Author Archive for Alexandra Highcrest

Paddy Plays Fast and Loose with Lenzr

This morning I found Paddy rooting through my makeup portfolio photos. When I asked him what he was doing he said he was looking for photos to submit to the latest lenzr photo contests. “There are four running right now,”…

Judy Sgro’s Fear of a Pro City

It is time to scrap Metro’s prostitution task force, or, at the very least, fire its chair, Metro Councillor Judy Sgro. The task force was supposed to bring interested parties together to work toward finding reasonable solutions to Metro’s prostitution…

Gown by Poiret

Paul Poiret

A printed silk gown ca. 1912 attributed to French designer Paul Poiret (1879-1944). Measurements: Bust approx 92cm (36 in), Waist 72 cm (28 in). The current estimated value of this dress is between 9,200 CAD to 12,300 CAD. The pencil sketch…

Doing It Over Again for Do Over Day

About a year ago we wrote about Do Over Day for Angelina’s Wings, the journal that became the forerunner for Alexandra Highcrest Magazine. At the time we announced that we were going to renovate our Toronto offices and bring in…

Rebooting the Toaster

It was during an editorial meeting, while we were all sitting around making excuses for why it had been so long since anyone had published a story, when Paddy, our intrepid intern, said, “We should get the toaster a blue…

When Worlds Collide

As sports and pop culture commentators laid bare Tiger Woods’s cheating heart, and the parade of cocktail waitresses, porn actresses and prostitutes booked their tell-all interviews with the gutter press in order to collect their 30 pieces of silver, Tiger…

Flying and the Loss of Elegance

I was a child the first time I flew in a commercial airliner. My mother and I traveled from central Ontario to Toronto, a short flight by the standards of the day, in mid-August. We flew in an Air Canada…

Nicole Kidman’s Snowy Makeup

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Nicole Kidman probably hasn’t had to apply her own makeup for at least twenty years. The Academy Award winning actress has her pick of makeup artists so there’s no excuse for this paparazzi dream slap that she wore to the…