Diana wearing her Henkaa Sakura Midi Convertible Dress
We did it! After months of chilly and sunshineless days, we have finally made it to summer: a time of happiness, brightness and liveliness. With the warmer months comes the urge to rid yourself of your heavy (and sometimes sticky) skinny jeans and toasty cardis, while we welcome in colourful, lightweight clothes with less coverage. Yes, we said less coverage. While it may seem intimidating, this season is the time of the year to bare it all! Playful crop tops, denim shorts, strapless dresses, cut-out swimsuits and anything else that makes you feel comfy and cool: wear it. Not sure how to style or where to shop these pieces? That’s where we come in. Our featured bloggers are all about flaunting their curves throughout the summertime (and you should be too!). While our swimwear story with beauty Denise Bidot on page 21 reminds us that summer isn’t only for size zeros. Plus, we’re giving away one $200 gift card to swimsuitsforall to a lucky subscriber who will be the talk of every pool party. What is a bikini-ready body anyways? Focus on being happy, and with happiness will come health. To help, we’ve scoped out Canada’s top body positive (and plus size-focused) fitness centres and are so excited to share these welcoming, friendly spaces with you on page 49. Stay happy and healthy this summer from your tips to your toes and please excuse me while I take my size-18 self down to the pool!
We asked: How do you keep your curves healthy? Kendall Erickson @klynneerickson Exercise regularly, drink an obscene amount of water and surround myself with positive energy. Laura Wells @laurawellsmodel Love crossfit workouts and swimming! Lifting weights keeps me strong! Allie McGevna @alliemcgev I’m not a big fan of the gym, so I much prefer outdoor activities like biking or hiking.
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Denise Bidot catches some rays while on set.
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FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR DIANA DI POCE EDITORIAL DIRECTOR ASH KOWALEWSKI INTERNS DIANA DIMA AND ERIN DUNLOP CONTRIBUTORS MICHELLE ALEXANDRA, FLAVIO ANGEL ALVARADO, DENISE BIDOT, CHANTÉ BURKETT, SEAN CARSON, SHEEN D., EDITH DOHMEN, MELISSA FORREST, GEORGINA HORNE, CIA MANDARELLO, LAURA PATANIA, CARLYLE ROUTH, CHRISTIAN SMITHERMAN SPECIAL THANKS TO ROCHELLE JOHNSON OF BEAUTICURVE, JESSICA BIFFI OF JUST BIFFI, RACHEL RICHARDSON OF LOVELY IN LA, ALISSA WILSON OF STYLISH CURVES, SWIMSUITSFORALL, ADDITION ELLE, PENNINGTONS, B&M MODEL MANAGEMENT, MUSE NYC, PAGE ONE MANAGEMENT, OPI NAILS, LANGTON PR, LEIGH ANN’S, MY BIG SISTER’S CLOSET, A PERFECT 14 For advertising information, marketing opportunities and submission guidelines, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org © 2014 DARE Magazine Inc.
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FRINGE FESTIVAL “Who doesn’t love a great statement necklace for the warmer months? Pair this on-trend jewelry staple with a simple white tee or a bright-coloured sundress for some extra pizazz.”
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Curious about what our editors are coveting this season? From playful prints to bright beauty essentials, here are their summer must-haves.
ALL LINED UP “This creamy gel formula is waterproof for those pool parties and has a lash-hugging applicator for this shaky-handed girl.” Benefit They’re Real Push-Up Liner, $29, available at Sephora June 27
HOME GROWN “Within five minutes of meeting me you’ll hear about my love of coffee, so naturally I gravitated towards this BC-based designer for her coffee bean studs.”
THINK PINK “Those who know me know my love for a perfect pink pout. Not only is this lipstick my favourite colour, it is also cream-based, which makes for a much easier (and cleaner!) application.”
Justine Brooks Coffee Bean Earrings, $80, justinebrooks.com
Sephora Collection Escape To Rio Rouge Cream Lipstick in Cougar, $15.50, sephora.ca
DESIGNER, STYLIST & BLOGGER Fashion stylist and founder of fashion blog stylehasnosize.com, Edith Dohmen wants the world to know that everyone can look good no matter what size they wear. Last year, she launched her own fashion line at edithdohmen.com for ‘inbetweenies’ (women that wear a dress sizes 10 to 18). She believes that fashion is about dreaming and that it can be shown on women of all sizes, colours and ages. Her motto: every woman deserves to be noticed.
FORREST NAIL EXPERT Named Sally Hansen’s Canadian Beauty Expert in 2012, Melissa Forrest is one of the top manicurists in the Canadian fashion industry and has secured a client roster that includes many of the country’s top beauty media and influencers including FLARE Magazine, FASHION Magazine, The Globe and Mail, and The Toronto Star. Known for her precision and high quality nail art, she has also worked on shows for top Canadian designers Pink Tartan, Greta Constantine, Lucian Matis and Joe Fresh during Toronto Fashion Week.
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STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES “Curve-hugging and covered in the prettiest of flowers, this dress is sure to make your crush stop in their tracks.”
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Michelle Alexandra is a fashion and portrait photographer residing in sunny California. She travels throughout the U.S. photographing some of the top plus size models in the industry. Her work has been published internationally in magazines such as Marie Claire Quebec and People Magazine, and she has also made cameo appearances on the NuvoTV reality show Curvy Girls. She recently was nominated photographer of the year by Full Figured Fashion Week.
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Your favourite mother-daughter duo Sharon and Kelly Osbourne have joined forces to create a limited-edition collection for M.A.C Cosmetics! Each Osbourne has their own set of products, containing an assortment of vibrant eye, lip, face and nail colours. Wrapped in adorable redand violet-themed packaging, we can’t wait to get our paws on this two-part collection. Snag some for yourself this summer while you can until July 10th. Our fave items from the collection? Kelly’s bright pink ‘Kelly Yum-Yum’ lippy and Sharon’s ‘Peaches & Cream’ powder blush.
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We are happy to report that the modelling industry has never looked so diverse. Last summer after Ford Models shut down its plus size division leaving many models without representation, a new group called ALDA emerged. Models Marquita Pring, Inga Eiriksdottir, Ashley Graham, Julie Henderson and Danielle Redman formed together to promote healthy self-esteem in girls, and we couldn’t be prouder. ALDA signed with well-known agency IMG Models in January and since then, the label “plus size” has been removed, leading to more curvy models getting booked. With the demand of size 14+ clothing increasing seven per cent this year, this is the right move for agencies. Check out ALDA’s Instagram @aldawomen and join the demand for diversity.
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The Twitter community erupted on the eve of Adele’s 26th birthday when the pop star teased that her long anticipated new album ‘25’ would be released by the end of 2014. Rumour has it that collaborations with Wiz Khalifa and One Republic frontman Ryan Tedder are to be expected. The British beauty put her career on hold for a couple of years to concentrate on her relationship with beau Simon Konecki, and their 18-month-old son Angelo. Ready to get back in the game, Adele announced her musical return last year at the Grammy Awards, and has also promised the one and only Simon Cowell that she will be occupying a seat on The X Factor panel as soon as she’s done working on her upcoming album. Until then, we’ll be waiting, Adele!
Click through the slideshow below to see our round-up of our fave Melissa McCarthy looks.
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This spring, Canada’s leading plus size fashion retailer ADDITION ELLE partnered with seven of the country’s top design schools and launched its first-ever Little Black Dress Design Contest. The challenge was to create a trio of fall-appropriate LBDs and designer Sandra Al-Dabbagh from Toronto’s Academy of Design created the collection that stood out from over 50 submissions. The brand’s Vice President of Marketing and Visual Display, Roslyn Griner was stunned by the talent shown and was pleased that the contest turned out to be a grand success, raking in over 30,000 votes. Sandra’s designs will be sold in stores and online at additionelle.com this fall.
Did you know that before comedy, actress Melissa McCarthy studied fashion design? In an interview with Redbook Magazine, the celebrity spoke about her challenge finding a designer to dress her for the Academy Awards in 2012. Melissa revealed, “I asked five or six designers—very high-level ones—and they all said no.” This inspired the starlet to create her own plus size clothing line hoping to minimize the disappointments many women face when shopping. We can’t wait to see her clothing collection put the Hollywood designers who rejected her to shame!
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This summer, we want you to dive into our picks of the best swimsuits and trendy tropical prints of the season. Don’t forget your sunnies when you take a trip inside the closets of our two fabulous featured bloggers and discover more about the filmmakers of the groundbreaking documentary A Perfect 14. daremag.ca
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CHAFE BE GONE “No one likes chafing, so as the weather heats up, preventing it with cotton shorts becomes a necessity!”
EASY BREEZY “Kimonos are so on-trend and they look amazing!” Yours Clothing kimono, $42, yoursclothing.com
ADDITION ELLE short, $25, additionelle.com
With the temperature heating up, what could be more fun than wearing a tropical print? Take a journey in Christina Hendricks’ footsteps and get warm-weather ready by rocking this summertime trend. Bon voyage! BY DIANA DIMA
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POP ART Wow the world with vibrant and graphic 360-degree curve spectacles. Forever 21 printed sunglasses, $7, forever21.com
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GLITTER GIRL Turn back time with a hip pair of Cher and Jackie O. hybrid shades. ASOS glitter sunglasses, $19, asos.com
SOCKS AND SANDALS “Pair sandals with socks for a stylish summer look.” Shellys London sandals, $140, thebay.com
DIY SHADES! Give life to an old pair of sunnies with stick-on jewels. ShantiSupplies mini rose cabochons, $9 for 28, etsy.com/shop/shantisupplies
FLOWER CHILD Channel your inner hippie with a pair of Bohemian frames. frameandoptic flower sunglasses, $12, etsy.com/shop/frameandoptic
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CHASING RAINBOWS Add a splash of colour to your groovy look with mirror-tinted lenses.
BROOCH IT “Bring back the baroque with this brooch!”
JAMES: I’m both a film editor and producer of documentaries and fiction films. Giovanna and I met in film school where we worked together on a few of small film projects. We hit it off right away and knew that there was going to be something big in our future. When Giovanna approached me with the idea for a documentary that focuses on plus size models, I immediately knew that this was a film that needed to be made. GIOVANNA: The inspiration for A Perfect 14 started out with me following model Elly Mayday’s
career through social media. She inspires me enormously and was the introduction for me into the world of plus size models. I couldn’t help but start to conceptualize a film on this topic. The fashion industry has given so little space to these models and as a result people haven’t been introduced to them as equally beautiful, successful and glamorous as models who wear a size zero. What prompted your decision to focus on curvy models Elly Mayday, Laura Wells and Kerosene Deluxe? G: I started working with Elly Mayday on A Perfect 14 before she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. We’ve been following her throughout the entire process of her battle with cancer, all while she’s become a very popular model who is now signed with major modelling agency JAG
What does the term “plus size” mean to you? J: The term “plus size” holds both negative and positive connotations. For some, the term holds an extremely divisive meaning. For a woman who is forced to shop in a special area of every store, separated from the “normal” sizes, the humiliation can be rage-inducing. On the positive end of the spectrum, some models are seeing the plus side of the term by acknowledging that without the special designation, they may not be recognized at all in the modelling industry. By embracing the word “plus”, they set themselves apart
What do you hope audiences will take away from watching your film? G: A Perfect 14 [is meant to] open up a conversation about diversity. We want to remind the world of beauty on a diverse spectrum.
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Tell us about yourselves and what inspired you to create this film.
What have been the main obstacles in making this documentary so far? G: The biggest challenge has been trying to understand the discomfort many people still have with body diversity. Even though we mostly get positive feedback, often we get criticism through social media from both sides. One side criticizes us for “glamourizing obesity”, and the other side questions us for not featuring models that are “big enough”. This criticism reassures us on the importance and necessity for this documentary.
What are you hoping to convey with the title A Perfect 14? J: It’s a play off the phrase “A Perfect 10” and the number 14, which is currently the average dress size of women in Canada and the United States. The word “perfect” is also a tongue-incheek reference to portrayal of the idealized “perfect” body image that we are used to seeing on magazine covers and the runway.
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ake a mainstream fashion magazine and flip it open to any page. What do you see? Chances are you won’t be looking at a curvy model. Despite the fact that the average North American woman wears a size 14, the fashion industry often neglects to celebrate all body types. In search for answers and in an attempt to show the beauty of diversity, filmmakers James Earl O’Brien and Giovanna Morales have begun filming a barrier-breaking documentary entitled A Perfect 14. After they stopped by the DARE offices to chat with our founder Diana, we decided to ask this dynamic duo a few questions of our own.
from the rest of the competitive modelling market and create a growing niche of plus size models.
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Models. Kerosene Deluxe is a successful European model who’s been embraced by the plus size community. Her story is one of overcoming obstacles and is also one of love, as she has an amazing and supportive partner who’s encouraged her to fight for her dreams. With the help of her husband, she’s working towards starting a plus size lingerie line. Laura Wells is an Australian woman who wears many hats. She’s a model, scientist, environmental activist and ambassador for several organizations. Having such an accomplished role model in the film will inspire other women to accomplish their dreams.
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Filmmakers Giovanna Morales and James Earl O’Brien explore beauty in all shapes and sizes in their upcoming documentary A Perfect 14.
Founder Diana with the filmmakers
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THE CURVY FASHIONISTA @mariedenee MAKING WAVES Get luscious just-came-back-from-thebeach locks with the LUSH Sea Spray.
H&M sunhat, $15, hm.com
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A super cute towel, sunscreen 60+ (lol!) and wine coolers!
Wet N Wild MegaLengths Mascara, $4, available at mass drugstores
Big shades, fashion magazines and my iPhone loader with a killer summer playlist.
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SUMMER SILHOUETTE. Voluptuous Clothing top, $40, voluptuousclothing.com; Cocoa Jewelry necklace, $68, and bracelet, $40, cocoajewelry.com; Forever 21 ring, $7, forever21.com
LOVE THIS VIBRANT NAIL LOOK? Watch the video above for a tutorial on how to master the silhouette nail trend for the warmer months.
KIWI CUTIE. Forever 21+ crop top, $19, forever21.com; Hat, stylistâ€™s own
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WANT A SUNSET OMBRE MANI? Watch the video above for a tutorial on how to get this nail look for your upcoming pool parties. VIDEOGRAPHY: SEAN CARSON, BEYOND PRODUCTIONS EDITING: CHRISTIAN SMITHERMAN
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SUNSET NIGHTS Can’t go watch the sunset at a beach? Recreate it on your nails with this blue, orange and yellow ombré look. You may not even miss the sand (yeah, you will).
PRINT PARTY This Aztec print-inspired mani brings new meaning to nail party. All you need is a steady hand for outlining and all the colour you can manage!
CND Vinylux Weekly Polish Color in Bicycle Yellow, $12, select salons and retailers, and Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Barracuda, $9, drug and mass retailers
OPI Nail Lacquer in You Are So Outta Lime, $11, select salons and retailers, and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Colour in Kiwi Bikini, $4, drug and mass retailers
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China Glaze Nail Lacquer in If In Doubt, Surf It Out, $8, nailpolishcanada.com, and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Colour in Mellow Yellow, $4, drug and mass retailers
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WHITE HOT Up your game on the white mani trend with this whitecutout combination. Use your own nail, or a light pink or nude polish for the negative spaces.
KIWI CUTIE Juicy and fruity just like the fruit that inspired it, this zesty green mani has summer written all over it. Bonus: You don’t even have to be neat with the dots.
SUMMER SILHOUETTE A fresh take on the reverse French tip, this colourful silhouette combo means you don’t have to choose between all of those summertime hues.
DROP & GO No time to dry? Essie’s new Quick-E Drying Drops let your mani set in a flash so you can scram out the door.
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FRESH START “These wipes remove everything and leave your face feeling fresh.”
BLUSH CRUSH “When worn during the summer, this blush will give you the perfect sun-kissed look.”
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Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes, $5, available at mass retailers nationwide
Cargo Blush in Laguna, $26, murale.ca
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GLOW ON “This illuminator gives a nice glow and can work with any skin tone.” NARS Illuminator in Laguna, $36, narscosmetics.com
ELECTRIC FEEL “This eyeliner stays on all day—plus this blue just happens to be my fave!” Urban Decay 24/7 GlideOn Eye Pencil in Electric, $23, sephora.ca
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Under $5! LASH OUT “My must-have mascara makes my lashes look full and my eyes pop.” Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara, $22, available at Shoppers Drug Mart
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ON THE BRIGHT SIDE “I’m a lipstick junkie and love the pigmented, glossy finish of this lip paint.” L.A. Girl Glazed Lip Paint, $4, lagirlusa.com
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Bring that sun-kissed glow to you. Whether you just want the faux sans soleil or are craving that extra dose of shimmer, we’ve got you covered all summer long.
ALL OVER GLOW For those days when the sun isn’t cooperating, Victoria’s Secret Instant Bronzing Shimmer gives you an all-over glow. $24, victoriassecret.com
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BEACHY KEEN This highlighter-blushbronzer trifecta gives you that I-just-got-backfrom-the-beach radiance, sans beach.
MATTE ABOUT YOU For when you don’t want the extra shimmer with your glow, there’s the Dior Diorskin Nude Tan Matte Sun Powder in Matte Amber.
Mark. Island Beauty Face Compact, $18, avon.ca
$54, available at Dior counters nationwide
SUNNY DISPOSITION The iconic Guerlain Terracotta collection is back this summer and celebrating the big 3-0 with its almost-too-prettyto-use Sun Celebration The Star Sun Powder.
BUDGET BRONZE A faux glow won’t break the bank? Sign us up! This Essence Sun Club All-inOne Bronzing Highlighter comes in two shades catering to your skin tone (and hair colour).
$84, available at Guerlain counters nationwide
In Sun Glow, $5, available at Shoppers Drug Mart
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the place FITZONEPLUS 475 DANFORTH AVE. TORONTO, ON FITZONEPLUS.COM
Having limited mobility and not wanting to settle to “just do her best”, Suzanne Gracan wanted to channel her anger and insecurities into a space that was supportive and nonjudgmental. The result? A fitness studio with no attitude! Accepting of all sizes, FitZonePLUS opened in 2011 and is inclusive to creating a community of inspired people who feel comfortable and confident in their own skin. FitZonePLUS offers Zumba, Yoga (beginner, restorative, and advanced), as well as fitness and group personal training sessions.
the place YOGA FOR ROUND BODIES 677 DUPONT ST., TORONTO, ON TIINAVEER.COM
Inspired by her own experiences and with a passion for simple-care, Tiina Veer founded Yoga for Round Bodies. Integrating her clinical experience of over 15 years with a balance of well-being and safe practices, Tiina focuses on the anatomical processes of the body and the connection to the mind. Yoga for Round Bodies is a modified approach, which includes a combination of yoga asana (poses), pranayama (breathing), mindful movement and mindfulness meditation. Classes include Hatha, Gentle and Restorative Yoga to fit all needs and levels. The supportive environment encourages clients to not shy away from the unfamiliar, but to embrace their experiences in a fun and comfortable class. The exploration of Yoga for Round Bodies is not about body shape, flexibility, strength or even weight loss, it is about Tiina’s philosophy on healing and change in oneself.
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PILATES MANITOBA 390 ACADEMY RD., WINNIPEG, MB PILATESMANITOBA.COM
Priding themselves on being the province’s largest independent full-service pilates studio, Pilates Manitoba specializes in both Fitness Pilates (for those who are uninjured) and Therapeutic Pilates (for those who are injured or have special needs). Opened in 2002, owner Annabel Scott embodies an unwavering passion for promoting health and wellness while inspiring people to empower themselves without the need for surgery or drugs. Whether you are an elite athlete or simply trying to best manage your body’s needs in a natural way, there is a pilates program tailored to your individual goals. Classes are intimate and tailored to teaching the physics of the body so there is an understanding of core strength without hurting joints, backs, necks and ripping connective tissue. Plus Size Fitness fits perfectly with Pilates Manitoba’s belief that fitness needs to available for everyone, no matter what is on the scale. Pilates is a process, and it’s the goal of Pilates Manitoba that people program themselves to mindfully own the skin they’re in.
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Happy Knees allows the joints to rest while focusing on the importance of good breathing and maintaining a good stretch. A session done solely in a seated or flat position, it provides gentle movement with little need for flexibility. The instructor Eleanor was a pleasure to follow and created a relaxing atmosphere. Sessions include both yoga and restorative poses and end with an invigorating dose of aromatherapy. After a long week, a session at FitZonePLUS resets the connection from mind to body.
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Being strong and sexy is never out of fashion. DARE looks at fierce women who are leading the way for body-positive fitness throughout Canada.
the place BODY POSITIVITY YOGA STUDIO 11767 225TH ST., UNIT B MAPLE RIDGE, B.C. BODYPOSITIVITYYOGA.COM
With a nickname like ‘The Fat Yogini’, owner Lisa Papez is all about feeling good, whether or not that meets the status quo. Body Positive Yoga was created out of the Body Postive and Fat Acceptance movement. Classes are designed for all levels with offerings of Gentle Hatha, Extra Gentle, Yin and Restorative Yoga. There is also a Go With the Flow session which combines flowing posture sequences for the first half of the class while focusing on putting all the poses together in a faster-moving flow for the second. Body Positivity Yoga is about promoting a healthy and positive body image, cultivating self-care practices and meeting yourself with compassion and grace.
the place BODY EXCHANGE VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN B.C. BODYEXCHANGE.CA
gym bag beauty Don’t sweat it! Hit the gym feeling confident and strong with these beauty essentials.
BKR water bottle, $40, indigo.ca
ADDITION ELLE long sleeve t-shirt, $50, additionelle.com
BY ASH KOWALEWSKI FEELING FRESH Stay dry well past your last stretch with the Secret Clinical Waterproof Antiperspirant. It works while you sleep to help battle perspiration and odour.
Playtex wirefree bra, $24, playtexcanada.ca
$10, available at mass drugstores nationwide
Hyba capri, $30, reitmans.com/hyba
Spice up your routine with trendy—and functional—workout wear you’ll be psyched to sweat in. Let’s get physical in style!
REACH HIGH Freshen up your mane post-gym with the Pantene Pro-V Blow Out Extend Dry Shampoo, which soaks up all that sweat, so your locks will look as good as new.
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$8, available at mass drugstores nationwide
CLEAN SLATE These wipes remove makeup, sweat and dirt in a couple quick swipes and are infused with honeysuckle and white tea for a fresh finish. Olay Fresh Effects Everything Off Deluxe Makeup Removal Wet Cloths, $10, available at mass drugstores nationwide
Hyba t-shirt, $24, reitmans.com/hyba
SKECHERS GOwalk 2 Hyper walking shoes, $80, ca.skechers.com
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Casio Baby-G watch, $109, watchit.ca
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Fresh Rose Floral Toner, $45, sephora.ca
In 2008, the Body Exchange was created by founder and CEO Louise Green as a mission for the plus size community to be given an opportunity to push their bodies past their limitations. The Signature Fit Camp allows clients the opportunity to sweat it out alongside one another with a promise that no one gets left behind. With core values focusing on community and empowerment, the Body Exchange is a safe place for people to step into their athleticism. They offer a number of locations throughout the west coast and even Adventure and Wellness retreats, where all coaches are highly experienced, certified and registered personal trainers. It’s the goal of the program to reaffirm one’s physical strength and open oneself up to a safe and supportive environment.
Loko Sport racer tank, $58, lokosport.ca
SPRAY N’ GO Give your skin a post-sweat boost. Infused with rosewater, this hydrating and moisturizing spritz will freshen up your face and leave your skin smelling fantastic.
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Who doesn’t want to be comfortable and look stylish at the same time? The hilarious Jonah Hill’s laid-back look shows us exactly how in a plaid shirt, khakis and a tee. Whether you’re shopping for your beau, your pops or a good friend, we show you how to get the look. BY DIANA DIMA
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Rochelle’s rockin’ outfit is perfect for the season’s sunshine! Take a peek inside this gorgeous blogger’s closet.
Want to be Jessica’s BFF? Here’s the 411 on how to get her edgy look with items that you can find in this chic chick’s wardrobe!
THE PRINTED TOP Dorothy Perkins top, $36, dorothyperkins.com
THE CROP TOP “This summer I’ll be bearing more leg, and even daring to rock the crop top.”
THE STATEMENT NECKLACE “Although tempting, avoid wearing all of your favourite accessories at the same time.” Banana Republic necklace, $85, bananarepublic.ca
THE SOFT PANT “I’m obsessed with the soft pant. Easy to take from day to night, work to play and so very comfortable. I have three pairs already!” Evans trouser, $54, evans.co.uk
ADDITION ELLE crop top, $40, additionelle.com
THE HIGHLOW SKIRT ADDITION ELLE skirt, $70, additionelle.com
THE SUMMER SHOE “I splurge on high-end shoes and bags because they get heavier use and last a lifetime.” Nine West flat, $110, ninewest.ca
THE BRIGHT PUMP “Accessories can breathe new life into even the most boring outfits. Adding a few pops of colour or a metallic can refresh any look.” Call It Spring pump, $24, callitspring.com AG ..C A
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Flirty and feminine styles can be found in Rachel’s closet—girly dresses and florals are no stranger to this lovely lady!
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
Pretty in prints! Alissa looks trendy in tribal and so can you with a cute romper and summer sandals.
THE JEAN JACKET H&M+ denim jacket, $50, hm.com
THE BRAIDED BELT “Wear a belt whenever you want to create a waist.”
THE MAXI DRESS “I love maxi dresses! They are so versatile. They can be dressed up or down and I can throw a denim jacket over them.”
Talbots belt, $55, talbots.com
New Look jumpsuit, $42, newlook.com
Yours Clothing maxi dress, $88, yoursclothing.com
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Kate Spade handbag, $328, katespade.com
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THE COLOURFUL BAG “I’m really looking forward to rocking bright colours and prints for summer.”
THE MUST-HAVE UNDERGARMENT “Always wear the proper undergarments. They will make you look even better in your clothes.”
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