The inside scoop on our cover shoot with Carly Rae Jepsen.
There was a thunderstorm the day we shot our August cover in Toronto; somehow the dramatic weather suited the moody vibe we were going for. (Joan Jett was a major style inspo, and she’s not synonymous with sunshine.) Playing off our (actually very upbeat) cover star’s own rock ’n’ roll personal style, we pulled all Canadian designers for an ’80s feel with lots of layers and a muted colour palette. Susana Hong brought a messy, cool-girl thing to Jepsen’s newly black hair, while makeup artist Simone Otis focused on playing up those incredible blue eyes. n
Melissa Forrest, nail expert for Shoppers Drug Mart, painted it black. GOSH Nail Polish in Night Sky ($7). For details, see Shopping Guide.