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Clarity by Didier Young

I was sitting in front of my laptop yesterday trying to figure out the topic of this week’s blog post. It has been a busy couple of weeks and I haven't had much time to sit down and ponder upon the next article that I wished to write. Even though so much had happened, I simply felt mentally drained but I still felt the pressure to post something today. I felt the need to post weekly on the blog to remain relevant and to keep producing content which in turn started making me feel anxious. So yesterday afternoon I decided to take a step back.

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Fall Look by Didier Young

The temperature has finally gone down in Toronto which means that we have now entered my favourite time of the year: Jumper season. When it comes down to fashion, fall has always been my favourite with its beautiful coats, cosy jumpers and stylish boots. I have always found it hard to put together an elegant look in summer and winter but I usually thrive during the autumnal months. Today’s blog post will be short and sweet and focus on a typical fall look for me.

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Black Friday shopping with Indochino by Didier Young

Everybody loves a good suit. The imperative word here being “good”. A good suit can be worn in different ways: with a white tee shirt and chucks for a casual look or you can wear a crisp shirt and brogues if you’re planning to dress to impress. The range of variables is quite wide but there is one thing that you should never compromise on: a good fit.

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Blogger life by Didier Young

June 2016. I packed my bags and left for Scandinavia. After nine days in Stockholm and Copenhagen, I had an epiphany, a revelation of shorts. I realized that I was not happy doing what I was doing and that I needed a change. Thus began my career as a full time blogger. Was it everything I thought it would be? Above and beyond. Was it as much of a breeze as everyone thinks it is? Absolutely not.

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Kimono by Didier Young

Since 1971, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has thrown an annual fundraising Gala to finance its Costume Institute for the year and to signify the launch of a new exhibit at the museum. Each new exhibit has traditionally opened on the first Monday in May since 2001 but the show did not receive much global recognition until 2011’s Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty which honoured the deceased designer and broke attendance records. Since then, the Met exhibits have been under the scrutiny of the World, with each new show highly influencing brands and designers globally. 2015’s China: Through the Looking Glass became a glass shattering success which in turn created a huge revival of asian influences in fashion.

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ACNE studios by Didier Young

The English language is a fairly easy one to comprehend. It is simpler to write than French and far easier to pronounce than Spanish. However, there are a few curveballs that prevent the formation of a straight line. Such an obstacle is a homonym. A word with the same pronunciation and written form but with a completely different meaning. Such a homonym is present in the fashion world as well: we all dislike having Acne (vulgaris) which would render our faces a tad less photographable but we are all crazy about ACNE (studios).

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COS X Agnes Martin Guggenheim 2016 by Didier Young

When someone brings up the topic of visual arts, most minds would wander to the Masters from olden eras. Van Gogh and his Sunflowers, Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Kahlo’s self portraits and Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring immediately come to mind. When asked about contemporary artists, perhaps one would talk about Warhol and his revolutionary pop art movement or of his partner in crime, the crowned Neo- Expressionist Jean- Michel Basquiat. While all those artists were undoubtedly talented, few people would be able to name a Canadian artist, dead or alive. This may change very soon thanks to the Guggenheim’s exhibit of Agnes Martin.

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Toronto International Film Festival by Didier Young

Started in 1976, The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is an annual event that showcases some of the best movies in the world. Over the years, the festival has become a pilgrimage for movie fanatics, attracting over 480,000 people to the city yearly. While the event is often a good reason for celebrity sight seeing, it also offers the public first access to World movie premieres and the chance to vote for their favourite movie to become the recipient of the Grolsch People’s Choice Award. This title is often a good omen for the upcoming awards season.

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Transitional weather by Didier Young

Transitional weather. Two words that I dread more than the singular word “winter”. Why? While it is easy enough for me to throw on a parka in winter and know that I am set for the day, the transitional seasons are finicky and absolutely unpredictable. While each of the four main seasons come with well-known climactic characteristics, the seasons in-between tend to be a blend of unpredictability.

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