Browsing All posts tagged under »Fashion«

I discovered a new flavour of shoe! What flavours remain to be discovered?

May 29, 2009


Up until first communion, I owned and wore one pair of sneakers / winter boots. I wore them everyday, in every circumstance, until they fell apart. In order to ingest God for the first time, a suit was bought and the concept of “dress shoes” entered my life. The concept didn’t have too much discernible affect in the […]

What is Your Uniform (Or Your External Archetype)? By Request!

May 15, 2009


The good ol’ PPBP put in a request for a fashion-focussed post and thoughtfully suggested the question: “What is your uniform?” I can’t say no to my biggest fan and she was even crafty enough to launch the request via Twitter, knowing that I am a social media junkie and would be compelled to encourage […]

Two Songs That Ruined My Understanding of What Women Want: “You’re So Vain” and “The Sweater”

May 13, 2009


I humbly submit that two songs, one by Meryn Cadell and one by Carly Simon, are directly responsible for my lifelong misunderstanding of what most women really want and admire in a man. Perhaps, I should sue? If you were similarly damaged, maybe we could start a class action suit? I am sure these songs affected both […]

A Question of Fashion: How Many Winter Coats Do You Have?

April 17, 2009


I grew up in Ottawa. In Ottawa, it gets very very cold — like -30 cold. And it snows. A lot. And it does this for a long long time. Accordingly, for many months out of the year, everyone wears a big heavy “winter coat” — as I have always called it. While I was […]

Oscar Red Carpet Fashion Round-Up. Um, Seriously.

February 24, 2009


Apparently the Oscars happened Sunday night. I had no idea at the time. I only realized it had happened after the fact, when I took a peak at the on-line papers before bed. Fortunately, I was stupidly drunk on absinthe at the time, after test-piloting a podcast concept, so it didn’t really register. I noticed […]

Silly-Sock Girls, Shoe Ladies, and Women in Comfortable Shoes: The Female Obsession With Footwear?

February 20, 2009


I was reminded recently of a phenomena I had forgotten about: Silly-sock girls. You know who they are. These are girls / women who wear bright, multi-colored, clashing, and very often mismatched socks. They may also wear comparably silly shoes — brightly colored Converse being a classic example. The implication I’ve always read into this behavior is […]

Heels: How do women wear them?

February 19, 2009


How the hell do women wear heels? On two occasions I have unwittingly bought footwear, with the slightest smallest virtually imperceptible heel. Both times it happened because I was in a rush. The first time I was on the way to the airport when I remembered I had no dress shoes for the wedding I was going […]

Polyvore: Digital Sexism for the New Age!

January 30, 2009


In my on-going effort to cater to my female market, I went in search of the Polyvore site, with the intention of designing my own little ensemble — but for a man. You know, shoes, pants, shirt, tie, blazer, that sort of thing — maybe a matching murse! I was shocked to discover, however, it […]

Size matters (for the Paper Bag Princess)!

January 21, 2009


Until recently, I never really paid much attention to my clothes. There are a couple of reasons for this. First, growing up, there wasn’t a lot of money to spend on clothes, and I quickly realized that I wasn’t going to be able to dress well on my budget. Instead, I focussed on getting as […]


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