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The colourful whimsy of Frances Valentine will always be Kate Spade

It was time to take a break, she said, when Kate Spade sold her company she built with her husband Andy Spade and her other two partners Elcye Arons and Pamela Bell, to Neiman Marcus. Kate raised her daughter for about 9 years. When her daughter was becoming independent at 12, Kate decided to join the world of fashion again.

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Gal Gadot joins Reebok’s growing team of game-changing women

Fitness lifestyle brand Reebok announces a landmark partnership with real life wonder woman Gal Gadot. The company made the announcement on Thursday, saying that Godot is joining their growing team of game-changers – one that includes Ariana Grande, Gigi Hadid and Victoria Beckham – as part of their commitment to empowering women worldwide.

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Wildlife photographer exposes illegal rhino horn trade

VIKINGS: The exhibition, Christian Dior or spectacular wildlife photos? It was hard to choose but the featured piece was so challenging that I couldn’t resist.

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Journalist dedicates PEN Canada prize for freedom of expression to Indigenous Peoples

Writer and activist Desmond Cole dedicates his 2017 PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize for freedom of expression to Indigenous Peoples.

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EXCLUSIVE – From Jungle to LA and back again, 11:11 brings home mood altering beats 

We were in a black box underground as photographers materialized from the crowd to take their positions on top of the square speakers at the front of the room. Flashes from the cameras lit up his face as 11:11 took hold of the microphone.  | See the video for ‘Home’, inside |

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Secrets of keeping a brand alive for over a hundred years

Toronto’s Queen St. W. just became home to a fashion and lifestyle outfitter whose main clients were prospectors during the Klondike gold rush. How did the Filson brand manage to stay relevant for over a century? To find out, Core spoke to the company’s marketing director.

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Life in Shadow: A Eulogy for my Brother

by Angélique Davies

Reconstructing Jonathan Davies has been illuminating for me. Collecting stories about my brother has caused a cascade of memories that seem to creep into my waking state, and it is like my brother’s voice is in my head, asking me to remember him well.

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Explore the Roots of Bestival from Sunday Best to Common People

According to the music festival’s director and partner Ben Turner, Bestival got its start as a series of parties created by BBC Radio DJ Rob Da Bank called Sunday Best, which took place at a tea shop in London, UK. Da Bank would invite “legends of our nightlife world and DJs to play for nothing” and the audience would pay a mere 99p (.99 cents) per person to get in, says Turner.

Bestival in Woodbine Park, Toronto. Photo: Cherryl Bird
Bestival in Woodbine Park, Toronto. Photo: Cherryl Bird

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