The collective mission of ELLE Canada is to inspire, inform and entertain you, our readers, in the hope of spreading some good in the world. These days, this pursuit feels more relevant than ever. When you flip open our magazine, we want you to feel at home and lose yourself in our pages—even if just for a little while. It’s about offering a brief escape from the daily worries, the distressing news cycle and incessant notifications. A small moment of comfort: That’s what we’re trying to provide, issue after issue.

At this time of year, when we are all quietly taking stock, I think about our mission but also about the fact that our team’s work matters for many reasons. It can surprise and delight, sure, but it can also convey important messages, uphold values that are close to our hearts and touch on important social issues. Through pages full of beauty, dreams and ideas, we also want to promote a society and culture in which respect, tolerance and vulnerability prevail and learning and curiosity—about ourselves and others—are at the forefront. Yes, we’re trying to spread joy, but we’re also striving to promote peace.

To be able to navigate all the terrifying things that are happening on the planet right now, counter the suffering that reaches us every day through our news feed and overcome the trials that come our way year after year (because that’s how life goes, right?), we need to stick together, unite in our causes, help one another and love one another.

For 2024, this is what I wish for: peace—within us and between us. To health and happiness!

Photographer: Andréanne Gauthier, Stylist: Vanessa Girouxwear, Makeup: Sophie Parrot. Sophie is wearing Nonchalant Label (blouse and pants) and Drae Collection (jewellery)

Carlos + Alyse

Winnie Harlow is wearing a turtleneck and a lace skirt by Fendi, a bra top by St. Agni x Agmes, a dress by Lauren Manoogian and earrings by Tiffany & Co.

Publisher: Sophie Banford, Editor-in-chief: Joanna Fox,
Photographers: Carlos + Alyse, Creative director: Olivia Leblanc, Stylist: Jaclyn Bonavota (Cadre Artist Management), Makeup artist: Billie Gene (Opus Beauty), Hairstylist: Dhairius Thomas (Factory Downtown), Editorial producer: Pénélope Lemay, Set producer: Amaya Faria, Photographers’ assistants: Brandon Jones and Jeremiah Cumberbatch, Stylist’s assistant: Amer Macarambon

The Winter 2023 issue of ELLE Canada will hit newsstands and Apple News+ on November 20, 2023.

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