UPPER CANADA MALL I SPRING / SUMMER 2013
SPRING AT LAST
WONDERFUL IN WHITE
BEACH BAG BASICS
FILL IT WITH FABULOUS
THE SIGNATURE SCENT JOYA X UPPER CANADA MALL
Br ownsShoes. com
Agency: Barry Harris Studio
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR GO R G EO U S I S N EV ER ORDI NARY. It’s always extraordinary, and sets a higher standard. And Gorgeous at Upper Canada Mall for Spring/Summer 2013 is going to be a standout. With this second issue of Gorgeous Magazine, Upper Canada Mall brings together the most stylish, fashion forward and inspirational collection of fashion stories, editorials and products anywhere in York Region. From Michael Kors, Browns and Aritzia, through to the colour trends at M.A.C. and Sephora, and finishing with the arrival of Target in Canada, which promises to feature the same brand collaborations and exclusive products that its American cousin has been doing for years. No where else in York Region can you find such an outstanding selection of retailers and the promise to keep offering such a high standard for years to come. This issue is filled with colour, crisp clean lines and timeless fashions that will transform your wardrobe and infuse it with new life. Hang on to the staples such as black pants, a white blouse, your LBD and all your blazers, but be prepared to add colours such as tangerine, aqua, emerald, lemon zest and poppy red. If these sound like too much, try adding a spot of colour to such timeless classics as navy stripes, and black and white. While your wardrobe expresses how you feel on a particular day, your home is a reflection of your personal style and how it evolves over the years. For the first time ever, Upper Canada Mall is proud to have collaborated on the creation of an exclusive, custom-blended signature scent, Gorgeous Lemon Leaf. We’ve added this light, fresh summer scent to a candle that is sure to fill your home with its delicate aroma. To learn the whole story behind this unique product and exclusive collaboration, and if you’d like to learn how you can get your own complimentary candle, just keep reading! These pages are filled with beauty, fashion, décor and lifestyle ideas to help you feel gorgeous inside and out. But beyond these pages, the Gorgeous blog, UpperCanadaMall.com/Gorgeous, is updated with new content to help inspire your daily gorgeous living. The online version of the magazine, also found on the Upper Canada Mall website, contains exclusive videos, interviews and interactive galleries that take the Gorgeous experience to a new level. However you define your gorgeous, I hope that every day you feel inspired to be your own best version of Gorgeous.
MARKETING DIRECTOR, UPPER CANADA MALL
WATCH JENNIFER’S INTERVIEW 4
UPPER CANADA MALL
CONTENTS FASHION FEATURES
10 Spring At Last The Little White Dress
18 The Beauty Of Sephora
24 Longing For Spring Must-have Stripes 38 Jump Start Summer Wear It Everywhere
42 The Simple Summer Topknot 43 Make-Up: Sun-Kissed & Fresh 57 Who Wants To Look More Gorgeous? 52 The Scoop On Self-Tanners
48 Easy & Breezy Spectacularly Casual
FOCUS 12 Want Longer Legs? 14 Get Your Colour On! 17
Don’t Worry, Be Strappy!
28 The Basics Of Styling 26 Life Of The Party 36 Never Leave Home Without It
50 Shades Of Summer
21 Weekend Chill
STYLEMAKERS 30 Trend Spotting Interview with Arren Williams, The Bay’s Creative Director, Home Fashions 40 Who’s Behind Gorgeous Films? Getting to Know Director/Filmmaker Jake Davis 22 Blue Skies Meet Singer/Songwriter Malaena Cadiz, the talent behind the Gorgeous music
34 Summer Breeze 35 Perfect Storm 51 Work It 56 Summer Stunner 54 Beach Bag Basics
INSIDE STORY 44 Filled With Joya The Upper Canada Mall x Joya Collaboration 58 Behind The Scenes
PUBLISHER: ROBERT HORST
VIDEO: KELLEN DENGLER
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: JENNIFER KLEINBERG
STYLING: DEANNA PALKOWSKI
ASSISTANT TO THE EDITOR: SAMUEL DELELLIS
HAIR & MAKE-UP: JOHNNY BELLAS
ART DIRECTION: RUSS WILLMS
DESIGN & PRODUCTION: JEREMIE WHITE, BONNEY KING
PHOTOGRAPHY: DAVID FIERRO, KYOKO FIERRO,
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: MARY-LYNN BELLAMY-WILLMS
CONTRIBUTING WRITERS: BRUCE MEIKLE, JESSE CAMPBELL
FILM: JAKE DAVIS
CONTRIBUTORS: VIRGINIA BOGGIE, JACQUIE ARNATT,
FILM & VIDEO PRODUCER: CHRIS BLACK
CORALIE JEFFREY, JACQUIE HENNING
UPPER CANADA MALL
IFH?D=%IKCC;H(&') B7C8B;7J>;H@79A;JM?J>GK?BJ?D=:;J7?B B;7J>;H87HH;B87=
@79A;J0'&*&)&+*, >7D:87=0')'&''(+, 9Wbb'#.--#/)(#,*)-\ehWlW_bWX_b_joWjWijeh[d[Whoek$
ENJOY OUR TIME LAPSE VIDEO FROM SHOOT DAY 8
UPPER CANADA MALL
SPRING AT LAST! One of the hottest colours of the season is white! Itâ€™s the perfect canvas for colour, so wear white and then pop on a colour with a scarf and maybe even another pop of colour for your handbag to make the whole look memorable. This dress personifies spring with its light fabric and beautiful movement and is even a little reminiscent of a playful, sexy dress Marilyn once wore.
WHITE HALTER DRESS M FOR MENDOCINO MULTI-COLOURED SCARF THE BAY BLUE CLUTCH BAG DANIER WHITE HOOP EARRINGS GUESS NUDE ANKLE STRAP SHOES TOWN SHOES RINGS PANDORA
WATCH OUR GORGEOUS SPRING FASHION VIDEOS 10
UPPER CANADA MALL
LONGER LEGS? This season there are a few things you need to stock in your shoe closet, but always always always, make sure you’ve got a pair of nude heels. They make your legs look long and sexy, they won’t compete with your colourful summery styles, and you won’t be surprised to find them on your feet day and night.
NUDE PLATFORM ANKLE STRAP SANDALS BROWNS
NUDE & BLACK STRAP PUMPS TOWN SHOES
NUDE FLIP FLOPS TOWN SHOES
PATENT LEATHER SLING BACKS WITH TOE DETAIL TOWN SHOES
UPPER CANADA MALL
COLOUR ON! The best part of Spring/Summer 2013 fashion has got to be the bold, bright colours. And itâ€™s easy to bring in the trend with a pair of fabulous shoes that will work for any occasion. How about a zingy turquoise pair of flats with your white shorts and navy t-shirt? A bright orange pump with your black and white striped dress?
YELLOW PATENT PUMPS TOWN SHOES
UPPER CANADA MALL
LIME GREEN PATENT PUMPS TOWN SHOES
RED SUEDE LOAFERS TOWN SHOES
PINK PATENT FLATS TOWN SHOES
TURQUOISE BLUE SUEDE LOAFERS TOWN SHOES
INDIGO PATENT PUMPS TOWN SHOES
This season is loaded with strappy shoes... from flats to platforms, stilettos to pumps, and from casual to loaded with sparkle and shine. Strap some on and start smilin’! Check out our photo-gallery link below of strappy shoes and keep an eye on the Gorgeous blog for shoes you’ll have to have at UpperCanadaMall.com/Gorgeous.
PASTEL SLING BACK PLATFORMS TOWN SHOES
SEE MORE IN OUR SHOE GALLERY UPPER CANADA MALL
T H E BEAUT Y OF
Did you know that the name, Sephora, is a combination of “Sephos,” greek for beauty, and “Zipporah,” the famously beautiful wife of Moses? In just a few decades, this beauty retailer from France has grown to over 1300 locations in 27 countries. Now owned by Paris-based LVMH Moët Hennessy - Louis Vuitton, Sephora has 38 stores across Canada. But what’s the secret ingredient that has made Sephora the favourite beauty store of so many women around the world ? 18
HORA Like many of the beauty products they carry, Sephora’s appeal relies on finding the right mix of ingredients. The store was the first beauty retailer to encourage clients to touch, play with, and try everything from makeup, skincare, fragrance, haircare and more. Nothing is behind glass, on a back shelf or under the counter – you are welcome to make up your own mind on what products are perfect for you. At the same time, even though Sephora can be a “selfservice” experience, Sephora sales associates are the most educated in the beauty business. They have the training in skincare, hair care, color and general beauty to offer a completely non-biased approach when recommending products. And if you want truly hands-on service, the Sephora Beauty Studio offers a range of complimentary Express Services to help you master a new look in minutes. Sephora stores are full of people who love their beauty products, and Sephora loves them right back. Regular shoppers can pile up “Beauty Insider” reward points faster than a purse full of lipsticks, and insiders say the perks are well worth it: first access to Insider-only products, exclusive samples, birthday gifts and an all-access pass to personalized beauty. Beyond that, you can become a VIB (Very Important Beauty Insider), which opens up a whole world of additional benefits, from large in-store and online discounts to free VIB-only beauty bonuses, yearly discounts and specialty shopping events. Whether you’re a makeup maven or just looking for skin care or fragrance, Sephora is ready to help you discover that the path to finding your own beauty can be one of life’s pleasures.
UPPER CANADA MALL
UPPER CANADA MALL
WEEKENDCHILL A pair of statement shoes, a pop colour and a cross-shoulder bag in the hot colour of the season show how comfort and style work together this season.
BLUE PATTERNED PANTS H&M METALLIC BRONZE STUDDED SNEAKERS MICHAEL KORS PASTEL PEACH SHOULDER BAG H&M PASTEL PEACH BLOUSE H&M MULTI-COLOURED BRACELET & NECKLACE PANDORA
MEET THE TALENTED MALAENA CADIZ, THE SINGER/SONGWRITER BEHIND BLUE SKIES, THE SONG THAT ACCOMPANIES OUR GORGEOUS FILMS.
When we heard ‘Blue Skies’ by Singer/Songwriter Malaena Cadiz, we knew it was gorgeous. Her unique and mesmerizing voice and breezy lyrics were inspired by love, and she paints a picture of a romantic, idyllic summer day in this beautiful song. We fell in love with ‘Blue Skies’ at first listen, and knew it would work in perfect harmony with the Gorgeous Spring/Summer 2013 films by Jake Davis. We decided we had to find out more about this talented artist who lives and works in New York City. We hope you enjoy getting to know Malaena Cadiz and her music along with us.
ENJOY THE GORGEOUS SONG “BLUES SKIES”
GORGEOUS Where are you originally from?
classics from the 60s & 70s, so first I learned Bob Dylan and
MALAENA I grew up in a suburb of Kalamazoo, Michigan
Cat Stevens songs and eventually realized I could put some
called Portage with my mom and spent a couple years in
of those chords together and write my own. At that time
Singapore with my Dad during high school.
they were all really angst-filled goth anthems about ravens
GORGEOUS When did you first realize you were a musician?
and teenage love gone wrong.
MALAENA I had always loved to sing from when I was really
GORGEOUS Was there anyone that encouraged and sup-
little and then when I was living with my Dad in Singapore, he
ported your music that you really appreciate? Who and why?
came home one day with a classical guitar that my brother
and I shared. We had these old song books with all the
inspired me in so many ways. I bounce all my songs off him
My boyfriend Mikael has pushed me and
and he offers really honest feedback. Sometimes it stings,
MALAENA I write my own lyrics and the basic shape of the
but it’s so important to have someone who will tell you that
song, the melody, the chord progression, then I bring that
and keep you honest. He gives me lyric ideas or tells me
to the band and they give me feedback and improvise their
“this part of the song needs to be more specific” things like
own parts. I play with three really amazing musicians, bassist
that. He’s a photographer and at this point we work so closely,
Scott Colberg, guitarist Adam Lomeo and drummer Artur Vint
our work kind of cross-pollinates. A lot of the stories we tell
who really help bring the songs to life.
have similar themes and characters.
GORGEOUS What was the inspiration for ‘Blue Skies’?
GORGEOUS What was the first instrument you played?
MALAENA I wanted to write a love song for Mikael and
MALAENA I started learning the violin in middle school, but
this is what came to me. A kind of dream of the life we
I was so terrible, my mom made me practice in the garage,
could build together, in a peaceful, beautiful place, close to
I eventually sold the violin to buy an electric guitar.
nature, a kind of sanctuary from the world.
GORGEOUS Did you enjoy performing right from the
GORGEOUS Tell me what you enjoy about the recording
MALAENA I’ve always loved performing, I used to act a
MALAENA I love the collaborative process of building
bit when I first moved to NYC, but I still get nervous before
something with my band and other musicians, and on this
my shows. It’s different to not have a character you’re hiding
last record I had a really amazing producer, Alex Foote, who
behind like in acting, up on stage now it’s just me. I was
wrote a lot of beautiful parts and helped shape everything.
reading an interview with Springsteen awhile ago where he
I love that I can sit and imagine what the song could be and
talked about how before you walk on stage nothing exists
then go into the studio with the engineer and musicians and
out there, it’s just the anticipation of the audience, and when
we can create that. In a live setting you can’t always have a
you get on stage you have to build this thing, this connection
string quartet and a horn section and 3 interlocking voices,
between you and them, I found that really interesting, this idea
but for a record you can make it into your dream of what a
that you could make that moment into anything you wanted.
song can be.
GORGEOUS What was your most memorable performance?
GORGEOUS Have you played with any famous musicians?
MALAENA This is a hard one to answer, but I just played
If so, who? What did you enjoy most about it?
Brooklyn Rod & Gun the other night, when that big blizzard hit.
MALAENA I was invited to tour with Chad Stokes a couple
The show was almost cancelled, but the band and I decided
years ago, he and his wife have an amazing non-profit called
to play anyway and it was such a wonderful night with all
Calling All Crows and we were doing a benefit tour to raise
the snow falling outside and people from the neighborhood
money for Oxfam. I didn’t grow up listening to Dispatch so
coming in to keep warm. We played music and cards and
I didn’t realize how well-known they were until we started
drank together while the snow came down. I always love
playing these packed venues and I was standing in the
those small intimate shows where you feel a real sense of
audience when he played a solo version of “The General,”
a really beautiful anti-war song, and everyone in the place
GORGEOUS Who inspires you?
was singing the words at the top of their lungs. It was so
MALAENA Dylan, Springsteen, Dolly, John Prine, Neil
moving and inspiring, that this musician was inciting his
Young. And I draw so much inspiration from my favourite
fans to make a difference in the world.
authors, Mary Oliver is a big one, an incredible poet, Steinbeck,
GORGEOUS What’s next for you as a musician?
Edna St. Vincent Millay, Hemingway, Karen Blixen, Joan
MALAENA To just keep doing what I’m doing, to be making
Didion. It’s really about story telling and I learn so much
music for the rest of my life. And to grow as an artist, become
from those great story tellers who came before me. How
a better instrumentalist and songwriter. And there are lots
do you tell a story in the fewest words possible, as simply
of things I’d love to do, tour the world with my music, play
as possible and have it reach people? How do you show
some of those legendary festivals, like Newport, hole up
something without over-telling it, without telling your audience
in a cabin in the woods for a few months and just write
how to feel about it and letting them find that on their own?
songs. I’d really love to have the chance to write songs for
GORGEOUS Do you write all of your own music and lyrics
other artists as well, I have a whole trove of pop country
or do you collaborate?
songs I’ve been working on.
UPPER CANADA MALL
LONGING FOR SPRING Who’s ready for spring? The skies are blue and the sun is shining, so slip into a just-warm-enough striped top and this light, long and flowing white skirt. Finish the look with flip flops and a great handbag, add a necklace and some statement earrings and voila! You’re ready to welcome spring in style.
LONG WHITE SLIT SKIRT M FOR MENDOCINO LONG SLEEVED STRIPED TOP MICHAEL KORS BLACK FLIP FLOPS TOWN SHOES BLUE STONE DANGLING EARRINGS FOREVER 21 BRACELETS, RINGS, NECKLACE PANDORA WHITE SHOULDER BAG THE BAY & TOWN SHOES
WATCH OUR GORGEOUS SPRING FASHION VIDEOS 24
UPPER CANADA MALL
JUST LIKE A GREAT GUEST AT A PARTY, THE RIGHT PIECE OF JEWELLERY CAN START A CONVERSATION AND HOLD SOMEONE’S ATTENTION. Make sure when you’re making a statement with your jewellery, you’re not talking too loud… there is such a thing as too much of a good thing, so when you’re wearing a real knockout piece, leave it at that and don’t load up on multiple pieces.
CHARM BRACELETS PANDORA
UPPER CANADA MALL
GOLD NECKLACE ALDO
STACKING RINGS PANDORA
BRACELETS BANANA REPUBLIC
HOOP EARRINGS GUESS
CUFF BRACELET GUESS
BRACELET BANANA REPUBLIC
THE BASICS OF
The Basics White Top Dark Textured Shorts Faux Diamond Earrings
The Look: CASUAL CHIC White Jacket Shades Tan Leather Shoulder Bag Simple Flip Flops
WHITE LEATHER JACKET FOREVER 21 WHITE TOP GUESS TEXTURED SHORTS FOREVER 21 FAUX DIAMOND EARRINGS ALDO NUDE FLIP FLOPS TOWN SHOES TAN LEATHER PURSE BROWNS SUNGLASSES FOREVER 21
It’s easy to get a lot out of your basics with just a simple switch out on accessories or by layering in something different. This season, you’ve gotta have some shorts and a white top, so here’s a quick look at how to wear these two basics two ways. Get more tips from Gorgeous Stylist, Deanna Palkowski, on video at the link below.
Gorgeous Stylist, Deanna, talks about taking a look from day to night
The Basics White Top Faux Diamond Earrings Dark Textured Shorts
The Look: GIRLS NIGHT OUT Black Jacket Dressy Bracelet Fuchsia Clutch Black Strappy Heels
BLACK LEATHER JACKET DANIER WHITE TOP GUESS TEXTURED SHORTS FOREVER 21 BLACK CHUNKY HEELED SHOES H&M FUCHSIA CLUTCH COACH BRACELET PANDORA FAUX DIAMOND EARRINGS ALDO
UPPER CANADA MALL
TREND SPOTTING Gorgeous connects with Arren Williams, Creative Director, Home Fashions at The Bay
Arren Williams knows style when he sees it. As a former décor editor, stylist, trend expert and the Creative Director of Home Fashions at The Hudson’s Bay, it’s his job to scour the design world to bring stylish new products for the home to Canadians. A longtime guest expert on Citytv’s Cityline, Williams has also appeared on HGTV and ABC News to share his design insight. His work has regularly appeared in top Canadian magazines and newspapers and he’s been a style consultant for brands such as the Home Depot and Benjamin Moore. Always ahead of the curve, Williams uses his expert eye to spot emerging design trends from around the world and inform the seasonal direction for The Bay’s Home department. His unique take on achieving high style combines his appreciation of modern, well-designed objects and furniture with his love of vintage and DIY projects. We turned to this trendsetter for insight on his career, personal style and what he’s excited about this year at The Bay. GORGEOUS When did you begin working for The Bay as Creative Director, Home Fashions and what does your role entail? ARREN It’s coming up on two incredible years now with Hudson’s Bay, and I count myself lucky for totally loving my job and working with the best crew. My job is to set the seasonal fashion direction for Home, which includes Spring/Summer, Patio, Fall/Winter and Holiday. We really work quite far in advance; I delivered the direction for Patio ‘14 last fall. I also work closely with the buying team for Home, identifying new brands, pointing them in the right direction and providing trend counsel on an ongoing basis. GORGEOUS You’ve had such an exciting career working in the interior design industry. Before you joined The Bay what other experiences did you have? ARREN Before this, I worked freelance for over a decade Photograph of Arren Williams by Michael Alberstat 30
UPPER CANADA MALL
Toronto based illustrator and designer, Alanna Cavanagh’s Lord & Taylor capsule collection will be available at The Hudson’s Bay in early April. The playful line of home décor products features springtime motifs, including birds, florals and butterflies. See more of Cavanagh’s work at alannacavanagh.com. 31
as a magazine, newspaper and television
GORGEOUS What can
design journalist, as well as working as a stylist
people expect to find in-store at The Bay this
with some pretty major brands.
spring? Are there any
GORGEOUS When did you know you had a
new collections or
passion for design and decorating?
innovative products that
ARREN From a very young age! I started collecting
you’re excited about?
Art Deco when I was 12.
ARREN We’re moving in a much more
GORGEOUS What is your personal design style? ARREN My personal design style is modern, with an eclectic
modern direction; clean lined and simple but still fun.
edge. I just love how vintage items can add soul to an interior.
I’m super excited about the Dansk line for its great
GORGEOUS Where do you draw creative inspiration from?
design history and Scandi style, as well as the new
ARREN These days inspiration comes from around the
Alanna Cavanagh for Lord & Taylor capsule collection
world and at the click of a mouse. On a daily basis I could
that will be in stores for April – it’s so gorgeous!
be wowed by an interior I spotted on Pinterest, or inspired
GORGEOUS The Bay has been going through a significant
by some new young designer who showed just days
evolution for the last few years. Is there any insight you can
before at a Swedish design show.
share about what design means to The Bay experience?
GORGEOUS What’s the most rewarding aspect of your job?
ARREN If you ask me, design is everything, but for our
What about the most fun?
customer it’s more than that. They want fantastic brands,
ARREN It really is the people I work with, plus there’s
but they also expect wonderful value and we deliver on
nothing more exciting than spotting something cool at a trade show and then having it arrive in-store and get picked up by a customer. GORGEOUS The Bay has so much to offer. What’s special about its
both those fronts. GORGEOUS Any last takeaways about style or decorating you’d like to share with Gorgeous readers? ARREN Just have fun with it, and don’t take things too seriously.
Home department that sets it apart from other retailers?
You’ll find new spring and summer products for the
Well, we really do
home at The Bay location in Upper Canada Mall. Browse
have the best selection of
their new arrivals at www.thebay.com or visit them on
designer brands in just about
Facebook for style tips and news on events and promotions:
every aspect – from bedding
www.facebook.com/HudsonsBayCompany. You can also
to cookware and more. Not to
follow @ArrenWilliams and @TheHudsonsBayCo on Twitter.
mention, we have stellar lines that are exclusively ours, like GlucksteinHome and Distinctly Home. GORGEOUS What are the hot home décor trends for Spring/Summer 2013? ARREN I think it’s all about colour and pattern – I just can’t get enough! GORGEOUS Can you share some simple tips for how homeowners can brighten up their spaces for spring and summer? ARREN Add something unexpected and playful, but useful. Something as simple as a great mug in a bright pop colour can really start your day off right.
UPPER CANADA MALL
By Jesse Campbell
SUMMERBREEZE A little leather in a sunny shade adds chic warmth when that summer breeze comes along.
YELLOW LEATHER JACKET DANIER WHITE TOP BANANA REPUBLIC EMBELLISHED SHORTS H&M BROWN LEATHER SANDALS MICHAEL KORS WATCH GUESS NECKLACE ALDO LEATHER TOTE TOWN SHOES
PERFECTSTORM Amazing what a touch of yellow brings to this outfit combining the season’s ‘it’ trends of stripes and bold colour. Wow!
MULTI-COLOURED RAINCOAT COACH STRIPED DRESS MICHAEL KORS BLUE PURSE COACH SILVER RINGS PANDORA INDIGO PATENT PUMPS TOWN SHOES
NEVER LEAVE HOME
BAGS, CLUTCHES, TOTES, SATCHELS, BRIGHT, BOLD, BLINGY OR CLASSIC... ANYTHING GOES FOR SPRING AND SUMMER 2013. Your handbag is the ideal way to add personality, bring in a trend, and even get a little crazy without looking out of place. Update your look with at least two bags this season that will take you anywhere you need to go – one that’s classic and neutral, and the other that will make a splash with either style, colour or bling.
SMALL BAGS – PINK, BLACK & PEACH H&M
LIME GREEN CARRY ALL DANIER
UPPER CANADA MALL
SMALL BLUE SATCHEL COACH
BOLD COLOURED TOTE COACH
B&W CLUTCH TOWN SHOES
WHITE TOTE WITH BLACK HANDLE MICHAEL KORS
B&W WOVEN TOTE RUDSAK
GOLD STUDDED CLUTCH ALDO
GOLD LAMÈ CLUTCH BROWNS
CREAM CLUTCH WITH HAND STRAP H&M
JUMP START SUMMER A fabulous jumpsuit can take you anywhere this summer. Go bold with colour for day or night, and it’ll work whether you wear it casually or for a night on the town – just accessorize with flats for day, heels for night, and make your jewellery and handbag work the look. This incredible necklace takes this casual approach off the charts.
BLUE JUMPSUIT GUESS NECKLACE & BRACELET FOREVER 21 CRYSTAL STUDDED SANDALS TOWN SHOES B&W TOTE MICHAEL KORS BEIGE CLUTCH ALDO RING H&M
WATCH OUR GORGEOUS SUMMER FASHION VIDEOS 38
UPPER CANADA MALL
WHO’S BEHIND THE
GORGEOUS FILMS? GETTING TO KNOW DIRECTOR AND FILMMAKER, JAKE DAVIS
MEET JAKE 40
A native New Yorker, award winning music video and commercial director, Jake Davis has revolutionized fashion films by shooting some of the most stylish and beautiful people around the world. Jake’s work has been showcased by Nowness, GQ, Hypebeast, T Magazine, Elle, Style.com and more. He was recently named one of CNNCTD’s 100 Most Influential New Yorkers at the New Museum and one of the 50 Most Stylish New Yorkers by Complex Magazine. As a director, Jake shoots videos for hip-hop superstars like Drake, Wiz Khalifa, and ASAP Rocky, as well as indie favourites The Walkmen and Vanessa Carlton. On the commercial side, the NYU film graduate is one of the most sought after fashion filmmakers with spots and campaigns for Nike, Supreme, Converse, New Balance, Woolrich, K-Swiss, Billy Reid, Unis, Union, Boast, Sebago, Delvaux, Barney’s, Gilt, JNBY, Wool And The Gang, and FiveStory. His clients not only seek his cinematic touch but also unique creative direction from the filmmaker. As part of what the The New York Times calls “A New Breed of Fashion Bloggers,” Jake curates the coolest and most unique menswear on his namesake blog, which has an incredible influence and penetration throughout the industry. GORGEOUS You grew up in Woodstock and have been
Tubby... I’m all over the place.
living in NYC for 15 years. What is it about NY that draws you in?
GORGEOUS What are some of the fashion and retail brands
JAKE The energy most of all. I love the different cultures,
you’ve shot for?
style, and access to everything from cuisine to film.
JAKE Nike, Supreme, New Balance, Woolrich, K-Swiss,
GORGEOUS You’ve shot in a lot of locations – any favourite
Converse, Billy Reid, Unis, Union, Sebago, Delvaux, Barneys,
place? What did you like about it?
Gilt, JNBY, Wool And The Gang, Boast, and FiveStory.
JAKE Tuscany was a really beautiful place to shoot. The
GORGEOUS Who’s style do you admire?
landscapes and people were just so memorable. Tokyo was
JAKE Miles Davis, Steve McQueen, Robert Rabensteiner,
also one of the most incredible places for me. The attention
Mos Def, Paul Newman, John F. Kennedy, Brendon Babenzien,
to detail is everything.
Chris Gibbs and Angelo Urrutia to name a few.
GORGEOUS What’s the project you’ve enjoyed most so far
GORGEOUS Do you think your family had any influence in
in your career? Why?
you becoming a director, writer and style maven? If so, who
JAKE I’ve really enjoyed shooting Test Shots and meeting
influenced you and how?
so many amazing stylish people.
JAKE My parents have had an incredible influence on
GORGEOUS Who are some of the well-known musicians
everything I do. Sometimes I don’t realize it till much later.
you’ve worked with? Which videos did you shoot?
GORGEOUS What role does your blog play in your creativity?
JAKE Drake, Trey Songz, Wiz Khalifa, Vanessa Carlton,
JAKE It’s a creative and promotional outlet for me. I never
wanted to look at it as a business but sometimes that reality
bleeds a bit.
GORGEOUS You shot Taylor Hicks’ first music video after he
GORGEOUS As an artist, you express yourself beautifully
won American Idol. How did that project come about? What
in your short films. Do you plan to do a feature film at some
was it like working with him?
point in the future?
JAKE My director’s rep and commissioner thought it would
JAKE A feature film will happen at some point in the near
be fun and they were right. We shot in a blizzard in Chicago.
future for sure.
Taylor was a really good sport shooting exteriors in the snow.
GORGEOUS What’s on your ‘bucket list’ for the next 5 years?
GORGEOUS Who are some of your musical influences?
JAKE Travel the world with my girlfriend and dance when
JAKE Bob Dylan, Brian Eno, Miles Davis, Public Enemy, King
we hear music.
UPPER CANADA MALL
THE SIMPLE SUMMER TOPKNOT Those lazy days of summer make this quick look a favourite for work or the beach. With a few how-to tips from Hair and Make-Up Artist, Johnny Bellas, you’re good to go just about anywhere.
WHAT’S ANDREA’S “MODEL LIFE” REALLY LIKE?
Brush your hair back off your face.
UPPER CANADA MALL
Pull it all back into your hands and...
Lean forward gathering all your hair on the top of your head.
Twist it. Hold it together with an elastic band...
And let it coil up on top of your head. Pop in a pin or two and let a few wisps loose.
SUN-KISSED & FRESH Johnny Bellas shares a few simple make-up tips to help you look like you’ve just come in from an afternoon in the sun and are sporting a beautiful, fresh looking summer glow.
SUMMER MAKE-UP TIPS WITH JOHNNY BELLAS
Start with a simple tinted moisturizer for your base foundation.
Go in with concealer under the eyes, top of the nose, top of the lip, the chin and a little on the cheekbones – this covers dark circles and imperfections while giving a nice fresh look.
Go nude on the eyes with maybe just a little shine. Try brown liner and then blend it for softness and add some black mascara so your eyes pop.
Add a little highlight where the sun would naturally hit – cheeks, tip of nose, chin and forehead. You can add a little colour on the cheeks. Now blend, blend, blend!
Use lipstick (even better if it has SPF) for a more natural look – not a gummy gloss!
JOYA UPPER CANADA MALL X JOYA ‘GORGEOUS LEMON LEAF’
THE GORGEOUS SIGNATURE SCENT & CANDLE When we started to think about how to express every aspect of ‘Gorgeous’ we thought about scent. How could we develop a ‘signature’ scent to extend our idea of ‘Gorgeous’? The answer was to collaborate with Joya Studio in New York to create our own unique scent, and to express it in a stylish, beautiful handmade candle. Joya Studio, based in New York City, creates scents and handmade products for many of the most fashion-forward brands in the world, including Opening Ceremony, Escada, Alexis Bittar, Inventory Magazine, Fossil, Barney’s New York, and Kiki de Montparnasse to name a few, so we approached them to see if we might collaborate to create something well... Gorgeous! After discussing the brand and taking inspiration from plants indigenous to the York Region, the ‘Gorgeous Lemon Leaf’ scent was created. We thought it would be fun to share a little about Joya as well as our process, so if the article intrigues you, be sure to click the link to the right to watch our video to learn a little more. And if you’ve got a hard copy of this magazine, look for the insert that could get you one of the ‘Gorgeous Lemon Leaf’ candles for free. Now, let’s talk with Frederick Bouchardy, Founder and President of Joya Studio. 44
UPPER CANADA MALL
GORGEOUS Where are you from and where did you grow up?
hands on—typically local ones, including soy, vegetable
FREDERICK New York City. Born and raised.
oil, beeswax. Palm oil comes from abroad but produces
GORGEOUS How was Joya ‘born’?
a beautiful wax with an unusual texture – and ours is
FREDERICK Joya began as a design project, a “back to
completely free of additives and is not processed using
school” identity program for a large retailer – and morphed
into my own range of scented candles. Since then, we
GORGEOUS Where do you source your palm oil?
have shifted focus to all other aspects of the fragrance
FREDERICK Malaysia. This is one of the only materials we
or apothecary lifestyle: perfume, personal care, still home
source outside of the USA, but our provider has addressed
ambiance, of course. It is an ever-evolving experience
the deforestation issue that palm oil harvesting is, in part,
and enterprise. The common link between all our products
responsible for – and is a member of a sustainability round-
Is unique scents, uncompromising attention to natural
table in partnership with the WWF that tackles it head on.
materials and unexpected details.
GORGEOUS Where do your scented oils come from?
GORGEOUS How did you first get interested in making
FREDERICK Everywhere. But the final compounding
candles and scented products?
process generally takes place in the Tri State Area.
FREDERICK I’m pretty certain everyone is interested in
GORGEOUS How many scents do you have in your library?
or at least appreciates scent – whether this is subconscious
FREDERICK Over 400.
or not. Both my parents have experience in design,
GORGEOUS Can you describe your working process? Do
manufacturing, import and export – and they were
you create these combinations in your head first based on
absolutely instrumental and very supportive in getting
your knowledge and then refine them with actual scents?
this business up and running.
FREDERICK I pull inspiration from everywhere, and many
GORGEOUS Tell us about the materials you use to make
of our clients have their own spectacular, unique perspec-
your candles, e.g. what makes crystalline wax special?
tives that add to what we do. I used to conduct extravagant,
FREDERICK We use the best materials we can get our
fairly rigorous case studies. Having done this for 9 years,
Join us for a tour and interview with Frederick at Joya Studio in NYC.
Joya Studio Founder and President, Frederick Bouchardy, at his studio in NYC standing in front of his scent library. 45
The test scents arrive! A tough choice as there are several to choose from.
Getting everything perfect before the pour.
Hand-pouring the candles one at a time... love included in every one.
I know the market well, so now I just make what I want –
(and her myriad moods) for which this product was meant
yes, this often begins as a scent or, more often, a story
to be designed. Sometimes, briefs are totally vague –
in my head and then transitions to old-fashioned, tangible
sometimes, they only have drawings or photographs or
words (which can be fun too). This was so specific, however,
GORGEOUS What’s your biggest challenge when
which made the mission simpler – not easier, but simpler.
creating a new fragrance?
“Gorgeous Lemon Leaf” was created to speak to a confident,
FREDERICK Committing to a finished version, knowing
driven woman that loves life. It is really supposed to be a
it cannot resemble anything else that exists in the market.
“signature” scent: iconic, memorable, timeless. It also taps
If it did… What’s the point?
into some indigenous, regional plants: sweetgrass, fragrant
GORGEOUS Do you have to protect your sense of smell?
sumac, wild bergamot, and – mostly – stoneroot.
FREDERICK No, master perfumers do. I take on the role
GORGEOUS How many people work on your team?
of producer, creative director, storyteller.
GORGEOUS How did you develop the signature
GORGEOUS What is the most challenging part of
‘Gorgeous Lemon Leaf’ scent for Upper Canada Mall?
FREDERICK Upper Canada Mall’s creative agency, Suburbia,
FREDERICK Seamlessly blending all these design
presented a comprehensive brief describing the woman
disciplines into what is often a small, precious object.
UPPER CANADA MALL
Putting in the wicks by hand at just the right moment.
Waiting for them to dry and solidify before they’re packaged.
Voila! The Gorgeous Lemon Leaf candle collaboration with Joya Studio in NYC.
GORGEOUS You are going through a major renovation
me I have made them proud.
of your studio. Can you share some of the highlights?
GORGEOUS Who are some of the companies
FREDERICK We are converting a 19th Century garage
you’ve worked with to develop custom products?
in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, into an
FREDERICK Opening Ceremony, Escada, Pendleton,
atelier exclusively for our purposes and manufacturing
Barneys New York, Reformation, Fossil, Alexis Bittar,
techniques. The raw space is stunning, and the finished
Inventory, Kiki de Montparnasse, Marriott Hotels,
one will be out of this world. There will be a boutique and
Fairmont Hotels. The list is very long.
event space in front, and I’m sure the highlight for visitors
GORGEOUS Who inspires you?
will be seeing the process in back.
FREDERICK My family, my friends, entrepreneurs,
GORGEOUS What keeps you up at night?
designers, poets, musicians and calligraphers.
FREDERICK My puppy, Clay.
GORGEOUS What do you see in Joya’s future?
GORGEOUS Describe one of the best moments
FREDERICK The new space, new website, some beautiful
you’ve experienced in your business?
collaborative collections and a new range of Joya goods
FREDERICK Probably seeing my first, tiny collection of
designed to re-define the pharmacy / apothecary category.
candles at the MoMA Design Store in SoHo with a card
GORGEOUS How good does your home smell?
detailing the concept of the brand. Also, my parents telling
FREDERICK Indescribably good. 47
EASY & BREEZY What makes this soft, simple, lightweight tan pant and cream top so gorgeous? It’s the extras that make it magical. The scarf pulls in the must-have striped trend, while the accessories do the rest. This is a summer look that exudes confidence, good taste and expresses your soft, feminine side. See the beautiful movement when you watch the video below.
PANTS WITH BELT GUESS DKNY BLOUSE THE BAY BEIGE SUEDE & SILVER PLATFORMS MICHAEL KORS SCARF ALDO NECKLACE FOREVER 21 EARRINGS ALDO WATCH GUESS BROWN BRACELET ALDO ORANGE BRACELET FOREVER 21
WATCH OUR GORGEOUS SUMMER FASHION VIDEOS 48
UPPER CANADA MALL
SUMMER SUNGLASSES FOREVER 21, GUESS & COACH
Sunglasses are not only a necessity to shield our eyes, they do triple duty by helping us prevent squint lines and giving us another way to make a style statement. A great pair of shades can add a lot of cool to your look – think of them as another aspect of your accessory wardrobe. The right shades can add mystery, sexiness, a bit of edge... think about where you’re going and how you will wear them when you try them on. (And make sure to try on lots to ensure you get a pair that really suits your face shape!) Whether you go smart and simple with a pair of basic black or whites, or make a statement with shape and colour, it’s almost impossible not to want several pairs for those brilliant, sunshiny days of summer. 50
UPPER CANADA MALL
WORK IT A fabulous jacket with interesting details takes the must-have summer white pants and striped top to a whole new level.
Gorgeous Stylist, Deanna, on working the black & white trend
SANDALS WITH ANKLE STRAPS BROWNS B&W CLUTCH TOWN SHOES WHITE JEANS MICHAEL KORS BLACK JACKET RUDSAK STRIPED BLOUSE BANANA REPUBLIC RING GUESS SUNGLASSES GUESS
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
When the sun comes out, so do we. Sleeveless dresses, shorts & t-shirts, sandals and flip flops – a lot of us look a whole lot lovelier with a little sunshine showing up in the form of a tan. With busy schedules and warnings about tanning too much, we’re big fans of self-tanners. The challenge is figuring out which self-tanner will do the trick. To help us sort through the myriad of products, we asked Sephora to answer a few questions to guide us. So, let’s learn everything we need to know about self-tanners!
GORGEOUS How many types of self-tanners are carried
the more even your tan will appear.
GORGEOUS What are the pros and cons of each of the
SEPHORA We’re seeing all kinds of products from gels,
self-tanners pictured here?
creams and lotions to body butters, mousses and microfine
SEPHORA Whether you want just a hint of color, intense
powder mists. We’re also seeing a fresh crop of professional
pigment or tint for face and body, Sephora has endless
tools like airbrush guns, as well as daily glow moisturizers
options. For example, if you want subtle color and sun-kissed
that gradually increase with daily use. This season Sephora has created a self-tanning kit that includes
to achieve both. It’s especially perfect for taking
tanner for the body as well as the face. Sephora
your existing tan to the next level. For more
carries over 60 different products alone!
concentrated color, the St. Tropez Self Tanning
GORGEOUS How do you know which
Bronzing Mousse (CAN$22.50) is perfect for
one would work best for your skin type
attaining a rich-bronze tan. The velvet-like formula
and colouring – there are foams,
sheen, NARS Body Glow (CAN$80) is a great option
dries in sixty seconds so you can
gels, creams, lotions, sprays.
get your perfect glow on the go,
SEPHORA Skin type doesn’t
and it lasts a few days. You can
really play a big role in how
extend the tan by exfoliating
effective a self tanner will work
prior to applying the tanner and
for you, however, when using the
moisturizing daily. LORAC Self-
product on the face, people with
TANtalizer Body Bronzing Gradual
oilier skin may prefer a gel over
Self-Tanner (CAN$16) has both
a lotion/cream. Gels tend to be
instant and long-term benefits.
lightweight and fast-absorbing.
It’s a two-in-one lotion that yields
Spray-on and quick drying
a bronzed glow instantly, while
formulas are also good for those
gradually building natural, rich
who like more of a dry-touch
colour over time. It also has anti
feel. The more hydrated your skin
aging ingredients like Camu
is and the less amount of dead
Camu and Maracuja – this self-
skin cells there are on your body
tanner works overtime. You don’t
(exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate!),
have to neglect any inch of your
body with the Sephora Self-Tanning Kit
between body self-tanners and face self-tanners is texture.
(CAN$26) which comes with a self-tanning
Self-tanners for the face tend to be more lightweight to help
body mist and face gel. Each has a lightly
with sensitivity, while self-tanners for the body are typically
tinted formula for a natural-looking tan.
What’s more, the face gel comes with a
GORGEOUS How much self-tanner is appropriate to
brush tip, making your tanner application
go through in a month if you’re not tanned? If you are
mess-free and streak-free.
maintaining a tan? If you are already tanned?
GORGEOUS Is there a way to colour test? SEPHORA Self-tanners build over a few hours so get a sample to patch test on your arm or leg, but as a general rule don’t pick a shade darker than your actual skin tone. You are going to get tan, there is no need for an ivory complexion to buy a product for ebony skin! Buying a too-dark shade ups your odds of getting an orange hue, plus it’s going to look fake no matter how beautifully you apply. GORGEOUS What are the do’s and don’ts of self-tanners? SEPHORA DOs: • Exfoliate before applying self-tanner. • If the first application doesn’t give you the result you want, wait until the next day to apply another coat, otherwise you
SEPHORA Self-tanner should be treated the same
risk having your skin become a not-so-nice shade of orange.
way as sun-tanning. It’s all about build up. Don’t try to
• Hydrate with moisturizer after you apply self-tanner to
overcompensate for the winter months in hibernation by
ensure the longevity of your tan and protect against dry skin,
dousing in tanner. The first time you apply is like the first
which will crack it.
day out in the sun, just get the base coat. Continually add
the tanner as recommended on the label and by the end
• One of the biggest mistakes of applying self-tanner is
of week one, you’ll be golden. If you are fair, one coat of
forgetting to wash your hands after application. Nothing tips
spray will do. If you want more intense color and have
off a fake tan more than streaks and dark spots on your hands.
darker skin go for one more application.
Wash after applying, paying special attention to in between
GORGEOUS How do you keep self-tanner from tanning
your fingers (and toes). Some
your whites in summer?
even use latex gloves, but if
SEPHORA For longer lasting formulas, avoid transferring
you just use soap and water,
self-tanner to clothes by applying it at night, before going
you should be streak free.
to sleep. Wait at least 20-minutes before going to bed
• Don’t spray more than what’s
after you have applied tanner. This is the best way to avoid
needed. If you do, it could take
getting product on your sheets, or transferring it onto your
as long as four days for the
clothes. Applying before bed ensures that the tanner will
tanner to begin fading.
have at least a few hours to set, then you can shower in the
GORGEOUS Is there really a
morning without worrying that it will rub off on your clothes.
difference between a face selftanner, a leg self-tanner and a
For one-time use formulas like Sephora Tinted Self Tanning
Body Mist (CAN$7), wait 20 minutes before getting dressed and
SEPHORA The primary difference
avoid getting those areas of your body wet throughout the day.
UPPER CANADA MALL
BEACH BAG BASICS It’s easy to bring your style along with a little planning ahead. Here are a few suggestions that’ll glam up your visit to the beach or pool. A transparent top over your swimsuit and a striped scarf tied around your hips will give you a cool put-together look on your way to and from the surf. A swipe of colour for your lips, a few bangles, some hoops, some colourful flip flops, a hat and of course your shades, and you’re practically runway ready.
BLACK TOP GUESS
NEON iPHONE CASE COACH
HAND RING CHAIN ALDO
WHITE NECKLACE BANANA REPUBLIC
BLUE LEATHER PASSPORT HOLDER & WALLET DANIER
WHITE SUNGLASSES, EARRINGS & WATCH GUESS
SUNSCREEN, LIPSTICK SEPHORA
NEON PINK FLIP FLOPS TOWN SHOES
BLACK ONE PIECE SWIMSUIT H&M
STRAW HAT FOREVER 21
PINK AND TAN TOTE COACH
BLACK AND WHITE STRIPED SCARF ALDO UPPER CANADA MALL
SUMMER STUNNER This look will turn heads as it shows off your shape with the ruffled peplum and finishes the look with up-to-the-minute sandals and a sophisticated necklace.
NECKLACES PANDORA DRESS FOREVER 21 CLUTCH WITH STRAP H&M PASTEL SLING BACK PLATFORMS TOWN SHOES
UPPER CANADA MALL
WHO WANTS TO LOOK
More Gorgeous? We love the way that cosmetics continue to evolve and keep getting better all the time. Here are a few hot new products from M.A.C. that are sure to get your attention this season.
Mineralize Rich Lipstick This just-launched lavish lipstick features a luxurious formula and colours you will covet. The inside scoop? This product offers lips both nourishment and lasting hydration while gliding Mineralize Moisture sPF15 Foundation
M·A·C expands its innovative collection of foundations with a gorgeous new formula full of extraordinary benefits. Its lightweight on an intense bright that holds its shade. lush texture feeds skin instantly with mineral-rich nourishing hydration, all day long. The uniquely creamy fluid, ideal for dry skin, blends beautifully, featuring shea butter, emollients and conditioning extracts to keep the face soft and supple. Its combination of powders creates an optical blurring effect that virtually diminishes imperfections and fine lines for a more even tone.
Mineralize Moisture sPF15 Foundation NC15, NC20, NC25, NC30, NC35, NC37, NC40, NC42, NC44, NC45, NC50, NW20, NW25, NW30, NW35, NW43, NW45, NW50 Suggested Retail Price $33.00 US/$40.00 CDN
130 Short Duo Fibre Brush Suggested Retail Price $42.00 US/$50.50 CDN
m i n e Mineralize r a l i z e Moisture SPF15 Foundation rich lipstick
Who doesn’t want picture-perfect skin? This new foundation is ideal for dry skin with ingredients including shea butter, emollients and conditioning extracts that work together to keep your face soft and supple. The bonus ingredients include a combination of powders that actually create a blurring effect to diminish imperfections and fine lines.
M.A.C. VIVA GLAM Nicki 2
available North America March 7, 2013 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070 and www.maccosmetics.com. International Ex Asia March 2013 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070 and www.maccosmetics.com. International Asia February 2014 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070 and www.maccosmetics.com national ContaCt Erin McCaffrey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.965.6372 Cary Neer at email@example.com or 212.372.6141 Amara Malik at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.965.6335 regional ContaCt Mary Beth Donohue at email@example.com or 212.372.6113 online ContaCt Jessie Tettemer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.965.6337 Canada ContaCt Jessica Way at email@example.com or 905.513.2514 international ContaCt James Yiu at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.372.6280 Petrina Goldman at email@example.com or 646.613.6416 FolloW us @MACcosmetics
If you love lips like those of Nicki Minaj, then you’ll love the diva’s new duo of Lipstick and Lipglass in the very summery, very
new shade of pastel lavender pink. What makes this even more gorgeous, is the fact that the entire selling price goes towards helping people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. It’s a limited edition so if you’ve gotta have this, get it before it’s gone!
BEHIND THE SCENES
The scene behind the scenes is always kind of an organized chaos. There are backdrops to put in place, lighting to set-up, there’s rooting through loads of not-yet-in-stores fashions including bags, jewellery, shoes, scarves and hats and ultimately choosing the looks for the models to wear. Then there’s keeping track of what items are what brands and from which stores, the discussions and decisions around make-up and hair, cameras everywhere and at this shoot, a lovely little dog named Belle wandering around looking for any crumbs that might come her way. There’s coffee runs, and stolen moments to eat a quick salad or sandwich in the midst of the melee. At the end of it all, everyone is exhausted but filled with anticipation. And then we wait for the shots and the film to see what we captured and hope that we got everything we dreamed of. It seems that it’s always the unplanned moments that make the magic, and we definitely got some magic on shoot day.
COME WITH US BEHIND THE SCENES
MARKETING COORDINATOR, SAM DELELLIS’ TAKE ON SHOOT DAY
WATCH OUR “GORGEOUS” FALL FASHION VIDEOS 58
UPPER CANADA MALL
WATCH “MODEL MOM”, AMBER
UPPERCANADAMALL.COM DAVIS DRIVE (HWY 9) AT YONGE STREET, NEWMARKET 905.895.1961
Published on Mar 15, 2013