What’s On Our Pop Culture Radar in November
What’s on the ELLE editors’ radar this month.
1/12Michelle Obama's new book, artsy bath maths, one of this fall's most anticipated TV shows and more.
There is no such thing as too many coffee-table books. Add this weighty tome chronicling the work of Jean- Michel Basquiat to your collection. Kings, Heroes and the Streets showcases his most seminal art pieces, vividly offering a never-before-seen look at his notes, marks and scribbles.
YSL Touche Éclat
YSL’s iconic highlighter got a new fall wardrobe. The limited-edition black-tube version contains the same cult-fave luminizing formula and is perfect for that extra glow we all need now that it gets dark at 6 p.m. (YSL Touche Éclat, $51, yslbeauty.ca)
Maggie Rogers© Olivia Bee
You’re forgiven if you mistook Maggie Rogers for the secret fourth Haim sister—she did tour with them in spring, after all. For her debut LP, Heard It in a Past Life, the American singer-songwriter masters the art of chill, summery bops that will almost make you believe that it’s not dreary November outside.
Becoming by Michelle Obama
Anyone who’s been missing Michelle Obama—so, um, everyone—should pick up the forever first lady’s intimate new memoir, Becoming. Excuse us while we skip ahead to the when-Michelle-met- Barack chapter. ($40, at chapters.indigo.ca)
Anna Karenina© Kiran West
Anna Karenina, soapiest of the Russian classics (loveless marriage, adultery, scandal, baby—you get the picture), gets a modern-day reimagining when it opens the National Ballet of Canada’s 2018/2019 season this month.
Suns Shoes© Felix Wong
Life is better in the sun, especially when you’re wearing the new sneaks from Suns and Grace Mahary. The Canadian model and her non-profit, Project TseHigh, teamed up with the shoe brand to design a pair of white kicks that turn sky blue in daylight. The even brighter news? A portion of the proceeds goes to renewable-energy projects. Project TseHigh X Suns ($70, sunsshoes.com)
Your grampy’s favourite cocktail just got a millennial upgrade—not that he’ll know what that means. Made in Victoria, Empress 1908 Original Indigo Gin is a surprising purple shade that turns a pretty pink when combined with tonic. ($49.95, at liquor stores in most provinces)
Apologies in advance: We will definitely be singing along (and definitely not be hitting the high notes) during the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) is an Oscar front-runner as the band’s beloved front man, Freddie Mercury.
Cold Picnic bath mats
The only thing that will make your rap-in-the-mirror pep talk (à la Insecure’s Issa) more motivational? Doing it standing on one of Cold Picnic’s playful, vibrant bath mats. (From $78, coldpicnic.com)
Kimpton La Peer? The WeHo location of the bo© Laure Joliet
Where better to rest our Gucci slides after a day of shopping on Rodeo Drive than the Kimpton La Peer? The WeHo location of the boutique-hotel brand comes complete with yoga mats, green-juice deliveries and on-demand bike tours to help you feel as chilled out as an L.A. native.
HomecomingOG rom-com queen/everyone's favourite movie star Julia Roberts comes to (streaming) TV. Amazon Prime Video's twisty psychological triller Homecoming (created by Mr. Robot's Sam Esmail), which follows Heidi (Roberts), a former counsellor who helped soldiers transition back into civilian life realizing that there's more to why she left her job.