neon fashion

Is Neon Fashionable In 2021?

If the thought of neon brings to mind garish leg warmers and rara skirts from the 80’s or a tacky Las Vegas strip it is time to have a rethink.  Neon is one of the key trends of 2021

Neon On The Catwalks

Right from the first spring catwalks neon was making it’s presence known.  Versace featured neon starfish as a motif, while Mark Fast and Sportsmax used neon on shoes and accessories.  However, Balmain, Balenciaga and Ricostru were the designers who stood out for fully embracing the neon trend.  The general feeling was that after such a difficult year cheerful bright neon colours were just the thing to lift our mood.

Neon On Celebrities

Celebrities were not slow in embracing neon fashion.  Dazzling neon colours have been catching our eye on every award show red carpet.  Ashley Park chose a vibrant Versace neon green gown at the 2021 Critics’ Choice Awards and the Golden Globes saw Rosamund Pike in a neon red gown and Dan Levy in neon yellow suit.  Zendaya in particular is a fan of the neon trend; she chose a neon yellow Valentino dress for her Oscar presenting duties and followed that up with a neon orange gown at the 2021 Critics’ Choice Awards.  The standout neon look on a red carpet so far this year has to be Cynthia Erivo at the Golden Globes. He stunning bright neon green tea-length Valentino dress looked stylish and fun.   Her stylist Jason Bolden explained that neon colours ‘triggers that emotion of happiness and joy. Right now, I feel like that’s what we need. That’s why I really wanted to lean into something that looked like that — bold and impactful

How To Wear Neon

If you are feeling bold and confident then head-to-toe is definitely a statement look.  …

Fashion industry in India, Paris and Milan are entirely moving into digital

Recently fashion design council of India (FDCI) has announced to conduct India’s ever – first digital fashion week. This is the decision which was taken due to continuous cancellation and postponed cancel events. The fashion world is now in the situation to move completely digital due to the COVID – 19 pandemic conditions. After the outbreak of COVID – 19, fashion technology in India and also all over the world has been facing many striving issues. To tackle this adhesive condition fashion industry in Italy has also announced that the popular Milan and Paris fashion will go digital this month.

Digital is the demand now

FDCI has realized that digital media is now the only hope to catch hold the business and so executives in FDCI has conformed clearly that all the upcoming fashion week will become digital for certain period of time. The chairman of FDCI has given a statement which says “the executives in fashion technology are tirelessly working hard to reinvent the wheel and to reset the whole buttons in digital form”. He also added that detailed information regarding the fashion week going digital will be announced as early as possible just after completing the plans extensively. Also certain sources add that the digital fashion week will be continuing till the month of august hoping that the condition will improve then.

Italy’s men’s Milan fashion week

Men’s popular Milan fashion week will be postponed to the month of July and it was actually planned to be conducted on the month of June. All the new arrivals of both men and women suits which can be worn in summer is given more importance at this time in Milan fashion. This fashion week will be presented purely in digital form posting all the vital pictures and videos in an


I don’t know about you, but the idea of a short-sleeved sweater gets me very, very excited. THIS bad boy (the shirt, not the Depp lookalike) showed up in my email the other day, in a weekly newsletter from one of my favourite online purveyors of goods: Best Made Company. And if you haven’t heard of them before, take a look, because this is where you’ll be buying your boyfriend’s bday prezzies from now on.

Their stuff is expensive, high-quality, and unwaveringly rugged.

They started out making luxury axes – tools with supreme craftsmanship and gorgeously painted handles. I can’t imagine anyone who actually uses axes to chop wood would ever buy one of these. But I can imagine a lot of hipsters hanging them on the walls of their urban apartments.

I first stumbled upon BMC when I was looking for Nor-V-Gen shoe oil to waterproof my loafers. (It works!) But then I found a hundred other things they sell that I both love and cannot afford.


Is it the distressed bag I’m coveting or the man carrying it? Probably both. The point is, they know how to market the shit out of a “ditty” bag.


These pups bring me back to my days as a lifeguard. Except mine were about four times as wide and didn’t look nearly so good soaking wet.

Real men drink from hollowed out horns, of course.

I probably don’t cut enough things to justify $66 on a pair of scissors, but we both know I’m going to do spend it anyway.

This cargo net reminds me of a DIY I’ve been meaning to try lately. I would use mine for toilet paper.


On any given day you’ll catch me wearing a version of this grey sweater. But this baby has …


It ain’t that easy to pose for the camera when all eyes are on you. To have the ability to do it with such ease and personality is really a talent.

“Honestly, I’m not much of an actor. If you put me in front of crowds to talk then I stutter and get very nervous. However posing in front of the camera, without having to speak to it, is so much easier. I can work my emotions through my face and body, no need for speech,” says Dez Joyal, the Winnipeg-born, French Canadian model.

Like most, she got into modelling at a young age. Her stint with modelling began with a model and talent search put on by Panache Management.

“I had been walking in the mall with a girlfriend of mine when we were 12 years old, and we saw a stage with people handing out flyers. I signed up without even taking two thoughts about it. Next thing I knew, I had a phone call asking me to be in the show. I loved it, and ended up starting the program with Panache. The following summer, I was off to Tokyo.”


I love how kittenish she looks in these photos by Izabela Rachwal (Izabela can turn anyone into a sex goddess, though Dez really didn’t need much help). I first met Dez during a shoot for the Summer 2011 issue of SANDBOX Magazine. She worked daisy-printed hotpants and wooden platforms like a champ.

“Working with Izabela is great. We have now shot twice together, and I feel like she’s been a long time friend to me. We ‘ve had to stop shooting a couple times because we started laughing about dragged on subjects that have nothing to do with modeling. She’s a blast, a super sweet girl.”…


It seems like forever that I’ve been scheming and planning these Postertees/tank, so it’s exciting to announce that they’re finally here. Sometimes I just can’t get over the nice looking faces (and stems) we’ve got right here in Winnipeg. They’re just so good that, well, they deserve to be on a shirt.

You know what else deserves to be on a shirt? Anything made by Roy Liang. Roy is a very talented local artist/crafter who moonlights as a DJ. Remember those neighbourhood shirts with the street names running down the side? He’s responsible for those, among other amazing (and often Winnipeg-inspired) pieces. We’re so lucky to have had him design this great 90′s bitch tee, inspired by Icona Pop’s song, I Love It.


We had so much fun shooting them this weekend and the photos turned out incredible. Almost makes me want to make them into a tee. Whoops, sorry.


I’ve also been having so much fun wearing my own tee that I wore it for two days straight. I almost wished I hadn’t the other night when the pizza guy came in and I featured my number with a top bun and PJ pants. I thought the first time anyone saw me in my Grant tee would be a little more glamorous. But whatever, who says pizza isn’t glamorous.





The two tees and tank will be in stores as of Friday. For locals, check out Green Apple Skateboard Shop on Corydon, and Freshair Boutique on Academy (selected styles). For those shopping from afar, we’ll have our little Etsy shop up and running by the end of the week, so keep those eyes peeled.…