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78 RADAR Liane Balaban’s star turn
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78 RADAR Oscar picks; Quebec’s
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94 CELEBRITY Tim Burton’s
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102 FASHION Gaga, be gone!
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118 TRAVEL The hottest places
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124 FROTHY VISIONS Canadian
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134 ART MEETS FASHION Gallery-
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EDITOR’S NOTE
Last year it was mimosa, a sunny, buttery yellow. That’s the hue the Pantone
Color Institute, the self-proclaimed global authority on colour, chose for 2009.
Call it wishful thinking because, if you’ll recall, 2009 wasn’t terribly mimosa-
like—in fact, it drove one to drink something a wee bit stronger than that
dainty cocktail. This year, Pantone has anointed turquoise for its evocation of
tropical waters and warm breezes. Did someone say “pina colada”?
Now, I’m no colour authority like Pantone, but you could call me “pro-
colour.” I endorse matching shades to mood: pale blue if I’m feeling fey, grey
or black when I want to disappear, white to feel Caribbean-villa rich—and
Republican red, like, never. The downside is that I need a lot of storage space to
accommodate all the different mes. Sometimes I’ll look at my closets and wish
I could replace them with a Jil Sander boutique: two white shirts, two pairs
of pants, a dress, a pair of shoes, a pair of boots and lots of white space—
ta-da! This is usually accompanied by an equally strong wish for a large inherit-
ance and straight blond hair that looks good in a ponytail, neither of which is
in the cards.
I was in Paris recently, and I passed boutique after boutique offering sweat-
ers, leggings and scarves in shades of grey, black and white. If that isn’t a city
palette, nothing is. This week, I went to a fashion event with Noreen, our
executive editor, and Beatriz, our art director, and the three of us, in black from
head to toe, looked like the Witches of Eastwick. (I wanted to be Cher, but with
my hair I had to be Susan Sarandon.) Even though I’m partial to those Palm
Beach peaches and pinks, they just don’t translate when you’re schlepping on
and off buses and subways and trying to find a seat among crumpled news-
papers and peanut shells.
I think Pantone would be pleased to know that ELLE Canada chose tur-
quoise—precisely for its restorative properties—long before it did. It has been
our magazine’s unofficial colour ever since we ordered a box of Pilot V-5
Hi-Tecpoint Needle Point Rollerball pens in that balmy shade from Grand &
Toy. Whether it’s a simple editorial note (“Needs a complete rewrite, thanks!”)
or a Post-it reminder (“Buy cat grass”), we’re immediately transported to the
Turks & Caicos. So, hats off to Pantone’s true-blue brand of optimism. And,
with spring just a snowstorm or three away, here’s to the chance to wear some
cheery hues again.
Rita Silvan
Editor-in-Chief
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ibility one can bring to the business is a woman’s
touch. Miuccia Prada, Stella McCartney, Phoebe Philo
at Celine and, to a growing extent, Hannah MacGibbon
at Chloé are designers with fingers firmly planted on the
pulse of fashion. The pulse is, after all, their own. Whatever
they feel like wearing from one season to the next remark-
ably anticipates what other women feel like wearing too.
The “designing for women by women” formula is
working for Calla Haynes, who debuted her own line this
season in Paris. The Toronto native has put together a
focused spring/summer 2010 collection of daywear and
cocktail that manages to be both chic and comfortable.
Her trousers are slimmingly narrow through the leg but
are cut to be forgiving at the waist. The absence of side
seams makes her boyfriend jackets swirl around the torso,
and they’re ultra-deluxe when
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er, which requires 50 hours of
cutting and sewing into patch-
work. Her T-shirts have a
“throw ’em on” quality that
will please those who are
stylish without being self-
sacrificial about it. Haynes
makes them in silk printed
with abstract designs that call
to mind Balenciaga fall 2009,
and sometimes she dresses
them up with leather edging
around the collars.
While studying fashion at Parsons The New School for
Design in New York, Haynes headed to Paris on an ex-
change program in 2002. A stylist spotted her in a depart-
ment store and asked her to model for a magazine shoot,
which landed Haynes an internship with the little-known
but well-regarded designer Robert Normand. She then
worked with Olivier Theyskens for almost five years, fol-
lowing him from Rochas to Nina Ricci. “I learned a lot
from Olivier,” she says. “I think I took from him the ro-
manticism, the importance of luxury fabrics and my print
work, which I developed there. But my personal style is
more relaxed, so I combine two worlds: the way I dress
and the world I work in. I’ll use couture techniques for an
everyday jacket or do a T-shirt in amazing printed silk. As
a woman, I approach designing differently.”
Circumstance and timing governed Haynes’ decision
to launch her own line. “It wasn’t at all spontaneous,” she
says. “I thought about it for months and months and
talked to [designer] Thomas Engel Hart about it. Then a
cheque arrived in Paris from my nana’s [grandmother’s]
estate. The inheritance corresponded to the amount
Thomas had advised me to invest in a collection—for fab-
rics, a new sewing machine, some help with the patterns
and sewing—so I took it as a sign. I also thought that
she’d be happy knowing I was doing something I loved
with the money and that she’d watch over me.” N
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Meet Calla Haynes, a Canadian
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Ladylike
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looks from
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the designer
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ADRIAN AITCHESON Designer
Game on “We wanted to create a
uniform that the whole country would
embrace. The athletes always say that the
support of their fans helps drive them. We
needed a distinctly Canadian look so that
we could all be part of the team.”
Tech talk “For the athletes’ clothing, we
had to consider the climate. During the
Games, they might go from downtown
Vancouver to the slopes at Whistler and
through rain and snow and temperature
swings of 15ºC. We needed to make
sure that they would always be warm,
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TU LY Designer
Sweater set “It was essential to
have an iconic Canadiana sweater
in the collection. The inspiration
comes from the Hbc coat of arms;
we combined its moose heads with
our beloved maple leaf. I knitted
the original sample myself. The
experience was so much fun—
I want to start a knitting club!”
Top Olympic look “For the 2006
Winter Olympics in Torino, Yohji
Yamamoto outfitted the British team
in austere black-and-ivory wool
maxicoats from the Y-3 line. It was
super-sharp—the athletes looked
like characters fromThe Matrix.”
Hbc’s all-star design team on their
Olympic inspirations. TEXT: LAURA DECARUFEL
2010 fave “In his
youth my dad was a
bush pilot, and he wore
quilted long underwear.
That memory was
our inspiration for the
quilted jacket.”
2010 fave
“The pompom
toque—it’s
so incredibly
Canadian!”
2010 fave“The
lumberjack/Canada
scarf. It doubles as a
rally scarf, so you can
cheer Team Canada on
with the reverse side.”
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SUZANNE TIMMINS Fashion
director for the Bay, creative
director for the Olympic collection
Team players “We had an incred-
ible group with different sensibilities.
This was Tu Ly’s third time designing
for the Olympics, and Adrian Aitcheson
was part of the team that created the
famous [Roots beret] for the Olympics
in Salt Lake City. Vivienne Lu was our
fabric sourcing expert. We started with
the idea of Canada, exploring what
Canadian style really looks like. It’s not
fashion for fashion’s sake. The iconic
pieces, at their core, come from some
sort of functionality: the parka, the
toque, the sweaters that Grandma
used to knit.”
Modern heritage “The font that
we developed has a really sporty edge:
We sloped the As so that they look
like mountain peaks and circled
the C, almost closing it, to denote
Canadian unity.”
From left: Tu
Ly, Suzanne
Timmins
and Adrian
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BOOKS MOVIES MUSIC THEATRE ART HAPPENINGS
In Abroad, Liane Balaban plays a reporter who, between
deadlines, dates and dishes on London’s infamous males.
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earing neon-orange Louboutins was all
it took for Liane Balaban to seduce reti-
cent Londoners out of their shells. The
Montreal-based actress was on the set of the movie
Abroad when she noticed the stilettos’ magical effect.
“They were like people magnets,” she recalls. “Stran-
gers came out of the corners to chat about my shoes.”
It was a new experience for the committed “flat-soled
girl,” who had tried suggesting—unsuccessfully—that
her character wear Marc Jacobs ballet slippers.
In the film, which is loosely based on Canadian
writer Leah McLaren’s experiences living in London,
Balaban plays a reporter who leaves Toronto to pur-
sue her dreams in one of the world’s most competitive
writing markets. Through connections (a Conrad
Black-inspired character) at home, she lands a job at
a racy, right-wing tabloid where she is assigned to its
fluffy Post Femme section. The film—a Sex and the
City-meets-Bridget Jones’s Diary comedic drama—
airs March 14 on CBC, but if all goes to plan it will
be picked up as a series. While it’s not a biopic of
McLaren’s life, it does open with the brouhaha the
Toronto Globe and Mail columnist ignited when she
wrote that British men were “incomprehensible drunk-
ards and first-date coke bingers.”
Although Balaban’s character, Amy Pearce, dates a
series of spectacular cads, the 29-year-old actress says
that her off-screen encounters were beyond reproach.
“I was fortunate to be around handsome, educated,
gorgeous men,” she says. “They were prime speci-
mens of the British male species.” Her character may
have a weakness for dashing and aristocratic Mr.
Darcy types, but Balaban says that her cinematic
crushes are more eclectic. “When I was 14, I had a
thing for Wiley Wiggins in Dazed and Confused. Later
on, I saw Alain Delon in The Yellow Rolls-Royce and
thought he was a beautiful and mischievous man. A
few years ago, I saw the Metallica documentary [Some
Kind of Monster] and found Dave Mustaine strange-
ly attractive. He was the only one who spoke from the
heart—and he had great hair!” But, film fantasies
aside, Balaban says that playing a single woman navi-
gating London’s dating scene made her even more
smitten with her fiancé, author Adam Gollner, and
that playing a reporter only reinforced her decision
made earlier in life not to pursue a career in that busi-
ness. “It can be a dog-eat-dog world,” she explains.
“Acting is competitive, but it’s different. I don’t mean
to disparage writers, but actors aren’t as interchange-
able because if you get a part, it’s a decision based on
your essence: Are you the character or not?” h
Balaban is wearing a
dress by Marc Jacobs
and a Cobblestone
bracelet and ring by
H.Stern. For details, see
Shopping Guide. Hair
and makeup, Gianluca
Orienti/Plutino Group;
stylist, Alisa Krost/
The Artist Group.
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In Remember Me, Robert Pattinson and Emilie de Ravin play two college classmates with very different responses to
tragedies that have touched their lives. Tyler and Ally’s burgeoning romance is put to the test by overbearing fathers on both
sides. Pierce Brosnan is Tyler’s dad, locked in an emotional shell since another son’s suicide. Chris Cooper is a tough cop
wanting to protect his daughter, who witnessed her mother’s murder.

Could Greenberg be for Ben Stiller what Punch-Drunk
Love was for Adam Sandler: an opportunity for a first-rate comedian mostly associated with slapstick to show off a more vul-
nerable side? Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale) directs a story penned by his wife, Jennifer Jason Leigh, about a
middle-aged loser named Roger Greenberg (Stiller). With nothing better to do, Roger moves from New York to L.A. to house-sit
for his brother. It takes a woman (Greta Gerwig) who shares his love of music to challenge his cynicism. EGLE PROCUTA
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In Balaban’s case, her “essence”
was first noticed when a family friend
suggested that she audition for Allan
Moyle’s 1999 film, New Waterford
Girl. After landing the role of the mis-
fit Moonie Pottie, the then high school
student set off on a new career path.
But it would be close to a decade be-
fore Balaban felt comfortable calling
herself an actress. “I used to think I
got into acting by a fluke, but now I
don’t think that’s true,” she says. “I
always enjoyed performing. I was just
lucky enough to land a great role that
launched my career.”
After New Waterford Girl,
Balaban starred in indie films (7 Times
Lucky, One Week) and television
shows (Numb3rs). Then, thanks to
casting director Laura Rosenthal, she
appeared in her first mainstream films:
Definitely, Maybe (2008) and Last
Chance Harvey (2009). She answers
cautiously when asked if these parts
raised her profile in Hollywood. “Ex-
pectations can be deadly depressants,”
she says. “You can’t predict how a
role will impact your career.” Though
Balaban hasn’t landed another major-
studio movie yet, Rosenthal recom-
mended her for Coach (an upcoming
feature) and The New Tenants (a 20-
minute short live action film). The lat-
ter, which was shortlisted for this
year’s Academy Awards, is about two
men in an apartment who encounter
dysfunctional neighbours—including
Balaban, who plays a woman tripping
on heroin-laced cinnamon buns. “It’s
like the blockbuster of short films,”
she says. “The director [Joachim
Back] has done highly acclaimed com-
mercial work.”
While Balaban won’t be attending
the Academy Awards (“Actors in
shorts aren’t invited—they ought to
change that!”), she looks forward to
the release of feature films The Trotsky
and The Future Is Now. When asked
about her next move, she laughs. “Big
stars have a career strategy,” she says.
“Most actors are in career-survival
mode!” Balaban says she draws inspir-
ation from the Chinese proverb “To
be uncertain is to be uncomfortable,
but to be certain is to be ridiculous.”
She also takes to heart the tenets of
improv comedy, which she learned at
Théâtre Ste-Catherine in Montreal:
“Be open, be positive and be present.
They’re great principles to live by.” N
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GREAT PRINCIPLES
TO LIVEBY.
New Waterford Girl
Last Chance Harvey
Abroad
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An Education
Lone Scherfig’s drama about an over-
achieving student caught between
book learning and
life experience
in ’60s England
has been gaining
momentum since
Sundance, and its
young star Carey
Mulligan—who also has a part in
the Oscar-baiting Brothers—looks
like Hollywood’s newly minted It girl.
Odds: 4 to 1
Meryl
Streep
Julie & Julia
Streep’s turn
as Julia Child in
Nora Ephron’s
innocuous com-
edy-drama is
pitch perfect: a
case of one cul-
tural icon impersonating another. And, as
it has been 27 years since Streep actual-
ly won one of these things, she’s due.
Odds: 3 to 1
Mo’Nique
Precious:
Based on
the Novel
“Push”
by Sapphire
For some, this
emotionally
charged film is profoundly moving; for
others, it’s exploitative and overbear-
ing. But it’s hard to deny Mo’Nique’s
powerful performance as Precious’
abusive (and deeply damaged) mother.
Odds: 2 to 1
The Hurt
Locker
This bleak tale
of thrill-junkie
bomb defus-
ers was one of
the summer’s
best-reviewed
releases. The
nail-biting action sequences are ar-
guably the best of filmmaker Kathryn
Bigelow’s career, and if there’s any
justice she’ll get a Best Director nod.
Odds: 7 to 1
Arta
Dobroshi
Lorna’s
Silence
It’s unlikely the
academy will
tap the Kosovo-
born star, but deserving is deserving.
Playing a woman caught in a Belgian
marriage-for-immigration-ring scandal,
she communicates inner turmoil with-
out much dialogue. Her striking eyes
offer a window to a conflicted soul.
Odds: 25 to 1
Mélanie
Laurent
Inglourious
Basterds
Quentin
Tarantino
clearly likes
writing juicy parts for women, and
the unheralded Laurent is terrific as a
victim of Nazi cruelty who turns into
an avenger in Inglourious Basterds.
The scene where she (literally) gets
the last laugh is the high point.
Odds: 12 to 1
The Young Victoria
Jean-Marc Vallée’s lavish ode to the
eponymous British monarch has
the inside track on the perennial
costume-
drama slot
and a finely
nuanced
performance
by Emily
Blunt. Plus,
it’s opening stateside just in time for
the awards crush.
Odds: 10 to 1
Anna Kendrick
Up in the Air
Kendrick makes the most of a choice
role in Jason Reitman’s Up in the Air,
giving George Clooney a poised and
perky comic
foil. Plus, her
presence
guaran-
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increased
viewership on account of a zillion or
so mobilized Twihards.
Odds: 5 to 2 h
Abbie
Cornish
Bright Star
Jane Campion’s
film about the
star-crossed
British poet John
Keats is anchored by Cornish’s perfor-
mance as his beloved, Fanny Brawne.
The Australian actress is credible as
both a progressive woman bumping up
against 19th-century etiquette and the
object of a great poet’s lyrical devotion.
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avier Dolan has fielded so many questions about his debut
feature film, J’ai tué ma mère (I Killed My Mother), that he
sometimes forgets what he has already said. “So, I’m sorry if
it sounds like I have spontaneous Alzheimer’s,” he says apologetically.
After its triumphant premiere at Cannes and screening at the Toronto
International Film Festival last fall, Dolan’s film became an instant
Québécois classic (and Canada’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film
at this year’s Academy Awards). Some of the buzz is due to the script’s
incisive and darkly humorous portrayal of the explosive relationship
between a harried single mother living with her combative gay teenage
son, but it’s hard to ignore the story behind the story: Dolan was all of
17 when he wrote it and 19 when he stepped behind the camera.
At this point, Dolan is tired of talking about the points of conver-
gence between himself and his onscreen alter ego, Hubert (or between
the short-fused character played by Anne Dorval and his own mother,
who apparently loved the film). But he admits that catharsis was his
starting point. “I just sort of vomited it out,” he says earnestly. “It was
something I had to do. But when the writing process was over, it wasn’t
like I was still approaching it as a family matter or therapy. It was an
artistic matter.”
Dolan’s artistry is still a work in progress, but J’ai tué ma mère,
which opens in theatres on February 5, has plenty of stylistic brio. A
paint-splattered sex scene between Hubert and his boyfriend offers an
ecstatic blend of colour and motion. At the same time, Dolan displays
considerable patience by letting his scenes with Dorval play out in
something like real time—sometimes in a single take, smartly escalating
the sense of tension. “At first, my approach [to filmmaking] was vague
and I was caught between different things,” he says. “But it became
more defined as I went along. I think I found my signature.” And,
speaking of “signatures,” Dolan adds that he’s not necessarily inter-
ested in continuing with veiled autobiography. “I’ll always be writing
about things I know, but more from afar.” ADAM NAYMAN
BOY WONDER
Xavier Dolan’s cinematic hat trick.
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Ever since Best Costume Design
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tenders is—like
Chicago and
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it—a (spike-
heeled) shoe-in
for this category.
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Dark horse A Single Man
As if a film directed by Tom Ford
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Meghji—the ambassador of nakedness—wants to change that. According to
the host of the W Network’s new reality show How to Look Good Naked Canada,
it doesn’t involve fad diets, crazy workout regimens or costly nips and tucks.
It’s about coming face to face with your own reflection and lovin’ what you see.
Meghji, who began his career in theatre productions and later became a report-
er for CTV’s eTalk, believes that his own past body-image issues give him some
insight into what contestants are thinking when they strip off their clothes for
the show’s famous mirror reveal and lineup. “I always wanted to look like Ryan
Reynolds!” says the Vancouver native, laughing. “Growing up, I wasn’t comfort-
able in my own skin, so I can understand women’s insecurities.” Each episode
follows one woman’s journey to naked confidence, from the mirror to the fash-
ion runway to the photo shoot in the buff. Experts—including ELLE Canada’s
Rita Silvan—are brought in to offer style and beauty tips because, as Meghji
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uick: Name one Canadian actress who is
currently starring in two homegrown TV
shows (Durham County and Murdoch
Mysteries). Here’s another clue: She won a Gemini
Award in 2008 for Best Actress in a Continuing
Leading Dramatic Role. Still stumped? Hélène Joy
isn’t at all surprised. Her career may be on a high—she
has been in many Canadian TV dramas and comedies
since moving to Vancouver (“for a boy,” from whom
she has since separated) from her native Australia in
2000—but her public profile remains noticeably low.
“There hasn’t been any trouble finding work for quite
some time,” she says. “It’s about finding publicity
that helps you build an image, which then helps you
get work more easily. That’s the star system, which
doesn’t exist in Canada.” But if fans aren’t mobbing
her on the streets of Toronto—her home since 2004—
it’s probably because the stylish-in-person Joy looks
and sounds nothing like her TV characters. In
Murdoch Mysteries (Citytv), set in late-19th-century
Toronto, she plays the corseted Julia Ogden, a “word-
heavy” pathologist who helps Inspector Murdoch
(Yannick Bisson) solve a grisly crime each week. It’s a
departure from the femme-fatale roles she normally
played down under. “I was always having sex with
men before killing them!” she says, laughing. For her
other star turn, in Durham County (Global), a gritty
drama set in contemporary rural Ontario, Joy por-
trays Audrey Sweeney, a bewigged cancer survivor
who lives in a community that has dark and murder-
ous secrets. With both shows returning for their third
seasons this spring, Joy is content with the recognition
her peers have showered upon her. “That’s a lovely
place to be,” she says. “You feel you’re not entering
the room to prove your ability; you’re coming in to
give your interpretation.” KAMAL AL-SOLAYLEE
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On There Is Love in You (Domino/Outside Music), Four Tet, a.k.a. Kieran Hebden, reminds us of his remarkable skill at
weaving beats, guitars, bells, bleeps, voices and keyboards into exquisitely mesmerizing music. The constantly shifting, hyp-
notically beautiful tracks hold our attention as their gentle beats and tinkling melodies rise and fall. “This Unfolds” does what
it promises, starting slowly and building in intensity almost imperceptibly before floating away.

Hawksley Workman has
never been one to rein in his big ideas for the sake of being saleable—or tread the same path twice. On Meat (Isadora/
Warner Music), Workman sounds energized and impassioned as he zigzags between exuberant funk, pensive piano balladry,
bouncy electronic pop and even shots of prog rock and hip hop, employing an impressive panoply of instruments. There’s
even a tender ode to a baby mosquito.

Heart of My Own (Secret City/EMI Music) is the second album from Basia Bulat,
a Toronto singer-songwriter with a rich, throaty voice and an affinity for making confessional folkie songwriting sound like
something rare and special. Bulat embellishes her songs with delicate harmonies, strings, piano, banjo and horns, somehow
evoking rough-edged old-time country and polished orchestral indie rock at the same time. MARY DICKIE
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R
ock-star “philosopher” Keith Richards once said:
“What goes down goes down; it’s how you deal
with it that counts.” In Corinne Bailey Rae’s
case, she chose to deal with the sudden death of her
husband, Jason, in 2008 in a most inspiring way. After
closing herself off from the world for more than a year
to grieve, the British artist has re-emerged with a remark-
able new album, The Sea (Virgin Records). Gone are the
lightweight pop songs of her
eponymous debut. Instead,
The Sea is an exuberant and
far more adventurous collec-
tion, informed with lyrics
about life, beauty and be-
reavement. The 30-year-old
singer-songwriter channels
her inner rock chick on “The
Blackest Lily” and jazz legend
Sarah Vaughan on “I’d Do It
All Again.” “I’m really sur-
prised and happy with how it
sounds,” she says. “I feel like
the songs came to me in a
natural way. It’s so weird be-
cause that has only happened
to me a few times before. The music just came out and
came through me.” While The Sea will definitely satisfy
Bailey Rae’s fans, it will undoubtedly cultivate new ones
as she sets off on tour to support the album. “I have
total belief in these songs, and when I sing them in front
of people, I want to pass that on,” she says. “I’m looking
forward to playing live as much as possible and just re-
connecting. I feel more impassioned than ever before
about this.” N
Corinne Bailey Rae’s new album
explores longing and loss.
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when I wear my hair up.”
Adventures “I love travel-
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Montreal, New York and Paris. As
kids, we never went anywhere
because we couldn’t afford it.”
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that you have a
newly translated
Henning Mankell
and you may
have to frisk your
guests before they leave. That is how
desperate fans are to consume Mankell’s
dark psychological tales. The Man
From Beijing, which is post-Detective
Wallander, travels back and forth in time
and place before settling in your psyche.

Shadow
Tag, by Louise
Erdrich, un-
ravels betrayal
like a scavenger
hunt. But the
novel, which is
told in parallel
diaries, goes beyond a tawdry tale of
marital accusation and revenge to ex-
plore dominance and submission—
themes that echo the sordid Tiger Woods
headlines and Erdrich’s own painfully
public divorce from Michael Dorris.

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Anne Berry
once lived in
Hong Kong and
has drawn on
that background
to write The
Hungry Ghosts.
The ghost of a
Chinese girl who was murdered in an
army hospital on the island during
the brutal Japanese occupation in
the Second World War haunts Alice
Safford, a troubled and troublesome
young woman. Past and present
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How did rough, utilitarian
cowboy boots, an iconic
symbol of the American frontier,
become one of this season’s
must-have fashion accessories
Style-wise, these kickin’ boots
are funky and idiosyncratic,
and the supple leather provides
a canvas for subtle or bold
designs. In Cowboy Boots:
The Art & Sole, custom
boot maker and cultural
historian Jennifer June
traces the boot from its early
days (circa 1900) to today’s
high-fashion runways.
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OFF THE WALL!
The facts and the truth are not the same
thing. Facts can be selected to shape a
seemingly irrefutable argument; truth can
often be revealed through artifice and fan-
tasy. This is the essence of Vancouver artist
Jeff Wall’s significance as a stylized creator
of “documentary” scenes in photos that
are more real—in terms of what they tell us
about ourselves and our times—than any
number of “objectively accurate” shots.
Jeff Wall: Complete Edition, by Thierry de
Duve et al., is an enticing look at the work
of this acclaimed “painter of modern life.”
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Helena Bonham Carter relishes a walk on the cinematic dark side.
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elena Bonham Carter was once known as the
“corset queen” of British cinema for her roles
in period dramas such as A Room With a View
(1985) and The Wings of the Dove (1997). Today, the
43-year-old actress is busy exploring femininity’s darker
side, from the all-singing, all-murderous Mrs. Lovett in
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
to a recurring role as the Lord Voldemort-worshipping
witch Bellatrix Lestrange in the Harry Potter films. But
there’s bad and then there’s the Red Queen, her char-
acter in Tim Burton’s latest fantasy extravaganza, Alice
in Wonderland.
Reigning over Wonderland with an iron fist, the Red
Queen is hell-bent on killing Alice, the girl who stumbles
into her domain after falling through the rabbit hole. The
Queen’s head is grotesquely big, and her catchphrase is a
dictatorial “Off with their heads!”
“I gravitate to baddies now,” admits Bonham Carter
in a phone interview from her home in London, England,
where she lives with Burton and their two children, Billy
Ray, 6, and Nell, 2. “I’m over the romantic characters—
I’m too old for them,” she says. “Now I get to play the
baddies—the character parts. I love playing damaged
people. There is a fascination with them: ‘How on earth
did you get to be like that?’”
A self-described “intellectualizer,” Bonham Carter
drafted a psychological profile for the Red Queen before
playing her. “At the heart of every bully, there’s someone
who is quite vulnerable and terrified—someone who has
been rejected or fears rejection,” she says. “The Red
Queen probably had a terrible childhood, and now she’s
punishing everybody else for her deformity.”
Burton’s film maintains many elements of the original
Victorian tales by Lewis Carroll but reinvents them for
the 21st century. Alice (Mia Wasikowska) is 19 when
she is reunited with the Wonderland characters she first
met as a little girl: the White Rabbit, Tweedledee and
Tweedledum, the Cheshire Cat, the White Queen and,
of course, the Mad Hatter, as played by Johnny Depp,
Burton’s other screen muse. “It’s always good to have
Johnny around because, on the whole, Tim is less irritated
by Johnny than he is by me,” says Bonham Carter. “He
knows what Tim wants. When I have an idea, I use Johnny
as, ahem, what’s the word?” Buffer? “Yes, he’s my buffer,
my ambassador.”
Bonham Carter says that she and People’s perennial
Sexiest Man Alive enjoy disguising themselves and looking
unrecognizable in their roles, adding that they share a love
for characters with the Peter Pan complex. “I’m drawn to
characters who are quite infantile and arrested in their
development,” she says. “I have a part of me that’s quite
arrested. And that’s definitely the case with Tim. I think
that’s why we see eye to eye on many things.”
Burton’s arrested development is for analysts who enjoy
a challenge, but Bonham Carter’s is more understandable:
When she was 13, her father suffered a stroke that left him
paralyzed. As her mother was forced to return to work and
her two older brothers were off at college, Bonham Carter
became his primary caretaker. In 1985, her plans to go to
the University of Cambridge were derailed when director
Trevor Nunn cast her in the title role in Lady Jane, her
breakthrough film. She had barely finished shooting when
director James Ivory hand-picked her for A Room With a
View, in which she played Lucy, a young English woman
who has to choose between her head and her heart—or, in
screen terms, Daniel Day-Lewis or Julian Sands.
Bonham Carter went on to star opposite a string of
Hollywood’s most dashing men: Brad Pitt in Fight Club,
Mel Gibson in Hamlet and Aaron Eckhart in Conversations
With Other Women among them. Her latest dashing co-
star is Colin Firth in The King’s Speech, which will be
released later this year. Bonham Carter plays Queen
Elizabeth (the Queen Mother) to Firth’s King George VI,
who learns to overcome his stammer as he takes over the
British throne after the abdication of his brother Edward.
Was this a deliberate decision to return to her more gen-
teel acting days by playing a dutiful and loving queen?
“As an actor, I’m usually just lucky to be offered jobs,”
she says. “There are no grand plans. If only I had so much
power....” At least she can count on landing the next
Burton film, right? Hardly, she says. “I never know what’s
going on in his head!” N
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U
ntil I met my friend Christine, I thought I did
laundry. After all, I separated and handwashed
my delicates once a week using dedicated panty
soap. I laid them flat to dry when instructed to do so. I
read tags. But after I came to know Christine, I realized
that, in the subculture of True Laundry Girls, I was a
laundry dilettante. I was a rumpled mass of uncrisp
colours and stretch and shrinkage—I just didn’t know it
until I was saved.
All of Christine’s domestic energy is put into doing
laundry. She presoaks the way some women bake or
knit—that is, obsessively. There’s always some combin-
ation of fabric and frothy solution in the sink in her
house—even when there’s nothing in the fridge. And
when Christine meets up with a fellow laundry fetish-
ist and they start talking about new or now-obsolete
soap brands, European washers or the correct bleach-
to-water ratio needed to remove the yellowing from
pre-war lace, they become unnaturally animated and
the hours seem to pass them by.
True Laundry Girls love nothing more than exchang-
ing war stories of stains they’ve conquered or confessing
mistakes they’ve made that ended in fabric disintegra-
tion. They have soap recipes that they’ve written out in
laundry code. True Laundry Girls buy foreign cleaning
powders and, putting them in Baggies, share them with
their friends.
It was Christine who introduced me to Boyd’s Dry
Cleaners. She took me with her to drop off some clothes,
and I began taking my own tricky, higher-end items there.
Eventually, I was even allowed to see The Big Book
of Stains.
The Big Book of Stains is kept on a high shelf and is
full of small squares of fabric. Despite the fairly modern
problems it deals with (permanent marker on rayon), the
book looks old—as if it might have been handed down
from a secret, Mason-type laundry association. I’m not
sure if the owner is even allowed to show it to us, but
sometimes, if we’ve been good, he does.
Each square in The Big Book of Stains is labelled with
its own specific dilemma. The text will say something like
“silk twill/red wine,” “worsted wool/black coffee” or the
very worrying “suede/ink.” And then there are other stains
that are more confusing—combinations like “taffeta/mo-
tor oil.” I guess there must be some pretty resourceful
debutantes out there.
Naturally, a lot of these stain dilemmas involve blood,
and some of them deal with a combination of staining
fluids on blended fabrics. It all gets pretty complicated. But
I like the simpler ones best—they’re surprisingly evocative.
They read a bit like Ernest Hemingway’s famous six-word
short story “For sale: baby shoes, never worn,” except
shorter. “Cashmere/candle wax” and “chiffon/chocolate”
paint an interesting picture. And for someone like Christine,
The Big Book of Stains is pure laundry porn. It meets a
need in her.
I’m not incurious myself. I know I’m different about
laundry now, thanks to Christine. She has opened up a
whole new world to me. It began with my first hit of
specialty stain remover and spread to rosewater by the
ironing board.
I bought a new, top-of-the-line steam iron a few months
ago and, where once I hardly ever ironed, now I pretty
much iron all the time. I like to freshen up a blouse a bit
before I wear it, and then again a few hours later if I hap-
pen to see my iron looking lonely. I offer to iron things for
people. I’ll fire up that iron at the drop of a hat. I’ve gone
back to using cloth napkins just so I can iron them later.
The new iron generates masses and masses of steam—
it’s so steamy and industrial, it almost feels like I need a
licence to operate it. My pores look different since I got the
new iron. I’ve ironed all the pleats out of my skirts. My hair
is now straight. The iron is so powerful, it has to be on its
own circuit or it blows a fuse and I’m left to iron in the
dark. And I have done that: ironed in the dark.
There’s so much of this extremely atmospheric steam
coming from my iron that it looks like a Victorian railway
station in my basement on some days, or the room that
houses the pandas at the zoo. At other times, it’s like a
Turkish bath down there—I’m surprised there aren’t men
in towels queued up at my front door some evenings, just
waiting for a good steam. And most of my houseplants
look like steamed spinach now, but still I keep ironing.
I now have a very different relationship with Christine,
as a result of my new interest in ironing—and also with
linen. We’re a lot closer. N
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100 ELLE CANADA ELLECANADA.COM
GUY SADDY
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t recently struck me that many of the advice columns
in Canadian newspapers are not written by experts
with real bona fides but rather by novelists who,
through some alchemic process I have yet to fully under-
stand, have turned a lifetime of making stuff up into a
side career dispensing wisdom on everything from navi-
gating a failed relationship or an office party to purchas-
ing a pair of shoes.
There is a method to this apparent writer-as-counsel-
lor madness. It seems that the advice column is ideally
suited to novelists, since they embody a special com-
bination of empathy, worldly knowledge and analytical
skill. Coincidentally, these are the exact qualities that
I have in spades. Should be a snap, so let’s get started:
The doctor is in!
Q I’ve recently learned that a good friend is having an affair.
I’m not sure what to do: Should I confront him about it or
carry on as if nothing is happening? I know his wife very
well too, and the whole thing is really bothering me. Can
you help? WOULDN’T YOU LIKE TO KNOW, VANCOUVER
A Yes.
Q Hello, Mr. Saddy! I’m on the horns of a dilemma.
Recently, my siblings and I were each gifted a handsome
sum of money—enough, let’s just say, to live a very, very
comfortable life for a very, very long time. The problem,
however, is that the entitlement does not engage until the
sixth month of my 25th year, thus delaying my plans and
postponing my early retirement. The only solution, as I
see it... (cont’d) SCION, MONTREAL
A Stop! You had me at “Hello, Mr. Saddy!” But then you
lost me at “horns of a dilemma.” (“Gifted” sealed it.)
What a twit. But if you need some help reducing your big
pile of cash, I’m there for you.
Q I’m a highly placed politician in the Canadian govern-
ment. A while ago I was exploring “new frontiers in truthi-
ness” (nudge, wink!), but I was found out. Now the whole
thing has backfired on me. I need to repair my reputation
(hah!), but I’m not sure how to go about it. Any ideas?
ANONYMOUS, OTTAWA
A No problem. Just a but never
or
. And if that doesn’t work, remind them
and make
a really sad, long face and pose with a stupid dog. The
media eat that stuff up.
Q I’m a successful guy who is married to a beautiful
Swedish ex-model, but I can’t keep my hands (and various
other parts) off other women. I’ve tried everything short of
stopping, but I just can’t stop. What can I do?
ENDANGERED SPECIES, FLORIDA
A You’ve got a problem, son. First, admit it (only to your-
self—don’t be stupid!). Then cover your tracks by calling
your under-the-radar hotties and telling them they’d better
lie even lower, so to speak, for the time being. (If they’re
not in, leave a voice mail.) I have found that a hobby often
takes my mind off illicit sexual encounters with highly
attractive women. You should take up golf.
Q The world often seems a very bleak place. Sometimes,
instead of getting up and facing the day, I just want to curl
up in the fetal position, pull the blanket over my head and
cry. One time, while riding the bus, tears started rolling
down my face as I was just sitting there; I didn’t even notice
until an elderly woman pointed it out. I don’t know what to
do or where to turn. DESPERATELY SEEKING, WINNIPEG
A I hear you, really I do. Loud and clear. But what I hear
is kind of annoying, so I’m putting my fingers in my ears
and humming a Rihanna song at the top of my lungs to
drown it out.
Q I’ve just lost my job, and my girlfriend left me. What
should I do? JOBLESS LOSER, TORONTO
A When a gentleman loses his job and his girlfriend, the
first thing he does is buy a new pair of shoes. I recommend
spectators, which, although often looked upon as rather
formal, never truly go out of style. N
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Maxed out by our full-throttle world, one writer celebrates
minimalism’s quiet return. TEXT: DAVID LIVINGSTONE
GOODBYE,
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n 1992, a severe case of back-to-basics threatened
planet fashion. Charivari, a leading-edge Manhattan
fashion retailer, decided that it had no use for the sim-
plified lifestyle, from meatloaf to sweatshirts. So Charivari
president Jon Weiser came up with a campaign. The ads
featured lists of current trends—from chinos to nesting—
followed by the tagline “Wake us when it’s over.”
Sure, minimalism can be a yawn. Its familiar slogans,
such as “Less is more” or “Elegance is refusal,” can seem
pious and trite, bumper stickers from Snoozeville. The
preachiness can make a person spiteful and ornery, ready
to pick a fight with a smug, self-satisfied cashmere sweat-
er and willing to sign up for Lady Gaga’s brigade. But
there’s something about fashion to the max that can also
make people wish they could tune it
out. Absolutely fabulous can also be
absolutely exhausting. Sleep would
come as a relief from the excess that
lately just won’t give up being the
latest thing.
To imagine a contemporary ava-
tar of fashion: Start with head and
feet. You know there’s going to be
too much hair and the shoes will be
ridiculous. The scarf will be con-
trived, the statement jewellery unnec-
essary and the handbag obviously
from one luxury house or another.
The coat won’t keep you warm, and
it couldn’t possibly fit over the gra-
tuitous layers of knits, held together
with the big belt said to supply maximum impact but
often delivering only major inconvenience. The skinny
legging/trousers will look predatory, and the patterned
hose peeping through sandals worn in the winter will seem
like a cougar’s last chance.
To picture a predominant silhouette in one-piece dress-
ing, think of a dress of shocking brevity that consists of
not much more than a single gigantic ruffled strap cross-
ing the body like a beauty queen’s banner. Back in 1992,
Charivari thought that basics were ubiquitous. Since then,
the cocktail dress has become the new pocket tee.
Minimalism? As Liz Lemon from 30 Rock might say,
“I want to go to there.”
Where’s there? Any store carrying the Celine collection
by Phoebe Philo. After leaving Chloé, where she demon-
strated her knack for knowing what women want, Philo
took a domestic break. But she returned in 2008 as the
designer for Celine with a couple of collections—resort
and spring 2010—that announced that minimalism was
also back. The simplest separates, uncomplicated dresses
and handbags that are as plain as possible—Philo’s pro-
posals were particularly welcome after the rush of ’80s
revivalism that has been some designers’ response to the
recession. When the going gets tough, the tough get lush
and loud.
Or else they have the good sense to keep quiet.
Recent reports of minimalism’s return to the runway—
in both clothes and makeup—have spoken of “’90s min-
imalism,” as if the word belonged to that one era. In fact,
it was first used in 1929 by an art critic, and in the ’60s it
became an art movement characterized by the austerity of
canvases by painters like Donald Judd and Frank Stella.
In the ’70s, it encompassed styles in music (composer
Philip Glass) and literature (Raymond Carver). But
it wasn’t really until the ’80s that
fashion, best buddies with art, start-
ed talking all intellectual and picked
up the word. Making fun of it
all, Karl Lagerfeld announced in
1984 that his new direction for fall
would be “post-post-modern-new-
mobile-minimalism.”
Others took it more seriously.
Zoran, New York’s greatest min-
imalist after Halston, stripped gar-
ments of all detail and himself of
a last name. He extended his fond-
ness for subtraction to his home,
which, according to an article
published in The New York Times
in 1983, had no stove, no chairs,
no closets, no interior doors and no knobs.
But there can be no fashion without fickleness. In 1987,
Marylou Luther, fashion writer for the Los Angeles Times,
observed that fashion minimalism had “all but disappeared
in Paris.” In its place were more costumes, more drama,
more draping, “everything you always wanted in a dress
and more.” Much of that more was supplied by Christian
Lacroix, whose extravagant poufs were throwing off mol-
ten heat. That was partly because such extravagance in
1987 struck some as dancing at the edge of a volcano.
When the market collapsed, the ’90s erupted not in
hot pink but in beige. Fashion did penance, casting off
needless ornament and making icons of Helmut Lang and
Jil Sander. The ’90s owned minimalism. In 1994, Amy
Spindler hailed it in The New York Times as an antidote
to stress. Referring to Sander, she wrote of “fashion so
spare that the only accessories are goose bumps.” Clean
shapes and a neutral palette presided over a spectrum of
markets. Designers were doing it. So was Club Monaco.
Soon after the Gap entered Canada in 1989, Club h
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Monaco adjusted its back-to-basics attitude and went for
a more continental-cool kind of minimalism.
Spring 2010, and again it’s time to unearth the earth
tones. During a recession, don’t versatile, serviceable
shades make the most sense? But minimalism isn’t always
a phase—some people were born that way. Lida Baday,
Canada’s main minimalist, liked simple clothes even when
she was a kid. As an adult presenting her simple wares to
buyers in the late ’80s, Baday met resistance. “Give me a
button that says something,” she remembers them saying.
It’s not showy fasteners that interest Baday. But she does
go to the trouble of sourcing in Italy the very particular
kind of grosgrain ribbon that she uses to line the insides
of zippers so that they don’t touch the skin. That is a
private dancer kind of detail, known and enjoyed by only
the wearer. Some would say that this is the trouble with
minimalism: It’s not sexy enough—at least not in the
fierce, public way that may be demanded now that even
virginal brides are favouring strapless gowns.
Indeed, throughout the first decade of the 21st century,
one “ism” that seemed even more irrelevant than min-
imalism was feminism (this despite the fact that The
Economist reported recently that women’s economic em-
powerment is the biggest social change of our times). The
shameless coquetry of recent costume makes it seem as
if it never even happened.
The working woman. Who is she? Fashion has been
barely speaking to her. It has been too busy partying
with playgirls in their plaything get-ups. Women in the
workplace have been able to find something that com-
bines reason with panache from brands such as Akris
and Giorgio Armani—not the Armani shown on the
catwalk but the Armani that sells. And with a new
wave of minimalism bringing in clothes designed
to simplify life rather than complicate it, the working
woman may have cause to join her sisters, barelegged in
their Jimmy Choos, and take her turn swinging from
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Sonia Rykiel became famous in the early
’60s for her innovative and stylish sweater
designs. When her now-iconic “poor-
boy sweater” appeared on the cover of
ELLE, she instantly became famous. The
Parisian-born “Queen of Knits” continues
to inspire with her quirky and chic
collections for H&M.
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ou’ll find Sonia Rykiel’s lair behind a beautiful old portico nestled
among the rooftops of Paris and a stone’s throw from 175
Boulevard Saint-Germain, her flagship boutique. Everything is
black, from the dress she is wearing to the carpet, the lacquered walls and
the wingback chair on which she is majestically seated in the middle of
the room. In the midst of all this black, however, is her collection of silver
teapots, some leopard-print cushions, books about art and cinema and
an enormous portrait of her by Andy Warhol. Then there is the sparkling
crystal bird brooch pinned to her chest—and, of course, her hair, which
is redder than ever.
Rykiel apologizes for remaining seated; her knee is causing problems, and
her hands tremble slightly as she takes a sketch pad from her silver writing
table. She is old enough to have seen the beginnings of ready-to-wear at a
time when Saint-Germain was a hotbed
of revolution in 1968. How much love
and pain is hidden behind the melan-
cholic gaze under her fiery-coloured
bangs? Yet she has a presence that is at
once serene and ethereal, gentle and ten-
der. She breaks into a smile and speaks
irreverently about desire, deceit, sex and
greed. She is a young girl at heart, sharp
and naughty. Next to her sits her colour-
ing box; it holds a red crayon that has
been sharpened shorter than the rest.
The design sketches for the new H&M knitwear collection are lying on the
low table from which she serves coffee in English china cups painted with
quaint pink roses. Rykiel makes one feel at ease with her informal manner
and interrupts the questions to read something she wrote that morning es-
pecially for ELLE. Apparently she writes all the time, using a black felt-
tipped pen and a large school notebook. Certain passages are underlined in
red, like one of her iconic striped sweaters. It is an ode to knitwear that she
is constantly re-inventing, 40 years after creating her first sweater.
“Knitting was my destiny; I’ve always loved it,” Rykiel reads from her
notes. “When I was very young, my mother knitted me sweaters that were
black, of course. Knitwear is pure pleasure. You can work and play with
shapes and colours and be free to do what you want. You wear it close to
your skin and grow fond of it, falling in love with it a little more every day.
You need energy and verve to make knitwear. You have to be a bit crazy,
strong and violent. You need to be dramatic, ironic, playful, ambiguous,
perverse and inventive. We are meant to know everything, but sometimes
we know nothing. We need to explain ourselves, to lie to tell a story. I lead
a double life, private and public, which is so much better now that I have
reconciled the two. Sometimes, if I appear distracted, I am, in fact, looking
for inspiration. You need balance. You mustn’t get carried away. You need
control and not to be attracted by everything you see. Knitwear is a way of
life, a philosophy. Constant change is important; you have to adapt and not
kill the knitwear when you have made it but use it as inspiration for other
designs. You do not kill an object once it is created. You wear it and then
do something else with it. Knitwear caresses me, entices me and says ‘Come
with me and let’s go away together.’ It has always been knitwear that
touches me first.” h
CODE RED
In an exclusive interview, iconic Paris
designer Sonia Rykiel talks about her
passion for knitwear. TEXT: LAUREN BASTIDE
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ight in the middle of it all—the marching geese, the cheerleaders, the
Ferris wheel and merry-go-round, the Eiffel Tower, the “magical forest”
shrouded in puffs of dry ice, the cigarette girls offering mini chocolate
eclairs, the unicyclist/waiter pouring coffee
from a pot balanced on top of his head (“Est-
ce que vous voulez un café?”), the fortune
teller, the mountains of cakes and candies, the
magnums of champagne and the parade floats
helmed by a small army of gorgeous models
wearing frizzy red wigs in homage to a fash-
ion icon—Sonia Rykiel, looking quite tiny
and frail in the group of revellers, could be
seen giving her daughter, Nathalie, pres-
ident and artistic director of the company, a
thumbs-up. It was an intimate mother/daugh-
ter moment in an otherwise over-the-big-
top fashion spectacle to launch two Sonia h
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Nathalie Rykiel (top right),
president and artistic director
of her mother’s company,
celebrated the launch of Sonia
Rykiel’s H&M collections in
Paris. Now we can all afford a
touch of the label’s inimitable,
cheeky style.
KNIT WIT
Sonia Rykiel returns to her roots with a stellar
new knitwear collection for H&M. TEXT: RITA SILVAN
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Rykiel collaborations with H&M:
lingerie (which became available in
December) and a knitwear collec-
tion that is due out in stores on
February 20. While the brand is
beloved in Paris, it’s not as well
known in North America. The part-
nership with H&M should change
all that.
“The idea behind the show was
to bring out the child in everyone,
to see a sparkle in their eyes,” says
Nathalie, who is still recovering
from the previous night’s festivities.
“I left the party around 2 a.m., and
when I got home I found that my
daughter had invited eight friends
over, so please forgive my voice—
it’s nearly gone,” she whispers. But
Frenchwomen are indefatigable
fashion warriors, so, despite her
low energy, she looks seriously chic
in a black silk slip dress, high leath-
er boots, a fur coat draped casually
around her shoulders and two fabu-
lous rings: one a giant turquoise,
the other a diamond.
“Rykiel is really a different kind
of company,” explains Nathalie. “We’re family-owned, and we’re run by
women. What interests me is the woman behind the clothes—she’s more
important.” Nathalie had originally planned on becoming a doctor or a
movie director, but when she was 20 years old, her mother asked her to
model in a show. She agreed. “I had no confidence,” she recalls. “I dropped
five kilograms in a week and ended up modelling for five seasons. Then
I decided that what I really wanted to do was work behind the scenes in
the company.”
If you happen to wander over to Rykiel’s flagship boutique on Boulevard
Saint-Germain, be prepared to experience some sticker shock. The beauty of
Rykiel’s collaboration with H&M is that it marries
the brand’s cheeky/sexy sensibility with H&M’s
affordability. “We have always carried less-expensive
items in our shops, such as candles, books and even
sex toys,” says Nathalie, “but now we’re doing it on
a large scale. After such a tough [economic] year,
women will still be able to wear Rykiel.”
Nathalie sees fashion as a balm for the spirit.
“You have to fight day to day in life, especially if
you’re not privileged. I wouldn’t say that I’m an
optimist—you’d have to be a little bit stupid to be an
optimist. But, at the same time, I have to help people
dream. Fashion is a dream, and sometimes you can
be a part of that dream.” N
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Sonia Rykiel
and Jean
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launch party
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INITALY
Frida Giannini returns Gucci to
Rome and rocks out for spring 2010.
TEXT: SOPHIE GACHET
PHOTOS: BENOIT PEVERELLI
At Gucci’s
headquarters in
Rome, Giannini and
her design team
brainstorm for the
upcoming show.
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It’s a full-on fashion scene at
Gucci headquarters!
Frida Giannini, creative director of
Gucci, is early for our interview,
which is practically sacrilege in the
world of fashion. She is wearing a
black Gucci minidress and flat san-
dals, also in black. Giannini is de-
lighted to be back in Rome, now the
headquarters for the creative team.
“I am from Rome, and it’s here that
I find my energy,” she confides in a
smoke-cured voice. At 37 years old,
she is in charge of both men’s and
women’s ready-to-wear, as well as
accessories, perfumes and even ad-
vertising campaigns. “I feel more
relaxed when everything is under
control,” she admits.
Today is the final accessories
meeting before the whole team
leaves for Milan to organize the
spring/summer 2010 show. No one
on her team seems older than 24.
The men wear belts and loafers
brandishing the house logo, while
the women are in black (Giannini’s
signature hue) and perch on stagger-
ing heels. They are from numerous
nationalities, but all speak fluent
Italian. “There are some very young
people on my team,” she says.
“They’re from a different genera-
tion. There are moments when I ask
them for discipline. For example, I
prefer them not to use their phones
during meetings. But we can also sit
down and enjoy a pizza together.”
Giannini has a strong bond with
Alessandro Michele, head of acces-
sories, who has been working with
her for 10 years. “Frida knows what
she wants and never wavers,” says
Michele. “We propose ideas, of
course, but it’s her decision.” During
the meeting, Giannini doesn’t waste
time. She touches everything and
tries things on in the mirror: “That’s
why I always wear black. I work
with so many fabrics and colours
that I need to be dressed plainly.”
With a confident touch, she softens a
bag, wearing it and looking at herself
just as a client would in a Gucci bou-
tique. She asks if the strap of a high-
heeled sandal is painful, and, to find
out, she puts it on. She checks the
clutch bags and says that it must al-
ways be possible to fit a pack of ciga-
rettes in them.
Returning to her office, Giannini
puts on some music. Well known for
her collection of more than 7,000
vinyl albums she inherited from her
DJ uncle, she confesses to being a
huge fan of David Bowie. But it is
Kate Bush that she puts on while
posing for our photographer. It’s
now 1 p.m.; instead of a lunch break,
Giannini says that she must return a
very important phone call. Half an
hour later, she still hasn’t left her
computer. A tray with a Diet Coke
and a small, empty plate on which
cigarettes have been stubbed out is
sitting in front of her.
As a girl, Giannini was already
making clothes for her dolls. But it
was from her grandmother Luciana,
an elegant woman with her own prêt-
à-porter boutique named Elle, that
she caught the fashion bug. “I used to
visit her after school,” she says. “She’s
very strong, and she managed to keep
her boutique going until very recently.
She is 87 and still energetic.” Giannini
was accepted into Rome’s Academy
of Costume and Fashion, and in 1997
she joined Fendi just in time for the
launch of their famous Baguette bag.
In 2002, Tom Ford put her in charge
of leather goods. “I was in London,
but I couldn’t speak much English,”
she says. “Tom was like a film star,
and I was always at a loss for words
in his presence. When he spoke to me,
I wouldn’t reply, and then afterwards
I would say to myself ‘Damn, I should
have said this or that.’ It was with him
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It’s showtime, and Giannini is ready
for the runway—she hopes!
It’s the day before the spring/summer 2010 show, and
there’s a glitch. “One of the girls doesn’t know how
to walk in heels,” says Giannini. “She keeps falling.
Obviously we can’t keep her; otherwise people will
blame the shoes. A model has got to know how to
walk in heels, no?” Even with this setback, Giannini
remains serene and pleasant with her team.
The day of the show, it’s calm backstage. Urgency
is not a word in Giannini’s vocabulary, an attitude
that clashes violently with the volcanic spirit of the
Italians. “Frida naturally commands respect through
her charisma,” says François-Henri Pinault, CEO of
PPR (the group that owns Gucci). “She has a cre-
ative mind, but she is also very structured. She is just
as comfortable talking with the finance teams as she
is with the creatives. Since she has been here, the
brand has become much more coherent.”
It’s showtime. The big news for spring/summer
2010 is the bamboo bag, reinvented in high-tech
materials, as well as minidresses embroidered with
crystals. Patrizio di Marco, president of Gucci, is de-
lighted: “I’ve just been paid a huge compliment—
I was told it was ‘very Gucci,’” he says, adding that
Frida has the humility that many designers lack h
and discipline.” In 2004, Ford left the
company and Giannini was named
creative director of accessories. She
soon made miracles happen, most
notably by reintroducing the famous
“Flora” print, best known as a scarf
worn by Grace Kelly in 1966. In
2005, she was named creative director
for women’s ready-to-wear and re-
established a more feminine tradition
for the label, launching its first bohem-
ian-chic collection. Finally, in 2006,
she was given the keys to the whole
house. “I often have to struggle to get
my head around the fact that I have
got this far,” she says. “It feels like my
first day at Gucci was only yesterday.
I love the DNA and the history of
the brand. It’s a real pleasure to go
through the archives—so much so
that if I wasn’t doing this job, I’d want
to be an archaeologist.”
Giannini focuses
on completing the
final designs for
the spring/summer
2010 show in Milan.
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because she knows how to incorporate the iconic
codes of the brand yet keep it modern. “Of course,
I make style evolve,” says Giannini. “In fashion, you
must always be starting new trends. I don’t want to
repeat myself, and I never make specific references.
Rather, I am more attached to the construction and
the length of the clothes. I am obsessed with legs; I
like emphasizing them.”
In addition to her design work, Giannini is on the
board of directors of PPR’s Foundation for Women’s
Dignity and Rights and she supports Mary J. Blige’s
charity, FFAWN. Giannini has also just been to
Malawi to view the work done with the help of
Gucci’s donations to UNICEF. Her goal is not to be
the BFF of celebrities. “Their lives are very different
from mine,” she says.
“And, let’s face it, I
don’t have a yacht to
use for forging rela-
tionships…I have to
borrow one from
François-Henri!” She
wasn’t pleased when
Gucci hired a chauf-
feur-bodyguard for
her security. “I find it
totally out of propor-
tion, especially when
he rushes to open the
door of the car for me. Suddenly everyone thinks
Madonna has arrived. I really struggled at first with
this control of my freedom. I insisted on at least sit-
ting in the front seat of the car.”
To relax, Giannini spends weekends at her country
home in the Roman hills. “I see my friends and my
family, I cook pasta and I try to go riding, my passion.
I started show-jumping again last summer, and I find
it very therapeutic.” Recently divorced, Giannini con-
fides that she doesn’t have any time to look after her
personal life at the moment. “Sometimes I question
myself about the future. It’s fascinating doing this job,
but it’s also exhausting. I travel a lot. I don’t know if
you can keep going very long at this pace. Is it pos-
sible to have a child in such a context? And it’s not
easy to find a father. Men always seem to try to com-
pete with me. There is a paradox: They’re proud to
have a woman who can support herself, but at the
same time they would like to have a woman at home
to take care of them.” N
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GET MY HEAD
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HAVE GOT
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her signature cool
and calm attitude
before, during and
after the spring/
summer 2010 show.
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WHERE TO STAY
GOLD Opus Vancouver Hotel
(opushotel.com)
Area Yaletown
A near-perfect hotel, the Opus
Vancouver combines a rocker-chic
aesthetic with absolute
comfort—it’s like staying
at your most st yl i sh
friend’s apartment. Ask
for the Susan (one of five
different room styles),
which is painted deep blue
and boasts floor-to-ceiling
windows that overlook
fashionable Yaletown.
(Beautymark, the indie Sephora, is
only two minutes away!) Every room
is stocked with beautiful art books,
fashion magazines and cool-kid CDs,
and every night your pillow is the
beneficiary of creative candies, like
colourful Louisiana chews. Bonus
With its chandeliers and crimson cur-
tains, Elixir Bistro is a high-drama
spot for breakfast. (Thespians like it
too—the Twilight cast hung out
here when they were filming in the
city last fall.) Order the Brioche
French Toast, which comes with
apple-brandy brown butter and raisin
mascarpone. If you’re partying like a
rock star, pair it with the Elixir Caesar.
Vibe Alexa Chung, Bianca Jagger,
Juergen Teller.
SILVERThe Loden Hotel
(theloden.com)
Area Coal Harbour
Hotels like the Loden are redefining
“boutique”: Bland minimalism has
been banished in favour of unique
individual touches that combine to
create a singular effect—in this case,
elegance. The vision starts in the
lobby of this meticulously appoint-
ed hotel, with gleaming marble
walls, elegant cut-crystal vases and
coffee-table books on fashion pho-
tography. Bonus The handcrafted
cocktails at Voya restaurant are a
liquid example of la dolce vita—try
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From top: Opus Vancouver’s deep-blue Susan
room, stocked with magazines and candies;
Alexa Chung; the Elixir Caesar
Hit the slopes
high above
Vancouver
(left), and then
relax in the
Loden Hotel’s
elegant
lobby (right).
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the Life of Leisure, a sweet and
smoky blend of Jameson whiskey,
nutmeg and dark chocolate. Vibe
Margherita Missoni, Grace Kelly,
Irving Penn.
WHERE TO DINE
GOLD Campagnolo
(campagnolorestaurant.ca)
Area Main Street
Campagnolo translates as “rube”—a
playful nod to its owners’ Albertan,
not Italian, ancestry—but this cozy
bistro is anything but unsophisticated.
The menu focuses on rustic Italian
dishes like Farfalle with Fennel
Sausage, Summer Leeks and Fresh
Cheese, made with local ingredients.
And what to indulge in for dessert?
Grappa, si, and Nutella Tart with
Chocolate and Frangelico.
Extra credit While waiting for a
table, sip Prosecco in the charming
25-seat wine bar tucked at the
back. Want to brush up on your
David Rocco? Campagnolo offers h
Um, it’s boho now, not hippie.
This is the land of organic food
and vintage boutiques.

Sip a fair-trade latte at
Continental Coffee (604-255-
0712), one of Vancouver’s top
independent cafés.

Flip
through vinyl at Highlife World
Music (highlifeworld.com), a
neighbourhood institution with
the best music selection in
the city.

Hunt for bargains at
Mintage (mintagevintage.com),
where sexy tattooed staff sport
retro black pompadours. H
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Clockwise, from
top: Order the Life
of Leisure cocktail
at the Loden’s
Voya restaurant;
Margherita Missoni;
Campagnolo’s
steak, chef Robert
Belcham and cozy
wine bar
’HOOD
SHOWDOWN
Gastown’s Salt
Tasting Room
offers the city’s
best charcuterie.
Très chic or ultra-indie? Plan
your afternoon accordingly.
GASTOWN
Vancouver’s current It spot is
the city’s oldest neighbour-
hood, with pretty brick build-
ings and cobblestone streets.

Have lunch at Jules (julesbis
tro.ca), a French bistro with chan-
deliers on the ceiling and croque
monsieurs on the menu.

Shop
at Nouvelle Nouvelle (nouvelle
nouvelle.wordpress.com), a cool
concept boutique that offers indie
fashion (Samantha Pleet) and
jewellery (Toujours Toi).

Splurge
on a 30-year-old sipping whisky
at The Irish Heather (irishheather.
com), a friendly gastropub.
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Italian-cheese seminars and char-
cuterie classes.
SILVER Salt Tasting Room
(salttastingroom.com)
Area Gastown
Don’t let the location—it’s in a long,
dark alley—put you off: Salt Tasting
Room is one of the most welcoming
restaurants in the city. It’s also a
great date spot, with small wooden
tables, an exposed brick wall and a
chalkboard at the back that show-
cases the night’s offerings. Salt an-
ticipated the charcuterie craze, and
it still has the city’s best selection of
small-batch cured meats, artisanal
cheeses and gourmet condiments
(think honeycomb and Spanish al-
monds), which servers pair with
flights of wine and sherry.
Extra credit Every Sunday, Salt
hosts a fondue night. (Think melted
Comté cheese paired with Polish
sausage and cipollini onions.)
WHERE TO SPA
GOLD Miraj Hammam Spa
(mirajhammam.com)
Area South Granville
It’s worth spending an entire after-
noon at Miraj, a lovely Moroccan-
style spa that offers the most
authentic hammam experience in
Canada. Start with a steam, and
then relax on Jerusalem-gold marble
while a therapist scrubs you down
with Moroccan black soap. Add on
the phenomenal full-body massage,
which features Pure Attar essential
oils like the Star of Istanbul, a fresh
blend of coriander and vetiver.
Luxe plus In the Sultana Lounge,
relax on silk pillows, sample tea and
cake and catch up on required read-
ing (Vogue, Vanity Fair et al.).
SILVER Vida Spa
(vidawellness.com)
Area Business district
Located in the Sutton Place Hotel,
Vida Spa looks like a functional
space at first, with all the basic
niceties (herbal tea, soothing music),
but it’s the treatments that make it a
must-visit. This February, the hotel
is introducing three mineral-themed,
Olympic-inspired treatments: Gold,
Silver and Bronze Metal Facials.
Opt for Gold (obviously), a thor-
ough cleansing and facial massage
that uses 24-karat gold leaf to
brighten and firm your skin.
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lars is its Ayurvedic philosophy:
Your aesthetician will determine
whether you’re a Pitta, Vata or
Kapha and customize your treat-
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between Moroccan
treatments at Miraj
(left) and Ayurvedic
remedies at Vida.
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Pamper yourself with delightful spa treatments, 4 delectable
à la carte dinners, and divine concierge service. Treat
your body and nourish your soul, as you lift your spirits
over the last snowdrifts and slush puddles of winter.
Spend a thrilling day at the Xcaret ecological park,
devour this season’s must-read novel on the beach, and
let your sun-kissed hair down as you dance each night
away. Take your vacation to the next level…
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ART MEETS FASHION (P. 134) ON LOCATION AT THE MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
MAXIMUM MILITARY (P. 144) YOUR SPRING-STYLE MARCHING ORDERS
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DAVID DIXON
Sleeveless aluminum-fringed silk top over
ruffled silk-chiffon bustier dress
124 ELLE CANADA
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ELLE CANADA 125
REVEL IN
ROMANCE WITH
THE FROTHY
VISIONS OF
CANADIAN
DESIGNERS
IN FLUTTERY
RUFFLES, FLUID
SHAPES AND
GLITTERING
FRINGE
STYLIST: ANTHONY MITROPOULOS
PHOTOS: NELSON SIMONEAU
ART DIRECTION: DENIS DESRO
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MARIE SAINT PIERRE
Striped asymmetrical silk dress
with grosgrain ribbon tie
126 ELLE CANADA
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DENIS GAGNON
Silk-organza minidress
with zipper detailing
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PAUL HARDY
Cotton-voile and jersey bubble
dress. Suede and cork platform
booties (BCBG Max Azria)
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RENATA MORALES
Embroidered lace dress with
feather and sequin detailing
and lace boy-cut shorts
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RAD HOURANI
Sleeveless zip-front leather jacket
with metal-chain fringe
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MIKHAEL KALE
Silk minidress with snake-print
trim and chain embroidery
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SIMON CHANG
Cotton shirt and zipper-trimmed
cotton vest with sequin detailing.
Polyester briefs (Commando)
132 ELLE CANADA
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JEREMY LAING
Sleeveless asymmetrical cotton topper
and leather-appliquéd chiffon minidress
over jersey mini shiftdress. Lace-up
leather platform sandals (Christian
Louboutin). For details, see Shopping
Guide. Digital services, Pipeline Photo
Production. Model, Jeanne (Montage);
hair, Brennen DeMelo (Ford Artists/
L’Oréal Professionnel); makeup, Nicolas
Blanchet (Folio/Shu Uemura);
fashion assistant, Karine Pronovost.
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134 ELLE CANADA
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ANDY THÊ-ANH
Cropped cotton and
polyamide jacket, cotton
camisole and stretch-
cotton slim pants. Leather
slingbacks (KORS Michael
Kors) and oversized leather
bag (Gucci)
ART
MEETS
FASHION
AS OUR
DESIGNERS
SHOWCASE
THEIR
MUSEUM-
WORTHY
STYLES
FOR
SPRING
STYLIST: ANTHONY MITROPOULOS
PHOTOS: LEDA & ST. JACQUES
ART DIRECTION: DENIS DESRO
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BARILÀ Stretch-polyester V-neck dress. Canvas mules (Spring), zipper-trimmed nylon
and leather clutch (Denis Gagnon) and aviator sunglasses (Tom Ford)
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138 ELLE CANADA
PINK TARTAN
Sleeveless polyester and
spandex anorak, cotton
tuxedo shirt and nylon and
spandex Bermuda shorts.
Leather-trimmed suede
shoulder bag (Banana
Republic) and aviator
sunglasses (Tom Ford)
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LUCIAN MATIS
Asymmetrical print silk and
tulle dress. Leather bracelets
(Hermès), silver bracelet
(Argent Tonic), leather and
wood platform sandals (Joie)
and braided leather hobo bag
(Christopher Kon)
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JOEFFER CAOC
Zip-front PVC rain jacket
and colour-blocked jersey
dress. Horn sunglasses (Ralph
Vaessen), leather pumps (Modern
Vintage) and suede clutch (Marni)
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LIDA BADAY
Silk shirt and polyester
miniskirt. Horn sunglasses
(Ralph Vaessen), leather and
metal sandals (Celine) and
crystal-trimmed canvas frame
bag (High Fashion Handbags)
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142 ELLE CANADA
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COMRAGS
Print linen jacket and ruffled cotton minidress. Resin
sunglasses (Prada), leather handbag (Chloé), cotton
tights (La Maison Simons) and leather and wood sandals
(Marni). For details, see Shopping Guide. Model, Anna
Feller (Folio); hair and makeup, Geneviève Lenneville
(Folio/Giorgio Armani Cosmetics/TRESemmé hair
products); fashion assistant, Karine Pronovost. We would
like to thank the staff of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
for their assistance and collaboration.
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ATTENTION!
GET YOUR
MARCHING
ORDERS THIS
SEASON WITH
A CLOSET FULL
OF MILITARY-
INSPIRED
STYLES
STYLIST: AZAMIT
PHOTOS: JEAN-CLAUDE LUSSIER
ART DIRECTION: DENIS DESRO
Cotton military shirt (Surplus
International), nylon and
spandex bodysuit (Grenier),
viscose and cotton miniskirt
(Old Navy), cotton and metal
belt (Surplus International) and
multi-strand cord and metal
bracelet (Gillian Julius)
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Nylon bomber jacket (Filippa K),
strapless sequined minidress
(Love Shop), cotton belt (Surplus
International) and multi-strap
leather shoes (Aldo)
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Suede shirtdress (Marc Cain),
long-sleeve cotton knit top
(La Fée Maraboutée) and
leather belt (Energie)
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Print silk jumpsuit (Stella McCartney), nylon and spandex bodysuit (Grenier) and metallic PVC boots (Dr. Martens)
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ELLE CANADA 149
Cotton shirt (Jones New
York), cotton and linen
shorts (Miss Sixty), studded
leather belt (Energie),
viscose and nylon tights
(H&M) and multi-strap
leather shoes (Aldo)
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ELLE CANADA 151
V-neck cotton and viscose
pullover (Diesel Black Gold) and
flat-front polyester and cotton
pants (By Malene Birger)
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Four-pocket cotton jacket (Rudsak)
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ELLE CANADA 153
Pleated polyester bustier (Urban
Outfitters), flat-front cotton pants
(Diesel Black Gold), leather belt
(La Fée Maraboutée), silk, linen and
modal scarves (Sarah Pacini),
leather sandals (MICHAEL Michael
Kors) and oversized fabric and
leather shoulder bag (Diesel Black
Gold). For details, see Shopping
Guide. Model, Jessiann (Montage);
hair and makeup, Paco Puertas
(Satellite); fashion assistant,
Katia Boucher.
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SHEER BLISSHOT LIST (P. 156) THIS MONTH’S BEST BALMSAWAY (P.160) BANISH
DRY SKIN HAIR SPECIAL (P. 162) COLOUR REPORT THE MAGIC APPLE (P. 166) ANTI-AGING
MIRACLE ANGELS ON PARADE (P. 168) MAKEUP MUST-HAVES THE BIG NIGHT (P. 172) GET
RED-CARPET- READY NORTHERN LIGHTS (P. 174) OUR GIRLS TALK BODY NEWS (P.184) CODE
BREAKERS (P. 186) DO GENES DETERMINE DESTINY CLUB MEDICAL (P. 190) THE DR. IS IN
Dior Lace Poudrier Dentelle
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see Shopping Guide.
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We pick the best.
Beauty
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Staining your lips
has never been
easier. Lise Watier
Hydra Shine Lip
Stain in Rose
Vibrant, Cerise,
Naturel andPêche
($20 each)
Artificial
sweetener
Spring polish takes its cue
frompatisserie sweets like
macaroons and pistachio ice
cream. Revlon Nail Enamel in
Minted ($5.50); Sally Hansen
Insta-Dri Nail Colour in Lively
Lilac ($5.95); Chanel Le Vernis
in Particulière ($26)
Home
advantage
Our favourite French
nose introduces a new
home-fragrance line.
Éditions de Parfums
Frédéric Malle Candle
in Rosa Rugosa
($90). For details, see
Shopping Guide. h
Special
delivery
This compact arrives
in a petite tote and
packs a blush with
sun protection. YSL
Y-Mail Palette in
Blush Harmony ($78)
L.A. story
Switch up your
smoky eye with a
turquoise shadow,
the It shade for
2010. CARGO
Colour Palette in
Los Angeles ($28)
Love interest
A slick of fuchsia will
draw them in like
moths to a flame. Estée
Lauder Signature
Hydra Lustre Lipstick
in Pink Kiss ($23)
Lift ticket
This two-in-
one pencil fills
in your arches
and highlights
browbones.
Clinique Instant Lift
for Brows ($19.50)
Bouquet toss
A classic fruity floral
with a new spring outfit.
Guerlain Insolence
Eau de Toilette Spray
($84 for 50 mL)
New moon
Arevamped
fragrance-free
formula makes
this powder
perfect for
sensitive skin.
CoverGirl Clean
Pressed Powder in
Classic Ivory ($10)
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Can an eco-conscious acne
cream stand up to conventional
blemish fighters While most
acne products use synthetic
salicylic acid to clear up skin,
the new line from Burt’s Bees
features the natural version of
this pore-cleansing compound,
which comes from willow bark.
And, unlike other creams that
irritate skin, the collection has
calming ingredients like lemon
grass and witch hazel.
WHAT’S
NEW?
Burt’s Bees Natural
Anti-Blemish Solutions
Daily Moisturizing
Lotion ($25)
Three new super-serums
take on age spots, dull
skin and wrinkles.
Christopher Bailey lives up to the
hype. Much buzzed about for trans-
forming Burberry from stodgy main-
stay to It brand, the young creative
director is in New York to launch its
new Sport fragrances. We’re collec-
tively starstruck, but the down-to-
earth designer acts like we’re doing
him a favour. “I promise I’m not go-
ing to bang on for too long,” he says
before the presentation. Bailey ap-
proaches fragrance-making with the
same ethos he uses for his runway
collections: “When we did The Beat,
I started with music; with this one,
we’re talking about being outside.”
Ginger and citrus star in both scents.
The women’s has a hint of floral, in-
spired by the magnolia tree at Bailey’s
country home, and the men’s in-
cludes cedar. “In Yorkshire, I have a
log fire in every room. Even if I don’t
have guests, I light them because I
love the smell,” he says. “I spend
most of my time in cities, but I need
to get outside. I think most people
need to get out and smell fresh air.”
For a list of Bailey’s favourite things, visit
ellecanada.com/March.
OUTSIDE
INTEREST
Burberry Sport
for Women Eau
de Toilette Spray
($94 for 75 mL).
For details, see
Shopping Guide.
Shiseido Bio-
Performance
Super Corrective
Serum ($98)
Prevage Face
Advanced
Anti-Aging
Serum ($200)
The latest skin-care products promise to turn your bathroom into a
beauty lab. L’Occitane en Provence’s Ma Crème Nature kit comes
with the tools and Ecocert-approved botanicals you need to mix
your own moisturizer. To maintain each ingredient’s skin-brightening
benefits, Vichy Laboratoires’ Aqualia Antiox tonic keeps its doses of
vitamins C and E separate from antioxidant-packed citrus polyphenol
until the first use. And clear some room in your fridge—both of these
preservative-free potions work best when stored in a cold spot.
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Laboratoires
Aqualia
Antiox ($42)
L’Occitane
en Provence
Ma Crème
Nature ($46)
La Mer The
Regenerating
Serum ($340)
DIY CHANNEL
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what are extremely long, no-flake lashes
wearing this season? nylon!
new lashblast length mascara with nylon
It’s the latest look in lashes. With our longest brush yet, lashes look up to 80% longer.*
The new Elasta-Nylon

formula flexes without flaking, so lashes hold their stunning length all day.
Drew Barrymore is wearing Lashblast Length in Very Black. *on average vs. bare lashes.
Lash inserts used prior to application to add fullness but not length.
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From top: Matter Company:
Outdoors Heat Rub ($18);
Smith’s Rosebud Salve
($8.50); Liz Earle Naturally
Active Superbalm ($31); By
Terry Baume de Rose ($63);
Burt’s Bees Hand Salve
($13); Decléor Paris Neroli
Essential Night Balm ($85);
Darphin Cleansing Balm
with Rosewood ($130);
Benefit Bathina ($38); Kiehl’s
Superbly Restorative Argan
Skin Salve ($34.50); Bobbi
Brown Extra Soothing
Balm ($70). For details,
see Shopping Guide.
Blow off dry skin with these
soothing salves.
BALMS
AWAY
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lips sculpted and defined
with a blast of shimmer behind the shine
new shineblast with 4X more noticeable shine!
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Introducing shineblast – new lip sculpting gloss. Get light-reflecting shimmer, layered
under a high gloss finish. Plus, a new makeup artist-inspired applicator, the ShineSculpt,

hugs the curves of your lips. Get shimmer behind the shine. With shineblast.
Take beautiful back @ covergirl.ca
Drew Barrymore is wearing ShineBlast in Fire. *vs. bare lips
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Regular cleansers will strip the pigment from the hair shaft,
says Bumble and bumble colourist Aura Friedman, who
works with hair-colour chameleon Lady Gaga. “Protecting
formulas are gentler and contain more conditioning
ingredients to keep the colour in the hair’s cortex.” Even
if you’re using a shade-friendly shampoo, Friedman
suggests limiting washes. “Every two or three days is best,
and rinse with cold water to help smooth the cuticle.” h
Pro stylists talk DIY colour.
1
“Many women go too dark. If you’re debating
between shades, pick the lighter option.”
– David Evangelista, celebrity hairstylist and colourist
2
“Just because Coco went red, it doesn’t mean
you should. Learn how to identify what shades
complement your skin tone.” – Luis Pacheco, con-
sulting colourist for Clairol
3
“The taller the cake, the more icing you need!
The general rule is two boxes for chest-length
cuts and three for longer hair.” – Chuck Hezekiah,
at-home hair-colour specialist for Garnier
4
“Before applying colour, use a clarifying shampoo for a
clean slate and then towel dry your hair—it’s easier to
apply colour on damp locks.” – David Evangelista
5
“Need to clean up hair-dye drips on the skin? Just
rub cooled cigarette ashes into the stained areas.”
– Ivan Gibski, Toronto-based hairstylist and owner
of Flaunt Boutique
Need a lift Switch up your shade.
Are colour-saving shampoos for real
CHANGE
HOME RUN
Agyness Deyn may have swapped her platinum
pixie for a jet-black bob, but the suddenly hi-viz
blond hue is having another moment. This season’s
take is miles away from the yellowy blondes (think
reality queens Heidi Montag and Tori Spelling)
we’ve been seeing, says London-based hairstylist
Errol Douglas. “It’s coming back in cooler shades
that look more pearlized and almost peachy.”
Exact
PLATINUM
COLLECTION
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Clockwise, from left: Bumble and
bumble Color Support Shampoo
for Warm Brunettes ($29.50); Redken
Blonde Glam Color Enhancer in
Perfect Platinum ($24); Oribe Shampoo
for Beautiful Color ($43); TRESemmé
Fresh Start Dry Shampoo ($6.49).
For details, see Shopping Guide.
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COLOUR CODE
Before you go Blake Lively blond, brush up on the hair-colour lexicon.
Celebrity colourist Rob Pizzuti helps break down salon-speak.
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THE DEAL BEST FOR CELEB FAN GOOD FOR BONUS
Non-commit-
ment colour,
also known as a
rinse or gloss
First-timers
looking for a
refresh
3–5 weeks
A boost for your
current hue, plus
90 percent grey
coverage
Natural-colour
lovers who
want to hide
early greys
4–6 weeks
Camouflages
damage by
boosting shine
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Lightens hair up
to four shades or
makes it darker
Veteran shade-
changers or
drama seekers
100 percent
grey coverage
Slices of colour
slightly darker or
lighter than your
base shade
Brunettes or
blondes who
want a lift
without major
maintenance
Gives contrast
and makes fine
hair look fuller
Free-hand high-
lighting where
the sun naturally
bleaches hair
Curls:
Unstructured
streaks are
perfect
for these
unpredictable
tresses
5–8 weeks An easy way to
update your look
for spring N
4 weeks
4–6 weeks
Gisele Bündchen’s
“surfer tips”
DrewBarrymore’s
black tips
Nicole
Kidman’s
strawberry
blond
JLo’s secret to
covering grey
Jennifer Aniston’s
sun-kissed mane
HAIR-COLOURSPECIAL
Super-shiny
locks
Logics
Color DNA
System
Gloss Balm
($22)
René Furterer
Paris Okara
No Rinse
Radiance
Serum($33)
Matrix Essentials
Solutionist So Bright
Shampoo for Color/
Highlights ($16.50).
For details, see
Shopping Guide.
Garnier
HerbaShine
Colourant Crème
with Bamboo
Extract ($10.49)
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Perfect 1Ois changing the way
women look at home hair colour


Perfect 1O delivers unbelievably rich, high gloss colour,
with 1OO% grey coverage, in just 1O minutes.
So dramatically different in every way, it won the most awards from beauty editors.*
Experience Perfect 1O, and see why it truly is the colour that changes everything.
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egend has it that the Greek goddess Aphrodite re-
vered apples. Centuries later, this humble fruit is
now intriguing scientists. Was the gorgeous goddess
of love and beauty onto something?
It’s no myth that eating apples provides us with anti-
oxidants that prevent cell and tissue damage, antiviral,
anti-inflammatory flavonoids and vitamin C. Similarly,
apple (or Pyrus malus) extract is commonly used in cos-
metics because it’s a source of various vitamins and amino
acids with long-proven tonic and antiseptic properties.
A new development on the apple beauty front comes
from Switzerland’s Uttwiler Spätlauber apple. This sur-
prisingly rot-resistant variety is inspiring a whole new
generation of anti-aging creams and serums. Not espe-
cially tasty or pretty, the Uttwiler Spätlauber has only one
thing going for it: a superior ability to preserve and heal
itself. As modern methods of harvesting, refrigerating and
storing fresh fruit improved dramatically, this lowly apple
would have faced extinction were it not for the curiosity
of a team of Swiss scientists. Using cutting-edge tech-
nology, they’ve been able to create an apple-stem-cell-
derived ingredient that purports to protect human skin
cells and combat aging. Needless to say, the world’s
beauty companies are all over this, launching a raft of new
skin-treatment products labelled with some combination
of the words “plant,” “apple,” “stem” and “cell.”
And the wording matters, says chemist Tom Heinar,
president of Cosmetics Formulation Services in Toronto.
“‘Stem’ and ‘cell’ used together can be emotionally charged
for some people,” he says. “It’s important to understand
that this technology is not about embryonic cells; these are
adult plant stem cells engineered to help maintain the ac-
tivity of human skin.”
Having isolated the part of the apple responsible for its
longevity, scientists found a way to extract it and protect
it in a medium that delivers it into the skin, where it stimu-
lates adult stem cells to continue their repair work.
Heinar seems convinced of the formulation’s efficacy.
He cites a study by Mibelle AG Biochemistry in Switzerland
that indicates it can prolong skin cells’ self-rejuvenating
cycles after exposure to stressors such as peroxide and UV
light. The challenge, he adds, is going to be in consumer
perceptions. Visible improvement was seen only after
about 28 days in the study, so the benefits won’t be im-
mediately apparent. “It’s not an instant reaction,” he says.
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Victoria’s Secret Angels are heavenly.
So, what’s their real secret TEXT: RITA SILVAN
ANGELS
ON PARADE
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Armory in Manhattan, it’s as hot as an orchid nursery. Makeup
artist Tom Pecheux, wearing a plaid shirt, is breaking a sweat as
he gilds a caravan of angels—Victoria’s Secret Angels. He has been here
since 8 a.m., making these already-stunning girls look otherworldly
beautiful. “I apply the lashes one by one to keep the look very fresh,” he
says. “Full lashes give a lot of glamour, but they
can be too heavy.” Blow-dryers are humming,
hairpieces are being brushed out, lipgloss is being
generously applied and legs, miles of them, are
getting the bronzing treatment. This is a full-on
beauty moment.
“Tom, Tom—deux minutes,” says a male voice
through an intercom. “Chanel Iman, Chanel
Iman!” The supermodel is being paged, but she’s
ignoring the call; she’s sitting in the stairwell talk-
ing on her cellphone. “No dramatic lines,” contin-
ues Pecheux, barely above the din. “And a little
contour to bring up the cheeks. Peachy colour!”
Another blast from the intercom: “Tom, Tom!”
This beauty club is on the move; showtime is only
20 minutes away. “Can we get all the models to the elevator? We are
heading to the backstage!” booms the voice once again. Then, suddenly,
like a nightclub at 3 a.m., the models and their fluffers are gone, leaving
behind only journalists and platters of crudités. N
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L’Oréal Paris
Elnett Satin
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What does it take to make the
Victoria’s Secret Angels so
beautiful? Here’s what:

Bioderma Hydrabio Lait

Makeup Remover

Smith’s Rosebud Salve

Embryolisse Concentrated 24 Hour

Miracle Cream

OMI Menturm Medicated Lip Balm

Johnson’s Body Care Deep

Hydrating Extra Dry Skin Lotion

Neutrogena Make-up Remover

Cleansing Towelettes

Weleda Iris Moisture Cream

Kiehl’s Superbly Restorative Dry Oil

Care by Stella McCartney

Nourishing Night & Day Cream

M.A.C lashes/singles

Victoria’s Secret Love Rocks

Eau de Parfum Spray

Shu Uemura Face Powder

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage

Murad Firming Bronzer SPF 15

Boots No7 Mattifying Make-up Base

VS Eye Sparkle

Boiron Homéoplasmine Ointment

L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Extra

Strong Hold Hairspray

Bumble and bumble Styling Lotion

Victoria’s Secret So Sexy

Natural Hold Hairspray

Trident White Gum (sugarless)

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gauntlet of paparazzi to get into a party, but
there are red-carpet moments in each of our
lives where we want to look absolutely fabulous. So,
what does it take to get camera-ready? Well, actually, it
takes a village—of dermatologists, skin-care specialists
and makeup artists.
Beverly Hills dermatologist Harold Lancer is
Hollywood’s go-to guy for that all-important premiere.
Montreal-born Lancer recommends a two-hour treatment
that involves face and body polishing using sea crystals in
a hyaluronic-acid base that is also pumped with beta
growth factors, proteins and amino acids. His clients will
often add a Placenta Hydration Facial, in which purified
human placenta is directed into the skin using an LED
panel. “Both green and yellow light activate dermal blood,
so the nutrients are sucked down into the dermis from the
epidermis,” explains Lancer. The final step: Fortified Night
Cream, a hyaluronic-acid “sealant” from the doctor’s own
product line (available at lancerdermatology.com). “The
skin blossoms, looking very radiant and glowing, and has
an even tone,” he promises. “And it may stay that way for
up to 48 hours.”
In New York, high-profile types like Kate Winslet,
Linda Evangelista and Diane von Furstenberg seek out the
discreet Fifth Avenue townhouse salon of skin-care doy-
enne Tracie Martyn. Her Red Carpet Facial is so-named
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leave here and go straight to the event or the photographer’s
studio,” says Martyn’s partner, Marius Morariu. In addi-
tion to the ministrations of Martyn’s own hands, this treat-
ment involves microdermabrasion with a diamond-tipped
unit, firming, contouring and revitalization via the mild
current of her proprietary Resculptor equipment and wrin-
kle reduction via amber LED light—accompanied by ap-
plications of her all-natural skin-care creams, lotions and
serums (available at traciemartyn.com).

SEEING SPOTS Celebrities
and civilians alike live in fear of the
last-minute blemish. Lancer treats
this big-event nightmare with an in-
jection of fluorouracil, which he says
is “an anti-scarring medication that
disperses blemishes quickly.” Martyn
recommends her branded Enzyme
Exfoliant for overnight treatment
and regular use of her Amla Purifying
Cleanser, formulated with antibac-
terial extracts and botanical en-
zymes. “Younger actresses, who are
most likely to suffer from breakouts,
swear by it,” she says.
Makeup artist Pati Dubroff, who
counts Gwyneth Paltrow, Kirsten
Dunst and Julianne Moore among
her clients, recommends applying a
blemish-healing ointment the minute
you feel a pimple coming on. “And
don’t pick, because you’ll create an
open wound and then makeup won’t
stick,” she adds. Dubroff is also a
fan of using ice to reduce inflamma-
tion and a dry concealer for opti-
mum coverage. Desperate? “I’ve
turned many a zit into a beauty
mark with an eyebrow pencil—as
long as it’s in an appropriate place,
of course,” says Dubroff. “If it’s between the eyebrows,
it just doesn’t make sense!”
GET THE LOOK Late night? Morning-after
puffiness and dark circles are yesterday’s news with
Martyn’s LotuSculpt Quick Fix Eye Pads and Activator.
The half-moon-shaped pads moistened with the
Activator solution soothe the skin with hyaluronic acid
and collagen peptides; Martyn also claims that they have
a faux-Botox effect that stops the over-contraction of
the muscles in the area. “I like to use the pads while I’m
blow-drying my hair because they also protect skin from
the heat of the dryer,” she says.
Dubroff swears by individual fake lashes for red-carpet
outings. “They really amp things up—unless it’s someone
like Kate Bosworth, who has the most incredible lashes;
hers already look fake. But for pretty much everyone else,
I bring out the individual flares or singles to fill in between
the natural hairs. For someone like Megan Fox, I apply
full-strip lashes because she really loves the drama of
the lash.”
For fabulous, eye-framing brows, Dubroff uses a com-
bination of a superfine pencil—“microfine twist-up pencils,
like the Kevyn Aucoin [Precision
Brow Pencil] and the new one
from Dior [DiorShow Brow
Styler Ultra-Fine Precision Brow
Pencil], that deliver a dense but
hairlike stroke”—and a bit of
brow powder applied with a flat-
edge brush to soften.
LIP SERVICE Most stars
wouldn’t dream of smiling for
the cameras with anything less
than plump, juicy lips. “Without
several days’ lead time, I won’t
inject fillers because the lip can
bruise,” says Lancer. For an im-
mediate plump-lip look, he
mixes up a balm/gloss (contain-
ing a turmeric/curry derivative
and a heating enzyme from the
cinnamon family) that causes
temporary puffiness.
“If lips are hydrated, they’re
going to be naturally juicy,” says
Dubroff, “so drinking enough
water and using lip balm consis-
tently are key.” She also recom-
mends scrubbing lips with a
toothbrush to stimulate them and
get rid of flakes. “I don’t love lip-
plumping products,” she says. “They may work in the
moment, but I think they ultimately dry the lips out. I’d
rather get the effect optically.” For Dubroff, this means
applying lipstick first and then pencilling liner on top.
“That way, the pencil isn’t dragging across a dry lip—plus,
you know the liner matches the lipstick perfectly,” she ex-
plains. And while super-shiny lip highlighters certainly up
the juiciness quotient, Dubroff warns that they should be
kept to the centre of the bottom lip. “So many people
overdo the shine and lacquer until it ends up pooling in the
corners of the mouth and dripping off the edges. And if you
use the shine all over, there’s no differentiation of light and
tone, no contour effect.” N
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“Anyone who tells you that lipo is an instant
fix—even in small pockets like underarm
folds—is hallucinating,” says Beverly Hills
dermatologist Harold Lancer. “If you do laser
lipo to remove that, you’re talking a one-hour
procedure and then a week or two of swelling
and possible bruising. You’re going to be
sorely disappointed if you don’t allow four
to six weeks for the final results.”
Ditto injectables. Lancer says that no
matter what the skill of the practitioner,
“there are skin perforations involved. Two
weeks in advance of a big event, okay. But
if you only have one week, you’d better stay
with a topical and non-invasive approach.”
But he is a firm believer in injecting Botox,
and its new rival Dysport, into the armpits
for perspiration control. “They work like a
charm,” he says. What about Botox for
cleavage lift? “That’s a deceptive concept,”
says Lancer. “Botox for the cleavage doesn’t
actually lift. What it will do is dissipate that
crinkly line between the breasts caused by
sun exposure and genetics.”
PERFECT
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Sunkissed ($51)
Bio This Kincardine, Ont.,
native with haunting blue eyes was
discovered at a doughnut shop in
2001. A year later, Stam became
muse to renowned photographer
Steven Meisel and has since starred
in high-profile campaigns for
Christian Dior, Bulgari and
Giorgio Armani.
Off-duty makeup “Laura Mercier
tinted moisturizer, DiorShow mas-
cara and Chanel brow pencils.”
Favourite fragrance “Right
now, it’s Hanae Mori, but that
could change.”
Favourite fashion designer “Rag
& Bone is what I wear most—it
really fits into my wardrobe nicely.”
Favourite makeup artist “Pat
McGrath. She has the best products
and knows how to make me feel
pretty. She also knows my face so
well because we’ve been working
together since I was 16.”
Memorable makeup look “I
liked the hair and makeup at Stella
McCartney’s show because it was
very natural.”
Makeup-bag must-haves
“DiorShow mascara, Chanel
bronzer, Anastasia brow pencil,
CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain and
an eyelash curler by Shiseido.”
Model-perfect photo tip “Just
relax and avoid squinting your
eyes—look happy!”
Flawless-skin secret “I like
CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser to
remove makeup and wash my
face in one easy step.” h
Jessica Stam
Hanae Mori
Butterfly Eau de
Parfum Spray
($121 for 50 mL)
Anastasia Beverly
Hills Perfect Brow
Pencil in Medium Ash
($29). For details, see
Shopping Guide.
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Poland, in 1983 and moved to Mississauga, Ont., in
1987. She has posed for countless editorials for French,
Italian and American Vogue and has been the face of
Prada, Roberto Cavalli, Christian Dior and Lancôme.
Off-duty makeup “I prefer a natural look: a touch
of illuminator or bronzer, a lot of Lancôme Paris
Ôscillation mascara and Juicy Tubes gloss on my lips.”
Favourite fashion designer “I think Phoebe Philo
has an understanding of what women want to look
like. I also love Karl Lagerfeld—Chanel is classic de-
sign. And I love Marc Jacobs—he has such a great
sense of style.”
Favourite photographer “Working with Steven
Meisel is like going to modelling school: He urges
you to try very different things with your eyes, lips
and face. You learn to use every part of your body
as a tool.”
Best beauty tip “My mother told me this: Using a
cotton pad, apply lemon juice to your face. Let your
skin absorb it and then rinse with cold water—it gets
right into your pores and cleans everything.”
Flawless-skin secrets “I can’t live without Hydra
Zen cream, which is very soft and light—its rose scent
helps me relax. I also always use Bi-Facil to remove
makeup—it’s great for getting rid of mascara!”
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Bio Born in Montreal, Lazareanu studied ballet in
London and went on tour with British musician Pete
Doherty before scoring a modelling gig for Chanel in
2004. Since then, Lazareanu has walked in shows for
Fendi and Christian Dior and played muse to Chanel’s
Karl Lagerfeld and Balenciaga’s Nicolas Ghesquière.
Off-duty makeup “I try to let my skin breathe
because I wear so much makeup all the time. If I’m
going out, I’ll wear a bit of blush, Clé de Peau con-
cealer, Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes mascara and Chanel
black eyeliner.”
Favourite fashion designer “I started with Karl
Lagerfeld, who has been very present in my career. He
just has the most amazing knowledge and can talk to
you about anything.”
Favourite makeup artist “My personal favourite is
French artist Stéphane Marais. He has a way of mak-
ing women look beautiful.”
Memorable makeup look “Probably my first photo
shoot for Italian Vogue with Pat McGrath. It was all
about rock ’n’ roll, and Pat did really amazing black
eyes and red lips.”
Model-perfect photo tip “Turn your face so that you
have a slight profile and smile with your eyes.”
Flawless-skin secrets “I just discovered Lush—their
Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub is really amazing! I
have oily skin that’s dry in spots, so I use Clé de Peau
and Estée Lauder hydrating masks to moisturize. To
remove makeup, I go for something very simple, like
Neutrogena or L’Oréal face wipes.” h
Maybelline
New York
Dream Mousse
Blush in Rose
Petal ($9)
Clé de Peau
Concealer in
Ivory ($85)
Lush Ocean Salt
Face and Body Scrub
($17.95). For details,
see Shopping Guide.
Neutrogena
Deep Clean
Oil-Free
Make-Up
Remover
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Chanel Le
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in Noir ($25)
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Bio Calgary-born Marks made her
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Favourite makeup artist
“Canadian makeup artist Hung
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him since I was 12 years old, and
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Memorable makeup look “I
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and had feather eyelashes—they
looked incredible, but they
weren’t very practical!”
Best beauty tip “Use dark eyeliner
on the top rim, right between your
lashes—you’ll look a little more
done, and it makes your eyes pop.”
Model-perfect photo tip “Be well
rested, and when you’re in front of
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face more character.”
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face with Boscia Clear Complexion
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Bio This rising star hails from
Orillia, Ont., and was discovered
at 15 while playing in a high-
school basketball game. She won
the V Magazine/Supreme Model
Contest in 2007 and has walked in
shows for Givenchy and Alexander
McQueen and starred in campaigns
for Prada and Balenciaga.
Off-duty makeup “I wear
M.A.C concealer to cover up
blemishes and a tiny bit of
CoverGirl mascara.”
Favourite fragrance “Dior
Addict 2.”
Favourite fashion designer
“Alexander McQueen. He is
an incredible man, and he has
the most amazing vision when
it comes to clothes.”
Favourite makeup artist “Pat
McGrath. She is so upbeat and
kind and has amazing skills.”
Makeup-bag must-haves
“Jill Stuart concealer, Revlon
Dual Action Powder, M.A.C eye-
shadows, an eyelash curler, mascara
and NARS lip balm.”
Flawless-skin secrets “I use
(Malin+Goetz) Grapefruit Face
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Alana Zimmer
Bio This ethereal beauty was
discovered while working at an
East Side Mario’s restaurant in
Kitchener, Ont., in 2005. Her first
editorial was for Flare, and soon
after she was storming runways for
Gucci, Calvin Klein and Chanel
and landing campaigns for DKNY
and Jean Paul Gaultier.
Off-duty makeup “I rarely
wear makeup, but when I do I
wear Madina Milano highlighter,
Laura Mercier concealer,
Maybelline mascara and a
bit of Smith’s Rosebud Salve.”
Favourite fragrance “Right now,
I really love Armani Code, and I
also really like Marc Jacobs Daisy
and Calvin Klein Euphoria.”
Favourite fashion designers “I
love Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy,
Christophe Decarnin for Balmain,
Marc Jacobs, Alexander
McQueen and Nicolas Ghesquière
for Balenciaga. I buy a lot of
Alexander Wang—it’s cool and
very wearable.”
Memorable makeup look
“One of my favourites this season
was for Christopher Kane and
consisted only of concealer and
curled lashes.”
Flawless-skin secrets “For
removing makeup, I use Bioderma
Créaline [Sensibio in Canada]. I
love Dr. Alkaitis products because
they’re very natural. I also really
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with breast cancer. To many people, her diag-
nosis may as well have been my own. “Your
mom is so young; you must be worried about yourself,”
they would say, adding somewhat ominously that I
should get yearly mammograms—just in case. When
my mom passed away five years later, there was a part
of me that couldn’t help shedding a tear for my own
uncertain future as well as her lost one. Had her DNA
predetermined my health destiny?
I knew that there were genetic
tests for mutations in the BRCA1
and BRCA2 genes that are associ-
ated with a significantly increased
risk of breast and ovarian cancers,
but at that time I wasn’t ready
to deal with any potential genetic
time bombs. Last summer, I had a
change of heart after I became a
mother. I had been reading about
direct-to-consumer genetic tests,
such as 23andMe, and felt that I
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to find out what DNA health
dramas—breast cancer or other-
wise—may be brewing.
I could have my entire gen-
ome—simply put, the sum total of
my DNA—scanned by Knome,
a personal-genomics company
based in Cambridge, Mass., but
that would set me back $100,000.
Instead, I opted for the 23andMe
kit, which costs US$399 and can
be ordered online (23andme.com).
Like other “economy-class” gen-
etic tests, such as those available
from Navigenics and DeCODEme,
23andMe uses a less expensive
technology to examine nearly
600,000 of a possible three billion
points on a genome. More spe-
cifically, the test scans the parts of
a chromosome known as “single
nucleotide polymorphisms,” or
SNPs. These are genetic variants
that occur when a single nucleo-
tide in a genome is altered. It’s
these alterations that are linked to
various traits and diseases.
Currently, 23andMe is able to
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how quickly he or she metabolizes antidepressants and
caffeine and whether he or she is genetically wired to feel
more pain. For breast cancer, the test scans for two SNPs
linked to an increased risk in women who don’t have a
family history. It also scans for three mutations that are
associated with BRCA1 and BRCA 2 and most common-
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23andMe test doesn’t scan for all the
mutations associated with these genes.
Comprehensive screening, which is of-
fered by genetics clinics, provides the
most accurate risk assessment.)
The kit arrived a week after I or-
dered it. After filling the 2.5-millilitre
vial with saliva, I mailed it to the lab
in California where my genetic horo-
scope would be read.
WHEN IN DOUBT,
DON’T SPIT IT OUT!
During the spring/summer 2008 New
York Fashion Week, the developers
from 23andMe hosted a “spit party,”
which was attended by celebrities
like Diane von Furstenberg, Barry
Diller, Rupert Murdoch and Harvey
Weinstein. While it didn’t launch a
social trend, the party and its jet-set
guests did raise the profile of direct-to-
consumer genetic testing. It also high-
lighted a future trend in personalized
medicine in which drug regimens may
be customized according to a patient’s
biochemistry, and screening and pre-
vention measures will be targeted for
those most at risk. If you’re tempted
to enter the genomic age, there are a
few medical, legal and social factors
to consider.
Carol Cremin, president-elect of
the Canadian Association of Genetic
Counsellors, worries that results from
these tests could lead to false reassur-
ance. “You don’t want to overlook
more relevant risk factors, such as the
environment or whether anyone in
your family has had a disease,” she
says. “The results are not a prescrip-
tion to be careless. It’s unhealthy to
say ‘Oh, I have a risk factor for obes-
ity so there’s no reason for me to lead
a healthy lifestyle.’”
The research linking genome-wide
studies to gene-variant SNPs is also
sometimes problematic, explains Dr.
Stephen Scherer, a geneticist at the
Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.
While some SNPs are undoubtedly
associated with diseases, Scherer says
that the significance is sometimes
overstated: A person may have an
SNP that suggests an increased risk,
but he or she may also have a dozen
other genes that lower the risk. “There
is some very good data on certain dis-
eases but some not so good data on
others,” he says. “Most of these [con-
sumer] tests give you a little bit of in-
formation that hints you may or may
not want to watch yourself. It’s like
the early days of the Global Positioning
System [GPS]. At first, it wasn’t so
useful, but as more information was
collected, it got better.”
In 2006, Linda Avey, a genetic re-
search executive, launched 23andMe
with Anne Wojcicki, a former hedge-
fund analyst and the wife of Google
co-founder Sergey Brin. Avey, who left
23andMe in September to establish a
foundation to fight Alzheimer’s dis-
ease, recognizes the test’s limitations
but says that the goal is to provide
people with access to their genetic in-
formation so that they can “explore
themselves.” “The information isn’t
black and white,” she says. “Future
health results are delivered in a ‘more
than or less than’ or ‘percentage’ vari-
ation. It’s a list of possibilities more
than a genetic destiny.”
GENE BASHING
While some concerns have been
raised that genetic data could be used
to discriminate, Timothy Caulfield, a
University of Alberta law professor
who specializes in health law, says
that, to date, there is no evidence
that this is a widespread phenom-
enon, adding that companies offer-
ing the service are sensitive to their
clients’ privacy concerns. “That
said, people should remember that
this can be powerful information,”
warns Caulfield. “By getting this test,
you are, at a minimum, putting it out
there.” (If people are concerned about
privacy, they can take the test under a
false name.) While Caulfield doesn’t
caution people against taking part in
genetic social networks—online com-
munities where people with similar
SNP profiles chat to one another—he
notes that there may be no privacy
protection in these open settings.
When the founders of 23andMe
offered to test Caulfield, he declined.
“I’ll tell you why: I know the area
really well, but I still think I would
over-interpret the data,” he says. “I
would become one of the ‘worried
well.’” Caulfield adds that he’s in the
minority, noting that early research
indicates that consumer genetic test-
ing doesn’t heighten the majority of
people’s anxiety about their health,
nor does it inspire them to change
their behaviour to reduce the risks.
THE ENVELOPE,
PLEASE…
Six weeks after I sent in my sample,
I received an email instructing me
to log on to 23andMe’s website to
retrieve my report. I was nervous
but undeterred. I learned that I am
genetically resistant to the norovirus
(a.k.a. cruise-ship disease) and I have
“slightly lower” odds of develop-
ing cutaneous melanoma. Sunny
Bahamas, here I come! My odds of
having a heart attack between the
ages of 45 and 84 are 17.5 out of 100
(compared to an average of 17.7 out
of 100). Great news, but it’s no ex-
cuse to avoid the gym. Encouraged by
the results thus far, I moved on to the
breast cancer data. Based on the two
SNPs associated with increased risk
not related to family history, I have an
18.3 out of 100 chance of developing
breast cancer (compared to an aver-
age of 16.2 out of 100). I also learned
that drinking black or green tea could
moderately lower my odds of getting
the disease because I have the SNP
that works with the polyphenols in
tea to help protect against this form
of cancer. And I lack the BRCA1 and
BRCA2 mutations the test scans for.
While my results in no way mean that
I’ll never develop breast cancer, they
have given me the peace of mind to
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Vancouver walk-in clinic said it was spasms and
sent her home. The 24-year-old couldn’t find a
family doctor so, for the next three years, with her pain
worsening, she visited several walk-in clinics. In the fall of
2008, her legs grew stiff and it became hard to walk and
sit. That December, Seet finally found a GP, who took an
X-ray and saw nothing. “He said ‘You’re young and
healthy; it’s all in your head,’” she recalls. “I was scared—
I knew something was wrong.”
Last March, a desperate Seet paid the $2,900 annual
membership fee (plus one-time $1,000 initiation charge)
to join the Copeman Healthcare Centre, a private clinic
that specializes in preventive health care. Over the next
two months, her medical team (a GP, physiotherapist and
sports-medicine specialist) treated her and conducted
bone and CT scans. The diagnosis? A three-centimetre
schwannoma (tumour) was choking a nerve root several
vertebrae above her coccyx.
“The schwannoma filled her entire spinal canal and was
protruding,” says Dr. Steven Broughton, Seet’s new GP, a
clinical assistant professor in the department of family and
community medicine at The University of British Columbia
in Vancouver who acts as the in-house physiotherapist and
sports-medicine specialist for the Copeman Healthcare
Centre. “It had flattened her spinal cord against the bone.”
Last July, a surgeon took four hours to remove the tumour.
If it hadn’t been excised, the growth—though not cancer-
ous—could have destroyed bone, damaged muscle and,
worst of all, robbed her of the ability to walk.
Seet’s case is extreme, but it demonstrates how our
health-care system is in tumult. Dismayed by GPs who
spend barely seven minutes with them and excruciatingly
long wait times for specialist appointments, Canadians are
turning to independent, for-profit clinics. Some, like Seet,
are in crisis; others want a family physician to work with
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Zoltan Nagy, president of the Canadian
Independent Medical Clinics Association
(CIMCA), says that it’s not only wealthy
seniors who are populating the clinics’
elegantly decorated lobbies; younger
Canadians, like nutritionist Kristen Schiener,
are coming in too. The active 34-year-old
was feeling sluggish and went to Toronto’s
Medcan Clinic for a medical assessment.
She became a convert after doctors there
diagnosed hypothyroidism, which her GP
had overlooked. She still sees her GP for
minor ailments but relies on Medcan for
more detailed investigations.
CIMCA estimates that Canada has be-
tween 200 and 300 private clinics, including
numerous surgical centres and imaging fa-
cilities, and 30 to 50 executive or preventive
health-care clinics. These boutique clinics
roll out the red carpet for wealthy athletes,
actors, executives and, increasingly, the
middle class. They boast state-of-the-art
technology, spalike layouts, specialists of
many stripes, electronic medical records and
short wait lists. Yes, two-tier medicine is
blossoming. (For details, see sidebar.)
The majority of for-profit clinics aren’t
in the business of emergency care; they sell
prevention. “Many of us have financial ad-
visers [and] fitness trainers, but there aren’t
enough health-care professionals helping people stay on
track,” says Dr. Elaine Chin, co-founder of the Scienta
Health Group in Toronto. The proactive health-and-well-
ness model includes physicians, naturopathic doctors and
fitness trainers who identify a client’s risk factors and de-
sign a health action plan.
Even the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) sup-
ports private-sector involvement, although it’s drumming
for public funding so that patients won’t be left with the
tab. Its two past presidents (Dr. Richard Ouellet and Dr.
Brian Day) operate for-profit clinics. This August, the
CMA introduced a document called Toward a Blueprint
for Health Care Transformation: A Framework for Action.
Behind that clunky title are resolutions to accelerate the
use of electronic medical records, improve access to doc-
tors and study the role of private resources in a public
system. In 2005, concerned about long wait lists, the
CMA recommended the creation of a “public safety
valve,” through which governments reimburse patients for
treatment, travel and other costs if they go to private clin-
ics at home or abroad. All Canadian provinces and ter-
ritories have adopted the measure, though reimbursement
varies. With preapproval from each province and terri-
tory’s ministry of health, treatment, not travel, is covered.
(Medical middlemen, like the Star Hospitals organization
in India, oversee international care. These brokers arrange
travel and secure hotel packages and treatment at hospitals
around the world.)
Canadians are famously proud of their universal health
care, so it’s surprising that our medical organizations aren’t
clamouring for a ban on private clinics; in fact, they’re
oddly silent. The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons
of Canada (RCPSC), Ontario Medical Association and
College of Physicians & Surgeons of Ontario declined to
comment for this story, saying that they don’t have a pol-
icy on the issue. (The RCPSC does have a position paper
suggesting that private clinics be studied.)
But public health-care advocates are skeptical, calling
it “chequebook medicine.” The Calgary-based group
Friends of Medicare (FOM) believes that private clinics
violate the Canada Health Act by charging for services.
(Clinic owners explain that they charge for services that
governments don’t pay for, like nutritionists, kinesiologists
and personal trainers.) FOM also fears that private clinics
siphon doctors from the public system.
Dr. Michael Rachlis, a Toronto-based physician and
health-policy analyst, maintains that private clinics actu-
ally make things worse. “Private insurance costs more
than public coverage and is less equitable,” he wrote in an
op-ed article in the Toronto Star last April.
Dr. Brian Day, a Vancouver orthopaedic surgeon who
opened the Cambie Surgery Centre in 1996, says that the
rise in private clinics has less to do with capitalism and
more to do with reducing admissions to medical schools in
the 1980s, deeming procedures like knee surgery elective
and cutting O.R. times. The public system is a relic, he says.
Over the past 30 years, advancing technology has made
treatment more expensive. “Governments found that they
couldn’t afford to deliver on promises [of universal cover-
age], so they started rationing out health care,” he says.
But for-profit clinics don’t always deliver either. On
January 11, 2008, Jean-Jacques Sauvageau died in the
waiting room of Clinique Médicale Viau, a private urgent-
care clinic in Montreal. No one tried to resuscitate him. An
autopsy showed that Sauvageau died of a pulmonary em-
bolism and resuscitation wouldn’t have helped. But staff
couldn’t know that and should have tried, reported the
coroner. The clinic also lacked a proper triage process h
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front staff didn’t know CPR.
The Sauvageau case is a reminder
that every medical boutique operates
independently. Regulation varies from
province to province and there’s no
registration per se, although doctors
must be licensed to practise medicine.
Membership fees can run into the
thousands, and tests often cost extra.
Some centres are hybrids, with staff
working part-time in the public sys-
tem. One expensive import is the
Cleveland Clinic. Its Canadian staff
bills the Ontario government for med-
ically necessary services, but patients
pay for elective procedures, and the
clinic sends patients to Ohio for treat-
ment when wait lists are long.
Broughton explains that his pa-
tients at the Copeman Healthcare
Centre often secure appointments
with specialists sooner because of
thorough workups. (He refers patients
to both private specialists and those
who work in the public system.)
For 14 years, Lynne Spence’s fam-
ily doctor in Vancouver rarely ordered
tests. “My GP never checked my
cholesterol,” she says. (In British
Columbia, an annual physical fee isn’t
covered.) In 2006, Spence had a silent
heart attack. Astounded by her phys-
ician’s oversight, she joined a private
clinic. “I didn’t care that they offered
me a latte,” says Spence. “I knew that
if I didn’t get that comprehensive
care and make the necessary lifestyle
changes, I could die.” The 63-year-old
doesn’t pause for a nanosecond when
asked how she has changed since join-
ing the Copeman Healthcare Centre.
“I smoked for 35 years and never ran
a day in my life,” she says. “Now I’m
training for the Boston Marathon and
my cholesterol is perfect.”
Meanwhile, Seet is recovering and
on an indefinite leave from her ac-
counting job. Her faith in the system
has withered. “None of those doctors
at walk-in clinics spent more than five
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preparation. This is the moment to think
about what you want for your new year
and how you want it to be different from
the last. This year, romance, love affairs,
vacations and the creative arts (as well as
sports) get a boost. Capitalize on this! Be
passionate. Take your talents seriously.
(Your rewards will balance challenges
in partnerships.)
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(April 20 – May 20)
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Accept all invitations. Propose luncheons
or events to engage or entertain. You’re
the gourmand of the zodiac. (You love
good food, good wine and good sex.)
Why not share these desires with others?
Join classes, clubs and groups. Practise
patience when dealing with renovations
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get along with your family. In addition,
you’re working hard. What better excuse
to make a reservation at your favourite
restaurant, with your favourite people?
GEMINI
(May 21 – June 20)
Not since 1998 has Jupiter been at the top
of your chart. Jupiter is all about good
luck, expansion, money and auspicious
timing. This month, the Sun joins Jupiter,
perhaps making this the best month for
you to act on all kinds of opportunities
to boost your career, your public reputa-
tion and your good name among peers.
People notice you now. You’re out there
flying your colours. In particular, bosses
and VIPs are impressed. Make the most
of this fortuitous month!
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This year, you’ll want to travel more
and explore educational opportunities
as well as chances to advance in publish-
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This month, in particular, these oppor-
tunities are enhanced. That’s because
the Sun is suddenly aligned with Jupiter.
Obviously, this means “Make hay while
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Your cash flow is active. You want to
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You’re wading through red tape this
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had a year this great in over a decade. The last time things were half as good
was 1998, but you were trying to figure life out. Now, you know who you are
and what you want. And this year, Jupiter in your sign makes you confident and
effective and gives you more poise. It’s easy to work hard, which naturally leads
to great accomplishments (a good thing, because you’re relying on yourself).
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“Strangers came out of the corners to chat about my shoes. Balaban plays a reporter who leaves Toronto to pursue her dreams in one of the world’s most competitive writing markets.” who had tried suggesting—unsuccessfully—that her character wear Marc Jacobs ballet slippers. but actors aren’t as interchangeable because if you get a part. Darcy types. Later on. “They were prime specimens of the British male species.storemags. I don’t mean to disparage writers. which is loosely based on Canadian writer Leah McLaren’s experiences living in London.” Although Balaban’s character. and that playing a reporter only reinforced her decision made earlier in life not to pursue a career in that business. but if all goes to plan it will be picked up as a series. see Shopping Guide. The film—a Sex and the City-meets-Bridget Jones’s Diary comedic drama— airs March 14 on CBC. author Adam Gollner.” she says. “Acting is competitive. While it’s not a biopic of McLaren’s life.” she recalls. she lands a job at a racy. stylist. gorgeous men.Balaban is wearing a dress by Marc Jacobs and a Cobblestone bracelet and ring by H. “They were like people magnets. A few years ago. Balaban says that playing a single woman navigating London’s dating scene made her even more smitten with her fiancé. I saw the Metallica documentary [Some Kind of Monster] and found Dave Mustaine strangely attractive. In the film. “It can be a dog-eat-dog world. For details. but Balaban says that her cinematic crushes are more eclectic. it’s a decision based on your essence: Are you the character or not?” h W ELLE C AN AD A 79 www. it does open with the brouhaha the Toronto Globe and Mail columnist ignited when she wrote that British men were “incomprehensible drunkards and first-date coke bingers. Through connections (a Conrad Black-inspired character) at home.” It was a new experience for the committed “flat-soled girl. The Montreal-based actress was on the set of the movie Abroad when she noticed the stilettos’ magical effect. He was the only one who spoke from the heart—and he had great hair!” But. Alisa Krost/ The Artist Group. Amy Pearce. right-wing tabloid where she is assigned to its fluffy Post Femme section. earing neon-orange Louboutins was all it took for Liane Balaban to seduce reticent Londoners out of their shells. film fantasies aside. I had a thing for Wiley Wiggins in Dazed and Confused.fantamag. educated. I saw Alain Delon in The Yellow Rolls-Royce and thought he was a beautiful and mischievous man.” Her character may have a weakness for dashing and aristocratic Mr.” she explains. “When I was 14.com . Hair and makeup. Gianluca Orienti/Plutino Group. dates a series of spectacular cads.com & www. the 29-year-old actress says that her off-screen encounters were beyond reproach. “I was fortunate to be around handsome.Stern. but it’s different.

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To picture a predominant silhouette in one-piece dressing. The ’90s owned minimalism. a leading-edge Manhattan fashion retailer. had no stove.” Sure. Charivari.com & www. self-satisfied cashmere sweater and willing to sign up for Lady Gaga’s brigade. Since then. no chairs. Or else they have the good sense to keep quiet.” can seem pious and trite. The simplest separates. decided that it had no use for the simplified lifestyle. uncomplicated dresses THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT FASHION TO THE MAX THAT CAN ALSO MAKE PEOPLE WISH THEY COULD TUNE IT OUT. Philo took a domestic break. Referring to Sander. Designers were doing it. Minimalism? As Liz Lemon from 30 Rock might say. the statement jewellery unnecessary and the handbag obviously from one luxury house or another.” Clean shapes and a neutral palette presided over a spectrum of markets. ready to pick a fight with a smug. Club h EL L ECA NA DA . To imagine a contemporary avatar of fashion: Start with head and feet. fashion writer for the Los Angeles Times. Sleep would come as a relief from the excess that lately just won’t give up being the latest thing. So was Club Monaco. Charivari thought that basics were ubiquitous. she wrote of “fashion so spare that the only accessories are goose bumps. “I want to go to there. He extended his fondness for subtraction to his home. minimalism can be a yawn. more draping. The skinny legging/trousers will look predatory. The ads featured lists of current trends—from chinos to nesting— followed by the tagline “Wake us when it’s over.” Others took it more seriously. started talking all intellectual and picked up the word. Back in 1992. held together with the big belt said to supply maximum impact but often delivering only major inconvenience. Absolutely fabulous can also be absolutely exhausting.COM ELLE C AN AD A 103 www.” Much of that more was supplied by Christian Lacroix. and handbags that are as plain as possible—Philo’s proposals were particularly welcome after the rush of ’80s revivalism that has been some designers’ response to the recession. The preachiness can make a person spiteful and ornery.storemags. When the market collapsed.fantamag. Soon after the Gap entered Canada in 1989. “everything you always wanted in a dress and more. In 1987.com . New York’s greatest minimalist after Halston. casting off needless ornament and making icons of Helmut Lang and Jil Sander. best buddies with art. Its familiar slogans. Marylou Luther. Fashion did penance. from meatloaf to sweatshirts. the cocktail dress has become the new pocket tee. stripped garments of all detail and himself of a last name. Karl Lagerfeld announced in 1984 that his new direction for fall would be “post-post-modern-newmobile-minimalism. But there’s something about fashion to the max that can also make people wish they could tune it out. Amy Spindler hailed it in The New York Times as an antidote to stress.I n 1992. such as “Less is more” or “Elegance is refusal. Recent reports of minimalism’s return to the runway— in both clothes and makeup—have spoken of “’90s minimalism. In 1994. where she demonstrated her knack for knowing what women want.” as if the word belonged to that one era. the ’90s erupted not in hot pink but in beige. no interior doors and no knobs. But there can be no fashion without fickleness. and in the ’60s it became an art movement characterized by the austerity of canvases by painters like Donald Judd and Frank Stella. think of a dress of shocking brevity that consists of not much more than a single gigantic ruffled strap crossing the body like a beauty queen’s banner. it was first used in 1929 by an art critic. a severe case of back-to-basics threatened planet fashion. bumper stickers from Snoozeville. So Charivari president Jon Weiser came up with a campaign. In fact. and the patterned hose peeping through sandals worn in the winter will seem like a cougar’s last chance. In the ’70s. more drama. After leaving Chloé. no closets. You know there’s going to be too much hair and the shoes will be ridiculous. But it wasn’t really until the ’80s that fashion. The coat won’t keep you warm. the tough get lush and loud. But she returned in 2008 as the designer for Celine with a couple of collections—resort and spring 2010—that announced that minimalism was also back. The scarf will be contrived. When the going gets tough. it encompassed styles in music (composer Philip Glass) and literature (Raymond Carver).” In its place were more costumes.” Where’s there? Any store carrying the Celine collection by Phoebe Philo. observed that fashion minimalism had “all but disappeared in Paris. Zoran. whose extravagant poufs were throwing off molten heat. Making fun of it all. according to an article published in The New York Times in 1983. and it couldn’t possibly fit over the gratuitous layers of knits. That was partly because such extravagance in 1987 struck some as dancing at the edge of a volcano. which.

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you have to adapt and not kill the knitwear when you have made it but use it as inspiration for other designs. I am. In the midst of all this black. I lead a double life. private and public. I’ve always loved it. “When I was very young. books about art and cinema and an enormous portrait of her by Andy Warhol. We are meant to know everything. Rykiel makes one feel at ease with her informal manner and interrupts the questions to read something she wrote that morning especially for ELLE. You need balance. ambiguous. You can work and play with shapes and colours and be free to do what you want. sharp and naughty. Next to her sits her colourTEXT: LAUREN BASTIDE ing box. of course. which is redder than ever. Rykiel apologizes for remaining seated. You mustn’t get carried away.fantamag. is her collection of silver teapots. it holds a red crayon that has been sharpened shorter than the rest. You need control and not to be attracted by everything you see. to lie to tell a story. using a black felttipped pen and a large school notebook. You wear it close to your skin and grow fond of it. Certain passages are underlined in red. in fact. if I appear distracted.DESIGNER SPECIAL Y CODE RED In an exclusive interview. her flagship boutique. deceit. her knee is causing problems. Constant change is important. ironic. Apparently she writes all the time.com . some leopard-print cushions. How much love and pain is hidden behind the melancholic gaze under her fiery-coloured bangs? Yet she has a presence that is at once serene and ethereal. Sometimes. ou’ll find Sonia Rykiel’s lair behind a beautiful old portico nestled among the rooftops of Paris and a stone’s throw from 175 Boulevard Saint-Germain. She is old enough to have seen the beginnings of ready-to-wear at a time when Saint-Germain was a hotbed of revolution in 1968. sex and greed. my mother knitted me sweaters that were black. She is a young girl at heart. however.” Rykiel reads from her notes.storemags. It is an ode to knitwear that she is constantly re-inventing. playful. “Knitting was my destiny. Then there is the sparkling crystal bird brooch pinned to her chest—and. a philosophy. looking for inspiration.com & www. gentle and tender. entices me and says ‘Come with me and let’s go away together. Knitwear is pure pleasure. and her hands tremble slightly as she takes a sketch pad from her silver writing table. You wear it and then do something else with it. perverse and inventive. but sometimes we know nothing. You need to be dramatic. her hair. which is so much better now that I have reconciled the two. of course. The design sketches for the new H&M knitwear collection are lying on the low table from which she serves coffee in English china cups painted with quaint pink roses. the lacquered walls and the wingback chair on which she is majestically seated in the middle of the room.COM www. from the dress she is wearing to the carpet. Everything is black. She breaks into a smile and speaks irreverently about desire.’ It has always been knitwear that touches me first. 40 years after creating her first sweater. iconic Paris designer Sonia Rykiel talks about her passion for knitwear. falling in love with it a little more every day. You do not kill an object once it is created. You need energy and verve to make knitwear. strong and violent. You have to be a bit crazy.” h ELLE C AN AD A 107 EL L ECA NA DA . Knitwear is a way of life. Knitwear caresses me. like one of her iconic striped sweaters. We need to explain ourselves.

Now we can all afford a touch of the label’s inimitable. the cheerleaders.storemags. cheeky style. the Eiffel Tower.com & www. looking quite tiny and frail in the group of revellers. TEXT: RITA SILVAN ight in the middle of it all—the marching geese. the Ferris wheel and merry-go-round. It was an intimate mother/daughter moment in an otherwise over-the-bigtop fashion spectacle to launch two Sonia h Nathalie Rykiel (top right). president and artistic director of the company.fantamag. president and artistic director of her mother’s company. the fortune teller. a thumbs-up. Nathalie. the mountains of cakes and candies. the “magical forest” shrouded in puffs of dry ice. celebrated the launch of Sonia Rykiel’s H&M collections in Paris.com .COM www. could be seen giving her daughter.DESIGNER SPECIAL KNIT WIT R Sonia Rykiel returns to her roots with a stellar new knitwear collection for H&M. the cigarette girls offering mini chocolate eclairs. the magnums of champagne and the parade floats helmed by a small army of gorgeous models wearing frizzy red wigs in homage to a fashion icon—Sonia Rykiel. 108 EL L E CA NA DA ELLEC AN AD A. the unicyclist/waiter pouring coffee from a pot balanced on top of his head (“Estce que vous voulez un café?”).

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women will still be able to wear Rykiel.” she whispers. she looks seriously chic in a black silk slip dress. “We’re family-owned. books and even sex toys. so please forgive my voice— it’s nearly gone. The partnership with H&M should change all that. “We have always carried less-expensive items in our shops. high leather boots.” says Nathalie. her mother asked her to model in a show. despite her low energy. “but now we’re doing it on a large scale. ELLEC AN AD A. She agreed. “The idea behind the show was to bring out the child in everyone.fantamag. “I left the party around 2 a.” explains Nathalie. But Frenchwomen are indefatigable fashion warriors. such as candles.com & www.” says Nathalie.DESIGNER SPECIAL Rykiel collaborations with H&M: lingerie (which became available in December) and a knitwear collection that is due out in stores on February 20. Fashion is a dream. Then I decided that what I really wanted to do was work behind the scenes in the company. But. “I dropped five kilograms in a week and ended up modelling for five seasons.” Nathalie had originally planned on becoming a doctor or a movie director. I wouldn’t say that I’m an optimist—you’d have to be a little bit stupid to be an optimist. What interests me is the woman behind the clothes—she’s more important. and we’re run by women. and sometimes you can be a part of that dream. be prepared to experience some sticker shock. and when I got home I found that my daughter had invited eight friends over. but when she was 20 years old. the other a diamond.” Nathalie sees fashion as a balm for the spirit.” See the entire Rykiel collection for H&M at ellecanada. After such a tough [economic] year.. I have to help people dream. who is still recovering from the previous night’s festivities. While the brand is beloved in Paris.COM Sonia Rykiel and Jean Paul Gaultier at the H&M launch party www.” If you happen to wander over to Rykiel’s flagship boutique on Boulevard Saint-Germain. especially if you’re not privileged. at the same time. it’s not as well known in North America. “Rykiel is really a different kind of company.m. “I had no confidence.” she recalls. to see a sparkle in their eyes. so. a fur coat draped casually around her shoulders and two fabulous rings: one a giant turquoise. “You have to fight day to day in life. The beauty of Rykiel’s collaboration with H&M is that it marries the brand’s cheeky/sexy sensibility with H&M’s affordability.com .storemags.com/March.

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Frida Giannini returns Gucci to Rome and rocks out for spring 2010.

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It’s a full-on fashion scene at Gucci headquarters! Frida Giannini, creative director of Gucci, is early for our interview, which is practically sacrilege in the world of fashion. She is wearing a black Gucci minidress and flat sandals, also in black. Giannini is delighted to be back in Rome, now the headquarters for the creative team. “I am from Rome, and it’s here that I find my energy,” she confides in a smoke-cured voice. At 37 years old, she is in charge of both men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, as well as accessories, perfumes and even advertising campaigns. “I feel more relaxed when everything is under control,” she admits. Today is the final accessories meeting before the whole team leaves for Milan to organize the spring/summer 2010 show. No one on her team seems older than 24. The men wear belts and loafers brandishing the house logo, while the women are in black (Giannini’s signature hue) and perch on staggering heels. They are from numerous nationalities, but all speak fluent Italian. “There are some very young people on my team,” she says. “They’re from a different generation. There are moments when I ask them for discipline. For example, I prefer them not to use their phones during meetings. But we can also sit down and enjoy a pizza together.” Giannini has a strong bond with Alessandro Michele, head of accessories, who has been working with her for 10 years. “Frida knows what she wants and never wavers,” says Michele. “We propose ideas, of course, but it’s her decision.” During the meeting, Giannini doesn’t waste time. She touches everything and tries things on in the mirror: “That’s why I always wear black. I work with so many fabrics and colours

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that I need to be dressed plainly.” With a confident touch, she softens a bag, wearing it and looking at herself just as a client would in a Gucci boutique. She asks if the strap of a highheeled sandal is painful, and, to find out, she puts it on. She checks the clutch bags and says that it must always be possible to fit a pack of cigarettes in them. Returning to her office, Giannini puts on some music. Well known for her collection of more than 7,000 vinyl albums she inherited from her DJ uncle, she confesses to being a huge fan of David Bowie. But it is Kate Bush that she puts on while posing for our photographer. It’s now 1 p.m.; instead of a lunch break, Giannini says that she must return a very important phone call. Half an hour later, she still hasn’t left her computer. A tray with a Diet Coke and a small, empty plate on which cigarettes have been stubbed out is sitting in front of her. As a girl, Giannini was already making clothes for her dolls. But it was from her grandmother Luciana, an elegant woman with her own prêtà-porter boutique named Elle, that she caught the fashion bug. “I used to visit her after school,” she says. “She’s very strong, and she managed to keep her boutique going until very recently. She is 87 and still energetic.” Giannini was accepted into Rome’s Academy of Costume and Fashion, and in 1997 she joined Fendi just in time for the launch of their famous Baguette bag. In 2002, Tom Ford put her in charge of leather goods. “I was in London, but I couldn’t speak much English,” she says. “Tom was like a film star, and I was always at a loss for words in his presence. When he spoke to me, I wouldn’t reply, and then afterwards I would say to myself ‘Damn, I should have said this or that.’ It was with him that I perfected my sense of order h

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and discipline.” In 2004, Ford left the company and Giannini was named creative director of accessories. She soon made miracles happen, most notably by reintroducing the famous “Flora” print, best known as a scarf worn by Grace Kelly in 1966. In 2005, she was named creative director for women’s ready-to-wear and reestablished a more feminine tradition for the label, launching its first bohemian-chic collection. Finally, in 2006, she was given the keys to the whole house. “I often have to struggle to get my head around the fact that I have got this far,” she says. “It feels like my first day at Gucci was only yesterday. I love the DNA and the history of the brand. It’s a real pleasure to go through the archives—so much so that if I wasn’t doing this job, I’d want to be an archaeologist.”

It’s showtime, and Giannini is ready for the runway—she hopes! It’s the day before the spring/summer 2010 show, and there’s a glitch. “One of the girls doesn’t know how to walk in heels,” says Giannini. “She keeps falling. Obviously we can’t keep her; otherwise people will blame the shoes. A model has got to know how to walk in heels, no?” Even with this setback, Giannini remains serene and pleasant with her team. The day of the show, it’s calm backstage. Urgency is not a word in Giannini’s vocabulary, an attitude that clashes violently with the volcanic spirit of the Italians. “Frida naturally commands respect through her charisma,” says François-Henri Pinault, CEO of PPR (the group that owns Gucci). “She has a creative mind, but she is also very structured. She is just as comfortable talking with the finance teams as she is with the creatives. Since she has been here, the brand has become much more coherent.” It’s showtime. The big news for spring/summer 2010 is the bamboo bag, reinvented in high-tech materials, as well as minidresses embroidered with crystals. Patrizio di Marco, president of Gucci, is delighted: “I’ve just been paid a huge compliment— I was told it was ‘very Gucci,’” he says, adding that Frida has the humility that many designers lack h

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I insisted on at least sitting in the front seat of the car.” she says. 116 EL L E CA NA DA ELLEC AN AD A. I like emphasizing them. Giannini has also just been to Malawi to view the work done with the help of Gucci’s donations to UNICEF. Her goal is not to be the BFF of celebrities. because she knows how to incorporate the iconic codes of the brand yet keep it modern. but it’s also exhausting. “Of course. Giannini confides that she doesn’t have any time to look after her personal life at the moment. “I see my friends and my family. For more on Gucci’s spring/summer collection. visit ellecanada.fantamag. Blige’s charity. and I find it very therapeutic. Giannini spends weekends at her country home in the Roman hills.DESIGNER SPECIAL Giannini maintains her signature cool and calm attitude before.” Recently divorced. I cook pasta and I try to go riding. during and after the spring/ summer 2010 show.COM www. It’s fascinating doing this job.storemags. FFAWN. you must always be starting new trends. especially when he rushes to open the door of the car for me. “In fashion. I don’t want to repeat myself.” In addition to her design work. Giannini is on the board of directors of PPR’s Foundation for Women’s Dignity and Rights and she supports Mary J. Is it possible to have a child in such a context? And it’s not easy to find a father.com & www.com/March. Rather. but at the same time they would like to have a woman at home to take care of them. I make style evolve. There is a paradox: They’re proud to have a woman who can support herself. Suddenly everyone thinks Madonna has arrived. Men always seem to try to compete with me. I started show-jumping again last summer. I don’t have a yacht to use for forging relationships…I have to borrow one from François-Henri!” She wasn’t pleased when Gucci hired a chauffeur-bodyguard for her security. I really struggled at first with this control of my freedom. “Their lives are very different from mine.” I OFTEN HAVE TO STRUGGLE TO GET MY HEAD AROUND THE FACT THAT I HAVE GOT THIS FAR. I am more attached to the construction and the length of the clothes. let’s face it. I am obsessed with legs. “And. I don’t know if you can keep going very long at this pace. I travel a lot.com . and I never make specific references. my passion. “I find it totally out of proportion. “Sometimes I question myself about the future.” says Giannini.” To relax.

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He cites a study by Mibelle AG Biochemistry in Switzerland that indicates it can prolong skin cells’ self-rejuvenating cycles after exposure to stressors such as peroxide and UV light.” he says. president of Cosmetics Formulation Services in Toronto. “It’s important to understand that this technology is not about embryonic cells.com © IGOR KHODZINSKLY/BEATEWORKS/CORBIS . This surprisingly rot-resistant variety is inspiring a whole new generation of anti-aging creams and serums. the world’s TEXT: JOAN HARTING L beauty companies are all over this. anti-inflammatory flavonoids and vitamin C. Visible improvement was seen only after about 28 days in the study. “‘Stem’ and ‘cell’ used together can be emotionally charged for some people. Centuries later. launching a raft of new skin-treatment products labelled with some combination of the words “plant. the Uttwiler Spätlauber has only one thing going for it: a superior ability to preserve and heal itself. egend has it that the Greek goddess Aphrodite revered apples.” he says. scientists found a way to extract it and protect it in a medium that delivers it into the skin.fantamag. The challenge. is going to be in consumer perceptions.” “apple. refrigerating and storing fresh fruit improved dramatically. Needless to say. Not especially tasty or pretty.com & www. Was the gorgeous goddess of love and beauty onto something? It’s no myth that eating apples provides us with antioxidants that prevent cell and tissue damage. he adds.” Having isolated the part of the apple responsible for its longevity. A new development on the apple beauty front comes from Switzerland’s Uttwiler Spätlauber apple. “It’s not an instant reaction. Using cutting-edge technology. where it stimulates adult stem cells to continue their repair work.THE MAGIC APPLE The latest anti-aging miracle grows on trees. “The user will have to wait to see the results.” “stem” and “cell. they’ve been able to create an apple-stem-cellderived ingredient that purports to protect human skin cells and combat aging.” And the wording matters.COM www. so the benefits won’t be immediately apparent. this humble fruit is now intriguing scientists. Similarly. these are adult plant stem cells engineered to help maintain the activity of human skin. Heinar seems convinced of the formulation’s efficacy. says chemist Tom Heinar.” 166 EL L E CA NA DA ELLEC AN AD A. antiviral. this lowly apple would have faced extinction were it not for the curiosity of a team of Swiss scientists. As modern methods of harvesting. apple (or Pyrus malus) extract is commonly used in cosmetics because it’s a source of various vitamins and amino acids with long-proven tonic and antiseptic properties.storemags.

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The final step: Fortified Night Cream.” he promises. what does it take to get camera-ready? Well. S. Montreal-born Lancer recommends a two-hour treatment that involves face and body polishing using sea crystals in a hyaluronic-acid base that is also pumped with beta growth factors.” In New York. DAN MACMEDAN/WIREIMAGE. in which purified N human placenta is directed into the skin using an LED panel. but there are red-carpet moments in each of our lives where we want to look absolutely fabulous. THERON). Linda Evangelista and Diane von Furstenberg seek out the discreet Fifth Avenue townhouse salon of skin-care doyenne Tracie Martyn. FOX). actually. proteins and amino acids.COM (K. JOLIE).COM (A. and has an even tone. FRANK MICELOTTA/GETTY IMAGES (P.storemags. “And it may stay that way for up to 48 hours. Her Red Carpet Facial is so-named because “people walk out looking immaculate. skin-care specialists and makeup artists.fantamag. GRANITZ/WIREIMAGE. CRUZ) . so they 172 EL L E CA NA DA ELLEC AN AD A. COM (C. So.COM (M. so the nutrients are sucked down into the dermis from the epidermis. high-profile types like Kate Winslet. His clients will often add a Placenta Hydration Facial. KEVIN MAZUR/WIREIMAGE. a hyaluronic-acid “sealant” from the doctor’s own product line (available at lancerdermatology. “The skin blossoms. DOMINIQUE CHARRIAU/ WIREIMAGE. looking very radiant and glowing.” explains Lancer.com). “Both green and yellow light activate dermal blood. Beverly Hills dermatologist Harold Lancer is Hollywood’s go-to guy for that all-important premiere. it takes a village—of dermatologists.COM www.com & www.THE BIG NIGHT TEXT: JOAN HARTING How the Hollywood elite get red-carpet-ready—fast! ot many of us have to contemplate running a gauntlet of paparazzi to get into a party.COM (N.com VINCE BUCCI/WIREIMAGE. WINSLET). PORTMAN).

into the armpits “If lips are hydrated.” She also recommum coverage.” says Dubroff.” For Dubroff. firming. okay. which he says is “an anti-scarring medication that disperses blemishes quickly. the pencil isn’t dragging across a dry lip—plus. eye-framing brows. For an imMakeup artist Pati Dubroff. I’d it just doesn’t make sense!” rather get the effect optically. formulated with antibacprocedure and then a week or two of swelling the cameras with anything less terial extracts and botanical enand possible bruising. you’re talking a one-hour wouldn’t dream of smiling for Cleanser. “And But he is a firm believer in injecting Botox.” he says. Martyn’s LotuSculpt Quick Fix Eye Pads and Activator. because you’ll create an and its new rival Dysport.fantamag. Celebrities and civilians alike live in fear of the last-minute blemish. there’s no differentiation of light and the heat of the dryer. Dubroff uses a combination of a superfine pencil—“microfine twist-up pencils. who are sorely disappointed if you don’t allow four several days’ lead time. You’re going to be than plump. you know the liner matches the lipstick perfectly.” says Martyn’s partner. “If you do laser Most stars and regular use of her Amla Purifying lipo to remove that. this treatment involves microdermabrasion with a diamond-tipped unit. but I think they ultimately dry the lips out. recommends applying a if you only have one week. of course. “Younger actresses. Martyn also claims that they have kept to the centre of the bottom lip. Lancer treats this big-event nightmare with an injection of fluorouracil. Desperate? “I’ve actually lift.” she exThe half-moon-shaped pads moistened with the plains. plumping products.” SEEING SPOTS Dubroff swears by individual fake lashes for red-carpet outings. don’t pick.” she says.leave here and go straight to the event or the photographer’s studio. I bring out the individual flares or singles to fill in between the natural hairs.” For fabulous.” says Beverly Hills PERFECT TIMING LIP SERVICE GET THE LOOK EL L ECA NA DA . like the Kevyn Aucoin [Precision Brow Pencil] and the new one from Dior [DiorShow Brow Styler Ultra-Fine Precision Brow Pencil].com).” she adds. Two mixes up a balm/gloss (containDunst and Julianne Moore among weeks in advance of a big event.” she says. who matter what the skill of the practitioner. tone. “Without zymes.com & www. “I don’t love liplong as it’s in an appropriate place. lotions and serums (available at traciemartyn.COM ELLE C AN AD A 173 www. no contour effect. I apply full-strip lashes because she really loves the drama of the lash. Dubroff warns that they should be and collagen peptides. For someone like Megan Fox. you’d better stay and a heating enzyme from the blemish-healing ointment the minute with a topical and non-invasive approach. temporary puffiness. puffiness and dark circles are yesterday’s news with “That way. they’re open wound and then makeup won’t for perspiration control. What about Botox for Dubroff.com . he counts Gwyneth Paltrow. to six weeks for the final results.” says Lancer.” she says. But ing a turmeric/curry derivative her clients. Ditto injectables. hers already look fake. “So many people a faux-Botox effect that stops the over-contraction of overdo the shine and lacquer until it ends up pooling in the the muscles in the area. And while super-shiny lip highlighters certainly up Activator solution soothe the skin with hyaluronic acid the juiciness quotient.” inject fillers because the lip can swear by it. What it will do is dissipate that mends scrubbing lips with a turned many a zit into a beauty crinkly line between the breasts caused by toothbrush to stimulate them and mark with an eyebrow pencil—as sun exposure and genetics. “so drinking enough fan of using ice to reduce inflammacleavage lift? “That’s a deceptive concept. contouring and revitalization via the mild current of her proprietary Resculptor equipment and wrinkle reduction via amber LED light—accompanied by applications of her all-natural skin-care creams. Marius Morariu. “Botox for the cleavage doesn’t tently are key. this means Late night? Morning-after applying lipstick first and then pencilling liner on top.” says stick.storemags. who has the most incredible lashes. “They work like a going to be naturally juicy.” Martyn recommends her branded Enzyme Exfoliant for overnight treatment dermatologist Harold Lancer. folds—is hallucinating. Lancer says that no bruise.” get rid of flakes. But for pretty much everyone else. I won’t most likely to suffer from breakouts. And if you blow-drying my hair because they also protect skin from use the shine all over. that deliver a dense but hairlike stroke”—and a bit of “Anyone who tells you that lipo is an instant brow powder applied with a flatfix—even in small pockets like underarm edge brush to soften. juicy lips. “I like to use the pads while I’m corners of the mouth and dripping off the edges. “They really amp things up—unless it’s someone like Kate Bosworth. “If it’s between the eyebrows. “They may work in the moment.” water and using lip balm consistion and a dry concealer for optisays Lancer. Dubroff is also a charm. In addition to the ministrations of Martyn’s own hands. Kirsten “there are skin perforations involved. mediate plump-lip look.” cinnamon family) that causes you feel a pimple coming on.

STAM). Stam became muse to renowned photographer Steven Meisel and has since starred in high-profile campaigns for Christian Dior.COM (STELLA MCCARTNEY RUNWAY) CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain in 420 Sassy Mauve ($10) Jessica Stam Pat McGrath Shiseido Eyelash Curler ($20) Hanae Mori Butterfly Eau de Parfum Spray ($121 for 50 mL) Bio This Kincardine. TEXT: KRISTEN VINAKMENS Stella McCartney VENTURELLI/WIREIMAGE. it’s Hanae Mori. Chanel bronzer.fantamag.com & www. Anastasia brow pencil. Bulgari and Giorgio Armani.” Makeup-bag must-haves “DiorShow mascara. CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain and an eyelash curler by Shiseido. see Shopping Guide.COM www.” Model-perfect photo tip “Just relax and avoid squinting your eyes—look happy!” Flawless-skin secret “I like CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser to remove makeup and wash my face in one easy step. native with haunting blue eyes was discovered at a doughnut shop in 2001.” Favourite fragrance “Right now.” Favourite fashion designer “Rag & Bone is what I wear most—it really fits into my wardrobe nicely. LORENZO SANTINI/WIREIMAGE. For details.COM (J.” h Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil in Medium Ash ($29). 174 EL L E CA NA DA ELLEC AN AD A. GEOFFREY ROSS (LIPSTAIN & EYELASH CURLER). She also knows my face so well because we’ve been working together since I was 16. She has the best products and knows how to make me feel pretty..storemags. but that could change. Off-duty makeup “Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer.” Memorable makeup look “I liked the hair and makeup at Stella McCartney’s show because it was very natural.Jessica Stam Soleil Tan de Chanel Sheer Illuminating Fluid in Sunkissed ($51) Northern Canada’s top models spill their beauty secrets. A year later.com . Ont. DiorShow mascara and Chanel brow pencils.” Favourite makeup artist “Pat McGrath.

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COM (ALEXANDER WANG RUNWAY).” Memorable makeup look “One of my favourites this season was for Christopher Kane and consisted only of concealer and curled lashes. I also really love Yonka creams because they’re nice and light. THOMAS CONCORDIA/WIREIMAGE. Marc Jacobs. Ont. Laura Mercier concealer.Alana Zimmer Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC-3 ($35) Alana Zimmer Dr.storemags. I use Bioderma Créaline [Sensibio in Canada]. 182 EL L E CA NA DA Alexander Wang Smith’s Rosebud Salve ($8. © ZEPPELIN PHOTO/KEYSTONE PRESS CANADA (RICCARDO TISCI) Bio This ethereal beauty was discovered while working at an East Side Mario’s restaurant in Kitchener.com . I really love Armani Code. I love Dr. Off-duty makeup “I rarely wear makeup. Calvin Klein and Chanel and landing campaigns for DKNY and Jean Paul Gaultier. Her first editorial was for Flare. Christophe Decarnin for Balmain.50) ELLEC AN AD A. Alkaitis Organic Mascara & Eye Make-up Remover ($23) Yonka Crème 28 ($62) GEOFFREY ROSS (CONCEALER.com & www.” Flawless-skin secrets “For removing makeup. Alkaitis products because they’re very natural. I’m a huge skincare junkie!” Riccardo Tisci Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau de Parfum Spray ($75 for 50 mL). I buy a lot of Alexander Wang—it’s cool and very wearable.fantamag. YONKA CRÈME & SALVE)..” Favourite fashion designers “I love Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy. and I also really like Marc Jacobs Daisy and Calvin Klein Euphoria. see Shopping Guide. in 2005.” Favourite fragrance “Right now. but when I do I wear Madina Milano highlighter. For details. and soon after she was storming runways for Gucci. Maybelline mascara and a bit of Smith’s Rosebud Salve. Alexander McQueen and Nicolas Ghesquière for Balenciaga.COM www.

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here I come! My odds of having a heart attack between the ages of 45 and 84 are 17. a geneticist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. It’s a list of possibilities more than a genetic destiny. PLEASE… Six weeks after I sent in my sample.” warns Caulfield.” In 2006. explains Dr. cruise-ship disease) and I have “slightly lower” odds of developing cutaneous melanoma. the developers from 23andMe hosted a “spit party. “You don’t want to overlook more relevant risk factors.” he says. Avey. a University of Alberta law professor who specializes in health law. a former hedgefund analyst and the wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin.) The kit arrived a week after I ordered it. a genetic research executive. Linda Avey. you are. Great news. I moved on to the breast cancer data.’” Caulfield adds that he’s in the minority. “By getting this test.’” The research linking genome-wide studies to gene-variant SNPs is also sometimes problematic.a. “There is some very good data on certain diseases but some not so good data on others.” SNP profiles chat to one another—he notes that there may be no privacy protection in these open settings. the party and its jet-set guests did raise the profile of direct-toconsumer genetic testing. but as more information was collected. but he or she may also have a dozen other genes that lower the risk. And I lack the BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations the test scans for. noting that early research indicates that consumer genetic testing doesn’t heighten the majority of people’s anxiety about their health.) While Caulfield doesn’t caution people against taking part in genetic social networks—online communities where people with similar 188 EL L E CA NA DA ELLEC AN AD A.2 out of 100).k. I learned that I am genetically resistant to the norovirus (a.COM www.5 out of 100 (compared to an average of 17.storemags.” (If people are concerned about privacy. “The results are not a prescription to be careless. DON’T SPIT IT OUT! During the spring/summer 2008 New York Fashion Week. “I’ll tell you why: I know the area really well. “Most of these [consumer] tests give you a little bit of information that hints you may or may not want to watch yourself.fantamag. president-elect of the Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors. worries that results from these tests could lead to false reassurance. WHEN IN DOUBT.com . which is offered by genetics clinics. people should remember that this can be powerful information. they have given me the peace of mind to live in the moment and not dwell on what the future may bring. I have an 18.” he says. When the founders of 23andMe offered to test Caulfield. but it’s no excuse to avoid the gym. THE ENVELOPE.3 out of 100 chance of developing breast cancer (compared to an average of 16. adding that companies offering the service are sensitive to their clients’ privacy concerns. launched 23andMe with Anne Wojcicki. It’s unhealthy to say ‘Oh. and screening and prevention measures will be targeted for those most at risk. nor does it inspire them to change their behaviour to reduce the risks. putting it out there. I received an email instructing me to log on to 23andMe’s website to retrieve my report. Stephen Scherer. After filling the 2. Rupert Murdoch and Harvey Weinstein. “I would become one of the ‘worried well. there is no evidence that this is a widespread phenomenon. to date. they can take the test under a false name. but I still think I would over-interpret the data. he declined. Encouraged by the results thus far. GENE BASHING While some concerns have been raised that genetic data could be used to discriminate.” she says. At first. I mailed it to the lab in California where my genetic horoscope would be read. “Future health results are delivered in a ‘more than or less than’ or ‘percentage’ variation. it got better. who left 23andMe in September to establish a foundation to fight Alzheimer’s disease. legal and social factors to consider. While it didn’t launch a social trend.23andMe test doesn’t scan for all the mutations associated with these genes. If you’re tempted to enter the genomic age. While my results in no way mean that I’ll never develop breast cancer. Timothy Caulfield. “That said. Based on the two SNPs associated with increased risk not related to family history. at a minimum.com & www.” “The information isn’t black and white. such as the environment or whether anyone in your family has had a disease.” which was attended by celebrities like Diane von Furstenberg. Carol Cremin. it wasn’t so useful. Comprehensive screening. I was nervous but undeterred. It’s like the early days of the Global Positioning System [GPS].5-millilitre vial with saliva. recognizes the test’s limitations but says that the goal is to provide people with access to their genetic information so that they can “explore themselves. provides the most accurate risk assessment. While some SNPs are undoubtedly associated with diseases. Barry Diller. It also highlighted a future trend in personalized medicine in which drug regimens may be customized according to a patient’s biochemistry. says that. I also learned that drinking black or green tea could moderately lower my odds of getting the disease because I have the SNP that works with the polyphenols in tea to help protect against this form of cancer.7 out of 100). Sunny Bahamas. Scherer says that the significance is sometimes overstated: A person may have an SNP that suggests an increased risk. I have a risk factor for obesity so there’s no reason for me to lead a healthy lifestyle.” she says. there are a few medical.

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but it demonstrates how our health-care system is in tumult.” Last March. a private clinic that specializes in preventive health care. a surgeon took four hours to remove the tumour.COM www. “He said ‘You’re young and healthy. physiotherapist and sports-medicine specialist) treated her and conducted bone and CT scans. If it hadn’t been excised.900 annual membership fee (plus one-time $1.CLUB MEDICAL Need a doctor Here’s how to move to the front of the line.fantamag. for-profit clinics. “The schwannoma filled her entire spinal canal and was protruding. Canadians are turning to independent.com & www. Over the next two months. The doctor at a Vancouver walk-in clinic said it was spasms and sent her home. That December. Dismayed by GPs who spend barely seven minutes with them and excruciatingly long wait times for specialist appointments. others want a family physician to work with them on a long-term wellness plan. a desperate Seet paid the $2. with her pain worsening. the growth—though not cancerous—could have destroyed bone. “I was scared— I knew something was wrong. Seet’s new GP. damaged muscle and. TEXT: AMBER NASRULLA A ndrea Seet’s back ached.000 initiation charge) to join the Copeman Healthcare Centre. are in crisis. her medical team (a GP. In the fall of 2008. for the next three years.” Last July. worst of all. robbed her of the ability to walk.” says Dr. she visited several walk-in clinics. it’s all in your head. her legs grew stiff and it became hard to walk and sit.com ELLEN VON UNWERTH/ART + COMMERCE . The diagnosis? A three-centimetre schwannoma (tumour) was choking a nerve root several vertebrae above her coccyx. which the public health-care system can’t always provide. 190 EL L E CA NA DA ELLEC AN AD A. Some. like Seet. who took an X-ray and saw nothing. The 24-year-old couldn’t find a family doctor so. Seet finally found a GP.storemags. Steven Broughton. “It had flattened her spinal cord against the bone.’” she recalls. a clinical assistant professor in the department of family and community medicine at The University of British Columbia in Vancouver who acts as the in-house physiotherapist and sports-medicine specialist for the Copeman Healthcare Centre. Seet’s case is extreme.

CIMCA estimates that Canada has between 200 and 300 private clinics. advancing technology has made treatment more expensive. Brian Day) operate for-profit clinics. concerned about long wait lists. the CMA recommended the creation of a “public safety valve. On January 11. they sell prevention. deeming procedures like knee surgery elective and cutting O. “Many of us have financial advisers [and] fitness trainers. a Toronto-based physician and health-policy analyst. Behind that clunky title are resolutions to accelerate the use of electronic medical records. and 30 to 50 executive or preventive health-care clinics. actors. so they started rationing out health care. These boutique clinics roll out the red carpet for wealthy athletes.R. Jean-Jacques Sauvageau died in the waiting room of Clinique Médicale Viau. a Vancouver orthopaedic surgeon who opened the Cambie Surgery Centre in 1996. two-tier medicine is blossoming. Michael Rachlis. specialists of many stripes.” he wrote in an op-ed article in the Toronto Star last April. says that it’s not only wealthy seniors who are populating the clinics’ elegantly decorated lobbies. The clinic also lacked a proper triage process h EL L ECA NA DA . so it’s surprising that our medical organizations aren’t clamouring for a ban on private clinics. including numerous surgical centres and imaging facilities. Zoltan Nagy. But for-profit clinics don’t always deliver either. like the Star Hospitals organization in India. Brian Day.” through which governments reimburse patients for treatment.THE MAJORITY OF FOR-PROFIT CLINICS AREN’T IN THE BUSINESS OF EMERGENCY CARE. though reimbursement varies.) FOM also fears that private clinics siphon doctors from the public system. This August. With preapproval from each province and territory’s ministry of health. reported the coroner. Dr.) The majority of for-profit clinics aren’t in the business of emergency care. Yes.” says Dr. president of the Canadian Independent Medical Clinics Association (CIMCA). although it’s drumming for public funding so that patients won’t be left with the tab. An autopsy showed that Sauvageau died of a pulmonary embolism and resuscitation wouldn’t have helped. saying that they don’t have a policy on the issue. spalike layouts.com & www. No one tried to resuscitate him. In 2005. Richard Ouellet and Dr. Elaine Chin. The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). The active 34-year-old was feeling sluggish and went to Toronto’s Medcan Clinic for a medical assessment. they’re oddly silent. travel and other costs if they go to private clinics at home or abroad. but there aren’t enough health-care professionals helping people stay on track. a private urgentcare clinic in Montreal. naturopathic doctors and fitness trainers who identify a client’s risk factors and design a health action plan. improve access to doctors and study the role of private resources in a public system. co-founder of the Scienta Health Group in Toronto. executives and. younger Canadians. But staff couldn’t know that and should have tried. he says.com . is covered. Even the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) supports private-sector involvement. 2008. treatment. The public system is a relic. Its two past presidents (Dr.COM ELLE C AN AD A 191 www. (The RCPSC does have a position paper suggesting that private clinics be studied. Ontario Medical Association and College of Physicians & Surgeons of Ontario declined to comment for this story. All Canadian provinces and territories have adopted the measure. (Clinic owners explain that they charge for services that governments don’t pay for. These brokers arrange travel and secure hotel packages and treatment at hospitals around the world.fantamag. like nutritionist Kristen Schiener. maintains that private clinics actually make things worse. kinesiologists and personal trainers. The proactive health-and-wellness model includes physicians. the middle class. which her GP had overlooked.) But public health-care advocates are skeptical. oversee international care. (For details. increasingly. “Governments found that they couldn’t afford to deliver on promises [of universal coverage]. the CMA introduced a document called Toward a Blueprint for Health Care Transformation: A Framework for Action. calling it “chequebook medicine. electronic medical records and short wait lists. Dr. Over the past 30 years. says that the rise in private clinics has less to do with capitalism and more to do with reducing admissions to medical schools in the 1980s. They boast state-of-the-art technology. are coming in too.” he says.” The Calgary-based group Friends of Medicare (FOM) believes that private clinics violate the Canada Health Act by charging for services. not travel. in fact. She still sees her GP for minor ailments but relies on Medcan for more detailed investigations.) Canadians are famously proud of their universal health care. times. “Private insurance costs more than public coverage and is less equitable. see sidebar. like nutritionists.storemags. 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250 for the Executive Medical Program. an acupuncturist. CAMBIE SURGERY CENTRE Location Vancouver. an annual physical fee isn’t covered. Price range A yearly fee of $2. Its Canadian staff bills the Ontario government for medically necessary services. with optional DNA 192 EL L E CA NA DA ELLEC AN AD A. gynaecologist and dermatologist.295 new membership fee and an annual fee of $1. and tests often cost extra. and appointments for health programs can be made within one or two weeks. Lynne Spence’s family doctor in Vancouver rarely ordered tests. “I smoked for 35 years and never ran a day in my life. On call The 45-member team includes a cardiologist. labs. specialist. Wait times Rapid. testing to screen for potential health risks. Regulation varies from province to province and there’s no registration per se. Services An initial comprehensive examination includes a fitness assessment. Some centres are hybrids. 11 recovery beds and seven private overnight rooms.” says Spence. Canadian patients treated in Cleveland must also pay travel charges. psychologists. Services A comprehensive executive health exam. The Sauvageau case is a reminder that every medical boutique operates independently.storemags.500 for the medicalconcierge program.” Meanwhile. Wait times One week for on-site specialists and up to a month for off-site experts.” she says.500. the Ministry of Health funds gastric bypass surgery at its Toronto and Ohio locations for Ontario residents who qualify. CLEVELAND CLINIC* Locations Toronto (since 2006) and Cleveland (since 1921). Wait times No wait times for members. Clinics have GPs.” she says. “I didn’t care that they offered me a latte. she joined a private clinic. “My GP never checked my cholesterol.895.com & www.) In 2006. Extras Many locations have an on-site radiologist. urologist. including blood work. an ultrasound.800 surgeons and specialists. fitness trainers and a naturopathic doctor.COM www. Quick access to specialists. 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