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from the editor For most of us, the Queen of Hearts is associated with the Alice in Wonderland character. Even though the word Hearts is part of her title, her character is not so kind-hearted. She is a quick-tempered monarch, who abruptly decrees death sentences at the slightest offense. Her most famous line, one which she repeats often, is “Off with their heads!” The Queen of Hearts on our cover is not the same as the Queen mentioned above. On the contrary, our Queen of Hearts is a jovial young woman with exceptional beauty, charm, and most importantly, is one that possesses a kind, loving heart. I met Lilly, our Queen of Hearts, a little over two years ago. She was heading to Asia, where her career as a model was taking off. We were very lucky to work with Lilly prior to her departure. After looking through Lilly’s portfolio, we decided to give Lilly a different look from what she had previously. We decided to give her a modern twist on the 70’s that would match perfectly with the sensual, modern tribal feel we wanted for the shoot. (See image in the Q&A with Lilly) This year, I had the opportunity to watch Lilly on a Hong Kong reality TV show called Supermodelme. As a fan of any fashion-based reality TV competition, it was very exciting to watch Lilly throughout the season. Apart from the regular weekly challenges and house drama, which are an essential part of these types of shows, there was something very captivating about Lilly that went beyond her physical beauty. We often hear that true beauty comes from within, and for anyone that has watched Lilly on this show, they certainly witnessed this. Throughout the competition, Lilly stayed true to her fun-loving and often goofy nature - which are endearing qualities, but what really stood out as the show unfolded, was Lilly’s care and love for all her teammates/rivals. At the end of each week, contestants faced a panel of judges who reviewed their week’s work to determine the bottom three for the final elimination process. This consists of having the three girls stand side by side while asking each of them who they think should go home and why. I personally thought this was an awful twist in the competition. The remaining girls who didn’t go home would then have to return to the house and face the teammates that said negative comments about them during elimination. On one particular episode, Lilly was asked the same question when she found herself in the bottom three. Lilly could not make a choice. At this point, the girls had formed bonds and friendships regardless of the fact that they were competitors. The host was persistent in saying that she had to make a choice. Lilly couldn’t find it within herself to put another girl down in order for her to climb to the top. She pleaded with the judge and told her that it was against her heart to name someone. She was quickly informed that she would be eliminated from the competition. In an industry that can be quite cut-throat, Lilly stuck to her principals and trusted her heart. While many would fault her for this decision, I was very proud of the way she represented herself, her country and the modeling industry. We are dedicating this issue to Lilly, our Queen of Hearts. We hope that other aspiring models will take note to remain true to themselves throughout their careers. Jennifer, our copy editor, recently said: “Fads may come and go, but kindness is always on-trend.” We couldn’t agree more. I hope you enjoy fave 2.2 as much as we enjoyed putting it together for you. Alcides Munoz Jr. Creative Director & Editor

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FAVET Charlotte Healey, Style Contributor A true artist with a worldly and unique fashion sense. Her talent and garment alterations techniques make her ideal for our new DYI feature.

Geneviève Peeke, Fashion Blogger Keeping us up-todate on all things fashion and beauty, Gen is one of the most energetic and passionate people you will meet.

Lee Mousseau, Photographer Lee is one our faves around here. Kind, personable and has mad skills behind the camera. Keep an eye out for Lee at fashion events.

Rossa Jurenas, Hairstylist There isn’t enough space to list all of her awards, but let’s just say that when it comes to hairstyling, she’s won them all many times over.


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Ashley Sleeth, Contributor Wearing many hats for fave, she brings a an essential and different point of view to her product and fashion reviews.

Bianca Wahab, Stylist/Contributor

Colin Gaudet, Photographer Colin is not just a pretty face. This male model has incredible talent in front and behind the camera.

Emily McDonell, Makeup Artist

Erica Wark, Fashion Journalist/Stylist Erica brings our readers the latest in fashion in our must-read feature FASHIONW@RKS. on every issue of fave Magzine.

Jennifer Lecompte, Copy Editor/Writer A lover of language and style, she’s a perfect match for fave. She’s a graduate of Media and Communications, and,translates beauty and fashion into words.

Julie Katona, Makeup Artist, Fairly new to the city, Julie has shown us a new level of dedication and commitment. Her work is consistent and amazing.

Mahlet Seifu, Stylist, Is multi talented: model, entrepreneur and designer. Mahlet graced our cover last year and continues to be part of fave by sharing her many talents. Sienna Vittoria Contributor, Her drive and passion for the fashion industry make her a well rounded contributor; assisting, styling, writing features and more.

A true makeup enthusiast, with a focus on Eco friendly beauty products. Emily shares her talent with us in our beauty and fashion spreads.

Michael Berger,

Stylist, Michael’s artistic touch and fantastic fashion sense is a perfect fit for fave. He is our eyes for beauty and fashion in the city of Toronto.

Alyssa Wilson, Beauty and Style Contributor, anything Alyssa touches is gold. Beauty fashion, lifestyle she does it all with the perfect balance of class, elegance and style, in any genre.

Bianca brings us an unique vision of style. A fashion design graduate and stylist with a wonderful presence. Who could ask for more?!

Kevin Schnobb, Style Contributor, A lover of the fashion industry with a keen eye for style. He brings the perfect mix to the Le$$ Trendy feature and more.

Natalie Peachy Makeup Artist Natatlie’s passion for her craft is contagious. She was the first guest contributor to be feautured in a cover for a reason. Talent + Passion make Natalie a star.

Tran Le, Hairstylist Obsessed with hair and fashion makes her a perfect fit for fave. We believe her when she says that hair is the best accessory. See her work on the cover and fashion stories.


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110 BRIGHTS & METAL

74 GALACTIC PROVOCATEUR

120 FRAGRANCE REVIEW

Up close and personal with the ultratalented model and photographer.

The bigger, the better!

LE CLOSET

Alyssa Wilson’s beauty product reviews.

Paint the town with a pop of colour!

David Bowie is, was, and will be.

Sid Cratzbarg dishes on the latest Valentino fragrance.

FAVE COVER STORY Model: Lilly N from www.angiesmodels.com Stylists: Bianca Wahab Mahlet Seifu Makeup: Julie Katona photo by: Alcides M Jr. Lilly is wearing: Shirt: Burberry Sweater: H&M Nekhkace: Bianca’s own Pants: model’s own

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Wool, leather and fur that won’t leave you out in the cold.

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Playful and chic. We’re not lying!

64 CELEBRITY REVIVAL Fashion that speaks volumes.

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82 FOR YOUR EYES ONLY Provocative pieces for every day of the year!


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The fave Q&A:

COLIN GAUDET Exceptional talent in front of and behind the camera. Interview by: Alcides Munoz

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FEATURE FM: Photography is such an extraordinary way to capture moments in life. When did you first know that you wanted to pursue a career as photographer? CG: When I was in high school, I decided that I would do the IB program, which for those of you that don’t know, it’s basically harder than first year university packed into two years with exams that focus on two years of content. Intense! When I was in the program, I took the art course which lead me to explore my unique interests in the world of the arts. I’ve always been interested in fashion, even from a young age, so when I was in this course, I tried to mix fashion with abstract elements and coloured pencil drawings. I was really proud of what I was producing, however my drawing eye was constantly tricking itself and could never get the proportions of the body or face perfectly. That is when I looked to magazines for inspiration and found a photography magazine that actually was outlining a fashion exhibit in New York called “Click Chic”. I will never forget this exhibit, because the idea behind it was that they wanted to show that fashion photography is not just glossy tear away images in a magazine. Their images combined fashion with fine art elements and had amazing gallery appeal! That is when it all clicked and I told myself that I want to have that feeling of pushing fashion to the limit and get my work published in a book or on a gallery wall one day. Of course, I am practicing my eye, and with every shoot I do, I strive to one day get there! FM: For those who don’t know, you are also a fantastic model. Could you share with our readers how that came about and if it influenced your decision to become a photographer? CG: When I finished high school, I said to myself I’m going to get a degree in Kinesiology so that I had something to fall back on if photography didn’t work out for me. Uhmmm, yeah right. Good idea me. (laughs) It didn’t work out that way of course! In my second year during the second semester of university, I got to a dark place because I was like “why am I putting myself through this torture when I could be putting all my energy towards something that I would love to do.” That is when I flipped the switch and applied to schools for photography. The summer before I left for photography school, I started to seek shoots with local photographers in Halifax, because why not!? Get to meet people who could possibly inspire me photography-wise 18

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and get cool pictures in the process. That is sort of when it clicked that I need to figure myself out in front of the camera so that I could direct models easier and understand the pressure of a shoot. It just sort of snowballed from there, but I still have really nerdy moments by myself, where I practice posing in front of the mirror (yes, as a guy and girl) so directing these poses is second nature to me! FM: You spent time working in Milan. Can you tell us about your experience there? What was it like to work as a model and photographer in one the world’s fashion capitals? CG: It was a rough time actually. People think when you travel to places that you are suddenly having the time of your life, and it is glamorous. You are in Milan for God’s sake! Well, you also are thrown into a completely different culture, and a city where no one speaks English. (no comforts from home.) Castings were plentiful and there were a million models in town, all fighting for the same jobs. Living there, I quickly realized that I am not your typical foreign model because they don’t understand your humour, and there are no ways of connecting. My time there was lost in thought and in total confusion about what I wanted out of life after school. I would say that my time in Milan was positive though, because I learned a lot about myself through self-reflection, and also that photography is the only thing that will make me happy in terms of a job. FM: When creating your story boards or working on a project, where do you draw your inspiration from? CG: I like to draw inspiration from places outside of the world of fashion photography because fashion is constantly recreating itself to get new fresh ideas. It is a great idea to outsource. Personally, my favourite inspirations come from comic books, anime, sometimes I draw concepts from more classical paintings, and I love darker types of imagery. Depending on the project, I will usually figure out what lighting I would like to achieve on top of the concept that I want to portray. Then to finish off the story board, I will include all of the stylist’s references for the clothing and the inspiration for the hair and make up. That way the whole team has a clear vision for the direction that we are going in.


FM: Do you currently have a muse? If not, what do you look for in a model? What are the characteristics that help your vision come to life? CG: At this point in my career, I try not to get fixated on only one subject. On set, I strive to get on the same level as the model that I am photographing so that we are creating the moment together. I find that I can push the model further once we know a little about one another and they see that I am the clumsiest person that is a firm believer in the ghetto set up (using a wine glass as a stereo system). I love when a model thinks outside of the box and pushes themselves to emote in different ways, or pose in ways that I wouldn’t think of on my own. That is when you hear me going “yeah yeah yeah yeahhhhhhhhh, perfecttttt” (laughs) or I go “OH YEAHHH!” Basically, if a model is open to taking my pointers and is down to earth, then we can usually make some great pictures! We are in a new age of photographers and I would like to stay grounded in being relatable and fun when we are shooting together. FM: Last year (I’m sure you remember) we attended your graduation. I want to apologize now for how loud and excited we were. Not only were we impressed with your body of work, you also won the top prize. Can you describe what your program was like and what you felt when they announced that you were at the top of your class during graduation? CG: Oh my God, you guys were so great! Thank you for screaming, because I’m sure my selfportrait made some of the folks in the crowd a bit uncomfortable. (sometimes art happens and you show your bum to everyone, and then you are on stage saying “Hi mom!”) But no, the program at Algonquin was definitely a positive experience for me. I made a lot of life long friends and tried to soak up as much information from every corner that I could. Since it is a commercial program, I learned a lot of great lighting and post-production techniques that I can apply to a future career in fashion photography. In September of 2011, when I started the program, I knew absolutely nothing about photography except for the fact that I was ready to do it full force. When they announced my name for the portfolio of the year, I was shocked! I had put my all into those two years, trying to make lots of connections outside of school, and doing creative away from the projects in school. It really showed me that hard work will pay off through all the stress

and running yourself thin. If you are looking to be a “fashion photographer” after school, you need to work your ass off for it, because it is not something that you can teach. You have to train your eye! The only way you can do that is by doing tons of research, seeking out trends in clothing, editorials, and campaigns, doing many creative photoshoots with different teams of artists, always be striving to improve your lighting and post work and practicing how you direct your model. FM: If you could photograph any model for any campaign, who and what would that be? CG: Oh, man! That is a super tough one, because I am so bad with names and I’m just so obsessed with what is happening in the world of fashion advertising photography at the moment. Give me a moment to think!! (laughs) I really love what Edie Campbell has been doing in the past year. She looks like a character out of an epic novel, or something. I would choose her, and of course, want to shoot the Balenciaga campaign! FM: You recently moved to Toronto. What made you make the move, and what can we expect from you over the next few years? CG: I moved to Toronto because I am English, for one. That rules out Montreal. I also don’t have the resources at the moment to move out of the country. Oh, geez. A lot of pressure and expectations! EEK! Well, I hope to keep networking with as many creative people as possible to make an extensive portfolio that I can show to an agency that represents fashion photographers. I would hope that my work will keep evolving and get stronger and stronger. A huge skill that I am working on, is editorial story telling, because anyone can take pretty pictures of beautiful clothing, but I want to tell a story about the girls/boys wearing the clothing instead of just showing clothes. So, expect me to be too stubborn to quit, and hopefully in a few years, showing better, more cohesive work!


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COAT By Sienna Vittoria Lee-Coughlin

The term androgynous is used so regularly in trend reviews that it cannot be considered a passing trend anymore, but rather the direction fashion is heading in general.

Coco Chanel knew it all along; we’re only just catching on. Nowadays, menswear-inspired pieces such as blazers, trousers, and baggy boyfriend jeans are just as commonly adorned by women as blouses, skirts and frocks are. For the past few runway seasons, the oversized coat has earned a place among the key styles such as the trench and peacoat. The oversized coat not only allows women to layer sweaters and scarves under their coats more forgivingly, but also acts as a statement piece in the wardrobe itself. The winter woes of having to bury one’s well thought-out outfits under poufy or tiresome jackets can be avoided with this eye-catching coat trend.

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1 1- Runway Look -- $775

4- Budget Look -- $398.68

2- Budget Look - $479

5- Runway Look - $2100

Malene Birger, fiurica oversized satin-trimmed piqué coat www.net-a-porter.com/product/418912

Planet, long silver marl oversized wool coat www.thebay.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/en/thebay/ womens-apparel/coats-jackets/silver-marl-oversized-woolcoat

3- Runway Look - $5550

Bottega Veneta, belted cashmere coat www.net-a-porter.com/product/398731

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T Tahari, cutaway wrap coat with oversized collar http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/tahari-marla-cutaway-wrap-coatwith-oversized-collar-online-only/3561562?origin=category Stella McCartney, flore wool and silk blend coat http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/403245

6- Budget Look - $129

H&M, wide, double-breasted coat, $129 www.hm.com/ca/product/23740?article=23740-A


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Do not mistake the wrap coat trend for the double-breasted, belted trench coat. The wrap coat is without buttons and is quite literally wrapped around one’s body, fastened with a tie. The robe-like style is cozy and warm, and is typically fashioned from thick wool blends. While it might make you feel bundled up and buried, the cinched-waist effect the tied-belt offers balances the silhouette. The Row’s wooly charcoal-grey wrap coat, Theysken’s Theory’s fluffy beige bathrobe-like interpretation and Joseph’s colour-blocked blanket coat were among the few highlights of this season.

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The showstoppers of the oversized coat sensation are the structured statement jackets. These are molded like sculptures - cocooning the body in odd and unexpected angles, and mostly rendered in bold colours. Jil Sander released a collection of pastel-coloured numbers, Antonio Marras followed the think-pink philosophy for his, and Stella McCartney pleased with a notable primrose-yellow coat. In order to balance the silhouette, pair these coats with a feminine skirt or cropped trousers and a heel.


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WIN TER WON DER LAND Photographer: Denis Duquette Model: Teaghan Gosley (City Models) Hair: Melissa Duguay Stylist: Sarah Duquette

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blazer: BB Dakota Shorts: Joe Fresh Boots: Spring Sweater: Old Navy

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Coat: RW & Co Shoes: Candies Sweater: Dex Shorts: Club Monaco Necklace: Forever 21


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Hat: Club Monaco Tank: Envy Skirt: Ya Los Angeles jacket: Gap Shoes: Guess

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Coat: RW & Co Shoes: Candies Sweater: Dex Shorts: Club Monaco Necklace: Forever 21


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Scark: Furs and Leathers by Seymour Skirt: Olivaous Blazer: forever 21 Blouse: Gap Shoes: Mossimo Skirt and scarf teaghans 50

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PINOCCHIO Photo, Styling, M&H: Paolo Prisco Photographer Model: Anna Shteyn All coats, jackets, shoes and bags provided by ZARA Montecarlo. Other clothes and accessories: H&M, Stephen Jones Millinery, Janine Delbono. Vintage and customized clothes and accessories belong to the Photographer’s Private Collection.

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REVIAL Photographer: Lesley Pedraza Model: Jacqueline Depaul - Wilhelmina Agency Hair: Carla Ross - More Than A Slash Salon/Academy Make-up: Daniel Chinchilla Styling: Lauren Gold Location: More Than a Slash Salon/Academy

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Jacket: Sanctuary Body Suit: Nike Tights: Pretty Polly Bra: Victoria Secret Fur: Vintage (Stylist’s Grandmother) 66

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Vest: ASTR (nordstrom brand) Tights: Pretty Polly Shoes: Vince Camuto Bra: Fredericks of Hollywood 68

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Galactic Provocateur by Jennifer Lecompte

David Bowie is made its Canadian debut this fall at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. The first international exhibition devoted to the British-born artist invites museumgoers to become intimate with a life and career spanning over five decades. A spectacular journey through the depths of Bowie’s mind, is explores the catalysts behind some of his most famous performances, art, stagewear and songs. Experimenter with creative boundaries, he dazzled and entranced audiences with his take on Surrealism, German Expressionism, Music Hall, mime and Japanese Kabuki. As a right-brain dominant, I’ve always had an appreciation for (and am consistently in awe of) artistic dynamism and prowess. Walking through the AGO exhibition myself, my imagination was asked to join the movement of dancing around life’s perceived limitations. While mouthing parts of 1969’s Space Oddity, “And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear…”, I felt strongly compelled to take a closer look at some of the fashionably iconic shells David Bowie left behind, and in turn, left earth awhile. Taking in the genius found in the most-notable seams, I became aware that we’re all capable of remarkable reinvention while on a mission to create our own beautiful, complex and bizarre realities. I returned with a full understanding that what is at his core is ever-transcendent and truly fascinating. David Bowie certainly is, was, and will be. The multimedia show continues its world tour with scheduled stops in Sao Paulo, Chicago, Paris and Groningen.

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Ziggy Stardust Ziggy may have played guitar, but his style was louder than any note emitted from his acoustic. Taking the stage with his Spiders from Mars, the singer’s short, red hair and eclectic, patterned bodysuits – most designed by Kansai Yamamoto - ignited a cult following. His character was heavily influenced by mime and dance, with a frequent indulgence in active sexual expression and had a major penchant for glam-rock style. Androgynous and avant-garde, the world had never seen anything or anyone like him before.


Aladdin Sane A continuation of the star’s ambiguity and a pun on ‘A lad insane’, this character was the epitome of his bona fide rock star status. The lightning bolt down the middle of his face hinted at the mental conflict implied by the character’s name. It also reflects the internal struggle Bowie often had while trying to separate from his onstage personas. He experienced a dangerously intense commitment to his art, and felt a deep merging with all of his composites.

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The Thin White Duke Exuding an elegant elitist quality, Bowie entered a black and white phase in his reinvention that added a little mystery and glamour - albeit reflective of the dark shadows he lived with during turbulent years of drug use. His slicked-back hair, crisp shirts and tailored trousers by costume designer Ola Hudson, gave him a flawless look - only enhanced by his cutting cheekbones.


McQueen: Fit for a King In the late 90s, with the help of Alexander McQueen, Bowie dove into a punk renaissance that catered to opulence with an edge. Some of the most striking pieces from this period included a revolutionary war-style Union Jack coat that graced the Earthling album cover. A knee-length gold brocade jacket designed for the accompanying tour was worn over ruffled shirts with delicate, lace cuffs. A series of distressed frock coats with the same aesthetic were also created for the Outside tour.

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Bonjour fave readers, As this is my first review, I want to share three must-have products that should be in everyone’s makeup bag. These three picks are great because they can be used by anyone - professional or otherwise.

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré This is another new favourite of mine. There are many reasons to love this crème. It is super lightweight, but gives tons of moisture. The simplicity of this specific formula minimizes the risk of allergy and maintains the skin’s natural balance. It also helps to restore the skin’s elasticity (which is always a good thing) and leaves it super soft and supple. The best part of this crème is its versatility. You can use it on your face and body, day and night, and even as a makeup remover. That’s right! It can take makeup off extremely well. Not too long ago, I was getting ready at someone else’s home only to realize I forgot my eye makeup remover (above), so I put my Embryolisse crème to the test by applying to a cotton pad, and it completely removed all my eye makeup without irritating my eyes at all. It also left my skin soft and clean and was ready for me to reapply my makeup. It really is a must-have. If I could purchase it in bulk, I definitely would. The greatest thing about these products is they can be used on any skin type. I have all three on my vanity, and I love how they make my skin care routine much more efficient.

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The Beauty Blender I’m sure you’ve heard of this little sponge egg gem. Another one of my favourites (I have three!), it makes applying base makeup so much easier. I love the egg shape of this product. The wider part can be used to apply foundation and the tip is great for applying concealer. It’s also great for on the go touch ups without having to carry around a few different brushes. This little sponge can be used not only to apply foundation and concealer; it’s a great highlighting and contouring tool as well. Easy to clean and long-lasting, it also feels like you’re giving your face a little massage. Tip: For those days with extra tired eyes, stick the blender in the freezer for about a minute or so and gently press under and around eyes. So soothing!

Biotherm Sensibio H2O Solution Micellaire I just tried this product about eight months ago, and now I can’t go a day without it. I wear mascara and liner every day so it’s crucial for me to remove my eye makeup before I wash my face. The solution is so light; it feels like water while removing all traces of dirt. I’ve noticed such a difference since I’ve started using it. My face feels so much cleaner. It’s made for sensitive skin, so you don’t have to worry about it irritating your eyes. I also love how gentle it is. It was, at one time, actually used on babies! I recommend this product to everyone. It can easily be part of anyone’s skin care regime. Also, it comes in a handy travel size bottle, so no excuses while on vacation!


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Contributor’s faves Shiseido Perfect Rouge Lipstick A luxurious creamy texture, melts like butter when applied. Highly-pigmented, long-wearing with a beautiful hint of shine. Moisturizes and conditions lips, free from smell and taste. Many rich colours for wish lists! - Julie Katona

Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer : This vial of liquid youth can be used alone can really highlight the cheekbones, and mixed with foundation can give skin’s radiance a mega boost. Im addicted! -Emily McDonell

Burrs Beas tined lip balm: It’s like lipstick and lip balm, the best of both worlds. it’s fresh, tingly and keeps my lips smooth and hydrated. An absolute must in the cold and dry Canadian winter air. - Sienna Vittoria Lee-Coughlin

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Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer: I first received it as a sample, but was immediately hooked. It spreads on smoothly and evenly, without feeling oily or appearing caked-on. Once foundation is applied, the look of pores and blemishes are completely eliminated. My face is photo-ready every time I use it. - Jennifer Lecompte

YSL LE TEINT TOUCHE ÉCLAT Illuminating Foundation: I love this foundation because it gives you just enough coverage with a natural glow. Feels like your wearing no makeup at all! J’adore! - Alyssa D. Wilson

Arbonne Makeup Primer: A luxurious makeup primer that visually diminishes fine lines and pores and creates a perfect canvas for makeup application! Love it even on it’s own! - Bianca Wahab


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LINE AND DEFINE BRUSH SET $39

Includes: Crease Brush Shadow Liner Brush Angled Precision Liner Brush Cream Shadow Brush Tapered Shadow Brush www.smashbox.com

Larger Than Life Lip Gloss Colour: Bleecker $26.00

Outrageously lustrous color meets high-impact shine. Dramatic, stay-in-place shades glide on smoothly and evenly for lips that are more luminous and voluminous than ever before. www.narscosmetics.com

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TwistUp Retractable Lipstick Crayon Colour: Red Carpet $7.95

Dare to be colourful with this easy retractable lipstick + lipliner in one. No sharpener required! Formula enriched with nourishing natural ingredients such as Omega 3 + 6 and Shea Butter. Definitvely a new way to wear lipstick. Try one of these easy-to-wear stunning shades. Paraben-Free. Perfume-Free. www.annabelle.ca

MAC EYE SHADOW Colour: Passionate $18 Highly-pigmented powder. Applies evenly, blends well. www.maccosmetics.com

FORMULA X FOR SEPHORA $13

What it is formulated WITHOUT: - Parabens What else you need to know: This polish is a three-free formula. The brush design was engineered to complement the highly pigmented formula, giving you the most even and precise lacquer application. www.sephora.com


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& MET ALS Photographer: Alexander Vlad captivatecreativestudios.com Hairstylist: Alexandra Michelle Aldrich Alexandramaldrich@gmail.com Make up artist: Meredith Lyman meredith-lyman.com Rings & Glases by CaIA www.shopvinvent.ca

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Aristocrat of Scent ‘s choice:  Valentina Oud Assoluto by Valentino 120 f ave

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Valentina Oud Assoluto by Valentino This new Valentino fragrance is so sensual! Top notes are orange blossom, oud and leather. It is an extravagant and luxurious fragrance. It is definitely one for you lovely fave fashionistas out there. Wear this one, and you’ll become Sidified!

Yours in Fragrance, Sid (Aristocrat of Scent)


The fave Q&A:

MELANIE VIGER A true arist in the world of makeup artistry www.mv-makeup.com Interview by: Alcides Munoz

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FM: We work with many makeup artists. All who possess their own set of special skills in makeup artistry. However, within all the great makeup artists, there are always a few that stand out. You are one of those individuals who can turn a makeup brush into a magic wand. Could you share with our readers what it takes to become a makeup artist of this caliber?

MV: Acne is a very tricky subject for me, and it would not be fair to say that there is one product that cures it all. I personally tried many things and saw many doctors in order to be able to come to one solution. My best recommendation for someone who is suffering from acne at the moment would be to see a dermatologist who can recommend the best treatment(s) for your specific skin conditions. If you are looking for a solution MV: I truly believe that to be a strong makeup for coverage while the acne is being treated your artist you need to have a passion for art, an eye best bet would be to find a high pigment concealer for detail and to be a slight perfectionist. I also that matches your skin tone and cover the breakbelieve that you need to study the art of makeup out the best that you can, also always be sure constantly to know what the trends are and new to use clean tools to apply the products. More styles to be sure that you are always improving advanced makeup users can also try neutralizing as an artist. the color with a green concealer stick and then a neutral skin tone over top. FM: You’ve done work for all sorts of genres within the makeup world. What are your favourite FM: You return to Ottawa, Canada from time to types of looks that you like to create? time - especially to work with Ottawa Fashion Week. Can you tell us more about your experiMV: There are many types of makeup that I love ence in working backstage alongside designers to do however, my favourite looks to create would to bring their vision to life? have to be the extreme beauty and editorial, I really like to see the clean lines, details and to push MV: Fashion Week was really where I started my the limits on the typical beauty. career at 17 years old. Being the youngest artist on the team, I looked up to my team members as mentors and role models. As each and every FM: I always like to ask makeup artists and hair season passed, I learned more and more. I alstylists what their favourite product is, because ways loved the fast-paced creative environment, you get to try so many and every artist has at and the thrill of bringing someone’s vision to life. least one product they can’t live without. What Looking into backstage fashion week is really product would that be for you at this moment? where a ton of great artists come together and learn to work as a team and grow as a family. MV: To have a favourite product for me would With each and every season that passes, I leave be like asking a painter what his or her favourite with new memories, friends and creative energy. paint color is. Truthfully, I love it all! I see makeup for its colour and texture and my favourite must have products change on a daily basis, however FM: If you could work with any designer for an a new trend and product that I love is the Makeup editorial campaign in any part of the world, who Forever Aqua brow. I love seeing game changers would that be and where? in the industry, and I do believe that this is one! MV: I would absolutely love to shoot a creative campaign with Michel Kors. As a designer, I love FM: You’ve shared that as an adolescent, you the looks. The style is beautiful and the handbags suffered from sever Cystic Acne. Is there a must- are a secret addiction. Anywhere in the desert or have product, makeup or treatment that you tropical islands would be a dream come true. As would recommend for someone suffering from for other creative campaigns, I would absolutely this at present time? love to shoot a MAC or Makeup Forever campaign for its creativity and perfection.


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FM: Is there a celebrity that you would you love to do makeup for? VM: I would love to do Riahnna’s makeup. Esthetically, I love the structure of her face. I really do believe she is such a beautiful woman. I also think we would have a great time. FM: Who do you look up to in the makeup world? VM: My all-time favourite artists at the moment are Amrezy from Brooklyn and Shayla from Los Angeles. Of all the artists that I’ve seen, their work is the most inspiring for clean lines and perfect balance. Every face is truly a work of art. FM: We get many messages from readers who are also aspiring makeup artists asking us for makeup tips, but also career advice. Could you share one tip or some advice those readers wanting to become makeup artists? VM: Practice and don’t ever give up. To be a successful artist, you need to be a master of the craft and to do so, you must be willing to study, practice and experience many different avenues of the beauty industry. We all start somewhere and where we end up is really up to us.


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ROUSSE B E A U T Y PHOTOGRAPHER: Carmen Rose www.carmenrose.com.au MODEL: Olivia M @ London Mgt www.londonmgtgroup.com MAKE UP & HAIR: Sheran Azmi www.makyajmodel.com STYLIST: Kristina Schapova www.stylepic.com.au

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Skin Essence Available at:

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The fave Q&A:

LILLY QUEEN OF HEARTS Get to know the model with extraordinary beauty from within. Interview by: Alcides Munoz

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For most of us, the Queen of Hearts is associated with the Alice in Wonderland character. Even though the word Hearts is part of her title, her character is not so kind-hearted. She is a quick-tempered monarch, who abruptly decrees death sentences at the slightest offense. Her most famous line, one which she repeats often, is “Off with their heads!” The Queen of Hearts on our cover is not the same as the Queen mentioned above. On the contrary, our Queen of Hearts is a jovial young woman with exceptional beauty, charm, and most importantly, is one that possesses a kind, loving heart. I met Lilly, our Queen of Hearts, a little over two years ago. She was heading to Asia, where her career as a model was taking off. We were very lucky to work with Lilly prior to her departure. After looking through Lilly’s portfolio, we decided to give Lilly a different look from what she had previously. We decided to give her a modern twist on the 70’s that would match perfectly with the sensual, modern tribal feel we wanted for the shoot. This year, I had the opportunity to watch Lilly on a Hong Kong reality TV show called Supermodelme. As a fan of any fashion-based reality TV competition, it was very exciting to watch Lilly throughout the season. Apart from the regular weekly challenges and house drama, which are an essential part of these types of shows, there was something very captivating about Lilly that went beyond her physical beauty. We often hear that true beauty comes from within, and for anyone that has watched Lilly on this show, they certainly witnessed this. Throughout the competition, Lilly stayed true to her fun-loving and often goofy nature which are endearing qualities, but what really stood out as the show unfolded, was Lilly’s care and love for all her teammates/rivals. At the end of each week, contestants faced a panel of judges who reviewed their week’s work to determine the bottom three for the final elimination process. This consists of having the three girls stand side by side while asking each of them who they think should go home and why. I personally thought this was an awful twist in the competition. The remaining girls who didn’t go home would then have to return to the house and face the teammates that said negative comments about them during elimination. On one particular episode, Lilly was asked the same question when she found herself in the bottom three. Lilly could not make a choice. At this point, the girls had formed bonds and friendships regardless of the fact that they were competitors. The host was persistent in saying that she had to make a choice. Lilly couldn’t find it within herself to put another girl down in order for her to climb to the top. She pleaded with the judge and told her that it was against her heart to name someone. She was quickly informed that she would be eliminated from the competition. In an industry that can be quite cut-throat, Lilly stuck to her principals and trusted her heart. While many would fault her for this decision, I was very proud of the way she represented herself, her country and the modeling industry. We are dedicating this issue to Lilly, our Queen of Hearts. We hope that other aspiring models will take note to remain true to themselves throughout their careers. Jennifer, our copy editor, recently said: “Fads may come and go, but kindness is always on-trend.” We couldn’t agree more.


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FM: With just one glance, I’m certain that anyone who

sees you would think “She must be a model. If not, she should be.” At what age did you start modeling and how did it all happen for you? LN: I started modelling when I was 16. One day I just decided I would go to an open call audition at Angie’s Models and Talents and things started happening from there! Thanks to Mama Angie!

FM: From looking at your body of work, you have

covered many areas of modeling. What has been the most challenging part of the modeling industry so far? LN: There are so many challenges in this industry but I think the most difficult for myself, and I’m sure for most of the models, is to be confident and be who you are. There are so many beautiful girls out there and sometimes it’s hard not to compare yourself with everyone else. But I think everyone has something different and special about them that no one else has, and they should really use that to their advantage.

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FM: What has been the most rewarding experience? LN: Oh, my gosh. Everything! Meeting new people, travelling, the craziness… it’s all a reward! One day when I’m old, I’ll sit and think “I can’t believe I was given the opportunity to do all of that when I was younger.” I’m so grateful for it all!

FM: For now, you spend all of your time in Asia. Is it reverse culture shock when you come back to visit Canada? What do you miss the most from each place when you are in the other? LN: I never really feel different. I adapt quite eas-

ily so you can put me anywhere and I’ll get use to it. What I miss most about Canada when I’m in Asia, is the clean air! When I’m in Canada, first thing I do when I step out of the airport is take a deep breath and inhale as much air as I can. I also really miss Poutine, but for some reason never eat it when I’m back.


What I miss most about Asia when I’m home, is the busy life. When I’m in Asia, there is always a list of things to do everday. In Canada, life is so chill, and sometimes I find it so relaxing and calm. Then again, when you get too much of one thing, you kind of miss the other. So when I’m in Asia for too long, I’ll miss Canada’s calmness. (laughs)

LN: Oh, man. Where do I start? Supermodelme

has been one of the best experiences in my life, and I am so glad to have been a contestant of Season 4. The competition helped me figure out my strength as a model, and my helped me improve on my weaknesses. The photo challenges and tasks were all so fun and amazing. I got to meet some lovely people who have all taught me FM: What would you say is the major difference of something - whether it’s modelling, or just life. working in the modeling industry in Asia vs North There was a lot of drama in the house, but when America? What part of the world would you like you live with 12 girls, and everyone has such to work in next? strong personalities, there will always be some kind drama. Being a part of the competition, I got LN: I find the clients in Asia are a bit more chill and the chance to do a lot of things that were out of laid back. I would go to a job in Asia and the cli- my comfort zone, but because of it all, it makes ents, hairstylists and makeup artists aren’t even me a better model and a better person. there, but in North America, call time is 10 a.m and you better be there at 10! You shouldn’t be FM: In one episode, you were asked to say who late anyways, so I guess it doesn’t really matter. you felt should go home out of two other contes(laughs) Of course, there are many differences, tants. This was particularly difficult for you, and but that’s the only thing that comes to mind. I re- you didn’t choose. Even though not making a member I had a job in Thailand once and my call decision ressulted in your elimination, we were time was 6 a.m, but nothing started till 8 or 9 a.m! so touched by your reasoning. You said that it was against your heart. What was it like for you I want to be able to work everywhere! I think the during that time? more places you go, the more experience you get, and the more you learn. I want to continue in LN: Well, I am a very honest person, and if I felt Asia for now, and hopefully will get the opportu- like someone deserved to go that week, I would nity to go all around the globe! have not been afraid to point at anyone, but I felt like all the girls and I didn’t do as well as we could FM: You’ve done a fair amount of TV adverts and during the photoshoot. When I said “it’s against videos. Are you interested in going into acting as my heart to pick anyone��� it is because I really well? didn’t feel like anyone deserved to go home that week. I could not just pick a random person to LN: Yes! I am totally interesting in acting! I think save myself, because it just wasn’t right for me. as a model you are sort of acting in a way. Every Before going on the show, I told myself I wouldn’t shoot you go to, the clients want you to have this change who I am just to make it far. I just wanted character or to pretend you are somebody else. to be honest, and I don’t regret doing what I did. A lot of people start out as a model then go into acting, and I hope one day that will happen for FM: What’s life been like after the show? me too. LN: Life’s been GREAT! I’m so much more conFM: Speaking of acting, I was able to watch a few fident. I just feel so brave! I survived a house of episodes of the latest season of Supermodelme. crazy ladies. (including myself) I’m continuing to I was so impressed with your photo challenges, travel as a model, and am now based in including the acting one. Can you tell us a bit Hong Kong. I would like to hopefully get into actabout this experience? ing and singing one day. Life is just beautiful!


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