September 2012: Table of contents
ALWAYS IN FASHION
54 Letter from the editor
58 Behind the scenes
60 Letters from our readers
64 NEWS Salvatore Ferragamo’s new exhibition pays homage to Marilyn Monroe, Louis Vuitton shows them who’s deboss, the model of the moment, and Holt Renfrew celebrates the big 1-7-5.
66 FLASHPOINT Party girls across Canada dress to impress in hats, brushstroke prints and asymmetrical hemlines.
68 TREND REPORT Fall 2012 is nigh and the forecast is dark. Check out the A-list.
86 Q+A Bernadette Morra travels to Vancouver to chat fashion and motherhood with Victoria Beckham.
90 RESORT Chanel unveils its 2013 Resort collection amidst the gardens of Versailles.
92 DESIGNERS Laura and Kate Mulleavy’s quirky-cool Rodarte line continues its ascent.
96 INVITATION Designer Paul Hardy on 10 years in the business and his greatest love of all.
99 THE LIST Extras! Extras! Read all about our edit of the season’s best shoes, boots and bags.
108 MOST WANTED Nail art that won’t eat up vacation days, a fragrance bottle that could be a baby toy, animal print palettes, and more.
110 NEWS The latest dispatches from the FASHION beauty desk.
112 TREND REPORT Skinny hair, goth makeup and French manicures (eeeks!): this season’s standout beauty trends.
124 FRAGRANCE Venice at night is the inspiration for Chanel’s Coco Noir.
128 FRAGRANCE While searching for a bottle to house its new scent, Lancôme found inspiration in its own archives.
130 MAKEUP Madonna’s bold red lips will stay put during her MDNA tour thanks to Make Up For Ever.
137 FITNESS Boxing and MMA is on the rise, inspiring Rani Sheen to get into fighting shape.
140 ILLNESS With a chronic or serious illness, looks can be deceiving. The decision to come clean about it is defining and deeply personal.
146 NEWS Drumming workouts for deadly deltoids, a dessert to celebrate the international year of quinoa and the real difference between A-types and slackers.
FASHION & FEATURES
164 OUT ON A LIMB Photographed by Gabor Jurina.
172 ALL VAMPED UP Nina Dobrev is taking a bite out of Hollywood. Photographed by James White.
176 SKIN TEST Photographed by Malina Corpadean.
185 IT GIRL Haligonian Meghan Tansey Whitton’s purl-perfect style.
186 NOTES The coolest stores and names to know across the country.
201 FOCUS Where to find the best shoes, boots and bags from coast to coast.
212 BUY IT Where to find everything in this issue.
134 ONE FINE PHOTO Happy anniversary, FASHION! A look back through our archives.