KO Média is pleased to announce that the March issue of ELLE Canada stars the inimitable Jane Fonda.
In a special issue that celebrates getting older with an open mind, the inspiring 82-year old actor, activist and icon opens up about her plans for the future and her past regrets.
“I can’t pretend that I’m not vain, but there isn’t going to be any more plastic surgery—I’m not going to cut myself up anymore,” says the refreshingly frank face of L’Oréal who talks about finding confidence later in life.
“I have psychic scars that I will never be able to give up.”
The special issue is packed with thoughtful features that dig into today’s most relevant questions, examining how societal perceptions about age are changing, and asking: Are fillers over? What’s the TikTok take on beauty? When will we finally start taking openly about menopause? In the words of French supermodel and author Caroline de Maigret, who is also featured in the exciting issue, “showing insatiable curiosity will make you look younger than a new pair of breasts.”
The March 2020 issue also boasts an everything-you-need-to-know guide to the season’s hottest trends, in which seasoned ELLE Canada editors decode how to wear must-have suits, trenches, retro prints, cool-girl denim and more.
Also in this issue: behind-the-scenes with Louis Vuitton’s Nicolas Ghesquière and his muses; a new study that hints romantic movies might be able to heal our relationships; and a fresh take on bold patterns and sleek minimalism.
The March issue of ELLE Canada will hit stands on February 17th.
As the latest stop on its nationwide-tour of the Bulleit 3D Printed Frontier Experience, Bulleit brought its 3D Printed Bar, some of the world’s first 3D printed cocktails and a Bulleit NEON in A Bottle, film-inspired art installation by the ‘Neon Queen’ Lisa Schulte to the Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica today Saturday, February 8th.
Now in its 35th year, the Film Independent Spirit Awards is an acclaimed award show that brought together the most boundary-pushing talent from this past year’s independent films across the globe including Hustlers, Parasite, Uncut Gems, Marriage Story, Waves, Honey Boy, Luce + more.
Medalion Rahimi stars in Awesomeness Films’ Before I Fall, opposite Zoey Deutch andHalston Sage, which will release March 3rd and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2017. She also stars in ABC and Shonda Rhimes’ new series, “Still Star Crossed” (working title) as ‘Princess Isabella’.
Medalion is a first generation Iranian-American with Russian ancestry and of Iranian-American descent. She has a four-year bachelor’s degree in theatre at University of California, Los Angeles, with a minor in English.
Past credits include guest appearances on “Criminal Minds”, “NCIS”, “New Girl”’ “Jane the Virgin” and “The Catch”.
Growing up in Southern California, Jaylen Barron knew from a young age she wanted to be an actress. As part of a multicultural family, she took great pride in her African American and Latina heritage. She was dismayed to find very few actors that looked like her onscreen. Driven by a desire to make a change, Barron decided that she wanted to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. Noticing her passion to reach her goal, her mom took her to get headshots and she soon landed her first job as a model for the girls clothing brand Justice. While making her mark in the world of modeling, she continued to pursue her dream of acting in hopes of emulating her childhood role models like Halle Berry.
Barron’s first foray on the small screen came when she was cast as Melanie on Disney’s Shake It Up. Shortly after, she recurred on Nickelodeon’s See Dad Run as Emily’s best friend Mary, as well as Good Luck Charlie as Lauren Dabney, the love interest of Gabe Duncan. Other memorable appearances include guest spots on Bones and Those Who Can’t. Though these were some of her very first performances, her talent did not go unnoticed and earned her four Young Artist Awards nominations.
Her big break came when she landed a heavily recurring role on Showtime’s Emmy-winning drama series Shameless. Barron portrayed Dominique, the girlfriend of Ethan Cutkosky’s character, Carl. Dominique is a good girl with bad girl tendencies that goes on a downward spiral. She shared the screen with the all-star cast including William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Jeremy Allen White, and Steve Howey.
Barron continues to take Hollywood by storm. She can be seen as the lead on the award winning Netflix series Free Rein. She stars as Zoe, a 15-year-old from Los Angeles who spends the summer at her mom’s childhood home on an island off the coast of England. After befriending a mysterious horse during the summer, she finds the strength to deal with issues she faces. Her character is the only black female on the equestrian team, making her the first American person of color to play the lead in a Netflix Children’s original series. The hit series has won two Daytime Emmys, including one for Outstanding Children’s Series, and earned an NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Children’s Program.
She is also showcasing her talent behind the camera in the world of voiceover. She can currently be heard in Go90’s animated short series Explosion Jones alongside Danny Trejo, Vivica A. Fox, Michael Madsen, Carl Weathers, and James Hong. In addition, she has another leading voice role that should be announced publicly soon.
Aside from acting, Barron is expanding her repertoire as an entrepreneur. She recently launched her own lash line, Boujaye Lashes, which consists of vegan and cruelty-free lashes.
When she is not busy, Barron enjoys cooking, watching documentaries and most importantly, spending time with her family. She also loves working out by spending time in the gym or outdoors. Barron loves fashion and prides herself on keeping up with the latest styles and trends. She currently resides in the Los Angeles area with her beloved dogs, Bugsy and Powder.
Prior to landing the role of Victoria on ABC/Shondaland’s “Station 19,” Barrett Doss starred on Broadway in “Groundhog Day” as the lead female role of Rita. She also appeared in the Broadway revival of “You Can’t Take It with You,” starring James Earl Jones and Rose Bryne. Doss has been seen off-Broadway in “Burning” at The New Group, and off-off Broadway in “Strom Thurmond Is Not A Racist/Cleansed” (The Brick) and “Orestes 2.0.” Her regional credits include “Comedy of Errors,” “The Real Thing” and “Jamaica.”
Her previous television credits include a recurring role on the Netflix/Marvel series “Iron Fist,” and episodes of “Girls,” “Bull,” “Time After Time,” “Person of Interest” and “30 Rock.”
Doss holds a Bachelor of Arts from New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study.
HOMETOWN: Minneapolis, Minnesota BIRTHDATE: March 20
With humble beginnings as a professional salsa dancer in the Bronx, New York, Jaina Lee Ortiz set her sights on her dream of becoming an actor. After moving to Los Angeles, California, she made her television debut in Amazon’s “The After,” created by Chris Carter (“X-Files”). Shortly thereafter, Ortiz starred as the female lead in Fox’s “Rosewood,” then completed a major recurring arc opposite Ryan Phillippe in the second season of the USA hit series “Shooter.”
Currently, Ortiz stars as Andy Herrera on ABC’s drama “Station 19.” The series from Shonda Rhimes follows a group of heroic firefighters in Seattle.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Victoria Konefal knew she wanted to be an actress at the age of seven. Her journey into the entertainment industry began in the fourth grade when she went on a class trip to see an off-Broadway production of The Hobbit. During the show, she was so captivated that her mother had to keep her from standing up to join the performance. After the curtain closed, they sought out the director who invited her to audition for a production of The South Pacific. She quickly booked the role and went on to perform with the theater company for six years. In an effort to hone her craft, Konefal attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia Performing Arts High School in New York City where prestigious actors such as Ansel Elgort, Timothee Chalamet, Jennifer Aniston, Adrien Brody, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Al Pacino, Sarah Paulson, Adrian Grenier and Liza Minnelli also studied. Shortly after graduation, she made the decision to move to Los Angeles to pursue acting full-time.
Konefal’s big break came when she was cast asCiara Brady, the daughter of power couple Bo and Hope, on the Emmy-winning soap opera Days of Our Lives. A fierce young woman who has overcome issues with the law and her parents tumultuous relationship, Ciara is making her mark on Salem as she matures. Konefal’s portrayal of Ciara earned her a 2019 Daytime Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series category. Other television credits include dramatic performances in the Lifetime movies The Wrong Crush alongside Vivica A. Fox and Lesli Kay as well as Deadly Exchange with fellow soap actress Lindsay Hartley. She was also seen with a guest role on the hit ABC comedy Modern Family. In addition to her work on the small screen, Konefal brought her talent to the world of film in Circus Kane, opposite Jonathan Lipnicki. She will further showcase her acting chops in the upcoming horror thriller Fog City.
When she is not busy acting, Konefal enjoys working out, traveling, camping, hiking, biking, and writing music. She loves to be outdoors enjoying nature and a good game of basketball or softball. A passionate environmental advocate, she lends her support to organizations dedicated to conserving our planet. Konefal currently resides in Los Angeles with her beloved Miniature Schnauzer, Lola.
Born in Dallas, Texas, Eliza Pryor knew that she would eventually move out to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. While her two brothers are more of the athletic type, Eliza has always been an artist. She began singing at a young age and falls more in love with it every year.
Her big break came when she landed a lead role on Netflix’s Team Kaylie. The show follows a wealthy teenager who tries to prove herself after she’s been forced outside of her comfort zone. Eliza’s character, Valeria, is an eccentric self-proclaimed witch. She is an excellent team-player because she is mischievous but also very lovable. Other TV credits include Alexa & Katie, Raven’s Home, and Clique Wars. She is also set to guest star on the highly-anticipated Apple TV+ series Truth Be Told, alongside Emmy Award winner Ron Cephas Jones.
She is no stranger to the big screen. Eliza played Zelda in the feature film Spinning Man. She has also made her mark on the music industry. In 2017, Eliza had the opportunity to perform God Bless America at at Texas Legends basketball game which is not an easy feat. Then, not too long after posting a video of herself singing an acapella cover of Demi Lovato’s “Stone Cold,” Eliza landed a spot in the music group Acapop! Formed by the creators of Pentatonix, they are releasing episodes on YouTube. She has also brought her talent to the voiceover world as Sherry Birkin in the popular video game Resident Evil 2.
Outside of acting and singing, Eliza has a strong appreciation for fashion. She loves creating new outfits and hopes to pursue fashion in the future. She also enjoys aerial silks and horseback riding. Eliza is a true philanthropist in the making as she spoke at the Los Angeles Walk to End Alzheimer’s in honor of her great-grandfather and supports causes which aim to end childhood cancer.
Mandy Moore released her second single today titled “I’d Rather Lose,” from her forthcoming new album. The song follows the release of the singer-songwriter’s first new single “When I Wasn’t Watching,” which NPR raved “the song sways with Stevie Nicks energy” and The Atlantic described as “…folkie rock pop, building on a lineage running from Fleetwood Mac to Haim.” Moore’s warm vocals shine through on both new tracks which will appear on her first new album in a decade, due out early next year via Verve Forecast. Click HERE to listen to the single and for audio video, click HERE.
“We live in a cultural moment of “win at all costs” and that may afford small victories in the short term but this song tries to explore the idea of trying to live according to your moral compass, whatever that might be,” says Moore. “It’s easy to run out of patience and give into temptations on any given day, but it seems like the only way of achieving the kind of long term peace of mind we’re all looking for, requires a recommitment to the concepts of honesty and integrity that ground us. On a macro level, that’s what this song aims to hit on – abandoning some game you never subscribed to in the first place.”
Newly signed to Verve Forecast (a label whose roster also includes such esteemed artists as T Bone Burnett and J.S. Ondara), Moore began recording the new album earlier this year. In a purposeful departure from the more tightly structured pop of her previous material, she’s worked closely with long-time collaborator and producer Mike Viola and with her husband, Taylor Goldsmith (singer/guitarist/songwriter for L.A.-based folk-rock band Dawes), creating the album’s lyrics on her own and recording each song live with a full band setup.
As a result of that more organic production approach, songs like “When I Wasn’t Watching” and “I’d Rather Lose,” embody a bright vitality that wholly fulfills Moore’s initial vision for the album. “I wanted to make a very California-sounding record – something that feels sunshiny and airy and natural, something you could listen to driving up and down the PCH with all the windows rolled down on a beautiful weekend day,” she notes.
With her second single out today, Moore looks forward to embarking on the next chapter of her music career with a newfound sense of agency. “I very much feel like I’m at the helm of the ship now, where I’m stepping back into music completely on my own terms,” she says. “Everything that’s happened up until this point has gotten me to where I am today, and I’m so excited to just keep moving forward.”
About Mandy Moore
An Emmy-, Grammy- and Golden Globe-nominated actress, singer, and songwriter, Mandy Moore first came to national attention with her platinum-selling 1999 debut album So Real. With her sophomore effort I Wanna Be with You arriving in 2000 and her self-titled third album released in 2001, she starred in the film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’s A Walk to Remember in 2002, winning an MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Female Performance. Over the next decade, Moore appeared in a dozen films and released a series of celebrated albums: 2003’s Coverage, 2007’s Wild Hope, and 2009’s Amanda Leigh. Since 2016, she’s starred on the critically acclaimed NBC series “This Is Us,” earning Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for her role as matriarch Rebecca Pearson. With the fourth season of “This Is Us” premiering in late-September 2019, Moore will next be seen alongside Woody Harrelson in Roland Emmerich’s feature film Midway.
Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival, Hot Docs, Frameline
Benedetta Barzini wants to disappear. An iconic fashion model in the 1960s, she became a muse to Warhol, Dali, Penn and Avedon. As a radical feminist in the 1970s, she fought for the rights and emancipation of women. But at the age of 75, she is fed up with all the roles that life has imposed upon her and decides to leave everything and everybody behind, to disappear to a place as far as possible from the gaze of the camera. Only her son Beniamino is permitted to witness her journey. Having filmed her since he was a child in spite of all her resistance, he now wants to make a film about her, to keep her close for as long as possible — or, at least, as long as his camera keeps running. The making of the film turns into a battle between mother and son, a stubborn fight to capture the ultimate image of Benedetta — that of her liberation.