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STAFF EDITOR IN CHIEF

ANASTASIA ALEXANDRIS SENIOR EDITOR

JULIE BERG

A SSISTANT EDITOR

MOLLY RANDHAWA

PHOTOGRAPHY

MOLLY RANDHAWA

CRE ATIVE DIREC TOR

ANASTASIA ALEXANDRIS

ART DIRECTOR

ANASTASIA ALEXANDRIS MOLLY RANDHAWA

ADVERTISING A SSISTANT

ANASTASIA ALEXANDRIS

DESIGNER

ANASTASIA ALEXANDRIS

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CONTENT 9. EDITOR’S LETTER 12. CONTRIBUTORS 22. BEAUTY: GET BEACH READY 24. PRIDE & PREJUDICE 32. GILDA AMBROSIO: THE DEFINITIVE ITALIAN GIRL BEAUTY RULES 36. HOTEL BARS: THE IT SPOTS IN VANCOUVER 44. 5 SEDUCTIVE DINNER SPOTS 56. WHERE TO GO FOR... A DECADENT RETREAT 66. TRAVEL: YOUR BUCKET LIST STARTS HERE 76. RUNWAY REPORT: THE NEW ERA OF OSCAR 78. THE DESIGNERS: MARY-KATE & ASHLEY OLSEN 86. SMOKE SHOW | A SERIES 96. LAST WORD


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MADEMOISELLE / THE PARTY ISSUE


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EDITOR’S letter Our first issue of RISE Magazine is all about having fun. Across these pages, you’ll find things that inspire me, helping to shape who I will become. You’ll notice that in the snapshots taken by my wonderful friend Molly, that there’s one thing that’s rarely appreciated: getting together with amazing friends to drink, dance, and do silly things that you will most likely regret in the morning is fun. It’s that spirit of freedom and anarchy, that giddy, overwhelming sense of frivolity and sheer joy that I hope comes across in the series of images in this issue.

I hope you enjoy flipping through these pages just as much as I had sharing them.

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CONTRIBUTORS

ANTONIA SIDIROPOULOS

M O L LY R A N D H AWA

RHEA SIDERIS

Model

Photographer

Model / Host

What makes a great party?

What makes a great party?

What makes a great party?

A chic atmosphere and good friends

Good homies, great music, mood

Rap music

If you could create a cocktail, what

lighting, and honey Dijon kettle chips.

If you could create a cocktail, what

would it be called?

If you could create a cocktail, what

would it be called?

Paris After Dark

would it be called?

Free

Molliwop. It’s a play on words with my name and it means to properly wreck

Get it: “can I get the ‘free drink’”

someone, so I think it would be a really fun drink that knocks you on your ass.

CHLOE HRONOPOULOS

MARIA SIDIROPOULOS

S TE VIA HAT ZIKIRIAKOS

Model

Model

Model What makes a great party?

What makes a great party?

What makes a great party?

Close friends in a fun and lively

Amazing music, good drinks

Good company, great

atmosphere, with dimmed lights

and close friends

music and delicious food

If you could create a cocktail, what

If you could create a cocktail, what

would it be called?

would it be called?

MoTo

Spritz

and great music

If you could create a cocktail, what would it be called? J’adore


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The TUXEDO, 2016 Photographed by Steven Meisel #RLICONSTYLE


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The BRITISH WARMER, 2016 Photographed by Steven Meisel #RLICONSTYLE


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Beauty:

GET BEACH READY: Vacations are for unwinding, not worrying about waterproof mascara or skin buffing. Here are new pre-vacation skin care products that guarantee you can glide effortlessly from bedroom to beach, pool to dinner...


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1. Cleanse

Origins Active Charcoal Mask keeps skin looking clean, and feeling perfectly pure. Nature’s complexion clean-up crew clears the way for skin to act its best. Flush out environmental toxins, dirt and debris that can clog pores and cause skin to look dull with this White China and lecithin clay-mask. www.origins.ca

2. Infuse

Infused with real rose petals and wild rose oil, this powerful brightening hydrator is boosted with vitamin C by 1000%. Wild Rose is rich in omega 3, 6, 9 fatty acids and Vitamin A to provide antioxidant action while repairing fine lines and wrinkles, and improving the skin’s overall tone and texture. This silky oil easily absorbs into skin, delivering a fresh, dewy, enviable glow. www.korres.ca

3. Hydrate

Only top all-natural ingredients that are plant-based, organic, and food-grade create this body oil by Herbivore. Coco Rose consists of coconut oil that keeps skin healthy and rejuvenated and Moroccan rose that has high levels of antioxidant tocopherols, phenolic, and beta-carotenes. This oil helps damaged cells on or near the skin, and fights aging and cellular damage in the skin. It is soothing, cooling, and anti-inflammatory, making it ideal for sensitive skin. Lather this product all over post-beach to keep your tan healthy and glowing. www.herbivorebotanicals.com


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Pride & Prejudice As fashion’s love affair with the 1970’s continues, so do all the luscious colors of red. The shade of anger, but also of passion, this blouse will prove to attract attention even in the smallest crowd. Today, wear the Victoriana blouse enticingly with straight-legged dress pants, or a long pleated skirt, to add an exquisite highlight. Gucci, $3,800


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Model Arizona Muse Photography Claudia Knoepfel Styling Veronique Didry


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Pride & Prejudice

Model Arizona Muse Photography Claudia Knoepfel Styling Veronique Didry


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THE DEFINITIVE ITALIAN GIRL BEAUTY RULES, ACCORDING TO THIS STREET STYLE STAR by ZOE RUFFNER

When Gilda Ambrosio enters a room—or parades down the stradas much to the delight of many a street style photographer—she is easily identified by the swish of her cascading, jet-black hair. Beauty is something Naples-born Ambrosio, one half of the cult cool-girl label, Attico, cares a lot about. After all, it’s in her DNA: No matter how busy an Italian woman is, she will always make sure her lengths are well-groomed and her nails manicured, the 25-year-old explains. Picking up time-tested self-care secrets from her grandmother, Ambrosio admittedly spends hours at her local salon, where she gets her hair blow-dried to pin-straight perfection up to four times a week. However, for Ambrosio, less is more when it comes to makeup, which, she says, Italians approach in a “gentler” way than Americans. Below, Ambrosio breaks down her insider playbook with her It-girl tips, her top Milanese addresses, and the tricks to achieving that belladonna glow.

On the Italian Look “I grew up in the south of Italy, so I truly believe in Mediterranean beauty—big lips and dark hair— but I still think a blonde girl is really attractive! Italian women are always on fleek [with] blow-dried hair and perfect nails. It’s something they don’t procrastinate, even on a busy day.[We] Italians are not really used to some of the beauty hacks Americans have. Lashes and makeup in general are way more gentle.” On Beauty Icons “I grew up with Fellini movies, so Anna Magnani, Sophia Loren, and Virna Lisi are my Italian muses! And Monica Bellucci. It’s a cliché, but she embodies the Italian aesthetic.”

On Glowing Skin “I never wear makeup, but I continuously put on all of the moisturizing creams I have. La Mer and Carita make my favorites. Also, the Mediterranean diet is something that really makes you glow. You can tell by the way your skin is much brighter and clearer.”

On Perfect Hair “Three times a week you can find me at Romans Club, getting my hair blow-dried and drinking a healthy juice. I never wash it at home. That’s why it’s always so perfect. On a messy day, a bun and a red lipstick are my way to feel better.” On the Beauty Pit Stops “Mimi Luzon has the best treats for your skin. I also really like the Four Seasons spa in Milan [for] massages.” On the Ultimate Secret Weapon “My grandma’s is the best place where I get all my [beauty] hacks. I can’t say how old she is, but she doesn’t have a single wrinkle on her face.”


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HOTEL BARS Searching for vintage cocktails in the city? You’ve come to the right place

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BACCHUS RESTAURANT & PIANO BAR

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his polished and stately boutique hotel boasts an opulent décor with richly upholstered furniture, a stately fireplace, ornate carpets and lavish drapery. The perfectly traditional, dark-wood interior flaunts an array of bar stock, while still maintaining its rightful position as an elegant escape. Bacchus takes you back in time to the decadence of the turn-of-the-century social mores, but if you’re craving something slightly less adult, reserve a table for two for afternoon tea. Bacchus Restaurant and Bar: The Wedgewood Hotel – 845 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC


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estled among neighbouring high-end luxury retailers, Notch8 serves up classic cocktails and culture, with a twist of modern swag. Inspired by the “romance of travel” in the 1930’s, Notch8 aims to bring a dash of glamour to the hotel bar experience. Their booths are decorated as a train’s dining hall, and scatterings of antiques and vintage, dark liquors embellish the room’s shelves. Notch8 makes you feel as if you’ve discovered a long-lost hidden treasure right in the heart of downtown. Notch8 Restaurant and Bar – 900 West Georgia St, Vancouver, BC


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his gorgeous gem is tucked away behind a grand staircase in the lobby of the renovated Rosewood Hotel Georgia. A nod to finer times, the 1927 Lounge gives off an elegant ambience, showing off refined details that are reflected in the grand floor-to-ceiling windows. Warmly lit by the gentle moonlight, this jewel is perfect for a romantic rendezvous filled with colorful cocktails and captive conversation.

1927 Lobby Lounge at Rosewood Hotel Georgia - 801 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC


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5 of the best...

SEDUCTIVE DINNER SPOTS From intimate settings to world-class food, there’s something to entice all of your senses at these romantic restaurants.

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his upscale-chic yet retro bistro is probably one of the most authentic French brasseries in Vancouver. Pick a summer afternoon when the windows open and natural light gleams through the skylight overhead, creating an enjoyable ambience. The small wooden tables are reminiscent of those lined up outside Parisian cafes. Sip a cappuccino solo, savour a glass of wine with someone special or share a laugh with friends over dinner and drinks. 2278 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC Hours: Monday – Sunday 8 AM to 10 PM Closed: Tuesdays


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his beautifully-appointed restaurant is located in the Hotel Georgia and easy to spot street level. The splendour of their dining area is split into three rooms – a leather-bound bar and lounge area, the elegant Pearl Room that features an over-sized chandelier, and the Art Room, my favorite, that has impressive and imposing carved-wood art adorning the walls.

Classic items such as eggs and bacon are given a surprising twist for your tastebuds, the hash browns are dusted with fresh Parmesan cheese, and the bacon is applewood smoked. If you’re looking for a unique brunch experience, try the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with fresh blueberries, topped with Canadian maple syrup. Rosewood Hotel Georgia, 801 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC Hours: Monday - Friday 6:30AM–10PM Saturday & Sunday 7AM - 10PM


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or a taste of Tuscany in the West End, this vibrant Vancouver hot spot has been serving up Italian goodness since the ‘70s. The bar boasts an inspiring assortment of beverages, and reservations are a must. With vaulted ceilings, wooden beams and Tuscan tiles, this is the perfect spot to people-watch.

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ant a little piece of Paris? Slide into this 1930’s French bistro-inspired interior and enjoy the charming ambience and gorgeous family-style dining experience. Thoughtful details and design elements such as a black and grey tiled floor, ornate ceiling mouldings, and a beautiful back bar create a space with a positively Parisian-chic ‘new vintage’ vibe.

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n Mount Pleasant’s up-and-coming Fraser hood, you will find Savio Volpe, which translates to “wise fox” in Italian. The herringbone-upholstered benches are a cute nod to the Little Red Riding Hood hunter motif. As with most good fables, Savio Volpe has a warm, crackling centre – the wood-fired grill burns an aromatic blend of grape vines, maple, alder and oak. If you don’t care to eat at 5 or 9 p.m. you’ll have to book at least three weeks in advance. 615 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC Hours: Monday - Sunday 5 - 10:30PM


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DETOX

RETREATS BY ANA STA SIA ALE X ANDRIS


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njoy the benefits of this age-old Scandinavian tradition through wood-burning Finnish saunas, eucalyptus steam baths, and Nordic waterfalls. Mix in a hot bath and a cold plunge before you retreat to the relaxation area with an outdoor fireplace. Just a two-hour drive outside of the city, this spa energizes and relaxes you. 8010 Mons Rd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B8 Sunday – Saturday 9 AM – 9 PM


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CHI, THE SPA AT THE SHANGRI-LA HOTEL

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f you are looking to revitalize and rejuvenate in Vancouver’s downtown core, this one is by far the best. Enjoy a personalized spa treatment in your dimly lit and beautifully scented private suite, with a steam shower, dressing area, and lounge. Take your time and embrace its quiet and calm luxury. Be sure to book the day off, so you can spend your remaining day poolside. 1128 West Georgia Street - Fifth Floor, Vancouver, BC Sunday – Saturday 9 AM – 9 PM


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f you live in Vancouver and want to get out of the city for two days, Kingfisher Resort and Spa is the place to go. Located amidst West Coast gardens and a beautiful oceanfront and mountains, this resort and spa is everything you dreamed of, and more. A morning spa treatment at the grotto, followed by a fresh-air 10-minute walk to the heart of downtown Courtenay, is all you need to feel refreshed. For the ultimate experience, leave your phone at home. 4330 Island Hwy S, Courtenay, BC


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W h at t o pack ... LE SPECS

Le Specs has gained an international cult following and is loved by Kate Moss, Rihanna and Beyoncé. Designed with a textured gold-tone frame, these ‘90s-inspired cat-eye sunglasses are entirely UV-protective. Show them off poolside or at a summer festival. lespecs.com $120

MARYSIA

Marysia’s signature ‘Antibes’ bikini is a must-have among jet-setters. Decorated LISA MARIE FERNANDEZ with flattering scalloped edges, this Made for “summers by the sea,” Lisa Marie antique-rose set includes a lightly boned Fernandez’s linen-gauze maxi dress can be bandeau top and low-rise briefs. worn as a coverup or with sandals in the city. It net-a-porter.com has an elasticated neckline that keeps the off$280 the-shoulder silhouette in place, and dramatic bell sleeves - one of the key trends this season. net-a-porter.com

LOEWE

Embossed with a pebbled finish, these Loewe earrings are cast from gold-tone brass in a mini hoop silhouette. Make them your new everyday set. net-a-porter.com $390

ANCIENT GREEK SANDALS

KAYU

Kayu’s straw ‘Kahuna’ tote has been skillfully hand-woven in a geometric pattern by expert artisans. This spacious style has a wispy fringed trim at the top and playful pompoms. Use it to carry your towel, sunscreen and flip flops to the beach. net-a-porter.com $155

Ancient Greek Sandal’s beige ‘Venus’ sandals are a versatile summer essential that can easily be dressed up or down. This pair has one over-foot strap and plain toe loop and a small hidden wedge between the heel and insole to give you subtle lift. ancient-greek-sandals.com $220


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Travel Your bucketlist starts here

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SAN GIORGIO HOTEL Mykonos, Greece

Photo credits: San Giorgio Hotel

Overlooking the vast, Mediterranean Sea surrounded by iconic blue doors and whitewashed towns, this bohemian-luxury hotel will have you dreaming about white-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters. It’s no wonder Victoria Secret Angels Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio are regulars. A peaceful dream is exactly what you’ll find at this tucked-away stay in Mykonos Town. Throw on a slouchy shirt and relax on a daybed, then dance the night away at one of the many famous bars in the town.


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AESOP

Aesop’s hydrating body gel is perfect for reviving dry, sun-exposed skin. This uplifting citus-infused formula is enriched with a soothing blend of Aloe Very and Panthenol, plus Petitgrain, Grapefruit and Lemon to leave you feeling cool and refresed. We think it’s ideal for warm weather vacations. net-a-porter.com $41

TOM FORD

TOM FORD BEAUTY’S ‘Aqua’ Eau de Toilette is a fresh, lighter take on the label’s coveted ‘Neroli Portofino.’ Enriched with notes of Sicilian Lemon and Tunisian Neroli, the androgynous fragrance is inspired by the endless skies of the Italian Riviera. Make it your signature summer scent. net-a-porter.com $150

GROWN ALCHEMIST

Grown Alchemist’s exfoliating gel gently buffs away dead cells, leaving skin looking bright and fresh. Blended with antioxidant-rich botanical ingredients, it’s enriched with nourishing Ylang Ylang and Geranium Oils, and rejuvenating Rosemary Leaf Extract. We love it’s soothing aroma of Peppermint and Sandalwood. net-a-porter.com $34


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The chic escape:

Amalfi Coast Living ‘La Dolce Vita’

Photo credits: Alamy; followyoursunshine.me

The postcard-perfect panorama of Amalfi’s famous cliffs and pastel-hued houses are everything you need to feel like Jackie O on vacation. Walk down the twisting hillsides of Costiera Amalfitana with scents of fig and lemon trees in the air. Shop for ceramics in the town of Vieri, sail in the luminous Grotta dello Smeraldo cave, then head to Marina di Praia for the most picturesque swim on the coast.


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Runway Report: THE NEW ERA OF OSCAR

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nternationally-recognized fashion designer Oscar de la Renta’s work always had a way of speaking for itself. Feminine, glamorous, and elegant, it always looked rich and regal – which is why so many first ladies relied on it for large parts of their public wardrobes. He made every woman feel special. Enter in the new age with Peter Copping as the successor, who came with a modern twist on that elegance, especially from his days at Nina Ricci, Louis Vuitton and Sonia Rykiel. After just two years and four collections as Creative Director at Oscar de la Renta, Copping passes over his crown to designing duo Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia of Monse. Looking to influence a younger fashion enthusiast, the team released their first collection for the house at FW/17 New York Fashion Week, and were not shy in showing the brand has changed. Slim trousers in black or shades of fuschia and green dominated the runway, tucked under top-heavy structured shapes. The 60’s have returned!


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The Designers: ASHLEY & MARY-KATE OLSEN

The creators of Elizabeth and James are at the forefront of the ‘new luxury’ – impeccably cut, simple, almost seasonless pieces that look and feel good. They talk style and fit with EMMA SELLS Photographs by MICHAEL SCHWARTZ Styling by SOFIA CATANIA

Mary-Kate (far left) and Ashley Olsen with model Sara Blomqvist, all wearing clothes by Elizabeth and James SS’17 throughout; shoes (this page) by The Row


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he road to fashion success is paved with labels that have fallen by the wayside, so it takes serious talent to steer not one but two brands to great heights. And if you came to the industry without any of the usual credentials, via a completely different career? Well, that’s pretty spectacular. Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, former actresses and style pin-ups, now founders and designers of pared-back luxury label The Row and contemporary lifestyle brand Elizabeth and James, have achieved just that over the past decade, gaining industry respect and credibility along the way. No mean feat. It’s Elizabeth and James we’re here to talk about in the label’s New York offices overlooking the Hudson River, the shoot for The EDIT winding up in the room next door. Ashley and Mary-Kate, 30, are happier to be talking than posing: once a common occurrence, being photographed is outside of their comfort zone these days, something they do just once or twice a year. “We’re used to being on the other side of the camera and managing the process, so it’s hard for us to do photoshoots now,” says Mary-Kate. “That’s why you have models.” Instead, their meticulously mapped-out time (“We’re very organized; every minute is accounted for”) is spent working, alternating their days between this office and the one a couple of floors down that houses The Row, quietly getting on with building their labels. So quietly, in fact, that it’s entirely possible you’ve been shopping one or the other without quite realizing who is behind it. Elizabeth and James was conceived after the Olsens, with their wily eyes for business, spotted a gap for a contemporary brand in a market that is now saturated but, back then, had very little to offer.

James is the NEW luxury; great fabrics and great fits at a LOWER price point”

“We like to say that Elizabeth and James is the new luxury,” explains Mary-Kate. “It’s the idea that you can still have fashion, great fabrics and great fits at a lower price point.” Last year the sisters took production of the label back in-house after eight years of working with New York-based manufacturer Jaya Apparel Group. And it’s as though they’ve started from scratch; returning it to its roots as an item-driven brand; a one-stop shop for the perfect wear-again-and-again dress or shirt or oversized blazer. “We talk about the mother and the daughter, the comfortable and sexy, masculine and feminine. It’s a balance of both,” says Mary-Kate. Case in point: the SS17 collection is a blend of striped shirts, oversized slouchy pants and romantic ruffled or figure-hugging dresses – everything you need in your sartorial arsenal. But if the sisters have gone back to Elizabeth and James’ core DNA for the designs, they have charged forward in terms of scope. In the past 12 months, they’ve added 100 new stockists; expanded the Elizabeth and James Nirvana beauty collection; and opened the label’s first store, a beautiful space in Los Angeles decorated with furniture handpicked by the designers. It’s further evidence of an impressive work ethic. “I’ve always been a worker,” says Ashley. “It has taken me a lot to figure out how to take a vacation.”


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er sister, who married French banker Olivier Sarkozy in 2015, says they have found a balance. “I think we’re lucky [working hard] comes quite naturally for us. We don’t need so much time to sit and think and ponder. But then I have a husband, two step-kids and a life; I have to go home and cook dinner. I ride horses on the weekends. You find the thing that helps you relax and if you don’t have it, you have to look for it. Or you get burned out and then you’re not productive.” Gr anted, the duo’s path to fashion was not that of your average top designer. At six months old, they landed the shared role of Michelle Tanner on hit US sitcom Full House, and years spent being dressed on set taught them everything they needed to know about cut, fit and proportion. “We’ve been in so many fittings,” says Ashley. “We used to do two a week for 15 years.” They used that knowledge to inform their own wardrobe choices. “When we were younger, being in the public eye was almost part of our role and responsibility – to set the trends at that time or be ahead of fashion,” says Mary-Kate. “We would take adult clothing and cut it down to our size, change the proportions. I think from a young age we understood fit in a very different way because we’re so petite.” The Olsens’ approach to design is detailorientated. They try everything on and encourage their team to do the same, to make sure that the clothes really work when you wear them, that they’re as versatile as possible, and can be dressed up or down on rotation rather than worn occasionally. “You know, it’s funny,” says Mary-Kate, “I’m wearing these pants today [as seen on page eleven] and all I keep thinking is: how haven’t they wrinkled yet? That’s a good

“When we were young, we’d take adult clothing and cut it to our SIZE. We understood FIT in a different way because we’re so PETITE”


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he Olsens’ personal style has been microscopically documented, but the attention is not something they give much thought to. “We don’t dive into that world [of social media]; we don’t have Instagram or Facebook,” says Ashley. “So we’ve never been connected to our customers or our fans in that way. We’ve stayed quite sheltered.” But their taste informs the clothes they make, of course, and how they style them, both on themselves and their customer. They never shy from oversized shapes and layering, teaming masculine pants with heels or cinching an oversized sweater over a dress. And they lean towards giving the prettier pieces in their collection a grungier slant with a belt and clompy boots (they’re both really into Dr. Martens right now), and wearing figure-hugging dresses over slim-cut pants or leggings. They’re loathe to be prescriptive about how their pieces should be put together, though. Ultimately, it’s about dressing for yourself, they say, whoever you happen to be in the moment. “We just want to help women feel however they want to feel,” shrugs Mary-Kate. “Every once in a while, we want to change our perfume or our haircut; we want to wear heels or flats. We just like to switch it up. That’s the beauty of clothes.”

“We want to HELP women FEEL how they want. [Women] like to SWITCH it up. That’s the beauty of clothes”


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Smoke Show

Girls, cigarettes, wine, and a cozy apartment Photography Molly Randhawa Art Director Anastasia Alexandris


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last word THE 10 CÉLINE-ISMS: LIVE LIFE THE CÉLINE WAY 10 Céline-isms to help you live life, the Céline way by LAURA BRADLEY

NO. 1 – UNDERSTAND THE CÉLINE LEXICON Keywords include: confident; strong; proud; straightforward; powerful; discrete; comfort. Apply these to everything. For example: Is that body language confident? Is that a straightforward email reply or is it going to cause the recipient confusion? Is one going to feel comfortable in that outfit? NO. 2 – LESS IS ALWAYS MORE It was the American architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe who first coined the phrase “less is more”. It’s an overused phrase these days but in the Céline world, it’s key. Less is more can be applied to everything, from dress to social media. The Céline woman promotes natural beauty. Who needs a big bag when a small clutch will suffice? If you’re getting a manicure, choose one of your “house colours” (see Céline-ism no. 4) – fawn, navy and khaki are very Céline. Never show too much flesh. “I find glamour and sexuality awkward,” Philo told Tim Blanks after today’s show. A bare shoulder or arm should always be balanced by a covered-up bottom-half. NO. 3 – THE IMPORTANCE OF A CAREFULLY EDITED WARDROBE The Céline wardrobe is never bursting with lots of garments, only ever worn a handful of times. It is rigorously edited. The Céline woman is experienced in what works and what doesn’t. She isn’t interested in frivolity. “What I love is this idea of a wardrobe,” Philo told Susannah Frankel for The Independent in 2011. “… I do think that the world doesn’t need many more frivolous bits and bobs that end up left in cupboards or landfills.” That rigorous method of editing can then be applied to the contents of one’s handbag/suitcase/desk/desk drawer etc. Have twice yearly clear-outs and be super strict.

Celine S/S 2017 by Juergen Teller

“Buy flowers and brilliant plants from the best florists and learn how to look after them” NO. 4 – ESTABLISH A UNIFORM All the best creative minds have a uniform, from Karl Lagerfeld’s white shirts to chef Fergus Henderson’s blue painter’s jacket. Philo’s uniform consists of Adidas Stan Smith’s (also Nike Air Max); cashmere sweaters; wide trousers; quality white T-shirts; a worn-in leather jacket; gold earrings and rings. It saves you time – packing for a holiday or dressing for an event. If one has a uniform, one has less sartorial decisions to make. Decide on your “house colour palette” (three is usually easiest). Buy lots of the same; always the best quality one can afford. In today’s show, models wore a new season Céline all-white trainer. Wearing trainers with a beautiful dress is very Céline.


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Stefan Ratibor, Francesca Amfitheatrof and Phoebe Philo on Hydra Photography by Johnnie Shand Kydd

NO. 5 – THERE’S MORE TO LIFE THAN SHOPPING All the best creative minds have a uniform, from Karl Go occasionally and shop alone. Keep focused. Question everything. Do I really need it? Will it last a long time? These questions can be applied to everything – not just clothes and accessories. New items can be brilliant and can add fresh dimension to one’s wardrobe but choose carefully. NO. 6 – THINK WIDER THAN FASHION Read great books. Go to as many exhibitions as you can – art, photography, design, natural history, science. Devour the Sunday papers – not just the style supplements. Buy flowers and brilliant plants from the best florists and learn how to look after them. [N.B. Philo’s daughter is named after the poet Maya Angelou.] NO. 7 – RELAXED CAN BE CHIC “Probably no one defines the modern sense of comfort with more authority than Phoebe Philo of Céline” – Cathy Horyn wrote for T Magazine in 2014. Comfort is always key. Why wear big heels that you know are going to cause pain later in the evening? NO. 8 – KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT This goes in hand in hand with Céline-ism no. 6. Feeding one’s mind means you are enjoyable company, someone who can offer cultured and inspiring conversation. Learning is fun. Always strive for the best. Create the best work you can. Research everything – from the best white T-shirts, to the best hamburger. NO. 9 – THE APPEAL OF STRAIGHTFORWARDNESS When Philo featured in the Financial Times’ prestigious Lunch with the FT column in 2010, she chose to dine at St. John, Fergus Henderson’s restaurant in Clerkenwell, London. “It’s very to-the-point,” she said, “I’m not very interested in decoration.” Question every accessory – the Céline way would be to never have more than one. A coat worn across the shoulders is a strong styling statement and can be a perfect accessory with a small clutch. NO. 10 – THE ELEMENT OF SURPRISE Despite a defined formula, the Céline woman is dynamic and exciting. The unexpected every now and again is great. “A bucket of KFC” would be Philo’s death row meal, she told Penny Martin in The Gentlewoman’s inaugural issue. She loves hip hop. Today, her collection included pom poms, padded duvet coats and delicate animal prints (otters, foxes and deer)! And each girl promoted an individual style of make-up: a few with barely there make-up, others with striking eyeshadow or bright red lips. Throw in a few surprises now and again, keep people on their toes.


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