I’ll be the first to admit, when I was introduced to the Mount Pleasant Athletic Club, I was concerned we’d be dealing with another batch of east side hipsters in short shorts and fixies. Thankfully, I was wrong.
Strange things happen under the midnight sun, when night is long and days are fleeting. Temperatures drop, snow turns to ice, everything that you thought was normal becomes a chore. This includes such basic activities as choosing a pair of shoes to wear outside.
What comes after Movember? Obviously Decembeard. And next comes Manuary. But what is the point of Decembeard, one may ask?
Well, it all connects to the lumbersexual look. A rebellion against the early 2000’s metrosexuality trend, lumbersexual is the opposite of a metrosexual. A lumbersexual man looks manly, rugged, unkempt with a big burly beard and often wearing plaid shirts and loose ripped jeans. Though he may not actually be into chopping lumber, a lumbersexual is someone who looks like he should know how. Gone are the days of metrosexuals talking about their ideal moisturizing products. Read More
When you look at one of Fabian’s paintings, its like staring inside the human mind. Abstract forms come together with splashes of colour and visible figures to create a kaleidoscopic dreamlike effect; a somewhat altered state of reality. Using his bare hands instead of a paintbrush, Fabian uses many unusual techniques, including one where he spatters paint onto a canvas, lets it sit for a while and then tilts the canvas back and forth to create a weave like effects of the color swirling together. He enjoys mixing mediums, and several of his over 200 recent works contain a mixture of found materials and professional paint with other types of residues like glue, wax, crayons, and even cut-up pieces from magazines.
Levi’s jeans feel as American as apple pie. They’re classic. And while Levi’s is by no means a fresh, new brand, it is doing an excellent job of staying cool and current. The newest Levi’s commercial, “Just Don’t Bore Them,” is one of the few commercials that I’m willing to watch from start to finish in today’s Netflix, OnDemand, commercial-free era.
I used to be a devout fan of OPI nail products. So many colours, such sassy names. Such great packaging… but then I discovered Essie. I have no idea why, but it see seems to last at least 2x as long as OPI or many other brands. Not only that, but they have an amazing array of colors and styles and it’s cheaper than OPI and many other drugstore brands. Their website even has a full section devoted to different trends in nail art to give you ideas on how to make you look extra uber cool.
Tucked in an unassuming strip mall on East Hollywood, Hye Optic is the mecca of cheap, dynamic glasses. Cases packed to the brim with frames both trendy and simple, contemporary and of yore. I had been hunting at all of the trendy stores – the Warby Parkers and Sees of the world – and couldn’t find anything I quite wanted to put on my face every day.
Sometimes there’s just nothing better than a good ol’ infographic to explain how much money we should spend on a vacation, but not just any vacation, your honeymoon. While I might not have a ring on my finger, let alone a boyfriend (sigh) it is summer, meaning, wedding season. I’ve been to three this year already and the summer won’t stop until I attend two more! Read More
I don’t know if it’s just the people I’ve been hanging with, but it seems everyone is shaving off one side of their head… or cutting it super short on one side and leaving a cool sweep of bangs hanging in front of their forehead. It looks kind of like a cross between a rockstar and a badass. Read More
This summer the streets of Montreal are awash with colour. Pretty pastel hair, from blue, purple, and pink to green. Soft and bright for summer. Edgy and stylish, the faded hues go well with light summer colours like white and denim, and bring out the dazzle in sun kissed skin. Deliciously cool in a single unified shade, ombre, or multicoloured magic. Read More
Lately with pants it’s all about dropping the crotch and getting down low. This is not only applicable to ubertrendy Japanese dudes and waif-like fashionistas anymore. When it comes to ladies in these pants, men are not the biggest fan of this look (though they would probably not hesitate to wear them), though for us gals there is nothing more satisfying than comfort to the max. Especially when you throw in a little style & flair.
So, male or female, fancy or casual, put on a pair of hammer pants, drop down that crotch get down and see how stylish and comfortable you can go.