November 2012: Table of Contents
55 PARIS SPECIAL From ponies to cat ladies, we round up the best from Paris Fashion Week. By Noreen Flanagan
134 CELEBRITY Pink opens up about motherhood, music and her return to the limelight. By Laura deCarufel
150 LIFE The risks of unfriending in a social-media world. By Marissa Stapley Ponikowski
154 TREND Is nostalgia a thing of the past in our tech-savvy present? By Clara Young
166 CONNECT How to perfect the art of social (media) climbing. By Andrew Lovesey
170 RELATIONSHIP Michele Sponagle shares what it’s like to date a man versus a woman.
176 MONEY What is your wardrobe really worth? By Medeine Tribinevicius
193 FASHION From embellished jackets to bold pantsuits, these styles push boundaries.
244 BEAUTY FIX The key to getting Bambi lashes. By Ally Dean
250 BEAUTY SHOOT We roll out tech-inspired beauty-bots.
258 BODY Why you shouldn’t judge introverts. By Rosemary Counter
STYLE & FASHION
48 STYLE SCOOP Garance Doré collaborates with Kate Spade; Charlotte Gainsbourg and Missoni give back.
52 JEWEL BOX High collars. By Alannah O’Neill
60 STYLISH THINKING Christophe Lemaire masters subtle luxury. By Noreen Flanagan
70 DREAM CHAT An imagined conversation with Beau Brummell. By Clara Young
74 FASHION DARE Actress Lauren Lee Smith dons a regal chapeau.
76 TREND WATCH Tech-savvy couture fabrics. By Nathalie Atkinson
82 STYLE The return of low heels. By Avril Mair
84 STYLE Maison Martin Margiela’s collab with H&M. By Laura deCarufel
88 STYLE Hollywood’s behind-the-scenes fashion stars.
96 ACCESSORIES Comfy chic.
98 ACCESSORIES Tough heels.
100 TOTAL LOOK Free spirit.
102 TOTAL LOOK Armed forces.
104 TOTAL LOOK Feminine flair.
140 GIRL Manhandled. By Tabatha Southey
142 GUY Email-order bride. By Guy Saddy
262 HOROSCOPE By Georgia Nicols
107 RADAR The e-volution of books; Cat Power finds her voice; a history quiz; Nicolas Jaar’s dance revolution; Natalie Portman hits her stride.
147 FIRST Sandra Martin’s first step into the art world.
160 OPINION Caught in the Net. By Emma Ruby Sachs
164 CONNECT Social network. By Adrienne Matei
174 CAREER Mariek Schmidt’s mission to Mars. By Alannah O’Neill
178 TRAVEL NEWS Ice palaces. By Ciara Rickard
180 ESCAPE From Prague to Paris. By Christina Reynolds
186 WORLD The power of women’s voices. By Christina Reynolds
BEAUTY & WELLNESS
238 BEAUTY BUZZ
242 BEAUTY LUST LIST
248 A BEAUTIFUL MIND Lloyd Simmonds’ rich history. By Liza Herz
254 CRAVE Midnight romance. By Kathryn Hudson
256 BODY NEWS
36 EDITOR’S NOTE
42 GUEST LIST
44 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
83 ELLE ONLINE
264 SHOPPING GUIDE
266 NIGHT OUT
THE GUEST LIST
JJ LEE This award-winning Vancouver-based author looks to comic-book heroes for style advice.
JOHN GEIGER He has written five non-fiction books, he’s the president of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and top hats are his weakness.
JAY TEITEL This Toronto-based multiple National Magazine Award winner redefines the term “Iron Man.”
WILL FERGUSON He’s a Giller Prize nominee who isn’t afraid to tango—with bears or Vikings.
6 THE ESSENTIALS From beard lube (yes, beard lube!) to a “hip” flask that would make Dean Moriarty proud, we count down fall’s most surprising must-haves. By Laura deCarufel
8 CELEBRITY Scott Speedman sounds off on taking the road less travelled. By Kathryn Hudson
12 SHOPTALK Some top tips from the men we love—plus, Channing Tatum talks strip-club etiquette. By Kathryn Hudson
14 FASHION SAVIOURS This season, designers are taking their cues from caped crusaders. The Shadow vs. Dick Tracy: Who wins? By JJ Lee
16 STYLE The tools you need to construct a foolproof fall wardrobe.
20 FASHION NEWS Christian Louboutin’s pumped-up kicks, plus fall’s hottest collaborations.
22 CLOSET CONFIDENTIAL John Geiger on the one item he’ll never wear in public.
23 BODY Can you handle the bald truth? Brace yourself. By Vakis Boutsalis
24 GROOMING Men are flocking to a different kind of body shop. By Joana Lourenço
26 RELATIONSHIP Is it possible to iron out the kinks in your relationship? By Jay Teitel
28 TRAVEL Vacations that’ll put hair on your chest. By Will Ferguson
30 SMELL TEST The manliest scents of the season.