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COVER MARIPIER MORIN, A PASSIONATE WOMAN WITH A VISION
FASHION INTERVIEW WITH CANADIAN FASHION DESIGNERS ST-JACQUES & BÉLANGER, THE DUO BEHIND UNTTLD / HAUTE COUTURE WITH SCHIAPARELLI, VAUTHIER, VALLI AND MORE, ILLUSTRATED BY MARC-ANTOINE COULON / PIERRE CARDIN, A LIVING LEGEND KNOWN FOR BOLD FASHION INNOVATION
BEAUTY A TALK WITH CHANEL MAKEUP ARTIST JULIE CUSSON / MAGICAL TIPS FROM OUR BEAUTY ARTIST
COLLABORATORS / GETTING THE MOST IMPECCABLE WINTER GLAM LOOK THIS SEASON / BEAUTY RITUAL: A TIME FOR LUXURY / FRAGRANCES TO SEDUCE AND KEEP YOU WARM THIS SEASON
JEWELLERY DIOR’S VERSAILLES JEWELLERY COLLECTION: RECREATING AN ICON OF LUXURY / MYLES
MINDHAM, MODERN FAIRY TALE JEWELLER / A ROYAL AFFAIR: DISCOVERING SOME OF THE FINEST JEWELLERY COLLECTIONS / DREAMING OF TIFFANY’S WITH DESIGNER FRANCESCA AMFITHEATROF / COCO'S LUCKY CHARM: LES BLÉS DE CHANEL
STYLE EDITORIAL BOY MEETS GIRL: EMBRACING SENSUALITY ANDROGYNOUSLY / NEW YORK DIARIES: THIS SEASON’S TRENDIEST RUNWAY LOOKS TURN EVERY DAY INTO FASHION WEEK
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WINTER 2016/17 N° 36
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CONTRIBUTORS Nelson Simoneau
Born in Canada, Nelson Simoneau studied Photography and Fashion Design. Initially, he moved to Paris in 2000 when he inaugurated the exposition Motif at the Louvre Museum. Now as a renowned photographer on the international scene, he divides his time between Europe and America and his editorial work can be regularly seen in Madame Figaro, Elle (France, Japan, USA, Canada...), and Marie Claire (France, UK, Spain, Australia), amongst other Condé Nast publications.
Marc-Antoine Coulon is now considered one of the world’s leading fashion artists — he has a glamorous, elegant, out-of-time, sometimes quite cheeky style. He currently works for various magazines in France, Italy, Germany and the United States, among which Vogue, Madame Figaro, Elle, L’Officiel de la Mode...It’s an honour to have him in Dress to KILL Magazine.
Marie-Ève is a little person who still secretly wishes she were one of the Olsen twins. You can catch her running from event to event, a coffee bigger than her face in one hand and her cell phone glued to the other. At Dress To Kill, she is the one writing about the latest musician you need to discover and that trendy boutique that just opened.
Stéphane LE DUC Brandon Lupu-Gonzalez
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This media geek joined forces with Dress to KILL Magazine in 2007. His more than 25 years of passion for fashion and interest in its history and its creators have made him an expert and an observer with a unique perspective of this constantly evolving industry.
After earning his degree in Professional Photography at Dawson College in 2014, Brandon Lupu-Gonzalez developed an interest in fashion and publishing. He will soon receive his Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Media Studies at Concordia University. We thank him for his great contribution.
Best known for her work as a fashion stylist (she was the recipient of the Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards Stylist of the Year award in 2016) Horth’s extensive experience as a creative director has garnered the attention of many companies, designers, and artists over the years. She brings her alluring aesthetic to this issue. Her motto is: “The execution is always more important than the idea. A mediocre idea well achieved is better than a great idea that’s badly executed!”
e all need some fantasy in our daily lives, to keep us inspired and interested. But for the Holidays, we demand magic. And with the worldwide climate of uncertainty today, we want lots of it! I guess all out feel the same at DTK, because we went all-in to deliver that sparkle for this Holiday edition: Stéphane Le Duc wanted his Couture feature to be illustrated by the renowned MarcAntoine Coulon; genius fashion duo Max Abadian & Cary Tauben meticulously put together a vibrant and iconic shoot with one of their muses, model Sophie Touchet; Joseph Saraceno and Heather Arruda set the table royally; Fritz and D. Picard brought a new modernity to this season’s big thing, the brocart; and Nelson Simoneau captured an intimate moment with television personality Maripier Morin. No compromises ‑ this is what we offer you in this winter edition of DTK. Because ultimate luxury also means something else: independence. 2017 will be our publication’s ninth, and it’s been incredible to see our dream come to life and continue to grow. Thank you for all your support; we couldn’t have come this far without our incredible readers. Have a beautiful and magical Holiday season. Let’s remember to be kind and to help one another.
Wishing a better world for us all, filled with love, liberty and peace.
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GIRL What woman hasn’t dreamed of wearing a luxury watch? These precision-crafted pieces offer complexity and tasteful elegance. By K. W.
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HUBLOT 33MM WATCH AVAILABLE AT L’ORO JEWELLERY. $13,000
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS “SWEET CHARMS PAVÉE” 21MM TIMEPIECE FEATURING DIAMONDS SET IN 18K WHITE GOLD, $56,500. AVAILABLE AT VAN CLEEF & ARPELS, WWW.VANCLEEFARPELS.COM, 877-VAN-CLEEF
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Lucky Charm The life of GABRIELLE CHANEL continues to be a source of inspiration for the craftspeople of the legendary fashion house she founded. One of her personal talismans was wheat, an emblem of renewal, creativity and prosperity that harked back to her childhood. Its iconography dotted her apartment on the RUE CAMBON: as gilt wood detail on the fireplace mantel of the sitting room; in a painting by her friend Salvador Dalí; even as the pedestal of a table crafted by Robert Goossens. Only fitting, then, that Chanel would incorporate the wheat sheaf into its high jewellery. By Stéphane Le Duc
es Blés de Chanel is a dazzling 62-piece collection of one-of-a-kind earrings, necklaces, rings, watches and bracelets. Far from being rigid and static, the necklaces are shaped by the contours of the body, and their movement is meant to evoke the imagery of wheat stalks blowing gently in the wind. The collection spans every stage of wheat’s life cycle, from young stalks sprouting from the foliage, evoked by white and yellow gold set with diamonds in overlapping shades of green, to late summer’s sun-warmed blades of wheat, represented in the Moisson d’Or (“golden harvest”) necklace, a sheaf of diamonds anchored by a central yellow sapphire of rare NECKLACE IN TELLOW AND WHITE GOLD 18K, SET WITH 25-CARAT MODIFIED intensity and adorned BRILLIANT-CUT FANCY INTENSE YELLOW DIAMOND, 121 FANCY-CUT MULTICOLOURED DIAMONDS, 932 BRILLIANT-CUT YELLOW DIAMONDS, 10 MARQUISE-CUT DIAMONDS with 977 yellow sapphire beads appearing to sway in the breeze.
Fête des Moissons
ÉPI D’ÉTÉ. RING IN 18K YELLOW GOLD SET WITH A PEAR-CUT EMERALD AND MARQUISE-CUT COLOURED STONES.
Brins de Printemps
EARRINGS IN 18K WHITE GOLD SET WITH 12 MARQUISE-CUT PERIDOTS, 4 PEAR-CUT AQUAMARINES AND 146 BRILLIANT-CUT DIAMONDS.
Dates, numerals and symbols meant much to Gabrielle Chanel. Her birth date, August 19, coincided with harvest time. As an ode to this period of abundance, Chanel’s jewellers created Fête des Moissons (“harvest festival”), the collection’s statement centerpiece. The artisans have outdone themselves with these fabulous crowns of braided wheat set with multicoloured diamonds, at the centre of which lies a spectacular rectangular 25-carat yellow diamond that through its strength and lightness sums up the entire collection. Once again, the House of Chanel has succeeded in filling us with wonder.
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BRACELET IN 18K WHITE GOLD WITH 9.8-CARAT MARQUISE-CUT PERIODOT, 4 MARQUISE-CUT PERIDOTS, 6 MARQUISE-CUT GREEN TOURMALINES, 233 BRILLIANT-CUT DIAMONDS, 4 PEAR-CUT AQUAMARINES AND 2 PEAR-CUT GREEN TOURMALINES.
Fête des Moissons
FÊTE DES MOISSONS. BRACELET IN 18K WHITE AND YELLOW GOLD SET WITH AN 11.1-CARAT CUTCORNERED RECTANGULAR-MODIFIED BRILLIANT-CUT FANCY INTENSE YELLOW DIAMOND, 45 FANCYCUT MULTICOLOUR DIAMONDS, 564 BRILLIANT-CUT YELLOW DIAMONDS, 3 PEAR-CUT DIAMONDS, 9 MARQUISE-CUT DIAMONDS AND 17 BRILLIANT-CUT DIAMONDS.
AFFAIR Her aristocratic heritage tainted by disenchantment is as striking as the frosting adorning her neck. Scintillating family heirlooms donâ€™t outshine her unrestrained attitude.
By K. W. Photographer Jean Claude Lussier Fashion Editor Cary Tauben Makeup and Hair Artist Leslie-Ann Thomson
Top DRIES VAN NOTEN at HOLT RENFREW. Hand bracelet and earrings GUCCI. Skin ARMANI Luminous Silk Foundation NARS Contour Blush in Melina. PAT MCGRATH Skin Fetish in Nude. Eyes NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow in Deep End. DIOR Diorshow Pro Liner in 862. MARCELLE Ultimate Easy Lash Mascara. ANASTASIA Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Medium Brown. Lips MAC Glitter in Gold.
KAUFMANN DE SUISSE ONE-OF-A-KIND EMERALD & DIAMOND CUFF BRACELET IN 18K WHITE AND ROSE GOLD. â€“ PRICE ON REQUEST.
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TSAVORITE EARRINGS WITH WHITE AND YELLOW DIAMONDS IN PLATINUM AND 18K GOLD $61,000
18K BEIGE GOLD COCO CRUSH RING $3,850
CHOPARD PALME VERTE RING $2,360
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YELLOW GOLD AND DIAMONDS COCO CRUSH CUFF $34,900
10 CARAT YELLOW DIAMONDS RING ON 10K GOLD. PRICE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.
Opposite page: Jumpsuit ZUHAIR MURAD at HOLT RENFREW. Earrings, bracelet and ring MARK LASH. Skin TATCHA Luminous Dewy Skin Mist. TATA HARPER Rejuvenating Serum. ARMANI Luminous Silk Foundation. NARS Blush in Seduction. PAT MCGRATH Skin Fetish in Nude. Eyes MAC Studio Gloss in Black Yang. KARL LAGERFELD FOR SHU UEMURA Lashes. NARS Unrestricted Satin Eye-liner. URBAN DECAY Eyeshadow in Revolt. NARS Brow Defining Cream in El Djouf. Lips ELIZABETH ARDEN Prismatic Gloss in Sunset Bronze.
FLORA EARRINGS IN 18K GOLD WITH BLUE SAPPHIRES AND DIAMONDS $16,530 GUCCI.COM
VINTAGE GOLD TONE WITH RED TASSEL EARRINGS CIRCA 1980'S AT STAZIALOREN.COM
EARRINGS 34.61 CARATS OF TOURMALINES, WITH DIAMONDS, AND RUBIES SET IN 18K ROSE GOLD. PRICE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.
RING 18K ROSE GOLD WITH 54 EMERALD DIAMONDS. PRICE UPON REQUEST.
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Jumpsuit ZUHAIR MURAD at HOLT RENFREW. Earrings, bracelet and ring MARK LASH. Skin TATCHA Luminous Dewy Skin Mist. TATA HARPER Rejuvenat-ing Serum. ARMANI Luminous Silk Foundation. NARS Blush in Seduction. PAT MCGRATH Skin Fetish in Nude. Eyes MAC Studio Gloss in Black Yang. KARL LAGERFELD FOR SHU UEMURA Lashes. NARS Unrestricted Satin Eye-liner. URBAN DECAY Eyeshadow in Revolt. NARS Brow Defining Cream in El Djouf. Lips ELIZABETH ARDEN Prismatic Gloss in Sunset Bronze.
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Jacket GUCCI. Ring MARK LASH. Skin MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Antique Dia-mond. NARS Contour Blush in Talia. SHISEIDO Synchro Skin Lasting Liquid Foundation. Eyes NARS Deep Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow in Deep End. KARL LAGERFELD FOR SHU UEMURA Special Edition Lashes. SHU UEMURA M Medium Brown Eyeshadow. MAC Eye Kohl in Costa Riche. NARS Brow Defining Cream in El Djouf. Lips MAC Matte Lipstick in Witching Hour. MAC Lip Pencil in Night Crawler. Photography JEAN CLAUDE LUSSIER. Fashion Editor CARY TAUBEN. Model JENNA at MONTAGE. Makeup and hair LESLIE-ANN THOMSON at FOLIO MONTREAL. Nails TAMARA DI LULLO at FOLIO MONTREAL
DIOR FINE JEWELRY. DIOR À VERSAILLES “SALON DE MERCURE” RING IN PLATINUM, PINK GOLD, DARKENED SILVER, DIAMONDS AND RUBY
Recreating an Icon of Luxury
DIOR VERSAILLES JEWELLERY COLLECTION Drawing inspiration from a symbol of luxury – CHÂTEAU DE VERSAILLES, in all its symbolic glory – Dior’s new jewellery collection puts majesty front and centre this season. The Palace, in all its splendour, was chosen by the artistic director of Dior Joaillerie, who found magnificence in the decorative art details within the palace walls. The extravagance of the particulars were then translated into intricate crystal tassels, or into pieces made to recall the Rococo-style furniture. Fantasy turned reality in the most exquisite manner; the extravagant atmosphere is evident in the ornamental creations. By Brenna Dixon Jewellery Editor K. W.
DIOR FINE JEWELRY. DIOR À VERSAILLES “SALON DE L’ABONDANCE DIAMANT JAUNE” TWO-FINGER RING IN YELLOW AND PINK GOLD, DARKENED SILVER, DIAMONDS AND PINK SAPPHIRES
Just like the palace, the materials and techniques utilized to create the fine jewel collection have the air of the 18th century, with just a touch of contemporary design.
DIOR FINE JEWELRY. DIOR À VERSAILLES "BOISERIE DIAMANT JAUNE" EARRINGS IN PINK AND YELLOW GOLD, DARKENED SILVER, PLATINUM, DIAMONDS AND YELLOW DIAMONDS
CHRISTIAN DIOR sought to recapture a piece of FRENCH HISTORY at its finest, and the brand did just that with white golds, baguette diamonds and geometric encrusted necklaces. The intricacy related to every piece of jewellery tells the story of an artisanal feat – which the CHÂTEAU DE VERSAILLES was at the time of its creation. The allure of the collection is as enchanting as every inspirational detail, which leaves one delightfully speechless. DIOR FINE JEWELRY . DIOR À VERSAILLES "BOISERIE DIAMANT JAUNE" EARRINGS IN PINK AND YELLOW GOLD, DARKENED SILVER, PLATINUM, DIAMONDS AND YELLOW DIAMONDS
DIOR FINE JEWELRY. DIOR A VERSAILLES “APPARTEMENTS DE MESDAMES CASSETTE” RING IN YELLOW GOLD, PLATINUM AND PINK GOLD, DARKENED SILVER AND DIAMONDS
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CUFF OF ROUND BLUE SAPPHIRES, DIAMONDS AND TSAVORITES, FROM THE TIFFANY BLUE BOOK 2016, THE ART OF TRANSFORMATION
TIFFANY & CO. SCHLUMBERGER ® COQUILLLAGE BROOCH IN 18K YELLOW GOLD AND PLATINUM WITH SAPPHIRES AND WHITE AND YELLOW DIAMONDS
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PENDANT IN 18K YELLOW GOLD WITH YELLOW SAPPHIRES, SPESSARTITES AND DIAMONDS, FROM THE TIFFANY 2016 MASTERPIECES COLLECTION, TIFFANY PRISM
A TIFFANY What woman wouldn’t tremble with anticipation at the sight of that small blue box with a perfectly tied white ribbon bow? That box holds within it the promise of a joy of which the diamond ring seems THE PERFECT EMBODIMENT. Since its foundation in 1837 by the intrepid Charles Lewis Tiffany, the famous jeweller has spanned the decades with grace by calling on great artists such as Jean Schlumberger, Elsa Peretti and Paloma Picasso to leave their imprint. But to enter the st century resolutely required a creator who at once epitomizes elegance, sophistication and modernity. This pure diamond is Francesca
By Stéphane Le Duc
ppointed Tiffany’s design director in 2013, Francesca Amfitheatrof – a brilliant blend of Italian, Russian and American lineage – studied jewellery design at London’s world-famous Central Saint Martins arts and design college before creating jewellery for Fendi, Chanel and Marni as well as working in the art world as an exhibition curator and co-founder of the art agency RS&A. A passionate woman, she is not at all intimidated by the legacy of her predecessors: “You know, I’m privileged because I’ve been given a lot of freedom. It truly is phenomenal to have that kind of trust. I think there is a great deal of support for what we are doing in design. I don’t feel that the history of the brand is weighing down on my shoulders. There is a lot to draw from, but it is quite subliminal. I don’t go into the archives and take pieces and repeat them. In the collections, it’s more of a feeling that can be drawn from the archives and the history. Being an American brand, Tiffany has always had moments of great modernity. It is a brand that people love. That is an amazing energy to have behind you. It’s a great world to come into.” Back in the day, Charles Lewis Tiffany was a man brimming with ideas. Indeed, he was the first person to introduce diamonds to the United States. He earned the moniker “King of Diamonds” by purchasing France’s crown
CUFF OF MARQUISE AND ROUND DIAMONDS, FROM THE TIFFANY BLUE BOOK 2016, THE ART OF TRANSFORMATION
RING IN 18K YELLOW GOLD WITH YELLOW SAPPHIRES AND SPESSARTITES FROM THE TIFFANY 2016 MASTERPIECES COLLECTION, TIFFANY PRISM
FRANCESCA AMFITHEATROF, DESIGN DIRECTOR, TIFFANY & CO.
YOU KNOW, I’M privileged BECAUSE I’ve BEEN GIVEN A LOT OF FREEDOM.
HINGED BANGLE IN PLATINUM WITH SAPPHIRE, AQUAMARINE, AND DIAMOND STONES, FROM THE TIFFANY 2016 MASTERPIECES COLLECTION, TIFFANY PRISM.
jewels in 1887; he also bought the gems of the cash-strapped aristrocracy. The purity of the silver he used for his jewels raised the standards for American jewellery, and when his legendary flagship boutique on the Big Apple’s Fifth Avenue opened in 1940, it quickly became a status symbol for the country’s upper crust. Amfitheatrof’s arrival at Tiffany signalled the continuation of this tradition of pioneering excellence, which relies on her well-honed instinct for what the company’s loyal yet increasingly demanding patrons want. “As you know, we are in a moment of evolution for the brand. I think it’s a very interesting time to be at Tiffany, but at the same time I think women don’t want to buy so much jewellery that sits in a safe, or jewellery that feels old. Women are interested in enjoying jewellery, and women are also buying and choosing their own jewellery. As for men, they have always gone with sapphire because they were comfortable with the colour blue, so there would be a lot of sapphires being sold. Now, men are making their own choices, picking more varied and interesting colour combinations, and styling themselves. There is more style associated with jewellery. You might still buy the perfect solitaire and the yellow diamond, but after that you want things you can wear during the day, you want things that you can enjoy and then pass on to your children.”
Though hers is a remarkable track record of achievement with reputable houses, Amfitheatrof is as surprised as ever by the raves her creations elicit, and especially by the unpredictable choices patrons make. Her magic touch is seen as much in the T Collection as in the couture jewellery pieces presented each year at the launch of the Blue Book, which since its inception in 1845 has become the annual gathering for collectors of unique pieces. “With the T Collection, I was just so amazed by how people from all around the world fell in love with it. The fact that Cate Blanchett is a fan is super-exciting. You know when she wore that turquoise necklace at the Oscars? That was amazing, and so totally unexpected. I had no idea she had chosen Tiffany, and chosen that piece. It just became the most talked-about piece of jewellery of the Oscars: it was in every newspaper, on the cover of all the magazines. It just put the spotlight on my first Blue Book collection. People went bananas over that necklace and everybody wanted it. That’s an amazing position to be in. To do something that has that kind of impact is phenomenal! I’m always surprised by the choices people make. You can’t predict who’s going to wear what.” One thing we can safely bet on is that Francesca Amfitheatrof has begun a long love affair with Tiffany.
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© MINDHAM FINE JEWELLERY
IT HAS BEEN an HONOUR TO SPEND my LIFE BRINGING BEAUTY into THE WORLD
t was last October that I first met the master, in his sophisticated yet unusual boutique in Toronto’s prestigious Yorkville neighbourhood.
— MYLES MINDHAM
When you open the door to the Mindham Fine Jewellery store, you enter Myles’ universe. At first glance, it’s just what you’d expect from a jewellery designer’s boutique: the charming personnel, the elegant ambiance, the beautiful display pieces, even the two requisite Royal Poodles. But when you zoom in on the intricate details of Mindham’s collection, time stands still and you are transported to a zone of fertile imagination that blurs the boundaries between Mindham’s childhood memories, his fantasies, and your own visions.
That’s because Mindham is an outstanding storyteller and a perfectionist with an impeccable eye for detail. He is unafraid of the complexity of executing his ideas, and always succeeds in delivering the story he intended to tell through his pieces. His stories weave a magical spell, and his clients get to channel that magic every time they admire or wear their jewellery. Buying Myles’ work is really like acquiring a portable art piece that will be your constant companion, like a lucky charm. Though he has been established as a preeminent private jeweller for a quarter-century, I had never heard of Myles Mindham before. But I’m glad we’ve become acquainted, and I hope you will be too. I know that his work will be celebrated for a long time to come, as Mindham truly has the makings of a long-lasting brand. Happy 25th anniversary, Myles!
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You mean, besides the fact that his life is kind of a modern fairy tale? Mindham travels around the globe to find the world’s most precious stones, while hobnobbing at fancy industry cocktails, meeting his clients in five-star hotels, and hanging out with other talented geniuses, like JOEL ARTHUR ROSENTHAL.
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NEW YORK DIARIES
If loving NEW YORK is cliché, we’ve jumped onto the bandwagon! This season’s trendiest runway looks turn every day into fashion week. In a city that never sleeps, style is never an afterthought: It’s a lifestyle. Photographer Carlyle Routh Fashion Editor Amarsana Gendunova
This page: Suit VICTORIA HAYES. T-Shirt SIWY. Shoes COACH. Opposite page: Fur coat ELENA BENARROCH. Dress and shoes COACH. Tights FALKE.
This page: Blazer, t-shirt, skirt and shoes CHANEL. Tights FALKE. Opposite page: Full look CLAUDIA LI.
This page: Top and pants CHENG. Belt BREELAYNE. Opposite page: Dress ALENA AKHMADULLINA. Belt VICTORIA HAYES.
This page: Jacket and dress VICTORIA HAYES. Tights FALKE. Opposite page: Dress CHENG. Shirt TRUE ROYAL. Shoes EGO. Photography CARLYLE ROUTH. Fashion Editor AMARSANA GENDUNOVA. Model MELISSA TAMMERIJN at NEXT MODELS. Makeup BLAIR PETTY at PLUTINO GROUP using ARMANI. Hair YUKIKO TAJIMA at WM ARTIST MANAGEMENT using ORIBE HAIR CARE.
BEAUTY A rundown of the best in beauty according to our favourite experts.
Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick in Rouge Audace #59 ($43).
“Burgundy is my favourite lipstick colour and Chanel’s Rouge Audace delivers great coverage with a velvety matte finish, which I love!”
'Replica' By the Fireplace ($135). “Perfumes might be my favourite thing to collect; each scent represents a memory, a feeling or even a moment in time. The second I smelled By the Fireplace, I knew it would be one of my favourites and my new go-to scent for this season!”
ESTÉE LAUDER Global Anti-Aging Wake Up Balm ($75).
MAYILLAH EZEKIEL Beauty Director @Mayillah_
Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Powder ($68). “The perfect finishing touch to any beauty look. This universal shade highlights areas of the face to beautifully catch and reflect light.”
“To me, creating a healthy and luminous complexion is the most important step to any great makeup canvas. This velvety, moisturizing, multi-action balm instantly wakes up a vibrant radiance and improves the skin’s texture.”
Soleil Blanc Dry Oil Spray ($84).
“Oils are some of the most favoured beauty products on my top shelf! Tom Ford’s first dry body oil spray offers a luxurious and lightweight application while nourishing your skin and leaving a light scent.”
ORIBE Thick Dry Finishing
Radiant Creamy Concealer in Honey ($36).
“I love everything by Oribe, and this product is amazing for adding fullness to hair no matter the style. I use it as a finishing spray before brushing out hair for maximum volume.”
“I have what seems like thousands of concealers, but this is the one I continually go through. The creamy formula never looks dry and the buildable coverage is heavy enough to conceal – but light enough to look natural. The peachy undertone in Honey works to cancel out the blue pigment in under-eye circles. A must-have for me and my kit!”
REVLON Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in Seduction ($11). “There are so many creamto-powder matte lipsticks on the market, but this one is by far my favourite. Its lightweight feel and buildable coverage make it comfortable to wear and it stays put all day. I love peachy, nude lips so Seduction is my colour of choice.”
SABRINA RINALDI Makeu p Artist @sabrinarinaldimakeup
ELIZABETH ARDEN Eight Hour Cream ($29).
“A makeup artist’s staple and essential. I always have to have it in my kit. It has so many uses for adding dewiness and shine to the face, whether used alone or in conjunction with other products.”
Legendary Lashes Mascara ($38).
“This is definitely not the mascara you want for a minimal, natural look. But when major lashes are required, this is my go-to choice. Major volume and thickness – with no flaking. I love bold lashes and for that, this is the best mascara out there!”
Voluminous Feline Noir Mascara ($13).
Replenishing Nutrient Complex ($64). “I love to prep the skin with oils and massage the face to get it looking youthful, lifted and firm. Tata Harper’s products are some of my favourites in skincare, not only because of their divine smells, but because of the quality of ingredients.”
“I truly hope it's never discontinued. It's amazing! This super black mascara gives amazing volume and deposits a lot of product at the root of the lash. Perfect for any smokey eye!”
TATCHA Luminous Dewy Skin Mist ($58).
LESLIE-ANN THOMSON GIORGIO ARMANI
“I absolutely love the effect this product has on the skin. It immediately looks radiant and helps foundation and powder blend naturally into the skin.”
Makeup Artist @leslie_ann_thomson
Luminous Silk Foundation ($68). “I've been using this foundation for years. It delivers just the right amount of coverage, brings a beautiful luminosity to the skin and is suitable for many skin types.”
CHARLOTTE TILBURY Hot Lips Lipstick ($38).
“I was shopping online for some of her products when I came across these lipsticks. I couldn't choose which ones to buy so I ended up getting them all! I use every colour in my regular rotation of lipsticks. The colours and textures are just perfect.”
Rejuvenate 3 Step Layering Set: Daily Serum ($198), Hydrating Gel ($110), Moisture Binding Cream ($110). “On one of my latest shoots, I had the pleasure of working with make-up artist Gina Brooke, who swears by it — and now so do I! This easy 3-step set will nourish, hydrate, deliver potent antiageing ingredients and help to retexture the skin, leaving you with the perfect canvas for make-up application.”
MICHAEL GOYETTE Makeup Artist @michaelgoyette
TATCHA Gold Camellia Nourishing Lip Balm ($44). “It’s simply a little gem for the lips! The texture is incomparable to anything I have ever used. It hydrates very deeply and penetrates fast into the lips. I love to use it as a deep conditioner before the application of lip colour, or to create a perfect wet lip look. Oh, and it comes with a hand-laid 24-karat gold leaf on top to add a touch of drama, extra glam and golden shimmer.”
MARIO BADESCU Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater ($10).
“I use this product for both hair and makeup! It is perfect to refresh, soothe, or set makeup. It also reacts to the product already in the hair, giving it another life without having to use more spray or pomade. It can also be used to loosen curls, or to hydrate skin after a day in the sun.”
TOM FORD Traceless Foundation Stick ($98). “This is everything you want a foundation to be. The creamy formula creates a natural, flawless and smooth finish that imitates the skin’s texture. It delivers the perfect amount of coverage while illuminating and moisturizing. It is a vital product to say least!”
Phyto-Touche Illusion d'Eté Compact Sun Glow Bronzing Gel-Powder ($140). “Phyto-Touche Illusion d'Été is an ultra-gentle bronzing gel-powder that will instantly give you that Jennifer Lopez glow. It’s perfect for creating a bronzy dewy makeup look that has to last all day!”
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Supersonic Hair Dryer ($500). “DYSON Supersonic offers everything you would want from a hair dryer. This powerful yet silent and light hairstyling tool allows you to dry and style simultaneously in a shorter amount of time. It is also perfect for travel because of its compact packaging.”
Bun Cuff ($63). Small Crystal Pavé Fan Pin Set ($34). Wishbone Pin Set ($23). “These must-have fashion-forward hair accessories instantly add a touch of glam to any effortless look, from a messy bun to a slickedback ponytail. Perfect to elevate any beauty look; for any occasion.”
Colour Lustre Shades Reviving Balm - Cool Blonde ($50).
“I use this balm to correct, maintain and enhance the perfect shade of blonde while giving a lot of shine to the hair.”
Celebrity Hairstylist & Owner of PRIVÉ par David D’Amours @daviddamours
Twirl 360 ($275).
“Not only does this 1.25" curling iron heat up fast, it also creates the perfect long-lasting soft wave in one twirl.”
KÉRASTASE Ciment Thermique ($48).
“Indispensable reinforcing care that ensures highheat protection – up to 180º C/356º F – from any styling tool.”
Tarteist Clay Paint Liner ($29). “This is my favourite eyeliner because of its deeply black and matte formula. It is easy to smudge once dry, creating the perfect velvety smoky effect.”
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS
Clear Brow Gel ($29).
“This clear gel keeps brows in place and makes them easy to brush through, leaving them beautifully placed.”
The Multiple in Copacabana ($49).
“Great because of its neutral and luminous shimmer. I use it by mixing it into moisturizer and by applying it on the high points of the face.”
Makeup Artist @nicolasblanchett
MARC JACOBS BEAUTY O!Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara in Blacquer ($33).
“It is lash-expanding, defining, curling, lengthening, and ultra-volumizing mascara designed to deliver highdrama lashes.”
Face and Body Foundation in C3 ($44). “The perfect shade to create that healthy looking complexion! When combined with a hydrating cream, it makes the perfect tinted moisturizer.”
Channel your inner 80s bombshell with a striking smokey eye and sultry natural lips. Glamour is winterâ€™s secret weapon. We dare you to pull the trigger.
Photographer Patrice MassĂŠ Fashion Editor Fritz Makeup & Hair Artist Nicolas Blanchet
This page: Jumpsuit BOSS at OGILVY. Necklace XR JEWELRY at SIMONS. Lips MAC Lipstick in Rockit. Eyes MAKE UP FOR EVER Eyeshadow in M-842 and MAC Lipstick in Carmine Rouge, Eyeshadow in Glowing Gold, Eye Kohl in Teddy and Eyeshadow in Worthy. Opposite page: Dress NAEEM KHAN at HOLT RENFREW. Brooch ALEXIS BITTAR at HOLT RENFREW. Ring DAVID YURMAN at HOLT RENFREW. Lips NARS Velvet Lip Glide and MAC Lipstick in Wrestler. Cheeks YVES SAINT LAURENT Baby Doll Kiss & Blush #04. Eyes TEEEZ COSMETICS Eye Quad in Fashion Paragon, BEN NYE Eye Definer in Aubergine, NARS Velvet Shadow Stick in Nunavut and Hardwired Eyeshadow in Outer Limits.
This page: Dress LOUIS VUITTON. Earrings ELIZABETH AND JAMES at SIMONS. Lips ARMANI Ecstasy Laqcuer in 204. Cheeks MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Compassion. Eyes MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Camel Coat and NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Indes Galantes and Hardwired Eyeshadow in Pygar. Opposite page: Dress NAEEM KHAN at HOLT RENFREW. Lips NARS Moon Matte Lipstick in Rouge Indiscret. Cheeks ESTÉE LAUDER Pure Color Envy Blush Sculptant in Mauve Mystique. Eyes NARS NARSisst L’Amour Toujours L’Amour Eyeshadow Palette. Photography PATRICE MASSÉ. Fashion Editor FRITZ at JUDY INC. Makeup and hair NICOLAS BLANCHET at FOLIO using MAC COSMETICS and BUMBLE & BUMBLE. Model ANA at DULCEDO.
ARTIST TALKS Interview with Julie Cusson Few things get us more excited than getting to peek inside the mind of a creative genius. JULIE CUSSON is a Canadian makeup artist whose work graces the covers of Elle, Vanity Fair, Flare and many more publications. Her artistry has allowed her to work on major beauty campaigns and create red carpet looks, and has landed her the coveted position of official Chanel makeup artist for Canada.
By Megan West e sat down with Ms. Cusson to hear her ideas on reinventing your holiday look, when to spend vs. save, and a few products every woman should invest in!
What has your journey been like? I was studying
literature and cinema when I fell in love with the idea of a being a makeup artist. I started to explore different avenues in makeup and finally I did my first photo shoot and realized that I wanted to work in fashion. For many years I increased my knowledge of designers, arts, iconic models, and international fashion photographers in order to understand the power of a picture and the role of a makeup artist in the creative process. Being a makeup artist
Photographer Neil Mota is about more than applying a shade; it’s also about understanding features and bringing out the power of a face. That’s why I often say that I see my work as a form of sculpture. I have worked with famous models, actors for cover shoots, and I recently discovered another passion: creating red carpet makeup looks for celebrities. A few years ago, my work was presented to Chanel and they selected me as their Canadian makeup artist. Since then, I’ve worked with Chanel Canada on numerous projects, from editorials to red carpets. When people point out that I have done a lot, I like to think that: it’s just the beginning!
What is the biggest beauty innovation in recent years? Makeup brushes!
LA PALETTE SOURCILS DE CHANEL BROW POWDER DUO ($60)
What are three Chanel products every woman should own? Le Blanc de Chanel multi-use
illuminating base, Rouge Allure Ink, and La Palette Sourcils de Chanel brow powder duo.
LE BLANC DE CHANEL MULTI-USE ILLUMINATING BASE ($54)
What are the common mistakes most women make when applying makeup? I see a lot of
women choosing their foundation product only because it’s trendy. You should always ask yourself: how is my complexion; what is my type of skin; what is the result I would like when I apply a foundation? And then make an informed choice. Also, if you decide to wear bold colour on your lips, choose a long-lasting formula to make sure your lips will always be impeccable.
How can we keep our skin looking dewy and radiant during the winter months? Use a moisturizer
with a rich texture to keep a glow on your skin. Then, the key to a dewy skin look is a CC cream. The CC cream will correct complexion, smooth out imperfections, maintain hydration and protect your skin. On top, use a liquid illuminator to bring out more radiance.
Contouring vs. strobing vs. highlighting: It can be so confusing to navigate between the three. Can you explain the difference? Contouring is creating
some depth, adding some structure to your face with darker shading.
Strobing is defining your features with shimmer powder, keeping everything shiny. So it’s the same technique as contouring but you use bright, shimmery shades to structure your face in order to bring out the contours. Highlighting is when you bring out highlights on specific parts of your face.
All three of these techniques look amazing at night, but how can we make them work during the day?
These techniques involve layering a few products, so limit your action to three, max four products to not look cakey.
A luxury-only beauty cabinet isn’t entirely realistic. Which products do you find are worth the investment? Skin care products, perfume,
What’s an affordable way to add extra holiday glamour to one’s look? With a smokey eye or
bare eyelid, I love to put Vaseline on top to create a high gloss on the eye makeup.
What do you suggest for a unique holiday party look? Play with red lips or red shades on
the eyes; so strong, feminine! And if you’re feeling inspired, use waterproof lash glue to add some sequins, diamonds or fake precious stones around your eyes.
Let’s fast-forward a bit to spring. What can we expect in terms of beauty trends? Next spring
is so inspiring! The spring 2017 runway shows are literally a splash of pop and bright colours, major prints, and metallic items. And the spring 2017 makeup trends are simply the mirror of this: intense colours, pink on nails, vibrant red-coral on lips, natural shine on skin, and metallic gold—platinum shades are hot. You can apply each one of these trends with a minimalist approach.
ROUGE ALLURE INK MATTE LIQUID LIP COLOUR IN AMOUREUX, LUXURIANT AND SÉDUISANT ($43 EACH)
Can you give us a hint of what we can expect from Chanel in the coming months? I travel a
lot and I can’t wait to try the new eye mask from Chanel, Le Lift. For spring, Lucia Pica (Chanel’s global creative makeup and colour designer) has designed a new top coat that changes the original nail colour when you apply it on top of nail colour; it’s perfect when you don’t have time to change your nail shade! My life story!
You are cordially invited to the classiest of dinner parties with only the who’s who in attendance. Photographer Joseph Saraceno Stylist Heather Arruda Editor Mayillah Ezekiel
COACH Eau de Parfum ($115 - 90ml) ALAÏA Eau de Parfum Blanche ($122 - 50ml) MARC JACOBS BEAUTY Object Of Desire Face and Eye Palette ($86) TOM FORD Eye & Cheek Palette in Cool ($186) TOM FORD Soleil Lip Foil in Private Life ($68) TOM FORD Soleil Lip Foil in Venus Rising ($68) TOM FORD Soleil Lip Foil in Spanish Flame ($68) GUERLAIN Météorites Perles de Légende ($79)
This page: BOTTEGA VENETA Bottega Veneta Eau Sensuelle Eau de Parfum ($145 - 50ml) NARS Sarah Moon Blush in Impudique ($38) DIOR Limited Edition Eyeshadow Palette in 776 Precious Embroidery ($73) DIOR Diorific Matte Velvet Colour Lipstick in 560 Ravissement ($47) DIOR Diorific Matte Velvet Colour Lipstick in 440 Charm ($47) GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY Ecstasy Lacquer in 402 Red to Go ($43) GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY Ecstasy Lacquer in 504 Pink Out ($43). Opposite page: NARS Give In Take Dual-Intensity Eye & Cheek Palette ($85) HERMÈS Galop d’Hermès ($222 - 50ml) GUERLAIN Rouge G Exceptional Complete Lip Care in 821 Rouge Saphir ($61) CHANEL Eyeshadow Palette in Architectonic ($70) . Photographer JOSEPH SARACENO. Styling HEATHER ARRUDA. Editor MAYILLAH EZEKIEL.
GABAI-PINSKY The new President of Vera Wang speaks about the transition from fragrance to fashion and her long-standing love affair with the creative side of her work.
By Brenna Dixon
PHOTOGRAPHY PAUL GILMORE
orn and raised in a small town on the French Riviera, Ms. Gabai-Pinsky’s delicate aura diffuses through the phone as her soft accent paints a picture of her that is as gentle and sweet as one of her fragrances. She recalls the allure of Antibes during childhood and having always been attracted to creativity, confessing pleasantly that she never really had a plan for her future. Her deeply rooted passion led her down the right path, she reflects, joking about the early childhood experiments with perfumemaking that perhaps marked its very onset.
Her curiosity eventually led to her first job at L’Oréal, working in makeup. She recalls her transition to fragrance vividly: “I just fell in love with the category.” What she found so captivating about this particular sector was the unique emotional connection between consumer and brand expression. When she speaks about her métier, her enthusiasm is both contagious and motivational. She attributes much of her success to her humble beginnings and to having benefited from exceptionally gifted mentors at a very young age. Having united passion and business, she emphasizes that the end goal of all her creations is to “create magic.”
VERA WANG FALL COLLECTION 2016
Magic creation may not be on her resume, but certain iconic brands such as DKNY, Coach, and Michael Kors are. Ms. Gabai-Pinsky is renowned for her ability to dive deep into the soul of a brand and precisely decipher its DNA. The point where she finds sustaining power is “at the crossroads of brand DNA and consumer evolution,” an approach which she believes can be applied to all product categories. Touching upon her magical work, I mentioned that the DKNY Be Delicious fragrance always reminds me of university. She is delighted by my comment, and explains that hearing such feedback reassures her that she is on the right track. The perfume industry thrives on the connection between scent and emotion. It is a driving success factor, and she emphasizes the art of storytelling as a powerful tool. The DKNY scent wasn’t a coincidence; it was the result of a successful analysis that “keeps a pulse on people’s evolution,” she explains.
Her formula for creativity, craft and quality has been perfected over time. Her life and career have also undergone an evolution. Having recently stepped away from a 25-year stay at Estée Lauder to assume the position of president at Vera Wang, she sings the praises of her new business partner: “I love, admire and respect her as an individual, a fashion designer and a trendsetter.” She explains that her time at Lauder was an extraordinary experience, but she found herself looking for something new and longed to broaden her horizons. To fulfill her desire for personal growth, she stepped away from fragrance and into fashion. With her sights set on elevating and enhancing Wang’s outstanding business, she clarifies that her role is to continue to care for the brand while looking for new opportunities for growth. Gabai-Pinsky explains that by nurturing what already exists she plans to expand naturally, evolving into new geographical territories and new channels of distribution, with the consumer always in mind. NYC-based designer Vera Wang created a company with multiple categories. After one of her initial discussions with Wang, Gabai-Pinsky recalls thinking to herself, “I have no experience in fashion.” Despite this first impression, once she understood the mechanics of the company, she realized that Vera Wang was really about “building a message across categories.” With this insight, her mindset switched to “ I know how to do this.”
That feeling of confidence is something we all want in a career, but she assures me that it hasn’t always been a smooth ride. Failure for her came in the form of a five-year period during which, as she recalls, “my fundamental principles were at stake. I felt I was obsolete.” Living under the dark cloud of celebrity novelty in the 2000s was something she did not believe in, causing her to reflect and reestablish her core values. As a result, she veered away from the traditional business model and became interested in niche fragrances. Her steadfast points come from her vast experience, which has been the foundation of her success. She prides herself on authenticity, having learned many lessons along the way. “Never confuse who you are with what you represent” is a grounding lesson in a constantly changing world. Being aware of rapid change, she believes one truth: that people will always have an interest in a great product. She stands firm in her belief that if a product is created with authenticity and craftsmanship, people will connect with a real brand story – not something marketed. Even with all her achievements, she still gives thanks to the inspirational people in her life, the building blocks to her success: “You do what you do, but you can’t do it alone.” Having been so inspired by others, I asked her what she suggests to younger generations today. Her response is decisive: “Be curious. Open up. Explore. Not just on a screen. Go out and meet people, talk, observe the way they live. Connections and understanding are done in the real world. Be passionate, be determined, and love what you do. Life is too short.”
However, the story is only one part of the magic equation. The other half is what she considers most important: the product. The importance of finding the balance, that crossroads where the consumer and the brand DNA converge – without ever compromising quality – is key.
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TIME is LUXURY One of the most exquisite pleasures in life is making time to pamper yourself. Creating a comforting sanctuary might be the most rejuvenating way to get ready.
By Mayillah Ezekiel
hether itâ€™s for a night out on the town, a party, or a special occasion, we all have our unique rituals for getting ready. You might be the type to keep it simple or you might make a day of it: starting the day at the spa with a relaxing facial, then heading to the salon to refresh your colour and haircut. Revolutionary treatments like the new Hydrafacial, wich combines four steps and various facials, allow the skin of the face and body to be at its optimal condition. There are many benefits to getting a facial treatment (especially if you do not regularly exfoliate and treat your skin). Not only do facials allow you to relax, they relieve stress, increase blood circulation under the skin (facilitating skin cell renewal), reduce puffiness and signs of age, aid detoxification and cleanse pores on a deep level (similar to a good dental cleaning) â€“ through the power of touch, massage, proper technique, and professional products.
Photographer Gabrielle Robert Fashion Editor Rima Chahine Makeup & Hair Artist Mayillah Ezekiel
Consider a calming bath: The perfect excuse to stay in, unwind and shut off your phone. Set the scene with a few candles, a drink, soothing music and infuse your luxurious soak with a bath oil to ease you into a relaxing state. Once your body is cleansed, exfoliated and moisturized, put on your most comfortable robe.
Bubble Bath ($52).
BIODERMA Atoderm Shower Oil ($20 - 1L).
CLARINS Moisture-Rich Body Lotion ($44).
VALMONT DetO2x Cream ($280). This page: Earrings OSCAR DE LA RENTA at HOLT RENFREW. Opposite page: Left photo: Jumpsuit FINDERS. Earrings OSCAR DE LA RENTA at HOLT RENFREW.
THE ESTÉE EDIT by ESTÉE LAUDER Late Night Eraser Brightening Eye Balm with Pink Peony ($48).
There are several steps involved in getting a flawless, glamorous beauty look. Start by prepping your skin and ensuring a smoother, brighter canvas by cleansing and applying a layer of moisturizer and illuminating primer. Perfect your complexion with foundation and concealer, and add structure by highlighting and sculpting your facial features. For a youthful glow, apply a shade of pink across the cheekbones. Shape your brows to properly frame your eyes. Create the eye look of your choice, whether it be a smokey, feline or natural eye. Complete the look with your preferred lip liner and lip colour. Once you’re all dressed up, apply a shimmering body powder on top of the body cream, to sculpt and illuminate exposed skin for a long-lasting glamorous glow. Small details like groomed nails and immaculate hair ensure an overall polished look. For the finishing touch, spray on your signature scent. Make sure to bring some essential beauty products in your makeup bag, to touch up during the night, and you are ready to go!
CLÉ DE PEAU BEAUTÉ Radiant Multi Repair Oil ($200).
Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Balm ($50).
Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum Twist and Spray ($135 - 3 x 20ml).
CHARLOTTE TILBURY RENE FURTERER Naturia Dry Shampoo ($20 -150ml).
Matte Revolution Lipstick in The Queen ($38).
Diorific Vernis “Holiday 2016 Limited Edition” in Cosmic #899 ($34).
Souffle D’Or De Shalimar ($105).
This page: Jumpsuit FINDERS. Opposite page: Dress SELF PORTRAIT at HOLT RENFREW. Photography GABRIELLE ROBERT. Fashion Editor RIMA CHAHINE at FOLIO. Makeup and hair MAYILLAH EZEKIEL. Model LEA at FOLIO. Location LOEWS HÔTEL VOGUE. Retoucher VALÉRIE LALIBERTÉ. Assistant Stylist ELIZA ISABEL CLARKE.
The rich textures and daring depths of red, burgundy, amber and gold embody this seasonâ€™s glamour. Eyes and lips inspired by bold colours reminiscent of jewels and precious stones, and luminous skin make for an impeccable winter beauty look. By Mayillah Ezekiel
CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN LIP DEFINER IN ADA ($55).
All Eyes on You
Create mesmerizing, high-impact eyes with these amazing colours, ranging from champagne and chocolate to emerald and navy.
Make a Statement
Add a vibrant hue to your lips to instantly intensify your look. These lipsticks have the power to define any sophisticated beauty look with their pigmented colours, rich textures and smooth formulas.
ROUGE DIOR LIPSTICK IN #602 VISIONARY MATTE ($43).
YVES SAINT LAURENT
BOBBIBROWN SEQUIN EYE SHADOW IN GOLDEN CHOCOLATE ($42)
THE PERFECT CANVAS
COUTURE PALETTE IN NUDE CONTOURING ($68).
LES TISSAGES TWEED IN 110 CHERRY BLOSSOM ($45).
MAKEUP FOREVER PRO LIGHT FUSION HIGHLIGHTER IN GOLDEN ($48).
RADIANCE PRIMER ($45).
GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY
POWER FABRIC ($70).
BURBERRY RUNWAY PALETTE ($72).
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Embellish your complexion by using a radiant primer and by concealing any blemishes or redness you may have with foundation and concealer. Create that highly coveted, youthful glow by adding a flush of colour to your cheeks and some highlights to contour the face.
au so chic What is winter good for if not layering and pairing cozy knits with comforting scents? From the sweet aromas of Flowerbom and Caramella D`Amore to the spicy and citrusy essence of Boy Chanel, weâ€™ve got the infatuating fragrances to seduce and keep you warm this season. YVES SAINT LAURENT Le Vestiaire des Parfums Tuxedo ($280). CHANEL Boy - Les Exclusifs de CHANEL ($240 - 75ml). DIPTYQUE Limited Edition Rose de Mai Eau de Parfum ($245). GIORGIO ARMANI Suzhou Pivoine Soie de Nacre ($285). VIKTOR & ROLF Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum Sparkling Gold Limited Edition ($132). IL PROFVMO Caramella D`Amore Eau de Parfum ($110 - 50ml).
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MARGOT ROBBIE Born and raised in Australia on her grandparents’ farm, the blonde bombshell knew from an early age that she wanted to be an actress. As a teen, she got her start in commercials, before landing her first major acting role in Australia’s longest-running soap opera, Neighbours. She stayed on the show for three years, perfecting her American accent on the side with an acting coach. In 2011, she decided to take a leap of faith and move to Hollywood, hoping to stand out from the crowd of starlets. The rest of her story is the stuff of textbooks. ByMarie-ÈveVenne
he new face of Calvin Klein is on the rise! These days, it seems impossible to go a week without hearing her name, thanks in part to her popular role as Harley Quinn in the newest DC Comics franchise. While most of us can agree that Suicide Squad wasn’t the smashing success we were all hoping for, we can certainly acknowledge the fact that Margot Robbie stole every scene she was in. The Aussie actress projects a kind of unique charisma that makes it impossible for the spectator to take his or her eyes off her. Since her performance in The Wolf of Wall Street in 2013, it seems like the movie industry has finally started to take her seriously as an actress by giving her more challenging roles, like those in Z for Zachariah and Suite Française, where she can showcase her range of talent. This fall, she made her debut as the newest face of Calvin Klein in a sexy and sultry commercial. Jumping off the screen thanks to her effortless beauty in the advert for Deep Euphoria – the brand’s latest fragrance – she plays the role of a vixen who wakes up next to two gorgeous young men after a night of dancing and fun in a warehouse. Seductively whispering the name of the perfume at the end of the clip, Margot perfectly embodies what the scent is all about: a sensual smelling of vibrant chypre floral with notes of black magic rose and sensual musk. “We are thrilled to work with Ms. Robbie on this exciting addition to the Calvin Klein Fragrances portfolio,” said Calvin Klein Chief Marketing Officer Melisa Goldie. “Her beauty and talent are an expression of the incredible legacy of women who have been captured in Calvin Klein campaigns over the years.” As for of what the future holds for her, Margot is rumoured to be on board for a Suicide Squad spinoff focused on her Harley Quinn character. Whatever the case, we will definitely see more of her in the year to come – and frankly, I don’t think anyone will complain.
DEEP EUPHORIA CALVIN KLEIN
DESIGN La Colle Noire
CHRISTIAN DIOR’S DREAM Perched high above the MONTAUROUX HILLS, near Grasse in Provence, sits Christian Dior’s house. Not the fashion house, but the designer’s personal peaceful haven, the house of his dreams, where he could take a break from fame and the insanity of putting together a collection. In 1957, aged just 52 years old, Dior’s days came to a tragic end before work on his beautiful retreat could be completed. The designer’s dream was finally realized in 2013 when
Christian Dior Parfums purchased the property.
father and sister Catherine after leaving his beloved Normandy. From 1951 to 1957, Christian Dior devoted himself to overseeing the work at the Château de La Colle Noire. In his autobiography, Dior by Dior, the creator described the progress:
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By Stéphane Le Duc “I would like this house to be my home. The house where, God willing, I can retire. The house where, if I have the means to do so, I would love to close the loop of my life and enjoy once more, under a different sky, the safety of the world I knew as a child. The house where I could lead a quiet life, forget all about Christian Dior and just be Christian again.” The designer’s desire to focus on the basics is evident. Since his first show in 1947, where he created the style that would become known as the “New Look,” Dior had been living in the eye of the hurricane of success. Thus, it was no surprise that he purchased the stately mansion, located in a region that had always been close to his heart, having lived there with his
“There is no heating and electricity is not functional yet. There are only two rooms that are inhabitable, including the one where I am currently. Outside, the first stars have started to shine and, like every evening, they plunge into the white-water basin that faces the hillside and runs alongside the house.” According to Vincent Leret, patrimony project manager, the restoration of Château de La Colle Noire is quintessential in understanding Dior’s universe: “By diving into Dior’s environment, his passions and his love of gardens, we can make sense of his creative process. We have invested a considerable amount of care and respect in the restoration of his bastide.” After three full years of work, Mr. Dior’s soul was finally reborn.
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Under Philippe Deliau’s direction, the garden was filled with May roses, olive trees, vines and almond trees, while the main alley’s impressive cypress trees were left standing. Inside the property, perfectly redone spaces include the lobby featuring a compass Mr. Dior’s bedroom remains unchanged; made of grey and pink his lucky charm star is still pinned above the pebbles on the floor, remarch of his bed’s alcove. His monogrammed iniscent of Dior’s Granville Louis Vuitton trunk sits in a corner, and family home. On the desk a straw hat gives the impression that the sits a phone with a direct designer has just stepped out of the room to line to the fashion house. tend to his garden. In his book, the designer mentions the phone, “I cannot say much about this house since recalling that he would esI am building it as we speak. But it is a simcape to Montauroux after ple, strong and noble house. The property is every collection but, wantserene, and it fits perfectly with the stage of ing to know how his work life in which I will find myself in a few years.” had been received, he would stay in touch with The remaining rooms and the lounge were his empire: “Every evening, completed by Yves de Marseille according I would get updates for the to the wishes of the designer, who was day. I would know what never able to finish his beloved project. De foreign buyers thought of Marseille brought to life the rooms dedicatthe collection, what my top ed to Dior’s friends Chagall, Bérard, Gruau, clients ordered and what Picasso, Dalí and to his sister Catherine, for had been said about it in whom he created the Miss Dior fragrance as the media.” a lasting tribute.
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The visit comes to an end too soon. We want to linger a little longer near the basin, breathe in the sweet smell of the garden’s roses or sneak into the small Saint-Barthélemy Chapel located at the end of an alleyway. As night falls upon the beautiful home, we leave happy and in peace, knowing that the designer’s haven is now protected. Rest in peace, Mr. Dior, rest in peace.
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NÉRON A CREATIVE VISIONARY A jewellery and accessories lover with a vision, Caroline Néron is about to conquer the world. Néron has had careers as an actress, a singer, and a business owner. Her name is well known across Quebec and has now reached our neighbours across Canada with a new retail location in the West
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ost people recognize Caroline Néron as the face of her own jewellery and accessories brand, having seen the bubbly blond in ad campaigns wearing layers of necklaces, and with wrists decked in arm candy. What is less known is that she began her career as an actress and a singer, a path that was deviated by a trip to Vegas along with a motorcycle accident, both of which inspired her to change course.
The initial idea for a business came to Néron while she was in Vegas in 2004 looking at jewellery. As someone who invested so much into her own stage accessories, this wasn’t foreign territory. She jumped in as a born entrepreneur with a strong passion for accessories and a strong eye for detail. In a flash, she hired a designer, booked an appointment with Les Ailes de la Mode, and launched a 30-piece jewellery collection within three weeks, all while balancing her acting and singing career. For two years she juggled the two careers, but after a motorcycle accident that left her temporarily in a wheelchair, unable to act or sing, she decided to fully commit to her business.
someone with growing influence and increased financial means, Néron has never forgotten her humble start and the importance of giving back. She will mark 13 years as a businesswoman by devoting her energy to two projects she holds dear: The Breast Cancer Foundation of Quebec, amongst other organizations dedicated to breast cancer research, and the Breakfast Club Canada, which empowers every child to realize their full potential. She also volunteers 10 of her employees every year to participate in community work.
MY BIGGEST life LESSON WAS having MY DAUGHTER. Before THAT, I WAS always WORKING.
While she values hard work, this entrepreneur does not spend every waking moment at the office. As a mother and a businesswoman, Néron is a great example that having a family is no hindrance to great success. “My biggest life lesson was having my daughter. Before that, I was always working,” she reflects. “I love my job, but now I really have a balance between my personal life and my professional life, and it makes me stronger as a businesswoman and as a person.” Today, Néron makes it a point to leave the office at 4 p.m. to pick up her seven-year-old daughter, Emanuelle, the inspiration behind her upcoming collection. She makes it work because she is a firm believer in schedules. “To-do lists are the worst thing ever,” she explains. “It’s like a mountain that you have to go over. I find if you put it into a schedule, in a timeframe, you can have three lives in one.” One of those three lives involves a series of philanthropic endeavours that she supports through events and donations, grown from an inherent desire to change the world. “When I started my career as an actress, I made a pact with life. I don’t know who was up there, but I said, if you give me a contract, I will give part of my money to the poor. For me, it was always a responsibility as an individual living in a society,” she says, stressing the importance of giving back. As
Néron launched her first kiosk while pregnant, and another three kiosks before she gave birth. “I wanted to change my life before my daughter came,” she says. “It actually happened that year. Gross business sales went from 900 000 to 10 million. That’s when it switched. My company grew. The hormones were good for me.” Sixteen stores and four franchises later, her story is proof that, you can indeed have it all.
Though Néron refuses to focus on what other brands are doing – intent on staying fully immersed in her own - she remains receptive to current trends, which she says are part of our evolution as human beings. As long as it fits in with her boho-chic image, she is game for just about anything. Her Spring 2017 collection (the soft launch is December 15th, followed by a full collection in February) is inspired by Coachella, and will feature necklaces with medicine pouches, feathers, and dreamcatchers. Asked about her favourite piece, “The medicine pouch!” she gushes with a smile. “Oh, and chokers. If you want a choker, you come to my place. I have all of them. When I go crazy for something, I go crazy.”
Her accessories will soon be available around the world. Her decision to feature young models in her campaigns is part of that plan, with hopes to appeal to 20 and 30-year-olds internationally. Though she continues to attract women and men from a wide range of ages, her strong online presence is a shout-out to the younger “no bullshit” generation, a generation of consumers with a whole new set of values and a thirst for adventure. As for those among that group trying their own hand at entrepreneurship, she encourages them to follow her lead and just take the leap: “Nothing comes without work. That’s the only thing I can say. Work, work, work. This is how you’re going to learn. This is how it happens,” she advises. “There are rare situations where the person is lucky and everything starts to go well. Otherwise, it’s about work. Just jump into it. I feel like a lot of people are waiting to have the best plan ever on paper before they start anything but that’s just a reason not to jump. For me, if you have an idea, go for it.” When I ask her if she has a business philosophy, she emphasizes the importance of doing what you love, being honest, and keeping your voice authentic: “Love the job, be passionate. Make sure you’re surrounded by great people that have the same values as you, because in the end, we’re working five days a week, so that’s a lot of time that you spend at work. For me, real success is to love your job. Love Mondays. I love Mondays.”
Art as a Luxury
INVESTMENT An interview with advisor Marla Wasser
Art and fashion have always evolved side by side, for fashion, like art, gives visual expression to the cultural zeitgeist. During the 1920s, Salvador Dalí created dresses for Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli. In the 1930s, Ferragamo commissioned designs for advertisements from futuristic painter Lucio Venna, while Gianni Versace commissioned works from artists like Alighiero Boetti and Roy Lichtenstein for the launch of his collections. Yves Saint Laurent’s vast art collection, recently auctioned at Christie’s in Paris, testified to his great love of art and revealed the influence of a variety of artists on his own designs. By Angelic Vendette
As an avid art aficionado herself, Wasser established her own boutique advisory and curatorial firm, Pursuits Inc., in 2007. With over three decades of experience in collecting, Wasser has not only curated critically acclaimed art exhibitions here in Canada—most notably an original Andy Warhol exhibit (pieces of which are thoughtfully scattered across her office), as well as the award-winning RAM: Rethinking Art and Machine—but she has also built up a high society client base for her advisory business. As an art advisor, Wasser acts as an independent third party that works directly for her clients providing well-researched, unbiased expertise. “Collecting art is very personal, so I act as an extension to my client’s vision. With their guidance I am the eyes and ears behind the scenes with highly covetable international relationships that have taken many years to develop,” Wasser explains. “I am the facilitator and connector, working with their direction to develop people’s dream collections–finding the art they love in a highly personal and confidential manner.” As the art world has exploded over the last decade, an advisor is considered an important part of a client’s trusted circle of experts, along with their lawyers and financial advisor. “Over the past three decades I have built longstanding relationships with galleries, artists, dealers, and collectors on the foundation of our shared passion for art.
These relationships have allowed me to understand the intricacies of how the art market operates; have first access to newly available works; obtain gallery discounts, and learn who is involved and at what level. Access is essential to sourcing high quality artworks but in addition to that, navigating a world with limited transparency successfully only comes with experience. It is very important in my job as an advisor to mitigate risk for clients, and through the years I have learned the ins and outs of the art world and how to navigate it both personally and professionally.”
THERE is NO STATUS QUO FROM ONE PERSON to ANOTHER ON HOW YOU PUT VALUE ON an ARTWORK
hile the relationship between art and fashion has always existed, the luxury goods market for art has been on an upward climb over the past decade. In large part due to globalization and an increased demand for one-of-a-kind creations, art—much like designer clothing—is now synonymous with status and disposable income. In a market where every piece is unique, and thus highly coveted, it is that much more important to be knowledgeable and informed about a purchase. DTK sat down with Marla Wasser, art advisor and independent museum curator, to discuss the importance of being informed in today’s luxury art world.
In fact, a large part of Wasser’s work at Pursuits Inc. revolves around mitigating risk for her VIP clientele and protecting them throughout their luxury purchase. By providing transparency about the buy and the process of acquiring the work itself, she ensures her clients get the best access and financial guidance: Are they buying from an honest gallery? Will the artist’s market be manipulated? Will the artist’s work have value in 10 years? She asks the tough questions so they don’t have to. Equally important is the origin and validity of the artwork itself. Much like knockoff designer handbags, the art industry faces widespread counterfeit issues. Just this year Sotheby’s in London was forced to take back a forged £8.4 million Frans Hals. An art advisor will not only include in-depth market research by meticulously analyzing auction databases, monitoring market trends, and consulting a widerange of private sector sales, but they will also work very closely with independent certified conservators worldwide to
ensure the validity of the artwork under consideration. “The art world is a tricky place. In today’s market, where art is so highly coveted, the role of the advisor is to have the established relationships to get the right discounts and most importantly, the right works. On so many levels a collector faces potential issues. A new art collector will often not get a discount because the gallery doesn’t know them and doesn’t feel obligated. A collector has to be protected and know they’re acquiring the works intelligently. There is no status quo from one person to another on how you put value on an artwork; a new buyer won’t be privy to the information and access, and won’t be protected in a world without transparency.” In addition to procuring exquisite art for her clients, Wasser also offers an enhanced art experience, where she encourages her clients to join her in exploring select museums and gallery exhibitions to help inspire and focus the foundation of their collecting philosophy. “As an extension of the art advisor services, I help extend a client’s relationship with art in the real world in a number of ways: I will alert them to upcoming exhibitions in cities they’re travelling to; connect them with gallery owners abroad; and introduce them to artists they’re keen to meet. Pursuits Inc. is more than an art advisory; my clients mean a lot to me and I want to inspire a love of art in them.” Wasser’s passion for the industry runs so deep that she also mentors young professionals and artists in both art advisory, exhibition production, and career development. She also created Women Connecting Around Art, a lunch-and-learn series for young professional women to connect through an open forum discussion. Whether you believe in hanging art on your walls and in your closet—because of course, fashion is art—or whether you simply believe that art is a great investment, get in touch with Marla Wasser and her team Pursuits Inc. by visiting www. pursuitsinc.com or on social media @ pursuitsinc.
Jean-Paul Goude’s Definition of
Jean-Paul Goude’s imagination and complete mastery of images seem to know no bounds. Combining the roles of illustrator, graphic designer, photographer, director and choreographer, the talented artist makes use of his diverse skills to showcase beauty in all its various forms. He has created some of the most ICONIC IMAGES for the last decades. Today more than ever, the creator’s name is all the buzz in the fashion industry. We met at his office in the cosmopolitan neighbourhood of Belleville, Paris and chatted for over two hours; he opened up, sharing his story with me as if it were our very first meeting.
By Stéphane Le Duc verything that Jean-Paul Goude touches turns to gold: There was Grace Jones, for whom he acted as a real-life Pygmalion; there was Vanessa Paradis, who he transformed into a beautiful caged bird for Coco Chanel; there was Farida holding Azzedine Alaïa in her arms; and even Naomi Campbell racing with a leopard in the African savannah.
PORTRAIT OF JEAN-PAUL GOUDE, LACOSTE, PARIS, 2016.
Even at a young age, the artist took the time to reflect on his life, a fact which is made abundantly clear in his first book, Jungle Fever, published in 1983: “My mother was an American dancer who exiled herself to Paris out of love for my French father, and I grew up in a cosmopolitan and creative household. “I was only ever good at two things: dancing and drawing. But, as you can imagine, you cannot always make a living with those skills, even if you are talented. My father kept telling me that he, too, had tried to live [off] his art in New York in the thirties. My career as a fashion illustrator was, therefore,
GRACE JONES, ALBUM COVER
VALENTINO AND LINDA EVANGELISTA FOR HARPER’S BAZAAR US, PARIS, 2003.
I BELIEVE that BOTH FASHION and DANCE ARE AN INTEGRAL PART OF my DNA.
no accident: I wanted to earn a living, but more than anything, I wanted to stay connected with what inspires me, namely the moving body and style. “As for my interest in fashion, it probably stems from my grandparents. My father’s parents owned and operated a trimming store located across the street from the Galeries Lafayette. I believe that both fashion and dance are an integral part of my DNA.” In his youth Goude relished comics and Hollywood movies, both sources of his quirky worldview. He tries to infuse humour, whether in an advertising campaign with Laetitia Casta or in a Marc Jacobs’ editorial for Harper’s Bazaar. “Humour is vital. I use it as a crutch in case one of my images does not connect with its intended audience. If, at least, the idea or message behind the visual is funny, the audience will be much more lenient. And, you know, that’s how I stand out from my competitors. That’s my added value: I know what makes me different, especially for commercial work, and I play my cards accordingly… For better or worse!”
Based on the artist’s exceptional career spanning more than four decades, the formula is a winning one.
In the ’80s, Goude’s meeting with singer Grace Jones was a turning point in his career. He blurred the lines between masculinity and femininity, highlighting the wild side and spectacular features of the woman who became his muse – and the mother of his first-born son. Their collaboration spawned a universe that is as fascinating as it is provocative, and which solidified his reputation. “I’m not surprised that she gets annoyed when people credit me for creating her persona, but it is the truth: She owes me a great deal, even though the fictional persona I built for her—and that she embodied to perfection—is far removed from the real Grace Jones. “I find solace in the knowledge that other couples—like Marlene Dietrich and Josef von Sternberg, for example have fought the same fight. It’s always the same story: first the career, then the clash of egos and finally, the breakup.” Another memorable collaboration in the life of this creative mind is his ongoing relationship with Chanel, which started twenty years ago with an ad for the Égoïste fragrance and continued more recently with a film for the Chance fragrance.
GRACE JONES, ALBUM COVER
MARC JACOBS AND NAOMI CAMPBELL, HARPER’S BAZAAR US, PARIS, 2007.
AZZEDINE AND FARIDA, PARIS, 1985.
MY CAREER as a FASHION ILLUSTRATOR WAS, therefore, NO ACCIDENT: I WANTED to earn A LIVING, BUT MORE THAN anything, I WANTED TO STAY CONNECTED WITH WHAT INSPIRES ME... “I accompanied Jacques Helleu— Chanel’s Diaghilev—to New York. He wanted me to meet the brand’s owner Alain Wertheimer and help sell him on the idea of an advertising film that I would produce: music to my ears! I find selfishness to be a horrible flaw, even today. It was, however, the perfect opportunity for me to film the core scene of a theatre project that I had created for Farida—my lover at the time—and which had not yet seen the light of day. We would be replacing a group of North African women slamming the shutters of their affordable housing units with an army of top models loudly proclaiming their revulsion for male selfishness from the balconies of their luxurious hotel in the French Riviera. As a professional advertiser, I do not have many ideas. I only try to tell my stories in a format that suits advertising. It might be an odd way to go about it, but it’s my way, and I’m sticking with it.” Jean-Paul Goude is a born storyteller who can capture the essence of an artist’s spirit in a single image, like he did with his series of portraits of fashion designers for Harper’s Bazaar or Vogue France.
EVENT, COLLABORATION LACOSTE AND JEAN-PAUL GOUDE, PARIS, OCTOBER 2016.
“I’ve said it before: I operate like an illustrator. First of all, I suggest an idea, usually a small scribbled drawing that explains the direction I want to take. I once convinced Galliano—who was reluctant to my idea of dancing the ‘Spectre de la Rose’—by complimenting him on his beautiful legs. As for Karl Lagerfeld, we showed him in his private ballroom dancing the tango—very well, I might add!—with the gorgeous Linda Evangelista.”
I AM HAPPY to KEEP WORKING WHILE I STILL CAN. I MIGHT just LIVE TO BE A HUNDRED if I STAY IN shape. WHO KNOWS?
Goude’s creative spirit shows no signs of slowing down. He recently produced a campaign and fashion show with Kenzo x H&M and a capsule collection with Lacoste, redesigning the brand’s famous crocodile logo and infusing it with humour:
“Last year, Felipe Oliveira Baptista asked me to put my spin on the brand’s logo for a limited collection and to create an event to celebrate our collaboration. So I started thinking about all sorts of outlandish and costly possibilities before finally deciding to disguise myself as the crocodile. Which, to a certain extent, I did by proxy by creating four animated automatons who danced the night away in the Musée des Colonies’ ballroom, a space that has been close to my heart since childhood.” One would think that, after successfully creating for several decades, Jean-Paul Goude would now slow down and look at his body of work with pride, but nothing could be further from the truth: “Four years ago, I became very sick. The passage of time makes me nervous,” Goude reflects. “Coming so close to the edge of my life has given me food for thought…I’m almost the same age as Mick Jagger, and if the Rolling Stones are still working, why shouldn’t I? I am happy to keep working while I still can. I might just live to be a hundred if I stay in shape. Who knows! I am not obsessed with money, but I’m hoping that my time on Earth leaves as positive a mark as possible.” Rest assured, Mr. Goude; your mark is already indelible.
VANESSA PARADIS, COCO, CHANEL, PARIS, 1993.
HAUTE The Magic of
COUTURE Illustrated by Marc-Antoine Coulon Twice a year, PARIS is transformed into the FASHION CAPITAL of THE WORLD as it presents
Haute Couture Fashion Week.
Over the course of a few magical days, one-of-a-kind luxurious pieces are shown, displaying the outstanding talent of the artisans who bring the wildest dreams of fashion designers to life with seemingly boundless creativity. by StĂŠphane Le Duc
nrestricted by the commercial constraints of ready-to-wear collections, haute couture is a place where concepts, styles, and other fashion experiments flourish. Legendary fashion houses and up-andcoming designers fight for attention as they showcase their prowess on the world stage. Case in point: Vetements, a collective founded by Demna Gvasalia. Gvasalia â€“ who recently joined Balenciaga â€“ has managed to take his work back to basics while simultaneously shining a new light on femininity. Similarly innovative, Iris van Herpen: The avantgarde designer never ceases to amaze with futuristic creations that seem to defy gravity. No matter your style, her otherworldly creations are undeniably fascinating. Viktor & Rolf surprised critics this season by delving into their archives and recycling fabrics from the past 25 years for an environmentally conscious collection. Since launching in 2009, Alexandre Vauthierâ€™s shows have become mandatory events in the world of haute couture. His resolutely modern and sexy look attracts attention from a daring international clientele, even seducing Carine Roitfeld with his twenty-first century Amazonian look.
Luxury warriors took the catwalk in this season’s collection of ultra-feminine military-inspired outfits. The designer’s love for luxury explains his use of python skin on a mechanic’s jumpsuit or his decision to cover a tweed vest with cassette tape. For over 30 years, Jean Paul Gaultier has been at the forefront of the French fashion industry. His innate tailoring and sewing expertise, combined with a touch of punk inspiration, have made him a well of creativity. His latest collection, inspired by nature, could share a title with his previous offering, “In the Wood for Love,” in which Mr. Gaultier took us for a walk in the depths of an enchanted forest.
As for Schiaparelli, the fashion empire continues to deliver a punch and has been in a constant state of expansion since Bertrand Guyon’s debut as design director. In his first season, the designer gave the nod to the brand’s famous 1938 Cirque Collection, proving that he could, simultaneously, respect the brand’s past and propel it into the future. Guyon managed to magnify sober asymmetrical cuts in a truly unique and bold way. The pieces adorned with Lesage embroidery—a look Schiaparelli loves —overflowed with legendary creatures, circus imagery or Harlequin lozenges.
he most anticipated show remains Chanel. Under the inspired direction of Karl Lagerfeld, the brand constantly surprises. Chanel paid tribute to the very heart of couture—the petites mains [the little hands of the seamstresses] and premières d’atelier [supervisors]—by recreating the brand’s workshops down to the most minute details. Loïc Prigent, the renowned fashion film director, was blown away: “Even the ironing stations were functional! It was great to see that they reproduced the workshops without resorting to caricature or theatre. It shows Karl Lagerfeld’s respect for what powers Chanel.”
THE IDEA of SHINING THE spotlight ON THE ATELIER is BRILLIANT because IT HIGHLIGHTS the AMOUNT OF WORK AND craftsmanship INVOLVED IN creating HAUTE COUTURE.
Amfitheatrof, now the design director for Tiffany & Co, previously created jewellery for Chanel. “It’s humbling that Karl is allowing this kind of discourse. It shows that couture is about craftsmanship. That is what makes it superior, because it’s not tied down by commercial motives; it’s about true artisanship.” The collection includes light pink, black and white muslin dresses, but it is the architectural shapes of the pearl-covered tweed jackets with their broad shoulders and heavily embroidered collars that attract attention. “I loved the oddities, the mixture of the styling, the super-structured medieval outfits,” said Francesca Amfitheatrof. “I’m impressed by Karl’s ability to create new ideas. It’s absolutely incredible,” gushes Inès de la Fressange. “I think it’s wonderful that we are paying tribute to the workshops. These women, the petites mains, know their trade inside and out. It’s a point of pride for France.” “Karl loves his workshop. He is close to everyone on the team,” says Virginie Viard, Karl Lagerfeld’s right-hand woman. “He is so focused, innovative and attentive that he helps us push our own limits. I’m so lucky to be working for Chanel,” she reflects with pride. “Every day at work is incredible!”
ALLIE The pop artist who is not afraid of embracing her dark side.
The first time you meet Canadian singer ALLIE X - born ALEXANDRA ASHLEY HUGHES - you are automatically captivated by her
unique and beautiful allure. She looks like an exotic princess from
another planet who may have decided to stay on Planet Earthâ€Ś for now. Once you start talking to her, you automatically get over her looks and become youâ€™re captivated by her realness and her
passion for what she does.
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By Marie-Ève Venne
er whole creative universe seems to be about her love for authenticity and mystery, mixed with a strong dose of DIY pop attitude. During the Festival last August, I had the chance to chat with her before she jumped on stage to perform.
How is your Osheaga experience so far? It’s been fun! I got here a little later in the day than I usually arrive at festivals, because it’s my first time playing a night set. I am actually playing at the same time as Radiohead (laughing) so I don’t think there will be too many people. Oh, you would be surprised. You think? Yeah. You have a super strong fan base! Yes, usually it’s very strong… but on the smaller side (giggle). Your visual universe seems like such an important part of your act, when it comes to your performance on stage or your music videos. Is it something that you put a lot of thought into? Yes, it’s pretty intentional. I just
think that if you want to give people a quality product, you have to think about all the aspects of it. The way that it feels, the way that it looks, the way that is sounds… I don’t really trust anyone to take it as far as it needs to go. I feel like I need to take control of all those things. Because there are so many people trying to be artists and if you are not going to do it, somebody else will. So I just try to make it the best that it can be.
So, you are the whole concept, take it or leave it? Yeah! Another thing that I tend to say in interviews is that the music on its own is I think, very strong but it doesn’t fully encapsulate the feelings that I want people to get. You know what I mean? If you listen to certain songs of mine, you will hear that super-pop sound. It’s almost like that over-sugary sweet thing, but that’s not how I felt when I wrote it. I feel like I need to express that sort of darkness in another way, so people get the whole picture. Do you sometimes feel stuck being perceived as a cute pop artist, when you have so much to share with your fans and the public? So far, I’ve been pretty fortu-
nate with the press and social media platforms. People seem to perceive my layers and the fact that I am a multi-dimensional person. I feel like my fans are very intelligent and really listen to the lyrics. They all have their favourite songs, but they also tend to know every song. So I don’t really feel like I’ve been perceived as a cute pop star. If anything, it’s like trying to convince some of the big executives that, in fact, I am a real artist and not just some online cult thing.
You have an amazing fashion sense and it shows! What inspires you to create your whole fashion universe? Well,
I am always just trying to feel good about my body and the way it looks. It has been a challenge since I was a kid, like covering parts of my body that I don’t like as much as others… I think that is the key into the fashion sense that I’ve developed. I feel more confident when I stand out, even if I’ve always been scared of being the centre of attention. Those two things are kind of opposite, but they complement each other very well in the end. Like many artists, I have a lot of folders on my desktop full of reference images. I get very excited and inspired just looking through lookbooks and some stuff on Tumblr or just thinking about how to combine things that I like to make something new!
More on the music side, the public reaction to your collaboration with Troye Sivan (who wrote the hit singles Youth and Talk to Me) was amazing! I went on tour with him and his fans are so devoted to him. He’s just a very likeable, charming and relevant person, you know. Especially to the millennials! I’ve gotten to work with him and I could see how much of a cool person he is. He totally deserves to be on that pedestal as a role model.
As an artist, it must be interesting to collaborate with such strong personalities. Are there other artists in your fantasy world that you wish you could collaborate with? I mean,
there is that Japanese author Haruki Murakami; I am a great admirer of his work. He makes me feel like life is very meaningful and he sort of creates this zen place where it is dark and funny, but also where everything is okay and colourful. So yeah, some sort of collaboration with him would be amazing. Also, what is the name of that director who did Spirited Away?
I can’t remember his name, but I think it’s the same guy who did Princess Mononoke, right? Yes, exactly! Hayao Miyazaki, that’s it! I would also love to collaborate with him.
I know you define yourself as a songwriter. When you compose a new song, is it the melody or the lyrics that pop into your head first? Actually, it’s always the melody
for me. Sometimes, but it’s very rare, I will have a title or lyrics first. Most of the time, it is actually a slow and almost painful process for me. Rarely does it happen quickly. It happened once, like in a day, with Bitch. There was like a muse on my shoulder for that one and lyrics came super quick. But usually, that is just a trying out process for me, unless I am working with someone else — which I tend to do more frequently these days.
You can discover more about the universe of Allie X on her debut album, CollXtion I.
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PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARIO TESTINO
They say we should never judge a book by its cover, but when it comes to your highly fashionable coffee table, standard rules need not apply. Indulge your innate desire for LUXURY with these enchanting new books that demand to be read, displayed, and explored. These must-haves promise to make the chilly months ahead much warmer. By Belinda Anidjar
THE ART OF JEWELRY By Patrick Mauries and Evelyne Posseme Photography by Jean-Marie del Moral
If you’re a lover of Paris, jewellery, and nature’s treasures, we’ve found the perfect book for you. Explore a selection of floral inspired jewels and gemstones handpicked by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris from the seventeenth century all the way to contemporary times.
Renowned photographer Mario Testino explores the male allure in all its diverse forms using over 300 photographs and accompanying commentary. Your next tea party calls for some serious eye candy.
BY MATS GUSTAFSON
Who can resist the enchanting world of Dior? Especially when seen through the lens of Mats Gustafson’s beautiful watercolours and collages. Feast your eyes on the colourful portrayal of sumptuous haute couture, readyto-wear creations, and classic accessories that make this fashion house so iconic.
Blumarine BY ELENA LOEWENTHAL Edited by Maria Luisa Frisa
Discover the story of Blumarine’s Anna Molinari – AKA the Queen of Roses – through a series of stunning images taken by renowned photographers like Helmut Newton and Tim Walker. This book offers a personal account from her friend’s pen that will go straight to your heart.
Daniel Lismore: BE YOURSELF, EVERYONE ELSE IS ALREADY TAKEN
Foreword by Paula Wallace Contributions by Hilary Alexander, Rafael Gomez and Boy George Photography by Colin Douglas Gray If the title didn’t convince you, the striking cover will do the trick. The world of London’s most flamboyant dresser, Daniel Lismore, is eccentric, imaginative, and wild. This book’s a real treat for every fashion lover with a bold sartorial spirit.
A DIFFERENT VISION ON FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY By Thierry-Maxime Loriot Photography by Peter Lindbergh Five supermodels were born out of the magical camera lens of German photographer Peter Lindbergh and the world has never been the same. With 400 photographs and commentary from the biggest names in fashion, this book is a must-have for any 90s obsessed fashion junkie. 95
On the surface, she’s a bubbly Quebec TV star with an infectious laugh and the most enviable ombré hair in the city. At her core, she’s still a vulnerable girl from Rivière-du-Loup dealing with insecurities and internal struggles. Raw, unfiltered, and fiercely real, Maripier Morin opened up about turning 30, her no-nonsense attitude towards social media, and her addiction to cooking shows (no cooking skills required). By Belinda Anidjar
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Dress ARMANI COLLEZIONI at THE ROOM HBC. Earrings, ring and bracelet MARK LASH DESIGN.
IT’S really EASY for ME TO STAY MOTIVATED because I’M SO PASSIONATE ABOUT what I DO.
he may have achieved celebrity status as host of her own talk show, brand ambassador for Revlon, star of Hockey Wives, and mentor on The Voice Junior, but Maripier welcomes me into her home like an old friend, wearing leggings, an oversized sweater, and the clean face of a downto-earth girl just hanging out in her condo. While she finishes up a phone conversation with her dad, I scan the minimalist Zen décor that seems to counter her vibrant on-screen persona. One thing they have in common: The space is open and inviting, a reflection of her unfiltered and approachable character. As soon as her attention is on me, we launch straight into girl talk. She just received a funny video from fiancé and star hockey player Brandon Prust, and she’s just your average girl coping with the challenges of a long-distance relationship. When you don’t have that physical connection, it makes everything so much harder. The whole New York thing was good for two years, but last year, Vancouver was a nightmare! Then this year, my schedule is so intense and I’m the one who has to commute and travel because he can’t leave. Sometimes we can go for two months without seeing each other, which makes no sense.
I can imagine! You have so much going on. But it’s fun! I never want to complain because I feel so blessed and lucky. You never know when it’s going to stop. How do you stay motivated? It’s really easy for me to stay motivated because I’m so passionate about what I do. You know how when you’re a kid, and you have an activity at school – like a special day – you’re so pumped to go? Well, that’s how I feel. Each show has something so special about it and I was so pumped just to have a talk show. It’s easy to stay passionate and motivated about something that evolves every day. With such a hectic schedule, what do you do for down time?
Sleep. I was literally passed out five minutes before you rang! [Laughs] I’m the biggest napper. We just finished shooting a show in New York and the team that I was working with was like, we should have documented all the fun, weird, funny places you slept. On a stool, at a jazz bar while the band was playing. I sleep everywhere! I slept at a counter at the Natural History Museum. [Laughs]
You must have a very irregular schedule. In my life right now, the priorities are so messed up because work takes
so much time, and as soon as I have two days, I travel to see Brandon. I felt so bad for a long time. I was like, “I’m such a bad friend.” I kept apologizing. But this summer, turning 30 changed my whole perspective on life. You can’t be perfect everywhere and you can’t spend your whole life apologizing for things. I decided to have the career that I have and I’m committed to it and my friends know it. It doesn’t make me a bad person because I want to work this much and I have the opportunity to do it.
I wanted to talk a little bit about social media. When you started out, social media wasn’t such a big thing, but today, there’s so much pressure to stay up-to-date and constantly post something that looks good. Do you think that social media makes it easier or harder to break into the entertainment industry? When I do a show — it
could be Maripier! or The Voice —you have direct conversations with people. That’s amazing. I love that about Twitter. It took a long time before I gave in on Instagram. I didn’t like it. I saw all my friends doing it and I was like, I don’t know. I can’t take good pictures, so I don’t deserve to be on there. [Laughs] If I post something with my friends, there’s no filter. I don’t have an app to retouch the photos, so if I have a zit, the zit’s going to be in the photo. I posted photos of myself when I had adult acne last year. I’ve never been ashamed of what I look like naturally. Obviously, I’m the face of Revlon, so I use makeup. I like using makeup to enhance natural beauty and give me a little boost of self-confidence. For me, Instagram literally launched my career in the English market, but you have to be very careful with it, especially doing [television shows like] Code F. and The Voice Kids. Kids are looking up to me and I don’t want them to think that my life is inaccessible or that I’m constantly perfect.
There is a little bit of strategizing. There are things that are calculated, but for me it’s really 50/50. That’s one of the reasons I launched my YouTube channel [Pardon My French]: To show that, yes, there’s this girl that takes good photos when there’s an amazing team behind her, but when she’s by herself, and she’s trying to do her makeup, she’s just like you or your friend.
Trench coat MICHAEL KORS COLLECTION. Undergarment AGENT PROVOCATEUR at HOLT RENFREW. Shoes GUCCI at HOLT RENFREW. Bracelet MARK LASH DESIGN.
As a Canadian publication, we love promoting home-grown talent. We just did a feature on Greta Constantine and we’ve covered many other designers as well. As a fashion lover, who are some of your favourite Canadian designers? I’m literally
in love with UNTTLD! I recently wore this kimono suit for the Canadian Fashion Awards that was made by UNTTLD – It was all beads; there were super long pants; and a kimono top. It was just gorgeous. The fabric was heavy, so the waist was super-tight. I couldn’t really sit, but it looked so good! [Laughs] That’s the thing about fashion: Sometimes it’s not comfortable, but it looks so amazing and [the designers are] so talented. I love Denis Gagnon. Travis Taddeo is brilliant. I love what Greta Constantine does. Marie Saint Pierre – My mom is obsessed with her. Even Mackage – they’re more mainstream, but they’re doing such a good job.
As someone who grew up in this terribly cold country, you know that one of our biggest struggles is staying fashionable when it’s -20ºC. How do you stay stylish during parka season? I do not care! I’m one of
those people that turns into a Michelin character. [Laughs] I have a really nice parka that I actually got from Mackage two years ago and my big UGG boots – not the slipper ones, the real rubber ones. Sometimes I see these girls walking around in high heels and short jackets. I understand what you’re doing in the name of fashion, but in the name of your health, go put boots and a parka on, please! [Laughs]
Since this is our luxury issue, I wanted to talk about your biggest indulgences. Ready? Sure.
Beauty Product? For makeup, I’m super-lucky because Revlon supplies me with everything I need, but [when it comes to] face creams and face sprays, I’m an absolute maniac. I hear about this new magical cream and I’m like, “Oh my God, I need it!”
Jumpsuit LUCIAN MATIS. Belt BRAVE. Watch OMEGA.
I WOULD love TO GO to BALI, INDONESIA. THAT would BE my ULTIMATE GOAL.
Designer item? I have very bad mental
issues when it comes to purses. I read somewhere – which was very bad for my bank account – that designer purses are better than gold, so if you have to invest in either, you better buy designer purses. So I started buying a lot of them. [Laughs] Saint Laurent and Gucci are my favourites.
Snack food? Ketchup chips. I’m out of control. If there’s a family bag of ketchup chips, I eat the whole thing. Then I feel sick. I call my mom and she’s like, “ketchup chips again?!” Luxury travel destination? I would love to go to Bali, Indonesia. That would be my ultimate goal. If my boyfriend and I ever get married, I think our honeymoon would be in Indonesia. There are so many places… I have Sri Lanka in my head. I saw a picture of a pink beach and it looked so unreal and so calm – and not too touristy – so I would love to go there. TV show? 99% of the time I watch the
food network. I can watch a good 12 hours straight of Chopped. I was a massive fan of Gossip Girl. I watched [the entire series] twice. That, and Entourage. Besides that, it’s all cooking, and I can’t cook! Have you seen that sign that reads: “I only have a kitchen because it came with the house”? Brandon got it for me. [Laughs]
Do you have a New Year’s resolution? Like everybody else, I never keep them! I really have to kick my butt and go to the gym. Hopefully in January I’m going to have a personal trainer and go two or three times a week because I’m 30 now and I have to keep everything in place before gravity hits!
Bracelet LYLA COLLECTION. Photography NELSON SIMONEAU. Art Director SYLVAIN BLAIS. Fashion Editor FRITZ at JUDY INC. Makeup and hair NICOLAS BLANCHET at FOLIO using REVLON and TRESEMMÉ. Nails TAMARA DI LULLO at FOLIO using CND VINYLUX DARK DAHLIA. Photography Assistants MARTIN REIS and STÉPHANE LOSC. Location 32 Heath Road, Hampstead. Retouching EWA BILINSKA Special thanks to ENGEL & VÖLKERS for the location.
This page: Dress BURBERRY at HOLT RENFREW. Shirt and ring GUCCI at HOLT RENFREW. Opposite page: Pantsuit PAULE KA. Shirt and shoes GUCCI at HOLT RENFREW.
Travel back to the Victorian era in brocade prints, ruffled necklines, and rich fabrics that radiate luxury. This season is your time to be bold and embrace the maximalist STYLE of YORE.
BAROQUE Photographer D. Picard Fashion Editor Fritz
This page: Jumpsuit NOVIS. Shirt and earrings GUCCI at HOLT RENFREW. Shoes JIMMY CHOO. Opposite page: Coat and shorts MIU MIU. Shirt GUCCI at HOLT RENFREW.
This page: Top, skirt, handbag and bracelets CHRISTIAN DIOR. Shirt GUCCI at HOLT RENFREW. Opposite page: Pantsuit PAULE KA. Shirt GUCCI at HOLT RENFREW.
This page: Coat RED VALENTINO. Shirt GUCCI at HOLT RENFREW. Shoes JIMMY CHOO. Tights TRASPARENZE. Earrings GUCCI at HOLT RENFREW. Opposite page: Full look GUCCI at HOLT RENFREW. Photography D. PICARD. Fashion Editor FRITZ at JUDY INC. Makeup RAUL OTERO using MAC COSMETICS. Hair MATTHEW TUOZZOLI at ATELIER MANAGEMENT using BUMBLE & BUMBLE. Model RICHIE HINES at IMG MODELS. Assistant Photographer STEPHEN ROSS.
SHE GLIDES AIMLESSLY around her room in SEQUINS and gold LAMÉ, casting SIDEWAYS GLANCES at the INVISIBLE CAMERA. Narcissist or HOPELESS ROMANTIC? SHE may JUST EMBODY a TOUCH OF BOTH.
Photographer Richard Bernardin Fashion Editor Annie Horth
Dress VETEMENTS at THE ROOM HBC. Ring REPOSSI at SSENSE. Boots GIANVITO ROSSI at GIANVITO ROSSI NYC.
This page: Top SAINT LAURENT at SSENSE. Bra VINTAGE. Skirt EMILIO PUCCI at SSENSE. Boots GIANVITO ROSSI at GIANVITO ROSSI NYC. Earrings PROENZA SCHOULER at SSENSE. Bracelet MAISON MARGIELA FINE JEWELLERY at SSENSE. Opposite page: Dress ALEXANDRE VAUTHIER at THE ROOM HBC. Romper VINTAGE. Necklace ALEXANDER MCQUEEN at SSENSE.
Dress SAINT LAURENT at SAINT LAURENT NYC. Boots GIANVITO ROSSI at GIANVITO ROSSI NYC. Ring REPOSSI at SSENSE
This page: Top SAINT LAURENT at SSENSE. Bra VINTAGE. Earrings PROENZA SCHOULER at SSENSE. Opposite page: Coat VETEMENTS at SSENSE. Swimsuit PRISM at SSENSE. Underwear FOR LOVE & LEMONS at ALICE KASS. Boots GIANVITO ROSSI at GIANVITO ROSSI NYC. Photography RICHARD BERNARDIN. Fashion Editor ANNIE HORTH . Makeup and hair GENEVIEVE LENNEVILLE at FOLIO using NARS and ORIBE HAIR CARE. Model KRISTIN ZAKALA at NEXT MODELS. Assistant Stylist VERONIQUE GOGUEN. Location CREATIVE FLATS.
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UNTTLD Recognized and sought after for THEIR EXQUISITE CRAFTSMANSHIP and sophisticated use of fabrics and materials, UNTTLD’s womenswear designs are both sexy and raw – a middle point where femininity meets power in the most refined way, and where high-end fashion meets real market appeal. By Angelic Vendette
he design duo behind UNTTLD, José Manuel St-Jacques and Simon Bélanger, have been working together for the past six years to critical acclaim. With a core value of supporting high-end fashion manufacturing in Canada, José and Simon’s designs bring a breath of fresh air to the Canadian fashion industry, surpassing themselves and exceeding admirer expectations, season after season, as we watch on. In 2010, UNTTLD’s creative forces first met in a Montreal bar. Unknowingly at the time, that’s where their journey would begin as partners, personally and professionally under the acclaimed label we now know them for. It wasn’t until the very end of the evening that they discovered they were both ardent about working in the fashion industry: “After dancing all night to electroclash, we then started talking, and that’s where we realized we were both into fashion… and that was it. A month later we moved in together.” St-Jacques, a Fashion Design graduate from Cegep Marie-Victorin, soon went on to master textiles and techniques within the Fibres Program at Concordia University, while Bélanger, a graduate of LaSalle College’s Fashion Design program, went on to earn a Master’s degree at the Domus Academy in Milan. It wasn’t until both appeared and competed on La Collection, however the French-Canadian equivalent of Project Runway, that UNTTLD was born.
WE’RE BIG FEMINISTS AND for us IT’S IMPORTANT TO LIBER ATE WOMEN through our clothing, FOR THEM TO FEEL SEXY AND POWERFUL...
After winning $100,000 from the reality television show, both St-Jacques and Bélanger, winner and runner-up respectively, pooled their strengths and launched their first runway collection, according to José and Simon, in large part thanks to the guidance and mentorship of design mastermind Denis Gagnon, with whom they both interned. “We went into La Collection naively, we both had no business training, but Denis had an ambition that resounded strongly with us. Denis is such a free spirit and he was very generous in sharing meaningful information with us, even the techniques that he had invented. Basically, he shared everything, his knowledge and know-how. We learned how to build clothes and build a collection with Denis… He gave you that passion.” The creative forces behind UNTTLD are both exceptionally talented, and particularly grateful for the mentorship they’ve received, as well as for the unique partnership they have. “The first year was quite an adjustment for us, we had to learn so much. Our greatest strength, however, is knowing how to surround ourselves with very talented people. Honing in on very gifted individuals who can complete us, and we’re very lucky that we’ve managed to charm our way into collaborating with them. We are very conscious about the fact that we can’t make it alone in this industry. Already, we’re two, which is lucky. There is no lack of sounding board to test ideas on, or someone else to share strengths and burdens with. As a duo, we run UNTTLD as a two-headed monster, we do everything together. We ask ourselves questions, and it’s always a continuous discussion about where we’re going or what we’re doing next.” UNTTLD has not only been a crowd favourite, but has met with great acclaim from the fashion industry as well. Last year, UNTTLD was recipient of the Mercedes-Benz Start Up prize, which not only awarded them $30,000 in cash, but a fully produced runway show, as well as mentorship and guidance for the production of their FW16 collection. A collection which stayed true to their artistry and technique, while straying slightly from past, almost haute-couture-like runway shows to a stronger, more wearable, and thus covetable collection. “The more we develop
THE WOMEN THAT our CLOTHING SPEAKS to EXIST everywhere in the world. OUR COLLECTIONS are a worldly idea of WHAT MODERN WOMEN WANT TO WEAR... WE aren’t TRYING TO DRESS CELEBRITIES, but RATHER POWERFUL WOMEN. and grow, the more we understand what women want, and the more we can have commercial success. At the end of the day, you can put together a great fashion show, yet not sell anything because it’s not what women want. For us, what you see on the runways is not only great garments, but pieces that can actually be worn by a woman.” The use of gold tones throughout was modern, sophisticated and chic, in what was by far one of the strongest Canadian runway shows of the season. Their inspiration? None other than the power of the French Renaissance. “We watch a lot of documentaries, and last season we found a whole series on the kings of France, and we were very interested in the idea of power within a courtship… who wants it, and the whole ballet around power, and who holds it.” “We like to go far for our inspiration, and then come back to certain ways of finishing a garment. We go to extremes for inspiration, then come back to the clothing itself.” Adding to their growing success, earlier this past spring, UNTTLD was also the recipient of the Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent in Fashion at the Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards (CAFA), an award which only reinforces UNTTLD’s newfound, more mature foothold on the industry. “It is very interesting to have acknowledgement for the work that we’ve done and the excellence that we try to achieve. This award helps us to be perceived as serious contenders, while
helping us build up trust with retailers and everyone within the industry. We have a long-term plan, and this helps people take us more seriously.” So what is next for the collaborative design duo? They are actively searching for a business partner to help them grow their markets in the United States and on the international playing field, as their core client is precisely that, a woman of the world. “The women that our clothing speaks to exist everywhere in the world. Our collections are a worldly idea of what modern women want to wear. We might make things locally, and are proud to make high-end clothing in Canada, but powerful women are everywhere, and that’s who we want to dress. We aren’t trying to dress celebrities, but rather powerful women. We’re big feminists and for us it’s important to liberate women through our clothing, for them to feel sexy and powerful... The UNTTLD woman is a well-rounded, powerful woman that has nothing to envy of a man.” Needless to say, there is something absolutely refreshing about speaking to José and Simon. Although they are focusing on the commercial wear of their clothing, they aren’t here to simply make a name for themselves through celebrity dressing or red-carpet appearances, as other young designers sometimes bank on. Their energy is contagious and the dedication to their craft is remarkable. José and Simon’s success reminds us of what is needed to succeed in today’s fashion industry, and that more than just passion goes into it. A lot of hard work is needed, and this two-headed monster that is UNTTLD is aiming for far more than just the finish line, they’re shooting for the stars.
Photography SYLVAIN BLAIS. Fashion Editor SARA BRUNEAU. Makeup and hair SOPHIE PARROT using MAC COSMETICS. Creative Directors JOSÉ MANUEL ST-JACQUES and SIMON BÉLANGER. Model MARIE-EVE BERGERON at NEXT CANADA. Assistant Photographer CÉSAR OCHOA. Retouching EWA BILINSKA.
Her teenage dream involves playing hooky in her avantgarde shades, technicolour getups, and retro thigh-high boots. A gypsy in the streets, this is a rebel without a cause. Photographer Max Abadian Fashion Editor Cary Tauben
Top and skirt EMILIO PUCCI at SSENSE. Boots STUART WEITZMAN.
This page: Jacket and turtleneck BALENCIAGA at SSENSE. Sweatpants MARKANTOINE. Right photo: Tracksuit VETEMENTS at SSENSE. Sunglasses CHRISTIAN DIOR.
Jacket and sweatshirt MARKANTOINE. Boots STUART WEITZMAN.
This page: Turtleneck, blazer and pants BALENCIAGA at SSENSE. Shirt MARKANTOINE. Opposite page: Turtleneck BALENCIAGA at SSENSE. Overalls ROXY MOTO.
Jacket and dress LAUGH. Turtleneck BALENCIAGA. Boots STUART WEITZMAN. Photography MAX ABADIAN. Fashion Editor CARY TAUBEN at FOLIO. Makeup and hair LESLIE-ANN THOMSON using NARS and KEVIN MURPHY. Model SOPHIE TOUCHET at MONTAGE.
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PIERRE CARDIN ARCHIVES
PIERRE CARDIN ARCHIVES
PIERRE CARDIN COSMOS COLLECTION 1964
In 1946, PIERRE CARDIN began what would be a long and prolific career at Christian Dior. He played a part in designing the iconic “Bar” suit which inspired the New Look that completely transformed women’s post-war fashion. Indeed, Pierre Cardin epitomizes innovation, boldness, and change. In 1950, his creations for men took the runways by storm, and in 1959, he turned the industry topsy-turvy as the first couturier to officially launch a ready-to-wear collection. The revolution was underway! By Stéphane Le Duc
ast-forward 70 years: The legendary fashion designer has summoned reporters to the Lubéron region of southwestern France to unveil his latest collection. His longtime muse and current director of couture Maryse Gaspard explains that Pierre Cardin remains a man driven by his creative impulses: “Mr. Cardin has a strong work ethic, and he’s been creating for over 70 years. He is unparalleled for the influence and longevity of his career.” Today aged 94, he has no plans for retirement as he waxes passionately about his craft: “I believe my creations are timeless. They are all about volumes and shapes. In that sense, my approach is that of a sculptor. There are no oppressively tight waistlines; my curves are sensual. As for colour, it brings my fashion to life. Mauve and violet are the dominant tones.” Cardin’s tremendous capacity for work has helped him put together an impressive collection of nearly 200 pieces: sleeveless tees, asymmetrical vinyl pants and jackets, dainty trapeze dresses, structured woolen coats and capes, sharp skirt and trouser suits, and long, flowing dresses with elaborate, overthe-top draping. One common thread: geometric patterns in PVC or synthetics, which he likes on silhouettes along with emphatically futuristic glasses.
PIERRE CARDIN ARCHIVES
Maryse Gaspard’s career began quite early on as a model in her mentor’s studio. “This year, I am celebrating 50 years with Mr. Cardin. Our meeting transformed me as a person. In 1979, I became the first fashion model to visit China, for his first major runway show in a communist state. I was always impressed by his creativity—ideas like the oversize shoulders, rounded sleeves, triangular and always highly structured shapes. He has always concerned himself with the complete silhouette.
Pierre Cardin’s creations never looked back, but always to the future. They brought something completely new to fashion. He sometimes makes pieces that are quite simple and pure, yet there is always a structure to them; and they make great casual or even travel wear.” As a man who has managed a theatre for 45 years (Espace Cardin), transformed the fashion industry through licensing (over 450 licences), and acquired renowned properties (Maxim’s in Paris and Casanova’s castle in Venice, to name but two), Cardin remains true to the beat of his own drum, with nary a compromise. “It’s like being a painter or an author: once you’ve developed a voice of your own, you keep on that path. Naturally, you don’t keep churning out the same novel or drawing, but it’s so hard to achieve recognition for this stroke or that style that you want to hold on to it. I have no wish whatsoever to be like other people. I’d much rather be imitated. When people imitate you, it is a validation of your talent, and of your very existence.” His loyal collaborator Maryse Gaspard gets emotional when she discusses the legendary couturier’s fashion legacy: “Mr. Cardin is a visionary. I find him to be a unique figure across all the arts, be it fashion, theatre or other forms of expression. To me, he is a genius!”
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This page: Vest HELMUT LANG. Pants ISABEL MARANT Ã‰TOILE. Shoes CHRISTIAN DIOR. Earrings, rings and harness THE FAINT HEARTED. Opposite page: Dress HERVE LEGER at MAX AZRIA. Shoes by JOIE. Earrings and rings THE FAINT HEARTED.
Exotic and untamed, she merges into the wild natural landscape in head-to-toe black leather. Its unrestrained fierceness and her sensual energy form a dangerous liaison, daring you to catch her. Photographer Richard Bernardin Fashion Editor Amy Lu
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Overalls BCBG MAX AZRIA. Shoes HERVE LEGER at MAX AZRIA. Necklace and rings DANA SENG.
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Explore the hottest travel destinations for unwinding and basking in stunning scenery. Discover where to go, where to stayâ€” and the hot accessories you need to take with you. By Mayillah Ezekiel
BE TULUM, MEXICO
DIOR UNIQUE LIMITED EDITION ROUND SUNGLASSES
KHAO LAK Thailand
SAROJIN RESORT, THAILAND
REBECCA MINKOFF MULTI TASSEL TOTE
Colourful views, emerald water, tropical drinks, amazing culture, sandy beaches, palm trees and jungles â€” need I say more? The natural beauty and national parks surrounding the Sarojin Resort are enough to keep you busy for your whole stay. Experience snorkelling, sunset cruises, sea cave canoeing, tubing the local rivers, elephant trekking and bathing, mountain bike trails, rock climbing, hot springs and, of course, temple visits. A haven for relaxation, escape to a place rich in culture, adventure and spirituality.
SHE MADE ME CROCHETED COTTON BIKINI
This hidden paradise set between pristine white beaches and tropical jungles also contains the ruins of one of the most beautiful cities in Mayan culture. In addition to soaking up the sun and relaxing at the spa, go on an adventure and immerse yourself in the peaceful beauty of the surroundings by snorkelling, horseback riding or simply exploring the city. Be Tulum, the most exclusive boutique hotel in Tulum, is perfect for world travellers seeking total relaxation while being in complete harmony with nature. Uniquely built by the sea cliffs, this location offers rejuvenation in a luxuriously organic setting.
DESTINO PACHA IBIZA RESORT.
In need of some revitalization to get you through the winter? The world’s most famous party island, Ibiza, is home to some of the best clubs, and is the perfect place to unwind at the beach and dance until dawn. Enjoy the amazing views of the port and the old town of Ibiza from the stunning Destino Pacha Ibiza Resort. Then take the time to relax by the pool and live the true Mediterranean lifestyle for a week… or three!
STUART WEITZMAN SKYDIVE LEATHER TRIMMED SUEDE SANDALS
TORY BURCH ROBINSON WOVENLEATHER SHOULDER BAG
Located in a stunning natural setting on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, the Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort offers a multitude of activities and amenities (from surfing, lounging by the pool, horseback riding, gambling at the casino and playing golf and tennis). Take in the unbelievable view of the private beach, enjoy happy hour while lazing in a hammock or take a stroll and discover the area – the choice is yours.
MAZAGAN BEACH & GOLF RESORT
ZIMMERMANN TROPICALE ANTIQUE LACE-TRIMMED EMBROIDERED SILK-GEORGETTE PLAYSUIT
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Essentials for an
I don’t know about you, but this is the time of year I find myself daydreaming about new adventures. Mexico? Thailand? Ibiza? Maybe Morocco? These are all stunning options if you are looking to escape the low temperatures. Once you’ve booked your DREAM GETAWAY, you’ll need to get all the essentials to ensure the trip South goes off without a hitch. Whether you're off on a relaxing beach getaway, travelling to a
zen sanctuary or taking off on an exotic adventure, this ultimate packing list will help you prepare for your travels – stress free! By Mayillah Ezekiel
Photographer Gabor Jurina Fashion Editor Amy Lu
CAROLINE NÉRON NECKLACE “PIERRE PHILOSOPHALE” ($175).
RAG & BONE
LEATHER-TRIMMED WOVEN PAPER STRAW FEDORA
STUDDED SUEDE SANDALS
CAT-EYE CROC EFFECT ACETATE AND GOLD TONE SUNGLASSES
LIMBO 29 IN. MULTIWHEEL® SUITCASE
These luxe essentials will allow you to stay organized, keep cool and protect yourself from the sun in the most fashionable way. With these chic basics on hand, you’ll be ready to go at a moment’s notice.
HERBIVORE ROSE HIBISCUS COCONUT WATER HYDRATING FACE MIST ($34).
TOM FORD FACE PROTECT SPF 50 ($89).
STELLA McCARTNEY EMBELLISHED CROCHETED STRETCH COTTON-BLEND BIKINI
A natural mist to soothe, hydrate, cool and help sunburnt skin heal faster; a protection veil with SPF 50 that offers protection against exposure to ageing UVA rays; a signature fragrance that transports you to a desert paradise; and an anti-humidity hairstyling product: all are carry-on essentials for a breezy beauty routine on-the-go.
‘REPLICA’ ACROSS SANDS ($200).
BUMBLE AND BUMBLE
BB. CURL (STYLE) ANTIHUMIDITY GEL-OIL ($39).
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When art and fashion collide, the result can be grandiose. This winter, travel the world chasing the best exhibits to feast your eyes upon. Complete mastery of images seems to know no bounds.
By Marie-Ève Venne
BETWEEN ART AND FASHION:
THE CARLA SOZZANI COLLECTION
FRANCE: Azzedine Alaïa gallery – until February 26, 2017
The personal photography collection of Carla Sozzani – former Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Italia and Elle Italy – features works from big industry names such as Man Ray, Helmut Newton, Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, Moholy-Nagy, Daido Moriyama and Alfred Stieglitz. With over 200 shots from the nineteenth century to the present day, this exhibit is a unique opportunity to witness nearly two centuries of glamour and fashion throughout different visions and artistic approaches.
VIKTOR & ROLF: FASHION ARTISTS AUSTRALIA: The National Gallery of Victoria — until February 21, 2017
The Dutch design duo is well known for its provocative designs, which cross the frontier between fashion and contemporary art most of the time. As such, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that their creations are the main subject of an exposition taking place at The National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. The exhibit includes over 35 couture pieces from the creative duo, as well as some of their earlier designs – taken straight from their archives. Developed in collaboration with Thierry-Maxime Loriot (the guy behind the acclaimed Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition), this exhibition promises to give us an insider’s look into Viktor & Rolf’s colourful universe.
FIVE CENTURIES OF FASHION
ENGLAND: Chatsworth House – From March 25 to October 22, 2017
Sponsored by Gucci and curated by American Vogue International Editor-at-Large Hamish Bowles himself, this exhibit is a must-see for every fashion lover, particularly those who go to bed dreaming of sumptuous gowns. It showcases outfits worn by key figures of the house of Devonshire—from the Duchess, to supermodel Stella Tennant—created by iconic designers like Dior, Maison Margiela and Gucci. Mixing art, history, fashion and design, the exhibit showcases the important role fashion played in the Chatsworths’ lives.
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FASHION & BEAUTY NEWS New designers are bringing their unique vision to the fashion world,
adding a little bit of spice to the cold days of winter. By Marie-Ève Venne
Montreal’s got style and now there is one more player on the fashion scene to prove it. Betina Holte, who previously worked as a designer at Zac Posen, has teamed up with Fernanda Sousa (Aldo and Bergdorf’s) and Denise Arab to launch a fashion clothing collection. Exclusively offered in black, the line has a punk chic vibe that will speak to the young at heart who would never compromise their vision of style in the name of fashion.
Often we go out thinking about every detail of our outfit without giving a damn about which handbag we will carry with us as our survival kit. Thanks to the Canadian brand Garéma, it will never happen again! They are specialized in luxury clutches embellished with gold-plated accessories, which is all you need to add more drama to your look.
STEPHAN W ATELIER The new hair salon Stephan W Atelier offers high-end services and products resulting in gorgeous hair. Its creator, Stephan W, has 20 years of professional experience during which he was chief educator, artistic director and renowned hair stylist and colouring expert. At Stephan W Atelier you’ll have a creative experience and find a reflection of your style and personality. 5244 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal.
The jewellery line created by Jin Yao Gao is exactly what we call next level. Inspired by the way the human body moves, the designer created pieces that respond to the kinetics of our body and transform as we move. This means that every creation by Jygao is truly one of a kind and transformable, turning it into an investment piece that will never go out of style.
THE BEAUTY OF WHISKY Scotch tasting with Karen Fullerton
I am a girl who likes her whisky. While it is pretty delicious on its own, I can drink it on the rocks, with a dash of water, a splash of lemon or even in coffee. There is something about it that tastes sexy to me and makes me think of speakeasy bars with velvet drapes hanging on the windows and the smell of cigar smoke in the air. By Marie-Ăˆve Venne
ust because I enjoy it, doesn’t mean that I know anything about the process of making Scotch – or even how to taste it like a real connoisseur. When I got the chance to meet Karen Fullerton, the global brand ambassador for Glenmorangie, I was excited learn about one of my favourite drinks from the best – and she did not disappoint! The Glenmorangie distillery was established in 1843 in Tain, Ross-shire, Scotland and produces world-class single malt Scotch whisky. “I got introduced to whisky pretty early on, with my father and grandfather following the tradition of drinking it before dinner. I saw how much they appreciated it and I got intrigued,” Fullerton explains as we sit down for a drink. “I started working in the wine industry first, before I got my dream job 12 years ago for Glenmorangie. I knew it was a proposition I couldn’t refuse and that is how I began my adventure for the brand.” Fullerton’s eyes sparkle as she talks passionately about her work. As we start sampling the different Glenmorangie products, she explains the proper way to taste Scotch: “First, you gently swirl your glass and put your nose in it, but you don’t [actually] sniff the whisky. You open your mouth and you slowly breathe to get your first introduction to all the different aromas. You can repeat as many times as you want before taking a sip.”
COURTESY OF HENNESSY
We started with a Glenmorangie Original, which is a ten-year-old single malt that is supposed to taste like orange and vanilla. As I take my first sip, I can feel the familiar hot tingle in my throat and along the sides of my tongue. I timidly suggest that it reminds me of crème-brûlée, which is also probably the best food I could think of to pair with this whisky. “Yes, there is a creamy side to it,” agrees Fullerton. “And there are no wrong answers! Everybody can taste something different and you don’t have to identify all the flavours in order to appreciate it.”
Maybe it’s because we’re a few glasses in, but I soon get the feeling I’m in whisky heaven and all my senses come alive. As we continue the tasting, Fullerton expertly guides me through the nuances between the different whiskys: from Lasanta (warm spices, orange and chocolate) to the Nectar d’Or (lime, ginger and white chocolate). Since she has to travel a lot for her work, I ask Fullerton which country has the biggest love for whisky. “I would say South Africa,” she reflects. “They are big, big drinkers of spirit there. They are also lovely people and I always have a great time visiting.” And the country with the most archaic reaction to a woman being a whisky brand ambassador? “Maybe Japan,” she reflects. “Women are still perceived as very submissive there, so it kind of comes as a surprise that I am in this line of work.” We come to the end of our tasting and it’s finally time to sample the 18 Year Old Glenmorangie. Although at this point my little body can feel the effects of the alcohol, there is no way I am going to pass up the special occasion to appreciate such a fine, rare Scotch. It is matured for 15 years in oak casks, with a portion transferred to sherry casks for the final three years of maturation. It is supposed to taste like toffee, creamy vanilla, nuts and grapefruit. As I drink it, I can feel how incredibly smooth it is in my mouth and throat. As our meeting comes to a close and I meander back to the office, I can’t help but daydream of Highland countries and nights spent discovering a new whisky by a fireplace.
The colder weather presents the perfect opportunity to add a little more sparkle to your home. Get tempted by metallic
accents that will stimulate your glamorous side and let your inner diva shine. By Marie-Ève Venne
GINGER BROWN Shagreen Side Table $1,158
No one wants a boring side table, and you can’t compete with one made from carbon and gold. Ginger Brown’s Shagreen is a contemporary art piece that will definitely have your guests talking.
KELLY WEARSTLER Legs Marble Box
TOM DIXON Scented Candle Collection/Set of 3
Why should you settle for one when you can have more? You don’t have to choose thanks to this sumptuous set of scented candles.
This hand-sculpted marble box with bronze legs kicking out of the top adds a playful vibe to your bedroom.
Penny Underwire Bra in Black from alicekass.com $95
Nothing is lusher than wearing fancy lacy lingerie secretly under your outfit. Whether you choose to reveal it or not is entirely up to you.
CIRE TRUDON Ernesto Gold Great Candle $125
Going for the gold is always the best option. Express your love for all that shines with this luxurious candle, and relax while it diffuses a most fascinating scent.
OLIVIA VON HALLE Mimi silk-satin robe $520
You can be all about the bathrobe lifestyle without having to sacrifice your sense of style. This silk-satin number will make you feel like a real lady, even if you don’t leave your place for the day. 160
NESPRESSO VertuoLine Black Matt coffee machine $249
Your coffee addiction is about to go to the next level with the new line of coffee machines from Nespresso. The VertuoLine allows you to enjoy a perfect espresso with crema in the comfort of your living room. This machine is so easy to use that you might think twice before going back to your favourite coffee shop.
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The Luxury issue, the finest jewellery, beauty & fashion for a Glam Winter. Also: One on one with TV Personality Maripier Morin
Published on Dec 16, 2016
The Luxury issue, the finest jewellery, beauty & fashion for a Glam Winter. Also: One on one with TV Personality Maripier Morin