Lifestyle blogger Meghan Yuri Young teamed up with ELLE Canada and PANDORA Jewellery to offer her take on modern fall accessorizing.
HER TAKE ON THE TREND: “Upgrading everyday basics like blazers or camisoles is my favourite way to interpret fall’s velvet trend. Velvet can be worn day or night; I really think it’s all about the colour you choose. For daytime, I’d wear this plush texture in fresher, neutral tones like blush or beige. For nighttime, velvet looks rich in midnight blue or emerald green. Simple styling of staple accessories also makes it modern – it’s fashion forward without the fuss. I like playing with size and shape layering longer and shorter pendant necklaces and then wrapping wrists with sterling silver, gold and two-tone metals. I love the contrast between a luxe velvet jacket and high-shine bracelets and rings with skinny, sparkly bands that catch the light.”
The Royal visit begins.
The Royal visit begins.Source: Getty
What does one wear to meet your couple BFF's when they're arriving for a visit to your home? Well, when that couple are royals, and you're there in your capacity as the Prime Minster's wife, it's got to be good.
Sophie Gregoire Trudeau kept things Canadian last night, wearing aubergine Tanya Taylor to welcome Will and Kate to Canada. If you're looking to copy Sophie's look, too bad - the dress is apparently a custom piece.
Victoria Beckham tells us about her new collection in her own words.
"I’ve been collecting makeup for the past 15 years, so I was excited when Estée Lauder asked if I would work with them. For me, it’s about developing something I want for myself, whether it’s clothes, makeup, a handbag or sunglasses. I’m not interested in copying what anybody else is doing or jumping on anybody else’s bandwagon. It’s about creating something I can’t find anywhere else.
“When making the collection, I told Sarah Creal, our product developer: ‘I fly from London to L.A., I get off the plane and there are tons of paparazzi. I want some- thing hydrating and moisturizing—a primer that brightens and really makes me look good after an 11-hour flight.’ So we developed Morning Aura, which is the most amazing product I have ever owned because it does exactly that. It instantly illuminates, and you get this beautiful glow.
“For my first meeting with Estée Lauder, I had a dining- room table full of makeup and colours that I’d mixed myself and things I like that have been discontinued or I wanted to tweak because the tone wasn’t quite right. I’m a bit of an anorak [Brit slang for a person with a nerd-level obsession with something] when it comes to makeup. [Laughs] I have such a specific eye and point of view; I know what I like.
“The collection has four looks, each one based on a city I love: Los Angeles, Paris, New York and London. I’m from London, I’m very proud to be English, and I would say that that look—the sparkly, smudgy-black, slightly-sweaty- looking eye and a nude lip—is one that I wear a lot. It’s a little bit rock ’n’ roll; it’s quite cool.
“I’m tough on myself, and I’m ambitious. I listen to the advice of people around me, but, ultimately, I go with my gut instinct. I probably don’t celebrate as much as I should. I had a great day yesterday [at the launch in London] and then I went home. I walked in the front door, and before I even had a chance to say ‘Hey, this is great! Let’s have some champagne,’ someone had to do their homework, someone needed to get in the bath! There are always so many things going on that I don’t have the luxury to sit back and say ‘Wow.’ But every now and then, I do. I feel very lucky; I am a very happy person, and I say thank you every day. I don’t take anything for granted.
“My daughter, Harper, loves delving into my makeup bag. And she wears my shoes already! Obviously they are very big, but she has been able to run in Alaïa platforms for a while now. [Laughs] I’m very proud.”
Victoria Beckham x Estèe Lauder Morning Aura Illuminating Creme ($115), at esteelauder.ca.
Victoria Beckham x Estée Lauder Eye Metals Eyeshadow in Bitter Clove ($55), at esteelauder.ca.
Victoria Beckham x Estée Lauder Eye Kajal Duo in Black Saffron / Vanille ($36), at esteelauder.ca.
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We’ve been taught to think of a good skincare regimen as a long-term investment. But sometimes the daily grind shows up most on your face. The fast fix? Boosters. These liquids – which you add to your moisturizer – contain a high concentration of active ingredients to counteract fatigue and pollution. “Like serums, they target deeper into the dermal layer than [moisturizers],” says Dr. Diane Wong of Toronto’s Glow Medi Spa. “But you only use boosters when you need to kick-start the skin.” For example:
You’re pulling major OT at work: Brighten exhausted skin with a formula containing antioxidant-rich magnesium. Sephora Revitalizing Booster Tired Skin ($25), at sephora.com.
Your face hates the dry fall air: Dr. Nowell Solish, of Cosmetic Dermatology in Toronto, recommends hyaluronic acid, which attracts water to skin. Dr. Dennis Gross Clinical Concentrate Hydration Booster ($82), at sephora.com.
You RSVP’d yes to too many Halloween parties:Clarins Booster Detox ($40 at clarins.ca), contains anti-inflammatory green-coffee extract to mitigate the effects of those cocktails and Caramilks.
You got too much sun at the cottage: Vitamin C or retinol will address brown spots. An- other option is the herb-based MV Organic Skincare Instant Revival Skin Booster ($120), at thedetoxmarket.ca.
If you’re trying to scale back the clutter on your bathroom counter, this multi-use hair and skin oil leads the minimalist charge. Post-shower, spray on the heady mix of avocado, safflower and sweet-almond oils for a moisturizing, non-sticky and silicone-free glow. René Furterer 5 Sens Enhancing Dry Oil ($60), at renefurterer.com.