Putting the P Back in Parkdale

One of the most exciting up and coming neighbourhoods in Toronto is Parkdale. Despite its unrefined edge, or maybe because of it, residents of Parkdale love their neighbourhood.  And with good reason. Parkdale has a great combination of old and new; mom and pop shops mixed with speciality stores opened up by passionate young entrepreneurs (check out ...

What is a Gucci Girl?

No, it has nothing to do with the Italian fashion label. But it does have everything to do with clothes; more precisely, the lack of them. In North America, the 1970's was a transformative era, especially when it came to sexuality. Unlike the 60's when "free love" was associated with the "degenerate" hippy movement, the 70's brought ...

Weekly SNDtrack: Sixto Rodriguez

By FT In 2012 a Swedish documentary filmmaker, Malik Bendjelloul, made a film about an unknown 1960's Detroit folk singer named Sixto Rodriguez. With two little-sold albums in the early 1970s, Rodriguez was virtually unknown in the U.S. and aside from some brief touring in Australia he was all but forgotten pretty much everywhere else too. However, unbeknownst ...

Pink Tartan @ T.O Fashion Week

By Ursula Terlecki The Pink Tartan spring/summer 2014 fashion show happened last night at Toronto's World MasterCard Fashion Week and as in previous years it didn't disappoint. Kimberley Newport-Mimran, President and Creative Director of Pink Tartan, created a collection filled with feminine dresses, flattering skirts, work/weekend appropriate tops and sweaters and all in black and white with hints of neon ...