Loose Threads Archive

Your Favorite Inspirational Non-English Teacher

English teachers get all the glory. Ask a representative sample of people what teacher they remember the most fondly from their school days, who encouraged them to pursue a particular dream or a career, and I'm willing to bet a disproportionate amount name an old English teacher. And it is true that the ...Read More

Shouty Wisdom

One of my best friends and I both have mind-numbing desk jobs. In order to survive said desk jobs, we spend most of our days Facebook chatting with each other. We use all-caps far more than is probably necessary. Our conversations very often veer into highly bizarre territory. Sometimes it's fiction, sometimes it's commentary, and ...Read More

The WORN Fashion Journal’s Stylish Scary Movie Marathon

Previous installments of our WORN Fashion Journal series can be found here. Most recently: Anna's Parents Review Paris Fashion Week.

INT. TORONTO’S EYESORE CINEMA ON QUEEN WEST - NIGHT

A tall brunette (ANNA) and her significantly less tall blonde friend (HALEY) are in deep concentration, furiously browsing ...Read More

In Which Anna’s Parents Review Paris Fashion Week

The end of Paris Fashion Week brings to a close the major shows of the Spring/Summer 2014 season. You know who has a lot of opinions about clothing? My parents! Though neither of them usually gives much thought to what happens on the runway, there is no shortage of critical fashion analysis ...Read More

I Am Jack’s Tacky Red Leather Jacket: Fight Club Fashion

Nobody loves their stuff as much as people who hate their stuff. Let me clarify: the people who place the greatest amount of thought, care, and effort into their stuff tend to be the people who are very seriously opposed to the concept of stuff. "It's a prison, man," they might say, ...Read More

The Vogue-iest Parts of the September 2013 Issue of Vogue

Previous installments in this series can be found here. "Emma Bloomberg, the foundation’s 34-year-old chief of staff, stands poised and seemingly unflappable in discreet jewels and one of the quietly elegant sleeveless sheath dresses she favors (the better to show her impressively CrossFit-toned arms)."

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"Spritz, dab, splash, roll. There are only ...Read More

A Really Long Conversation About Fashion and Museums

Previous installments in this series can be found here. Haley: So. Fashion and museums! Big topic. Anna: You and I both had a lot of thoughts about this year’s Met fashion exhibit, Punk: Chaos to Couture. In early May they had a party where everyone came with "punk" inspired fashion. There was ...Read More

Concealer? I Barely Know Her! (Dies Laughing)

Previous installments in this series can be found here. Here is a partial list of terrifying things I had to do while I was a beauty school student: apply cake liner to the inner lash line. Sit with a pound of clay on my face molded to make me look like a ...Read More