Lana mania continues! As our Summer Issue hits stands, we’re celebrate our cover girl Lana Del Rey yet again with all 7 stunning shots from our epic photo shoot in Malibu.
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26 Letter from the editor
30 Behind the scenes
32 Letters from our readers
36 NEWS Banana Republic heads to the Hamptons, Ferragamo says buongiorno Toronto, Comme des Garçons has a heart-to-heart with Converse and Louis Vuitton’s latest little luxury.
38 FLASHPOINT Stylish women across Canada step out in tropical hues and all-over prints.
42 EXCLUSIVE Bernadette Morra travels to Scotland to uncover the blustery inspiration behind Chanel’s pre-Fall tweeds and tartans.
46 Q&A Fashion fantasy and pint-sized couture: Enter Viktor & Rolf’s designer funhouse with Sarah Casselman.
50 WEDDING Swathed in a custom-made haute couture gown, designer Tanya Taylor ties the knot in a fairytale setting.
54 SWIMWEAR From retro one-pieces to nouveau print bikinis, five Canadian swim labels prove why they’re seaworthy.
60 RUNWAY This bud’s for you: Fresh floral prints have sprouted on the ready-to-wear scene.
This season it’s all about the statement lip. Moving away from the darker hues of fall, designer after designer sent models down the spring runways wearing vibrant shades of lip colour. From Prada to Rochas to Dries Van Noten, the statement lip was certainly the beauty statement of the season.
When done right, the statement lip can look stunning, but it can be tricky to find the right colour for your skin tone. And when you’ve found that perfect colour, how do you make sure it stays on all day (or night) long? Luckily, with a little help from the Beauty Panel, we have all the tips and tricks you’ll need to find the best lipstick out there—and to keep it on your lips.
Challenge 11: The statement lip is a big trend this season. How do you make your lipstick colour stand out and last? See the answers now! »
Considering the switch to eco-friendly makeup and skincare? Introducing luxury beauty e-boutique Clementine Fields
With recent reports of favourite lipstick brands containing worrying amounts of lead, there’s no better a time to consider the switch to eco-friendly beauty products. And for those obsessed with online shopping, buying all-natural and organic beauty products just got a whole lot easier: a new online beauty boutique, Clementine Fields, opened to the public last week.
The Toronto-based site offers a range of all-natural and organic beauty products for skin, hair, face and body—and ships directly to doorsteps across North America. (Plus, free shipping for Canadian customers making orders over $50!) What makes Clementine Fields stand out from other online beauty shops is its selection: the well-curated list of luxury brands all meet the standards of the Enviornmental Working Group, an American watchdog group that monitors toxic ingredients in products, among other eco concerns.
In terms of available brands, Clementine Fields include fan favourites like Tata Harper and One Love Organics but we’re most excited about their exclusive-to-Canada offerings. Read more »
What better day to express our love for the basic blues than on National Denim Day! This street-style favourite provides endless possibilities when it comes to mixing and matching. From classic Calvin’s to Levi’s famous 501’s, this ultimate wardrobe must-have flatters all shapes and sizes. This spring, freshen up your wardrobe with the right accessories to doll up your favourite pair of jeans.
Call us Canadian, but denim on denim has never looked so good. This reliable wardrobe staple can be dressed up or down with the help of sophisticated silhouettes and crisp white accessories. Master of basics and J.Crew creative director, Jenna Lyons, has been known to pair a light-wash denim shirt with ankle-skimming skinny jeans and sky-high stilettos. Equally stylish Canadian tuxedo devotee, Leandra Medine, was recently spotted at New York Fashion Week with a patchwork denim shirt and rhinestone-studded boyfriend jeans. Phillip Lim proved he knew a thing or two about denimology when he sent models down his New York Fashion Week runway in a patchwork ensemble of varying shades of denim and chambray. Take your favourite flared, skinny, and bootcut pieces for a spin because the denim trend is one that’s here to stay.
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Ever have one of those intimidating statement pieces that makes you feel so self-conscious about your body that it makes you want to sprint to the gym immediately? This may as well be the tale of the crop top.
Showing your midriff once seemed like a scandalous look, only to be tested by celebrities —think Britney Spears circa “Baby One More Time”—this season, the crop top has emerged as feminine, even covering our current issue on Lana Del Rey!
Lead by designers like Peter Som with his Spring 2013 bralet and high-waisted flowing skirt, we’re beginning to see how ladylike this look can be. With different styles and fits including the bustier, the cropped T-shirt and the waist-tied blouse, the crop top can be altered to your preferred degree of mid-section baring.
Still questioning how to wear a crop top? Fear not, because 11 of our Style Panel members share tips on how to easily pull off this spring trend sans butterflies in your stomach.
Opting to show a little less skin, many of our girls decided to pair their flirty crop tops with cute midi skirts like BornLippy’s Melanie Morais and Dainty Girl’s Nicole Wilson who chose to wear tie-knot crop tops that tastefully bares a sliver of their midriff. Showing off a bit more skin, Leah Says’ Leah Gust was all smiles as she takes on two spring trends, the crop top and the graphic floral print, in today’s outfit. But what’s the best way to wear your crop top this season? Taking Style Worthwhile’s Jacquelyn Son’s advice, rock your crop top with confidence.
Question 50: Can you share tips on how to wear a crop top this season? Read the answers now! »
Dip into summer with a brightly- coloured pencil skirt, or a bold-printed sandal. From the shades to the shoes, the tropical trend is all about botanical prints and eye-popping neons. We’re taking cues from Selena Gomez, who recently stunned in a seriously colourful Hawaiian print Dolce & Gabbana top at the SXSW premiere of Spring Breakers, and Solange Knowles, who took the take to the stage in botanical printed Pencey head-to-toe suit.
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Bring on the bronzer! Whether you wear it all year round or just like to add some glow to your complexion during warmer months, there’s no time like the start of spring to learn how to use bronzer properly. After all, this is when drugstore aisles and department store beauty counters will be inundated with new bronze-focused products, making even the most pale-skinned set want to add a little glow to their complexions. However, because there are so many types of bronzers out there—and so many questions about how to use bronzer—we thought it best to have the Beauty Panel, our carefully selected group of hair and makeup experts, take you through their best bronzing tricks.
Challenge 10: What are your tips on how to use bronzer properly? See the answers now! »