Here at FLARE, we have a lot in common: a love of fashion, beauty, magazines, culture and general wordsmithery. But as we rush through each day, we don’t often find time to share the minutiae of our passions. What do we binge-watch on a rainy weekend? What are we longing for; what movies make us cry? So, in spirit of our Editors’ Picks column, we thought it was time the interns had some say. Introducing a new weekly column, Interns’ Picks, where you can get to know the people assisting the FLARE team—and maybe we can get to know one another a little better, too.
Elwira Oliwa, Digital Intern
Ready to enter a time warp, and not of the Rocky Horror Picture Show variety? Well, here’s a chance to step outside the box with Franck Muller’s Crazy Hours timepiece. What at first glance looks strange becomes the most daring feature of the watch, as time movement is actually disrupted. Muller, “Master of Complications,” turned time on its head and rearranged the hour numerals forging an original flow to bohemian work days. Finally, cause to be offbeat around-the-clock!
Megan Rudson, Editorial Intern
I’ve been on the prowl for a new show ever since Bates Motel ended its first season in May, but when a friend recommended Masters of Sex, I was hesitant. Being a period-skeptic, I couldn’t imagine enjoying a show that revolved around ’50s America, especially one whose main character is best-known for her comedic (albeit amazing) portrayal of Janis Ian. Yes, somehow I was obsessed after one episode—not just with the story, but Lizzy Caplan’s performance too (she also proves to have killer style, see our December issue). And while the show’s nudity may seem abundant, the raunchy sex-scenes have a tendency to prove that women, too, can separate their emotions from the bedroom—something many men still refuse to believe 50-plus years later.
Jacky Le, Editorial Intern
When sharp winter winds start wreaking havoc, my skin always seems to misbehave. So, as the frigid weather devours the faint warmth of fall, I turn to Anthony Logistics Glycolic Facial Cleanser—a skin-saving must-have in my toiletry kit. Great for sensitive skin, the cleanser works as a perfect pre-shave treatment and is an ideal stocking stuffer for your beau. Plus, with Movember in full swing Anthony Logistics will be donating a percentage of their product sales to the cause. Now your grooming habits won’t suffer alongside your ‘stache.
Vittoria Natarelli, Digital Intern
Is an addiction to patriotism possible? Because I think I’ve hit full shopaholic-status for Canada gear from The Bay. I own the sunglasses, the t-shirts and several pairs of their iconic mittens, but my favourite addition to collection is the toque. As part of the Olympic Collection, The Bay has four different Canadiana hats available: the Colourblock Word Mark Pom Pom Tuque, the Knit Pom Hat, the Canada Script Tuque and the Sochi 2014 Canada Tuque. I picked up the Canada Script toque in black. Come to think of it, the hat’s looking a little lonely, so perhaps the Sochi 2014 Canada Tuque is next on my list. If you need me, I’ll be at The Bay on Bloor.
Intern’s Headshots Photographed by Tami McInnis.