This is an Aubrey Drake Graham appreciation post.
Everyone in Toronto has a Drake story. Here, for his 30th birthday, the Toronto-based ELLE Canada team reflects on the reasons we have all come to love and appreciate the 6ix god.
“Drake – or rather my Drake playlist – has coached me through many tough long-distance runs in the 6ix. Tracks like “Back to Back,” “Energy” and “Too Good” amp me up, and just before cool down, I wind it down with the apropos “Hold On, We’re Going Home." – Carli Whitwell, editor
"I was huddled around the red carpet at the Celebrity All-Star game in February with every major media outlet in Canada. Instead of walking the red carpet (which was filled with legit stars by the way – Michael B. Jordan, Jason Sudeikis, Kevin Hart, etc.) Drake just appeared behind the media scrum, walking and talking with a Raptor. Everyone had to bolt from the carpet and run along beside him with their cameras to get the shot. Respect." - Victoria DiPlacido, associate beauty editor
"Attending the Juno awards (hosted by Drake) was a 2011 highlight. The icing on the top of the cake was his forever memorable ‘Old Money’ skit." – Danielle Campbell, designer
"I grew up listening to Drake, so I am largely influenced by his ‘chunes. The six god has taught me that: Wearing Timbs every single day from October 31st to March 30th is totally, totally acceptable; dancing like your drunk uncle can actually turn out to be a banger move at the club; never to take my sidechick to The Cheesecake Factory." – Maryjane Peters, beauty editorial assistant
"I once saw Drake at a Raptors game, wearing the hell out of an oversized cream cable knit sweater and nerdy frames. He completely redefined the grandpa aesthetic. Since then, l've always associated chunky sweaters with him (and his inherent ease and coolness). And retrospectively, I realize it was his confidence in wearing the sweater that really stayed with me." – Katherine Flemming, health and beauty editor
"Drake inspires me dance in public no matter how ridiculous I feel (and may look)." – Juliana Schiavinatto, fashion director
The Coveteur: Private Spaces, Personal Style Source: The Coveteur/Jake Rosenberg
Stephanie Mark has made a name for herself as one half of the duo behind The Coveteur, a website that documents the closets of some of fashion’s biggest names. Alongside co-founder Jake Rosenberg, Mark has released a coffee table book called The Coveteur: Private Spaces, Personal Style featuring 43 exclusive profiles of designers, trendsetters, and icons (hello, Hugh Hefner!) We caught up with Mark to talk about OTT collections, starstruck moments, and being “adopted” by Bobbi Brown.
“Christian Louboutin was really special. He’s so kind, and he’s only asked five or six press outlets in his house throughout his career. Being in his space, hearing him tell the story of how we got started—he’s an icon in fashion but he’s an icon to everyone. To have that one on one time with him was so special. I was really nervous, and I don’t get nervous that much!”
The Coveteur/Jake Rosenber
“Suzanne Rogers is a collector in the truest form, she really champions designers she works with and buys from. She gets to know the designers and supports them. Shooting her closet took a long time, we walked in and were like ‘We’re gonna need more people at this shoot. We need to call for back-up reinforcements!’”
“For Cindy Crawford, we were nervous and excited, it was an ‘oh my god pinch me’ moment. Just because of the impact she’s had on the industry. Her house is so stunning in Malibu, right by the water. It was jaw-dropping. She is so lovely, and laid-back, and talked about her cottage in Muskoka.”
The Coveteur/Jake Rosenberg
“We are in people’s houses, so it’s not uncommon for people to feed us, we lie in people’s beds. Bobbi Brown, she literally adopted us. She sent us home with food—we were staying at an AirBNB and she was like ‘There’s no food there!’ Jake went to her house for the Jewish holidays.”
Source: Courtesy of Netflix
Okay, first – look, we have exciting new (Canadian exclusive!) posters for the Gilmore Girls sorta-sequel, premiering on Netflix November 25!
Second, OMG we also have never-before-revealed plot details of what's going down in the four 90-minute episodes!
In a release accompanying the photos, Netflix very casualllllly shares this little blurb about where we find our favourite Stars Hollow-ians, 9 years after the first series ended.
"...Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life finds each of our leading ladies at a major crossroad: Lorelai’s relationship with Luke is at an unnerving standstill; Rory’s budding journalism career in New York has stalled before it's even begun; and Emily’s world is turned upside down following the untimely passing of her beloved husband, Richard."
Take a moment to scroll through these posters (organised according to the four seasons, aka 'winter, spring, summer or fallllll, all you have to do is call'), digest, reread and come find us in the comment section to share how you're processing all this.
Source: Victoria's Secret
Victoria's Secret has announced the location of their 2016 fashion show. For the first-time ever, it will be held in Paris.
Models confirmed to walk the show include Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Lily Aldridge, Elsa Hosk, Jasmine Tookes, Josephine Skriver, Lais Ribeiro, Martha Hunt, Romee Strijd, Sara Sampaio, Stella Maxwell and Taylor Hill, according to a press release.
No word yet on who the musical guests will be, and whether It models-of-the-moment Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner will make an appearance (they both walked last year, but not as official VS Angels).
The show airs Monday, December 5th.