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Canadian Men and Their Footwear Fetishes

A recent piece by The Star reports that sales of men's footwear increased by 13 per cent in Canada in 2012. In comparison, women's sales grew only by 3 per cent, meaning our metrosexuals males have more retail power than we originally thought. More than any other retailer, Sears has seen the most growth in […]

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Marc Jacobs Turned 50 Today — See Him at 26

Speaking of attractive male fashion designers, Marc Jacobs is no Tom Ford but his rippling muscle-y chest (pictured) definitely puts him in the safe zone, looks-wise. Jacobs turns 50 years old today which is not surprising because that's exactly how long he's been alive. Stéphane Sednaoui/Coca-Cola via WWD As you might have noticed in the paparazzi photo […]

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Here’s Adele’s Second ELLE Music Issue Cover

I think that since I'm one of those rare freakazoids that isn't transcendentally moved by Adele's music ("it's fine"), I'm maybe not allowed to have an opinion about her second ELLE 'Women in Music' cover (she previously appeared on the glossy's May 2011 Issue and was one of eight cover stars. This time around, ELLE will also run […]

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Marc Jacobs in DISCONNECT: “Let Me Ask You a Question. Do You Jerk Off?”

Here's video evidence of Marc Jacobs being incapable of embarrassing himself, even when playing a porn baron in his film debut. This red-band clip from trailer (for "mature" audiences only) features a presumably pivotal early scene, with Jacobs' character making an offer no 15-year-old kid could refuse. When opportunity knocks… DISCONNECT includes performances by Jason Bateman, Paula Patton and Alexander […]

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Look, It’s Taylor Swift On the Cover of Wonderland

Last month, WWD reported that despite her ubiquitous presence on newsstands and the whole fact of her being a global pop sensation — when it comes down to the numbers, Taylor Swift's face doesn't sell magazines like hotcakes. Assuming that British culture magazine Wonderland secured a shoot and interview with the pop star more for the […]

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Western Canada Fashion Week in the Twittersphere

Those industrious folks at the Edmonton Journal who, I guess, could be thought of as the official news hound for Western Canada Fashion Week, has released a really cool, interactive bubble graph that explores all the tweets sent out during Western Canada Fashion Week. Aside from the most obvious #fashion and #show, some of the […]

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Hemlines Through the Ages: A Visual Representation

Image via dredsina.tumblr.com Came across this cute timeline of silhouettes by decade, from the 1920s on. Posted by Dredsina on Tumblr, each style is a variation on a formal white shirt, black skirt, black shoes and hosiery (the 70s look skips the pantyhose). People are always talking about the way hemlines jump up and down […]

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Crowd Pleasers vs. Critical Darlings: Style.com/Print Ranks the Fall 2013 Runways (Sneak Peek!)

This morning, we're happy to bring you a sneak peek of Style.com/Print's Fall 2013 Issue. For Spring 2013, the biannual magazine impressed us with a cover featuring industry favorite Cara Delevingne, photographed by Matt Irwin, and an edition chockfull of on-point Fashion Week coverage. This season, the glossy changed gears, featuring the more obscure Swedish […]

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Is Nicola Formichetti Heading to Diesel? [Update: Yes]

(4/3) Yesterday we learned that designer Nicola Formichetti and label Thierry Mugler were going their separate ways, sad news for anyone that loved seeing Lady Gaga's right hand man at the head of the French brand. "Bueller." Probably he now needs to find another job, and Mugler needs to find a new head designer. Cue speculation.  Page […]

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Fashion Takes Action at the Green Living Show

We're currently sandwiched between two eco-friendly calendar dates: Earth Hour, which took place in March, and Earth Day, which happens on April 22. As such, it's only right that we talk about sustainability in the fashion industry, as advocated by Canada's premier non-profit organization, Fashion Takes Action. Each year FTA hosts an "Emerging Designers Boutique" […]

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Zara Accused of Unethical Labor Practices (Again)

Investigators with the Government Control Agency in Argentina have discovered immigrant workers, including children, working under unethical and "degrading" labor conditions in a Buenos Aires factory which manufactures items for Zara's 'Man' line, The Daily Mail reports.  Mostly of Bolivian origin, the workers were barred from leaving the premises without approval and faced 13-hour work days. […]

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Get the Animal Print Trend on the British High Street

This spring, fashion is channeling its animal instinct with leopard, zebra and snake prints, which featured prominently on many catwalks like Stella McCartney. If you’re loving this Spring 2013 trend as much as we are, you’ll love our pick of the high street’s spring animal print pieces.   The weather’s improving, so you need to […]

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