOC pop-up that’s on at stackt market. Open 7 days a week, the shop is filled with mid-range and designer goodies with brands ranging from Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Allsaints, Prada, Christian Louboutin and many, many more.
David Yurman x BCRF Is Back
Back for its 13th year is David Yurman’s partnership with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) which is in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month which takes place in October. What makes this year extra special is that it marks the launch of The David Yurman Award for breast cancer research in the amount of $250,000, in recognition of David Yurman’s significant fundraising efforts for the foundation.
Tata Harper Expands Superkind Collection
Sensitive skin got you down? Not anymore. Earlier this year Tata Harper launched the Superkind collection which featured a cleanser, moisturizer and a face mask but now the line has expanded. The new additions to the family are an eye cream and serum which are all specially formulated for anyone with sensitized or reactive skin. The Superkind Bio-Barrier Serum and Superkind Bio-Barrier Eye Crème are available now and are serious game-changers.