Honouring this month’s Pride celebration, the STYLE desk put together a few of their favourite items that will not only allow you to show off your pride and allyship, but benefit a greater cause too.
“My obsession with home updates continues into the summer season. I have been looking for a statement chair for the bedroom and am loving this Jonathan Adler Goldfinger Lounge Chair. It is a perfect match to the vintage finds I am reupholstering for the dining area!” – Elise Gasbarrino, Editor-in-Chief
“I’ve always loved the fact that Dr. Martens celebrates individuality and diversity in all forms. This year, the brand put a twist on its classic 1461 model for Pride, which comes with an alternate set of rainbow laces. With the release of the 1461 For Pride shoe, Dr. Martens is also donating $100,000 to The Trevor Project, an organization that provides crisis and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer questioning youth. I’d like to celebrate that year-round.” – Anastasia Barbuzzi, Digital Editor
“Levi’s has been a supporter of the LGBTQ+ community for over 30 years. For 2021, they released the collection, ‘All Pronouns All Love’. This year’s campaign highlights the importance of individuals being heard and seen for who they are. One of the most prominent pieces from the collection is the Pride liberation trucker jacket. With the purchase of this jacket, or any item from the Pride collection, 100 per cent of the proceeds will be donated to OutRight Action International.” – Alyssa Harilall, Editorial Intern
“For Pride 2021, Converse released unique, limited edition shoes that represent the daily struggles and joys of reaching self-love. I love that this brand is allowing you to purchase and wear stylish shoes, all while benefiting multiple organizations. The Converse Pride collection will benefit Converse’s local and global partnerships such as the It Gets Better Project, Ali Forney Center, BAGLY and OUT MetroWest. Converse also has the option to customize this shoe and make it 100 per cent authentically you.” – Alyssa Harilall, Editorial Intern
Film Recommendation: Paris Is Burning
“This film was on my syllabus for a fashion course I was taking in University, and I figured it would just be an average piece of homework. This film fundamentally changed how I think about drag culture and the way that it can help people express their selves in such an incredible way. This month, I would encourage you to take the time to learn about the origins of things like RuPaul’s Drag Race – you won’t regret it!” – Aleah Balas, Podcast Producer