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Amy Forsyth Carving Her Own Path
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127 flawless 135 3 Modern Nude looks 138 Beauty Selects 140 Tools of the Trade 150 Hot Carinval Nights 160 Beauty is in the Heart
008 Effortless Sophistication 021 Lost Gateway 035 Carving Her Own Path 045 Style Report 4 selects 150 Must-Haves 055 Simple Sophisticate 062 Minimalist 066 lonely Luxury 077 fresh Faces 088 Walala’s Wall 099 The Ultimate Statement 1117 serving Paris Fashion
TEAM AND CONTRIBUTORS
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Gregory Keith Metcalf - Photographer Samantha Zachrich - Photo Assistant Eric Brockob - Post Production Anthony Franco - Stylist Kevin Arne - Stylist Assist Jenna Garagiola for Cloutier Remix Make-up Artist Kiley Potter - Hair Stylist Vertigo Event Venue-Location Special Thanks to Vertigo Event Venuefor the hospitality and space
Amy Forsyth Carving Her Own Path
Perfecto: Stefanie Renoma T-Shirt/Body: Stefanie Renoma
Photographers: Lorenzo and Bornazzini. Makeup Artist: Camille Dievart Hair: Diane Servant Model: Aude Jane Deville
Jumpsuit: Stefanie Renoma
Cardigan: Givenchy Body: Etam Trousers: Stefanie Renoma
Coat: Givenchy Body: Etam
Coat: Givenchy Bra: H&M Skirt: Givenchy
Suit: Givenchy Shoes: Etam Opposite Page: Bolero: Givenchy
lost GatewaY Photographer: Jackie Zhang - www.jackiezhang.com Models Edythe Hughes and Sasha M from MUSE Models - www.musenyc.com Stylist: Renata Gar - www.renatagar.com Makeup: Ai Yokomizo - www.aiyokomizo.com Hair: Ken See @kensee - www.ken-see.com Top: KALMANOVICH Dress and Scarf: AJAIE ALAIE
Opposite Page: Top: NOMIA Dress: VEDA Coat: NOMIA This Page Top: ALLINA LIU Dress: NOMIA Shoes: FRENCH CONNECTION
Blazer: KARIE LAKS Pants: JES WADE
Dress: TITANIA INGLIS Coat: FRENCH CONNECTION Opposite Page: Sweater, Pants and Scarf: KOWTOW
On the left: Top: NOMIA Dress: VEDA Coat: NOMIA Ring: LILLOT On the right: Jumpsuit: NOMIA Coat: VEDA Necklace: PSYCHE
Opposite Page: Dress and Coat: TITANIA INGLIS This Page: Pants: JES WADE Long-sleeve Top: KALMANOVICH Top: ALL COMES FROM NOTHING
Amy Forsyth Carving Her Own Path Gregory Keith Metcalf - Photographer Samantha Zachrich - Photo Assistant Eric Brockob - Post-Production Anthony Franco - Stylist Kevin Arne - Stylist Assistant Jenna Garagiola for Cloutier Remix Makeup Artist Kiley Potter - Hairstylist
Top: Rag & Bone Skirt: Maje Cardigan: Tracy Reese Shoes: Valentino Earrings: Alexis Bittar
arving Her wn Path FM: Let’s start by talking about your new TV series The Path. What a great show! We’ve been watching religiously (no pun intended) and we’re hooked! Tell us what attracted you to the show and your character, Ashley Fields.
Amy: When I received the audition for this project, they had attached the scripts for the first two episodes, which never happens. It gave me an opportunity to learn so much about the project before my audition process even began. It was clear in the first two episodes that it was a really special project. It was dark and gritty, but full of love and passion. Ashley was so interesting to me because ,she was written as a ‘person falling in love’ not ‘a teenager in a high school romance’. It was so refreshing to see a character written for a young actor that was independent and smart and was not driven solely by her love interest.
Dress: Maje Coat: Ayr Shoes: Gucci Earrings: Kate Spade Ring: Alexis Bittar Hat: Ted Baker
FM: Ashley is one of the most interesting characters. We feel that the majority of viewers could relate to her high school struggles; especially those of the heart. How did you prepare for this role? What was the most challenging part? Amy: To be honest, my preparation was having experienced the emotional roller coaster of being in love. Our writers did such an amazing job of creating dialog that was relatable. It was not hard to put myself in Ashleyâ€™s shoes because I had been there. The most challenging part was allowing myself to fall in and out of love everyday. FM: Many may not realize that youâ€™re Canadian. Thank you for representing us in the most magnificent way! Can you share with us your beginnings in Canada, and what eventually lead you to TV and film? Amy: I am! I grew up north of Toronto in a small town called Stouffville. I began dancing at the age of four and started musical theatre at the age of eight. I continued to study theatre in school and furthered my training in community theatre. I signed with my television/film agent halfway through grade twelve and booked my first Canadian film at the end of that year. I continued to audition, and here we are!
Dress: Ted Baker Coat: House of CB Leather Camellia Brooch: Anthony Franco Shoes: Christian Dior Ring: Michael Kors Necklace: Kate Spade Earrings: Alexis Bittar
FM: I want to shift over to fashion for a moment. How would you describe your personal style? Who are your influences? Is there a ‘dream designer’ that you’d love to showcase on the red carpet? Amy: My style is completely dependent on my mood. I am constantly changing my mind. I did not grow up knowing anything about fashion or designers and that has not really changed. It’s not that I am not interested - I think fashion is brilliant; it is just not something to which I was exposed. For grade eight graduation and prom I wore dresses that I found at thrift stores. They were eight and fourteen dollars, respectively. I have always loved the idea of wearing a dress on a red carpet that I found second hand. It’s a great feeling when you can put together an outfit that holds it’s own knowing that you didn’t pay a fortune.
FM: Let’s talk beauty. In regards to your beauty regime, what are your must-have products? Which one is your ultimate fave? Amy: My regime is pretty simple. The key is to always remember to take your makeup off at night. Also, don’t be afraid to go makeup free! Letting your face breathe is so important. My two favourite products are the Clinique Moisturizing Gel and Australian Gold Spray Gel Sunscreen. Keeping your skin hydrated and protected from sun damage will make a big difference in the long run. FM: If you could share one piece of advice with our readers aspiring to be actors, what would it be? Amy: Keep going. Keep training. Keep preparing. Luck is when opportunity meets preparation. FM: What’s next for Amy? What can we expect to see in the near future? Amy: Who knows? It hasn’t happened yet!
Skirt: Maje Top: Alice + Olivia Shoes: Kate Spade Earrings: Alexis Bittar Ring: Stylist Own Bag: Ted Baker
Clothing: Amy’s own Mickey Ears: Photographer’s own
STYLEREPORT By Bianca Wahab
A new season and a new, ethereal look gilded with romance floated across the runways. Fuss-free looks sans accessories, but with natural complexions, showed the true beauty of the looks themselves. Lace, length, florals, and draping gave an air of whimsy and femininity.
Tried and true, like couples denim ensembles at awards shows, itâ€™s always in style. That being said, itâ€™s always nice for an update. This season, we saw printed denim, lightweight denim, and our personal favourite, embroidered denim a la Alexander McQueen. Head to toe, play around with various styles and don that Canadian tuxedo with pride.
I know; we got excited thinking about chips, too! In this case, we LOVE this Latin-inspired influence on the runway and in our closets. Glorious layers of luscious fabrics, used minimally and to the extreme, add a sense of fun flirtiness that isnâ€™t just for your next vacation. Pair a knee length frock with ruffles around the neckline with your go-to denim, and a floor length, fully ruffled skirt with an off-shoulder top. Whichever you do, leave the maracas at home.
If Iâ€™m tie-dye, this sleeker and newer version is my similarly-aged cousin that lives in Milan and has the fashion job I want! Everyone, say hello to dyed! Beautiful colours and styles that bring a fresh vibrance to your wardrobe. No two areas of fabric are the same, just like our beautifully twisted souls.
HAVES S/S 2016 By Genevieve Peeke
The nice weather has finally arrived and we are experiencing major decade throwbacks in terms of fashion this season. Think 70â€™s fringe, 90â€™s chokers, and so much more! Most of the accessory trends seen on the runways this season were, surprisingly, very wearable. Anyone can pull these off and look like Gigi Hadid! These trends are easy to re-create, and most importantly, they are fun to play around with. Here are the accessories you have to have for spring and summer:
The fringe trend is not going away anytime soon. It is especially popular on shoes this season. There are many bright and colourful options in stores right now that will fit perfectly into your spring wardrobe! Embrace the 70â€™s and get on the fringe train ASAP!
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All Tied Up
Sandals and heels that lace up are having a major moment. They will make a statement even when your outfit is a little more on the casual side. Lace-up shoes are both sexy and feminine. Weâ€™re obsessed!
Architectural Sunnies Sunglasses are structured and flashy this season. You can easily pull off a high-fashion look with a pair that makes you look like you stepped out from another world. The bolder the better!
White Bags and Chunky Chains Two of the biggest handbag trends seen all over S/S 2016 runways were white bags and bags with bold chain links. One of the easiest trends to pull off this season!
Earrings are ultra-long and bold for this spring and summer. If your earrings aren’t telling a story, you’re not doing it right! Think big stones, geometric shades, and tons of layers.
The 90’s are making a comeback with choker necklaces. From the classic, stretchy mesh to intricate detailing and chains, chokers will give you a sophisticated look with an edge. They are THE necklace of the season and were seen on every runway at fashion weeks around the world.
SiSophisticate mple Photographer + Stylist: Barrington Orr MUA: Darryl De Sousa Model : Ema | Spot 6 Management White Top: ZARA
Jacket: Club Monaco Top: 8th & Main Wide-Leg Trousers: Top Shop Opposite Page: Shirt: Vintage Prada
Hat: H&M Shirt: Vintage Miu Miu Shorts: All Saints Boots: Aldo
Jacket: Rudsak Shirt: Zara
Jacket: Zara Tank: American Apparel Pants: Zara Opposite Page: Dress: BCBG Max Azria
mINIMALIST The minimalist and capsule wardrobe trend has exploded lately, and I’m not going to lie, I’m totally sold! As I entered my thirties, I decided to make some fashion changes. I’ve always had a pretty good sense of my own personal style making tweaks as I enter different stages in my life - but I began to realize that less is really more. I’ve spent many mornings standing in front of the clothing racks in my closet complaining that I had nothing to wear. The issue was not my options, it was that all the options I had didn’t match with anything else. Once I began eliminating pieces that had no purpose for me in my wardrobe, I was finally able to put outfits together. I’m still learning the process, but I now try to choose quality pieces I love that also pair nicely with other items in my closet. Also, I’ve always been drawn to neutrals; making things even easier to match up. I still throw in a few fun patterns or small doses of colour to switch things up, but overall, keeping it simple makes getting dressed just that - simple. Here are a few quality key pieces I love right now, and items you can wear over and over again! - Alyssa DeJoseph
Baby Marta sunglasses in transparent peach, Céline
Narrow wire bracelet, Tiffany & Co.
The Octavia Sandal, Madewell Halter neck bodysuit, Zara
Oak & F
Margot satin dress, Ă‡a va de soi
All the way jacket, Need supply co.
lonely LUX URY
Photographer: Maria Maksak - Makeup: Maria Davydova Hair: Olga Vorsina - Stylist: Marika Gomiashvili Model: Nadya (ART models)
Tom Ford sunglasses
H&M dress, shoes and tights, Bulletproof necklace, Just Cavalli scarf
Isabel Garcia dress, Calzedonia tights, Jimmy Choo heels, Tom Ford sunglasses
Balmain dress, Saint Laurent jacket, Leviâ€™s belt, Bulletproof necklace, Wolford tights
Isabel Garcia dress, Susie M hat
FACES By Sienna Vittoria Lee-Coughlin
We caught up with five up-and-comers in fashion that need to be on your radar now.
www.elliemaestudios.com Where do you get your inspiration? Each season our inspiration grows and changes with our creative process. The elements of our inspiration that never change are intuition and music. Our office is always playing different genres of music that end up being the quote on the inside of the jacket or a certain fabric will be chosen based off of a specific song. When it isn’t the music leading our inspiration it becomes an intuitive process. Choosing trims, fabric and linings based on just a feeling. How would you describe your design aesthetic and your woman? Our aesthetic is classic with a little bit of funk. Our jackets have a timeless feeling to them and I believe a woman of any age can wear them. She is the type of woman who is always on the hunt for something different and isn’t afraid if it may set her apart—she prefers that. She loves attention to detail, which she can find in our trimmings or in the lining of our jackets. In what ways are you bringing a youthful, fresh perspective to Canada’s fashion industry? What make our creations so fresh and youthful are the fabrics that we choose. I studied fashion in England and I found the people over there were not afraid of colour, texture or a strong pattern. The fashion over in London was so refreshing that I wanted to bring certain elements of that back to Canada and into our designs. Working with a group of people who all have different views on what makes things bold and different keeps our jackets looking fresh and creative. What does success look like to you? Success to me looks like happiness. I would love to continue what I’m doing with the people that I do it with and for us to be a relative design house globally.
Peggy Sue Collection
by Peggy Sue Deaven-Smiltnieks www.peggysuecollection.com
Where do you get your inspiration? I draw upon nature for my inspiration. It’s incredible how beautifully organic objects exist and function within its environment. It’s always helpful for me to see existing natural elements where their form follows function, and does so in a truly beautiful way. That is the goal for me when designing and creating pieces. I also do not use any dyes on my collection—we keep everything natural to keep as many chemicals off of our customers’ skin as possible. So all of my colours— especially in the next collection, we draw directly from what is available from nature. We use color grown cottons in brown and green and wool, alpaca, and cashmeres in the full spectrum from shades of gray and browns to blushes and even some blues. How would you describe your design aesthetic? My design aesthetic strongly favors a classic sensibility so that our heirloom garments can be worn for a lifetime and passed on to the next [generation] without looking dated. We’re all about the smallest details: whether it’s our contrasting button x-stitches, custom hand-woven fabrics, custom mill spun yarns, or hand-cut natural Canadian buttons, we pour over every last detail so that our woman knows she has been considered in all aspects when we create our clothing for her.
In what ways are you bringing a youthful, fresh perspective to Canada’s fashion industry? I’m bringing a hopeful new outlook to Canada’s fashion industry. My history encompasses both big-box fashion, which is where I get my sourcing and production knowledge from, and sustainable, local farm culture. I decided to leave big fashion for sustainable, local fashion so that I might be able to begin forging stronger connections between North American fibre farmers and the fashion industry so as to help our local economy and strengthen our fibreshed landscape. Each of our garments come with a hangtag that names each person and/or company that took part in the completion of the garment, down to the farmer that raised the fibre. Our goal is to put the human factor behind fashion at the forefront of our garments. Our collections represent our local farmers, local artisans and fibre mills and when our garments succeed, so do they. We want our customers to know that there is an entire local community trying to captivate their attention and clothe them with their own lives’ artistry. What does success look like to you? Success is when a farmer holds a garment made with their own fiber and is overcome with disbelief that he or she took part in it’s foundation. Success is when a customer asks me if they can visit one of the individuals on their garment’s hangtag because they want to see the process up close. It is when people see beyond our clothing to the people taking part in it’s creation and want to connect their lives to theirs. It is when both sides realize that our clothing is tangible evidence of the lives of our local fibre industry, our environment, and when worn regularly, our every-day culture. That is meaningful. That is when I feel like we have contributed to humanity through clothing, and it is when the final creation is able to stand up next to the nature that inspired its creation.
fashion KQK by Karen Quirion www.kqk.ca
Where do you get your inspiration? From one collection to another, it really always varies. Most usually though, Iâ€™ll be inspired by music and the mood some tracks are conveying, which Iâ€™ll be translating into a certain aesthetic for an upcoming collection. Apart from that, architecture remains a great point of reference to get ideas on structure. How would you describe your design aesthetic? A blend between high-end and streetwear. [By using] darker tones and tailored cuts, it is also minimalist, sober and androgynous.
In what ways are you bringing a youthful, fresh perspective to Canada’s fashion industry? I believe I have a great and honest passion for what’s going on culturally in the world, from fashion to music as well as art and travel. Merging these interests with my personal aesthetic, while making it appealing to today’s consumer, is quite a thrilling challenge every season. What does success look like to you? In the end, I think it revolves around sticking to what matters and [staying] excited about what I’m doing.
MARAM by Maram Aboul Enein www.maramparis.com
Where do you get your inspiration? My inspiration generally comes from more theoretical research rather than visual. Once I have an idea that I feel strongly about I start imagining it in a more visual way that I can then translate through the clothing. I always start out by reading a good book; that always takes my mind to places. How would you describe your design aesthetic? My design aesthetic is really focused on the craftsmanship that goes into each piece. At the same time, I always try to convey a strong
story behind each piece. Kind of like a rare piece of jewellery you would find at a vintage market— the story behind it always gives it value. So it always has to be a good balance between quality craftsmanship and a strong vision, because you cannot have luxury without substance. It’s meaningless. In what ways are you bringing a youthful, fresh perspective to Canada’s fashion industry? I think the fact that I’m a born-and-raised Egyptian that studied and worked in luxury houses in Paris and New York, then launched my brand in Canada at the age of 24, confuses people slightly. But at the same time it’s a big part of what makes my perspective different. I am a risk-taker.
What does success look like to you? I don’t believe that success is achieved once you create something satisfactory and get recognition for it; that is a temporary hype. Real success is when you go back and look at whatever you did and say, “Ok, how can I beat that?” I believe success is achieved every time you out-do yourself over and over again, until you are shocked by what you have achieved.
Hayley Elsaesser hayleyelsaesser.com
Where do you get your inspiration? I get inspiration from endless sources around me. I find that I am most inspired by art and pop culture. I love drawing on movies such as Cry-Baby, artists like Andy Warhol, of course, and just people and the world around me. I find that the inspiration for each of my collections comes to me very organically from what has been catching my attention at that time. How would you describe your design aesthetic? Bold, busy and brave. There are vibrant colours, and poppy prints using fun and unexpected imagery. The clothes are classic and sporty shapes, making them incredibly easy to wear despite their head-turning looks. â€¨
In what ways are you bringing a youthful, fresh perspective to Canada’s fashion industry? There is no other brand doing what I’m doing on the same scale in Canada at the moment. Canadian fashion tends to be very safe, and likes to follow suit in terms of what’s happening elsewhere. I am not interested in following anyone else. I am injecting my fun and youthful aesthetic and approach into the brand, and therefore, the industry here. I am just being true to myself, and my main priority is to make fun clothes that make people feel good.
What does success look like to you? Being able to follow my dreams and create unique, and fun clothing that people actually buy. That is happening now in a big way, which is amazing. I feel so happy and honoured when I see a stranger wearing my clothing on the street. I also have my own store on Queen Street in Toronto, which is something a year ago I never would have imagined.
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Swan Gilet Crop Top: River Island Leggings: FRANCO by Korea White
Turtleneck: River Island Blue Tousers: ELAN
Black Jumpsuit: Zara Heels: Modelâ€™s own
Striped Skirt: American Apparel Blue Body: Missguided Heels: Model’s own Opposite Page: Blue Helmet: Stylist’s own Sweater: Comme des Fuckdown Leggings: Subdued Heels: Model’s own
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Photographer: Damien Carney Hair: Rossa Jurenas Stylist: Mia Tucker Williams Makeup: Aya Kudo Model: Polina from Red Model Management
Earrings: Nickel & Suede Gloves: Lacrasia
High-neck Sheer Blouse with Black Embroidery: Julianna Bass Black Sleeveless Leather Mining Jumpsuit: Shaista Lalani Earrings: Nickel & Suede Gloves: Lacrasia Ring: Sarina Suriano “Linda” Red Velvet with Black Strap Peep Toe Bootie: Lodovico Zordanazzo
White Silk Wool Collared Undershirt with Elbow-length Sleeves: Victoria Hayes Black Leather Shorts with Safety Pin, Stud and Crystal Detail: Cheng Earrings: Stylist’s own Right Arm Bracelet: Nitya Chandra Left Arm Bracelet: From St Xavier Gloves: Lacrasia “Antoinette” Grey Suede Peep Toe Cut Out Lace-up Boot: Lodovico Zordanazzo
Nutmeg Brown A-Line Dress with Yellow Fur Sleeves: Georgine Stud Earrings: Traci Lynn Jewelry “Blanka” Bootie: Esarsi Gloves: Lacrasia
Leather Camo Motorcycle Jacket: Shahista Lalani Black Sheer Bodysuit: Behno Black Ribbed Knit Pant: Ev Bessar Earrings: Sarina Suriano Necklace: Charmed Circle “Aisha” High Heel Bootie: Paul Andrew
Kimono Jacket: Mi Jong Lee Black Pony Hair Corset Harness: Georgine Black Leather Perforated Skirt: Shahista Lalani Earrings: Stylist’s own Bracelet : Sarina Suriano Sheer Ankle Socks: Wolford “Alessia” Zipper Sandal: Esarsi
Green And Black Sculptural Leather Jacket with Bell Sleeves: Victoria Hayes White Renata Pant :Behno Choker: Traci Lynn Jewelry Ring: Nitya Chandra “Blanka” Bootie: Esarsi
White Leather Sleeveless Button-down Dress: Georgine Black Sweater Dress: Julianna Bass Choker: Sarina Suriano Ring: Sarina Suriano Left Arm Bracelet: Sarina Suriano Right Arm Bracelet: Charmed Circle
Black Turtleneck Sweater with Sheer Sleeve: Julianna Bass Almond Aglaja Dress: Behno Bracelets: Charmed Circle Earrings: From St Xavier â€œAvaâ€? Gladiator Sandal: Esarsi
FASHION By Rev Brifkani
Demna Gvasalia, an important name that we hope you have become familiar with by now, has been getting a lot of attention in the last few fashion seasons. His already established reputation in the Paris fashion community was further solidified when it was announced that he would replace Alexander Wang as Artistic Director of Balenciaga. Demna has announced recently that Balenciaga would show a collection during Paris Menswear Week for SS’17 in June. The fashion house has never had a menswear show before, and given Demna’s creative touch, we’re very intrigued to see what’s to come.
It’s also worth mentioning that Demna is the head designer of Vetements; the self-described ‘gypsy’ brand wherein a total of seven designers combine their talents toward this new ‘it’ label and have pretty much redefined contemporary ready-to-wear. There is a lot of buzz around the undeniably unique designs and silhouettes that Vetements has created, both positive and aggressively negative. When a collection was shown at a sex club, it was clear that Vetements does not care to create within the traditional confines of the Paris fashion world. Evidently making a point to go against the grain of fashion, it’s exciting to see a label having fun and not mirroring already available looks. It’s important to identify what makes a brand desirable within this respect, and Vetements has shown keenly that it can create art with an air of effortlessness – which Parisians and Parisian fashion admirers can’t get enough of. It’s about looking great, looking different, but showing that you don’t care, and that you didn’t put too much thought into your look (regardless of how precisely calculated it is). An interesting trend of Vetements that has started to catch on all over the world is their line of footwear with a heel that looks like a lighter. Yes, a lighter to ignite a cigarette. There are many variations of this shoe, from leather boots to stretch fabric. Vetements has succeeded with this design. It’s something we have never seen before, and it makes a statement. Rarely does a shoe make us stop and think this much while adding the exact amount of punctuation to a successful Parisian wardrobe. Bravo Demna!
Coco Cuba: Karl Lagerfeld took his Resort ’17 Chanel fashion show to Cuba; a perfect location to show this collection! The show was set up in Havana’s Paseo de Prado, bordering the Old and New Havana – something quintessentially Chanel. It’s amazing what kind of energy this event brought; the surrounding streets and buildings were filled with people watching the show. There was live music and a jovial atmosphere that put a smile on everyone’s face. If you’ve been to Cuba you know first-hand what kind of a magical place it is. It felt extra special to watch the Chanel show take place there; such an unprecedented event for the brand. The ensembles and textiles were beautiful, colourful, and wearable. Interesting to see how many roles Karl can play and continue to come up with the type of work he has given his longstanding roles as Creative Director. He hasn’t lost his touch just yet. It looks like the only thing that could pry his hands off Chanel and Fendi would be his own passing (God save Karl and all his pompous greatness!) Karl also took his beau wearing a sequin Saint Laurent jacket from Hedi Slimane’s Spring 2016 collection, which brings us to the YSL drama. Get ready because we’re diving right into that.
Hedi Slimane Exiting his role at Saint Laurent is a very surprising development, and for those who are also big dramatic fans like myself; it was so completely baffling that I struggled to keep myself together. The statement released by Kering (the company that owns YSL) detailed the business’ pride in the work that Hedi accomplished; crediting him for completely repositioning the brand in regard to the longevity they can now look forward to. According to some market reports, Hedi and the company failed to reach an agreement on a new contract. What’s confusing about this news is that Hedi was a huge success in his role with YSL. In 2015, the business yielded €974 million (just over $1 billion) in sales revenue, up from €707 million in 2014. From 2012 to 2014, Saint Laurent revenues grew more than 20 percent each year, outperforming the overall market for luxury goods. This is no small feat for any designer to accomplish. His leaving the label, regardless of such incredible success, lends us to the mental image of a glamorous ‘walkout’ during negotiations – where he didn’t care about a paycheck, he cared more about his own art. Simply fantastic! We hope he was wearing an all-black outfit and stomped out of the room Saint Laurent-style.
Looking back on Hedi’s final show (that took place in March at the newly renovated Yves Saint Laurent Paris couture salon), we watched a gorgeous collection… in silence. Normally, music wouldn’t be a huge deal; it’s just something out of the ordinary for Hedi, whom is known for having shows that feel like rock concerts. Hedi had the infamous muse of Yves Saint Laurent himself: the inimitable Betty Catroux, and Monsieur Saint Laurent’s life partner, Pierre Bergé, sitting in the front row. Hedi would give Pierre Bergé a warm thank you after the show. When you’ve read or watched anything to do with this iconic house; it’s easy to see how such a gesture could make your heart flutter. Here was the generation lucky enough to see the era, the special Yves Saint Laurent era, change the world. Two of Yves Saint Laurent’s closest friends being embraced by the successful leader whom saved the company from bankruptcy. Brief, yet beautiful. Hedi has the kind of worldwide reputation wherein regardless of whatever direction he takes, he will not have much trouble finding an audience. There are rarely such important fashion dreamers who can pinpoint with pristine accuracy as Slimane can, which is why we can’t wait to see what happens next.
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MAKEUP LOOKS FROM THE PROS
flawless Photographer: Herve Moutou - MUA: Lucie Nguyen - Hair Artist: Sachi Yamashita Model: Yuliana @ Metropolitan Models Paris - Retoucher: George Buczko
Look1 MAC Studio Waterweight Foundation; Cremeblend Blush in shade POSEY; Creme Colour Base in shade SHELL for highlight; Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad in shade IN THE MEADOW; Prolongwear Eyeliner in shade DEVOTION; Technakhol liner in shade JADE WAY; In Extreme Dimension mascara.
Look2 Mineralize Powder Foundation; Prolongwear Blush in FLEETING ROMANCE; Mineralize Eyeshadow x4 in shade A PARTY OF PASTELS; Haute & Naughty Mascara; Eyebrow Pencil in STYLIZED; PatentPolish lip pencil in PLEASUREâ€™S ALL MINE.
Look3 MAC Studio Waterweight Foundation; Blush in MARGIN; Pigment in True Chartreuse; Mineralize Multi Effect Lash Mascara; CremeSheen Glass in CALYPSO BEAT on lips.
Look4 Strobe Cream mix with Face & Body Foundation; All the Right Angles Contour Palette in MEDIUM; Prolonger Colour Stick in SAND BAR & COPPERTOT on crease of the eyes; Fluidline in WATER WILLOW; LipGlass on eyelids; Lip Conditioner Hydratant pour lÃ¨vres.
Lips: Kinda Sexy MAC Lipstick mixed with Cream Cup Eyes: PUR Cosmetics Eye polish in Silk & Secret Crush Palette Lashes: By MUAVEE in “ICON” Cheeks: PUR Cosmetics Glitz & Glam 2 Eye and Cheek Palette
Photographer: Max Jamali, Makeup Artist & Model: Melanie Viger
Nude makeup looks are more popular than ever. But don’t confuse a nude look with a natural look, there is a significant difference. Natural makeup looks are about minimal product usage and light coverage. The idea is to lightly enhance one’s natural look by blending in skin imperfections and still allowing your skin to come through. The goal is to create an illusion that little or no makeup was used.
On the other hand, nude makeup looks involve a little more effort and product. While nude palettes and skin shades are used, the goal here is to uplift your skin’s look using contouring and highlighting techniques. However, to contrast this mononchromatic approach, there is an emphasis placed on the eyes. A perfect example of this look was during the Mod era. The entire look was done in tone-on-tone, with the exception of the eyes, which stood out with the use of richer and darker pigments around the eyes, as well as using eyeliners and eyelashes. Here’s a nod to Mod with our 3 modern nude looks; perfect for summertime events, day or night!
Lips: MAC Honey love & Subculture liner Eyes: PUR Cosmetics Secret Crush Eyeshadow Palette Lashes: By MUAVEE in “Drama” Cheeks: PUR Epic Illusions Contour Palette
MAC Viva Glam Niki Minaj Lipstick Eyes: PUR Cosmetics Au Naturelle Eyeshadow Palette Lashes: By MUAVEE in “Drama” Cheeks: IT Cosmetics “You Sculpted”
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Smooth, luxurious full coverage gloss delivers a sleek, contemporary pop of colour and shine to the lips. Comfortable wear, never sticky or tacky. Rich in lip conditioners and formulated with luxurious pigments and extra-fine crushed gemstones for an intense colour pay-off with sheen and luster. Diamond dust refracts light giving lips a soft focus and high shine.
A lively fragrance, radiant with energy. This vibrant floral scent creates a playful impression with invigorating Grapefruit, Blood Orange, Jasmine, Cedar and Iris notes.
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Photographer Alex Nazarov www.AlexNazarov.com Model: Olga - Aquarelle Models Russia Makeup & Hair: Anastacia Sadovskaya
Turn your lashes up to the sky with this essential tool. Eyelash curlers have been making eyes look bigger and brighter since the 1930’s. Since then, there have only been a few modifications in mechanics and materials, but its purpose and end result remain the same. Heat up your eyelash curler with a hair dryer for a couple of seconds to maximize curl and longevity. Don’t forget: The skin around your eye is very delicate, so don’t overheat and be gentle.
Mascara Mascara has been the must-have tool of the trade since ancient Egypt. Records from around 4000 BC refer to a substance called ‘kohl’ that was used to darken eyelashes, eyes and eyebrows. My grandma always said, “Never leave the house without lipstick and mascara. It’s all a girl really needs.”
Lipstick Ancient Egyptians wore lipstick to show social status rather than gender. Nowadays, you can state your “social status” with thousands of shades of lipstick. Some simply prefer to go nude that’s a shade, too!
The bestselling lipstick colour of all-time is red! No surprise there. During Elizabethan times, red lips and a stark-white face became fashionable. In the 40’s, the popularity of red lipstick was partly due to Elizabeth Arden. She was invited to create a makeup kit for the American Marine Corps Women’s Reserve. The goal was to boost their morale, and Arden created a red lipstick that matched their uniforms. Red lipstick is availave in a wide range of shades. From violet-reds to warmer red-oranage hues, there’s a shade out there that is perfect for your skin tone.
Gloss A tinted lip gloss is the perfect way to spice up any natural look. Lip gloss was invented to add gloss and shine to the lips of 1930â€™s film actresses. Decades later, flavours were added colour was introduced.
Brushes Makeup brushes were primarily tools of the wealthy. The brushes were largely used by maidservants to apply makeup to women of a certain social status. Thankfully, those days are over!
When it comes to makeup tools, a quality brush kit is the one investment that is simply a must. Good quality brushes make all the differnce!
Eyes: Mac 3D Glitter in Brass gold on the eyelids. Lips: Mac Lasting Sensation lip pencil with Too Face Melted Coral Liquid Lipstick. Skin: Hourglass ambient primer in luminous and Illusion skin tint for glowing, luminous skin. Cheeks: Ambient blush was used to give the cheeks a wash of colour.
NIGHTS Photographer: Adolphus Amissah adolphusamissah.com Makeup Artist: Jennifer Green jennifergreenmua.com Model: Geneva Verette
Look2 Eyes: OCC Glitter in Blaylock as an eyeliner Lips: Mac Lipstick in Speed-Dial Skin: Hourglass ambient primer in luminous and Illusion skin tint for glowing, luminous skin. Cheeks: Ambient blush was used to give the cheeks a wash of colour.
Look3 Eyes: Mac glitter in Silver and Reflects gold. Lips: OCC hush Skin: Hourglass ambient primer in luminous and Illusion skin tint for glowing, luminous skin. Cheeks: Ambient blush was used to give the cheeks a wash of colour.
Look4 Eyes: Mac Glitter in Very Pink, Copper, Purple, Turquatic and OCC glitters in red. Lips: Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Skin: Hourglass ambient primer in luminous and Illusion skin tint for glowing, luminous skin. Cheeks: Ambient blush was used to give the cheeks a wash of colour.
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Photos: Mike Ruiz - www.mikeruiz.com Hair: Niko Weddle - www.nikoweddle.com Body Art: Athena Zae - www.athenaentertainment.com Makeup: Gregg Brockington - Stockland Martel Agency NY Models: Sarah Thompson & Sidney Franklin - Surface Models NYC
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