The ELLE Canada editors’ most memorable pop-culture moments from 2016

Dec 22 2016 by
Categories : Celebrity


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    Katherine Flemming, Health & Beauty Editor

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    “I’ve always wanted to be one of those people who rolls into work sans makeup (v. French, non?), so Alicia Keys’ barefaced beauty direction feels inspiring and challenging all at once.”

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    Victoria DiPlacido, Associate Beauty Editor

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    “Rihanna and Drake. I know their relationship didn’t even make it to 2017, but it HAPPENED, and that is all I can ask for.”

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    Vanessa Craft, Editor-in-Chief


    “When the most important makeup artist in the world launches her own products, it’s a big beauty moment. Pat McGrath’s glitter- and gold-rich Lab Kits are nothing short of iconic.”

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    Brittany Eccles, Art Director

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    “Seeing the surprise Prince concert in Toronto just before he passed away. He was funny, energetic and note-perfect. And that’s how I’ll remember him.”

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    Ciara Rickard, Production Editor

    “Bitmojis have streamlined my texting this year—my avatar is so expressive and, TBH, way cuter than me.”

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    Sarah Laing, Culture Editor

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    “Prince George’s face all mushed up against the plane window after his big royal I-don’t- high-five tour of Canada is easily the pop- culture high of 2016.”

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    Danielle Campbell, Designer


    “I’m a ’90s kid whose mother introduced her to John Hughes films as early as she did Disney. This year’s Stranger Things was a perfect dose of nostalgia, from the soundtrack to the set design to Eleven’s love of Eggos.”

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    Carli Whitwell, Special Projects Editor

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    “When Leonardo DiCaprio finally got his Oscar. Now there are just two things left on his to-do list: 1) Save the planet. 2) Call me.”

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    Liz Guber, Associate Fashion Editor


    “2016 will be remembered as the year I discovered @smoothiethecat on Instagram. Prepare to spend the next hour of your life happy sobbing as you watch this emerald-eyed feline play with a toy birdie.”

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    Brian Fleming, Associate Art Director

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    “Before there was Sasha Fierce, there was Ziggy Stardust. #RIPBowie”

  • 11/12

    Elaine Jyll Regio, Market Editor


    “The DIY moment that broke the Internet: Girl wears Nike shoelace as a choker, posts to Twitter, hilarity ensues— along with almost 50,000 retweets and over 155,000 likes.”

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    Marjorie Dunham-Landry, Copy Editor


    “I developed an obsession with British crime dramas this year and spent an unhealthy amount of time binge-watching Happy Valley, Broadchurch, The Fall and Scott & Bailey. And that’s only a few of them!”

Categories: Celebrity