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I May Be an IVF Baby, but There Is Nothing Synthetic About Me

(6) Comments | Posted March 20, 2015 | 5:48 AM

What do rubber, nylon stockings and me have in common? According to Dolce and Gabbana, we all neatly fit under the title of "synthetic": 'a substance made by chemical synthesis, especially to imitate a natural product'.

Last week, high fashion duo Dolce and Gabbana sparked controversy with comments stating...

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Benji WZW: My Designs Are For Anyone Who Breathes Bad Dreams

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 1:21 PM

The Leake catches up with the designer who creates for "anyone who breathes bad dreams" ahead of his runway show at Toronto Mens Fashion Week. Welcome to the world of Benji WZW...


1. How would you describe your latest collection?

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'Alexander McQueen Is My Fashion Idol': David C Wigley Talks Toronto Mens Fashion Week

(0) Comments | Posted August 6, 2014 | 4:31 AM

Toronto fashion designer David C Wigley talks to The Leake about fashion idols, his collection for Toronto Mens Fashion Week and the one accessory he never takes off...

David C Wigley certainly knows his way around a tailored suit. His latest collection, WORTH by David C Wigley will be showcased...

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Sex and the City vs. Real Friendships: Why the Carrie Bradshaw Model Doesn't Work

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 11:08 AM

We all know the scene: Carrie Bradshaw and her gal pals meet up for lunch mid-week in a swanky restaurant, order cosmopolitans and discuss men. It's pretty cliché, so why do so many of us feel bad that our own friendships aren't 'Sex and the City' enough?

Yesterday I...

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EMDA Finalists Announced for Toronto Mens Fashion Week

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 7:14 AM

TOM* or Toronto Men's Fashion Week will have its debut this August in the Canadian city. TOM will host a number of homegrown and international menswear designers. Among them, the Emerging Menswear Designer Award will be award.

The prize includes a cash prize of $10,000 toward the chosen...

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What Is a Global Standard Oo Beauty

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2014 | 11:20 AM

Another photoshop-focused article has been making the rounds on the internet, but rather than bashing Western-Standards of beauty, this one is a little different.

Artist Esher Honig had a photo of herself photoshopped in 25 countries across the globe to demonstrate the different standards of beauty across the world.


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Abbot Kinney: LA's Coolest Neighbourhood?

(0) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 6:30 AM

After convincing myself that Spring had sprung, and then despairing for days on end about the horrendous British weather we've had of late, I decided enough was enough. I contacted LA blogger, Tommy Lei of My Belonging and asked him to show me the very best that Spring...

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Why I Read My Horoscope

(0) Comments | Posted March 10, 2014 | 5:42 AM

My name is Rhiannon and I read my horoscope. Unlike an AA meeting, I'm not here to stop; I'm here to tell you why you should too.

Before you roll your eyes and condemn me a time-wasting day-dreamer, allow me to present three facts about myself:

- I...

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Working With the National Theatre: An Interview With Zack Momoh

(0) Comments | Posted February 3, 2014 | 6:20 AM

Photo by Daniel Sutka

Emerging from the stage door of the National Theatre in a pair of jeans and simple t-shirt, Zack Momoh looks a world away from his role as the soldier/cyclist in the performance of From Morning to Midnight. He...

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Should We Be Celebrating American Apparel's 'Pubic Hair' Mannequins?

(0) Comments | Posted January 20, 2014 | 6:40 AM

Known for its controversy, American Apparel has now translated it's outside-the-lines thinking into some extremely unkempt bikini line on its mannequins.

The company has displayed mannequins in one of its Lower East Side stores, New York, with a full bush of pubic hair.

So what are we...

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"Does Nothing Work Outside of London?!" Why I Love Being Unplugged

(0) Comments | Posted January 8, 2014 | 10:15 AM

We've all heard the clichéd story before: a wide-eyed country girl leaves her familiar surroundings for the bright lights of the big city. I was that girl. To my horror, however, I discovered that on leaving my uni house on the outskirts of London to return to my parents' house...

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