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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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 »
CC creams, redness fighters and complexion nightcaps—Sarah Daniel reports on what’s new in skincare for spring.
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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What’s in a hair part? A whole lot, according to the Spring 2013 runways. Celia Ellenberg reports.
To part, or not to part? That was the question that many coiffing stars seemed to be asking themselves this season as deep side parts, centre parts and no parts at all gave equally convincing performances on the spring runways. Why all the deliberate differentiation? “When I choose the part for a designer at a show or on a shoot—whether it’s a side or centre part, clean or messy—I always think about the character we’re conveying, the identity of the brand and every other little detail,” says Redken creative consultant Guido Palau. Read more »
By Alexandra Breen
When Winona Ryder speaks, there is defiance in her voice that sounds earned. “I don’t want to do the crazy thing and try to hold onto my youth,” she says while promoting her latest film, The Iceman, at the Toronto International Film Festival. “And I don’t want to work just to work, either. At this point in my life, I just want to be a good person. I’m 40, and I’m psyched, because with age comes experience. I’ve paid some dues and had some ups and downs.”
Ryder’s story started with a childhood spent on a commune with hippie parents and quickly led to her discovery by director Tim Burton, who cast her in the film Beetlejuice. Stellar reviews and a relationship with heartthrob Johnny Depp followed—Who could forget his “Winona Forever”-turned-“Wino Forever” tattoo?—as well as Oscar nods for Little Women and The Age of Innocence and a genre-defining role in Reality Bites. Blockbuster flops were the precursors to Ryder’s now-infamous shoplifting scandal, and she signed on to do a few indie flicks before officially resurfacing in the Oscar-winning Black Swan.
“In the ’90s, I experienced a lot of success, and to be honest I wasn’t expecting it to last. You’re told that you get a couple of years if you’re lucky. It was great, but it came with a lot of pressure,” Ryder reflects. “I wasn’t like, ‘Boo hoo, poor me,’ but I realized that I want a home and I want to spend time with my family and friends. It takes something very special for me to want to leave that now.”
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There are so many questions surrounding Lana Del Rey. As one of the most enigmatic pop stars of this generation, the 27-year-old talent stands as a sphinx in a sea of overexposed bold face names. Taking a break from recording “Young and Beautiful“—her just-released track off The Great Gatsby soundtrack—the Queen of Sadcore escaped from the confines of the L.A. studio she was toiling in to spend a day shooting with FASHION magazine in Malibu’s Zuma Beach area. The breath-taking beachfront spot Del Rey handpicked for the cover seemed to transport the crew into her dreamy world of ‘50s pinups and MGM icons, evoking the essence of Lana Del Rey videos off her debut, Born To Die, her latest E.P. Paradise and her new duet, “Summer Wine,” which features her boyfriend Barrie-James O’Neill.
Features Editor, Elio Iannacci had a chance to witness the magic unfold and chat with Del Rey after her epic 10-page photo shoot was done.
Here are a few of the highlights from the upcoming FASHION Magazine Summer 2013 Cover story on Lana Del Rey:
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