TV is for Dummies…Or is it?

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Getting a much welcomed respite from work this week has afforded me many sweet indulgences. For one, sleeping in, which medical experts duly advise against, but I’m sure you’ll agree is one of the few heavenly pleasures us mere mortals get to enjoy, eating, although if I overindulge, I could very well develop love handles … Continue reading

Holiday 2012 Wish List

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Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is… La Lilouche Sophia Black Silk Kimono Robe Pure With Heart Cut Out (in Midnight Black), $179 at youngrepublic.com. iPad Mini (in Black & Slate), starting at $329, at apple.com. Paisie Vintage Style Golden Metal Collar Insert, $30, at youngrepublic.com. This City by Ruben Ireland (22 x 22), … Continue reading

Dietrich and the Tuxedo

By Emily Patterson The re-appearance of the tuxedo on the catwalk this fall instantly sent images of a young Marlene Dietrich in Morocco (1930) to my mind. In her debut film role, Dietrich stood on stage, a magnificent androgynous sexually charged female, dressed in long black pipe trousers, a white shirt, and smoking jacket, and … Continue reading

One: Outfits From a New Era at the Montreal Biosphere

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Our day-to-day is filled with alluring billboards, enticing magazine adverts, and pop-up ads that beckon us straight through the pearly gates of our numerous pantheons of goods and services. We buy to no end, only to discard our new acquisitions once the initial appeal has worn off. Consumerism is undeniably the name of the game, but … Continue reading

Clothing, Identity and the Case of the ‘Genderless’ Baby

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As much as clothing serves as a means of identification, it is equally useful as a way to conceal, or at the very least, render one’s identity ambiguous, which illustrates just how deep-seated our sartorial markers of class, gender, and identity are, and that, in spite of the changes fashion has undergone throughout the decades. … Continue reading

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

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The fashion gods continue to bestow upon us intellectually stimulating fare with yet another exhibition gracing the city of Montreal. The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, presented by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is the latest exhibition to showcase the body of work of an esteemed couturier, … Continue reading

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