Category Archive: Material Issue

Oscar Fashion: Turquoise Delight

This morning, I was thinking really hard about my favourite Oscar ensembles. And I realized that there was nothing truly memorable. It was a play-it-safe year for stylists. There were two looks that… Continue reading

Mid-Week Update: Paris Ready-To-Wear Week

Is it just me, or does it feel like the Fall Winter 2010 shows have been going on forever. Anyway, the Paris Ready-To-Wear shows began on Monday. Balmain presented a brocaded and broad-shouldered… Continue reading

My Enemy, My Moth

My nemesis — in fact, the foe of all right-thinking people everywhere — is the moth. I have fought against this pest valiantly in the past. I have bought cedar oils, cedar balls,… Continue reading

Vera Bradley’s Girly Bags

Whenever I’m in an airport or train station in the States, I’m always struck by the number of young ladies confidently swinging their brightly patterned, quilted Vera Bradley tote bags though the check… Continue reading

The Aughties Belonged To Marc Jacobs

Sure the decade started out all Tom Ford, but in my book, no one encapsulated the crazy, mixed up 2000s like Marc Jacobs. He did the status symbol thing with his his Louis… Continue reading

Weekday Update: Rearview Mirror Edition II

Everybody is weighing in with their “Decade in Review” lists. I, too, am making a list. A list of the top five fashion related Naughty Aughties lists and whatnot, starting with: 5. Meg… Continue reading

The Fall and Rise of Dennis’ House of Vintage

Do you remember Dennis’ House of Vintage? It was that cool shop at Queen & Portland with an very nice collection of high-end vintage clothing. You know, stuff like Pierre Balmain shirt dresses,… Continue reading

Blankety Goodness

I’m devastated that I wasn’t invited to the preview for The Bay‘s Blanket Statement, a collection of coats made from HBC Point Blankets and designed by folks like Comrags, Klaxon Howl, Smythe and… Continue reading

Rainy Days

If it’s gonna be rainy outside, you should have a pretty umbrella, such as this 1960s-era ombre number with a bamboo body and lucite handle that I found at the Value Village on… Continue reading

Speaking of Anna Wintour

Went to see The September Issue with Jessica on Friday. I couldn’t take my eyes off Anna Wintour’s stunning necklaces. Basically she wears three collet-set, graduated rivière necklaces throughout the movie – one… Continue reading

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