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As Coco Chanel herself lived at the hotel for 34 years, it’s only fitting that the two brands should come together. Continue reading NEWS // CHANEL PARTNERS WITH THE RITZ PARIS


In celebration of Earth Month, Kiehl’s has teamed up witht he Canadian Wildlife Federation on a special edition of their cult favourite Avocado Eye Cream. Continue reading NEWS // KIEHL’S SUPPORTS THE PUFFINS


If you live in the Toronto area, and love pretty perfumes, be sure to hit up the Eaton’s Centre for a free sample of Marc Jacobs’ new variation of his bestselling perfume Daisy, Daisy Dream.

I first smelled this on a page of a magazine, and I have to say, it’s quite beautiful and perfect, I think, as a weekend scent. It evokes the scent of fresh laundry hanging in a field of flowers. Clean, pretty and light.

Until July 23rd, you can visit the Daisy Dream Machine at the Eaton’s Centre, where you can tweet at the machine to dispense a vial of this summery new fragrance.


Angelina Jolie has been a beauty icon for two decades now–her high arched eyebrows, voluptuous lips and impeccable bone structure… ya, ugh. And while she is one of the most beautiful almost-fourty year olds I can think of, I’m sort of obsessed with young Angie, like 90’s Angie. Her look was simple, but never boring. The plummy shades she gravitated towards totally encompass the tonal look of the nineties (see; Bobbi Browns Teenage Beauty Book), and I think this look would be great on almost everyone.

While I’m sure Angelina was blessed with naturally-flawless skin, if you need a little coverage, go for a natural finish foundation with medium coverage. The look is a little frosty, so make sure that your shade is spot on. If needed, do a little pin-point concealing (as Lisa Eldridge would say) with a concealer matched to your foundation shade. A little shadow under the eyes is totally acceptable, so finish off by setting everything with a translucent powder–this look has that ultra-matte porcelain doll finish.

Well, thank goodness we have moved past the super skinny brows of the 90’s (especially the tadpoles)! These are the high point of the look (I seriously crack myself up sometimes). Grab a pencil that’s around the same colour of your brows (though you can totally go a few shades darker), and start off by working on making the most of your natural arch. Ideally, you want to get it as high as possible without looking ridiculous, so you take it as far as you’d like. Fill in the rest of the brow, accentuating the ends just a tad downwards to really frame your eyes.

Speaking of framing the eyes, Angie uses plummy tones to define her stunning emerald eyes. Start with a skin-toned matte shadow across the lid, then blend a sheer violet shade into your natural crease, being careful to keep the colour away from the lash line. With a black liquid liner, do a classic line starting right from the inner corner, thickening as you move outwards. Though not entirely necessary, finish off with a light layer of mascara.

A berry pink powder blush will work great at both giving you a flush and a little contour–make a ‘3’ shape with your brush, from the apples of the cheeks up and around to the sides of the forehead, then down the jawline.

A wash with Bumble’s Surf Shampoo/ Conditioner combo with give enough texture to make this simple look more interesting. Once dried, straighten with a flat iron to get a super-sleek finish. Oh yah, don’t forget the Brad Pitt-esque middle part (once again, I should seriously do stand-up).

Now you just need to score a few badass movie roles and sport some very on-trend grunge pieces. She was/is the epitome of ‘cool girl’ if there ever was one.

–Anna Raponi


Personally, I never really cared that much about my dark circlesthey were the least of my concerns, and I kinda got used to them. I used to apply a bit of High Beam just below my tear duct to brighten my eyes a bit, but I got lazy and, well, it was almost attracting too much attention to the area. So I went on, ignoring my dark circles that my lovely parents blessed me with. It was up until Marc released his makeup line, when I tried out his brightening under eye concealer that I realized what I was missing out was. I eventually finished off the sample, and luckily received a sample of Givenchy’s version just in time. As always, the sample wasn’t matched to my skin tone, just thrown into my Sephora bag by the boldly made-up cashier. And when I opened it up, I looked far too orangey for me. But after giving it a try, I realized how easily it covered up that darkness that I never knew was so prominent. The sample lasted me weeks, and the day I ran dry, I knew I had to splurge on the real-deal (this included me running away from a school field trip to pick one up). The clicker-pen is beautifully designed and fuss-free. The lady recommended the second shade (Mister Milk), but I found that this shade didn’t cover like my sample shade, which was shockingly shade three, Mister Toast. And yes, I have very pale skin, especially at this time of the year. But I think the warmth of this shade is the key to covering the purple hue that naturally shadows my eye, no matter how much sleep I get. While it’s a bit of an investment piece, this is totally this is that product that you didn’t even know you needed.
–Anna Raponi