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Fashion & Style

Toronto tattoo shop sells designs by vending machine

Posted by Derek Flack / October 1, 2014

Okey Doke TattooWould you let chance dictate how you get inked? Apparently the idea is not so outrageous, given that Toronto tattoo parlour Okey Doke Tattoo Shop has introduced a vending machine that dispenses random designs for $80. You pop a token into what looks like a candy dispenser and out pops something that you'll wear on your body for the rest of time. There's something exciting about it, to be sure -- but it also seems rather cavalier.

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Street Style: White vs Black

Posted by Staff / September 30, 2014

toronto street styleFrom one neighbourhood to the next, the city's most stylish residents are speaking with one voice: Monochromatic looks and basic pieces, in shades of white, black, and navy, are ruling the city's sidewalks this fall. These Torontonians prove that there's nothing cooler than a perfect button-down, a great pair of jeans, or a simple all-white look.

Check out all the looks in our style section.
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Drake General Store coming to Leslieville

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / September 24, 2014

good neighbour torontoThe Drake General Store, the gift shop offshoot of Toronto's favourite (notorious?) boutique hotel, has spread around the city like woolly, kitschy wildfire since first opening in 2008. But though they've spread as far north as Yonge and Eglinton and invaded downtown Hudson's Bay locations with pop-up shops, they've never actually brought their retro Toronto tees and high-design home goods past the Yonge St. meridian.

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Etsy debuts new craft market at MaRS and OCAD

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / September 22, 2014

etsy torontoOnline handmade-goods megastore Etsy is continuing its quest to bring its scores of cute handmade goods and late-night impulse buys into three-dimensional reality. First came the Canadian Craft Party event this spring, which brought a full day of craft workshops to spots across the city.

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The politics of fashion, from punk to PETA at the DX

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / September 20, 2014

politics of fashionThis week, the Politics of Fashion exhibit debuted at the Design Exchange, weaving together countercultural clothing with some of the fashion world's most cutting-edge designers.

Curated by Jeanne Beker and staged by Canadian fashion designer Jeremy Laing, the exhibit is a thorough exploration of clothing as expression, finding common threads between protest gear, high-concept pieces from Alexander McQueen, Jean-Paul Gaultier and Maison Martin Margiela, and outfits worn by politicans and pop icons at watershed moments throughout history.

I toured the exhibit with Beker, Laing and Design Exchange curator Sara Nickelson to get the scoop on some of history's biggest fashion statements.

Check out highlights from the exhibit in our photo gallery.
Fashion & Style

WORN Fashion Journal calls it quits after 10 years

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / September 19, 2014

worn fashion journal torontoWORN Fashion Journal, the Toronto-based independent style magazine beloved by fashion nerds the world over, has announced it will be hanging up its hat after the next issue. The news, announced by staff this morning, comes just on the heels of the mag's 10th anniversary (and a matching commemorative anthology). No reason was given for the shutdown, but the news was met by countless WORN fans (including yours truly) rending their thrift-store garments in agony.

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