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Fashion & Style

The top 10 cruelty free makeup & cosmetics in Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / July 27, 2014

cruelty free makeupCruelty free, vegan, and organic makeup and cosmetics in Toronto have a loyal following; much like the local food movement, Torontonians like to know where our beauty goods come from and how they're being made. Buying with ethics in mind isn't the only bonus to the organic movement, either - homegrown, natural beauty resources are the sign of a healthy, thoughtful lifestyle. Your skin will thank you.

Here are my picks for the top cruelty free makeup and cosmetics companies in Toronto.

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Indie furniture marketplace pops up in Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / July 25, 2014

sonder mill torontoToronto's already got tons of talented designers creating awesome furniture with their own two hands; now, they've got a locally-built online marketplace to help them get their pieces out there. Sonder Mill, a brand-new Toronto-based e-commerce site, mixes pieces from Toronto designers with creations by up-and-comers from all over North America.

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Massive vintage clothing archive for sale in Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / July 24, 2014

vintage torontoVintage hounds making the rounds between Kensington and Ossington: You'll want to make an extra stop in your usual shopping route. Montreal vintage purveyors JackLux took over the former Lomography space at Queen and Portland (536 Queen St. West) earlier this week, reopening the doors for a pop-up shop. The stock: 5,000 pieces of vintage from the 1920s onward, from dresses and coats to tuxedos and shoes, all priced to sell at $80 or less.

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The top 5 makeup artist and design schools in Toronto

Posted by Staff / July 23, 2014

makeup artist torontoThe top makeup artist and design schools in Toronto consider beauty enhancement to be a minor component to a cosmetologist's job. After all, cosmetics are not only useful for vanity's sake, but for reasons that include but are not limited to: zombie replications, drag, properly shaded bruises as an art form, celebrity impersonations, and the occasional prosthetic nose. These schools encourage the innovation of appearances, whether by creating entirely imagined characters or teaching their students how to make the elderly look young (or vice-versa).

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Bad Boy to open store in Honest Ed's

Posted by Derek Flack / July 21, 2014

Honest Eds Bad BoyBad Boy is coming to Bathurst and Bloor in November -- specifically to the kingdom of kitsch known as Honest's Ed's. While there's not much time left for discount retailer (the store is set to close at the end of 2016), with Sonic Boom set to vacate come the fall, there's a lot of space left to fill as the store rides out its run before Westbank Corp. starts to redevelop the site.

Sold back in October 2013, Honest Ed's has been operating mostly business as usual since then, save for the nostalgic outpouring on display at a sign sale in the spring.

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Is this the best Toronto T-shirt ever?

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / July 20, 2014

toronto tshirtThere's a lot of stuff you have to learn when you move here - Pizzaiolo over Pizza Pizza, always; Dundas station to Queen station is not an acceptable distance to travel by subway; "the Danforth" is not a river (a real thing I thought once). The thing that really identifies you a local, though, is becoming so blase about the city in which you live, you stop caring about pronouncing it properly. The loss of the second "T" in Toronto is so widespread, you're basically risking being discovered as an enemy agent if you don't do it.

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