What’s on our Pop Culture Radar this March

Feb 28 2019 by
Categories : Movies & TV

What’s on the ELLE editors’ radar right now.

  • 1/16
    A pair of Hollywood-glam books, a must-see exhibit and your new go-to stress reliever. 
  • 2/16

    Not many people can say they have dressed Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Diana Ross and Celine Dion. Then again, not many people are Thierry Mugler. Couturissime, an exhibition dedicated to the renowned Paris designer, opens this month at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and provides an insider peek into 140 of his futuristic, avant-garde creations.

  • 3/16

    Forget what your Grade 11 self thought. Science is cool—not least when it helps us find skincare products that really work. That’s the story behind Veriphy, a made-in-Canada line that incorporates a plant-based collagen-boosting glycogen discovered by researchers at the University of Guelph.

  • 4/16

    Stressed out? Our go-to when we need to chill (so, often) is The Wolf and the Hawk incense (from $4.25 each, [email protected]). Handcrafted and all natural, the sticks evoke the soft, smoky smell of a campfire—because who is ever tense around a campfire?—with scents ranging from cinnamon and white sage to patchouli and cardamom.

  • 5/16
    © Lindsay George
    “Growing up, I didn’t see a lot of me reflected on TV; I didn’t see the world that I lived in,” says Vinessa Antoine, the star of CBC’s new legal drama Diggstown (premiering March 6) and the first Canadian black woman to lead a Canadian ongoing hour-long series. “It’s about time. Hopefully this is the beginning of a bigger change.”
  • 6/16

    We solemnly swear to stop using the word “cute” in 2019. Okay, not really—but, thanks to Ethan Jenkins’ The Cute Thesaurus ($19.95), which offers many alternatives to the most overused word in the English language (other than “amazing!”), we do promise to reserve the adjective for only the most precious of puppies.

  • 7/16

    Meet the earrings that will compel you to wear your hair in a ponytail every day just for the compliments. London-based Ejing Zhang blends resin with mixed media like thread and gold leaf for sculptural yet playful pieces. Don’t worry if your ears aren’t pierced: She makes necklaces and bracelets too. 

  • 8/16

    Call your girlfriends: Everyone’s favourite Swedish export/dance-pop queen is coming to Canada. Robyn wraps up her North American tour for Honey—her first solo LP in eight years—with stops in Montreal and Toronto on March 13 and 14.

  • 9/16

    Just when you were getting used to the tiny-sunglasses trend, Parisian label Koché and luxury-eyewear designer Thierry Lasry supersized sunglasses with their new “Cobalt” collection. Handmade in France, these shades are crafted with two different-coloured lenses, which creates a multi-faceted look. It’s basically jewellery for your eyes. 

  • 10/16
    For anyone who’s ever felt alone or unseen (so, most of us), Dear Evan Hansen should be at the top of your theatre list. The beloved Broadway musical about a socially isolated teen who goes to extreme measures for human connection will make you feel emotional and uplifted and understood all at the same time. It’s coming to Toronto on March 5 for a four-month run at the Royal Alexandra Theatre.
  • 11/16

    Good art doesn’t need to cost the equivalent of several mortgage payments. That’s the philosophy behind Ninth Editions, a new Toronto-based online gallery with a carefully curated collection of works by emerging artists. Your condo just got a lot cooler.

  • 12/16
    Shot: Hollywood’s Eve ($35), journo Lili Anolik’s deep dive into artist-writer Eve Babitz, ultimate cool girl of 1960s L.A. Chaser: Taylor Jenkins Reid’s Daisy Jones & the Six ($24.95), a sparkling pageturner about a (fictional) ‘70s It girl and her rise to fame in a rock band and their messy demise. Happy reading.
  • 13/16
    Do you makeup like a pro with OFRA's new collab with celeb makeup artist Francesca Tolot (who's worked with stars like Beyoncé and Cher). Our fave? The velvety matte liquid lipsticks ($20), which are long-lasting and infused with Vitman A (which protects against damage) to keep your lips looking healthy. 
  • 14/16
    Spring cleaning also means spring redecorating...yes? That's all the excuse we need to pick up one or two items (or all of them) from the Bay's exclusive new collab with Toronto-based interior designer Christine Dovey. Choose from shower curtains, bedding sets, bath bundles and modern furniture pieces to add a little bit of fun and whimsy to your home this season.
  • 15/16
    Let's face it: after Get Out, we'd watch pretty much anything written and directed by Jordan Peele (even if it's guaranteed to give us nightmares). That his latest, Us, stars Lupita Nyong'o and her Black Panther co-star Winston Duke doesn't hurt either.
  • 16/16
    At 15 years old, Samra Zafar was an ambitious girl growing up in Pakistan. At 17, she was forced to marry a stranger and leave her family behind to move to Canada. In A Good Wife ($24), Zafar details the years of abuse she faced, escaped with her two daughters and became an activist, mentor and public speaker who empowers other women. 
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