February 2013: Table of contents
ALWAYS IN FASHION
22 Letter from the editor
26 Behind the scenes
28 Letters from our readers
34 NEWS The watch to wear now; Assouline’s latest gem; Geox gets a leg up on denim; and Thomas Sabo picks a Poppy.
36 FLASHPOINT Stylish women across Canada step out in the latest trends.
40 SPRING PREVIEW From the best shows to the hottest parties, our editors share 28 highlights of Spring 2013.
46 HOTELS Two posh properties to stay (and shop) at during fashion week.
50 LINGERIE Victoria’s Secret takes us to the circus.
56 RUNWAY Breaking down Spring 2013’s boudoir trend.
58 ACCESSORIES Canadian designers look beyond clothing.
64 DOSSIER The glamorous history of the tuxedo, as worn by women.
67 THE 11TH ANNUAL READERS’ CHOICE BEAUTY AWARDS Love spying in people’s makeup bags? Us too. The next best thing: our list of reader-approved beauty picks.
91 DIET Put down the skinny latte: A new school of thought is saying fat won’t make us fat.
94 FITNESS Paddle boarding boosts core strength, balance and tranquility—whether it’s on a Muskoka lake or amid the mangroves in Turks & Caicos.
97 INTERVIEW Alicia Keys reignites her career with Girl On Fire.
100 INDEX Patti Smith’s photos cross the border; haute couture’s history gets booked; and Tavi takes on Hollywood.
102 READS Graphic novels that are redrawing the fashion world, one panel at a time.
108 (DE)SIGNS OF SPRING Photography by Gabor Jurina.
116 RITTER RISING Unconventional star Krysten Ritter has arrived.
118 MATH TEST Photography by Richard Bernardin.
127 IT GIRLS Dreamboat Lucy’s Hilary and Louanna Murphy make a splash wearing abstract prints in Charlottetown.
128 NOTES The coolest stores and names to know across the country.
140 FOCUS Our guide to the laciest, raciest lingerie boutiques across Canada.
156 BUY IT Where to buy everything in this issue.
158 PATRIOT LOVE A detailed look at Canadian label Fortnight Lingerie.