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8 February 2017,    
Canadian Content Showcase - FASHION - Sophie Grégoire Trudeau Cover Story, Wedding Bells - 2017 Wedding Trends

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FASHION Magazine secures Canada’s Sophie Grégoire Trudeau for exclusive cover feature in March 2017 issue

In honour of International Women’s Day on March 8, FASHION Magazine is revealing its feminist-themed March 2017 issue with an exclusive cover and interview featuring Sophie Grégoire Trudeau. The issue marks Grégoire Trudeau’s first fashion cover to date and includes an eight-page feature in which Grégoire Trudeau speaks to the importance of promoting women’s rights in today’s chaotic socio-political landscape.

"We're being called to rise up and raise our level of consciousness and to connect with other human beings," says Grégoire Trudeau. "The level of opportunity that we're sitting on right now as a country and a generation is immense."


In addition to discussing her recovery from bulimia nervosa, Grégoire Trudeau shares her other passion projects, which include promoting self-esteem in girls and advocating for wage equality, affordable daycare and justice for Indigenous women.

“We’re so proud to have Sophie Grégoire Trudeau as the face of this month’s feminist-themed issue,” says Noreen Flanagan, Editor-in-Chief of FASHION Magazine. “She is one of many great Canadian women we profile in the issue who are actively creating a better future for everyone. In this issue we also include the results of our first-ever "State of Sisterhood” survey, which was completed by more than 1,100 Canadian women.”

The exclusive cover feature, which was photographed at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, features Grégoire Trudeau dressed in Canadian designs by Dean Davidson, Greta Constantine, Jenny Bird, Lauren Klassen, Lucian Matis, Markoo, Sid Neigum and Smythe. The print edition of FASHION’s March issue hits newsstands in Canada on February 13, 2017. FASHION will also be debuting in the U.S. at select Barnes & Noble locations on February 28, 2017. For the full story and behind-the-scenes content from the March 2017 issue, please visit

Weddingbells and Mariage Québec Announce
 Must-try Bridal Trends of 2017

From swinging floral streamers, to fabulous feathered gowns and “boxed lunch” party favours, Weddingbells and Mariage Québec have released their annual bridal Trends Guide, revealing the standout trends in all things nuptial-related for 2017.


Featuring the newest in food, drink and décor to florals, fashion and travel; Weddingbells’ and Mariage Québec’s Trends Guide continues to be every bride’s roadmap to the altar. But it’s not all donut-cakes and prosecco with popsicles; the Guide also features traditional wedding elements revitalized with a modern twist. This year’s contemporary classics include silver colour schematics, oversized bouquets, floral cakes and laser cut cakes, graphic lace and feathered gowns, and pearl accessories.

The year’s hottest trends include:
     • Bunches and Bundles of Balloons                     
     • Bejewelled Up-dos                                             
     • Donut-Topped Cakes                                          
     • Edgy Bridal Shawls and Cover-ups                   
     • Floral Armbands
     • Geode Cakes
     • Graphic Lace Gowns
     • Pattern Play Décor
     • Plant Murals
     • Prosecco with Popsicles

This year, Air Transat has partnered with Weddingbells and Mariage Québec to present the Travel category in the 2017 Trends Guide. A one-year exclusive sponsorship, Travel Trends by Transat will be integrated as native content curated by the Weddingbells and Mariage Québec editorial teams. The e-marketing campaign will feature run of site brand media on and as well as social media support.

"We are excited to announce a new partnership with Air Transat," says Jacqueline Loch, Vice-President and Group Publisher, St. Joseph Media Women’s Group. “Together, we have extended our bridal expertise in the travel pillar of our Trends Guide and provided couples with the most romantic getaways on the planet.”

The Travel Trends by Transat portion of the Guide outlines the top travel destinations for couples to host their wedding or spend their honeymoon as well as tips for planning a celebration overseas. Trending destinations for nuptial celebrations include the Adriatic Sea, Colombia, Ireland, Mexico, and St. Lucia.

“We are thrilled with our partnership with Weddingbells and Mariage Québec, two reputable publications with whom we’ve been collaborating for several years,” says Geneviève LeBrun, Vice-President of Marketing at Transat Tours Canada. “The market for destination weddings is constantly growing, and our expertise has helped thousands of couples plan their dream wedding, perfectly tailored to them. Therefore, it is with great pleasure that we share our tips and recommendations with the readers of these magazines.”


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