Why Kim K is Mugler’s Ultimate Muse

In early 2007, Kim Kardashian rose to fame after what seemed like a career-wrecking scandal. Mired by press surrounding a certain tape, most celebrities at the height of toxic and misogynistic tabloid culture would have been written off by the general public. Not so for the heiress of the Kardashian fortune.  Since then, Kardashian has…

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From Heel to Toe

We live in a world where man-made objects are imbued with constructed cultural meanings. As society progresses these object’s meanings shift with the larger cultural ethos. The sartorial, is particularly amorphous, forever ebbing and flowing with the pace of culture.  Throughout history, high heels have been one of the most prominent sartorial objects to undergo…

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Romina Ressia: When Past Meets Present

Argentinian visual artist Romina Ressia’s series How Would Have Been? is a multilayered photographic exploration of past versus present, juxtaposing painterly depiction with the mise-en-scene of modernity. Originally a fashion photographer, Ressia gradually moved on to her Fine Art practice and has now become famous for her re-imaginations of classicism.  In her series How Would…

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Avleen Kaur’s ‘This Is Not a Happy Show’

Avleen Kaur is an emerging visual artist based in Toronto, whose distinctive visual poetry speaks to the perils of human life. Dissecting colonialism, capitalism, racism, and the heady and sinuous tapestry of human experience. We sat down with her to talk about her aesthetic, her inspiration, and her latest show at CryBaby Gallery in Toronto.…

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Welcome To The “Frow”

This time last year, the world as we knew it came to a screeching halt. From theatre shows, concerts, and events, to sports competitions – the Coronavirus canceled, well, everything… As we became confined to our homes, social media and in particular TikTok became the channel through which we came to communicate. Instead of dance…

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The Dreamlife of Chechu Álava

The gauzy, auratic atmosphere of Chechu Álava’s paintings is often offset by the directness of her subject’s gaze. Amplified by her chosen palette of fleshy, pearlescent pinks and postmodern pastels, the effect is strangely erotic. It is a soft-focus affair – a coming together of sex and spirit that conjures the creamy, dreamy, transubstantiated flesh…

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Rihanna’s Fenty Fashion Brand Calls It Quits

Less than two years after Rihanna and LVMH joined forces to launch luxury label Fenty, the brand is sadly being put on hold. Rihanna fans will be sad to hear that WWD reports the singer and the French luxury giant came to the decision mutually with LVMH saying in a statement, “Rihanna and LVMH have jointly made the decision to…

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Erotic Figurativism: Ivan Alifan’s Strange Portraiture

Ivan Allifan is a prolific and wildly successful young painter from Toronto whose textured and eroticized figurative works have garnered him a considerable online following, amassing thousands of followers, a dedicated group of clients, and the liberty to work as an artist without restrictions. We spoke with Ivan about his technique, utilizing Instagram as an artistic platform,…

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Daniel Iregui’s Forward

Daniel Iregui (iregular.io) is a new media artist born in Bogotá, Colombia in 1981 currently based in Montréal. Iregui creates interactive sculptures, spaces and architectural interventions using technology as both a tool and an aesthetic. His work explores the infinite and random combinations produced when an audiovisual system is open for the audience to transform it.…

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