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COVER STORY MEET MEGHAN COLLISON; AN INSPIRING CANADIAN SUPERMODEL SUCCESS STORY FASHION SUBURBIA: MILLENNIALS OF THE ANTI-FASHION
MARIE SAINT PIERRE ON 30 YEARS OF CREATIVITY BUILDING HER OWN FRAMEWORK WORLD BEAT: GLOBAL TRENDS FOR THE URBAN GIRL PROUDLY CANADIAN: THE 2017 CAFA AWARDS
BEAUTY MAKEUP TALK WITH CHRISTY COLEMAN, HEAD OF INNOVATION FOR BEAUTYCOUNTER HOW TO GET THE LOOK: MEGHAN COLLISON X YSL BEAUTY SUMMER BEAUTY REPORT: THE BEST OF HAIR, SKIN, MAKEUP & FRAGRANCES MON GUERLAIN: A CHAT WITH MASTER PERFUMER, THIERRY WASSER DISCOVER THE RICH HISTORY BEHIND THE UMBER CLAY COLLECTION FROM FRESH
STYLE VIVE PARIS: EXPLORE THE CITY OF LIGHTS’ STYLE ESSENTIALS SWEET JANE: 60S HIP MEET 90S GRUNGE LA DOLCE VITA: ITALY IN ALL ITS GLORY
MUSIC ZARA LARSSON: A FAVOURITE POP STAR EVOKES A MODERN FAIRY TALE CANADIAN STARS: TOP FEMALE SINGERS TODAY
CARS SUMMER RIDES: LIKE THE PERFECT OUTFIT, THE RIGHT CAR TAKES A WOMAN FROM DAY TO NIGHT CULTURE REI KAWAKUBO’S, COMME DES GARÇONS: ART OF THE IN-BETWEEN EXHIBIT AT THE MET DESIGN GET TO KNOW THE BISHA HOTEL BRAND; LUXURIOUS PRIVATE LABEL, BOUTIQUE HOTELS AND RESIDENCES
FITNESS HEALTHY IS HOT: AN INTERVIEW WITH ETALK‘S CHLOE WILDE
GET STARTED ON YOUR FITNESS JOURNEY WITH NIKE’S MASTER TRAINER EVA REDPATH
LIFESTYLE CANADIAN HOT SPOTS: THREE CITIES THAT WILL AMAZE YOU THIS SUMMER
LET’S TALK ABOUT LIFESTYLE: COVER STAR MEGHAN COLLISON SHARES HER SUMMER ESSENTIALS
TRAVEL DISCOVER THE MOST EPIC VACATIONS WITH LUXURY RETREATS Blouse JACQUEMUS at CAHIER D’EXERCICES. Skirt SAINT LAURENT at SSENSE. Earrings REPOSSI at SSENSE. Photographer ANDREW SOULE. Creative Director and Fashion Editor ANNIE HORTH. Assistant Stylists MAIKO RODRIG and TATIANA CINQUINO Model MEGHAN COLLISON. Makeup & hair GENEVIEVE LENNEVILLE using YSL BEAUTY PRODUCTS at FOLIO. Editorial shot with FUJIFILM GFX 50S CAMERA
SUMMER 2017 N° 38
President and Editor in Chief: Kathia Cambron C.E.O.: Shervin Shirvani Editorial Director: Sylvain Blais PRODUCTION Content Director: Karine Tremblay Copy Editor: Lesley Bishin, Anna Cipollone Coordinator: Carol Ribeiro Interns: Cynthia Vigneault, Emma Stirling, Victoria Richard
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Fashion Editors: Annie Horth, Cary Tauben, Fritz, Kathia Cambron, Nadia Pizzimenti, Rachel Wirkus, Randy Smith, Rima Chahine, Sara Roberts, Tatiana Cinquino
Beauty Director: Mayillah Ezekiel Beauty Editors: Mayillah Ezekiel, Nicolas Blanchet, Sabrina Rinaldi Makeup & Hair Artists: Anna Barseghian, David Allan Jones, Geneviève Lenneville, Jinn, Louis Hechter, Mayillah Ezekiel, Nicolas Blanchet, Robert Sesnek, Sabrina Rinaldi, Steven Turpin
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Originally from Canada, Andrew spent the majority of his photography career living and shooting in Europe. His work has appeared in many international publications, and he continues to travel for his editorial and commercial work. He lives in Toronto with his Italian wife and young daughter. “Stay true to your style” is his motto.
ANNIE HORTH Fashion Direction
Best known for her work as a fashion stylist (she was awarded Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards Stylist of the year 2016), Horth’s extensive experience as a creative director has garnered the attention of many companies designers and artists over the years. She brings her alluring aesthetic to this issue. Her motto is “The execution is always more important than the idea. A mediocre idea well achieved is better than a great idea that’s badly executed!”
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BRENNA DIXON Journalist
Brenna launched her career in Milan, after completing a Fashion Marketing Master’s. 11 years later, she’s created unique and progressive visual stories for brands ranging from advertorials to ad campaigns. Her ability to conceptualize and deliver powerful images is her forte, while writing is the cherry on her creative cake.
CARLOS & ALYSE Photographers & videographers
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Based in Toronto, Canada, Reiner Carlos and Brittany Alyse have come together from their own respective backgrounds in photography. Being drawn to all forms of media, their aim is to always communicate their work with a subtle playfulness and a raw energy.
EMMA STIRLING Journalism Intern
Emma Stirling, a Montreal native, has a degree in Communications and has studied in England. Working in the communications department and contributing for Dress to Kill and DTK Men Magazines, Emma is excited to continue learning and working in the fashion world. She loves anything that has to do with fashion, food, travel and art. Part goofball part sophisticate, Emma has an avid curiosity and love for life.
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With a career spanning over a decade, Sabrina Rinaldi is a celebrated makeup and hair artist. Her enthusiasm for the fashion and beauty industry is apparent in her personal style and artistic versatility, making her a dynamic asset on set. As an editorial favourite and beauty expert, Sabrina has a clientele which includes Karlie Kloss, Joan Smalls, Hilary Duff, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, Maripier Morin & Lindsay Lohan.
ummer is always a great time for adventure and experiences and the ideal time to reinvent yourself. As DTK break away from old traditions, and step into a broader dimensions then fashion, this issue could not have come at a more perfect time - helping you travel through life with DTK’s new signature look. Meghan Collison and her intriguing yet charismatic presence is the perfect cover girl; she’s eclectic, lives internationally and has won the CAFA awards for Canadian model of the year. We spent two days with her, creating video content, interview, classic Yves Saint-Laurent day & night beauty looks, for both our print magazine and our online, and working with fashion visionaire Annie Hort for this fashion forward editorial spread with photographer Andrew Soule. We also get you to Paris, and the Romance of Italy, and share our favorite address, we sit down with Etalks TV Host Chloe Wilde for a fitness pep talk, talking fragrance with Thierry Wasser, and present two fabulous hair story by Nicolas Blanchet and Sabrina Rinaldi.
Photographer Carlos + Alyse Hair and Makeup Sabrina Rinaldi
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We live in a Global Village. Whether it’s Africa or South America, we’re inspired by cultures from around the world. Discover a new look that’s modern yet urban this summer – and viva la vida! Photographer Alex Gilbert Fashion Editor Cary Tauben
Top ARE YOU AM I ($119). Jeans GIANNI VERSACE ($650). Sunglasses GENTLE MONSTER ($395). Earrings ANNELISE MICHELSON ($176).
This page: Blouse VERSACE ($810). Bra Lâ€™AGENT ($95). Bikini Bottom ADIDAS ($30). Towel CHANEL ($495). Opposite page: Bathing suit MICHAEL KORS COLLECTION ($428). Blazer PORTS 1961 ($650). Hat PUCCI ($110). Earrings BALENCIAGA ($300).
This page: Bodysuit HAH ($125). Jeans worn on arm JOE’S ($250). Jeans worn on arm ($186,59) and short ($132,90) ONE TEASPOON at EDITORIAL. Shoes CHANEL ($1150). Earrings JENNIFER FISHER ($358,24). Opposite page: Dress LUCIAN MATIS ($995). Sweatshirt FREE CITY ($315) at TNT. Hat BALENCIAGA ($395). Earrings BAUBLEBAR ($36) at HOLT RENFREW. Photographer ALEX GILBERT. Fashion Editor: CARY TAUBEN at Folio. Model STÉPHANIE at ANOTHER SPECIES. Makeup & hair NICOLAS BLANCHET at FOLIO.
THE FINAL TOUCH
These charming handbags have the power to add definition, flare, or a splash of colour to each and every outfit. Vast and diverse in terms of style, but always a unique way to add to an outfit, this is the accessory that can make or break a look. Whether paired with stilettos, ballet flats, or a crisp white sneaker, the right handbag is guaranteed to take your style game to the next level. By Victoria Vanderplaat
Welcome the new DK88 bag to Burberry’s permanent collection. The DK88 pays homage to the British luxury brand’s signature honey-coloured gabardine fabric through its name, DK88, and the use of Burberry’s new Trench Leather. At the heart of the collection is the DK88 TOP HANDLE, a bag defined by its sculptured handle, oversized lock and timeless silhouette. Expect to see more of the DK88 as Burberry plans to expand the collection with additional colours, sizes and styles. NAOMI CAMPBELL
STARTING AT $3,195
COACH Bandit Bag Aptly named the Bandit, this
bag is packing a secret inside. Hidden within the spacious suede interior of the hobo style Bandit bag is a detachable leather pouch that can be used on its own. With two bags in one – a hobo style carry-all or a leather wristlet – this bag can do it all.
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$3,950 - $4,900
Chanel has launched a new collection of bags paying tribute to the house’s founder, GABRIELLE “COCO” CHANEL. The Gabrielle bag combines beauty and practicality as the large structured base allows you to search for your belongings with ease while the supple quilted leather of the body moves with you as you walk. Comfort and elegance were key characteristics in all of Gabrielle’s creations, which is why this bag is the perfect homage to fashion’s dearly departed leading lady.
LOUISVUITTON MASTERS Collaboration with JEFF KOONS Louis Vuitton’s MASTERS bag collection in collaboration with Jeff Koons is only the beginning of an ongoing project between Louis Vuitton and the New York based artist. The collection aims to connect the present day with the cultural history of art by encouraging the public to experience famous works from the Old Masters in new ways. Jeff Koons’ hand painted large-scale reproductions of masterpieces by da Vinci, Titian, Rubens, Fragonard and Van Gogh have been faithfully reproduced onto iconic LOUIS VUITTON bags such as the Speedy, the Keepall and the Neverfull. Through this collaboration Louis Vuitton affirms its integral role in the world of art.
$585 - $4,000
On Yvona: Bathing suit MICHAEL KORS COLLECTION. Pants JUDITH AND CHARLES ($275). Belt GRETA CONSTANTINE. Earrings ($3,050) and cuffs CHANEL. Handbag LOUIS VUITTON ($3,600). Shoes FENTY ($502) at BROWNS SHOES. On Ariel: Bathing suit SHAN ($315). Jacket JUDITH AND CHARLES ($475). Heels MANOLO BLAHNIK at BROWNS SHOES ($1,045). Choker and necklace CHANEL ($1,025). Car AUDI RS7.
Two friends spending the summer in this sumptuous empty villa, killing time……. They became their own muse, they don’t really need anything from the outside world, with one exception: a new purse for everyday. Special thanks to Audi Toronto and Katia Baptista from iPro Realty LTD. Photographer Richard Bernardin Creative Direction KW Art Direction & Fashion Editor Randy Smith
Left image: Bikini MICHAEL KORS. Bag CARTIER at CARTIER BOUTIQUES ($2,660). Earrings MARK LASH ($2,960). Right image: Bathing suit SHAN ($325). Dress GIVENCHY ($6,345) at HOLT RENFREW. Bag HUGO BOSS at BOSS STORE ($950).
Dress GRETA CONSTANTINE at MAXI BOUTIQUE ($895). High boots GRETA CONSTANTINE (price upon request). Purses CHANEL ($4,025).
Left image: Bikini top ($135) and bikini bottom ($125) SHAN. Jacket GRETA CONSTANTINE. Choker CHANEL ($1,250). Handbag COACH ($800). Car AUDI RS7. Right image: Bikini top SHAN ($195). Dress GIVENCHY ($6,345) at HOLT RENFREW. Bag HUGO BOSS at BOSS STORE ($950). Tote bag MICHAEL KORS COLLECTION ($1,095). Belt GRETA CONSTANTINE. Choker CHANEL ($1,250).
Sequin dress, jacket and panties GRETA CONSTANTINE (price upon request). Sunglasses LOUIS VUITTON ($505). Earrings on Yvona MARK LASH ($350). Earrings on Ariel MARK LASH ($2,480). Hand bags LOUIS VUITTON ($5,100). Shoes LOUBOUTIN ($1,495). Car AUDI RS7. Photographer RICHARD BERNARDIN. Assistant Photographer DUSTY PARR. Fashion Editor RANDY SMITH at JUDY INC. Assistant Fashion Editor JULIA DEBARTOLO. Models YVONA at SUTHERLAND MODELS and ARIEL at FOLIO. Retouching PATRICIA SINCLAIR.
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Women live busy and diverse lives, whether they are raising children, writing the next bestseller, hobnobbing with socialites, designing couture, or (literally) saving lives. The perfect outfit is one that can be worn during the day and is versatile enough to be worn for a chic night out. Like the perfect outfit takes a woman from day to night, so does the perfect car. No matter what road you’re travelling, there’s a car designed to get you to your desired destination – your way.
SL 450 Cabriolet MSRP $86,950
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz SL 450 SL is both an elegant roadster, built for comfortable cruising, and a dynamic coupe, designed for sporty trips along winding road. Featuring an impressive range of enhanced technical and visual features, with a powerful V6 biturbo engine, 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission, and a power panoramic hard-top, this SL is an ultramodern expression of the classic sports car that has enthralled fans for over 60 years.
PORSCHE 718 Boxster S MSRP $79,200 Part of the Idea 718 Series, the new Boxster is engineered with increased power and a sharpened design, and a four-cylinder turbocharged boxer engine. This is the roadster that unites the sporting spirit of the legendary Porsche 718 with the sports car of tomorrow â€“ and transfers it to the roads of todayâ€™s world. With one goal: to take the everyday out of every day.
LINCOLN MKX MSRP $39,025
The all-new Lincoln MKX is equipped with an incredible new feature: Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection. The MKX, which earned a 5 star crash rating, is equipped with the quietest EcoBoost V6 ever with 335 horsepower and 380 lb.-ft. of torque. Lincoln MKX introduces Quiet Luxury, a new standard that combines thoughtful and elegant design with a safe, effortless ride and a warm, tailored experience.
VOLKSWAGEN MY17 Beetle MSRP $29,385
Bolder appearance, new front and rear bumper give the new Beetle a sportier look than one might expect. Of the technologically advanced features in the 2017 Beetle, the most robust comes in the form of its MIB II touchscreen infotainment system. The Beetleâ€™s infotainment (a portmanteau of information and entertainment) system offers one of the most comprehensive suites of connected vehicle services and features available in the automotive industry today.
530i xDrive MSRP $61,500 540i xDrive MSRP $69,000 With over 7.6 million sold worldwide since 1972, the BMW 5 Series remains the benchmark for premium sedans. The 2017 BMW 5 Series Sedan has been entirely redesigned to make it lighter, with weight loss of up to 100 kg with the use of magnesium, aluminium and highstrength steel. The most innovative BMW 5 Series to date, the new 5 Series features a new user interface (iDrive 6.0), and seats with massage function!
Dress DSQUARED2. Earrings MONICA VINADER. Rings EFFY JEWELRY.
Yes, there is more to Italy than trying all the gelato flavours available on your way to the Coliseum. From the best restaurant for a decadent plate of pasta to the finest wine bar for sipping Brunello, here are our favourite places to enjoy the true DOLCE VITA way of life. Photographer Peter Tamlin Fashion Editor Rachel Wirkus Text by Marie-Ăˆve Venne
Top and skirt PHILOSOPHY. Rings EFFY JEWELRY.
BAGLIONI HOTEL REGINA
BALENCIAGA B. PERFUME $120
MULTIROW FANTASY PEARLS AND GOLDEN METAL LONG NECKLACE $6,000
CHEEK GLOW PALETTE IN BRONZE SUN $60
TIFFANY & CO
There are five star hotels – and then, there’s the posh experience you get when you stay at the Baglioni Hotel on Vittorio Avenue. From the first moment you walk through the lobby, you’re transported to a classic Italian film starring Marcello Mastroianni. The rooms are stunning and spacious, even more so if you can book a suite with a balcony to enjoy your morning coffee overlooking the city below.
TIFFANY HARDWEAR WRAP BRACELET $8,800
VINYL CREAM LIP STAIN AT SEPHORA 42$
ANTICO CAFFÈ GRECO
This is the place where you stop for a nice cup of tea when you want to impress the people you are travelling with or simply indulge a little. The Antico Caffè Greco transports you to another time where you can’t help but think about all the famous writers who used to come there like Lord Byron and Keats.
DIORSHOW PUMP‘N’VOLUME MASCARA $37
SCHWARZKOPF GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI
BM INSTANT BLUSH STRAWBERRY BOTTLE $20
AT BROWNS SHOES $1,140
Dress ALBERTA FERRETTI. Choker and rings MONICA VINADER. Double wrapped ring EFFY JEWELRY.
Enoteca Fuori Porta Via del Monte alle Croci, 10
You never had a real wine bar experience until now. Find yourself in the heart of the quiet San Niccolò neighborhood sipping a glass of the best damn Brunello wine on the terrace of Fuori Porta as the sun goes down. This bar is conveniently located near the popular Pizza Michaelangelo, making it a great place to stop in on your way down.
Piazza Strozzi 1 Probably the most exciting museum on a long list of places you need to visit in Florence, the Palazzo Strozzi curates must-see contemporary exhibits while being a stunning historic building on its own. It is worth a look if you are tired of Renaissance art and long for something a little bit more provocative.
CAROLINENERON HARLEM CROSS BODY BAG $275
ROSAMARA COSTARIPA GARDA CHIARETTO CLASSICO ROSÉ 2016 $20.90 AT SAQ.COM
Body suit STELLA MCCARTNEY. Rings EFFY JEWELRY.
TIFFANY HARDWEAR BALL DANGLE RING $2,400
Via dei Neri 32/R Witness a different take on Italian coffee culture, while seizing the occasion to enjoy a perfectly made caffe lungo. The coffee beans they use are organic, roasted and brewed in-house, which might explain why they take their craft so seriously. We strongly suggest you go to Ditta Artigianale over the weekend to enjoy their popular brunch.
SUNLIT BRONZER IN BALI SANDS $46
SUNLIT BRONZER IN BALI SANDS $46
RAMSEY CRACKLED METALLIC LEATHER SANDAL $425
MICHAEL KORS COLLECTION
COROLLE UNPADDED DEMI-CUP BRA & COROLLE TANGA BRIEFS $149 AND $79
YASMEEN SMALL CLUTCH $695
Top and Pants ALBERTA FERRETTI. Necklace MONICA VINADER. Rings EFFY JEWELRY. Photographer PETER TAMLIN. Fashion Editor RACHEL WIRKUS at THE WALL GROUP. Assistant Fashion Editor MIA TORTI. Model NIAMH ADKINS at THE LIONS NY. Makeup ROBERT SESNEK at THE WALL GROUP. Hair JINN. Shot at URBAN MYTH STUDIOS. urbanmythstudio.com
Get ready for the most epic vacation
Are you ready for the best travel experience ever? Imagine yourself in Italy, Mexico, California, or anywhere you’ve always wanted to go! By Mayillah Ezekiel Go sailing along a coastline, zipline through a tropical forest, or watch the sun dip below the horizon from your private infinity pool. Whether you’re looking for excitement or to take things slow to capture the joys of life, Luxury Retreats will make that wish list happen. A full-service villa rental company with an amazing portfolio of spectacular homes around the globe, it offers guests the opportunity to rent luxurious accommodations in sought-after destinations. Dedicated to creating unique and authentic travel experiences with all the comforts of home, Luxury Retreats provides impeccable and personalized service for those who are looking for something
exceptional. A team of villa specialists are dedicated to potential guests. They’re focused on matching guests with the perfect vacation home. Once the trip has begun, a personal concierge is available 24/7 to assist on-the-go. Choose a location that is pulling you toward it. It might be turquoise waves lapping on the shore or an astonishing view from an estate. With more than 4,000 handpicked luxury villas in over 100 of the hottest travel destinations to choose from, you will find your trip to remember. Let the stress melt away, unwind and enjoy your vacation – it’s waiting for you.
COMO, LAKE COMO, ITALY
This stunning 16th century palazzo, located in the village of Torno, Italy, is set on an 18-acre private estate on the banks of Lake Como. Torno is a comune in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 45 kilometres north of Milan and about 5 kilometres northeast of Como. Fully restored and exquisitely decorated, this villa exudes Italian charm and oozes romance. Perfect for music lovers, the site houses the piano on which Gioachino Rossini wrote the Opera Tancredi in 1813. The timeless frescoes, boiseries, Venetian terrazzo-style floor designs, painted wooden ceilings, fireplaces and historical details of the original design will surely make you feel like you are living la dolce vita!
IN LOS RANCHOS, PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
The name Aramara, meaning “Goddess of Life”, comes from the Huichol people, a tribe that has maintained it’s pre-Columbian traditions. This magnificent, 12-bedroom, private, beachfront retreat, designed by the world-famous Martyn Lawrence Bullard, combines natural beauty, warm ocean water, priceless seclusion, palapa-style architecture, and endless possibilities of activities. Your culinary experience will be fully customized to your preferences by worldrenowned international five-star executive chefs for an unparalleled luxurious experience. A discrete and attentive bilingual staff will be available to accommodate all of your requests, providing you with the relaxation and rejuvenation you deserve. Enjoy your choice of three outdoor hot tubs in a carefree environment perfect for relaxation, and nestled amid acres of tropical gardens.
ON THE BORDER OF BEL AIR & BRENTWOOD, CALIFORNIA, USA This spectacular, seven-bedroom luxury villa is located on the border of Bel Air and Brentwood in Los Angeles. Perfect for a relaxing vacation, hidden in lush gardens, you’ll discover expansive terraces and lounge areas for relaxation, as well as a hot tub and an infinity pool. Not far from the property, the Getty Center, Universal Studios and the Griffith Observatory can be reached in minutes. With easy access to neighbouring Santa Monica, Venice, and Hollywood neighbourhoods, this perfectly situated, incomparable private oasis blends the best of California’s natural beauty and LA’s contemporary style.
Coquine, classic and always stylish, the modern Parisian woman has it all. She makes anything look effortlessly cool and chic. Now, step into the joie de vivre thatâ€™s part of the city of lights. Photographer Jean-Claude Lussier Fashion Editor Fritz Text by StĂŠphane Leduc
Dress CHLOÃ‰ ($3,155) at HOLT RENFREW. Belt SIMONS ($39). Sandals GUCCI. Socks HUE ($12) at THE BAY. Dog TSUKI.
Blouse SEE BY CHLOÉ ($485) at SIMONS. Jeans GAP ($89). Belt SIMONS ($39). Sunglasses SAINT LAURENT ($510) at HOLT RENFREW. Handbag HERMÈS ($9,800). Bracelet CAROLEE ($80) at THE BAY. Ring GUCCI ($490) at HOLT RENFREW.
La Galerie Louis Vuitton 18, rue Louis Vuitton Asnières www.louisvuitton.com
MATTE SHAKER HIGH PIGMENT LIQUID LIPSTICK IN BEIGE VINTAGE $29
WANTLES ESSENTIELS MINI DEMIRANDA SHOULDER BAG $575
If you’ve ever dreamt of entering the heart of the Louis Vuitton universe, you’ll be pleased to know that it is now possible by visiting a new museum in Asnières. The space is located north-west of Paris between the family home, and the workshop built in 1859. This is where 70 leather craftsmen still produce the label’s iconic pieces and special orders, and you’ll discover the first LV-monogrammed trunks, but also rare pieces and collaborations that have marked the history of the famous house, which has become synonymous with French craftsmanship and luxury design.
MICHAEL KORSX FUJIFILM INSTAX® CAMERA $178
JARDIN DU PALAIS-ROYAL
At the heart of the city is the mysterious and enchanting Jardin du Palais-Royal, a highly historical spot where designer Philippe Di Méo has just opened a boutique. With its discreet charm, the space serves as a setting for the rare creations of the perfumery iconoclast, who creates whenever inspiration strikes. A place of meeting and seduction during the 18th century, the garden’s archways are the perfect background for discovering captivating scents, including his latest, Fleuve Tendre. Liquides Imaginaires Jardins du Palais-Royal www.liquidesimaginaires.com
Jacket ($2,530) and pants ($1,075) FENDI at HOLT RENFREW. Bracelet CAROLEE ($80) at THE BAY. Pumps HERMÃˆS ($1,125).
MAISON CHRISTOFLE The art of the table is an intrinsic part of French refinement and manners, so much so that it appears on UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritage. Since its creation, Maison Christofle has been spreading this expertise by creating exceptional table pieces. Having set up shop on rue Royale in 1897, its flagship boutique is simply a dream: it houses all the pieces created by the brand’s master goldsmiths. With a firm focus on modernity, the house calls on the greatest designers: Ora-Ïto, Marcel Wanders, and Jean-Marie Massaud are the names that are helping to bring craftsmanship into the 21st century.
Boutique Christofle 9, rue Royale www.christofle.com
GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY
SÌ HAIR MIST $66
CARLINA SUNGLASSES AVAILABLE AT CHLOÉ.COM $203
SUEDE HEELS $695
LIQUID BLUSH IN ORGASM $38
CAROLINENERON BROOKLYN’ SMALL HANDBAG $295
Don’t forget to stop at Pierre Hardy’s boutique as you continue your stroll through the archways of the Palais-Royal. A veritable shoe architect, his work is fascinating because of his ability to combine the worlds of conceptual art and design. As the Creative Director for both the shoe collection and the fine jewellery division at Hermès, this former dancer and art student has a wide array of talents.
Pierre Hardy Jardins du Palais-Royal www.pierrehardy.com
CAFÉ DE L’HOMME
With its stunning view of the Eiffel Tower overlooking the fountains of the Trocadéro, in just a few months, Café l’Homme has become a choice destination for all epicureans. Nestled at the heart of the Palais de Chaillot, its décor, created by architect duo Gilles & Boissier, pays homage to the art deco codes of the historic building built for the International Exposition in 1937. The menu, created by chef Mickaël Foubert, is a true tribute to craftsmen farmers and French produce. A place that will please both your senses and spirit.
Café de l’Homme 17, place du Trocadéro www.cafedelhomme.com
JESS NECKLACE 79$.
Sébastien Gaudard is part of a new generation of pastry chefs who, after having worked in modern times, strive to honour tradition while looking towards the future. A short walk away from the Louvre, under the gaze of the gold Joan of Arc statue, this little gem of a teahouse is the ideal setting for rediscovering French pastry classics. There is no resisting its shop window, which is filled with rum babas, Mont Blancs, cream puffs, caramelized choux puffs and chocolate eclairs. An essential stop for both food lovers and connoisseurs. Pâtisserie Sébastien Gaudard 1, rue des Pyramides www.sebastiengaudard.com
CROSSBODY BAG $1,750 .
Blouse ($425) and dress ($425) SEE BY CHLOÃ‰ at SIMONS.
EUDIALYTE BAG $250
The Wellness by
This summer, the main event in Paris will be a huge exhibition in honour of the house of Christian Dior’s 70th anniversary. Its founder’s entire universe will be on display, not to mention that of his successors like Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, and most recently, Maria Grazia Chiuri. The show will include over 300 dresses, but also paintings, furniture, and artwork, for Monsieur Dior loved great art and museums on top of being passionate about fashion.
Why not plan a stop at the most exclusive spa in Paris as you wander around the capital? Olivier Lecocq has become a master of wellness: his 20 years of experience have led him to create an intimate location that feels like a luxury hotel, complete with essential oils he created himself. His goal: to express his vision down to the slightest detail. A unique experience that combines calm, luxury, and delight.
The Wellness by Olivier Lecocq Prince de Galles Hotel 33, avenue Georges V www.olivierlecocq.com
Musee des Arts Décoratifs www.lesartsdecoratifs.fr
LOVE STORY EAU SENSUELLE $112 - 50ML .
Blouse ZIMMERMANN ($720) at HOLT RENFREW. Skirt COS ($79). Necklace GUCCI ($900) at HOLT RENFREW. Bracelet CAROLEE ($120) at THE BAY. Photographer JEAN-CLAUDE LUSSIER. Fashion Editor FRITZ at JUDY INC. Model JENNA CASTILLOUX at MONTAGE. Makeup & Hair GENEVIÃˆVE LENNEVILLE at FOLIO Using NARS MAKEUP and ORIBE HAIR. Digital retouching WILLIAM LANGLAIS. Assistant Fashion Editor CYNTHIA VIGNEAULT.
How to Get the Classic
LUMINOUS YSL LOOK Learn how to create two timeless YSL looks, from the ultimate natural day makeup to the classic smoky night look, perfect for any occasion. Photographer Carlos + Alyse Beauty Editor Mayillah Ezekiel Hair and Makeup Sabrina Rinaldi Nails Tamara Di Lullo Stylist Rima Chahine Editorial shot with Fujifilm GFX 50S Camera
Use Yves Saint Laurent's Beauty Sleep Top Secrets Radiance Revealing Concentrate to act as a good night's sleep for your skin and maximize your beauty sleep, resulting in a re-plumped, radiant complexion upon awakening. To moisturize and ensure a flawless concealer application, use the Forever Youth Liberator Eye Zone Serum to diminish dark circles for a firmer, highlighted eye area.
YSL TOUCHE ÉCLAT RADIANCE PERFECTING PEN $50. YSL TOUCHE ÉCLAT LE TEINT RADIANCE AWAKENING FOUNDATION $65.
First things first, prep and prime your skin, starting with the lips. Use the Top Secrets Lip RePlumping Concentrate to visibly smooth, plump and redefine the lip contour. This product will leave your lips looking well-shaped and luscious.
Before applying any makeup, start by using the illuminating Touche Éclat Blur Primer that blurs imperfections and boosts the radiance of foundation.
YSL TOUCHE ÉCLAT BLUR PRIMER $56.
To perfect your complexion, apply Touche Éclat Radiance Perfecting Pen and Touche Éclat Le Teint Radiance Awakening Foundation to reduce the look of fatigue and create flawless coverage. To create that coveted dewy glow, apply Touche Éclat Glow Shot Liquid Highlighter on the high points of your face, like your cheekbones, the bridge of the nose, and over the brow. Finish off your natural YSL look with Volupté Tint-in-Balm, which is a hybrid lipstick that combines the nourishing care of a sheer balm with a glowing colour to add a hint of tint that enhances your lips to make them truly vibrant.
YSL FOREVER YOUTH LIBERATOR EYE ZONE SERUM $125 YSL TOUCHE ÉCLAT GLOW SHOT LIQUID HIGHLIGHTER $40.
YSL VOLUPTÉ TINT-INBALM $42.
Discover the behind the scenes video on dresstokillmagazine.com
Blazer ZARA ($69) Choker ALDO ($12) Bracelets ALDO ($20) Chain ALDO ($25)
Inspired by the fabrics of Yves Saint Laurent’s creative studio in Paris, create a slick, smoldering eye with the Couture Variation 10 Color Eye Palette. It allows you to create infinite sexy looks inspired by Yves Saint Laurent’s signature style. Complete your smoky eye look by intensifying your upper and lower lash line with the bold Dessin Du Regard Waterproof High Impact 16-Hour Wear Color Eye Pencil and by applying a few coats of Mascara Volume Effect Faux Cils Babydoll for volume, lash-by-lash separation, and up to 24 hours of wear. For some added shine, use the non-stick Eye Gloss Smudger to create a wet and shiny effect to the eyes.
Build and customize your desired coverage and radiance, with Touche Éclat Le Cushion and Touche Éclat Radiance Perfecting Pen, for a natural, sophisticated finish and a no-makeup feel. The lightweight, silky-matte Les Sahariennes Bronzing Stones Collector bronzer will allow you to effortlessly define the features you wish to accentuate, as if you were naturally sunkissed and were wearing nothing at all. Finish off your YSL look with the high-shine nail polish La Laque Couture in “17 Bleu Cobalt” for an instant touch of glamour.
YSL ROUGE PUR COUTURE LIPSTICK COLLECTION IN “05 BEIGE ETRUSQUE & 10 BEIGE TRIBUTE” $42.
YSL LES SAHARIENNES BRONZING STONES COLLECTOR IN “2 FIRE OPAL” $63
YSL EYE GLOSS SMUDGER $32.
YSL TOUCHE ÉCLAT LE CUSHION $72.
YSL DESSIN DU REGARD WATERPROOF HIGH IMPACT 16-HOUR WEAR COLOR EYE PENCIL IN “1 NOIR EFFRONTE” $34. YSL COUTURE VARIATION 10 COLOR EYE PALETTE IN “4 UNDERGROUND” $80.
YSL LA LAQUE COUTURE IN “17 BLEU COBALT ” $32. YSL MASCARA VOLUME EFFECT FAUX CILS BABYDOLL IN BLACK $38.
Opposite page: Top DIANE VON FURSTENBERG ($338) at THE BAY. Skirt FINDERS KEEPERS. Bracelets ALDO ($15). Earrings ALDO ($10). Choker TOPSHOP ($25.95). Photographer CARLOS + ALYSEZ at RODEO PRODUCTION. Beauty Editor SABRINA RINALDI at FOLIO. Stylist RIMA CHAHINE at FOLIO Nails TAMARA DI LULLO at Folio Model MEGHAN COLLISON at NEW YORK MODEL MANAGEMENT / MODEMODELS
Need the perfect sunshine beauty kit? We’ve got you covered! From skincare to makeup, hot summer days call for a carefree and minimalist approach to beauty. Complete your warm-weather beauty wardrobe with these summer essentials that will keep you looking effortlessly gorgeous all season long! By Mayillah Ezekiel
Photographer Donat Fashion Editor Rima Chahine Art Director & Beauty Mayillah Ezekiel
CHARLOTTE TILBURY OVERNIGHT BRONZE & GLOW MASK $65
CLÉ DE PEAU BEAUTÉ
WHITE CAVIAR ILLUMINATING PEARL INFUSION $680
BEAUTY SLEEP ELIXIR $75
LA PRAIRIE WHITE CAVIAR ILLUMINATING PEARL INFUSION $680
MOISTURIZING BOOSTER $175
VINOPERFECT CONCENTRATED BRIGHTENING ESSENCE $50
One of the hottest new trends in beauty, Microblading, could be the time saver you need in the morning. Cut down your time in front of the mirror this summer, all while ensuring long-lasting brows. Worry no more about humidity, water, or smudging – get all the information you need to get carefree brows at kesthetique.com
HYDRA LIFE EXTRA PLUMP – SMOOTH BALM MASK $30
Photographer DONAT. Fashion Editor RIMA CHAHINE / FOLIO. Makeup & hair MAYILLAH EZEKIEL Model MELROSE at DULCEDO. Location Special thanks to HOTEL LE CRYSTAL.
COCO ROSE COCONUT OIL LIP POLISH 20$
CHANEL POUDRE BELLE MINE ENSOLEILLÃ‰E $68
LIP TATTOO IN NATURAL ROSEWOOD $36
MARC JACOBS BEAUTY
DEW DROPS COCONUT GEL HIGHLIGHTER IN DEW YOU? $55
MAKEUP ARTIST TALK
COLEMAN Head of Innovation for Beautycounter
Not only is CHRISTY COLEMAN an outstanding fashion and celebrity makeup artist – who has worked with some of the most famous actresses, models, magazines and photographers in the world – but she is also the first beauty expert to go green, showing us there’s no need to compromise style or your health to be glamourous. As head of innovation at Beautycounter, she helps create beauty products that offer the highest level of safety based on the most up to date studies and information available. By Mayillah Ezekiel 68
How did it all start? It all started back on a rural farm in Willow, Oklahoma when I was around 12 years old. I would sit in the wheat track reading Vogue magazine while I waited for the combines [harvesters] to fill the truck so we could drive to the grain elevator. I would slowly go through the pages, and they would take me on a photographic journey. It was here I began visualizing myself in the world of fashion and beauty.
THE ONLY RULE I LIVEby ISto GETTHAT FOUNDATION RIGHT AND BLEND,AFTER THATcreativity & FREEDOM SHOULDTAKE OVER.
Every Sunday after church my Mother would allow me to charge one beauty product [to her tab] at the local pharmacy, adding to my tackle box of products. Mostly I chose those credited on the [Vogue] covers that I had been reading. I also collected any fashion and beauty books I could find. [American make-up artist] Way Bandy soon became my obsession, so began the days of painting one half of my face one way and the other another. I became hooked on the transformation, becoming an everyday beauty junkie. My mother and father were incredibly creative – my mother encouraged my love for dreaming and my father showed me any idea is possible.
How long have you been a makeup artist, and how did you get your start in the beauty industry? Falling in love with makeup at such a young age showed me the importance of good skin, as it acts as a canvas for applying makeup. I chose to graduate High School early, move to Dallas, and receive my license as an aesthetician. I moved back to my hometown and opened my own skincare boutique at the age of 18 where I did facials and makeovers. I made a lot of my own products and carried the Trucco Cosmetic line from Sebastian in my studio. I soon realized I had to follow my dream [of living] in NYC to discover the fashion world so I began plotting my journey.
BEAUTYCOUNTER RETRACTABLE FOUNDATION BRUSH $43
...HEALTH IS THE greatest GIFT WE HAVE AND WE MUST honour THAT.
What is one of your all-time career highlights, or a pivotal moment in your career?
Professionally, I would have to say it was meeting Kevyn Aucoin the day of the Perry Ellis fashion show. It was Marc Jacobs’ first collection. Jed Root had chosen me to assist him and of course I had never met him (Kevyn or Marc). Carla Bruni came running backstage late, she took one look at me and my empty chair and sat right down in it. I’ll always have an affinity for her [for] taking a chance on the new girl. That show became one of many days with Kevyn, which ultimately validated my life as an artist. Personally, [a highlight] was my first Vogue job with Grace Coddington in Paris, shooting couture for the March issue with Arthur Elgort. Being in the presence of those clothes and that woman was a once in a lifetime experience that I will never forget.
What do you love most about makeup?
Everything. Its ability to inspire, to give confidence, the colours, different textures, the packaging. I love all of it. I have built my life around it.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
Art, nature, pop culture, fashion, photography, music and of course travel. I would say everything I look at or hear daily ends up inspiring me one way or another – Whether that [be] in colour, texture or innovation.
Who are some of the people that have inspired you throughout your career? Well, hands
down Kevyn Aucoin. However, great editors like Grace Coddington, and a hairdresser named Recine [have inspired me too]. My parents and my dog named Rider.
What is the most important beauty advice that you can give to women? To experiment! Makeup is meant to be fun. I find so many women don’t wear any as they are afraid of applying it wrong. The
BEAUTYCOUNTER CHARCOAL CLEANSING BAR $30
IN THE END, I WANT MY client TO LOOK LIKE THE BEST version OF HERSELF WHILE EXUDING CONFIDENCE.
only rule I live by is to get that foundation right and blend, after that creativity and freedom should take over. When beginning to practice your talent, start with a softer, lighter application as you can always go back and layer for a bolder look.
What is your favourite look to do on clients?
Having equally established a love affair with both fashion and beauty taught me that makeup should enhance all of you. For me, as an artist it all starts with beautiful skin: from there anything is possible. A defined brow, a statement lip or unexpected pops of colour, I love. In the end, I want my client to look [like] the best version of herself while exuding confidence.
What are your favourite Beautycounter products? How do you like to use them? I
have a few but Tint Skin applied with the retractable brush is a game changer. It gives you a perfect flawless finish with ease. The Charcoal Cleansing face Bar to ensure you have the perfect canvas, the Baby Balm as I love to press just a bit on the eyelid to enhance the eyeshadow, or worn alone to catch a pop of light opening up the eye.
What is your favourite spring beauty trend, and what products would you use to achieve this trend? Beautiful skin. The Cleansing Balm and Dew Skin are the two products that will give you just that.
Why do you think it is more and more important to be aware of what we consume, and to start to move towards health-conscious brands like Beautycounter? Because health
is the greatest gift we have and we must honour that. So often we all take this for granted. Asking for cosmetic reform is a no-brainer for me. Beauty is meant to be full of life and every time a product touches our skin it must just that [– infusing life]. My hope is to inspire others to feel the same.
BEAUTYCOUNTER CLEANSING BALM $94
BEAUTYCOUNTER BABY DAILY PROTECTIVE BALM $28
BEAUTYCOUNTER TINT SKIN HYDRATING FOUNDATION $51 71
This page: Eyes: Kajal Crayon/Diane Kendal in Flourish me Bold ($21), Eye Shadow Aqua ($19) MAC COSMETICS. Matte Eyeshadow in Outremer NARS ($26). Cheeks: Blush in Impassioned NARS ($30). Lips: Lipstick Muscu-linity MAC COSMETICS. Hair: Lacquer Infinium L'ORÉAL ($28). Dress GEORGINE. Earrings HAARSTICK JEWELRY. Opposite page: Eyes: Pigment in Rock-it Yellow, Rich Purple and Steel Blue ($26), Eyeshadow in Plumage ($19) MAC COSMETICS. Lips: Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolor in Divinedivine MAC COSMETICS ($25). Hair: Gel Sleek & Swing Dual Styler L’ORÉAL ($32). Blouse SAINT LAURENT. Earrings BONHEUR JEWELRY. Ring AURATE.
Futuristic, new age femme fatale inspirations will be your go-to party look this summer. Metallics, shimmers and bold colours add drama and instantly give you cult status.
Photographer Leda & St-Jacques Fashion Editor Tatiana Cinquino Makeup Nicolas Blanchet Hair Louis Hechter
This page: Eyes: Eyeshadow Amber Lights ($19), Pigment in Little Blue Brown ($12), Pigment in Heritage Rouge ($26) MAC COSMETICS. Duo Eyeshadow Fashion Rebel NARS ($36). Lips:VelvetMatte Lip Pencil in Bolero NARS ($27).Hair: Lacquer Shower Shine Wet Domination L’ORÉAL ($31). Shirt and blazer SAINT LAURENT. Earrings HAARSTICK JEWELRY. Necklace AURATE. Opposite page: Eyes: Pigment in Process Magenta ($26), Chromagraphic Pencil in Rich Purple ($20), Pigment in Old Gold ($26) MAC COSMETICS. Lips: Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolor in High Drama MAC COSMETICS ($25). Hair: Essence Absolue SHU UEMURA ($69). Blouse SAINT LAURENT. Earrings AURATE. Thick ring HAARSTICK JEWELRY. Thumb and index finger rings AMANDA PEARL. Photographer LEDA & ST-JACQUES at RODEO. Assistant photographer YANIVE NIZARD LAFRANCE. Fashion Editor TATIANA CINQUINO at JUDY INC. Makeup NICOLAS BLANCHET at FOLIO. Hair LOUIS HECHTER for L’Oreal Professional at FOLIO. Model FREDERIQUE MERCIER at DULCEDO.
This page: Hair: DYSON Supersonic Hair Dryer ($499.99). ORIBE Soft Lacquer Styling Spray ($41). MOROCCANOIL Luminous Hairspray ($27). Top and Pants HERMÈS. Necklace SAINT LAURENT at CAROLE TANENBAUM VINTAGE COLLECTION. Ring ALYNNE LAVIGNE. Opposite page: Hair: DYSON Supersonic Hair Dryer ($499.99). ORIBE Maximista Thickening Spray ($42). MOROCCANOIL Luminous Hairspray ($27). Top and Pants CÉLINE at HOLT RENFREW. Sunglasses GENTLE MONSTER at SPECTACLE. Earrings CAROLE TANENBAUM VINTAGE COLLECTION.
SUMMER TIME BLUES
Nostalgia hits us hard with these sexy and feminine 70s inspired curls. A bit of Jacqueline Bisset mixed with Bianca Jagger bring a sensuous side to any summer night. Photographer D. Picard Fashion Editor Nadia Pizzimenti Hair & Makeup Sabrina Rinaldi
This page: Hair: DYSON Supersonic Hair Dryer ($499.99). ORIBE Thick Dry Finishing Spray ($47). AG HAIR Sea Spray ($24 for 4.6 oz). Top and Jeans SANDRO. Earrings ALYNNE LAVIGNE. Ring CAROLE TANENBAUM VINTAGE COLLECTION. Opposite page: Hair: DYSON Supersonic Hair Dryer ($499.99). AG HAIR Dry Wax ($26 for 5 oz). ORIBE Shine Light Reflecting Spray ($47). Top JENNIFER TOROSIAN. Earrings CAROLE TANENBAUM VINTAGE COLLECTION. Bracelet PATRICIA WONG. Photographer D. PICARD. Fashion Editor NADIA PIZZIMENTI at P1M. Model VIE at MONTAGE and WOMEN NY. Makeup and hair SABRINA RINALDI at P1M using DYSON HAIR.
The Origin of the
UMBRIAN CLAY Let us transport you to an extraordinary place
of soul-stirring art, food, beauty, and landscapes.
Discover the rich history behind one of the
most iconic collections from Fresh and
learn about the artists behind its limited-edition hand-painted, swirling design. By Mayillah Ezekiel
mbrian Clay, being one of the earliest known cosmetic ingredients, has been used for therapeutic treatments for centuries; and for the ancient civilization established in Umbria, white clay was believed to possess mystical meaning. Fresh founders Alina Roytberg and Lev Glazman commissioned Rometti, a ceramics workshop based in Umbria, Italy, to create a design that embodies the great history behind the Umbrian clay mask. The soft hue of blue juxtaposed with a shade of sand beige, crowned with an Etruscan figure chosen to represent beauty certainly makes for an artful conception. The earthy palette and Rometti’s signature stripes complete the geometric design inspired by the Umbrian landscape. This collaboration celebrates and honours the brand’s heritage, artisanal spirit and respect for Italy’s green heart.
Photographer Christopher Baker
FRESH UMBRIAN CLAY PURIFYING MASK ($75).
Rometti, the first Italian ceramic workshop to incorporate avant-garde ideas, was founded in 1927. Massimo Monini, the owner, and Jean-Christophe Clair, the artistic director, continuously experiment and exercise their curiosity to create with innovative production techniques. Their unique, handmade objects are created with natural clay pulled from a local quarry whose origin dates back to Roman times; making this a natural partnership, because of Fresh’s similar approach with their mineral-rich clay. Powered by Umbrian Clay, this multi-tasking mask (for all skin types) can be used as a daily deep cleanser, a pore-purifying mask, and a spot treatment. The three-in-one treatment not only contains this “miracle” clay high in mineral content to balance, purify, and clarify the complexion, but it also uses sandalwood oil for its astringent properties, chamomile flower and lavender water to soothe the skin, and olive leaf extract to promote suppleness and protect against free radicals. Twenty-five years after the discovery of this key ingredient in a small picturesque village of Nocera Umbra, the Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask, among the complete Umbrian Clay collection, continues to be an iconic product to keep safe on your top shelf.
Mon Guerlain, a chat with master perfumer
A tribute to todayâ€™s femininity, the iconic houseâ€™s new fragrance, Mon Guerlain, is strong, free and sensual with notes of Carla Lavender, Sambac Jasmine, Album Sandalwood and Tahitensis Vanilla. We sat down with master perfumer Thierry Wasser to learn more about the scent, the creative process behind the fragrance, and the woman that now embodies Mon Guerlain. By Mayillah Ezekiel
What essentials go into creating an iconic fragrance like Mon Guerlain? I hope it is going to be iconic, but when I create, I just put my energy, my feelings and my soul into it. I always wish success will be encountered, but sometimes you hit, sometimes you miss. There are no rules. The only thing that makes something become iconic is the acclaim by customers, so I am just waiting to see. Only time will tell us. Tell me where do you get your main source of inspiration? Certainly not in a laboratory, but outside it. To do manufacturing, you have to go all over the world to source your materials. The sourcing is great inspiration because you are on different continents and you meet so many different people with different points of views. It enlarges your scope of vision, feeds your creativity and a lot of ideas come from the field.
THE IDEA behind MON GUERLAIN IS TO celebrate WOMEN, AND THEIR DIFFERENT FACETS...
How did Angelina Jolie come into the Guerlain family, and become involved with Mon Guerlain? The idea behind Mon Guerlain is to celebrate women, and their different facets, which [is the way] Guerlain, as a beauty brand, envisions women. Mon Guerlin was a very clear match with Angelina Jolie. We had seen her commitment and actions around the world, especially with Africa and Asia, which is what we believe in, and what we actually do in those places. She was involved in the bottle choice, the name, the visual, and the film – of course since she’s an actress, but she is also a film director. So the inspiration for the whole atmosphere surrounding the fragrance is a collaboration between Guerlain and Angelina Jolie. I think she is such a strong, passionate human being, that’s why she inspires people to be courageous, bold, and truthful. She’s a woman with a vision, and that’s what Mon Guerlain represents. How long does it take to create a new scent? There are no rules. Sometimes, it can go pretty fast, and sometimes the delivery takes longer. That’s because it’s very difficult to translate a dream in your head, and to make it happen in a bottle. In the case of Mon Guerlain, I have been thinking about it for a good solid three years, and usually, the creative process is twelve months. How did you choose the notes and the ingredients for the scent? It will sound a little weird, but sometimes you smell a raw material like Lavender and it just gives you a feeling. I used to say that flowers spoke to me. It is bizarre to say, but it does trigger an emotion, and for Mon Guerlain, Lavender was the image of truth. If I want to express truth, I pick Lavender. Mon Guerlain, being the portrait of a woman, started with truth, followed by the generosity of Sambac Jasmin, which is a very sumptuous flower. In the South of India, it is worn on a woman’s head. I realized how social that flower was when I saw it was used in temples and in weddings. The women use it for beauty as well as its scent - they even make necklaces out of the flower. So, it is personal, and eventually, people can find their own truth and make it their own. At the end of the day, there is no right and no wrong. This is how I go about designing a fragrance.
MON GUERLAIN $119 – 50ML.
La Maison Valmont at Oakridge Centre, the ultimate opportunity to experience the Valmont Groupâ€™s excellence. An elegant environment with luxurious products and professional refined treatments. A heaven of tranquillity where each customer is unique.
LA MAISON VALMONT | OAKRIDGE CENTRE 650 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2M9 604-233-6699 | www.evalmont.com La Maison Valmont Vancouver
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4 SO CLEAN So fresh,
1.- DOLCE & GABBANA
Light Blue Eau Intense ($105 - 50 ml).
2.- ISSEY MIYAKE
L’Eau d’Issey Pure ($118 – 90 ml).
Lovegrass ($95 – 60 ml).
4.- TOM FORD
Sole Di Positano Eau de Parfum ($255 – 50 ml).
Eau des Merveilles Bleue ($114 – 50 ml).
With the changing season comes the bright, airy scents of carefree summer days. A brand new collection of fragrances that will surely make summer sweeter, with scents reminiscent of florals catching the tail winds of a summer breeze. By Mayillah Ezekiel
An Interview with Etalkâ€˜s Chloe Wilde Photographer Donat Art Director & makeup Mayillah Ezekiel Fashion Editor Sara Roberts
Damn right healthy is hot! Inspired by the reinvention of fitness, wellness and health, Chloe Wilde started a movement to motivate women to be their best selves. Being a mainstay on Canadaâ€™s most-watched entertainment program, Etalk, she knows how hard it can be to balance a hectic schedule and a healthy lifestyle. Get to know the multi-talented woman behind
the camera, as she talks on the importance of self-care, balance and fitness.
This page: Sweatshirt MCQ at NORDSTROM. Shorts IVY PARK. Jacket NIKE at NORDSTROM. Hand wraps EVERLAST. Opposite page: Bodysuit ACNE STUDIOS at NORDSTROM. Top NIKE. Vest BOSS HUGO BOSS at NORDSTROM. Hand wraps EVERLAST.
Why is it so important to you to live a healthy lifestyle? I believe that we are given one beautiful
life to live and it is our responsibility to make the most of it, to be the best versions of ourselves and to create positive ripples into the world. We can only achieve that if we are at our optimal place of being, and that starts with health. Living a healthy lifestyle is not easy, but is it ever important. It takes effort, discipline, and humility to realize when you’ve strayed from your goals. The results are unbelievable and affect every aspect of your life; from your mental health, to physical health, sleep, moods, energy levels, confidence… you name it. Make the choice to live a healthy life, make the choice to invest in yourself for now and for the future; I guarantee you will see a difference.
How do you balance your career, travel and a social life with eating well and staying fit? Balancing
everything can be hard sometimes. I’m not going to pretend that I am the queen at the art of “balance", but I try my hardest every single day. It is so important to be kind to yourself when you’re trying to do it all. Of course certain aspects will have to take a backseat while other more pressing matters drive your attention, but there is one area that should never take a back seat and that is self-care. You can’t run the world if you aren’t operating optimally. No matter how long that to-do list gets, remember to take moments for yourself.
By Mayillah Ezekiel
...WE ARE GIVEN ONE beautiful LIFE TO LIVE AND IT IS OUR responsibility TO MAKE THE most OF IT, TO BE THE BESTversions OFOURSELVES... Lists are the core of how I try to balance it all. I am old school and write everything down on paper with a pen in hand (and then transcribe it all into my Google calendar, obviously). There is something therapeutic about writing it all down and then prioritizing what needs to be done. As a “yes-person”, I love RSVP’ing to everything. But in the past year or so, I’ve come to realize that it is ok to say no. It is ok not to attend every shindig in town. I promise you, FOMO is not a reason to show up somewhere.
MY BEST DAYS AT Etalk ARE THOSEWHEN I AMfilled WITH PASSION, EXCITEMENT, CONFIDENCE and A SENSEOF CURIOSITY.
With an ever-changing schedule and regular traveling comes the downside of instability in your personal life and lack of routine in your eating and fitness habits. My advice: GET CREATIVE!
When I travel for work I always do a little research before hopping on the plane, finding fun workout opportunities around my hotel. On the food front, eating well can be tricky with a demanding job, which is why it is so important to enjoy cooking and to play in the kitchen. Sometimes I even bring my own food to the airport with me for long travel days! Essentially, there are no excuses if you plan ahead.
Healthy Is Hot - How did it all start?
Healthy Is Hot started as a hashtag four years ago when I left my life as a science student at McGill University and found myself travelling across Canada on a reality show called the “MuchMusic VJ Search” in hopes of winning the top prize and landing a coveted role at Much-Music in downtown Toronto. Being on the road for a month combined with crazy amounts of stress threw me into a downward spiral of unhealthy eating. There was a moment where I realized how bad I was being to my body and decided to take back some control - I went to the gym and used the hashtag #healthyishot for the very first time. Fast forward three years and here we are.
This page: Bra ADIDAS BY STELLA MCCARTNEY. Jacket T BY ALEXANDER WANG. Leggings ZELLA at NORDSTROM. Shoes NIKE. Hand wraps EVERLAST. Opposite page: Bra ZELLA at NORDSTROM. Pants 3.1 PHILLIP LIM. Shoes FENTY X PUMA. Watch MOVADO BOLD. Bra ADIDAS BY STELLA MCCARTNEY. Jacket T BY ALEXANDER WANG. Leggings ZELLA at NORDSTROM. Shoes NIKE. Hand wraps EVERLAST. ROXY HOTEL LOUNGE
Photographer DONAT. Fashion Editor SARA ROBERTS at P1M. Art Director & Makeup MAYILLAH EZEKIEL. Hair KIRSTEN KLONTZ at P1M. Assistant photographer PAUL CRIVILLAR. Location LULULEMON (318 Queen St). Special thanks to ETALK and LULULEMON for the locations.
The hashtag has since turned into a digital space online (www.healthyishott.com) and on Instagram (@healthyishott) where we promote body-positivity, self-love, female empowerment and encourage honest discussions on all aspects of health. With a so many women having an “I hate my body” moment every single day, we need a place where we can celebrate each other and help each other stay accountable on our health journeys.
You can catch Chloe Wilde on Etalk, which airs weeknights at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO. For the full editorial and interview, visit dresstokillmagazine.com
Tell me about your fitness routine. Whether I am at home or on the road for Etalk, the key to my fitness journey is to keep it ever changing with a variety of workouts. Currently I’m obsessing over a mixture of power yoga, running and HIIT. Each provides me with a very different physical and mental challenge.
As a Reporter for Etalk, you are constantly in front of a camera. Beyond looking great, how do you manage to feel your best? My best days at Etalk are
those when I am filled with passion, excitement, confidence and a sense of curiosity. To set myself up for success, I try to incorporate positive and empowering habits – and it all starts with my morning routine. I need my coffee in the morning, otherwise it is not going to be a good day – trust me you do not want to see me un-caffeinated. Then I walk to work and take that opportunity to express gratitude. It is such a beautiful way to start the day; it reframes your perception of the world through lenses of appreciation. And then throughout the day it’s the simple things that keep me feeling my best, going for walks to stretch my legs and get fresh air, being silly with my co-workers and laughing (a lot), re-fuelling properly and making sure I get to bed at a reasonable hour!
Ballet Barre tunes into your inner ballerina with a workout that delivers strength, flexibility, and most importantly, peace of mind. Consider it a moving meditation, a flow class that keeps you engaged and focused while moving from one dance posture to another. What would have once been considered a workout for strong, nimble dancers has now become one of the biggest fitness trends of the past decade, igniting a love for expressive movement at studios across the country. Tracing back the lineage of this exercise method, it was German dancer Lotte Berk who first crafted a ballet-inspired workout by merging her dance conditioning exercises with rehabilitative therapeutic techniques. In 1959, Berk opened the first studio in London, where student Lydia Bach would eventually become a Berk disciple, bringing the ballet barre workout to the American masses in 1971 when she opened the Lotte Berk Method studio in NYC. It was at this studio in the 1980s that Burr Leonard first began teaching and collaborating with Lotte Berk herself, eventually refining and adjusting the workout to launch her own version: The Bar Method. Today there are countless variations and fusion classes created by former dancers and bodywork professionals alike. Most classes meld traditional ballet exercises at the barre to fire up quads and glutes, arm strengthening with light weights along with planks and push-ups on the mat, core strengthening and therapeutic yoga stretches. Placing emphasis on tiny, isometric muscle conditioning, using highrepetition with low weights to build and elongate muscles, it’s a full body workout that delivers that coveted dancer’s silhouette. “The overall result of this approach is a body that is strong at its core, supple and versa-
WHEN you’re DANCING YOUR WAY through YOUR WORKOUT, you FORGET that you MAY BE TIRED that DAY, or STRESSED
By Anna Cipollone
tile, and defined in a lean and elegant way,” says Jennifer Nichols, a choreographer and dancer, and the creator of The Extension Method. Another benefit is the clarity of mind that comes from joining movement with breath and working through challenging poses that make your legs shake and your heart race. “Dance based training is incredibly vast in its scope,” explains Nichols, “requiring the body to move through an atypical range of motion, using all spatial planes, powering explosively both laterally and vertically, as well as harnessing control and balance in stationary positions.”
Engaging in an expressive art form that nourishes the mind and body can be the most effective way to fully commit to a practice. “When you’re dancing your way through your workout, you forget that you may be tired that day, or stressed,” says Nichols, “you simply become lost in the music and the movement.”
Très Studio Barre, 4371 St. Denis St. fitnessbarre.ca Created by Kinesiologist and studio owner Kara Egelton, Très Barre’s classes provide full body conditioning, deep somatic stretching, and a cardio workout all in one. This wellness centre features a smoothie bar, café, and outdoor terrace in the heart of the plateau on Rue St. Denis. There’s a variety of services on offer, including massage and nutritional counselling, to entice you to stay in a state of zen just a little bit longer.
The Extension Room, 30 Eastern Ave. extensionmethod.com With 7 different Extension Method classes, all taught by former professional dancers, there’s something for everyone from fastpaced jumps and jetés to pliés at the barre. Developed by dancer and choreographer Jennifer Nichols, and combines rehabilitative exercises with dance fundamentals taught in ballet. And if you just want to go back to basics and work on form, classical ballet classes are also on offer to hone pure technique. A beautiful, industrial space houses this inspiring studio, while wall-to-wall mirrors help beginners establish proper form and stay motivated to stick with the long holds.
The Bar Method, 837 Beatty St. vancouver.barmethod.com
Expect the unexpected as this studio offers classes that keep you guessing, mixing up the Bar Method’s signature moves like the pelvis tuck, deep squats with relevés (raised heels), and mat-based core exercises. This studio also incorporates balls, 3 lb weights, and bands to challenge you further, and promises to sculpt and shape you quickly with just 3 classes per week.
Travelling while getting fit? Here’s a different way of vacationing! In our present day, most of us are in great need of disconnecting from the clutter and stress of our everyday lives and reconnecting with our mind and body. Whether you're
into hiking, yoga, meditating, or just need a nap-inducing massage, these are some of the best wellness retreats to detox and rejuvenate.
By Mayillah Ezekiel
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Overlooking the otherworldly expanse of Lake Wakatipu, in New Zealand’s Southern Alps, the intimate, self-sustaining retreat offers eco-friendly suites and singles, surrounded by colossal sapphire lakes and snowcapped peaks. Try the 'Wellness Adventure' programs that include yoga, hiking, learning about mindfulness and a whole lot of wholesome veggie cuisine.
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Building her own Framework It’s not easy to sum up three decades of a rich career innovation in just a few lines. I remember Marie Saint Pierre, the young woman with flamboyant hair busying herself during her first fashion event. I think of her early shows; made with pieces of string; no detail left to chance – PERFECTION REIGNED SUPREME from the hair and accessories to the soundtrack, which was always astounding. Today, the name Marie Saint Pierre is synonymous with luxury, elegance, and creativity. Photographer Leda & St. Jacques By Stéphane Leduc
Looking back on your journey – particularly having read Madeleine Goubau’s wonderful book Marie Saint Pierre: en 30 tableaux – it is clear that no matter what challenges or setbacks you face, you are always ready to fight. I have
such a wonderful fan club. I dress exceptional women who put their lives into my hands. There are women who travel around the world wearing Marie Saint Pierre. I’m with them through strategic moments, conferences, job changes, when they receive awards, and walk the red carpet. Now that’s love. It really feeds me and gives me a lot of energy, because it makes me realize that I don’t do this work for nothing. That I don’t just claim that people appreciate me, that there really are people who find a form of well-being in my clothing. Many people tell me I am gentle with women, while fashion is often so restrictive.
You’re one of the few people in Canada who have been able to find the delicate balance between art and business. Was it difficult to achieve? Were there hard choices to make? Life
pushes us to focus on strengths that are sometimes contradictory. Finding the balance between family, and work, having kids—it’s often during these moments that you get to know yourself. It’s interesting to ponder this type of question, which helps us grow, and not within the recipe to please other people. Especially during the moments when everything seems to be going wrong, your collection is too creative for people at that specific time, or what you’re offering isn’t fresh enough. Sometimes, sales people tell me “Marie, you have to stop creating. You need to stay with the pieces
I CAN allow MYSELFTHE LUXURYOF HAVING A wonderful TEAM, AND I DID IT BYMYSELF, without HAVING GRANTS AT ARM’S length.
that people love.” Most companies have trouble finding something creative to say, and at Marie Saint Pierre, it’s quite the opposite. There are too many new pieces. However, we were able to develop an identity not only with our look, but with the way our clothes feel. I never get to the end of my stories— someone has to stop me.
I really enjoyed Janice Zolf’s documentary Revealing Marie Saint Pierre, which explores the formidable bond you had with the painter Jean-Paul Riopelle from a very young age. How was this relationship significant? Jean-Paul
and I were very similar. It was the case from the moment we met, even though I was a child. He thought children were turbulent, but the first thing I did was go sit on his lap and start talking to him because I thought he was intriguing. It’s as though we had known each other forever. We were the same: not searching for success, rather, looking for something real. He liked to paint, but didn’t like exhibitions, and I’m the same. I like fashion, but the rest is more of an obligation. Riopelle wasn’t even part of the art curriculum at l’Université de Montréal and I sometimes feel like I’m not part of Montreal’s fashion industry. Even though I am very active, and I am setting things up for the next generation. He always told me I’d find Quebec too small.
Riopelle would have been very happy to know that you’ve finally opened a boutique in Miami’s Wynwood Art District. It’s a
happy choice for Maison Marie Saint Pierre. We’ve had a wonderful welcome and already feel like a part of the Wynwood family. We’re really becoming an anchor tenant because we are the first luxury boutique to have opened in the neighbourhood. I really wanted to be on the main street where everything started across from Panther Coffee, Joey’s and close to the Wynwood Walls. People wondered what I would do over there, and why I didn’t go to the Design District. I like the energy of the area and I meet a lot of artists: people who have things to say, who have processes, and who are vulnerable—true artists.
Despite the obligations of your profession, and the fashion whirlwind that demands one constantly renew themselves, would you say that you are in a good place in your life?
Completely! I get up in the morning and give thanks. I’m in a good place. My company has grown to a good size. I can allow myself the luxury of having a wonderful team, and I did it by myself, without having grants at arm’s length. We created a framework in Montreal that did not previously exist; a framework that will be very important. Marie Saint Pierre will have a legacy moving forward. We train people, we create workshops, we are doing things that aren’t being done anywhere else in Canada. It’s important to do it while running the company on a daily basis. We created it not because we wanted it, but by necessity, like Cirque du Soleil, which created its own framework. It’s a story we are currently writing about becoming the first luxury house in Canada.
If you had to start over, would you do things differently? One thing is clear: I wouldn’t be in the same field! I’d never do it again. I’d do something else, maybe sculpture.
Rei Kawakubo ’ vision of
COMME DES GARÇONS
The first Monday in May, also known as the night of the MET GALA, has become synonymous with the most thrilling evening in fashion. As an (always lavish) fundraiser, THE MET GALA marks the opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit. Aside from generally boasting the edgiest red carpet of the year, the Gala celebrates a designer who has truly shaped the industry, challenged us to re-think fashion, and has defined an aesthetic like no other. This year, the Gala honoured none other than COMME DES GARÇONS founder and designer, Rei Kawakubo. The Tokyo-based designer has been a consistent force in the fashion industry and is the first living designer since Yves Saint Laurent in 1983 to have an entire
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ei Kawakubo established Comme des Garcons in Tokyo in 1973. Since its Paris fashion week debut in 1981, Comme des Garcons, under Kawakubo’s direction, has been an unmistakable fixture in the industry. Kawakubo’s work has never failed to redefine the ordinary and question the expected with an unconventional take on design. She’s been able to create an aesthetic that boasts unbelievable levels of creativity, elevating her collections to that of artwork. While some may deem particular pieces outlandish, there’s an otherworldly element to her work that can’t be replicated. The Met exhibit is designed to showcase the ways in which Kawakubo’s designs lead us to question conventional standards of fashion and beauty. For decades, her collections have continued to change the landscape of the industry merging fashion and art as one. The exhibit, Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between features approximately 140 pieces from various Comme des Garcons collections dating back to the early 80s up until the
present. Art of the In-Between showcases the ways in which Kawakubo has relentlessly challenged the accepted standards of style, fashion, and beauty. Her use of mixed fabrications, architectural silhouettes, and juxtaposing aesthetics has never failed to push the industry in new directions. Evening wear aside, Kawakubo’s talent for creating an unheard of aesthetic can be seen even in the simpler pieces, never failing to re-evaluate the norm and create the unexpected with what seems like the smallest of details.
Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between will be exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City until September 4th 2017.
The 2017 CAFA Awards
Created to celebrate exceptional accomplishments and upcoming talent in the Canadian Fashion industry, the Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards (CAFA) have become one of the country’s most anticipated events. This year marked the award’s fourth gala with iconic guests in tow: Iris Apfel, Erdem Moralıoglu, Imran Amed, Jason Wu and Coco Rocha, to list just a few. With a fashion industry striving both creatively and economically, from outstanding achievement to emerging talent, the 2017 CAFA winners were finally revealed. By Brenna Dixon 102
International DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Known as the “floral specialist” Erdem Moralioglu’s background is much like one of the intricate blossoms found on one of his flowing gowns. Born in Montreal to a Turkish father and English mother, he earned his BA from Ryerson University in Toronto, and was then quickly off to London to further his studies. After obtaining his Master from the Royal College of Art, Moralioglu went from being an intern at Vivienne Westwood, to working alongside Diane Von Furstenberg in NYC for a brief period after his graduation. He finally returned to London to launch his Ready-to-Wear brand ERDEM in 2005. His reputation for floor-sweeping petal covered gowns is now world renowned. His latest Spring 2017 collection featured lovely varieties of elongated romantic silhouettes, some with diamond clusters peeking from the seams. Exquisitely wrapped models in feminine frills strolled the runway like beautiful packages framed with velvet ribbons. Gracious fabrics accentuated femininity as bold patterns highlighted an underlying sense of boldness. ERDEM is synonymous with versatility and femininity as Morlioglu continues to demonstrate his extraordinary craftsmanship fusing elegance with edginess. Now adding to his list of achievements and celebrity clientele, Erdem Moralioglu is the official 2017 CAFA International designer of the year.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY SARAH BLAIS
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Toronto born sisters Chloé and Parris Gordon, have been on the fashion radar for some time. Both graduates from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Chloé, the more “tomboyish” sister, studied fashion and younger sister Parris, the more “feminine,” studied metalsmithing and jewellery design. It was obvious that their collaborative future was already written in the stars, and it was of no surprise when the sisters founded their Ready-to-Wear brand Beaufille in 2013. The name for the brand paying reference to their style state of being, literally translates to “handsome girl.” The two embrace their aesthetical differences and find common ground in their love for clean lines and angular cropped flares featured in the SS17 collection. Beaufille combines masculine and feminine elements, as the unique unification of textiles and metalsmithing result in a luxurious artisanal womenswear line. The brand was picked up by Net-aPorter and even had some pieces sold out, bringing Beaufille into the limelight. The sisters master an effortlessly chic style; that kind of nonchalanntess that graces the pages of Vogue. Presented by Coco Rocha and Sylvia Mantella, Chloé and Parris were awarded the Women’s Designers of the year for Beaufille.
AWARD FOR EMERGING TALENT IN FASHION MARAM
With an abundance of emerging talent, the future of the Canadian industry looks promising. The Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent in fashion was presented by Sarah Rafferty and awarded to designer Maram. Having graduated from the prestigious Parsons Paris, Maram launched in 2014. The line’s innovative mixes of traditional design, luxurious fabrics and techniques have rendered the brand truly unique.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARIE H RAINVILLE
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR JENNY BIRD
The self-taught designer grew up in the tiny town of Elora, Ontario. With an intrinsic desire to create, Jenny Bird founded her jewellery line in 2008. After her handbag collection went viral, she quickly expanded to jewellery. Her insatiableness for newness is the driving force behind her creativity resulting in her global acclaim. Bird was inspired by the unattainable and began designing to fill an aesthetic and economic gap creating jewelry that is well crafted and affordable. Her ‘indie-luxe’ style is coveted nationwide. In 2011, she appointed her husband as President and is now selling all over North America. Bird has been nominated for two consecutive CAFA awards and this year brought home the 2017 Accessory Designer of the year.
While inspiring the world around her, redefining what success and happiness mean, and earning the remarkable title 2017 CAFA Model of the Year, MEGHAN COLLISON embodies what a Canadian supermodel is to the highest degree. She is a powerhouse who has come to be synonymous with all things eclectic and pure. And along the way, Meghanâ€™s journey has been peppered with a
conscious intent to live her dreams.
Photographer Andrew Soule Creative director & Fashion Editor Annie Horth Editorial shot with Fujifilm GFX 50S Camera
Trench VETEMENTS X MACKINTOSH and hot pants VETEMENTS X LEVIS at SSENSE. Shirt BALENCIAGA at SSENSE. Earring REPOSSI at SSENSE. Beret STYLISTâ€™S OWN.
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As a child growing up in Canada, Meghan set her sights on an international life, well aware that if she was to achieve success as a model, she’d have to move elsewhere. After winning a model search hosted by her mother’s agency, without knowing what the future held, Meghan was on her way to supermodel stardom. Craving a fast-paced environment, New York became the prefect fit for her. Living in a foreign complex city, while pursuing success in a highly competitive occupation, a humble yet passionate perspective were paramount. Sitting down with Dress to Kill, Meghan reflects on her accomplishments, her faith, and how balancing life outside of work is principal to her success and wellbeing. By Sylvain Blais
to first ask the photographer what the mood and vibe he/she wants in the photos and go from there. Once the clothes, makeup, and hair happen, the character usually just forms naturally. I try not to overthink anything and just move freely. It really is such a fun and inspiring job.
To represent high-end labels with unparalleled professionalism, power and perfection the way you do, and as the face of a worldwide fashion campaign, requires both raw talent and a tremendous amount of hard work. A lot of people still believe if you’re a pretty woman, modelling is a piece of cake. What does it really take to build a successful modelling career?
I think it takes a lot of patience and faith in yourself and your capabilities. A strong sense of self and being okay in your own skin are also important. At the end of the day, if you love yourself, no one else's opinion of you can change that. That’s true beauty and power.
You were born in Edmonton, Alberta. What was it like growing up in Canada’s sixth largest metropolitan area? Do you still feel a strong connection to your Canadian roots? I am really proud to be Canadian! I enjoyed growing up in Edmonton, and it was a great city for my youth. Though, by the time I got to high school, I knew I didn’t belong anymore. I just had too much curiosity to stay in one place, and I wanted to see what else was out in the world. I still visit Edmonton a couple times a year to see my family. Winters are so cold, and every Christmas I’m reminded what TRUE winter feels like!
ATTHE END OF THE DAY, IF you LOVE
You are a rare talent that brings a passionate power to your different roles in fashion editorials, which means you are a true creator on top of being a supermodel. How would you describe your creative process on set? I like
NO ONE ELSE'S OPINION OF YOU CANchange THAT. THAT’S TRUE BEAUTY & POWER.
Manhattan is the place to be for a promising supermodel betting everything on a career breakthrough, but you’ve got to be able to adapt to the Big Apple’s pace and vibe, too. What do you love most about NYC? Has living here come to define who you are somehow? I love New York City.
It has been my home for 10 years now. I love the people and I love its energy. I love that there is always something to do and something going on. No excuses for being bored here. Living here for so long has definitely shaped me. I think I walk way too fast now! I also will go back to Edmonton and be confused why something isn't open until 11 pm at night (laughs).
Top and boots BALENCIAGA. Short and belt VERSUS at SSENSE. Ring AMBUSH at SSENSE. Earrings REPOSSI at SSENSE.
This page: Blouse BALENCIAGA. Shorts VERSUS at SSENSE. Bracelet MAISON MARGIELA at SSENSE. Earrings SASKIA DIEZ at SSENSE. Beret STYLISTâ€™S OWN. Opposite page: Sweater MARC JACOBS at SSENSE. Boots BALENCIAGA at SSENSE. Ring ACNE STUDIOS at SSENSE. Necklace LOUIS VUITTON.
This page and opposite page: Blouse JACQUEMUS at CAHIER Dâ€™EXERCICES. Hot pants VETEMENTS at SSENSE. Earring REPOSSI at SSENSE. Ring ACNE STUDIOS at SSENSE.
Dress and Tuxedo shirt BURBERRY PRORSUM. Brooch GIANFRANCO FERRÃ‰ at LUC.S. Photographer ANDREW SOULE. Creative Director & Fahion Editor ANNIE HORTH. Makeup & hair GENEVIEVE LENNEVILLE using YSL BEAUTY PRODUCTS at FOLIO. Assistant Fashion Editor MAIKO RODRIG and TATIANA CINQUINO. Location JUDY STUDIO. Special thanks to LOEWS HOTEL for acomodation and PARMA catering.
to be awarded the 2017 CAFA Model of the Year award. I think if someone would have told 18-year-old Meghan this is what my future would bring, I wouldn't have believed them. I am just so thankful. It’s truly an honour and it was an experience I will never forget.
During the cover story photoshoot, you shared your appreciation for 70’s fashion and the icons from that era that influenced your style and way of life. Can you tell us more about who they are, and what it is about their style that inspires you? One of my favourite ladies of the 60s/70s is actress Tina Aumont. She is one of my favourite icons. I love how she was a mix of feminine, but with a dark edge to her. I just love her beauty.
This year you won the prestigious 2017 CAFA Model of the Year award. How do you feel being acknowledged by the Canadian Fashion industry, and what does this award mean to you? It was such a humbling experience
I LIKE TO take CARE OF MYSELF. IF I FEEL GOODFROM THE INSIDE,IT shows ON THE OUTSIDE. LIKE everything IN LIFE, IT WAS A JOURNEY OF FINDING OUT WHAT WORKS AND WHAT DOESN'T. ........ Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs, Prada and Anna Sui are just a few of the international high-end fashion houses that you work with. How do you manage work pressure and keep healthy doing all of those big productions? Any daily routines? I don't really have any
crazy routines. Routine is very hard in my job because I never know where I will be tomorrow. I just eat healthy, get into nature as much as possible, and meditate.
You are a vegetarian. Did that start along with your modelling career, or have you always been decisive about your nutritional values?
I like to take care of myself. If I feel good from the inside, it shows on the outside. Like everything in life, it was a journey of finding out what works and what doesn't. It's something that's different for everyone. For me, I feel the best when I don't consume animal products and eat mostly plant-based foods.
You’ve worked with a lot of renowned artists in the fashion industry, and some incredible creative minds in general. Who are your favourite creators and artists – either within or outside the industry – and why? Favourite
questions are always so incredibly hard for me to answer. I have worked with so many amazingly talented people. Steven Meisel has been someone that I will forever look up to. He is magic.
Are you close with your family? How do you stay in touch with your busy lifestyle? I
love my family. I stay in touch through technology constantly, because I don't get to see them as much as I would like. My grandparents have an iPad and my brother and I taught them how to FaceTime. They are the best.
What are the five things you’d most like to accomplish in your life? I would like to con-
tinue to travel the world and see more countries. I would like to live in a van and travel around for a few months. I would like to own a small home by the water one day. I would like to spend more time with the people I love, and I would like to create more.
When you are not travelling for work, where do you like to go to unwind? I love to
explore! I have a car and use it for mini day adventures. I love flea markets and vintage stores. I also enjoy being in nature. Just last week my boyfriend and I found a great swimming hole somewhere in between Pennsylvania and NJ!
How would you describe your personal style?
I have 3 moods. Firstly, I love vintage clothing from the 60s/70s. Secondly, I love simplicity and minimalism. White Tee and denim vibes. Thirdly, I will forever love an all black look (never quite shook my goth days). I’ve also been into simple gold jewellery lately.
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JANE 60’s it girl meets 90’s grunge in this season’s most laidback looks.
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This page : Jacket ($845) and skirt ($395) LOVE MOSCHINO at SIMONS. Swimsuit HERMÃˆS ($630) at HOLT RENFREW. Belt URBAN OUTFITTERS ($59). Earrings LOUIS VUITTON. Opposite page: Full look LOUIS VUITTON (price upon request).
Opposite page: Dress MIU MIU ($3,855) at HOLT RENFREW. Cap SIMONS ($42). Earrings TRINA TURK ($85) at THE BAY. This page: Blazer CÉDRIC CHARLIER ($1,445) at HOLT RENFREW. Swimsuit ($720) and cross bag ($4,625) HERMÈS at HOLT RENFREW.
This page: Dress and Belt HERMÈS ($13,200) at HOLT RENFREW. Earrings LOUIS VUITTON ($1,400). Opposite page: Jacket VALENTINO ($8,910) at HOLT RENFREW. T-shirt SAINT LAURENT ($455) at HOLT RENFREW. Bra ($500) and Shorts ($600) 3.1 PHILLIP LIM at THE BAY. Photography ANDREW SOULE. Fashion Editor FRITZ . Model LARK at CHANTALE NADEAU MODELS. Makeup DAVID ALLAN JONES at NUDESTIX. Hair ANNA BARSEGHIAN using L’ORÉAL.
This page: Top and pants BEAUFILLE at THE BAY. Shoes MIMOSA at BROWNS SHOES. Opposite page: Dress and bodysuit GRETA CONSTANTINE. Socks GUCCI. Shoes SUPERSTAR at THE ROOM.
Fed up with boredom, she decided to lazily stroll around town. On her way, she ends up in her very own photoshoot, capturing her every move for instant likes on Instagram. Photographer Lily & Lilac Art Director & Fashion Editor Randy Smith Editorial shot with Fujifilm GFX 50S Camera
This page: Right and bottom photo: Jacket SACAI at HOLT RENFREW. Boots BURBERRY. This page: Left photo and opposite page: Dress and denim jacket TOP SHOP at THE BAY. Boots GRETA CONSTANTINE.
This page: Top DRIES VAN NOTEN at HOLT RENFREW. Shorts TOP SHOP. Shoes FAUSTO PUGLISI at THE ROOM. Opposite page: Full look COACH.
This page:Top and sweatpants FACETASM at THE BAY. Shoes MARCO DE VINCENZO at THE ROOM. Opposite page: Jacket SAINT LAURENT at HOLT RENFREW. Top GRETA CONSTANTINE. Pants TOPSHOP at THE BAY. Shoes MIMOSA at BROWNS SHOES. Socks HUE at THE BAY.
This page: Top and skirt BEAUFILLE at THE BAY. Opposite page: Top MSGM at THE BAY. Boots VETEMENTS. Photography LILY & LILAC at JUDY INC. Fashion Editor & Art Director RANDY SMITH at JUDY INC. Model KRISTIN ZAKALA at ANOTHER SPECIES. Hair and makeup STEVEN TURPIN using SHU UEMURA ART OF HAIR and CHARLOTTE TILBURY Assistant hair LISA COSTANTE .
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Top Canadian female music artists
From rising stars to seasoned veterans, there’s much to admire about the Canadian female music scene. With equal parts affection and considerable attention, we shine a light on the women whose music inspires us, delights us and, most importantly, push us to be our best selves because
we’ve been energized by their best tunes.
Written by Leora Heilbronn Edited by Karine Tremblay
MILK & BONE
Believe it or not, it wasn’t that long ago that Laurence LafondBeaulne, one half of the electropop duo Milk & Bone, worked at a Mile End café in Montreal. Since joining forces with Camille Poliquin to form the band, however, Lafond-Beaulne has never looked back. The ladies’ debut album Little Mourning turned the English-singing pair into internet sensations, quickly becoming one of the top played Canadian artists on Soundcloud. Citing indietronica female-fronted groups Chvrches and Purity Ring as direct influences, the two challenge the confines of their genre by using non-traditional instrumentation on their tracks. We can’t wait to hear what’s next for the duo!
Tomodachi, Coconut Water, Natalie, New York.
COEUR DE PIRATE
Béatrice Martin - best known around the world as Coeur de Pirate - the French-Canadian chanteuse has been making waves since her debut in 2008. Initially dismissed by critics as being too simplistic, her self-titled record rose to prominence when the single "Ensemble" was used as the backing track to a viral video produced by Francophone photojournalist Francis Vachon. Since then, she has flexed her musical muscles on collaborations with Toronto band Bedouin Soundclash, punk rockers The Bronx, and critics are now singing her praises. HOT TRACKS:
Wicked Games, Comme des Enfants, Oublie-Moi, Mistral Gagnant.
GRIMES When an artist’s music is described as a “sonic rain dance,” you know you’re in for a dance-til-you-drop party on every album. Claire Boucher (stage name Grimes) is a once in a generation Canadian artist that we’ve been passionate about since she broke out on the synthpop music scene in 2010. The dynamic role model does it all. Not only does she write, compose, produce, engineer and edit her own music but she also directs her music videos and (as if that wasn’t enough!) she creates all of her album artwork. It’s no wonder both the music and art world adore her.
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Venus Fly, Kill V. Maim, Be A Body, Oblivion.
CHARLOTTE CARDIN Frank Ocean and Flume may have stolen the headlines, but it’s
Charlotte Cardin who we want to camp out for at Wayhome. The Quebecois stunner first rose to fame as a finalist on TVA’s La Voix but it was her debut EP, Big Boy, that sparked critical attention. Fusing elements of jazz, pop and R&B, Cardin’s candid songs demonstrate an assured musical presence rarely seen in a youthful newcomer. So what’s next for the emerging artist? She recently teased that she’s working on a full-length record to be released sometime next year. HOT TRACKS:
Like It Doesn’t Hurt, Faufile, Big Boy, Les Échardes.
You’ve got to hand it to Lights (born Valerie Anne Poxleitner) for getting out of the Jian Ghomeshi scandal unscathed with her reputation fully intact. The singer-songwriter had been managed by Ghomeshi for over seven years, and to many their names were intertwined. However, once the news of the ousted broadcaster’s transgressions hit, Lights quickly made it known that she no longer associated with her former manager. Since then, the electropop music superstar has reinvented her image and sound with an exciting foray into a graphic novel cross-promotion for her upcoming album Skin and Earth.
Up We Go, Toes, Drive My Soul, Same Sea.
1, 2, 3, 4, I don’t think we could love her more. Now synonymous with her hit single ‘1234,’ it’s hard to believe that Leslie Feist started her successful career as the lead vocalist in a punk band and then as the backup vocalist for electropunk artist Peaches. After venturing into solo artistry in 1999, she skyrocketed to fame when her aforementioned numeric jingle was used in an iPod commercial, leading to great commercial and critical acclaim. Her follow-up albums Metals and the recent Pleasure display an earthy confidence and showcase why Feist is Canada’s favourite indie darling.
Pleasure, Any Party, The Bad In Each Other, My Moon My Man.
With her hyper-sexual lyrics, Calvin Klein-approved stunning looks, and experimental sound, Tommy Genesis is rap music’s latest It girl. The halfSwedish, half-Tamil Vancouver native first garnered attention as a visual artist but it was her brash lyrics on her debut album World Vision that later earned her the moniker of “fetish rapper” and, most famously, “the internet’s most rebellious underground rap queen.” Personally, we prefer to label the musician a multi-hyphenated icon – a leader in style, in changing the face of rap music in Canada, and a rebellious, uber refreshing gamechanger.
They Cum They Go, Empty, Hate Demon, Hair Like Water Wavy Like The Sea. 135
We pre-screened the newest spots and trendiest events to make sure you enjoy the best of what Montreal has to offer this summer! By Marie-Ève Venne Bar George
Let’s be real, hotel bars are usually the last place you want to go to enjoy cocktails on a night out in the city. Well, things are about to change thanks to Bar George, freshly opened in the heart of downtown Montreal. Located inside a historic building – and apparently haunted – attached to the hotel Le Mount Stephen, the place has the charm of an old European pub with a round marble bar, stunning high ceilings and old paintings on the wall. The charming decor aside, the main reason why you need to pay a visit to Bar George is to try their killer signature cocktails, like their take on the classic Boulevardier.
Parma Café 1202 Bishop
Finding a place to eat authentic Italian food outside of Little Italy used to be almost impossible, until this cosy cafe opened last year. Serving great lunch options with everything made in-house – yes, even the bread – they make sure you get a real taste of Italy. We strongly recommend Parma Café’s tasty Panini, or one of their perfectly crispy Arancini – decadently delicious risotto balls in a crispy breadcrumb coating (pane in Italian). And make sure you save enough room for a cannolo – or grab one to go: you will thank us later.
Fashion and Design Festival
August 21 to August 26 – Place des Festivals
Taking place every summer in the city, the Fashion and Design Festival is a unique occasion for fashion lovers and insiders to come together to celebrate creativity and culture throughout diverse events and more than 50 fashion shows. The festival is a chance for many Canadian designers to showcase their work and vision to the public, along with being the largest outdoor happening in North America. Make sure you save some time in your schedule for their conferences, which give you privileged access to renowned key players in the fashion industry.
425 Rue Saint Nicolas
Thanks to its brand new location in Old Montreal, Mandy’s is stepping up its game by adding a healthy breakfast menu along with a wine and beer list put together by Nora Gray’s principal sommelier. With a chic tropical feel and a terrace ready for super sunny days, the Old Montreal location is ready to satisfy all of your cravings with refreshing drinks and tasty dishes.
DTK MEN Event
In April, DTK Men held an event honouring its Spring/Summer Power issue with cover star ANDRE DE GRASSE â€“ the three-time Olympic medal winner who charmed the whole world at the Rio Olympic Games in 2016. The party was held at the swanky, new Lavelle rooftop lounge, where the fashionable and stylish attendees enjoyed the most breathtaking view of the Toronto skyline. The party was a huge success and a great start to a sizzling summer ahead.
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ADIDAS BY STELLA MCCARTNEY
BOBBI BROWN at Sephora; Holt Renfrew
BURBERRY at Hudson’s Bay
CHRISTIAN DIOR at Hudson’s Bay; Sephora
CLEAN at Hudson’s Bay; Sephora
CLÉ DE PEAU at Holt Renfrew
DOLCE & GABBANA at Holt Renfrew; Hudson’s Bay; Sephora
HERMÈS at Holt Renfrew
ISSEY MIYAKE at Hudson’s Bay; Sephora
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amandapearl.com at SSENSE net-a-porter.com
ARE YOU AM I
at Audi Downtown
at Hudson’s Bay
BURBERRY PRORSUM burberry.com
at Cartier Boutiques
CÉDRIC CHARLIER holtrenfrew.com
at Holt Renfrew
DRIES VAN NOTEN holtrenfrew.com
at Hudson’s Bay
FAUSTO PUGLISI at The Room
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at Holt Renfrew Gretaconstantine.com
At Maxi Boutique gucci.com holtrenfrew.com
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at Boss Store, 83 Bloor Street West, Toronto ON
JUDITH AND CHARLES judithandcharles.com
at Toronto Yorkville Boutique
LOUIS VUITTON vuitton.com
LOVE MOSCHINO simons.com
MAISON MARGIELA at SSENSE
MANOLO BLAHNIK at Browns
MARC JACOBS at SSENSE
MARCO DE VINCENZO at The Room
480 Eglinton Avenue West Toronto & Leslie Street Richmond Hill taylorlash.com
at Nordstrom michaelkors.com at Browns Shoes holtrenfrew.com monicavinader.com movado.com
at Hudson’s Bay at Nordstrom nike.com
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at Hudson’s Bay
BENEFIT COSMETICS at Sephora BEAUTYCOUNTER beautycounter.com BEAUTY SKINCARE vossity.com BIODERMA at Shoppers Drug Mart BITE BEAUTY at Sephora BUMBLE AND BUMBLE at Sephora BURT’S BEES at mass-market retailers BYREDO at Holt Renfrew CAUDALIE at Sephora CHANEL at Chanel Counters CHARLOTTE TILBURY at Holt Renfrew CHLOÉ at Hudson’s Bay CLARINS at Hudson’s Bay
CLINIQUE at Hudson’s Bay; Sephora DRYBAR at Sephora ESTHEDERM esthederm.com GIORGIO ARMANI at Hudson’s Bay; Holt Renfrew GIVENCHY at Sephora GUERLAIN at Guerlain.ca; Hudson’s Bay; Sephora HERBIVORE BOTANICALS at Sephora HOURGLASS at Sephora KAT VON D at Sephora KÉRASTASE at selected hair salons KEVYN AUCOIN at Sephora KIEHL’S at Hudson’s Bay L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL at selected salons LA PRAIRIE at Holt Renfrew LANCÔME at Hudson’s Bay LIVING PROOF at Sephora MAC COSMETICS at Hudson’s Bay MAKE UP FOR EVER at Sephora MARC JACOBS at Sephora MOROCCANOIL moroccanoil.com NARS at Hudson’s Bay; Sephora ODACITÉ at The Detox Market
OUAI at Sephora
PRADA at Sephora; Holt Renfrew
PHYTO at Sephora SALON ORBITE orbite.com SHISEIDO at Hudson’s Bay ST. TROPEZ at Sephora SUNDAY RILEY at Sephora TARTE at Sephora TATA HARPER tataharper.com
THE ESTÉE EDIT BY ESTÉE LAUDER at Sephora
VALMONT at selected spas across Canada; valmontamerica.com
at SSENSE at Nordstrom
TOM FORD at Holt Renfrew; Sephora YVES SAINT LAURENT at Hudson’s Bay; Sephora
TORONTO Toronto, Canada’s financial capital, should not surprise anyone as a top vacation destination. It has so
much to offer outside the buttoned-up business world of Bay Street. Beaches, markets, art galleries – Toronto is cool, edgy and boasts world-renowned places to eat, sleep, or just hang out during the lazy days of summer. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite spots for your next visit. By Leora Heilbronn & Tori Briana Robinson
Van Cleef & Arpels
Yorkdale Shopping Center, 3401 Dufferin St. Yet another beautiful addition to Yorkdale is the 1,600 square foot Van Cleef & Arpels boutique. Founded in 1896 by Alfred Van Cleef and his uncle Salomon Arpels, Cleef & Arpels is an iconic French jewelry, watch, and perfume company. The new Toronto showroom showcases iconic creations from the Alhambra and Cadenas collection, featuring exquisite malachite and pave diamonds – you’ll definitely want to make this your next luxury excursion destination.
627 King St. W While the nearby Thompson Hotel rooftop still boasts a gorgeous view of the city, Lavelle has quickly overtaken it as the place to see and be seen. Self-proclaimed as a rooftop experience unlike any other, the luxe venue is a heavenly oasis for the city's moneyed elite. Visitors can sip on a delicious martini by the pool outdoors while waiting for their reservation at the fabulous French restaurant run by acclaimed chef Romain Avril. Following the sumptuous dinner, feel free to lounge in the private cabanas and luxuriate in the magnificent 360-degree view of the city's horizon.
67 Portland St. #200 Tucked away in a nondescript brownstone off King West lies the city's best-kept beauty secret. Originally established in Vancouver over a decade ago by skin care goddess Lorinda Zimmerman, W Skincare is where stars like Halle Berry and future Duchess Meghan Markle get their dewy, youthful glow. Although the chic clinic offers a range of standard facial services including chemical peels and broken capillary remedies, it's their unique double blast regime that has stars flying around the world to see Zimmerman. A gentle microdermabrasion paired with low level laser therapy will have your skin looking supple and radiant immediately afterwards. Appointment spots fill up quickly in the weeks leading up to TIFF, so be sure to book early!
Grey Gardens 199 Augusta Ave
Don't let the name fool you - this isn't a safe haven for mother-daughter agoraphobics. While suitable for family dinners, the 55-seat restaurant and bar is perhaps best known for its impressive selection of private-order wines, meticulously selected by General Manager and Sommelier Jake Skakun. In the well stocked cellar you'll find obscure and elusive bottles such as Domaine Romaneaux-Destezet’s La Souteronne and Rioja’s López de Heredia. If wine's not your taste, ask for the secret sake menu that pairs perfectly with the resto's a la carte snack plates (that includes some of the city's best oysters). Bon Apetit! 141
Opening the first flagship property for THE BISHA HOTEL brand, the private label boutique Hotel & Residence is the first of its kind to hit Toronto since the FOUR SEASONS went up in the 1960s. In a joint venture between LIFETIME DEVELOPMENTS and INK ENTERTAINMENT, the Toronto skyline prepares for its latest chic landmark.
By Brenna Dixon
Channeling INK founder Charles Khabouth’s previous restaurant-club creations (think Byblos and REBEL Entertainment Complex) the city’s infamous venues are known for their ultra cosmopolitan, sexy and contemporary vibes. The hotel-condo combo will follow suit, catering to the young professionals who dominate the area. The entertainment mogul definitely knows how to draw attention with the Bisha advertising geared towards monochromatic editorial style photography, highlighting artistic brand texture while delivering a bold statement. The lifestyle and hospitality king knows how to make a definite statement marketing and communicating his pristine taste after successfully running privately owned INK, which earns nearly $30 million in revenue per year. Khabouth now adds a $150 million dollar hotelcondo project to his list. Debuting this summer on Blue Jays Way, the breathtaking 44-storey glass and steel structure emerges from a historical red brick façade synonymous with Torontonian architecture dating back to the 1800s, designed by Rudy Wallman. The highly anticipated boutique is divided between condominium suites and an exclusive hotel, featuring divine interiors designed by Alessandro Munge from Studio Munge. The 7 th floor suites feature interior design envisioned by rock legend Lenny Kravitz, for Kravitz Design Inc. Offering the ultimate mecca for jetsetters worldwide, with an evident nightclub feel, the location offers a 24-hour café, lobby bar, private meeting rooms rooftop dining alongside the infinity pool, worldclass restaurants, and a list of luxurious amenities topping the heart of Toronto’s entertainment district. The chic atmosphere is guaranteed to captivate your creativity, catering to the bold, embracing the beautiful and ushering in an experience that is none other than boutique.
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The West Coast’s VIP (Very Instagrammable Place) city, Vancouver, is a dream locale for sunset seekers, hiking junkies and seafood connoisseurs. Its natural wilderness and breathtaking views add inspiration to their hotels, restaurants and other hot spots. Read on to discover some of Vancouver’s most beloved gems. By Leora Heilbronn
Catriona Jeffries Gallery
274 E 1st Ave In the uber exclusive world of art dealers and collectors, this art gallery is touted as one of the most vital contemporary galleries in Canada (and some say even on an international scale). Founded in 1994, the renowned gallery is responsible for introducing Vancouver artists to the world stage at prominent shows such as Art Basel Miami Beach and Art Forum Berlin, thus launching the careers of many up and coming local painters. Over the next few months be sure to stop by the gallery to gaze at groundbreaking new works by local artists Elizabeth Mcintosh, Monique Mouton and Silke Otto-Knapp.
Smile Thai Wellness Spa
235 Robson St. Conveniently located on Robson Street in central Vancouver, Smile Thai is consistently voted the number one spa in the city. Pamper yourself with the popular deep tissue massage or aroma oil massage and your tense muscles will feel like jelly in no time. The spa is also one of only a handful in the city to offer cupping, pre-natal massages and couples massages that both men and women swear by. Take a break from the daily grind and escape to the aromatic and oh-so-relaxing oasis of Smile Thai.
200 Granville St #70
Perfectly located next to Vancity’s waterfront, Miku takes full advantage of the fresh seafood offerings. In a city where sushi restaurants are more plentiful than neighborhood Starbucks, this restaurant easily stands out amongst its competitors. Executive Corporate Chef Kazuya Matsuoka and Executive Chef Kazuhiro Hayashi’s aburi sushi as well as their Japanese Joshu Wagyu steak is known in some circles as being the best in the world. Whether you’re a local or just on a quick business trip, Misu is a must try for Japanese cuisine at its finest.
L’Abattoir 217 Carrall St.
Are you a vegetarian or not in the mood for meat? No problem! The mouthwatering Gastown restaurant isn’t just for meat lovers, as the name may suggest. While foodies from near and far trek to L’Abattoir for its seasonal market-driven fare, it’s their refreshing cocktail menu that deserves its fair share of the raves. From the avocado gimlet (made with fresh avocados) to the summer appropriate third beach, the libations are unlike any other bar offerings. Comic book aficionados will delight in the fact that Bar Manager Thor Paulson’s special is aptly named Loki’s Revenge.
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Dress to Kill Summer 2017. The Lifestyle & Escape Issue. Featuring Meghan Collison.