November 2011: Table of contents

November 2011
Gwen Stefani, photographed by S C Choong. Styled by Michael Angel. Hair by Danilo. Makeup by Charlotte Willer.
November 2011
Gwen Stefani, photographed by S C Choong. Styled by Michael Angel. Hair by Danilo. Makeup by Charlotte Willer.

36 What’s going on online.
40 Letter from the editor
42 Contributors
44 Letters from our readers

62 NEWS Versace pairs up with H&M, Cougars are back, chic coffee-table books, and more.
52 Q&A Stephanie Winston Wolkoff on running a tight ship at New York fashion week and her multi-tasking wardrobe.
54 WATCHES To honour Baume & Mercier’s new global launch, Sarah Casselman packs her beach bag and heads to the Hamptons.
58 FLASHPOINT Stylish party-goers across Canada get glam in botanical prints, graphic colours and glitter.
62 DYNASTIES Some of Canada’s most successful fashion families gain their power from within. Laura deCarufel explores their retail roots.
70 FAME 2.0 Sarah Nicole Prickett examines the changing of the guard at several influential fashion houses.
74 ACCESSORIES Tiffany & Co. debuts a luxe new leather collection with two (well-known) designers behind it.
77 THE LIST Not-so-basic black and whites, eye-popping patterns, rich textures and timepieces, and the season’s best bad-girl buys.

90 MOST WANTED Totally pure argan oil, Stella McCartney’s fragrance slips into something floral, and more.   
92 NEWS The latest dispatches from the FASHION beauty desk.
94 MAGNIFIED Breaking down the components of Jil Sander’s beauty look from the fall runway.
96 FRAGRANCE Tomas Maier on the many details that went into Bottega Veneta’s first fragrance. 
98 MAKEUP From Cleopatra’s kohl-rimmed eyes to Chanel’s iconic vamp polish—the long, dark history of black beauty. Plus, Gareth Pugh’s collab with M.A.C.
104 FRAGRANCE Balenciaga’s Nicolas Ghesquière takes a closer look at his muse, Charlotte Gainsbourg.
106 ANNIVERSARY Beauty Director Lesa Hannah heads to Weleda’s biodynamic gardens to explore the 90-year-old brand’s roots. 
110 FRAGRANCE To fete his new perfume, Oscar de la Renta invites Olivia Stren to his beachfront estate. 
114 NAILS Celia Ellenberg discovers why nail art is taking a backseat to the au naturel look.   
118 TECHNOLOGY The latest high-powered beauty tools for perfect skin, whiter teeth and fuzz-free limbs.

123 RELATIONSHIPS Pro: You make more money than your man. Con: He’s really, really fine with that.
126 DIET Is mimicking the eating habits of our prehistoric ancestors the secret to a longer, healthier life?
130 MIND A high-performing brain is key to overall well-being. Here are some new ways to keep it sharp as can be.

133 INTERVIEW Having risen from the indie underground to the dizzy heights of fame, Feist takes a step back on her contemplative new album.
134 INDEX A screen legend’s wardrobe goes on display, a TV star’s funny thoughts go onto the page, and more.
136 WORK In this plugged-in world, an intimate knowledge of social media may be the way to land your dream job.
140 ARTS Meet the women whose passion for Canadian arts is helping ensure future generations will be able to enjoy it too.
148 FILM Once rarely seen outside of art houses, documentaries have become a hot mainstream attraction.

162 WHITE HEAT Renaissance woman Gwen Stefani spends little time basking in past glories—she’s too busy preparing for the next one.
164 YUKON GOLD Photographed by Adam Levett.

176 NOTES The coolest stores and names to know across the country.
190 PROFILES Three teams share their experiences working in the fashion trenches with family.
197 FOCUS Our cross-country roundup of the best full-service spas.
216 BUY IT Where to find everything in this issue.
218 MY STYLE J.Crew’s president and creative director, Jenna Lyons, talks first mentors and fashion girl crushes.