Saturday, January 9, 2016

is j.w. anderson and grindr on brand?

Collaborations are a beautiful thing that births fresh ideas. There's the high-low designer collaborations that should inevitably die soon to it being so passe. Then there's two of my favourite food groups, pizza and poutine providing all the nutrients in one caloric meal. There was also the very short-lived, premature ejaculation that was Mr. Porter x The Fat Jewish and due to really good P.R., it slowly slipped away under our feet.

Currently, I am confounded by the amalgamation that is Grindr x J.W. Anderson for London Collections: Men. Everyone is talking about it, but no one is talking about it.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

new year, new denim, still single

Over the past couple of years, I have been championing trousers for some time now in lieu of the hoopla that is traditional denim. Denim was pedestrian. It was mundane, monotonous. It comes in a plethora of washes and what have you, but it was not much of a conversation piece at last night's New Years dinner party that consisted of convenient store snacks.

But wait, a denim renaissance!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

you don't have to play basketball to wear basketball sneakers

It's officially winter and if climate change has any say in any of this, it's that the current weather is conducive to summer footwear. They say three's a trend and I am going to confirm that you will see copious amounts of people sporting basketball sneakers. These people don't play basketball. They play basketball.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

the neckerchief proposal

This is a formal proposal. Not the kind of proposal where the guy bends on his knees and his boyfriend says yes. Fucking gross. This proposal is going to be a hit or shit on my personal style. I am proposing the neckerchief. Instead of applying it at my own accord, I am asking you if it's chiefly me or not.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

the stella mccartney challenge

I participated in the Stella McCartney challenge. No, not the competition where you purchase hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of Stella McCartney commodities like these Sequined Patched Jeans that I would wear only to the dentist or the Falabella bag that I wish I had in every colour, for the only purpose of bequeathing them to my nieces and nephews. The end result of this challenge? It leads you to the proverbial Carrie Bradshaw Challenge where you ask Big to subsidize the Stella McCartney Challenge.

The S.M.C., in short, is going vegan. Here's how I survived three weeks of the highs and the lows, but mostly the lows.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

man up, have an opinion

When the Cut compiled a list of men to ask them how clothes make them feel, I was rather confounded. Are we allowed to have opinions on fashion because I have many valid arguments against white denim and sneaker wedges.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

fall 2015 labels to know: feminism

I am a feminist. I read Jezebel and Salon on a frequent basis and just last month I purchased a book called Men Explain Things to Me. My favourite TV show is Buffy the Vampire Slayer which has many undertones of feminism and I think Girls is - more or less - continuing the discussion. My favourite fictional characters are Candace and Toni from Portlandia. They're a tad radical and it turns me on. I listen to 2 Brown Girl's podcast because feminism is inclusive.

I support pro-choice. I support accessibility to birth control. I support a woman's right to dress however she pleases without unwarranted cat calls. I want to see women in executive positions. I want men to just shut the fuck up when it's not their place.

After all that, I've been told I am still not a feminist.