September 2019 Issue: Winnie Harlow And Stephan James For Elle Canada
CANADA — The September 2019 issues are now arriving on the Internet and newsstands around the globe. Magazines are bringing their A-game with eye-catching covers. Some issues even weigh more than a pound and has over hundreds of pages.
The September issue is the most important and biggest issue of the year for fashion publications. Candy Pratts Prince once said, “September is the January in fashion.” September’s fall fashion issues hold a lot of weight and most luxury houses spend the most amount of advertising dollars in this particular issue.
Jordyn Woods covers Cosmopolitan UK September 2019 issue (see it here), Alicia Keys covers Harper’s Bazaar‘s Bazaar Icon September 2019 issue (see it here), Serena Williams covers the September 2019 issue of ESSENCE, dubbed the “Global Fashion Issue” (see it here) and Iggy Azalea covers the September 2019 issue of Cosmopolitan (see it here).
Next up are Winnie Harlow and Stephan James. The model and actor are on the front page of Elle Canada.
This issue was lensed Norman Wong and styled by Juliana Schiavinatto.
The cover story was shot on the streets of Little Jamaica. See some excerpts below:
Winnie Harlow is striding down Eglinton West in Toronto’s Little Jamaica like she’s on a runway in Paris. She’s wearing a floor-length houndstooth Chanel coat and not much else. Traffic has come to a halt as our photographer orbits her, and people passing by are scrambling for their phones so they can capture the moment. And this is definitely a moment.
Causing a gridlock is the norm for this indomitable, beautiful woman of humble beginnings, who hails from Malton, just outside of Toronto. Harlow’s first walk in the public spotlight, when she appeared in America’s Next Top Model in 2014, is barely a blip when compared to her recent achievements. In the past year alone, she became a brand ambassador for Tommy Hilfiger, appeared in the Victoria’s Secret show, made the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, fronted a M.A.C Viva Glam campaign and appeared on the covers of magazines from as far afield as Taiwan, Indonesia and the Netherlands.
Stephan James and I find each other on the first floor of Soho House, the members-only hot spot where everyone whispers, feigning calm, while keeping their head on a swivel lest they miss a celebrity sighting. Initially, James had wanted to take me to his old neighbourhood, Bay Mills, in the heart of Scarborough where he grew up with his mom and two brothers. But his trip to Toronto is brief, so we agreed to meet here, in the hub of premiere cast parties during TIFF. James had wanted to show me where he’s from, but instead, as it turns out, I am getting a look at where this gifted actor is headed.
The 25-year-old has, in just a handful of years, gone from humbly accepting a Rising Star award at TIFF to walking the red carpet last year as the lead in two high-profile premieres: acclaimed director Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk and the streaming-series Homecoming, an adaptation of the hit podcast of the same name, in which he starred opposite Julia Roberts as a war vet undergoing rehab. The buzz surrounding James, who’d previously scored supporting roles in Ava DuVernay’s Selma (and for which he attended a screening at the Obamas’ home theatre) and CBC’s miniseries The Book of Negroes, was suddenly deafening: He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award, and the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television presented him with the first Radius Award, which recognizes Canadians in the industry making a global impact.
Photos Credit: Norman Wong