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.
ALWAYS IN FASHION
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.
A Muslim who works at Bikini Village– what could be more Canadian than that?
When we asked writer Maryam Siddiqi to talk to women about how they balance fashion and faith (“Feel the Heat,” page 107), little did we know the stories she would uncover.
A Brazilian who moved to Montreal and converted from sleeveless and strings to Orthodox Judaism. An Ontario woman who dons different outfits for her parents, in-laws, husband and friends. Clearly summer, for some, is complicated…far beyond deciding whether your new sandals should be gladiators or platforms.
The other eye-opener in this issue is how much success Canadian designers have had selling swimwear. In “Catch the Wave” (page 54), senior editor Sarah Casselman profiles five brands making a splash on the international scene—led by Montreal’s Shan, which has 125 employees and distribution in more than 25 countries. We’ve also aimed to make your swimsuit shopping smoother with market editor Caitlan Moneta’s roundup of the best new suits (“Bathing Beauties,” page 72) and our Focus guide to the country’s swimwear retailers (page 174). Read more »
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! »
It’s the second day of the Cannes Film Festival and the glamour continues on the red carpet with the premiere of Sofia Coppola’s film The Bling Ring. Though Emma Watson does not play the main character of the film, she definitely took centre stage turning heads today at her first Cannes 2013 event. Donning two different outfits for day and night, the Brit actress effortlessly pulls off both her looks.
At The Bling Ring photo call earlier today, Emma Watson, who showed no signs of her alter ego Nicki, wore a burgundy outfit by Christopher Kane, which consisted of a burgundy crop top with feather trimmings and a matching skirt from Kane’s Fall 2013 collection. Watson showcased her natural beauty by keeping her makeup at a minimal and hair tied back in a neat bun. She finished off the look with a pair of sky-high black suede stilettos.
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Make Up For Ever is expanding the Aqua collection for summer: See all 12 new waterproof makeup shades
The weather may be one way to tell that it’s finally summer, but the debut of bright new makeup colours is certainly our favourite sign! Make Up For Ever has announced a new range of summer colours for their popular waterproof Aqua line—just in time for sweaty temperatures or days spent by the pool. The new colours include five Aqua Rouge lip shades, two Aqua Lip pencils, three pastel Aqua Cream pigments and two new Aqua Eyes pencils. And because the season is all about bright, sunny shades, the Make Up For Ever Aqua summer collection is full of vibrant colours. (If you’re ready to bring out your inner seapunk, this collection is for you!) Read more »
When Angelina Jolie announced her preventive double mastectomy in yesterday’s New York Times, the almost-instant reactions were unanimous: Jolie was praised for her courage in both having the surgery and opening up to the public about it. Today that openness has continued, with Jolie’s doctor at the Pink Lotus Breast Center posting further details about the decision making process and medical procedures the actress undertook. It is by far the most detailed account we’ve ever read of any celebrity’s private medical information—to the point that you actually have to remind yourself while reading that it’s specifically about Angelina Jolie.
It may have been pouring on opening night of the 66th annual Cannes Film Festival in France but no natural condition could dampen the glamour of this event. Kicking off with the European premiere of The Great Gatsby, celebrities including Leonardo DiCaprio, Cindy Crawford, Nicole Kidman, and Frida Pinto (with their umbrella holders in tow) graced the glamorous carpet.
Changing out of her menswear-inspired strapless Balenciaga jumpsuit from the photo call earlier in the day, Gatsby star Carey Mulligan gave us major Gwyneth at the Oscars in an iridescent pale pink princess gown by Christian Dior. Pairing the look with Tiffany & Co. drop earrings and a statement red lip, Mulligan swapped her typically pinned back hair in favour of a middle-parted straight down-do. Read more »