Author Archive for Alexandra Highcrest

The End of Bling

It’s no secret around AHM that I don’t care for rap or hip-hop music, or the culture that has grown up around it. I just can’t get past the homophobia, misogyny, and violence that are prevalent in some of the…

The First Bra

Bra history dates back as far as ancient Crete but the word brassiere didn’t appear until 1907, when it was coined in an issue of American Vogue. Prior to 1907 early bras were referred to as soutien-gorges by the French…

The Sins of Susan Boyle

By now you must know that Susan Boyle, the Scottish singer who was catapulted to stardom by the reality TV show Britain’s Got Talent, did not win the competition. Miss Boyle became on overnight sensation seven weeks ago when a…

Fashion by the Book: The First Casualty

I recently read The First Casualty by Ben Elton, a murder mystery set to the background of the horrendous meat grinder of the Third Battle of Ypres. A Scotland Yard detective, Inspector Douglas Kingsley, is sent to Flanders under unusual…

Karen, Our Upcycle Queen

We’re very pleased here at AH Magazine to announce that our team member Karen has won an international design competition with an idea that is brilliant yet elegantly simple. The challenge of the Upcycle Contest, create something new  from something…

Security Consciousness

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We at AHM live in a fear-driven, security-obsessed city even though Toronto is regularly described as one of the safest cities in North America. We try hard not to get caught up in the paranoia but sometimes it’s just impossible…