CONNECT WITH PLAID

Twitter followers
Facebook FACEBOOK
TUMBL US!
Plaid's Last Post

Plaid’s Last Post

Hi everyone! Just a friendly reminder that Plaid has ceased operations as of December 1st, and that means no more online posts. Sad, we know....
He-luxe

He-luxe

A GUIDE TO DECADENT SKINCARE FOR MEN     Story by Karen Welcome What makes a man’s skin significantly different, you ask? It’s simple: Men...
Feeling Nutty

Feeling Nutty

THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF INCORPORATING NUTS INTO YOUR DIET     Story by Jacquie Clancy Snacking on nuts is an easy way to incorporate healthy...
Dawn Of Man

Dawn Of Man

EVOLVE YOUR STYLE WITH A FEW GREAT PRODUCTS     Photographed by Jaclyn Locke Grooming: Robert Weir (using TRESemmé Hair Care for Ford Artists) Styling:...
Earthly Delights

Earthly Delights

INGREDIENTS & MATERIALS THAT WILL NATURALLY BOOST YOUR BEAUTY ROUTINE     Story by Karen Welcome Photos by Mark Binks Honey Honey is well known...
Strokes Of Stillness

Strokes Of Stillness

SET YOUR SIGHTS ON SELF-EXPRESSION WITH A FLURRY OF BOLD COLOURS     Photographed by Clara Copley Makeup: Erika de la Barquera Hair: Chrysostomos Chamalidis...
UNTTLD

UNTTLD

EMERGING DESIGN DUO SPARK A FLAME WITH THEIR UNDEFINABLE LABEL     Story by Amanda Stancati Photos by Leda & St. Jacques José Manuel St....
An Important Message From Plaid

An Important Message From Plaid

To Plaid fans everywhere, It’s with a sad heart but fond memories that I announce that as of December 1st, 2012, Plaid Magazine will cease...
Graphic Language

Graphic Language

LET FALL’S BEST COLOURS, PRINTS & PATTERNS SPEAK TO YOU     Photographed by Joseph Saraceno Styling: Odessa Paloma Parker (judyinc.com)
Endgame

Endgame

SOULPEPPER PRODUCTION TOUCHES A NERVE WITH TENSION & HUMOUR     Story by Odessa Paloma Parker Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann Nobody likes loss. No...
Paria Shirvani

Paria Shirvani

EMERGING DESIGNER EVOKES NATURAL MOVEMENT IN HER LATEST COLLECTION     Story by Odessa Paloma Parker Photos by Jolie Adele Shortly before the “official” shows...
Chaos Theory

Chaos Theory

CASUAL ELEGANCE FOR THE MODERN MAN   Story by Amanda Thomas Photos provided by Chaos Theory Stemming from the idea that small changes can make...
Nowhereland

Nowhereland

NEW RETAIL CONCEPT SOURCES UNIQUE FINDS THAT ARE BOTH BUDGET & TREND CONSCIOUS     Story by Reem Jazar Photos by Arden Wray I first...
Electricity

Electricity

EVENING GETS AMPLIFIED WITH BOLD SHAPES & EYE-CATCHING COLOUR     Photographed by Carlyle Routh Styling: Matthew Chow (p1m.ca) Makeup & hair: Vanessa Jarman (p1m.ca)...
Moisturize Me

Moisturize Me

HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN MOISTURE-PACKED BEAUTY PRODUCTS   Story by Karen Welcome Image & objects by Madison van Rijn The days are getting colder...
Miracle Thieves

Miracle Thieves

DUNDAS WEST SPACE OFFERS ENCOURAGEMENT & EXCITEMENT FOR CREATIVE MINDS     Story by Amanda Stancati Photos provided by Miracle Thieves “Miracle Thieves is a...
Anu Raina

Anu Raina

A LOVE AFFAIR WITH TORONTO & A STRONG SENSE OF SELF HELP THIS UP-AND-COMING DESIGNER ALONG     Story by Mariam Magsi Photos by Mike...
Masquerade

Masquerade

DIVINE INSPIRATION FOR DRESS UP PARTIES & MORE     Photographed by Sean Penhall Makeup: Robert Weir (Ford Artists) and Meaghan Bell-Gregory Hair: Kelly Ann...
Adrian Wu

Adrian Wu

DESIGNER TALKS CONTRADICTIONS & CREDIBILITY AS HIS FASHION WEEK SHOW APPROACHES     Story by Abby Chow Photos provided by Adrian Wu With Toronto Fashion...
Wes Misener

Wes Misener

MENSWEAR DESIGNER FORGOES THE RUNWAY & GOES DIGITAL INSTEAD     Story by Reem Jazar Toronto-based designer and former model Wes Misener says he was...
5 Beauty Buys From The Grocery Store

5 Beauty Buys From The Grocery Store

EVERYDAY EATS ARE THE KEY TO A NATURALLY HEALTHY GLOW     Story by Jennifer Ng Illustration by James Harrison A few weeks ago, Plaid...

Plaid Fall/Winter 2012 Teaser

OUR NEW PRINT ISSUE WILL HIT STANDS NEXT WEEK – TAKE A PEEK AT IT NOW!   Plaid Magazine | Promo – Fall 2012 from...
Latest entries
Plaid's Last Post

Plaid’s Last Post

Hi everyone! Just a friendly reminder that Plaid has ceased operations as of December 1st, and that means no more online posts. Sad, we know. Please feel free to peruse the site for all our great older content or follow CasinoSites365.com if you like to play online casino games! Team Plaid
Liel And Lentz

Liel And Lentz

HIGH QUALITY JEWELLERY THAT’S DETAIL-DRIVEN     Story by Reem Jazar Photos provided by Liel and Lentz Lifelong friends, Diandra Guglielmello and Maggie Coblentz, fused together shared business smarts, professional experience, and a passion for design to form their jewellery line, Liel and Lentz. The Oakville-based jewellery designers and entrepeneurs launched their business about a...
Dalston Grey's Holiday Launch

Dalston Grey’s Holiday Launch

THIS WEEKEND SHOP THE STORE’S NEW RANGE OF VINTAGE & CONTEMPORARY GIFT IDEAS     Story by Odessa Paloma Parker Photo provided by Dalston Grey In the mood to do a little holiday shopping this weekend? Starting today, Dalston Grey will have a new crop of vintage finds as well as contemporary giftables from Gat...
Base London

Base London

FOOTWEAR FOR FELLAS FROM CLASSIC TO CONTEMPORARY     Story by Sarah Lennox Photos provided by Base London The perfect pair of heels can make an outfit, but what about for the guys? Base London is a U.K.-based company known for its quality men’s footwear. With everything from boots inspired by motorcycle culture to comfy...
Yacht Club

Yacht Club

A RETURN TO FLASHY POP Story by Laura Hermiston Editing by Olenka Szymonski Video by Jordan White Photo by Danielle Nemet  Yacht Club is a band from Toronto featuring music veterans Ben Cook and Matt DeLong. It is a project that has a well thought out artistic vision that is heavily influenced from early 1980s...
Beliefs

Beliefs

TORONTO SHOEGAZE UP AND COMERS Story by Adam Steel Josh Korody and Jesse Crowe have been busy. As one half of the shoegazing outfit Beliefs, the hip and hazy guitarists have spent the better part of their relatively short time together opening for the likes of Lotus Plaza, Porcelain Raft and Amen Dunes. Fortunately, these...
He-luxe

He-luxe

A GUIDE TO DECADENT SKINCARE FOR MEN     Story by Karen Welcome What makes a man’s skin significantly different, you ask? It’s simple: Men have thicker skin than women, and it tends to be more oily. Pair that with having to shave daily (in some cases), and you’ll find that a man’s skin can...
Feeling Nutty

Feeling Nutty

THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF INCORPORATING NUTS INTO YOUR DIET     Story by Jacquie Clancy Snacking on nuts is an easy way to incorporate healthy omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and fibre into an everyday routine. However, some of us may be reluctant to indulge in a handful of cashews after checking out the nutritional information....

Press Play x B-17

OUR LAST EDITION OF PRESS PLAY FEATURING ONE OF TORONTO’S MOST EXCITING BANDS RIGHT NOW Story by Laura Hermiston Video by Olenka Szymonski If you like bands such as Jesus Mary Chain, Suicide, or Spacemen 3, check out  B 17 from Toronto psych/pop label Optical Sounds. Their debut record release party for Wishing Won’t Make It So is...
Dawn Of Man

Dawn Of Man

EVOLVE YOUR STYLE WITH A FEW GREAT PRODUCTS     Photographed by Jaclyn Locke Grooming: Robert Weir (using TRESemmé Hair Care for Ford Artists) Styling: Brian A. Richards (Ford Artists) Model: Alex (Spot 6 Management)
Double Trouble

Double Trouble

LATE FALL LOOKS THAT ARE TWICE AS NICE     Photographed by Irem Harnak   Styling: Nicole Manek (judyinc.com) Makeup & hair: Robert Weir (Ford Artists) Models: Penelope and Aidan (Elite Models)
Earthly Delights

Earthly Delights

INGREDIENTS & MATERIALS THAT WILL NATURALLY BOOST YOUR BEAUTY ROUTINE     Story by Karen Welcome Photos by Mark Binks Honey Honey is well known for its anti-aging and anti-bacterial properties because it is filled with vitamins and minerals. Honey’s best beautifying quality is that it works overtime as a humectant and is a great...

Phaulet

VANCOUVER-BASED LINE EXPLORES THE LIMITLESS POSSIBILITIES OF DESIGN     Story by Abby Chow Photos provided by Phaulet Romantic and intriguing, Phaulet jewellery and textiles provide the medium in which graphic arts can be integrated with impeccable craftsmanship and the tradition of storytelling. Raised in Colombia, creator of Phaulet, Paula González, fuses unconventionality with familiarity in...
Don't Trash Your 'Stache

Don’t Trash Your ‘Stache

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FACIAL MAINTENANCE THIS MOVEMBER     Story by Amanda Elizabeth Smith ‘Tis that time of the year again, when men embrace their inner Burt Reynolds and put down the razor for the month, all in the name of Movember. Although we love the idea of dudes growing mustaches to...
Strokes Of Stillness

Strokes Of Stillness

SET YOUR SIGHTS ON SELF-EXPRESSION WITH A FLURRY OF BOLD COLOURS     Photographed by Clara Copley Makeup: Erika de la Barquera Hair: Chrysostomos Chamalidis Model: Aimee Foy (Storm Models)
One Thousand Mustaches: A Cultural History of the Mo

One Thousand Mustaches: A Cultural History of the Mo

ALLAN PETERKIN’S BOOK REVEALS THE MYSTIQUE OF THE MUSTACHE     Story by Jennifer Ng In honour of Movember, we present to you this year’s most-anticipated mustache anthology – One Thousand Mustaches by Allan Peterkin. The book combines a detailed history of the mustache evolution (and revolution), interspersed with a mustache styling guide. Peterkin’s dry...

Dr. Dog

THE EVOLUTION OF A GENRE-BENDING BAND Story by Kate Davies The name Dr. Dog is one of those hard-to-distinguish labels which doesn’t reveal the group’s genre at first glance. Where placing “The” in front of Strokes, Kinks, or New Pornographers seems to give those bands a specific label-making edge, Dr. Dog brings to mind images...
Breaking Circles, Broken Light

Breaking Circles, Broken Light

KOZYNDAN SHOWCASE THEIR NEWEST ZOOLOGICAL WORKS   Story by Odessa Paloma Parker Fans of Kozyndan‘s colourful, expressive imagery will delight at their newest exhibit, Breaking Circles, Broken Light. But even those not familiar with the work of Kozue and Dan Kitchens will find meaning and allure in this ode to the animal kingdom. With pieces...
Alligator Pie

Alligator Pie

FEEL LIKE A KID AGAIN AT SOULPEPPER’S LATEST PRODUCTION Story by Erin Lucuik Photos by Jason Hudson In their first original production, Alligator Pie, the Soulpepper Creation Ensemble brings the poems of Dennis Lee to life. Ensemble members Ins Choi, Raquel Duffy, Ken MacKenzie, Gregory Prest, and Mike Ross fill the one-hour performance with humour,...
The List

The List

FOURTEENTH EDITION Story by Jordan White Sky Ferreira “Sad Dream” At first she looks like a sweet delicate flower, who has been hurt by someone. Then she starts to sing and her voice is full of confidence and wisdom. The video is set in the desert, which is always pleasing to the eye.    ...
101 Markets at 3030

101 Markets at 3030

NEW MONTHLY VINTAGE & HANDMADE MARKETPLACE SETS UP IN THE WEST END     Story by Odessa Paloma Parker Just because winter’s coming doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the convivial atmosphere of markets anymore; many are setting up indoors for the next few months, including the new 101 Markets, which will host their first event...
UNTTLD

UNTTLD

EMERGING DESIGN DUO SPARK A FLAME WITH THEIR UNDEFINABLE LABEL     Story by Amanda Stancati Photos by Leda & St. Jacques José Manuel St. Jacques and Simon Bélanger are the creative minds behind UNTTLD.  The design duo hailing from Montréal were in Toronto last month to showcase their Spring/Summer 2013 collection on the closing...
An Important Message From Plaid

An Important Message From Plaid

To Plaid fans everywhere, It’s with a sad heart but fond memories that I announce that as of December 1st, 2012, Plaid Magazine will cease operations both in print and online. When Plaid began in 2010, it was with few expectations above and beyond promoting the work of the talented people I knew and wanted...
Show Pick of the Week

Show Pick of the Week

TORONTO PSYCH POP COMPILATION CURATED BY SHOEGAZE PIONEER WILL CARRUTHERS Story by Laura Hermiston Psych Pop From Toronto is a look into Toronto’s under the radar indie-psych-shoegaze scene with a tracklist selected by Will Carruthers (Spacemen 3, Spiritualized, Brian Jonestown Massacre). This compilation is available for download and is 100% free. The release for Psych Pop From...
Junction Flea: Winter Flea

Junction Flea: Winter Flea

MONTHLY MARKET SETS UP IN THE GREAT HALL ON SUNDAY     Story by Odessa Paloma Parker Now that the weather’s heading downward in degrees, the Junction Flea – the popular monthly Sunday market – is heading indoors for their latest installment. From 10am-5pm, check out vendors from around the city selling food, art, home...
A.C. Newman

A.C. Newman

HIS MOST PERSONAL AND INTIMATE ALBUM TO DATE   Story by Kate Davies Best known as the frontman for Vancouver-based indie rock group The New Pornographers, Carl Newman has been steadily building a strong following with his solo project AC Newman. His third solo album, entitled Shut Down the Streets, is a record full of...
Walnut Contemporary

Walnut Contemporary

TORONTO’S NEWEST CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY OPENS ON NIAGARA AT KING WEST Story by Meaghan Collins Images provided by Walnut Contemporary With its first group show opening October 4, 2012, Walnut Contemporary is one of Toronto’s newest and most exciting contemporary art galleries. The beautiful space is located at 201 Niagara Street, just a little south of...

Switch to our mobile site