Category Archive: Material Issue

Halloween Pt. VI: Skeleton Gloves

If you are an accessories designer and you want to give me a present, make me two pairs of supple black leather gloves — opera- and wrist-length — with fairly accurate representations of… Continue reading

Ten Years Later

As some of you know, I used to work at the late, great Images — a magazine that was a gift with purchase at Shoppers Drug Mart, sort of like Glow is now.… Continue reading

How Will Future Generations Remember the 2000s?

Ah, long weekends. At some point you get bored and your start to ask yourself strange rhetorical questions, such as: What would I look like with Johnny Rotten‘s hair? Should I sell all… Continue reading

Window Shopping: Life is A Cabaret

Some sunny gowns for a rainy day: Here’s a picture of the window display at Cabaret — one of my favourite neighbourhood boutiques.

Interview With A Designer: Antik Batik’s Gabriella Cortese

The Toronto International Film Festival kicked off yesterday, as did New York Fashion Week. It seems appropriate that I had a chance to Gabriella Cortese, the designer of the Paris-based label Antik Batik,… Continue reading

Famous Beige Raincoats

Yesterday, the management team behind luxury label Jaeger acquired rivals Aquascutum, the venerable British brand. Jaeger hopes to turn Aquascutum in to a Burberry-style financial hit. Yet, in England, Aquascutum has more cachet… Continue reading

Aughties In Review: The It Bag Generation

Maybe I was hasty in proclaiming the 2000s the Shoe Decade, when we were all clearly preoccupied with status bags. It’s all we thought about!!! But again, what is the defining purse of… Continue reading

Give Me Liberty

Forget Harrods and down with Topshop: Liberty has my vote for the most iconic of British Department stores. I started collecting vintage Liberty scarves (I accquired the one pictured above last week) around… Continue reading

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