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20FALL 2016 COLLECTIONS THAT LEFT USalmostSPEECHLESS

FASHION | BEAUTY | TRAVEL | LIFESTYLE

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STYLE GUIDE FAB FALL FINDS

FASHION INSIDER

MODEL CITIZENS KENDALL | OLIVIA | MIRANDA | CHIARA

MCQUEEN ETRO CHANEL PRADA MARNI GUCCI BALMAIN DELPOZO HILFIGER ...PLUS 51 more fashion designers

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E D I T O R ’ S M E S S A G E | Season of Fashion

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S T R E E T S T Y L E | Fashion Week Street Wear

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N I C H E S T Y L E G U I D E | Fall Finds

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M O D E L C I T I Z E N S | Autumn Awesome

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F A S H I O N F O R W A R D | Best of FW 2016

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F A S H I O N F I X | In The Navy

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B E A U T Y [ R E ] M A R K S | Eminence

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E R I C H I M E L ’ S S T Y L I S H L I F E | Express Yourself

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H E L L O N H E E L S | Tory Burch

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F A S H I O N L E G E N D | The Olsens

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E D I T O R ’ S P I C K S | Travel Takes

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T R AV E L W I T H N I C H E | Karma in Bali

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S H O O T ! | In Retrospect

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H U N G R Y F O R H A P P I N E S S | Strong

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W H AT ’ S I N M Y B A G ? | Fall Must-Haves

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I C O N | Lauren Bacall

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F A S H I O N N E W S | Toronto Fashion Week

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M O N E Y M U S E | Joy+Freedom

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G E T T H E L O O K | Back 2 School

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C L O U D N I N E | Chanel FW2016


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M O D E L C I T I Z E N S | FALL STREET STYLE

Stiletto deep in the season of fashion, we focus on four of our favorites - Kendall Jenner, Olivia Palermo, Miranda Kerr and Chiara Ferragni - and their chic take on fall street style.

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F A S H I O N F O R W A R D | BEST OF FW 2016

The top 20 fashion designers that wowed us on the runway. From the drama of McQueen and Moschino, to the elegance of Balmain and Gucci, do not miss this inspiring feature.

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FASHION LEGEND

| THE OLSEN TWINS

Sisters, actors, and CFDA award winning fashion designers, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen do it all on their own terms with two successful labels and they are not done yet.

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S H O O T ! | IN RETROSPECT

In celebration of our annual fashion issue, we are taking you down memory lane; a look back at nine of our most memorable

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every single day, more than

EIGHT MILLION PEOPLE get on an airplane & travel

Those who love to travel crave information on new countries to visit, exciting sights to see and

EDITOR IN CHIEF | CREATIVE DIRECTOR

TRACEY DRAKE

once-in-a-lifetime adventures to experience.

STYLE EDITOR

DRIFT covers all the travel bases for our

J O S I E S A L D AT

readers; from hotels, airlines and cruises to city guides, culinary destinations, secret beaches and must-have accessories.

FALL 2016 CREATIVE & PRODUCTION CONTRIBUTORS

Samantha Angelo, Meagan Brandon, Jennifer Costanzo, Julia Chung, Jane Cross, Claudia Da Ponte, Steve Drake, Emily Foley, Diana Gavrilina, Kristi Gogsadze, Brittany Gray, Emily Gray, Eric Himel, Elana Ismail, Jonzu Jones, Hemingway Ladoceur, Samantha Skelly, Greg Szabo, Sylvia Tennant, Sara Rose, Leia Vik. FALL 2016 PHOTOGRAPHY CONTRIBUTORS

Victoria Adamson, Adobe Stock, Keziban Barry, Paul Behm, Max Brandon, Jonathan Bell, Tory Burch, Irene Choo, Elizabeth & James, Elizabeth Dean, Steve Drake, Eminence Organic Skin Care, Sebastian Erras, FashionStock.com, Fashion Wire Press, Getty Images,

Published six times a year, DRIFT is an

exciting magazine

that is a pleasure to read and an inspirational resource for travel

travel experts in the industry, each issue of DRIFT offers up articles on exotic destinations, city secrets , adventure meccas, resort

Christin Gilbert, Go Runway, Kelsey Goodwin, Ovidiu Hrubaru, Dale Jordan, Karma Group, Dorottya Kovács, Kenneth Kwok, Jamie Mann, Nazrat M, Anton Oparin, Valentin Pupazescu, Raden, Lev Radin, Nata Sha, Shutterstock, Debbie Steeper, Styleograph, Sylvia Tennant, The Row, WWD, Ebba Zingmark.

lovers. Working with many of the best

reports, global hot-spots, grab-n-go technology and travel

gear. Using our publication mantra “travel often, live well” as a launching point, DRIFT is filled with exclusive editorial

FROM THE COVER GIGI HADID WALKS THE BALMAIN RUNWAY AT THE PARIS FASHION WEEK WOMENSWEAR FALL/WINTER 2016/2017 ON MARCH 3, 2016 IN PARIS, FRANCE. PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANTON OPARIN

on where to go, how to get there and what to do once you arrive; stories punctuated with meaningful, useful, expertly written travel guides and awe-inspiring travel

photography.

r e a d DR I F T Tr av e l on l i n e d r i f tt r av e l . c om ADVERTISING, ADVERTORIAL & PRODUCT PLACEMENT: sales@DRIFTtravel.com TOURISM PR & PARTNERSHIPS: editor@DRIFTtravel.com

SALES & CIRCULATION DIRECTOR

STEVE DRAKE ADVERTISING INQUIRIES sales@NICHE.style | www.NICHE.style A l l r i g ht s re s e r v e d . No p a r t of N IC H E m a g a z i n e m ay b e c opi e d , re pr i nt e d or re pro du c e d w it h out pr i or w r it t e n c on s e nt f rom t h e pu b l i s h e r. For p e r m i s s i on re q u e s t s , c ont a c t N IC H E m a g a z i n e s a l e s @ N IC H E . s t y l e

TRAVEL WRITER & PHOTO JOURNALIST SUBMISSIONS: [email only please] submissions@DRIFTtravel.com

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H! I love fashion season and all that it represents. It is not simply a time when designers shift gears and parade their new collections down runways of the world. I also love this time of year because it kicks off the official season of “coccooning� - that time where it is a-okay to wrap and layer with relative ease and definitive style.

Gigi Hadid slayed it in 2016; earning her the coveted spot as our Fashion Issue cover model. And speaking of supermodels take a closer look at how they are ruling the fashion world [Model Citizens, page 17]. Finally, fashion columnist Jennifer Costanzo is taking a close look at the enduring trend of navy in all its fashion forms [Fashion Fix, page 42].

This is our annual Fashion Issue, and reaching 6.5 million readers worldwide means curating a magazine that speaks to all fashion style and sensibiities. I think the NICHE team nailed it!

Go ahead - fall back into fashion! Let the magic in these pages of our annual Fashion Issue inspire your own style revolution.

In this issue, I am excited to share with you our nostalgic look back at the most favorite photographs we have published to date [In RETROspect, page 64]. To keep things interesting, we chose The Olsen Twins as our designer feature [Fashion Legend, page 50]. As we continue with our iconic year of female screen stars, NICHE brings you the story of Lauren Bacall [Icon, page 82], and Style Editor Josie Saldat is showcasing the best in global fashion week street style [NICHE Street Style, page 10].

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LONDON FASHION WEEK Contributor: DIANA GAVR ILINA sweatshirtsanddresses

Jacket: CHANEL Pants: TOPSHOP Boots: POLLINI Scarf: CHARLOTTE SIMONE Bag: ANYA HI NDMARCH

Photographer: VICTORIA ADAMSON

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MILAN FASHION WEEK Contributor: MEAGAN BRAND ON

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK Contributor: SAMANT H A ANGEL O

meagansmoda Samantha_angelo

Coat: INTROPI A Top: ANN TAYL OR Pants: KEEP SA K E Shoes: S TUART W EITZMAN Bag: CHANE L Sunglasses: CHANEL

Photographer: MAX BRANDON

Coat: L I E SANGB O NG Top: A MOI Pants: MAR NI Shoes: ST EL L A MCCAR T NEY Jewelry: K AV AD O R

Photographer: KEZIBAN BARRY, WWD


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PARIS FASHION WEEK Contributor: K R IS T I G OG S A DZ E lageorgienne

Coat: LA LO C A R DIG A N S Pants: T OP S H OP Shoes: S A M E DE L M A N Hat: Z A R A

Photographer: SEBASTIAN ERRAS

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FALL FINDS

for the multi-layered girl

We certainly do fall back... but is that a good thing? This is the season we all wait for, giving us the go-ahead to pile on the layers! For fall 2016, designers are dialed into how a modern fashionista wants to be comfortable, warm, ready for any weather but ultimately looks seasonally chic. These eight layering staples will never let you down.

CHLOÉ L E AT H E R T O T E The Keri tote is urban cool but totally functional for the girl on the go. It has a go-with-everything appeal that is so necessary this time of year. $1550 chloe.com

BURBERRY CHECKS & HEARTS SCARF An iconically classic cashmere scarf with a fun girlie twist - red hearts! A generous 66” long, and made at a 200-year old Scottish mill, this is the fall layering accessory you will keep and wear for a lifetime. $650 burberry.com

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WENDELBORN FUNNEL NECK S W E AT E R Confident and casual describes this decadent cashmere sweater that layers effortlessly and never looks like it’s trying too hard. $525 wendelborn.com


DELPOZO K I M O N O C O AT With a coy plunging neckline, full length sleeves and the most fabulous self tie waist belt, this is the perfect a-line coat silhouette, in antique white. $3900 delpozo.com

ZARA K N I T H AT The perfect cap to keep your ears warm, hair in place and give you that much needed golden ray of sunshine on a dull day. $15.90 zara.com

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RALPH LAUREN TOUCH SCREEN GLOVES With touch screen compatible fingertips, you’ll never miss another call! A stylish wool & cashmere blend with RLL logo on belted cuff. $45 ralphlauren.com

SAM EDELMAN FRINGE BOOT Western-inspired but downtown desired, Marion is the perfect suede fringed bootie that goes from jeans to little black dress. $170 samedelman.com

H&M FLORAL DRESS With its calf length, striking black floral pattern and stand up collar, this low-cost fall layering dress is an absolute winner! $19.99 hm.com

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MOD E L CI T I Z E N S KENDALL | OLIVIA | MIRANDA | CHIARA Stiletto deep in the season of fashion, models, just like the rest of us, swap out their summer wardrobe for fall essentials. In this special Fashion Issue, we focus on four of our favorite model citizens - Kendall Jenner, Olivia Palermo, Miranda Kerr and Chiara Ferragni and their chic take on fall street style.

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KENDALL JENNER This 20 year old American “It Girl� has shifted her career into overdrive with magazine covers, editorials, campaigns as well as her own designer label with sister, Kylie Jenner. This tall dark haired natural stunner is not only seen in the pages of NICHE, and on one of our past covers (Fashion Issue 2015), but seen everywhere in the fashion industry including looking stylish on-the-go. Cameras always seem to capture Kendall looking effortlessly put together in a structured coat, black or neutral attire, great booties and unique glasses paired with the hottest accessories.

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OLIVIA PALERMO As a socialite, Palermo first came into the spotlight during the television series, The City. Since then she has grown her personal brand to new heights. Launching her modeling career in 2009, Palermo signed to Wilhelmina Models and has appeared on numerous magazine covers and in international campaigns. Palermo has a personally branded website which consist of travel, lifestyle and fashion blogs. It is probably of no surprise that we feature Palermo as a model citizen... in 2012 she was named “Best Dressed New Yorker� by the New York Post.

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MIRANDA KERR Australian born model, entrepreneur and mother, Miranda Kerr makes a stylish life seem easy breezy in her daily attire. From being the first Australian Victoria’s Secret model to launching her own brand of organic skincare products, KORA Organics, Kerr might seem as one of those women you may ask how she does it all. Kerr is always stepping out in style no matter the occasion. A sleek pair of boots and a stylish overcoat are some of the ways she instantly enhances her outfit.

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CHIARA FERRAGNI One of the most popular fashion bloggers in the world, Chiara Ferragni is never seen without being dressed head-to-toe with personality. Launching her blog, TheBlondeSalad.com in 2009, when fashion blogging was not as it is today, Ferragni has turned her blog into an empire, collaborating with major fashion houses, appearing on popular magazine covers and has since launched her shoe line made in Italy. If that does not say enough, she has also been named by Business of Fashion as one of the most influential personalities of the international fashion world. Ferragni can be seen in the front row at fashion shows and captured by every photographer on the streets of New York and international fashion weeks. Her key to dressing – have fun! Whether it’s patched denim, or a playful bag, Ferragni makes people look with her unique fall style. 24

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OUR TOP 20 DESIGNERS THAT

WOWED US ON THE RUNWAY FW 2016


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PUCCI

GO B IG

OR GO HOME DKNY’s fall collection showcases puffer jackets that juxtapose oversized silhouettes in sleek fabrics. For city girls looking for warmth, DKNY designs for the streetwise with attitude. Slimming down the volume and turning up the vibrancy, Pucci Creative Director, Massimo Giorgetti embodies the entrepreneurial and innovative spirit with his fall collection. Pucci’s take on the coat features quilting in cobalt blue with a cinched waist belt and arm and neck cuffs. Iconic quilting and black and white contrasting colors, Karl Lagerfeld created a chic puffer coat with a flattering linear silhouette and sporty aesthetic. Tapping into her athletic side, Stella McCartney created a copper tone puffer jacket that she paired with flats to show the versatility.

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CHANEL

STELLA

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ROCHAS

I WOKE UP LIKE THIS

Is there anything better than a trend that you can literally sleep in? Designers are interpreting sleepwear into ready-to-wear fall essentials. Whether it is a sleep shirt turned day dress by Rochas, or a two piece casual lightweight suit from Etro, there is nothing snooze-worthy happening here. Narciso Rodriguez played with fall Earth tones and copper in the form of a slip-style dress and casual overcoat. Another great example of the casual overcoat that resembles a housecoat is Australian fashion house, Zimmermann.

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ZIMMERMANN


ETRO

NARCISO RODRIGUEZ

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RUNWAY RENAISSANCE

BALMAIN

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Bell sleeves, corsets, velvet and motifs the fall runways are filled with historic fashion influences. Creative Director of Prada, Miuccia Prada layered garments and played with medieval styling for her symbolic collection. Gold wrapped empire waist and pink bubble sleeves, Gucci showed a moody print with soft fabrics and lace gloves to finish. Pastel palette and corset tops modernized renaissance at Balmain. Kenzo paired Juliet sleeves with velvet high-waisted trousers, the monochromatic outfit also showcasing tone-ontone.


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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

EMBELLISHED & EMBROIDERED

As seen on almost every red carpet event, sheer gowns and sequins or embroidery are everywhere! Alexander McQueen embellished gowns with striking animals and delicate florals. Dior enhanced simple silhouettes and color palettes with strategically placed dazzling floral appliques. Pairing sparkling sheer long shirts with embroidered gowns, BCBGMAXAZRIA showcases subtle shine for the modern gypsy.

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TEMPERLEY LONDON

DIOR

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OUT THERE EVENING WEAR

MOSCHINO

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This season designers put forth their best fall evening attire, with unique spins on classic silhouettes. Jeremy Scott continues to show his audience why he is the perfect fit for fashion house, Moschino. No one does fashionable humour quite like them. Dolce and Gabbana created a sequin evening dress in rose pink accessorizes with a bedazzled beret and peter-pan collar. Designers like Marchesa and Rodarte are taking their known-for design qualities to new heights.


RODARTE

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IN THE NAVY

FIX by Jennifer Costanzo | fashion columnist

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ot only is the color navy on trend this fall, it is also joined by the Navy inspired trend. For some seasons now we have seen army influence everywhere, from the catwalk to the street. However, this season, designers are turning toward a new military branch for inspiration: the Navy.

that people have reached for whenever the weather begins to change. It is not only a menswear staple but also a favorite on the womenswear runways. The peacoat, which had its beginnings within the military, first as a versatile piece of outerwear and later making its way to both the runways and streets.

One of the major shades for Fall/Winter 2016 according to Pantone Color Institute’s fashion color report is Navy Blue. Navy blue has been seen on the runways accompanied by Cobalt blue and Airy blue. The color of blue coincides with the Navy trend, especially prevalent at Tommy Hilfiger’s nautical themed Fall/Winter 2016 runway show. Tommy Hilfiger showed a range of naval officer style coats, worn with silk baby doll dresses in navy blue. Another runway show exhibiting the Navy trend was John Galliano where the same style maritime coats could be seen as well. At Balenciaga there was a juxtaposition seen between the different shades of blues from navy to cobalt as well as Altuzarra’s Fall 2016 runway show where the designer displayed unique color blocking. This shade of navy is not only the perfect color for a fall coat but also gives a unique twist to cocktail dresses, an alternative to that little black dress you have in your closet.

HISTORY of the peacoat is deeply rooted within the military and the Navy. The Dutch Navy first wore the peacoat during the nineteenth century. While the Dutch are credited for inventing the peacoat, it was the British Navy who can take the credit for its popularization. After the British began sporting the peacoat, it crossed the pond and showed up on the men of the American Navy. The reason the peacoat worked so well for the military and Navy was due to its durability. It could withstand rain, wind and cold temperatures, which were typically experienced out at sea. As well, the coats were form fitting and most of them were double breasted with a collar that could be buttoned all the way up the neck for added protection. Nearly all peacoats had either brass or plastic buttons with an image of an anchor imprinted on them.

The coat for Fall/Winter 2016 is the navy topper, whether it’s a cropped pea-coat or a Navy-inspired calf length coat, the nautical trend that was seen in the Pre-Fall collections gained even more strength on the Fall 2016 runways. The nautical trend was most seen on fresh takes on the classic jacket. Fashion designers from New York to London, and Milan to Paris looked to the traditional peacoat for inspiration not only in the style of coat but also in its traditional color, navy blue. The peacoat has been a piece of outerwear 42

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The first peacoats, originally worn by military personnel are still in style as an option for the colder months of the year. The fit and construction of the jacket have changed and modernized making it an easy and fashionable go to option for layering in the cooler weather headed our way this fall and winter. If you already have that perfect peacoat but want to be on trend with the “It Color” and trend for Fall 2016, pieces to invest in are sailor pants, double breasted coats or nautical themed jewelry.


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BE A U TY [ re] MA R KS by TRACEY DRAKE

[ editor’s edition]

É MINENCE ORGANIC SKIN CARE STONE CROP SERUM Look years younger after just one application of this intense hydrator that relieves the appearances of aging, while firming and hydrating skin tone and protecting skin against free radicals. I highly recommend this for winter dry skin.

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kin has a tough life. It bears the brunt of everything we throw at it - makeup, pollution, sun damage and stress. It just makes sense to turn to pure, organic products to replenish and repair the delicate skin on our face and body. Beginning in 1958, Éminence Organic Skin Care has been using sustainable farming and green practices to create natural, organic and Biodynamic products. I love this company and their handmade products! Éminence Organic Skin Care has an impressive record of continually offering skin care solutions that are not only natural and organic, but that actually deliver results!


FA C I A L RECOVERY OIL Such an amazing oil that tones and hydrates, using nourishing oils to renew aging and even sensitive facial skin. It feels luxurious and healing on the skin; it absolutely doesn’t feel heavy or greasy, as many oil based products do. ROSEHIP & LEMONGRASS R E PA I R B A L M You need this product for post-traumatic summer skin. It is a super balm that uses a Natural Repair Complex to treat dry skin. I also use this repair balm as a spot treatment on elbows and other dry spots.

S T R AW B E R R Y RHUBARB H YA L U R O N I C S E R U M Your skin will really feel different, providing a youthful glow thanks to the hyaluronic acid and vitamin rich fruit. I love the skin plumping affect that smooths fine lines and reduce the appearance of aging.

PEAR AND POPPY SEED MICRODERM POLISHER Banish that tired, summer skin with this lovely polisher. It uses pear and apple pulp, combined with the exfoliating properties of poppy seed, to smooth away dullness and imperfects, leaving behind a rosy complexion. ROSEHIP & LEMONGRASS S O O T H I N G H Y D R AT O R A great companion to layer under the repair balm (above), I adore how sheer and lightweight this moisturizer is, and it smells divine! Stick it in your suitcase when you head out on your next tropical vacation - it contains camphor and menthol so it cools sun heated skin,l and hydrates dry skin. Can be used on face and body. WWW.NICHE.STYLE

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Eric Himel’s

STYLISH LIFE

BY: ERIC HIMEL | CELEBRITY STYLIST

W

hat’s the one question I am asked the most? ‘What is in this season?’ I pause and stare blankly into their eyes as they wait on the edge of their proverbial seats and think, ‘Who cares?’. So, when did style become about following the dictates of prescribed lists? While magazines love their lists and admittedly are a jumping-off place to get your seasonal bearings, never before has the consumer had the ability and power to express themselves in an utterly individual way. In January of 2015, Gucci’s seemingly where-did-he-come-from creative director Alessandro Michele forever changed the way we not only looked at clothes and style, but, more importantly, looked at ourselves. His message was clear, ‘Don’t label me, I am an individual.’ There has been a fashion revolution since Signore Michele took the helm at Gucci and every other designer took notice. So whether you are wearing Gucci or are just inspired by his insouciant way of mixing things, the bigger message is more powerful than any magazine’s seasonal lists: Express yourself. Now, that’s fashion.

The collection is Renaissance arrives at Studio 54—I like to talk in more than one language. Fashion isn’t about going in just one direction; I think it’s very contemporary to have many different inspirations.

- ALESSANDRO MICHELE G u c c i Crea t iv e Direc tor

ERIC HIMEL is a widely known celebrity stylist, fashion expert and media personality. Himel attended Parson’s School of Design and trained under Project Runway’s Tim Gunn, then moved to Los Angeles and began his styling career, expanding his business across North America. Himel’s roster of celebrity clientele has included Jenny McCarthy, Giuliana Rancic, Pete Wentz, and Gabby Douglas. He’s best known for his signature Closet Purge™ and now leverages the online landscape, offering Virtual Styling Sessions - erichimel.com

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HELL HEELS

T O RY B U R C H FA L L 2 0 1 6 C O L L E C T I O N

Tory Burch, known for her laid-back elegance and clean American lifestyle brand, always infuses her personal brand in every design. Her collection of footwear for Fall 2016 pairs classic designs with modern embellisment and an edgy print. A selection of pumps, booties and mules, each has something fabulous in common – patent leather in rich, reflective tortoise shell. These are a must for this season!

Shown clockwise: Brida mule, Huxley patent leather bootie, Barton horse heel mule, Amble printed crisscross pump.

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“WHEN I THINK ABOUT FASHION, I THINK WOMEN WILL NEVER LOSE THAT APPETITE FOR FASHION.” - TORY BURCH

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We’ve always worked around the clock. We’ve been working since we were

9 MONTHS OLD. - ASHLEY OLSEN


THE

OLSENS by Jennifer Costanzo | fashion columnist

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were born on June 13, 1986 in Sherman Oaks, California. Before the Olsen twins embarked on their fashion endeavors they were well known for their acting careers. Their acting debut as Michelle Tanner on Full House made the Olsen twins famous before they were even talking. Throughout their adolescent years, the twins continued acting in numerous films, eventually taking over and owning their own company Dualstar when they turned eighteen. Despite their similarities in appearance, they are not identical twins. However, their similar interest in the fashion industry led them to where they are today. As the Olsen twins matured, they expressed a greater interest in fashion rather than film and began conveying this love of fashion through their own personal styles. The Olsen twins soon became fashion icons, especially Mary-Kate with her signature “homeless� look which consisted of oversized sunglasses, boots, loose sweaters and flowing skirts, mixing high and low end pieces.

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FA S H I O N T I M E L I N E 2006

2007

2008

2011

2012

2012

Launched their own luxury line, The Row

Launched their second line, Elizabeth and James

Mary-Kate and Ashley published the book “Influence”

Collaborated with TOMS on a limitededition collection

Awarded CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year for The Row

Collaborated with artist Damien Hirst to create a line of luxury backpacks

2014

2015

2015

2016

Awarded Accessories Designer of the Year for their work with The Row

Collaborated with Oliver Peoples on an eyewear collection

Awarded 2nd time CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year for The Row

The Row’s second flagship store opened in New York City

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2014 Opened The Row’s first flagship store in Los Angeles


The Olsen twins love of fashion culminated in the launch of their luxury fashion house, The Row in 2006. The name of their line came from the fashionable Savile Row in London. The idea for the brand started as a personal project in 2005 when Ashley Olsen challenged herself to create a perfect t-shirt. As a good businesswoman, Ashley tested the top on a variety of women, ranging in all body shapes and ages to see how it fit and looked. By 2006, they had created their first seven-piece collection, which included this t-shirt. Barneys New York bought the entire first collection and now the brand has expanded to include ready-towear, resort, accessories and shoes.

Me and Ashley feel like we’re

TOTALLY DIFFERENT. - M A R Y - K AT E O L S E N

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When asked if they actually sketch designs, Mary-Kate replied:

“WE DRAPE.”

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The next year, the Olsen twins continued on their fashion takeover with the launch of their second line, Elizabeth and James. This line was a more contemporary brand inspired by many of the twin’s unique vintage finds and pieces found in their own personal wardrobes. In 2014, Ashley and Mary-Kate opened their first flagship store for The Row in Los Angeles. Rather then opening their first store in New York City, they wanted their line to be available where they grew up because they believe their customer is in tune with L.A. style. However, during this summer they opened their second flagship store in New York City where they have one of their two offices and they show their line. The Row is regularly presented at New York fashion week and has also been shown twice at Paris fashion week. The Row Fall/Winter 2016 collection was staged in the Olsens’ New York studio. The atmosphere was low key and intimate as the models walked through the rooms. The models were dressed in neutral hues and fluid silhouettes. There was a newfound severity to the tailoring in the businesslike pieces. However, beyond the suiting the Olsen twins displayed a sense of softness and seduction within the details. The lust-worthy wide leather belts knotted twice at the back added definition to the waistline of their soft kimono jackets. These sensual details set the twins apart from other designers and help them in the difficult fashion market. As The Row continues to grow and display Ashley and Mary-Kate’s ability to design and manufacture a luxury line, they continue to work at their second line Elizabeth and James as well. Ashley and Mary-Kate continue to shy away from the public’s fascination with them, perhaps due to their childhood acting days and they do not want their lines to be considered a celebrity brand. Rather the Olsen twins want to be known for creating beautiful pieces that fulfill a wardrobe with perfect items that are interchangeable. WWW.NICHE.STYLE

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travel takes EDITOR’S PICKS

Travel these days is anything but comfortable. Unless you are hopping on a private jet or flying first class, you get to your destination feeling tired, dirty and disconnected from the world. Do yourself a favor and invest in a few travel necessities. From cutting-edge luggage that charges your phone, to facial spray that dissolves grease and a stick that miraculously fixes fashion malfunctions, these are my favorite travel takes.

#1 PICK RADEN HIGH-TECH, HIGH-STYLE A2 C ARRY-ON SUITC ASE

This stylish, cutting edge travel case has built-in technology and a bluetooth enabled app, so it weighs its own contents, locates itself worldwide and charges your cell phone and laptop. Super smooth wheels, and ultralight, this is my #1 “don’t leave home without this” travel pick for fall 2016. Trust me - you not only need this suitcase because of the built-in charging and weighing technology but you will love it for the great colors and sleek styling. Available in 7 colors. Shown in light blue. raden.com $295

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ST YLE STIC K BY MARSHA MCKENNA

A unique temporary fabric adhesive that doesn’t damage clothing or irritate skin. I took this to Hong Kong recently, used this on a silk blouse and saved my day! Fixes curly collars, gaping blouses and fallen hems. Replaces pins, needle and thread. thestylestick.com, $22 (pack of 2)

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Elizabeth Banks loves this and so do I! Stylish 44x60 cozy 100% cashmere, classic stripes and a clever envelope makes this 3-in-1 shawl, blanket or travel pillow a must! Takes up very little room in your carry-on case. shopreedclarke.com, $400

E GY P T I A N M AG I C ALL-PURPOSE CREAM

I kid you not - this is the only jar of skin cream you need to take anywhere! This all-natural, all-purpose skin cream can be used as a moisturizer, lip balm, eye cream, hair conditioner, night cream, makeup remover and treating scrapes and sunburn. My fave application? I use it as an overnight heel balm. egyptianmagic.com, $39

CHANEL PEARL TORTOISE SHELL SUNGLASSES

To me, the most versatile and stylish travel accessory is a great pair of sunglasses, and Chanel never lets a girl down. With 100% UVA & UVB protection, I love these squarish tortoise frames with a gradient lens and fantasy pearl and logo detailed arms. Great for a style pick-me-up at the end of a long flight, and to hide bleary travel eyes. chanel.com, $570 O L E H E N R I K S O N T R AV E L S I Z E FACIAL WATER TRIO

A set of three travel-sized facial waters inspired by the Ole Henriksen spa to energize, nurture, and refresh the complexion. Soothe, hydrate, degrease and nourish your skin while you travel with truth facial water, nurture me facial water and grease relief facial water. olehenriksen.com, $20 WWW.NICHE.STYLE

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pon our arrival at Karma Kandara, it was immediately clear that the lush, winding drive from Denpasar had relocated us to paradise. We began our Balinese journey here, on the remote, southernmost tip of the Batik Peninsula, where the unspoilt jungle abruptly stops 350 metres above the azure waters of the Indian Ocean. It is a luxury hideaway designed to effortlessly erase the stresses of everyday life. At first glance, you’ll see the beginnings of a fairytale maze of walkways lined with tropical vegetation and large, colorful doors, each one opening up to a tranquil villa oasis.

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Through these doors are accommodations ranging from one-bedroom villas to enourmous cliff-front residences, each featuring airy interiors, a plunge pool and private gardens. It’s difficult to imagine a more luxurious backdrop, and hardly surprising that Kandara is sought-after by publicity-shy celebrities and travelers looking to celebrate special occasions. The many offerings of this resort are hidden amid the dramatic cliff-side landscape. The world-renowned Karma Spa features an impressive menu of services, and provided much-needed respite for our tired muscles. We first indulged with traditional Balinese massages with local herb-infused oil, and finished with a dip in the spa’s private outdoor pool and shower lounge. Sublime dining experiences await guests at Di Mare Restaurant, which features a Mediterranean-inspired, seasonal menu. Order the freshly caught Ahi Tuna and take photos from the infinity pool below, as the view is spectacular. During the day, head to the Karma Beach Club, a slice of secluded waterfront reserved for resort guests. Descending to the club can be done by cable tram or steep hike (350 steps, to be exact). We spent our days here but if you don’t experience a candlelit beach dinner during your inaugural visit to Kandara, you haven’t really arrived. Tender charred lobster, infused with native spices, is paired with both sweet and savoury cocktails and served under the stars. Offshore, the faint glow of the spear fishermen’s flashlights is a reminder of Bali’s unique blend of ancient and modern cultural practices. After experiencing the exclusive luxury of Kandara, we were ready for a taste of Bali’s local scene. A short drive took us to the white sands of Jimbaran Bay, and

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the second Karma property on our list., Karma Jimbaran. Large private villas are hidden throughout the beachside jungle and the faintest scent of incense followed us everywhere as we explored the palmframed grounds. No detail is overlooked. Koi ponds wrap around plush day beds and oversized, glass-fronted sliding doors open to a private pool. Dining in-house is encouraged, and the mahi mahi is a musttry. Should you want to explore beyond the gates of Karma Jimbaran, head to the beach just before sunset. We slipped into the easy rhythm of Balinese life while watching families gather to play in the sand and surf. Jimbaran Bay is an ideal swimming spot for all ages, as the beach is clean and the waves are calm. At dusk, a confetti of restaurants extend their tables to the shoreline and the entire beach flickers with candlelight. This is the place to try any and all seafood. Our hunt for cocktails led us around the corner to Rock Bar, one of the highest rated bars in the world. The steep price tag is justified by the intermittent fireworks displays that we watched, round-eyed, from a cozy booth suspended over the ocean. The next morning, as we made our way out of Jimbaran Bay, we stopped at the local fish market (be prepared to have a variety of freshly baited eyeballs staring at you as you make your selection). We left empty-handed and eager to head inland, where we would reach our final destination and the retreat-style accommodations of Karma Mayura. This property is nestled within a jungle-fringed riverbank on the outskirts of Ubud - Bali’s famed artisan village. The rooms feature hand-carved beds and large balconies with charming views of the Balinese

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countryside. We ventured into town daily to experience the vibrant labyrinth of markets and shops filled with great food and exotic treasures. Mayura’s unique activity list includes a cooking class from an internationally trained Balinese chef. We woke up with the sunrise and headed to the market, where we toured the stalls and purchased ingredients for our five-course meal. Our chef, Made Suwardika, was wonderfully enthusiastic and encouraged us to pick unfamiliar produce. We chopped, laughed, and learned about traditional Balinese cooking methods under the palm trees in Mayura’s pop-up outdoor kitchen. Highlights included a satay lilit (hand-rolled mahi mahi on a stick) and glazed pork belly. It was a phenomenal experience that we’ve attempted to recreate at home without much luck. After a long day, we retreated to our room, high above the narrow river, which faced a gorgeous view of cascading foliage. As the weather turned, we drew a bath, opened the windows, and listened to the tropical storm. Small crocodiles swam in the waters below. The magic of Bali is tangible here, and Mayura is the perfect home base from which to experience and explore. Karma’s boutique properties share a timeless luxury and offer experiences to suit every taste. Fortunately, there are so many places to discover on this sacred island that leaving only ever feels temporary. The biggest challenge you’ll face is preserving your vacation mindset when you return to the real world. 62

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INTO THE W OODS October 2014 issue Photographer JAMIE MANN

Stylist SARA ROSE

Models ALICIA | LIZ BELL AGENCY ANTON | WILHELMINA

Stylist Assistant D I L L O N H AY E S

Hair & Makeup SADE KEHLER

Makeup Assistant CAMILA FREIJOMIL

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IN RETRO SPECT In celebration of our fashion issue, NICHE takes a fond look back at some of our most memorable, and favorite photo shoots from the past five years.

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WORLDLY WINTER January 2015 issue Photographer N U S R AT M - S T U D I O 5 8 0 0

Stylist JONZU JONES

Model JELENA | SILENT NYC

Hair ANIKE RAIBU

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POP OF COLOR March 2014 issue Photographer JAMIE MANN

Stylist SARA ROSE

Model ALECSA - KEY MODEL MANAGEMENT /

Hair Stylist C A LV Y N C A S S

Stylist Assistant D I L L O N H AY E S

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THE POWER SUIT January 2016 issue Photographer PA U L B E H M

Stylist H E M I N G W AY LADOUCEUR

Model OLGA | KEY MODEL MANAGEMENT

Hair & Makeup LIEN DILEWIJNS

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DARK SIDE OF PRETTY January 2016 issue Photographer KENNETH KWOK

Stylist ELENA ISMAIL

Model MICHELLE | NUMA

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SWE ET DRE AM S May 2013 issue Photographer KELSEY GOODWIN

Stylist LEIA VIK

Model ASHLEY | EDGE MODELS

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URBAN GLAMPING May 2014 issue Photographer DEBBIE STEEPER

Stylist SARA ROSE

Hair & Makeup SADÉ KEHLER

Models B R I T TA N | R I C H A R D S L A N I E | P L AY M A N A G E M E N T E LY S S E | L E X I N G T O N M O D E L S

Assistants J O S I E S A L D AT GRACIE ANDOQUE RACHEL MACK D I L L O N H AY E S

70’S WINDOW DRESSING May 2016 issue Photographer DEBBIE STEEPER

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Model K I A H | COULTISH MANAGEMENT

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BRIDE REINVENTED March 2013 issue Photographer J O N AT H A N B E L L

Stylist E M I L Y G R AY

Model KELLIE | INDIE

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W I N T E R L AY E R S January 2014 issue Photographer CHRISTIN GILBERT

Stylist CLAUDIA DA PONTE

Model AMY | LIZ BELL AGENCY

Stylist Assistant VICKI DUONG

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URBAN GLAMPING May 2014 issue Photographer DEBBIE STEEPER

Stylist SARA ROSE

Hair & Makeup SADÉ KEHLER

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L A N I E | P L AY M A N A G E M E N T E LY S S E | L E X I N G T O N M O D E L S

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ACCESSORY WALL SYLVIA’S TOP FIVE by Sylvia Tennant | fashion columnist

There are certain perks that come with the changing of seasons at this time of year- crisp air, cozy evenings, and luxurious layers, to name a few. When I think of fashion for this season, I see fall’s trends infused with romance. Top designers are featuring opulent accessories on the runway in gemstone hues and rich textures. Stave off summer withdrawal and get inspired with my favorite details from this seasons RTW 2016 runway collections.

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN HAIR JEWELRY McQueen runways are always exceptional - filled with moments that take your breath away. This season, the awe included a beautiful collection of brooches that were worn in the hair - that nearly outshone the couture.

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ALTUZARRA BOOTS Joseph Altuzarra put on a fall runway show that fashionistas will not soon forget. In addition to fashion that was bold, intense and moody, it featured some funky accessories including these amazing embellished red suede boots.


LOUIS VUITTON FRINGE CLUTCH BAG Monogrammed LV’s never get old, and yet Nicolas Ghesquière found another way to keep it fresh on the runway. This tiny beaded clutch is a perfect example of his genius.

VALENTINO JEWELRY This list would probably not be complete if it didn’t include Valentino, and this fashion brand’s lineup of machine age meets delicate artisan jewelry is epic. It was the one element that pulled together a runway collection that was at once fascinating and fragmented.

SAINT LAURENT PRETTY BOW PUMPS Every season deserves a little sparkle and these lovelies are perfect. YSL signature skinny pump with square stiletto and classic Paris design looked amazing on the runway, especially with the black patent and crystal bow on the heel.

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IS THE NEW SKINNY BY: SAMANTHA SKELLY | HUNGRY FOR HAPPINESS

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t’s fair to say we are exhausted and burned out with the ideas that we need to be stick thin and strive for perfection that is far beyond the ability our minds and bodies are capable of. Millions of women are caught in this battle between the constant quest for perfection and what is actually possible for their bodies. The unfortunately thing is, in this quest for perfection we lose sight and touch with what our bodies actually need from us, what they desire and how we need to treat them for them to operate effectively and optimally. We are run by the fears in our minds, and those fears are planted from the excessive subliminal and direct

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messages we are fed on a regular basis. When we are thumb scrolling our idea of perfection on Instagram on the way to work we are left feeling defeated and depleted. The filters, frames and edits that take place behind the scenes place us in an unfair constant state of comparison. We are walking around completely disconnected head and heart, mind and body. We have this image of how we should be and we internally are constantly obsessing over it. We play the ‘when-then’ game with ourselves on a regular basis. ‘When I lose 10 pounds then I willl____’ (insert here - get a boyfriend, go on a date, plan a beach holiday).


WHEN I LOSE 10 POUNDS, THEN I WILL ___________ When we play this game we are constantly distancing ourselves from what is possible within us. We discount the fact that in the present moment we have everything we need to live lives of freedom, ease and liberation. When we are waiting to live we are denying ourselves the ability to come alive, and when we do reach that goal, our inner critic does a great job of setting the bar higher so we are always just out of arms length from pure, sustainable happiness. I LIVED THIS WAY FOR YEARS. It was exhausting, obsessive and never-ending. There was a time in my life where I deemed it impossible to be happy in my body and at my current weight. So I became a full time dieter and did everything I could to just ‘get skinnier’. The cost of this obsession was high - it prevented me from fully living in my essence and distanced me from the closet people in my family. I was on Instagram like an addict trying to figure out what diet I needed to do next to look like a Victoria Secret model.

are at our core. Women have the ability to run the world, thank you Beyoncé, but it’s the truth. We are powerful, intuitive beings who are creators. The problems is we don’t quite know how powerful and strong we actually are, therefore we look outside of ourselves for the answers, we are on a constant quest to manipulate our external world to change the way we feel internally. You want to feel love? You want to feel acceptance? You want to feel safe? You want to feel strong? It’s an inside/outside job - when we create lightness in our emotional bodies we create lightness in our physical bodies. When we create strength in our minds, we create strength in our bodies. Shut down the world, the social media and the advertising playing on your insecurities. Shut it down and listen to the one thing that always has your back, your body.

I was constantly living in a state of competition and comparison, which robbed me fully of my selfcompassion and self-love; it was a constant drain. I wasn’t present in conversations, dinner parties or hangouts with close girlfriends because I was too concerned with how many calories were in my kale salad with no dressing. I came to realize after doing over 50 DIETS in less than 4 years that I was searching for a feeling, not a size.

I was searching for an inner love and acceptance which, to my surprise, was just not available in the quest to become skinny. As women, its imperative we honor our bodies, we listen to them and we treat them with unconditional love, yes unconditional. Not the kind of love that is dependent on the number on the scale. Within us is unlimited guidance, wisdom and the ability to direct us in our human experience. When we are at war with our bodies, we lose access to this beautiful internal wisdom, we block it. Strength needs to be the new skinny. Yes, strength in theFOR body, butINFORMATION, more importantly in our minds. MORE VISITstrength LITTLECAYMAN.COM Having the mental power and ability to honor ourselves and derail ourselves from the quest of changing who we

SAMANTHA SKELLY Samantha Skelly is the founder of Hungry For Happiness, a movement to support women around the world who are suffering from disordered eating and body image issues. She is an award winning, sought out international speaker who delivers inspirational presentations to empower those who struggle with the relationship they have to food and their bodies. Her vision is to create the largest and most impactful online resource to support those who’s lives are negatively affected by issues with food and their bodies. Connect with Samantha online: Instagram: @hungryforhappiness Facebook: facebook.com/samantha.skelly.1

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ately, we have seen some gorgeous trends on the runways that are sure to get some serious attention this fall. I have rounded up my all-time favorite looks that are wearable for the everyday girl. Sure, the runway can offer inspiration to us “normal” gals, however not always are the looks on the catwalk suitable for the office, date night or day-to-day wear. Take these suggestions below, test them out and make them your own!

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INTENSIFY THAT POUT For fall, gone are the days of cycling through your favorite nude and pink shades each day. It’s time to add some drama! The trend we saw making a regular statement was the dark, gothic-inspired lip. I would recommend using a shade with a berry or deep wine undertone so that it’s not too scary to your co-workers. If you’re a bit shy, pull this dramatic shade out at night once the sun goes down. MAC “Diva” is a staple when it comes to a dramatically fierce lip. Anastasia “Vamp”, which is a deep burgundy shade, is another great option if you like something more long-wearing.

Twiggy-inspired lashes were all the rage on the catwalk this year. The bigger, the better was the mantra for both the upper and lower lashes at shows like Carven, Christian Dior and Nina Ricci. Opt for a volumizing and thickening mascara like L’Oreal Voluminous in Blackest Black, Too Faced “Better Than Sex”, or Charlotte Tilbury’s “Full Fat” mascara. Two to three coats on both the top and bottom is absolutely necessary.

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ADD SOME SPARKLE Spotted at the Burberry show was an homage to your inner party girl. Monochromatic glitter was strategically placed around the eyes for a flirty and fun pop! My suggestion is to opt for a neutral shade of glitter around the eyes. Nothing too colorful. One of my all-time favorites for even everyday wear is Urban Decay’s “Midnight Cowboy” or Stila’s Magnificent Metals Foil Finish eyeshadow in “Kitten” or “Metallic Dusty Rose”.

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SAY HELLO TO SILVER Many of us have resigned to never reaching towards a silver shade again. Popular back in the 80s and 90s, this metallic shade can look harsh if not applied properly. On the catwalks of designers like the sleek and sophisticated Stella McCartney, subtle pops of silver in the corners of the eyes were all the rage. Paired with a few coats of mascara or the Twiggy lash look, you are sure to be on-trend all season long. Opt for a silver that is soft and not too pigmented or harsh. KAT VON D Metal Crush Eyeshadow (a Sephora exclusive) is good option to start with. Build up the intensity as you see fit!

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“I USED TO TREMBLE FROM NERVES SO BADLY THAT THE ONLY WAY I COULD HOLD MY HEAD STEADY WAS TO LOWER MY CHIN PRACTICALLY TO MY CHEST AND LOOK UP AT BOGIE. THAT WAS THE BEGINNING OF THE LOOK.” - LAUREN BACALL

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by Josie Joy Saldat

LAUREN BACALL SMART, SULTRY & BOLD BOMBSHELL

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ith a trademark husky low voice, sultry appearance and feline like characteristics, Lauren Bacall was one of the most phenomenal talents in the Golden Age of Hollywood screen stars. Born as Betty Joan Perske in 1924 in New York City, Bacall was the daughter to Natalie, a Romanian Jewish immigrant who worked as a secretary and William a Polish Jewish immigrant from New Jersey who worked as a salesman. With the divorce of her parents at a young age, Bacall clung to her future of becoming a dancer. Later switching to acting, Bacall studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. Bacall’s natural mystique and radiating glamour landed her on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar in 1943. Landing a cover on the most famous US magazine was a turning point in Bacall’s career as it resulted in her first screen role. Famed Director’s Howard Hawks wife, Nancy Hawks spotted Bacall in the fashion publication and called her in for a screen test. Bacall flew to Hollywood for the audition and director Howard Hawk instantly signed Bacall to a seven-year contract. Bacall’s first role, at the tender age of 19, was playing Marie Browning in an adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s novel To Have and Have Not (1944) a thriller where she starred opposite Humphrey Bogart. This film launched more than her career; it was the beginning of a love affair with Bogart. The couple met while Bogart was still married, but he left his wife, and Bacall and Bogart wed in 1945. Bacall gained the nickname, “Baby” because of the 25-year age gap between her and Bogart. The couple starred in many films together and had two children together, a son, Stephen and daughter, Leslie.

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did you KNOW? BACALL WAS NAMED ONE OF THE 25 most significant female movie stars by the American Film Institute

AWARDED THE FIRST Katharine Hepburn Medal BACALL WON A TONY AWARD for Applause and for Woman of the Year

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Starring in one film per year, Bacall’s movies were highly anticipated. Fans loved her believable acting in thriller and crime drama films; keeping viewers engaged with each production. Under management of Hawks, it was suggested that Bacall work on lowering her voice to give her a more unique casting advantage and sultry appeal to fans. Known for turning down roles she did not find interesting, Bacall gained a reputation of being difficult. In 1953, Bacall starred in her first comedy playing Schatze Page in How to Marry a Millionaire with other screen stars of Hollywood Marilyn Monroe and Betty Grable. After filming another box office hit, Designing Women in 1957, a devastating loss occurred when husband Humphrey Bogart died from throat cancer. The first year following Bogart’s death left Bacall trying to work through tough times and she starred in The Gift of Love (1958) before making a decision to switch to live Broadway performances. Bacall had a short-lived romance with Frank Sinatra, that resulted in a very brief engagement that didn’t lead to marriage. However, Bacall did marry

again to actor Jason Robards. They wed in Mexico in 1961 and divorced in 1969, in part to Robards struggle with alcoholism. Robards and Bacall have one son together, Sam. Returning to the screen after five years, Bacall appeared in many hits over the next decade including a Broadway musical, Applause. Another pivotal and successful acting role Bacall portrayed was Murder on the Orient Express (1974), a movie based on Agatha Christie’s best-selling book. Continuing to divide her time between Broadway and film, it was towards the end of her career that Bacall earned her first Oscar nomination for supporting Actress in the 1996 film The Mirror Has Two Faces, starring and directed by Barbra Streisand. Bacall had a life filled with star-studded memorable films until the day she died in August 2014, five weeks short of the 90th birthday. Bacall was one of the last links left to the Golden Age of Hollywood and left her legacy as well as inspiration to a generation of actresses.

“I THINK YOUR WHOLE LIFE SHOWS IN YOUR FACE AND YOU SHOULD BE PROUD OF THAT.” - LAUREN BACALL

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goodbye TFW FW2016 STREET STYLE PHOTOGRAPHY CHRIS SMART CSMARTFX.COM CSMARTFX

With the recent news that IMG has canceled Toronto Fashion Week, models walked their last runway with the FW2016 collections. Although the news was not a shock to the fashion industry, it does leave a big hole as Canada’s largest fashion showcase disappears. So, we say farewell with these street style snaps, taken by photographer Chris Smart TFW’s final FW2016 shows.

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SUCCESS = JOY BY: JULIA CHUNG | JYC FINANCIAL

Can we all agree on the above formula? After spending a lot of time in the guts of personal finance with hundreds of women from all walks of life, I’ve found that everyone everywhere wants those same two things, when you boil it right down. IT’S HOW WE DEFINE THOSE TWO WORDS JOY + FREEDOM THAT DIFFERENTIATES US.

There isn’t a finance professional out there - no matter how fancy their title or designations - who can provide you with those definitions. (If they try, run - run fast.) Very few of them will even be asking you how you define joy and freedom, but almost all of them will be asking you about your goals. Everyone, from financial advisors, to coaches, to your boss, your family, and your friends, will tell you to set goals. Goals, goals, goals. Dutifully, you go ahead and set them. You set goals to move further in your career, to buy some real estate, and

maybe even to retire. For some reason though, these goals just aren’t getting your juices flowing.

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For a goal to be worthwhile, exciting, and something you can really commit to, it has to be linked to your definitions of joy and freedom - people sometimes call them “values”. It might bring you joy to lift someone up from homelessness. It might bring you joy to have a pair of really wicked Louboutins in your closet. Both might bring you joy - we don’t have to make all of our values altruistic. It may be freeing to own your own home - or it may mean lack of freedom, depending on who you are. Freedom might come as a month in Portugal, or one “you” day a week to spend with your kids, or even to spend alone. For many people, freedom looks a whole lot like not working for a living.

THINK ABOUT IT Your money is a tool for you to create the life you want. Get to know you. What do you want from life? What will make you feel joyful and free? Got those “joy” and “freedom” pieces? Great. Put them on a card in your wallet. Every time you go to make a purchase, ask yourself: Does this bring me one more step towards freedom? Does this bring me joy? Long-lasting joy comes from memories, not consumer goods. How long do you want the joy to last?

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Y + FREEDOM Once you have a clear understand of what actions and experiences bring you the joy and the freedom that you’ve defined, decision-making comes easy.

freedom accounts and picture boarding a plane to Chile, buying your own home, investing in your own business, or walking away from your desk… forever.

Now you can ask yourself:

A finance professional can definitely help you put those funds to work and help you grow them in the right direction, but the why, the reason you’re putting those funds away, and the inspiration for what those funds will do, comes from you.

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Does that latte bring me joy? Does that trip to Italy bring me freedom? Does investing a chunk of every pay cheque bring me closer to both joy and freedom?

With joy and freedom as your guides, there’s no pressure to be cruel with yourself. You know what you really want. You know how much it means to you. Money isn’t a pain, an unknown that’s out there, doing things you don’t understand. It’s right here, working towards all the things you’ve ever wanted. At the same time, organizing your cash flow becomes easier. You can allocate funds towards necessity, joy, and freedom, and you’ll feel good about it every time you do. You’ll see the money in your joy account and know that it’s going to buy you that pedicure, dress, or that wild night out you’ve been thinking about. You’ll see the money in your

JULIA CHUNG - CFP®, CLU, FEA

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Julia loves music, seafood, and rational decisionmaking. She heads up JYC Financial (JYCfinancial.com), a product-free financial planning firm, and builds new enterprises for pleasure (and profit!).

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GET the look BACK 2 SCHOOL This fall season, runways were filled with varsity and bomber jackets, funky boots, colorful patches and cozy coats. We got our inspiration from Chloe Grace Moretz and her take on back to school chic.

M I X & M AT C H M I N I CROSS BODY BAG Zara, $60

EMBROIDERED SHORT SKIRT Topshop, $65

SHORT WOOL C A M E L C O AT H&M, $149

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MOTHER OF PEARL HEADPHONES Frends, $200


COLLECTION OF THE SEASON There WAS ONLY ONE FOR US THIS SEASON. NICHE magazine’s favorite collection of the Fall

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2016 fashion week series was Karl Lagerfeld’s exceptionally romantic dream sequence for Chanel.

CHANEL FALL 2016


Surviving looks a lot like thriving Breast cancer flipped Katherine’s world upside down. But in the five years since she underwent treatment, Katherine’s been doing some flips of her own. Thanks to research to discover new treatments, women like Katherine are having their lives put right side up after a cancer diagnosis. That’s why Stand Up To Cancer Canada and Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation have teamed up to accelerate the pace of research done by collaborative teams of scientists working to develop new treatments faster. Giving more women, like Katherine, their lives back. To learn more about advances in research, clinical trials testing innovative treatments, and how to get involved, go to standup2cancer.ca/breastcancer and cbcf.org.

Photography: Andrew Macpherson

Kim Cattrall, Stand Up To Cancer Canada Ambassador Katherine Chan, Breast Cancer Survivor Stand Up To Cancer Canada is a program of EIF Canada, a Canadian Registered Charity (Reg. #80550 6730 RR0001). Stand Up To Cancer Canada brand marks are licensed trademarks of the Entertainment Industry Foundation.



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