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  • Kimberley Newport-Mimran (Photo: George Pimentel)Kimberley Newport-Mimran (Photo: George Pimentel)
    Toronto’s World MasterCard Fashion Week kicked off on Monday, Oct. 20 with a bang – a stunning, structured collection from up-and-coming designer Sid Neigum, a surprise appearance and DJ set by Solange Knowles, and of course, the much-anticipated Pink Tartan Spring/Summer 2015 show.

    Before Pink Tartan’s Kimberley Newport-Mimran sent her ‘70s-inspired collection (think wide-legged trousers, bold prints, plunging necklines and Penny Lane-chic outerwear) down the runway, we caught up with her backstage to chat about the spring collection, the changing face of fashion, and what every woman needs in her wardrobe.

    Yahoo Canada: Tell us about Pink Tartan’s Spring/Summer collection. What kind of vibe are you going for? What inspired it?

    Kimberley Newport-Mimran: It was a big nod to the ‘70s, but while moving forward.

    YC: What kind of colours can we expect?

    KNM: I like head-to-toe black for spring! It’s definitely got some interesting prints, and I like a head-to-toe print as well.

    YC: We’ve seen

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  • How to pull off bright lip colour

    Last night in Toronto, Beyonce’s sister, Solange Knowles made a surprise appearance at World Mastercard Fashion Week as the DJ at the Joe Fresh party

    The 28-year-old trendsetter showed up in a Joe Fresh leather jacket, wearing the coolest shade of violet lipstick — isn’t she always wearing the best candy-coloured shades?

    And now we’re obsessed with her bright lip look.

    Solange Knowles at the Joe Fresh party at Toronto Fashion Week on Monday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)Solange Knowles at the Joe Fresh party at Toronto Fashion Week on Monday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

    Not sure how to pull it off? Here are a few tips for making the bold look your own — without looking like you’re trying too hard. 

    Pick Your Shade

    Start with what you’re attracted to: reds, oranges, pinks or purples. 

    “Finding a hot pink lip colour is like finding any other accessory — choose what you’re attracted to!” says International Lead Makeup Artist for NARS Cosmetics, James Boehmer. “Hot pink, fuchsia, magenta — the colour looks great with all skin tones and is worn just like you wear any other statement making lip — with confidence.” 

    Refinery29 calls the purple lipstick trend “surprisingly flattering”:

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  • Each month, our editors round up their favourite new and innovative products in the fashion, beauty, food and wellness sectors. Some of these items will make your life easier, while others are simply beautiful and the stuff of our dreams.

    Here’s what we’re most lusting after this month. We hope they delight and inspire you. Tell us, what are you craving most this October?

    Wild North Apparel Lila Jacket



    We predict this Canadian company will soon be giving Canada Goose a run for their money with their high-quality winter wear, whose materials are sourced in partnership with native Canadians. This medium-length fitted jacket with wool shell and classic colour block at the lower back is our winter dream! Suggested price $675. Get it here. - Caitlin

    Banana Republic Blue Jaquered Midi Skirt

    Courtesy Banana RepublicCourtesy Banana Republic
    Get into the holiday spirit a couple of months early (come on, you know you want to) with this pretty jacquered skirt from Banana Republic in fall’s most flattering shape. Suggested price $134. Get it here

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