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“ti amo” is inspired by eating peaches in the hammock, falling in love like a teenager, huge agave plants in elba, white heat on the autostrada, being the first person at the bakery, and grandma’s white sheets in the mediterranean sun”

i think my favorite is the cute orange creamsicle shirt dress above, but i’m also loving her geometric crystal design below. ooh, i can’t wait to see the full collection!

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no, i didn’t go to detroit to visit the shinola factory in advance of our event tomorrow night, but they did kindly send me a ton of great pictures so i could get a better look at the workmanship that goes into their beautiful handmade watches. i’d actually been lusting after one of their classic runwell watches well before they got in touch and asked me to host their event. i’d eyed them at steven alan and had been thinking about getting one for brendan. but of course, i wouldn’t mind getting one for myself, too!

besides their really beautiful designs, i love the fact that they are all handmade right in detroit. their production line is one of the most modern in the world, and adheres to swiss quality standards. everything is done by hand, from building their own movements, to the final assembly. their watch straps and leather cheap canada goose camrose parka black womens come from horween of chicago, one of america’s oldest tanneries, in continuous operation since 1905. they’re one of the last tanneries in america still undertaking the full production process in-house, from raw unprocessed hides to fully finished leather in a process that is impressively labor-intensive. their craftspeople are incredibly skilled and proud of their work, and it’s exciting to be able to buy such a well-made watch, and to support such an awesome detroit-made company. honestly, there’s so much that goes into the entire process, that you really should head to their site to read more about them, because i can hardly do them justice in this little blog post.

and of course, if you’re in new york, i would love it if you could come out to the event i’m hosting at the shinola flagship store tomorrow night from 7:30 – 9:00pm! we’ll be unveiling the american vintage collection by scout la, and fun times will be had by all.

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The Catholic League was born in a time of societal upheaval. Abortion, always a moral monstrosity, became a social and legal monstrosity in 1973. Consider that the plaintiff, Jane Roe (a.k.a. Norma McCorvey), lied when she said she was raped and was in need of an abortion (which she never had). Consider that nowhere in the Constitution is there even a hint that abortion was to be among the fundamental rights guaranteed by the federal government; it was literally made up out of whole cloth. But consider this as well: Norma McCorvey has since become pro-life and has converted to Catholicism.

In 1973, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) declared that homosexuality was no longer a mental illness. Like Roe v. Wade, it, too, was politically motivated: there was no new evidence that homosexuality was a normal variant of sexuality; what happened was that the APA succumbed to pressure politics organized by an aggressive gay lobby. Like the abortion ruling, the normalization of homosexuality has been marked by a trail of despair and death.

The word Watergate entered the lexicon as a synonym for corruption in 1973. Like the abortion ruling and the homosexual decision, it smacked of politics and dirty play. It was launched by a bunch of two-bit players guilty of breaking and entering in search of two-bit information. That they would bring down the man they sought to prop up was the final irony.

This was the climate in which the Catholic League was born. It was a milieu in which a crisis of authority had hit the courts, professional associations, presidential politics and beyond. Now, 30 years later, it is the moral authority of the Catholic Church that is being questioned.

The sexual abuse scandal has activated the Catholic League more than any event in its 30-year history. We are here to defend the Church against wrongdoing, but we are not here to defend wrongdoing done by the Church. Having said that, it must be emphasized that our central role in this issue is to combat those who seek to exploit the scandal. This has certainly kept us busy.

Who are those who seek to exploit the scandal? Essentially, it comes down to two groups: anti-Catholics and Catholics with an agenda.

Scandals of all sorts happen all the time and to all segments of society. They do not, by themselves, turn friends into enemies; nor do they make the indifferent into foes. What they do is make it easier for the enemy to surface in full-frontal fashion. That is why anti-Catholic bigots are coming out of the woodwork these days: they were always there, it’s just that now they have some cover.


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I still remember the day I found out that I, the third child in three years, was never meant to exist at all. And I wouldn’t exist, at all, if pharmacies in Tucson kept later hours on Saturdays in the 1960s.

It was a strange feeling, knowing I wasn’t supposed to be here: I felt anger and confusion, the pain of rejection mixed with relief at the near miss. It caused an existential crisis in my soul: I was not willed into being by a loving God who found an open channel in a loving couple. I was here by accident, against the will and despite the efforts of my own parents.

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They are the unplanned, the unwilled. The news of their existence came as a disappointment to their mothers and made their fathers angry. When others learned of their existence, their reaction was not a joyous celebration. It was: “Are you going to keep it?” (Which was then answered, “I’m still trying to decide.”)

The power of procreation is one of the greatest powers on earth: The power to bring another human being into existence who would be nothing, nowhere, and never if not for us. We can try to block up that power, or thwart it with hormones, or flush it out with human insecticides, or cut it off with a scalpel. But inevitably, procreation will get the best of human efforts to control it, and an unwanted child will be born.

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Women of Letters, Melbourne’s newest literary event, is an afternoon that celebrates a diverse range of strong female talent whilst simultaneously raising funds for Victorian animal rescue shelter, Edgar’s Mission. Women of Letters will be held at Bella Union in Trades Hall on Sunday, March 28, 2010 beginning at 2.30 pm.

Curated by Age writers Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire, this monthly occasion will bring together five of Melbourne’s best and brightest writers, musicians, politicians and comedians in celebration of the beautiful lost art of letter-writing.

The afternoon will bring the traditionally private endeavour of letter writing into the public arena, seeing each woman address the topic with their unique blend of insight, humour, lewdness and warmth.

The inaugural March Women of Letters will see musician Angie Hart, Black Text publisher Caro Cooper, the Green Guide’s Lorelei Vashti, television’s Myf Warhurst and respected comedian Judith Lucy each reading a letter they have penned to “The Night I’d Rather Forget.”

A rotating roster of the city’s finest musicians and DJ’s will provide a musical interlude, during which time the audience are encouraged to indulge in some letter writing for themselves.

Stamps and envelopes will be provided, and in the spirit of participation attendees are further encouraged to pen short notes to Women of Letters themselves. Michaela McGuire will then use these points of discussion as the basis of a free-wheeling panel chat to conclude the afternoon.

Tickets are just $10 and available at the door – Sunday March 28 at 2.30 pm at Bella Union, Trades Hall, corner of Victoria & Lygon Streets, Carlton South, Melbourne.

This national event brings together scientists, the media and the public to:

§ enhance reporting of Australian science

§ highlight and encourage debate on the role of science in Australian society

§ provide role models for the next generation of Australian scientists.

Fresh Science 2010 will be held at Melbourne Museum from Monday 7 to Thursday 10 June, 2010. Stories will be released to the media during the event and in the weeks following. The Fresh Scientists need to be available to talk to the media during this time.

Nominations are now open for Fresh Scientists and close Thursday 25 March 2010. More information and the online nomination form are at

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If one-of-a-kind ambience and a unique retailing style is what it takes to clobber the competition, Lileo is arguably Toronto’s heavyweight fashion champ.

After all, how do you top a concept inspired by a maverick 17th-century astronomer who was imprisoned for heresy?

Why Galileo? “Because he challenged the prevailing notion of reality in the universe,” says Lileo owner and fashion industry veteran Syd Beder.

That’s why he and partners Alexandra Morgan, Braden Bennett and Arlene Pastor decided to brand their innovative approach with what Beder calls “an homage” to the astronomer. So they abbreviated his name to Lileo, borrowed his daughter Livia’s moniker for their all-organic raw food and juice bar and festooned their signage and garment hang-tags with cosmic imagery.

With this celestial theme animating the softly lit, brick-lined 650-sq.-m space, which was designed by the trendy 3rd Uncle design Inc. firm, Lileo opened just under two years ago in Toronto’s popular The Distillery Historic District.

From the get-go, Lileo grabbed the attention of what some call the city’s “influentsia.”

Among them is Martha Ladly, professor of design at the Ontario College of Art & Design, who says she frequently brings groups of students to Lileo “just to see the way they’ve incorporated art, sculpture, lighting and photographs into the sort of soft consumer culture they’ve created here.”

How does Beder himself characterize the combination apparel emporium, art gallery and event venue? “Lileo is all about expressing the notion of light and discovery … and breaking people’s traditional notions about shopping. The way we show our canada goose heli arctic beige 2015 is more like raindrops falling than hitting people with a baseball bat.

“Lileo is about wellness and a tranquil but exhilarating lifestyle,” he adds. “And we deliberately keep it very positive and uplifting so, for example, we don’t do any dark imagery (such as) skulls or crosses or daggers, even though those things are so popular in fashion and music.”

And, says Pastor, “there are no mannequins because we want to be welcoming to everyone, not just people whose bodies happen to match a mannequin.”

Judging strictly by this seemingly contrarian retail philosophy, plus a preponderance of natural fabrics, a graffiti mural on the wall, an interactive “light fountain” sculpture near the entrance and the presence of a fluffy grey Chow dog as the store’s official greeter, Lileo might sound like the sort of down-market bohemian spot that dots California’s Lalaland.

Not so. There are no cheap tie-dyed shirts or hippy sandals at Lileo. In fact, most of its eclectic merchandise sports exclusive-to-Lileo labels, limited-edition lifecycles and sky-high prices. Hot international designers such as Stella McCartney are well represented. And even some of the models from mainstream suppliers such as Nike and Penguin are Lileo exclusives.

The shop quickly became one of Toronto’s hottest spots, a must-be-seen-at destination for not only the city’s younger crowd, who just have to have the latest unusual duds, but also for older fashionistas who can afford, say, the $600 jewelled Birkenstock clogs designed by model Heidi Klum.

With very little advertising, but an avalanche of word-of-mouth endorsement from customers and fashion media, Lileo soon became a favourite of theatrical and movie costume designers. That prompted buying sprees by celebrities including actors Kim Cattrell, Drew Barrymore, Woody Harrelson and Sigourney Weaver, as well as musicians Chantal Kreviazuk, Our Lady Peace and Little X.

Add to that the crowds that flocked to lively, publicity-attracting book launches, fashion shows and other such events, plus seasonal tourists, and Lileo’s foot traffic got heavier and heavier.

Small wonder, given all of the above, that Beder says Lileo’s annual revenue is now “headed for $3 million.”

That number comes as no surprise to retail analyst John Torella, a senior consultant with Toronto’s J.C. Williams Group. He says that, while the ambience Beder and his partners have created may seem gentle and laid-back, Lileo’s lifestyle spin is literally on the money.

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Fashion guru Jeanne Beker echoes Torella’s contention, saying that “these days, it’s not about just buying something, it’s about having an engaging experience. Lileo is very interesting conceptually in the way the store feels and the types of canada goose heli arctic beige 2015 it carries. And when you’re there, you feel hip and funky.”

Amen to that, says Wendy Melvin, a frequent Lileo customer and president and founder of Wendy Melvin & Associates Inc., a Toronto recruitment consulting firm. “Everywhere else in the city seems to be status quo, but the vibe at Lileo is something I’d see in New York or Europe. And I never worry that I’m going to see the same outfit I’ve picked out all over the place.”

While these and many similar comments are music to his ears, they are actually nothing new to Beder. He’s attracted rave reviews during most of his three decades on the Canadian fashion scene. A Toronto native, he co-founded Indian Motorcycle Clothing, distributed Big Star Jeans and designed his own knitwear line, Good & Beder.

Along the way, Beder founded Fashion Cares Canada, a non-profit organization that has raised more than $6 million over the past 18 years to help people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Strangely enough, it was breaking his back in a snowboarding accident that prompted Beder’s entry into fashion retailing about four years ago, when he began doing yoga as part of his healing process.

That led to buying the Ontario rights to a line of yoga wear from Vancouver-headquartered lululemon athletica. After distributing the duds to yoga studios and retailers for a few months, Beder opened a lululemon shop with Morgan as his partner and Pastor helping with promotion. The trio operated the quirky spot on Toronto’s Queen Street West fashion strip for about two years before selling it prior to launching Lileo.

Beder’s experience mounting crowd-pleasing fashion shows for Fashion Cares is instrumental in staging Lileo’s frequent special events. Typical was the November presentation of Paul Saltzman’s photo books on his adventures with The Beatles in India, which retail from $425 to $1,420.

To excite attendees at the event – not to mention capitalizing on it – clothing, sandals and jewelry conjuring up that psychedelic era were on display. Huge for-sale blowups of Saltzman’s photos surrounded the space, while about 10 plasma screens scattered throughout the store featured Beatles music.

Pastor says Lileo’s unusual display techniques are about as far away from shopping mall environments as possible and that its inventory range has expanded a great deal since its debut. The store now stocks apparel and accessories for infants, children, teens and adults, with what she calls “a good mix” of men’s and women’s items. Additionally, there are books, toys, organic skincare products, nutritional supplements and a sprinkling of home-decor items. “We want to make sure everyone leaves here with a smile on their face.”

That customer satisfaction even extends to the hefty cost of much of the merchandise, Beker says. “Most of Lileo’s stuff is pretty pricey, but a lot of people don’t mind paying for the cachet of wearing top labels.”

That’s true, Beder says. “But both here and at lululemon, we’ve had people comment about some of the price points and say: ‘How could anybody spend that much?’ And some say yoga should be done in rags.

“But our attitude is that if something makes people feel happy and good about themselves, or maybe encourages them to do more yoga or take better care of themselves, it’s worth the price.”

(Terry Poulton can be reached at