Since its inception, ELLE Canada has been a reliable resource for a caring and growing community of readers who like to be in the know about trends in a wide range of fields. EC, as we call it, is more than just a magazine. In the thousands of pages we’ve published, we have shared inspiring stories and different points of view, tackled sensitive and political subjects and participated in major social debates. And we’ve done all this with the aim of not only being a source of inspiration but also helping make sense of the world around us—and perhaps even making it better.

Our mission to celebrate diversity, encourage dialogue, inform people and share all that is beautiful and joyful is particularly topical now as an unprecedented media crisis looms large in our industry. It’s only natural to wonder about the future of magazines. In an era when many have been predicting (for quite some time already) the imminent end of print publications, I want to extol the merits of having multiple platforms. Of course, our digital magazine and website are not going anywhere, but we’re now aware of the detrimental effects of prolonged screen time on our physical and mental health. For me, print magazines, newspapers and books are a lifeline.

To open a magazine is to treat yourself to a moment of disconnection. It’s about participating in an immersive experience in which the content is dictated not by an algorithm that spies on your search history but by curious, intelligent and experienced journalists. In this space, there are no pop-ups, no digital distractions and no notifications that reduce your ability to focus. It’s an opportunity to quietly flip through stories, articles and photos that are carefully selected by a dedicated editorial team whose mission is to offer you a moment of relaxation, fun and reflection.

All this is to say that we cannot thank you enough for your continued support. Here’s to many more issues to come!

The Summer 2024 issue of ELLE Canada is now available on newsstands and Apple News+.

Photography, Andréanne Gauthier; Stylist, Vanessa Giroux; Makeup Artist, Sophie Parrot.

S. Banford is wearing a sweater vest by Emilio Pucci (at Holt Renfrew), jeans by Citizens of Humanity (at SSENSE) and jewellery by Drae Collection (at Simons).

 

Max Abadian

Karine Vanasse is wearing a bra top and jeans by Dion Lee and a necklace by Rabanne (at SSENSE). Editor-in-chief Joanna Fox Publisher Sophie Banford Photographer Max Abadian Creative director Olivia Leblanc Stylist Patrick Vimbor Makeup artist Leslie-Ann Thomson (The Project) Hairstylist David D’Amours (Kérastase) Manicurist Natalia Aracena (Ongles Natalia) Editorial producer Pénélope Lemay Photographer’s assistants Pascal Fréchette and Don Log Stylist’s assistant Joseph Schaffner Production assistants Eloïse Lemay and Florence Roigt Le Bel