Author: Elle Canada
Credits: Norbert Mayer
Aug 5, 2008
Listen up! Mylène Dinh-Robic dishes on her new show
By: Amber Nasrulla
Call it ironic. Mylène Dinh-Robic was participating in general auditions at Montreal's Le Théâtre de Quat'Sous when she received a call that made her set her well-laid plans aside. It was time to pack her bags again and head to Toronto to join the cast of CTV's new prime-time drama The Listener. After five busy years in B.C., where she starred in Da Vinci's City Hall and appeared in a number of other shows, Dinh-Robic had been looking forward to returning to her hometown to work in theatre: "I specifically moved back because of my French roots; then this happened." In The Listener, she plays Olivia, an ER doctor and ex-girlfriend of Toby (Craig Olejnik), a paramedic who happens to be telepathic. Acting as a vigilante of sorts, he uses his ability to listen to people's thoughts to fight crime. "Toby leans on her for medical advice," explains Dinh-Robic. "She doesn't know about his ability, so she inadvertently helps him with the crimes he's trying to solve." When asked what superpower she'd like to possess, Dinh-Robic laughs. "It sounds voyeuristic, but I'd like to be invisible. The thrill of acting is that you get to be in someone else's shoes and sound like someone else. Hey, I guess I already spend a lot of time being invisible!"
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is heading to Paris
By: Victoria DiPlacido
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).
Kylie Jenner demonstrates her skincare routine on Snapchat.
Author: ELLE Canada
Oct 23, 2016
The one skincare ingredient you should be using based on age
By: Victoria DiPlacido
Don't have time to commit to a 10-step routine? Just do this.
It would be nice if we could just eat and drink our way to perfect skin: a bite of salmon here, a glass or two or water there.“Unfortunately when you ingest things orally, they don’t necessarily go to the skin to give benefits,” says Dr. Kucy Pon, a Toronto-based dermatologist. “With regard to collagen-based drinks or food, there is not a lot of data in the medical literature to know whether there are true benefits to the skin.” Takeaway: Apply a topical product in addition to any supplements you might be taking.
If you do just one thing in your…
Exfoliate. “A healthy rate of skin-cell renewal is one of the key components of radiant and even-toned skin,” says New York dermatologist Dr. Dennis Gross, who recommends the daily use of alpha- or beta-hydroxy acids.
"Scientific research shows that collagen and elastin production starts to decline in quantity and quality when we reach the age of 30,” he explains. A retinoid will stimulate new cell production and “inhibit the body’s natural enzymes that break down collagen.”
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Add peptides into your routine. "They stimulate collagen in a very unique way,” says Gross. “The more receptors you put to work, the more firming you’ll see. If your concern is wrinkles or laxity, then it’s an important ingredient to look for in your products.” (See here for more info on why they are key.)