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July 2013 Issue: Table of Contents

Photo by Autumn De Wilde

Photo by Autumn De Wilde

The email from her publicist came late the night before our July cover shoot: “Olivia wants burgers and fries!” Let’s just say this lettuce-free lunch request was a FLARE first, a sign that The Newsroom star Olivia Munn is just as down-to-earth as her sunny reputation would have you believe.

Munn arrived on set in yoga pants and sneakers with her hair in a bun, and spent her time between shots joking with the crew and sharing photos on her iPad, including snaps of her adorable niece and a recent editorial starring her strapping Swedish actor boyfriend, The Killing’s Joel Kinnaman.

Our easygoing cover girl kept her cool in the sweltering 34-degree heat, modelling high-fashion ruffles and pleats with ease alongside photographer Autumn de Wilde. The setting also had a Zen effect; the 1963 property (as seen in movies like The Big Lebowski and Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle) boasted an indoor koi pond that provided a soothing backdrop for hair and makeup. (Noting the clash between such Asian-inspired natural elements and lauded architect John Lautner’s trademark glass walls and sharp angles, Munn laughed, “That’s not very feng shui!”) Even when the shoot ran long, she clambered up the house’s slanted roof and later jumped into the pool, gown and all, game to the end.

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On the cover: Olivia Munn is wearing a Michael Kors dress and an Eddie Borgo earpiece. Photography, Autumn De Wilde; hair, Laini Reeves; makeup, Jenn Streicher, both; nails, Carla Kay, Cloutier Remix, Essie; fashion editor, Fiona Green.

See all the content from the July issue here!

Editor’s Letter: Miranda Purves on self-determined fashion trends

On Set with Olivia: Behind-the-scenes of our cover shoot with Olivia Munn

Localist: The latest in local design and cuisine

Fashion: Summer’s wooden sole shoe trend

Fashion: What to wear on Canadian summer escapes from coast to coast

Fashion: How to wear fashionable sneakers

Fashion Star: A look at designer Thomas Tait

Beauty: The sexiest nail colour under the sun

Beauty: The Coveteur team takes Toronto Fashion Week

Beauty Crush: Ditch dullness and frizz with our pro hair advice

Beauty Picks: The best sheer lip and cheek colours

Beauty Decoder: The Palm Beach tan

Health: Searching for a cellulite remedy

Scene: Austra’s new electro-pop album

Scene: Summer’s most intriguing reads

FLARE Food: Leanne Shapton talk bars and squares, the shape of the season

Fashion: Viktor & Rolf’s re-entry into couture and a travelling doll show

Relating: Meet Ladyfag, NYC’s hottest drag queen–club promoter

Deep Style: Ageless 80-year-old filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin

Cover Girl: Olivia Munn on what makes her stand out

Fashion: The season’s sexiest swimsuits

Horoscope: A summer of love

Moment: Keira Knightley’s mysterious wedding dress