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Expert Advice: Sun By The Numbers

Ombrelle is celebrating their 20th anniversary this summer. And they want us to know that sun protection has changed a lot in the past two decades. There’s SPFs that go up all the… Continue reading

I Heart Seikos

While none of my watches can claim to be mint specimens, I was feeling like I needed summertime beater — you know, a timepiece that you don’t have to worry about wearing in… Continue reading

The Truth About Vanity Sizing

There was a lot of hullaballoo in the UK last week about the practice of Vanity Sizing. A couple of months ago when we were all up in arms about size 0 to… Continue reading

Bring Back The Dress Clip!

A dress clip is a brooch that uses a hinged clip or two-pronged pin to fasten on to clothing. They were super popular between the 1920s and 1940s because they are extremely versatile.… Continue reading

Me In Bilt

Hey everybody. My story on Canadian Modernist Silversmiths is in the new issue of Bilt. Plus: There are all kinds of other awesome pictures and stories. You should go there and start reading… Continue reading

Collections Week: I Like Iolite

Two probably doesn’t count as a collection, but I’m keen to share my latest gemmological theory. See, I’ve had the pendant above for a long, long time. And before I bought it, I’d… Continue reading

Collection Week: Taxco Sterling Silver Bracelets

When I’m feeling Frida Kalho, I like to wear all three of these circa ’40s Mexican Silver Bracelets. At least two of them (left and centre) are from the Taxco area of Mexico.

Fashion is Danger

I was reading up on this week’s auction of the contents of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé’s country home. I was even gonna make a post about it so I was looking… Continue reading

Nanoo Na…No, is it That Late Already?

A character watch I found this weekend. And below, its original advertising. I just wanted to share. Photo below via My Retrospace.

Witch Heart? This Heart!

Last week I wrote about the Witch Ring that I found at St. Lawrence Market. Well, on Friday I found a Witches Heart (pictured above) whilst out and about with Tiffany. What makes… Continue reading

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