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LUXURY issue Redefining:

EXTRAVAGANT JEWELLERY, BEAUTY & FASHION

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COVER STORY LIVING THE DREAM: CANADIAN TV ICON CHERYL HICKEY FASHION & STYLE BACK TO THE COOLNESS OF THE ‘80S THE MILLENNIAL DEFINITION OF LUXURY A LITTLE SHIMMER NEVER HURT ANYONE SEAWORTHY LOOKS OLIVIER THEYSKENS: EMBRACING YOUR POTENTIAL GLAMOROUS RETRO STYLES THE FASHION INDUSTRY GOING FURLESS

JEWELLERY REIMAGINING RADO’S TRUE COLLECTION WATCHES FOR EVERY REVERIE JEWELLERY FEATURE INSPIRED BY SCIENCE FICTION FILMS LOUIS VUITTON’S JEWELLERY CONQUÊTES

BEAUTY SKINCARE AND MAKEUP PRODUCTS FOR THIS WINTER SKINCARE ANDWINTER MAKEUP PRODUCTS FOR THIS WINTER EXCEPTIONAL FRAGRANCES EXCEPTIONAL WINTER FRAGRANCES BEAUTY PRODUCT PICKS FROM THE INDUSTRY’S TOP TALENTS BEAUTY PRODUCTADVANCED PICKS FROM THEREPAIR INDUSTRY’S TOP TALENTS MATRIX ESTEE LAUDER’S NIGHT EYE CONCENTRATE ESTEE LAUDER’S NIGHT REPAIR EYE CONCENTRATE MATRIX MODERNIZING THEADVANCED BOB HAIRSTYLE MODERNIZING THE BOB HAIRSTYLE HEALTH & FITNESS BEAT THE WINTER BLUES WITH CALLIE JOHNSON OF EQUINOX GROUP HEALTHY LIVING WITH VALERIA LIPOVETSKY CULTURE AN INTERVIEW WITH INDIE POP STAR BILLIE EILISH GETTING TO KNOW ACTRESS KARINE VANASSE THE LEGACY OF YVES SAINT LAURENT INTERVIEW WITH CREATIVE DIRECTOR HANS KOECHLING CONVERGING MODERN AND CLASSICAL BALLET LIFESTYLE SUV OF THE FUTURE: TESLA MODEL X LUXURIOUS GIFTS FOR THIS HOLIDAY SEASON GLAMOROUS INTERIOR DESIGN TRAVEL VISIT ISRAEL: THE CRADLE OF CIVILIZATION Cover: Dress ALC at NORDSTROM ($660). Coat NORDSTROM ($1,950). Photography LILY & LILAC at JUDY INC. Fashion Editor NADIA PIZZIMENTI at P1M. Makeup & hair ANNA NENOIU at P1M using makeup CHARLOTE TILBURY and haircare BIOLAGE R.A.W. Shot with FUJIFILM GFX 50S CAMERA COVER SHOT WITH

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

PRODUCTION

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

ART DEPARTMENT

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

FASHION

Fashion Editors: Kathia Cambron, Tatiana Cinquino, Jenn Finkelstein, Fritz, Tinashe Musara, Nadia Pizzimenti, Randy Smith, Cary Tauben Assistant Stylists: Julia DeBartolo, Rebecca Kahn, Melissa Moralest

BEAUTY

Beauty Director: Mayillah Ezekiel Beauty Editors: Nicolas Blanchet, David D’Amours, Mayillah Ezekiel, Michael Goyette, Olivier Miotto, Blair Petty, Sabrina Rinaldi Makeup & Hair Artists: Nicolas Blanchet, Mayillah Ezekiel, Michael Goyette, Caroline Levin, Steven Turpin Makeup & Hair Assistants: Lisa Costante Artistic Directors: Mayillah Ezekiel, Atelier Vingt-Quatre

LIFESTYLE

Lifestyle Director: Marie-Ève Venne

CONTRIBUTORS

Editors: Brenna Dixon, Mayillah Ezekiel, Stéphane Le Duc, Marie-Ève Venne, KW Writers: Brenna Dixon, Mayillah Ezekiel, Jason Gorber, Rebecca Kahn, Christine Elizabeth Laprade, Stéphane Le Duc, Alexandra Moulin, Aniseh Sharifi, Marie-Ève Venne, KW, Megan West

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Sylvain Blais, Donat, Mathieu Fortin, Royal Gilbert, Lily & Lilac, Chris Nicholls, Carlyle Routh Assistant Photographers: Bahaa Hussein, Mathieu Létourneau, Vikki Snyder

WEB

Web Editor: Marie-Ève Venne Social Media: Mari Obi, Marie-Ève Venne Digital Beauty Director: Mayillah Ezekiel Art Director: César Ochoa

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CONTRIBUTORS LILY & LILAC

Over a decade into their careers, the Montreal-native twins continue to pursue their ultimate passion in life: photographing for major advertising campaigns and international publications. They have been Dress to Kill contributors since 2009 and their work for the magazine has earned them their nomination as “Photographer of the Year” at the P&G Beauty and Grooming Awards in 2012.

ANNA NENOIU

Having trained in Fine Arts in Europe and Toronto, Anna later began her career in makeup and hair in Los Angeles. Upon returning to Toronto, Anna has become one of Canada’s most sought-after makeup and hair artists. She has worked with Armani, L’Oreal, Gucci, Brooke Shields, Sarah Gadon, Lady Gaga, Ruth B, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and many more.

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STEVEN TURPIN

With a background in Fine Arts and Design, Steven discovered a hunger for fashion and beauty early in life. With over a decade of experience, Steven has worked with top designers such as Marchesa, Zac Posen, Carolina Herrera, and Paul Smith. His work has appeared in top international fashion magazines all over the world, including Elle, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Grazia, and L’officiel. Creating beautiful fashion imagery is truly at the heart of everything he does.

RANDY SMITH

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Randy began his career in Montreal designing visual displays, moving on to then becoming Fashion Editor of the newly introduced ELLE Quebec. As Fashion Director and Stylist, his celebrity clients include: David Bowie, Justin Timberlake, Scarlett Johansson, and more. Randy has directed and/or styled campaigns for Holt Renfrew, Simons, and Harry Rosen, and worked with editorial clients such as FLARE, SHARP, and KING WEST.

ALEXANDRA MOULIN

“Dressing is a way of life.” - Yves Saint Laurent As a little girl, Alexandra’s favourite game was to flip through Vogue to identify the designer behind each garment. It’s a game she still practices with Dress to Kill. A marketer of ultimate brands such as Yves Saint Laurent and Valmont, Alexandra livens up around fashion, luxury, arts, and… dark, truly dark, chocolate.

REBECCA KAHN

Rebecca is a recent graduate from the Cognitive Science program at McGill University, where she worked on her own research in psychology and philosophy. She’s taken her organization and writing skills and combined it with her love for fashion and design, acting as a writer, copy editor, and Production Coordinator for Dress to Kill.


EDITOR’S NOTE

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t's a sad realization, but freedom has almost become a luxury.

As an independent publication, we have taken all kinds of liberties. We give carte blanche to our talent and encourage them to work from a place of passion. We welcome new talents, new ideas, we celebrate the Canadian scene, we feature people from different horizons, and, ultimately, we share our fantasy and our inspiration with the world. This magazine is more than just an idea; it’s a dream, a passion, and a need, but it's also a message. We worked hard to make This is what's so special about DTK – we care about what it happen; we made it possible for many we create, we want it to be meaningful and authentic, and we people to express themselves and to share want to keep evolving with you, our readers and community. their stories. We wanted to create a place where talented people could share their We hope you enjoy this little kingdom of freedom and work, where people could discuss their that when you see the work of creative talents like Randy ideas openly, and where we could push the Smith, Lily & Lilac, Cary Tauben, Fritz, Nicolas Blanchet, editorial guidelines to explore new paths. Sylvain Blais, and César Ochoa, you will be inspired to live your life boldly and freely.

We want to leave this year off on a place of hope, with our decisions and gestures making an impact to help repair the world, one piece at a time. This holiday season, let's be aware of how fortunate we are to be living in such a beautiful country. Let's consciously make more time and space for the important people in our lives. Best wishes for the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018, from the DTK team. We are glad to have you as a reader and would love to hear back from you at info@dresstokillmagazine.com.

By KW @dresstokillmagazine.kw


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JEWELLERY

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ELEGANCE

In this dystopian future, the women are so powerful, daring, and sexy that it’s almost unreal. Deck yourself out in the most awe-inspiring jewels and jump into the hottest car - just don’t let the enemies catch up to you. Photographer Sylvain Blais Fashion Editor Kathia Cambron Shot with Fujifilm GFX 50S Camera

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Cuff featuring yellow gold and emeralds

BULGARI Serpenti Jewelry watch ($61,000)

CHANEL FINE JEWELRY Gallery Collection "My Green" cuff featuring 18K yellow gold set with a green emeraldcut tourmaline of 4,62 carats, 10 carved malachites, and 36 brilliant-cut diamonds for a total weight of 0.65 carats.


Latex dress POLYMORPHE. Cruise Collection robe CHANEL ($7,650). Boots GIANNI RENZI. Muse Monogram Cuff ($550), Rock & Pearl Silver Pendant ($495), and earrings BIRKS. Watch RADO. Car MERCEDES-BENZ E400 4MATIC Coupe.


Chiffon dress DENIS GAGNON ($480). Earrings ($3,400), chain bracelet ($7,600), T Hinged Wrap bracelet ($9,500), and necklace ($18,300) TIFFANY. Cruise collection clutch CHANEL ($16,575).


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ROBERTO CAV ALLI Necklace LALIQUE Perroquet earrings

Blue sapphires, emeralds, orange sapphires, paraiba tourmalines, yellow gold

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TIFFANY T Hinged Wrap Bracelet ($9,500)

GUCCI Ring

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"Bouton d'or" bracelet featuring diamonds set in 18K white and rose gold ($55,500). Available at Van Cleef & Arpels Yorkdale 647-259-2830


CARTIER LOVE Studs in 18K white gold ($1,860). Available at Cartier boutiques nationwide. For more information please visit ca.cartier.com.

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Eva top ($275) and Eva skirt ($3,200) DI CAROLO COUTURE. Bracelet ($11,900), watch ($23,300), diamond ring ($8,700), pearl ring ($7,450), and earrings ($5,850) CHANEL. Necklace MARK LASH ($25,600).


Jacket DENIS GAGNON ($800). Skirt UNTITLED ($1,980). Necklace ($25,600), earrings ($35,900), and cuff bracelet ($32,500) MARK LASH. Black and silver bracelet TIFFANY ($18,300). Car MERCEDES-BENZ E400 4MATIC Coupe. Photographer SYLVAIN BLAIS. Fashion Editor KATHIA CAMBRON. Makeup & hair MICHAEL GOYETTE at FOLIO using Foundation Fawn 2 TOM FORD, concealer in 03 LAURA MERCIER, eyeshadow NARS, lips HOURGLASS, and hair ORIBE. Model ALEKS at FOLIO. Assistant photographer BAHAA HUSSEIN & VIKKI SNYDER. Asssitatn stylist REBECCA KAHN. Fujifilm Tech FRANCIS BELLEFEVILLE. Location 4 AUTOMOBILES. Retouching MARIPIER TOUTANT.

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SEDUCTION Louis Vuitton’s Conquêtes Jewellery Collection

Re-created in the image of the Louis Vuitton woman, the brand recently revealed its fine jewellery collection, “Conquêtes.” By Brenna Dixon

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rench for “conquests,” the collection is a personification of confident and irresistible femininity. The collection has been brought to life through the unification of two historic emblems: Louis Vuitton’s flower monogram and the iconic letter V. Expertly crafted with an exquisite dash of contemporary fine art, the two symbols are intertwined for the very first time in a jewellery collection that is luxuriously garnished with extraordinary gemstones.

Conquêtes successfully seduces with three astonishing necklaces and a near 60-piece complementary collection. The first awe-inspiring necklace dazzles with a 37.07 carat imperial topaz that joins the historic V with a flower monogram dressed in diamonds. The second is a medallion-inspired necklace made up of pearls and diamonds set with a 54.3 carat blue tourmaline. The third piece features a rounded, interconnected diamond necklace topped with a 16.82 carat mandarin garnet. The remaining 60 pieces in the collection confidently mesmerizes, boasts, and seduces just as charismatically as the three show-stopping neckpieces. The collection honours the woman and her jaw-dropping, delicate essence, while every piece illuminates the house’s high jewellery craftsmanship more than ever before.


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“Fée Sakura” Charms Extraordinaire ($73,500) 100-piece limited edition; 32 mm pink gold case; Bezel with round diamonds and pink sapphires; Pink lacquer dial, white gold, mother-of-pearl, enamel, and diamonds; Pink gold crown with a round diamond; Pink alligator strap; Quartz movement Available at Van Cleef & Arpels Yorkdale www.VanCleefArpels. com, 647-259-2830


CHANEL FINE JEWELRY JAEGERLECOULTRE Rendez-Vous Sonatina ($28,000) 38.2 mm; Rose gold case and bezel set with diamonds; Mechanical movement; Alligator leather strap. Available by special order (877-552-1833).

Boyfriend Tweed Beige Gold 18K beige gold case; Bezel set with 62 brilliant-cut diamonds; Opaline guilloché dial; 18K beige gold bracelet with tweed pattern; Quartz movement

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WATCHES

Design

RIGHT ON TIME A long-time acknowledged jewel in the Swiss watchmaking landscape, Rado invited six acclaimed contemporary designers to craft their ideal timepiece, hereby unveiling a

collection of bold, understated, highly technological, and sleek watches. Res-

olutely timeless, absolutely elegant. By Alexandra Moulin

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t takes both pride and humility to invite six of the world’s most talented designers to reinterpret a house’s celebrated classic. Swiss watch manufacturer RADO showcased their unbridled creativity around its award-winning True collection, infusing contemporary facets with timeless pieces. Its tribute to modern design is still outshined by its technical prowess, as the brand gives birth to a wide creative spectrum in this new collection.

CURVES AND REFLECTIONS Similar to haute-couture gowns, these six watches convey their respective creators’ perception of “minimalism and lightness,” the two pillars listed by the brand in the creative brief on a common ceramic canvas. Edited in only 1001 pieces per model*, the collection captures the essence of elegance reinterpreted through different trends. Sam Amoia’s sparkling True Blaze celebrates the contrast of a glittering dial against the profound richness of a black plasma ceramic case. In his search for textured and beautiful work, the American designer magnified noble materials with subtle and restrained design.

*EXCEPT THE TRUE PHOSPHO, WHICH WAS CRAFTED IN 1003 PIECES, TO PAY TRIBUTE TO ITS THREE PARTNER DESIGNERS.

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With transparencies, Swiss studio Big-Game introduced the playful True Phospho. Its black brass perforated dial unveils the automatic mechanism for its owner’s pleasure only. Kunihiko Morinaga’s True Shadow transcends ceramics and portrays the designer’s taste for photochromic fabrics. The dial gradually fades away to reveal the watch’s automatic heartbeat at sunset. Introducing feminine shapes, French Philippe Nigro’s True Cyclo’s white satin curved dial puts its moving hands into the limelight as the sole protagonist of a hyper-technological world.

Oskar Zieta’s True Face transforms reality into an infinite array of illuminations thanks to its metallic concave dial, which reflects constantly changing images. Rainer Mutsch’s True Stratum integrates the enigmatic relationship between lights and shadows into its three-dimensional, asymmetrical, descending steps engraved on the dial. Undoubtedly loveable and wearable by both women and men, the Rado True designers’ series revisits accessible luxury and enhances a long-term design motto. These watches combine top-of-the-art technology with ultimate elegance.


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FASHION

Fashion Talks

OLIVIER THEYSKENS Talent is a beautiful thing that allows some people to create wonderful statements that will stand the test of time. It can also be something that you need to cultivate before it can fully bloom. This is the case for some highly creative minds that choose to evolve in the shadow of others before taking off on their own. After 15 years working for

prestigious fashion houses like Rochas, Nina Ricci, and Theory, Olivier Theyskens is finally embracing his full potential by releasing his own fashion line under his namesake. By Marie-Ève Venne

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is voice over the phone is calm and soft, like someone who doesn’t feel the need to overstep to be seen. The evolution of his style has been documented many times, along with being featured in an exhibition titled “She Walks in Beauty,” which showcased his own work and his work with different brands since 1997. After leaving Theory in 2014, Theyskens fell out of the fashion scene until last year when he decided to bring back his namesake label, partnering with LVMH alumnus Maximiliano Nicolelli as Chief Executive. He is now fully back under the spotlight. Over the conversation, he ends up sharing his views on the industry, but also on why he finally felt ready to go out on his own. What follows is a unique excursion into one of the most talented minds of the last decades.

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HIS VISION OF FASHION

For Theyskens, the fashion industry doesn’t necessarily have good press among outsiders. He wishes that people would put aside their preconceived ideas and realize that it can have a great influence on many lives. “I believe that people don’t always really understand the fashion industry. But when they finally take the time to exchange and ask questions regarding the matter, they realize that some positive aspects can emerge from it. I think that my mission among the industry is to express my creation and to propose high-end fashionable items. I am here to explore and create with the biggest amount of authenticity possible. It is all about the attention to details and the perfect quality of the final product. I don’t do fast fashion.”


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LAUNCHING HIS OWN BRAND

After collaborating with others, learning from their experiences, and being indirectly influenced, he felt ready to share a more personal vision of his work. “Going back to create only for myself is a thing that happened naturally. I went back to being my true self and embracing things that really matter to me. At first, it was obviously very different than working for an important fashion brand. It was more intimate in a way. I had to take more time to pre-screen everything inside my head and to think about it. It was different, but it was the right moment and I think I was already there before I knew it, even if I didn’t make any collection under my name for the last 15 years.”

THE ACTUAL SITUATION OF THE INDUSTRY Even if he never really left the fashion scene, Theyskens can feel now, more than ever, the immense difference between the fashion world at the end of the 1990s, when he was starting in the industry, compared to today’s reality.

“There was a particular freedom of expression at the end of the ’90s, which was really positive and embraced by every fashion lover. It is very different these days. There is some restraint in the air, something more settled. We take less risks regarding what is trending. The energy is less crazy, but the situation is absolutely not

the same! Now we have social media and news aspects that we have to deal with. The access to the information is bigger and everybody can become a critic. The industry grew up really fast over the last year, but became a little bit all over the place as a result, and some people don’t know how to control it anymore. I believe that time helps put things back to their right place. Everyone working in fashion needs to ask themselves what they want and how to achieve it. It is the only way to evolve.” “For me, the most important aspect is to do everything the most authentically possible. I don’t want to let anything take me away from that path. I need to stay stabilized. When I create a dress, of course I want the result to be beautiful, but I am mostly intrigued by the person who is about to wear it. I don’t know anything about her, about what her hair looks like, the type of silhouette she has. I simply hope that by wearing that dress, she will find a way to be her true self and to feel empowered by it. She will give life to it. And that is how I advance and keep creating. For myself first, but mostly, for others.”

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STYLE

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FASHION CHLOE CHLOE

PRADA

Redefining luxury

PRADA

FENDI

FAKE & FABULOUS

Gucci’s announcement about going fur free is a big step for the fashion industry in the direction of humility, environmental protection, and even stylistic creativity, but this decision did not occur overnight. DTK had the chance to talk to PJ Smith, Senior Manager of Fashion Policy of the

Humane Society and the man whose job it is to convince fashion brands to go furless.

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By Brenna Dixon

ucci’s quirky Creative Director Alessandro Michele stared into his phone camera while going live on Instagram with Jared Leto. Michele’s long, dark hair seemed to fall out from under his ball cap and his eyes were wide with delight. From Italy to New York, Leto was on the other end, casual and cool showing the world his view of New York City, “Can you see, Alessandro?” he asked, flipping the camera view onto the red brick and black iron fire escapes. The audience, mounting in viewers, waited patiently for the designer’s news. When you think of luxury, you don’t exactly picture two internationally renowned men giggling on social media. But, then again, the concept of luxury has ultimately changed. Transformation is synonymous with the Gucci brand as of late, and by no coincidence, Michele had perfectly pivotal timing with the live announcement: Gucci is going Fur Free. The designer’s message soars through the virtual

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world gathering millions of hearts (electronic applauding), while establishing the new ethical positioning of the brand moving forward. It’s official - one of fashion’s most coveted fabrics in the luxury world is going fake, and it’s a-b-s-o-l-u-t-e-l-y fabulous. As winter weather settles in, the pseudo-realization triggers style recall. The FW17 runways saw models draped in hyper-pigmented faux pelts from Fendi to Prada, proving that these are runways of the future. The faux fur trend seemed to have definitely got the creative juices flowing. “It will help me be more creative with my work,” said Michele to the world. Gucci’s designer now has the opportunity to create cruelty-free. Covering a vast variety of stylistic categories, from glam to boho-chic, the one incremental element is the improvement of fake fur quality in 2017. Gone are the days of looking like a sticky, stuffed teddy bear. Now, fake fur is ecologically friendly, and ultimately gorgeous, soft, and warm.


ALESSANDRO MICHELE & JARED LETO

PJ SMITH

THE TRUTH IS THAT FUR AND FUR GATHERING IS very CHEAP. IT’S ACTUALLY NOT LUXURIOUS AT ALL. —PJ Smith

CHLOE

It is quite evident that today’s fashionistas find nothing glamorous about killing animals for their fur. In fact, they boycott those companies who reflect and practice non-ethical standards.

CHLOÉ PEACH FAUX FUR

As Alessandro Michele’s announcement reached the millions and the trend reports rollout, Gucci’s decision to go furless was obviously not an overnight decision. “It was eight years in the making, working extremely closely with The Kering Group and Gucci,” says Senior Manager of Fashion Policy of the Humane Society, PJ Smith. During the past couple of years, the Kering Group owned label Stella McCartney has already committed to going furless. On the retail side, the Yoox Net-a-Porter group has also renounced the use of fur. It would be no surprise if others followed suit. Even though the fashion industry is late on the bandwagon, Smith has made incredible progress. His message has made so much progress that it was the topic of Michele and Leto’s live conversation. The momentous discussion between the two icons is definitely a medal of honour for Smith, who, in fact, never thought he would be working in the fashion industry. In our exclusive interview, Smith not only decredits the association between fur and luxury, he exposes the fact that there is nothing remotely alluring about the fur collection process: “The mentality, that in order to be a luxury company, is that you have to do fur. The truth is that fur and fur gathering is very cheap. It’s actually not luxurious at all.”

Smith’s message not only hits home, it reverberates worldwide. Excited about Gucci’s announcement, he restates exactly what Michele expressed during his talk with Leto, “There are many other luxurious alternatives.” These such alternatives have made their way to Fendi, a company conceived and specializing in luxury fur, which has now started to include faux furs - think gasoline blue with a contrasting neutral collar. Not into saturated hues? Dries Van Noten showcased natural tones, while Chloé was all about glam, highlighting the boho-chic mood with cuffs elongated over fingers, covering a feminine slip dress. Armani stormed the runways with varying lengths and a play with artificial fabrics. Faux creativity was at full-play. Gucci now stands amongst luxury’s most adored brands, relaying a positive message for a sustainable future. The move towards more ecological and ethical practices is not a trend, but an imperative fraction of a bigger movement that has to start from the top. With Gucci being in the limelight thanks to their social media fame, the organization paves the way, not only regarding the use of fur, but it also encourages others to address bigger and more complex issues. As for PJ Smith, an individual who didn’t plan on working in fashion, he has not only made an impressive impact, but has also successfully converted a number of brands to go furless, not to mention having triggered an international fashion revolution, all without sacrificing the glamour.

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BEAUTY NEWS

DELUXE CASH MIGHT NOT RULE EVERYTHING around US, BUT WHEN IT COMES TO PURCHASING THE LATEST additions TO OUR MAKEUP AND SKIN CARE ROUTINES, IT’S definitely AN IMPORTANT FACTOR. HERE ARE THE NEWEST SPLURGE-WORTHY PRODUCTS FOR thisWINTER. By Mayillah Ezekiel

CHANEL N°5 FRAGMENTS D’OR ($90)

A holiday essential for every loyal wearer of N°5, this golden gel illuminates the skin with a fine shimmer, while leaving a trace of Chanel’s signature scent.

SKINCARE MOROCCANOIL MENDING INFUSION ($37)

This vitamin-fueled, ultra-lightweight formula reduces visible signs of damaged hair while taming frizz and preventing further damage. This blend of argan oil, quinoa protein, baobab extracts, antioxidants, and amino acids nourishes and strengthens for a silky, fresh-cut appearance.

ESTHEDERM INTENSIF HYALURONIC MASK ($69 – 75ML)

This moisturizing mask, rich in hyaluronic, instantly targets dryness, leaving skin supple, radiant, and comfortable.

CAUDALIE

PREMIER CRU THE SERUM ($179)

In addition to containing the three ingredients patented by Caudalie (Grape-seed polyphenols with an antioxidant effect, Vine Resveratrol to plump up and firm the epidermis, and Viniferine for complexion radiance), this revitalizing serum features a very high concentration of hyaluronic acid and contains the new Vinergy® complex to boost the efficacy of the anti-wrinkle action of Premier Cru The Cream.

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LA MER

THE CLEANSING OIL ($125)

A sensorial purifier that dissolves eye and face makeup while infusing skin with hydration and precious marine nutrients.

GUERLAIN ABEILLE ROYALE BLACK BEE HONEY BALM ($72)

An ultra-nourishing balm enriched with Ouessant black bee honey to calm and smooth skin.


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YVES SAINT LAURENT LA LAQUE COUTURE IN 91 RED LIGHTS ($32)

MAKEUP

Our current obsessions are here to help you revamp your holiday look. First things first, prep and prime your skin, starting with Charlotte Tilbury’s Brightening Youth Glow to soften imperfections and boost the radiance of your skin. To perfect your complexion, apply Clé de Peau’s Foundation for a medium coverage that blurs imperfections and boosts luminosity.

CHARLOTTE TILBURY

BRIGHTENING YOUTH GLOW ($65)

CLÉ DE PEAU BEAUTÉ THE

FOUNDATION ($335)

Dior’s latest eyeshadow palette in Ruby is as precious as a gemstone. It is perfect for this season’s many occasions to create a radiant, festive look, or a more subtle style to suit your mood, your desires, and the moment. Complement your look with an iconic red that suits your skin tone. Chanel’s Rouge Allure is dressed up in a new and original red lacquered tube, making your beauty bag extra festive. Finish off your look with YSL’s highshine nail polish La Laque Couture in “91 Red Lights.”

DIOR

5 COULEURS PRECIOUS ROCKS HIGH FIDELITY COLOURS & EFFECTS EYESHADOW PALETTE IN 857 RUBY ($73)

CHANEL ROUGE ALLURE IN 657 N°1 ($43)

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BEAUTY

DISCO DAZE

Bold colours collide with harmoniously rich lip shades in crimson, cherry, and fuchsia.This season’s statement looks will have you dancing into the night Photographer Chris Nicholls Fashion Editor Randy Smith Makeup and hair Steven Turpin


This page: Eyes: Eye Tint in 1 GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY. Waterproof Eye Pencil in Black CLARINS. Diorshow Mascara DIOR. Cheeks: NARSissist Unfiltered II NARS Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer in 004 DIOR. Lips: Vinyl Cream Lip Stain in Burgundy Vibes YVES SAINT LAURENT. Hat PARKHURST at SIMONS. Earring RITA TESOLIN. Brooch CHANEL. Jumpsuit GRETA CONSTANTINE. Red Fur JOSEPH TASSONI. Opposite page: Eyes: Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in Kitten Karma STILA COSMETICS. Pro Longwear Fluidline / Chromat in Aeros Blue MAC COSMETICS. Waterproof Eye Pencil in Black CLARINS. Diorshow Mascara DIOR. Cheeks: NARSissist Unfiltered I Cheek Palette NARS. Filmstar Bronze & Glow CHARLOTTE TILBURY. Lips: Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain in Rose Ink YVES SAINT LAURENT. Crystal Clear Lip Gloss ELIZABETH ARDEN. Turbin GRETA CONSTANTINE. Red Fur JOSEPH TASSONI. Earring RITA TESOLIN. Jacket HISO.


This page: Eyes: Duo Eyeshadow in Thessalonique, and Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow in Arcturus and Callisto NARS. Pigment in Silver MAC COSMETICS. Cheeks: Cool Glow Cheek Tint in Berry Rush ELIZABETH ARDEN. Lips: Rouge Dior Lipstick in Superstitious Matte DIOR. Earring RITA TESOLIN. Bodysuit GRETA CONSTANTINE. Opposite page: Eyes: Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow in Rigel and Telesto, and Dual-Intensity Blush in Panic NARS. Graphik Ink Eyeliner CLARINS. Diorshow Mascara in Black DIOR. Cheeks: Filmstar Bronze & Glow CHARLOTTE TILBURY. Dual-Intensity Blush in Panic NARS. Lips: Smooth Silk Lip Pencil in 5, and Rouge D’Armani Lipstick in 400 GIORIO ARMANI BEAUTY. Hat SIMONS. Earring RITA TESOLIN. Dress GRETA CONSTANTINE. Photographer CHRIS NICHOLLS. Fashion Editor RANDY SMITH at JUDY INC. Assistant Stylist JULIA DEBARTOLO. Makeup & hair STEVEN TURPIN using MIRIGAL HIGH VOLTAGE OIL, Touch Éclat Blur Primer YVES SAINT LAURENT, Luminous Silk Foundation and High Precision Retouch Concealer GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY, Ample Angora Volumizing Mousse and Sheer Lacquer Finishing Hairspray SHU UEMURA ART OF HAIR, and manicure STATIC NAILS. Hair and makeup assistant LISA COSTANTE. Retouching LORCA MOORE. MODEL ASHLEY ALLAN


BEAUTY AWARDS

TOM FORD The Stick Foundation, at HOLT RENFREW ($85)

MARC JACOBS

This stick foundation comes directly from foundation heaven. Thank you Tom! It’s like applying a second skin. Perfect for the red carpet contract or for everyday life correction. 10/10 foundation and definitely worth the price.

Glow Stick Highlighter, at SEPHORA ($42)

This highlighter is creamy with a hint of a golden-pearl colour. The Glow Stick is easy to use, but not overwhelmingly pigmented. It melts immediately into the skin for a dewy look, just like in a magazine! This will give you more of a sexy look than a glam one. Apply it on the apple of your cheeks, lids, and upper lip, and you’re good to go!

SEPHORA SEPHORA COLLECTION

Classic Double Ended Shadow & Crease #205 ($25)

NICOLAS BLANCHET ORIBE

MARC JACOBS Eye-Conic Eyeshadow Palette in Glambition, at SEPHORA ($49) Perfect textures and pigments - finally. The right tones of colours all in one box. This is the ultimate natural palette we were eagerly waiting for.

ORIBE Free Styler Working Hair Spray, at OGILVY ($42) The way we work on set has changed a lot lately. More pictures, less time. This hairspray is meeting that demand. It’s the perfect hairspray that you can use over and over on hair without it getting heavy. You can brush the hair with this hairspray and it’s light until the end of the shoot.

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This was a super gift that I received from Sephora Canada. It’s quickly become my favourite long-haired concealer brush. It’s long enough to reach every angle and corner, while being super soft on the skin. Blend like there’s no tomorrow. My 2017 “crush brush” for sure.

Working in the industry for the past 15 years, Nico has just as much passion for each year’s new makeup and hair products from top cosmetic companies. Lighting technique and mood are changing all the time on the fashion planet, and so are makeup techniques and textures. Nico believes that staying curious is the key to staying on top in this industry.

AirStyle Flexible Finish Cream, at OGILVY ($42) A little while ago, a good friend recommended to me this product, and since then I go through two to three jars a month! This finishing cream is the perfect natural texturizer for hair. Whether curly, straight, or in-between, it will leave your hair light and effortless, while bringing just enough edginess to an easy, natural look.


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SABRINA RINALDI IT COSMETICS

Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+, at SEPHORA ($49)

MAC COSMETICS

Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in Feels So Grand ($25)

REVLON

BITE BEAUTY Agave Lip Mask, at SEPHORA ($30)

This gem of a product is meant as a nightly lip mask, but it is just so nourishing and moisture-rich (not to mention tasty with the agave), that I use it all day, everyday. With the dry winter months upon us, it is essential to keep my lips from cracking and peeling.

This family-owned Canadian brand is a true favourite and staple in my kit. The Dry Wax stands out as a must-have due to its light texture. It gives perfect piece-y separation without weighing down the hair. It also makes a great smoothing and styling agent when heating and curling thick and unruly hair. Available in local salons.

I am obsessed with this foundation! It Cosmetics recently launched in Canada, but I have been a fan for years. The brand has so many great products, but the CC cream with SPF 50 is a true winner in the foundation category.

Youth FX Fill+Blur Primer for Face/Neck ($22) This primer is next level when it comes to filling in pores and smoothing the surface of the skin! It’s the perfect base when you want your foundation to go on flawlessly and last all day. A musthave for me and my makeup kit.

AG HAIR

Dry Wax Matte Finishing Mist ($26 USD)

With a career spanning over a decade, Sabrina is a celebrated makeup and hair artist. An editorial favourite and beauty expert, Sabrina splits her time between both Toronto and Montreal. Sabrina’s celebrity clientele includes Lindsay Lohan, Hilary Duff, Maripier Morin, Jenna Elfman, Sophie GregoireTrudeau, Karlie Kloss, Anna Paquin, and Rebecca Romijn. In 2011 and 2015, Sabrina received the P&G Beauty Award for Best Makeup Artistry and won Best Beauty Editorial in 2016 for her work with Dress to Kill.

We all love a classic red lip, especially over the holidays. This is a true red and is so pigmented! It glides on effortlessly, and its liquid to matte formula means once it sets, it doesn't budge, making it drink-proof, food-proof, and kiss-proof!

IT COSMETICS Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara, at SEPHORA ($32)

Another favourite by It Cosmetics is the Superhero Mascara. I love long, black, thick lashes and this mascara delivers. You get maximum impact from the first swipe until the tube is empty.


PACO RABANNE

Makeup Artist & Beauty Director

MAYILLAH EZEKIEL

Olympéa Intense ($125 – 80ml) This unexpected fragrance is a duel between pulsating flowers and captivating ambers. It has been my go-to ever since I discovered it earlier this year. Perfectly balanced with florals, warmth, and sweetness, this intoxicating scent has a way of making you obsessed.

FRESH

Umbrian Clay Purifying Face Exfoliant ($42) My skin saver! This purifying, balancing, and mattifying formula gently polishes away dead skin cells and refines skin texture. The clay also treats the skin, revealing a healthier looking complexion in just a few uses.

CHANEL Palette Essentielle in Medium ($85)

Conceal, highlight, and colour with Chanel’s Palette Essentielle for a polished look. This palette is an essential in my cosmetics case.

DIOR

Diorific Khôl Matte Lipstick ($46) This irresistible lipstick evokes pure glamour. I’ve fallen, yet again, for a beautiful, deep, matte lip colour. I’ll definitely wear this every chance I get this winter!

Mayillah is a Makeup Artist, Editorial Producer, Art Director, and Beauty Director for DTK. After attending Harvard Business School, she combines her passion for writing and creating visuals to produce exclusive content for various publications. Mayillah emerged on the beauty and fashion scenes, known for her skillful makeup artistry.

ODACITÉ

Rose + Neroli Hydra-Vitalizing Treatment Mist ($49). One of my favorite facial mists…This highly-effective spray is an innovative way to naturally infuse your skin with skin-balancing actives and perfect hydration. It instantly restores your skin’s radiance and it can be used in multiple ways.

BITE BEAUTY Agave Lip Balm ($20)

It is everything you would wish a lip balm would be. This perfectly soothing balm quickly repairs and restores lips, without leaving an overly-glossy finish.


DOLCE & GABBANA

The Foundation - Perfect Luminous Creamy Foundation ($80) “Dewiness” at its best, this ultra-rich and pigmented foundation creates a light-reflecting effect. Ideal for those seeking a creamy foundation with buildable coverage, or for those with dry skin. This is one of the first products created for the band by artist Pat McGrath.

CHANEL

Natural Finish Loose Powder ($60) Perfect in natural lighting, the ultra-fine powder applied with a powder brush or puff, softly mattifies to let the underneath layer of foundation shine through.

SURRAT Artistique Blush in La Vie en Rose ($30)

The tender and sophisticated colour selection is pigmented and fluffy, leaving the apples of the cheeks with a delicate colour veil. Ideal for a fresh and natural daytime look.

LANCÔME

Hypnôse Doll Lashes Mascara, at SEPHORA ($35) Simply the best, this unique cone-shaped brush allows you to easily reach the inner-corner lash and create an extended and separated result. It’s perfect to recreate the iconic Twiggy look.

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Makeup Artist

Eye Polish in Lunar ($36) These cream eyeshadow pots are everything we hope them to be. The creamy, solid formula allows a long-lasting hold and prevents creasing or having to touch-up throughout the day, unlike most creamy eyeshadows.

AVÈNE

Skin Recovery Cream ($35) Calming and protective, this hydrating cream with a light texture leaves skin plump and infused with moisture, leaving a naturally hydrated look. This cream re-balances skin complexion.

Buy at Lac & Co Beauty in Toronto.

MICHAEL GOYETTE Michael has been lucky enough to have assisted one of the greatest hair stylists of his generation, Richard St-Laurent, with whom he was able to spend many years perfecting his art. He then worked with brands such as MAC Cosmetics, Makeup For Ever, and Dior as a consultant and makeup artist. His critical approach and sharp eye allow an expression of classic beauty that defies fleeting fashions.


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Hairstylist KÉRASTASE

L’incroyable Blowdry Miracle Reshapable Heat Lotion ($41) Kérastase L’incroyable Blowdry is my favourite reshapable heat lotion! It gives you an unprecedented 96 hours of frizz protection that can’t be beat.

DAVID D’AMOURS

SHEILA STOTTS

David D’Amours has been a hairstylist for over 15 years, working on celebrities such as Maripier Morin, Karine Vanasse, Celine Dion, Penelope Cruz, and Jennifer Lawrence. He’s also been the stylist for large beauty campaigns such as Birks, Annabelle cosmetics, and Marcelle. Now, you can find him at his own hair salon, PRIVÉ par David D’Amours, located in the Old Port of Montreal.

Hair Accessories These hair accessories are fabulous and modern. There’s something for everyone here, from barrettes to headbands. They will add a touch of glamour to every day and night hairstyle.

Natural Boar Bristle Brushes ($88 USD)

Sheila Stotts brushes are amazing! It’s perfect to do a sleek ponytail. I always carry the little one around with me for touch-ups.

SERGE NORMANT

OUAI

HARRY JOSH Pro Tools Ultra Light Pro Dryer ($349 USD)

The Harry Josh Ultra Light Pro Dryer is fast, quiet, and light. It leaves the hair shinier than competitors, without compromising volume and body.

Wave Spray, at SEPHORA ($32) This wave spray is great to define an effortless, tousled hairstyle without the sticky and heavy feeling. This product is definitely my go-to spray for beautiful waves.

Dream Big Instant Volumizing Spray at NORDSTROM ($33.26) The Serge Normant Dream Big Instant Volumizing Spray is my favourite way to enhance volume and body or to give life to a second-day hairstyle. And just wait until you smell this product, it’s everything.


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Metal Mesh Diffuser ($90)

This metal diffuser is an amazing tool to dry all-natural curly hair!

L’OREAL Wild Stylers by Techni.Art ($28)

This is perfect for fine and flat hair. This spray will provide texture and volume, while also moisturizing dry hair.

Hairstylist

OLIVIER MIOTTO

KÉRASTASE Résistance Ciment Thermique ($49)

This is a leave-in-conditioner must-have. Protect breaking and weakened hair from damage caused by styling tools, like your hair dryer or iron. Leave your hair perfectly shiny without weighing it down!

Olivier Miotto started his career in France, before moving to Canada 25 years ago. Owner of Glam Salon Boutique in Montreal for the last 15 years, throughout his career he has developed many collaborations with designers and editorial magazines, Dress to Kill included. Winner of several awards for his many stylings, Olivier is now one of the best-known hairdressers in Canada. Inspired by cities, art, and music, his style remains as influential as always.

KÉRASTASE Matérialiste ($41)

This is a thickening and densifying gel-spray that’s easy to use. It immediately thickens your hair, giving it airy volume and bounce, ease of styling, flexible hold, and a non-sticky feel.

WISE

New All-Natural Men’s Care Line This eco-responsible Canadian line would make a great gift for the men in your life, and an even greater hair day.

Red Maple Cream Pomade in Reusable Glass Bottle ($32) Glacier Clay Pomade in Reusable Glass Bottle ($32) Birch Bark Daily Shampoo in Reusable Glass Bottle ($20)

RAHUA

Color Full Shampoo (50$) This oil-based shampoo with natural pigment nourishes your hair while preserving all types of colour or bleach.

RAHUA Enchanted Island Salt Spray ($47)

This pink sea salt spray gives you volume, texture, and form to your hair, perfect for natural beachy waves. And it’s 100% natural and organic!

ALL PRODUCTS ON THIS PAGE ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT GLAM SALON BOUTIQUE, 364 SAINT-PAUL ST W, MONTREAL, QC


HAIR

Hair: Color Lustre Brilliant Glaze Thermo-Milk SHU UEMURA at ORBITE ($56). Soft Lacquer Heat Styling Spray ORIBE at OGILVY ($36).


LUXE LOCKS The bob is a haircut that seems

to always be popular, but is constantly reimagined. Next time you get a haircut, try out one of these modern takes on a bob, with a perfect mix of edge and luxury. Photographer Royal Gilbert Art Direction Atelier Vingt Quatre Makeup & HairNicolas Blanchet Surf Spray BUMBLE & BUMBLE at SEPHORA ($27). AirStyle Flexible Finish Cream ORIBE at OGILVY ($42).


Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil SHU UEMURA at ORBITE ($69). Baume Double Je KÉRASTASE PARIS at SALON GLAM ($41).


Mousse Plus Volumizing Foam NEXXUS ($18). Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Heat/UV Protective Primer BUMBLE & BUMBLE at SEPHORA ($28). All clothing available at TOP SHOP. Photographer ROYAL GILBERT. Art Director ATELIER VINGT QUATRE. Model DELPHINE at FOLIO. Makeup & hair NICOLAS BLANCHET at FOLIO using MAC COSMETICS. Retouching ATELIER VINGT QUATRE. Model DELPHINE at FOLIO.


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INNOVATION Y

By KW

ou may notice that the area around people’s eyes often reveals their age, more so than other parts of the face. This area has skin about 40% thinner than other areas of the face, has very few oil glands, and lacks moisture. But why didn’t we ever think about another factor that may play an important part in the aging of that area? Like the fact that this area is over-solicited - we blink more than 10,000 times per day; this is the equivalent of the number of steps it takes to walk five miles each day. This fact is often ignored, but not by the great brand, Estée Lauder, who decided to have a close look at what really makes our eyes age and how to help maintain a younger, fresher look. Since it’s the first product of its type on the market, we decided to have a few words with Dr. Nadine Pernodet, Vice President, Skin Biology & BioActives Research & Development, for The Estée Lauder Companies and see what we could learn.

To engineer their new Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix, Estée Lauder

has developed a biomechanical eye model to help them study mechanical stress on periorbital skin cells. Their research, using this eye model, shows for the first time

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how skin cells respond to constant micromovements, and how both young and aging skin cells are impacted by this cyclic mechanical stress.

They also discovered that both young and older cells were impacted by micromovements, and that younger cells naturally re-orient themselves perpendicularly to the linear force in order to help disperse and minimize the impact of mechanical stress. However, aging cells are not able to re-orient as well, making them much more susceptible to the damage caused by micro-movements. This is coined mechanical motion aging.

The Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix provides repairing, fortification and

hydration benefits.

This technology features an invisible viscoelastic network to strengthen and support the delicate skin of the eye area, acting as a physical absorber against the impact of micro-movements. Separately, Milk Thistle works to help fight visible irritation and supports natural collagen. Together, this cutting-edge technology works to combat the process of mechanical motion aging, creating brighter and younger looking skin in the place that needs it most.


Precious Blooms

It’s already that time of year when the air grows crisp and chilly. That usually means it’s time to update your wardrobe and beauty essentials. Nude tones change into deep reds and our fragrances switch from light, fresh notes to warm and intense accents. This winter has inspired a variety of exceptional floral scents, which are all very different from one another. By Mayillah Ezekiel

HÈRMES

Twilly ($147 – 83ml).

Striking ginger, sensual tuberose, and sandalwood are given a new twist by Hèrmes for their daring new scent. Floral, spicy, and oriental, Twilly was created with free and bold young women in mind.

TIFFANY & CO.

MARC JACOBS

Eau de Parfum ($150 – 75ml).

This scent captures the luxury, glamour, and romance of New York City. At its heart is the iris flower, a recurring motif in Tiffany’s jewellery designs. Composed with top notes of vert de mandarine and nuances of patchouli and musky notes, this sparkling floral fragrance is sophisticated and refined.

Daisy Eau de Toilette Anniversary Limited Edition ($450).

This is the must-have fragrance for every Marc Jacobs woman out there! For ten years, Daisy has won hearts around the world with its effortless charm and youthful elegance. With notes of strawberry, violet leaves, jasmine, and white woods, the newest bottle will surely make you fall in love with Daisy all over again.

AERIN

Tuberose Le Jour ($275).

This exquisite fragrance showcases the bright scent of the delicate tuberose beautifully and harmoniously with neroli, cool jasmine, and the smooth woodiness of cashmere and cedarwood complete its feminine, luminous notes.

VIKTOR & ROLF

Limited Edition Flowerbomb, at SHOPPERS DRUGMART ($139).

This explosion of flowers translates into a warm, sweet, and addictive scent, with notes of bergamot, mandarin, sambac jasmine, freesia, centifolia rose, amber, patchouli, warm vanilla, and praline.


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FITNESS

LIVE IT UP As the days grow shorter and temperatures drop, it’s important to stay proactive in beating the winter blues. Whether you’re new to working out or seasoned in your practice, Callie Johnson, Equinox Group Fitness Instructor/Signature Program Lead, shares her incredible insight on health and wellness. Let this winter be the catalyst to feeling your best physically and emotionally, allowing you to truly: Live It Up!

CALLIE JOHNSON

By Megan West

The Mind-Body Connection & Overcoming Fitness Fears

When it comes to fitness and mental health, Johnson explains, “It largely comes down to blood flow and breathing. When you up your physical activity, you increase blood flow to the brain, which can trigger the production and release of natural, happiness-inducing chemicals: serotonin and dopamine.” Remaining present during your workouts and focusing on smaller details such as breathing techniques “can do wonders for your mental health. Our breath directly affects our stress levels … and this is a skill you can take with you when you leave your [workout].” The best part, Callie explains, is that these positive effects often snowball into other areas of your life, improving energy levels, mood, and often leading to healthier food choices. Getting started on a new fitness journey can be incredibly intimidating and according to Johnson, that’s completely normal. She suggests shifting your focus to acknowledge

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the good that you’re doing for your body and mind. “There’s a somewhat unspoken mutual understanding in gym culture that everyone is just trying to improve, and that mentality can be really freeing for some. Don’t be afraid to ask a trainer or instructor for help. They’re there to spot you, to correct you, and to help you progress and regress exercises as needed.” On finding your preferred workout style (whether it’s group fitness, personal training, or something like pilates), Callie says that it’s critical to build a consistent routine that will eventually lend you the confidence to branch out and push yourself in new ways. When in doubt, remember you’re not alone in your insecurities, and as Callie says, “Beginners-intimidation is a hurdle that you will absolutely overcome if you stick it out long enough to feel familiar with the gym setting.” Once you’ve established a routine, Johnson stresses the importance of cross-training throughout the week. To improve overall health and fitness, Callie suggests aiming to “hit each element of fitness: strength, cardio, and stretching” each week, as switching up your workouts “can be a really safe way to constantly ‘shock’ your body into getting stronger,” and prevent “working with too much muscle memory, [which] will lead to a plateau.”

TREAT YOURSELF Johnson suggests taking the time to foam roll your muscles (basically an at-home massage) not only during your cool-down, but on rest days as well: “Rolling increases blood flow to the muscles, which in turn combats soreness and can decrease your recovery time. It also offers myofascial release, which decreases tightness and helps you build better habits in your body. Glutes, quads, calves, pecs, and the thoracic spine are the main areas that I recommend rolling.” Perhaps the take-home advice we’re most excited about is investing in a sun lamp, something Johnson swears by, “With the mornings being so dark in the winter, sometimes you just have to fake a sunrise to give yourself a gentler wake up. Coupling this with a routine that gets you up at the same time every day will help you feel more rested and energetic through the day.”


MICHI AXIAL LEGGING IN BLACK ($165 USD)

SAUCONY RUN STRONG HOODIE ($119.99)

DRESS THE PART

Embracing an athleisure style means when your day is packed, you won’t need three different wardrobes. Look for pieces that mix style with function - we love the fashion-forward Michi Axiel Legging, featuring flattering angular cuts. Pair with an effortlessly cool sweater (we like the Saucony Run Strong Hoodie) and a chic yet nononsense parka like the Margie from Parajumpers and you’ll be ready for all the days’ adventures.

PARAJUMPERS MARGIE WOMEN’S PARKA ($965)

For quick and easy on-the-go makeup, try some essentials from Stellar Beauty. We love Stellar Cosmic Face Haze Finishing Powder, which provides a flawless, matte, yet luminous, finish. Dust sparingly over top of their Limitless Foundation, a lightweight yet buildable formula for a glowing gym-to-outsideworld complexion. For the pièce de (hair) résistance, we love Revlon Professional Style Master’s Double or Nothing Reset. It allows for buildable volume while soaking up postworkout oil and dirt, because who has time for multiple hair washes?

STELLAR

COSMIC FACE HAZE FINISHING POWDER ($36)

STELLAR LIMITLESS FOUNDATION ($45)

REVLON

PROFESSIONAL DOUBLE OR NOTHING RESET ($19.95)

OMOROVICZA SKINCARE QUEEN OF HUNGARY MIST ($90)

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HEALTH

Healthy Living with

VALERIA LIPOVETSKY Canadian model, VALERIA, opens up about what it’s like to be a mother and a model, while still keeping herself healthy. She reveals her favourite beauty products and healthy locations in Toronto. Read below to get

MAMAKAS

inspired to lead your best life!

MAMAKAS

By Rebecca Kahn

Have you always been passionate about your physical health? When and why did it start? I started

getting into nutrition and overall health when I got pregnant with my first son at 22. At that point, I felt that I was no longer responsible just for myself but for him as well, and wanted to make sure he’s getting the best nutrition possible through me. I got into learning about nutrition and doing lots of research and after he was born, that’s when I decided to go and get my holistic nutrition education.

What are some of your favourite quick meals to make yourself? Do you have a favourite healthy restaurant? I keep things basic because I

know if it gets too complicated, I will get stressed out and go on UberEATS for some McDonald’s fix! I always try to make sure I have healthy fats, protein, and a carb in whatever I eat. Some of my favourite meals include: baked sweet potato, roasted veggies, steamed fish, and brown rice and beans, with some avocado. I absolutely love Mediterranean cuisine, so [those are] usually my go-to dinner spots. One of my favourites in the city would be Mamakas!

What is your workout routine like? I try to go to pilates classes 2-3 times a week (Lagree studio is my favourite!) and sometimes a boxing class once a week for a good sweat! If the days are crazy and I don’t have time, I just try to move as much as I can - running up and down the stairs, parking further from the place I need to go to so that I’ll get some walking in, running after my kids. Follow Valeria on instagram @valerialipovetsky

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How does being a mother affect your celebrity presence, and your health and beauty routines?

Being a mother keeps me balanced, efficient, and focused on essentials. I always make sure to take care of myself and listen to my body because I have little humans that depend on me. I keep my beauty routine simple and quick. And most importantly, being a mother keeps me humble and real, because I don’t have time to portray something I’m not!

Do you have any tips on how to stay motivated and inspired to be healthy when you have a career and children? I always remind myself that you

can’t pour from an empty cup. If I don’t take care of myself and my health, it will affect me negatively, which will then affect my family and career. If Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy! So, I make sure to do whatever needs to be done to make myself happy. This is not being selfish, this is being responsible, and that’s something I’ve learned not that long ago. I notice when I neglect my wellbeing and health, that it affects my mood, my patience, and my quality of life - this is not the example I want to set for my children.

What are your secret indulgences in your life?

Food-wise - french fries. In life - being on my own. It sounds weird, but I absolutely love to be by myself and just wander the streets or sit at a bookstore. I can do it for hours and I had that since I was a little girl. I never needed anybody beside me to have fun. Before the kids and family, this was just a normal thing, but post-babies and grownup life, this is my ultimate secret indulgence!

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WHAT’S YOUR EVERYDAY BEAUTY ROUTINE LIKE? WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVOURITE PRODUCTS?

I’m a huge skincare lover, so I always make sure to get all my steps in. With makeup, I keep it pretty basic. So, in the morning, I’ll start with cleansing, toning, serum, eye cream, and moisturizer with SPF. For everyday makeup, I use a tinted moisturizer, brow pencil, cheek and lip stain, and brown mascara – done! Some of my favourite products, at the moment, are:


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CULTURE

The Different Facets of Actress

KARINE

VANASSE

After nearly 20 years in the industry, Karine Vanasse has had a great variety of roles, from French and French-Canadian characters in Canada and in the U.S., and in drama, as well as, in comedy. Despite her alluring lifestyle, with her love of nature and everything minimalist, ethereal, and bucolic, it was only right that we photograph her in a rural, picturesque setting. Get to know the radiant, multi-faceted, and very intuitive woman behind the camera as she talks about her creativity, dualities, and Cardinal.

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Photographer Donat Art Director and Interview by Mayillah Ezekiel

eing one of the rare actresses with the freedom to move back and forth between the English and French worlds, Karine Vanasse has also demonstrated her versatility by colouring outside the lines with her recent fashion collaboration with Elisa C-Rossow and by being the spokesperson for the Contemporary Art Fair “Papier.” This year marks a few firsts, from being in her first comedy movie to the challenge of playing a mother in her latest French film Et au pire on se mariera, and Cardinal, which is her first major English-Canadian TV series. Playing Cardinal’s Lise Delorme is also a new and rare opportunity for the charming and eloquent actress to showcase her Quebec heritage.

You are one of the rare actors able to balance your career in both French and English. You also seem to harmonize gracefully with opposites, whether it be combining high fashion with local designers or keeping yourself grounded with nature while living what would seem like a glamorous life. Have you always been attracted to opposites and does keeping your life balanced come naturally to you? What seems a conscious balance is the genuine trajectory of my life. On a superficial level, there can be pressure to conform. By embracing the “opposite forces” and allowing myself to be enriched by what I am naturally attracted to is something that I didn’t do enough of when I was younger. All of the contrast in my life is a true reflection of myself and what inspires me.

When you work on a new project, whether it be a movie or a new season of a TV show, how does it feel to see countless hours of work come to life and have your project available to the public? Seeing the final result is some-

thing that fascinates and satisfies me the most. The idea that a concept is strong enough to develop into a story, which will hopefully resonate with an audience, is something very special. On a day-today basis, working on a set is equally fulfilling for me. Knowing on paper what we have to do and then seeing the vision of the director take shape, along with the collaboration of a cast and crew all sharing a common goal is when that magic happens.

An interesting part of being an actor is walking in someone else’s shoes. Having a career like yours, you must be strong-minded and have an amazing work ethic. Where does it come from and has your character in Cardinal, “Lise Delorme,” ever taught you something about yourself? Some

roles really force you to explore areas of human nature that you would otherwise never have to, or at the very least, with the same intensity. I often find myself speaking with a voice and walking in a way that I didn’t think I could. Accomplishing this is to let your body explore what this story and these words bring out from the depth of who you are as a human being. Staying open and receptive - that’s the biggest work ethic I can offer to my characters.


tell my younger self, I think some experiences have to be lived through in order to grow. Yes, I could tell my younger self to trust her instincts more, but looking back and learning from those moments is something I value very much.

Do you have any special rituals before getting back to work or before doing a scene? When I’m

You have been in this industry for a very long time. Is there something that you would have liked to know when you were starting out? Or in other words, what would you say to your younger self? Regardless of what I would

working, I like to arrive early and it’s important to me to feel close to the crew. You will rarely see me sitting in a cast chair or in my trailer away from everyone – I am usually perched somewhere close to where everyone is getting ready for the next setup.

...WHEN I SEE something THAT INSPIRES ME, I DON’T QUESTION IT TOO MUCH, I SIMPLY let IT HAVE ITS EFFECT ON ME. You have a discernible sense of style and you’ve collaborated with Elisa C-Rossow on a recent collection. Does fashion play an important role in your life and career? Design plays a more

important role in my life than fashion, per se. When it comes to clothes and style, I am proud to support the work and vision of different designers. For example, to me, a red carpet look is less about having the most beautiful or trendy outfit, and more about embracing the abstract and unique idea of an artist.

You like to share some pieces of art on your Instagram. What inspires you? It’s hard to put into

words and articulate why or how a certain piece of art or image moves someone. When I see something that inspires me, I don’t question it too much, I simply let it have its effect on me. What I find interesting about Instagram is that sometimes you can see a pattern emerge from the photos on a profile, and looking at a broader chain of images can actually reveal more about what inspires someone than looking at each and every image as a single entity.

What captures your curiosity when a new role comes your way? What factors are the most important when you consider accepting a new role? Right now, I would say that it’s the director who is the biggest influence in my decision to pursue or accept a role. Of course, the script and subject matter is important, but the director can really make all the difference.

What would you consider being your biggest accomplishment to date? Being part of the

development process for Polytechnique and juggling work in Quebec, English Canada, and the U.S., with the help of a great team around me, is something that makes me very proud. I can’t tell you how genuinely happy I was to land the role of Lise Delorme on CTV and Super Écran’s Cardinal. Playing a French-Canadian character on an English-Canadian series that has crossed into the U.S. and is now available internationally is a first for me. So, my biggest accomplishment is really a combination of everything I’ve been able to accomplish and tackle in my career to date.

What’s next for Karine Vanasse? Aside from

starring in both Cycle 2 of CTV and Super Écran’s Cardinal, set to premiere in early 2018, and Cycle 3 of the hit serialized drama, you will see me in the Season 3 release of the French-Canadian series Blue Moon and Malek, a French feature film that I shot in Montreal last year. Other than that, I actually don’t know what is next, which is both frightening and exhilarating! I’ll just do like I’ve always done, I guess stay open and trust what I have sowed along the way.

Season 2 of the hit serialized drama CARDINAL premieres on January 4th, 2018 on CTV and Super Écran. For more details, please visit CTV.ca.


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STYLE

Luxury redefined

FORGET WHAT YOU USED TO KNOW

LOUIS VUITTON

Re-strategizing marketing plans that target the millennial generation has been the number one priority for all types of brands. Considering that this hyper-individualistic

BALENCIAGA

LOUIS VUITTON

group tallies up to a whopping 80 million people, no one is exempt from the reality of this rising group of individuals, not even the luxury sector.

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BALENCIAGA

By Brenna Dixon

illennials are born in the early ’80s, stretching to the early 2000s, right smack in the middle of an epic flux in technology. This is a generation that has completely disrupted stereotypes from secular visions of the world to a unique perception of time and space, due to an evident digital revolution. There is nothing new in stating the obvious correlation between technology and our intensely amalgamated world. Today, more than ever before, brands have the ability to connect via technology with this massive, yet vastly diverse group. The connection with this group is key to the luxury industry’s imminent success now, and in the future. There is an emphasis on individualism within the millennial generation that shines a spotlight on behavioural consumption. People are buying now to help demonstrate and, even more so, define who they are. Millennials desire the freedom of expression, new experiences, and fast-paced technology that complements their lifestyle. In order to captivate millennial attention, this exclusive mix of expression, experience, and technology has indefinitely changed the game and is essential for conversion. Luxury brands that were once the MVPs of the "exclusive experience" are now crossing boundaries with innovative flair in order to get that mix just right.

GUCCI

JADEN SMITH FOR LOUIS VUITTON VETEMENTS

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Today the luxury brands that have successfully differentiated themselves from the pack have reached an all-new level of popularity across multiple digital platforms. These brands are deemed some of the most favourable amongst the infamous millennial generation.


BALENCIAGA LOUIS VUITTON

The French heritage brand has been aligning with unconventional personalities, from Cara Delevingne to Jaden Smith (just to name a few), for quite some time. Their ads have become seemingly more particular, from manga-inspired, pink-haired futurism, to their increasingly epic runway shows (think their recent show at The Louvre). Thanks to Nicholas Ghesquiere’s limitless mindset, the brand has gained mass appeal with the millennial group. The recent collaboration with streetwear brand Supreme and simultaneous debut of Drake’s new single had LV at the center of attention on both the fashion and streetwear scene.

From the head designer at Vetements to Balenciaga in 2015, Demna Gvasalia is renowned for shaking things up. Provocation is at Gvasalia’s essence as he has transformed the Maison into collections that range from empirical humour to reinvention. Always pushing past the conservative line, Balenciaga becomes an artistic reflection of our everyday lives, an aspect that deeply resonates with the millennial generation. Not to mention candy-coloured, extreme pointed-toe spandex high boots that went immediately viral.

VETEMENTS

GUCCI

Under the idiosyncratic creativity of Alessandro Michele’s storytelling, Gucci has established a profound relationship with millennials. Utilizing all the right platforms to communicate, the brand creates intricate stories behind its initiatives, propelling the onlooker into an enchanting and mesmerizing dream world, one that you can buy. From the collaborations with modern-day artists to city murals, and not to mention increasingly unique and flamboyant collections, the brand is definitely an expert at making something old, new again.

Different from the rest, Vetements is fashionably characterized by rebellion. Unisex, oversized, and constantly challenging the aesthetic of the status quo, the millennial generation has fallen in love with the brand’s anti-conformist soul. The brand debuted with 18 collaborations in both men and women’s wear from Brioni to Manolo Blahnik. The atypical Vetements is the leading brand for controversy across all product categories. Vetements is known for things like "bare butt jeans," the recent collaboration with Levis featuring a zipper running up the rear center seam.

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Power looks

This page: Leather gloves and pants SAINT LAURENT at HOLT RENFREW. Leather bra ZANA BAYNE. Earring SAINT LAURENT at SSENSE. Opposite page: Blazer jumpsuit SAINT LAURENT at HOLT RENFREW. Earring BALENCIAGA at SSENSE. Earring SAINT LAURENT at SSENSE.


Large statement earrings, boxy silhouettes, and bright leather trench coats. Honestly, what’s not to love? Get ready to strut your stuff with these fierce looks. Photographer Mathieu Fortin Fashion Editor Cary Tauben


This page: Hat FENTY BY PUMA at BROWNS. Brooch, coats, socks, shoes, and bag BURBERRY. Opposite page: On Carly: Sweater and pants DRIES VAN NOTEN at HOLT RENFREW. Shoes and socks TOP SHOP. Hat FURLAND at FARLEY CHADO. On Stephanie: Jacket and skirt DRIES VAN NOTEN. Top DI CARLO COUTURE. Shoes JACQUEMUS at SIMONS. Socks KEEP YOUR SOCKS ON at SIMONS. Bag GUCCI.


This page: Jacket JACQUEMUS at SSENSE. Earring BALENCIAGA at SSENSE. Leather pants SAINT LAURENT at HOLT RENFREW. Opposite page: Jumpsuit CHANEL. Belt from jacket JASON WU. Earrings SAINT LAURENT at SSENSE.


This page: Bodysuit GRETA CONSTANTINE. Bolero STELLA MCCARTNEY at HOLT RENFREW. Earring SAINT LAURENT at SSENSE. Opposite page: Leather gloves and pants SAINT LAURENT at HOLT RENFREW. Leather bra ZANA BAYNE. Earring SAINT LAURENT at SSENSE.

Opposite page: On Carly: Hat PARKHURST at SIMONS. Earring RITA TESOLIN. Top SANDRO. Jacket MIU MIU at HOLT RENFREW. Corset DI CARLO COUTURE. Pants VICTORIA BECKHAM at HOLT RENFREW. Scarf HOUSE OF KNOT. Socks SILKS at HUDSON’S BAY. Shoes ERDEM at THE ROOM. On Stephanie: Hat PARKHURST at SIMONS. Top and skirt MIU MIU at HOLT RENFREW. Bag TOM AND EVA at SIMONS. Socks TOMMY HILFIGER at HUDSON’S BAY. Shoes GUCCI at NORDSTROM. This page: Hat SCOTCH AND SODA at SIMONS. Blazer and kilt JUNYA WATANBE at HOLT RENFREW. Brooch on hat CHANEL. Socks SILKS at HUDSON’S BAY. Shoes GUCCI at NORDSTROM. Bag LAMARQUES. Gloves SIMONS.


This page: Jacket BALMAIN at TNT. Earring SAINT LAURENT at SSENSE. Opposite page: Dress BALENCIAGA at SSENSE. Earrings SAINT LAURENT at SSENSE. Boots ISABEL MARANT at TNT. Photographer MATHIEU FORTIN. Fashion Editor CARY TAUBEN at FOLIO. Makeup & hair JESSICA LABLANCHE at FOLIO. Model ELIZABETH SALT at NEXT.


This page: Hat SAINT LAURENT at HOLT RENFREW. Jacket COMMES DES GARCONS at HOLT RENFREW. Socks SILKS at HUDSON’S BAY. Shoes GIANNI RENZI at THE ROOM. Opposite page: Hat FARLEY CHADO. Belt on hat RITA TESOLIN. Jacket ALEXANDER MCQUEEN at HOLT RENFREW. Shorts UNDER ARMOUR. Shoes WISHBONE at BROWNS.


CULTURE

THE MAN BEHIND THE SHOW

HANS KOECHLING

Over the years, many people and organizations have tried to bring MONTREAL back to its rightful place as the Canadian fashion capital, thanks to special projects and audacious ideas. One important actor in the rebirth of the city has been around in the fashion scene for many years now, acting as muse,

mentor, and visionary.

Interview by Sylvain Blais Written by Marie-Ève Venne

As the man behind many outstanding fashion shows and events, Hans Koechling is obviously one of the most respected leaders in the industry. His company “The Image is...” produces high-end events for designers all over the world, while always delivering top-quality productions. He has created several high-profile fashion shows with Quebec and Canadian designers at Montreal Fashion Week, as well as World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto, including IMG’S Mercedes-Benz Start Up Canada program, and has successfully launched designers at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York and other cities. Knowing our Creative Director, Sylvain Blais, for many years now, he kindly accepted to meet us for the apero at Brasserie Bernard in Montreal’s Outremont neighbourhood. He arrives at the restaurant dressed up in different shades of grey from head to toe, with his large-frame sunglasses on, and you can already feel his strong aura of self-confidence. After greeting us, he sits down at our table, visibly happy to finally be able to slow down for a moment. As he and Sylvain started chatting like two old friends, I keep my ears open to learn more about his background and fashion journey.

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“I was first discovered as a model in the 1980s, when everything in fashion was still new and exciting. Early on in my career, I had the chance to work with very creative and inspiring people in the industry, who became my friends and mentors,” he says over a glass of Côtes du Rhone. During that period, the theatrical aspect of fashion was very present and every show was an event in itself, where more was more. You only have to think about Moschino and Versace at their peak of exuberance to get a clear image of the general vibe during those years. “It was a time when fashion was taken seriously and models knew how to walk and be totally present on the runway. They had attitude and expression and knew how to make their personality shine on the catwalk, while still selling the designer’s creations. I think here about some of the world’s top runway stars like Jerry Hall, Pat Cleveland, and Claudia Schiffer, with whom I had the chance to work with,” declares Hans.


Hooked by the fashion world and its dramatic aspect, he worked his way through different roles in the industry, from assistant to stylist, before ending up as a producer. “I had the chance of working with the best people in the fashion industry, regarding every aspect of a fashion show, from the hair and makeup department to the best lighting designers. I really learned and earned my reputation as a show producer working in Germany, while producing international events in China, New York, and Miami, celebrating fashion from around the globe,” he explains. Today, his own company produces highprofile fashion events for luxury fashion houses, designers, and lifestyle brands, in Canada and worldwide. He and his team manage every aspect of a runway show and offer industry clients, innovative concepts, state-of-the-art venues, an experienced production team, brandbuilding events, and image campaigns that generate maximum exposure. He can proudly name Marchesa, Chanel, Phillip Lim, and Tom Ford as his clients, while also being a major actor behind fashion events such as Toronto Men’s Fashion Week (TOM*).

As the discussion between him and Sylvain takes a more serious turn, Hans takes some time to share his view on what became of the fashion industry and why the fast fashion movement is a problem for many designers. “I sincerely think that the internet and social media ruined fashion. They took away the elements of drama and surprise. Today, everything is accessible way too fast and the public is too impatient. Once they [see] a collection online or on Instagram, they almost forget about it the day after. The designers have to learn how to bring back the mystery; [it’s] the only way to be successful and survive in the industry,” he declares. This last point doesn’t mean that Hans is not inspired by the new generation on the contrary! He never slows down. He just completed a massive work for the latest edition of Toronto Men’s Fashion Week as Art Director. The event got praised all around the world for its diversity, and even Vogue Italia did a post about the fashion event. It is this kind of project that still motivates Hans Koechling and makes him believe strongly that Canada has everything to put itself back under the spotlight, and a very fashionable one at that.

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MUSIC

Up and Coming Musician

Billie Eilish

At only fifteen years of age, singer/songwriter BILLIE EILISH has already established herself at the forefront of indie pop music. From her viral smash “Ocean Eyes” to her release of the “Don’t Smile At Me” EP on Interscope, she’s quickly establishing herself as a literate performer, with a keen eye for crafting songs, amazing dance skills in concerts, and producing infectious slices of art-pop mastery. By Jason Gorber Photographer Lily & Lilac

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TK spoke exclusively to Eilish as she was heading out on her first North American tour.

I understand you began writing songs as soundtracks for your dance moves. How does your sense of movement shape the way you approach songwriting? Dance has always been

my way of expression. The way that I get things out, I go to dance. I always feel it all without having to deal with it. At the end of 2015, my teacher asked me if I would make a song so he could use it for a dance recital, and I thought that was the coolest thing in the world. Having your friends dance to your own song, that’s just crazy! My brother had written this song, “Ocean Eyes,” and we kind of just fell in love with it.

So it was his song, but it spoke to you deeply. It’s weird to

hear something from someone else’s brain that’s exactly what’s in your brain. We sat in his room and recorded it and it took two days to finish it. Since it was made for dancing, we just sat in my brother’s room and listened to what we had so far and kind of danced around, and felt like, what can you do here, can you dance to this part, can you move to this beat, etc.

Thus, making music and dance integral for your creative process. If you can’t dance to a song, then it’s not a

Do you also listen to old stuff? I listen to Peggy Lee a

When listening to music, then, it’s the groove that you respond to, rather than the chord changes or lyrics? I would say it’s

Your track “Bellyache” mixes the organic, acoustic sounds like flamenco guitar with electronic beats. Does this kind of mixing speak to you? I think it’s cool to mix them be-

song, you know? To this day, we make music to dance to, because that’s what I come from and that’s where music goes.

probably all of the above. I’m such a musical person and I love music. I cannot go a day without listening to music, that’s just how I’ve always been. The same with singing, it’s just all there, always. At the time when we were recording “Ocean Eyes,” I really liked Lapsley and Aurora and kind of softer stuff, but I also like Childish Gambino and Tyler the Creator. I mainly listen to a lot of rap and hip hop. That world, especially the lyrics in good rap, they say things that are actually really saying something. There’s also a lot of mumble rap, and you can’t really understand anything, but it just sounds good, so you kind of move around. I like that too, but sometimes, people actually really get in there and get what they want to have said, said.

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lot and Etta James. I love them and I really like Frank Sinatra. There’s a lot of old stuff that I really like and [that] really inspired me, like Amy Winehouse and all that.

cause nobody really does. I don’t think you should limit yourself to the idea of genres or what type of song it is. If it’s a good song, it’s a good song.

Now that you’re becoming successful and world-renowned as a singer, are you concentrating only on the stuff that you are producing, or are you delving in and doing your own kind of music history? I work with my brother,

he produces all of my stuff and he performs with me. Most of the stuff that’s out right now, it’s obviously part of me and something that I love, but I think I really want to open the door of hip hop, but in a different way.


Right, but are you nerding out on Spotify and finding all of these new styles that you think you could incorporate into your own music? Or are you trying to only focus on the stuff you’re writing? Oh dude, I listen to everything. I’m

always listening to new music and old music and just music all around. You could write a song and then be, like, wow, this is great, and it’s already a song and that melody has already been used. So, I try to listen to everything, so that I get it all in, and I try to make something that isn’t any of that. I want to make something new. I don’t want to make something that’s already been made.

How big of a deal to you is it what your image is? As a dancer, we’re watching you, but how big of a deal is that, compared to somebody just listening to you in the middle of a playlist, responding to you strictly on musical grounds?

Image is the most important thing to me because I am a really visual person and a visual artist. I think of myself as more of a visual artist than anything else, with music videos and artwork and what I wear and what I say and what I look like. I don’t really let anybody else control that, because I have such an exact way that I want everything. I think the image is a million percent important.

How much can you open yourself up to your fans on social media and how much of it just feels like it’s an extension of that performance? I never like calling

them the fans because they’re more of my family, you know? They’re more important than I am in any way, and I think they deserve, if anything, more than I’m getting, because I wouldn’t be anything without them. I try to talk to them as much as I possibly can, and especially at shows, I always go out and hang out with them and talk to them and just take pictures and whatever. And I try to answer as many DMs as I can and I like all the pictures I’m tagged in. At a certain point, it just gets too much and especially with talking to them, it’s like, I want to tell them everything, I want to tell them how I feel and I want them to tell me, and they trust me and they do tell me how they feel, but then I can’t really put my whole self out there. I try to give as much love to all of them as I possibly can, but I don’t know, it’s really hard to figure out the line.

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I cannot GO ADAY WITHOUT listening TO MUSIC, THAT’SJUST HOW I’VE ALWAYS BEEN.

Do you have friends around who are going to call you on your shit if you get too big? I did. I had a group that

was really the ones who were keeping me down to earth and making sure that nothing was getting to my head, and that was really helpful. But, that group kind of turned to where it was at a point of we’re going to make fun of what you do and see if that makes it down to earth. It kind of went too far and it was all a weird misunderstanding, and they’re still my best friends, it’s just that there isn’t really a group of people that are supportive of me and yet keeping me down to earth. I mean, it’s really hard to be that person, to actually be supportive of your friend who you’ve always thought of as an equal and now they’re doing kind of bigger things. It’s really weird, and I completely understand it, it’s just that I do want some recognition from my friends that I’m doing well.

So is there some loneliness in getting success? Yeah,

exactly.

How is it then continuing to work with your brother? A lot of people would say they hate working with their sibling. My brother is my friend and always has been. Obviously, we don’t get along sometimes and we’ll argue about stuff. But working with him, we’re still best friends, and brother and sister. We have a really similar mindset, so a lot of the things I think, he’s thinking and we just kind of understand each other.

How much older is he than you? He’s 20 and I’m 15,

so four and a half years.

So, who do you fangirl about? I’ve always been a fan of artists and music. Some people don’t really care about the artists, they just care about, oh, I like that song, and I like this album. But for me, I’ve always been a fan of the artist as a whole. I don’t think of myself as an artist in the public eye. Because I’m such a fan of other artists, the idea that somebody could feel a way about me that I feel already about Drake, that’s just crazy to me. Other than Drake who are some other people that you have adored, and what’s it like when you finally meet these heroes? I think it just makes you realize that they’re

people. They’re human, they feel things. I’ve met a lot of people that I’ve known about since such a long time ago, especially people I’ve been a fan of and it’s weird because they’re people and you talk to them, and you’re looking at this person who’s just a person, but this is the person that’s changed your life, changed the way you think about things.

Who are some of these favourites? My favourite artist has been Tyler the Creator because he’s been the biggest influence. I’m listening to Brock Hampton, they’re fucking amazing; I’m friends with a couple of the guys in that, and I can’t even believe it, it’s insane. I really like this dude, Ski Mask the Slump God, really cool. I listen to a lot of Soundcloud, underground-ish people because I really like finding new stuff. There’s this girl, Seb Deliza, she’s so dope, and Race Remord, and Drake, and Amy Winehouse, and Little Izzy, Travis Scott. All over the place - different stuff!

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THIS HIP GIRL IS PRETTY IN PINK & BRINGING THE ’ 80S BACK IN FULL FORCE. SOFT COLOURS ARE ELEVATED TO beyond COOL WITH THE RIGHT ATTITUDE AND ACCESSORIES. Photographers Lily & Lilac Fashion Editor Fritz Photographers Lily & Lilac Fashion Editor Fritz


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CHERYL Behind the Scenes with

HICKEY

Cheryl Hickey has been in Canada’s public eye as the host of ET Canada since 2005, and she definitely found her calling! Through this time, her age, body, and perspective have changed, but she’s celebrated all stages of her life. Cheryl talks to us about how she has the dream job: chatting with celebrities, traveling, and engaging in the fashion and beauty industries. When DTK arrived on set, Cheryl was just finishing up filming in a sexy red jumpsuit, moving right along to this interview during her lunch break. Interview by KW Written by Rebecca Kahn & Mari Obi Cheryl is no stranger to working with world-famous celebrities, and her times covering the Grammy red carpet shows or New Year’s Eve specials have included stars such as Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, Nicole Kidman, Tom Cruise, Taylor Swift, and more. Cheryl believes in and supports Canadian musicians, comedians, etc. “The beauty of being Canadian is we don’t have to tell people we’re great, because we know we are. But our show works really hard to shine a light on everybody and say, ‘We know you’re great too,’” says Cheryl about the current landscape in Canadian media. At 41, Cheryl has really hit her stride – hosting, reporting, parenting, and starting her own business, and she doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.

Photographers Lily & Lilac Fashion Editor Nadia Pizzimenti Shot with Fujifilm GFX 50S Camera


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It’s so great that we’re doing an interview with you. You’ll be really inspiring for a lot of our readers. So, what got you started in this business? My love of the art of conver-

Do you memorize any of your lines? How many hours of practice do you need? I’ve got this weird thing,

and I’ve had it since I was a kid, I can memorize things in a heartbeat. But if you ask me five minutes later what it was, I can’t tell you, it’s gone. It’s really weird, but it’s really helpful in my job. I mean, I’ve been doing this since I was 17, so that’s a long time to hone it. I’ve always been able to memorize things. I should’ve been an actress!

And how much pressure is there, being on TV as a woman? There’s pressure. I mean, listen. I’d be a liar if I said that there wasn’t. I’m 41 years old, I’m very proud of being 41. I’ve gained and lost 70 pounds but luckily work for a company that is very supportive of women, and supportive of women of all ages, and all ethnicities, and all stages of their life. So that we feel confident, we can push forward, and we can be confident about who we are. That said, there were times when I returned to work six months after having a baby, trying to squeeze into some dresses, and you know, you’re hormonal, and you have a little tear in your leg, [and think,] “I just don’t feel right.” So, yeah, there’s pressure for sure.

sation. I’ve always loved to sit down with people and just talk and share conversation, and I love to listen. When I was 16 or 17, my dad said to me, “You can’t spend the entire summer at the beach and at parties in the evening.” So, we saw an [advertisement] that said, “Looking for volunteers at the cable station” and I applied. I was immediately fascinated with all of the different facets of the industry. There’s so many jobs, and I felt at home. I’ve been in radio, I’ve been a producer, I’ve been a writer, I’ve been a cameraman, I’ve run [a] teleprompter, shot, switched and reported all at the same time in a helicopter, and I’ve pulled cables. I’ve really walked in everybody’s shoes and I’ve had a million jobs, and I’m just fascinated with all the things that have to do with media. And what does it take to do your job? I think it takes a healthy sense of self. I think you can’t take yourself too seriously. I think it’s important to step in and out of it as much as you can. I think it’s important to have a great team around you. And I’m still in love with the art of conversation. So, I think that’s what keeps me hungry for it and looking at new ways of exploring the medium.

SO THEY kind OF HAVE SAID OVER the YEARS THATI’M THEIR

NEXT-DOOR

NEIGHBOUR. .

What makes a good interview? When they forget

that I’m giving them an interview, and then I realize I’ve never looked at my questions, and the interview turns into a true conversation. A lot of the time, I try not to prepare too much on a person. I’ll read a little bit and get educated, but I don’t want to answer all the questions about my natural curiosity that I have about them. Because then I’m not asking the real questions that people at home want me to ask. You know what I mean? So, I prep, but I try not to over-prep.

I saw you were doing, I think the TIFF coverage, while you were pregnant. I never saw that before, and I thought that was really cool that you did that. What was the response like? Are you talking about the year I was really

pregnant, in the blue dress? I think there was a lot of shock, and there was a lot of, “Should you be working?” But you know, in my mind, I just was thinking, it’s just another stage of life, and we don’t have to hide. It’s still beautiful. And I had a great team also, who found me great dresses, and all of that fun stuff. But I wasn’t embarrassed to be pregnant. My body was making a human being, and that’s spectacular, [but that] doesn’t mean I can’t work, doesn’t mean I can’t still fulfill the other part of my passions.

What is Cheryl Hickey Family? It’s a family brand. For years, I’ve been in everybody’s home, so, I get a lot of people asking me, “What clothes are you wearing? What’s your skin care routine? What’s your fitness routine?” They’ve watched me go from gaining the weight with two pregnancies to losing the weight, so they kind of have said over the years that I’m their next-door neighbour. I used to have people come up and rub my belly on the street. You know, it’s that kind of relationship with these viewers. I wanted a space that we can chat, we can have open conversation, a place for me to do some blogs and vlogs on family and lifestyle, and issues around women’s


What do you like about fashion? When [I] put on an outfit, it makes me feel a certain way. Today, when I left home, I was feeling a little uneasy, because I knew my friend wasn’t feeling very well. So, I put on a baggy dress and a pair of running shoes, because I just wanted to hide. When I arrived at the studio today, I put on a red suit because I needed a little “oomph,” I needed a little kick. So, the ponytail made me feel strong, and the outfits made me feel strong, so [that] I can go out there and do what I need to do, get it done. I think fashion can be very emotional. And your stylist… Alicia McNamara. She’s a rock star. She has her finger on the pulse of [designers] like Lesley Hampton who are up and coming, but she’s also watching what everybody’s doing. And, it’s not only high-end brand names we wear. If something looks good, you can mix and match items. With a good pair of shoes and a smile, you can make anything work sometimes, right? Besides their style, do celebrities influence you in any other way? Yeah, I think there’s some celebrity

moms who have made some amazing business decisions - some entrepreneurial moms, like Jessica Alba, Blake Lively, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Lopez. These women have built their own brands outside of what they’re known

rights. Being a budding entrepreneur, I launched a product last August. It’s something I use with my kids, called “Arm Here for You” available at Snuggle Bugz, and we plan on having more products under the Cheryl Hickey Family Brand that we think families will love just as much as we do! So, it’s also a hub for that place, and different products that I find useful, that maybe other families will find useful. I work on creative ideas and product development when the kids go to bed. So, it’s a packed life, but it’s good.

I HOPE people SEE MEAS A PERSON WHO CARESA LOT about PEOPLE,WHO IS A GOOD FRIEND, WHO works HARD, WHO LOVES HER FAMILY,WHO’S REALLY LOYAL.


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I JUST WAS thinking, IT’S JUST ANOTHER STAGE OF LIFE, AND WE DON’T HAVE to HIDE.

for, and I really admire that and I’m working hard to build that around myself. There’s some really great entrepreneurial women in Canada right now, like Tracy Moore, Jessica Mulroney, Trish Stratus, and the list goes on, who are building their brands and they’re leading the way in business, but with sass and style and grace, and it’s awesome. My hope is that more Canadian women do the same in fashion or beauty or whatever makes them tick. Make it work for you.

What’s your biggest scoop in your career so far? Meeting Oprah was pretty awesome. She’s my mentor and she doesn’t even know it. She was known for her talk show at first, but she branched off and was a real businesswoman. I admire that. She could’ve just sat back and rested on her laurels, but she didn’t, and I find that really inspiring. Meeting her and interviewing her and having her say, “Cheryl Hickey,” in that voice is still a big, big moment for me. Were you ever shy? I am shy! I still have a hard time

walking into a big room full of people. I can do one-on-ones, no problem, but if I have to walk into a room at a big party or something, I get a little bit nervous. And if I ever have to speak on stage, which I do all the time, I feel very sick to my stomach. It’s really difficult for me. But I do it, because if I don’t do it, that fear builds up too high and then it’s harder to get down. So, I try to do public speaking every month or so, to just keep pushing myself. How competitive is your job? Listen, I think it would be terrible if no other woman wanted my job. They should want my job. It’s freaking fantastic. I work with the best people in the business, I get to dabble in fashion and beauty, and I’ve travelled the world on the back of this show. I’ve been to Cannes, I’ve been to London, I’ve been to Jamaica, I’ve been everywhere. People should want my job. That said, I work my butt off to keep it. I appreciate it, I don’t take it for granted. I know that one day they won’t want me anymore, because that’s the truth. That will happen. But I’m enjoying the moment, I work hard to keep it going.

What kind of woman do you want to portray? I hope

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people see me as a person who cares a lot about people, who is a good friend, who works hard, who loves her family, who’s really loyal. I think those are the things that are important.


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The past may be idealized as a simpler time, but the fashion trends sure weren’t! Layers, layers, and more layers create these glamorous winter looks that will make you stand out in a modern-day city. Photographer Chris Nicholls Fashion Editor Randy Smith


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CULTURE

BALLET

The new Generation of Classical

ALL PHOTOS BY JULIEN BENHAMOU


Over the last couple of years, ballet has reinvented itself and pushed the boundaries of the traditional and classical. Ballet dancers have filled theatre rooms and captivated younger audiences, delivering admirable athletic performances with grace and emotion. Contemporary choreographers have also learnt to maximize the roles of the art director, lighting, music, and costume design in their shows. Dance has thus become a highly enjoyable multidisciplinary event. By Stéphane Le Duc

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he oldest and most prestigious ballet establishment of them all, the Paris Opera Ballet, is at the forefront of this ballet revolution. They haven’t been afraid to entrust Sébastien Bertaud, a talented young choreographer and dancer who has been a part of the Paris Opera Ballet for 17 years, to reinvent the code. Renaissance is a vision and project Bertaud has cherished for a very long time. He gave Olivier Rousteing, the fashion designer of Balmain, a carte blanche to create the show’s costumes. In Rousteing, he found the perfect combination of contemporary talent and vision. The ballet and choreography of Renaissance captures the essence of a young professional dancer in his early years, when the excitement of discovering life and meeting strangers inspires his character, personality, and performance.

Bertaud was highly inspired by the Paris Opera Ballet’s core values and took to freeing them from the classical code. “It was important for me to keep the Maison tradition of working with our most talented fashion designer. You can think of the legendary Coco Chanel for the Train Bleu ballet, or Yves Saint Laurent for Notre-Dame de Paris, Christian Lacroix for La Source, and more recently Karl Lagerfeld for Brahms’ Schönberg Quartet. I wanted to pursue this tradition and I think there was no better choice than Olivier Rousteing, as his work and talent are so [real] and impactful. He speaks to our generation [and] is the best ambassador of his time. He is an icon.”

A few months later, Sébastien Bertaud finally met Olivier Rousteing, who happily accepted the role of designing 16 costumes for the dancers. He would work with the talent from the Paris Opera Ballet but also with Balmain. The choreographer was primarily preoccupied with delivering a modern yet classical look. He wanted to use the traditional ballet dress code and silhouette with its tights, bodysuits, and suit jackets. His paradoxical idea to deliver a modern version of a classical ballet was a challenge as he stated, “The contradiction between the desire for a [brand], like Balmain, to create the most sublime and remarkable costume possible, [while] pushing the detail and innovation in each piece. Olivier Rousteing really wanted to create something unique [and] highly refined. He wanted to do couture with a high level of craftsmanship and perfection. Like a jewel you could admire from close or from afar, he wanted perfection, which is rare and challenging for ballet. I keep pushing the dancers to extremely difficult technical performances that are near impossible; it was hard to find the balance and bring all the talent in sync. I even created a scene where the costume [would] be a long skirt.” Sébastien Bertaud is proud of what he was able to accomplish through his collaboration with Olivier Rousteing. He has succeeded in adding a modern yet classical touch to the legacy of the respectable establishment that is the Paris Opera Ballet.


CULTURE

The Lasting Legacy of

YVES SAINT LAURENT

Paris has been reinventing itself over the past year and is more alive (and refined) than ever. The unveiling of the Yves Saint Laurent Museum comes in timely fashion, as 2018 marks YSL Beauty’s 40th anniversary. By Christine Elizabeth Laprade

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he museum is set in a 16th arrondissement, haute-couture house, the very same place where the legendary designer used to work on his whimsical collections from 1974 to 2002. The former hotel particulier is also home to the Foundation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent headquarters. Upon walking through the massive entrance doors and making your way up the elegant staircase lined with a sandy rug, you’ll find yourself in a posh, ethereal dimension. This includes: black lacquered walls, a cream-coloured podium, floor-to-ceiling mirrors, and

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dimly lit rooms leading to a total of 50 of Yves Saint Laurent’s most legendary haute-couture creations. You’ll also come across runway video clips, sketches, the original YSL logo drawing, haute joaillerie, and a YSL wedding dress. The top floor houses Saint Laurent’s very own cabinet of curiosities, The Atelier, which is filled with fabrics, beads, needles and thread, handwritten post-its, and a few iconic portraits of the quintessential French designer. Set in a remarkably dramatic and intimate, yet incredibly posh display, the YSL museum offers a glimpse into the world of the fashion virtuoso and therefore constitutes a must-see for any fashion aficionado.


Yves Saint Laurent started as a Christian Dior assistant, but quickly became a successor and was given the nickname “Le Petit Prince de la Mode,” becoming the youngest couturier at the head of a couture house in the entire world. He was only 21 years old! Labelled a rebel and too avant-garde, YSL decided to open his own couture house with Pierre Bergé in 1961. His inspiration mostly came from reading and his knowledge of the arts. Amongst the fashion deity’s inspirations are people like his close friend Andy Warhol, but also art legends like Van Gogh, Matisse, and Picasso.

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The couturier paid tributes to other cultures with his own unique spins and embraced his travel fantasies, which is clearly shown in his African collection from 1977. “My most beautiful travels were through books read on my couch, in my living room,” famously noted Saint Laurent. His collections are filled with influences from places like Morocco, Russia, Spain, and Asia. Saint Laurent had an infamous and highly publicized love affair with Morocco, which eventually became his ultimate creative (and real-life) retreat. The usage of vibrant colours in his collections is a true testament to his real and imaginary travels. The first section of the exhibit brings together the designs that have come to define the signature style that Saint Laurent cultivated throughout his career. Many of those designs borrow cues from the male wardrobe and are adapted to the woman’s curves. Saint Laurent kept the cuts slim, with a more defined silhouette, while maintaining the practical aspects and comfort of menswear pieces. The YSL signature look embodies the ultimate vision of femininity, simplicity, and elegance. Transgressing traditional clothing norms and overturning the conventions surrounding seduction were his craft, and he was a master. YSL’s most iconic pieces include the camel trench coat, the Mondrian dress, a slim jumpsuit, and the timeless, yet notorious, le smoking suit in a satin shawl lapel.

YSL’s legacy will never fade from fashion. Fast forward to 2018 and its patent leather pumps are infamous, the YSL bags are hotter than ever, and its eponymous beauty line has a massive cult following. Even a decade after his death, YSL has never been so omnipresent.

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Winds of the

PACIFIC

AN ODE TO MASTER LENSMAN PETER LINDBERGH

WHEN the wind STARTS TO HOWL, TRY ON THIS SEASON'S PERFECT PIECES THAT BORROW FROM MENSWEAR, TO get you THE PERFECT LAID-BACK YET POWERFUL LOOK. Photographer Chris Nicholls Fashion Editor Randy Smith

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INTERIOR DESIGN

GIRLS’ NIGHT IN

PHOTOGRAPHER MAX ABADIAN FASHION EDITOR CARY TAUBEN

PEREZ

Emma sofa (Starting price $3,000).

Prepare in style before your next big night out with the girls. With luxurious interior design, gorgeous clothing, and delicious champagne, the only problem will be that you may never make it out of the house! By Sylvain Blais

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Bell Table Light in Brass at LE STUDIO LUMINAIRE ($938.00).

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Platner coffee table 42'' in Gold ($3,287).

WEST ELM Mongolian Lamb Stool in Rosette ($638).


NELLA VETRINA Forma Mentis mirror ($7,249).

J. & L. LOBMEYR Met Auditorium chandelier

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Azalea Peach Short Kimono Robe in Stretch Silk Satin and Leavers Lace L ($1,210.47).

LG ELECTRONICS Styler Steam Clothing Care ($3,199.99).

CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA Pink Suede Salsa Sandals ($655).

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CARS

Electrifyingly

FUTURISTIC

At my last book club, we decided to read a book on Elon Musk by Ashlee Vange. One of the girls had suggested it as an alternative to the recent series of poorly-chosen fictional novels. In a room full of educated, thirty-some women in different professional fields, the consensus was clear: no matter our personal opinions of Elon, we could all imagine ourselves in a Tesla. By Aniseh Sharifi

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couple of us (myself included) are current reservation-holders for a Model 3 and the conversation quickly digressed towards electric cars. The generic questions came up first, about charging and the unlikely possibilities Panoramic Windshield: The expanded windshield of being stranded with no power. My friend who over and above the front occupants’ heads is simply was hosting the gathering at her downtown condo mindblowing. Watch as the front mentioned all the current Teslas cabin increases its cool factor with in her building and all the more light and visibility all around. charging stations available in their I had to get my hands on a Model X and see why so many celebs like Jessica underground parking garage. Falcon Wing Rear Doors: Practical or Alba, Mila Kunis, and Eva Longoria were A couple of the moms brought not, once the double-hinged doors go so in love with their “SUV of the future.” up the idea of the environmental up, you tell me who drives the coolest The handling, speed, and control are “greater good,” that Tesla’s car on your block. The wings allow for pure pleasure. Although the one-pedal mission is to “accelerate the more flexible loading and easy access driving may take a minute to get used to, world’s transition to sustainable to the second and third row of seats. it’s simply irresistible to go full-throttle. energy.” The company designs With 713 pound-feet of torque at your and manufactures vehicles with Speed & Range: The top of the line disposal, it’s extremely responsive and zero emissions. Instead of a P100D, Performance Option, denoted so quiet. gasoline-powered engine, the by the “P,” includes Ludicrous Speed vehicles use electric motors Upgrade, Smart Air suspension, and The Model X is the first electric SUV, and powered by lithium-ion batteries. AWD. 465 kms range: 0-100 km/h in the list of futuristic features is lengthy, but 3.1 sec > top speed of 250 km/h. here are a few of my favourites: For me, as the divorced, and currently single, car enthusiast, the car is a statement of everything I’m not “supposed” to be but want to be - different, fearless, and sexy!

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The Touchscreen: Just like the male human body, the car’s functions are controlled through one long apparatus. I’m referring to the 17-inch screen that controls most of the features in the vehicle with just a simple swipe or touch.


Autopilot: The semi-autonomous drive

mode can control the vehicle’s steering, braking, acceleration, deceleration, and lane-changing by using the turn signals.

Storage: No engine means more trunk space in the front and rear of the vehicle. So, no need to get your clothes wrinkled folding seats, when you can fit two hockey bags or a stroller in the front trunk alone. Aside from how sexy the car is, it’s also part of a movement that is so appealing. Since placing my order, I now volunteer at the Tesla Owners Cub of Ontario and I’m a member of The Tesla Model 3 Club. I’ve met so many wonderful, like-minded people who are just as passionate about the company, culture, and vehicle. Although I’m fully aware that the vehicle I drive, like the purse I carry, isn’t a reflection of who I am on the inside, it is a reflection of who I am out there in the world. While other automakers bombard us with fuel economy stats and marketing ploys, Tesla continues to focus on technology, safety, and convenience, while leading the transition to a simpler and cleaner lifestyle, and that is something I want to reflect to the world.

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he airport is not too far from the center of Tel Aviv, and I stayed at the Carlton Tel Aviv Hotel right by the sea. The room was cozy, and the breakfast, absolutely divine, with a variety of French pastries, a salad bar, fresh juice, omelets, baklava, and more. People were exercising by the beach, getting their daily dose of sun while enjoying freshly-pressed juice. It might remind you of a Californian lifestyle.

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Tel Aviv has an awesome vibe - the architecture is interesting and the design of restaurants and bars is incredibly artsy. I highly recommend going to Racha and Beit Kandinof. A stop in the Old City of Jaffa is worth it if you like to bargain your way through flea markets, where you can find all kinds of unexpected objects and clothes. You can also visit older buildings, stop by one of the street cafés and restaurants, or enjoy more delicious food. If you enjoy drinking wine, you must spend a night at Assaf Winery in the Golan Heights. A family-owned winery and bed and breakfast, they have the best pairing of tapas and wines located in a splendid oasis of tranquility. An option for art lovers is the spectacular hotel built in Zichron Ya’akov by award-winning architect Yaakov Rechter, the Elma Arts Complex Hotel.


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All of this makes for a perfect warm-up to the magical city of Jerusalem, a place you think you know, but will take you by surprise with its enchanting ambiance. This is it. So much has taken place here and it’s the birthplace of three crucial religions: Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. It will push the limits of wonder and it’s like travelling in time, a spiritual experience that will change your perception of time and history.

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You should plan to visit for at least two days, as there is much to see. I stayed at the Orient Hotel Jerusalem. I also went on a culinary tour in Mahane Yehuda Market, where I had the most This trip was made possible through REALITY Style amazing sabich. You need to go to the and Design, an amazing initiative on behalf of the restaurant Machneyuda, described Schusterman Foundation. This family foundation as an “organized chaos” by Chef Assaf is a global organization that supports high-quality Granit, which was rated the best restaueducation and inspires leaders to take action and rant in the country. Granit even co-owns “tikkun olam,” which is Hebrew for repairing the the award-winning Palomar in London. world. They encourage social change and innovaYou should also check out Jachnun Bar tion within our industry and community. I will always while you’re in Jerusalem, which serves be grateful for such a mindful experience and an the most delicious Malawach, a flaky, amazing itinerary provided by Roots Travel. They fried bread traditional in Yemeni and had the absolute best tour guides and I highly recIsraeli cuisines. ommend it for a better travel experience. This incredible experience doesn’t stop For some people, Israel is a dream destination, a here. You should visit the famous Maplace to visit for its fascinating history. It’s true that sada and then close by, the wondrous there is a dense layer of conflicts overshadowing Dead Sea. For a grandiose finale, make the country with no simple solution. Everyone has a stop at the Beresheet Hotel. This fivetheir own perception, experience, and reality. Israel, star hotel is in the middle of the dessert however, is guaranteed to take you on a spiritual and next to the Ramon Crater. It’s quite journey that will enrich your culture and deepen modern and you’ll feel as though you’re your vision of the world. hiding away in a James Bond movie. This is a perfect oasis to reflect on your If I could have extended my trip I would have made journey, and I can’t think of a better way it to the Palestinian side and tried to expand my to end such an incredible experience. understanding on the long-lasting conflict. My trip is far from over, as I’m sure I will be taking the time to visit again and make it across that border. One thing is for sure: this cradle of civilization will leave you a changed person.

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