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fall 2016 N° 35
President: Kathia Wendschuh C.E.O.: Shervin Shirvani Editorial Director: Sylvain Blais Editor in Chief: Kathia Wendschuh Senior Fashion Contributing Editor: Angelic Vendette PRODUCTION Content Director: Karine Tremblay Copy Editor: Lesley Bishin
Fashion Editors: Fritz, Cary Tauben, Randy Smith, Peter Papapetrou, Nadia Pizzimenti, Corey Ng, Amy Lu
Accessories Editors: Kathia Wendschuh, Nadia Pizzimenti
Lifestyle Editor: Marie-Ève Venne
Beauty Director: Mayillah Ezekiel Beauty Editors: Nicolas Blanchet, Michael Goyette, Sabrina Rinaldi, Leslie-Ann Thompson
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CONTRIBUTORS Karine Tremblay
Gypsy at heart, natural born producer, believer in style, Karine has collaborated on a variety of international projects; from fashion publications to event programming. Her enthusiasm, structure and vision make ideas come to life. Addicted to synergy and balance, it’s with a bold smile that she joins the DTK team.
Peter Papapetrou is one of the most influential voices and recognizable faces in Canadian fashion. He shares his knowledge with a national audience as a regular on-air expert on television. He is a multi-faceted, constantly evolving stylist. With his vast experience, having worked everywhere from New York to Paris, he has an authentic voice and a refined aesthetic.
Fashion photographer Jean-Claude Lussier calls Montreal home. A Parisian in spirit, he is passionate about beauty and fashion. His travels to Europe allow him to soak up current and coming trends and approach his work with a fresh lens.
Originally from Canada, Andrew spent the majority of his photography career living and shooting in Europe. His work has appeared in many international publications, and he continues to travel for his editorial and commercial work. He lives in Toronto with his Italian wife and young daughter. “Stay true to your style” is his motto.
Amy Lu is a self-described fashion lover, avid traveller, storyteller and full-time dreamer who has been contributing to Dress to Kill Magazine since its very first year. This style provocateur counts Fashion, Vanity Fair, Black Book and Interview among her editorial clients and has styled Selena Gomez, Nina Dobrev, Jason Priestley and Marchesa’s Georgina Chapman. Amy Lu is based in Los Angeles.
A self-taught creative, Michael developed a passion for style and feminine beauty at a precocious age. He began his career as an apprentice to master hairstylist Richard St-Laurent, with whom he honed his skills over many years. He went on to work for renowned brands such as MAC, Make Up For Ever and Dior. A perfectionist to the core, he handles brushes and hair with precision. His keen critical eye enables him to bring out beauty that exudes timeless glamour, oblivious to the whims of passing trends. For Michael, it’s all about execution — and in the details.
SCARPE MADE IN ITALY
ashion & Cinema, two of my favourite things. They are so similar, both entertain you as they bring you into a different universe, they celebrate creativity and talent; they are a visual experience and could impact your personality, your imagination and the way you carry yourself.
If DTK was a movie, this one would be a cult film; every page of this edition is filled with vision, passion, talent and perfection. It's my favourite edition of them all and the 10 year anniversary feature on Canadian designer Greta Constantine, directed by Randy Smith and photographed by Lily & Lilac, is part of that script. We are all passionate about what we do and we live for a moment like this one: when we get the best possible cast working together and they are all in their prime. It's great to have the spotlight on our home base’s fashion elite and see that their talent is quite remarkable. Fall is always a fun season for fashion, and especially this one, where the creativity is brilliant, fashion is back to being about ideas—and that’s great.
Enjoy the show! K.W.
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Muses and designers through time
The strong bond that sometimes appears between a designer and an actress-turnedmuse is a powerful one. It is the kind of relationship that brings to life beautiful creations that still take our breath away many years later. We only have to think about audrey Hepburn wearing that iconic long black cocktail dress by GivencHy in Breakfast at Tiffany’s to remind ourselves of the impact of such a creative collaboration. Here are our favourite muses of the last decades, and the fashion magicians who had the pleasure of dressing them. By Marie-Ève Venne Catherine Deneuve anD Yves saint Laurent The relationship between the French designer and the famous actress is a decades-long friendship, based on mutual admiration. Saint Laurent was the one who designed the costumes for one of Deneuve’s films, Belle de Jour, creating the iconic black and white dress with the Peter Pan collar for the occasion. It was the start of a wildly successful cinematic collaboration between two sensitive souls, which included several films, such as La Chamade (1968) and The Hunger (1983).
Audrey Hepburn and Hubert de Givenchy
The first time Audrey Hepburn reached out to Hubert de Givenchy, he thought he was speaking to the legendary Katharine Hepburn. At the time, the young actress, and future star of Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), was still a nobody in the big Hollywood universe, but she was in desperate need of a fabulous wardrobe for her next movie, Sabrina (1954). The connection between the two of them was immediate; thanks to the fantastic way Hepburn was giving life to every creation of the designer. Givenchy even once declared: “I always respected Audrey’s taste. She was not like other movie stars, in that she liked simplicity.”
Julianne Moore and ToM Ford
After directing her in the smash-hit movie A Single Man (2009), Tom Ford – fashion designer turned director – became a real friend of the radiant actress. He describes Julianne Moore as fearless, magnetic, beautiful, elegant, smart, loyal and steadfast. She is a true star, one that projects an actual luminosity that is equally dazzling in life and on film. Ever since they met, Moore has been known for wearing Tom Ford, from the sequined navy dress at the Golden Globes, to the crimson plunging gown she wore to the BAFTA Awards in 2015. In addition to often being by his side and offering support to her talented friend, she was also part of his star-studded SS11 runway show. The actress was obviously in attendance at the designer’s big Los Angeles debut for his Fall 2015 collection.
Kristen stewart and Karl lagerfeld
Karl Lagerfeld was one of the first to see something special in the young actress, way beyond Kristen Stewart’s messy hair and frowned lips. Their first collaboration took place in 2013, for the Métiers d’Art Paris‐Dallas collection campaign, and the pair has since collaborated many times to bring to life the true spirit behind the fashion house Chanel. Speaking of the actress, Lagerfeld once declared: “She is a real personality. I don’t compare her to any other actress and she is really modern, whatever that means. And I think that she is perfect for the Chanel image of today.”
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I mean why would you, unless you’re hosting a dinner party; you should go out and share the high energy of glamour. This season’s unanticipated return of leopard print should spice up your look, and belts are almost mandatory. By KW
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The angel of the night should have a little touch of velvet, a metallic finish or something embellished, a really strong trend this season – that goes for handbags, shoes, belts or guitars-embellished handbag straps.
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140 cm silk square $1,080
LANVIN Purse $2,315
Gancino watches $1,195
GUCCI Purse $1,990
Oscar chanel de la Renta.
Working girl Blue marine
vaLEnTinO Boots $1,820
This fall fashion is so darling, the strip is a big thing, and platform shoes are a must. Adding a touch of velvet really make everything more enjoyable.
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Lanvin Belt $2,835
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Handbag $4,795 select dg boutiques
Corporate world - here I am, ladies - make those clothes work for you: enter the boardroom filled with confidence and close the deal. We see the angle-length pants and both skirt and pant suits.
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Ease into fall with your comfiest attire and a haute attitude. Oversized sweaters, sheer dresses and plush animal prints are the epitome of laid-back luxury. Photography Carlyle Routh Fashion Editor Peter Papapetrou
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This page: Left photo: Leather detail T-shirt and pants Louis VuiTTon. Right photo: Left Model: Denim Jumpsuit by MikhaeL kaLe. Right Model: knit dress by BCBG Max azria. sailor hat by PraDa.Opposite page: knit cardigan with grommet details ChaneL.
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Alicia Silverstone as Cher
It’s hard to focus on just one look from the film. From Cher’s white collarless Fred Segal shirt to her schoolgirl plaids, this film takes us on a tour through 90s fashion. This season, designers took a cue from Cher’s playful accessories, Mary Jane’s, and plaid everything! By Nadia Pizzimenti
STUART WEITZMAN leggylady over-the-knee boots
Club Monaco three-strapped heel
Diane Keaton as
ANNIE HALL Channel one of the ultimate tomboys of all time, Annie Hall, in menswear inspired shirts, tailored jackets, and full leg trousers. The iconic characterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s style was inspired by Diane Keatonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s personal style.
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J. Crew shirt
STYLE Saint-Laurent earrings
Michelle Pfeiffer asElvira
Hancock in Scarface
Elvira Hancock is the epitome of minimal 70s glamour. Lingerie inspired gowns, diamond jewels, cat eye sunglasses, and the best bob in town...sorry Anna.
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as Lydia Deetz in Beetlejuice Who could be a better style icon to represent this seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gothic character than Lydia deetz? She championed chokers and wide brimmed hats before they were popular, and is the only person who can make dark under eye circles
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FENDI leather jacket
Kendall + Kylie black boots
H&M Studio bag
ToRome, wiThLove Fendi Celebrates 90 Magical Years
This year, luxury fashion house, Fendi, celebrated its 90th anniversary with a breathtaking show at the Trevi Fountain in Rome. Designing for the brand since 1965, Karl Lagerfeld presented a spectacular collection with models showcasing his designs while literally walking on water before the enchanted gaze of an elite fashion audience. But when it comes to Karl, spectacular barely even scratches the surface.
By Belinda Anidjar
ack in 1925, Edoardo Fendi and his wife Adele Casagrande founded the luxury fashion house we now know as Fendi. A year later, they opened their first boutique in Rome’s Via del Plebiscito, and as the saying goes, the rest is history. By the mid-1940s, their five daughters, Paola, Anna, Franca, Carla, and Alda, had joined the family business, bringing in a fresh perspective and fashion savvy that made Fendi a force to be reckoned with. In the early years, Rome was Fendi’s exclusive home, but that all changed in 1968. Piercing into the American market, the brand launched a leather goods collection that caught the attention of retail giant Bloomingdale’s, which dedicated an entire window to the brand at their 5th Avenue location in New York. Though North America welcomed the brand with open arms, Fendi has always been deeply attached to its Italian roots. The Fall/ Winter 1977-78 fur collection, I Muri e le Strade di Roma, which refers to the Walls and Streets of Rome in Italian, solidified the bond by paying homage to the city that launched Fendi into the world.
Fendi Baguette (meant to be worn under the arm like the bread). Revolutionizing the world of handbags, the Baguette won the Fashion Group International Award for accessories in 2000. When up-and-comer Karl Lagerfeld, the man with fashion running through his veins, joined their team, the fur revolution began. Better known as the official Fendi style staple, fur, coloured or otherwise, has become a symbol of the brand, alongside the double FF logo, which stands for “fun fur”, a title it wears well. Who could resist the life-size Fendirumi prancing around Harrods this summer? For years, Lagerfeld has been the pillar that held this fashion house together, and the brand hasn’t been quick to forget it. To celebrate his 20-year anniversary in 1985, Fendi held an exhibit in his honour at the Gallery of Modern Art in Rome, FENDI Karl Lagerfeld, and last year, they released a book in his name. Today, Karl works side-by-side with Silvia Venturini Fendi, daughter of one of the original five Fendi sisters, with whom he launched the
In the span of one year, Fendi launched itself into Haute Fourrure and celebrated its 90th anniversary with a show that left everyone speechless in a location with a deep connection to the brand. The Trevi Fountain is part of the FENDI for Fountains project, started in 2013 to preserve the most beautiful fountains in the city. That year, the project was celebrated with an exhibit that travelled from Paris to Munich featuring photographs of Rome’s magnificent fountains taken by Karl himself. In July, the Trevi Fountain became a marker of one of Fendi’s most iconic shows since its 2007 Great Wall of China presentation. This month, Fendi will release yet another new book, Fendi Roma, taking us through the brand’s captivating 90-year history with the city. Needless to say, it’s been nothing short of magical.
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What can I say? Natural, healthy-looking skin and nicely groomed brows are always going to be the first step to any alluring look and will always be on trend. This beauty look has been seen on the runways of Isabel Marant, Acne Studio,
Balmain, Nina Ricci, Jason Wu, Tommy Hilfiger, Vera Wang, Prabal Gurung and Mugler.
Keep the look simple. Define the desired facial characteristics by accentuating the lashes, brows and cheeks. The bronzed and highlighted features create a soft and glowing complexion, while the bold brows and lashes bring structure to the face.
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trend report By Mayillah Ezekiel
It’s no surprise to see the makeup go a bit darker for fall and winter, including eyeshadow and eyeliner. Smokey eyes are always a staple for fall, and have been spotted at many fashion shows, like Giorgio Armani, Chanel, Elie Saab, Chloé, Saint Laurent, Moschino and Like the little black dress, smokey eyes are timelessly sexy. They can be created with different products, textures and techniques. Apply a medium to dark cream eyeshadow on the centre of the lid and blend outward by following the natural shape of your eye. Define the crease, and the lower and upper lash line, with a dark eyeshadow, while making sure there are no harsh edges. Lastly, add a few coats of mascara.
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OUT of LINE opted for bold, graphic lines. Tom Pecheux created a soft cat eye for Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, Lisa Eldridge designed a grey shaded eye with silver liner for Jil Sander, while Pat McGrath defined the eyes by creating a seventies inspired “cut-crease” look for DVF. The runways had everything from feline looks to heavily-lined eyes. To let the eyeliner style of your choice shine, keep the rest of the look simple and radiant, with a natural pout.
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A few brands, like Dolce & Gabbana, Emilio Pucci, Versace and Diane von Furstenberg,
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As seen at the Dior, Gucci,
Marni, Rodarte, Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, Erdem, Max Mara, Prada and Bottega Veneta
shows, statement lips are still going to be a dominant trend this fall and winter. Truly timeless, it remains a favourite, season after season.
No matter your style – from matte or glossy to deep or bright – there’s a bold shade of red for you. We absolutely love the dark lips seen at the Dior show, created by Peter Philips, with Rouge Dior in Poison #962 and Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss in Bulle 001.
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GIVENChY LE RoUGE EdITIoN CoUTURE IN #306 CARmIN ESCARpIN($44).
GLIMPSE of LIGht
When the seasons change and inspire a more decadent mood, nothing intensifies a look like a smokey eye and a bold lip.
Photography Donat Make up Michael Goyette
Blush NARS color Outlaw. Brows ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Brow wiz and Brow Gel Concealer LAURA MERCIER Secret camou-flage. Eyes NARS Narsisst Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;amour Eye Shadow Palette. Foundation TOM FORD Traceless Stick Foundation. Lips NARS Audacious Lipstick color Liv Deep Aubergine. Mascara MARC JACOB O!mega Lash Volumizing .
Smokey eyeS are always a staple for fall.
Create a smouldering look by intensifying your eyes with dark eyeshadows. By Mayillah Ezekiel
Give your skin a radiant finish and a youthful glow by adding a flush of colour to your cheeks.
Complete Eye Palette in Smokey Grey No. 01 ($64).
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Indulge in a lIttlecolour playand make astatement bywearIng arIchand deep-toned lIpstIck.
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Dior Addict Lipstick in #987 Black Tie ($43).
Lip Contour Duo in #08 Make Me ($68).
Enhance your complexion with a long wearing, light reflecting foundation that will ensure radiant, flawless skin all day long. Add a touch of luminosity by highlighting features like the top of the cheekbones, nose, brows and cupid’s bow.
Nightbloom Powder in Black Bloom ($88).
Ultrawear Flawless Foundation ($67).
Frame your face by defining your brows and add a glimpse of mystery to your stare with the season’s latest colours.
Fluid Sheer in #2 ($68).
5 Couleurs Skyline in 806 Capital of Light ($73).
Mister Brow Groom ($31).
Velvet Lip Glide in Nude Pink ($37).
Perfect for any occasion, any outfit, and any style of makeup (whether it be natural or dramatic) -finish your beauty look by applying a nude lip colour.
Velvet Lip Glide in Nude Pink ($37).
Blush NARS color Sex Appeal. Brows ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Brow wiz and Brow Gel. Concealer LAURA MERCIER Secret camouflage. Eyes NARS Narsisst Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;amour Eye Shadow Palette. Foundation TOM FORD Traceless Stick Foundation. Lips MAC Lip pencil color Boldly Bare. Mascara MARC JACOB O!mega Lash Volumizing. Photography DONAT. Make up: MICHAEL GOYETTE at FOLIO. Model: ARIEL at FOLIO.
PERFUME ELIZABETH & JAMES
A provocAtive blenD of sultry vAnillA bourbon, oAkwooD AnD A hint of tuberose for A bolD orientAl wooDy scent thAt exuDes confiDence. pAssionAte AnD unpreDictAble, this frAgrAnce eMboDies sophisticAtion AnD explores sensuAlity.
DIOR Miss Dior Absolutely
blooMing is A florAl Delight of infinitely blooMing fresh flowers in A bAse of white Musk notes. it is bright, colourful AnD roMAntic. the top notes of tAngy reD berry Are joyful AnD striking while, At its heArt, A subliMe Duet of grAsse roses AnD DAMAscus roses sensuously eMbrAce A peony AccorD.
MARC JACOBS A new, spArkling interpretAtion of the inDulgent wooDy sensuAlity of DecADence, with A touch of brightness. with notes of chAMpAgne extrAct, orAnge blossoM, creAMy bergAMot, gArDeniA, hyDrAngeA, honeysuckle, sAffron, vAnillA AnD liquiD AMber - it is An effervescent expression of glAMour AnD luxury.
PRADA A sultry journey
is evokeD by the flowering of frAngipAni, ylAngylAng, beeswAx, vAnillA, tuberose AnD vetiver. DesigneD to tAke the weArer on A voyAge through plAce, MeMory AnD tiMe, lA feMMe prADA is An invitAtion to eMotion AnD sensuAlity.
all IN LOVE
With seductive notes of roses, oakwood, ylang-ylang, vanilla and white musk, these intriguing scents will surely attract your attention. By Mayillah Ezekiel 1. MARC JACOBS Divine Decadence ($140.00 - 100ml). 2. ELIZABETH AND JAMES Nirvana Bourbon ($107 - 50ml). 3. DIOR Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming ($165 - 100ml). 4. PRADA La Femme Prada ($165 - 100ml).
CRIsTa CobER Yves sAint LAurent BeAutY & muse
Although model Crista Cober is Canadian, she embodies the true essence of a Parisian woman in love for Yves Saint Laurent Beauté’s newest fragrance, Mon Paris. ByAngelicVendette
ased in Paris, the new fragrance campaign pays tribute to Yves Saint Laurent’s French origins, all the while portraying a modern day romance in La Ville Lumière, one that is committed, intense and free from all obstacles. Mon Paris, as its name suggests, conveys Parisian elegance, as well as the spontaneity of a woman in love. “Mon Paris tells an unconventional love story. It is an expression of how we love today, inspired by the city of love. It dares you to leap into the unknown,” Nadine Houdeib, Canadian Product Manager for YSL Beauté Canada, tells me during their product launch earlier this season. The campaign, in which Cober is the protagonist, is just as modern and refreshing as the perfume itself. It tells a story about the most daring of loves. One where the couple is not afraid to take their romance to the next level, as exemplified through shooting at different elevations throughout the city. Case in point: Crista is seen locking lips with her love interest, played by Jérémie Laheurte, in various Parisian locations throughout the campaign – near the Eiffel Tower, in the metro, at a dance club and even on the Opéra Garnier’s rooftop. The fragrance itself is equally daring. Developed by not one, but three, master perfumers, the composition has a fruity start, an intoxicating floral heart and a dark chypre base. With a faceted flacon, trimmed with black ribbon at the neck, it is described as a “very modern twist” on its predecessor. Everything about Mon Paris is daring and audacious and oh-so-current.
Back to Cober, it’s easy to see how she was chosen as the incarnation of this perfume. “Crista Cober was a natural choice for Mon Paris. She’s a free spirit, and a YSL woman par excellence. She is confident and audacious, and represents the independent woman in love,” says Houdeib. In the stunning campaign video, Cober plays an independent woman, who’s gaze becomes more and more hypnotic in each and every shot. She lets go and gives in to her emotions, taking us along on her whirlwind romance around Paris. It is hard not to feel transported to the city by the passion that she conveys. To get a better sense of Yves Saint Laurent Beauté’s latest muse, I sat down with Cober to chat Paris, Love and, of course, Beauty.
How did you get into modelling? By acci-
dent, really. I was scouted 12 years ago, came down to an agency in Toronto, and then went straight to Paris. I booked my first editorial here in Toronto, and then got calls from agencies to work.
How has the industry changed since you first began? The whole industry has
evolved within the last 10 years. I think it has become a lot more accessible to people, especially now with digital media.
How have you changed as a model? I’ve become so different, just with the last 10 years of life experience, and all of my 20’s. I’ve grown into my job, in a way. I definitely have a lot more fun with it now, and I’m a lot more comfortable [in general]. Just celebrating and enjoying the different projects I undertake, especially one as amazing as this [YSL Mon Paris]!
Mon Paris is your first beauty campaign; how does it feel to be the face of YSL’s new perfume? I feel so
flattered and honoured to work with such an amazing brand, with such amazing people, and just to be part of a project that is so great!
What was it like shooting the Mon Paris campaign?
It was an incredible week in Paris, shooting in different locations throughout the city. I definitely got to see more of Paris than I ever had before. It was stunning!
What is your favourite place in Paris? The Jardins
story. It evokes the power and strength behind being a woman in love.
What does love mean to you? Truly letting go and trusting the moment that you’re in. What is your beauty regime? My essentials are definitely a great face wash and a great moisturizer. For makeup, I love a good tinted moisturizer and an eyebrow gel. I also usually wear a red of some sort on my lips when I need an extra pickme-up or kick of colour for a night out. What is your favourite beauty product? Baby
Doll mascara by Yves Saint Laurent.
What does Mon Paris evoke in you? Definitely that
How do you feel when you wear YSL Mon Paris? I feel like a strong lover.
feeling of trusting your heart and following that vertiginous feeling of falling into something, without really fully knowing what it is, and making your own
Lastly…how do you wear your perfume? Sub-
tly. A small spray is all it takes.
CHANEL N°5 L’Eau ($119 - 50ml). NINA RICCI Luna ($72 - 50ml). TOM FORD Private Blend Vert D’Encens ($255 - 50ml). CHLOÉ Fleur De Parfum ($122 50ml). CHARLOTTE TILBURY Scent of A Dream ($119 - 50ml). BURBERRY My Burberry Black ($102 - 50ml).
Moody, rich, sultry, enticing and mysterious; these alluring scents will make every wearer feel just as
Created with a diverse range of ingredients,
this seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new fragrances perfectly evoke the fall atmosphere with their warm and woody notes. Once
the shift from summer to fall starts, it usually means itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to choose a new signature fragrance and shift from bright summer scents to warm fall essentials. Get in the mood and let the aromas of these cold weather scents linger on your skin and hang in the air.
Photography Cody Caissie Beauty Editor Mayillah Ezekiel
GUERLAIN La Petite Robe Noire Eau de Parfum Intense ($117 - 50ml). GIVENCHY Le Nectar de Parfum Dahlia Divin ($135 - 75ml). PACO RABANNE Lady Million Prive ($98 - 50ml). GUCCI Bamboo Eau de Toilette ($123 - 75ml). AERIN Tangier Vanille ($130 - 50ml). Photography Cody Caissie. Edited by Mayilah Ezekiel.
Prada behind the scents
Every fragrance should tell a story that captures the essence of the man or woman it veils in its scent. For her latest campaign, Miuccia Prada chose three actors on the rise to spark a narrative behind L’Homme Prada and La Femme Prada, two perfumes with an interchangeable quality perceived through a fusion of masculine and feminine notes. dress to Kill sat down with Ansel Elgort, Dane DeHaan and Mia Goth at Prada’s store in the iconic Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan for a behind-thescenes look at the fresh faces gracing this campaign. By Belinda Anidjar
The man who wears many hats You may have seen him as Augustus Waters in The Fault in Our Stars or perhaps alongside Chloë Grace Moretz as Tommy Ross in Carrie. Ansel Elgort is the latest breakthrough actor to grace the big screen with his smouldering James Dean eyes and boyish grin. A man of many talents, Elgort began his career on the stage, and has performed as a dancer, DJ, producer and musician - all by the ripe age of 22. His experience with storytelling through diverse mediums makes him the perfect fit for Prada’s latest perfume campaign. “We were in a dark room and it really felt like they were trying to get the perfect shot,” says Elgort, taking us through the Prada shoot with Steven Meisel. “The attention to detail was immaculate. Sometimes on a movie set, they don’t always know exactly what they want: It could be a little bit more spontaneous.” His relationship with Prada dates back to the S/S 15 Prada Menswear Campaign and his versatility has kept him high on their radar. With two new films under his belt, The Billionaire Boys Club and Baby Driver, Elgort is on the rise to stardom, prepared to seduce us into his world.
Mia Goth The up-and-comer It may have been Mia Goth’s ethereal eyes and delicate features that landed her a breakthrough role in Nymphomaniac Vol. II alongside Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard, Shia LaBeouf and Jamie Bell, but today, she is more than just an emerging actress. As one of the faces of Prada’s new La Femme Prada perfume, Goth has cemented herself as a model with the ability to tell a powerful narrative through her mysterious gaze. “La Femme Prada permits you to be who you want to be,” she says. “At the core of this perfume, is exploring identity, celebrating the fact that you are not bound by one version of yourself.” Once a young actress on HBO’s The Tunnel, she is now scheduled to release two feature films in 2017: Sergio G. Sànchez’ Marrowbone and Gore Verbinski’s A Cure for Wellness alongside Dane DeHaan. La Femme Prada is Goth’s first campaign for the brand, and as an unconventional beauty, she plays the role of Prada muse as though she were born to do it.
Dane DeHaan The chameleon
With leading roles in Josh Trank’s Chronicle and Anton Corbijn’s Life, DeHaan is the next man of the moment to hit the big screen. As someone who thrives in complex roles that challenge him as an actor, he has a bright future ahead defying gender archetypes through film. Dane DeHaan has been featured in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and in HBO’s In Treatment, in which he played a troubled teen learning to cope with his sexuality. Currently, he’s working on Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, a sci-fi film directed by Luc Besson and co-starring model-turned-actress Cara Delevingne. The actor made his modelling debut in Prada’s S/S 13 campaign and continues his relationship with the brand for L’Homme Prada alongside Ansel Elgort. “It’s my third time working with Prada, and they have become like family to me,” he says, describing his relationship with the brand. “I really do enjoy them because their core values correspond with who I am as a person. I think it’s bold to have a men’s perfume that doesn’t smell like what you necessarily expect from a men’s perfume, [a perfume] that gives you space to ask what it actually means to be a man.”
Screen teSt From the straight and sleek hairstyle at Mugler to the disco-inspired look at DVF, hair inspired by previous decades invaded quite a few shows this season. Photography Richard Bernardin Make up and hair Nicolas Blanchet
For a sleek look, use a high quality ceramic straightening iron to style your hair after blowdrying. Make sure to protect your hair when exposing it to heat. Spritz hairspray onto a brush and stroke it through your hair to calm flyaways and give instant shine. By Mayillah Ezekiel
Phytolisse UltraGlossing Finishing Serum ($36).
Caviar Repair Multi-Vitamin Heat Protection Spray ($38).
Your Hair Assistant Perfecting Hairspray ($37).
Smooth Style Serum ($65).
SinglePass 2 1" Straightening and Styling Iron ($225).
Probably the most popular hair trend of the moment, effortless textured hair is definitely the go-to style this season. To add some oomph to your hair, apply a volumizer from roots to ends and then rough-dry the hair. Wrap one-inch sections of hair around a medium-barrel curling iron to give it a slight wave, and once the curls have cooled, brush through and back-comb each strand to create a fluffy, voluminous effect.
Wave Spray ($32).
Bumble and bumble
Thickening Hairspray ($33).
CHRISTOPHE ROBIN Instant Volumizing Mist with Rosewater ($49).
AmpÂ² Instant Texture Volumizer ($33).
Liquid Fabric Mineral Texture Spray ($42). Photography RICHARD BERNARDIN. Make up and hair NICOLAS BLANCHET using MAC COSMETICS. Models MICHELLE BUSWELL at THE SOCIETY MANAGEMENT. Assistant photographer FREDERIK ROBITAILLE & GABRIEL PAQUET
HAIR RODARte MARCheSA
MARC JACOBS MOOn & StAR BOBBy PinS (Set Of 2) ($62).
MRS PReSiDent & CO the tOP tieR GeOMetRiC BARRette ($119)
JennifeR BehR ARieLLe ChinGnOn WRAP ($1 531).
Various updated versions of the classic “chignon” – clean and chic, loose and casual – were seen on the catwalks of
Christian Dior, Oscar de la Renta, Tory Burch and Derek Lam.
Use a dry shampoo or texturizing spray to add texture and grip to the hair. For a medium, flexible hold hairspray, try Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Medium to set and finish styling the hair.
eLiZABeth AnD JAMeS niRvAnA BLACK DRy ShAMPOO (34$).
THE “CHIGNON” REINVENTED
WeDDinG BeLLeS neW yORK ‘MARy Beth’ hAiR COMB ($170).
L. eRiCKSOn COUnteSS SWAROvSKi CRyStAL BARRette ($119).
LivinG PROOf PRiMe StyLe extenDeR ($26).
MUi MUi CLASSiC BeAD & CRyStAL DOUBLe heADBAnD ($749).
When it comes to jewelry, we often forget that it can also embellish our hair. Hair accessories have been all over the runways: Rodarte, Erdem, Marchesa, Dolce & Gabbana, Moschino and Alexander McQueen. It is a perfect way to add some glamour to any hairstyle, whether your preferred style is delicate and feminine or bold and dramatic.
MOROCCAnOiL LUMinOUS hAiRSPRAy MeDiUM ($26).
AG hAiR CARe textURe GLOSS ($24). ORiBe ROUGh LUxURy MOLDinG WAx ($46).
BUMBLe AnD BUMBLe hAiRDReSSeR'S inviSiBLe OiL DRy OiL finiShinG SPRAy ($39).
Care produCts The shifting seasons always influence a change in our beauty routines, the same way we swap light and free-flowing dresses for oversized sweaters and knits. As the temperature drops, our skin needs something richer to keep it glowing throughout the colder months.
1 CAUDALIE Jason Wu for Caudalie Beauty Elixir ($58) 2 CLÉ DE PEAU Intensive Eye Contour Cream ($320) 3 ESTÉE LAUDER Advanced Night Repair Intensive Recovery Ampoules ($135) 4 FRESH Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Face Mask ($80) 5 PAI Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil ($40) 6 CLARINS Multi-Active Jour ($52) 7 LA PRAIRIE Skin Caviar Essence-In-Lotion ($320) 8 GUERLAIN Abeille Royale Night Cream ($240) 9 CLARINS Booster Repair ($40)
Get a Camera-ready
GLOW IN 7 EASY STEPS
In the world of cinema, female lead roles expire as quickly as bad milk. As soon as the hint of a wrinkle inches across your face, you can say hello to mom roles and if you’re lucky, you get to be the cool mom who gets her own love story. With a new generation of celebrities opting out of surgery, but still craving that youthful glow, EsthEdErm is like a night cream in shining armour, helping you get
camera-ready in 7 easy steps. By Belinda Anidjar
ack in 2012, Emma Thompson, Rachel Weisz and Kate Winslet pledged to take the road less travelled, the one without surgical enhancement. With the appeal of plastic surgery dangling on a string like a shirtless Zac Efron, it’s hard to resist the allure of a little plump here and a little filler there, especially for a celebrity in the public eye. But what if an alternate path was paved with innovative skincare products that allowed your inner youth to shine through? If those words leave you feeling skeptical, your faith is about to be restored, along with your complexion. Enter Esthederm’s Esthe-White System, a 7-step treatment that promises to rebalance your pigmentation and enhance your skin’s translucency. With hypopigmentaline technology, also known as “the dark spot corrector” to the scientifically disinclined, and marine exopolysaccharide (EPS), which optimizes the skin’s renewal, this new line may just be the answer to your prayers. Moisturize Your Skin with Esthederm’s
Brightening Youth Moisturizing Day Care. With
Global Cellular Protection, an antioxidant that prevents photo-aging, dark spots, and the appearance of wrinkles, while also protecting and improving your skin’s resistance to UV rays and environmental aggressors, this is your answer to that healthy glow you’ve always dreamed about.
Plump It Up with Esthederm’s Brightening Repulping Night Care. Its power? Intensely ESTHEDERM CEllulaR WaTER SpRay ($29 - 100Ml) ESTHEDERM BRigHTEning youTH ClEanSing FoaM ($39 – 150Ml) ESTHEDERM BRigHTEning Milky loTion ($39 – 150Ml) ESTHEDERM BRigHTEning youTH SERuM ($99 – 30Ml)
Here is your step-by-step guide to tHat youtHful movie star glow: Before you begin, hydrate your skin with Esthederm’s Cellular Water Spray. What makes it special? While most cosmetic waters are demineralized, this one, created by Esthederm in 1999, replicates the water found naturally in your skin. The promise? To regenerate your cells, giving them longer and better lives.
Give Your Skin A Boost with Esthederm’s Brightening Youth Cleansing Foam, the antidote to
irritating makeup removers. Its fresh and creamy texture is like a warm blanket’s caress against your sensitive skin on a chilly fall night.
hydrating your skin and reducing the effect of pigmentation spots, leaving it feeling illuminated, evened out, and rejuvenated. Eliminate Your Dark Spots with Esthederm’s Targeted Dark Spots Serum, a formula that reduces the size and intensity of localized dark spots. The secret ingredient is a citric acid that accelerates your cells’ renewal and removes surface pigments. Rejuvenate Your Eyes with Esthederm’s Brightening Youth Eye Contour Care. With
a repair patent that restores transparency, caffeine to reduce puffiness, and escin, which fades out dark circles, your eyes will immediately open up and your sleepless nights will no longer be a public affair.
Treat Yourself with Esthederm’s Brightening Milky Lotion, an alcohol-free formula to be used as a treatment base. This cleanser will restore your skin’s youthful radiance, while leaving it baby smooth. Reactivate Your Complexion’s Transparency with Esthederm’s Brightening Youth Serum, your anti-dark spot weapon. A key component of this formula? Carnosine, which has anti-glycation properties that eliminate the unwanted effects of sugar, reduce oxidative damage, and prevent your skin from yellowing.
ESTHEDERM BRigHTEning youTH MoiSTuRizing Day CaRE ($99 – 50Ml) ESTHEDERM BRigHTEning REpulping nigHT CaRE ($99 – 50Ml) ESTHEDERM TaRgETED DaRk SpoTS SERuM ($69 – 9Ml) ESTHEDERM BRigHTEning youTH EyE ConTouR CaRE ($69 – 15Ml)
Silver and gold glitter drift through the air, the scent of her fragrance lingers throughout the room, and glamour fever courses through her skin. This red carpet affair has her under its spell. Photography D. Picard Fashion Editor Cary Tauben Hair and make up Sabrina Rinaldi
Skin: Bronzing Powder in Laguna NARS and Shimmering Skin Perfector BECCA. Eyes: The Luxury Eyeshadow Palette in The Dolce Vita CHARLOTTE TILBURY. Lips: Lip Liner in Cherry MAC COSMETICS and Lip-stick and Matte Lipstick in RiRi Woo MAC COSMETCS. Earrings CHANEL at VINTAGE COUTURE. Choker NINA RICCI at VINTAGE COUTURE. Dress AGENT PROVOCATEUR. Opposite page: Skin: Goddess Skin Clay Mask CHARLOTTE TILBURY, Charlotteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Magic Cream CHARLOTTE TILBURY, Magic Foundation in 7 Medium CHARLOTTE TILBURY, Convertible Colour in Camellia STILA. Eyes: Glitter in Silver and Gold MAC COSMETICS, Eyes to Mesmerise in Jean and Marie Antoinette CHARLOTTE TILBURY, Pro Sculpting Brow in 50 MAKE UP FOR EVER. Lips: Lipstick in Peachstock MAC COSMETICS.
This page: Skin: Goddess Skin Clay Mask CHARLOTTE TILBURY, Charlotteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Magic Cream CHARLOTTE TILBURY, Magic Foundation in 7 Medium CHARLOTTE TILBURY, Convertible Colour in Camellia STILA. Eyes: Glitter in Silver and Gold MAC COSMETICS, Eyes to Mesmerise in Jean and Marie Antoinette CHARLOTTE TILBURY, Pro Sculpting Brow in 50 MAKE UP FOR EVER. Lips: Lipstick in Peachstock MAC COSMETICS. Opposite page: Skin: Contour Bronze RMS and Sculptionary Cheek Contouring Palette in Defining Roses CLINIQUE. Eyes: Legendary Lashes Mas-cara in Black Vinyl CHARLOTTE TILBURY. Lips: K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Night Crimson CHARLOTTE TILBURY and Lip Liner in Currant MAC COSMETICS. Earrings CHANEL at VINTAGE COUTURE. Dress ZUHAIR MURAD at HOLT RENFREW. Mirror VERA WANG.
Skin: Filmstar Bronze & Glow in Light to Medium CHARLOTTE TILBURY. Eyes: Eye Kohl in Feline MAC COSMETICS and Beauty Cream Eye Polish in Magnetic RMS. Lips: K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Hepburn Honey CHARLOTTE TILBURY and Lip Liner in Cultured MAC COSMETICS. Earrings JENNY BIRD. Dress MICHAEL KORS. Photography D. PICARD. Fashion Editor CARY TAUBEN at FOLIO. Make up and hair: SABRINA RINALDI at FOLIO using CHARLOTTE TILBURY and ORIBE.
Quick Workouts from
Hollywood’s Fittest With the cold weather months racing towards us faster than an Olympic runner, it’s only natural to feel less than inspired to stay fit. Don’t use fall weather as an excuse to be glued to your couch watching Netflix in your fave oversized sweater, abs be damned. After all, working out is not all about the quest for a “bikini bod” now is it? Here is some celebrity #fitspo from women in Hollywood who have made it their mission to promote a healthy lifestyle, glutes and biceps included. By Belinda Anidjar
Get tOned arms like Jules "I am constantly getting up to walk around. If I get bored with that, typically I just put on some music and dance around. Utilizing your furniture at home while you watch TV, to do triceps, dips and push-ups is a great way to sneak in a sweat, too." – Julianne Hough, Popsugar Fitness
How You Know Her:
Dancing with the Stars, Safe Haven, Footloose Trainer: Body by Simone, Erica
equipmenT: Exercise resistance
worKouT: Resistance Bands Stand with both feet on the centre of the band. Lift the handles up and down 10 times. Hold them up and take 10 tiny pulses. Repeat each movement for 3 sets.
Get a firm booty like Shay’S “I work out not only to balance food, but also to keep my mind focused. And for me, that comes in many different forms. It can be taking a walk outside, boxing, or going to dance. Anything physical has such a positive impact on people; the dopamine and serotonin that get released when you work out—afterward, you feel amazing.” – Shay Mitchell, Byrdie
How You Know Her: Pretty Little Liars, Mother’s Day Trainer: Harley Pasternak equipmenT: None THe worKouT: Dead Lifts
Stand on your left leg with your right leg behind you and your right toes on the floor. Bend your knees slightly and place your hand behind your head to allow your elbows to open wide. Pull your abs inward and keep your back straight as you lean forward from your hips until your torso is parallel to the floor. Straighten your back and press through your left heel to stand back up. Twist your torso, including your shoulders, to the left over your front left. Keep your pelvis and hips still and facing forward. Do 12 reps and switch sides. Repeat both sides 3 times.
Get lean leGs
“If you work out for vanity, you’re going to hit walls that are going to feel really bad. Now, my fitness ambition is internal. It’s about feeling connected to myself.” – Kate Hudson, Self Magazine.
How you know Her: Bride
Wars, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Almost Famous Trainer: Nicole Stuart equipmenT: Your Kitchen Counter workouT: Counter Plies Hold on to the counter and lift up your feet onto your toes. Continue in an up and down motion. Do 20 to 50 reps for maximum effect. For those who want to take it to another level, Kate suggests lifting your leg behind you to work the side part of your glutes.
Get fab abs like Jenna
“I love 45-minute power workouts. I get in, I do my thing, and then I’m able to pick up Everly from school. It gives me energy.” – Jenna Dewan Tatum, Women’s Health
How you know Her: Witches of East End, American Horror
Story, Step Up Trainer: Jennifer Johnson equipmenT: None workouT: Teeter-Totter Plank
Get in the plank position. Hold your abs in towards your chest and align your shoulders with your wrists. Touch your left hand to your right elbow. Return to starting position. Touch your right hand to your left elbow. Alternate arms for 20 reps.
Photography Val Boulet Make up Michael Goyette
I wanna be like
YouTube By Jonathan Panetta
“You have to see how well Anna applies makeup, she’s obsessed with those YouTube tutorial videos,” my sister-in-law proudly stated about my 8-year-old niece as we sat down for lunch on a family getaway to Italy over the summer. “I’m becoming concerned, though. She insisted on wearing a bikini this trip and refuses to be in photos because she’s self-conscious about her appearance.” Being the inquisitive and overprotective uncle that I am, I had to counter this irony between mouthfuls of my pasta carbonara, “Those tutorials seem a bit excessive for her, would she even know who Malala Yousafzai is, if I asked?” My sister-in-law looked over at me, puzzled. “Of course not, she’s only a child.” I decided to do some investigating. When I got back to my room, I opened up my laptop and typed ‘beauty tutorials’ in the YouTube search bar and was met with over 6,000 results at my fingertips. I watched as thousands of young women with (in some cases) millions of subscribers instructed their viewers on how to expertly disguise their respective features to better mimic those of Megan Fox, Gigi Hadid and Kylie Jenner. The results were beautifully crafted. Yet, one by one, as they showcased the new and improved versions of themselves à la Nate Berkus on a home renovation show, I could not tell one woman apart from the next. A heavy contour courtesy of the latest Anastasia kit, a Cara-esque power brow finished with an overdrawn lip so perfectly painted on, it would have Picasso searing with envy. A study conducted by the Canadian Women’s Foundation reports that 50% of adolescent girls in Canada wish they were someone else, with an astounding 37% hoping to get plastic surgery. Are the young girls watching these videos getting the self-esteem they’re so desperately seeking when the talented women they look up to are instructing them on how to look like everyone else?
These cosmetic cyber stars are truly defining a new age in revenue. According to AdvertisingAge.com, an acclaimed beauty ‘vlogger’ such as Michelle Phan can earn upwards of $20,000 a month based on YouTube ads alone. Compare that to fellow celeb vlogger Jaclyn Hill’s profitable collaboration with BECCA Cosmetics, or even Patrick Starr’s nail polish deal with Formula X, and you have quite a respectable group of young entrepreneurs in front of you. However, are these influencers aware of the responsibility they hold to their complete internet audience when they suggest going to purchase a sponsor like Benefit’s ‘Better Than Sex’ mascara or the new Too Faced ‘Label Whore’ eyeshadow? According to Dr. Blye Frank from the University of Dalhousie, “The challenges that a 14-year-old girl faced 20 years ago are the challenges faced by nine-year-old girls today.” The American Psychological Association (APA) suggests that this is because of the widespread saturation of sexualisation of women in our society that plays a major role in the deterioration of a young girl’s mental health during a period in which she is just beginning to form her identity. Said best by Diana Vreeland, “You don’t owe prettiness to anyone. Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked ‘female.’” The mark of a true feminist is the liberty of having a choice, so let’s provide these young women with multiple choices. Request that your favourite YouTuber require that the cosmetic companies that rely on their social media outreach change their sexist product names to empowering ones, demand a tutorial that does not camouflage your face, eyes or nose’s natural shape, but rather accentuates it, and once you’re done watching it – opt for a new activity that requires nothing but your very own mind. I ended my family trip sitting with my niece, watching YouTube clips in the hotel room. We bargained that we could watch her beloved beauty tutorials if she continued to appear in the remainder of every family photo. Afterwards, before leaving on another one of my pasta adventures, I introduced her to some clips of female comedians and martial artists, and Civil Rights speeches from activists around her age like Paloma Rambana. I didn’t tell her what to watch once I was gone, I let that be her choice.
Blush M.A.C color Weekend Getaway Cool Rose. Brows ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Brow wiz and Brow Gel. Eyes TOM FORD eye quad color HoneyMoon. Concealer LAURA MERCIER Secret camouflage. Foundation TOM FORD Traceless Stick Foundation. Lips TOM FORD color matte Ruby Rush. Lashes MAKEUP FOR EVER. Mascara MARC JACOB O!mega Lash Volumizing. Photography VAL BOULET. Make up and hair: MICHAEL GOYETTE at FOLIO. Model MAYA at FOLIO.
CULTURE FOCUS: PERFECTION
ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE An exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine arts
Left: Melody (Shoe)1987 © RobeRt MapplethoRpe Foundation. uSed by peRMiSSion. Right: poppy 1988 © RobeRt MapplethoRpe Foundation. uSed by peRMiSSion.
I remember the first time I laid my eyes on a photograph by Robert Mapplethorpe. It was that stunning portrait he took of the singer Patti Smith, her naked body curled up against a radiator in an empty room. I couldn’t stop looking at the black and white image, totally captivated by the beauty of its simplicity. It was only years later that I took the time to immerse myself in Mapplethorpe’s work, discovering the significant impact his provocative work had left on so many generations. By Marie-Ève Venne
obert Mapplethorpe was an American photographer, who rose to fame in the 1970s over his controversial portraits showing the underground BDSM scene, celebrities, and male and female nudes. Homosexual himself, he chose to focus his art on a world that had been
mostly kept hidden from the public eye until then. This fall, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is hosting a major Canadian premiere, an exhibition featuring his stylized black and white portraits, along with nudes and still lifes. Beyond the scandalous aspect of some of his photographs, the exhibit will be focusing on his quest for aesthetic
selF-portrait 1985 © robert Mapplethorpe FounDation. useD by perMission.
Derrick cross 1983 © robert Mapplethorpe FounDation. useD by perMission.
perfection. To get a more in-depth look at the upcoming exposition, I sat down with its Montreal curator, Diane Charbonneau. “It has already been shown in Los Angeles and we are the next stop before it leaves for Australia and Korea. I am not the one who initiated its presentation at the Museum, but I am making sure everything is well-organized regarding the kind of public we have,” she explains. Putting together this kind of an exhibit obviously takes a lot of time and work, especially collecting exclusive pieces that have never been shown before. “We reached out to people close to us, from Montreal and Toronto, who were in possession of some of Mapplethorpe’s rare photos and photography books. We wanted to make sure all the different aspects of his work were covered,” Charbonneau adds. We start discussing how Mapplethorpe’s photographs have left a strong impression on us, for different reasons. After explaining my particular fascination with his time spent with Patti Smith at the Chelsea Hotel, I ask her if she is moved by a specific period of his work. “I have personally always liked his artistic visions, but working on the exposition made me discover some new aspects. More than an artist, he was also an important part of that sexual liberation that happened in the 1970s,
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especially for homosexuals. Yes, there is all that glamorous part of his life with Patti Smith and the fact that he was hanging out with celebrities from his time, like writer [William S.] Burroughs and Debbie Harry; but it is mostly his classic approach to photography and his devotion to his work that truly impress me. He didn’t even have a real formation on the matter, but he was a true artist at heart,” she says. “He always had the vision; he just had to find the right medium to express it.”
I ask her if she thinks some of the exhibited photographs, being graphic in nature, might shock the public. “Of course, there are parts of the exhibition – more on the porno side – that are not for everybody. Still, I think the beauty of his work will speak for itself,” she declares with assurance.
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Cinema: through a
Fashion Lens One look at AMBER JANE BUTCHART’S cropped red hair, retro headscarves, and bold sense of style, which once landed her on the pages of British Vogue, and you’ll instantly want to meet her. An Associate Lecturer at the London College of Fashion, you can catch a glimpse of Amber at the Tate or the V&A, where she gives frequent lectures about fashion’s rich history. With her upcoming book The Fashion of Film being released this fall, Dress to Kill caught up with the fashion historian to discuss cinema, fashion, and her own captivating history. By Belinda Anidjar Tell me a little bit about yourself. How did you begin your career in fashion? I actually
had very little interest in fashion as a system when I was growing up. What I really loved was clothes. I especially loved old clothes, but I didn’t really spend any time reading fashion magazines or anything like that. It was much more about the sort of stories you could tell through clothes. After I finished my English degree, I didn’t really know what I wanted to do. Over the summer after that, I had the realization that the other thing I’d always loved along with reading was clothes, so I got a job at my favourite shop at the time, which was Beyond Retro, a vintage clothing store in London. I soon became the buyer for the company because I was spending my lunchtimes reading and researching social history about the clothing.
Where did you study? I did an English
degree at King’s College London. Then, while I was working at Beyond Retro, I did a Master’s at London College of Fashion in History and Culture of Fashion.
Our fall issue’s theme is cinema, which couldn’t be more apropos with the release of your new book, The Fashion of Film. What inspired you to write this book? After
I finished my Master’s, I did a Visiting Research Fellowship at the University of
the Arts London where I looked at the influence of Hollywood on London fashion in the early 1930s, and that tipping point where, for the first time, film became a real influence on the way that people were dressing. It kind of grew from that and also, a lifelong interest in old films, costume and fashion, and the differences and the links between the two.
Without giving us too many spoilers, what can we look forward to learning about in this book? It tells the story of the influence
of film on fashion across 45 key films and seven key genres. That’s the most important thing to keep in mind. It’s definitely not a book on classic Hollywood style. There’s a chapter on horror films. There’s a chapter on sci-fi. There’s a chapter on art house. There’s a chapter on historical epics. It’s a much wider book, quite diverse in terms of the imagery and the different styles that feature as well.
As someone who has done a lot of research on the topic, do you have a favourite movie
moment? How about a favourite fashion moment in a film? I’m a big fan of Carmen Miranda’s style, so I think that would be my favourite. Like the lady in a Tutti Frutti hat. That routine is just so bonkers and so amazing.
Often, some of the best fashion moments in film are linked to scenes that we love or memories we can associate with pieces of clothing. Do you have a favourite piece of clothing in your closet? Can you link it back to an important memory? I have a dress
that belongs to my mum that would fit that criterion. It’s a Biba dress that she bought in the early 70s and it’s really special to me because it reminds me quite a lot of my childhood. It seemed so glamorous, from my mum’s life before she was a mother. It’s a dark green colour, floor-length, quite medieval in style and it’s got long pointed sleeves. So that is very special to me with the connection to my mum, of course.
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Amber is currently working on her next book for the British library, a history of British fashion illustration, for which she is in the early research stages. Her latest book, The Fashion of Film, will officially be released on September 8, 2016. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @ AmberButchart.
We can’t talk about film without referring back to the icons that marked us. Do you have an icon from the silver screen? In what way has this person inspired you? I’m a
really big fan of Jane Fonda. There’s a picture of her on the cover [of The Fashion of Film]. I think she’s had an amazing career and she hasn’t been afraid to speak out politically when she feels like things need to be spoken about. I think that’s quite admirable when you’re working in Hollywood.
there when I worked for the vintage clothing company. What I liked about visiting is that there are an awful lot of vintage clothing shops, which is great. So for me, going there and shopping is always really fantastic. It’s the same in Montreal as well, actually. One of the times I went to Montreal, I actually went to the first vintage store I’ve ever been to that sold loads of old Cirque du Soleil costumes as well as actual clothing. I’m pretty sure it was Eva B.
So, Fashion Month is rapidly approaching and we know you’re a panelist on SHOWstudio, where you discuss different collections at length. What collections are you most looking forward to this season?
Fashion history seems to have a big impact on many designers who consistently bring back trends from the past to the runway. Do you have a favourite fashion era? How about a favourite trend of the moment? I’m
I’m a big fan of some of the irreverent Italian designers. Moschino, for example. It’s always quite fun to see that legacy continued with Jeremy Scott. Viktor & Rolf on the couture schedule last season, which was quite exciting. I always think it’s interesting to see the direction that Miuccia Prada is going. She’s so influential in the industry as a whole. She’s an incredible, inspiring woman.
As a Canadian publication, we’d love to know a little bit more about this show you filmed in Toronto, Style Factory. What is your role? When and where will we be able to watch it? I’m the history expert. The key
pieces that they look at throughout the season, I provide the historical context to how we arrive to the place that we’re at today for this particular element of design or this particular product. It will officially premiere on September 2 on Slice.
While you were in Toronto, did you catch a glimpse of the street style? I used to go
a really big fan of men’s style in the era just leading up to the French Revolution in the 18th century; men wearing highheeled shoes with enormous buckles, silk stockings, breeches, and really elaborate ornate waistcoats. I think that’s a really good look and I try to channel that as much as possible.
I think this coming fall, there are trends of renaissance dress, which I think is really interesting. Lots of velvet and ruffs have popped up as well. I think there are quite a few designers influenced by the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. There are some collections that have elements of Tudor or Stuart references in them, and I really like that.
I’m very intrigued by this charity, Arts Emergency, for which you are a mentor. What is your role and what are the goals of this organization? Here in the UK, we’re
going through a period where there’s a lot of slashing of funds for arts education
as a whole. It’s about the lack of social mobility that we’re beginning to see throughout all areas of the arts, whether it’s acting, whether it’s writing, whether it’s fashion styling. There was a general concern by the founders of the charity that these things were starting to be seen as elite, something that you can only pursue if your family had enough money to help support you to do it. So the aim of the charity is to try to redress that balance. They organize events at colleges, Sixth Form colleges (16 to 18-year-olds), and try to engage students that maybe feel like they are impeded somehow by progressing. They match up students with people like me who are interested in mentoring them. You spend a year working with one student, you support them and help to introduce them to people who might help them. Student fees are rising all the time. Arts education, and arts careers in general, are getting more and more inaccessible. You can’t have a small moneyed elite creating the artistic output that is supposed to reflect an entire society.
As someone who has a career in the arts, do you have any words of advice? It’s tough
working in these industries, but it can also be incredibly fulfilling. If you’re interested in working very regular hours and then switching off from work, then it’s probably not for you. You have to give an awful lot of yourself, and an awful lot of your time, but you are giving that time to something that you are really passionate about. Be prepared to work hard and be prepared to not give up.
The ABC of being a badass pop singer
It’s the middle of the afternoon on a hot, sunny day in montreal. Still, most of the crowd gathered in front of the main stage at Osheaga Music Festival is dancing like they couldn’t care less about the heat. Performing in front of them is the Danish singer mØ, who gained her share of fame over the last two years with hit songs like “Don’t Wanna Dance” and “Maiden.”
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s soon as her set is done, you can hear the public applauding and screaming for more. They still need their fix of her electro pop beats and captivating presence, something that – as a fan of the singer myself – I can totally relate to. As I wait to meet her in the media space hours later, I start asking myself what is it that makes her so damn fascinating. It might be a mix of her past as a punk activist (with the band Mor Still) and her ambition of becoming a real pop star, that makes people wonder what lies behind the public facade. Well, I am about to learn more.
How is your Osheaga experience so far? It’s my first
time here, but I really like the vibe!
You played an amazing set earlier today, how was the energy of the crowd? It’s always a different
thing when you play at night, as opposed to when you play during the day. But I thought it was really nice to play in the daylight today. The energy of the crowd was amazing! You never really know what to expect from it, especially regarding a Sunday morning crowd. There were so many people and they all seemed so happy and they were all dancing. It gave me a lot of energy and also, it always feels nice just to feel the love coming from the public, you know.
You have a past as a punk activist. Do you feel like you need to justify sometimes why you chose to turn to pop music? I think it comes from the fact that before I got into the whole punk riot movement and activist thing, I was super into pop music. So (pause), I think it’s just natural for me since I have the love for that kind of music, but at the same time I have the love for the opposite. Like, all the DIY, the punk, whatever you call it; it’s about that whole alternative thing! Both of these universes are simply inside of me.
Do you feel like most of the time, people have a negative perception of pop? Yeah, I can see it from both perspectives. I think the most important thing is just to do what you love and to make the music that you feel inside. Because, there will always be someone telling you that it isn’t right, but it’s all good. I mean, that’s how we work as humans and it’s fine, but I just love music that I can relate to instantly. I also love music that screams something different. It’s that weird lovehate relationship between these two things.
So in the end, it’s all about throwing raw feelings in people’s faces? Yes, in a way. It just has to be
I know it’s been awhile since you wrote it, but my favourite song on your first album is “Slow Love.” I can actually listen to it five times on repeat.
Yeaaaaah! (excited) No, it’s ok! Actually, “Slow Love” is one of my favourites from my old album.
Good to know! It makes me even more curious to know how you ended up creating a song so easy to relate to. When I wrote that song, I had that
relationship with a guy, like we were kinda dating but not really. You know, it was that strange thing where I didn’t really know where it was going, because we’d never been together. So the song was about this tension between him and me. That is how it came about.
I get it. Like the best therapy ever? (Laughs) Yeah, something like that.
Looking at your Facebook page, it seems that you are the one taking care of it, adding your own personal touch to it. You even take the time to answer back to your fans. Is it important for you to be the one in control of it? I think it’s super important. I
mean, sometimes when I’m away, someone has to post for me and it’s always pre-done. I am always like, “You can’t fuckin’ post anything if I didn’t fuckin’ made sure that I am saying every fuckin’ word,” because it’s too fuckin’ weird that someone does that for me. It has to be personal, otherwise, what’s the point? I mean, that’s how I see it. But of course, sometimes you are busy
and you do all these things and it can be hard at the same time to interact but I’m like, fuck it, that’s the most important thing, seriously! The fans and the connection you have with the people. If you can’t have a real connection with them, it’s not real!
What is your relationship with social media in general? I think it’s super important, but also, you
want to be a part of it and you want to communicate with your fans and actually talk to them. I wish I could do more! It’s always that thing where you wish you could even talk to them face-toface. So, when I can find that little breathing hole in my super-busy schedule and I can say to them that I love them back, I’m super-happy about it!
Yeah, your fans seem to really love you! I am so
appreciative of it, because a lot of people in the industry get a lot of heat, you know. I feel like – even if I definitely have some haters out there – most of them are super sweet people.
I think it’s because you are so authentic that people can feel it and simply appreciate it. It doesn’t seem like you are trying to be someone else. I hope so, yeah. That is what I aim for. I want to be like we are all alike, like we are just a bunch of people hanging out all together. That’s the vibe I am going for.
Yeah, it’s time for the famous question about the second album. Actually, I always thought that the
second album would be a piece of cake. Music has always been my place to relax and just let go of everything. So I had always thought – even if people were saying that the second album was going to be tough – that it would be fuckin’ fine. But it turned out to be harder than I thought. Again, I think I just have to reach to both sides I have in me, the darkness and the light, and embrace a particular kind of energy to fill up on its power. It’s going to be a dance between these two things.
I guess you also have to be in the right set of mind to put all your thoughts and energy into songs. Of
course, it’s super-important, especially to write a song! Every time you put something on paper, you have to be dedicated to it. Especially regarding the feelings and not just that whole idea of making music. It’s almost like a different persona of myself that I analyze. Sometimes, regarding the lyrics, the good stuff comes quickly when you don’t think too much. Because you say whatever is on your mind and it’s instantaneous. Other times, I can sit with the lyrics for a long time before I really want to say something specific. I must say, I think the best songs are the ones that come quickly from a personal place. It’s tricky when you overdo shit.
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The subterranean club scene is her secret haven. Hidden beneath the city lights, she traipses behind the scenes in shiny metallics and luscious velvet, flaunting her feminine allure.
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arah Gadon The year of
The world is about to become very familiar with the name Sarah Gadon. In addition to promoting her newly released film, Indignation, earlier this summer, and the imminent release of The 9th Life of Louis Drax, out this September, the Canadian actress has also been busy working on two other projects â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with some of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most recognized and acclaimed filmmakers and producers. In a year where Canada made its way into the international spotlight, something tells us Gadon is on the verge of worldwide superstardom, too.
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to be one of Canada’s most talented young actors, playing in a various array of different roles and different film genres. Her first role was in the Canadian television hit Nikita, at the age of only 10. She has since appeared in major projects, from David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis and A Dangerous Method, to major blockbusters like Dracula Untold and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. More recently, she appeared in A Royal Night Out, portraying a young Elizabeth II.
s I walk into the room to meet with Gadon just as she wraps up shooting our Fall editorial, I am greeted with a hug and a smile, as though a full day of modelling and playing dress-up for us is a breeze – something any model, let alone actress, would find exhausting. The 29-year-old actress is as beautiful in person as she is on screen. Without any makeup, and with her hair pulled back into a very tight and heavily hair-sprayed chignon - what I believe to be the residuals of her look on set – she tells me her personal style is effortless, almost excusing her editorial-looking hair. “My style is really simple. I like things that are classic with a slight twist that is unexpected,” she says, illustrating her point with her Isabel Marant sweater, that looks unassuming until she pulls at the side slit that runs more than half way up her shirt.
My style is really siMple. i like things that are classic with a slight twist that is unexpected. Classic with a slight twist of the unexpected – something I could just as easily use to describe the talented Gadon herself. The Toronto-born, Toronto-based artist, who began her acting career as a child, is a classically trained performer. Having studied both dancing and acting, Gadon completed her studies at the University of Toronto’s Cinema Studies Institute, which only reinforced the dedication she has to her craft. Gadon has already proven herself
This year alone, Gadon plays James Franco’s love interest in the Hulu adaptation of Stephen King’s miniseries 11.22.63, as well as appearing in the American drama Indignation, which was received to critical acclaim earlier this summer. She is also going to appear in the supernatural thriller The 9th Life of Louis Drax (scheduled for release on September 2nd), which is based on Liz Jensen’s best-selling novel of the same name. And as though her schedule wasn’t booked enough already, I caught up with the rising star about her upcoming projects, which she has already begun shooting. “I am about to go back to camera. I am going to Montreal next week to shoot John Donovan!” the actress says eagerly. And understandably so, as The Death and Life of John F. Donovan marks the English-language debut for the filmmaking prodigy Xavier Dolan. “I am so proud of Xavier, I love his films, and I am so happy that I can be a part of his first English film. Xavier is very special, and so I’m excited.” At this point, I can tell that she is as proud of our homegrown talent as we are. I ask her how important it is for her to work with Canadian directors and producers, and seeing how involved she’s been in the past with ACTRA, I am not one bit surprised by her answer, but am humbled by how seriously she takes our industry this side of the border.
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“I love it. I love working with Canadian directors. They’re the best, they are incredible. We have so many great talents coming out of this country. I am really interested in what people are doing here recently. I feel like Toronto is having a renaissance and Canada is emerging as a very interesting country right now. From a political perspective and socio-cultural perspective, as well. So I am very interested in working with my colleagues and my peers here.” She goes on to talk about another upcoming project with Canadian cinema superstar Sarah Polley. “After shooting The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, I am going to do a Netflix 6-part mini-series based on the Margaret Atwood novel Alias Grace … I am also very excited about working on Alias Grace because Sarah Polley is execu-
tive producer and writer, and Mary Harron is directing it. They (Polley and Harron) are just two powerhouse women now working in the industry, they are two very intelligent, very talented, well-respected women, and it’s so awesome that they’re from Canada, as well.” The petite actress is refreshingly candid about how excited she is to stay and work here in Canada. I can’t help but want to see even more of her in film, even though she is clearly showing no sign of stopping. Case in point, aside from acting, and taking her first stab at directing, with Reelside, Gadon is also a rock-solid model. At only 5 ft 2, she has been the face of both Armani makeup, and more recently, of Jaeger-LeCoultre watches. Jaeger-LeCoultre asked Gadon to participate in a special campaign based in New York last year, where the actress embodied old Hollywood charm à la Grace Kelly, which fittingly enough spoke to her own style. “I gravitate towards classic silhouettes and classic styles because they are tried, tested, and true. I genuinely prefer the pieces in my closet that I can wear time and time again. That’s what I love about Jaeger-LeCoultre watches.” I can tell she genuinely likes wearing the pieces. “You can wear them with jeans, you can wear them with an evening gown, you can wear them with a chunky knit sweater or even a sundress, and they will definitely stand the test of time. Their pieces can transcend any outfit, and that’s what I love most about a timeless watch from Jaeger-LeCoultre.” The blonde actress unpretentiously continues, “It is great to be part of such a prestigious brand – I just love all their pieces.” The name Gadon is about to explode, and the fact that this seems to be unbeknown to her only reaffirms her celebrity-in-the-making status. I can tell I’m speaking with Canada’s next “it” girl, not to mention Hollywood’s, as she enumerated the various projects that she has already been a part of, and that she is currently embarking on. I close our conversation, as naturally as if two girlfriends were chatting, by asking about how she dresses for the red carpet. Instead of answering, Gadon tells me about how odd she feels being there – almost as though she were subconsciously talking about her new-found stardom: “It is a bizarre experience being on a red carpet. Nothing about it is normal and I feel very surreal, almost like a fish out of water.” She smiles, though, and finishes with: “I’m learning to have fun, and to enjoy it.”
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A Mentor in tHe MAKInG
Speaking to Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri is like chatting with the best friend you always wished you had, the gentle confidence in her voice inviting you into her enticing world. As she described her 15-year-old self, a model just breaking into the realm of photography, I remembered myself at that age, drawing hearts around my crush’s name while attempting to listen in class. Intimidating? Perhaps at first. But every piece of her captivating story will leave you wishing you could have met that young girl,
full of big dreams on the verge of coming true. By Belinda Anidjar
rom day one, fashion photographer and film director Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri was on a path paved by incredible mentors. While studying Anthropology at Princeton, her work was discovered by none other than music legend David Bowie, which led to her first major gig, directing his “Valentine’s Day” video. From there, she met iconic fashion model Iman, the next mentor who would help her dreams come to fruition. But her most
significant encounter was with her future partner-in-crime, Markus Klinko, which led to a life-changing collaboration. Together, they conquered the photography world, shooting for celebrities like Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey and Alicia Keys and in 2012, they published their very own coffee table book entitled Icons, setting their career in stone. Though her work has been published in prestigious magazines like Vogue, Vanity Fair and Harper’s Bazaar, Indrani remains humbled by her Indian roots. Wise beyond her years, she started the Shakti Empowerment Education Foundation in India at the ripe age of 18 to help young women and
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“I’ve done a lot of this charitable work and I wanted to tell those more complex stories,” she explains. “[Keep A Child Alive] was really how I transitioned as I started to do more and more projects where I felt the need to do a film component or where the client wanted to extend the storytelling through film, as well.” In 2015, Indrani further paid tribute to her home by directing Girl Rising India alongside Richard Robbins, which featured women like Priyanka Chopra, Freida Pinto and Kareena Kapoor, and advocated female empowerment. Inspired by ancient stories, two of her most well-received films were The Legend of Lady White Snake, which won 17 awards across the film festival circuit, and Till Human Voices Wake Us, a film that won “Best of New York” at the New York Short Film Festival and “Best Film” at the International Fashion Film Festival. Her current project is a feature film based on a classic hero you may be familiar with, but with a twist.
I’ve always loved the classIc sherlock holmes stories and I’ve always wondered why we don’t see sherlock holmes depIcted as a woman.
refugee children get proper schooling. Today, she continues to work for various non-profits, including 30 NGOs, while infusing her culture into her work. In fact, aside from her connection to David Bowie, her Indian roots played a quintessential role in launching her career as a filmmaker. Her first project, Digital Death, which went on to win two Lions d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival of Creativity, was for Keep A Child Alive, an organization that fights AIDS in Africa and India. According to Indrani, this project was a major stepping-stone in her film career.
“I’ve always loved the classic Sherlock Holmes stories and I’ve always wondered why we don’t see Sherlock Holmes depicted as a woman,” she explains, discussing her latest endeavor, The Huntress. The film, which was produced alongside Rick Schwartz and executive producer Jeremy Frommer, will feature a female Sherlock Holmes and an A-list cast, which has yet to be revealed. Best known for Black Swan, The Departed and Gangs of New York, Rick Schwartz, who also co-produced Till Human Voices Wake Us, is yet another mentor she could check off her list. “This film really celebrates a woman that is completely empowered, does things in a different way from most people, and is
celebrated because of that,” she explains, when discussing her characters. Her choice to make Sherlock Holmes a medical stem cell researcher and his sidekick, Watson, a computer engineer and hacker, highlights the gender gap in certain male-dominated careers. “One of the reasons a lot of women cite for not pursuing studies in those areas is just because there’s a great lack of role models and a lack of encouragement that they face.” As for her next big project? “I have a number of films that I’m working on,” she tells us. “One that’s set in India that I’m very passionate about. It’s the story of three young girls overcoming all kinds of challenges and it’s Hunger Games meets Slumdog Millionaire.” Whether she’s working on her fashion photography, a new film project, or her latest music video, “This House Is Not For Sale” for Jon Bon Jovi, Indrani continues to move her audience, while simultaneously using her art to craft a better world. “To me, creating something iconic means you create something that changes your audience. After seeing it, they’re never quite the same. They’ll always remember that image or that series of images and I think that’s the purpose of art, to create change in the world.” Spoken like a true icon.
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erika linder isn’t afraid to push boundaries and has always been comfortable flirting with the unknown. not only has she taken the road less travelled in her career, but she’s made her own rules all along the way. By Angelic Vendette
or the past five years, the Swedish model has been making a name for herself in the industry as a chameleon – modelling naturally and effortlessly as either a girl or guy. From her very first modelling gig, where she portrayed a young Leonardo DiCaprio, to shooting gender-bending editorials for the likes of Steven Meisel in Italian Vogue, Linder has learnt how to play well outside the confines of the industry. And this year is no exception. Scouted in Stockholm when she was only 14, Linder was not interested in a modelling career at first. Associating it with dresses and makeup, the work did not resonate with the self-described tomboy. It wasn’t until she was a few years older, and much more comfortable in her skin, that she decided to give it a try. “I was such a tomboy and all I wanted to do was play football (soccer) and ice hockey. I’m quite happy about not taking on modelling at that age. I wouldn’t have been where I am right now if I did. It wasn’t until I was 20 that I decided to give it a try… I wanted to travel the world and do something different. By the age of 20 I knew how I wanted things to be and I was less affected by people’s thoughts.”
During her first year as a model in Sweden, it was Linder’s androgynous appeal that got her her first gig. “My first job was portraying a young Leonardo DiCaprio from the movie The Basketball Diaries. It was so much fun and it was something I really wanted to do.” Linder soon found herself booking more and more men’s campaigns. Being one of the first female models in the mainstream eye to do so, her career took off, garnering a lot of publicity. “I just found it easy to play around with my masculine side just as well as I loved playing around with my feminine side. My agency in LA really embraced it and slowly the rest of the world did, too.” It was a great start for Linder’s career, setting her apart from the get-go, and also giving her a better idea of what she wanted as a model. After a while, however, and in trying to work outside the confines of her female identity, Linder soon found herself boxed into that type of work, with the industry only seeing her as the girl that did men’s fashion. “After a while, though, people saw me as a ‘guy’ and I couldn’t really do much else. At the end of the day, I am a girl, and I wanted to do more feminine shoots. I’ve said this before: I want to shoot men’s fashion and women’s fashion. I’d get bored only doing one or the other,” she explains.
Erika LindEr isn’t afraid to
push boundaries and has always been
comfortable flirting with the unknown – not only has she taken the road less traveled in her career, but she’s also
forged her own path, and made her own rules as went goes along.
Photography Malina Corpandean Fashion Editor Corey Ng Dress CUSHNIE ET OCHS at HOLT RENFREW. Jacket VALENTINO at HOLT RENFREW.
Linder is now very careful about the work she chooses to do, and the types of projects she gets involved with, which has proven beneficial to the model over the course of the last year or so. “I’m super selective and want to keep things exclusive when it comes to work. I make my decisions slowly and I think about them before I say yes or no. Right now, I’m the happiest I’ve ever been. I’m in a sweet spot at the moment and I intend to keep it that way for as long as possible.” Prioritizing exclusivity with one brand over working with multiple ones, Linder has found herself the face of Louis Vuitton’s fall campaign: “I’ve never been the type that wanted to explode in the fashion world and do everything at the same time. Book all the campaigns and do all the shows. I’ve never wanted to be a top model. So when Louis Vuitton came along, when I booked their first show back in March 2015 and when I met Nicolas Ghesquiere for the first time, that’s when it all started. I wanted to work with one big brand exclusively, and you can’t really do bigger and better than Louis Vuitton. Nicolas is doing some amazing and awesome stuff, too. He’s my favourite designer and the designs that he is doing for Louis Vuitton are so cool. I’m happy to be a part of that family.” She has also taken her chameleon-like talents onto the silver screen, starring in the upcoming movie Below Her Mouth – the story of two Toronto women who meet by chance and quickly become caught up in a passionate love affair that changes both their lives. The movie, an uninhibited drama shot with an all-female crew, is set to have its world premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film
This page: Full look ALEXANDER WANG. Opposite page: Top and pants JONATHAN SIMKHAI. Jacket MODEL’S OWN. Photography MALINA CORPADEAN. Fashion Editor COREY NG at P1M. Model ERIKA LINDER. Hair & Makeup SABRINA RINALDI at P1M.
I found It easy to play around wIth my masculIne sIde just as much as I loved playIng around wIth my femInIne sIde.
really taught me to be patient and [to] embrace what I do – to live in the moment, and believe in myself. To know that I can do something so emotionally exhausting and that I can find all these emotions within myself. I went through a lot while shooting. Happiness and heartbreak for another person (Dallas), it’s harder than people think. Some scenes were even harder to shoot than the sex scenes.”
Festival (TIFF) later this September. In it, Linder plays Dallas, a dark and brooding character who seduces Jasmine, played by Natalie Krill. Although Linder mentions that the character is nothing like herself, she was more than up for the challenge of playing such a demanding role: “I always wanted to be a performer and acting is perfect. It really challenges me and puts me through ups and downs in the weirdest and best ways possible. It’s strange but I only want to do roles that scare the shit out of me.” She continues, “This role
With a successful modelling career already behind her, and a promising future in film, what is next for the passionate Swede? “Right now for me, it’s all about shaping my career. It’s a fun process. I have a vision of how I want things to be but you never know. You have to be patient in this industry.” She continues, “I love music. I play guitar every day and I’ve written close to 500 songs. Well, almost. I couldn’t live without music. I listen to everything. I play drums, too, and a little bit of piano, but they’re harder to travel with so I stick with the guitar. I’m super modest about it, though. I never really play in front of anyone. I do it for myself. I thought about releasing a song or two, but I would do it under another name so people wouldn’t know that it’s me. When I was younger, I had a band and I really wanted to become a musician or a songwriter. Both my parents are massive music lovers, too, so I listened to a lot of it growing up. Lately, though, acting has become a huge part of my passion. Every since I wrapped Below Her Mouth, it’s all I’ve been wanting to do.” And as for what Linder will be wearing at the Below Her Mouth TIFF premiere? “I’ll be wearing a dress,” she emphasizes coyly, “from Louis Vuitton by Nicolas Ghesquiere.” Below Her Mouth will officially premiere worldwide at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 10.
Shiny vinyl accents, upgraded puffer jackets, exaggerated volumes, and lux sportswear numbers are in burgeoning demand when it comes to fall trends. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s definitely not the season to play it safe. Photography Lily & Lilac Fashion Editor Fritz
Earring STELLA MCCARTNEY. Top, skirt and boots LACOSTE. Coat GUCCI.
This page: Earrings LOUIS VUITTON. Shirt and jacket COACH 1941. Hoodie ADIDAS. Jeans and sandals GUCCI. Socks AMERICAN APPAREL. Opposite page: Earrings LOUIS VUITTON. Top MIU MIU. Shirt and blazer CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION.
Earrings STELLA MCCARTNEY. Body, jacket, pants and scarf DKNY. Socks AMERICAN APPAREL. Shoes CALVIN KLEIN CoLLECTIoN.
This page: Top and coat CHRISTIAN DIOR. Earrings and boots LOUIS VUITTON. Opposite page: Earrings LOUIS VUITTON. Dress, coat and boots MIU MIU. Socks AMERICAN APPAREL. Photography LILY & LILAC at Judy Inc. Fashion editor FRITZ at JUDY INC. Nails AMI VEGA at SEEMANAGEMENT.COM. Model NICOLE POLLARD at THE LIONS NY. Make up MARK EDIO using CHANEL. Hair SONG HEE Using ORIbE.
Square One Campaign phOtOgraphy by SCOtt LippS
Hilary rHoda + Sean avery Since getting together in 2009, power couple Hilary rHoda and Sean avery have been making waves in the fashion industry. Hilary Rhoda, who was once ranked one of the highest paid models in the world by Forbes, is signed with IMG Models Worldwide, and has represented brands like Estee Lauder, Chopard Jewellery and St. John Knits. Avery is a Canadian-born ex-New-YorkRanger-turned-model, Vogue intern, restaurant investor and advertising exec who appeared as a 2014 contestant on Dancing with the Stars. Together, Rhoda and Avery form a supercouple; their careers have skyrocketed over the years, and this fall, they will be the faces of Square Oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest ad campaign, shot by Scott Lipps. By Angelic Vendette
e caught up with the busy duo who, one after the other, answered our questions about modelling, fitness, relationships and of course, the Square One campaign.
What was the first thing that attracted you to Hilary? Sean Avery: The first night I met Hilary, I thought she was stunning. I told my friend I was going to marry her.
What are the keys to a successful relationship? SA: We are lucky and don’t have to consciously work at it very much, other than communicating when the dishes in the dishwasher are dirty, even though they look clean.
How do you find time for each other with busy schedules? SA: Even when we are
both busy, we always find time to work out together.
How do you stay grounded and maintain a balanced life? SA: Fitness is a huge part of our lives and daily routine, and it keeps us balanced.
You both recently shot the Square One ad campaign with Scott Lipps. Can you tell us a bit about your experience? Hilary Rho-
da: Working with your husband is so much easier than working with another model you’ve never met before. The chemistry is actually there with Sean.
SA: Scott Lipps is a long-time friend. It’s always great to be able to work with a familiar face. The set was very relaxed and fun.
How does working and collaborating together bring out the best in each of you? HR: Sean is a natural! He’s got an
amazing creative eye, and as an athlete, an awareness of his body that means modelling comes easily to him. SA: Hilary is so beautiful and she’s an amazing model. I just try to blend in and Hilary brings in the magic.
What are some of the projects you are both working on currently? HR: I have been taking acting classes and auditioning for upcoming roles. I’m really excited about it.
SA: I have a book coming out this fall. It will redefine the modern memoir.
Where do you see yourselves five years from now? SA: With a couple of healthy
kids running around.
…10 years from now? SA: We will almost be parents of teenagers!
Behind the scenes courtesy of square one
square one campaign photography By scott Lipps
style talk : How would you describe your personal style? HR: Comfortable, classic, modern. SA: Minimal.
How Has your style evolved since you’ve been togetHer?
HR: Sean says I don’t shop enough. I do rely on his advice a lot when getting dressed. SA: I tell Hilary she doesn’t shop enough, but I think I might regret saying that if she picks it up.
wHo are your favourite designers? HR: I couldn’t name just one! SA: My favourite brands are Feit, Visvim and Outlier.
does your routine cHange in tHe fall?
SA: It doesn’t. Usually I run, spin and box.
wHat is your beauty routine?
HR: I drink a ton of water and I use lots of good face oils and creams.
wHat are your favourite products? SA: Kiehl’s. Behind the scenes courtesy of square one
Softly powdered skin and penetrating eyes, she parades through the streets daydreaming like a doll in headlights. Fiery red hair, clashing prints and colourful harmonies make a theatrical entrance in a fantasy world where no rules apply. Photography Jean-Claude Lussier Fashion Editor Cary Tauben
This page: Top, jacket and skirt CHRISTIAN DIOR. Shoes FENDI. Opposite page: Dress and jacket COACH.
This page: Shirt, jacket, sweater and skirt MICHAEL KORS. Socks and heels GUCCI. Opposite page: Top and skirt STELLA MCCARTNEY at HOLT RENFREW. Coat DRIES VAN NOTEN at HOLT RENFREW. Necklace VINTAGE COUTURE.
This page: Top, jacket, handbag and skirt CHANEL. Necklace CHANEL at VINTAGE COUTURE. Sunglasses EXTREME. Opposite page: Full look FENDI.
This page: Top FENDI. Jacket and shorts M.MISSONI. Opposite page: Full look LOUIS VUITTON. Photography JEAN-CLAUDE LUSSIER. Fashion Editor CARY TAUBEN. Model JENNA at MONTAGE. Make up and hair LESLIE-ANN THOMSON at FOLIO using NARS and Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;OREAL PROFESSIONAL. Nails TAMARA DI LULLO at FOLIO. Assistant photographe MARC-ANDRE DUMAS and WILLIAM LANGLAIS.
FASHION A story of passion
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When it comes to Canadian fashion designers, we’re lucky enough to have several gems we can call our own. This year, it is our pleasure to honour designer duo, Greta Constantine, on their 10th anniversary. Interviewed by KW Edited by Belinda Anidjar
hile sharing a coffee with these two talented and inspiring individuals at their design studio, we had the chance to chat with them about their journey through the fashion industry, learn about their humble beginnings and discover how their passion for fashion got them to where they are today. We also found out that these two happen to be dazzlingly hilarious.
It all started with a flashback to Paris, the fashion capital where it all began. If you aren’t yet familiar with Greta Constantine’s work, they recently caught the attention of the media along with buyers from all over the world after an incredible presentation during Paris Fashion Week in the magnificent ballroom, Le Meurice. It was impossible not to take pride in our homegrown designers from across the Atlantic.
As advocates of Airbnb, which they describe as “a great way to experience the whole way of living,” the team of four spent their very first evening in Paris locked out of their room in the middle of the night. “We didn’t have passports, no bags, nothing. Just some money in our pockets,” says Kirk, laughing at their mishap. “We ended up staying at a one-star hotel around the corner. And we’re like ‘what are we going to do’? We were jet lagged.” Of course, this was all just a few hours before their first sales appointment. But as we all know, this minor hiccup didn’t hold them back. The next day, on very little sleep, they presented their collection in Paris. Though they have a French PR, these two started out with little to no understanding of the language. All they could hear from the French media and buyers was “Couture. This is so couture.” They had no idea if anyone actually liked their collection until their PR explained to them just how great they were doing. “This is above ready-to-wear. This is couture,” Kirk tells us, recounting the story. “It was a huge compliment.”
Stephen Wong: [The collection] was in Le Meurice, a [Parisian] salon there. It elevates everything in itself. It’s a gilded ballroom with huge, high, soaring ceilings. It’s one of the most beautiful rooms we’ve ever been in. Kirk Pickersgill: We love to keep things real. We did the first collection black because the room was just so beautiful. If we started adding colour, it would take away from the room. We wanted to show the clothing and show the beauty of the room. That’s why we got those tall black mannequins. If we didn’t have to look for rolling racks, we wouldn’t have come across those mannequins, which we saw while walking on the street three years ago. SW: We saw the mannequins on our very first trip to Paris and we remembered them. They were so beautiful. KP: We got nine of them.
The one question in all of our minds was: How did they get there? “We love to do things organically. We just throw ourselves into things,” they tell us, casually, without a moment’s hesitation. Taking us back to their initial arrival in Paris, we can’t help but wonder how they managed to muster up all of that confidence. At the time, they admit that they didn’t even know where to get rolling racks and hangers for their presentation. In fact, their very first night sounded more like a comedy sketch scenario than your typical business trip.
Mugler, Montana, alaïa, the SuperModelS, that’s when faShion was alive. that’S an era that will never coMe back again.
OnOnthetheearly days early days
SW: Kirk and I have always loved fashion. KP: When we were younger, we were always obsessed with it. And we would try doing our own line, a menswear line. SW: [Fashion] is what made us friends to begin with. We lived and breathed fashion. KP: We used to hang out with the older crowd. Everything we ever did was fashion-oriented. They called us the knock-off kids because we couldn’t afford the real thing so we would sit there and sew it up and knock it off and wear it and tell people this is [Jean Paul] Gaultier. SW: But we’d have a different outfit each night [laughs]. We went out a lot too. KP: We used to live in a warehouse. A friend of ours had [sewing] machines and everything. We’d spend days creating things. I remember once, this one designer did a Dalmatian print, white with black spots. We went out, bought white fabric, we got some black paint, and we started doing what we thought were dash-outs. People said ‘what are you guys wearing? A cow print?’ [laughs]. That’s how obsessed we were.
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SW: At that time, it was fantastic. The 90s. It was a great time for fashion. KP: Mugler, Montana, Alaïa, the Supermodels, that’s when fashion was alive. That’s an era that will never come back again. It was Linda [Evangelista]! I think about it all the time, how blessed we were to go through all of it, even to live through the 80s and stuff. It was amazing. SW: It seemed that at that time, we could do anything. Anything that we thought to do or wear, we did. It wasn’t a time where we felt like someone would ever judge us, or maybe we just didn’t even care if someone did judge us. Everything was underground.”
On their first collection
KP: I was living away at the time, in Italy, working for DSquared2. We would correspond through MSN Messenger. Stephen would work nighttime. He would finish work around 5 or 6, and I would be getting up at that time. SW: I was working for Susan Dicks. She does wardrobe for film. At the time, they shot major motion pictures in Toronto, so I got to work on quite a few things: Mean Girls, Chicago. I was doing wardrobe. That’s kind of where I learned a lot of things too. They’d throw you a Chanel jacket, and say ‘Here. We need this to fit the actress.’ You got to rip it apart and put it back together, so I got to see how things were made at that level. It was a good education.
KP: We had always wanted to work together, so we said ‘it’s now or never.’ We did a tiny capsule collection, again being a bit naïve. We thought we’d send pictures out to the press and…nothing. Nothing happened, no response, nothing. We never gave up. The next season, we decided, let’s do something, but it has to be on models. It has to be seen. We did something in the tents, during [Toronto] fashion week. It was all bathing suits. We did 10 or 15 bathing suits and we called it ‘swimsuits that never touch water’ Very Saint Laurent. Red lipstick, slicked back hair, black bathing suits. They were beautiful bathing suits. After the [Arthur Mendonça] show, they were forced to see this presentation, and everybody fell in love with it. We got front page of the Toronto Star at the time and then, sales-wise, zero, nothing. SW: We thought the buyers would come to us. We didn’t realize that we had to be making appointments with different buyers. KP: We put our name out there. You live and learn. Then we did the third collection and
we said we have to go a little bit bigger. We have to start doing more and it can’t just be swimsuits – obviously, it was a fall collection. We wanted to continue just using knitwear. We did it in a broken down warehouse space on Queen Street. This time, we invited buyers and we invited press. Holt Renfrew came to see us the day after and they bought the majority of the collection. We’re celebrating 10 years with them now. The funny thing with Holt Renfrew is that we under-charged ourselves. We didn’t know anything about pricing. We didn’t realize there are so many things that go with it and it was made impeccably. It sold like hot cakes.
I spoke to Anna Dello Russo, I showed her that collection in Italy. I had the nerve to go up to her and speak to her about the whole collection. She brought me to her house and sat me down. She was giving us all pointers on what to do and what not to do.
Anything thAt we felt we wAnted to do or wear, we did. everything wAs underground. From there, we realized that the cheapest way was to do the jersey dresses. We became known as the “jersey boys.” We were doing jersey dresses for a good five, six years. That was our bread and butter. Then a friend of mine working for Harrods approached us. I went to London and showed it to the fashion director of Harrods, which nobody gets the opportunity to do. She brought me to her office and she brought the whole Harrods team down. We brought them the clothes and they fell in love with it. They placed an order right away. Through them is why we have a big Middle Eastern following. Queen Rania was a huge fan. She would buy four to five jersey dresses. They thought [Greta Constantine] was a woman [laughs]. No one thought it was two guys. Without any formal education, Kirk and Stephen, pillars of determination, learned everything they know through hands-on experience. Friends for over 30 years, they currently plan on taking their label to the next level. Whether through a line of shoes and handbags, an expansion of their presence in Paris or a pop-up shop, this 10-year mark is just the beginning. When asked to describe what inspires them, Stephen told us that he loves to see how people wear their clothes. As for Kirk, a true 90s kid, it’s all about the drama. He
loves a woman who walks down the street owning the way she looks. With an understanding that “life happens,” he still firmly believes you should always make a tiny little effort when it comes to presenting yourself, an idea with which we couldn’t agree more. Before closing our conversation, we asked them which up-and-coming Canadian designers to look out for, and they instantly mentioned UNTTLD, along with a response that epitomizes the strength and internal support within the Canadian fashion industry. “We adore them. They’ve got great personal style and a very high level of taste. Their clothing is amazing. They have our heart 100%.” As for the mystery behind the so-called woman’s name? It stems from the love that they have for their family. Named for Stephen’s mother, Greta, and Kirk’s grandfather, Constantine, this talented duo maintains strong ties to their family, which explains their decision to base their brand in their hometown of Toronto. Lucky for us, that means we’ll be guaranteed front row seats to their future success.
All clothing, floral accessories and hosiery GRETA CONSTANTINE. All vintage hats and gloves LE GRAND COSTUMIER. All jewellery RITA TESOLIN. Leather leg warmers and leather fingerless gloves UNCUFFED. Patent leather shoes MARC JACOBS at BROWNS. Suede boots MIMOSA at BROWNS.
A witch’s brew of glamour and intrigue has put us under the ultimate spell. We’re enthusiastically worshipping at the altar of Greta Constantine to pay tribute to ten years of ground-breaking achievements on the Canadian fashion scene. Beware – this fashion ceremony is not for the faint of heart. Photography Lily & Lilac Fashion Editor Randy Smith
This page: Hat LE GRAND COSTUMIER. Necklace RITA TESOLIN. Leather Jacket GRETA CONSTANTINE. Opposite page: All clothing and hosiery GRETA CONSTANTINE. All vintage hats and gloves LE GRAND COSTUMIER. All jewellery RITA TESOLIN. Suede boots MIMOSA at BROWNS.
All clothing, floral accessories and hosiery GRETA CONSTANTINE. All vintage hats, gloves and parasol LE GRAND COSTUMIER. All jewellery RITA TESOLIN. Patent leather shoes MARC JACOBS at BROWNS. Suede boots MIMOSA at BROWNS.
This page: Hat and gloves LE GRAND COSTUMIER. Floral accessory and dress GRETA CONSTANTINE. Broach RITA TESOLIN. Opposite page: Model left: Hat and gloves LE GRAND COSTUMIER. Necklace RITA TESOLIN. Dress GRETA CONSTANTINE. Model right: Hat and gloves LE GRAND COSTUMIER. Broach RITA TESOLIN. Floral accessory, dress and tights GRETA CONSTANTINE. Shoes MARC JACOBS at BROWNS.
All clothing, floral accessories and hosiery GRETA CONSTANTINE. All vintage hats and gloves LE GRAND COSTUMIER. All jewellery RITA TESOLIN. Patent leather shoes MARC JACOBS at BROWNS. Suede boots MIMOSA at BROWNS. Photography LILY & LILAC at JUDY INC. Fashion Editor RANDY SMITH at Judy Inc. Make up: SABRINA RINALDI at P1M. Hair and manicure STEvEN TURPIN using MOROCCANOIL and STATIC NAILS . Models AMBER, ELIzABETH and REAU at ELITE. IzI and ERIN FORSTER at ELMER OLSEN MODELS. Assistant Photography JOSHUA RILLE. Assistant Fashion Editor Lyndsay Anne. Assistant make up CAROLINE LEvIN. Hair Assistant ERIkA FUNG.
Bodysuit KISSKILL. Dress BCBG MAX AZRIA. Cape VINTAGE. Tights WOLFORD.
confidential Young, rebellious, and free; our modern-day Courtney Love traipses up and down Hollywood Boulevard in tantalizing outfits to leave her mark on the City of Lights. She knows how hypnotizing glamour can be. Photography Richard Bernardin Fashion Editor Amy Lu
This page: Full look CHANEL. Opposite page: Mask TRASHY LINGERIE. Dress LEANNE MARSHALL. Bra and panty FOR LOVE & LEMONS. Tights WOLFORD. Shoes CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN. Cape VINTAGE.
Tiara GAIL BE DESIGNS. Dress HERVÉ LÉGER by MAX AZRIA. Cape VINTAGE. Tights WOLFORD. Boots Model’s Own.
This page: Dress FOR LOVE & LEMONS. Cape VINTAGE. Tights WOLFORD. Shoes CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN. Opposite page: Slip DIANE VON FURSTENBERG. Dress BASIX BLACK LABEL. Bunny Ears and gloves TRASHY LINGERIE.
Bodysuit FOR LOVE & LEMONS. Cape VINTAGE. Cuff MONA SHROFF. Shoes CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN. Photography RICHARd BERNARdIN. Fashion Editor AMy LU. Model CORA KEEGAN at NExT L.A. Make up and hiar NICO dONIELE at ART-dEPT.COM using ORIBE. Shot at the HOLLywOOd ROOSEVELT, thanks for such incredible hospitality.
hours in L.A. Los Angeles: The City of Angels and the City of Dreams, where the laid-back vibes of Santa Monica merge with the glamorous lifestyle of Hollywood. By Mayillah Ezekiel
Griffith Park Start your day with an
Running Shoe ($225) at noRdStRom.
invigorating, scenic hike in Runyon Canyon or with a 3-mile run to Palisades Park along Ocean Avenue, for breathtaking views of the ocean and interesting sculptures. For a closer look at the Hollywood Sign, head over to Griffith Park, and stop by the Griffith Observatory to see the Los Angeles Basin, including Downtown Los Angeles to the southeast, Hollywood to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the southwest. Press play on your favourite West Coast tracks to help you enjoy your hour of cardio.
the SPrinGS L.a. Head over to The Springs, an urban oasis in Downtown Los Angeles, for a healthy meal and cold-pressed juice. It is not only a restaurant and juice bar, but also a one-stop shop for health, wellness and community, complete with a yoga studio, communal space and wellness centre. Walk in and relax by taking a seat at the bar, getting a massage, or taking a yoga class.
Stroll amidst outdoor stalls of fresh produce on a sunny day at The Original Farmers Market, which has been one of Los Angeles’s top destinations since 1934, and features over 100 gourmet grocers, specialty retailers and restaurants serving cuisine from around the world.
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For the perfect end to an awesome day, marvel at the rippling colours of the sunset at the Santa Monica Pier. Enjoy the show over dinner or drinks at The Lobster, which features a raw bar, a fresh seafood-centric menu, and floor-to-ceiling views of the Pier and Malibu.
small sofia Tri-Colour Top handle Bag ($2,560).
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There’s nothing like brunch to start your day off right. Ask to be seated on the back patio of West Hollywood’s quaint and trendy Eveleigh to enjoy your meals and drinks with an amazing view of Los Angeles, surrounded by an herb and vegetable garden.
Drive, in the heart of Beverly Hills, is the intersection of luxury, fashion, lifestyle and entertainment.
Nobu Los Angeles For outstanding Japanese fusion cuisine and a sleek and sexy ambiance, head over to Nobu Los Angeles on La Cienega Boulevard in West Hollywood. It has three stunning dining rooms – the main dining room (with sushi bar), the atrium, and the terrace – as well as an elegant bar lounge.
rodeo drive In the mood for a little shopping? Rodeo
PM The spare room Manolo Blahnik
nadira saTin and CrysTal pumps ($1,250).
End your evening at The Spare Room, a gaming parlour and cocktail lounge located in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. If you have an appreciation for innovative cocktails, music, design and the camaraderie of gaming, this enticing spot is for you.
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Gabrielle Chanel would have fallen under the charm of this city and its idyllic setting, nestled
between the Pacific Ocean and the majestic Rocky Mountains. The sea air would undoubtedly have taken her back in time to her modest first boutique, opened in 1913 in the resort town of Deauville. In Vancouver, she would have found, and been impressed by, a sophisticated city in full swing: An effervescent mix of business people, celebrities and jet-setting citizens of the world established along the shores of West bay and sanDy Cove, the hills of West vanCouver and shauGhnessy heiGhts.
By Stéphane Le Duc
ith the launch of its first fine jewellery and watch boutique in Vancouver, Chanel confirms the indissoluble bond between the legendary French fashion house and Canada. “We are most pleased to open this boutique in Canada, a friend to France. Vancouver is an eminently cosmopolitan city, open to the world, and I find it to be a marvellous location for a fine jewellery boutique in Canada,” says the luxury brand’s international fine jewellery director, Benjamin Comar. The store juxtaposes collections by Karl Lagerfeld alongside jewellery and timepieces, in an impressive 470 square metres of space. The rooms hearken back to the spirit of Mademoiselle Chanel’s old living quarters on Rue Cambon, thanks to lacquered screens, magnificent rock crystal chandeliers by Goossens, large tweed settees and opulent carpets. Masterful architect Peter Marino introduced playful contrasts with elements like the antique Louis XV fireplace mantel, elegant armchairs and emphatically contemporary works of art, such as Marc Swanson’s crystal-covered deer head sculptures. For Comar, boutiques are an indispensable channel for unveiling the creations of jewellers. “The jeweller’s craft is about emotion. Because a piece of jewellery is made to be worn, one has to feel at ease with it,” he explains. “And there is no better place to purchase jewellery and to fall under its spell than at a Chanel boutique, where one can discover it and understand its essence.” The superb jewellery case in the Vancouver boutique showcases the craftsmanship
of master jewellers, who can easily devote 1,500 to 2,000 hours or more to a single piece. Poring over the case’s contents is an emotional experience. The Chanel creative team sets the theme of the fine jewellery collection two years ahead of its launch. The lion theme bears a special significance, according to Comar: “We are interested not so much in the lion as an animal, but rather as one of the 12 zodiac archetypes, since Gabrielle Chanel was a Leo. Leos are known for their strength of character, and here was a bold, driven woman who dared, back in the 1920s, to build a business in a male-dominated culture.” He adds: “Every three years, we introduce a figurative theme: feathers in 2010, the lion in 2013, and for 2016, wheat. Wheat was an important symbol for Gabrielle Chanel, as it represents life, joy, prosperity and renewal; it also resonates on a more down-to-earth level.” The boutique, housed in the Holt Renfrew store, highlights the brand’s latest creation – a new men’s watch. According to Nicolas Beau, CEO of Chanel’s watch division, it marks an important departure. “The Monsieur watch is our first dedicated men’s watch, and also contains our first watch movement made completely in-house. Among watchmakers, the creation of movements is a fundamental expertise, and the most respected one, for it is the most complex, and requires abundant modesty, humility and time,” he says. This quest for excellence leaves no doubt that Mademoiselle Chanel herself would be proud that her legacy lives on as a source of inspiration, and that her unique style now extends from coast to coast across Canada.
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As a part of their South expansion, Holt Renfrew recently opened a gigantic department store of 130,000 square feet. Decked out with marble floors and incorporating custom art installations, the overall feel of the place screams luxury and style. To help you feel like a true VIP while enjoying your shopping experience, the store uses personal shopping suites and lounge areas that are worthy of any mansion.
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VetementS F/W 2016 The fashion world continues to bow down to Demna Gvasalia, designer of cult-favourite label Vetements. His Fall 2016 collection took place at the American Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Paris, but with derogatory phrases like “you fuck’n asshole” stepping through the pews, it was more sacrilegious than religious. Boxy shoulders, moody plaids and undone shirts embodied the naughty Catholic schoolgirl look with angsty fervor. Did we love it? Yes, ma’am.
To celebrate their 20th anniversary in style, the iconic shoe brand Jimmy Choo chose to unveil MEMENTO, a capsule collection of shoes and accessories that pay tribute to the brand’s iconic red carpet legacy. It’s no secret that over the years, Jimmy Choo has always been a favourite of the stars, worn at the most lavish of Hollywood events. “Reimagined and designed for today, the collection is intended to thrill and delight in equal measure,” declares Sandra Choi, Creative Director.
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