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item of the week : Buns ‘N Roses Tote Bag by Iron Fist

Friday, April 18th, 2014

It’s a bunny themed item of the week! The best thing about Iron Fist is their amazing prints, bold, unique, and always playful. This little guy is known as BunnyCorn. You can get him in a variety of forms from shoes to dresses, but if you really want to show him off go with this tote. A bold print bag is a great way to add some fun to a mostly black outfit and with current trends it is totally acceptable to mix and match prints, so this bag can get a good amount of use. May the BunnyCorn bring you lots of candy and treats this weekend.

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The Buns ‘N Roses Tote Bag is available online for $45 at www.ironfistclothing.com.

- Jennifer Link






item of the week : Killing Joke GF Bomber by Black Milk

Friday, April 11th, 2014

We love Black Milk this week! When you think Black Milk Clothing you think leggings. But many of the best pieces in the collections lately have been of the non-legging variety, such as this bomber jacket from their Batman Collection. Featuring Brian Bolland’s artwork from Alan Moore’s The Killing Joke graphic novel, this is one of the coolest Black Milk pieces I’ve seen.

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The Killing Joke GF Bomber is available online for $110 AUD at www.blackmilkclothing.com.

- Jennifer Link






fashion find : Black Milk Game of Thrones Collection

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Since 2010 Australia based Black Milk Clothing has been making geek-chic clothing for all of our inner fan girls to rejoice in. The world of stretchy, shiny nylon was never the same. The new season of Game of Thrones premiered this week and recently Black Milk launched a Game of Thrones line in collaboration with HBO. The designs have won the hearts of GoT fans and BM lovers across the world.

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Fan favorites, Daenerys Targaryen and her dragons, are represented in a significant number of pieces including the Rhaegal and Drogon dragon egg print which comes in skirts, leggings, and swimsuits. Team Targaryen fans can show their love for the Mother of Dragons with the Targaryen Shooter. Fans of House Stark, House Baratheon, and House Lannister are widely present in the line, in shooters, GFTs, BFTs, and skater dresses.

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One of the most memorable quotes from the HBO television series is, “when you play the game of thrones, you either win or die.” Black Milk paid homage to this epic quote and included a design dubbed Win or Die. A highlight of the collection, this piece features all the sigils for the four houses included in Clash of the Kings (book two of the A Song of Ice and Fire book series and season two of the show.)

For those who simply have no favorites and love the entire world of GoT, two iconic prints are included: The Iron Throne and a map of Westeros.

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Head over to www.blackmilkclothing.com to get your GoT fix. Be ready for season 4. Winter is here.

- Lisa Lunney






item of the week : Mistress Overbust Corset by Burleska Corsets

Friday, April 4th, 2014

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Based in Camden London in the UK, Burleska Corsets is mainly a wholesale company who specialize in corsets and alternative clothing. Though lucky for us they have an online shop and if you happen to be in their hometown you can stop by their retail location. We had the luxury of working with this stylish black taffeta corset, detailed in ribbon that laces up the sides. It is a striking piece and extremely versatile in how you can style it. I was impressed by the overall look and feel of the corset for the price point. The construction and care to detail are there. The corset is strong and solidly made with its steel boning and hardware, this is a full back lace up corset with modesty panel. If you’re looking for a piece you can wear more than once that actually helps define you, you’ll be very happy with the Mistress Overbust Corset. Though if you are smaller chested, you may want to consider a different style, there are many styles to choose from! Layered over lingerie or with a full tulle skirt, this multi-use corset is a fine piece to add to your collection if you want something supportive and attractive.

The Mistress Overbust Corset by Burleska Corsets is available online £59.95 at www.burleska.co.uk.

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Mistress Overbust Corset by Burleska Corsets paired with necklace and earrings by COVEN by Sonia Kang.

photographer : Amena Assaily Photography
fashion stylist : Pretty Deadly Stylz
model : Dana Lawrence

- Tasha Farrington






fashion editorial : Kicking Around

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

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photographer : Kale Beaudry
model: Chelsea Rae
jewelry : Andee Karleen
fashions : Nicole Guzzo

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fashion editorial : Thaw

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

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photographer : Katia Pershin
fashion stylist : Chris Hnain
hair stylist : Ariana Assadi
makeup artist : Ariana Assadi
models : Nakisa from Angie’s Models and Adam from Talent International
accessories : Chris Hnain

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runway : The Set NYC’s Fashion Week Benefit

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

New York NY, February 13 - Nothing stops fashion, not even Snowstorm Pax, which dropped a wintery, slushy mess on The Big Apple. However that didn’t stop fashionistas from attending The Set NYC’s final event for 2014′s Fashion Week at the Church of the Holy Apostles the night before Valentine’s Day, featuring designs by Lucina Lu (Lucinalu), Autumn Kietponglert (Autumnlin Atelier, known for Bravo TV’s Styled To Rock), and Kristin Costa. Artists and vendors were on-hand throughout the show, with proceeds being donated to Love146.org’s fight to end child-trafficking.

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fashion editorial : Chasing the Green Fairy

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

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photographer : Breila Rose Rathlou of Breila Rose Photography
makeup artist : Tabitha Burtch
hair stylist : Andrea Merkley and Tabitha Burtch
models : Stephanie Rose Hubbard, Lora Lie, and Jade Omardeen
fashions : Joanna Kuzcynska of Fluffer Designs

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item of the week : Day of the Dead Parasol by Retro-a-go-go

Friday, February 21st, 2014

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Winter is almost over and days of sunshine and butterflies are looming just ahead. As days get longer, it’s time to start packing winter coats away for next year and more importantly readying wardrobes for fairer weather. Fortunately, spring accessories don’t need to be all pastels and tulips, and for those mamacitas and senoritas that demand black in every season, there’s the Day of the Dead Parasol by Retro-a-go-go. Whether rocking this for a Cinco de Mayo party or just a walk in the sun, this parasol is a perfect fit for a fabulous outfit. Available immediately for pre-order, the Day of the Dead parasol will ship in late March or early April, arriving right on time for the sunniest months of spring. Priced at $19.99, this is a pretty frugal way to spice up wardrobe staples.

The Day of the Dead Parasol by Retro-a-go-go is available online for $19.99 at www.retroagogo.com.

- K. Lea






item of the week : Cendrillon 1/4 Cup Bra by Agent Provocateur

Friday, February 7th, 2014

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The best thing about Valentine’s Day might just be an excellent excuse to buy over the top lingerie. Get this bra without much bra from luxury lingerie brand Agent Provocateur just in time for Valentine’s Day. This bra promises gorgeous uplift even with larger cup sizes through an underwire and an extra tight back for support. Add the matching brief or a couple of pasties to get free worldwide express shipping for a playful and fun treat that will arrive just in time for the holiday.

The Cendrillon 1/4 Cup Bra by Agent Provocateur is available online for $190 at www.agentprovocateur.com.

- Jennifer Link






item of the week : Sacred Geometry Chevron Necklace by RockLove Jewelry

Friday, January 31st, 2014

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Valentine’s Day, the holiday everyone loves to hate. Commercialism has taken over every holiday, sucking the life out of them. Yet ignoring holidays all together doesn’t feel right; I think there is an overall longing lately for tradition and history. Instead I propose: make holidays your own. Look to their origins and roots and make your own traditions and reasons a holiday means something to you. Make Valentine’s Day a chance to make a sincere gesture to someone you love. Jewelry is an excellent traditional gift for your girlfriend, your best friend, or yourself; whoever has been there for you lately or whoever might need a little love this time of year. Avoid the generic heart or the typical gemstone piece. The Sacred Geometry collection by RockLove Jewelry is based on design with spirituality in mind so the giver and the wearer can instill their own personal meaning in the pieces. A necklace is they way to go. The Chevron Necklace can be worn everyday and lays close to your heart. It comes in gold or silver so pick the version that fits your loved one’s tastes. Don’t buy into the idea that you must spend a lot to give a good gift. The entire Sacred Geometry collection is 20% for Valentine’s Day until February 5th.

The Chevron Necklace by RockLove Jewelry is available online on sale for $79.20 in silver and $63.20 in gold at www.rocklove.com.

- Jennifer Link






runway : Myles Sexton Premier Independent Collection

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

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Toronto ON, January 14 – On an unseasonably warm January night in Toronto, unconventional jewelry designer and androgynous model Myles Sexton held a runway show at local hotspot, The Spoke Club. In spite of a partial subway shutdown and flood warning in parts of the city, the place was packed with friends, colleagues, and fans of the charismatic Sexton. The draw was an outstanding jewelry collection, two years in the making that promised drama, and a wealth of covetable pieces. Sexton delivered, with twelve edgy looks, each piece containing 50 to 2,000 Elytra beetle wings. According to the designer, the pieces took anywhere from 6 to 80 hours to complete. Male and female models glided down the runway, each look seamlessly blending in to the next. From his covetable designs down to the models and choice of lighting, there was a sense of understated drama and exoticism. When Sexton addressed the crowd at the end of the show, he shared that his designs were not simply about “pretty jewelry”, but breaking down beauty norms and pushing towards self-realization as the truest form of beauty. We caught up with the designer after the show for a little Q&A.

Why did you choose to work exclusively with Elytra Beetle wings for this collection?
I chose to work with the wings because I felt I have not seen them used before in embroidery used in the form of jewelry. They were such a unique material that I also felt they really worked well with my design style. They inspired me so much throughout the whole design process! I could not wait to see what I would come up with next!

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How would you describe your aesthetic to someone who has never seen a Myles Sexton piece?
I would describe my aesthetic as a genderless statement piece of jewelry.

What would you say has been your defining moment as a designer to date?
Well I think the biggest moment to date was designing a piece for Grace Jones. She wore one of my eye patches during an event in Paris and I nearly died!

What inspires you to design? What subcultures would you say serve as inspiration to your design aesthetic?
I think personally that I live in a fantasy world where I wish I was an elven god. I have always been obsessed with ancient cultures and the way men and women would dress themselves in the most extravagant and intricate pieces of jewelry and clothing. When I design I imagine that the men and women who would wear my pieces would be modern day versions of the people from these ancient cultures! That we are almost our own crusaders upon a personal journey to promote diversity within in culture, gender, and society at large.

Is there muse you keep in mind when you design? Who would you say is the man or woman you design for?
I think my muse is the man or women that you see walking down the street a mile away. We are lucky to live in the New Era where men and women are taking another large step into expressing individuality. I design for people who love fashion, who express themselves through fashion, and who know that being unique is real beauty.

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Where can people go to buy your designs?
You can order all my pieces custom through myself. Also, you can check out stores in Toronto such as TSOQ, Launch Toronto ,and Bridge and Bardot who also carry a selection of pieces from my collections.

Any styling advice for those who want to wear your pieces?
The pieces make their greatest impact on neutrals and solids.

What will we see from you next?
I feel my next collection will be moving into a very Native Canadian inspired direction, with the use of deer antlers. I have only designed a few pieces so far but I am quite excited to see what I create next!

- Reem Jazar

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item of the week : Crucifix Ring by Gasoline Glamour

Friday, January 24th, 2014

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Holy Mother of Fashion, would you look at this ring! I have been loving the current jewelry trend of large, statement pieces; especially since there seems to be a wealth of choices that come with a bit of an edgy character. The Crucifix Ring by Gasoline Glamour and available from Wonderland LA, does just that, but with a cheeky sense of irony. Available in black, as if you’d want it in another color, this ring has a dark appeal. There’s something about wearing vaguely religious pieces, like this, that is very classic to me. So, let your, “I’m a good girl, but maybe I’m also a bad girl,” flag fly with this sinfully sweet oversized ring.

The Crucifix Ring by Gasoline Glamour is available online at Wonderland LA for $48 at www.store.wonderlandla.com.

- Ashley Godwin






item of the week : Milky Way Flatforms by YES by Solestruck

Friday, January 17th, 2014

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These are our some crazy shoes! If they are bordering on ugly, then it’s in a good way. Lust-worthy shoe store and the go to place for Jeffrey Campbell shoes, Solestruck, now has some shoes brands to call their own. Our item of the week comes from one of these brands known simply as YES. If you want a shoe that is a little over the top and never boring look to Solestruck. This buckle happy flatform comes in grey, black, white, and pink. With a zipper in the back, you’ll only have to do those buckles up once. I’ve always seen a zipper on knee-high shoes as cheating. But I’m not complaining at 4am when my,”shoes just need to be off right this very second.” For the passionate shoe lover; I predict you’ll be seeing these Milky Way flatforms all over during the next year.

The Milky Way flatforms by YES by Solestruck are available online for $220 at www.solestruck.com.

- Jennifer Link