Flare is a Canadian fashion magazine. It is owned by Rogers Communications.
Flare magazine came into existence in 1979, as a reinvention of the Canadian publication Miss Chatelaine magazine. It is known as "Canada's Fashion magazine", and while cover stories often feature American or International stars, Flare focuses largely on Canadian content and its role in internation art, fashion, and media. In addition to runway and street fashion from Canada and abroad, the magazine covers music and entertainment, health and beauty, and feature stories relevant to young Canadian women. Flare celebrated its 30th anniversary on November 5, 2009, with a star-studded reception and party at the Royal Ontario Museum.
Flare Magazine was the brainchild of Donna Scott who was given two magazines, 'Teen Generation' and 'Miss Chatelaine' by Maclean Hunter Management to improve or redirect. Donna put both teen magazines to sleep and created Flare Magazine, aimed at young career women who, until that time, only had access to American fashion magazines. Flare became Canada's first successful fashion magazine, under the direction of its first editor, Keitha Maclean. Subsequent editors included, Shelley Black and Bonnie Fuller. Donna Scott retired from Flare and went on to be the Chair of Canada Council for the Arts and was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1994.
Flare magazine often uses Canadian models such as Lisa Cant and Heather Marks for their photo shoots along with many other up-and-comers.
Past editors-in-chief have included Bonnie Fuller and Suzanne Boyd. The position is currently held by Lisa Tant.
The magazine has featured Wayne Gretzky's future wife Janet Jones on the cover and in the magazine in the 1980s. Their daughter was featured on the cover and inside the magazine in an issue in August 2005.