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

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

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

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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It’s safe to say that this upcoming exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, by virtue of the extraordinary designer it celebrates, will be well worth the road trip.Entitled Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, the exhibit will showcase pieces from the late designer’s prolific 19-year career. A show not to be missed. Now, … Continue reading

Sartorial Twins: The Psychology of Dressing Alike

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“Birds of a feather flock together.” People with similar tastes tend to gravitate towards one another. But could it also be argued that closeness breeds similarity? Twin infants, unbeknownst to them, are made to sport the same attire. But usually, when they grow older, they want nothing more than to break free from sartorial sameness. … Continue reading

Extremes of Style: When Antifashion Becomes Fashion

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Fashion is the vehicle through which a particular beauty ideal travels from the towering skyscrapers housing the offices of the industry’s most influential glossies to our mass consciousness. Across the pages of fashion magazines lay perfectly symmetrical faces with flawless, porcelain skin, and long and lean statuesque models of near perfection. It’s odd then to … Continue reading