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.”
Ryan Gosling Credits: Getty Source: ELLE Canada
Whether you're Team Dean, Team Jess, or Team Logan, it's hard to imagine Rory dating anyone else. But what if that someone was Ryan Gosling? According to casting director Jami Rudofsky, the La La Land star once auditioned for the role of a young football player who we can only imagine/dream/hope above all hopes would have had some kind of romantic relationship with Rory.
Watch below as Rudofsky dishes on Gosling's audition during a Gilmore Girls' fan fest this weekend.
Are you using it yet?
We're guessing you've heard of Proactiv? The founders behind the acne treatment line – dermatologists Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields – also happen to be the savvy brains behind another skincare brand, aptly named Rodan + Fields, which zeros in on anti-aging treatment systems. The duo were recently in Toronto to talk about a super secret launch from said skincare brand, and while my lips are sealed on those details (guys, I had to sign a non-disclosure agreement!), I can tell you my takeaway from meeting with them is that I need to start using retinoic acid like, five years ago.
According to Dr. Kathy Fields, who is still a practicing dermatologist and prof at Stanford School of Medicine in San Francisco, it's all about retinoic acid, which has been around for over 30 years.
"Retinoic acid is still the favoured molecule by dermatologists," says Dr. Fields. "It's vitamin A. It makes the pores look smaller because it debrides the pore [for all you word nerds, that means it unplugs the pore]. It helps normalize cell turnover, which is anti-wrinkle. It helps shed dark skin [think brown spots] and a little anti-cancer."
"If you have sun damaged skin, it helps normalize the epidermis," says Fields.
A few things to know about using retinoic acid:
But the number one anti-aging cream of all time, to infinity and beyond? Come on, you should know this by now.
The answer is sunscreen. "If you're not protecting your skin, you're toast," says Fields.
In honor of the superstar's 31st birthday, we're looking back at all of our favourite Ciara songs, from the early 2000s to now.
1. '1, 2 Step' (2004)
Who could forget her signature 1, 2 Step? It was the hottest dance move of 2004.
2. 'Goodies' (2004)
This really was her breakout year. We''re still trying to get this song out of our heads.
3. 'Oh' ft. Ludacris (2004)
Ciara at her most gangsta, ladies and gents.
4. 'Like You' (2005)
Bet you forgot Ciara and Bow Wow were a thing. They may be long over but their duet will always be R&B gold.
5. 'Get Up' (2006)
Ci Ci came out with this in 2006 to remind everyone that she's basically the best dancer who ever lived.
6. 'Like A Boy' (2006)
This whole concept was ICONIC. Also, can we talk about what an attractive guy Ciara would be?
7. 'Love Sex Magic' (2009)
Ciara + Justin Timberlake + a steamy love song = magic.
8. 'Never Ever' (2009)
Ciara dished out some pretty catchy love advice. If that boy don't love you by noooow.....
9. 'Body Party' (2013)
Ciara made quite the comeback with this steamy song & video, where she danced for her new beau Future.
10. 'I Bet' (2015)
And she killed her break up song for Future too. Yaaas Ciara, get that bomb selfie.