Month: August 2008

Colette x Gap

If I was only in NYC like last year to see how the Colette pop up shop in The Gap will work out. host a Colette pop-up shop adjacent to its Fifth Avenue flagship, from September 6 through October 5. Called Colette X Gap, the shop will look more like Colette’s Paris boutique than your typical excessively branded Gap, shilling the French brand’s signature candles, room fragrances, and art. The shop will also collaborate with Oakley on sunglasses, Le Labo on fragrances, and Asics on Tiger sneakers, for limited-edition stock to be sold exclusively in the pop-up. Colette has also commissioned artists and designers, like French graffiti artist Monsieur André, accessories maven Anne-Marie Herckes, Repetto, and Alexis Mabille, to revamp Gap staples like trench coats, denim jackets, and totes, also to be offered exclusively in the Colette pop-up. The store will release new products each week, including limited-edition Gap tees by Parisian and New York artists, exclusive stationery, and other objets d’art.(Colette Pop-up to Arrive in Fall, Courtesy of the Gap — The Cut) fashion links borked

Sigh. I just noticed that my fashion links haven’t been appearing. It turns out that messed up their upgrade and this feature works intermittently at best. I’m looking at other options and testing one out now. We’ll see how it goes and the fashion links will be back, but maybe with a different name because I’ll have to ditch for this type of thing.

IE6 is working again somewhat

I hate IE6, it’s the bane of my existence. Thanks to I was able to test out the site in IE6. It loads the page completely now. However you will not be able to use the Search, Archive or Categories feature above the ad section. Let me know if it works for you IE6 folk in the comments. Thanks

i got: Marvel 360 by Darryl Graham

I nerded out and bought a print by a local artist, Darryl Graham. He’s drawn 360 Marvel characters. Everyone is there: Xavier, Magneto, The Sentinels, Cyclops, Gambit, Wolverine, etc. It’s really cool, I can’t wait for it to arrive in my mailbox. Darryl is very good. I fell in love with the print immediately. Click this link to see the a larger version. I emailed Darryl directly to order the print and I asked for permission to use the smaller version of the image for this post. He called me awesomely sweet and that made me Internet blush! I’m Internet crushing on him now. Thanks Darryl!

i want: Alexander McQueen and Puma shoes

Alexander McQueen and Puma shoes The collaboration seems to be doing very well. It’s expanded to include many style for men and for women. I’m a fan of these 3 styles. Yup, this shoe is pretty tame in my books. I wear my Vegas shoes a lot and they are way more obnoxious. The dude in jacflash noticed them; he was an Adidas head too. There aren’t too many of us around. I haven’t seen them here and I kinda like that. images:

The Omnivore’s Hundred

This has nothing to do with fashion. But I think this little test thing called The Omnivore’s Hundred from Very Good Taste is neat. Here’s a chance for a little interactivity for all the bloggers out there. Below is a list of 100 things that I think every good omnivore should have tried at least once in their life. The list includes fine food, strange food, everyday food and even some pretty bad food – but a good omnivore should really try it all. Don’t worry if you haven’t, mind you; neither have I, though I’ll be sure to work on it. Don’t worry if you don’t recognise everything in the hundred, either; Wikipedia has the answers. Bolded items are things I’ve eaten. Crossed out items are things I would never eat. 55 out of a 100 for me. What about you? 1. Venison 2. Nettle tea 3. Huevos rancheros 4. Steak tartare 5. Crocodile 6. Black pudding 7. Cheese fondue 8. Carp 9. Borscht 10. Baba ghanoush 11. Calamari 12. Pho 13. PB&J sandwich …

Balenciaga Edition Fall Winter 2008 – 2009

Balenciaga Edition Fall Winter 2008 – 2009 This sounds very interesting and very expensive. The Fall Winter 2008 – 2009 Balenciaga Ready-To-Wear Collection has developed a line “Balenciaga Edition”. The design studio selected ten designs from the house archives of Cristobal Balenciaga’s Haute Couture collections dating between 1940 & 1967. Their development is focused on a meticulous research of the original fabrics and construction and replicating them with current manufacturing techniques. Each piece will carry a special label and tag stating the original date of design to identify this collection.” images:

Art break with Andy Warhol

Suicide (Fallen Body) I never really appreciated Andy Warhol until I saw Supernova: Stars, Deaths and Disasters, 1962– – 1964 exhibit at the AGO. This image was my favourite of the exhibit and is one of my favourite pieces of art. The Kiss by Gustav Klimt is my all time favourite painting. Unfortunately, the image doesn’t even come close to seeing it real life. The original photo is an enigma. Such a beautiful photo of such a horrific event. On May 1, 1947, Evelyn McHale leapt to her death from the observation deck of the Empire State Building. Photographer Robert Wiles took a photo of McHale a few minutes after her death. The serenity of McHale’s body amidst the crumpled wreckage it caused is astounding. Years later, Andy Warhol appropriated Wiles’ photography for a print called Suicide (Fallen Body) You can see the original photo in the post called The most beautiful suicide on image:

Just noticed IE was bonked, It’s not fixed

Hi, Sorry for you IE folks. The site was all messed up because I was modifying my template. IE has some HTML rendering quirks that Firefox motors through. I use Firefox primarily so I didn’t notice it till today at work. I’m working on it because it only works in IE7 right now. It should be fixed now. Please let me know if its still messed up.

geekiviews: Second Clothing Yoga Jean

Yoga Jeans from Second Clothing. They came out last year amid the yoga buzz but somehow I missed hearing about them. It’s only after I received an email from Jennifer from that I became intrigued. I was looking for another pair of dark skinny denim for the fall to wear with boots. This is what the website says: Jeans are not generally associated with perfect comfort. They tend to impede the large movements of the body and restrain and ususual stretching. But Second has changed all that! Combing fashion and comfort, Second Yoga Jeans are perfect for any lifestyle with an emphasis on well-being, flexibility and relaxation. Made of top-quality denim containing 97% brushed cotton and 3% elastane, Second Yoga Jeans hug the curves of the body in any position. They fit the ups and downs of a hectic day and metamorphose into laid-back fashion in the evening. Second uses denim with 92 percent shape memory, while the industry standard is only 64 percent. And thanks to their revolutionary treatment, the cuts and styles …

No posts, I’m sorry

Hey Sorry about the lack of posts this early in the week. I’m still getting back to normal after this horrible weekend and I’ve been surrounded by ironing. I’ve got the ironing out the way and finally some clothes that have been in a bag for month are ready to wear again. I’ll post something once I return home from work. Thanks again dear reader for coming by.

i want: Jonathan Saunders silk skirt and shirt

Jonathan Saunders silk skirt and shirt I love this skirt and shirt combination by Jonathan Saunders. The draping on the skirt is fantastic along with the colour combination. It’s looks a lot better on Net-a-Porter than did it on the runway in the spring. Jonathan Saunders is actually available in Toronto at Scarlet Boutique. More info on Scarlet Boutique here on Toronto Life. images:,

Karl’s gotta brand new bag.

The Kaiser is coming out with a new bag line and I kinda like some. The line won’t be available until Spring 2009. My love for Karl Largerfeld has grown 10 fold since reading The Beautiful Fall (see side bar for amazon link). Amazing book which really give you an insight into how brilliant this man is. via Karl Lagerfeld’s New Bag Line Is Futuristic! — The Cut: New York Magazine’s Fashion Blog images: same source

Miu Miu Fall Winter 2008 – 2009 Ad Campaign

The Miu Miu campaign is out and while Vanessa looks beautiful, she can’t help make those clothes look any better. I do love the shoe ads though. The first ones are obnoxious enough. I wonder if they are too forward for T.O. and I’ll see these come Now or Never. via the Fashion Spot – Miu Miu F/W 08.09 : Vanessa Paradis by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot images: same source