AS A MAG­A­ZINE ED­I­TOR,

ELLE (Canada) - - Letter From Editor -

I’m con­stantly ob­sess­ing over de­tails. I have spent more time on th­e­saurus.com search­ing for the per­fect word to de­scribe a pair of trousers than I have ac­tual­ly shop­ping for trousers. When we’re putting the fin­ish­ing touches on an is­sue at dead­line time, I pa­trol the wall where all the new pages are pinned up, mon­i­tor­ing how the mag­a­zine is com­ing to­gether. Does that juicy feature have a stop-and-stare head­line you just can’t flip past? Does the cover font add pre­cisely the right pop of colour? I do this be­cause I know that lit­tle things, even a sin­gle word (should we re­ally be de­scrib­ing spruce blue as a “satur­ated” shade?), add to the en­tire ex­peri­ence, from pho­tos to cap­tions to gram­mar.

De­tails mat­ter in fash­ion too. Ac­ces­sories act as the punc­tu­a­tion marks for an out­fit. An ex­tra­or­di­nary hand­bag, a del­i­cate gold pendant neck­lace or even just a great red lip­stick is how style sen­tence is fin­ished. Take the edgy yet el­e­gant Of­fWhite c/o Jimmy Choo col­lab­o­ra­tion stilet­tos (page 75), which serve as a very bold ex­cla­ma­tion point to any­thing worn with them. This month’s Ac­ces­sories Spe­cial (page 25) brings you some of the best accent pieces on the market, from mono­grammed slides to a checker­board back­pack.

The ac­ces­sory I’m most ex­cited about is the teeny- tiny ’ 90s- era- with- a- twist sun­glasses that have been pop­ping up on run­ways from Alexan­dre Vau­thier to Alexan­der Wang to Ba­len­ci­aga (page 32). No, these mi­cro-shades won’t for­giv­ingly cover pre-cof­fee puffy eyes in the morn­ing; nor will they do much in the way of qual­ity UV pro­tec­tion. And…their size seems to be best suited to su­per­mod­els. But that doesn’t mat­ter at all to me. I love that they show more of your face to the world. Hav­ing noth­ing to hide is the best ac­ces­sory of the year. Pe­riod.

Vanessa Craft Ed­i­tor-in-Chief Fol­low me on In­sta­gram and Twit­ter @vanes­sacraft. What do you want to see in the mag­a­zine? We want to know! Tell us at ed­i­[email protected] or #Tel­lELLECanada.

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