Exclusive: The scoop on Scarlett Johansson and Matthew McConaughey’s Dolce & Gabbana fragrance film

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After months of teasers and anticipation, Scarlett Johansson and Matthew McConaughey are finally making movie magic together. However, their debut is of the small screen variety: they come together for “Street of Dreams,” a short film for Dolce & Gabbana’s The One ($66, sephora.ca) and The One for Men ($48, sephora.ca) fragrances.

Both actors have been the face of D&G fragrance for years now, but this is their first time appearing together on screen. What makes this 60-second stunner of a commercial even more exceptional is that the luxe brand enrolled the legendary Martin Scorsese to direct and film. Read more »


Best blush for fall: From rosy-pink powders to wine-stained cheeks, the Beauty Panel shares their top picks

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Somehow when fall rolls through we’re so enamored by the deep-toned lipsticks and warm eyeshadows that we tend to neglect our cheeks. While we wish we could still embrace the bronze-y glow of summer, when winter comes calling nothing looks better than flushed, “just in from the ski slopes” cheeks.

As the colder months tend to dull our complexion, we thank the beauty gods for blush to highlight the cheekbones and brighten up our faces. Wine-stained shades ranging from rosy-pink to deep-plum provide the perfect complement to the berry and jewel tones that we’re also coveting for our clothes . That being said, it can be a challenge to decipher the right product for you—from finding the right colour to choosing between the creamy consistencies of cheek stains, polishes and powders, there’s a lot to consider when it comes to blush. But fear not: We’ve enlisted our Beauty Panel’s wealth of knowledge to help you achieve the perfect fall flush.

Challenge 37: What’s your blush must-have for fall? See the answers now! »

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Kate Middleton keeps it simple in navy Max Mara and Orla Kiely while visiting one of her official charities

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Kate Middleton navy Max Mara Orla Kiely

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Clearly we’re not the only ones feeling super busy this time of year. Kate Middleton was out and about for the second time in as many days, attending a forum meeting at Place2Be, an organization that works to support the emotional wellbeing of children. It’s one of the Kate’s official patronages and based on her extended visit today (the Duchess reportedly stayed for an extra hour to learn about addiction and self-harm) it’s obvious that this charity is important to her.

For today’s engagement, Kate wore a few pieces that are new to the public eye. Her entire outfit was a rich shade of navy blue, right down to her sheer tights and Cornelia James bow gloves. Up top, Kate wore a jacket by Max Mara which featured a smart side zipper and fit her perfectly. Read more »


Miley Cyrus has bleached her eyebrows and (of course!) looks totally fierce

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Photography via Instagram/Lily Allen

Because we are obsessed with everything Miley Cyrus, our radar is blowing up with the star’s latest radical alteration. She’s ditched the full dark eyebrows we’ve come to know (and secretly covet) for a pair of platinum blond arches.

Cyrus’s barely-there-brows sent the internet into a frenzy last night, after making a debut on Lily Allen’s Instagram. (The pair were out partying in L.A., as young, popular stars tend to do.) Never one to hide from social media, Cyrus also shared a snap of her new brows—while posing with Miranda Kerr, no less.

Given that The Hunger Games: Catching Fire comes out tomorrow, we have to ask: Could our favourite limit pusher be channeling the over-the-top women from the Capitol with their bleached brows? On the other non-fictional hand, the notable lightened arches of Lady Gaga and just about every model on the Gucci Fall 2013 runway could have also inspired the bleach job. Read more »


Beauty Fix: A new twist on the traditional red lip, a natural way to soothe eczema and more

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Every week our Beauty Fix columnist takes on your questions about makeup, skincare, hair and more. Have a beauty question we haven’t answered? Email us at beautyfix@fashionmagazine.com.

How can I stand out in a sea of red lips this holiday season?
If there’s one thing that we know, it’s that there’s nothing more classically festive (and frankly, quite predictable) than a red lip during the holiday season. If you’re the type of person who is more comfortable going against the grain when it comes to beauty, try a reddish lip instead. Dior’s Diorific lipstick in “Winter” ($40, at Dior counters), which is a berry shade with a hint of metallic gold sheen that catches the light, really sings when paired with a violet shade. (Which, by the way, is another shade of lipstick I highly recommend as an alternate to red lips.) Try the two shades together for an ombré look, with the berry shade applied all over the lips with violet blended in from the perimetre of the lips towards the centre. The result is a stunning deep-fuschia, which will definitely set you apart from the red lips that will be everywhere this holiday season.
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L’Wren Scott for Banana Republic: Peep the full collection in all its glamorous glory

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Your holiday wish list is about to get its heavy dose of glam by way of the newly released L’Wren Scott for Banana Republic collection look book. Two weeks shy of its December 5 launch date, here we present the 72 look collection in its entirety.

The designer’s first-ever collaboration brings a palette of lipstick reds, deep violets, emerald green and holiday-appropriate metallics. Quirky lip prints appear on everything from skirts and jackets to jeans, while sequins incrust cardigans and clutches. After dancing the night away in Scott’s party-ready cocktail dresses, relax in a pajama set, socks and blanket as you settle in and think of what to wear to the next get-together.

The wallet friendly collection, which ranges from $20 to $240, will be ready for purchase at select Banana Republic stores and online in just over two weeks. For now, here’s a peek at some L’Wren Scott for Banana Republic looks to get you into the holiday spirit. Read more »


Kate Middleton repeats an Orla Kiely look for a day spent with at-risk youth

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Proving that she’s keenly aware of the impact her outfit choices have, Kate Middleton opted to repeat an entire look while visiting the crime prevention charity Only Connect earlier today. After all, a day spent with those in need is not the time to break out a new bespoke McQueen dress. Instead, Kate chose a look she first wore in February 2012: a printed Orla Kiely dress, brown tights and brown suede Aquatalia booties. (A colour palette certainly fitting for a crisp fall day!) The wool dress featured a jacquard bird-print, a belted waist and pleated skirt—the silhouette is not unlike that of Kate’s favourite coats, fitting right in with her go-to look for royal engagements. Also notable was Kate’s hair. The headline-making grey hairs from two weeks ago are still there, but covered with a deeper chocolate tone and accented with a brush of honey-coloured highlights at the ends. Read more »


How to wear the boudoir trend: 4 Style Panel tips for rocking this season’s oh so trendy lingerie dress

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Continuing on with this year’s ever-popular 1990s craze, the Fall 2013 runways went boudoir happy with a look back at one of the decade’s most popular items: the lingerie dress. Part Courtney Love shout out (that’s our cover girl!), part Hitchcockian ode, sexy slinky spaghetti straps made their way onto the runways at Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton and Nina Ricci, just to name a few. And while we’ve seen many incarnations of this look over the years, the boudoir trend always seemed a little too risqué to bring outside of the house.

Today, Style Panel shows us how to turn bedroom inspiration into a wearable feminine silhouette. New to Style Panel is Vancouver-based Jillian Lansky of The August Diaries who pairs a daring navy negligee with a khaki pea-coat, polished black boots and pin-straight locks. On the more colourful end of the spectrum, Becky Kung of Velvet & Vino rocks a feminine palette of corals and purples, adding in edge and texture with leather knee-high boots and purple lace trim, perfect daytime outfit to transition into for the evening. Kayla Short of Short Presents brings it back to the ‘90s with a black spaghetti strap dress, a Navajo print over-sized print coat, thin golden jewels, bare legs and ankle-wedge boots with a buckle detailing.

Question 78: How do you wear the boudoir trend? Read the answers now! »

BARBARA ANN SOLOMON, TORONTO | BECKY KUNG, CALGARY | JILLIAN LANSKY, VANCOUVER | KAYLA SHORT, HALIFAX |


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