The September Issue

Just Nuts Over Nipples

Jessica Cries Blood

I’ve never considered Sears to be a particularly fashionable store, an opinion I thought was vindicated recently when the chain introduced its Kardashian Kollection—a flop that opened with slashed prices across the Sears chain here in Canada. Instead I’ve always…

The Pagan Olympics

The Cauldron, London 2012. A Pagan Gathering?

The ancient Olympics have been described as a total pagan entertainment package, a “Woodstock of antiquity” featuring pervasive prostitution, broken bones, animal sacrifice, doping… and sport. It was first and foremost a religious event, held at Olympia, a beautiful place…

A Kiss is Just a Kiss

Kiss

Warning, this photo is offensive to children. At least tis according to the optimistically named organization One Million Moms. The photo appears in the April 2012 Urban Outfitters catalogue and the Stepford moms who make up OMM claim, “The content…

The Making of a Fashion Whore

Zahia Dehar

Meet Zahia Dehar, the freshest face at January’s Paris Couture Fashion Week. Despite the fact that Miss Dehar was a fashion unknown until late last year, her lingerie collection closed the week, and none other than Karl Lagerfeld shot her…

Cycling in the City

cyclists toronto

As long as I can remember cyclists have been a part of the traffic in Toronto and for the last couple of years there has been an ongoing dispute between cycling advocates and those who prefer to get around the…

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…

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…

Plague Strikes AHM

We don’t know how or where it happened; Karen might have brought it home following a shopping trip, I might have picked it up while working a gig, but we caught it—the H1N1 virus or swine flu. Karen was positively…