#GapSummerSquad: Why is a tank top called a tank top?

As a generally curious person, I always try to figure out how articles of clothing assume their names. With this inquisitiveness, I’ve always found fashion a near infinite source of entertainment when it comes to naming things. Let’s take the season’s style staple, the tank, as an example.

Summer style highlight: Wooden sunglasses

Nothing says Summer better than wooden sunnies. Imagine walking on the beach with your feet in the water or just chilling on a sunbed – wearing a pair of organic glares just really completes your water-bound look. It’s kind of like part of the entire proper swim attire. In the same way that you’re not … Continue Reading

The new ironic animal print

Hear the phrase “animal print” and you’ll immediately think of a spotted feline hide of some sort, perhaps a cheetah or a leopard. The earliest recollection I have of the look, and of myself having a strong distaste for it, dates back to when I would watch The Nanny as a child, when my own … Continue Reading

City Lights

What do you do when you’re stressed? Take the next flight to the Maldives and go on a beach holiday? Drink your face off at a nearby pub? While those are very valid options, this is what I do: Find a quiet place on a nice evening and just enjoy staring at the city lights … Continue Reading

No-sweat style

Ever have one of those days when you want to dress up but don’t really want to make an effort – and yet still maintain some level of sartorial decency? Me too. Everyday. It’s a bit of a bind really, because great style requires great effort, and sometimes you just don’t want to make any … Continue Reading

I say no to #dapper

Based on the kind of outfits I’ve composed for this blog and the Editor’s Style section of La Moda, you’d have probably gleaned the fact the I am not a fan of this whole dapper trend. Yes, it is a trend, and like the exaggerated shoulders of Fall 2011 and the visual impairment-inducing sh*t of Summer 2012, … Continue Reading

Board Meeting

Ever heard of K•Swiss? Unless you were a 90s kid like I was, you probably haven’t. The heritage American brand, known among sneaker lovers as the pure tennis footwear brand, has launched a campaign to make the brand cool again and resonate with today’s youth – the way it did with us.

“Hi, I’m a Mac.” “And I’m a Trench Coat.”

Did you know? Even though Burberry claims credit for the invention of the trench coat in England at the dawn of the 20th century, something intriguingly similar had already existed in the North for close to 100 years. The mackintosh, born in Scotland in 1823, was created by Charles Macintosh as a raincoat using water-repellent, rubberized fabric.