What are you going to be this year?

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Fashion columnist Rose Behar is here to help you find that perfect costume you’ve been searching for. It’s a new dilemma every time October rolls around. What am I going to be for Halloween? I’ve heard the conversations swirling already. “I really want to be a human-version of a Dr. Who TARDIS, but it would…

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Would you like a trench to go with that weather?

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Thankfully for us Haligonians, trenches are more in style than ever before. The trench coat has long been one of the sexiest items of outerwear in existence. From Audrey Hepburn to Emma Watson, it bestows a classy glamour upon the wearer, making a depressing rainy evening in to an opportunity to sing in the rain.…

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Fashion vs. Food: Are we building a better body image?

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The fashion world can be an unfriendly place sometimes, especially towards healthy food consumption. But are things finally starting to change? It peaked between 2006 and 2009. Anorexia and bulimia awareness, that is. Every issue of Teen Vogue and Seventeen had an article touting a “real-life story.” The No Anorexia Nolita campaign ran in 2007, with its…

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Mixing it up

Dal student combines art with business and sustainability  Meriha Beaton, Staff Contributor   Sleepless nights and a hectic workload are common factors in a student’s life and Jason Duong is no exception. What sets him apart from the average student? He is running his own clothing line on the side. “Honestly, academics kind of take…

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Bling in the holidays

Natasha Hunt, Fashion Columnist Let’s face it: the holidays are stressful. Between having to navigate the awkward reintegration process after a semester of living away from home, preparing a sumptuous holiday meal and catching up with one’s friends, thinking about what to wear to that holiday soiree or New Year’s Eve bash is enough to…

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Vintage vibes

MAKENEW launches a classic collection Natasha Hunt, Fashion columnist   Rifling through the racks at the MAKENEW sale is like browsing through your stylish best friend’s closet. A mix of punky leathers, English countryside tweeds and gauzy, cream lace, MAKENEW is a shopping experience that remains totally on trend, but faithful to the quirky, individualistic…

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Fashionably Dead

Just down from Pizza Corner on Blowers Street there’s a little store known as Fashionably Dead. The small yet attention grabbing shop is filled with dark, Beetlejuice-like apparel, patent leather bags, menacing jewellery and boots that could literally kill someone. It is tucked away behind the surf shop and the tattoo parlour. It is a…

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Fashion suicide: don’t do it!

It’s no secret that American Apparel has infiltrated our city. Halifax’s destination for Vice Magazine and solid colour tank tops has got our youth in its neon death grip. To quote the Spice Girls’ 1996 hit “Wannabe”: “I really, really, really want a … zigzag-print thong-bodysuit.” Alright, those aren’t the real lyrics. But, for a…

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Tyagi warms up with THAW clothing line

“Black. Clean. Simple.” These are the three words Halifax fashion designer Akshay Tyagi uses to describe his own personal style. “I keep it as neutral as I can. I don’t want to think about myself when I’m dressing. I want it to be easy to get up and go,” says Tyagi, 23. “I’m lucky if…

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