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Headshot of Myriam Richard, editor-in-chief of SABLE Magazine

Dear SABLE readers,

I have been rewriting the first sentence of this letter countless of times, trying to put into words the roller-coaster of emotions going through me right now. In spite of what I am feeling, one thing is for sure – SABLE had to come (back) to life because its purpose and vision are bigger — so much bigger than me or the mag itself. The magazine is for us, women of color!  We are on the cusp of a revolution, where we are all invited to paddle in unity to steer us through the tides of change.

Keeping this vision in mind, SABLE will work to be a platform through which we can help achieve that — together.  Your voices, your stories, your journeys, your accomplishments, will be the strides that will make us move forward.

For this version, we decided to try something different with the design, and offer a new online experience inspired by both a digital and online magazine. Every new issue, published weekly on Thursdays, will seem different, and yet keep a familiar SABLE signature. I invite you to experience SABLE’s first issue and to share your thoughts in the comment section.

Until then… see you all next week.





Table of content label - Style Beauty

our favorite  
facial masks for this winter

SABLE and the CITY – Black History Month in Montreal:
Where to go, what to do, what to see

We chat with filmakHER Sandra J. Mathieu
about her new webseries REINE




Image: FACE FORWARD, our favorite facial masks of the season. Headshot of a black woman with tribal markings on her face made with facial masks. The right part of the image shows the packaging of all 5 listed facial masks.
Table of content label - Style Beauty

1 ) nyxe – High efficiency cream mask by Zorah Biorganics
“Local, organic, eco-friendly and argan-based, this high efficiency mask proves the power of Nature to heal.  skin already damaged by the cold weather because of its repairing benefits”. (60$)

2) Pure Clay Mask by L’Oreal Paris
With its three types of clays, this mask is a triple-threat for skin’s impurities.» (13$-16$)

3) ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment by Kate Somerville
« If two minutes is all you have, then two minutes is all you’ll need with Kate Somerville’s Exfolikate treatment to give you the desired results – instant. radiant skin.» (29$-102$)

4) Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque by Kiehl’s 
«This one runs a double shift. First as a mask to feel the turmeric work its magic, then as a scrub when adding water, to exfoliate the dead skin cells. I love to use it in my morning routine, so my day starts with a healthy-looking glow.» ( 22$ – 50$)

5) Antioxidant Black Mud Mask by Arianna Skincare Elite Collection
«This mask right here is the Limited Edition Maserati of masks. There’s no rinsing needed, but only a magnet which pulls the mask and impurities off. And that’s when you see it – a thin layer of 24K gold dust on your skin, on which you can apply and massage a serum over, letting that black girl magic glow radiate. This stuff ladies, was made for queens!» (595$US)

By Myriam Richard



Our history is written everyday

Black History Month is a month to remember and ponder on what we, as black people, have accomplished and how we are moving forward. It is also a month of celebration, to recognize our community’s notable individuals and achievements. For this we have the second edition of the much anticipated Gala Dynastie and so many other activities. Here are a few events and activities we’re sure you’ll appreciate. –

Click here to access the list.


Introducing  Sandra J. Mathieu, creator of the new web series REINE.

This past January 22nd marked a first in French-Canadian TV. The web serie REINE – («QUEEN» in English) websérie, starring four black women in leading roles premiered. The fruit of Sandra J. Mathieu’s imagination, a black woman herself, the web serie follows these four strong and smart women as they go about their lives in a society that often misunderstands them, and at times, leads them to hide their real identity.

We reached out to Ms. Mathieu on the webseries and her future plans. Here’s what she had to say. 

Click here to access the interview 

Watch the trailer here:

Watch the first episode:


1 Comment

  • Reply Marlene Giordani February 7, 2018 at 13:47

    Go SABLE! I love what I saw! Congratulations. I cannot wait for the next issue and the ones to follow.

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