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Photo by Max Abadian

Photo by Max Abadian

Frances Ha features actress Greta Gerwig at her most indie-girl awkward, from flailing through dance class and bailing on the street to play-fighting in the park and galumphing around town in capri-length leggings. The Greta who showed up on our set had all the charm and chattiness of her title character in Noah Baumbach’s highly anticipated new film, but none of the flail, embodying high-fashion grace on camera and off. Our cover star clicked with photographer Max Abadian right away, and even mastered the ever-tricky but-what-do-I-do-with-my-hands? issue—perhaps by channelling fave models Raquel Zimmermann, Doutzen Kroes and Arizona Muse. Real-life Greta has amazing taste—she cites Marni, Acne and Steven Alan as a few of her favourite labels—and decided opinions: she wanted her hair big and bigger. Between outfit changes, Greta cracked jokes, rhapsodized about her current obsession with Paris and shared her to-do list, which included several writing projects and moving into a new apartment. At the end of the day, she donned her black dress, tights and ankle booties and headed off to Passover dinner, just another breaking talent on the go in New York City. —Briony Smith

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On the cover: Greta Gerwig is wearing a Marc Jacobs top and Jonathan Saunders skirt. Photography, Max Abadian; hair, Keith Carpenter; makeup, Brigitte Reiss-Anderson, both, The Wall Group; nails, Fleury Rose, Illamasqua; fashion editor, Fiona Green.

See all the content from the June issue here!

Editor’s Letter: Miranda Purves on her five clothing must-haves for spring into fall

On Set with Greta: Behind-the-scenes of our cover shoot with Greta Gerwig

Cover Girl: Greta Gerwig talks indie stardom and her new film, Frances Ha

Fashion: Retro cat-eye sunglasses have a new, even sexier, second life

Fashion: Your guide to dressing for summer festivals—from Bonnaroo to Tomorrowland

Fashion People Eat: Coffee and pain au chocolat with French musician, actress and fashion eccentric Lou Doillon

Fashion: Tommy Hilfiger’s new surf-inspired capsule collection

Fashion: The pointy-toed pump

How to Wear It: Patchwork denim

How to Wear It: Boxy crop tops

Fashion: Christian Louboutin’s 20th anniversary retrospective and 10 most groundbreaking shoe designs

Fashion Star: Ostwald Helgason

Beauty: Turbans tower with pretty power once again

Beauty Picks: High-performance bronzers and self-tanners

Beauty Decoder: Testing out a Gatsby-esque faux bob

Beauty: Skincare by decade

Beauty: How to rock sunblock

Beauty: Liisa Winkler plays spiritess with flowy plaits and minimal makeup

Beauty Crush: The flamenco bun

Beauty: The prettiest, most pinnable hair looks on FLARE‘s beauty radar

Health: In her new memoir, a “successful sociopath” reveals what makes her tick

Scene: Ballerina Heather Odgen on portraying Carmen in the National Ballet of Canada’s production

Scene: Writer-actor Julie Delpy talks her new film Before Midnight, the third installment of the Before SunriseBefore Sunset trio

Scene: Memoir writers Alison Wearing and Alysia Abbott discuss their differing experiences growing up with gay dads

Scene: Meeting fiction writer George Saunders

Visionary: Supermodel Naomi Campbell

Relating: Would you say yes to a second-hand wedding dress?

Deep Style: Chatting with artist Shary Boyle, who will represent Canada at the 2013 Venice Biennale (the greatest art-honour the country can bestow)

Style-Setter: Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke

Travel: Istanbul, a magical maze of hidden treasures

Style: A visit to Zara’s secretive headquarters

Style: Fashion is art

Style: Summer of the suit

Style: The season’s dipped, dyed and painted pieces go for a studio tour of Toronto’s coolest young artists

Horoscope: What’s in the stars for June?

Moment: 3-D printed fashion goes to market