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Is Love "Socially Accepted Insanity"?

It's a balmy Monday evening. The sidewalks are a continuous stream of humanity and the mood is jovial. I'm huddled in the corner of a Blenz Coffee shop, at an intersection where affluence meets grit. My original mission was to chip away…

How to Style Your Corset

The corset is a design often thought to be reserved for the...boudoir. Though, that wasn't its original purpose. For nearly four centuries, the corset was the only form of 'support' us ladies had. It was worn beneath the clothing to create…

Fall Throwback: The Return of the Martens

      Return of the Martens by urbanxenophile featuring a red plaid skirt   No, you haven't jumped aboard a time machine, it's throw-back-fall, everything old is new again, and Dr Martens are stomping their way down…
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Brotherly Love: Meet the New Kids on the Block

Explaining the dynamics of my family has always been, trying shall we say. I never really understood why people were so hell-bent on defining what family is, or why they were so consumed with appropriating labels. But as I matured, I realized…

When Fashion Offends: D&G, Slavery & A Personal Boycott

For one reason or another, over the last two weeks, I've been entangled in a number of arguments about fashion and cultural symbols. It's nothing new for me, to become embroiled in controversy, so I thought I'd bring the conversation off of…