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Canadian Fashion Connection – Fashion Prosthetics

In 2013, Ryan Palibroda and McMauley Wanner, who had met at the University of Calgary two years previously, formed the Alleles design studio. Their goal was to create affordable and accessible fashionable options for lower limb amputees using their skills in … Continue reading

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Canadian Fashion Connection – Canada’s Top Models

Canada has produced a number of famous fashion models, but until the 1980s Canadian models worked almost exclusively within Canada. As fashion became more international in the 1980s, so did the reputation of Canada’s models. Canadian-born Linda Evangelista, with her … Continue reading

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Style icon Mary Tyler Moore, 1936 – 2017

Sad news today to hear Mary Tyler Moore has passed away. Unbelievably, she is only the second major cast member from the Mary Tyler Moore show to pass; Ted Knight died in 1986 but everyone else is still with us! … Continue reading

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Look familiar?

I have been watching The Crown, and thought I would see if I could find some of the real garments worn by HM in the early 1950s when I came across this image of her wearing a black dress that … Continue reading

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Bill Cunningham – 1929-2016

Fashion photo-journalist Bill Cunningham, pictured here pointing his camera while wearing his signature French workman’s jacket, tried to be an inconspicuous observer of New York fashion, but he was as well known to New Yorkers as the naked cowboy. He passed away … Continue reading

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What surprises me…

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands was in Germany two days ago wearing this grey coat. Many noticed that some of the star designs on her coat resembled swastikas, which lead to criticism of the Queen. What I find surprising about … Continue reading

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Rosy the Riveter dead at 92

Mary Doyle Keefe was 92 when she passed away today. Keefe was 19 when she was paid $10.00 to pose for two mornings in Arlington, Vermont for the artist Norman Rockwell. Working as a telephone operator, Mary had no idea that … Continue reading

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Lauren Bacall’s shoes

Lauren Bacall’s passing today reminded me that although the FHM doesn’t have a lot of famous people’e clothing, one of the celebrity items we do have is a pair of shoes from the personal wardrobe of Lauren Bacall from about 1956. … Continue reading

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Passing Legend – Deborah Turbeville 1932-2013

My friend Maggie emailed me a couple of days ago to let me know Deborah Turbeville had died. I admit I didn’t recognize her name at first but I immediately recognized her work. Turbeville was one of the photographers that … Continue reading

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Offbeat Fashionistas – Doris Day

Everyone thinks of Audrey Hepburn or Jackie Kennedy when listing fashion leaders, but I think there are others that get forgotten like Doris Day. Whether she’s wearing Irene, Jean Louis or someone else, Doris Day’s early 1960s style is always … Continue reading

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