Wowza! M.A.C Cosmetics brought body art to the streets of old Montreal last week with an outdoor exhibit of living statues created by some of the brand’s expert artists. The exhibit entitled “Hit the Pavement” transformed actors into aged copper, tin and gold statues so realistic, you had to get up close to see that they were, in fact, breathing! Major kudos go to the artists for creating such a fantastical feat. We truly can’t get enough of these photos.
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Think you’ve seen it all? Check out 26 photos of actors transformed into living statues by M.A.C artists in Montreal!
You could say that beauty runs in the family of 17-year-old model Audrey Blondin-Rocheleau. The granddaughter of cosmetics magnate Lise Watier (who launched her beauty brand in 1972) stars in several fashion campaigns this summer, including Limité, Rad Hourani, Mimi & Coco and Parasuco. Beyond fashion, this wunderkind is prepping for medical school.
What was it like growing up as Lise Watier’s granddaughter?
“For me, she’s just my grandmother. She takes care of me, she cooks for me. She does what a grandmother does.” Read more »
Summer is the ideal time to stock up on easy, breezy printed pieces like this colourful little number from L’Aubainerie ($20, aubainerieconceptmode.com). Add a bohemian-chic fringe necklace à la Missoni Spring 2012 and cork platform sandals. Read more »
Spanish label Camper (928 Ste-Catherine St. W., 514-879-5833, camper.com) has opened its first stand-alone boutique in Canada, right here in Montreal. This 37-year-old family-run company offers quirky-cool footwear for the whole family. On my lust list this summer: These canary yellow ankle-strap Chantal heels, which will be the perfect pop of sunshine with my new cerulean dress. Read more »
Designer Natasha Thomas launched her label, By Thomas (bythomas.ws), in 2011, shortly after being crowned winner of Fashion Pop, a juried show that takes place during Montreal’s Festival Mode & Design. Known for streamlined silhouettes and muted palettes, the 29-year-old Val-d’Or native has moved into colour and cool prints for spring. Here, she talks accessories and artistic inspiration.
What are the first things you do when you start a new collection?
“I usually look at different images and then go vintage shopping. I like to take pieces apart and make them look modern. The sleeves in the ’80s were huge, with shoulder pads, so I might shorten them and soften the silhouette.” Read more »
Chic beauty boutique Etiket (1832 Sherbrooke St. W., 514-687-3886, etiket.ca) is stocked with deluxe, doctor-approved skin care, including dreamy products by RevaléSkin (helpful for rosacea), Environ from South Africa (skin-resurfacing with vitamin A), Tata Harper (eco-friendly and luxurious) and more unique beauty and home lines—many of which are exclusively available here.
For Alexandre Despatie, diving is all about aesthetics. “Every time I step on the boards, I’m judged by how I look,” says the two-time Olympic medallist while on set at his Men’s FASHION cover shoot in Toronto. “It’s a fact I live with. My form has to be sharp. Every angle of my body is studied—it’s what I’m marked on.”
At a solid five-foot-eight and 155 pounds, Despatie’s frame is noticeably well toned. As he approaches the camera in a brief black swimsuit, an air of confidence radiates from his diamond-cut build. “Our bodies are our machines—our Formula One race cars,” he later says, after throwing on a pair of jeans and a T-shirt. “They need to be perfect to run well.”
In the midst of preparing for the London Summer Games—his fourth Olympiad to date—the Montrealer is clearly running on overdrive. Heading to the gym six days a week, he maintains a schedule that befits his title as Canada’s 36-time senior diving champion. Yet his daily routine—which includes 1,000 crunches, one hour of strength training, 20 minutes of trampoline work, an indoor cycling program called PowerWatts and 50 sets of ab exercises called “pike-ups”—is something he feels “lucky” to be able to do at all. Read more »
Forget the statement necklace—this season it’s all about oversized earrings à la Moschino’s Spring 2012 collection. The big baubles in Montreal designer Tamara Bavdek’s jewellery line, This Ilk (thisilk.com), are crafted from featherweight silk, which means they’re bold but light on the lobes. Read more »