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FEATURING CANADIAN TOP MODELS:

Fresh and Focused: Herieth Paul Disco Decadence: Emm Arruda Trendsetter: Crista Cober Rocker Glam: Tyg Davison EMM ARRUDA

Retrospective

Look back on Dress to Kill Magazine: 10 years of Creativity and Passion

Beauty

Chanel’s Naples-Inspired Neapolis Collection How to Get the Giorgio Armani Beauty Look Beauty of the Future: Plastic & Bold Makeup Interview with Nars’ Makeup Artist Rachel Goodwin Which Face Mask is Right for You? Rejuvenating Beauty Essentials & Fragrances for Spring

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The Next Generation of Celebrity Models Spring Trends to Keep Your Eye On Exclusive Interview with Viktor&Rolf Martin Margiela: Retrospective at Palais Galliera in Paris

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Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors: Exhibit You Don’t Want to Miss Spring-Inspired Interior Design: Pastel and Floral

Music Business Influencers

Our First Cover Model Turned DJ: Ryan Playground

Carrie Kirkman: From Model to Powerful Business Woman

Gorgeous Etalk Reporter: Liz Trinnear Jessica Mulroney: The Fashion Power Player

Creative Director SYLVAIN BLAIS for all Covers. Left Above: Photographer LILY & LILAC. Fashion Editor RANDY SMITH. Model CRISTA COBER at NEXT MODELS. Kate Evening Dress ($4,165) STELLA MCCARTNEY at HOLT RENFERW. Half-Moon Neon Pear earrings ($625) MORDEKAI. Left Below: Photographer D. PICARD. Fashion Editor CARY TAUBEN. Model HERIETH PAUL. Fantasy tweed crop top ($4,900), jacket ($16,750), and skirt ($7,900), boots ($1,700), and earrings ($1,250) CHANEL. Right Above: Photographer SYLVAIN BLAIS. Fashion Editor KATHIA CAMBRON. Model EMM ARRUDA. Peplum dress ($695) LUCIAN MATIS. Panthère earrings ($7,900) CARTIER. Right Below: Photographer JEAN-CLAUDE LUSSIER. Fashion Editor FRITZ. Model TYG DAVISON at WILHELMINA MODELS. Jacket ($5,115) and pants ($1,785) GUCCI. Earrings ($1,675) CHANEL.

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President and Editor in Chief: Kathia Cambron C.E.O.: Shervin Shirvani Creative Director: Sylvain Blais

PRODUCTION

Production Coordinator: Rebecca Kahn Copy Editors: Rebecca Kahn, Mari Obi

ART DEPARTMENT

Creative Director: Sylvain Blais Art Director: César Ochoa Graphic Designers: Aaya Hakimi, César Ochoa, Robin Westfield

FASHION

Fashion Directors: Kathia Cambron, Fritz, Randy Smith, Cary Tauben Stylists: Julianne Costigan, Emmanuelle Rochon Assistant Stylists: Julia Debartolo, Alan Trujillo

BEAUTY

Beauty Editors: Nicolas Blanchet, Mayillah Ezekiel, Michael Goyette, Rebecca Kahn, Alexandra Moulin, Sabrina Rinaldi, Romina Zadfari Makeup & Hair Artists: Sarah Amson, Nicolas Blanchet, Mayillah Ezekiel, Michael Goyette, Kirsten Klontz, Andrew Ly, Olivier Miotto, Paco Puertas, Mia Santiago, Steven Turpin Makeup & Hair Assistants: Amy Stollmeyer Nail Artists: Nargis Khan, Naomi Misu

CONTRIBUTORS

Content Editor: Rebecca Kahn Editor at Large: Stéphane Le Duc Senior Fashion Editor: Brenna Dixon Interior Design Editor: Sylvain Blais Lifestyle Editor: Marie-Ève Venne Writers: Nicolas Blanchet, Brenna Dixon, Mayillah Ezekiel, Rebecca Kahn, Stéphane Le Duc, Alexandra Moulin, Sabrina Rinaldi, Marie-Ève Venne, KW, Romina Zadfari

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Sylvain Blais, Malina Corpandean, Alex Evans, Lily & Lilac, Jean-Claude Lussier, D. Picard, Carlyle Routh Assistant Photographers: César Ochoa

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Web Editors: Brenna Dixon, Rebecca Kahn, Christine Laprade, Marie-Ève Venne Art Director: César Ochoa Social Media: Rebecca Kahn, Marie-Ève Venne Digital Beauty Editor: Mayillah Ezekiel

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CONTRIBUTORS For our 10th anniversary, we’re shaking things up a bit. Instead of asking our contributors to give a bio, we asked them to answer the questions: Why Dress to Kill? Why is it important to you?

Randy Smith Fashion Editor

“Dress to Kill Magazine gave me a platform when I moved back to Canada from NYC as a freelance artist to be able to express myself freely and collaborate with a variety of the industry’s top talents. Dress to Kill Magazine also allows the people that create shoots for them to be as creative as they want to be with no boundaries, creating a magazine with a very varied content, and that is extremely rare… I love every single experience as it’s with people that I respect and adore, coming together for the sheer love of what they do!”

Fritz Fashion Editor

“Why DTK? Well, it’s simply something I’ve been doing for nearly 10 years now, since the very first issue, really! I love working with DTK because I can really explore themes and ideas of things I like to do, obviously keeping in mind the DTK image, as well as working with people I like.”

RANDY SMITH

Sabrina Rinaldi Beauty Editor

FRITZ ©HUGO HAMAOUI

“Dress to Kill is an amazing magazine to be a part of. Not only is it visually so beautiful, but it continually brings interesting and relevant content on all things fashion and beauty. From an insider’s point of view, DTK shoots are always so much fun to be a part of! I have created lasting friendships with so many of the amazing photographers, stylists, models, etc. that I have gotten to work with over the last ten years.”

Stephane Le Duc Editor at Large

“It’s one of the few independent magazines. It’s bold and sometimes provocative, but mostly very intelligent. It’s also a great platform to showcase our many talents from Canada.”

SABRINA RINALDI

Nicolas Blanchet Beauty Editor

STEPHANE LE DUC

“I didn’t choose the magazine; it chose me, I think. I have been involved since the first issue, the first cover. Sylvain and Ewa was part of the first group of artists that I met when I arrived in Montreal. They were the ones who introduced me to their project of this new magazine. I didn’t think, and I just jumped right in, which was the best decision of my career so far. It’s been ten years of hard work, a lot of learning (I’m still learning, by the way), many shootings, and many nice projects, but most of all, it’s a gang of friends still in the game, ready to work hard for another ten years. Love you all – thank you for this great opportunity! It changed me forever.”

Cary Tauben Fashion Editor

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“To be honest, the DTK family took a chance on me early on in my career, giving me a lot of creative freedom to create beautiful images for the magazine. DTK has always valued the editors they work with, trusting us with the ideas we presented each issue. I’m pretty sure I have been around since the birth of DTK, and it’s amazing to see what the magazine has grown into.”


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CONTRIBUTORS Why Dress to Kill? Why is it important to you?

Lily & Lilac Photographers

“DTK has never been afraid to push boundaries. Working with the magazine gives us the creative freedom to bring our wildest ideas to life. It’s been an honour to be a part of their journey since 2009 and to work with such a talented group of people whose vision we really believe in.”

D. Picard Photographer

“Dress to Kill has created a platform where Canadian artists can both voice a reverence for fashion’s legacy and challenge evolving aesthetics. Its many dimensions are its strength.”

Sylvain Blais Creative Director and Photographer

LILY & LILAC D. PICARD

SYLVAIN BLAIS

“As one of the co-founders, I am proud that we have had the guts to do such a crazy project. We have learned so much and we’ve had the chance to meet and work with so many great talents throughout the years. Dress to Kill, for me, is more than a magazine; it’s a work of passion, a community, and now a reference for the Canadian fashion scene.”

Brenna Dixon Senior Fashion Editor

“Dress to Kill was the very first Canadian publication that I absolutely fell in love with. The magazine immerses the reader into a fashion-forward lifestyle that speaks to a multitude of categories, satisfying every curiosity: culture, travel, style, beauty, and more, in the most avant-garde approach. Since joining the team, I have been immersed in the most supportive, inspiring, and challenging fashion family. Being part of Dress to Kill has allowed me to not only pursue my passion for writing, fashion, and art, but has also given me the opportunity to speak with a variety of people, from industry icons to emerging talent.“

Jean Claude Lussier Photographer

Brenna

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“As one of the first photographers for DTK, I have always appreciated the freedom and trust given to photographers and their team. The latitude given to us makes it possible to create current and international-worthy fashion images without limitations. I have always been a proud contributor of this well-established fashion magazine, whose fashion notoriety has always made it easy for the team to work with high-end, world-renowned models and access to the most privileged runway clothes. In all, it has been ten years of great fashion, great fun, and countless successful shoots, and I thank the magazine for its trust all these years. May the next ten be as wonderful as the last ten.”

César Ochoa Art Director

Jean Claude LUSSIER

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“I have been a fan of the magazine since the beginning, and working at Dress to Kill has been the most exciting professional experience in my career. This visionary project created by Ewa, Sylvain, Kathia, and Shervin is continually a source of inspiration for me. I started to collaborate with them five years ago, and it has been an extraordinary process of learning, allowing me to break all the graphic rules I learned in college. There is no other magazine that would have given me so much freedom. Working with the most talented people in the fashion industry in Canada is always so inspiring.”


EDITOR’S NOTE

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hese last ten years have been a great ride with a lot of amazing people. Even if sometimes it’s gotten quite bumpy, we’ve persevered by keeping in mind our passion to create memorable imagery and our mission to provide Canadians with quality visibility and unique content opportunities. With our focus on Canadian industries, it’s always a surprise to me when I meet people and realize that they don’t know that DTK is a Canadian publication. Even though the Canadian market is ‘small’, it’s our market and it’s important to support it. At DTK, we continue to make a point to celebrate our country, our culture, and our talents. Over the years, we’ve done so many iconic shoots, but we’ve also made a few too many faux pas that I will be laughing about for a long time. We’ve worked really hard for this; I mean, we are literally doing the impossible to make DTK exist. Of course, sometimes we have to ask ourselves, “Why?” Life would be much simpler if we were doing just about anything else, so the question why continues to come back from time to time.

Dreamers: that is what we are. It’s great that Diversity is on everyone lips

these days. We created this magazine to give visibility to people who didn’t have any. We made the ‘edgy’ and ‘underground’ looks something that can be more mainstream. We are proud to have helped to create all the magic we’ve published in the last ten years, which might not have had a reason to be made if it was not to be published in DTK.

We are proud of our Fashion heritage and that is why we did four covers with four impressive Canadian Top Models by our four top Fashion Editors, to really communicate the essence of what we have built our brand on. This is our 10th year as a magazine, but this is also a new beginning. Fashion has to be the first to adapt itself or it’s not really fashion. We are looking towards the future and we see that the world has changed. Today, we live in a startup, entrepreneurial, and technological world, and we are going to make some room in our magazine pages to celebrate it. We’ll continue to make sure to keep you inspired and informed, because we are nothing without you, our readers. We want to encourage you to follow your dreams and live up to your potential, and that’s why we hope to lead by example.

Kathia Cambron Editor in Chief

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Years of

PASSION

Flip through to see the highlights from the last ten years at Dress to Kill and what makes the magazine so special, from the people who know it best. By Rebecca Kahn


FIRST ISSUE SPRING 2018 PHOTOGRAPHER SYLVAIN BLAIS FASHION EDITOR FRITZ

The Beginning In 2008, before Dress to Kill existed, two of the founders, Sylvain Blais (photographer) and Kathia Cambron (stylist) wanted to start a fashion advertising agency, but had no portfolio of work to pitch to clients. Thus, was born the idea for a fashion magazine – a commercial portfolio, but more importantly, a place for creative freedom in the fashion industry.

...I was listening to: “The Greatest Dancer” by Sister Sledge. In the song, there are lyrics that say, “Halston, Gucci, Fiorucci. He looks like a still, that man is dressed to kill.” I said to myself, “Oh, Dress to Kill, that’s cool, but I am not sure that everyone will love it, because it might be too intense.” So, at the meeting, I presented it and everybody said, “Wow, that’s perfect.” We still very much love that name because it represents something – a lifestyle and an attitude. The name is very narrative, it’s an expression of this attitude, and it represents the “wow” aspect of dressing up, feeling good, and feeling ready to conquer the world. — Sylvain Blais

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Fashion magazines in Canada, and particularly Quebec, were wildly different from how Sylvain and Kathia imagined the fashion magazine industry should be. They strived to start something new that mirrored European and international fashion magazines, but with a Canadian focus. Unfortunately, one thing that was overlooked was just how much magazines cost. Not to mention that getting brands to advertise with a magazine that doesn’t yet exist was nearly impossible. So, talent wasn’t the only thing that Dress to Kill had to borrow to get started, but with the help of Shervin Shirvani (co-founder,) family, friends, and community, a dream became a reality in 2008, releasing the first issue on Valentine’s Day. The first issue was a flurry of stress and sleepless nights, but came together in the end with everyone’s hard work and putting everything on the line for the vision. The magazine began with people publishing their most creative works that other magazines wouldn’t accept. While Dress to Kill grew to have a more integrated and editorial vision, this start was indicative of the future at the magazine. To this day, Dress to Kill allows creative freedom that is unprecedented in other magazines, celebrating the talented artists that grace its pages.


The Covers "Over the last ten years, We’ve made a statement by featuring Canadian models and talents, including influencers, trendsetters, actresses, and TV hosts. From our first cover model Ryan Playground (now turned musician, see interview with her in this issue!), to this issue with our four top models, we’ve had some incredible covers. Many of these have won awards, proving the high-calibre of our models, stylists, photographers, and creative directors. "These are the kind of magazine covers that are daring, unique, and artistic and captivate you."

In my career, I never had the chance to win an award for my work before doing this cover. In 2012, when we first participated in the P&G Awards, I sent that cover in for the category of best cover. I ended up not being able to make the ceremony because I had a job the day after, and never actually thought that we would win! During the ceremony, I was relaxed at home and all the sudden started to get notifications on my Facebook page and texts where people were congratulating me about it! I was so shocked; I just could not believe it. We were very happy and proud of this first award... I love, love, love this shoot. It was epic and is still very beautiful. I remember that everything was on-point and there was magic happening.

— Sylvain Blais

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

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WINTER 2011 PHOTOGRAPHER NELSON SIMONEAU FASHION EDITOR FRITZ


SUMMER 2014 PHOTOGRAPHER CHRIS NICHOLS FASHION EDITOR CARY TAUBEN

The Fashion Shoots Dress to Kill has always been focused on giving the contributors freedom to express their utmost creativity and produce the content that they dream of. We have never been afraid of pushing the boundaries of fashion, while staying true to ourselves. This makes it so that the photoshoots are extraordinary. The shoots aren’t just about the clothing, but are also about inspiring the readers and making them dream, in a truly European way. More than just an avenue for advertising, the photoshoots are truly a form of art. And even more than art, the shoots are also about having fun – the looks are often playful and everyone has a great time on set, which translates into a sense of fun while reading the magazine. Our shoots have a sexy elegance to them.

When we did the shoot at the zoo, the tiger wrangler had alerted me to let the team know that you can't wear perfume or use anything scented (apparently this aggravates the tiger and may motivate him to attack). Most hair products are scented, so this posed a problem for me! I remember the only product I used was a can of unscented Tresemme hairspray to avoid aggravating the tiger. Unfortunately, Sylvain missed the memo about not wearing perfume and came to set wearing cologne so he had to sit inside a car with the windows up during that portion of our shoot to ensure the safety of all on set.

–Sabrina Rinaldi

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My funniest memory has to be the time Chris Nicholls, Sabrina Rinaldi, and myself were on location in Toronto with Kim Cloutier at the zoo. We had told her and her agent that we would be shooting with wild animals and they would be in cages. However, it didn't turn out that way. We ended up shooting with lions on chains super close to Kim! She was obviously scared, but did not show any signs of fear while she was shooting! It was hilarious, scary, and amazing all at the same time. The final result was flawless!

–Cary Tauben

FASHION EDITOR


SUMMER 2011 PHOTOGRAPHER NELSON SIMONEAU FASHION EDITOR FRTIZ

Jean-Paul Gaultier agreed to do the cover with the model Jessica Stam. He has 40 years of creations, which is already amazing, but he’s also part of the history of fashion with his iconic creations, like the corset dress, the skirt for men, and his famous sailor sweater.

– Stéphane Le Duc EDITOR AT LARGE

SUMMER 2014 PHOTOGRAPHER SYLVAIN BLAIS FASHION EDITOR YSO

I love Yso’s sense of style – his vision is very delicate, poetic, and it’s all about littles details. When we decided to do this shoot, we wanted to do a kind of “art nouveau” inspired theme. I had just met this amazing florist Jean Pascal Lemire. When I told him about that shoot, he wanted to be part of it and he said to me, “The sky is the limit! I can get you all the flowers you want.” So, that’s how we ended up with so many beautiful flowers.

— Sylvain Blais

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

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FALL 2014 PHOTOGRAPHER MAX ABABIAN FASHION EDITOR CARY TAUBEN

The Vision of Independence With a goal in mind for the magazine – creativity, freedom, and elegance, Dress to Kill transcended the original format as a portfolio and became one of Canada’s top places to get the news on fashion, beauty, culture, lifestyle, and more. The magazine was created to showcase a talented (but untapped) community in Canada, including the core founders of the magazine – Sylvain Blais, Kathia Cambron, Ewa Bilinska, and Shervin Shirvani. Dress to Kill was a window that allowed a creative outlet to the talented photographers, stylists, and other people in the fashion industry. We set out to prove that Canada had just as much talent in the fashion industry as the international industry, and it seems that this has been proven true.

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There’s this incredible freedom to the publication of Dress to Kill – the editorial team gives the talents a set of fluid guidelines and inspirations, but then within that space, they can create whatever they imagine. There’s a give-and-take involved between the editorial vision and the talents, creating a blend of inspirations and, in the end, more beautiful and ground-breaking stories.

I think my all-time favourite shoot was with Grace Mahary, Max Abadian, and Nicolas Blanchet. Everything just worked out that day. A UPS truck drove by exactly at the right time, a fire truck was parked in the background, and there was also so much construction going on, giving us lots of orange!

—Cary Tauben

FASHION EDITOR


FALL 2014 PHOTOGRAPHER RICHARD BERNARDIN FASHION EDITOR RANDY SMITH

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My Italian grandmother is proud that she has never redecorated since the ‘70s, so their house is frozen in time. It’s a mix of Italian opulence and ‘70s decour all in one. Aside from the nostalgia and how much this house holds amazing memories, I always felt it would be perfect for a shoot and more specifically, a Richard Bernardin shoot. I approached Richard and asked if he would make the trip to Barrie, Ontario to shoot this idea. He saw what the house looked like and was instantly on board. The concept called for the styling of Randy Smith, who instantly took the concept and helped elevate it even further. We were happy to have Dajana Antic on board as our “Desperate Housewife” , and I borrowed a friend’s baby for one shot. The result is a dark but glamorous shoot that will forever hold a special place in my heart.

The shoot was sort of spontaneous. I had known the colour I wanted to use but I didn’t know which direction we would end up going in. I remember arriving on set and looking at the clothes and feeling so inspired. Magic happened that day. I think you can feel the dark magic when you look at those two beautiful witches. So, thank you to Shayne Laverdiere, Ewa Bilinska, Isabel Soucy, Maya, and Ran for achieving magic with me that day.

—Nicolas Blanchet MAKEUP ARTIST

—Sabrina Rinaldi MAKEUP ARTIST

WINTER 2012 PHOTOGRAPHER SHAYNE LAVERDIERE BEAUTY EDITOR NICOLAS BLANCHET

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Panties HAYLEY ELSAESSER. Ban JESSIKA ALLEN at MELMIRA. Sk HOLT RENFREW. Jacket A.L.C. a BAY. Boots GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI a Hat STREET BOUTIQUE. Choker TESOLIN.

I’M FEELING MYSELF

best form A grandiose view of one’s self is thehyperbo lic of confidence. Excessive bling and s… branding turns heads and raises eyebrow d, unnotice going in fun the s where’ And, anyway? Photography Chris Nicholls Fashion Editor Randy Smith Blazer MOSCHINO at THE ROOM. Bandeau and bikini bottom JETS BY JESSIKA ALLEN. Earrings and gloves STREET at STREET BOUTIQUE. Cuffs RITA TESOLIN. Pumps KATE SPADE at HUDSON’S BAY.

[I loved] “Im Feeling Myself”for the way my styling, hair and makeup, and photography came together.

Photography Fashion Editor Fritz Jacket . Jeans DOLCE & GABBANA at HOLT RENFREW. Vintage ring CAROLE TANENBAUM.

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SUMMER 2014 PHOTOGHRAPHER CHRIS NICHOLS FASHION EDITOR RANDY SMITH

Swimsuit CHANEL. Body jewelry, choker, cuffs, sunglasses RITA TESOLIN. Photography CHRIS NICHOLLS. Fashion Editor RANDY SMITH at PLUTINO GROUP. Hair and makeup SABRINA RINALDI at P1M using MAC COSMETICS. Nails RITA REMARK at PLUTINO GROUP. Model JENNA at SUTHERLAND MODELS.

Skirt BURBERRY PRORSUM. Jacket MOSCHINO at THE ROOM. Handkerchief, leggings, socks ,and pins HAYLEY ELSAESSER. Swimsuit JETS BY JESSIKA ALLEN. Sunglasses STREET BOUTIQUE. Cuffs and clutch RITA TESOLIN. Heels VALENTINO at DAVIDS FOOTWEAR.

WINTER 2016 PHOTOGRAPHER LILY & LILAC FASHION EDITOR RANDY SMITH

Within my time here, I have had the chance to experiment with more elaborate layouts. I feel I have complete liberty to give the magazine this edgy and European fashion look. The layout for “Man Up!”, shot by my idols Lily & Lilac, definitely put my work on the map; it’s so simple, but at the same time so elegant and strong.

—César Ochoa ART DIRECTOR

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—Randy Smith


WINTER 2016 PHOTOGRAPHER GEOFF BORENGER FASHION EDITOR CARY TAUBEN

The People Who Believed in Us The coming together of friends and community is also something that has lasted from the beginning until now. Dress to Kill would be nothing without its contributors and supporters. From a few friends excitedly planning a magazine, to dozens of friends and talents pushing out another publication each season, Dress to Kill is full of and surrounded by a supportive and accepting environment.

This includes all of our amazing contributors, including stylists, photographers, makeup artists, graphic designers, writers, interns, editors, and more. Just as important, though, are the fashion designers, brands, and advertisers that have given us the wings we need to fly. We’d like to take this space to thank some of our biggest supporting brands: Chanel, Hugo Boss, Valmont, Belvedere Vodka, Puma, BCBG, Moroccanoil, L’Oreal, Viktor&Rolf, Moët et Chandon, Esthederm, Daniel Wellington, and so many others.

We love Chanel at the magazine. We are lucky because Chanel has been working with us since the early years of the magazine, and, because of that, we have developed a really nice relationship. For a few years, we’ve had the chance to shoot the Couture collection in New York. This shoot made in 2017 is beautiful and dreamy. It’s like a fairy tale.

— Kathia Cambron EDITOR IN CHIEF

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JUDITH & CHARLES LEILA DRESS ($450)

JIMMY CHOO DACHA 85 PATCHWORK SUEDE IN EMERALD MIX ($795)


INFLUENCER

Liz Trinnear is the Quintessential

COOL GIRL With beauty, talent, character, and personal style to spare, LIZ TRINNEAR became a much-loved member of Canada’s most-watched entertainment program and has been captivating us ever since. We caught up with the

endearing fashion aficionado, pop culture enthusiast, music buff, and etalk reporter to discuss everything from travel essentials to her favourite hangs and everything in between. Photographer Alex Evans Art Director & Makeup Mayillah Ezekiel


By Mayillah Ezekiel Being a TV Host and influencer on the move, you know how to prepare efficiently for your trips. What are some of your travel essentials? I can usually

pack within 30 minutes. I’m a firm believer in carry-ons; you don’t need as many options as you think you do. I can typically pack outfits, bring the appropriate skin care and makeup kit needs, and pack a pair of sneakers and heels in my carry-on. I like to carry a SAJE Natural Wellness Pocket Farmacy, BURT’S BEES lip balm, WELEDA Skin Food hand cream, immune/vitamin booster, DIPTYQUE Tam Dao travel size perfume, BEATS BY DRE wireless headphones, and my portable charger and iPad.

When it comes to fashion, you definitely stand out with your style. How would you describe your personal style? I change my style all day, every day. I

I’M heavilyINSPIRED BY THE ‘60S ‘70S. I LOVE THE BOHO SIDE OF THINGS, but MIXED WITH MOD. THESE ERAS HAVE ALWAYS INSPIRED ME [with their] loudFLORALS, WIDE-LEGPANTS, cowgirl CHIC VIBES...

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—Liz Trinnear

will come into work in a sporty ‘90s tracksuit, go to lunch in a Twiggy ‘60s-inspired look, and walk on set in an old Hollywood glam look. I think the best description (it may sound cliché) is eclectic. My brain is very much like an archive and I love collecting pieces and styling things on the fly. At the moment, I’m heavily inspired by the ‘60s and ‘70s. I love the boho side of things, but mixed with mod. These eras have always inspired me [with their] loud florals, wide-leg pants, cowgirl chic vibes I’m here for it!

You are constantly in front of the camera. What steps do you go through when getting ready for a photo/ video shoot or red carpet event? I change up my

routine depending on the time of year but there are a few key things I try and maintain when doing shoots or red carpets. My number one rule is hydration and skin preparation. I try and drink as much water as possible and get a good night’s sleep. I have a face cream or mask for every type of occasion but I never try a new product before a big event. You never know how your skin will react. I am a sucker for feeding your skin with lots of lotion, and depending on the event I may get a spray tan prior. I’m also not afraid to rock the FLAWLESS BY FRIDAY eye mask on my way to makeup the day of an event. Pro tip – shave your legs the night before and not the day of. Nobody wants razor burn on the day of a red carpet.

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This page: Leather sleeves ($895) UNCUFFED. Ring ($14.99) H&M. Icon Hoops ($85) JENNY BIRD. Opposite page top: Dress ($545) SELF PORTRAIT at SIMONS. Hat ($150) BRIXTON at SIMONS. Ziggy Drop Earrings ($85) JENNY BIRD. Opposite page bottom: Blazer ($4,540) SAINT LAURENT at HOLT RENFREW. La Vue Pin ($65) and Loop Collar ($125) JENNY BIRD. YES Necklace ZOE CHICCO. Photographer ALEX EVANS at JUDY INC. Stylist JULIANNE COSTIGAN at P1M.ca. Art Director and Makeup Artist MAYILLAH EZEKIEL using YVES SAINT LAURENT. Hairstylist KIRSTEN KLONTZ at P1M.ca.

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What are you listening to right now? Like

fashion, I have an eclectic ear and I’m always listening to a solid mix of new and old (especially ‘90s R&B or early 2000s emo). At the moment, I am obsessed with this UK/NY duo called Weslee, Billie Eilish, Sigrid, Roy Woods, Khalid, and Turnover.

What albums would compose the soundtrack to your life? I’m super into film scores, so I feel I would love Sigur Ros mixed with M83, add some Coldplay, Haim and some Robyn in there – cinematic, colourful, and fun.

Where could we find you on a day off? At a workout class after a solid sleep in, on Queen Street shopping, having a facial at Province Apothecary, or having dinner and drinks with friends. Name a few of your favourite spots in Toronto and LA. My favourite restaurant in Toronto is hands down, PAI – the best Thai food that anyone will ever eat. I could eat it every day. My friend, ZANE, has the best collection of sunglasses, jewellery, and handbags. He knows the trends but always brings in timeless, affordable pieces. My personal fave (and close friend) [is] JENNY BIRD. I also love Sqirl for brunch in LA and Venice Abbott Kinney for shopping and beach hangs.

What does your typical work day look like?

No two days are the same. Some days I’m up at the crack of dawn, others I’m working the evening red carpet shift. Typically, I wake up and make a smoothie and a matcha (recently got off the coffee train so I’m obsessed with the green goodness), come into work and start a boatload of voiceovers, then off to a shoot in the morning, [and] go into makeup for touch ups. We shoot our etalk episodes in the afternoon and then, once the show is packaged, I like to squeeze in a workout class or an event at night.

What has been the most exciting part of your career so far? There have been so many

career highlights so far, including 2010 Winter Olympics, hosting the iHeartRadio MMVAs with Gigi Hadid and Ed Sheeran, interviewing massive stars like Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, Nicole Kidman, Will Smith, and Tom Cruise, and of course joining the etalk family. I’m looking forward to many more career highlights to come!

ETALK airs weekdays at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO.

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BEAUTY

Beauty Editor’s Pick

SPRING EDITION

With renewal in the air, spring is one of the best seasons for new launches because brands have so much to offer. It is also the perfect time to examine and declutter your beauty cabinet, and to incorporate new additions (because that’s the only reason we would clear up some space in our beauty bags). Here are some of our latest discoveries that will surely make you excited for spring and brighter days. Edited by Mayillah Ezekiel

FENTY BEAUTY by RIHANNA STUNNA LIP PAINT LONGWEAR FLUID LIP COLOR ($30)

Fenty Beauty took the world by storm when they first launched in 2017, and since then, the beauty line has been releasing instant best-sellers. Stunna Lip Paint is my new favourite red lipstick because of its weightless, 12-hour, matte formula. It has a high-impact colour that looks incredible on all skin tones, hand-picked by Rihanna… what more could I ask for?

—Mayillah Ezekiel

FRESH

DIOR

GLOW ADDICT EDITION: 5 COULEURS SPRING LOOK 2018 LIMITED EDITION IN #667 FLIRT ($73)

The name of the palette says it all. Spring makes us all a little bit flirty, doesn’t it? The icon of the Dior eye look is back with a fresh feel. Pink is known for giving a bright healthy glow to the face, so this is the perfect palette for a pastel, spring-inspired look.

BLACK TEA KOMBUCHA FACIAL TREATMENT ESSENCE ($85)

Kombucha has been an obsession of mine, so I was super excited to see it being incorporated into skin care – combining two of my favorite things! Powered by kombucha, this potent anti-pollution essence brightens and protects your skin with antioxidants, softens the look of fine lines, and replenishes moisture.

—Mayillah Ezekiel

BAREMINERALS GEN NUDE POWDER BLUSH IN CALL MY BLUSH, AT SEPHORA ($30)

This blush is the perfect delicate pink mauve, which gives my cheeks just enough colour without overpowering. The powder is pigmented and blendable, without fallout or being too bold. This has easily become my day-to-day blush choice, giving me the flexibility, radiance, and slight flush I’m looking for this spring. —Rebecca Kahn

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—Mayillah Ezekiel

STILA

STAY ALL DAY FOUNDATION + CONCEALER ($52 – 30 ML)

I love the silkiness of this foundation and concealer. Plus, the container is super convenient with a top lid for the concealer, making it easy to take it with me anywhere. This foundation is perfect for spring (and really any time of year), as it is lightweight, high-definition, and has buildable coverage. While being a matte foundation, the finish also has the glow and dimension of natural skin.

—Romina Zadfari

IDC

EXPRESS CC ALL-IN-ONE ANTI-AGING TINTED CREAM-SERUM ($61.99 – 30ML)

This serum is my go-to every morning. It does it all – hydrates, reduces signs of aging, unifies, and protects the skin. This is a product that can stand alone as a tinted cream, but for me, it gives a refreshing glow before I apply my makeup and a great base that lasts all day.

—Romina Zadfari


TORONTO WOODBRIDGE MONTREAL LAVAL DIX30

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SPRING BEAUTY

TREND REPORT

Discover this season’s beauty trends and shop the best makeup looks fresh off the runway.

By Mayillah Ezekiel

MARC JACOBS BEAUTY SHAMELESS YOUTHFUL-LOOK 24H FOUNDATION ($56)

BARING IT ALL

DIOR

HOURGLASS

CAPTURE YOUTH GLOW BOOSTER AGE-DELAY ILLUMINATING SERUM ($120) FENDI S18

VANISH™ FLASH HIGHLIGHTING STICK IN CHAMPAGNE FLASH ($52)

FAUSTO PUGLISI

Gorgeous luminous skin is probably the most desirable and timeless beauty look. It will always be in style, and that’s why we keep seeing it on the runway season after season. The key to achieving this highlycoveted glow is the heavenly marriage of a great skincare routine and the right amount of makeup. Balmain had the best philosophy for their makeup look; it’s all about bringing out the individual beauty of each model. We should all think about makeup in that way. Start by exfoliating and applying brightening skincare. Keep the foundation to a minimum, and only conceal where you need it. Add a touch of colour to your complexion by applying a sheer layer of bronzer, blush, and highlighter. Finish your look with some brow gel, mascara, and a light nude lip colour or a lip balm.

OUT OF LINE

Whether your personal style is classic or edgy, I think everyone can agree that a great eyeliner always creates a showstopping look! To let the eyeliner shine, the makeup artists backstage at Versace, Carolina Herrera, and Fendi kept the face radiant and minimal with a natural pout. They combined this with pigmented and waterproof eyeliners that deliver elegant precision, ultra-smooth application, intense colour, and definition with ease… what more could we ask for in a spring beauty look?

PAT MCGRATH LABS PERMA PRECISION LIQUID EYELINER ($36)

LAURA MERCIER

LONGWEAR CRÈME EYE PENCIL IN NOIR ($30)


FRAGANCES

ELIE SAAB LE PARFUM IN WHITE ($112 – 50ML) THIS WHITE FLORAL FRAGRANCE IS LIGHT AND SUBTLE, WITH NEW DEPTHS DISCOVERED AT EACH SNIFF. THIS SCENT IS A REINVENTION OF ELIE SAAB’S SIGNATURE ORANGE BLOSSOM AND PATCHOULI, ELEVATED AND MODERNIZED WITH FRUITINESS, WHITE MUSK, VANILLA, AND FLORAL HINTS.

MIU MIU L’EAU ROSÉE ($81 – 50ML) THIS IS THE PERFECT SPRING SCENT FOR SOMEONE WHO LIKES THEIR FRAGRANCES SWEET, FRESH, AND YOUTHFUL. L’EAU ROSÉE FINDS A GREAT HARMONY BETWEEN MUSK, BLACKCURRANT, AND LILY.

CHLOÉ NOMADE ($105 USD – 50ML) ENCLOSED WITH A SHORT POEM ABOUT HOME, THIS FRAGRANCE IS THE PERFECT SCENT TO BRING COMFORT NO MATTER HOW NOMADIC YOUR LIFE BECOMES. IT EMBODIES IDEALS OF FEMININE ADVENTURE WITH A FRESH WOODY MINERAL OAK MOSS SCENT, COMBINED WITH FLORAL FREESIA AND SWEET MIRABELLE PLUM UNDERTONES.

NEST WISTERIA BLUE ($98 – 50ML) WITH NOTES OF FRENCH WISTERIA, BULGARIAN ROSE, AND IMPERIAL JASMINE, THIS FLORAL AND WATERY SCENT WILL SURELY BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY WITH ITS FRESH ACCENTS.

Flirty Fragances

SPRING IS an EXCITING time in TERMS of FRAGRANCES – the newest FRESH, FRUITY, and FLORAL PERFUMES are UNVEILED. Here are a few of our FAVOURITE finds this YEAR. By Mayillah Ezekiel & Rebecca Kahn

CHANEL COCO MADEMOISELLE EAU DE PARFUM INTENSE ($129 – 50ML) THE COCO MADEMOISELLE LINE HAS ITS NEWEST ADDITION, JUST AS EXCELLENT AS ITS PREDECESSORS. FILLED WITH AMBER, TONKA BEAN, VANILLA, AND PATCHOULI, THIS SOFT AND DEEP SCENT IS SOMETHING YOU’LL WANT TO SMELL FOR YOURSELF.

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RAY OF LIGHT HERE’S the classic ARMANI LOOK, revamped. DISCOVER this season’s BEAUTY trend of SEAMLESSLY BALANCING femininity WITH MASCULINITY AND GLAMOROUS STYLES WITH SPORTSWEAR . Photographer Malina Corpandean Creative Director Sylvain Blais Art Director Atelier Vingt Quatre Stylist Emmanuelle Rochon Makeup Nicolas Blanchet Hair Olivier Miotto


Hair: Super Dust Techniart ($24) L’OREAL. Face: Fluid Sheer #5 ($69) GIOGRIO ARMANI BEAUTY. Lips: Smooth Silk Lip Pencil #02, #06, and #10 ($34 each), Rouge Ecstasy Lipstick #402 ($44), and Lip Maestro Liquid Lipstick #502 ($44) GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY. Eyes: Smooth Silk Eye Pencil #10 ($35), Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow #24 and #23 ($42 each) GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY. Clothing: Tank top ($110) ISABEL MARANT ETOILE at SSENSE. Scarf CHRISTIAN DIOR VINTAGE. Necklace STYLIST’S OWN.


How to Get the Modern Glam

GIORGIO ARMANI LOOK

By Nicolas Blanchet

On a fresh and clean face, apply a thin layer of the Prima Glow-On Moisturizing Balm to hydrate the skin, leaving it with the luminous Armani signature finish. For the model, we used equal parts #0.5 and #5.5 of the Face Fabric Foundation, but you’ll be able to find your perfect complexion match of this great foundation. Gently apply it from the centre of the face and then fade to the limits of the hair line, chin, and ears. Next, we need to make sure that any dark undereye circles have been effectively hidden, with the quick and easy applicator of the miraculous High Precision Retouch (we used #02). Just use the tip of your finger to dab the skin to get the perfect blending. Our model has great base eyebrows, so we just had to fill in little holes here and there with the more-than-skinny High Precision Brow Pencil #01. Your base is finally ready! Next, start to enhance the eye by applying a fine layer of the Eye Tint Eyeshadow #11. This will be the base and principal colour of the eyelids. Dipping the crease brush in the Eye Tint Eyeshadow in Camel Smoke #23, apply it to the crease, gently following the angle of the bone. Then, with the help of a blending brush, create a light fade between the two. For this look, we kept the crease bold for a chic look.

After finishing the eyes, use the fabulous and luxurious lips collection line, with two different textures of lipstick. First, apply on the entire lip, the Lip Maestro Liquid Lipstick #401. There is no need to use a different brush - the applicator is the perfect tool. Here’s a secret tip: let the first coat dry and then apply a second one, and slowly you can create a faded lip contour. With the base coats, then take the Rouge Ecstasy Lipstick #301 (Gio). Apply it generously to the middle of the lip to accentuate the beautiful curve and to enhance the colour of the first lipstick. To finish the look, give yourself the perfect amount of cheek colour. A good trick is to use your blush at the end of the process. It will help you to not look too ‘made-up.’ With little circular movements on the apples of the cheeks, create a flush with a little of the very natural Fluid Sheer #5.

See our makeup tutorial video online at dresstokillmagazine.com

FACE FABRIC FOUNDATION GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY ($60 EACH)

The next step is the most important - the Eyes To Kill Classico Mascara in Black. In this case, more is better. ROUGE ECSTASY LIPSTICK #301 GIO GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY ($44)

PRIMA GLOW-ON MOISTURIZING BALM GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY ($138)

EYE TINT EYESHADOW IN CAMEL SMOKE #23 GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY ($42)

EYE TINT EYESHADOW #11 GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY ($42)

Opposite page: Hair: Nectar Thermique ($49) KERASTASE. Face: Fluid Sheer #5 ($69) GIOGRIO ARMANI BEAUTY. Lips: Rouge Ecstasy Lipstick #301 ($44) and Lip Maestro Liquid Lipstick #401 ($44) GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY. Eyes: Eye Tint Eyeshadow in Camel Smoke #23 and #11 ($42 each) GIOGRIO ARMANI BEAUTY. Clothing: Blazer ($1,095) ARMANI at HOLT RENFREW. Shirt ($350) TOTÊME at SSENSE. Earrings ($380 each) IPPOLITA.


This page: Hair: Crème de la Crème ($41) KERASTASE. Lips: Lip Maestro Liquid Lipstick #508 ($44) and Smooth Silk Lip Pencil #03 ($34) GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY. Eyes: Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow #16, #18, and #19 ($42 each) and Smooth Silk Eye Pencil #03 ($35) GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY. Clothing: Dress ($695) VIVETTA at SIMONS. Turtleneck ($1,210) MARNI. Opposite page: Hair: Crepage de Chignon Wild Stylers ($28) L’OREAL. Lips: Lip Maestro Liquid Lipstick #518 ($44), Smooth Silk Lip Pencil #03 ($34), and Lip Magnet #602 ($46) GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY. Eyes: Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow #13, #14, #16, and #21 ($42 each) and Smooth Silk Eye Pencil #05 ($35) GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY. Clothing: Hoodie ($205) OPENING CEREMONY. Vest ($490) GANNI at HUDSON’S BAY. Base Makeup: Face Fabric Foundation #0.5 and #5.5 ($60 each), High Precision Retouch in #02 ($47), Eyes to Kill Classico Mascara ($42), and High Precision Brow Pencil ($35) GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY. Photographer MALINA CORPANDEAN at JUDY INC. Assistant Photographer CALOPE. Creative Director SYLVAIN BLAIS. Art Direction and Retouching ATELIER VINGT QUATRE. Stylist EMMANUELLE ROCHON. Makeup NICOLAS BLANCHET at FOLIO. Hair OLIVIER MIOTTO at GLAM. Model ANNE-CLAIRE at EMA MODELS.


ARTIST AT WORK © NARS COSMETICS

Interview with Rachel

GOODWIN We caught up with makeup artist to the stars, Rachel Goodwin, to discuss her new role as Nars’ Director of Pro Artistry and Red Carpet for North America. Her bold choices have gained her an extensive celebrity following including Emma Stone, Brie Larson, January Jones, Alicia Vikander, and Amber Valletta. Read on to see her top tips, advice, and must-have beauty products. By Mayillah Ezekiel

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NARS VELVET MATTE SKIN TINT ($55)

NARS RADIANT CREAMY CONCEALER ($37)

How long have you been a makeup artist, and how did you get your start in the beauty industry? I’ve been a makeup artist for 24 years. I started taking makeup

lessons at the San Francisco Opera and began with stage makeup. This was where I learned techniques that still inform my style today.

What do you love most about makeup? I love how it can help a woman express

herself and feel empowered.

What attracted you to get involved with the brand? As an artist, I’ve always adored the philosophy that François Nars created this brand upon, and it’s always been an exciting cutting-edge kind of line that doesn’t really adhere to any of the rules. NARS is a makeup artist’s brand and it’s a brand I connect with as a woman who wears makeup. It just feels like the perfect fit for me and for the way I see beauty. What are you most excited about your new role? This is the most exciting thing, I

can’t even tell you how thrilled I am. And for me, the next step in my evolution as an artist is to participate in a brand that is by an artist for artists. I’ve dreamed of being that kind of artist and being able to reach other people who want to do this job and want to be part of this industry — and I will be able to have a bigger voice in that arena now.

What are your favourite NARS products? NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint. It’s like having a primer and foundation in one product. I find it to be an incredible texture on the skin and helps me avoid using a lot of powder to finish the look. And then I also can’t live without the Creamy Radiant Concealer, so I don’t go places without it.

What is your favourite look to do on clients? I approach each situation as a unique experience. I never go, “This is my style of makeup - it is what it is.” I get a sense of who they are as human beings, because I want to make them feel like the absolute best version of themselves that they can be. It’s kind of like, “What can I do to bring your beauty out in the best possible way?”

Who are some of the people that have inspired you throughout your career? My biggest artistic influences have been Serge Lutens, Way Bandy, Max Factor, and of course, François Nars. What is the most important beauty advice that you can give to women? Trust your

instincts. Enjoy the process. Beauty rituals are much more than just mastering techniques. They are meant to be enjoyed and to create connection with the self. Creativity can’t happen where joy doesn’t exist.

Where do you get your main source of inspiration? I get inspiration everywhere, particularly from my travels.

Do you have any advice for professionals aspiring to work in the fashion and beauty industries? Stay true to your version of the world. Your perspective is the only

thing that sets you apart from everyone else, so guard your unique vision like your life depends on it!

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NAME AN IMPORTANT AND PIVOTAL MOMENT IN YOUR CAREER.

Watching Emma [Stone] win the Oscar was just so emotional and so special, because I’ve been on the journey with her for 10 years. I’ve worked on and promoted every film she’s ever made and ‘La La Land’ was so special. It was so well deserved, and to have been on a trajectory with someone for that long and to arrive at that place, it felt so special and once in a lifetime. That was really a highlight for me. 57


BEAUTY

LUSH

PLASTIC CHANNEL YOUR WILD SIDE! THIS season’s MAKEUP looks are JUST as FAR OUT AS THE TREND OF WEARING entirely PLASTIC. Despite the LOUD OUTFITS, it’s the BOLD EYES AND SCULPTED CHEEKBONES that REALLY DRAW the EYE. Photographer Lily & Lilac Fashion Editor Randy Smith Beauty Editor Michael Goyette

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This Page: Face: Foundation “Sublimage le teint” in Beige ($185) and Eye shadow (used for cheeks) in Poudre d’Or ($40) CHANEL. Eyes: Rouge Profond blush ($53), Inimitable Intense Mascara ($41), Le Caryon Yeux Precisions Eye Definer in Violet Smoke ($33), and Rouge Coco Stylo in 222 Fiction ($45) CHANEL. Lips: Gloss Volume lip gloss ($42) CHANEL. Clothing: Rain hat CHANEL. Latex open-face hood ($118) NORTH BOUND LEATHER. Opposite page: Face: Traceless Foundation Stick in Fawn 03 ($85) TOM FORD at HOLT RENFREW. Eyes: Eyeshadow Europa ($29) NARS. Liquidlast Liner Point Black ($24) MAC COSMETICS. DM Colorfix (for eye gloss) in Glaze ($18 USD) DANESSA MYRICKS. Lips: DM Colorfix (for lip gloss) in Glaze ($18 USD) DANESSA MYRICKS. Star Lit Powder No.19 ($25) MAKE UP FOR EVER at SEPHORA. Clothing: Hat ($425, by special order) LILLIPUT HATS. Latex short gloves ($21), latex long gloves ($80), and latex open-face hood ($118) NORTH BOUND LEATHER. Dress ($5,795) ELIE SAAB at HOLT RENFREW.


This page: Face: Traceless Foundation Stick in Fawn 03 ($85) TOM FORD at HOLT RENFREW. Silky Loose Translucence Powder in 100 ($47) LANCÔME. Artist Face Color B316 ($29) MAKE UP FOR EVER. Eyes: Eyeshadow Fashion Rebel Duo ($36) NARS. Eyeshadow AB85 ($15.20) KRYOLAN at MAKIJAZ. AquaXL Colorpaint M-20 ($31) and Star Lit Powder No.19 ($25) MAKE UP FOR EVER at SEPHORA. Lips: Lipstick Sari Dore ($43) CHANEL. Clothing: Latex open-face hood ($118) and rubber gladiator harness ($420) NORTH BOUND LEATHER. Sequin top ($4,015) NARCISO RODRIGEZ at HOLT RENFREW. Opposite page: Face: Traceless Foundation Stick in Fawn 03 ($85) TOM FORD at HOLT RENFREW. Eyes: Velvet Eyeshadow in Lapis ($12 USD) and Crystal Eyeshadow in Amethyst ($12 USD) ROQUE COZETTE at NIGEL BEAUTY. Lips: Artist Rouge Matte in M401 ($27) and Pure Pigments in No.8 ($25) MAKE UP FOR EVER. Clothing: Latex open-face hood ($118) NORTH BOUND LEATHER. Plexi corset ($895) and neck piece ($375) HOUSE OF VILE for PASCAL & JEREMY. Photographer LILY & LILAC. Fashion Editor RANDY SMITH. Beauty Editor MICHAEL GOYETTE at FOLIO. Nails NARGIS KHAN at TIPS NAIL BAR and P1M.ca. Location ALBUM STUDIOS. Model ALEXA at ELMER OLSEN MODELS


FRAGANCE

LOVE

Mon Paris by Yves Saint Laurent: An ode to How do you reinvent an icon of the 1980s? An exclusive conversation with Yves Saint Laurent’s latest fragrance nose, OLIVIER CRESP from Firmenich sheds some light on this. By Alexandra Moulin

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he city of lovers: Paris - a timeless incarnation of fashion, art, and chicness. In 1983, Yves Saint Laurent captured the essence of the city and told a passionate love story in a fragrance called ‘Paris.’ Twenty-five years later, the patrimony remains and allows a new chapter to be thoughtfully conceived by a team of noses around the world, with the introduction of Mon Paris Eau de Parfum in 2016 and Mon Paris Eau de Toilette in 2017.

As he passionately describes all the notes used to compose Mon Paris, Olivier Cresp (Master Perfumer at Firmenich, an internationally acclaimed creator of fine fragrances) explains he initiated his exploratory work on Mon Paris free from any influence of the original line: “Our work and pride are to create new trends and frame fragrances that will become icons.” Stated by the man who opened a new olfactory path, gourmand oriental, with the worldwide success of the Angel fragrance in the 1990s through today, these words take on another dimension. “I don’t want to follow trends or replicate what other houses are doing; I like to explore new extraction methods, which give access to unedited ingredients, use synthetic ingredients to tell new stories… and I do believe that Mon Paris is this kind of memorable creation.” Two years after its introduction, Mon Paris Eau de Parfum still ranks No. 3 in the United States.


progressing on the composition of the fragrance (the brief called for a new interpretation of a white Cyprus), I invited Dora Baghriche (Fine Fragrance Perfumer at Firmenich) to bring her femininity and youthfulness to it. Her vision was completed a few months later by the North American expertise of Harry Fremont, another Firmenich Master Perfumer based in New York. Our trio allowed differentiated inspirations, desires, and market acuities to interact, debate, and refine, creating the success we all know. As I brought the overall fragrance structure, Dora refined the Cyprus character with two species of patchouli, and Harry emphasized our joy with the enigmatic Datura, and added flower petals.

Datura - can you explain what this ingredient is all about? Olivier

Cresp: This is a very interesting, strong, and vibrant ingredient, also called “moonflower” in Asian cultures. As loved as it is feared, this flower releases a somehow sexual scent at dawn. Used in the heart notes of Mon Paris, combined with the white tones of peony, jasmine, and the woody notes of patchouli, the Datura evolves from darkness to light.

This unedited symphony in white contributed to the success of Mon Paris among the Asian community. The peony, pear, and freesia notes talked to the senses, while the white heart enchanted their experience; this success, particularly noticeable among younger generations, confirms the growing taste for fine fragrances.

Tell us about the new Mon Paris (Couture Eau de Parfum).

Olivier Cresp: Dora, Harry, and myself reunited as a team to work on this second opus; our challenge was to write the second episode of the love story we had initiated two years ago, maybe for the same woman or a new one. Mon Paris Eau de Toilette is a more delicate expression, with common notes of raspberry and pear on top, white flowers in the heart, and patchoulis and Datura as the base. In this edition, peony is highlighted and much more intense.

How do you think Mon Paris became so successful in North America? Olivier Cresp: It’s called teamwork. As I was

OUR WORK AND pride ARE TO CREATE NEW trends AND FRAME FRAGRANCES THAT WILL BECOME ICONS. —Olivier Cresp

The fragrance embodies three visions; our three visions [are] reconciled in one single fragrance of unconditional and short-lived passion. The almost-hesitant top accord symbolizes first emotions, the overwhelming white heart unbridles all feelings, while the oriental and floral base notes definitely erase all shyness and elevate love to an uncontrolled dimension.

Introduced with Mon Paris Eau de Parfum and shaken by the launch of l’Eau de Toilette, the intense love story is about to unveil a new chapter in July 2018, with Mon Paris Couture Eau de Parfum. It’s a sparkling celebration of ecstatic love, translated into a fragrant trail of chypre floral citrus, tailor-made for lovers around the world. This will be a very Yves Saint Laurent trilogy, nestled in the city he loved. It’s a tribute to one of Saint Laurent’s many iconic fashion creations: the imagery of smoking. More than that, the bottle is a rejuvenation of a classic accessory he cherished: the lavaliere tie, made in different materials, honouring a couture style. Monsieur Saint Laurent would be proud.

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BEAUTY REVIEWS

Under my skin

SPRING IS A TIME TO shake off THE DARK, DRY bitterness OF WINTER AND BE revitalized! IT’S THE PERFECT TIME TO DO THE SAME FOR Your SKIN – HERE’S A REVIEW ON SOME OF THE BEST MASKSON THE MARKET RIGHT NOW.

Photographer Carlyle Routh Art Director, Makeup, Hair, & Text Sabrina Rinaldi

Mask: Umbrian Clay Mask ($75) FRESH. Lips: Ruby Woo Lip Pencil and Lipstick ($32) and Lip gloss ($19) MAC COSMETICS. Eyes: Super Hero Mascara ($32) IT COSMETICS. Gimme Brow 3 ($28) BENEFIT.

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Sheet Masks

DR. JART is known for some really outstanding masks. I tried both the Ceramidin Cream ($60 – 50mL, at SEPHORA) and Brightening Infusion Hydrogel ($9 – 34g, at SEPHORA) sheet masks. These masks came soaked with active ingredients. The Brightening Infusion mask gave my skin a slightly numb feeling. The instructions state to apply any remaining gel to your face after removing the mask and letting it sit on the skin. Both masks left my skin super supple, revitalized, and bright! I found that the RODIAL Pink Diamond Lifting Mask also yielded a similar result, while also delivering on the lifting promise. My skin was soft and snatched after using this sheet mask!

Sheet masks are super trendy and I can see why. Not only are they fun to apply, but they also have the ability to pack some mighty powerful ingredients into your skincare, making it ideal for pre-glam prep. Whether you are going to the Oscars or your cousin’s wedding, a sheet mask should be on your to-do list.

BEST SHEET MASK The GlamGlow oxygenating mask left a deep clean sensation to my skin, but I have to say that the RODIAL Snake Oxygenating & Cleansing Bubble Mask ($78 – 8 x 22g) took it one step further. It fizzled and foamed even more - sounding like I had dumped a package of pop rocks on my face. Not only does this mask leave the skin so fresh and clean, but it also has the added bonus of ingredients to help minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles. For me, this was an absolute standout product!

Both GlamGlow and Rodial have oxygenating bubble sheet masks. For someone like myself who loves that feeling of a deep clean, the fizzing and bubbling of these masks was immensely satisfying. You apply the black mask like a regular sheet mask and as soon as it comes into contact with the skin, it starts to oxygenate and bubble. When trying the GLAMGLOW BUBBLESHEET Oxygenating Deep Cleanse Mask ($12 – 1 mask, at SEPHORA), I couldn’t help but think I looked like a Chia pet as the foam kept growing and expanding on my face.

Cream & Gel Masks

Cream and gel masks are made to infuse skin with so much moisture that they leave the face feeling like a ripe piece of fruit that’s ready to burst.

At first, applying the SHISEIDO Ibuki Beauty Sleeping Mask ($48 – 2.8oz) before bed felt odd knowing that I would be sleeping with this goopy mixture on my skin. I decided to stay up and do a little ‘Netflix & Chill’ to see if the mask would absorb somewhat before I lay my head on my clean pillow. After 20 minutes, I felt like it had absorbed enough. In the morning when I went to wash my face, it re-activated and I felt it rinsing away. My skin thanked me for the overnight TLC as it felt amazingly hydrated all day long!

BEST CREAM & GEL MASK A super fun and luxurious cream mask is the PETER THOMAS ROTH Hungarian Thermal Water Mineral-Rich Atomic Heat Mask ($72 – 150 mL, at SEPHORA), which utilizes rich minerals from deep inside his family’s Hungarian thermal water spa. The mask starts out as a dense, rich cream, and a little goes a long way. As you rub it into the skin, it melts into the most buttery and creamy mask. After leaving it to sit on the skin for a few minutes, you activate the flash of heat by wetting it with cold water and further rubbing it into the skin. A final rinse and you are done. It is such a fast and enjoyable mask experience with major results. My skin absolutely glowed and felt like I had given it the VIP treatment!

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Peeling & Exfoliating One of my favourite types of masks are exfoliating and peeling masks. Various brands use different ingredients to help get rid of the dry, top layer of skin, revealing a brighter, fresher looking complexion. An absolute favourite would be the PETER THOMAS ROTH FIRMX Peeling Gel ($48 – 100mL, at SEPHORA). This gel is so fun to apply to skin, and as you rub it in, you visibly see your dead skin ball up and exfoliate off! It takes only a minute to do and yet yields results so major your skin feels as soft as the day you were born. Also, as an added bonus for those with sensitive skin, there is no major rubbing, tugging, or sand-like ingredients to scratch and irritate your face. FRESH Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Face Mask ($80 – 100mL) uses the acids in citrus fruits to help rejuvenate the skin. It smelled and looked like orange marmalade and applied to the skin with a sticky mixture that contained bits of orange and other fruit, leaving my skin bright and refreshed.

Mud Masks

My teen years were filled with mud masks and the many on the market that promised to keep my hormone ravaged skin under control. CAUDALIE has two standout clay masks: The Instant Detox Mask ($47 – 75mL) that removes impurities and oil and the Purifying Mask ($47 – 75mL) that utilizes white clay, sage, and zinc to zap blemishes and leave a more even-looking complexion.

BEST MUD MASK

The FRESH Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask ($75 – 100mL) has such a luxurious feel that makes you feel like it’s only reserved for celebs and royalty. The clay is so soft and creamy and the high mineral content of the mask left my skin so visibly clear and improved that even my husband noticed. If he can notice an improvement in my skin, then that product is a winner for me!

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BEST PEELING & EXFOLIATING MASKS The CAUDALIE Glycolic Peel Mask ($47 – 75mL) uses this popular acid which works wonders for improved skin texture and radiance. It’s a sure hit for anyone looking to brighten up dull or lack-lustre skin! The last mask in this category is from DERMALOGICA. I was excited to try the Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque ($71 – 2.5oz). This mask is said to use vitamins A, C, E, and Linoleic Acid to help combat the signs of fatigue, aging, dullness, and skin damage. I waited to try it on a Sunday morning, after a late night of drinking. Needless to say, my skin looked as bad as I felt, and after applying this cream to my face and letting it sit, it bounced right back to life even if I didn’t.


This Page: Masks: Timeless Ferment Snail Eye Mask ($5) TONYMOLY. Gold Crystal Collagen Lip Mask ($12.52) BOOLAVARD. Skin: Insta-Fix Foundation ($20) REVLON. Eyes: Super Hero Mascara ($32) IT COSMETICS. Gimme Brow 3 ($28) BENEFIT. Naked Palette 1 ($66) URBAN DECAY. Opposite Page: Mask: Black Luminizing Mask ($45) BOSCIA. Lips: Agave Lip Mask ($30) BITE BEAUTY. Eyes: Super Hero Mascara ($32) IT COSMETICS. Gimme Brow 3 ($28) BENEFIT. Gel eyeliner ($22) INGLOT AMC. Photographer CARLYLE ROUTH at FUZE REPS. Art Dircector, Makeup, & Hair SABRINA RINALDI at P1M.ca and THE PROJECT using ORIBE and MAC COSMETICS. Model SHAYNA MCNEIL at MODE MODELS.

Individual Masks The LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask ($24 – 0.70oz) and the BITE BEAUTY Agave Lip Mask ($30 – 0.52oz) are both so rich and moisturizing that I just use them as my daily lip balm. I want that feeling on my lips all day and all night.

CONCLUSION

After a month of daily masks, I am now convinced that some have amazing magical powers to transform the outer layer of our skin. If even for just the day, having glowing, vibrant skin so radiant that others look at you with J. Lo glow envy is never a bad thing. I will certainly be going forward into this new spring season with a new routine and rotation of masks. Watch out, J. Lo.

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NEAPOLIS:

RE-IMAGINED BY CHANEL

Lucia Pica paints a portrait of her hometown the only way a makeup artist could. Inspired by her roots, the rich history, and the Mediterranean seascape of Naples, Italy, Pica created Chanel’s latest Spring & Summer Collection by incorporating the colours, grit, and exuberance of the volcanic city she grew up in.

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"When I close my eyes and think of Naples, these are the colours I see..." —Lucia Pica, Chanel Global Creative Makeup and Colour Designer.

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ROUGE ALLURE VELVET IN 65 L’ARISTOCATICA (LIMITED EDITION) & 66 L’INDOMABILE ($43 EACH)

ts stunning landscape and captivating heritage provided the right influence and incentive for the colours, moods, textures, and techniques of the unexpectedly Mediterranean collection. For instance, the new Poudre à Lèvres lip pigments evoke the colours and tempera technique of Pompeiian frescoes. It’s a powder applied over a balm, generating a blurred, painterly effect, with a customizable intensity of colour. "It's my job to transform all these abstract references into something that can eventually go on a woman’s face and enhance their beauty,” Pica says. Known as Italy's third-largest city, Naples is also the oldest and most artistic. The name Neapolis, which translates to ‘New City,’ reflects on its origins as an ancient Greek colony. This collection fills you with awe and effervescence, transporting you with a reflection of the vibrant, warm, dream-like brilliance of the Italian coast. It’s a bright new vision bursting with a luxurious mélange of crisp blues, rich greens, blazing reds, luminous pinks, neutral tones, and splashes of yellow and gold. This beauty assortment includes an eyeshadow palette, three lip balm & powder duos, a blush, a new Ombre Premiere, two Stylo Yeux, a mascara, six lip colours, four lip glosses, and four nail polishes. The “Neapolis: New City” collection is out now in Chanel boutiques, accredited retailers and at www.chanel.com.


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"My favorite product hands down is the matte lipstick Rouge Allure Velvet. It is so inventive and definitely my new favorite way to wear lipstick." — Phoebe Tonkin

LIP BALM & POWDER DUO ($44)

"The lip powder Poudre à Lèvres. I love how it’s based on Italian fresco paintings!"— Chloe Wise

MAKEUP: OMBRE PREMIERE CRÈME 824 VERDERAME, LES 9 OMBRES EDITION N°1 AFFRESCO, MASCARA DIMENSIONS DE CHANEL 50 NERO METALLO, JOUES CONTRASTE 430 FOSCHIA ROSA, STYLO YEUX WATERPROOF 938 MARE-CHIARO, AND ROUGE ALLURE VELVET 65 L’ARISTOCRATICA CHANEL.

CHANEL OMBRE PREMIERE IN VERDERAME ($40)

MAKEUP: LES 9 OMBRES EDITION N°1 AFFRESCO, MASCARA DIMENSIONS DE CHANEL 50 NERO METALLO, JOUSE CONTRASTE 430 FOSCHIA ROSA, STYLO YEUX WATERPROOF 939 NERO VULCANICO, AND ROUGE ALLURE 182 INCANTEVOLE CHANEL.

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THE FASHION POWER PLAYER

Jessica

MULRONEY Savvy, skillful, and driven, it seems like Jessica Mulroney has the knowhow to actualize anything she sets her mind to. Get to know the fashion strategist as she discusses ambition, family, and self-awareness.


Opposite page: Dress ($13,800) ZOFF. Boots ($1,250) PRADA at HOLT RENFREW. Jacket ($1,200) NAMESAKE. This page: Jumpsuit ($2,315) STELLA MCCARTNEY at HOLT RENFREW. Earring ($250) DEAN DAVIDSON. Cuff ($450) CAROLE TANENBAUM.

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essica Mulroney masterfully leads her life on several levels, balancing a family of five with three children, a married life, and a multifaceted career, which includes running an international charity, consulting companies on PR, marketing, and social media strategies, in addition to being one of the country’s preeminent bridal and personal styling experts. Known as one-half of Toronto’s most polished power couple, her influence extends to fashion through a broad network of Canadian designers.

You seem to have made all the right decisions in your life. What guides you in making the correct choices in your work and personal life? Well, I

don’t know about making “all the right decisions.” We’ve all made mistakes and taken detours in life. All I know is I’m proud of the life and the family that I have built. What guides me? I ask myself a few questions: Is this a new challenge? Will it take me somewhere new in my career? Does it open up new possibilities? Throw in some gut feeling and woman’s intuition and that’s pretty much my process!

How would you describe the woman that you are today, and what accomplishments are you most proud of? I am a woman doing her best to

live her most complete life. I strive to be a great mother and wife, all while feeding that part of my soul that is just for me. It’s tricky to nail that every single day, but on the average, I’m doing okay. I am most proud of the fact that all three of my children are growing into incredible, compassionate, curious, and kind people.

You are currently working on multiple projects at the same time. Why is it so important for you to be a successful and accomplished businesswoman? “Find something you love and be as good at it as possible,” is advice I heard a long time ago. I love all my projects, from fashion to philanthropy. I think I am good at them and doing them well makes me feel good about myself.

You obviously have a lot going on. How do you stay sane and balanced while organizing your time to make every task, appointment, and activity fit into your daily schedule? Has keeping a good work-life balance been a challenge for you?

Here is something I know to be absolutely true: taking time for yourself is not an act of selfishness - it is an act of self-awareness.

You cannot be the best mother or wife unless you are your best self, first. Working from that fundamental truth informs a lot of my day-to-day decisions.

You have been involved with a few charities, notably The Brain Project and The Shoebox Project for shelters, which you co-founded in 2011. The Shoebox Project has since distributed more than 91,000 shoeboxes filled with cosmetics and toiletries. Why is it so important to you to give back and help the community in various ways? Because to live a life that does not

extend beyond your friends and family is a walled-off existence, devoid of generosity and warmth. That isn’t how I was raised and it’s not how I would ever live my life.

You are very invested in the bridal industry and this year will mark your 10th wedding anniversary to Ben Mulroney. What do you do together to stay connected and continue to grow as a couple? Hon-

estly, we find romance in the most simple things: an evening of take-out and binge watching, an early dinner before our kids go to bed. Grand gestures are great and we love seeing them in movies, but it’s the little things that make us smile.

You work closely with Canadian designers through styling and marketing. How did you start collaborating and supporting local artists? Why is it so important to you to collaborate and support local artists? I have worked in nearly every part

of the fashion industry: from design and distribution to manufacturing and retail. I know how tough it is and it’s only getting tougher. If I can help these talented people get a break that they so richly deserve, I will do it.

Any advice for other multitasking, career women?

You’re not going to nail it every day, so don’t be hard on yourself. Some days, your career will take precedence and other times, your family will take the spotlight. Aim to get it right over the long-term and it will save you a lot of stress.

In the day and age of endless possibilities, what do you yearn to see in the future? I’d like the world my daughter grows up in to be kinder to women of ambition and I’d like the world to reward people who are generous and gentle.

Opposite page: Portrait Neck Blazer ($695) and Cropped Kick Pants ($495) SMYTHE. Bug brooches ($250 each) CAROLE TANENBAUM. Shoes ($1,065) GUCCI at NORDSTROM. Belt ($19.99) H&M. Photographer ALEX EVANS. Stylist JULIANNE COSTIGAN at P1M.ca. Art Direction and Makeup Artist MAYILLAH EZEKIEL using DIOR. Hairstylist SARAH AMSON at P1M.ca. Location BISHA HOTEL TORONTO.

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Exclusive

PHENOMENAL

FEMALE:

CARRIE KIRKMAN

Carrie Kirkman’s reputation definitely precedes her: fantastic, charismatic, energizing, and inspiring, to list just a few impressive adjectives that come to mind.

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hen I first met Ms. Kirkman in person, she stepped into a crowded room and her personality instantly radiated throughout the darkness. Her presence was contagious; onlookers, one after the other were captivated, making their way from the furthest corners just to say hello. The music may have even stopped for a moment, or so it seemed. Carrie and I ended up sitting at the same table that evening. I was thrilled and wideeyed, recalling all the fantastic things I had heard about her, up until that very moment. They say when you are in the presence of greatness, a sense of awe comes over you; whether that person be a Nobel Prize Winner, an iconic athlete, or a personal hero, people of such depth exude a certain kind of magnetic energy. I, like everyone else that evening, was enchanted not only by extraordinary charisma but by knowing that I was in the presence of a genuinely phenomenal woman. From model to President of one of Canada’s and the world’s leading companies for fashion accessories, footwear and apparel, Carrie walked me through her early life, digging deep about how she got started in fashion to what keeps her going in the face of adversity.

I would like to touch upon your early life – you were born in Australia and moved to Montreal as a teenager. How was that transition? What was your life like growing up in Canada as a young woman? The transition was difficult – Perth was a pretty idyllic city to grow up in. We lived close to the ocean and we enjoyed beautiful weather almost all year. Once I settled in to life in Montreal, I had a pretty fabulous time. Montreal in the ‘80s and early ‘90s was such a fun city. We all hung out at the same bars and everyone knew everyone!

You were a model as well – how did you get into modelling? How old were you and was this something that you had dreamed of doing? I always

loved fashion, so one day I decided to give it a go! I called up a fantastic photographer (Serge Barbeau), whose work I admired, and asked him if he would do some test shots for my portfolio. For some lucky reason, he said yes! I was about 20 years old – late for someone to begin modelling, but I think it worked in my favour. I was a bit more mature and took my work very seriously.

How long did modelling last? Did it become an extensive career? I decided that I would stick

with modelling as long as my career was advancing. I had the opportunity to work in Montreal, Toronto, and Europe (Germany, Italy, and Paris). It was an amazing experience. Once I felt that I had plateaued, it was time to move on.

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Modelling most certainly exposed to you to the world of fashion – was it during those years that you realized you wanted to pursue a career in fashion with more of a business focus? What provoked your interest in business? How did you leave the modelling world and step into the business world? I can’t say that

I specifically planned my next steps. My philosophy has always been to follow my passion and be open to opportunities. It was in some ways a natural progression for me. I was offered a job by a client who I often worked with whenever I wasn’t booked for photographic work. She told me to call her when I was done with modelling. So, once I made up my mind to stop, I did, and started working with her a week later! That ended up being about six years of the best training I could ever have hoped for. I started not knowing a thing about fabrics or how to build assortments for stores, and by the time I left, I was working with brands to build their lines and had established great relationships with many of the key Canadian retailers across the country.

When you were first starting out on your business path, do you recall encountering any major setbacks? Did you get a rude awakening that perhaps this world wasn’t for you? Did you ever second guess yourself? I certainly have had my share of

setbacks, but I never questioned my career choice. In many ways, my early start in modelling probably helped me to understand that my worth could not be determined by the single opinion of others. I had to have faith in my ability to do great work and deliver results. My challenges were more often related to politics versus the industry!

Being the President of Global Brands Group Canada, one of the world’s leading brands for fashion accessories, footwear, and apparel companies with 50+ offices globally, can you describe a day in the life as President and what your job entails on a daily basis? What are the major challenges of such a position? What are the major perks? Can you name some of the brands you work with? My role in Canada is a brand new one – it’s always very exciting to start up a new business and I love being a part of Global Brands Group. Every day is different and never boring! The complexity of dealing with such a large portfolio of brands is certainly a challenge, but also what makes the opportunity so wonderful. We work with so many fantastic brands from Calvin Klein, Aquatalia, and Frye footwear to BCBG, BEBE, and Buffalo Jeans apparel, as well as, a plethora of accessories brands from Kate Spade to Michael Kors, just to name a few. The list goes on and on, covering men’s, women’s, kids, footwear, and accessories.

The best part of the job has to be the wonderful people I get to work with every day – dedicated, creative, and very supportive. Our industry is certainly undergoing a ton of changes these days, but having the strength of such a large and diverse organization behind us sets us up beautifully for success.

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How did you overcome adversity and find the strength to continue? Who or what welcomed you into this new business world? Did someone take you under their wing? I believe that

everyone needs champions. I have been fortunate throughout my career to have worked with people who have given me the rope I needed to be my best self. When I experienced real adversity, I made sure I stayed true to myself. I may have been shaken by the experience, but I had to have the belief that I would not allow myself to be defined by a circumstance. I have strong values and believe that if I always operate with the right intent – ethically, honestly, and with integrity – that I will be fine.

Fast forwarding throughout your career, you have been so extremely successful. Do you think there is a key to your success? Is there a certain formula you follow? What, in your opinion, has been the major contributing factor to you being so successful?

I am sure it is a combination of things. First of all, I am not afraid to take chances. I am confident in my abilities and my capacity to figure things out. I think people can sense when you are operating from the right place. I also believe a piece of my success has come from a fear of failure. Success can be a powerful shield.

It is awe-inspiring to see a woman of your calibre with a career and a family. How do you find that work/life balance? How important is it for women to know ‘we can have it all’? I love the

phrase, “You can have it all, just not at the same time.” Life ultimately is a series of choices we make that define our paths. It’s not always easy, but I am incredibly grateful for the blessings I have.

As a woman with an outstanding career and family, you are also passionate about empowering young women in business. You are the Chair of the Board of Directors for the G(irls)20. Does your passion stem from personal experience enticing you to empower a new generation? Was there a moment personally that you realized women need to rise up? I got a tattoo when I turned 50, “Be the change.” I had a full circle moment – I was asked to moderate a power panel on the stage of the Sydney Opera House in Australia – [my] first time back in decades. I left Australia as a 13-year-old girl and came back as a successful business woman. It really resonated with me… the idea of taking responsibility for the changes you want to see in the world.

We can’t be what we cannot see. Young women need more positive female role models and advocates. I deeply believe that if you are fortunate enough to have experienced some level of success you have a responsibility to reach back and offer a leg up to those who follow behind you. I have tried to be a woman who champions other women versus competes with them. The goal is that we won’t fight other women for the limited seats at the table. However, we will fight for a bigger table.


It is quite an interesting time for women now with the recent campaigns (‘Me Too’, ‘Time’s Up’, the International Women’s March, and more). Have you ever had a moment where you would have liked to say, “Time’s Up”? It’s a lucky woman who has never felt that way. We have so much work still to do.

Driving gender equity and increased representation in positions of power is the key to lasting change.

Has there been a great woman of influence in your life? Someone perhaps who mentored you or that you reference during difficult times or smile at the thought of them during times of success?

There have been a few different women who have had significant impact on my life at different times. Their examples (positive and even sometimes negative), have provided me with a map for the type of leader I want to be.

When you have a quiet moment, where would I be able to find you? Where does Carrie Kirkman go to escape it all? What are your favourite pastimes, hobbies, or interests? I am obsessed

with travel. The world is such a magnificent place – so much beauty to see and experience. I love design:

home, as well as, apparel. I love learning, reading, and speaking to interesting people who can make me think differently by challenging my beliefs.

Let’s talk about fashion. If you could spend a day with any designer, who would it be? Karl Lagerfeld. What’s your ‘go-to’ item in your wardrobe? Chanel necklaces. Any guilty pleasures? Yikes…too many to share! If you had to choose a theme song for your life, what would it be? Hard to pick… Roar by Katy Perry or Fight Song by Rachel Platten… [but it] depends on the day.

What’s your beauty staple? If you had to leave the house with only one beauty product what would it be? (I can’t live without mascara). I am a beauty product addict – one of my guilty pleasures! [I like] Sephora VIB Rouge, [but it’s] so hard to pick just one thing! It’s like Sophie’s Choice.

Lastly, what advice would you give to a younger you? You are

more than enough.

Opening Page: Photographer SYLVAIN BLAIS. Makeup, & Hair JULIE SAINT LAURENT at NEXT using MAC COSMETICS. Assistant Photographer CESAR OCHOA

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DEEP IN

Cover girl Crista Cober rocks some of spring's hottest looks straight from the runways, from pretty florals to sassy sequins. Add some edge and individuality to your wardrobe this season.

Photographer Lily & Lilac Fashion Editor Randy Smith


This page: Kate Evening Dress ($4,165) STELLA MCCARTNEY at HOLT RENFERW. Half-Moon Neon Pear earrings ($625) MORDEKAI. Boots ($250 USD) KENDALL AND KYLIE. Opposite page: Jacket ($4,360), shirt ($1,920), and pants ($1,540) FENDI at HOLT RENFREW. Shoes ($398) MIMOSA at BROWNS SHOES. Earring (worn as brooch) RITA TESOLIN. Hat ($275) LILLIPUT HATS.


This page: Mimosa Flower Silk dress ($15,340) GUCCI. Shoes GUCCI at NORDSTROM. Hat ($225) LILLIPUT HATS. Opposite page: Top ($845) and bottoms (Price upon request) GRETA CONSTANTINE. Earrings ($545) and belt ($395) RITA TESOLIN.


This page: Polly Mini Dress ($2,640) STELLA MCCARTNEY at HOLT RENFERW. Brooches RITA TESOLIN. Glove (Price upon request) GRETA CONSTANTINE. Boots ($14,690) SAINT LAURENT. Hat ($325) LILLIPUT HATS. Opposite page: Oversized V-Neck Blouse ($1,390 USD), Gabardine Tailored Shorts ($1,860 USD), and Velvet Tailored Jacket ($2,950 USD) TOM FORD. Earrings RITA TESOLIN.


The Ultimate Muse

CRISTA COBER

One of our 10th Anniversary cover models dishes on the industry, Parisian rooftops, and the importance of staying true to yourself. By Brenna Dixon

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he never dreamed of becoming a model. In fact, Crista “didn’t know anything about modeling,” she recalls upon being discovered by Anthony Gordon in a Kitchener shopping mall at the age of 18. With a modeling career that has held steady for years, Cober has had quite the run since being scouted. With such stunning features, it’s no surprise that she has taken part in numerous international campaigns and now walks off the set of our 10th Anniversary cover shoot for Dress to Kill.

With an extremely hectic schedule, Crista hopped off a flight from Europe and went straight to shooting our epic 10th Anniversary cover the next day. Her day started off in a hurry as she describes a frantic morning, but she says she was “happy to work in [her] city” and to be back on home turf. She was then whisked away into hair and makeup, where she met “the amazing team.” At the end of the day, she stated that the shoot was “one of the most beautiful stories I’ve ever shot.” Wrapping up on a high, she was soon Europe-bound, yet again. Having traveled the world for renown fashion and beauty brands, she considers her most memorable photoshoots to be “Steve Meisel for Italian Vogue on my 30th birthday, shooting the fragrance for YSL beauty Mon Paris, and being part of the new L’Oreal launch for Botanea and Source Essentielle.” As the face of Yves Saint Laurent’s fragrance Mon Paris, her travels also took her to the most romantic city in the world. “I got to see Paris in a new light. Nothing beats a city from the rooftops,” she exclaimed. Viewing the city exclusively from above for such an iconic brand was quite an experience, and she says it was “an honour to be chosen for this project.” From rooftops to being selected to be a part of Oliver Rusteig’s Balmain Army, campaigns for Topshop, The Gap, and Armani Exchange, Crista has definitely figured out the modelling gig! Crista’s life has been a whirlwind since the day she was discovered at the Kitchener shopping mall. Motherhood has been another life-changing event for her. She describes how it altered her work life, as she tries “to be home more and more selective about the projects I’m willing to give up time for.” Today, it’s “no longer just me. There’s an extension of me who’s either with me or away from me, and I’m always considering her,” she says. Finding that work-life balance is something we all strive for, and throwing extensive travel into the mix can only be more stressful. Her ultimate stress-buster, she confesses, is to “take a nap," but she also enjoys “spending time with family, learning, and loving.” It hasn’t always been a smooth ride, however, as Crista recalls encountering difficulties along the way. She states that, “Feedback is feedback, and over the years I’ve heard a lot,” regarding not-so-perfect times. She persevered by “remaining true to who [she] was, adapting who [she] was, growing, and working as [she] went.” With such moments behind her, she states that the phrase, “Stay weird,” are the best words of wisdom she’s ever received. What’s in store for this stunning model-mother? “I plan to love more, live more, smile more, see more, and be more,” she replies. One thing is certain, we can’t get enough of this incredibly beautiful, inspiring, and poised young woman. The last piece of advice that she imparts upon us before she leaves is: “Stay you.”


Jacket ($1,860) and skirt ($1,065) SACAI at HOLT RENFREW. Boots ($200) JEFFREY CAMPBELL at NORDSTROM. Hat ($395) LILLIPUT HATS.


This page: Top ($1,180), dress ($2,340), socks ($240), shoes (Price available upon request), and bag (Price available upon request) PRADA.Opposite page: Coach x Keith Haring Tailored Shearling ($7,475), Coach x Keith Haring T-Shirt ($170), 1941 Embellished Slip ($1,145), and Glossy Glovetan Mailbox Bag 24 ($455) COACH (Similar styles available at select stores).


This page: Blouse with Necktie, S/ less Bi-Material Leather Top, Lurex Jacquard Shorts, and LV Archlight Sneakers LOUIS VUITTON (Prices upon request). Opposite page: Top ($1,725) and jewellery (Price upon request) VERSACE at HOLT RENFREW. Skirt ($495) GRETA CONSTANTINE. Hat ($85) LILLIPUT HATS. Photographer LILY & LILAC. Fashion Editor RANDY SMITH. Assistant Stylist JULIA DEBARTOLO. Hair and makeup STEVEN TURPIN at TEAMM MGMT using YSL BEAUTY, SHU UEMURA, and KERASTASE. Nails NAOMI MISU at TIPS NAIL BAR and P1M.ca. Model CRISTA COBER at NEXT MODELS. Hair Assistant AMY STOLLMEYER.


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The ‘90s are BACK AND BETTER than ever. ONE OF OUR COVER models, HERIETH PAUL, brings A BREATH of fresh AIR & MODERN energy, ready to take on the WORLD and LOOK fabulous DOING IT. Colour-blocking mixed with MODERN PATTERNS and UNUSUAL MATERIALS brings these looks to ANOTHER LEVEL. Photographer D. Picard Fashion Editor Cary Tauben


Shirt ($2,260) GUCCI. Earrings ($350) BALENCIAGA at SSENSE.


This page: Red and black striped jacket ($2,995 USD), vest ($875 USD), and pants ($995 USD) DOLCE & GABANNA. Shoes (Price upon request) BUFFALO LONDON. Sunglasses VINTAGE. Earrings ($110) JENNY BIRD. Opposite page: Show Studio Dress ($149) and Show Studio Print pants ($129) H&M. Boots ($1,550) CHANEL. Earrings ($90) JENNY BIRD.


This page: Pants ($2,850), jacket ($15,200), and bathing suit top ($420) HERMÈS. Shoes (Price upon request) PRADA. Earrings ($90) JENNY BIRD. Opposite page: Dress ($975) MSGM at SSENSE. Earrings ($350) ISABEL MARANT at SSENSE.


Coat ($10,220), shirt ($1,340), and shorts ($860) PRADA. Boots ($2,175) OFF WHITE x JIMMY CHOO. Earrings ($350) BALENCIAGA at SSENSE.


Fun, Confident, and Inspiring:

COVER MODEL HERIETH PAUL

Hailing from Tanzania, little Herieth Paul remembers touching down in Ottawa together with her mother. She recalls that the first thing she felt once they landed was the “cold breeze” and thinking to herself, “Oh my god, what is this?” Although it was a massive culture shock, Paul says that she “just dealt with” the transition. Today, she has fully adapted to her new way of life, having made plenty of friends along the way, and can happily declare that she now “loves Canada.”

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riginally, Herieth was interested in acting. Although she enlisted in an acting and modeling agency, she was too shy to tell her agent that she wanted to take centre stage. Instead, she agreed to work as a model. In hindsight, she admits that one of her biggest challenges as a model was “being far away from home and being homesick.” She eventually overcame her longing for home thanks to technology giving her a way to stay connected. She continued to pursue her budding career and the natural beauty even signed to be the face of Maybelline in 2016! Without a doubt, Herieth was “born with it.” Even before jumping on board with the iconic brand, she already had a specific goal in mind: to broaden diversity in the industry. Beauty and fashion are known to have held on to certain ideologies for decades, but she believes that the industry is “definitely evolving since I started; it’s more accepting and that makes me happy!” Herieth credits such increased awareness to our hyper-connectivity thanks to technology, and particularly social media. “2018 is an amazing time to be alive,” she states. The fact that we can communicate freely across borders has caused the “world to be more aware of what is going on regarding the lack of diversity in our industry,” she explains. She considers being part of Maybelline as the highlight of her career thus far and is proud to say that “I’m a Maybelline girl, I’m African, I have dark skin, and I’m beautiful!” Besides being a bombshell, Herieth Paul has travelled across the world for her modeling career. She has walked for Victoria’s Secret and Balmain, and shot ad campaigns for Calvin Klein and Tom Ford. During the most recent Victoria’s Secret show in Shanghai, China, her shot with Grace Bol went completely viral. “We practiced to no end, and when we got there, we did the exact opposite,” she says of the famous image of the two girls on the runway. She admits that backstage they “hugged it out in disbelief. We were so happy to be there, two African girls representing!”

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Herieth attributes such pivotal moments and her success to her amazing team. “What it all comes down to are my agents who fight for me and my friends and family who are truly my support system,” she says of her fantastic career. She remains grounded in a sector that is dependent on physical appearance, and she reminds herself that “confidence comes from within. If you care about yourself and love yourself, it will radiate through.”

I’M African, I HAVE DARK SKIN, and I’M BEAUTIFUL!

Herieth’s confident, cool nature is something that has remained constant over the years. At the age of 14, she shot epic and timeless imagery for Dress to Kill, which was also one of her very first photo shoots! Returning seven years later, she reflects that “I don’t think I’ve changed. I’m a little less shy. The older I get, I realize there is nothing to be intimidated by,” she says. This time around, Herieth was excited to grace our 10th Anniversary Spring 2018 Cover. She was even caught on Instagram posing with stylist Cary Tauben, both looking beyond gorgeous. Shooting with the same team as before, she remarks that it “was really beautiful to see how we’ve all evolved.” After sneaking a peek of the cover, she recalls being in awe of her situation, the shoot, and grateful for her life and job! Watching Herieth blossom has been absolutely wonderful. From catwalks to going backstage, her one serious insider tip is to “drink a lot of water – at least two litres a day!” As for her must-haves, she is obsessed with the Fit Me Maybelline foundation in No. 360, which she “raves about to everyone.” Her upbeat and sunny disposition bubbles through as she explains that if she wasn’t modeling, she would be a teacher. “I like to talk and inspire. I’d love to talk with my students after class.” She draws inspiration from her mother and sister, and considers her role models to be all women “who are struggling to get through life - the ones persevering every day, the ones that are still fighting.” Herieth Paul is one of those warriors. She too has become an inspiration as she fights for diversity herself and for a whole new generation to come.


Striped Turtleneck Knit Dress with Band, Sneakers LOUIS VUITTON (Prices upon request). Earrings ($350) ISABEL MARANT at SSENSE.


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THE ART OF FASHION

VIKTOR & ROLF

Ever since their beginning, 25 years ago, Dutch duo Viktor&Rolf have never stopped questioning the unwavering link that unites fashion and art. Creators Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren grant us a rare conversation that takes us inside their unique journey. By Stéphane Le Duc

Throughout their constant exploration, Viktor and Rolf were never scared to challenge themselves, even when it could have affected their commercial success. Their integrity is what separates them from the rest of the fashion world, which could only be explored through haute couture.

Are the Paris and the haute couture shows a special moment and place for you? Yes, we always say it is our fashion home.

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It is where we have always shown. It is the home of couture, the cradle for couture, and it has always been very welcoming to our work. For us, couture is really a laboratory for ideas and concepts that you don’t have to necessarily sell.

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You two met at the Institute of the Arts in Arnhem in the Netherlands, when you were only 20 years old. Did you immediately feel that you wanted to create fashion that would be different – more creative than commercial? It was a

conscious decision at the time, that if we did something, it had to be different than something that had already been done. It was the intention to try to create something new. When we were at school, it was a very creative time, but we got the feeling that once we were out of school, we had to go and find a commercial job. Then after school, we thought, “Maybe we can go even further, instead of saying now we go to any commercial company. Let’s become designers and see how far we can take it.”

In 1993, right after your studies, you went to the famous Festival d’Hyères and you won 3 awards, including the Grand Prize. It brought you a lot of recognition. We thought it was a great networking opportunity. That was the main

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reason, because we did not know anyone. We had really no idea how to enter into the world of fashion. It was not our intention to become a label. We thought [that] if we don’t win, we will meet some people. If you do something, something will happen – that was the logic behind it. Everybody assumed we were already a label, so that’s why we thought, “Why not give it a try?”

Last year, you had a big exhibition of your work called Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists, at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne (also starting in May at the Kunsthal Museum in Rotterdam). How did you feel when it was proposed by the curator Thierry-Maxime Loriot? We were flattered and excited

because we like to show in museums and galleries. Catwalk shows are great, but they are also for a limited audience. Museums are great in another way. The


Art is of great importance in your life and your work. What artists do you appreciate for their work and talent? We went to see the work

of the choreographer Dimitri Papaionnou, who is an example of someone we admire. He is trained as a visual artist but works in the world of theatre and dance. He is very inspiring. We also like the Canadian artist David Altmej – with

him, we always feel at home, and we don’t know why. It is just unapologetically beautiful. He has a feeling for beauty. Everything he makes becomes beautiful, even something that seems disturbing or scary. It is always beautiful – he can’t help himself.

Your work seems more like art pieces. Do you start with a very precise concept when you work on a collection? It is always an evolution,

but we start with a precise concept. It always starts with language, then we have to write it down. Then, we visualize the concept or the little story. Otherwise, it is very difficult to make decisions, like: why does it have to be green, why does it have to be this or that? It needs to refer to an idea we had before.

Do you feel you are at a great time in your life?

I think we are quite happy. We are not in the ready-to-wear circus, so we have more time to think and contemplate. It gives [us] more creativity and joy.

FOR US, couture IS REALLY A laboratory FOR IDEAS & CONCEPTS THAT YOU don’tHAVE TO NECESSARILY SELL.

stuff is not moving, it is standing still, so it is extremely controllable, and it is very democratic. It was great to see everything in one spot because the pieces were coming from all over the world. It was a very strict selection, and it is an edit from your past. We chose what we considered to be the most evocative, the most cultural, and the best. Gathering all that together is a wonderful experience. It was also nice to work with Thierry-Maxime, who has a different view on our work. It was outstanding how much he knew about our work.

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Ryan Playground

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To mark our tenth anniversary, we took the time to get reacquainted with the then model and now musical artist who appeared on our first cover, ten years ago!


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lucky few are simply born with it: the quality that makes everything they do look as though it’s easy to accomplish. Most of the time, however, it takes much more than a good dose of luck to make true talent shine. It’s only with the right combination of hard work and determination that you can reach the top. This has been the case for Ryan Martel (a.k.a. Ryan Playground), a successful model turned musician.

Do you remember the day you did the cover for Dress to Kill magazine? How did it feel to be on set? I remember that

the team had a lot of energy. They were all super excited, because it was the first cover shoot. It was quite late, I think, and we were shooting in a small room. I was on a piece of white cardboard on the floor. It was a little hectic but fun and overall ended up with great results.

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As both a musician and a model, you travel pretty often. How do you think travel affects your music? I don’t really model

anymore, so that limits the traveling. I’m mostly at home keeping busy, working on my next projects, and finishing my marketing degree at UQAM.

I REALIZED QUITE EARLY THAT WHAT IREALLY LOVED WAS writing MY OWN MUSIC.

You said many times that being a model was never a dream of yours and that it simply happened. Do you feel ready to stop modeling now that your musical career is taking over?

I never really wanted to make a career out of it – it was more of a sideline. I’ve pretty much stopped. I’m still open to working with the fashion industry, but more as a collaborator than as a model.

How did you cultivate your musical talents? As both

of my parents are musicians, I was always surrounded by music. It quickly became my passion once I got my first guitar and drum set, when I was around five years old. I also started taking some violin lessons shortly after that. Even though I had a really fun teacher who was also my mother’s friend, I always preferred to learn stuff by myself and play music by ear. Lessons weren’t really my thing. I realized quite early that what I really loved was writing my own music. This realization got me into writing when I was really young and it kind of became a necessity to me.

What is the best advice you have ever received for your career? It’s tough to pick only one piece of advice.

I would probably say the best is something my mom told me for when I’m trying to overcome stress before a show. Whenever there’s a huge crowd and I’m scared that people won’t like my show, she says I need to remember that there will always be one person to connect with in the crowd — one person that is having the time of their life, and that the energy this single person can give me will somehow ground me. It works for me. I honestly think about this advice before pretty much any show I do, no matter the size.

Which city in the world inspires you the most to create?

There’s not really a specific one. I always need to write regardless, so the place doesn’t matter to me. I never know what exactly is going to inspire me, because I can be inspired by even the simplest things. It’s more about the timing than the place.

Do you think you could get any better as a musician? And, if so, how would you achieve that? For sure. There’s no

end to getting better. Right now, for example, I’m working on my first live set, which is nearly finished. So, my main focus right now is to be a better live performer. It’s really just a matter of practicing nonstop.

Do you feel that you can’t be a musician without being vulnerable? I think that any human, musician or not,

is vulnerable to a certain degree. And I think music can be seen as a result or an expression of this universal vulnerability. Yet, I don’t think that exposing or assuming this vulnerability through music should be a requirement to be a musician. For me, a musician is simply someone who uses music as a tool or a language to express something, [and] that can be anything. Vulnerability can then be the result of this personal expression reflected through music.

Has there been one particular moment in your musical career that you’re most proud of? Releasing my first EP called Elle

via Secret Songs/Last Gang Records was big for me, and I’m super excited to share my next project with them again. Secret Songs has always been my dream label.

What’s next for you? I have an album that is almost

ready to be released and a live show to go with it. That’ll be a big step for me – I’m excited!

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INFINITY MIRRORED ROOM–THE SOULS OF MILLIONS OF LIGHT YEARS AWAY 2013, @ THE HIRSHHORN MUSEUM & SCULPTURE GARDEN. COURTESY OF DAVID ZWIRNER, N.Y. © YAYOI KUSAMA. PHOTO BY CATHY CARVER.

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Yayoi Kusama

Infinity Mirrors

Imagine an upcoming art exhibit surrounded by such a frenzy that the gallery curating it has to come up with very strict rules for the visitors, to ensure that every presentation runs smoothly. Infinity Mirror by the artist Yayoi Kusama is so popular that every visitor is only allowed 20 to 30 seconds in each of the mirrored chambers, in which sparkling LED lights, luminous acrylic pumpkins, and floating orbs take you on a kaleidoscopic journey.

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YAYOI KUSAMA WITH RECENT WORKS IN TOKYO, 2016. COURTESY OF THE ARTIST © YAYOI KUSAMA. PHOTO BY TOMOAKI MAKINO.

YAYOI KUSAMA. INSTALLATION VIEW OF YAYOI KUSAMA: INFINITY MIRRORS AT THE HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, 2017. LEFT TO RIGHT: INFINITY MIRRORED ROOM – LOVE FOREVER, 1966/2014; ACCUMULATION OF STARDUST, 2001. © YAYOI KUSAMA. PHOTO BY CATHY CARVER.

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YAYOI KUSAMA. ALL THE ETERNAL LOVE I HAVE FOR THE PUMPKINS, 2016, AT THE HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN. COLLECTION OF THE ARTIST. COURTESY OF OTA FINE ARTS, TOKYO / SINGAPORE AND VICTORIA MIRO, LONDON. © YAYOI KUSAMA. PHOTO BY CATHY CARVER.

usama, who had first started making her now-famous infinity rooms back in the 1960s, saw a resurgence in interest in her work over the last few years. This is all thanks to the popularity of Instagram and the astronomical amount of selfies snapped in her chambers. If you look up the hashtag #kusama, more than the majority of the photos coming up are indeed of people striking a pose. No matter whether you are a fan of selfies or not, you’ll have to admit that it is quite fascinating to observe how our modern narcissism can generate awareness for projects that would have been otherwise forgotten.

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YAYOI KUSAMA, LIFE (REPETITIVE VISION), 1998. INSTALLATION VIEW OF YAYOI KUSAMA: INFINITY MIRRORS AT THE HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, 2017. © YAYOI KUSAMA. PHOTO BY CATHY CARVER.

THE OBLITERATION ROOM, 2002 TO PRESENT. COLLABORATION BETWEEN YAYOI KUSAMA AND QUEENSLAND ART GALLERY. COMMISSIONED QUEENSLAND ART GALLERY, AUSTRALIA. GIFT OF THE ARTIST THROUGH THE QUEENSLAND ART GALLERY FOUNDATION 2012. © YAYOI KUSAMA. PHOTOGRAPH: QAGOMA PHOTOGRAPHY.

For the fashion and handbag lovers out there, Kusama is the artist who, in 2012, collaborated with Louis Vuitton to launch a capsule collection of colourful items covered in bold spots. The dots are in fact an important part of her work, something that she explains as her reaction to the realization that every human life is “a dot lost among millions of other dots.”

But what is this exhibit truly about? Organized chronologically, Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors begins with the artist’s first installation Infinity Mirror Room: Phalli’s Field, a field of hundreds of red-spotted phallic tubes in a room lined with mirrors. It also includes Infinity Mirror Room: Love Forever, a hexagonal chamber into which viewers will be able to peek into from the outside, seeing

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YAYOI KUSAMA, INFINITY MIRROR ROOM— PHALLI’S FIELD, 1965. INSTALLATION VIEW AT THE HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, 2017. COURTESY OF OTA FINE ARTS, TOKYO/SINGAPORE; VICTORIA MIRO, LONDON; DAVID ZWIRNER, NEW YORK © YAYOI KUSAMA. PHOTO BY CATHY CARVER.


The Toronto exhibition of Infinity Mirrors will run from March 3 to May 27, 2018 at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

coloured flashing lights that reflect endlessly from ceiling to floor. The work is a re-creation of Kusama’s legendary 1966 mirror room Kusama’s Peep Show (no longer extant), in which the artist used to stage group performances in her studio in the late 1960s. Kusama’s signature bold polka dots will be featured in Dots Obsession: Love Transformed into Dots, a rounded mirror room surrounded by inflatables suspended from the ceiling. More recent impressive LED environments, filled with lanterns or crystalline balls that seem to extend into infinite space, will be represented by Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity (2009) and Souls of Millions of Light Years Away.

KUSAMA IN YELLOW TREE/LIVING ROOM 2010, © YAYOI KUSAMA.

A DOT LOST AMONG millions OF OTHER DOTS. —Yayoi Kusama explains how her use of dots in her work reflects the true nature of each human life.

Curious to see it yourself? The only Canadian stop for this uber-popular exhibit will be at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in Toronto, making it an exhibit that is even more pressing not to miss for every art aficionado or curious mind. We strongly suggest you book your ticket as quickly as possible, but the exhibit may already be sold out as you are reading this.

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COVER model EMM ARRUDA is DECKED OUT IN ‘70S disco STYLING reminiscent OF TOP MODEL GIA CARANGI’S FASHION LEGACY. THIS shoot WILL MAKE YOU FEEL like you’re BACK IN Studio 54 – CAREFREE, GLAMOROUS, & LIVING life not only FULLY, BUT TO the point OF EXCESS. Photographer Sylvain Blais Fashion Editor Kathia W. Shot with Fujifilm GFX 50S Camera


Bouton d’or earrings ($34,600) and necklace ($124,000) VAN CLEEF & ARPELS.


This page: Silk scarf ($485) HERMÈS. Black bathing suit ($210) SHAN. Bouton d’or earrings ($34,600) and bracelet ($58,500) VAN CLEEF & ARPELS. Opposite page: Tweed jacket ($8,400) CHANEL. Black bathing suit ($250) SHAN. Panthère earrings ($46,800) CARTIER.


Dress (Price upon request) MICHAEL KORS COLLECTION. Panthère earrings ($30,700) CARTIER. Bracelet ($2,650) CHANEL.


This page: Embroidered kimono dress ($8,975) LUCIAN MATIS. Lucite earrings ($1,250) CHANEL. Opposite page: Dress (Price upon request) GRETA CONSTANTINE. Earrings MARK LASH.


Peplum dress ($695) LUCIAN MATIS. Panthère earrings ($7,900) CARTIER.


Bold, Courageous, and Beautiful:

COVER MODEL EMM ARRUDA She wrapped up the cover shoot for our Spring 10 Anniversary Issue like a furnished veteran, but this was in fact th

Emm’s first cover ever, and she couldn’t help but feel “so excited.”

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mm started modeling after she was spotted in a photograph, but that’s all just history now. Emm Arruda was born in Mississauga, Ontario and grew up, as many did, dabbling in a variety of activities, like “soccer, swimming, dancing, theatre,” you name it. Now, she’s gone from sports to walking for Louis Vuitton in Japan and for Maria Grazia Chiuri’s Dior in LA, to just landing the M for Missioni ad campaign. This porcelain-skinned beauty has just walked off the set of her cover shoot with us, and judging by her professionalism, you would think this was beyond routine. The inspiration behind the entire shoot was supermodel Gia Carangi, glamour of the ‘70s, and upping the ante on sensual femininity. Before arriving on set, she confessed that she “actually watched the movie ‘Gia’ the night before to really capture what she was all about.” Channeling the essence of another persona is quite a challenging task, but she enjoyed that she got “to be strong and sexy throughout the shoot – it made things fun.” Surpassing all expectations, she couldn’t contain her excitement anticipating the cover release; she exclaimed, “I can’t wait for people to see it!” On the surface, everything seems utterly divine: walking for Louis Vuitton, shooting covers, big hair, and supermodel glamour. There is, however, another side to this natural beauty that she has chosen to speak publicly about via social media. Emm Arruda battles scoliosis. Bearing a 15-inch scar down her back that was created to adjust a sideways spinal curvature, she recalls “being very nervous about posting my story on social media.” Although she was fearful of the backlash and negative commentary, her agent prompted her to share her story. “I remember her saying that seeing me succeed and rise above would inspire others who [also] struggle,” she recalls. Following the reveal, she considers herself lucky to have received “nothing but support and positive feedback.” To this day, Emm’s courage is truly inspiring and she continues to instill hope in everyone who crosses her path. “People contact me with questions or ask advice constantly,” she says. Emm isn’t one to take a challenge lightly. Her career has been no less than a whirlwind of success since debuting for Proezna Schouler at NYFW post-op in 2016. There have, of course, been difficulties along

the way. She explains that people have told her that she “can’t do something. It’s hard sometimes, being in a room of people telling you something is wrong with you.” Disbelief and judgment are not easy pills to swallow, but for Emm, “it’s all about how you rise up and overcome it. It makes you stronger,” she admits gracefully.

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IT’S ALL ABOUT how YOU RISE UP ANDovercome it. IT makes YOU STRONGER...

Her experiences have undeniably made her stronger, as she has travelled the world since her post-operation debut. “Travelling is the best part for me. It’s a dream,” she states. Her two most memorable moments were walking for Dior in LA and Louis Vuitton in Japan. She attributes her success to her team, “I am really lucky to have the management team that I do! It’s all about the energy you give off to others and the people you surround yourself with.” The entire experience is still somewhat surreal for Emm, as she never imagined any of this to happen to her. “I still don’t think the reality of it all has hit,” she says.

From working with some of the world’s most famous luxury brands to walking off a mega-glamorous shoot, this stunner remains down-to-earth. Emm is as beautiful as they come, but she reveals that she feels “the most beautiful when I’m around the people I love - the ones who make me feel good, confident, and happy.” With her delicate frame and rich chocolate curls, she can’t go unnoticed. One thing people don’t know about her, however, is that she has the “biggest sweet tooth ever.” With her first cover under her belt, Emm adds it to her phenomenal list of accomplishments. Looking to the future, she dreams big, assuring us that “the sky is the limit.” Truthfully, there is no limit for Emm. Her astonishing willpower and story, and watching her channel an icon from the ‘70s so flawlessly makes her an inspiration for us all. Gifting us with gorgeous imagery as well as motivation, she offers one last piece of advice: “Just be you and be confident in yourself. With that, you can do anything.”


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StandBack Combine STEVIE NICKS and the RETRO GLAM OF LATE, and you get one of our COVER MODELS, TYG DAVISON. The BOHEMIAN-CHIC style blends SEAMLESSLY into modernized EDGINESS, all of which DRAPES NATURALLY on TYG’S SILHOUETTE. Photographer Jean-Claude Lussier Fashion Editor Fritz


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COVER MODEL TYG DAVISON As one of the beautiful Canadian cover models for our 10th Anniversary special, Tyg discusses her life and international modelling career.

By Brenna Dixon The alluring look and Tyg Davison’s particularly blues-like flair create the perfect cover image. The Vancouver native, whose charisma beams through ever so rock-romantically, graces the cover of our 10th Anniversary Issue. Turn back the clock to last year and you will find Tyg on the set of our shoot entitled “Small Town Girl.” The series was shot by D. Picard, with whom she “fell in love with,” and was styled by Fritz. She states, “He styled me in things that suited my personality, I think that says a lot about a stylist.” She recalls the entire experience in a very positive light, adding that the Dress to Kill team was “just so talented and incredible.”

more cool than I am. We balance one another out nicely. She’s my girl crush, always!” When the stars align on set, it’s short-lived, because Elizabeth usually returns to Europe. Tyg, currently residing in New York, confesses that she misses Canada and “the green, the sea, and breathing in the fresh air.” Besides being renowned for its immense natural beauty, Canada continues to progress rapidly in the fashion industry. Canada is a country with flourishing talents (including Tyg), who are making major waves at home and abroad. Her name falls smack dab on the list of Canadian fashion icons, and she reflects that there are “some seriously talented designers like Greta Constantine, Obakki, and VFranz doing amazing things.” Creativity, however, isn’t just limited to design, as she goes on to list “stylists like Fritz, and photographers like D. Picard, Liz Dungate, and Jean-Claude Lussier. Without a doubt, there are serious Canadian contenders in the fashion industry, and even more to come. Canada is so full of creative talent, and I think we’re proving that to the rest of the world more and more,” she says. She throws in that “we’re dripping [in] maple syrup glam.”

CANADA IS SO FULLOF creative TALENT AND I THINK WE’REproving THAT TOTHE REST of THE world MORE & MORE. .

Today, Tyg travels around the world. She describes the experience as being “absolutely life-changing. Getting the chance to work in an industry that I’ve always been so enamored with has been extraordinary.” - Her whirlwind experience doesn’t stop there. She shared one of her proudest moments with her sister, Elizabeth. The two walked the SS18 Jean Paul Couture show in one of her first seasons, which was in Paris! This extraordinary moment “has always been very special to me. It meant so much that Jean Paul brought me in and let us share that,” she explains. If that wasn’t exciting enough, she recalls one of her craziest experiences: “standing on a beach in Ibiza dressed head to toe in Louis Vuitton, shooting a cover with Elizabeth.” When booked to shoot together with her sister, she heartedly describes such moments as her “favourite ever – it’s so much fun and never feels like work.” On working together in the same industry, Tyg lovingly clarifies that “our looks are obviously so different – she’s a lot more confident and naturally

Having been introduced to her agency thanks to her aunt, she recalls thinking that modeling “wouldn’t go anywhere, but I was definitely open to giving it a shot.” With a love for fashion from a young age, she reminisces about “cutting up bed sheets and making hideous dresses for my mom, who graciously wore [them] around the house.” Her passion for expression had already begun, as she dabbled with fabric, photography, and “staging little shoots in our basement.”

Dripping in ‘70s glam for our 10th Anniversary shoot, she describes her everyday style as a bit similar, but more a mix of “lingerie and menswear: the two make me feel like a cool sexy boss lady that can take on anything.” Besides her powerful look, she professed that “shoes are my weakness. If I can’t pull together a cute look, killer shoes help me out.” From starting out by crafting mini shoots in her basement to her aspirations of working with Tim Walker, Tyg has definitely proven herself wrong in thinking that modeling wouldn’t go anywhere for her. Adorning the 10th Anniversary cover, she describes feeling “very honoured” and feels that “a Canadian publication choosing to put a Canadian on the cover is incredibly cool and so special.” Having shared such a meaningful moment with us on this issue, we asked about her future plans. “There are many, many people in the industry I’d love to work with. I’m just going to work hard, do my best, and cross my fingers. I’m lucky with what I’ve accomplished [so far], so whatever comes next is just going to be a surprise.” We can’t wait to see what’s in store for her.


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GENERATION NEXT

The ‘90s saw Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, and Kate Moss as some of the most dominant names in fashion. Over the years, extraordinary individuals have made their mark globally with their talent and charisma, propelling them into icon status. Today, we see the dawn of a new group of top models who, coincidentally, are daughters of some of the most iconic names in fashion, music, and entertainment. We have dubbed these ladies “Generation Next,” as they are just starting to blossom and hit their full, influential stride. By Brenna Dixon © LUIGI & IANGO YVES SAINT LAURENT

Kaia Gerber One of fashion’s hottest names,

Kendall Jenner

Officially announced as the world’s highest paid model (knocking top model Gisele Bundchen off her throne), is Kendall Jenner. With an approximate net worth of $22 million, she tops the Forbes list of highest earning models (and this was in 2017). Daughter of decathlete Olympian Caitlyn Jenner and TV reality star Kris Jenner, the model-celeb is part of the Jenner-Kardashian family who have been stars of one of the most successful reality shows of all time. Kendall has graced the runways for Balmain, Chanel, Versace, Victoria’s Secret, Givenchy, Marc Jacobs, and more. She also has numerous prosperous side businesses, one of which is the clothing and accessories brand Kendall & Kylie (together with her sister Kylie Jenner). Kendall is constantly showcased for her sense of style, one of this generation’s heavy-hitting icons.

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Kaia is the infamous daughter of top model Cindy Crawford. The 16-year-old’s modelling career has immediately taken flight, having walked for Chanel Couture, Valentino Couture, Prada, Bottega Veneta, Tom Ford, Alexander Wang, Burberry, and more. The style prodigy is making headlines on and off duty, setting trends worldwide. Adding to her winning streak, she announced a collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld, mixing LA cool and Parisian chic elements for the Kaia x Karl Lagerfeld line, dropping fall 2018.


Hailey Baldwin

You’ll probably catch Hailey Baldwin sitting right next to Kendall Jenner, snapping selfies like no one’s watching. Daughter of Stephen Baldwin, this young star had aspirations of becoming a professional classical ballet dancer. Due to an unfortunate foot injury, Baldwin stopped dancing and naturally found herself immersed in the world of fashion. With campaigns for Guess, H&M, and Top Shop, she has walked the runways for top brands, such as Sonia Rykel and Moschino. Most recently, a cleanfaced Hailey was snapped for the Zadig & Voltaire campaign. The leggy stunner was named No. 1 on Maxim magazine’s sexiest women list- need we ask why?

Georgia May Jagger Daughter of rock & roll icon Mick Jagger and supermodel Jerry Hall, this blonde bombshell is a natural in front of the camera, having modelled for Versace, Miu Miu, Mulberry, H&M, and Hudson Jeans. She even launched her own collection with surf and skate brand Volcom last summer, with infamous friends such as Suki Waterhouse, Alexandra Richards, and Ally Hilfiger in tow. The now 26-year-old is known for her rock look and rebellious glare, which have already made her an automatic icon for the next generation.

Willow Smith

The daughter of Jada Pinkett and Will Smith, Willow is known for being a well-rounded entertainer. Singer, dancer, and actress, she has dabbled in numerous forms of expression, including fashion. The young talent has been featured in high fashion ad campaigns, such as Marc Jacobs, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton. She debuted her latest single during Dior’s Couture 2018 afterparty where she wooed the crowd with her intense vocals. From her outfit changes to eyeliner selection, Willow is on the star radar for her unique fashion sense and multiple talents.

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Bella & Gigi Hadid

The modelling duo have nearly taken over the entire fashion industry. Both daughters of model Yolanda Hadid, older sister Gigi was first seen on the fashion circuit. Today, she has collaborated with Tommy Hilfiger, launching Gigi x Tommy, where you can find her prancing around the biggest digital screen in Times Square. She has walked for Victoria’s Secret, Alberta Ferretti, Fendi, Moschino, Tom Ford, Anna Sui, Versus, Giambattista Valli, and the list continues. Gigi has graced a plethora of magazine covers and has recently been dubbed as “making history” for posing next to infamous Kate Moss in a black and white shoot for Stuart Weitzman. Bella Hadid, (Gigi’s younger sister) has risen to fame and now shares the model spotlight with her sister. Bella has walked for Victoria’s Secret (together with Gigi), Balmain, Chanel, Philip Plien, Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, and more. She has been featured in campaigns for Fendi, Nike, and has been the ambassador of Bulgari accessories. Breaking the internet, shooting magazine covers together, and more, the two are constantly in fashion’s influencers for their coveted street style or most recent project. One thing is for sure - the Hadids have just begun to dominate the fashion scene for Generation Next.

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Zoe Kravitz Singer, actress, and model, Zoe is the daughter of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet. She is known for being in films such as Mad Max: Fury Road and X-Men: First Class, as well as, TV series Big Little Lies. Kravitz was also featured in fashion ad campaigns for Balenciaga, Alexander Wang, Clavin Klein, and Tiffany and Co. SS18 saw her avant-garde rock and roll style featured in Saint Laurent’s campaign with her boy-cut hair and tattooed arms as a true icon of fashion, beauty, and style.

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Martin Margiela The Man Behind the Fashion He is a magnet for high-end museums who wish to honour him, one in particular being the Palais Galliera in Paris, which put on a retrospective of his work. It’s time to remember this invisible man whose passion is felt through his creations.

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Even from his first collections, it is easy to see Margiela’s expertise. His long journey allowed him to truly think about the pieces he produced, while completely revamping the production process. He plays with deconstruction, with volumes and sizes, with minimalism and the absence of a logo. The museum’s contemporary creation’s director highlights his unique

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This conceptual work further pushed him to create a new technique of numbered labels found on each piece. A number between 0 and 23 is circled, which corresponds to the line the piece belongs to. The pieces transformed from the artisanal line are labelled 0, the clothing for women are 6, the ones for men are 10, the footwear is 22, and so on. We cannot forget about the boutiques completely covered by white cloth, and the wearing of the iconic white blouse both in boutiques and in his workshop, because that clothing contributed to his anonymity. “He chose this anonymity for multiple reasons. Notably, so that his creations would speak for themselves. He wanted the

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sense of observation. “He has created things that were extreme, and things that weren’t as attractive. When he set his eye on the raised shoe, inspired by Japanese footwear, with the toe separator, it was taking a risk – it wasn’t meant to be an attractive piece. He was already inspired by the East, way before the West decided to recycle these styles in the mid-90s. He was conscious of fashion production, super-production, and the hyper consumption of clothing. Martin Margiela was the first creator in the history of fashion to explicitly acknowledge this overconsumption, by retaking old clothing in order to copy them or to repurpose them, or even to take older pieces to revamp according to haute couture, which is seen in the artisanal collection.”

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The Belgian designer founded Maison Martin Margiela with Jenny Meirens in Paris in 1988, which he left in 2009 after selling it to the Diesel Group. As the Galliera Museum’s commissioner Alexandre Samson describes, he is a brilliant intellectual and extremely didactic: “He has thought of it all. He could’ve started this brand right after leaving the Anvers Academy in 1980, but he chose to spend a year in Italy to study the Italian market and the production of clothing. He collaborated with Italian brands and accumulated experiences and contacts, but also as a way to finance his own powerhouse. He could’ve started it in 1984, but he decided to work with Jean-Paul Gaultier, who told him that he didn’t even need him to start his own brand. But, Margiela insisted [on staying], because he wanted to experience what it was like working in a Parisian fashion house — it was complex, and he met even more people and gained even more experience. When he left Jean-Paul Gaultier, he decided to take a year, from 1987 to 1988, to start his brand with Jenny Meirens, who at the time was the director of a highly influential boutique in Brussels.”

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artin Margiela is undeniably one of the most fascinating creators of his generation. Never appearing on photos and allowing no interviews (other than written), he led a brilliant career for over thirty years. His unique approach and his constant revamping of the fashion system are what makes him an iconoclastic designer. His aura is always present, as his influence and philosophy lives on through younger, emerging designers.

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creators to express themselves through their creations, not through their notoriety. It’s funny to think about it, as he was close to Jean-Paul Gaultier, who was the antithesis of that. He was present in the media. Margiela decided to go against that trend of the time to let the clothes talk for themselves. He knew that maintaining the mystery was also a newer, and completely unique way to make a statement.” Although he left Maison Margiela, his influence remains within the heart of this powerhouse that, to this day, beats to the rhythm of boldness and pursuit. Martin Margiela’s name is inked in the pantheon of the immortals. “Fashion history is made up of two types of creators. There are ones who follow, no matter how talented they are. They follow the rhythm, and despite their important creations, they are not game-changing. Margiela is part of the ones who change the game, like Balenciaga, Chanel, and Yves Saint Laurent. They are the leaders of the school. He is clearly the leader of the Belgian school. They all followed him… [and he] earned his place in fashion history through his uncompromising proposals.”


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Dress to Kill The 10th Anniversary Special Issue  

Featuring Canadian Top Models: Crista Cober, Emm Arruda, Herieth Paul, and Tyg Davidson

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Featuring Canadian Top Models: Crista Cober, Emm Arruda, Herieth Paul, and Tyg Davidson

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