For King and Empire: More Canada Day Finds

My Brother-in-law just met the Queen! And speaking of royalty, here’s a First World War love token with a Canadian forces emblem. It’s inscribed “United we stand for King and empire.” The locket… Continue reading

Mid Century Modnesday: Russian Amber Ring

I found this lovely ring a couple of weeks ago at one of the Scarborough Value Villages. It looks very Scandinavian but has post 1958 Russian hallmarks. Unfortunately the amber is quite badly… Continue reading

Even More Value Village Finds!

It was a great weekend for vintage finds. And I haven’t even started taking pictures of Saturday’s garage sale booty yet! Here is the last of my discoveries from last Friday’s trip to… Continue reading

Another VV Find

When I was about 9 or 10, I really wanted a Tiffany Taylor doll. She was super glam in her lurex body suit and chartreuse overskirt. But the main thing was that with… Continue reading

I Learn Something New Everyday

Part of the fun of finding cool vintage stuff is researching it. On Friday, I picked up this pretty panel bracelet, stamped with a Japanese-style scene of cranes in front of Mt. Fuji.… Continue reading

My New Hair

So? What do you think? I loves it! Here’s the story, morning glories: I got a makeover for fashionism.ca. The video will be up in the next few months. The colour by Luis… Continue reading

Golden Years

Gold prices hit an all-time high last Friday, breaking the $1250 US/a troy ounce barrier. Which is making it harder to find fancy jewels at places like the Value Village or Goodwill. Unless… Continue reading

What The Chic G20 Protester Is Wearing This Season

Andrew obscures his identity in a vintage silk Yves Saint Laurent pocket square worn as a cheeky kerchief. Who wouldn’t want this cool cat to purr chants and slogans in her ear? Me-ow!

Window Shopping: After the Fire

Just a followup to our post on the Victoria Day Fire in Little Hipstertown It looks like most of the shops won;t be reopened until Fall. I covered how you can still support… Continue reading

What Yard Sale Finds Are Supposed to Be Like

Check out this necklace I got at the Trinity Bellwoods Yard Sale. Total cost: Twenty five cents. You heard me.

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