2017: The Year of Embracing your Body Hair?

ALISSE KELERTAS Body hair, we all have it, so why do some people find it so taboo? According to Western beauty standards, women are pretty much expected to be hairless at all times. Today, I want to feature 3 amazing women who are embracing their natural body hair and working towards ending the stigma.  1. Sophia Hadjipanteli (IG. @sophiahadjipanteli) Frida Kahlo and our first hairy … Continue reading 2017: The Year of Embracing your Body Hair?

Fashion. Not Synonymous With Style.

JONATHAN NG In today’s society, the terms “fashion” and “style” are used interchangeably. Calling another individual fashionable or stylish conveys a near-identical compliment: that they are well-dressed. However, I believe that there is a clear distinction that adherents of sartorial excellence should be aware of. While stylish dressers often make use of fashion to enhance their outfits, the trend-setters in fashion do not always exude … Continue reading Fashion. Not Synonymous With Style.

Christopher Bailey’s Legacy at Burberry

IZZIE GHAFFARI-PARKER After 17 years at Burberry, taking on the roles of design director, creative director, chief creative officer and president, Christopher Bailey announced last month that he would be leaving the label in 2018. As a Brit, I have found it fascinating how Bailey has transformed a declining outerwear brand into one of the greatest fashion powerhouses in the world, invigorating British fashion and … Continue reading Christopher Bailey’s Legacy at Burberry

London Red Scarf Benefit Concert

MIRA WILLIAMSON Canadian music all-stars, The Trews, will be performing in London November 24th. London Music Hall hosts an annual Red Scarf Benefit Concert in November. The concert raises funds for those affected by or at risk for HIV/AIDS. The last week of November leading up to World’s AIDS day (December 1st) is AIDS awareness week. The Regional HIV/AIDS Connection (RHAC) started The Red Scarf Project to … Continue reading London Red Scarf Benefit Concert

The House of Dior: Then & Now

  BY LISA ANTAO Ever since Christian Dior stepped into the fashion world in 1947, inspired by the fresh start in France, post World War II, Dior has been a trendsetter in the fashion industry, even 70 years later. His unforgettable take on women’s fashion was inspired by his love of 18th century paintings, Surrealism and nature. Within 10 years, Dior was already known internationally … Continue reading The House of Dior: Then & Now

The Next Black – A film about the Future of Clothing

MADDY BOOTH The Next Black is a film about the designers, innovators and leaders from around the globe who want to shape the future of the clothing industry. The film explores how we produce clothes, interact with them and how we care for them. Each person interviewed in the film entails a fresh perspective on the future of the clothing industry – all using their … Continue reading The Next Black – A film about the Future of Clothing

A$AP Rocky on Under Armour

NATHAN OLSZEWICKI It’s been almost two months since it was announced that A$AP Rocky will be working with Under Armour. Since then, there hasn’t been any news regarding the partnership, or the plans that are in motion. Before learning about the initiatives of the partnership, I immediately assumed that A$AP Rocky was dumb for partnering with a brand that is unfashionable. I thought it was … Continue reading A$AP Rocky on Under Armour

Not Beauty, Nor Grace

MIRA WILLIAMSON The New York Radical Women were a feminist group aiming for women to reclaim themselves. They held the now famous Miss America Protest in Atlantic City in 1969. They were protesting the problematic female ideal that the pageant promoted. This feminine, beautiful model was seen to oppress everyday women and reinforce their subordination. They marched, handed out pamphlets, and unfurled a banner inside … Continue reading Not Beauty, Nor Grace

Compassionate Consumerism

HAILEY SCHOENFELD Every ethical business has a story. Who they are, what they do, and who they’re doing it for. Many businesses do what they do for the bottom line. They care too much about the profit they pocket at the end of the day. Contrastingly, there are companies out there who believe that the impact they make on the community means something much bigger … Continue reading Compassionate Consumerism