Thursday, April 9, 2015

chloe sevigny on coolness and sustainability

The Internet is confounded by a dichotomy right now and is trying to grasp a happy medium. Non-Internet user and authentic cool girl Chloe Sevigny is interviewed by militant Internet user Leandra Medine of The Man Repeller in the latest issue of The Edit. On thing they have in common is their love of culottes and individuality through clothes.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

discourse on sustainability

Imran Amed, the founder of The Business of Fashion would like to formally get the discussion flowing on a issue that is facing the fashion industry: sustainability. With the increasing demand of designers forced to spew a few collections a year (resort, pre-spring, courture, fall, etc) and fast fashion retailers have even more pressure to release new clothes weekly, if not daily, then what is our responsibility as the consumer? The fashion industry?

What got me interested about this sustainability dialogue is a quote by Amed in Dansk magazine who he quotes, but doesn't identify who these industry people are, but regardless he purports that "According to some people, fashion is the second most polluting industry in the world."

Monday, April 6, 2015

boyfriends now obliged to offer sartorial advice

This post is dedicated to all the heterosexual men who often say nice, insincere compliments to their significant other when shopping - when really they shouldn't - to avoid repercussions. Sex is important to you, I get it, blue balls are terrible and unspeakable. However, now that you know the difference between wool and acrylic, blouse and shirt, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, you should offer her educated sartorial advice rather than the banal response of: "yeah, it looks good".

Thursday, April 2, 2015

oppress women while looking good

If I learned anything from my advertising class from university, it's that the women's market is over-saturated (look what happened to Marc by Marc Jacobs recently) and the men's market is beginning to grow exponentially and readers, that means money.

Friday, March 27, 2015

do you know r. fitzgibbon?

There's this alarming notion in the gay community that prides itself on being fit, muscular. If you don't fit the stereotype, you are, to some extent, marginalized from that community. Don't fret, though, there are a plethora of "tribes" that you can fall under. Though, the criteria in itself is irrational and will crumble like the recently cancelled Looking. What constitutes a bear? A jock? A twink?

Is Ryan Fitzgibbon a twink?

Monday, March 23, 2015

you say normcore, i say die

A freelance graphic designer-cum-writer-cum-et al recently invited me to her house warming party on the west end of Toronto a few weeks back. I kindly accepted the invitation and arrived fashionably late. I'm still processing the events of that night as to why this post is arriving rather, um, casually not on time. When you think west end of Toronto, you think The Drake Hotel, fixed gear bicycles, a plethora of coffee shops and maybe, normcore?

Is normcore still a trend?

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

gayletter is your new favourite magazine

I would like to formally file a complaint regarding the temperature outside of my home. The fucking temperature, appropriate for lets say penguins in Antarctica or Bjork in Iceland, is facilitating my unknown ability to become a reclusive bear who hibernates in the winter and avoids all social contact. With that said, I have more leisure to dust my blinds, Clorox the bathtub and survey a gay magazine. This biannual magazine is called GAYLETTER and my curiosity is nostalgic to my curiosity for cock back when I was seventeen.