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CONTRIBUTORS EDITOR’S LETTER PERSONAL styleLIST MODEL’S OWN LAST LOOK: STATEMENT SHOES

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A WEEK OF STYLE: FASHION INTERN EDITION EMPIRE STATE OF MIND A BRIEF HISTORY OF LOUIS VUITTON FRONT ROW WITH ZIMMERMANN

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NAMES TO KNOW: LILY + JAE INSPIRATION BOARD STYLE & THE CITY POV: FINDING LA ON THE FASHION MAP STYLE SABBATICAL

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BOUDOIR CHARM INDUSTRY INSIDER: MARIANNA SCAROLA BEAUTY REPORT F/W ‘09: DOLLFACE FASHION WEEK SURVIVAL KIT BEAUTY SPOTLIGHT: KISS & MAKEUP

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A WEEKEND IN THE CITY LITTLE BLACK BOOK: ISHARA IN THE LIGHT: VICTORIA ALEXANDRA Q&A: JAYDIOHEAD

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PHOTOGRAPHY GRACE LAU. STYLING CLAUDIA DA PONTE. HAIR BRENDAN HOPWOOD. MAKEUP JACQUELINE WALLACE. MODEL TIERA SKOVBYE / NEXT MODELS. BLACK AND WHITE DETAILED FRONT BLOUSE, $595, 3.1 PHILIP LIM AT HOLT RENFREW.


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CONTRIBUTORS Joyce Chang, Patrick Demarchelier, Jude Feller, Kinga Gorski, Joshua Grafstein, Georgia D, Brian Ho, Ellen Ho, Melanie Ho Ken, Peter Hoang, Brendan Hopwood, Heather Huntingford, Hanna J, Amy Killoran, Melanie Ko, Victoria Kuzma, Grace Lau, Ai Nagasawa, Breana P, Jenelle P, Norman Jean Roy, Holynde S, Kathryn Sainsbury, Marianna Scarola, Kelley Schedewitz, Sunny Shum, Tiera Skovbye, Max Tannone, Jacqueline Wallace, Brian Wong.

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CONTRIBUTORS CLAUDIA DA PONTE Claudia Da Ponte knew from a young age that fashion was her passion. After being inspired by a Coco Chanel book, she attended the Vancouver Art Institute for Fashion Design and Merchandising and went on to graduate from Blanche Macdonald with a diploma in Fashion Merchandising. However, she believes that you are born with a sense of style and that it is something that cannot be taught. She specializes in fashion editorial, commercial print, personal styling, event coordination, and theatre/film work. www.dapontestyle.com

ELLEN HO Ellen Ho is an international photographer who runs a boutique style photography business based in Vancouver. Ellen graduated from University of Victoria in 2004 with a Bachelor Degree of Visual Arts. After she graduated from university, she started a small fashion line and worked as a web designer as well. Realizing that her true love lies in photography, she decided to pursue this passion. Her work has been featured in several publications and her latest addition Allure Boudoir photography has been featured on Living Vancouver on CBC channel and CBC Radio One. Ellen has the talent to bring out the unique essence of everyone and capture the most beautiful side of a subject. www.hong-photography.com

AMY KILLORAN Amy Killoran is a Toronto based illustrator and an eternal optimist with a love for grocery shopping and cheap accessories. She says, “illustration allows me to recreate the world as I would like it to be seen, a beautiful, colourful, and messy place.” Amy also works as a graphic designer and photographer. She has worked for an independent lifestyle magazine, on local films, small freelance projects, and for the government of Ontario. Amy is currently completing my design degree in Fashion Communication at Ryerson University. http://stw.ryerson.ca/~akillora

KELLEY SCHEDEWITZ Kelley Schedewitz trains internationally to keep her on the cutting edge of the latest techniques and trends in hair, beauty and fashion. Among Kelley’s television credits are Canada’s Next Top Model, Breakfast Television and Urban Rush. Her work has been seen on the runways of BC Fashion Week, Vancouver Fashion Week and Spring 2009 shows in New York. Whether working with private clients out of her ultra-cool Gastown salon, collaborating on ad campaigns or styling editorials, Kelley is passionate about the many forms her work takes on and the variety and diversity of the projects she is involved in. Her trendsetting vision has made her one of the most sought-after hairstylists in the city. www.kelleyschedewitz.com STYLECANVAS.COM

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or the first time ever, we are seeing one of the most venerable traits in fashion: humility. The most prized and often overlooked virtue. How can fashion be humble; it’s almost an antithesis. If anything, fashion is proud: loud, egocentric, glamorous, elitist, and exclusive. Here at styleCanvas we are reminded to keep it simple in these trying times. Our concept: share what we love, and do it with authenticity. New York is my favorite city, and we’re delighted to share the best of: from our F/W ‘09 couture trend report to the beats of music

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producer Max Tannone—it is, after all, a state of mind. Perhaps it is the state of the economy that is forcing industry insiders and consumers to connect in a way never imaged: Anna Wintour offering personal styling advice at Macy’s, mingling with Mr. de la Renta, or meeting the sister sartorial act behind Rodarte. It’s all happening at Fashion’s Night Out: A Global Celebration of Fashion, and yes, the public is invited.


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As the world turns to Vancouver in 2010, we’re happy to bring it closer to the heart with our decadent beauty shoot at Noir Lash Lounge and share our favorite local designers and boutiques. Why is humility so important, especially in this season of change? Humility allows us to keep an open-mind towards an unknown future, even though things look bleak and uncertain; it allows us hope towards an unfulfilled promise.

ate for the current sobriety; yet do not stifle creativity and continue to give us sources of inspiration that allow us to dream. So don’t hold back; the show must go on. We do not grieve as others do who have not hope—for it is in the darkness that light shines the brightest. Uncle Karl says it best: “Change is the healthiest way to survive.”

The show must go on. Despite several drop-outs, large scale-backs and cancelled fashion fetes for F/W 09; Spring 2010’s collection is back with a buzz. Fashion can no longer live in its bubble and ignore the harsh reality: the new collections both feature a restrained elegance that is appropri-

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monday “Hi Scott, how are you?” A phone interview with The Sartorialist calls for something he would approve of: we can’t say no to 3.1 Phillip Lim. Pair the silk ruffled blouse with dark skinny denim; and employ a slim leather belt with gold hardware and equestrian detailing for a laid-back luxe day at the office. Bows are always in, says Ms. Waldorf. triangle cutout ruffle top, philip lim at misch. roxanne skinny jeans in dark wash, seven for all mankind, stylist’s own.

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tuesday

“Buyers, this way please.” Function, mobility and effortless style are the keywords for sourcing in the meatpacking district. The secret to achieving an undone glamour is throwing together a nonplussed outfit—an oversized, mauve tunic provides the canvas for over-the-knee statement boots and the ultimate piece de resistance: Balenciaga Giant Pompon. swing tee, fluxus and black leggings, alternative at oliver & lilly’s. accessories, stylist’s own.

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wednesday

A Day With Demarchelier Strike a pose in an oversized Alexander Wang knit top and take a cue from Vera Wang who who pairs luxurious, oversized tops with a streamlined pant. Luxe fabric and craftsmanship results in the combination of classic textures in a contemporary frame. shawl collared chunky knit cardigan, alexander wang, cotton cigarette pant, vanessa bruno. available at misch.

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thursday

Private Fashion Show Exuding glamour and tough-chic at the same time, the Alexander Wang crepe skirt straddles the line between masculin-feminine when paired with a basic gray pocket tank, and a classic black bag. polly’s pocket tank, fluxus at oliver & lilly’s. crepe cage jersey skirt, alexander wang at misch. motorcycle bag, balenciaga by nicolas ghesquière, stylist’s own.

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Cocktail PR Event Elegance is back with a vengeance with the glorious translation of the modern LBD. Saffron satin-bow stilettos and delicate vintage Ferragamo chains skillfully frame the outfit with touches of gold, evoking an old Hollywood glamour enmeshed with a fashion-forward sensibility. braided one-shoulder dress, alexander wang at misch.

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Afternoon Tea at The St. Regis The sweetest pairing of a high-waisted slate gray skirt and a cream silk blouse with flutter sleeves tempt us just as much as the lemon meringue petit fours and truffle soufflés. The delicate cutouts and pleat detailing create a delightful feast of fashion origami. triangle cutout ruffle top, philip lim and skirt with folding front, vanessa bruno at misch. headband, j. crew, stylist’s own.

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Gray pleated skirt, $475, Philip Lim at Holt Renfrew. Purple satin button front blouse, $295, Milly at Holt Renfrew. Sequined leggings, $29.95, Zara. Lavender and purple earrings, $250, purple amethyst ring, $150, Jeweliette. Black cutout platform heels, $400, Giraudon New York Shoes at Gravity Pope.


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Rose sequined dress, Carlie Wong. Calfskin shoes, $575, Hugo Boss at Gravity Pope. Two strand gold earrings, Jeweliette.

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Wine short-sleeve front embroidered blouse, $95, Banana Republic. Black skirt, $310, D&G at Holt Renfrew. Gold leggings, $29.95, H&M. Red booties, $245, 3inda Shoes at Gravity Pope. Black stone cuff and gold earrings, $150, Jeweliette.

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White button front blouse, $69.90, Zara. Organza necklace, $250, Jeweliette.

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Pink dress, Bebe. Gray blazer, $355, Modern Amusement at Holt Renfrew. Gray patent pumps, $575, Hugo Boss at Gravity Pope. Feather headpiece, $150, Jeweliette.

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Black satin pants, Carlie Wong. Black and white detailed front blouse, $595, Philip Lim at Holt Renfrew. Black albani heel, $425, T&F Slack Shoemakers London at Gravity Pope.

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Red button down jacket withbelt, $99, H&M. Vintage fur, stylist’s own.

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Black blazer, $495, Elizabeth and James at Holt Renfrew. Purple button and tie blouse, $410, D&G at Holt Renfrew. Green skirt, $445, D&G at Holt Renfrew. Peacock feather hair pin, $120, Jeweliette. Emerald pin, $250, Jeweliette. Model, Tiera Skovbye / Next Models. Styling, Claudia Da Ponte. Make up, Jacqueline Wallace. Hair, Brendan Hopwood.

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LOUIS VUITTON The monogram of Louis Vuitton makes it one of the most recognizable brands in the world. Founded in 1854 by Louis Vuitton Malletier, an apprentice luggage-maker, Vuitton’s products have since become a symbol of prestige. Due to its rich history, Louis Vuitton is rooted in tradition but has remained an innovative, modern and creative force in the industry–updating their emblematic Monogram canvas with graffiti, fringe, denim and Murakami illustrations to name a few wildly successful endeavours. Its effective marriage of functionality, style, and design has made Louis Vuitton a household name since its beginnings in nineteenth century Paris, and allows the brand to continue to attract and maintain a loyal, discerning clientele who believe first and foremost in quality. At the age of fourteen, Louis Vuitton left his hometown of Jurna, France for Paris. Travelling the 400 kilometres by foot, Vuitton took a series of odd jobs along the way in order to pay for the journey. Once settled in the French

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capital, he found a position as an apprentice layetier to Monsieur Marechal. Marechal’s clients consisted of prominent Parisian households. He also served as the exclusive packer of Empress Eugenie and her ladies-in-waiting. This often brought Vuitton to the Tuileries Palace and the homes of other well-heeled women at the time and as a result, Vuitton gained invaluable experience and understanding of luggage. Often tasked with packing the clothes of Marechal’s clients before they embarked on their travels, Vuitton’s work ethic and quality of work earned him an established reputation amongst his customers, and Napoleon III appointed him as layetier to his wife, Empress Eugenie de Montijo. These experiences with the French aristocracy and royalty allowed Vuitton to develop an expertise and interest in travelling cases. As a result, he began to design his own luggage, setting the foundations for LV Co. Vuitton’s first business venture was founded in 1854, at 4 rue Neuve des Capucines in Paris, the shop was located


near Place Vendôme, conveniently located within proximity to the couture houses. It was also at this time that he married Emilie Clemence Pariaux and three years later came the birth of his son, Georges Vuitton in 1857. Vuitton’s familiarity with delicate and luxurious materials such as silk and satin earned him respect amongst the couturiers, who eventually hired him to pack their designs. In 1858, Vuitton introduced his flat-bottom trunks with gray Trianon canvas–elegant and waterproof when varnished. The trunks were lightweight and airtight, a welcome alternative to the rounded-top trunks of the time that promoted water run off, but could not be stacked–a major travel problem. As a result, the Gris Trianon trunks cemented Vuitton’s status as a master luggage-maker and Vuitton’s business quickly flourished. Soon he had to move his business to a new, larger location on 1 rue Scribe, where he began to focus solely on trunk making. Vuitton’s work attracted the business of powerful political leaders such as King Alfonso XII of Spain and future Czar Nicholas II of Russia, who turned to Vuitton to supply their luggage. Custom pieces were also a large part of Vuitton’s business, he created a set of unique trunks for Ismail Pacha, the viceroy of Egypt for the inaguration of the Suez Canal, as well as a trunk-bed for Pierre Svorgnan de Brazza, who opened up the Congo to the French in 1876. The quality of Vuitton’s materials, the beautiful, functional interiors, and unparalleled design made his deluxe trunks his best work yet. As Vuitton’s success continued, he had his first encounter with an issue that would continue to plague his brand throughout history: imitations. In order to discourage the copying of the Gris Triananon, Vuitton debuted new designs, featuring contrasting stripes (available in red/beige and brown/beige) to cover his trunks. A year later, ‘Striped Canvas’ was again copied and sold. Despite the issues with counterfeits, Vuitton’s popularity did not waver. The strength of his company lay in its ability to rapidly respond to the constantly changing modes of travel, which varied all throughout the second half of the nineteenth century. His son, Georges, married Josephine Patrelle in 1880 and on their wedding day, Vuitton passed the control of the business on rue Scribe to Georges. Georges played a pivotal role in managing the company. Under his control, five years later, in 1885, Louis Vuitton made its first debut abroad. Louis Vuitton opened its first store in London – the first of many expansions. Georges had finally come up with a new design for Vuitton luggage, to deter any further counterfeits. The pattern consisted of a checkerboard of beige and chestnut and featured the inscription “Louis Vuiton, marque desposee.” This is the design that earned Louis Vuitton a gold medal at

the Paris World Fair in 1889. Georges continued to work to better the designs and introduced Louis Vuitton’s first catalogue, which featured not only specialized trunks but also a range of simple travel handbags. Following his father’s death in 1892, Georges created yet another canvas design in order to deal with the counterfeits. The new design (‘Monogram Canvas’) paid homage to his late father, featuring Vuitton’s initials interlocked amongst a simple background pattern of stars and flowers. It was an instant hit and still continues to be amongst contemporary consumers. Louis Vuitton began to look toward international expansion, a priority that had always been in the back of Georges’s mind. By the beginning of the 20th century, distribution had expanded to Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Brussels, Buenos Aires, Nice, Bangkok, and Montréal. 1914 saw the unveiling of the Louis Vuitton building on the Champs Elysées, to be used as the headquarters. World War I stalled the production of luxury goods and Louis Vuitton felt the consequences. Unsurprisingly, made-to-order items became rare and the factory instead set its focus on showcases for traveling salesmen. Louis Vuitton saw the return of its stylish client base as the economy began to grow stronger, producing orders for the likes of Coco Chanel, Mary Pickford, the Vanderbilts, and Charles Lindbergh. Affected by the Great War and threatened with the possibility of another world war on the horizon, the Vuittons wondered how to increase the profitability of the company. Gaston Vuitton, Georges’s son, worked tirelessly to mprove factory efficiency, created an advertising agency and a design studio. When Georges died in 1936, custom orders were virtually non-existent. The company relied heavily on its expansive catalogue. The postwar period for Loiuis Vuitton was spent rebuilding business, replenishing factories, and restructuring their operations. Three of Gaston’s sons each took an important role in the rebuilding of Louis Vuitton: commercial management (Henry), financial administration (Jacques), and factory management (Claude). The first notable order after World War II was for Vincent Auriol, President of the French Republic, in 1951. Auriol was traveling to America for an official postwar visit: Louis Vuitton supplied all his travel necessities, making this yet another turning point in the company’s rich and complex history.

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The end of World War II also prompted the company to look to fill other sectors of the luxury goods niche rather than laying off its workers. By 1959, Gaston had come up with a new way of treating the canvas, making his new line of Monogram Canvas products completely waterproof and durable enough for shorter travels. These bags were lightweight and practical, setting yet another gold standard in travel pieces. Between the years 1959 and 1965, 175 new travel items were introduced. A year before Gaston died in 1969, Louis Vuitton opened a new retail space in Tokyo. This was meant to address the burgeoning Asian market as well as to contain the problem of counterfeiting. As a result of it’s exclusivity, Louis Vuitton products became known as status symbols, thus increasing the amount of fakes due to the growing demand of owning a Vuitton item. Gaston hoped that by offering Asian customers authentic Vuitton, customers would be better informed and ultimately discouraged from buying fakes. Paired with an advertising campaign to fight against counterfeits, Gaston was quite successful in his goal. Gaston’s son-in-law, Henry Racamier, eventually took over Louis Vuitton in 1977. After the Second World War, Racamier had founded and managed Stinox, a steel manufacturing business, and had sold it at an incredible profit. Under Henry’s management, the company’s sales grew from $20 million in 1977 to nearly $1 billion ten years later. Racamier quickly recognized that retail was the most lucrative sector and in order to achieve true universal success, Louis Vuitton had to expand its domestic and international presence and appeal. Consequently, Louis Vuitton stores were opened all over the world between 1977 and 1987. Advised by financial director Joseph Lafont, Louis Vuitton also sold stock to the public in the Paris and New York exchanges. LV also began to acquire other companies producing luxury goods. He purchased stakes in couturier Givenchy and prestigious champagne house, Veuve Cliquot. Racamier made sure that the takeovers were personal, courteous, and discreet, something that put Louis Vuitton miles ahead of its counterparts. In June 1987, a $4 billion merger between Louis Vuitton and Möet-Hennessy was announced. It was an exchange that allowed Louis Vuitton to continue to expand its investments in the luxury business, while saving Möet-Hennessy from the threat of takeover. However, Möet-Hennessy was three times the size of Louis Vuitton and therefore its president, Alain Chevalier, was named CEO of the new holding company, Möet-Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH), rather than Racamier, who became executive vice-president. Disagreements followed immediately, as the management at Louis Vuitton believed that Möet-Hennessy was trying to absorb its operations. The 60 percent stake that the Vuittons held in Louis Vuitton became a modest 17 percent share of LVMH. After a number of legal

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disputes, Racamier invited entrepreneur Bernard Arnault to acquire stock in the company. He had hoped gain an ally within LVMH, but Racamier soon saw that Arnault had his own agenda. Arnault took advantage of the conflict between Racamier and Chevalier and with the support of the French investment bank Lazard Frères and British liquor giant Guinness plc, secured himself a staggering 45 percent controlling interest in LVMH. In the 1990s, LVMH focused on growth, choosing to spend more than $3 billion during in two years on acquisitions. During this time, Yves Carcelle was named the president of Louis Vuitton and one of his first acts was overseeing the opening of the brand’s first Chinese location at the Palace Hotel in Beijing in 1992. The immediate years following saw the debut of the leather Taiga line (1993), the celebration of the centennial of Gaston’s Monogram Canvas design (1996), and the introduction of the brand’s pen collection (1997). Marc Jacobs was appointed Creative Director a year later in 1998 and immediately he began working on the Louis Vuitton’s first prêt-à-porter collection for both women and men, just one of many of his innovations to come. Since then, Jacobs have been pivotal in keeping Louis Vuitton’s aesthetic and designs fresh and modern by collaborating with popular contemporary artists. In 2001, he worked in conjuction with the late Stephen Sprouse to create a design with graffiti written over the classic monogram. Jacobs then enlisted Japanese artist Takashi Murakami to create the incredibly popular Monogram Multicolore canvas range as well as the Cherry Blossom design in 2003. More recently, Jacobs has partnered with Richard Prince and Kanye West to produce limited edition pieces. His innovative direction has managed to keep Louis Vuitton relevant while still adhering to the company’s traditional strengths: responding to the ever-changing whims of society. ADRIENNE TSANG ILLUSTRATIONS BY AMY KILLORAN

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ZIMMERMANN TAKES FLIGHT Offering ready-to-wear pieces that inspire a sample-sale state of mind stockpiling fervor, and haute swimwear that extends beyond cruise collections; Zimmermann is the Australian label that’s becoming a purveyor of international style, injecting a fresh look and modern relevance into fashion. By Sandy Young. Sartorial isn’t necessarily the first word that comes to mind when one thinks of Sydney, but native Australian sisters Nicky and Simone Zimmermann are recharting the fashion map. Since the conception of the eponymous label in 1991, Zimmermann has been established as an arbiter of style on local sands: “If Sydney was personified, she’d be bronzed, brazen… [and] wearing Zimmermann,” quips the Sydney Morning Herald. With a heritage in haute swimwear, Zimmermann has earned a loyal clientele whose discerning eye for quality fabrics and unconventional silhouettes renders the label’s highly coveted pieces a closet staple. Perhaps indebted to its geographical climate, Sydney is forced to be at

the forefront of next season’s styles, which translates into the brand’s DNA of creating a new point of reference with its original prints, bold designs and architectural cuts. Fashion is a family affair; as Zimmermann’s roots go deep. Nicky was already designing her own wardrobe long before she became the label’s creative director. Setting up her first makeshift atelier as a precocious little girl: Nicky learned the craft from her mother and aunt and started to create her own ensembles; whether it was adding her own embellishments to store-bought outfits or producing her own originals with patterns and fabrics around the house. Inspired by both her milliner grandmother’s magic and father’s business sensibility, Nicky was a fashion designer in the making. Zimmermann’s framework began with Nicky showcasing her pieces at Sydney’s Paddington markets, “a testing ground for fashion entrepreneurs,” as Simone calls it. The tipping point was when she acquired an editorial spread in Australian Vogue—wholesale orders from stores started to pour in, and Nicky, boosted by her sister’s corporate milieu, opened a small boutique in 1991. Simone muses about how Nicky’s start-up was her “marketing case study.” Proving that one can mix business and personal, the sister sartorial act attribute their success to the importance of mutual respect and shared core ethical values. “The early days were all about trial and error and getting our hands dirty,” recalls Simone. The quintessentially Australian label stays true to its original vision: traditional meets unconventional, sophisticated femininity; strong silhouettes and delicate origami prints dictate the label’s direction. The Zimmermann woman is one who has a strong sense of self and values authenticity: “She may have travelled the iconic beaches of the world during the year, but STYLECANVAS.COM

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[when] she is back home… this is where she is true to herself,” asserts Nicky. Elevating couture swimwear beyond the boundaries of cruise and resort collections, Zimmerman expanded its sartorial know-how into the world of prêt-a-porter in 2007. This season, Zimmermann takes us into a magical world of “Woods, Witches and Wonder”; a darker muse governs the winter collection, showing off an edgier, more sophisticated side of the effervescent label. Zimmerman’s collection is for the woman fluent in the season’s must-haves, yet chooses to emphasize her own personal style. The embellished jacket, the one-shouldered dress (both in classic black and rightnow saffron), and the high-waisted pant (embellished with gold chain) all affirm fall/winter 09’s on-trend essentials. A little tough-chic, a little glamorous, but altogether wildly feminine and flattering with the I-want-to-wear-it-now factor. Not many labels manage to be flirty, fun and fashionforward at the same time; perhaps tomorrow’s answer to Derek Lam-meets-Balmain, Zimmermann stands out with its reinvention of classic staples such as the laser-cut LBD and maxi winter floral wrap-dress. The collection sings with dulcet tones of smooth black, luxe fabrics, bright silks and strikes a chord with subtle touches of ruffles and frills, creating an effect that is fierce rather than frou-frou. Zimmerman has exploded onto the international scene, showcasing ready-to-wear collections at both Australian and Miami Fashion Week, while maintaining showrooms in Sydney, London and New York. The house also boasts an impressive stocklist which includes luxury department stores such as Barneys New York, Saks Fifth Avenue, Henri Bendel’s and specialty boutiques such as Intermix in SoHo. Nicky is excited about the upcoming opportunities and growth of the brand: “There is always so much more to do. In Australia, we will continue the expansion of our retail stores into new markets and internationally—particularly in the U.S—we have now reached a point where we are a genuine player in the fashion swim and resort markets and the challenge will be to build on that. As a designer, I think I am continuing to grow and am definitely better at what I do now that at any time previously in my career. I also enjoy working with a wonderful group of creative collaborators.” Zimmermann is available online at www.zimmermannwear.com

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For the days you don’t feel like getting all-dressed-up, yet want to remain effortlessly chic, LILY+JAE is the go-to label for soft-blended wovens, cozy organic cotton jerseys and smart wool suiting. This season, fall in love with the local line that is redefining laid-back luxe. By Sandy Young

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Best described as an indie label that is fluent in the au courant, Jude Feller is creating a sartorial mise-en-scène that offers the best of both worlds: form and functionality. Think contemporary and clever cuts that are accessible, yet not mainstream, grown-up yet fun. LILY+JAE maintains a fashion-forwardness without compromising on comfort and personal style. Sarah Polley quips, “LILY+JAE is perfect for the tomboy flirting with the idea of being girly.” The heart of the label lies in the concept of juxtaposing masculine-feminine, offering fashionable separates that channel a casual luxury; and dolled-up pieces that stand out. The story behind LILY+JAE started in 2006, when Jude Feller was working with film and television wardrobe. Her trips to local boutiques left her dissatisfied as she searched for detail-

oriented, ready-to-wear pieces that combined style and functionality. Inspired by the lack of selection, Jude was inspired to create quality pieces that she would want to wear. And the rest, as they say, is history. LILY+JAE injects much needed fun and excitement into prêt-a-porter. This season calls for directional pieces and updated classics that work diligently to offer versatility from day to night. With Adventure as its muse, LILY+JAE offers a fall/winter 2009 collection of whimsical pieces that are grounded in architectural drapes and expert tailoring: darling dresses, high-waisted skirts, menswear inspired pieces in delectable earth-tones, sophisticated eggplant, vintage prints and classic black. The juxtaposition of girl-next-door simplicity meets girl-about-town charisma is the secret behind the brand’s success. LILY+JAE STYLECANVAS.COM

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offers timeless pieces that are structured and poised, in classic hues of cream, olive, oatmeal and taupe to please the sophisticate. The other end of the sartorial spectrum, showcases the label’s subversive cool with slouchy pieces, and androgynous cuts: boyfriend sweaters, oversized cardigans that work seamlessly when paired with leggings, vests, belts for the style pragmatist. Independently designed and tailored in Vancouver “with love and sustainable materials”, LILY+JAE is the name-to-know that is revamping the Canadian fashion scene. Its flirty aesthetic and unparallel quality has sought an impressive clientele which includes Lily Allen, Ashlee Simpson, Amy Smart, and Kristen Kreuk. LILY+JAE is also stock-listed in various boutiques across Portland, Los Angeles, New York, and Philadelphia; along with a successful entry in the Japanese market, fans can look forward to an upcoming foray into Europe. We can’t wait to see where they go next.

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9:H8G>7:NDJGE:GHDC6A9G:HHH:CH:# LILY+JAE explains it perfectly. L=DH:E:GHDC6AHINA:9DNDJBDHI69B>G:4 Models before they change into their wardrobe. L=6I>HI=:7:HI69K>8:NDJÊK:G:8:>K:9 6C9;GDBL=DB4 Not to give up and a few different people have given me this advice. L=6I>HDCNDJG;$L%.L>H=A>HII=>H H:6HDC4 Boots and Dresses. 9:H8G>7:NDJGE:GHDC6A>IN>C;>K:LDG9H# Creative, passionate, fun(ny), Ambitious, Curious. =DL=6HNDJG6:HI=:I>8K>H>DC8=6C<:9 H>C8:NDJHI6GI:9NDJGA67:A>C'%%+4 It’s really grown up a lot but the original aesthetic still sticks. The idea was always to have a mix of tomboy and girly and it still feels this way to me. We still have our signature “LILY+JAE” pieces in each collection and always will. AD86A9:H><C:GH6G:HI6GI>C<ID<:I I=:>GHEDIA><=I6C9G:8:>K>C<>CI:GC6" I>DC6A6II:CI>DC!L=6I>HNDJGK>H>DC ;DGI=:K6C8DJK:G;6H=>DCH8:C:4 My vision for Vancouver is to get away from the recreational fashion scene. To express the style and individuality that comes from here and stress that there’s more than yoga pants to be created from this little gem of a city.


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to be created from this little gem of a city.

L=6I>HNDJG96>ANGDJI>C:4 This really changes with the time of year but I’m currently doing sales for SS10 and production for our 2nd delivery for fall 09/10. At this time of year I usually have enough time to exercise at the start of the day, work from home for a couple of hours and then head to the office for appointments and meetings for the rest of the day, go home and work from home for a couple more hours. My days tend to be pretty long. =DL9DNDJ9:"HIG:HH4 Running in the morning and I can’t deny a glass of white wine in the evening. I:AAJHBDG:67DJII=:>CHE>" G6I>DC6C9EGD8:HH7:=>C9I=: A>AN ?6:6L%.ADD@7DD@E=DID" H=DDI# The inspiration for the photo shoot came from the theme for the season which was “choose your own adventure”. The idea behind this story is to show the versatility behind the brand and also to relate to our economy in its current state.

9:H8G>7:I=:A>AN ?6:LDB6CÆL=6I@>C9D; LDB6C>HH=:4L=6I>H=:GA>;:HINA:!=:G E:GHDC6AI6HI:H6C96HE>G6I>DCH4 She likes to be both casual and pretty. She is likely a young professional who is fashion forward and likes to use clothing as a tool to express herself. L=D$L=6I>HNDJGBJH:4 Probably my younger sister. She’s a 23 year old model who travels the world looking pretty. L=6I86CL::ME:8I;GDB A>AN ?6:>CI=:C:6G;JIJG:/ 8DAA67DG6I>DCH!C:LA6JC8=:H! >CI:GC6I>DC6AB6G@:IH!:I8#4 We are aiming to bring the brand into the European Market and also in the process of working on some collaborations. 6CN>CI:G:HI>C<;68IH!IG>K>6! 6C:89DI:H!6C9HIDGN7:=>C9 I=:A67:AÊHC6B:# Lily’s a girl and Jae is a boy… they love each other! LILY+JAE IS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT WWW.LILYANDJAE.COM AND IN SELECT BOUTIQUES.

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EDITOR’S PICKS

INSPIRATION BOARD the BALENCIAGA EFFECT

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THE LIPSTICK INDEX What goes around, comes around… that can be said of fashion, and unequivocally so for beauty. The ‘40s is the au courant decade of this season. ?:6CE6JA <6JAI>:G payed a stunning homage to silver screen beauties with noir-rimmed eyes and scarlet lips that were both provocative and disarming at the same time. Recreate old Hollywood pin-up glamour with a classic color palette. Start by priming the lids with a neutral canvas, try the cult classic B#6#8 H=GDDB. Look almost famous with a barely there cat’s eye (wing it out to preferred level of drama) using H>HA:NE6G>HHI6GA>C:G>C7A68@9>6BDC9. Dust on 7:C:;>IÊHÇ=:AAD;A6LA:HHÈ7:C967A: EDL9:G;DJC96I>DC>CÇB:!K6>C4È8=6BE6<C:#

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We’re obsessed with Russian Harper’s BAZAAR Fashion Editor and It-Girl B>GDHA6K69JB6 (seriously, how many Birkins can woman own?). C6I6A>6KD9>6CDK6 serves as <J:GA6>CÊH Creative Director muse, making its Russian Beauty Collection one of our most highly anticipated for F/W ‘09.

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SKY MORNING

We’re not just talking about the Pacific Northwest winter skies. A trend that is not sailing away soon: from eyeshadow, to boots, and coats in cool shades of charcoal, gunmental and graphite, anything but boring.

RUFFLE KERFUFFLE

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style & the city the new social

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Walking out of BARNEYS, laden with inky-black shopping bags, heading to MAGNOLIA BAKERY for cupcakes

CHRISTOPHER KANE dress, CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN satin peep-toe pumps and vintage fur.

Heirloom VAN CLEEF AND ARPELS diamonds, CHOPARD watch from her mother for her eighteenth birthday

BALENCIAGA

KITSUNÉ, CAFÉ DEL MAR

MIROSLAV DUMA, LYDIA HEARST

the undergrad hipster In an organic coffee shop in Brooklyn, reading TOLSTOY and sketching in her MOLESKINE journal. RAG & BONE vest, black WOLFORD tights, stacks of CC SKYE bracelets, BALLY leather jacket.

TAYLOR acoustic electric guitar, TIFFANY & CO. key necklace from her BFF

RODARTE

THE BLAKES, MUSE

JANE ALDRIDGE, ERIN WASSON


Before Gossip Girl, Sex and the City and The Devil Wears Prada became our perennial big-screen favorites, they were first novels. If we had our own brand of chick lit, these would be our

four protagonists who rule Manhattan...

the hedge fund wife En route to THE MET to plan the next benefit gala with her Ladies’ Club, while on the phone with her personal shopper at BERGDORF’S.

A cream CHANEL tweed suit, paired with BULGARI pearls and next season’s BIRKIN. HARRY WINSTON engagement ring, collection of ALAIA dresses and IRVING PENN originals framing the hallway of her uptown penthouse.

LANVIN

the woman on top At DEAN AND DELUCA grabbing lunch-to-go, reading the WALL STREET JOURNAL while bbm-ing her secretary to pick up her dry cleaning. JIL SANDER suit in classic navy over a crisp BROOKS BROTHER’S dress shirt, and JIMMY CHOOS. The WHARTON SCHOOL diploma in a CARTIER frame, her boyfriend’s RUEHL sweater that she borrows for late nights in the office.

MARC JACOBS

REGINA SPEKTOR, VANESSA PARADIS

KANYE WEST, JOHN LEGEND

MICHELLE OBAMA, CARLA BRUNI

IVANKA TRUMP, TORY BURCH

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POV

Finding LA on the

FASHION MAP BY JOYCE CHANG

For as long as I can remember,

fast-talking, city-slicking New Yorkers have looked down on West Coasters and their (or should I say “our”) sense of style. There is no doubt that the people of NYC are sartorially sophisticated, but in any conversation about geographical differences in fashion and style, I’m always the first to point out that Los Angeles has a unique role in our fashion industry and a distinct culture that characterizes our definitive style. First of all, Los Angeles is a renowned shopping destination with many high-end and vintage boutiques, major national and international chains and massive department stores. Shopping drives the industry and no city can influence fashion without being a source from which fashion and style springs forth and is attained—Los Angeles offers both.

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The city is unique for its sprawling garment district that spans several city blocks of the downtown area. Most notably this district is the central domestic hub for fast fashion importers and wholesalers—some would consider the parasites of the high fashion industry while others would praise as the saviors to budget fashionistas everywhere. LA’s premier fashion school the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) has served as a stepping stone for many talented designers who dreamed of breaking into the industry, many of which have taken the Project Runway competitions by storm. The institution is also the alma mater of another reality TV star, cover girl, fashion designer and quintessential California girl Lauren Conrad. Yet another reality celebrity, high-profile stylist to the stars Rachel Zoe also resides and operates out of the greater Los Angeles. With


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the rise of these and other LA style icons often seen in mainstream print and television media, the influence of West Coast style is growing in both strength and breadth. And while reality TV is not considered in the fashion world to be the most tasteful exhibition of the industry, notably Vogue’s Anna Wintour prefers to take the highbrow documentary approach; it is unmistakably evident that people in all parts of the country are tuning in to take style cues from Californians. So while it is arguably clear that Los Angeles has widespread influence in the fashion industry, it is considerably more obvious that Los Angeles will never be New York, and vice versa, nor should it seek to be. They are simply too different. There are several major differences in the ways that the opposite coasts view and treat fashion. One is a direct cause of the celebrity-obsessed culture that exists throughout the country but is mainly attributed to a little corner of South-

ern California called “Hollywood.” Here in LA we’ve spawned legions of celebrity designers, though I’ll be the first to admit that a household name by no means merits any designer cred. In my opinion most celebrities ought to stay out of the design process and stick to where they have proven style influence—serving as the walking advertisements that PR girls pitch to. Another difference also linked to the proximity to Hollywood studios and our entertainment-infused culture is seen in terms of what is considered and accepted as attractive by the opposite coasts. Simply put, here in Los Angeles we have girls that are typically “actress pretty” while New York women are more often “model pretty.” And though there is some overlap in opinions and always the high-profile exceptions, generally speaking the former is more palatable to the average American while

Los Angeles will never be New York, and vice versa, nor should it seek to be.

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ing to “try too hard.” New York’s fashionable women would find it more unacceptable to be irrelevant or, Heaven-forbid, unnoticed. These choices all reflect social cues and norms that differ between the two cities. In the West, it is powerful to be nonchalant and to casually own your look and weak to be dressed-to-thenines and to feel the need to impress others. In the East, showing status symbols is all a part of the game and to be seen as out of your league and unable to keep up your look is the greatest tragedy. To be able to have one wardrobe that can navigate in and out of both social circles is the brilliant genius of the greatest jet-setting style icons of our time. Ultimately, I think there is a crucial need for the binary relationship between New York and Los Angeles. The push-and-pull is inspiring to designers and consumers alike. Fashion tends to be so much about mimicry and fitting in that without differing viewpoints it would become one big bore. It is the outliers among us that open our eyes to creative innovation and keep the industry striving, thriving and alive.

?DN8:8=6C< graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in communications and is currently a public relations and marketing professional in Los Angeles, California. She loves fashion (of course), reading, art museums, public radio and champagne. She spends most of her time earning her “social butterfly” status and writing her blog, 8ADH:I6B7>I>DCH (www.closetambitions.wordpress.com)

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style sabbatical

6=:6AI=NH:GK>C<D;6II>IJ9:;GDBI=:HI6GK>C<HINA>HI BY PETER HOANG

KNOW THYSELF

Like a tacky pair of lime green Crocs and as the overused saying goes, “I have a passion for fashion,” I grew up in an interesting household of awkwardly dressed siblings and parents who couldn’t care less if their socks matched; but somehow I lucked out on my family’s gene of distasteful fashion sense and was born with quite the natural flare for detail and style. I thrived or some can even say “hustled” in the fashion retail industry for the past seven years. I took great satisfaction in being able to help individuals develop a sense of style while building up their self confidence, but I think I was most content with the generous staff discount that was waiting to be abused every chance I could. As I slowly stepped away from retail, I had the opportunity to successfully complete the Fashion Merchandising Program at Blanche Macdonald Centre in Downtown Vancouver, which has definitely opened a few doors for me. I became an Oakridge Style Agent, which is a fashion and lifestyle ambassador for Oakridge Centre and I also regularly contribute to the centre’s smart online blog at OakridgeStyle.com. However, my claim-to minorfame is through my own smart-mouthy blog known as TheStarvingStylist.com. The Starving Stylist is my online diary that records my rants, thoughts, obsessions and stories of my life. Who would have ever thought that people would get so much pleasure in reading me bitch about my so called life? Regardless, whether it’s my fashion hungry driven soul that attracts people or my rationalization for opting style over comfort on any given day, there is no denying that many have the guilty voyeuristic pleasure of reading the diary of others. I don’t blame you for reading mine, it would probably make you glad that you lived a normal life that wasn’t enslaved by fashion.

AWARENESS

It is with sweet sorrow that we bid farewell to the barely-there and short lived Vancouver summer but I gladly welcome the gorgeous autumn season and lovely fall fashions that come along with it! Beautiful structured wool coats, tailored jackets, layered clothing, vibrant coloured scarves and luscious leather boots—the fall season is by far the trendiest season! I’m the type of person that used to shop for entire new wardrobe every season, spending my student loans on new outfits, lavish shoes and designer handbags in-

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stead of books and supplies for school like I’m supposed to. I’m absolutely horrible and shame on me! My parents would be disappointed in me but I bet you Carine Roitfeld would be awfully pleased with me strolling into class fashionably late with the current season’s perforated bowler bag from Dior Homme and a leather jacket so luxuriously supple, it would feel as though you were wearing velvet butter. But since then, my materialistically wild spending habits have toned down immensely and I am living through the wise words of the admirable Coco Chanel, “Fashion fades, only style remains the same.” This fall I’m going to stick with the classic investment pieces and just basically change it up with simple accessories. Just like a every woman’s LBD or every man’s tailored black suit, its necessary wardrobe essentials like these that can be easily updated by just throwing on a belt and some necklaces or a new coloured shirt and tie for a whole new look. Accessories such as: bags, necklaces, pins, scarves, belts, hats and the list can go on for miles, are great ways to make an outfit look refreshed by simply adding it to your wardrobe. I have two entire chest of drawers filled with nothing but accessories because they are the least expensive way for me to revamp an entire outfit or a piece of clothing without making it look as though it was the only thing I owned. Start shopping for classic pieces of clothing and items that won’t look outdated five years from now. A high quality and plain white button-down shirt or a pair of dark denims with absolutely no distressing or detail might sound a little drab and snore worthy but its ba-


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sics like these that help make the wardrobe versatile and manageable. Also, start looking for tailored blazers or coats in traditional and neutral colours, so it can be easily worn with many different outfits. Wool peacoats and trenches are terrific choices in outerwear and everyone should at least own one of the two because these cuts are classic couture investments that will last a life time and will not go out of style. My personal style constantly evolves and changes, as Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure it does for everyone else. I was the former poster child for worshipping fads and fell in every single trap marketers threw at me. Sure, some might think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fabulous to own those tattooed inspired apparel pieces that are decked from head to toe with jewels and skulls on them and can be seen polluted with people wearing them throughout the city, but these are just trendy fads that will go out of fashion. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find trendy fad clothing worth investing anymore because they will generally last you for one season and then they will be thrown into your closet to never see the light of day ever again. I have become a lot smart with my spending but letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not say I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sacrifice my automobile for those luscious lambskin leather Louis Vuitton riding boots that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been obsessing over because after some good rationalization, I would actually get more use in walking around in the city in those boots than driving in my car! Regardless, fashion will come and go but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s personal style that truly gives you a signature. Fashion magazines, bloggers, trend reports, and even your friends and family are a great way to help you build your sense of style. Sure, I might viciously rant about something I loathe on my blog but hey as the saying goes, one manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trash is another manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s treasure.

( stylespiration ) lessly change an entire look, making it look refreshed and updated without breaking your bank. LAH*2 Find a good tailor. Sorry Cavalli, sometimes we just canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t alter our bodies to fit you, therefore we must alter YOU to fit US! Therefore, search for a good tailor that can easily fix and alter your clothing from your wardrobe without making you spend too much time and money shopping for something else new. LAH +2 Shoes say a lot about a person. The quality of your shoes can reveal how much respect you have for yourself. Scuffed up and ratty shoes show unprofessionalism and carelessness while polished and new shoes show confidence and class. LAH,2 Be presentable looking at all times. You will never know who you will bump into at any given time. After many embarrassing encounters that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had in my lifetime, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve made a vow that I will always look my best when I walk out of my home, so some of you may want to consider that too. LAH-2 Dress for your body and not for whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in season! I could care less if every girl in Milan is running around in crop tops, but if your stomach pooch is spilling out of your jeans, then you should know that your outfit is just not working for you!

INFLUENCE

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;GDCIGDL6I76A:C8>6<6;DGE6G>H;6H=>DCL::@ With the amazing honour of being able to sit front row at Balenciaga, I sure hope creative director of the house, Nicolas Ghesquière would be oh so kind enough to lend me an outfit to wear from the collection! I would expect to wear something very architecturally tailored and fitLAH)2 Accessories are your best friend. They can effort- ted like a suit in a stone grey colour with stiff shoulders

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STYLECANVAS E=DID"DE BDB:CI L>I= @6GA A6<:G;:A9 6I 8=6C:A8DJIJG:H$H'%&%6;I:G"E6GIN/ I’m a self-proclaimed obsessed ‘Uncle Karl’ fan so without a doubt my outfit would be a dedication to him. I would proudly parade around a cartoon graphic t-shirt of himself and then dress the outfit up with a black fitted blazer, grey coloured skinny slacks and pair of black patent leather shoes. Then I would accessorize the outfit with a vintage silk Chanel scarf tied to my belt loop followed by the signature Karl Lagerfeld black leather gloves and black sunglasses. <:II=:H6GIDG>6A>HIIDCDI>8:NDJ/ I’d be pictured in a short sleeved collared shirt, tucked into a pair of dark denims complemented by a brown leather belt and white loafers. Also, I’d probably be caught hauling around a gigantic designer handbag of some sort with a second fabulous outfit hidden inside in case of a emergency wardrobe change if I didn’t get noticed by the Sartorialist the first time. 6C>CI:GK>:LL>I=6CC6L>CIDJG;DGH:C>DG ;6H=>DCHINA>HIEDH>I>DC6IKD<J:/ With an opportunity like this, it would have taken me three days to figure out what exactly I would wear to this interview because the way you present yourself for a fashion stylist position is probably the biggest determining decision to the job than any oral answer to a question. Therefore, I would want to keep my outfit classic but with a touch of my personality by wearing a three piece slim fitted suit in a grey-brown tone and herringbone pattern with a matching vest complemented with a traditional white dress shirt and a silk patterned scarf, that’s worn as an ascot with the signature Hermès colours of orange, white, brown and blue. Then I would then pair the suit up with polished brown leather oxford boot, a large brown leather portfolio to hold my documents and papers and a touch of vintage with a bronze pocket watch and chain that was linked to my suit vest. Très chic!

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I=:6GID;7:6JIx Getting ready is more than half the fun. Fall in love with bold ruffles that scream Alber Elbaz, and inconsequential sequins tucked into a textured skirt and paired with skyscraper heels. Duchess dress, Designerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Remix at Jules & Eve. Beaded tank, Madison Marcus and feathered skirt, Willow at Basquiat.

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K6C>IN;6>G “I loathe narcissism, but I approve of vanity,” Diana Vreeland. In-vogue dress, Designer’s Remix at Jules & Eve.

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ADJC<:6GDJC9 Never frumpy or overly frou-frou; carelessly put together yet prettily polished. The modern woman masters the art of lounging around with a touch of burlesque that is more Blair Waldorf than brassy. Ruffled dress, Basquiat.

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I=:A69N>H6K6BE Scarlet is de rigeur of this season. Beauty buzz: we like Yves Saint Laurent Rouge VoluptĂŠ in Red Muse and Russian Red by M.A.C. Lasercut v-neck dress, Willow at Basquiat.

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6CDI=:G<A6HHD;BDĂ&#x153;I Be fabulous. Enough said.

LEFT: Strapless rose dress, Mint. RIGHT: Beaded evening dress, Andy the Ahn. Available at Jules & Eve.

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=:69DK:G=::AH Good shoes take you good places. Pretty shoes take you to better places. Ribbon-back pumps, Christian Louboutin.

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Shot on location at Noir Lash Lounge. Styling Christine Ang and Sandy Young. Makeup Marianna Scarola at THEYrep.com. Hair Kelley Schedewitz. Photographer’s Assistant Brian Ho. Models Breana P. and Holynde S. / Richard’s International.

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IDE;>K:8A>:CIHNDJÊK:LDG@:9L>I=/ While in Toronto I assisted on a couple Joe Fresh fashion shows at Toronto Fashion Week! That was a great experience as fashion shows are probably one of my favourite things to do! I assisted on the TV show “Trailer Park Boys,” where I was on set during their first year of filming. I couldn’t keep a straight face for the whole year of shooting, they were hilarious! I loved seeing the final project as well for the “Swim Co” advertising that I recently shot. I did a billboard for “Trade Secrets” (East Coast beauty chain), I remember my friends saw it before I did and sent me texts saying “you’re famous,” I laughed! I was also booked for their TV commercial, the crew was awesome! I have also been having a great summer with my Bridal Clients, I have had really amazing people this year!

BDHI8G:6I>K:$B:BDG67A:H=DDIH$;6KDJG>I: ADD@H/ We shot a model in freezing cold water with some coloured fibres on her face! She was so cold I felt bad for her, but in the end the shot looked great! Those models deal with a lot I could never do what they do! Some of them are amazing! It’s always a pleasure shooting with Renat, Matthew Burditt they have helped me build my book along they way! Amazing talent! There’s so many others that have helped me too I just don’t have enough room to right them all, I thank them too very much! L=6I@:NLDG9HJH:9ID9:H8G>7:NDJG FJ>CI:HH:CI>6A7:6JINHINA:/I=: >CHE>G6I>DCH!BDD9H!6C9BJH:H4 Skin is my favorite it’s the base to any makeup! If I have great skin to work with the rest is easy! Everything inspires me! Nature, art, books, other artistic people.

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STYLECANVAS ERYTHING by the book every step in order! I used way too much of everything all the time! A lot of people do that right after makeup school! They want to be really creative and put a whole bunch of colors together, with Primer, foundation, and tons of powder etc.. until one model in Toronto called me out on it! (laughs) She said to me “You’re really by the book aren’t you?” So from then on I started to develop my own style! LESS is more! So now I carefully look at my model or person in my chair, if she has perfect skin why use all that product? When I’m working on a person I actually almost always do eyes first, and then skin depending on the products I’m using! If I’m working with lighter colors on the eyes I will do skin and then cheeks, then eyes! I don’t do things in order anymore! 9:H8G>7:NDJG:6GA>:HI7:6JIN:ME:G>:C8:$ B:BDGN# I was raised by my father, he is my hero, he has made me who I am today! I have a tattoo on my foot for him! My mother was a young mom, I got to see her on some weekends. I can remember just sitting on the counter of the bathroom watching her put all her makeup on and just thought! Wow that’s beautiful! She would let me try stuff on her lipsticks and eye shadows; I thought it was so cool. I would ask her tons of questions just like kids do! I was a chatty kid, and being the only child growing up I wanted everything! L=6I6G:NDJG6AA"I>B:;6KDJG>I:7:6JIN EGD9J8IH$8A6HH>87:6JINHI6EA:H4 Fast Response Eye Cream by MAC I use it on all my shoots and myself it instantly de puffs the under eye area letting also letting your concealer glide on smoothly. Laura Mercier pressed mineral powder it gives you a nice natural, healthy glow. Cream Blush in Penny Lane by Nars. Kinda Sexy Lipstick by MAC

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L=>8=C:LEGD9J8IHA6JC8=:H>CI=:;6AA A>C:"JE6G:NDJBDHI:M8>I:967DJI4 Style Black, and D Squared by MAC Black eyeliner pencil called Feline is re launching. Its an amazing black pencil! Dior’s new colors out in stores now are very rich in color check out there new 6 shade eye shadow palette, will so many versatile colors it can be worn to all occasions. YSL has very rich colors coming out this fall and red lipstick to die for. Bobbi Brown’s Nude Collection. L=6I>HNDJGE:GHDC6AH@>C86G:G:<>B:4 I just started using Lancôme skin care! LOVE It! My skin loves me at this moment! I use their Pure focus gel to foam cleanser for oily skin, High resolution Eye serum to help correct my under eye followed by the primordial eye cream, and Primordial day cream. I use the Pure Focus Exfoliance 3 times a week! You only get 1 SKIN so take care of it! I do recommend taking care of your skin early as a preventative! Your skin will Love you! EGD9J8IHI=6I6G:6AL6NH>CNDJGEJGH:# To be honest, I’m pretty low maintenance with my own makeup, I’m the type of person that once I put my makeup on and am out of the house, I don’t touch up! But I do touch up my lips! I always have 2 glosses and 2 lipsticks in different shades! It’s the quickest way to brighten up your look if you don’t want to spend tons of time, just make sure you leave the house with a good primer on under your foundation or powder!

9:H8G>7:NDJGE:GHDC6A9G:HHH:CH:# Black clothes (because of my job)! Anything that is on sale! I love trends but sometimes a lot of the trends don’t fit my body type! I’m a huge leggings and Boots girl! I found these amazing cowboy boots I=>H>H=6G9!7JI;6KDG>I:A>C:H$>I:BHL: in a vintage store! I love them! I also love dresses, I H6>9L:Ê9<:I768@IDI=>H9JG>C<I=:>C" always end up buying dresses and only wearing them I:GK>:L#E>8@I=G::>;>IÊH6IDJ<=86AA# once! Laura Mercier Makeup Forever L=DH:E:GHDC6AHINA:9DNDJBDHI69B>G:4 MAC There are so many I could go on and on! All of these women are strong, glamorous, and talented! STYLECANVAS.COM

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Scarlett Johansson, Eva Longoria, Natalie Portman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Penelope Cruz.

to get a more natural application and less product on your brush and keep building.

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;6KDJG>I:;6AAIG:C94 Gray eyes. Also the 80’s rocker is another favourite I’ve been seeing on the runways! I’m always a fan of that classic red lip!

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L=6I>HNDJG96>ANGDJI>C:4 It depends on the day! Some days I could be going from my Lancôme demo work to a commercial video shoot, or print work! This week I’m working on an indie film! And others just freelance! L=>8=L6HNDJG;6KDJG>I:ADD@>CI=>H H=DDI6C9L=N4 Gray smokey eye and nude lip! It’s classic! You can wear it at the office or make it more intense by smudging a black liner for après work drinks! It’s a very versatile look!

6CNI=>C<:AH:NDJÊ9A>@:DJGG:69:GH ID@CDL67DJINDJ¾ joining my agency, THEY Representation, has been a huge accomplishment for me so far, I have been working at getting in there for the last two years! I have been grateful for all the amazing opportunities I have had so far! Gina Hole [my agent] has given me amazing guidance, motivation and I’m really lucky to be on a team with such talented people! I look forward to working hard and growing as a makeup artist with THEY Rep! SANDY YOUNG

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L=6INDJA:6GCI;GDBNDJGHI>CI6I A6C8ãB:6C9;6KDJG>I:EGD9J8IH;GDBI=: A>C:4 I’m still new to the line but am falling in love with a lot of their products! Their Mascara’s are amazing, they have this new primer for lashes called oscillation power booster which is the first vibrating primer that boost the natural lash growth, it can also be used as a treatment at night, your lashes will be stronger, fuller, and longer! Huge fan of their Juicy Tubes because they are long wearing and not sticky! Their skin care is amazing for all ages! NDJGH:8G:IID<:II>C<<ADL>C<H@>C! L=>8=>HNDJGIG69:B6G@# MAC Strobe Cream or Liquid for a more lightweight formula, tinted moisturizer – Laura Mercier has a great tinted moisturizer. I used a buffer brush

eyes to help your shadow last all day! Use any one of your fav great grey eye shadow blended all over the lid, add a second coat for more intense color! Suggestions: with a more dense brush you will achieve a more intense look, while using a more fluffy blending brush you will achieve a more softer look Keep the darkness under your brow bone, add a touch of highlight to your brow bone! MAC print eye shadow works well! Eyes to kill palette from Giorgio Armani, 17# ivory beige, deep black from YSL Duos.

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which you can use with a thin angled brush or a liquid liner with a great applicator brush! Lancôme has the Artliner with a really thin applicator to get that perfect line. Try MAC’s Boot Black liner. Makeup forever Aqua cream liner glides on nicely with an angled brush to give you that long wearing waterproof effect E:G;:8I G:9A>EH- Don’t forget a primer with red lips, MAC has a great Lip Prep and Prime! This will keep your red lipstick from feathering and make it more lasting! My favorites are Brick Liner from MAC and Russian Red Lipstick for a more matte texture. Also try Deep Raspberry #30 from Giorgio Armani,, #14 Red Coral for lighter skin tones. Everyone can wear red its just finding the right shade! When trying red lipstick, try testing a strip on your bottom lip first before smuttering it all over, then once you feel like it’s a good shade for you try it all over your lips! For a softer red lip try using your finger and smudging the color all over!

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Gunmetal lids, intense lips, bright eyes and bold brows will make you fall in love with Autumn/Winter’s beauty arsenal.

KISS KISS BANG BANG Gray is the de rigeur shade of the season; rampant on the runway in graphite and gunmetal. At 8=6C:A and NHA, models’ lids were swept with a warm gray, complemented by barelythere lips. Draw a soft line on top and bottom lids, staying as close to the lash line as possible with HJH6CEDHC>@ 8DADG9:;>C:>C?:I7A68@ and smudge it out with the accompanying BDDCHIDC: H=69DL. Amp up the glam factor of this matte hue with a shot of shimmer for a rocker edge: try HBD@:6C99>6BDC9H7N B#6#8. For eyes that truly pop, employ a perennial backstage beauty secret used by makeup artists: highlight the inner corners with a white shadow—B#6#8K6C>AA6 E><B:CI does the trick; apply with a wet brush for added intensity. Opt for cream concealor over gloss for the perfect nude lip; 8Ax9:E:6J and 8=6C:A are go-to brands for said staples.

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In Portuguese it means â&#x20AC;&#x153;new trendâ&#x20AC;?; bold brows are the chicest accessory this season; inspired by Brit It-Girl :BB6L6IHDCĂ&#x160;H 7JG7:GGN;$LĂ&#x2030;%. ad camapign. Lightly fill your brows with C6GH:N:7GDLE:C8>A>C >E6C:B6 with short, sparse strokes. Keep makeup neutral and skin glowing: B#6#8 HIGD7:8G:6B is the perfect perk-me-up for dull, tired skin. This quick-fix provides for a satin finish when applied over moisturizer. ;G:H=;68:EG>B:G preps the skin and is essential for faking a flawless visage. <>DG<>D 6GB6C>AJB>CDJHH>A@;DJC96I>DC is laced with light-reflecting particles for a soft veil of pearlized shimmer, and its hydrating texture provides for an airbrushed sheen and ultra-luxe finish. At (#&E=>AA>EA>B, models heated up the runway with tones of caramel and melted gold created by C6GH. At 8=ADx, lids were swept with an autumnal hue of shimmery cocoa. Warm gold tones are more wearable twist to the seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s color bright trend. To achieve similar results prep eyes with 8GĂ?B::N:8DADJG7N7:886 in quartz. Wear it alone for a light shimmer, or use it as a perfecting base to layer on C6GH9JD:N:H=69DL>C >C9>6CHJBB:G6C9H>A@GD69 the crème shadow will increase eyeshadowsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; staying power and help create lids that are bathed in gold and glimmer. Beautiful tools provide for beautiful finishing: for precise contouring, employ B#6#8'')I6E:G:97A:C9>C< 7AJH=. Dust cheeks with B#6#8B>C" :G6A>O:7AJH=>CL6GBHDJA, a mid-tone beige with gold pearl. Finish off with a sheer nude pink lip: 9DA8:<6776C6 AJHIG:H=>C:A>EHI>8@>C E:G;:8I>DC# STYLING SANDY YOUNG. MAKEUP AI NAGASAWA. HAIR VICTORIA KUZMA. MODELS GEORGIA AND JENELLE / RICHARDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S INTERNATIONAL.


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;G:H=HDN;68:8A:6CH:G! H?6AB>C:G6A@6AA6IDC>8! H?6ADG7::N:8G:6B Not all of us have private jets and to chauffer us, so while we fly commercial and combat post-cabin dehydration (puffiness is far from glamorous), it’s imperative to stay moisturized throughout the flight to get you from travelfatigued to fashion week ready (and looking your best for a photo-op moment with Karl)!

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KISS & MAKEUP =:6I=:G=JCI>C<;DG9 co-founded Kiss & Makeup Apparel & Apothecary in 2004, at the age of 24. Fresh from BCITâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s intense Venture Program, Heather set out to create a fresh, friendly and educated fashion and beauty haven. To this day, Heather tests and selects all the brands herself and niche products that are conscientiously made, original, organic, natural, and amazing make the cut. Heather has a Bachelor of Human Kinetics from University of British Columbia, with love of chemistry. A third generation West Vancouverite, Heather now lives in Gastown, and travels the world with a nose for the next big thing. PHOTOGRAPHY HAMID ATTIE

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ABOUT KISS & MAKEUP A-list apothecary and accessories, that’s what’s inside and online at Kiss & Makeup. Kiss & Makeup is a refreshingly frank and friendly fashion and beauty resource. In-store services include makeup lessons, and parties; eyebrow shaping, special occasion makeup, style consultations and more. Kiss & Makeup is located in West Vancouver’s The Village at Park Royal. Phone 604.922.6292 or shop online at www.kissandmakeupstore.com

TELL US THE STORY BEHIND KISS AND MAKEUP. WHERE DID YOU DRAW YOUR INITIAL INSPIRATIONS BEHIND KISS AND MAKEUP?

I opened the store in 2004, when I was only 24 years old. Fresh out of BCIT’s intensive Venture Program, I wanted to create a fresh, friendly and educated fashion and beauty haven. I have always suffered from severely sensitive skin, so drugstore beauty brands are out of the question for me. To this day I’m still the in-store guinea pig trying and testing all the products myself. WHAT KEYWORDS USED TO DESCRIBE THE BOUTIQUE?

Conscientious, original, organic, interesting, natural, refreshing, friendly, approachable, energetic, recourse, bohemian, bourgeois, chic. WHAT IS THE VISION OF KISS AND MAKEUP? HOW HAS YOUR AESTHETIC VISION EVOLVED SINCE KISS & MAKEUP’S CONCEPTION IS 2003?

The new store is lighter, brighter, and bigger than our original space which was

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also lovely with rich, warm, dark wood. We’ve moved in a fresher direction with a Parisian influence. The vision is continually evolving but the foundation of having exceptional staff, phenomenal and specifically chosen products, and a highly aesthetic and appealing environment remains the same. I LOVE THE CLEVER PLAY ON WORDS OF THE BOUTIQUE’S NAMESAKE—HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THE NAME? WHAT WERE SOME ALTERNATIVES?

I originally opened the store in partnership with my sister. We used to say: sisters, rivals, friends, you get the idea. I’ve always loved the name, and apparently others do too, if imitation is any indication. A few other stores by the same name have opened elsewhere in the world. HOW DID YOU FIRST GET INTERESTED IN BEAUTY? DESCRIBE YOUR EARLIEST BEAUTY

searching and sourcing for products that I could use. ELABORATE ON YOUR PASSION FOR AND THE STORE’S PHILOSOPHY FOR ORGANIC AND NATURAL BEAUTY PRODUCTS?

It’s a lifestyle and one of the reasons I love living on the West Coast. We are so aware of what we eat, that we exercise, meditate, enjoy the outdoors; what we put daily on our bodies is the next logical step. It’s completely rewarding to find a product that provides amazing results that I know has the best possible ingredients. WHICH PRODUCTS IN KISS AND MAKEUP’S FALL LINE-UP ARE YOU MOST EXCITED ABOUT?

Don’t Tell Mama nail polish by Lippmann, it’s a beautiful take on dark polish, but in an emerald green. Stila Barbie Smudge Pot. Who would not be excited about bright purple and blue.

MEMORY.

Funny enough, I was a total tomboy growing up. Really, it all started in university with my own sensitive skin issues

WHAT ARE YOUR ALL-TIME FAVORITE ATHOME SPA INDULGENCES?

Once a week, with out fail, I do a three-step at home facial regime: Start with Fresh


Sugar Face Polish as an exfoliant, then Ren’s F10 Enzymatic which is better than getting a micorderm. Followed up with Ren’s Multi-Mineral Pore Minimising Detox Mask. It takes half an hour and my skin ends up glowing and hydrated. WHAT IS YOUR PERSONAL SKINCARE REGIME?

Sjal Kura my absolute favorite moisturizer. It’s a treat to put on at the end of each day. Coola Suncreen, so important to use daily especially on your neck and hands. Skyn Iceland Icelandic relief eye cream, it’s so cooling great for morning eyes. Finally, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector. I heart this. It’s amazing, light, and provides a great glow while evening my skin tone. DESCRIBE THE KISS AND MAKEUP CLIENT— WHAT KIND OF WOMAN IS SHE?

The woman who turns to Kiss & Makeup is discerning, has a great sense of self, is educated yet enjoys the fun and the frivolous, and knows her worth. WHAT ARE SOME WAYS YOU STAY UPDATED WITH THE LATEST MAKEUP-TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS IN THE INDUSTRY AND WHAT ARE YOUR INSPIRATIONS FOR UPDATING STORE INVENTORIES? DO YOU PERSONALLY PICK ALL THE PRODUCTS OR DO YOU WORK ALONGSIDE BUYERS?

I travel a lot, pore over magazines, websites, blogs and newspapers – it’s my favourite thing to do on a Sunday especially. I do all the buying on both the apothecary and apparel sides of the store. It’s the best part!

BEST BUYING TRIP STORY?

Ended up in a meeting in Paris for a new fragrance line which was set up by a friend. Didn’t know anything about the meeting except his name was Romano and it was a new hot line. During our meeting I asked: “How did you get into this?” Romano “Well, it’s family thing.” “Really, your family name?” Romano “Ricci!” “Oh, as in Nina Ricci!” It was amazing. WHAT DISTINGUISHES KISS AND MAKEUP FROM OTHER BEAUTY BOUTIQUES AND EMPORIUMS SUCH AS SEPHORA? WHAT ARE SOME EXCLUSIVE PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND SHOPPING EXPERIENCES THAT KISS AND MAKEUP CAN OFFER CLIENTS?

Kiss & Makeup is the exclusive Canadian retails for Sjal Skincare, plus we launched Vincent Longo, and Bond No. 9 here. We’re the only independent boutique in Western Canada to carry Becca. I could go on. We attract talented women to work for us who are genuinely enthusiastic about sharing beauty secrets with others. We offer exceedingly personal service, and a well edited selection of favorite finds. WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS AND WHAT NEW LINES ARE YOU PLANNING TO CARRY IN THE FUTURE?

We can’t say enough about Marini Lash, and sell a ton of Geisha Ink eyeliner – it’s the best smudge proof liquid liner. We love Bumble & Bumble Gentle and Super Rich shampoo and conditioner, The Laundress Wool and Cashmere Detergent, Lippmann Dark Side of the Moon Nail Polish. As for new lines, it’s a secret you’ll have to wait and see. STYLECANVAS.COM

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ANY PLANS FOR CREATING A KISS AND MAKEUP HOUSE BRAND?

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Nicole Richie. Her transformation into her personal style today is inspiring. She is effortlessly put together and so comfortable with her own unique style.

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Our dear friends at Bionic Footwear have opened up a new concept store just a few doors down. GDL6CH@N'"&%'+B6>C" A6C9HIG::I is a stylish mix of everything - a unisex footwear and apparel store featuring unique quality goods. Like a one stop shop, you can find labels like B>HHH>MIN! K>8B6I>:!EDANB6I=!H:HHJC6C98D" A67! This sweet boutique has a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere, which makes for an easygoing shopping experience. You’ll just have to go by the store and experience it yourself and be sure to say hello to the owners, Troy and Nima. www.rowansky.com

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The newest addition to the club scene, ;DGIJC:HDJC98AJ7 &),:6HIE:C9:GHIG::I, was built for music. Tucked away in the heart of Chinatown, Fortune has taken over the Ming’s Chinese Restaurant building and has made it their new home. The revamped space focuses on eco-friendly features, local artist collaborations and of course the world-renowned ;JC@I>DC"DC:HDJC9HNHI:B. It’s DJ booth is set up with 4 turntables as well as a stage for live performances. An unpretentious atmosphere and vibrating good tunes, that’s what a good night is all about. www.fortunesoundclub.com

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;6KDG>I:9:H><C:GH There are so many, but a few of my favourites are Rory Beca, Amy Smilovic for Tibi & 3.1 Phillip Lim. I tend to gravitate towards contemporary designers. ;6H=>DCJC>;DGB A flowy dress or tunic & leggings (David Lerner’s zipper leggings are my favourite), accessorized with bold jewelry. 8JGG:CIHINA:>8DC I’m intrigued by Lady Gaga, although she scares me sometimes with her fashion choices, I admire her originality and ability to take risks.

6BG>I76>9L6C!DLC:G">H=6G6 Having graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, Amrit set her sights on Toronto to attend the International Academy of Design. Upon completion of their graphic design program, Amrit quickly immersed herself in Toronto’s fashion industry, landing graphic design positions at the head offices of several notable fashion houses.

BDHI6CI>8>E6I:9H=DLH;DGH$HÉ&% I’m looking forward to seeing what a lot of the contemporary women’s designers will be showing – Modern Amusement, Madison Marcus, and Barila are high on my list.

Amrit returned to Vancouver and launched Ishara design, a boutique graphic design company that offered various design services including her signature fashion illustrations. Always sensing a void in Vancouver’s fashion landscape, her official foray into the fashion industry came with the conception of Ishara an ultimate closet of exceptional and unique collections. Ishara means “to send someone in the right direction” and that is exactly what Amrit intends to do with her lovely boutique.

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oming straight out of Parsons School of Design in New York City and the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, the Armstrong sisters are kicking their careers into full-gear and they don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. Hailing from Vancouver, Canada, Lauren and Mariel Armstrong have found their calling in creating what every girl fancies: the perfect party skirt. These brilliant pieces are fantastic in all imaginable shades of color and are ideal for every occasion – you can dress it down with just a tee and sandals or dress it up with embellished accessories and a pair of sexy stilletos. It’s no wonder these skirts are in such high demand! Just ask anyone at their trunk show this past summer in Vancouver. Within an hour, the girls completely sold out and had a backorder list that kept on getting longer and longer. What’s there left to think about? Visit the girls online at www.victoriaalexandra.com, choose a color, pick up your skirt and get your party on! BRITTANY WONG

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HOW DID YOU FIRST GET INTERESTED IN FASHION DESIGN?

IF YOU COULD PICK ONE ICON TO WEAR YOUR CLOTHING

L: I have always been interested in fashion design- started with my mom sewing all our costumes for us. M: I always loved fashion and clothing but I would say for me it was about three or four years ago, I was in school for makeup artistry and the only area that really jumped out at me was the fashion section when we were doing runway makeup and such. Around that time I kept imagining items I would love to have, like little party dresses or I would go to a store and see something and wish it was another way, that was when I thought I may as well give it a chance.

WHO WOULD THAT BE?

WHAT ARE THE 5 MOST PLAYED SONGS ON YOUR IPOD?

L: Hmmm haven’t updated my iPod in forever, but usually I am listening to The Beatles, Michael Bublé, and Chris Baker (www.myspace. com/bakermusicofficial) M: I love any Lykke Li she is one of my favorite artists, I also listen to a lot music from The Blow or Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Empire of the Sun, Chris Baker, and of course all the oldies, ALL of them! WHERE DO YOU FIND INSPIRATION?

L: All things pretty! Inspiration is everywhere. I love the 50/60s for clothes, Alice and Wonderland, and Hitchcock movies. M: I think it’s really hard to pinpoint where inspiration is found, I find it all around, I wouldn’t say there is one or two things that I go to for constant inspiration, but I do love watching old movies for the clothing.

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L: Marilyn Monroe she could retake that white dress picture with the fan in a party skirt! M: Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) when she was on Sex and the City, I would have loved to see what they would have done with a party skirt! WHICH THREE DESIGNERS ARE YOU IN LOVE WITH?

L: Oscar De La Renta, Miu Miu, Philip Lim Miu Miu, Stella McCartney, Giuseppe Zanotti WHAT IS THE ONE THING IN YOUR CLOSET YOU COULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT?

L: A party skirt! The next thing would be my monogrammed Goyard tote that I use everyday. M: I think I have to say a Party Skirt too; I rarely leave the house without one on! That and a black Alexander Wang Baggy t-shirt, which is probably what I have on if I’m not in a Party Skirt! HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE?

L: Classic and chic, but I also like to have fun with fashion. M: Classic and girly with a little edge WHO IS THE VICTORIA ALEXANDRA WOMAN IN ONE SENTENCE?

L: FABULOUS! M: Shes a glamorous girl with her own person style. PARTY SKIRTS BY VICTORIA ALEXANDRA AVAILABLE AT WWW.VICTORIAALEXANDRA.COM,


JAYDIOHEAD First off, I’m a huge fan. People are usually surprised that a fashion editor is into hiphop, but to quote Karl Lagerfeld, “Believe or not, I like rap!” Just to break stereotypes and to clue you in why a fashion magazine is interested in interviewing you. I’m curious to hear what are your stereotypes and perspectives on fashion, and how fashion art and music come together? Well, first off, thank you Sandy for the kind words, and thanks for taking the time to interview me, I appreciate it. As far as fashion stereotypes go, there are definitely recurring looks and styles I see in New York. But really though, they aren’t stereotypes in a negative sense - its just a look, part of a culture and identity. For example, the skater scene has a look, the hipster scene and the people on Wall Street do too. As far as fashion, art, and music converging - it makes sense. Its all art, whether you wear it, look at it, or listen to it - the people creating these things are all artists in their own right, trying to express themselves.

How does it feel to be compared to other mash-up artists/producers such as Danger Mouse, Girltalk? Do you prefer that your fans viewed your work as distinct or are you honored to be categorized with some of your contemporaries? Ultimately, I appreciate any dialogue people have regarding my work - whether they love it or hate it. Being compared to Dangermouse and Girl Talk is definitely cool. I am more familiar with Dangermouse’s work - and I think he is an excellent producer. Although the Grey Album brought him a lot of attention, he didn’t let it define him - and has since done a lot of awesome work. I hope to do the same. How did you get started in the music industry? Honestly, I am still getting started. Before doing Jaydiohead I was just working on beats and instrumental tracks, and doing some remixes of songs...and I am continuing to do this. I’m definitely not established yet, but again I hope to continue making interesting music and progressSTYLECANVAS.COM

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ing towards that. Not many people actually buy CDs these days; despite how much the industry rallies against it, it remains a fact. What is an artist’s perspective on illegal downloading? What would your message to your fans be to stop music pirating? For me as an artist, I’ve never charged for any of the music I’ve released - so I encourage people to download and share my music. At this early stage, I want people to check out what I’m doing - I will figure out the money down the road. Music pirating won’t stop - so there is no use trying to stop it. What is useful though, is using that energy to think of new ways to distribute your music and how to give people an incentive to buy your work. Radiohead’s “pay what you want” release of “In Rainbows” was a great and now classic example - that also brought them much publicity ($). Ultimately, if people like something - they will pay for it. Maybe not as many, and maybe not as much as the pre-MP3 days - but artists putting out quality music are still making a living selling that music and doing live shows. Yes, its a struggle, but its also an exciting time because there is so much change happening.

complete control over your image/do you find that it takes time away from focusing on your work? I do everything myself. Its not so much about having control over an image, but rather connecting with people. I like to get feedback - and I think the only way to do that is to be actively involved. Especially with the Jaydiohead project - I am encouraging people to create videos (which I post on the Jaydiohead site). A few people made some cool videos already, you can see them @ http://jaydiohead.com/watch, I would love for people to remix the tracks Ive made in some way. I’ve posted instrumentals of all the Jaydiohead tracks if anyone wants to use them somehow. The web allows such collaborative creativity, so I’m all for it. Describe your personal dress sense. Thrift store chic. What is the best advice you’ve received and from whom? Probably from my parents, who advised me to do what makes me happy, rather than what makes me rich. What is on your fall wishlist this season? I’m looking into some DJ equipment, specifically some CD turntables and a mixer. Pretty geeky - but I already have so many clothes I won’t allow myself anymore for a while.

Are you based primarily in New York? Do you travel a lot to Europe/Asia for work? Yeah I live in Manhattan. I’ve never traveled to Europe or Asia for work - but I am going to London soon. I hope to check out the Dubstep scene which How has your aesthetic vision evolved since you came is native to London and hopefully see some street up with your first mash-up album. art. I am still developing my sound. The whole idea with Jaydiohead was to combine disparate styles You seem to do a lot of your own marketing and uti- of music, and to try and make them sound natulize a lot of your own social networking tools (Twit- ral together. That was a challenge that interested ter, Facebook, MySpace, etc.) Do have a separate me. team/manager to help promote your work? If not, are you looking for some one or you like having My next project is a mashup/remix album I did

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Q&A using the Beastie Boys. Its called “Doublecheck Your Head.” I made it in support of the Beastie’s recent reissue of their 1992 classic “Check Your Head” record. The concept was to mash up instrumental tracks with rap vocals - with all of the source material coming from Check Your Head. Beastie Boys fans will recognize the altered song titles and will be able to hear what songs were mixed together. I think it will appeal to anyone who loves hip-hop though. Its definitely got some electro/techno/and a little reggae/dub influence too...at least I think. I love it, and am excited about it. It has 7 tracks total. You can listen or download the whole project for free at http://www.DoublecheckYourHead.com How do you de-stress? I am addicted to the tv show Lost. My buddy at work hooked me up with all the episodes, so my girlfriend and I watch like 5 in a row...We are actually all caught up now, and need to wait for the new season...so I need to get a stress ball or something. Who/what is your muse? I’m inspired by anyone who is driven to accomplish a goal. God, that sounds really cheesy... the first thing that popped into my head was the artist Invader who I mentioned previously. The guy installs these mosaics of space aliens all over the world...I mean literally all over the world - go to his site (http://www.space-invaders.com/sominv.html) You have to be a little crazy to devote a big part of your life to doing that...and I think its inspiring and weird. What can we expect from you in the future besides your upcoming album: more shows, targeting international markets, etc. What are you doing between the release of your September album and the next? I just want to stay inspired and creative. I don’t know what my next project will be. I would love to collaborate with another artist on something... I am open, waiting for the idea to find me. Oh yeah, I’m going to make my own site...usually I just make websites for the different projects I’ve

done - but I’m going to setup my own site that connects everything and also serves as a place to upload my music in addition to facebook, myspace, etc etc. I want to develop a great DJ set, something unique...I would love to do something where a bunch of people in a club could participate in making a track live. Some sort of setup where you could invite a bunch of people up to the stage and almost collaborate live, people could come and go as they pleased. These are just random thoughts I’ve had. I think it would be cool. What is the inspiration behind Jaydiohead? To make something natural out of two things that “shouldn’t” work together. I like the idea of bridging genres, even though even saying that seems kind of cliche, I can’t help it. I love the sound of Radiohead, and while I love Thom Yorke’s croon, I wanted to hear some of Jay-Z’s storytelling over the tracks. Describe the process of putting together the album, how do you the copyright negotiations work and what does Jay-Z think of Jaydiohead? Sparing you the technical details, this is the basic method I use: First I determine the tempo of the Radiohead music and the Jay-Z vocals, this helps me narrow down my selection of what will sound natural together. Once I make the pairing, I edit the Radiohead song into dozens of chunks. Next I put the Jay-Z vocals into my sequencer. Then, I begin restructuring the Radiohead song by moving the different chunks around. Once I have a skelton - I add my own drums, effects, synthesizers, etc. I also do effects, and breakdowns on Jay-Z’s lyrics. I usually make the intro last. I made Jaydiohead in FL Studio (the name of the digital audio workstation I use.) This isn’t a fool-proof method...I had a few Jaydiohead songs that definitely didn’t work so I had to scrap them.

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Q&A I didn’t go through any copyright stuff for Jaydiohead. I just made it and put it out there. I wasn’t too concerned - considering there are so many mash-ups now. 2009 is a different time than 2004 when the Grey Album came out. Labels have a lot more to worry about than someone releasing a mashup album (especially since it helps their sales). How do you think your fans primarily enjoy your music: on their iPods while commuting, at clubs, at parties, chilling at a friend’s place. Since the project relies so heavily on the internet to reach people, I imagine a lot of people downloaded it and put it straight to their iPod. I keep waiting to hear Jaydiohead out of a car in NY - but it hasn’t happened yet. Also, some people are enjoying the original Jaydiohead album on vinyl...Someone pressed up a ton of them and are selling them to record stores all over the world. Although I’m not thrilled that someone is profiting from the project, ultimately I’m glad that people like it enough to buy the record and add it to their collection. I actually found the record in Brooklyn at a store called Halcyon. It was up on the wall as their “hip-hop pick of the week” which was awesome. I ended up buying a copy, which was weird to buy what I originally made in my apartment. New York is my favorite city in the whole world. It’s almost a cliché being inspired by the City—but there’s so much raw energy there, one cannot help but be inspired. How are you inspired by New York City, and how does living there challenge you and shape your music. John Lennon answered this question well... he said “...Everybody heads toward the center, that’s why I’m here now. I’m here just to breathe it. It might be dying and there might be a lot of dirt in the air that you breathe, but this is where it’s happening.” How do you seek to grow and improve as a pro-

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ducer? I want to collaborate with other artists. I love producing my own stuff, but it would be great to work with a band or a singer. There is a lot I want to learn. Its hard for me to answer this question...I want to just keep at it. Write a personal message to your fans: Thank you for checking out my music. I want to you know that I appreciate it, and I hope I’ve earned your attention for the stuff I do in the future. If you ever have any questions, comments, etc. - I’d love to hear from you. There are a myriad of ways to get in touch with me at the jaydiohead site. If you want to follow what I’m doing, follow me on twitter... http://twitter.com/maxtannone Do you have a favorite track that you’ve produced? What do you like about it. I really like track #6 on Doublecheck Your Head. The original source track is a lot different than what I did with it, and was in a different time signature, so it was a challenge to use. I loved how it came out. Its one of my favorite tunes I’ve done. SANDY YOUNG

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Personal styleList BANANA REPUBLIC 700 West Georgia Street Vancouver, BC (604) 688 - 1630 www.bananarepublic.gap.com

ISHARA 269-650 West 41st Avenue Oakridge Centre Vancouver, BC www.shopishara.com

NOIR LASH LOUNGE 1150 Hamilton Street Vancouver, BC (604) 915 - 5274 www.noirlashlounge.com

BASQUIAT 1189 Hamilton Street Vancouver, BC (604) 688 - 0828

JEWELIETTE 692 Seymour Street Vancouver, BC (604) 687 - 5577 www.jeweliette.com

OLIVER & LILLYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S 1520 West 13th Avenue Vancouver, BC (604) 736 - 7774 www.oliverandlillys.com

JULES & EVE 2009 West 41st Avenue Vancouver, BC (604) 569 - 0844 www.julesandeve.com

ROWAN SKY 2-1026 Mainland Street Vancouver, BC (604) 568 - 2075 www.rowansky.com

KISS & MAKEUP H2-925 Main Street The Village at Park Royal West Vancouver, BC (604) 922 - 6292 www.kissandmakeupstore.com

ZARA 1056 Robson Street Vancouver, BC (604) 677 - 8489 www.zara.com

GRAVITY POPE 2205 West 4th Avenue Vancouver, BC (604) 731 - 7673 www.gravitypope.com H&M 633 Granville Street Vancouver, BC (604) 692 - 0308 www.hm.com HOLT RENFREW 737 Dunsmuir Street Vancouver, BC (604) 681 - 3121 www.holtrenfrew.com

MISCH 2960 Granville Street Vancouver, BC (604) 731 - 1017 www.misch.ca

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“I was scouted last year during “Davie Days.” Corey Man spotted me on the street and the rest is history. Corey and everyone at Next Models have been amazing and very supportive of me.”

BEAUTY REGIMEN

“I like and use Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion and Burt’s Bees Deep Pore Scrub - and my hair straightener!”

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MODEL PERKS

“I love the whole fashion side of it all, the clothes and the travel to amazing places such as New York - where I just got back from. I love meeting so many great people and seeing the final product.”

INSPIRATIONAL MODELS?

“I love Milla Jovovich and Gemma Ward because they remind me a lot of myself in that they both have a love for acting and modelling and have become successful at both, something I hope to do. “

FIVE MOST PLAYED TRACKS “Gold in the Air of Summer - Kings of Convenience, Fix You - Coldplay Imagine - John Lennon New York Groove - Ace Frehley Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol.” TIERA IS REPRESENTED BY NEXT MODELS CANADA


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