It’s hard to believe fall is almost upon us. Early fall in particular is one of my favourite times of the year, with its changing leaves and crisper temperatures. I’m excited to tell you about all the wonderful fashion features and shoots we have in this issue, as well as the exclusive interviews.
On page 20, our contributing fashion editor Frank de Jesús delivers his breakdown of the top looks trending now with his Fall fashion report. See our Buy Now pages, starting on page 16, for the best boots, purses and accessories of the season (hint: it’s a velvet world). As you’ll see, there’s a real Regal feel to the season, and Afiya Francisco explores this royal inspiration behind the fall catwalks on page 12. As I write this, Toronto is abuzz with the Toronto International Film Festival. The stars certainly have their pick of beauty treatments to help them shine on the red carpet. Catalina Margulis talks to the experts to get the scoop on these behind-the-scenes preparations. Turn to page 48 to see how you can get ready for your own red carpet moment.
Speaking of beauty, Hélène Joy of Murdoch Mysteries shares her own beauty secrets on page 42.
More of our exclusive interviews can be found on pages 32 and 74: with acclaimed author Emma Donoghue ( Room) and celebrated shoe designer Tabitha Simmons. Both are a fascinating read.
One of our favourite Canadian actresses, our cover girl Emily Hampshire, is no stranger to Real Style. She was our very first celebrity interview, way back in 2010. Since then, not only have we grown, but we’ve had the pleasure to watch Emily evolve and see her star rise in Canada and the States. Catch up with her on page 34.
As always, this issue is full of news and advice from our editors and contributors. Don’t forget to click on photos to shop on the spot in our digital edition!
Enjoy the issue, Elen Steinberg