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Elle (Canada) - - Front Page - Noreen Flana­gan Edi­tor-in-Chief Fol­low me on Twit­ter and In­sta­gram @noreen_flana­gan We love hear­ing from you! Please write to us at ed­i­tors@ el­le­canada. com.

Up­grade. It’s one of those words in the English lan­guage that in­duce an en­dor­phin rush when you’re of­fered one. (Any­one who read about my ad­ven­tures on Emi­rates knows that I ex­pe­ri­enced a pro­nounced “neu­ro­hor­monal surge” when I was up­graded from busi­ness to first class on this fly­ing palace.) When we were plan­ning our Septem­ber is­sue—the real New Year for most of us—we wanted to take that de­sire for a fresh start and bump it up a notch by ex­plor­ing how you can give your life a boost. But first, let me tell you about some of our own up­grades.

VIDEO STAR We worked with Hud­son’s Bay to cre­ate a 360-de­gree fash­ion ex­pe­ri­ence for you with our first-ever shop­pable videos. (See page 80.) Click it. Buy it. Wear it. Share it! (It’s our new mantra.) Ku­dos to pho­tog­ra­pher/videog­ra­pher Arkan Zakharov, stylist Ju­liana Schi­av­inatto and our art di­rec­tor, Brittany Ec­cles, for bring­ing in­spired fash­ion+shop­ping to life. #LOVE

NEW PER­SPEC­TIVES Here’s an­other first—and we’re pretty jazzed about it. Now you can ex­pe­ri­ence our pages in 3-D, with the free viewa app. Our sis­ters at ELLE Aus­tralia use it, and it’s pretty cool. You scan a page with your phone and—voila!—a 3-D in­ter­face ap­pears that lets you watch videos and shop the looks. Cu­ri­ous? Turn to page 80 for de­tails.

EX­TRA EX­TRA For the ul­ti­mate up­grade story, read #lifereboot, a new col­umn by Stephanie Gil­man. (See page 200.) At 30, she’s start­ing her life over af­ter re­cov­er­ing from breast cancer. “I’m sure you’ve all reached a point—or you will—where you want to lead a more mean­ing­ful life,” she says. “So join me in this year-long chal­lenge as I test out ex­pe­ri­ences (ev­ery­thing from a mind­ful­ness re­treat to an im­prov-com­edy course) with the goal of re­boot­ing my life.” Game on!

IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU Okay, enough about us. Turn to page 123 for our 10-page guide to up­grad­ing your life. There’s ev­ery­thing from the ul­ti­mate fall hand­bag to a life­style app that will be­come your dig­i­tal BFF. Find out what spe­cial ex­tras de­sign­ers like Pra­bal Gu­rung covet and why chang­ing the way you dress for bed will change your life. Se­ri­ously. Writer Heather O’Neill re­veals an un­ex­pected way to make new friends, and fash­ion jour­nal­ist Nathalie Atkin­son shares the un­ex­pected up­grade she ex­pe­ri­enced when she de­cided to fo­cus more on what’s be­tween her ears than what’s on her feet.

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