Toronto florist Dominika Solan’s aesthetic takes cues from the jam-packed vines and blooms splaying out of darkness in sixteenth-century Dutch oil paintings.
Paisley, chevron, polka dot—all recognizable patterns but none with more social capital than Burberry’s Scottish check.
That old adage, sex sells, has played a role in Agent Provocateur’s success over its 20-year history—but it certainly hasn’t been the only factor.
Kobe Bryant, as the saying goes, gets better with age—a trait that’s earned him the nickname Vino among his peers.
There’s nothing wrong with chocolates, roses, and prix fixe meals, but jewellery may just be the most resonant nonverbal expression of love you can buy.
“I’ve always been really inspired by lingerie–it’s this personal, hidden layer that has played such an important role in shaping women throughout history,” says Christina Remenyi, founder and creative director of Toronto-based lingerie company Fortnight.
“My customers are women who love clothes, who look at the label before buying because they have an appreciation for good materials and care about transparency and sustainability in how clothing is manufactured.”
Artist Tracey Emin and jeweller Stephen Webster’s collection, entitled “I Promise to Love You”, is comprised of gold charms based on Emin’s drawings of forest animals, as well as rings, necklaces, and earrings crafted from personal phrases rendered in gold.
If one is looking to invest, the regular considerations might include Amazon, Google, Apple—even penny stocks (as one philosophy suggests, where is there to go but up?). Yet recent research indicates the most lucrative investment might not be in gold.