Canadian Style — Not an Oxymoron

In the new New Yorker Style Issue, there’s a couple of shout outs to our home and native land. In a story about J. Crew, the author describes a fashionable young men as… Continue reading

Fairy Wallpaper Find

Sorry for the late posting today. Perhaps this picture of the 1970s vintage wallpaper I found last week will help make up for it somehow. Wallpaper is making a comeback, but I’m afraid… Continue reading

Are You Carrying? Molly Stark Pocket Watch

This here is a ladies full hunter Molly Stark Pocket Watch. The Hampden Watch Co. introduced this watch in 1896. This watch dates from around 1900 but looks almost brand new. When it… Continue reading

Modnesday: Orange Pop

I may not have been posting about Spring Summer 2011 New York Fashion Week Shows, but I have been following it. And inspired by the orange at Marc Jacobs, I thought I’d share… Continue reading

In Praise Of Harem Pants

Today may be the last day I can wear my $8 Harem Pants from H&M. They have served me well this summer. The cool cotton was comfy during the most humid days of… Continue reading

Sidewalk Find: Marc Jacobs Scarf

Drunk people lose their stuff all the time. Why, on Richmond, between Duncan and Spadina, the streets are literally paved with lipsticks and mascaras that fell out of some woman’s purse while she… Continue reading

Lady Gaga’s Meat Dress — It’s Been Done

Lady Gaga caused a stir at the MTV Video Awards on Sunday night with her Franc Fernandez meat dress. Montreal artist Jana Sterbak courted controversy back in the 1980s with her Vanitas: Flesh… Continue reading

Neato Netsuke

I found myself with some free time last week and went on a thrift shopping bender. Amongst my many fantastic finds with this wooden figure of the Buddha. I think it’s a Netsuke.… Continue reading

Tie One On!

I admit it. I sometimes buy vintage just for the label. For example, I do not wear ties. Yet I picked up these Balenciaga and Missoni cravattes simply because I wanted to say… Continue reading

Vintage Fashion Ads From 1985

That Victoria & Albert Album I found last week also had some crazy cool old clothing adverts. Remember kids, the 1980s were an era of conspicuous consumption. Why Herm├Ęs only had to show… Continue reading

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