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Welcome to the debut issue of Milli Magazine. First and foremost, we would like to thank each and every one of you, our loyal customers, for your patronage and support. Milli Magazine was created to help inform our customers on the latest trends and to update you on the newest selections arriving in our store. It’s that time of year again! Fall, glorious fall. Autumn’s beautiful palette of colour has invaded our store’s luxurious apparel. We welcome a visit from you soon to check out our latest purchases on your behalf. Absolutely stunning fall/winter womenswear items fill the shop offering the latest modern apparel you expect to find at Milli, Ltd. Peel away all the superficial style of this or any other season, and you are left with the profound echo of Coco’s words below. Fashion is all about proportions and statements. Statement may well be this fall’s most over-used word. We keep hearing it in reference to jewellery and to handbags made from faux or real fur, or to big, pouty lips coloured a vibrant red. For women, there is even the statement glove this season, no ordinary hand-covering this fall but rather lasercut driver’s or fingerless versions, as well as more ambitious symphonic blends of leather, fur and boldly shaded fabric trim.
Camel is hot! A classic from the ’50s and ’70s, the colour camel signals a return to the new minimalism, with an emphasis on quality fabric and impeccable tailoring. Editors sported camel coats and trousers on the streets of Paris and Milan during Fashion Week, while the colour trend carried over into coats, knitwear, capes and accessories on the runways. A special thanks to all of those who partner with us, locally and abroad, for helping make Milli Magazine possible. We encourage you to do business locally with each of the worldclass companies represented in the pages of our fall edition. The very best in customer service can be expected from Milli and all our local partners. With heartfelt appreciation,
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1 Welcome 4 Milli Selections 6 Featured: Milli’s Toronto Location 8 Most Wanted: Milli 14 Strenesse • 18 Class Getaway 22 Pumpkin for Your Face Make Body Sense 28 Stizzoli: Modern & Classically Chic 30 Magaschoni • 32 A Downtown Oasis 34 Kiss & Makeup • 36 Luisa Cerano 38 Behind Closed Doors 42 Ivan Grundahl 44 The New Cadillac CTS Coupe 48 Basler • 52 Mirror, Mirror 54 Manly, Yes, But I Like It Too
Todd Tufts Editor in Chief, Publisher Leslie C. Smith Editorial Director Vence Vida Art Director Stephen R. Lewis Copy Editor Cover: Model wearing Lanvin Photograhy by Vito Amati Model: Marina with Next Models Table of Contents: Model wearing Luisa Cerano Back Cover: Model wearing Moschino Milli Magazine is published by Tufts Communications. © 2010, Tufts Communications. All rights reserved. Printed in the USA. For information on local advertising and available editorial profiling for local businesses please contact Todd Tufts: Tufts Communications 1201 E. 5th Street Suite 1009 Anderson, IN 46012 Tel: 765-608-3081 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org F
S AC H I N & BAB I
AU T U M N CAS H M E R E
BAS L E R
BLUGIRL BY BLUMARINE
S Y LV I E S C H I M M E L
CHARLES CHANG LIMA
VA L E N T I N O
W H I T E & WA R R E N
E L I E TA H A R I ELIZABETH AND JAMES
E T R O S PA E U R O P E A N C U LT U R E GIORGIO ARMANI H O T E L PA R T I C U L I E R ISCHIKO I VA N G R U N D A H L
CAS AD E I COLE HAAN BRUNELLO CUCINELLI E L I E TA H A R I GUISEPPE ZANOTTI LANVIN
L A F AY E T T E 1 4 8 SONIA RYKIEL LANVIN L I D A B A D AY
S T UAR T W E IT Z MAN VA L E N T I N O
LILLA P LINE LUISA CERANO M AG AS C H O N I MALENE BIRGER MARC CAIN MAS I AH AR R I V E MISSONI
ACCESSORIES GIORGIO ARMANI BARRERA E L I E TA H A R I E T R O S PA J A N I S B Y J A N I S S AV I T T
MOSCHINO CHEAP & CHIC
PA U L E K A
P I N K TA R TA N
R O B E R T O AV O L I O
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M I L L I ’ S T O R O N T O S T O R E H A S W O N N U M E R O U S AWA R D S F O R D E S I G N A N D L AYO U T
Charged with designing a fitting backdrop for Toronto retailer Milli’s high-end clothing, II by IV Design Associates went for full-on drama with a black and white palette. First, however, they had to contend with the downtown store’s irregularly shaped space, high ceilings and peculiar location – in a corner laneway that is partially concealed by a park. By demolishing the doorway and canopy, designers opened up the façade to maximize the storefront, and incorporated flanking window displays to entice passerby.
Inside, white walls and limestone flooring contrast and complement the black details. A full-height front partition accepts merchandising fixtures below a huge acrylic rod wall sculpture that is animated by a programmable colour LED light system. Two merchandising armoires
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line the side windows, which were sandblasted and blackened to sleek effect, while tall frames of deeply textured MDF in a glossy black finish reference the entry arch and surround matte wall panels that accommodate black glass shelves, hang rods or face-outs. Flexible workhorse fixtures throughout the space are designed for modularity: floor units can be moved easily for seasonal changes and special events; low black platforms are multi-purpose; and black lacquered boxes can be used to display a variety of merchandise.
Photography: David Whittaker, Toronto Used by Permission. Published in: Stores and Retail Spaces 7, from The Institute of Store Planners and the Editors of VM +SD magazine.
Marialisa and Romeo DeGasperis
Most Wanted; A gala for Princess Margaret Hospital
Shane & Marnie Baghai
It's an impressive sight, pulling into the expansive circular drive at the Eagles Nest Golf Club. The grounds are always chockablock with Maseratis, Lamborghinis and Ferraris. Just inside the club, the elite of the Italian communiAndrew & Theresa DeGasperis, Marialisa and Romeo DeGasperis, Jim & Lina DeGasperis, Romeo & Michela Guglietti
ty have gathered for the fourth annual Most Wanted, an exclusive fashion event
Roxanne and Mark McEwan
benefiting gynecological cancer care at Princess Margaret Hospital.
Marla Buck, Mark Gould, Milli Gould, Fran Sonshine, Heather Winslade, Ben Gould and Rhonda Lipson
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Carla DeGaperis, Cathy Dolente, Deanna Nastic
events After a spirited Champagne reception, Allan & Karen McFarlane
patrons were treated to a professionally staged fashion show featuring specially selected international designer brands including
Moschino's retail atelier, Milli, and menswear from V Hazelton.
Jim DeGasperis, Anna Netter-Ziraldo, Donald Ziraldo
Event co-founders Jim DeGasperis and Marco Guglietti, along with their beautiful wives, Lina De Gasperis and Michela Guglietti, do a wonderful job of raising the bar on this event each year.
Michela Guglietti, Rosanna Ciccolini
Rocky Liscio, Angela Campitelli
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Mark Gould, Marla Buck
Erika Larva, Elizabeth Walsh
"We plan on holding this event year after year, and increasing our donations to this worthy cause that touches so many of us," Paolo Pusateri, Rob Ciccolini, Rosanna Ciccolini Ida Pusateri, Melissa Baldassarra
De Gasperis and Guglietti said. Over the Heather Winslade, Ben Gould
past four years, the Most Wanted event has raised close to $170,000.
Reprinted with permission from the National Post Photography by Vito Amati
Lina & Stephanie DeGasperis
Pina and Tom Marzario
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Fred & Teresa DeGasperis
GABRIELE STREHLE COLLECTION â€˘ FALL/WINTER 2010
Sophisticated Woman LOGIC meets ALLURE She's all it needs: The Sophisticated Woman. But what's she like, how does she act, what does she wear, how does the world see her? It's all in my new collection. She's sensationally sensible: Investment fashion is in the spotlight. Premium fabrics from superbly elegant tweeds to quality silk and finest cashmere.
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She's provocatively reserved: Subtlety is the new in-your-face. Muted lines and colours pique the imagination more effectively than loudness and brashness ever could. Cool White, Ocean Blue and Grey combine with warm earthy shades from Beige to deepest Brown. Purist Black, Putty and Slate are teamed with fruity, rich Cherry, Blackberry and Chocolate and gemstone hues from Ruby and Amethyst to golden Topaz. She's intoxicatingly elegant: Successful women have ousted party girls. Confident contours and assured combinations. Always strong, never overbearing; always cool, never craven. The black fur scarf as an accessory teamed with slim pants, flowing dresses with severe blazers, casual oversized items with cropped tops.
She's perfectly imperfect: A Sophisticated Woman knows that perfection is dull, and seeks out style clashes: classic tartan for an ultra-mini, sequinned tops under thoroughly British blazers, delicate skirts plus rustic hooded sweaters. She's seductively smart: She blends the romantic and the pragmatic â€“ adores dreamy shirts and dresses, but ensures they're worth the price tag. She makes the most of a luxury accessory; an elegant fur doubles as a scarf, skirt or stole. And first and foremost: nothing throws the Sophisticated Woman off balance. In strappy heels or barefoot, she always has both feet firmly on the ground.
GABRIELE STREHLE ACCESSORIES COLLECTION • FALL/WINTER 2010
For me, accessories are very far from being extras. In fact, they play a starring role in any outfit. A woman's choice of shoes and bag reveals her awareness of a vital point: true style is only revealed at second glance – and that's so much more important than the first. Her aim is not to be conspicuous, but to be unforgettable. That's why this season I chose the names of unforgettable architectural landmarks for my bag designs. Colosseo. Acropolis. Brandenburg Gate. Empire State Building. Tour d’Eiffel. Taj Mahal. Striking and memorable. As, indeed, are the shoes. And because smart women prefer dialogue to monologue, the shoes and bags in the Accessories Collection are designed in coordinating styles and colours. Exquisite details like straps, stitching, seams and clasps harmonize with delicious shades of Cherry, Blackberry and Chocolate. Elegant nappa leathers appear in jewel hues of Topaz, Emerald and Garnet. Severely simple styles reflect the purism of Slate, Black and Putty. Perfection is sterile: communication is appealing. A conversation from one to another. A combination that speaks out for its wearer. Gloriously distinctive.
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GABRIELE STREHLE Truth and Sensuality The work of Gabriele Strehle is a reflection of her intense engagement in life as she experiences it. She is passionately devoted to quality both in terms of material and idea. The resulting collections reveal their sensuality and intelligence and radiate their desire for depth. Within the clamorous and eccentric world of fashion, Gabriele Strehle’s is one of the soft and subtle voices. Her work presents not only an outward appearance but, above all, its own background as well. Even if fashion is the focus of her life, Gabriele Strehle does not expect our busy and complex lifestyles to be centred around fashion only. Indeed, we assume responsibilities, we have welldefined priorities, we do not live superficial lives. Gabriele Strehle is not so arrogant as to expect us to uniform ourselves from head to toe in her designs – quite the opposite. Her innate understanding of people with multi-faceted lives to whom her aesthetic appeals would never allow brand worship to overrule their own unique and individualistic styles. Gabriele Strehle’s designs show her awareness of the fact that people live in their own skin, are attuned to their feelings, and know where they are going. Her design philosophy is subtle yet edgy, focused on strict quality standards, and is intended to accentuate the character of the wearer without overshadowing the individual's unique character. Gabriele Strehle designs her panoramic range of women’s and men’s clothing and accessories out of consideration for the broad array of needs that our lives command. Born in Southern Germany, Gabriele Strehle was trained as a master tailor and graduated from the German School of Fashion for Master Craftspeople in Munich. She joined today’s STRENESSE AG in 1973 and soon rose to the position of Creative Director over all Strenesse brands. Along with her husband Gerd Strehle, principal owner and Chief Executive, Gabriele Strehle is credited with the transformation of what was a coat and suit company into an internationally recognised fashion house. Gabriele Strehle has received many awards for her commitment to Strenesse and to international fashion made in Germany, including the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (1999), the Oscar della Moda (2002) and the Burda Group's media award Bambi (2002).
by melissa walker
You deserve a celebrity-style break. Try one of these A-List resorts where stars hide away.
Jumby Bay, Antigua, West Indies Hilary Swank, Thandie Newton and Queen Latifah have all vacayed at this 300-acre private enclave two miles off the coast of Antigua. Accessible only by boat, the secluded hideaway offers outdoor garden bathrooms, private to all but the sun and moon. Star Features: If Angie and Brad wanted to bring the brood, they’d be pleased with the Pampered Parents Program, which includes a full day of child care. They might also enjoy the Sorbet Butler, who serves free refreshments each morning, and the kiddie swag bag.
St. Regis Resort, Bora Bora, French Polynesia The St. Regis in Bora Bora is so hot that celebrity visits overlap. Eva Longoria and pro basketball player Tony Parker happened to crash Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban’s romantic getaway. Star Features: Spa Miri Miri’s treatments include local beauty ingredients like luminescent pearl powder. For the ultimate in elite, book one of the two secluded beach villas with private pools, complete with exclusive helicopter pads for a Diddy-like entrance.
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San Ysidro Ranch, Santa Barbara, California Before Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony started vacationing here, the ranch was the site of Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh’s wedding—not to mention John and Jackie Kennedy’s honeymoon. Star Features: The Privileged Pets Program ensures that your mini dog will have maxi luxury; after he signs his paw print into the animal guest book, he can enjoy an in-room pet massage. And don’t miss the private yoga instruction, fresh-baked pastries delivered daily to your door, 17 miles of walking trails and organic vegetable garden.
Turtle Island Resort, Fiji Both Blue Lagoon movies (’49 and ’79) were filmed on Turtle Island—one of Fiji’s Yasawas Islands—where a 500acre couples-only resort is located. No wonder Britney Spears and Charlize Theron have both spent more than the minimum six-day stay in one of the 14 private beach villas. Star Features: There’s a 5-to-1 guest-to-staff ratio, so all your needs are taken care of, from deepsea fishing to four-handed massage. Musicians lure guests to a nightly outdoor dinner party for fresh-caught seafood. turtlefiji.com
Hotel Metropole, Monte Carlo Refurbished in 2004 by architectural designer Jacques Garcia, the famed Hotel Metropole is a modern classic. Garcia’s goal? To create a space where a rock star could hang out with a duchess. With Gwen Stefani and the Monaco royals roaming the halls, we’d say, mission accomplished. Star Features: A spa with an amethyst crystal steam room, caladarium (a steam/inhalation bath), ice fountain and showers with a burst of cool mint mist or tropical rain. Not to mention an outdoor heated seawater swimming pool. µ metropole.com
Melissa Walker is a writer who has worked as ELLEgirl Features Editor and Seventeen Prom Editor. In late 2008, she launched I Heart Daily with fellow ex-ELLEgirl Anne Ichikawa. It's a daily newsletter about likable stuff.
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Can you imagine eating your moisturizer for breakfast? Or topping off your dinner with a side of foaming facial cleanser? It
seems preposterous doesn’t it? Yet, we don’t think twice about applying these cosmetics to our skin every day, often more than once.
Our skin cells, much like our intestinal walls, will absorb anything — positive or negative — that comes in contact with them. Too often, we think of acne, redness, and dehydrated skin as normal or common irritations. We need to recognize these skin conditions as symptoms of inflammation — the skin’s attempt to reject the toxins we expose it to several times a day. It is important to understand that skin cells suffering from increased inflammation are experiencing greater free radical damage and cellular breakdown which accelerates the aging of the skin.
Imagine feeding your skin cells the same way you would the rest of your body — fueling and feeding your skin. Synthetics and chemicals often create inflammatory responses. Real and natural ingredients will promote organic responses which are anti-inflammatory, soothing, moisturizing, regenerating, balancing, and ultimately, healing. When infusing skin cells with real ingredients, the nutrient absorption is faster and greater, producing immediate and increased positive effects.
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ilike is an organic skin care developed in
Pumpkin is beneficial all year around. However, as autumn
Hungry. ilike products are packed with raw, liv-
arrives and “pumpkin fever” takes over, Body Sense, located in
ing ingredients that will feed and nourish your
downtown Dundas, Ontario, features the ilike pumpkin treat-
skin. ilike supports your skin with ingredients that reduce
ments for this special season. Mother Nature takes care of us in
inflammation caused by regular exposure to toxins. These prod-
a very thoughtful way, and the abundance of pumpkin at this time
ucts help to prevent the cellular breakdown of aging skin and
of year may not be simply coincidental. During the summer, our
enables natural healing enzymes to generate, replenish and
skin can become dehydrated, and the damaging rays of the sun
rebuild damaged tissue.
can speed up the aging process. At the same time the dry, cool, winter months are approaching. So this is probably the best time
Pumpkin is very rich in skin health boosting nutrients. The most
of the year to rehydrate and rejuvenate the skin. Come to Body
important amongst them are the alpha and beta carotenes.
Sense to discover the difference! Don’t just put cream on your
Carotenes are the orange pigments in the vegetable that act as
face, feed your face!
important anti-oxidants that boost immunity and slow the degenerative process of aging by protecting the cells from damage caused by free radicals. Beta carotenes generate Vitamin A in the body which ensures proper immune functions. Pumpkins are also rich in Vitamin C and E; both have antioxidant functions to benefit tired, stressed skin. This wonderful vegetable also provides Vitamin B5 (Panthotenic Acid) that balances hormone levels and manages stress and is a good source of lutein, an antioxidant that absorbs blue light and protects from oxidative stress. Fatty acids, potassium, magnesium, zinc, and iron are important nutrients also provided by our friend, the pumpkin. These are keys to balancing fluid levels and also work to sooth and soften the skin and help in cell regeneration. Pumpkin also has a relatively low pH which protects the skin from bacteria and infections. Pumpkin is the main ingredient in the ilike Pumpkin & Orange Mask and Hydrating Pumpkin Body Wrap. We use cold processed, whole raw pumpkin pulps (instead of extracts) in order to retain the full benefit of the vegetable and keep all nutrients in the rawest form for better absorption. The ilike organic skin care pumpkin products effectively treat aging, lack of circulation,loose and dry skin — both on the face and the body — to hydrate, soften, and elasticize. They rejuvenate tired, stressed skin and create a healthy glow. They also smooth the skin by promoting cell turnover, thus preventing the skin from getting dry, scaly, or rough.
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33 King St. West • Dundas, Ontario 905-628-3807 • www.bodysense.org
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PROUD TO SUPPORT RHONDA’S ANGELS
The Stizzoli family’s traditions in the textile trade began immediately after World War 2, making the more esential clothing items for the local market. Later, in the Sixties, they began attending the fashion shows and their first business deals began with foreign customers. Stizzoli soon transformed from an artisan concern to an industrially organized enterprise. In the Eighties, the womenswear collections were developed and the company began operating through agents in Italy. It was at this time that the brand’s refined styling, high quality craftsmanship and appreciation for Stizzoli’s elegant designs were recognized industy-wide. In the Nineties, Stizzoli expanded into foreign markets to become a leader internationally. Complete customer satisfaction became it’s motto. Today, Stizzoli is world-reknown for its attention to detail and for it’s classic looks for the modern woman. At Milli, we’re proud to offer the latest fall/winter collection from Stizzoli. This season, an opulent selection, rich in texture and colour, awaits your review.
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magaschoni Magaschoni established in 1989, a lifestyle-driven company
The brand is synonymous with luxury. The label consists of
embraces the highest standards of creativity and quality.
women’s sportswear, knitwear and accessories made from the
Magaschoni has evolved over the years to meet the ever-changing
highest quality fabrics and yarns including silk, cotton, linen, soft
needs of modern women and the changes in the rhythm of their
wool, prints, fine stretched fabrics and most notably, cashmere.
lives. “We consistently strive to diversify our appeal to address
Magaschoni is known for its special attention to colour such as
the lifestyles of women throughout the world, from day into
the 42 sumptuous variety offered in cashmere, and detail like intri-
evening, work to weekend, casual to formal,” says Magaschoni
cate beading, embroideries and specialty stitching. This approach
President, Monica Belag Forman.
to detail is applied to the inside of the garments, with tailored fin-
Magaschoni is headquartered in New York City and the collec-
ishing as well as delicate linings.
tions are available in over 800 retailers worldwide including major
Magaschoni’s Creative Director, Jeffrey Thorpe, is a seasoned
high-end department stores and their own freestanding bou-
fashion designer based in New York. With a penchant for lavish
tiques in East Hampton, Southampton, Greenwich, and
knitwear, exuberant prints and exquisite beading detail, he has
reaffirmed Magaschoni’s presence as a leading luxury and
Magaschoni’s philosophy is to create distinctive looks for the
The Fall 2010 Collection is built around luxurious separates, pol-
modern, self-confident woman who craves functionality in a styl-
ished suiting choices, and day to evening dresses complemented
ish wardrobe. “The collection has been designed to look fantas-
by a great accessory. The collection is practical yet fashionable
tic together but are equally versatile to go well with women’s
and sophisticated to meet her everyday needs that can be clean,
existing wardrobe,” adds Magaschoni President, Monica Belag
sleek and sexy. A seamless fusion showcasing strong shoulders,
delicate draping, romantic ruffles and elegant embellishments. µ
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photos courtesy of elie tahari
Sitting on a restaurant patio, on a beautiful fall day in 2000, Linda Burden watched the walls going up at Four Forty Fitness for Women, her new club.
being from the fitness industry, taking on the industry Goliaths never even crossed her mind. She was confident that she was developing a unique fitness club offering, one that she knew would appeal to women of all ages, and that just wasn’t available from anyone else, including the country’s largest chain operators. —Courtesy of Fitness Business Canada Magazine.
Four Forty Fitness for Women was developed as an oasis in the heart of Downtown Burlington for women who want a fitness facility of their own with little to no resemblance to the mammoth, big box facilities that have always represented the fitness club scene. For Linda, the concept of a smaller, beautifully appointed, professionally staffed fitness club for women came as a result of her own experiences including
several years of memberships, in-home personal training sessions, and vacations where spa-like facilities were included in hotels. “Surely there are more women like me,” she thought, “who would enjoy their commitment to fitness so much more in a beautiful, pristine environment designed to cater to women.” Market research indicated that indeed, many other women felt the same way. Fast forward to fall 2010...the staff at Four Forty Fitness are working on plans for celebrating 10 years in operation. Over 20 percent of the members have been with the club since the early years, and the their personal success stories are significant. Of course, there have been modifications to the business over the course of time, including the option of non-member involvement, which allows participation in personal training, pilates, yoga, and nutrition counseling without, necessarily, com-
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mitting to full club membership. Offering such an a la carte menu has enabled the club to keep the cost extremely reasonable, while providing full value to those who wish to participate in a variety of features. One of the very unique features of the Club is the FitLinxx Interactive System, which makes using fitness machines easy and safe. It also allows the fitness staff to increase the quality and effectiveness of the personal service they provide, giving faster feedback and individualized attention. The system eliminates the typical workout card, but automatically records important data that assists the trainer to monitor the member’s progress toward their goals and modify the programs when necessary. This enhances their capacity to motivate members to succeed and get the results they really want. The foundations of the Club continue with a very strong emphasis on personalized programming based on building strong healthy bodies, enabling success-
ful weight loss, and assisting women to be the absolute best they can be. Personal training, Pilates, and Yoga, bound together with a strong nutrition component, continue to be key cornerstones of the fitness and total wellness options provided. Of course, it’s the people that make an environment special, and between the exceptional staff and loyal committed members, this is one very extraordinary Club. Four Forty Fitness is currently reviewing a business plan for a Men’s Fitness Facility adjacent to their present location. Seems the men would enjoy a change of environment as well. Four Forty Fitness 440 Pearl St. Burlington, Ontario 905-639-1440 www.fourfortyfitness.ca
by jill maynard
kiss makeup NATURAL LOOKS
The most important trend is clean, dewy skin, as seen at Narciso Rodriguez and Calvin Klein, accentuated with just a hint of flush at Dolce and Gabbana. Grown-up minimalism was also on parade at BCBG Max Azria, Rag & Bone, Max Azria, Sophie Theallet and Yigal Azrouël, where bare, fresh complexions ruled the runways, and at Michael Kors, where faces featured a healthy bronzed glow.
The shimmery eye soldiers on, with lids saturated in purple and bronze at Carolina Herrera; in golden hues at Elie Tahari and Ports 1961; and in copper tones at Adam and Badgley Mischka. Eyes featured green, gold, purple, and navy hues at Diane Von Furstenberg, while pastels appeared in blue at Jason Wu and pink at Preen.
Framing these pretty peepers were “statement brows” with strong, clean arches. Some designers, such as Maladrino, featured painted brows in thick, dark shades and precise shapes.
photos courtesy of tiger of sweden
Nail polish worn on cropped nails continues to be important this season, and the trend is toward dark or neutral shades of mushroom (Marc Jacobs), slate gray (Marc Jacobs), putty (DKNY) and blue (Rag & Bone). Chanel has rolled out a dark gray-violet nail colour called Paradoxal, which the company claims will be the definitive hue for this fall. Since Chanel has been the bellweather of nail polish trends for the past few seasons, it’s a safe bet that they’re right again.
Lips were two-toned at Nanette Lepore, topped with sparkles at some, and deep purple or hot pink at others. But red ruled the roost, appearing everywhere from Hervé Léger, Prabal Gurung, and United Bamboo to Dolce & Gabbana, and Givenchy. The beauty press gave high marks to the cherry-red gloss that adorned lips at Donna Karan.
This season is not about having every hair in place. Rather, it’s about hair that’s come slightly undone, as in the bedhead looks at the Proenza Schouler show, or braided in a messy fishtail at Adam. Badgley Mischka mixed messy flyaways in the front with a tight, twisted updo in the back. There were glorified combovers at Alexander Wang, extreme side parts galore at Carolina Herrera, Bottega Veneta and Rodarte, and side ponytails at Milly, Lacoste and Devi Kroell. Hair reached new heights in teased sixties-era beehives at Prada, Giles, Lela Ros, Daniel Vosovic and Vera Wang. Back-combing at the crown gave loft to the down 'dos at Rochas and Nina Ricci. Beehives aside, this is one of those rare beauty seasons that women over 35 pray for: the looks sported by runway models still in their teens are refreshingly wearable and require little tweaking for women old enough to be their moms. Enjoy it while it lasts. µ
Beauty looks for fall are among the most user-friendly in years, with outré effects refreshingly few and far between. 34 milli magazine
Luisa Cerano is synonymous with impeccable quality and cutting-edge style. The latest collection brings together all the key elements of fashion for the modern woman: high-style, texture, balance, elegance and drama.
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Luisa Cerano is haute couture. The fall collection offers a wonderful array of business, daytime, evening and special event selections. The line is incredibly sophisticated and is both contemporary and classic with a unique flair for the dramatic. The look is accessible for all women of every age.
by i yna bor t c a r uso
Behind Closed Doors
PLAN A VACATION THESE DAYS, AND
The Crowne Plaza in the Blackfriars
YOU COULD GET CAUGHT IN THE
section of London has the clout to get you
CROSSFIRE. HOTELS TAKING AIM AT
past the No Admission signs at the cele-
THE AFFLUENT TRAVELER HAVE BEEN
brated 606 Club in Chelsea. London’s leg-
ENGAGED IN A BATTLE OF SUPERLA-
endary jazz joint, 606 Club is the top stop on the drop-in-and-jam circuit. Charlie
TIVES. WHO’S GOT THE BEST SPA? THE
Watts and Dave Brubeck are no strangers
HOTTEST LOBBY BAR? THE HIPPEST
here. But if you want to schedule an after-
POOL? THEY ALL LAY CLAIM.
hours visit, you’re out of luck. The 606 Club
However, some properties are carving
The Mandarin Oriental New York tempts
out a niche by eschewing biggest-and-best
fashionistas with a haute couture package
come-ons, opting, instead, to lure clients
fresh off the runways of leading designers.
with VIP access. For the price of a room,
The package includes a personalized full-day
guests not only get a comfortable bed, but
tour led by insider Kathleen Beckett, previ-
entrée to, otherwise, private and, often,
ously at Vogue, who arranges consultations
exclusive domains — clubs, homes, and
with top designers, offers fashion advice,
experiences off-limits to the rest of us.
and coordinates access to the private salons of Vera Wang, Carolina Herrera, and Vivienne Tam, among others.
T H E M A N D A R I N O R I E N TA L N E W Y O R K
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is for members only. Unless, that is, you’re staying at the Crowne Plaza. The hotel has its own outpost on the lower level called Bar 606, with live music, but if you want the real deal, ask the concierge for a pass that will get you past the bouncer and in where the general public can’t tread.
High end and low tech don’t normally go together, but put aside your preconceptions. There are plenty of reasons to go cowboy at the Triple Creek Ranch in Darby, Montana. This Relais & Chateaux-member property, set in big sky country, is owned by Intel CEO Craig Barrett and his wife, Barbara. Guests not only get a Rocky Mountain escape but a chance to tour the Barrett’s own 23,000-acre ranch retreat and admire their private art collection. Charleston Place, a historic hotel in Charleston, South Carolina, gives guests a chance to create their own works of art. An easel, sketch pad and charcoals are available for the asking. Inspiration? No problem. The architecture and gardens of this jewel of a city offer budding Picassos inspiration in spades. Charleston Place opens doors — literally — to some of the finest private antebellum homes in America. A local historian is your personal tour guide for this exclusive look-see.
In the mood for some thrills and spills? By merely showing their room keys, guests of three Lowes’ Orlando properties, Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, and Royal Pacific Resort, get to bypass regular lines at Universal Studios and Universal Islands of Adventure and enjoy express ride access to all the attractions. Plus there’s complimentary water taxis shuttling guests between the hotels and theme parks and priority seating at select restaurants.
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Ivan Grundahl has become well known in Scandinavian countries in the last 30 years. He has stores in Denmark, has become well established in Northern Europe and he has also made a notable impact in the United States.
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In the last decade, Ivan Grundahl has not only maintained his reputation in Danish fashion, he has penetrated the rest of the fashion world, and his influence continues to broaden with every collection.
Not Your Father’s Cadillac The 2011 CTS Coupe is turning corners and turning heads.
The 2011 CTS Coupe joins the CTS Sport Sedan and CTS Sport Wagon, an award-winning line that has been named to Car and Driver’s 10 Best list for three straight years.
er pretty face. It really delivers when the rubber meets the road — and that road happens to have some curves. “The coupe turns it up one notch from where we are with the sedan,” said
performance manager Richard
Definitely recognizable as part of the record-breaking
Kewley. The wider body allowed engineers to spec wider
CTS family, the Coupe stands out as something new and
rear tires. They offset that change with a thicker rear anti-
exciting with dramatic design changes to enhance the
roll bar to provide more grip without hurting balance. The
driving experience. A lower roofline, shorter overall
CTS Coupe is stiff and surprisingly capable, handling
length and wider track, provide a more aggressive stance and athletic profile. Most important, the coupe isn’t just anoth-
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better than a 3909-lb. car should.
2011 CADILLAC CTS COUPE
Emotion on four wheels. 1200 Upper James Street Hamilton, ON L9C 7M5 905 575-9400 www.johnbear,com Balancing serious performance with luxury in a very affordable package — the
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Cadillac—setting another automotive benchmark. Pursue the benchmark of quality, style, and elegance.
Cadillac is committed to bringing out a car with few compromises, a car that embodies the passion that they have for their business. And the CTS Coupe does that. Dave Leone, none other than the Coupe’s chief engineer, says this new car represents “the most dramatic expression of Art and Science to date.” The CTS Coupe won the Eyes on Design concept award at the 2008 North American International Auto Show. Autoblog described the production model as “audacity in motion.” Car and Driver wrote that the 2011 CTS Coupe added “more style and a higher concentration of performance to the CTS’s winning formula.” The CTS Coupe didn’t change much from the concept shown at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show. The car still has the handle-less door openers, a touch borrowed from the Cadillac XLR. High-flow mufflers vent through squarish tips integrated into the rear fascia. From the outside, it makes a striking statement. Prepared to be gawked at, a lot. The CTS Coupe’s cabin follows the critically acclaimed design of the sedan, and that is not a bad thing. Like the sedan, the CTS Coupe gets an LCD that rises up out of the dash — James Bond-style. In its down position, it still shows audio information, while up it shows navigation and lets you browse libraries or the car’s onboard music storage. One of the coolest features of the navigation system is its live traffic function. Not only will it dynamically reroute around problems, it also pops up an alert if there is a problem on the road ahead, even when route guidance is not active.
The CTS Coupe comes standard with a six-speed automatic transmission, rear-wheel
And if that’s not enough adrena-
drive, 18-inch alloy wheels, a performance suspension, rear parking assist, a Bose audio
line for you, you need to check out
system, power front seats and keyless access with remote start.
the V option. The high-performance CTS-V Coupe is a rear-drive sedan
The CTS Performance Collection adds adaptive Xenon headlamps, leather upholstery,
powered by a 556-horsepower super-
an upgraded Bose audio system and a 40 GB hard drive for music storage.
charged 6.2-liter V8. It teams with a 6-
The CTS Coupe Premium Collection includes ambient lighting, navigation, a rear-view
speed manual or 6-speed automatic
camera, ventilated front seats, a moonroof and a heated steering wheel.
transmission. The CTS-V has GM’s
Standard on the CTS coupe will be the sedan’s optional 3.6-liter direct-injected V6, as
Magnetic Ride Control suspension,
well as an available six-speed manual transmission. The V6 is rated at 304 horsepower, the
which automatically adjusts firmness within two driver-selectable modes
engine is fuel thrifty enough to achieve 27 mpg on the highway using regular unleaded.
Management, a system similar to GM’s Stabilitrak antiskid system, but it
is set to aid performance in spirited driving. The V has an upgraded interior that includes available Recarobrand seats with 14-way adjustment and a suede-like microfiber wrap for the shift lever and steering wheel.
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Milliâ€™s BASLER collection is modern, sporty, exclusive and true to life. The collection expresses the savoir vivre of the many women all over the globe who know and wear the BASLER brand. Basler offers pure and ultra modern styles in supreme quality. Garments exude perfect aesthetics and world class fits.
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Our BASLER collection offers outstanding quality, a wealth of optimum style options, clothes that flatter and wear extremely well. The collection is a fusion of a modern feminine and sporty image with premium workmanship, optimum material choices and perfect fits.
Fashions made by BASLER puts the spotlight on the quality conscious and stylish women. After all, BASLER customers are one-of-a-kind. To please you, BASLER specifically enhances their portfolio with luxurious highlights that meet the most discerning expectations.
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by l esl i e c. smi t h
How long your grooming regime takes depends on a number of factors. Your age, for instance. When we are very young, i.e. teenage young, we spend an inordinate amount of time (and money) testing every new product on the market. We try out different hairstyles and different hair colours. We experiment with layers of foundation, powder and blush, aiming for an older, more sophisticated appearance, one that negates the youthfulness we possess and therefore disdain. We especially play around with our eyes – lining their rims, labouriously applying mascara to every lash (and picking the clumped ones apart with a pin held perilously close to our corneas), attempting to duplicate each season’s excessive eyelid colour schemes as dictated by the fashion magazines. By our mid-20s, however, we tend to scale back, slipping into a practised routine based mainly on our business needs and saving the go-to-town grooming for really important after-hours activities. We have also learned by then how to better multi-task our preparations, say by exfoliating, shaving and shampooing all at once
during our morning shower, or plucking our eyebrows while hot-rollering our hair, or slipping on a set of teeth-whitening strips while we gussy up our faces or let our manicures dry. These time-saving tricks stand us in good stead – as does our matured understanding that more makeup does not necessarily improve one’s looks. In fact, a good part of our grooming preparation is centred on finding and sticking to those basics that suit us best – that is until we reach our 40s and start flailing around once more, attempting to recapture that youthful look we earlier so despised. So much for the age factor. Now a new study by British fashion store Debenhams tells us that we must factor in the day of the week as well. According to their survey, women of all ages spend more time getting themselves ready for work at the beginning of the week than at the end – a full one hour and a quarter on Monday mornings, as compared to a mere 19 minutes by Friday morning. (For contrast, the report goes on to state, “men take an average of 28 minutes to get ready on a Monday, a figure that halves the next day before falling to a constant low of 11 minutes for the rest of the week.”)
How much time do you spend in front of the mirror?
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That seemed interesting enough to do a little survey of our own, talking to a small group of women at a professional conference about how much time they’d spend on their personal grooming, depending on another factor: the circumstances. None of them said they’d spend 75 minutes getting ready for work, Monday or any other morning, but three out of the five agreed that 40-45 minutes was common, if one included a morning shower with a hair blow-dry and styling thrown in. Lisa, 35, said she would only take 10-15 minutes, whereas Patricia, also 35 and the most fashion-oriented of the lot, said the process could take anywhere from five minutes to an hour, depending on her hair. Patricia generally out-clocked the other women by a wide margin in all other categories, including the half-day to a full day to prepare for a date and a wedding reception, respectively. Kelly, 50, and Kim, 42, and Drew, 27, allotted these situations one hour apiece; Lisa gave the date 40 minutes and the receptionguesting an hour and a half. All the women except Patricia would take 45 minutes to one hour to prepare themselves for a job interview (Patricia gave this another half-aday, which does lead one to wonder how early she’d get up if the interview were scheduled for 9:00 AM). The final posited situation, of a parent/teacher interview, elicited a half-hour acknowledgement from everyone, including Patricia. Kim was the exception this time around – she’d need a full 45 minutes. “I wouldn’t want to look like a hobo,” she explained. “It would embarrass my kid.” Last but not least, we asked for the women for their “desert island” picks. What would they consider their single-most important piece of makeup, the one styling factor they simply couldn’t live without? Kelly, the oldest, and Drew, the youngest, both opted for mascara; Kelly preferring L’Oreal, while Drew buys “whatever’s cheapest.” For Lisa, it’s lipstick – her fave is a certain shade from NARS. Kim’s choice is foundation, and she swears by Almay. And Patricia? That fashionable filly chose, of all things, lip balm. Her brand? The humble drugstore Blistex. µ photo courtesy of luisa cerano
by l esl i e c. smi t h
Manly, yes, but I like it too... What do women want? How about an end to the so-called â€œboyfriend crazeâ€??
Trail-blazers like Amelia Earhart and Katharine Hepburn were not trying to come across as men by dressing the way they did. They were women who wanted to be seen for what they were: complete human beings.
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Somewhere back in the heady liberation days of the 1970s someone, Gloria Steinem perhaps, said something to the effect of “Whenever I try to act like a human being, I’m always accused of trying to act like a man.” In many ways, women’s fashion still suffers from the same stigma. We want clothes that are sensible, well made and long lasting. Clothes that possess the gravitas of traditional command, to empower us in the officeplace. Clothes that are loose fitting, utilitarian, and just plain fun, to relax with us when we’re at home. In other words, we want what men have had to themselves for so many years. No longer are we content to dress up in ultra-feminine fluff and sit around eating bon-bons. Our societal roles have changed considerably, as has our idea of womanliness. So we take to raiding our significant others’ closets, pulling out a big white shirt here, a jacket there, a pair of wellused jeans, a big old sweater. And designers take note. A slew of socalled “boyfriend” attire is created and marketed to us with increasing frequency over the seasons. But do such things really mean we’re trying to act like men, or are we simply trying to act like human beings? Take the tuxedo, for instance. Many designers this fall are calling it the eveningwear of choice. Sure, it can be glitzed up with jet beading or gold lamé, softened up with an open-to-there, widely ruffled shirt and, of course, pumped up with a pair of de rigueur high heels. But fundamentally, it is a structured piece, tailored along customary masculine lines. Should we feel guilty for this cultural appropriation, or should we see it as a type of liberation, releasing us from slinky sheathes and clinging jerseys? Is it as much ours as theirs now? And can the same be said for the other male-inspired modes that dominated this season, business-dress outfits such as double-breasted suits in tweed and plaid, structured overcoats in camel and grey, and waistcoats built from fabrics of every description? Even more to the point is the matter of casualwear, which sits at the other end of the style spectrum. Most if not all of what both sexes now wear on our days off was originally developed just for men. Jeans were first made for California miners, buffalo plaid jackets for Seattle lumberjacks, and knit sweats, which were a refinement of the sweaters worn in fishing and other manly trades, for male athletes. (These looks and more, by the way, are currently being touted for fall 2010.)
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Men did lots of things, you see, and they needed comfortable, functional clothes to do them in. Women did lots of things, too, but they were obliged to do them in constricting corsets and bulky dresses. No wonder they used to faint all the time. About the only functional garment females can lay personal claim to is the apron. And when was the last time you saw one of those on the runway? This season, the biggest, strongest contender for trend of the year could not be more testosterone infused. The military look comprises greatcoats and trenchcoats, anoraks and peacoats, sturdy calflength leather boots, waist-high spencer jackets with metallic-threaded facings, and the list goes on and on. Topping it is the leather-and-shearling aviator jacket, touted as much for men as it is for women. The difference here is in its emotional associations. On the male side, shearling bombers and flight jackets have literally tens of thousands of anonymous role models, from WWI aces and post-war barnstormers to the fighting fliers of WWII and beyond. Today’s outerwear connects men to a group ethos from their past, all swagger, blood and guts. Women get Amelia Earhart. (Sure, there were other female fliers in the early-tomid-20th Century, but try naming anyone other than Amelia.) Amelia certainly had guts, but her chief claim to fame was making it in a man’s world by doing something viewed more or less as exclusively masculine. And she did it not attired in a dress, apron and high heels but by co-opting the practical garb of her male confreres: jodhpurs and widelegged pants, buckled boots, a leather cap and gloves, a heat-retaining silk scarf and shearling-lined leather jacket. Strange to think that, on and off the tarmac, this attire would have been considered bizarre on a woman. The trousers alone would have been too much for many people of either sex – a few years after Earhart’s death, no less a star than Katharine Hepburn was forced to take the service elevator in a London hotel because she was wearing trousers. The crux here is that trail-blazers like Amelia and Katharine were not trying to come across as men by dressing the way they did. They were women who wanted to be seen for what they were: complete human beings. So maybe it’s time to give us all a break and give the “boyfriend” appellation a rest. Women aren’t wearing suits and pants and shearling leather jackets because they want to be seen as cutely aping guys. They’re wearing them because these are the clothes that get the job done. µ