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28 Letter from the editor
32 Behind the scenes
34 Letters from our readers
40 NEWS Picnic-ready bags take the spotlight, Hermès dives (back) into swimwear, Tag Heuer’s new leading lady and Diesel shows off its new attitude.
42 FLASHPOINT Stylish women across Canada let the sun shine in with shades of yellow and flirty floral pants.
44 SWIM ESSAY Does shopping for a swimsuit trigger a tidal wave of self-doubt? Leah McLaren keeps your head above water with seven tried-and-true tips.
48 TREND From the runway to the red carpet, strategic cut-outs are exposing a whole new side of womenswear.
52 OLYMPICS Headed to the Summer Games? Londoner Sophie Walker reports on the hottest spots to soak up a little style on the sidelines.
56 T-SHIRTS YSL did it. Stella McCartney has done it. Jonathan Saunders is currently doing it. Sarah Nicole Prickett examines what logo tees are really saying.
60 PROFILE Bernadette Morra toasts the life and luxe accessories of French footwear maestro Roger Vivier.
64 DESIGNER Trina Turk collaborates with Banana Republic on a limited-edition collection inspired by the Palm Springs cocktails-by-the-pool lifestyle.
66 STYLE Randi Bergman hits the summer festival circuit and discovers that when it comes to dressing, less is definitely more.
70 INVITATION Win $295 worth of Canadian designer Dean Davidson’s jewellery.
75 THE LIST Sunny eyewear delights, hot summer trends to try and sport-inspired shopping. See our swimsuit roundup.
92 MOST WANTED DVF’s sea-breezy summer scent, a makeup trick in a mascara wand, overachieving concealers, and more.
94 NEWS The latest dispatches from the FASHION beauty desk.
96 MAGNIFIED Breaking down Nicole Farhi’s Spring 2012 look.
98 HAIR REMOVAL Olivia Stren on the intimate relationship women have with their waxers.
104 TREND Flushed cheeks, glistening skin and hit-the-showers hair did laps on the Spring 2012 runways. We take a closer look at athletic-inspired beauty.
110 SKIN Worried about her moles going rogue, Malwina Gudowska learns the latest ways to keep track of them.
116 HAIR COLOUR Why West Coast colourists rule at recreating sun-kissed hair.
120 SKIN Not all tans are created equal. Runway inspiration and tips for tailoring your faux glow.
125 OLYMPICS Seven-hour workouts and quad-Americanos: six-time medallist Clara Hughes and boxing favourite Mary Spencer break down their Olympic lead-up routines.
128 OLYMPICS Athletic-wear has made enormous strides since Canada’s “matchless six” female athletes took Amsterdam in 1928.
132 NEWS A pleasurable side-effect of exercise, how to fudge an athlete’s muscle tone, and water bottles so adorable you’ll be dying to hydrate.
135 INTERVIEW Singer Emily Haines riffs on Metric’s new sound and vision.
140 INDEX Luminato’s best bets, Sarah Polley’s new drama and L.A.’s latest costume exhibit.
142 ART The art and artifice of Saskatoon’s Biliana Velkova.
146 BOOKS Your summer reading list.
148 PROFILE Hijab stylist Saman Munir fashions a new identity.
154 JETSETTER Our guide to Oahu’s paradise city.
158 MUSIC Beth Ditto, Grimes, Emeli Sandé and Melanie Fiona sound off.
FASHION & FEATURES
165 THE WILD SIDE Photographed by Gabor Jurina.
174 SUPER NATURAL STAR True Blood’s Anna Paquin on art collecting, family plans and playing Sookie.
176 AMAZING RACE Photographed by Moo.
187 IT GIRL Krystal Koo talks cocktail parties and dresses.
188 HOW TO WEAR IT We quiz four experts to get the 411 on swimsuit shopping.
192 NOTES The coolest stores and names to know across the country.
207 FOCUS Our cross-Canada swimwear guide for everything from maillots to monokinis.
220 BUY IT Where to find everything in this issue.
222 ONE FINE PHOTO Happy anniversary, FASHION! A look back through our archives.
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