What’s on the ELLE editors’ radar this month.
KANDLE’S ON FIRE
Don’t let our terrible pun distract you from the fact that Montrealbased singer Kandle is about to be everywhere. The daughter of 54-40’s Neil Osborne, she has been steadily carving out her own spot in the music scene for almost a decade. Her voice is a dreamy, meandering delight, and her sophomore LP, Holy Smoke, is as dark and moody as a David Lynch movie.
The ELLE Canada team will be outof-office on October 5. The fact that it’s the same date that Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut—a remake of the Hollywood classic dramatic romance A Star Is Born starring Lady Gaga—opens in theatres is purely coincidental.
“A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future,” Coco Chanel once said. We wouldn’t go that far, but we will say that your future should include at least one of the heady new scents from the fashion house, inspired by the romance of the routes to the late designer’s favourite cities. Les Eaux de Chanel ParisBiarritz Eau de Toilette Spray ($149 for 125 mL, chanel.ca)
ICYMI: Carrie Bradshaw’s fashion pet peeve is back. But these aren’t the scrunchies of your youth—or of the 2003 Manhattan tourist. The hair ties, in fabrics from silk to patent leather, are high-fashion enough to wear anywhere—even a fancy restaurant in Meatpacking. Silk scrunchie ($156, at Sophie Buhai, sophiebuhai.com)
ROOM WITH A VIEW
Surely nothing bad can happen when you discover a hole in the floor of your apartment and start spying on/falling for your dreamy downstairs neighbours, right? Nope, nothing at all, as evidenced in Claire Fuller’s third novel, Bitter Orange, which is set during a steamy summer in the late 1960s on a crumbling estate outside of London, England.