For seven years, Too Hot Not to Cop brought you the latest and greatest in women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories online. Now, we’re taking it one step further by giving you the lowdown on what’s hot in fashion, food, and film. Consider it the news roundup you want to read. Here’s our roundup of what to wear, eat, and watch this week.
COS in Canada
Here’s a brand that’ll make you want to burn all those dizzying patterns and itchy knits currently in your closet. COS (Collection of Style) gives those who love minimalist, modern, Scandinavian design a serious hard on, and last week, the Swedish clothing retailer opened its first Canadian location in Toronto. A second store is planned for Montreal this fall, which is good news for Canuck shoppers since online ordering is still not an option.
The H&M-owned clothing brand launched in 2007 and is all about tailored essentials—architectural lines in a muted colour palette. In womenswear, find easy-wearing pieces like culottes and tunics for fall, a welcome change from the recent reign of skinnies and crop tops. For men, it’s all about soft wool basics in terracotta, deep blue, and forest green. Maybe it’s time for a refresh.
Expect an influx of Starbucks cups on your Insta-feed. The most basic of coffee companies recently released its “festive” fall mug (because what’s a pumpkin spice latte without seasonal foliage surrounding the world’s most famous siren—sorry, J. Lo). Not only that, for the first time in four years, Starbucks has launched a new fall latte flavor. Behold: the Toasted Graham Latte, a milky concoction of graham cracker flavouring topped with a cinnamon-graham crumble. Think of it as the less-sweet school-aged brother to the Basic-B PSL. Hopefully, it’ll tide you over until the gingerbread latte returns for the holidays.
An astronaut and a cult leader
The big popcorn movie this week is The Martian, in which Ridley Scott (Prometheus, Gladiator) tries to convince audiences that Matt Damon is an astronaut stuck on Mars. The film is getting plenty of play, so instead, we’re turning your attention to Partisan.
Australian filmmaker Ariel Kleiman’s feature debut takes us into a gritty commune, where cult leader Gregori (the always-intense Frenchman Vincent Cassel) presides over his following of women and their children. In a kind of fucked-up Oliver Twist sort of way, Gregori trains his gang of juvies not only to be self-sufficient, but how to murder as well. When one kid steps out of line and starts to question Gregori’s power, let’s just say cult leaders don’t respond well to defiance.