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May 2013 Christina Hendricks Cover

Photo by Max Abadian

Here at FLARE we have a serious girl crush on Christina Hendricks, with her gorgeous figure and bee-stung lips. (Not to mention that we’re all obsessed with season six of Mad Men, which marks the return of Christina’s fan-favourite character, spitfire office-manager-turned-partner Joan Harris.) Her signature crimson mane? Just the cherry on top. In fact, Hendricks’ red tresses have a Canadian provenance: she began dying her naturally blond hair scarlet when she was just 10 years old and completely obsessed with Anne of Green Gables.

Hendricks displayed Canuck-level friendliness during our shoot, plus a playful attitude and zero diva behaviour. (Her stylist is her best friend!) Christina and her fiery ’do were completely at home in front of the camera—five Emmy-nominated seasons of sultry scheming had prepared her well for the Sophia Loren–inspired shots. Her languorous movements made even more sense, however, once we considered the perils of period-perfect costuming at her day job—our shoot was blessedly free of her usual pile of mandatory slimming-slash-strangling undergarments. Our cover girl? Absolutely stunning, just the way she is. —Briony Smith

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On the cover, Christina Hendricks is wearing a Stella McCartney dress and Doves ring. For where to buy, see Stylesource in the print magazine. Photography, Max Abadian; styling, Lawren Sample,; hair, Gregory Russell; makeup, Beau Nelson, both, The Wall Group; manicure, Carla Kay, Essie, Cloutier Remix; prop styling and art direction, Juliet Jernigan, CLM US. 

See all content from the May issue here!

Editor’s Letter: Miranda Purves on beauty ideals and dressing for comfort

On Set With Christina: Behind-the-scenes of our cover shoot with Christina Hendricks

Cover Girl: Christina Hendricks talks Mad Men, future film roles and food

Localist: The latest in local design and cuisine

She’s Got FLARE: Lea Monaco, PR Coordinator at Aldo

Atelier: Ancestral Chinese food and innovative cocktails at Vancouver’s Bao Bei restaurant

Fashion: Statement rings

Fashion: All-night style—including grunge, French, disco and Rihanna-inspired looks

Fashion: Extraordinary watches

Fashion Matchmaker: Retro box bags are new again

Fashion: How to wear rich stripes in three easy steps

Fashion: How to pull off gladiator boots

Fashion: An intro to our upcoming Icons special issue with Buffy Sainte-Marie

Fashion Star: BLK DNM’s Johan Lindeberg

Beauty: Punk-rock beauty is hitting its stride

Beauty Picks: Bright eye-makeup products, from eyeshadows to liners to mascaras

Beauty Decoder: Hannah Johnson shows you how to wear embellished eyes for prom

Beauty Crush: We’re loving the nude lip

Beauty Star: Sultry, savvy, socially-conscious Scarlett Johansson

Beauty: FLARE‘s Emily Ramshaw embarks on a 10-day hairstyle tribute before cutting her long locks

Beauty: The superfoods that will give you better skin, hair and nails

Health: One writer talks about her chronic hair-pulling, a secret addiction for thousands of women

Scene: An oral history of Arts & Crafts, the label that put Canadian indie music on the map

Scene: Four newly released books on our nightstands

Scene: The latest in art, music and movies

Fashion: A red-carpet style special

Beauty: Standout red-carpet hair

Scene: Culinary critic Jacob Richler talks to Michael Pollan about his new personal-meets-political book, Cooked

Visionary: MET Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton

Food: How to master the meat pie

Relating: Kate Carraway discusses putting yourself first

Relating: The push for domestic equality can be a dirty war

Deep Style: Can carefully chosen clothing attract the right relationships?

Style-Setter: Rita Ora

Style: The Room’s Nicholas Mellamphy talks designer icons, defining moments and Canadian heritage with designer Erdem Moralioglu

Style: Model Kirsten Owen and her daughter don today’s most interesting dresses

Style: The marriage of leather and lace


Moment: Canadian models on the Fall 2013 catwalk

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