KO Media is excited to unveil the November issue of ELLE Canada, featuring British-Zimbabwean actor Regé-Jean Page. The star, who was catapulted to fame thanks the Netflix’s steamy hit show, Bridgerton, and is now the face of Giorgio Armani Code Parfum, tells us about working hard to portray a different type of maleness on-screen: “People think of masculinity and they think of strength, but we need to redefine what strength means. Is it an unwillingness to bend, or is there strength in vulnerability, in being able to listen and adapt?” He also aims to bring that nuanced point of view behind the camera. “As a producer, you have a voice in the conversations about what the story will represent and what themes to explore. It’s like adding a couple more strings to the guitar,” says Page.
For this issue, we spotlight women leading the way in their field by sitting down with the likes of Indigenous actor Kaniehtiio Horn, who grew up on Kahnawàke Mohawk Territory just outside of Montreal and has become a rising star, stealing the screen in shows like Letterkenny and Reservation Dogs. Curve model and musician Yumi Nu tells us about returning to music, while we go back to the roots with Jamaican performing artist SHENSEEA to discover what makes her tick in her revamped play on dancehall. We hit the books this month too, as Canadian poet Rupi Kaur talks about her new collection and international tour, and author Kate Beaton delves into the emotional and ecological damage left behind by Alberta’s oil sands, in a new graphic memoir.
It’s also a big moment on the beauty front, thanks to our 2022 Beauty Grand Prix sure to fight November grays with tons of juror-favourite picks, while musician Alicia Keys lets us in on her relationship with makeup and personal rituals. Brands display their rising advocacy in this issue, as Lancôme gives a behind-the-scenes look at how they’re putting inclusivity front-and-centre, YSL Beauty breaks down their new global sustainability initiative built around the planet and its people alike, and Toronto-based Céla puts Canadian plants in the spotlight. We also look at a different side of skincare by exploring its importance in the lives of cancer patients preparing for treatment.
In the style—and lifestyle—department, our editors let individuality take over hair-wise by showcasing cuts that highlight self-expression, and layered fall fashions paint the season with a splash of colour and textures galore. Owner of The Studio MTL and personal trainer, Val Desjardins, shares tips to get into top shape during these seasonal changes, while British actor Lucy Boyton makes her mark on-screen and in our pages, and French glamour queen Marion Cotillard lets us in on her fashion musings from the front row of the Chanel haute-couture Fall/Winter 2022/2023 Paris show. Finally, we slow down a bit by checking in for a quick trip to Rome and find out more about TikTok sensation Alexis Nikole Nelson, who details changes in the foraging community.
The November issue of ELLE Canada will hit stands and Apple News+ on October 24, 2022.