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The red-lip/big-earring look we’ll wear to every event this summer, as seen on model Pamela (p. 60).

Her feathers aren’t ruffled, but our low-key cover star’s Gucci dress definitely is.

Olympian Sarah Wells came to show us her activewear collection and gave us all major six-pack envy.

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A moment for this Josh Goot top and skirt that associate fashion editor Liz tried on in Australia (p. 90).

Alternative title: Pinning All Our Hopes on These Beauties From Carole Tanenbaum (p. 98).

Brit model Edie Campbell and health & beauty editor Carli talked about their hair in Paris (p. 72).

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Yes, the sky really is that blue in the south of France (p. 92), promises associate features editor Sarah.

...is the actual name of the scene-stealing horse on-set at our shoot in Jamaica (p. 50). Also: Hi, model Vie!

Cover star Elizabeth Olsen fell hard for these mules from American label Esquivel. ■

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Elizabeth Olsen really, really, really doesn’t want to join Instagram. By Sarah Laing FASHION Summer’s steamy, sexy and so, so romantic mood. BEAUTY BUZZ Your own private glam squad is just one download away. NAIL SPECIAL Your tip-to-cuticle guide to the season’s most exciting trends. FRAGRANCE Rose is ready for its big comeback. By Wendy Kaur TRAVEL Sydney + the south of France = double dream-destination inspo. CELEBRITY

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RADAR Meghan Trainor talks album number two; a beloved book is getting the ballet treatment; in conversation with a costume-design legend. HUMOUR Say no to birthdays. Seriously. By Monica Heisey

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ON THE COVER Elizabeth Olsen is wearing a dress by Gucci and rings by Hirotaka, Brady Legler, Eddie Borgo, Psyche and Jovana Djuric. Photographer Michael Schwartz Fashion direction Juliana Schiavinatto Makeup Gianpaolo Ceciliato (Jed Root) Hair Blake Erik (Jed Root) Manicure Rica Romain (LMC Worldwide/Nails Inc) Styling assistant Jillian Amos Photographer’s assistants Nathan Martin & Amanda Yanez Digital technician Dan Atteo (Industrial Color) Art direction Brittany Eccles

MAX ABADIAN; SILK-ORGANZA DRESS, COTTON-VOILE TOP AND SHORTS AND PALLADIUM-FINISH-METAL AND RESIN CHOKER (DIOR), BRASS AND QUARTZ-ROCK-CRYSTAL NECKLACE (DOLOROUS), GOLD-DIPPED-BRASS EAR CUFF (JENNY BIRD), GOLD-PLATED-BRASS EARRINGS (EDDIE BORGO) AND GOLD-PLATED-BRASS AND AGATE BRACELET, GOLD-PLATED-BRASS AND ROSE-QUARTZ BRACELET, GOLD-PLATED-BRASS AND LABRADORITE-STONE BRACELET AND RHODIUM-PLATED-BRASS AND CLEAR-QUARTZ BRACELET (CUCHARA)

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Name” (page 82), writer Wendy Kaur says that this scent is resonating now “because it gives connection and comfort.” She spoke with Francis Kurkdjian, the creator of À La Rose Eau de Parfum, and he put it this way: “The world we live in is full of economic, environmental and political uncertainty. Classic codes and symbols are always a way to reassure people, to offer them a comfort zone.” Before writing this note, I asked my father for his thoughts on why the rose— both its scent and imagery—is so compelling. My dad isn’t a nose; he’s a tender-hearted man who believes that poetry is the language of the soul. He immediately pulled out his well-worn Oxford Book of English Verse, an iconic anthology of English poetry, and recited to me “A Red, Red Rose” by Robert Burns. “This is the most beautiful poem in all of the English language,” he said. “Burns uses the rose as a symbol or tribute to express the idea of perfect love. It is also a symbol of hope for the world, and it expresses the thing the world needs the most, which is love.” If this “rosy” mood in fragrance—and fashion, for that matter—can foster in us a kindly affection for one another, I say bring it on. #petaltothemetal

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NEW ROMANCE Gender fluidity is an influential trend that is shaping our culture, our politics and, yes, our fashions. Does the fact that Pantone chose two shades, Serenity and Rose Quartz, as Colors of the Year signify that there’s a curiosity to explore some duality? (It’s the first time they’ve ever named two shades in one year.) Classic feminine touches such as ruffles, chiffon and lace are having a moment this season, except this time around they’re more powerful than ethereal. Our fashion team captured this new mood brilliantly in “Swept Away” (page 50) and “Heat Wave” (page 60). But these styles aren’t for everyone. In “Practical Magic” (page 40), Elizabeth Olsen tells associate features editor Sarah Laing that her tomboy-dressing days made her feel tough and that even though she now likes wearing dresses, her comfort zone “isn’t frilly and girlie.” Olsen says that “feeling empowered as a woman is so different for each person.” In “Reality Check” (page 30), Stella McCartney tells fashion features editor Lisa Guimond that finding a balance between masculine and feminine has always been her inspiration. “There is something extremely modern and also naturally sexy about combining those contrasts,” she says. So when it comes to dressing, you can be fluid, find a balance or embrace the ruffle—what’s cool is that you have the choice.

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have a sentimental attachment to the daffodil, as that was one of my mother’s favourite flowers, but there’s nothing like a rose to bring out the poet in someone. Years ago when I interviewed Stella McCartney about Rose Absolute, her first fragrance, she was well aware of the old-fashioned “granny” narratives these scents typically evoke. But her first fragrance was a thoroughly modern paean to her mother, Linda, who passed away from breast cancer in 1998. “I remember the Bulgarian roses my mom always had in our home,” she said. “I told the perfumers to imagine a flower so heavy that if you touch it, its petals fall off and it collapses.” She told me she wanted to capture that achingly beautiful moment between being absolutely, perfectly evolved yet close to death. I remember being moved by her ability to see, in a world that obsesses about youth, the frail beauty that only time and experience can render. The rose is once again having a moment in the fragrance world. In “By Any Other


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THE GIG Brooklynite Erik had a blast primping cover star Elizabeth Olsen’s locks. “She’s so fun to be around that you almost forget you’re working!” BEGINNER’S LUCK “One of my first jobs in New York was assisting another hairstylist for a campaign, and he let me style model Gemma Ward’s hair.”

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THE GIG Donning the season’s most romantic dresses while riding a white horse on the beach in Jamaica was just all in a day’s work for this Montreal beauty. BEACH DIET “I ate a plate of bacon and chocolate every time we took a break between looks on-set— they’re the best combo!”

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Happy Birthday, ELLE Canada! While I’m sure your main audience is female, I’m a male who has been with you since issue 1. I saw your magazine while I was getting some prescriptions filled because I’d had open-heart surgery. I bought it and read it while I was convalescing. I had another open-heart surgery 12 years later, and, like history repeating itself, I read that month’s issue as voraciously as I did the first one. I’m a subscriber and always find something that interests me, whether it’s about books, music, lifestyle, health or fashion. I learn something every month—especially about what matters most to women. Keep up the great work! PAUL SUTTER,

I just sat down with my ELLE Canada [May 2016], and I can’t tell you how disappointed I am that the advice [one reader] would give her 15-year-old self is “Become a doctor instead of a nurse” [ELLE Anniversary Sweet 15 reader survey results]. I understand that there are individuals out there who think that nurses are a step down from doctors, but I’m thinking those individuals are not very well educated. What really galls me is that you published this, giving credence to an outdated and denigrating opinion. Young women may be influenced by what you put between your glossy covers! I have proudly been a nurse for 30 years. I have a diploma, a BScN

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and an MHSc; I have worked on a medical ward and in the NICU at Women’s College Hospital, and now I work in a pediatric practice. Nurses are skilled, knowledgeable and caring individuals who deserve esteem and respect. We are the foundation of health care in Canada. Nursing is NOT what you do instead of being a doctor! KAREN MACNEIL HARTMANN, TORONTO

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WENDY KAUR Writer THE GIG Guelph, Ont., native Kaur gets the scoop on how the rose is making a comeback. SOFA PASTIME “I love binge-watching House of Cards and Scandal— which can be a problem because it’s easy to mix up the plot lines during dinner-party conversations!”

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HELLO, KITTY Because carrying a real cat around could get hairy. Silk scarf, Anna Coroneo ($325, anna coroneo.com); hemp beret, Eugenia Kim ($384.80, eugeniakim. com); ponyskin and patent-leather flats, Charlotte Olympia ($1,078.85, charlotte olympia.com)

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Cats are hot right now. The feline motif appeared in pre-fall 2016 collections as a foreshadowing of what’s to come for fall (more kitties, obviously), but it’s also a playful nod to the way designers have been reworking the hallmarks of hyper-femininity. Stella McCartney is leading the pack in that department, creating a more malleable image of what it means to LISA GUIMOND dress like a girl. Her ballerina-approved tulle frocks layered over pants? Purr-fect.

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STYLE L A B E L L OV E Eighty-six years after Marlene Dietrich wore a tux in her breakout role in Morocco, the tuxedo jacket is as relevant and covetable as ever. This season, London-based designer Racil Chalhoub is giving the iconic piece the star treatment. Her line, Racil, sees the topper reinvented in punchy hues and with luxe embellishments. (Swarovski crystals, anyone?) The jackets are crafted by Savile Row tailors with a wool weave used in men’s suiting, while the satin-covered buttons are made by an artisan in Paris. “The jackets reflect a sense of femininity in the cut and softness of the fabric,” she says. “But, above all, femininity is an attitude.” (From $240, racil.com)

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STYLE SCOOP What’s cool, cutting edge & important. COLLECTORS EDITION ON B E ING Y OURSE LF “What has changed from the past is that in the ’80s, fashion was really focused—it was either this or that. It’s not like that anymore. Fashion depends on you, on your mood. It’s much better than before because now you can be completely free.”

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Shoe savant Gianvito Rossi on fashion freedom, femininity and looking your best.

ON FIND ING THE R IGHT F I T “The classic imagery of elegance is a fragile weakness. I don’t like that. I like the idea of a feminine but modern shape: You don’t have to wear a 20-centimetre-high stiletto to show that you are strong.”

Last spring, Max Mara teamed up with Renzo Piano, the mastermind behind the new Whitney Museum of American Art building, to design the Whitney Bag. Now, the label is celebrating the bag’s anniversary by giving it an artistic touch-up that Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney would approve of. (In 1914, Mrs. Whitney founded the Whitney Studio in Greenwich Village to celebrate New York’s thriving community of artists, paving the way for the opening of the original Whitney Museum in 1931.) The floral flourish that has been added to the limited-run series of bags is a tribute to Mrs. Whitney’s iconic wardrobe—the woman was as fearless in her fashion choices as she was in her pursuit of the arts. Only 400 bags are being produced, so snap up a piece of history before it’s too late (Whitney Bag Anniversary Edition, $1,980, available at select Max Mara boutiques, maxmara.com).

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Fendi has tapped Canadian songstress Béatrice Martin, better known by her stage name, Coeur de pirate, as the face of its new EyeShine sunglasses collection. The Montreal-based musician won francophone audiences over with her brooding folk-meets-indie-pop vocals before adding English to her repertoire. Now, the 26-year-old is on the fast track to fame: She recently signed with Cherrytree and Interscope Records and is touring with her latest album, Roses, and, as Fendi’s lastest campaign star, she’s proving that she has the right amount of cool-girl attitude to keep us tuned in ($660, at Holt Renfrew, holtrenfrew.com). ■

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ON FEE L ING A S G OOD A S Y OU LOOK “I design shoes not just for a show-off moment but for pleasure. It’s about wearing something that allows you to feel feminine. When you wear something you are very pleased with, it shows. When you feel really good, you smile.”


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WIDE-LEG PANTS Viscose and elastane pants, Cos ($175, cosstores.com)

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What steps did you take to ensure that your business matches your values? “I was brought up on an organic farm in the countryside; the whole family was vegetarian, so it sort of came without thinking. When it came to having a career, starting a job and starting a brand in fashion, it wouldn’t have sat comfortably with me to be hypocritical.”

“I’m in fashion and I do not use leather, fur or PVC. It has really become my point of difference. It’s the most game-changing thing we’ve done in the industry. This is what drives me, challenges me and defines the modernity of my brand. So for me, it’s really about questioning the process. Fashion has to modernize; it has to challenge its history. It’s about the bigger picture, about the future of our world and how we can help impact that!”

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What’s your relationship with fame? “In the beginning of my career, I was always criticized for becoming a designer and confronted with so many prejudices about me using my popular last name to make it in the fashion industry. But I decided not to listen to that, to study fashion design at a fashion college known for its tough education and to pursue my career. Today I know that people would not wear my clothes if they did not like them, whether my last name is McCartney or not.”

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“The masculine and the feminine have always been my inspiration—in particular the point at which they meet and the balance between the two sides. There is something extremely modern and also naturally sexy about combining those contrasts; it’s the two sides of a woman’s personality.”

“I grew up pretty normal: school, dinner, telly, bed. I attended a state school, which was valuable and gave me a better understanding of the real world, although sometimes there was mad stuff, like hanging out with Stevie Wonder or Michael Jackson.”

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MEGHAN TRAINOR’S GUIDE TO SONGWRITING SUCCESS: “If a toddler can sing your song, you know it’s a hit.”

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When I chatted with Meghan Trainor, I did something I wouldn’t recommend as an interview tactic: I told her that her new single “No” is annoying—annoyingly catchy, I meant! Instead of hanging up on me, she said that it made her glad: “My goal is to annoy people!” Trainor laughed, but I think that her response speaks volumes about the artist she is growing into: unapologetically entertaining and confident enough in her (immense) gifts to proudly court the career-making power of the earworm. SARAH LAING

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hen Meghan Trainor stood onstage to accept her Grammy for Best New Artist in February, her eyes were so filled with tears that she couldn’t actually see anything—except for a very blurry L.A. Reid’s head and glasses. It was only when she saw the outline of the record exec who had discovered her that she realized the moment was really happening and she’d better start thanking people. “That moment before they announced the award was like when you’re at the top of a roller coaster about to go down,” recalls Trainor over the phone from Los Angeles. “I was excited, but I also wanted to throw up. And then I remember my dad crying and whispering in my ear ‘You made it’ and then going and giving my speech and then just crying all night.” Her dad whispering that phrase in Trainor’s ear was a bit of an inside joke between the two: At every juncture in the 22-year-old’s career, from selling her first composition as a songwriter to somehow making the transition from the singer behind a song about “bringing booty back” (“All About That Bass”) to a bona-fide pop star with a legion of megafans (a.k.a. Megatronz), she’d say “I made it, Dad!” and he’d say “Yeah, you made it, baby.” When we talk to the Nantucket, Mass., native, she’s in the middle of rehearsals for the iHeart Radio

Music Awards and jokes about “finally” getting to have fire as part of her act. “You know you’ve made it as an artist when they let you have pyro,” says Trainor, laughing. In all seriousness, however, Trainor is getting ready to promote her new album, Thank You (out May 13), with a sense of legitimacy as an artist she didn’t have the first time around. “I never knew that I could do this and pull it off and be the face of the songs I write,” explains Trainor, whom Rolling Stone dubbed “2014’s most unlikely pop star.” “The Grammys just gave me an award for being best new artist, and it is everything to me. It inspired me to go twice as hard the second round.” For her second album, Trainor wanted to push herself out of her “doo-wop” comfort zone and, you know, write “classic pop songs that will last forever.” “That’s my goal every time I write a song,” says Trainor, who is nothing if not sure in her abilities with lyrics and a tune. “I want them to be played in 100 years.” Her pick, by the way, for the likeliest song on her album to still be sung in a century is “Just a Friend”: “It’s a ukulele song with just my vocals,” she says. “It’s about falling in love with your best friend and it can never be, and it just breaks your heart.” And, yes, that’s definitely based on reallife experience. “My songs are honest and brutal,” she says. “My best friend during this whole album process told me that I say things in my songs that people want to say but don’t know how.” She feels she reached peak-“Meghan telling it like it is” in “Hopeless Romantic”: “I talk about how the movies lied to me my whole life. Love is not The Notebook; it’s not that simple.” Or maybe it’s in her hit single “No,” which is all about fending off unwanted male attention. “It says ‘If I want a man, then I’ll get a man, but it’s never my priority,’” she says. “I’m so proud of that line.” But, says Trainor, the song she worked hardest on is “Watch Me Do,” a swagger song if ever there was one. “It took me two days to do; I’ve never spent that long on a song,” she says. The time, she explains, was mostly spent trying to prevent the song from coming across as too full of itself. “You have to be careful with the lyrics because you don’t want to sound like an asshole—like, ‘Watch me do; I’m perfect.’ You can’t do that. You can be confident, but there’s a limit for sure.” ■

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“That’s my goal every time I write a song. I want them to be played in 100 years.”


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WARDROBE MISTRESS Costume designer Colleen Atwood talks about her gritty business and reimagining Alice in Wonderland. People think this is a very glamorous job,” says Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood over the phone. “But it’s quite a gritty job, really. Sometimes you have to scrape dirt off people’s shoes, or if you’re doing, say, a movie with 300 people in armour, you’re out there making sure these sweating bodies have all their stuff on the right way.” Atwood, whose work you’ll recognize from Chicago, Edward Scissorhands and a laundry list of other visually stunning blockbusters, also hates mood boards. “They make me crazy,” she says. “Our job is not just looking at pictures and pretty fabrics.” Atwood, 67, is the design genius behind this spring’s Alice Through the Looking Glass, a return to the Wonderland she outfitted (and for which she won an Academy Award) for the Tim Burton-directed blockbuster back in 2010. “This is really another

Alice,” she says about the sequel. “It’s her down the road—I mean, she wasn’t a sea captain in the last one.” And since the film is set a few years forward into the 1860s, it meant that Atwood got to tackle the bustle period of fashion when dressing “Alice,” played again by Mia Wasikowska. “I really like the dress she wears in the party scene. I designed the embroidery and the material. It ended up being one of those concepts that turns out better than you expected.” This time around, Atwood was also tasked with creating a look for a new character, played by Sacha Baron Cohen. “It was tricky because he’s called ‘Time,’ but he isn’t a clock,” she explains. “I had to make him feel like he had elements of ‘clockness’ to him but not have him look like a cuckoo clock or something strange like that.” Baron Cohen loved it, says Atwood. “When the pieces came together, it made us laugh, and Sacha was like, ‘Wow! You took all the things I thought and put them together to make sense.’”

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1. Dance is the perfect medium to interpret Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s devastatingly simple yet complex classic novella. “It’s such a beautiful art form because it’s beyond words, it’s beyond what you can say. It’s so real and true, and to me that’s how this Little Prince interacts with the world. If this production is successful, I believe it could be as beautifully touching as the book is.” 2. The Little Prince is actually played by a grown man. “It’s a two-hour production that’s physically very, very tough, so the Little Prince had to be a professional dancer. Dylan Tedaldi, who plays him, is an incredible soloist at the company, but in a sense he has been held back a bit because he’s short. But he’s wonderful for the Little Prince because he looks so light and little.” 3. The production is designed to point you back to de Saint-Exupéry’s prose. “I’d love for people to walk away having to read the book again. The philosophy in there is just so relatable to everyday life. There will always be something new and shiny, and there will always be more stars to visit or more things to acquire, but de Saint-Exupéry gets to what should matter to you most: the things you’ve put time and love into.” From June 4–12 in Toronto (national.ballet.ca) ■

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“I LOVE THAT IT’S MY JOB TO WORK OUT,” says track-and-field athlete Sarah Wells. After years of training for six hours every day, Wells got to compete in the 400-metre hurdles at the London 2012 Olympic Games. But her journey wasn’t without obstacles. A stress fracture in her femur sidelined her for nine months in 2011. After healing, Wells had less than a year to get herself in shape to compete at the Olympic level. Her first step? Taking a leap of faith. “I told myself I would get a tattoo of the Olympic rings if I ever got to the games,” she says. “On my first day back in the gym, I just got the word ‘Believe’ on my wrist to help push me.” Wells didn’t win a medal, but she did reach her goal of competing at the Olympics and she added the rings to her tattoo. Now, she has translated her story into an activewear collection (available in stores on June 1), seeking to inspire others to reach their own fitness goals—whatever they are. “I incorporated ‘Believe’ into the designs so that everyone wearing them can have faith in themselves,” she says. After taking the silver and bronze at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto, Wells says she feels “faster than ever” and has already hit Olympic qualification time ahead of this year’s games in Brazil. “My achievements are a testament to who I am as an athlete,” she says.

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How playing it safe is Elizabeth Olsen’s secret to success. By Sarah Laing Photographs by Michael Schwartz

ELIZABETH OLSEN doesn’t like speed. Likewise “adrenalin or kicks.” In fact, she’s a self-described “very safe person” whose definition of dangerous driving involves lip-synching to Pretenders songs in the car and filming it on her iPhone for her friends. Which is why she is more surprised than anyone by how much she loved learning how to snowmobile for her new film, Wind River. “Going 60 miles an hour sliding on ice isn’t my idea of fun,” says Olsen over the phone from Park City, Utah, where production on the indie thriller is set to begin in a few days. “But I got used to it and loved it. It’s absolutely breathtaking 10,000 feet up here in the mountains.” Olsen—just back from a threehour excursion with her co-star Jeremy Renner and the film’s stunt coordinator—says that it was one of those days that remind her why she does what she does: “It’s pretty fucking awesome.” That’s another thing: Olsen peppers her conversation liberally with the f-bomb, but she does it in such a matterof-fact, low-key way that you stop noticing it until you, say, transcribe a conversation and see how often it comes up. “Low-key” also describes ELLE Canada’s day shooting the actress in New York: In fact, one staffer, on her way into the studio, passed a young woman in a trench

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coat waiting in the lobby and it only hit her about five minutes later that that was our cover star. And that may be exactly how Olsen wanted it. “A lot of the time in my life, I try not to take up space—I just want to disappear into a wall,” says the 27-year-old. “And then eventually, when I’m around people I feel confident with, I’ll take up more space.” As the younger sister of a certain Mary-Kate and Ashley, the world’s most famous twins, Elizabeth Olsen didn’t quite grow up in the spotlight, but she certainly felt its glare. (Although she’ll be the first to tell you she had a “beautiful” childhood in Los Angeles filled with happy times playing outdoors, baking cookies and taking full advantage of being the youngest of four.) Olsen studied acting at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts after high school. In 2011, her performance as a young woman who’d escaped from a cult in Martha Marcy May Marlene earned the then 22-year-old critical acclaim and indie-darling status that had nothing to do with her famous last name. Fast-forward five years and Olsen has managed to strike an enviable balance in Hollywood. She has scored herself a steady paycheque with an ongoing role as the Scarlet Witch, a quirky sorceress in the Marvel h


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CELEBRITY superhero pantheon. Olsen originated the role in last spring’s Avengers: Age of Ultron and reprises it this spring in Captain America: Civil War, out May 6. (“So, so fun” is how she describes her experience.) And while she’s thriving in big-studio productions (she was also in 2014’s Godzilla), she still manages to squeeze in smaller films, like this spring’s Hank Williams biopic, I Saw the Light, during her months off. “The only thing I care about is if the team is great, the script is good and the character is someone I can connect to in my gut. After that, it’s just a fun fucking job,” says Olsen, who does say she probably would have made more “interesting” decisions after the success of her first role if she’d believed the next-big-thing hype around her. “I don’t have any regrets—I was just so happy to be working—but I was forcing myself not to give power to ‘the system.’” And then, with a flash of the level-headed pragmatism Olsen displays over and over again in conversation, she adds: “But the system does have power, and I’ve learned how to use it. It’s smarter than to ignore it.” What Olsen means by “using the system” isn’t as mercenary as it sounds—it’s just being choosier about directors and producers than she was when everyone kept telling her Martha Marcy May Marlene would change her life and she couldn’t quite believe them. Something that she says she won’t regret holding out on is social media: Olsen has famously been disinterested, and that’s not changing anytime soon. She doesn’t have a presence on it and has no plans to start, despite the growing pressure for actors to have huge numbers of followers. “I just have an old-school mindset. Also, girls I look up to, like Jennifer Lawrence, Rooney Mara and Alicia Vikander, don’t have it, and it hasn’t affected their careers remotely.” Olsen acknowledges that celebrities can use social media for things like drawing attention to pet causes and connecting directly with fans, but it’s that “celebrity” factor that gives her pause. “I’d rather live as private a life as I can. I’m not trying to be a mysterious person, but I’d rather be seen as an actor from job to job,” she says. “I’ve never lived my life trying to be an influencer; I’m happy keeping my own opinions for fun dinner conversation.” For Olsen, the “sacrifice” of opening her life up to public scrutiny outweighs the potential for doing good. Nor does it seem to be a tempting avenue for setting the record straight when it comes to her love life. (Since breaking off her engagement to actor Boyd Holbrook in 2014, Olsen has been “linked” to Chris Evans, Alexander Skarsgård and, most recently, her I Saw the Light co-star Tom Hiddleston.) Olsen says it’s just something that is “in her bones” and influenced heavily by her notoriously private older

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sisters. “From an outside point of view, people have an interest in people they’ve seen grow up,” she explains. “But no one in my family has ever cared to feed into that or make it more interesting than it is because, really, it’s not.” Unsurprisingly, Olsen also isn’t a huge lover of fan mail. “When I’m filming on location, our production office is listed and people send stuff. It makes me uncomfortable. I don’t want people to know what I’m up to or where I am.” It’s also why Olsen is still renting in L.A. (She lives with a roommate, a bestie since middle school whom she loves to cook for, FYI.) “The moment I own a house, it becomes public knowledge,” she says, going on to describe the “crippling” nature of paparazzi in L.A., where, after being spotted, she won’t go home for several hours in case they follow her. “It’s pretty violating. At night when you can’t see anything because the flashes blind you, that’s really disconcerting.” It’s no wonder, then, that when it comes to her style, Olsen talks about wanting to feel “safe” on the red carpet in front of photographers. But that’s something she’s working on overcoming. “I’ve been very conservative, but I’m trying to allow myself to feel confident with being sexy,” says Olsen, who shopped for flannel shirts and cargo shorts in the boys’ department at Gap when she was a kid because being a tomboy made her feel “tough.” There was also an Annie Hall phase in high school where she wore suspenders and blazers. “Now I like being a woman and I like wearing dresses, but my comfort zone isn’t frilly and girlie,” says Olsen, who admits she felt a little “uncomfortable” with the pastels and ruffles she wore for our photo shoot. “Diane Keaton is sexy as hell, and I haven’t seen her neck in years,” she says, laughing. “I think feeling empowered as a woman is so different for each person. It’s a personal preference.” Another woman Olsen admires intensely is the “incredible” Scarlett Johansson, her co-star in Captain America: Civil War. “She has had the ideal career,” says Olsen. “She’s still able to work with the Coen brothers and Spike Jonze and be the lead female in one of the most successful action films around.” Before ScarJo-level world domination, however, Olsen needs to learn how to use her iPhone. “I need help! For the longest time, people would send me text messages and it was all just alien faces. And then my friends were like, ‘Lizzie! Update your emojis!’” The one aspect of the wired world she is all about? A “very practical” (of course) app that sends a masseuse to your house on demand. “That’s pretty fucking cool to me! What more do you need?” ■


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have a confession to make: It’s my birthday this month. “Cool confession, Monica! Very dramatic! Wow, a birthday! What will you admit to next? Being a woman?” At least that’s what I imagine you’re thinking as you read this. To that I say “Fair enough.” It’s not a particularly juicy confession. It’s not even a secret. After all, everyone has a birthday annually (unless they’re born on February 29). But this year, I’m keeping it quiet— I’m done. Thank you, friends and family! Years one through 26 saw some truly incredible birthday parties: pizza sleepovers, dinner in Paris, a visit to Laser Quest Mississauga. I celebrated heartily for the first quarter of my life, drinking too much pop and eating too many chips until I was old enough to drink too much alcohol and eat too many chips. I had cakes adorned with, variously, a penis, my name spelled “Marka” and Princess Jasmine walking Pongo the Dalmatian on a leash (because my twin sister and I both loved Disney but had different favourite movies). I have had the “Birthday Song” sung to me in five different languages. But enough now. Time to close up shop. There’s something...off, to me, about a 27-year-old woman making a big deal over her birthday. How long are we supposed to keep doing this? How much celebrating does my life require? It’s not that I’m ashamed that I’m aging—as far as I’m concerned, any choice where the alternative is “dead” is a pretty easy one to make—and I’m not about to start lying about my age. Sure, I’ve turned a corner around which I will never be in danger of anyone referring to me as a prodigy, and, sure, there’s some...stuff going on neckwise. But I’m happy to be 27, and I’ll be even happier to

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live past the age that killed Hendrix, Joplin, Winehouse, Morrison and more. The truth is, I feel very celebrated year-round. As women, we can celebrate ourselves literally every day— which we do! And why not? But doesn’t it seem a bit extreme to be taking all the selfies I want, owning, like, a bajillion sheet masks for my precious face and doing Galentine’s, Valentine’s and Palentine’s (a gender-inclusive Galentine’s that celebrates friendships)? Between the standard calendar holidays (New Year’s, Victoria Day) and the other non-traditional ones (Friendsgiving, the day a new Beyoncé video comes out), we’re already spending a lot of the year dancing and partying and generally disregarding the concept of hangovers. Maybe that’s enough! Am I being a killjoy? “Monica, seriously. Let your loved ones have a damn dinner for you if they want to. You’re a jerk, and you probably give people their gifts late every year.” That, dear reader, is you inserting yourself in my story again. To that I say “Wow, okay, you’re bringing a lot of attitude to what was supposed to be just a fun birthday column between friends.” It’s not that I don’t appreciate the thought and effort that goes into birthday plans; it’s just that a spontaneous gift purchased by a friend because he or she saw something and thought of me means more to me than “Here’s a novelty wine I found at the liquor store because, you know, it’s that time of year.” An evening spent with friends—where there’s no pressure to have a great time, find a perfect dress or have someone bring a cake—is more my idea of a good time. No one feels pressure to make sure that a random Friday night is “special.” No one feels awkward if only a few people show up to have a beer with you on a non-birthday date in June. It’s all just...a lot. Mommy’s tired, ya know? Maybe I’m a grump. Maybe I’m a party-pooper. Or maybe I’m just getting old. ■

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Silk-organza dress (Erdem), gold-plated-brass ring (Syd & Pia NYC), brass bracelet (We Who Prey), rhodium-plated-metal ring (Laruicci) and lambskin and grosgrain shoes (Chanel)

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Silk-organza robe (Rosamosario), silk gown (Roberto Cavalli), palladium-finishmetal and resin choker (Dior), goldplated-brass and agate bracelet, goldplated-brass and rose-quartz bracelet, gold-plated-brass and labradorite-stone bracelet and rhodium-plated-brass and clear-quartz bracelet (Cuchara), antiquegold, silver-plated-metal and Swarovskicrystal bracelet (Caroline NÊron) and leather boots (Marques’ Almeida)

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Silk dress (Dries Van Noten), Chantillylace bodysuit (Rosamosario), golddipped-brass ear cuff (Jenny Bird), brass and quartz-rock-crystal necklace (Dolorous), gold-plated-brass and agate bracelet, gold-plated-brass and rose-quartz bracelet, gold-plated-brass and labradorite-stone bracelet and rhodiumplated-brass and clear-quartz bracelet (Cuchara) and 18-karat-gold-platedbrass and glass-crystal rings (Laruicci)

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Silk-organza cape dress (Rosamosario), cotton dress (Rosie Assoulin), gold-dipped-brass ear cuff (Jenny Bird), palladiumfinish-metal and resin choker (Dior), 14-karatgold-plated-metal and quartz-crystal choker and brass and quartzrock-crystal necklace (Dolorous), gold-platedbrass and agate bracelet, gold-plated-brass and rose-quartz bracelet, gold-plated-brass and labradorite-stone bracelet and rhodium-plated-brass and clear-quartz bracelet (Cuchara) and rhodiumplated-metal ring (Laruicci)

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Silk-tulle and organza dress (Delpozo), Chantilly-lace bodysuit (Rosamosario), palladium-finish-metal and resin choker (Dior), gold-plated-brass and agate bracelet, gold-plated-brass and rose-quartz bracelet, gold-plated-brass and labradorite-stone bracelet and rhodium-plated-brass and clear-quartz bracelet (Cuchara) and antique-gold, silver-plated-metal and Swarovski-crystal bracelet (Caroline NĂŠron)


Silk-chiffon gown (J.Mendel), gold-platedbrass earrings (Eddie Borgo), 14-karat-goldplated-metal and quartz-crystal choker (Dolorous), 18-karat-gold-plated-brass and glass-crystal ring (Laruicci), gold-platedbrass ring (Syd & Pia NYC), brass bracelet (We Who Prey) and leather boots (Miu Miu)

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Organza dress (Miu Miu), Chantilly-lace bodysuit (Rosamosario), gold-plated-brass earrings (Eddie Borgo), 14-karat-gold, silver-dipped-brass and glasspearl necklace (Jenny Bird), gold-plated-brass and agate bracelet, gold-plated-brass and rose-quartz bracelet, gold-plated-brass and labradorite-stone bracelet and rhodium-plated-brass and clear-quartz bracelet (Cuchara), antique-gold, silver-plated-metal and Swarovski-crystal bracelet (Caroline NĂŠron) and rhodium-plated-metal ring (Laruicci)


Silk-organdy gown (Gucci), gold-plated-brass earrings (Eddie Borgo), gold-dipped-brass ear cuff (Jenny Bird) and 14-karat-gold-platedmetal and quartz-crystal choker and brass and quartz-rock-crystal necklace (Dolorous)


Silk-Lurex top (Preen by Thornton Bregazzi), Chantilly-lace and tulle skirt (Rosamosario) and briefs (Wolford). For details, see Shopping Guide. Model, Vie (Montage); hair & makeup, Susana Hong (P1M.ca/ Chanel and Oribe); styling assistant, Cherry Wang; digital technician, Gabriel Paquet; photographer’s assistant, Don Loga. We would like to thank Air Transat (airtransat. ca), Braco Adventure Tours (bracostables. com) for the horse, Hotel Meliå Braco Village and the Jamaica Tourist Board.

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Chiffon blouse and leather trousers (Roberto Cavalli), velour-felt hat (Eugenia Kim), pewter and crystal earrings (Oscar de la Renta), 18-karat-goldplated-brass rings (Laruicci), cotton and silk embroidered bag and leather and lace pumps (Christian Louboutin), velvet ribbon (Mokuba New York) and silver necklace and ring (worn throughout, model’s own)

H E A T

This season’s sizzling silhouettes (ruffles! lace!) and fiery reds are hard to resist.

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Lace dress (Gucci), headband with silk flowers and netting (Lilliput Hats), metal and strass earrings (Chanel), gold-platedbrass cuff (Eddie Borgo), brass cuff with tassels (Kate Hewko), gold vermeil ring (Avocet Jewelry), 18-karat-gold-platedbrass ring (Laruicci) and velvet ribbon (Mokuba New York)

W A V E Fashion direction by Juliana Schiavinatto Photographs by Max Abadian Art direction by Brittany Eccles

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Linen and viscose jacket and linen and polyamide briefs (Isabel Marant), cotton and nylon bustier top (Red Valentino), polyester and jersey skirt (Norma Kamali), velour-felt hat and stretchpolyester turban (Lilliput Hats), gold, antique-silver-platedmetal and Swarovski-crystal necklace (Caroline NĂŠron), gold-plated-metal, onyx and glass-pearl earrings (Haus of Topper), suede gloves (Gaspar Gloves), napa-leather boots (Christian Louboutin) and velvet ribbon (Mokuba New York)

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Lace top and leather pants (Zuhair Murad), velour-felt hat and silk-mesh veiling (Lilliput Hats), antique-gold-plated-metal and Swarovski-crystal necklace and gold and antique-silver-plated-metal and Swarovski-crystal necklace (Caroline NĂŠron), stacked ebony-wood disc earrings (Haus of Topper), resin cuffs (Marion Godart, at Rue Pigalle), metal and crystal lace ring and gold-tone-metal and crystal-teardrop ring (Oscar de la Renta), gold vermeil rings (Avocet Jewelry),18-karat-gold-plated-brass rings (Laruicci), suede embroidered pumps (Christian Louboutin) and velvet ribbon (Mokuba New York)


Crepe dress (Jonathan Simkhai), silk-moirĂŠ top, worn underneath (Alessandra Rich), velour-felt hat and stretch-polyester turban (Lilliput Hats), gold, antique-silver-plated-metal and Swarovski-crystal necklace (Caroline NĂŠron), metal and crystal drop earrings, metal and crystal ring and gold-tone-metal and crystal ring (Oscar de la Renta), metal and strass cuffs (Chanel), gold-plated-brass cuff and ring (Michal Taharlev, at Rue Pigalle), gold-plated-brass cuff (Eddie Borgo), gold vermeil rings (Avocet Jewelry), 18-karat-gold-plated-brass rings (Laruicci) and velvet ribbon (Mokuba New York)

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Dégradé-embroidery poplin dress and brass and aluminum earrings (Proenza Schouler), gold, antique-silver-platedmetal and Swarovski-crystal necklace (Caroline Néron), 18-karat-gold-plated-brass and glass-crystal cuff and 18-karat-gold-plated-brass rings (Laruicci), 18-karat-goldplated-brass cuff (Harrison Morgan), gold-plated-brass cuff (Eddie Borgo), fishnet tights (Coquette, at Stag Shop) and velvet ribbon (Mokuba New York)

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Tweed dress and metal and strass earrings (Chanel), velour-felt boater hat (Eugenia Kim), 18-karat-gold-plated-brass cuff and rings (Laruicci) and velvet ribbon (Mokuba New York)

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Organza and lace embroidered gown, organza bib and silk gloves (Oscar de la Renta), velour-felt boater hat (Eugenia Kim), metal and strass earrings and cuffs (Chanel), agate, antique-goldplated-metal and Swarovskicrystal necklace (Caroline NĂŠron), 18-karat-gold-platedbrass rings (Laruicci), fishnet tights (Coquette, at Stag Shop), embroidered suede pumps (Christian Louboutin) and velvet ribbon (Mokuba New York)

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Sequined wool blazer and pants and satin bodysuit (Dolce & Gabbana), velour-felt hat with silk flowers (Lilliput Hats), metal and strass earrings (Chanel), metal choker and brass cuff with tassels (Kate Hewko), gold, antique-silver-plated-metal and Swarovski-crystal necklace (Caroline NĂŠron), 18-karat-goldplated-brass and glass-crystal cuff and 18-karat-gold-plated-brass rings (Laruicci), gold-plated-brass cuff and ring (Michal Taharlev, at Rue Pigalle), goldplated-brass cuff (Eddie Borgo), gold vermeil ring (Avocet Jewelry), leather pumps (Christian Louboutin) and velvet ribbon (Mokuba New York)


Polyjersey top (Norma Kamali), washed-silkcotton skirt (Michael Kors Collection), velourfelt hat with silk flowers (Lilliput Hats), cutglass tassel earrings (Helene Zubeldia, at Rue Pigalle), antique-gold-plated-metal and Swarovski-crystal necklace and gold, antique-silver-plated-metal and Swarovskicrystal necklace (Caroline Néron), gold vermeil ring (Avocet Jewelry), 18-karat-goldplated-brass rings (Laruicci), gold-platedbrass ring (Michal Taharlev, at Rue Pigalle), napa-leather sandals (Stuart Weitzman) and velvet ribbon (Mokuba New York). For details, see Shopping Guide. Model, Pamela Bernier (Montage); hair & makeup, Susana Hong (P1M.ca/Chanel and Oribe); styling assistant, Cherry Wang; digital technician, Gabriel Paquet; photographer’s assistant, Don Loga. We would like to thank Air Transat (airtransat.ca), JTL Jamaica Tours Limited (jamaicatoursltd.com), Meliá Braco Village and the Jamaica Tourist Board.

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All hail the smoky eye and nude lip combo.

Tom Ford Crème Color for Eyes in Caviar, Siren Blue and Spice ($50 each); Burberry Kisses Sheer in Nude Beige ($36); Joico Curl Controlling Anti-Frizz Styler ($17.90); Tarte Rainforest of the Sea The Airbrusher DoubleEnded Concealer Brush ($29). For details, see Shopping Guide.

EDITOR’S POV

Beauty was an easygoing partner to the power-glam clothing at Atelier Versace spring/summer 2016. Trying to compete with Donatella’s flashy “athletic couture” (complete with Swarovski-crystal rope accoutrements) would have been too much. Instead, pairing a heavier yet relaxed smoky eye with a nude natural lip gave statement fashion a fresh spin. As is often VANESSA CRAFT the case in fashion and beauty, knowing what to leave off is just as important as knowing what to put on.

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BEAUTY H IGH ROTAT ION: B EAUT YDEPAR T MENT FAVES

Edie Campbell on dancing on her own.

LOEWE

With her Patti Smith shag and perfectly smudged eyeliner, British model Edie Campbell looks like the type of person who knows where the party’s at—before the host does. IRL, nights in at her West London flat are far more her scene. “I sleep or lie in my bed and watch TV,” says the international ambassador for YSL Black Opium Nuit Blanche. (Yes, the perfume is named after an all-nighter.) “I like really bad cooking shows. I don’t cook; I just watch. The way they talk about food is quite relaxing.” After a punishing Fashion Month and her own off-the-beaten-path adventures in Beirut and Kenya, Campbell deserves it. When she does hit the town, her beauty game is as chill as the model herself. “I don’t really have a routine. I use Avène products and Charlotte Tilbury moisturizer. I’m quite lazy about it. If I spend five minutes, I’ll use eyebrow gel, a bit of mascara and concealer and curl my eyelashes,” she says. And, of course, Black Opium Nuit Blanche. “I put a little bit on the neck; that’s enough. It should not be overpowering.”

“I have two morning needs: coffee and dry shampoo. But I worry overspraying the latter will leave white residue in my brown curls. This pigmented version lets me focus on more important matters, like my Americano.” Batiste Dark & Deep Brown Dry Shampoo ($10). For details, see Shopping Guide.

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They call it “beauty sleep” for a reason: Your skin produces collagen when you’re snoozing. (No wonder Snow White looked so good.) But given that getting eight hours is pretty much a fairy tale, we could use some help. Elizabeth Arden Skin Illuminating Night Capsules ($105 for 50 capsules) contain a combo of vitamin C (an antioxidant), niacinamide (to lighten dark spots) and licorice extract (to brighten). Waking up just got easier.

HOUSE CALL

Life goals should include having a personal hairstylist and makeup artist. But if you’ve, ahem, lost Guido’s and Gucci’s numbers, here’s the next best thing: beGlammed. The app, now available in Toronto and coming soon to Vancouver, is like Uber for professional hair and makeup. Just select the service you want—anything from a blowout to makeup touch-up to full-on bridal—and the artist or stylist will come to your house within three hours. The best part: It’s prepaid and the tip is included, so there’s no awkward fumbling for cash (from $25).

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“The ultimate beauty pick-me-up? Nails that smell like flowers. After this polish dried, I kept catching a whiff of feminine fragrance. When I realized it was my fingertips, my hand gestures increased tenfold.” Clé de Peau Beauté Nail Lacquer in Deep Purple ($35)

Carli Whitwell, health & beauty editor

LATEST & GREATEST

This month’s new and noteworthy must-haves.

Vanessa Craft, beauty director

Victoria DiPlacido, associate beauty editor “This is the only sheet mask I’ve tried that suctions onto my face and doesn’t budge. I can sprawl out and watch House of Cards while hyaluronic acid does its hydrating thing and not worry about it falling off.” For Beloved One Hyaluronic Acid GHK-Cu Moisturizing Bio-Cellulose Mask ($63 for three masks)

TEXT BY VANESSA CRAFT, VICTORIA DIPLACIDO & CARLI WHITWELL; GEOFFREY ROSS (PRODUCTS); IMAXTREE (MODEL); GETTY IMAGES (BACKSTAGE)

GOOD N IGH T

Notes of coffee, white floral and white musk combine for a vibe akin to “when you get home from an all-nighter and see the sunrise,” says perfumer Olivier Cresp. YSL Black Opium Nuit Blanche ($125 for 90 mL)


BEAUTY I F T H I S B OT T L E C O U L D TA L K . . . Your tired skin’s new wake-up call.

YOU ARE NOT A GEN Z, BUT YOU’RE NOT YOUR MOM EITHER. Remember when you would go dancing until 5 a.m., get two hours of sleep and make it to work looking as put together as the lead in a romcom? That was the old you. Today, the late nights (which, let’s be honest, end at midnight) and stress show up on your face in the form of puffiness, redness, dehydration and dark circles and lead to premature aging. (Lancôme did a study.) But don’t worry! I can help.

K-BEAUTY IS MY JAM. My formula is inspired by cosmetic waters—a combo of toner and serums that goes all the way back to 19th-century Asia. I’m a bit more complicated than that, though: I’m part lotion, part cream and part serum, and I’m safe to use around the eyes. In other words, I just cut your morning routine in half.

YOU AND YOUR LOTION SHOULD SEE OTHER PEOPLE.

I HAVE POWERFUL FRIENDS. Like my sister product Énergie de Vie Overnight Recovery Sleeping Mask, a cooling gel that dissolves into hydrating water droplets upon contact with the skin. While you and I should hang on the daily, you can use the mask weekly, after applying me, or in emergency stress situs (like when your roommate’s snoring keeps you up all night).

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I’M INTO NATURE. My active ingredients all come from medicinal plants. Each bottle contains extract from 30 lemon-balm leaves (from the south of France, naturally), which protects skin’s proteins and lipids and reduces pollution-induced inflammation; goji-berry extract, which is rich in antioxidants; and gentianroot extract, which increases the amount of ATP (fuel) in cells. ■

Lancôme Énergie de Vie The Smoothing & Glow Boosting Liquid Care ($60). For details, see Shopping Guide.

TEXT BY CARLI WHITWELL; GEOFFREY ROSS (BOTTLE); ISTOCK (TIRED WOMAN & CLOCK)

I’m all about hydration. In fact, about 24 percent of me is made up of emollients, which means I’m up to three times more concentrated than your basic lotion.


BEAUTY NAIL SPECIAL

Clockwise, from top left: Jin Soon Nail Polish in Blue Iris ($22); Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Deliciously Shiny Nail Colour in Black Perfecto ($27); essie nail polish in viva antigua! ($9.99); Dior Polka Dots Manicure Kit in Pastilles ($38; one shade shown); Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer in Dirty Little Secret ($22); essie nail polish in tribal text-styles ($9.99); Nails Inc Nail Kale in Royal Crescent Gardens ($18); Butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Cotton Buds ($19)

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HANDYWOMEN LET IT GO Notes on nail acceptance.

TEXT BY VANESSA CRAFT, VICTORIA DIPLACIDO & CARLI WHITWELL; ALYSSA GREENBERG (M. KAWAJIRI); GEOFFREY ROSS (NAIL POLISH)

Instagram nail experts talk tips and trends.

LINDSAY VELING

MEI KAWAJIRI

@nailthataccent

@ciaomanhattan2012

An art-therapy course inspired Toronto sales rep Lindsay Veling to start posting her nail art on Instagram. Four years—and a career change—later, she has 73,000 followers on her account.

When Mei Kawajiri left her nail salon in Tokyo’s Harajuku district for New York City, her talent for seriously intricate nail art came with her. See: the Yeezy-inspired nails for client Hannah Bronfman and a Beyoncé/Hillary Clinton mani that Clinton reposted. Her tool of choice? “A tiny brush from Presto Gel!”

THE SHAPE OF THE SEASON… “Square nails used to be really big, then we were into oval and then we saw some ridiculous, crazy stiletto that nobody could really pull off unless you’re a celebrity. Now the shape is the ‘coffin’: a little bit square on the top but still pointed. It looks good on almost any nail.” ON SUMMER TRENDS… “We’re saying goodbye to all the crazy glitter and embellishments. Simple and elegant is more fashion-forward now. Negative space is still a huge trend. All the spring/summer nailpolish collections range from bold colours to light pinks.” ON MASTERING THE #NAILFIE… “Keep your hand as relaxed as possible; don’t grip the bottle too tightly.” NAIL-ART HACKS… “There are so many tools—from nail tape to stamps—that make nail art accessible. Snail Vinyls is a company that produces sticker nail stencils. I would also recommend using a fast-dry topcoat. You have to make sure your nail is 100-percent dry before applying any stickers.”

ON WHY WE CAN’T GET ENOUGH NAIL ART... “With advancements in gel and other products, it has become possible to create intricate, meaningful designs. So women are excited to express themselves through their nails as they have traditionally done with hair colour, makeup and tattoos.” ON FINDING INSPIRATION... “I pull inspiration from all over: music, fine art, fashion, architecture, travel, pop culture. Right now, Snapchat is blowing up; its filters are so creative—I’m addicted! I try not to do the same design twice; I want to create something new and unique for each person.” ON KEEPING A STEADY HAND... “I try not to think about the fact that I’m painting tiny art! Real talk: I drink black coffee about three times a day, so a steady hand is probably in my genes.” ON THE NEXT BIG THING... “I’m excited to see more 3-D nail art coming into the mainstream. And I’m hoping to get more men rocking nail art. Even just one nail is awesome!”

To those with long, healthy nail beds: We know you well. You have nails that manicurists constantly coo over during salon visits—nails that somehow look long even when they’re short. This is by luck/birth/ parentage. Enjoy your position of prestige, but, please, use your supreme powers for good, not evil. Accept that you will never truly live with the anguish of nail issues; as a result, you aren’t fully living the true human experience. To those with short, stubby nail beds: The first step in finding happiness is to ignore those with long, healthy nail beds who are reaping the benefits of genetics they had no control over. Revel in the dark, dramatic polishes you can rock without ever looking overdone or outrageous. You are single-handedly responsible for keeping the “nail growth and care” section of the drugstore in business— a noble contribution to society and capitalism.

COLOUR STORY THE NEW CLASSIC Red gets new life with rich tones of raspberry and peony. Christian Louboutin Nail Colour in Lady Peep ($58); Burberry Nail Polish in Poppy Red ($23)

THE MODERN FRENCH Give tips

THE SECOND SKIN A soft

an unexpected twist. YSL Beauté La Lacque Couture in Night Escape ($29); Liquid Palisade French Easy Peel Polish Barrier ($18.40). For details, see Shopping Guide.

taupe or a gilded bronze elevates a classic nail shape. Chanel Le Vernis in Canotier ($32); essie nail polish in sand tropez ($9.99) h

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4 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR MANI LAST

1 Capping the free edge of nails—painting over the tips when applying base coat, colour and topcoat—will ensure that the manicure lasts longer than some Hollywood marriages.

TIPPED FOR THE TOP

KEEP YOUR COOL Avoid applying your polish outside in full sunlight or in a very hot room. Heat can stop it from drying evenly or cause it to form bubbles on the surface of your nail.

2 Polish on your cuticles not only looks like amateur hour but can also shorten the life of your mani. “As your nails grow, oil residue can seep underneath the bottom of the nails where the nailpolish bond is broken. It will cause your polish to lift and peel,” says manicurist Wendy Rorong.

3 Mo’ polish, mo’ problems: The more coats you apply, the thicker the polish and the more likely your mani will chip.

DRY RUN “Waterless manicures are definitely something you want to adopt,” advises Naomi Misu from Tips Nail Bar in Toronto. “When nails absorb water, they expand and won’t return to their natural strength for up to 24 hours.” She recommends keeping nails away from water as much as possible and using gloves when doing activities like washing dishes.

MAKE IT GEL It’s the Energizer Bunny of polish. To keep summery nudes and pinks from looking scuzzy as you near the 14-day mark, use a nude, rather than clear, base coat, suggests Rorong. When it’s time to remove the gel, don’t give in to the temptation to peel it off, which will only weaken nails. Instead, buff nails with the coarse side of a file before soaking in acetone. “This essentially removes the top layer of the gel and lets the acetone soak in faster,” says Rorong.

4 Chip the tip of your nail cleaning the bathroom? First, delegate that chore forevermore. Second, grab a complementary shade of polish and apply only on your tips, French-manicure-style. Hello, new nail look.

The textured nail. Whether it’s a hyper-feminine “bracelet” nail, velvety cashmere effect or 3-D sparkle effect, nail finishes come with substance as well as style now.

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RULE OF THUMB The higher the grit number the finer the file. Natural nails require a finer grit (about 180 or 240; anything lower could cause breakage). If you have gels, opt for a medium grit (100), and if you’re trying to shorten your Kylie Jenner-inspired acrylics, use a coarser file (80 to 100). THE BIGGER THE BETTER Smaller files require a steadier hand, so if you’re an armchair manicurist, stick with the full-size version. ALWAYS SWIPE RIGHT Filing nails in one direction will avoid tearing and breaking them, says Rorong. CONSIDER GLASS Glass or crystal files prevent splitting by sealing the keratin at the tip of the nails. From top: Sephora Collection Crystal Nail File ($12.50); Tweezerman Neon Hot Nail File ($6.49); Dimancel Flexible Diamond Nail File #2 Medium ($28); H&M Straight Nail File ($4 for five); Quo Nail File ($15; part of a manicure kit)

GEOFFREY ROSS (NAIL FILES & NAIL POLISH); IMAXTREE (BACKSTAGE)

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ADAM SELMAN

PRABAL GURUNG

REBECCA MINKOFF

MONIQUE LHUILLIER

The polishes to try this season are textured and modern. Clockwise, from top right (in bottles): essie matte about you top coat ($11.99); essie nail polish in master plan ($9.99); NARS Nail Polish in Endless Night ($25). For details, see Shopping Guide.

BACK TO BASICS Pull out last season’s polishes. While the bounty of new makeup looks on the spring/summer runways did a oneeighty, nails were a twist on past trends. Your best bets for your Pinterest board: a futuristic take on negativespace nails, like the inverted Vs at Cushnie et Ochs and the playful dots at Adam Selman. Or try the new French mani with inverted moons seen at Rodarte or an ombré effect like at Rebecca Minkoff. What’s out? The accent nail. Mix it all up instead. And you’ll also want to save the stiletto nail for your Adele impersonation. Oval, “squoval” and round are the text-friendly shapes of the season.

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SUMMER SCHOOL Insider advice on the must-have manicures of the season.

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THE EXPERT Rita Remark, global lead educator for essie. Her nail creations can be spotted on runways in Toronto and New York. Here’s how she makes nail trends happen.

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FIRST STEPS “I first started paying attention to nails watching music videos. The singers with their long, exaggerated nails were impossible to ignore. I studied graphic art, but I wanted to work with people. So the next way I thought to translate my

love of art was with makeup. From there, I fell in love with nail art.” DAY JOB “At essie, Rebecca Minkoff, our global colour designer, chooses the colours. My role is to translate them into looks. It’s like Christmas morning when I get a new collection.” DARK ARTS “My favourite—and the most unexpected—colour trend for summer is really dark nails. It has a back-to-the-’90s Winona-Ryder-inReality-Bites feel to it. As for shape, there are two extremes: If you can grow your nails long, an almond shape is super-feminine. If you prefer to keep your nails short, try the ‘squoval.’ It’s a more wearable, sporty nail—flat at the top and curved around the sides.” CREATIVE GENIUS “A friend just opened my eyes to Pinterest. I’ve been a pinner for maybe a month; it’s my newest obsession. A lot of my friends are painters and graphic designers, so I find a lot of inspiration there. I always keep my iPhone handy in case I see a colour combination, pattern or texture I find really appealing.” ■ PRO TIP “This manicure should be perfectly imperfect,” says Rita. “Each nail can look different, and the waves can be any size and shape you wish.”

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After a thin layer of essie base coat, apply two coats of viva antigua!

Using a striping brush, create waves across the nail with coconut cove.

Create more waves with loot the booty and then seal with essie top coat.

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The ubiquitous perennial is also having a moment in interior design, fine art and, most strikingly, fragrance. The houses of Elie Saab, Giorgio Armani and YSL have all launched rose-imbued scents, as have niche perfumers such as Byredo and Memo Paris. This isn’t what your grandmother would have worn. “It’s a new, fresher, sweeter rose that isn’t powdery or flooded with patchouli or sandalwood,” explains Elena Vosnaki, a perfume historian and fragrance expert based in Athens, Greece. “Young women find it hard to accept overtly floral notes and associate them with a maturity that doesn’t speak to them.” Some of that disconnect stems from how intense rose perfumes used to be, adds Michael Edwards, a fragrance expert based in London, England. “In traditional perfumery, the rose was often heavy and richly floral,” he says. “But roses come in many different scent types—some fresh and petal-like, some green or with citrus or tea nuances.” It’s these olfactive nuances that are inspiring perfumers today. “The rose has evolved and become more textured than we have seen in the past,” says Honorine Blanc, the nose for Firmenich who created a “juicy” rose for the “young, fun and sparkling” Viva La Juicy Rosé Eau de Parfum. “It’s truly multi-dimensional: It can go from being incredibly pure to strikingly erotic.” Take Dolce & Gabbana Rosa Excelsa, which combines African dog rose, a rare ingredient from South Africa, with notes of an almost “translucent” lily of the valley, papaya flower BY WENDY KAUR and Turkish rose absolute. “It combines a purity and ashion is in the midst of a passionate affair luminosity without the indolic [a pungent scent with feminine classics. Romantic hits of chif- used to evoke the earthy, raw smell of flowers], fon, lace and ruffles appeared on runways for dry or almost dirty facets that traditional rose Gucci, Rochas and Chloé this season. Carolina notes tend to have,” says Enrica Perrotta, the Herrera admitted to being “in a rose period” nose behind the perfume. when she designed her flirty collection in varying Other factors are contributing to this rose shades of pink perfection. Across the globe, the redux. “The world we live in is full of economic, highlight of the experimental Lebanese designer environmental and political uncertainty,” says Lara Khoury’s spring presentation was a floaty Francis Kurkdjian, the creator of À La Rose Eau organza dress made from silk gazar, with the col- de Parfum, which features centifolia and damask our and delicacy of a rose. roses paired with lychee and honey. “Classic h

With romance in the air at the spring shows, the rose makes a grand return to fragrance.

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BEAUTY codes and symbols are always a way to reassure people, to offer them a comfort zone. Rose is a timeless icon of femininity.â€? Edwards notes that perfumers are using this imagery to tap into the powerful nostalgic emotions a fragrance can evoke. “Although many people would agree that they don’t want to smell like a grandmother, the positive connotation that comes from the subtle presence of a familiar note can create subliminal preferences,â€? he says. It’s true: We often want to revisit the past— albeit through rose-coloured glasses. “There is a psychological component to colour,â€? says Leatrice Eiseman, colour expert and executive director at the Pantone Color Institute. “When there’s a feeling of unrest in the world, people have a tendency to look back at yesterday.â€? Eiseman knows a thing or two about colour and culture: She declared Rose Quartz, a chalky pink shade, as one of Pantone’s two Colors of the Year for 2016. (The other is Serenity.) After years of high-octane, saturated colour schemes, this declaration is an influential message heeded by florists, marketers and fashion and interior designers. It’s also a nod to the shifting zeitgeist. “There is a general sense that we need to escape from some of the heaviness around us,â€? says Eiseman. “The timing is right to bring about a softness and a more Zenlike, blissful feel. [A rose tone] is something that is thought of as being sweetly scented and lightweight; it’s approachable because it has some warmth to it.â€? Sandy Silva, industry analyst for fashion and prestige beauty at NPD, agrees. “Softer tones and palettes are prevalent everywhere right now because we’re looking for the simplicity of times past and compensating for the rapid growth in technology by paring back other aspects of our lifestyle.â€? The rose is resonating right now because it gives us connection and comfort. “We are looking for a greater sense of transparency and clarity in our lives and for things that are true and authentic,â€? says Blanc. “We live in a time where femininity can be expressed with self-confidence, romanticism, sensuality and sensitivity. The rose allows for that to happen all in one scent.â€? â–

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BEST FOR Anyone. Down with those who demand we remove anything. PAIN L E VE L Nonexistent, because you’re happily binge-watching Billions instead.

DEPILATORIES BES T FOR Those who are wary of waxing but sick of shaving. MA KE I T LA ST You can’t. Depilatories kill hair just below the root, so they don’t affect hair growth. PRO TIP Depilatories are exfoliants, so feel free to apply self-tanner about 24 hours after. PAIN L EVE L None, other than for your nose—it can get irritated by the chemical smell (which companies are getting better at concealing). N OTE Do not use for DIY Brazilians or on moles, scars or broken skin.

SHAVING B ES T F O R When you swiped right and suddenly have a date. M A K E IT L A S T Shaving cuts hair instead of pulling it out at the root. To avoid stubble five seconds after you step out of the shower, “exfoliate and rinse with warm water to remove excess oil and dirt before shaving,” says Christine Jew, brand manager for Schick. P R O T IP A two-blade razor does the job fine, says Dr. Renée Beach, a dermatologist at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto. Shaving cream, gel or oil will give you a closer shave; they are gentler on the skin than soap. P A IN L EV EL If boredom is pain, then off the charts.

WAXING B ES T F O R Lazy types who want to go hairfree longer. M A K E IT L A S T Hair should be the length of a grain of rice, says Lexi Miles, founder of the Waxon Waxbar chain. She recommends returning at four- to six-week intervals. Continually waxing hair at the same part of its growth cycle will help stunt its growth. P R O T IP S Strip wax—think Steve Carell in The 40-Year-Old Virgin—is great for arms and legs. For the bikini and armpits, Miles prefers hard wax, which hardens on skin. It’s not as hot and won’t burn or lift skin. Look for salons that use waxes with titanium dioxide, which reduces redness, and mica, which grips hair. P A IN L EV EL Unavoidable. Schedule your wax post-period; when it’s that time of the month, hormonal changes make our bods more sensitive to pain.

THREADING BES T FOR Small surface areas (i.e., the face) and fine hair (i.e., not the bikini), since threading uses cotton thread to lift hair from the root, says Claudia Liera from Toronto’s Ritual Hair Skin Beauty. It’s also a great alternative for people who use retinol or Accutane—these sensitize skin, making it more easily irritated by waxing. P RO TI P Before and after, ask your aesthetician to apply soothing and sanitizing witch hazel. PAIN L EVE L Comparable to tweezing.

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Avoid ingrowns by using a scrub three times a week—including the day of your wax. It will make the experience less painful, says Miles, because “it removes dead skin and loosens the hairs so that the wax only picks up the hair.” Waxon Loofah Scrub in Citrus Twist ($11, waxon.ca)

Razor burn hurts more than Zayn leaving One Direction. Switch up your razor the moment you feel it tugging on skin, and shave at least three hours before applying sunscreen and hitting the beach. Try the Schick Hydro Silk TrimStyle Razor ($14, at drugstores and mass-market retailers). ■

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EDITOR’S POV Several years ago, I spent an afternoon popping in and out of independent shops in Adelaide, Australia. My Aussie-designers-to-know list kept getting longer and longer as I discovered the diverse selection of local brands on offer. For this issue, we sent associate fashion editor Liz Guber down under to check out the flourishing fashion landscape in Sydney. The city’s “Paddo” ’hood is an example of the best way to experience and celebrate (and possibly stockpile!) designer must-haves. CHRISTINA REYNOLDS

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An Alice McCall store; a look from Ginger & Smart (right); a Bassike shop (below)

SYDNEY STYLE A sartorial adventure reveals the best of made-inAustralia fashion. BY LIZ GUBER

t’s a good thing I can barely swim. I’ve been in Australia for almost a week, and I’ve been so caught up in the surging local fashion scene that I’ve only had a moment to wade ankle-deep into the surf at Bondi Beach. Not that I’m disappointed: Instead of getting sand in my shoes and water in my ears, I’ve been spending the week exploring every corner of Sydney’s fashion scene. One highlight is the Intersection, in the inner suburb of Paddington, an

INSIDERS GUIDE: SYDNEY FASHION MUST-SEES PARLOUR X On the east side of the Intersection and housed in a heritage church, this shop carries exclusive pieces—designed in collaboration with some of the country’s biggest names, like Maticevski and Romance Was Born—that you won’t find anywhere else. DOUBLE BAY This tony harbourside suburb east

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of Sydney’s centre boasts luxury flagships for Marni and Max Mara alongside multi-brand boutiques like Cosmopolitan Shoes, the city’s best bet for shoe fanatics. SYDNEY WALK OF STYLE Life is too short to shop alone, so sign up for a stylist-led walk-and-shop tour of Paddington. You’ll hit the neighbourhood’s

key shops and learn about local designers (chicstyle.com.au). MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK AUSTRALIA The country’s annual Fashion Week (May 15 to 20, 2016) is a six-day marathon of Australian design talent. Industry heavyweights show alongside up-and-comers at the

Carriageworks, a 19thcentury railway carriage turned industrial-arts space. Not an industry insider? Buy a ticket to Weekend Edition (May 20 to 21, 2016), an open-to-the-public fashion festival. Watch runway shows, mingle backstage or take a photo course (mbfashionweekended. com.au).

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The racks at Parlour X; a runway show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (above)

early Victorian neighbourhood turned style hub. The quiet feel of “Paddo” is uncharacteristic of a shopper’s paradise—it’s all quaint two-storey houses with filigree terraces. Most doors lead to local designers’ boutiques, and the best lunch is at a tucked-away courtyard café, the Bonython. But the sleepy vibe of the place only adds to the feeling of having stumbled upon a well-kept secret. Luckily for me, I have an expert guide— ELLE Australia’s style editor, Dannielle Cartisano—to help me navigate the local sights. “Everything is very fluid at the moment,” Cartisano tells me as I work my way through flowing dresses printed with the local flora at Ginger & Smart, a 14-year-old label with its own range of candles. She’s right—as I weave in and out of stores along Oxford Street, Paddington’s main strip, I notice that the slightest breeze flutters the loose dresses and tunics, as if enchanting me


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MISHA COLLECTION Bella Hadid is set to open and close the runway show for this Kardashian-approved label. Need we say more? ROMANCE WAS BORN Designers Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales are known for their theatrical runway shows of their whimsical label Romance Was Born. Last year saw the duo stage a madcap garden party. We can only imagine what they’ll get up to this year.

to try them on. Over at Bassike, purveyor of cool minimalist basics (the label’s name is a play on the word), sun-kissed surfer girls can find a range of relaxed organic-jersey tees made locally and slouchy denim sourced from Japan. “The Australian girl, she likes to be loose and comfortable, but she likes to show herself off. She’s totally confident,” says Cartisano. With summer temperatures sometimes hitting the 40s and the ocean irresistibly near, it would be easy to assume that all Sydney style skews more hippie than haute, but the scene in Paddington tells a story that goes beyond those floaty floral shifts. There was the fashion manager at Ellery, Australia’s best-known fashion export and the label responsible for this season’s off-the-shoulder obsession, dressed in one of the label’s sculpted black crepe dresses paired with black socks and schoolboy bluchers. And down the street, at stylist turned designer Alice McCall’s storefront, the racks are filled with sartorial psychedelia: crop tops adorned with curlicues and jumpsuits printed with butternut squashes. And that’s just one block! “The great thing about the Australian girl is that she’s happy to experiment,” says Bridget Yorston, who, along with Becky Cooper, is part of the design duo Bec & Bridge, a 13-year-old label with a staples-witha-twist mentality. “She doesn’t always get it right—the outfit can be a bit offbeat—but with the right attitude, it just works,” says Cooper.

Shannon Thomas, co-owner of boutique Désordre, is more blunt: “We’re pretty naked,” she says from behind the counter at her walk-inwardrobe of a store located on a sleepy residential street a few minutes away from the Intersection. Thomas stocks the country’s buzziest names, like Christopher Esber, who balances tailoring with streetwear, hyper-minimal swimwear brand Matteau Swim and Bianca Spender, whose knack for draping unexpected silhouettes has made her a finalist for the International Woolmark Prize. “It’s about the contrast,” says Thomas. When I point to a pair of ornate Ellery flares, I’m told that the acceptably Aussie way to wear them is with my boyfriend’s grungy band tee. The local approach is anything but precious and predictable. Which makes sense since Australia is backwards—but in the most fashion-forward way. When I visited in November, summer was just heating up; the country’s upside-down seasons have made designers and consumers experts in trans-seasonal dressing. Even Sydney’s Fashion Week has adapted—last year, it made the shift to showing resort collections, becoming the first Fashion Week in the world to do so. And the world is watching: Take Désordre’s Instagram account, which has a 56,000-strong following. The shop ships as far away as Canada and Tanzania. Just putting on these Aussie clothes instantly gives you a carefree attitude. What could be a better escape than that? ■

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The Old Clare Hotel

EDITOR’S BLACK BOOK After all that shopping, you’ll need a place to crash—and a home for your fashion finds. Stay in Chippendale, a hip neighbourhood that is about to become the next big thing and only a halfhour walk from the Intersection. STAY Book a loft room at the Old Clare Hotel and enjoy two floors of retro-cool decor to spread out in. If the sun is shining (and it probably is), head up to the property’s rooftop pool to cool off. You’ll make some new friends while sipping on a camomile and orange-barleywater cocktail. SNACK If you’re looking for a languid start to your day, wander down to the south end of Chippendale to Brickfields. This café serves coffee that’s up to the country’s notoriously high standards and bakes its bread in-house. Must try: the homemade ricotta on toast topped with local honey and fennel. EXPLORE For a midday art break, head to Chippendale’s White Rabbit Gallery, which specializes in contemporary Chinese art. Take in the interactive installations, and don’t leave without picking up a souvenir, like a handkerchief printed with work by Ai Weiwei. EAT At the Old Clare’s Automata resto, grab a seat facing the open kitchen so you’ll be part of the “loud, fun and a bit rock ’n’ roll” vibe that chef Clayton Wells is forging. When I was there, the always changing prixfixe menu included smoked mackerel and stracciatella with fermented peaches and kelp oil.

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One of Provence’s famous lavender fields

L AV E N D E R FIELDS FOREVER Under the trellis at La Chassagnette (above); Roussillon’s iconic red walls

’ve been to Provence a handful of times, and mostly I remember nothing—doing nothing, that is. The standout memory of one trip two years ago was a sleepy afternoon in the courtyard of La Chassagnette, a farm-to-table gourmet restaurant just outside Arles. Long after my (scraped-clean) plate was cleared, I just sat, listening to the buzz of bees in the trellis overhead and the snores of the three-legged cat curled up nearby. On another occasion, I visited the famous red-walled city of Roussillon, where I recovered from climbing its steep streets by perching on a wall and eating calissons, the local almond sweets...for two hours. I’d like to think it’s a thoroughly French approach to Provence. Stretching from the Mediterranean to the Alps in the south of France, this region is ideally suited for the world’s laziest road trip. Nothing is really La Vieille that far apart (the area is only 235 kiloCharité; the view from metres long and 160 kilometres wide), so Domaine la it’s easy to spend a day exploring each tiny Tourraque village you drive through and still arrive at (right) your next stop on schedule—and that’s factoring in time for long, lazy lunches and lavender-field photo shoots. As I daydream about my next visit, here are a few more stops I’d recommend for a chilledout holiday in Provence:

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The look: Audrey Hepburn on holiday. Breton stripes mandatory.

A lazy road trip in Provence. BY SARAH LAING WANDER Spend a lazy afternoon meandering through the medieval streets of Le Panier, the candy-coloured, cobblestoned heart of Old Marseille and home to art galleries, independent stores and, of course, the landmark Vieille Charité, an ancient poorhouse famous for its domed chapel. If you’re feeling energetic, stop by the new Musée de la Boule and try your hand at the local Sunday pastime, pétanque, the French answer to bocce. SIP Provence is France’s oldest grapegrowing region, so you’d be remiss not to sample the results of over 2,600 years of oenological expertise while you’re in the neighbourhood. If you’re near Ramatuelle, consider taking a tour of one of the area’s best vineyards from the comfort of a 4x4 at Domaine la Tourraque, owned by the same family since 1805. After you have taken in breathtaking views straight out to the Mediterranean, head back to the winery’s HQ for a lesson in winemaking... and an obligatory glass of the region’s specialty—rosé, naturellement.

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a serene one. If you can’t find peace and quiet within the walls of Le Couvent des Minimes, a former monastery in Luberon, try a stroll through the hotel’s six hectares of rose, verbena and lavender gardens. And if that fails, a visit to the on-site L’Occitane spa should do the trick.

DEVOUR A day spent learning how to make traditional Provençal cuisine with Reine Sammut of Auberge La Fenière is the epicurean equivalent of a deep-tissue massage. However, if a cooking lesson with one of France’s renowned chefs is too strenuous, the Aix-en-Provence hotel also has a resto that showcases the area’s famous chestnuts and Camargue rice. GAZE Dante knew the area of Les Baux-de-Provence, perched high in the northern Alpilles mountains, as the “Valley of Hell,” but these days the former bauxite quarries are home to heavenly visions of famous paintings projected onto the stone walls and ceilings and set to music. Until January 2017, the ever-popular “cathedral of images” is focusing on French modernist artist Marc Chagall’s colourful oeuvre.

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A TASTE OF FRANCE Once you’re home in Canada, transport yourself back to your French idyll with a box of macarons from just-arrived-inCanada Ladurée. Their brand-new jewel box of a store on Vancouver’s tony Robson Street is the perfect place for a cup of tea served with a side of serenity—or to pick up a box (starting at $25) to “share with friends.” ■

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(MAY 21 – JUNE 20)

(JUNE 21 – JULY 22)

(JULY 23 – AUG. 22)

This is a great month to shop for clothes because the Sun and Venus are both in your sign, which means you will instinctively know what flatters you. You’re also keen to work hard because Mars is in your job sector. Continue to be patient with partners and close friends. Remember that real-estate deals still favour you.

This month, some of you are involved in secret love affairs because romance, pleasure, sports events, social diversions and vacations abound with opportunities. However, you are also advised to seek some downtime to ponder what your new year (birthday to birthday) will be all about because your personal year is now coming to an end.

Go do that voodoo you do so well because this is a popular month for Leos. It’s party city! Enjoy vacations, sports events, playful times with children and the arts. Friendships will be important this month, along with your interaction with clubs, groups and associations. A friend could become a lover. All friendships will deepen.

(AUG. 23 – SEPT. 22)

(SEPT. 23 – OCT. 22)

(OCT. 23 – NOV. 21)

This is the best month all year for you to receive accolades from bosses and VIPs. People in power are impressed with you. And, with lucky Jupiter bringing you good fortune in everything you do, who’s surprised? You are strong, convincing and persuasive right now. You know what you want, and you intend to get it. Demand the advantage!

This month, your sense of adventure is strong, which is why you want to travel and expand your horizons. If you can’t travel, take a course or try to meet people from different backgrounds— shake things up a bit. Be a tourist in your own city. Use your possessions to help you get work done because your assets can help you now.

This is a passionate, intense month because of the placement of the Sun, Venus and Mars. A triple whammy! Many of you have lots of energy that wants to be expressed sexually. Since this energy is building up, exercise and gym workouts are also outlets. (But sex is more fun.) Meanwhile, gifts, goodies and mucho pleasure come your way.

(NOV. 22 – DEC. 21)

(DEC. 22 – JAN. 19)

(JAN. 20 – FEB. 18)

Fact: You will need more sleep and rest this month. A strong focus on partnerships and close friendships will blossom in a lovely, rewarding way. This is because you find it easy to express your affection for others. If you’re in conflict with someone, this is an excellent time to make peace. Everything is cozy and solid.

This is an energetic, active month. You want to get better organized and feel that you are on top of your scene. In addition, you will schmooze more with friends and other groups. In fact, some of you are in competition with someone through physical sports or political jockeying. It’s a busy time. Remember to stand tall.

Two influences are at play this month: One wants you to party, take vacations, explore the arts and enjoy romantic adventures; the other fires up your ambition to succeed in your career. This works fine for those who work in the arts or the entertainment world; however, many will feel that work and play are competing for time. Busy you!

(FEB. 19 – MARCH 20)

(MARCH 21 – APRIL 19)

(APRIL 20 – MAY 20)

Like Aquarius, you feel two contradictory influences this month. One encourages you to hunker down at home—you want to relax with family, redecorate and entertain. However, another urges you to travel and broaden your horizons. Fortunately, you can handle this balancing act because Pisces rules the feet, and you can dance.

This is a fast-paced, fun-loving month for Aries. Short trips, visits and the accelerated pace perfectly suit your highflying Aries energy. Relationships with neighbours and siblings are positive. It’s a strong month for writers, actors, teachers and salespeople. Oh, and your sex drive is amped and you’re raring to go! Get out there and fly your colours.

You are the financial wizard of the zodiac. That’s why June is an important month for you: Both of your Money houses are highlighted. Look for ways to boost your income; you might also check out a new job or source of earnings. Meanwhile, enjoy shopping for beautiful things, while financial speculation and vacations are on your mind. ■

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Summer is synonymous with rosÊ – and rosÊ is practically synonymous with Provence. In fact, this spectacular Mediterranean region dedicates 88% of its wine production to this category, in a fresh, sharp and refreshing style. Today, rosÊ from Provence is more than just patio wine. Year-round, on the beach or with a gourmet meal, it’s the ideal companion for any occasion.

THE PERFECT APERITIF Summertime means impromptu evenings with friends on the balcony, in the backyard or in the park. When the cork pops and the rosĂŠ starts Ĺ´RZLQJWKDWĹ?V\RXUFXHIRUIXQLQWKHVXQ'RQĹ?WKHVLWDWHWRSDLULWZLWKD YDULHW\RIVXEVWDQWLDOVWDUWHUVLQFOXGLQJGHOLPHDWVROLYHVVPRNHGĆ“VK fried or stuffed summer squash, saltines, bruschetta, or bite-size tunaand-tomato tapas. With their bold accents of red berries, peaches, exotic fruits and citrus, rosĂŠs from Provence go well with just about DQ\IRRGĹ´DYRXU

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The salty Mediterranean breezes wash over the vines of Provence to give their wines a joyful, sun-drenched quality that makes them a SHUIHFWPDWFKZLWKVHDXUFKLQVDQGJULOOHGĆ“VK$QGIRUDPRUHH[RWLF Ĺ´DLUZK\QRWWU\WKHPZLWKVXVKLRUVSLF\7KDLVHDIRRG"

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Just as rosĂŠ gets the party started in summer, it can convey the same spirit of caring and sharing all year long. Its diversity makes it the ultimate multi-tasker, whether complementing your holiday turkey or your Christmas canapĂŠs, ringing in the New Year or toasting a special birthday.

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