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Christmas Time with Bulova by Didier Young

The irony with getting older is that you feel like you’re starting to grasp the concept of time but time never remains in your grasp. Each year, time seems to go by faster and faster and before you know it, it is already Christmas. With that in mind, I’ve found that I started valuing my time pieces more and more over the years as they allow me to make it to appointments in a timely fashion while still acting as a great accessory for my daily looks. 

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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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The Importance of Being Yourself by Didier Young

I recall growing up, how much I wanted to be exactly like everyone else. To blend in. To be one with the crowd. I hated my freckles, had body issues especially regarding my weight and I even disliked my name because it set me apart. I dressed in oversized tee-shirts in a shade of brown that was absolutely horrendous on my skin tone and in my own way, I was content whenever I was invisible. My reluctancy to be seen only made me more visible to a small group of bullies which further accentuated my personal issues. I was misunderstood because I was different and I was even mockingly given an award for “most social”. Little did they know that nine years later, I would make social media my full time occupation.

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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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Personal Style by Didier Young

As shocking as it may sound, my wardrobe is composed mostly of minimal pieces in solid colours. What is that you say? You’re not surprised? Ok, I’m not either. Like everyone out there, it took me some time to find a style that fit me and defined me as a person. I went through the stage where I had the Dawson’s Creek hairstyle (those photos have since then been destroyed), worn chinos in an array of colours that would make a unicorn nauseous and I have worn bowties paired with suspenders. Unsurprisingly, those outfits were inspired by things that interested me at the time: a television show about a group of friends, others with Japanese cartoon characters and yet another one featuring nerd chic. Yes, I watch far too much television but my point here is that everyone is influenced by the environment they are subjected to.

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Pattern by Didier Young

One may say that I choose my outfits just like I choose my words: simple, straight to the point and without much flourish. As such, people have grown accustomed to seeing me dressed in head to toe monochrome but sometimes, I like to throw a curveball and include a splash of colour or pattern. In today’s case, it is a little bit of both.

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Raincoat by Didier Young

Rainy days can be quite a challenge when it comes to figuring out what to wear. Does one put on a waterproof jacket, that far too often are more practical than fashionable? Do we carry a cumbersome umbrella that we have to juggle with our other everyday accessories? For me, deciding often causes a rain delay. We shall once again look towards the Europeans for an answer to that question, in this case, towards the land of the Vikings....

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