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Guns in the Closet

May 8, 2012

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Rihanna’s got a gun. Rihanna’s got a gun—tote, that is. And the punk rock pop princess isn’t the only one. Vlieger & Vandam’s Guardian Angel Tote, easily recognizable via its embossed gun detail, is, if you believe in such things, the next must-have bag (although MoMA’s had one in their permanent collection since 2006). The […]

Perky Tits Do Not An Erotic Woman Make

May 8, 2012

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Sabrina Maddeaux takes on Margaret Wente’s claim that 20-year-olds reign carnal supreme   Margaret Wente, The Globe and Mail’s champion of chimp-level logic, recently penned a personal-essay-cum-misogynist-manifesto to lament the loss of her erotic power at the ripe old age of 40. The crème de la gem of the whole thing was her statement that […]

The War on Nipples: Weapons of Mass Seduction?

March 3, 2012

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I didn’t realize I hated bras until I stopped wearing them. A couple months ago, in a crisis of womanly self-determination I suppose only a millennial or someone politically active in the 60s could properly understand, I decided to ban brassieres from my wardrobe. Formerly a neurotic, even-in-bed bra-wearer, I was bemused to discover during […]

How Suits Make Monkeys Out of Men: A case of old Bristish balls

February 10, 2012

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Womenswear has become the fashion world’s de facto United Nations—superficially global with minimal social progress. No one really cares if it’s Navajo or Nanaimo (so long as America pays the bills), but on some level there’s a desire to seek new trends and experiment with foreign modes of sartorial expression. Menswear, meanwhile, has evolved into […]

The Great Pink Ploy : When Cancer Chic is Carcinogenic

October 12, 2011

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October is a great month for the breast cancer cause. It’s also a very lucrative month for brands. Smack some pink on a product, and consumers gladly get to making purchases they’d usually think twice about. “It goes to a good cause!” seems to excuse almost any act of frivolity. We buy because it feels […]

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