Take one look at Cameron Williamson’s Instagram or Twitter profile and it’s evident that life as FLARE Editor-in-Chief keeps you very busy with fashion shows, business trips and awards dinners.

So, when there is finally some downtime, what do you do? You read (more) magazines on Next Issue. Of course. We sat down with Cameron to get some quick reading tips for the weekend.


What’s your day job?

Editor-in-Chief of FLARE

What have you read lately that got you excited?

New York Magazine June 16-29, 2014: First Show, Last Show

In May, I spent a few days at the Cannes Film Festival and was fortunate enough to see the premiere of Saint Laurent, an engrossing new biopic about Yves Saint Laurent. This article in New York Magazine about a father and daughter photography duo that documented the designer’s illustrious 40-year career, including his first and last runway show, was totally fascinating.



FLARE July 2014: Sex, Lies and Selfies

FLARE is primarily a fashion and beauty publication, but in each issue we make sure to tackle serious topics, too. This story about revenge porn, or the “unlawful dissemination of private images,” will make you think twice about ever sexting someone a racy photo.




Bon Appétit July 2014: Where There’s Smoke, There’s Salad

Considering I don’t even own a barbecue, I spent a surprising amount of time clicking and swiping through this interactive feature about grilled veggies.





Maclean’s June 30 & July 7 2014: Coming Out, Again

During a week when World Pride is being celebrated in Toronto, it’s easy to think that gay rights are no longer an issue in Canada. However, after reading Maclean‘s columnist Emma Teitel’s piece about LGBT Baby Boomers fighting homophobia in Vancouver, I realized we still have a long way to go, even in this country.




What magazine do you read that would surprise your friends?

There are two, actually: Popular Science and Popular Mechanics. I have no idea what the articles are going on about, but they’re beautifully designed and look particularly good on a tablet.

How many magazines are in your library?

42. Although Architectural Digest and Dwell give me a serious case of house envy and Men’s Health and Men’s Journal make me feel like a lazy bastard, I still download them each month – along with the 38 other titles in my library.