Inside Dr. Liza Egbogah’s Closet Full of Pieces by Nigerian Designers

Photography by Vai Yu Law.

Her collection of bright printed and embellished pieces allows her to stay connected to her roots.

Dr. Liza Egbogah, a Toronto-based manual osteopath, fell in love with the flair of Nigerian dressing before she started wearing it herself. “I loved looking through my mom’s old pictures because everyone was wearing traditional wax print dresses,” she remembers. “I’d ask my mother how I could get those kinds of pieces and she’d say, ‘I never thought you’d be interested in Nigerian clothes.’”

This might be due in part to Egbogah’s international upbringing; she was born in Calgary and lived in both Libya and Malaysia while growing up. But she recalls that during visits to her ancestral home — her parents were born in the same Nigerian village — she was mesmerized by what women in the markets were

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Goop’s First-Ever Vibrator Is Here—And She’s a Beauty

A toy so pretty you wouldn’t be judged for intentionally leaving it on your nightstand.

Happy Valentine’s Day, indeed! Goop, your go-to source for super-powered skincare, wellness tips and, of course normalizing topics like mental health and female pleasure, has released its first vibrator, just in time for the day of love. Because what’s more important than self-love?

Meet the new Goop Double-Sided Wand Vibrator, a toy so cute you might not be so quick to hide in it your bottom drawer. (But who’s surprised? Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand is known for its aesthetically pleasing wares. As Kiki Koroshetz, Wellness Director of Content at Goop, tells me: “Because it’s Goop, beyond designing a vibrator that was effective and ergonomic and functional, we spent serious time on the aesthetic. The final design, as you can see, is sculptural and there’s a

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A Brother Vellies x Sephora Collab + Other Beauty News This Week

Photography via Sephora

Clean beauty brand C’est Moi expands into Walmart

Beloved clean beauty skincare and makeup brand C’est Moi has landed in the Great White North! You can now shop the affordable brand on walmart.ca and in Walmart stores as of Monday, February 15th. The brand’s offerings are formulated to be suitable for anyone who has delicate, sensitive or blemish-prone skin. All C’est Moi products are dermatologist-tested, hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, talc-free, cruelty-free, vegan, reef-safe, EWG-verified and have both recyclable and FSC certified packaging.

Grown Alchemist launches at Sephora

Australian skincare brand Grown Alchemist will be hitting the shelves of Sephora across Canada and the U.S. on February 26th — and this week became available to shop online on Sephora.ca. The line of face and hand products was founded by brothers Keston and Jeremy Muijs over 20 years ago and today counts

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Textured Haircare Brands: 7 Local And Black-Owned Brands To Know

Design by Kayleen Dicuangco

This is Texture Talk, a weekly column that deep dives into the dynamic world of curly hair, from crowns of curls that are free flowing to strands that are tucked away in a protective style.

If you’ve been looking for a sign that it’s time to shake up your curl routine, here it is. For those of us with textured hair, the thought of adding new products to our trusted regimen can be somewhat terrifying. With so many of our favourite products being the result of dedicated trial and error — and so much of curly hair styling being unpredictable — it can be easy to simply stick to what you know. We can also understand that while some products may promise benefits, like curl definition and intensive hydration, a lot of what a formula can do for

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Peloton Tread Canada: What To Know About The Peloton Treadmill

Photography courtesy of Peloton.

Running instructor Jess Sims told us how to bring our indoor running game to the next level with the new treadmill.

It’s finally here: the long-awaited Peloton Tread is now available in Canada. Can the American company, known for its at-home exercise bike with a months-long waitlist, make a treadmill covetable? If anyone could, we’d bet on them. At the core of Peloton’s success is, yes, its fancy high-end equipment, but also its energetic, hurts-so-good instructor-led classes, from HIIT and bootcamp to cycling and running. The Peloton Tread combines the sleek design the brand is known for with useful functional changes. For instance, it swaps the traditional digital speed and incline buttons for two (highly addictive) knobs that make levelling up your run almost, dare we say, fun. We connected with Peloton superstar instructor Jess Sims to talk about

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