Lady Gaga outfit is finally trumped!

Don’t get me wrong, I’m just a big of fan of Mme. Gaga as anyone! But her skeleton costume in her new video for Born This Way is frightfully similar to the go-to look of Rick Genest, recently photographed here in Montréal. I doubt either of them were born this way, but there’s a good … Continue reading

Pay money for your clothes.

Sometimes the best way to shop is to shop … less? True statement, unfortunately! The saying “quality over quantity” runs true for most things in life. No one wants a flattening iron that is going to burn your hair off. No one wants a toaster that is either off or burn. No one wants to … Continue reading

“My style icon is anyone who makes a bloody effort.”

(Quote by Isabella Blow) WORN fashion journal originated in Montréal, but has moved to the greener pastures (err…) of Toronto. I recently saw a presentation by the refreshingly witty Serah-Marie McMahon, owner and creator of the so-called “Anti-fashion” magazine. “Are you insane?! I love fashion!!” She grimaced at the thought. Amazingly enough, some have actually … Continue reading

Who’s Magnificent? Poiret is Magnificent – Art Nouveau (Part 2)

The Art Nouveau movement’s greatest fashion designer is Paul Poiret. He pioneered personal style, and could be (should be!) credited for evicting the corset, those monstrous things! Within a few years of his budding career he successfully put pants on women. He introduced vivid colors to the blasé palette of the late 1800’s, and he … Continue reading

Montréal Fashion Week – Défilé TRUSST

This week was 2011’s Montréal Fashion Week; the second one I’ve worked for (last year – Coccolily), but this time I actually got to go! Défilé TRUSST featured Samuel Mercure, by Thomas, and Christian L’Enfant Roi. How lucky was I to be a part of this, the designers were all incredibly talented! After working so … Continue reading

We all get dressed for Bill

Bill Cunningham, that is. Before The Sartorialist, before Garance Doré, before fucking Fashion Squad there was Bill who took real photos of real people in real fashion. Real meaning bona fide. Genuine! Because the real stuff is in the streets, it’s true. In the streets is a natural habitat for us to go and do … Continue reading

And then they found each other.

As you know I am doing a(nother) fashion internship, keeping myself busy here in Montréal. (I’ve got to start trying a little harder now that Stevie’s gone to Africa. AFRICA.) Last weekend I was at the lookbook photoshoot for Thomas’ new collection. First of all, it was amazing to be a part of that, all … Continue reading

Art Nouveau (Part 1)

I’ve been taking a few classes. Along with the usual evening french classes, I’m auditing History of Fibres, History of 20th Century Fashion, and History of Film up to 1959 at Concordia University. Thankfully all the profs have allowed me to sit in, because I’m having a blast! Not only is it great being a … Continue reading

La Société des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Élégantes

While you should check out all of the winners of the World Press Photo contest of 2010, there is one series that struck me. Second prize winner for stories in Arts & Entertainment, Francesco Glusti of Italy shed light on a prestigious community of fashionable go-getters…. in the Congo! J’aimerais vous présenter La Société des Ambianceurs … Continue reading