When you’re as famous for your looks—sun-streaked locks, perfect tan—as for your marriage to a star quarterback, anything you say about beauty is bound to be scrutinized. It took supermodel Gisele Bündchen two sentences to turn sunscreen into front-page news. “I cannot put this poison on my skin. I do not use anything synthetic,” the Brazilian bombshell declared.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: I used to laugh when my mother told me that she and her siblings would be excited to find oranges in their Christmas stockings.
FROM THE ARCHIVE:Perched atop a remote cliff in Nova Scotia, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, they stand like a row of silent sentinels at the edge of the world.
Haute couture and ready-to-wear garments from the Jean Paul Gaultier archives.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Sand sculptures aren’t just for kids. Our profile on Ontario’s Karen Fralich who began sculpting at the age of 14 and competing in 1998.
Jean Paul Gaultier hearts Montreal. He gushes about his “petits cousins Canadiens” in the quintessential French accent that has become his trademark—“The people are so sympathique, so nice,” and then he adds with a chuckle, “Not so snobbish as in Paris.” And, clearly, the feeling is mutual between the fashion icon and the artsy metropolis.
I can now use the following word to describe myself: mamma. I made a new person. I get to feed her, diaper her, force her to take piano lessons, and make her “just taste it”, along with all of the other privileges of parenthood. First, though, I need to learn how to mom.
The town of Argenteuil, just outside of Paris, was something of an artistic Holy Land during the Impressionist era. In the 1870s, Claude Monet would invite Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Édouard Manet there to paint with him, capturing the idyllic surroundings on canvas. Today, Nathalie Decoster finds inspiration on the same hallowed grounds, working from her factory-turned-studio, casting sculptures out of bronze, stainless steel, and concrete.
After more than 35 years in Manhattan’s interior design business, world-renowned designer Vicente Wolf is at the top of his game. But don’t expect champagne popping or an inflated sense of entitlement when it comes to discussing his own career—this is a man with a sense of humility, and humour, who seems to have a grip on reality.