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But does it really work? Testing out the athletic wear trend at a sports bar


Testing out athletic wear trend

Photography by Jaclyn Locke; Hair and makeup by Robert Weir foré Hair Care; Jacket, $4,310, skirt, $1,900, and visor, $240, all by Marni. Top, $45, and shoes, $100, both by Zara

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The last time I had contact with a tube sock was sometime in 1989. I was in Grade 9—the last year I was compelled to take gym class. It would fall under the category of extravagant understatement to say that I was not athletically gifted, and it still seems to me that not having to play team sports is one of the major upsides of getting older. So, as soon as gym class was no longer obligatory, I dropped it and fled the other way, at suddenly Olympian velocity.

Today, beholding a tube sock—the madeleine of middle school—still prompts a Proustian montage of fear, lanyards and bad gymnasium lighting. Fair to say, then, that this season’s celebration of haute sportswear is not my (gym) bag. But my childhood experiences with sports, especially the team variety, did provide me with much training in the art of play-meets-public spectacle. It’s a talent I appear to be honing tonight as I take the designer athletic trend for a spin—decked out in fresh-from-the-runway Marni—on game night at Toronto’s Real Sports Bar & Grill.

Sportswear took to the shelves in America during the Great Depression—a time when people began to prize utility over fuss and ornament. Fashion historian Rebecca Arnold wrote that it’s been “mythologized as an expression of American national identity—as practical, rational and authentic.” This season’s “activewear,” however, provides a swift kick to the practical and the rational, adding fancy and glamour to sporty lines and energetic colour. Read more »

Party Pics: Husbands and bachelors duke it out in a bouquet auction for Rethink Brest Cancer


Bachelors husbands bouquet auction for rethink

Photography by by Nolan Bryant

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With today being the universal day of love, it was only fitting that Toronto’s most desirable gentlemen gathered Tuesday night to duke it out, bachelors-versus-husbands style, in a silent bouquet auction. The Pre-Valentine’s Day Soirée was presented by sisters Maryam and Nargues Mansouri in the showroom of The Perry, Mansouri Living’s elegant 11-storey condo building in the works at Avenue and Davenport. Hostess Ainsley Kerr was appropriately festive in a bright pink dress as she introduced the makeshift florists from the space’s kitchen while a strappy pair of Tom Ford sandals looked on from the walk-in closet.
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Inside the Toronto Life Most Influential party: 37 pictures of stylish guests celebrating the city’s top-ranked people


James Harrison Robert Weir Chloe Wise Toronto Life Most Influential party photos

Photography by George Pimentel Photography

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Last night Toronto Life celebrated the reveal of their Most Influential list by toasting Toronto’s 50 most influential people at The Ritz-Carlton. The lucky heavyweights—ranging from politicians to bankers to TV personalities—were profiled in the magazine’s December issue and, as the evening’s emcee Amanda Lang was eager to point out, also given a definitive rank. (Her 41st place spot obviously not affecting said eagerness.) Upon our arrival it was clear how those on the list have become so successful: they’re certainly not the familiar faces of Toronto’s late-night party circuit. The mood was much more about networking than clamouring for a cocktail, despite the impressive array of Ketel One and Tanqueray creations. Tailored suits and black dresses dominated—though oxblood items and fur accessories proved to be just as popular, including many a lush stole and a pair of furry booties on Leesa Butler. Read more »

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