It’s our birthday! ELLE Canada is about to turn 15. Will you, dear reader, help us look back to when you turned 15 — and at the last 15 years in general? We want to know your favourite fashion trends, songs and celebs, as well as your hopes and dreams, from 15 years ago — and how they compare to your faves now. You could win a Samsung Galaxy View touchscreen worth $699 when you participate. (It’s got an 18.4-inch HD display with stereo speakers and it’s built to stream TV, games, apps, video chats, and, of course, magazines!) We’ll share all the results in our May anniversary issue. Take the survey now!
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DJ Alex Merrell at the Toronto launch of her TREC travel app. Photos by Tyler Rumi
Earlier this week, globetrotting Canadian DJ Alex Merrell launched her brand-new travel app TREC at Toronto’s new The Cloak cocktail bar. TREC, which stands for The Remarkable Explorers Club, is a social platform for frequent travelers. It connects users through shared travel calendars and socially curated city guides. “My biggest frustration has been missing people by not knowing they were in town!” says Merrell, who is TREC’s founder and CEO.
Guests were brought in to a space that was decked out like a classic train car. They sipped on custom cocktails and chatted about their favourite places to hang out around the world—which they could then share on TREC city guides, which showcases the best things to eat, drink, do and places to stay direct from your own friends.
Alex Merrell gets a touch up at the Smashbox lip bar at Toronto’s TREC travel app launch party.
TREC is available for download for iOS on the App Store.
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We’re turning 15 this spring. (We know, we know, we don’t look a day over 10!) And in honour of the milestone, we teamed up with Saks Fifth Avenue and Chantale Nadeau Model Placement to launch the Instagram #ECModelSearch. Now, we need your help picking a winner!
Some 5,700 of you entered the contest and our team of discerning judges from ELLE Canada, Saks Fifth Avenue and Chantale Nadeau Model Placement have selected 15 semifinalists. But we really, really think highly of you guys (truth) and want you to weigh in on who you think should be a top-five finalist. Who should get a shot at Insta-fame?
Head over here to vote: https://poll.fbapp.io/ecmodelsearch
You can vote more than once but only once a day. You have until January 15 to vote for your favourite model. Finalists will be announced on January 18.
Here’s what’s at stake:
- In late February/early March, the five finalists will be flown to Toronto for a live photo shoot at Queen Street Saks Fifth Avenue. The photo shoot will be published in the 15th-anniversary issue of ELLE Canada (May 2016).
- The winner will be announced on Instagram on March 28. In addition to appearing in the ELLE Canada anniversary issue, she will be profiled in an exclusive editorial feature on SaksPOV.com and may be managed by Chantale Nadeau Model Placement.