Interview With A Beauty Scientist Pt. II: Teca Gillespie

I’ve written enough about hair care to know what you’re supposed to do to keep your hair all hale and healthy. But what if you had a, um, friend who was going through… Continue reading

I Heart You Pt. II

I am in mourning, so today’s heart is a black one. A black coral pendant and a nice gilt art nouveau chain that was a gift from the lovely Lynda Felton. For those… Continue reading

Alexander McQueen 1969-2010

I’m still coming top terms with Alexander McQueen‘s death. My skin is crawling and I feel near tears — all for a man I’ve never met but have deeply admired. Maybe this is… Continue reading

I Heart You Pt. 1

In honour of Valentine’s Day, I’m posting some pictures of heart-shaped baubles that I have owned. Here is a wee pin from Canadian-born, Bali-based designer John Hardy. Well, technically John Hardy didn’t design… Continue reading

Do Over: Brutalist Bracelet Turned Necklace

This was an easy one: Take one broken brutalist-inspired bracelet from the 70s and remove broken panels. Attach one end to a wire choker (available at any bead shop). Pry polished amethyst stones… 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

Lookbooks: Lillian Bassman: Women

I woke up with a weird feeling that I had met Lillian Bassman at the Bata Shoe Museum. Could this be true or just a dream? I’ve been Googling the iconic photographer all… Continue reading

Do Over: Sterling and Opal Ring

One of the skills I learned when I took a silversmithing course at Organic Metal Gallery was how to bezel set stones. I have reverse engineered this skill a couple of times to… Continue reading

Fashion Blogging Brouhaha

There’s a story on Jezebel about a recent Ann Taylor event where bloggers were promised gift cards in return for favourable reviews. Just so you guys know where I’m coming from, I do… Continue reading

Give Me More Liberty

You guys know I have a thing for Liberty of London, right? And you know I have a thing for Target. So when my friend Jessica told me about Liberty’s upcoming collaboration with… Continue reading

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