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SHOPPING Winter is coming. It’s time to figure out how to style your new coat(s).

STYLE NEWS Fashion gets spooky, and our Practical Magic-loving hearts can’t

BEAUTY GRAND PRIX The very best

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THE ELLE GUIDE The right—and less complicated—way to do wellness.

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SHOPPING The maximalist jewellery of your dreams; back to school with varsity style.

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LIFESTYLE These are much more than your average spas.

STYLE The next It bag is chic and something you can feel good about.

FASHION Isabeli Fontana shows us how to wear our fave designer faux fur.

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PROFILE Brandon Maxwell has Meghan Markle’s—and our—stamp of approval.

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FASHION Getting wild in head-to-toe animal prints.

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FASHION Embracing our inner cowgirl with Western-inspired outerwear.

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BEAUTY NEWS Let’s talk about nails. THE EDIT The beauty products we’re coveting now.

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ELLENESS The best health and fitness intel.

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PROFILE You guys, it’s a one-on-one with Busy Philipps.

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ECO We predict the future of fashion—and it’s sustainable. By Dana Thomas LIFE The days of the leather-jacket-clad bad boy are long gone. By Meredyth Cole

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BEHIND THE ISSUE LETTER FROM THE EDITOR FRONT ROW DEBUT ELLE ONLINE HOROSCOPE SHOPPING GUIDE FINALE

the cover Isabeli Fontana is wearing a jacket by Chanel and a hat by House of Fluff. Photography Terry Tsiolis Styling Samira Nasr Makeup Frankie Boyd (Chanel) Hair Kayla MiChele (Documentary Beauty for Perfect Locks) Manicure Casey Herman (Chanel)

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1) We didn’t talk to art director JED TALLO for, well, at least 45 minutes after he showed us this photo from the One&Only Palmilla. If you’re not prone to jealousy, read all the deets on his otherworldly stay in Mexico in our spa special, “Destination Wellness” (p. 107). 2) Major props to prop stylist CAITLIN DOHERTY, who brought the open road to a random parking lot in Toronto’s West End for our Western-inspired shoot, “High Noon” (p. 94). REINER CARLOS, of

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photography duo Carlos + Alyse, expertly captured it all—without breaking the slightest sweat. 3) JENNIFER COHEN might actually have more energy than the entire ELLE team put together. To wit: The L.A.-based Winnipeg native is a wellness trainer, an app developer, a Forbes columnist and the author of the new fitness journal Badass Body Goals. Oh, and she somehow managed to squeeze in time to write about why practising wellness shouldn’t feel like work in “No Chill” (p. 68).

4) Boy bye. Vancouver-based writer MEREDYTH COLE reflects on the end of the era of the bad boy in her heart—and in pop culture—in “Better Men” (p. 76). So how else is she putting herself first these days? “Self-care and self-indulgence are basically indistinguishable for me: ’80s movies, croissants and chronic overspending. Also, a whole day in bed.” 5) Good thing managing editor CARLI WHITWELL’s interview with Tracey Anderson took place before her workout with the celeb

trainer at the Westin Chicago River North hotel—she could barely crawl off the mat afterwards. For more on our inspiring (and exhausting) international hang with Gwyneth Paltrow’s go-to fitness guru, turn to p. 110. 6) Minimalism definitely wasn’t the mood for our OTT animalprint shoot, “Ready to Roar” (p. 80). Stylist JULIANA SCHIAVINATTO pulled the prettiest bold gold jewellery to complement the bright patterns and luxe fabrics in this fashion story.

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PHOTOGRAPHY, CARLYLE ROUTH; HAIR AND MAKEUP, SABRINA RINALDI (P1M.CA); STYLING, ELAINE JYLL REGIO; V. CRAFT IS WEARING A BLOUSE BY ALEXANDER MCQUEEN (AT HOLT RENFREW, HOLTRENFREW.COM), A SKIRT BY HALOGEN (AT NORDSTROM, NORDSTROM.COM) AND A RING BY MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS

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HINK BIG! That was the message for coats this fall, a season that launched dozens of fashion memes thanks to the ubiquitous oversized silhouettes showcased on the runways. Missoni, Simone Rocha, Vetements and Balenciaga swaddled models in coats and capes—up to seven layers, in some cases. Calvin Klein and Marc Jacobs featured roomy (okay, gargantuan) outerwear and boxy shoulder pads that could double as protection in a football game. Fashion’s obsession with volume may have elements of the political—Are we seeking protection from a challenging world? Is this a commentary on the weight we all carry on our shoulders?—but it’s also rooted in function. It’s nice to be cozy, comfortable and mobile instead of constricted. (I hate that distinct sausage-casing feeling when I have a sweater on and have to cram my arms into my jacket.) And it’s also just fun. I can’t help but smile at the theatricality of voluminous proportions. If you’re in the market for a new coat—be it Vanessa Craft supersized or in actual human dimensions—we’ve Editor-in-Chief got lots of inspiration for you. See “High Noon” Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @vanessacraft. (page 94), for a range of on-trend pieces, and our What do you want to see in the magazine? outerwear special (page 40), featuring our current Tell us at editors@ELLECanada.com or #TellELLECanada. market faves like plaids and puffers. Our cover shoot, featuring Brazilian supermodel Isabeli Fontana, highlights some seriously high-end faux-fur options from brands like Gucci, which stopped using fur in 2017, and Givenchy, which used only faux fur for its current fall/winter collection. There’s something for everyone. Hope you have an XXL month!


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November What’s on the ELLE editors’ radar this month.

MASTER OF ARTS There is no such thing as too many coffee-table books. Add this weighty tome chronicling the work of JeanMichel Basquiat to your collection. Kings, Heroes and the Streets showcases his most seminal art pieces, vividly offering a neverbefore-seen look at his notes, marks and scribbles.

UPGRADE U YSL’s iconic highlighter got a new fall wardrobe. The limited-edition black-tube version contains the same cultfave luminizing formula and is perfect for that extra glow we all need now that it gets dark at 6 p.m. (YSL Touche Éclat, $51, yslbeauty.ca)

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MODERN DANCE Anna Karenina, soapiest of the Russian classics (loveless marriage, adultery, scandal, baby—you get the picture), gets a modern-day reimagining when it opens the National Ballet of Canada’s 2018/2019 season this month.

ROLE MODEL Anyone who’s been missing Michelle Obama—so, um, everyone—should pick up the forever first lady’s intimate new memoir, Becoming. Excuse us while we skip ahead to the when-Michelle-metBarack chapter. ($40, at chapters.indigo.ca) h

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You’re forgiven if you mistook Maggie Rogers for the secret fourth Haim sister—she did tour with them in spring, after all. For her debut LP, Heard It in a Past Life, the American singer-songwriter masters the art of chill, summery bops that will almost make you believe that it’s not dreary November outside.


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WALKING ON SUNSHINE Life is better in the sun, especially when you’re wearing the new sneaks from Suns and Grace Mahary. The Canadian model and her nonprofit, Project TseHigh, teamed up with the shoe brand to design a pair of white kicks that turn sky blue in daylight. The even brighter news? A portion of the proceeds goes to renewable-energy projects. Project TseHigh X Suns ($70, sunshoes.com)

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VIOLET LIGHT Your grampy’s favourite cocktail just got a millennial upgrade— not that he’ll know what that means. Made in Victoria, Empress 1908 Original Indigo Gin is a surprising purple shade that turns a pretty pink when combined with tonic. ($49.95, at liquor stores in most provinces)

Apologies in advance: We will definitely be singing along (and definitely not be hitting the high notes) during the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) is an Oscar front-runner as the band’s beloved front man, Freddie Mercury.

BATH AND BODY WORKS The only thing that will make your rap-in-the-mirror pep talk (à la Insecure’s Issa) more motivational? Doing it standing on one of Cold Picnic’s playful, vibrant bath mats. (From $78, coldpicnic.com)

Where better to rest our Gucci slides after a day of shopping on Rodeo Drive than the Kimpton La Peer? The WeHo location of the boutique-hotel brand comes complete with yoga mats, green-juice deliveries and ondemand bike tours to help you feel as chilled out as an L.A. native. 

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Camila Cabello The Cuban-American singer and L’Oréal Paris spokesperson is making the most of her 20s.

From top: L’Oréal Paris PureClay Detox Mask ($15); L’Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Scented Blush in Bashful ($19); Instagram post from @dogs_ny; Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Eau de Parfum Spray ($115 for 50 mL); Laura Slack Handmade Luxury Chocolate ($7). For details, see Shopping Guide.

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BEAUTY MEMO “On a regular day, I’ll do mascara and lipgloss—and maybe tinted moisturizer and blush. I love doing face masks—they’re like self-care for me.” LUNCH BREAK “I’m a huge foodie. I was in Philly recently, and they have an indoor market called Reading Terminal where there’s this place called Beck’s Cajun Cafe. They have New Orleans jambalaya, gumbo, fried shrimp and

cornbread. Oh, my God. It was the most incredible thing ever. I thought I was going to have a heart attack after, but it was so worth it.”

FAVOURITE INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT “Probably Dogs of New York [@dogs_ny].” ON TOURING WITH TAYLOR SWIFT “Sometimes I’ll go to her dressing room and we’ll just talk about love and boys. She gives me tons of good advice.” FRAGRANT THOUGHTS “I love fragrance. Right now, I wear this Julia Roberts perfume from Lancôme called La Vie Est Belle.” HOW DO YOU SPEND YOUR FREE TIME? “My ideal day off is a Harry Potter marathon with dark chocolate. And pizza. And cheese.” [Laughs] 

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CHANGE OF HEART “Maybe it’s a 21-year-old thing, but I’ve just realized that when it comes to your face and hair, you can’t take it so seriously. They’re a frickin’ canvas! Do as many things as you want to them. I used to do the same liner, the same hairstyle and the same French nails every day. Then I was like, ‘This is boring,’ and I rebelled against myself.”


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GET BUSY Busy Philipps has a lot to say. And we’re definitely listening.

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HE DAY I SPEAK with Busy Philipps, she has worked out at trampoline-dance fitness class LEKfit and had a thyroid ultrasound that took forever and still manages to make it to her L.A. office in time for our phone convo. I know all this because I—like 1.1 million other people—follow the actress on Instagram and watched her morning play out on my iPhone. Her Insta stories are sometimes silly (dyeing BFF Michelle Williams’ hair pink during Paris Fashion Week), sometimes empowering (clapping back at body shamers) and always engaging. They’ve also been career-changing. By sharing a part of herself online, Philipps—who played the “best friend” on shows like Freaks and Geeks, Dawson’s Creek and Cougar Town (while outshining the leads more often than not)— found her audience. (This fall, that audience will only grow thanks to her new late-night show, Busy Tonight.) Her new memoir, This Will Only Hurt a Little, is as raw and real as

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What was your reaction when you saw the book? “The process has been so long. I wish I were one of those actors who hires a ghostwriter, but unfortunately I did all the work! When I got the box of galleys, it was so real. There are things in the book I’ve never spoken about before. Anytime you expose yourself in that way, you’re risking a lot. I had a heart-stopping moment of ‘Okay, now it’s going out into the world.’” Did you give family and friends a heads-up about the content? “Michelle [Williams] read early drafts, and Colin [Hanks, Philipps’ ex] read it. My husband, Marc [Silverstein], read everything as I was writing it.” What does the name of the book mean? “Naming a book is similar to naming a child. I wanted something that works on a few levels, and I feel like the title does—but I don’t want to give it away.” Is there a celebrity fan of yours who has surprised you? “Julia Roberts! I was invited to an amfAR event where she was being honoured. She came up to me and was like, ‘I’m obsessed with you. I love you. I love your Instagram.’ That was pretty wild.” What does it mean for you to be a woman on latenight TV? “We’re always an underserved audience, and it doesn’t really make sense. More female perspectives on late night are amazing to have.” Who would be your dream Read about Busy Philipps’ favourite guest? “Sufjan Stevens— things—from designers and Julia Roberts, of to spa treatments—on ELLECanada.com. course.” 

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her online persona. It touches on traumas and triumphs, from teenage heartbreak to dislocating her knee in a mosh pit to dealing with sexism in Hollywood.


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IN T HE DA RK Fashion got spooky thanks to a host of designers embracing the goth aesthetic. But it’s not all doom and gloom this fall. Refined throwback denim and joyful accessories are making a play for your wardrobe too. We say try it all.


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Leather wristlet, Okhtein ($593, okhtein.com) Leather boots, Dr. Martens ($210, drmartens.com)

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LOOKING AT FALL/WINTER’S more THE melancholy shows, you’d think a clutch GOTH of designers got together and watched IN S P O Beetlejuice for inspiration. Simone Rocha, known for her sweetly feminine creations, draped crinkly black tulle over the prim, The Addams bow-adorned suits that evoked Helena Family Bonham Carter levels of drama. Coach quite literally came over to the dark side. The brand created a spooky forest for its band of goth cowgirls, filling a Lower Manhattan basketball court with trees and vintage TVs that played horror-film static. Models sported swishy fringe, leather patchwork jackets and plenty of black lace. Then there’s Dilara Findikoglu, a Turkish-born, London-based designer garnering buzz for her theatrical takes on all things Victorian and the occult. (Her fan base is surprisingly diverse, from singer Grimes to Nordstrom VP of creative projects Olivia Kim.) It’s not just the runways that are catering to Morticia Addams types. The Vampire’s Wife, a label founded by It Brit model Susie Cave, makes retro-glam ruffled dresses fit for both wandering around a candlelit castle somewhere in Eastern The Craft Europe and hitting up a wine bar on a Friday night. Fashion’s infatuation with goth is nothing new— just look at Vivienne Westwood’s subversive suiting, Alexander McQueen’s macabre fanaticism or even the “health goth” trend that arose in 2013. (Think Kylie Jenner meets athleisure meets The Craft.) But what’s alluring about this latest take is that it’s not about an easily recognizable look (like a funereal wardrobe and a sun-starved complexion) but rather an attitude— brooding, romantic and not afraid to stand out. Lydia Deetz would definitely approve. ROCHAS

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Gunmetal-tone-brass and faux-pearl earrings, Marc Jacobs ($115, at ssense.com)

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Silk-blend dress, The Vampire’s Wife ($3,675, at MATCHESFASHION.com)

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style Silk-satin clutch ($590) and suede mules ($595), both Stuart Weitzman (stuartweitzman.com)

“We’re always searching for something that reminds us of our childhood. I think that’s why these bags resonate with so many people. They remind us of a time of innocence and awe.”

Sole mates

This year, Stuart Weitzman put major focus on handbags—a first for the brand—and released several styles inspired by the shape of shoeboxes in a saturated blue-violet hue. Our pick is a no-fuss envelope clutch that’s roomy enough for daytime yet sleek enough for an evening out. Pair it with the label’s avant-garde mules adorned with modernist metallic embellishments and you’re all set to make an entrance.

– SUSAN ALEXANDRA, accessories designer whose square top-handle purses are inspired by New York’s colourful and eclectic Chinatown. The bags take hours to bead by hand and most feature high-contrast colourblocking, cherries or watermelons. It’s just the playful flourish your wardrobe is missing.

The comeback

Acid-wash denim may never feel as perennially timeless as its indigo and true-blue counterparts, yet there’s something undeniably appealing about the newest takes on the ’90s staple. Cool-girl brand Sea has a version that’s trouser-like: high-waisted and tapered. Isabel Marant’s are super-bleached (think more ’80s glam rock than Saved by the Bell) and best teamed with an equally nostalgic going-out top or oversized blazer. If you’re still skeptical, heed the advice of Shopbop’s fashion director, Caroline Maguire: “Ease into the trend with a black acid wash. Chances are you’ll end up with more!” A modern classic? That depends on who you’re asking, but sometimes it’s enough for fashion to just be fun.

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THE HUMBLE shopper tote got a highfashion makeover at the hands of designer and eco-fashion leader Stella McCartney. The Londoner known for championing vegan leather has turned her attention to organic cotton—grown without toxic pesticides and therefore better for farmers and the environment—and the resulting roomy bag is equal parts feel-good and covetable.

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style Gold-tone-metal and grosgrain-ribbon necklace, Joanne Burke ($502, at MATCHES FASHION.com)

PROENZA SCHOULER

Brass and Swarovski-crystal ring, Alexander McQueen ($414.62, at Intermix, intermixonline.com)

Metal earrings, Marni ($527, at MATCHES FASHION.com)

Gold-tone-metal and enamel necklace, Alexis Kirk (price upon request, at Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection, caroletanenbaum.com)

Bronze and moonstone ring, Aesa ($389, aesa jewelry.com)

Pewter, resin, glass, rubber and elastic bracelet, AnneMarie Chagnon ($196, annemarie chagnon.com)

STYLING, ELAINE JYLL REGIO; PHOTOGRAPHY, IMAXTREE (RUNWAY)

Brass, zinc, glass, steel, resin and freshwater-pearl bracelet, Zara ($25.90 for two, zara.com)

Craft Flair Embrace the maximalist look with gallery-worthy sculptural jewellery. Bronze and cubiczirconia ring, Voodoo Jewels ($217, at shopbop.com)

Pyrite, labradorite and leather bracelet, Chan Luu ($191, chanluu.com)

14-karat-gold-plated-brass and pearl earrings, Peet Dullaert ($575, at mytheresa.com)

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Team Spirit On- and off-duty takes on fall’s varsity trend. AT THE OFFICE

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NIGHT OUT

Viscose-blend skirt, Le Château ($69.95, lechateau.com)

Rhodium-platedLucite earrings, Biko ($115, ilovebiko.com)

Nylon jacket, Alpha Industries ($220, alphaindustries.com)

Polyester-satin jogging pants, Atelier New Regime ($119.95, atelier newregime.com)

UNDERCOVER

Cotton and polyester sweatshirt, Old Navy ($34.94, oldnavy.ca)

Cotton cardigan with chenille patches, Roots ($118, roots.com)

Suede boots, Högl ($353, at farfetch.com)

Faux-suede booties, Core Life ($50, at Hudson’s Bay, thebay.com)

Mixed-material watch, Timex ($80, timex.ca) Wool scarf, Whistles ($145, whistles.com)

Nubuck sneakers, Clarks ($129, clarkscanada.com)

“Have fun with this trend by updating jackets, sweaters and scarves with varsity-inspired patches.”

Polyester patch, Drake General Store ($14, drakegeneralstore.ca)

– ELAINE JYLL REGIO market editor

Wool-blend skirt, RED Valentino ($305, at MATCHESFASHION.com)

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Leather handbag, Partoem ($550, partoem.ca)

Cotton and spandex top, Meshki ($37, meshki. com.au)


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Wool-blend and viscose coat, Levi’s ($298, levi.com)

Brass and acrylic earrings, Asos ($16.83, asos.com)

Viscose, nylon and elastane turtleneck, Zara ($39.90, zara.com)

OUTERWEAR SPECIAL

Polyester and wool coat, Guess ($248, guess.ca)

Give timeless silhouettes a new spin with oversized high-contrast tartan prints.

Wool coat, MM6 Maison Margiela ($1,283, at MATCHESFASHION.com)

Leather booties, Sam Edelman ($185, at Neiman Marcus, neimanmarcus.com)

Velvet pants, Rag & Bone ($311, at Intermix, intermixonline.com)

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Polyester, wool and alpaca coat, Tommy Jeans ($390, tommy.com)

STYLING, ELAINE JYLL REGIO; PHOTOGRAPHY, IMAXTREE (STREET STYLE)

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style Metal and Swarovskirhinestone necklace, Venessa Arizaga ($462, venessaarizaga.com)

Polyester and modacrylic jacket, Wilfred Free ($198, at Aritzia, aritzia.com) Leather booties, Reiss ($425, reiss.com)

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Rock Teddy Whether you go for a Crayola hue or a chic neutral, the fuzzy topper is an instant classic. Cotton T-shirt, Miss Selfridge ($24, missselfridge.com)

10-karat-gold- and rhodium-plated-metal, Lucite, enamel, chrysolite, peridot and Swarovskicrystal pins, Alexis Bittar ($268 for the set, at Nordstrom, nordstrom.com)

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Polyester coat, Closed ($894, closed.com)

Shearling coat, Rudsak ($2,495, rudsak.com)

STYLING, ELAINE JYLL REGIO; PHOTOGRAPHY, IMAXTREE (STREET STYLE)

Viscose and polyester skirt, Tory Burch ($525, toryburch.com)


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Knit beret, Eugenia Kim ($257, eugeniakim.com)

Wool dress, Elizabeth and James ($692, at themodist.com)

Wool and polyester trench, Diesel ($998, ca.diesel.com)

Leather bag, Want Les Essentiels ($595, wantlesessentiels.com)

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Mac Attack Fabric booties, Charles & Keith ($104, charles keith.com)

Fashion’s biggest names—Loewe, Celine—have declared their love for the trench coat. You should too. Yellow-gold and Swarovski-crystal ring, Bing Bang NYC ($92, bingbangnyc.com)

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Cotton and polyester trench, Soia & Kyo ($425, soiakyo.com)

STYLING, ELAINE JYLL REGIO; PHOTOGRAPHY, IMAXTREE (STREET STYLE)

Cotton and leather trench, Loewe ($3,328, at mytheresa.com)


style Nylon jacket, Save the Duck ($378, savetheduck.com)

Acrylic, polyamide, wool and polyurethane jacket, Herno ($825, at farfetch.com)

Acetate glasses, BonLook ($145, bonlook.com)

Nylon and polyester jacket, The North Face ($350, thenorthface.com)

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Huffle Puffs Cotton shirt, Gap ($54.95, gapcanada.ca)

Denim jeans, Frank and Oak ($89.50, frank andoak.com)

Waterproof leather hiking boots, Sorel ($200, sorelfootwear.ca)

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Polyester-fill jacket, Banana Republic ($280, bananarepublic.ca)

STYLING, ELAINE JYLL REGIO; PHOTOGRAPHY, IMAXTREE (STREET STYLE)

Sporty puffers show no signs of going out of style. Pair yours with an elevated take on the hiking boot.


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Brandon Maxwell is creating beautiful, empowering clothes on his own terms.

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Texas, exuding easy glamour in a heather-grey robe dress. The deeply personal visuals are key to the brand’s big-hearted approach to realness. “I’m not about promoting any specific product but about showing what the women who represent our brand stand for,” says Maxwell in the subtlest Texan twang. “As long as we’re telling a truthful story, it will resonate with people.” Here’s what else the designer had to say on the subject of authenticity, self-criticism and why he’s suddenly into bright colours.

You share a lot of personal stories and behind-the-scenes moments on your brand’s Instagram. Do you think about the posts ahead of time? “I get so many messages asking ‘Who runs your Instagram account?’ and I’m like ‘Me!’ I write over coffee in the morning. If you

see a post up in the first five or 10 minutes, you’ll see the spelling mistakes. It’s funny—I didn’t excel at reading or writing growing up. You always get a second chance when you’re older.”

A post that got a big reaction is one you shared about a dress from your first collection that was chosen by the women on your team. You called for more women CEOs in fashion. Why did you feel compelled to share that? “Here’s the thing: I’m a man in this industry, and I can’t help that. This is what I wanted to do. Fashion requires a special kind of teamwork. There’s one person crazy enough to go out there and put their name on something, but it’s such a group effort. It’s important that we’re hiring women for higher-up positions to run companies. We’re

TEXT, LIZ GUBER; PHOTOGRAPHY, BRANDON MAXWELL & JESSY PRICE (BEHIND THE SCENES), IMAXTREE (BACKSTAGE), GETTY IMAGES (M. MARKLE) & SEBASTIAN FAENA (PORTRAIT)

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RANDON MAXWELL had a headline-filled summer. When Meghan Markle donned a sunflower-yellow Maxwell shift to attend a youth-empowerment day in London in July, fashion fans, journalists and royal-news junkies heralded it as her best look to date. A few days later, Maxwell, a stylist turned designer who counts Lady Gaga among his clients, was chosen as a finalist for the International Woolmark Prize, a prestigious global design competition whose past winners include Gabriela Hearst and Karl Lagerfeld. But the Texas native wasn’t finished yet. In August, he released the label’s fall/winter campaign to unprecedented levels of buzz. The images captured the designer’s 81-year-old grandmother, Louise, posing in her rose-filled backyard in Longview,


place anymore. Things can be a little more relaxed and free flowing because we’re more comfortable with who we are and more confident in what we want to say. It was about simple cuts and going back to school—learning about the boning in a bodice, the lining, the zipper. I was very concerned about the inner workings [of garments] and teaching myself things I didn’t know. I didn’t go to fashion school, so I was insecure about that. But you can’t stay insecure forever.”

From top, left: Behind the scenes at Brandon Maxwell’s fall/winter 2018 campaign shoot; models backstage at the fall/winter 2018 show; Brandon Maxwell; Meghan Markle in her Brandon Maxwell shift

making clothes for women—we ought to be asking women. I don’t know how anybody is getting by [in fashion] without a mostly female staff.”

Your first few collections were almost entirely black and white. Now you’re showing pink, yellow and red. “Isn’t that strange? It’s such a cheesy response, but I see more in colour recently. [In my first collections], I was just so dead set on saying what I wanted to say with the design elements. I felt that too many colours would distract from that. I don’t really feel that way anymore.” What’s the story behind your fall/ winter collection? “There was a relaxed vibe to the show, and I think that speaks to where my team and I are at. We’re not in that sort of tight, constricting

Do you look back at those earlier collections with fondness? “I can barely look at them. The worst review, honestly, is the one that you give yourself. It’s not so much the clothes that I look back on with fondness—it’s the moments in my life. I have all the runway shows taped on the walls in my office, and I can tell you exactly where I was emotionally. Not only did they change in colour but I also feel that I grew up and became a better man—a better partner, a better boss, a better friend.” Your clothes have been worn by so many powerful, inspiring women, like Meghan Markle and Issa Rae. “I’m always proud to dress women who are making a difference in this world. I’m not someone who’s so interested in what people are wearing; I’m more interested in what they’re doing. Meghan wore that yellow dress, yes, but she was making a difference that day and had an impact on young people’s lives. She has such grace. That’s all I could think of during [the royal] wedding when she just walked up those stairs by herself in front of the entire world. I run out for a tiny second at my shows in front of 250 people and want to pass out!” 

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This month, we bring you the perfect trending polish, the best beauty products on the market (according to our readers) and an outfit to make you look like a dancer (even if you aren’t one).


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FANCY FOOTWORK

“The most benefit is gained from the minerals in a clay mask while it is still damp, long before it dries.” — SHARON MCGLINCHEY, Australian facialist and MV Organic Skincare founder. (Emma Watson and Maggie Gyllenhaal are fans.) As the mask contracts, you’ll get a gentle exfoliation, says McGlinchey—but remove it before it dries completely or it can start drawing moisture from the skin (something you definitely don’t want). Try: MV Organic Skincare Signature Mineral Mask ($63), Laline Face Mud Mask ($19.95) or Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay ($39).

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that we skip over the part of the story where I tell you about his jet-setting lifestyle and numerous high-profile clients. There’s no point in mentioning that he has been travelling from his current home base in Dubai to London, New York and then back to London 10 days a month for over two decades to give what he calls a “true pedicure”—a water-and-polish-free treatment focused solely on caring for feet from a medical, rather than a purely aesthetic, perspective—to the likes of Naomi Campbell and Robert DeNiro, who are both long-time customers. Because even if you were a celebrity or royalty, you wouldn’t get in to see him—he hasn’t accepted any new clients in years. It’s why he is placing a renewed emphasis on Révérence de Bastien, his line of foot and nail care, and spreading his gospel of foot health, the latter of which is thus: 1. Thou shalt respect thy cuticles. “The cuticle is like a door. If you push or cut the cuticle, it creates inflammation and allows bacteria to enter,” Gonzalez tells me during a rare stop at Toronto’s Holt Renfrew, which carries his line. Leave them be, and treat nails daily with a hydrating formula, like his mask (below). 2. Massage is critical. It’s the most important step of his treatment and something you can—and should— do at home, nightly. “The foot starts at your toes and ends mid-calf,” he tells me. Massage the fatty cushions on the balls of your feet to replump them, and rub your arches in an upward motion, toward the heart. 3. Dry your nails individually with a towel after you get out of the shower. (I protest, but Gonzalez tells me that this will prevent water from drying out nails and cuticles.) In his treatment, nails are buffed with diamond-dust-topped drills, but a similar glossy sheen can be achieved at home with his chamois-leather tool. Note: If you don’t already have a standing appointment with Gonzalez, all is not lost. You can get the next best thing: an appointment with one of his meticulously hired and trained staff, who operate out of the luxury One&Only resorts worldwide.

Révérence de Bastien Unguent For Nails and Cuticles ($32). For details, see Shopping Guide.

TEXT, VICTORIA DIPLACIDO; PHOTOGRAPHY, GEOFFREY ROSS (NAIL POLISH) & IMAXTREE (FOOT & MODEL)

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MEANT TO BE IF THERE WERE a universally-agreed-upon list of holy-grail beauty ingredients, vitamin C would be at the top. The thoroughly researched antioxidant prevents damage caused by free radicals, which are a result of things like pollution and UV light, and has a brightening effect on skin. It’s also, however, notoriously difficult to formulate with. (It oxidizes and becomes ineffective when exposed to light and air—you’ll know it’s happened when the product turns an orangey brown.) Look for formulas you can activate just before use, like AlumierMD EverActive C&E ($179 for three vials). It’s made with L-ascorbic acid, the only bioavailable form of vitamin C, meaning your skin doesn’t have to do any work to convert the ingredient into a form it can use. It also contains Matrixyl, a peptide renowned for its ability to stimulate collagen synthesis—which makes sense, since AlumierMD was co-founded by biochemist Karl Lintner, who developed the peptide over a decade ago.

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Red/esign Collection ($9.95 each)

Jelly time trend is dominating Instagram, but you needn’t trudge to the salon for clear extensions to get the look. One coat of streak-free Sally Hansen nail polish in the orange-toned Warm Regards— one of five new shades in the Canadian exclusive Red/esign collection of (what else) red polishes—will give you the same look, says nail artist Madeline Poole, global colour ambassador for the brand.

Jelly nails by Holly Falcone (@hollyfalconenails)

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Deep Impact Everything you need to know about hair care’s new It ingredient. WHEN’S THE LAST TIME YOU went to bed without washing and moisturizing your face? Hopefully never. But when it comes to hair care, we tend to be a little more relaxed—as anyone who has sprayed half a can of dry shampoo on their roots on day five of a blowout can attest. And that’s okay, but it means that when it comes time to wash your hair, you need a deep-cleansing product that can remove buildup but also be gentle on strands. Enter your new secret weapon: charcoal.


What to know about washing your hair FOCUS ON THE SCALP, NOT THE STRANDS. A healthier scalp equals healthier hair. (Irritation can cause damage to the fibre’s cuticle structure and weaken protein bonds.) The key here is to use fingertips to massage the scalp—this will help remove buildup. REPEAT IF NECESSARY. Turns out sometimes you should lather, rinse, repeat. “If you find you are not getting a good enough lather, you could either add a little more water or shampoo twice,” says Justin German, Pantene consulting stylist.

CHARCOAL 101 This is not your barbecue’s charcoal. Activated charcoal is carbon sourced from certain types of bamboo and wood. Known for its gentle but deep cleansing, this super-buzzy ingredient can be found in everything from toothpaste to deodorant and now hair care.

CONDITION THE ROOTS. A silicone-free conditioner is lightweight enough to use on the roots without weighing them down. Work conditioner from the tips to the roots to protect strands from potential damage. USE THE CORRECT PRODUCT FOR YOUR HAIR T YPE. German recommends volumizing spray gels for fine hair (be sure to spray directly on the roots); those with coarse hair should opt for crème formulas and apply from roots to ends.

HOW IT WORKS Activated charcoal acts like a magnet, gently pulling oil and dirt from surfaces so that they are washed away when rinsed. That’s why you’ll find charcoal in many of your favourite facial cleansers and exfoliators. What does this mean for hair? Well, skin and hair share many of the same genetic building blocks, so activated charcoal can help rid strands of impurities like product buildup, scalp oil and pollution—without damaging them. “It works along the surface of the hair, cleansing without disrupting the fibre,” says Dr. Jeni Thomas, Pantene principal scientist.

DID YOU KNOW? The charcoal in Pantene’s Charcoal Collection Purifying Root Wash comes from bamboo, while Pantene Charcoal Renewing Cream Rinse contains white charcoal from binchotan oak, which has been used in Japan for many years to purify water. To further protect and nourish hair, both the root wash and cream rinse are loaded with antioxidants to help counteract the effects of free radicals—tiny molecules that damage hair and scalp at a cellular level.

WHO CAN USE IT? Anyone, really. But because charcoal is a deep cleanser, it’s a great option for women who go a few days between washes. (Guilty.) This is important not only for hair health— charcoal can help reset scalp’s oil balance—it can also make the difference between a good hair day and a bad hair day. Studies show that hair can take on weight from buildup in just three days, changing the way it behaves and the way it moves, according to Thomas.

Pantene Pro-V Charcoal Collection Purifying Root Wash and Renewing Cream Rinse, at drugstores and mass-market retailers


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The Edit Beauty products we’re coveting now. 1. Miu Miu Fleur d’Argent Eau de Parfum Spray ($105 for 50 mL) breaks with the Miu Miu fragrance tradition of opening with lily of the valley. Instead, tuberose takes the top spot for a more sophisticated scent. 2. When Clinique launched Happy in the late ’90s, the citrusy floral was everything the angsty era was not. To reinvoke that feel-good vibe for modern times, Clinique My Happy Eau de Toilette Spray ($29 for 15 mL) comes in six versions based on notes that millions of the brand’s fans around the world said brought them joy: baked goods, nature, flowers, tea and the beach. (Go figure.) 3. Elizabeth Arden My Fifth Avenue Eau de Toilette Spray ($82 for 100 mL), a crisp floral, is an ode to the brand’s gutsy Canadian-American founder, who opened her very first storefront on the ritzy New York street. 4. Memories of visiting her grandmother Estée’s home in the South of France inspired Aerin Lauder to create this green floral scent. Aerin Éclat de Vert Eau de Parfum Spray ($285 for 50 mL). 5. Burberry Her Eau de Parfum Spray ($107 for 50 mL) is a striking combo of red berries, jasmine and violet with a musky amber accord. Master perfumer Francis Kurkdjian calls it a true signature scent. 6. Perfumer Mathilde Laurent was inspired by diamond fire, the prismatic rainbow-like sparkle of light hitting a diamond, when creating Cartier Carat Eau de Parfum Spray ($167 for 100 mL). She used an array of florals—violet, iris, hyacinth, ylang-ylang, daffodil, honeysuckle and tulip—to represent the colours in the spectrum. 7. Mugler Alien Flora Futura Eau de Toilette Spray ($94 for 60 mL) will satisfy admirers of woody florals, thanks to the creamy sandalwood and queen of the night (a type of cactus that blooms with fragrant white flowers only once a year). For details, see Shopping Guide.

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THE 2018

250 products, 450 ELLE readers from across the country and three months of blind testing. Here are the 53 beauty-battlefield victors in makeup, skincare and hair care, as chosen by you.

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TEXT, NATALIE BRENNAN; PHOTOGRAPHY, IMAXTREE (BACKSTAGE), GEOFFREY ROSS (MAKEUP SWOOSHES), PATRICK SEGUIN (HIGHLIGHTER) & BRUNO PETROZZA (ALL OTHER PRODUCTS)

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ILLUMINATOR Lise Watier Havana Trio Highlighter ($46) Lisa Boone from St. John’s, N.L., said that this highlighter left her “glowing like an angel.” Sounds heavenly.

EYESHADOW PALETTE

MASCARA UNDER $20 Sephora Collection LashCraft Length & Volume Mascara ($16) Everything you’ve ever wanted from a mascara: It’s separating, lengthening and volumizing. Swipe on one coat for a natural look, and keep on swiping to build up intensity.

OVER $20 Zorah Biocosmétiques Mascara Pure Argan Volume and Care ($25) Shalyn Krempasky from Winnipeg asks, “Who needs falsies when you have this mascara?” It made her lashes “appear thick and volumized with no clumping.”

EYELINER U N D E R $ 15 ( T I E ) L’Oréal Paris Infallible The Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner ($12) Terri Bourque from Scarborough, Ont., said this liner was “easy to use, stayed on all day and went on smooth without bleeding.” Marcelle Precision Liquid Eyeliner Pen ($11.95) This waterproof formula lives up to its name. Plus, it sets quickly and doesn’t budge.

O V E R $ 15 Lise Watier Féline Eyeliner HD ($22) Jurors said this liner was highly pigmented, which helps make the elusive flawless cat-eye a little more achievable.

Rimmel London Magnif’Eyes Eye Contouring Palette ($15) For the second year in a row, this palette reigns supreme. You can credit the rich pigments and easily blendable formula for the win.

EYEBROW PRODUCT Benefit Cosmetics Precisely, My Brow Pencil ($32) No one does brows like Benefit. This pencil makes it easy to fill in sparse areas thanks to its thin tip, which allows for hair-fine strokes. Plus, the futuristic metallic packaging makes it stand out in your makeup bag. h


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OVER $30 Guerlain Météorites Baby Glow Light Revealing Sheer Makeup ($65) This light foundation leaves a dewy glow that’s perfect for those no-makeup-makeup days. Bonus: the lovely citrus and violet scent.

CONCEALER $30 AND UNDER Lise Watier Teint Lumière Perfecting Concealer ($30) When you’re skimping on sleep (so, always), this creamy concealer covers dark circles and adds a hint of luminescence for a convincing “I’m a morning person” look.

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SETTING SPRAY OVER $30 Chanel Palette Essentielle ($85) This threein-one face palette conceals, highlights and gives cheeks and lips a hint of coral. Editor’s tip: Use your fingers to blend the cream formula seamlessly into foundation.

Clarins Fix’ Make-Up ($30) It’s simple: Want your makeup to last all day? Use this. Jurors also noted that the subtle rosewater scent has a calming effect.

NAIL POLISH Sally Hansen Miracle Gel ($11.95) Julie Blacker from Abbotsford, Man., owns an astonishing 200-plus nail polishes. So we took it seriously when she said this product has “the best-designed polish brush I’ve ever used!” (It’s extra-wide for easy application.)

LIQUID LIPSTICK UNDER $20 Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick ($18) Anjum Khimji from Markham, Ont., gave this lipstick two thumbs up for staying on throughout dinner. “This is one of the longestlasting products I have ever tried,” she said.

OVER $20 NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment ($34) Kiss and don’t tell with this transfer-proof liquid lipstick. Jurors said it was so comfortable it felt like they weren’t wearing anything on their lips at all.

PHOTOGRAPHY, IMAXTREE (BACKSTAGE), GEOFFREY ROSS (MAKEUP SWOOSHES), BRUNO PETROZZA (MARCELLE CC CREAM, SETTING SPRAY & SEPHORA LIPSTICK) & PATRICK SEGUIN (GUERLAIN BB CREAM, LISE WATIER CONCEALER, NAIL POLISH & NARS LIPSTICK). OPPOSITE PAGE: PHOTOGRAPHY, BRUNO PETROZZA (ALL PRODUCTS)

Marcelle CC Cream Complete Correction SPF 35 ($29.95) Kari Zalik from Toronto loved the texture of this CC cream, calling it “silky but not runny, soft but still pigmented and dewy but not greasy.”


FACE MIST Institut Esthederm Eau Cellulaire Mist ($29) Thanks to the superfine mist, this hyaluronicacid-rich spray makes for the perfect midday refresh—without leaving you drenched.

FACE SCRUB UNDER $30 Philosophy The Microdelivery Daily Exfoliating Facial Wash ($20) Katie Haddin from Ancaster, Ont., especially enjoyed using this exfoliating cleanser in the mornings. “The refreshing scent woke me up and got me ready for the day,” she said.

OVER $30 Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser ($38) Michelle Organ from Dartmouth, N.S., praised the light orange scent of this scrub as well as its ability to leave her skin feeling “squeaky clean.”

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MAKEUP REMOVER Bioderma Sensibio H2O Make-up Removing Micelle Solution ($23.90) The rise of longwearing lipsticks, setting sprays and 24-hourwear foundations has created quite the task for makeup removers. This one is up for the challenge, gently nixing every last speck without tugging on skin.

EYE-MAKEUP REMOVER Sephora Collection Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover ($19) Nithya Saravanan from Toronto found this product very effective yet non-irritating on eyes. “Only a few drops is more than enough to take off makeup, with no scrubbing required.”

Clarins Extra-Firming Mask ($69) Wear this fatiguefighting mask for 10 minutes and then wait for the compliments on your smoother, more radiant complexion to roll in.

EYE-MASK PATCHES Klorane Smoothing and Relaxing Patches With Soothing Cornflower ($17.25) This is an instant way to trick people into thinking you’re well rested (and not feeling the effects of last night’s wine). h

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DAY SERUM UNDER $50 Marcelle NewAge UpLift Energizing Serum ($33.95) With this serum’s four types of hyaluronic acid (the ingredient is famous for retaining up to 1,000 times its weight in water), it’s no wonder the jurors noticed more hydrated skin after just one application.

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IDC Dermo Boost Energy ($60) Jurors loved the candy-like scent of this serum and its ability to calm redness. Evelyn Ballard from Langley, B.C., said that after using it for one week, her skin looked “less irritated.”

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum ($123) There’s a reason this serum is a longtime top seller. The luxurious oil-free formula contains patented technology that minimizes fine lines while nurturing parched skin.

OV E R $ 10 0 Lancôme Advanced Génifique ($132) Embrace your inner Benjamin Button with this serum that jurors said immediately absorbs into skin without leaving a tacky residue.

MOISTURIZING DAY CREAM UNDER $40 Bioderma Hydrabio Gel-Cream Light Moisturizing Cream ($29.50) This light (but still hydrating) moisturizer has a touch of salicylic acid to gently exfoliate. “My skin was glowing after a couple of days,” said Fatima Merheb from Windsor, Ont. “I knew I owed it to this!”

OVER $40 Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream ($125) The name says it all: This cream works wonders. Once reserved only for her model and celebrity clients, makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury’s secret blend of peptides, antioxidants and hyaluronic acid is now available for all.

EYE- CONTOUR CARE UNDER $50 Clarins Multi-Active Yeux ($45) With its always-cold metal applicator, this gel-cream serum, rich in plant actives, is excellent for calming puffy eyes in the morning.

OVER $50 G.M. Collin Bota-Peptide Eye Contour ($96) Priya Chendke from Toronto noticed her eye area looked smoother after using this peptiderich formula. “I felt younger after just a week of using it,” she said.

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ANTI-AGING DAY CREAM UNDER $60 Clarins Multi-Active Jour ($54) Jurors loved how soft their skin felt after using this antioxidant-rich moisturizer. Even those who said they don’t usually love scented products enjoyed its fresh floral fragrance.

Clarins Mission Perfection Serum ($69) Krista Urchenko from Ottawa loved the texture of this serum, which she said feels “like putting clouds on your face.”

LIP BALM Clarins Hydra-Essential Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm ($20) This hydrating balm applies like a gloss, enhancing your natural lip colour for the ultimate rosy glow.

SUN PROTECTION UNDER $30 Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 ($15.79) Paiton Collins from Burnaby, B.C., called this her new holy-grail facial sunscreen. “It absorbed well, left my skin soft and played well underneath makeup.”

OVER $60 IDC Dermo Express 360 ($62) Lee Pearson from Hamilton, Ont., gave this anti-pollution moisturizer five stars. “If I were to use this for the rest of my life, my skin would be happy.”

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ANTI-AGING NIGHT CREAM

Coola Mineral Face Sunscreen Unscented Matte Tint ($48) This mineral-based sunscreen is an excellent option for those with sensitive skin (which can react to chemical UV filters). h

Clarins Super Restorative Night ($129) Tracy Rafuse from New Glasgow, N.S., said this moisturizer felt “like butter” on her skin. “It was so nice after a long day to wash my face and apply this little piece of heaven.”

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Hair SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER FOR DAMAGED HAIR

SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER FOR COLOURED HAIR Pureology Hydrate Shampoo ($35) and Conditioner ($38) This vegan and sulphatefree duo gently washes and hydrates colourtreated hair without stripping its vibrancy.

SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER FOR NON- COLOURED HAIR René Furterer 5 Sens Enhancing Shampoo ($30) and Conditioner ($34) Christina Truong from Toronto said this set kept her hair feeling clean, even when she spaced out her washes. “I was able to go up to three days without having to wash my hair or use dry shampoo.”

HAIR MASK Joico K-Pak Color Therapy Luster Lock Treatment ($26.20) Jeanne Lem from Mississauga, Ont., said this peptide- and argan-oil-rich mask was “fantastic for quenching dry, coarse hair.” Even her husband noticed she was using something new.

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Joico Power Spray Fast-Dry Finishing Spray ($19.95) Imagine a hairspray that provides ultra-firm hold, increases shine, combats humidity and protects hair from heat...for three days. Well, that’s this one. You’re welcome.

DRY SHAMPOO Klorane Dry Shampoo With Nettle ($15.50) We weren’t surprised to see this quickabsorbing formula take the top spot: It’s an ELLE-editor favourite.

SMOOTHING TREATMENT Moroccanoil Blow-Dry Concentrate ($30) Monika Hejdova from London, Ont., called this styler a “miracle in a bottle” for leaving her hair “smooth and silky with zero frizz.”

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L’Oréal Professionnel Inforcer Strengthening Anti-breakage Shampoo ($25) and Conditioner ($29) Made for fragile hair (we’re looking at you, peroxide blondes), this vitamin-B6- and biotin-infused hair care reduces breakage and adds mega shine.

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FACE WASH ClarinsMen Exfoliating Cleanser ($32) Male jurors loved this refreshing and slightly exfoliating gel cleanser, which they said left their skin feeling clean and soft.

SHAMPOO ClarinsMen Shampoo & Shower ($30) Xavier Poulin from Gatineau, Que., said his hair looked shinier and fuller after using this shampoo. “It feels great!”

BODY WASH OGX Hydrating Moisture + Shea Soft & Smooth Body Wash ($8.49) The scent of this moisturizing body wash reminded Ashley Taylor from Kingston, Ont., of “warm homemade vanilla sugar cookies.”

BODY SCRUB Dans un Jardin Mirabella Sugar Scrub ($20) This scrub contains real sugar granules to gently exfoliate, leaving skin soft, smooth and, most importantly, smelling like dessert. A necessity for dry winter skin.

BODY MOISTURIZER UNDER $20 Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Yogurt Lotion Vanilla & Oats ($14) With one application, this rich and creamy lotion leaves skin velvety soft the whole day.

OVER $20 Moroccanoil Body Soufflé Fragrance Originale ($62) Karina Tokashiki from Brossard, Que., loved how thick and luxurious this formula felt, describing it as “more of a body butter than a moisturizer.”

SHAVING PRODUCT ClarinsMen Smooth Shave ($23) This gel has a dense lather that stays in place for the shave. “It provides a nice glide so I don’t get any irritation or tugging,” said Tim Forsyth from Spruce Grove, Alta.

MOISTURIZING FACE CREAM CW Beggs and Sons Anti-Wrinkle Defense Moisturizer ($38) Gerald Gero from Gatineau, Que., said this face cream made his skin feel softer right after application—and the next day too. 

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Nulu and Lycra leotard ($84), cupro pants ($118) and cupro shorts ($68), all Lululemon x Francesca Hayward of The Royal Ballet Collection. For details, see Shopping Guide.

EDITOR’S PICK

“I consider vegan-protein-drink company OWYN (which stands for Only What You Need) to be Soylent for the fashionable wellness set. I’m partial to starting the day with the Cold Brew Coffee ($39 for 12), which packs a satisfying 20 grams of pea-based protein and is free of almost every potential allergen you can list (dairy, wheat, nuts, soy...).” – VICTORIA DIPLACIDO, beauty editor

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SLEEP COUNTRY Currently in beta-testing but set to launch later this year, the new Sleep Score program from Fitbit uses a wrist sensor—available on the new Fitbit Charge 3 ($200)—to measure oxygen saturation in the blood, which can be telling of problems like sleep apnea. (It is not, however, a diagnostic tool.) An algorithm, which takes other variables like heart rate into account, gives you a nightly sleep score, breaking down time spent in light, deep and REM sleep cycles. Sweet dreams.

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“Dancewear is very different from sportswear,” says Francesca Hayward, principal dancer with the Royal Ballet of London. “Sportswear doesn’t quite suit what we need to do with our bodies, so I’m always fiddling with my clothes in the studio.” Dancewear, she tells us, can also sometimes be too precious. (“I don’t like wearing frilly, puffy skirts,” she admits.) So when Lululemon came calling for Hayward, 26, to collaborate with the brand, she was thrilled. The 17-piece limited-edition collection, made of luxurious but comfortable fabrics like cashmere jersey and merino wool, befits a ballerina gearing up for an hours-long rehearsal just as well as a frequent flyer getting ready for the long haul. See: the Principal Dancer pants (right) and Funnel Neck sweater ($108, left). Hayward worked closely with the design team, trying on samples and providing feedback, such as having the waistline of the leggings sit higher on the body (sportswear leggings often sit too low around the hips, she explains), which makes it easier to be lifted during partner work. Even if you don’t have plans to be hoisted into the air, you’ll want to give these looks a turn.


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Wellness, Your Way FEELING OVERWHELMED by the current onslaught of selfhelp books, mindfulness advice, rose-quartz crystals and health podcasts all designed to help you feel calm and content? You’re not alone. With so many options competing for your limited time and attention, it’s not easy to find what works. Add to that the fact that “wellness” can mean something different to everyone and you’re apt to feel more exhausted than inspired. Our take? Make wellness less complicated by honing in on four categories—mind, body, relationships and meaning—and trying to find ways to incorporate something for each area into your day-to-day. If you can steadily nurture these parts of your life, you’re good. How you get there is all you.

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No chill Stressing over self-care? Join the club. By JENNIFER COHEN

I LIVE IN LOS ANGELES, a.k.a. ground zero for every health-and-wellness trend there is. It’s the polar opposite of my hometown of Winnipeg, which I left 18 years ago to kick off my career in health and fitness. While I love my adopted city, it has been nearly two decades of kale (since before kale was a thing), cold-pressed green juice, power Pilates, butter coffee, cryotherapy, Zumba, trampolining, pole-dancing classes, CrossFit workouts and indoor cycling. Recently, at a yoga class that was a stretch to squeeze into my schedule, I found myself counting down the minutes until the instructor said “Namaste.” It got me thinking: When did “relaxing” start to feel like work? Between the meditation apps that keep pinging us to chill out, the two-hour (if you count the drive in heavy traffic to get there) barre classes that don’t leave us enough time to go grocery shopping for an organic, grass-fed, ethically butchered chicken to sous vide for dinner and biweekly meetings with an anxiety coach, “wellness” has taken over our lives. But if self-care feels like a chore these days, it’s very likely not the care YOU need. Wellness is not one size fits all. That’s why I never went back to that yoga class. I also uninstalled that annoying meditation app on my phone and discovered that I Zen out best while running on a treadmill to my favourite Spotify playlist. And, yes, sometimes the best thing for me is to drink some coffee and binge-watch Scandal, and that’s perfectly okay too. Here’s my advice:

1.

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SELF-CARE REQUIRES SELFAWARENESS. Ask yourself: “What am I getting from this?” If you secretly hate that smelly goat-yoga class, re-evaluate why you’re taking it. Is it because you saw it on Instagram? Or your friends convinced you it was the cool kids’ workout? I know it’s tough, and the pressure to stay in the loop feels real, but try not to let the hype throw you off what’s best for you. It doesn’t matter

if your self-care solution is taking a nature hike or getting that massage or pedicure you’ve been too busy to schedule. What really matters is that you do something, anything, that makes you feel better than you did before.

2.

MAKE IT A PART OF YOUR ROUTINE.

For me, effective self-care is all about developing positive habits. I’ve found that when I start my morning with healthy

practices, it helps keep me on track for the rest of the day. For example, even though water isn’t always my beverage of choice, I know it’s good for my body, so I keep a bottle by my bed and drink a full glass before my feet touch the floor every morning. I also make fitness a priority every single day. Having badass body goals is awesome, but I stick with fitness for the mental benefits. I’d rather feel like a badass than look

like a badass, and with fitness, I can have both.

3.

STICK WITH IT.

Whatever you find that works for you, make it mandatory for yourself and commit to doing it. Once you start doing something positive on the regular, no matter how big or small, I guarantee that you will feel better about yourself. Positive habitual actions will leave you feeling more confident and happier. h

Jennifer Cohen is a wellness coach and the author of the new fitness journal Badass Body Goals.

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“I’ll be happy when I get this job/this partner/these new Loubs” said every person ever. That’s great, but playing the “when” game also pretty much guarantees you’ll never be satisfied. Choose meaning and purpose instead and happiness will follow, says Emily Esfahani Smith, author of The Power of Meaning. “A meaningful life is associated with connecting and contributing to something that’s bigger than you,” she says, noting that, according to studies, “it leaves people with a deeper sense of wellbeing.” So, how, pray tell, can we figure out our life’s purpose? You don’t have to transform into Mother Teresa overnight. (Although for some, spirituality plays a role in defining their purpose.) Figure out what your interests are and how you can contribute them to the world. Or, as Esfahani Smith says, decide how you can make other people’s lives better— even if it’s just asking your over-it barista how her day is. “Hopefully the sense of gratification that comes from that can initiate a string of behaviours,” she says.

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What lies beneath Wellness is more than skin deep. HOW DID MONTREAL’S Jennifer Brodeur become the go-to facialist for celebs like Michelle Obama, Oprah and Ashley Graham? It could be her signature LED treatment. It could also be her luxurious plant-based Peoni Skincare line. But it also has plenty to do with her unique lifestyle-first approach to skincare. “There’s a correlation between what you put in your body and what you see on your skin,” she says. “Everything is connected.”

HOW SHE INCORPORATES WELLNESS INTO HER TREATMENTS “A lot of people have this

means that I’m present in the moment

idea that what we do is superficial—

working. If I’m home, I’m 100

‘Oh, you just do skin.’ But it goes so

percent home.” HER SELF-CARE

much deeper. I sit with women and

STRATEGY “I know that if I don’t

I’m in right now. So, for example, if I’m working, I’m 100 percent

look at everything. First of all, what does the

take half an hour to just be by myself in the

day look like for you? What do you do for

morning, [my day doesn’t go well]. I wake

work? Because that is a big indicator of the

up; I meditate; I make sure I’m out with na-

type of stress [someone might be experienc-

ture, hiking. It’s all about taking care of myself

ing]. Are you eating late at night? Are you

first—if I do that, I’m a much better mom, I’m

skipping meals? When we’re able to change

a better wife, I’m a better friend and I’m a

little lifestyle habits or how we’re cleansing or

better boss too.” WHAT SHE LEARNED

taking care of our skin, it becomes a ritual—

FROM OPRAH “That with everything I

and that’s when the wellness step comes in.

choose to do, I have to understand what the

It’s more than just cleansing your face; it’s

intent behind doing it is. As women, we’re

this whole routine of ‘How am I respecting

often people pleasers, but Oprah said to me,

the skin that I have?’” WHAT WELLNESS

‘Every time you say yes to something just

MEANS TO HER “For me, wellness is not

because you think you have to, you’re not

about balance. The idea that ‘If I can be bal-

doing it for the right reasons.’ So now if I feel

anced, then I will be well’—it’s this incessant

like the intent is against my personal values or

competition of trying to attain it. ‘Wellness’

what I want to do, I say no. It’s empowering!”


Pillow talk Stop worrying about getting a good night’s sleep. BY NOW, EVERYBODY KNOWS how essential sleep is to health, your mental state and even your skin. But try telling yourself that when you’re wide awake at 3 a.m. Here’s the thing, though: No one has ever died from a night of insomnia. “People think ‘If I have a bad night’s sleep, all these bad things are going to happen to me,’” says Alanna McGinn, founder of Good Night Sleep Site. “Take that pressure off yourself.” To avoid the temptation of checking the clock every 30 minutes, McGinn recommends turning it around or stashing your phone on the other side of the room. “The only time you need to know is the time you go to bed.”

IN THE A.M. According to

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McGinn, a good night’s sleep starts the moment you wake up. Write down motivational sayings like “I love my bed and I love sleeping in it” or “I’m going to sleep so well tonight” on Post-its and stick them on your fridge or mirror. We know it’s corny, but repeating these mantras will (eventually—remember it takes three weeks for a habit to form) trick your brain into thinking you’re a good sleeper.

AT YOUR 9-TO-5 Schedule a personal pause. Part of the reason our troubles seem to blast on repeat as soon as we lie down is because we’ve been avoiding our feelings all day, says McGinn. “Instead of pushing worries and anxieties aside and having them flood your brain at night, give yourself a minute or two a few times a day to think about them.” Better yet, mull these feelings over when you’re at the gym—regular exercise reduces stress (an insomnia trigger) and may even help regulate your circadian clock. Just don’t do it too close to bedtime or you’ll be up all night.

AT NIGHT Deep-breathing techniques work. McGinn’s favourite is a fourseven-eight format: Breathe in for four seconds, hold your breath for seven seconds and let it all out for eight seconds. Repeat. And skip the midnight snack: Eating wakes up your metabolism, which will keep you awake too. Not to mention that any nightcap could mean you’re up in the middle of the night.

3 PRODUCTS TO HELP YOU STOP COUNTING SHEEP

If you’re a sweaty sleeper, linen sheets are great for keeping cool. Maison Tess linen sheets (from $115 for a queen set, maisontess.com)

White noise goes a long way toward catching zees. We like this travel-size version you can take on the road. Marpac Rohm White Noise Sound Machine ($48, at amazon.ca)

Spritz a little of this lavender scent on your pillow for sweet, fragrant dreams. This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray ($34, at Sephora, sephora.ca) h

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Something’s gotta give “AM I BURNED OUT?” Our Magic 8-Ball says: If you have to ask, signs point to yes. Textbook burnout starts in the workplace. But anyone with a job and a pulse can attest that it has trickled into our personal lives. And, big surprise, studies show that women— especially perfectionist types—are more susceptible to it than men. Here are the main symptoms, according to experts: Emotional exhaustion: Feel like you have nothing left to give at the office and it’s only 9 a.m.? THAT’S A SIGN. Cynicism: Maybe you loved working in customer service, but now you’re prickly with everyone who comes into your store. Or you’re quick to snap at colleagues or your family. Be aware of these personality changes. Reduced productivity: You. Just. Can’t. Get. Anything. Done. And this time it’s not because you’ve been online shopping. You feel like you’re spinning. How can you deal—without quitting your job, like, yesterday or escaping to a yurt in Baja? Do one or two or all of the following.

THINK LIKE AN OPTIMIST

STOP SAYING YES ALL THE GD TIME.

to suggested mindfulness—deep breathing

We get it—you want to be indispensable

and focusing on the present rather than future

at work. But here’s the problem with that:

worries—as a way to combat burnout. We

Saying yes to everything your colleagues

like this three-minute exercise because it’s fast

ask of you doesn’t guarantee the corner

but effective: Go to a private space and sit

office (only that others will fob off their

down with your hands in your lap. Set a timer

work on you). Also key: You’re no good to

for three minutes and breathe in and out as

anyone if you’re at the end of your rope.

you normally would, focusing on your breath-

(This advice goes for IRL situs too.) “Give

ing and the physical sensations in your body.

yourself permission to know your limits,”

Notice your thoughts and let them go. Try to

says Dr. Diana Brecher, a positive-psychol-

bring your body to the present.

ogy expert at Toronto’s Ryerson University. “Being assertive requires some degree of

DO THIS ONE THING BEFORE BED.

self-insight, being honest about our needs

No, not THAT. (But you can do that too

and limitations and the willingness to not be

if you want. It’s a stress reliever.) Brecher

liked by the person making the request, at

recommends thinking of three good things

least temporarily.” Try saying no respectfully

(big or small—from getting a raise to finding

and with sincere regret. Or “No, not right

$20 on the ground) that happened to you

now, but I can revisit your request later.” Or

during the day and reflecting on the role you

just a simple “no” will do. You don’t really

played in them and what the moment means

owe anyone an explanation.

in your life. “We tend to focus on solving problems and putting things right,” she says.

GIVE YOURSELF A TIME OUT. Tell your

“Instead, focusing on the good things helps

family that you’re taking 30 minutes to your-

you keep perspective that life is both good

self—even if it’s just to grab a coffee or take

and bad rather than just a challenge.”

the dog for a walk—so you can “recharge in order to come back to them more fully,” says

GET SOME HOBBIES. Ask yourself “What

wellness expert Dr. Susan Biali Haas.

rejuvenates me? What do I love? What brings me joy? What energizes me? What

BE MINDFUL. Skip the meditation class if

do I wish I had more of in my life?” says

it isn’t your thing, but every expert we spoke

Biali Haas. And go from there.

Brecher says embracing a Kimmy Schmidt approach to life—even if you are more of a Dwight Schrute—can be a mental game changer. “When something good happens, ask yourself ‘What role did I play in making this happen?’ Give yourself a little credit. ‘How can I make this permanent? And what can I do to have this spill over to other aspects of my life?’ When something bad happens, people tend to be way more likely to take responsibility for what went wrong. So, ask yourself ‘What circumstances were out of my control? How can I keep this temporary? And what must I do to contain the damage of the long-term effects of this event?’”

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How the ELLE Canada team actually practise wellness.

VANESSA CRAFT @vanessacraft editor-in-chief “Dance classes are my meditation. Remembering the steps in such a tough workout takes all my concentration— I’m completely in the moment. Add in the loud music and camaraderie and I’m on a high afterwards.”

ELENA VILTOVSKAIA @eviltovskaia associate art director “It is such a cliché, but getting enough sleep is the most important aspect of self-care for me. It affects my energy levels, my mood and even how hungry I get during the day.”

CARLI WHITWELL @carliwhitwell managing editor “I crave restorative alone time, so I try to sneak it in whenever possible—on the subway with a book, on a run at lunch, by avoiding calls after 9 p.m. (Sorry, Mom!) It gives me the time I need to reset so I’m actually excited to talk and hang with people.”

CIARA RICKARD @ciara_rickard production & copy editor “I go outside. Even though I live in the city, I try to find a little patch of wilderness to Zen out in or leave town and go for a hike. Being in nature always restores me a little.”

VICTORIA DIPLACIDO @victoriadiplacido beauty editor “I’m most productive in the morning, so I protect that time. Open offices can make it incredibly challenging to stay in the zone, especially if you need quiet to focus, so I start my day at 8 a.m. or earlier, before things get crazy.” 

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The future of sustainable fashion is looking bright.

GOOD BUYS

To be more sustainable, corporations such as Kering, the luxury group that owns Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and Alexander McQueen, have set up EP&Ls (environmental profit and loss accounts) to analyze where the negative ecological impacts are and how best to correct them. This has led to supply chains being restructured worldwide and to deadlines for improvements. H&M aims to use only sustainable or recycled materials by 2030. By next year, Marks & Spencer will source all of its cotton from sustainable sources—a big move, says Paschal Little, the British retailer’s head of technology, “since we use cotton more than anything else.” And by 2020, Theory plans to use only sustainable fabrics, such as Supima cotton, Tasmanian wool and Forest Stewardship Council-certified triacetate (a popular

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AST-FORWARD TO 2025. It’s a bright latesummer morning. Rise and shine! Make the bed, tightly tucking in those bionic-yarn sheets. A spritz of a shower—no water waste, thank you very much. Then, breakfast: a slug of Soylent or an avocado-CBD smoothie? And now, what to wear? How about Levi’s organic-cotton jeans dyed with natural indigo and a black belt in biofabricated leather that was grown in a lab? Maybe a tailored men’s suit jacket in a recycled wool that looks as fine as Savile Row cloth, Nike 3-D-printed trainers, De Beers synthetic-diamond studs, a Baume recycled-aluminum watch, with its upcycledmaterial strap, and a Stella McCartney handbag made from Econyl yarn, a recycled nylon. And out the door, on the bike and off we go! This may all sound slightly sci-fi, but, in fact, most of these sustainable clothes and accessories exist on a small scale today. And if fashion has its way, they will fill our wardrobes in less than a decade. “The way we consume fashion will be different,” says Anna Gedda, H&M’s head of sustainability. “It has to be because we’re running out of resources.”


synthetic fabric), with as much supply-chain traceability as possible. “In 10 years, the fibres, the buttons, the labels, the shoulder pads, the inner components of the garment—we want all of that to be sustainable,” says Wendy Waugh, the company’s senior vice-president of merchandising and product development. More intriguing—and sexy—however, is the technology that will reinvent what we think of as clothing. Take the Levi’s project with Seattle-based textile start-up Evrnu, for example. In 2016, the duo created the world’s first jeans made of a fibre derived from recycled cotton T-shirts. This renewable fibre not only converts clothing waste into new cloth but also uses 98 percent less water than the traditional cotton process. Cotton is one of agriculture’s thirstiest crops, requiring a staggering 20,000 litres of water to produce just one kilo—the amount needed to make one pair of jeans. “Evrnu is an industrial miracle,” says Paul Dillinger, head of global product innovation for Levi Strauss & Co. “Now we have viable garments with the same strength properties and wearer experience as conventional cotton. We haven’t run it to market yet because it is a researchand-development-intensive process, but we’re thrilled with the progress Evrnu has been making and are just shy of the point where we will introduce it into our broader supply chain as a material.” Many of these initiatives are cooked up at in-house laboratories. Kering opened its Materials Innovation Lab in 2013 outside Milan. “We already have 250 swatches of new fabrics that meet our criteria and can be used by our brands,” says Marie-Claire Daveu, the group’s chief sustainable officer. Richemont, the luxury group that owns Cartier and Chloé, has Microcity, an innovation centre in Switzerland where a team of 50 researchers and technicians explore everything from new metals to digital processes like 3-D printing. “They have quite a wide scope,” says Matthew Kilgarriff, Richemont’s director of corporate social responsibility. In April, Gucci opened Artlab, a 37,000-square-metre hub outside Florence. Its 800 staff will prototype and sample products in new materials. And near the San Francisco headquarters of Levi’s is its Eureka Innovation Lab, where the brand finds cleaner, smarter ways to make jeans, such as fading cloth using oxidation rather than chemicals and distressing with lasers instead of hand-sanding. Perhaps the greatest change in production is coming from sailing legend Ellen MacArthur as she heralds the shift from a linear to a circular apparel economy. She launched the Circular Fibres Initiative at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit in 2017, encouraging the collaboration

needed from industry heavyweights, such as Kering and Inditex (which owns brands including Zara and Massimo Dutti), to reform the textile supply chain so everything is reused in a continuous cycle. Hannah Jones, Nike’s chief sustainability officer, explains that in a circular economy, “everything you make can be reborn and reused.” How will this translate in our wardrobes? “What you wear will be made of a by-product, such as vegan leather made from leftover wine products or fabrics made from bio-waste, like pineapple peel,” says Gedda. Or even 100-percent recycled material: Kering and H&M have both invested in Worn Again, a London-based firm developing a way to separate cotton-polyester blends, reprocessing them to a virgin-like state. “As science-fiction writer William Gibson said, ‘The future is already here—it’s just not very evenly distributed,’ and that’s what we are seeing,” says Jones. “We are putting the future on people. The question is: How do you scale it and change the entire industry? How do you make these the mainstream products of the future?” That, she says, is what brands are working on. Nike has managed it with its Flyprint running shoe, which has a 3-D-printed upper, and Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge ran in a pair of Nike’s Zoom Vaporfly Elite Flyprints when he won the London Marathon in April. As for the idea that proenvironment business practices are loss leaders, Jones says: “We discarded that myth long ago. We are investing in growth and in the future.” There are plenty of other innovations on the horizon, like sewing robots (or “sewbots”), which Gedda says will revolutionize manufacturing. Garment workers will be trained to run the machines rather than sew themselves so they will be working in cleaner, safer environments. There will be more customization via software, such as what London’s Unmade has developed for factory knitting machines, making each garment produced different from the previous one. “We will move from supply-driven to demand-driven,” says Gedda. “You won’t have leftover clothes because you won’t produce anything that won’t be sold. Economies of scale will disappear.” Will artificial intelligence eventually tell us what to put on in the morning? Maybe. What is certain is that while much of this seems exotic now, “given how quickly everything is evolving, in 10 years this will all seem normal,” says Daveu. With a circular economy and lab-generated materials, the idea of more planetfriendly attire is not only pleasing and uplifting but also ennobling. Coco Chanel famously said, “Fashion comes and goes.” But in our future, fashion will come around again and again and again. 

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BETTER MEN The reign of the irresistible bad boy is over.

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HE FIRST BAD boy in my life was my elementary-school crush. We may have been just 11 years old, but he had all the traits of a classic rebel, spending days in detention and, on one occasion, committing himself so manically to a game of Red Rover that he dislocated his shoulder. I fell hard for his thrilling blend of earnestness and impertinence—he’d ask me to a movie one minute and ignore me at recess the next. He carried cigarettes stolen from the glove compartment of his parents’ car and, a few years later, sold me the first joint I ever smoked.

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Even as I stumbled into adulthood, bad boys retained their cachet. There was the high-school fling who got himself expelled and then a long infatuation with a classmate whom I can only describe as a teenage Jordan Belfort minus the gloss of Leonardo DiCaprio’s Wolf of Wall Street incarnation. At university, I went after guys who were lazy to the point of rudeness, some with lowkey rap sheets, but they always had good-enough looks and/or taste in films to add an air of romance to everything they did. Chasing bad boys was always a choice, but it also felt like a rite of passage—as if

I (and many of the women I know) had been conditioned to crave a certain type of guy. But have bad boys finally lost their appeal, I wonder? With #MeToo dominating the cultural conversation and long-overdue reassessments of questionable male behaviour taking place, this archetype is starting to look less charming and roguish and more entitled and narcissistic—even offensive. The “me against the world” attitude of history’s most famous bad boys is, in retrospect, privileged and self-indulgent, not sexy. Take our most iconic living bad boy, Johnny Depp. Today,

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he’s a tragic persona: He’s broke (he’s suing his former business managers for mismanaging his money, although they point to his $2-million-a-month spending habit as the reason he’s bankrupt), and his short-lived marriage to Amber Heard ended with assault allegations and a restraining order. Some 30 years ago, however, as a freshly tattooed 27-year-old, he was brooding and romantic, his badness confined to eccentric roles, a few tussles with the paparazzi and a penchant for getting trashed and doing the same to his hotel room. (It didn’t hurt, either, that he looked more or less like an angel.) Such behaviour feels passé now. And in a world of Twitter rants and trade wars, perhaps we are all too stressed out to deal with a guy who makes trouble for trouble’s sake. Or maybe we’ve just outgrown him. L.A.-based sexologist Shan Boodram thinks that bad boys embody long-outdated notions of what a successful mate should look like: aggressive and territorial—in short, an alpha male who could ensure the survival of our species. The key word here is “outdated.” “As society has evolved, we no longer require these [dominant protector types]; in fact, those skill sets can be a hindrance,” explains Boodram. Sports teams and The Bachelor auditions aside, “there is less and less space for the aggressive guy, not only in the romantic world but also in the working world,” she says. (It’s true that aggression can still get you into the C-suite, but staying there often requires conforming to corporate norms that seem to be foreign to our favourite bad boys.) Still, old icons die hard: Even if there is less room for machismo in modern life, our imaginations are often far more hospitable. “It’s

a fantasy of a life of risk and unpredictability,” says Rachel Giese, a Toronto journalist and the author of Boys: What It Means to Become a Man, of the narrative that bad boys offer us. Getting involved with one is often a way to live out a melodramatic dream that we know can’t exist as a long-term reality. “In pop culture, the dangerousness... [is] portrayed as hot and sexy, precisely because the bad guy is not someone you will settle down with,” she says. “He is wild and won’t be domesticated.” This could explain why bad boys seem to appeal to us most in the early half of adulthood, a time when domesticity is typically the furthest from our minds and pop culture is at its most persuasive. Jessica Tracy, a professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia and the author of Pride: The Secret of Success, led a study in 2011 that found that twentysomething women deemed men displaying shame extremely attractive, more so than men who showed happiness or even neutrality. Shame is the calling card of the bad boy, as anyone who has dealt with a meltdown followed by a mea culpa knows. “It’s a way of saying ‘I messed up’—the guy who knows he did something bad but is willing to say ‘I can do better; give me another chance,’” says Tracy. It’s true that when a bad boy flashes his Achilles heel or his feelings, it provokes a nurturing instinct that’s a big part of the drama of loving a bad boy—they are called “boys,” not “men,” after all. There is something intoxicating, and dangerous, about having the power to forgive. But that cycle—screwing up, apologizing, asking for forgiveness—can get old fast. What’s charming in a young person can just

seem maladjusted later in life. Depp’s story mimics the trajectory of so many bad boys: The bloom eventually fades, and, often, a deeply complicated and difficult person is all that’s left—one who either refuses to or isn’t capable of change. Most often, it is the lovers of bad boys who do the changing. At 26, I won’t pretend that nice guys suddenly appeal to me, but every passing year lessens my patience for troublesome men. The zeitgeist seems to be changing along with me. Cultural factors are much to blame for our collective attraction to bad boys, so a shifting cultural climate may begin to affect which men we raise to heartthrob status. That said, I’m not willing to relegate bad boys entirely to history. I’m interested in an updated version of a bad boy, someone who has moved beyond self-indulgent, destructive behaviour and uses his defiant attitude to do something important. Luckily, there are refined bad boys out there who use their position for good—like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who launched his foundation in support of terminally ill children in 2006; Colin Farrell, who’s known for his work with everything from HIV/AIDs awareness to the Special Olympics; and Sean Penn, who founded J/P Haiti Relief Organization in 2010. Bad boys have always opposed authority, and that subversive spirit can still be attractive, especially when it’s put to use fighting the most toxic elements of our culture. The truth is, it’s more challenging to be a rebel with a cause than one without. Boys who are trouble—or whom trouble seems to follow like a cloud of dust—are plentiful, but a worthy bad boy, an iconoclast with great ideas and a radical take on life, is hard to find. But that doesn’t mean I’ll stop looking. 

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Viscose dress (Proenza Schouler), bamboo and 18-karat-gold-plated-brass earrings (Laruicci) and velour gloves (Wing & Weft Gloves)


Viscose-jersey bodysuit, metal earring, leather belt and silk scarf worn on head (Versace), 14-karat-gold-plated-brass earring and ring (Jenny Bird), nylon and spandex tights (DKNY, at Legs Beautiful) and calf-hair boots (Manolo Blahnik, at Holt Renfrew). For details, see Shopping Guide. Model, Sammy Gardner (Mode Models); hair and makeup, Greg Wencel (P1M.ca/NARS); prop stylist, Noelle Hindi; photographer’s assistants, Daryl Block and Spencer Robertson; styling assistant, Cherry Wang


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Faux-fur coat and leather belt (Givenchy) and tights (Falke). Opposite: Faux-fur coat and wool blazer and pants (Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini), crocodile-skin belt (Hermès), leather loafers (Tod’s) and vermeil earrings (Aurélie Bidermann)


Faux-fur coat (Gucci), gold earrings (Paloma Picasso for Tiffany & Co.) and gold rings (Tiffany & Co.)


Faux-fur coat (Sonia Rykiel), faux-fur hat (Donna Salyers Fabulous Furs), leather booties (Givenchy), tights (Falke), gold earrings (Paloma Picasso for Tiffany & Co.) and gold rings (Tiffany & Co.). For details, see Shopping Guide. Model, Isabeli Fontana (Women Management); hair, Kayla MiChele (Documentary Beauty for Perfect Locks); makeup, Frankie Boyd (Chanel); manicure, Casey Herman (Chanel); produced by Una Simone Harris


Shearling and leather coat, wool dress and pearl strass earrings (Louis Vuitton). Opposite: Wool cape coat and leather belt and boots (Isabel Marant), viscose and polyester turtleneck (Diane von Furstenberg), leather and rhinestone gloves (Christopher Kane) and vintage diamantĂŠ earrings (Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection)

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Wool and leather coat and cotton shirt (Derek Lam), sterling-silver ring (Bootmaster), sterling-silver ring (Captve) and leather boots (A.W.A.K.E.). Opposite: Fur-trimmed cardigan (DSquared2), viscose and polyester turtleneck (Diane von Furstenberg), diamantĂŠ vintage earrings (Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection), sterling-silver rings (Bootmaster), gold-plated-brass ring (Christian Dior) and fur-felt and copper-edge hat (Coup de TĂŞte)


Leather coat, silk dress and turtleneck and leather boots (ChloĂŠ). Opposite: Wool and polyamide coat (Etro), wool hat (Mama Loves You Vintage), silk bandana (Rebecca Minkoff, at shopbop.com), leather belt (Acne Studios), diamantĂŠ vintage earrings (Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection), sterling-silver rings and sterling-silver and turquoise ring (Bootmaster), sterling-silver rings (Anne Dahl Concepts) and sterling-silver ring (Armed)


Wool coat and mohair scarf (Miu Miu). Opposite: Wool and nylon coat, wool turtleneck, polyester skirt and cotton belt (Sacai), leather boots (Fendi), sterling-silver ring (Bootmaster), gold-plated-brass ring (Christian Dior) and fur-felt hat (Coup de TĂŞte x Lady Hayes)


Shearling and leather coat, knit dress, leather and fabric pouch with metallic strap and brass earrings and ring (Christian Dior) and cotton bandana (Mama Loves You Vintage). Opposite: Shearling coat (Loewe), viscose dress (Warm, at shopbop.com), cotton bandana (Mama Loves You Vintage), earrings (Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection), leather boots (Zimmermann), sterling-silver ring (Sarah Sears Jewelry), silver and turquoise ring (Armed), sterling-silver ring (Captve) and sterling-silver ring (Bootmaster). For details, see Shopping Guide. Model, Anna (Elite Model Management Toronto); hair and makeup, Susana Hong (P1M.ca/Chanel); prop stylist, Caitlin Doherty; photographer’s assistant, Allie Mavian; styling assistant, Lauren MacColl Silva


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Rubber Chelsea boots, Hunter ($170, hunter boots.com)

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Sound therapy. Shamans. Spiritual awakenings. And...hardcore squat workouts. These aren’t your average spa and fitness retreats.

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From top: The Sense spa pool at the recently renovated Rosewood Bermuda; an oceanfront room; the lobby, which is designed to feel like a private home; the hotel’s Palm Court Pool

A (REALLY FANCY) WAT ER BABY WHO NEEDS PAMPERING.

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CHECK IN To the Sense spa at the Rosewood Bermuda. This newly renovated ultra-luxe hotel is located on the largest private beach on the island and feels like a stately home complete with a croquet lawn and tennis courts. Spa treatments all integrate elements of the local environment and are designed to rejuvenate—consider it a sanctuary away from the stress of deciding which of the four hotel pools you should float in that day. WE LOVED Match Me If You Can Botanical Therapy. This multitiered restorative and healing body treatment aims to leave you feeling invigorated. How so? By using a combination of hydrotherapy, massage, exfoliation and thalassotherapy, including a mineral-rich mud wrap containing the local match-me-if-you-can plant, known for its antioxidant properties. The highlight is the “tropical rain splash therapy”—or, as we like to call it, the “waterproof mascara is mandatory” treatment—which takes place in the spa’s opulent hydrotherapy shower. Eighteen jets are customized by the therapist to blast different zones of your body with varying pressure and temperature in order to stimulate circulation, which leaves you with a heightened sense of well-being. A gentle massage finishes the two-hour experience. POST-TREATMENT Take a leisurely stroll over to the Beach Club, an alfresco seafood restaurant overlooking the pink-sand beach, or take up residence on a sun lounger and have the resto send over some Bermuda fritters and a glass of rosé. You’ve earned it.

“IF YOU’RE A WATER BABY,” VANESSA CRAFT; PHOTOGRAPHY, KEN HAYDEN (ROSEWOOD), RUPERT PEACE (ONE&ONLY) & JED TALLO (ONE&ONLY PLUNGE POOLS)

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From top: The ceramic dome where the temazcal treatment goes down; the hot and cold plunge pools; lounge chairs at the private relaxation pools; the spa’s inner courtyard

VISIT The One&Only Palmilla, a verdant oasis nes-

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SEEKING A SPIRITUAL CONNECTION WITH A HOTYOGA VIBE.

tled in the desert of Los Cabos, Mexico. This celeb go-to (Jennifer Aniston is a frequent visitor) feels like a high-end secret garden, especially the One&Only spa, an indoor/ outdoor labyrinth with private cabanas, plunge pools and more around every leafy corner. WE TRIED The temazcal body treatment. “Temazcal” means “house of heat” in ancient Aztec, so that should give you a good idea of what goes down during the two-hour treatment, which is based on an indigenous spiritual-cleansing ritual. A shaman from the local Mayo tribe presides over the ceremony, which takes place inside a ceramic dome heated by hot volcanic stones. The space gets hotter and hotter as he or she sprinkles the stones with medicinal herbal water while guiding guests (a maximum of four) through healing affirmations and the burning of negative energy. RESULTS We left feeling as pliant as a Gumby doll and surprisingly lighthearted—as if we’d had a breakthrough in therapy (if our sessions had taken place in a steam room, that is). Even if you’re not into the spiritual side of the experience, your skin will be dewy and your body less puffy. POST-TREATMENT There’s a reason Jacques Cousteau called this cape the world’s aquarium. See it first-hand, champagne in hand, on one of the resort’s opulent sailboats, which will take you around Cabo San Lucas Bay. h

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WORKOUT VIBE IS MODERN DANCE MEETS MADONNA. From top: The calm before the Tracy Anderson session; Goop products awaiting attendees in their rooms; post-workout fuel; the celebrity trainer

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WANT A PALTROWENDORSED EXPERIENCE. BOOK The G. Sport Sessions by Goop and Westin hotels, a pop-up Tracy Anderson Method workout taught by Anderson herself and followed by an intimate Q&A with Gwyneth Paltrow’s go-to trainer. The luxury lifestyle and hotel brands teamed up for two of these workout pop-ups—in Chicago and Austin—last summer, and if Goop’s global domination continues, there’s definitely more where that came from. WHAT GOES DOWN Anyone who has tried “the method” knows that the moves look deceptively easy—until you’re on your 50th round of a rotating-pushup and lunge combo, dripping sweat (or maybe tears?) onto your mat. Doing it alongside the trainer and hearing her explain why she never talks during a workout (because she wants you to connect with your body) and why she thinks you should eat chocolate every day (because life) is super-empowering. IF YOU HAVE TIME Make a weekend of it. If you stay at the Westin, your room will come packed with GP-approved extras, including a welcome bouquet, candles and products from Goop’s beauty line. And if your legs aren’t too sore after all the leg lifts, be sure to go for a run. Through its Run Westin program, the hotel allows guests to rent New Balance running gear, download running routes and, at some locations, even train with other joggers.

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in Marrakesh and Mexico. The Torontobased studio has developed a cult following as much for its teachers, a crew of tattooed goddesses with seriously toned glutes, as for its classes, which are a unique blend of yoga, Pilates and dance that somehow manages to be nothing and everything in between. And now they’re taking that energy and their workouts on the road. THE ITINERARY Think daily intention setting, family-style health feasts and group explorations of the best sights each location has to offer—from waterfall hikes and surf lessons to local-market visits. The retreats are also infused with a down-to-earth spirituality that founder Amber Joliat refers to as “untangling.” “We hope that people leave feeling that having the experience of moving in a unique location has shifted something inside them,” she says. EDITORS’ TIP If you can’t make it to a retreat or a class IRL, you can stream workouts online for about the price of a bottle of Malbec per month.

“PALTROW-ENDORSED EXPERIENCE,” CARLI WHITWELL & “MODERN DANCE MEETS MADONNA,” RANDI BERGMAN; PHOTOGRAPHY, NICK GERBER (G. SPORT) & COURTESY MISFITSTUDIO (FITNESS CLASS)

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From top: The Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta pool at sunset; the Synchronicity massage at the Rock Spa; the spa plunge pools

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ALWAYS CONNECTED TO YOUR SPOTIFY ACCOUNT. CHECK IN To the Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The upscale-but-not-stuffy hotel chain is catering to a new generation of wellness-focused travellers by upping its spa game without sacrificing its playful ambience. (To wit: You can still get electric guitars delivered to your oceanfront suite.) MUST-TRY TREATMENT The Synchronicity massage at the Rock Spa. The Rhythm & Motion spa treatments here incorporate music, but for this one, guests have their pick of three playlists. (We recommend the Memory Lane, touted as “more Zeppelin than Zen.”) Speakers above and below the massage table transmit vibrations through your body while you are massaged in tandem with the music. Known as vibroacoustic therapy, it’s said to reduce stress and anxiety and even help with insomnia, according to spa manager Celina Cossio. (Does falling asleep on the table count?) POST-SPA Hit the road. The hotel is located in bustling Puerto Vallarta. Fun, absolutely, but also very touristy. If you have time, hire a cab to take you to the small surf town of Sayulita, about a 45-minute drive away. 

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Sagittarius NOV. 22 – DEC. 21 You are entering one of the most fortunate years of your life because your ruler Jupiter is once again in your sign. (This happens only once every 12 years, so enjoy it.) Good fortune will come to you now. Doors will open for you. You will feel happier and more optimistic, and life will flow more easily.

Capricorn DEC. 22 – JAN. 19

OC T. 2 3 – N OV. 21

Aquarius

It’s your birthday, which means it’s your turn to recharge your batteries for the rest of the year. Good news: The tension and chaos you’ve experienced at home all summer will now begin to subside. More good news: Lucky Jupiter enters your House of Earnings this month, which will boost your income in the year ahead.

This is the only time all year when the Sun is at the top of your chart shining a flattering light on you, which is why you’ll make a great impression on bosses, parents and professors. Your appreciation of beauty will be heightened, so visit museums and galleries. The coming year will bring increased popularity and warm friendships.

Pisces

Aries

Taurus

JAN. 20 – FEB. 18

Gemini

FEB. 19 – MARCH 20

MARCH 21 – APRIL 19

APRIL 20 – MAY 20

MAY 21 – JUNE 20

Grab every chance to travel. You’ll also enjoy chances to study and learn more. This month, lucky Jupiter moves to the top of your chart for the first time in 12 years, which means the coming year will bring opportunities to put your name up in lights. Expect promotions, kudos and a chance to boost your reputation.

For the first time in over a decade, Jupiter is bringing you a year-long window in which you’ll have many opportunities to travel and study. You might also teach or take courses. You’ll expand your mind. You’ll have strong opinions about shared property, inheritances and anything that you own jointly with someone else.

Make time to observe your style of relating to partners and close friends so you can improve these relationships. Also important: Jupiter now brings you chances to benefit from the wealth and resources of others for the next year. Many of you will receive an inheritance. It will also be one of the best years to get a loan or a mortgage.

You have high standards this month. You want to get better organized and improve your health. Meanwhile, Jupiter now moves opposite your sign for a year, bringing you benefits from partnerships and close friendships. Legal outcomes will favour you. Oh, and, nbd, but the next 12 months are the best time to get married.

Cancer

Leo

Virgo

Libra

JUNE 21 – JULY 22

JULY 23 – AUG. 22

AUG. 23 – SEPT. 22

SEPT. 23 – OCT. 22

Romance, vacations and the arts will be tops on your menu. You’ll also enjoy redecorating your home and entertaining. Meanwhile, lucky Jupiter changes signs now, and, for the first time in over a decade, you enter a year-long window in which you can improve your health and improve your job—or get a better one.

Home, family and your private life are it for you this month. (You’ll be pleased to discover how much love there is in your daily world.) Meanwhile, lucky Jupiter introduces a year-long window that promises vacations, romance, the arts and rewarding times with kids. Tension with partners and friends that has existed this year will lighten up.

It’s a fast-paced, busy month. Short trips, errands and increased reading and writing keep you hustling. Fortunately, Mars will give you the energy to handle this. Jupiter changes signs this month, bringing you a year-long window of opportunity to improve your home and benefit from real estate. Your family might also expand.

You’ve got money on your mind, which is why you might boost your income and, at the same time, spend it. Meanwhile, Jupiter changes signs and, for the first time in 12 years, enters the part of your chart where it will up your optimism. You’ll learn more. You’ll travel more. Your thoughts will create a happier world for you. 

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This is a busy month for you. Even your relationships with bosses and parents are rewarding. Expect to be asked for your creative advice about design, layout or furniture arrangement. Meanwhile, Jupiter will begin to enhance the spiritual dimension of your life. You might find a guru— or you might become one.


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THROWING ON A JACKET OR TWO to guard against the cold is nothing new—unless you’re Balenciaga’s Demna Gvasalia. For the Paris show, the designer layered coat upon coat on his models until they resembled padded nesting dolls. The Joey Tribbiani Friends memes quickly followed. But astute fashion observers noted that this multi-tiered approach to dressing was Gvasalia’s genius way of modernizing house founder Cristóbal Balenciaga’s love of voluminous proportions. Awe-inspiring or simply amusing? That’s up to the beholder. But it’s certainly one way to stay warm.

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