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Culture Days

This upcoming weekend is Culture Days in London, Ontario which means Dundas Street is going to be transformed into a massive art gallery. 14 local professional artists have been chosen to install temporary storefront artwork at 11 different places along Dundas Street between Talbot and Clarence.  We’re super stoked to let you guys know that […]

Conscious Chatter

Call us a teensy bit biased, but “Conscious Chatter” is one of the best podcasts ever to grace the virtual airwaves. The brainchild of former Ecouterre writer Kestrel Jenkins, who now challenges people to consider the ethics of their clothing at Awear World, “Conscious Chatter” offers an insider’s look at the global garment supply chain […]

Hellessy

We’ve just discovered Hellessy and are swooning over the Spring 2016 looks.  Founded in 2012 by Sylvie Millstein, HELLESSY is a day-to-evening designer collection focused on the modern philosophy of dressing women whose lives are organized around a need for pared-down elegance that is versatile and thoughtfully constructed. Millstein melded her multi-cultural background, expertise in […]

Louboutin Lessons

The Paris-born stiletto master took a moment to give the world three stylish lessons on fashion and beauty. 1. Trends aren’t necessarily on trend. Every fall the 12-pound fashion mags hit the shelves, each declaring a different list of styles to be the looks of the season. Boyfriend jeans! Velvet everything! So what does Louboutin have to […]

Abandoned Love

Artist Peyton Fulford started her photographic project by asking people from all over the world, via Tumblr, to send her text messages, email text and dairy entries related to heartbreak. She then turned certain phrases into banners, placed them across abandoned buildings and photographed them to create a series called Abandoned Love. There is something so sad about […]

Sportswear Evolution

TORONTO — As competitors suit up for the Pan Am Games, a new exhibit steps from the athletes village explores how fashion and technology have helped fuel fast-paced growth and innovation in sportswear. “Smarter. Faster. Tougher.” opened Wednesday at the Design Exchange’s satellite site in Toronto’s historic Distillery District. The exhibit was commissioned as part […]

Roadside Illustrator

Chandler O’Leary is a globetrotting illustrator.  On her travels she draws the most incredible visual stories that always inspire us to hit the road with Moleskin and paints in hand. Her illustrated portrayals of far out roadside attractions like Canada’s two ton tater tot, the world’s oldest gas station and a mermaid restaurant at Weeki Wachee Springs prove that there is clearly so much more […]

Vintage Valentines

They don’t make valentines like they used to.  The love notes given in the early 20th century were much more interesting than the cookie-cutter pop culture cards kids hand out today—in fact, some of them were deliciously strange.  Take a look back at the past of printed love, thanks to Page of Bats. Nothing says Valentine’s Day […]

Ink Me

Temporary tattoos are the latest addition to ripped jeans and floral crowns. Spotted all over the red carpet, metallic jewellery tattoos are blazing through the fashion scene. Unlike most trends that come and go, these won’t leave a dent in your pocket. They typically come in a bunch, stuck on sheets and cost a couple bucks. […]

Vintage Holiday Decorating

For anyone who celebrates Christmas, or embraces seasonal decorating, there’s a familiar ritual that takes place every year — whether it’s the day after Thanksgiving or soon before the first out-of-town guests arrive. It involves the taking down of boxes, the careful unpacking of items (some fragile, some not), and finally, the thoughtful display of […]

Pouts That Pop

Us Rebena gals love making our pouts POP.  We recently discovered New York-based illustrator Sara Rabin whom creates the most fashionable napkin visages in pen, ink and designer lipstick – using her own brightly-tinted pursed lips.  Below, Sara showcases five dying-to-try shades for this holiday season.  Pick one up and pucker up. GIVENCHY – Crocodile Rouge A lipstick and collector’s […]

Interpreting Abstract Art

What is abstract art?  There is no right or wrong answer to this question.  Abstract art is open to interpretation, and that is one of the beautiful things about it. Understanding abstract art is easy: all it requires is an open mind and a big imagination. Abstract art doesn’t jump out and yell, “Oh hi, THIS […]