12 December 2010

F as in Frank x Warehouse Sneak Peek

One experience that inspired me to create citylife lies in my time at F as in Frank.  One of the greatest shops to ever appear in Whistler, F as in Frank was my second home, a place where the Electro was banging, fluorescent shapes were popping out at all angles + the wall of sunnies was overwhelming to say the least.  This was the place to be at the inaugural Pemberton Festival, featuring a collection that made you feel like it was created for that moment in particular.  The magic that happens behind the scenes has always been a mystery, a puzzle of great magnitude! To break this crazy suspense I have just created, take a sneak peak into the place that makes this crazy magic happen.  For everyone outside of the beautiful Vancouver area, F as in Frank can be perused @ the online shop here + Thanks to Frank's own Becky Philpott for the exclusive photos, check her out here!

More after the jump!

Yolanda Be Cool + DCUP x Savoy Remix / We No Speak Americano

 ~ dedicated to all you party kids out there ~

Found this gem whilst listening to a Hype Machine playlist + have been dancing non-stop for days.  Watch out for this peak night club banger + get amongst the hipster shuffle vibe on the dancefloor. This tune is brilliant (if you like electro of coarse)

07 December 2010

Stussy x Harajuku Chapter Store

Stussy has been busy opening chapter stores all over the world and the Harajuku store has been known to staff the best dudes around town.  Take a look at the beauty of this place.

The rest after the jump.

Acapulco Gold Holiday 2010 Has Arrived


~ Acapulco Gold Holiday 2010 Collection ~

Acapulco Gold's holiday line has arrived and I am loving what I see.  A/G has released fresh New Era caps, Full Clips crewnecks, Party Bear touques (beanies) + caps, zip-ups and limited tees.

Check out the rest of the line after the jump

dailydose 7/12/10


sharp is so in right now
don't lie about your size

Von Zipper x 2011 Brand Video Release

I'm always against the seasons it seems but catering to a worldwide audience allows me to let my imagination take me to these warm settings while it's snowing in Toronto.

Saw a bunch of dudes today wearing their oxfords in the snow.  I proceeded to shake my head and kick the snow off my Sebagos.  

Check out Von Zipper's recently released brand video for 2011.  Enjoy.

Click the magic link for Von Zipper.

05 December 2010

Neff x Far East Movement x Limited T


~ I very much want this t ~

Get it here.

29 November 2010

Parra x Rockwell x Linens

Found these gems whilst browsing to find some unique pieces for my move this Wednesday.  You can see these very soon on my large, comfortable bed.  Check out more of Parra's amazing work at Rockwell clothing by following the link below.

Available @ Rockwell Clothing. Get them here

26 November 2010

Super x Winter 2010 Release

I heard today that top meteorologists are predicting an above average snowfall for Toronto + surrounding area this coming winter.  This got me thinking about how meteorologists are able to predict such things, but more importantly, I began thinking about the insights meteorologists have, and how they translate these insights into wardrobe decisions every day? I concluded that meteorologists are always a step ahead, never caught in the sun without protection.  I recommend these!

~ Super Sunglasses Winter 2010 ~

Super has just released the photos for it's winter 2010 line, giving us at citylife the opportunity to choose the best frames and showcase them, helping you make the right decisions!

Check the best of the line after the jump.

25 November 2010

Mr. Bathing Ape x United Arrows Footwear


Streetwear giant A Bathing Ape lays their classier side on the table with this Mr. Bathing Ape footwear line by United Arrows. They are releasing three models including a loafer, a wingtip shoe, and a wingtip boot. First 2 coming in a two tone colorway and the boot being solid. My personal fav is for sure the loafer, coming with a classic moustache logo on top of the foot. Unluckily for us North American's these fine shoes are only available in Hong Kong, so if your in that part of the world it would be in your best interest to pick up a pair or three. you can check out more pics after the jump.

22 November 2010



The new drop from timeless and superstylin Melbourne based, kiwi born label Myrtle and Lace is in stores this November. The Sunday collection sees clutches, wallets and scarves inspired by the warmth and vitality of summer Sundays, designed with a pretty-in-leather sensibility by owner/designer Regina Stroombergen. Myrtle and Lace is available in stores across Australia and New Zealand or online at www.myrtleandlace.com.

Voleurz x Look On The Brightside

I haven't posted in a while and I figured this is hella worth posting to celebrate my return.

Canadian lifestyle brand, Voleurz, has just released their newest full length action sports movie and the best part about it is it's free!! Thats right, no need to run to your local shop to pick up this flick. You get to see all the snowboarding, skiing, skateboarding, and general shenanigans these guys have to offer right from the luxury of your bedroom, bathroom, city bus or wherever you can find the internet these days. It's not available for download yet, they are workin on it. But feel free to head over to the Voleurz site and peep it. You will not be disappointed.

Miami Horror x Illumination "Holidays"


I am truly smitten over this tune and video from Melbourne's favourite psychedelic indie-electronic adventurers, Miami Horror. 

*romcom, m.i.a. on this one: you owe us photos from a show as soon as possible.

~Exclusive romcom news from the next show coming soon(romcom edit, I'm still hurting from the last show, but I'll do my best)~

Ben Plant, the brains behind Miami Horror, embarked on this musical journey for the love of Roland synthesizers, creating a sound that has me smiling like an astronaut on the moon. (I'll confirm this.)

Check out Miami Horror and then buy Miami Horror.  All of it, available here.

 “We always just said ‘f**k it, we have to make the album that we want to make’ and this is it. We made it.

21 November 2010

dailydose / 21.11.10


shrewdness is king

fashion faux pas = ballooning your shirt, so tuck your shirt in, be a smart human / tailor your shirt

popular culture is shit right now

quote of the night: avril lavigne "...these artists are amaze-balls"   : |

suave as fuck

Affinity Cycles x Kenzo Minami "Digitizer"


While Affinity Cycles make beautiful bicycles, rarely does a project roll out with the beauty seen here.   Designed by Japanese artist Kenzo Minami, this bicycle is hands down, the most stunning and brilliant project we have seen in ages.  Minami had motion in mind, creating a night time in Tokyo x Tron look! So impressed.
Cinecycle curated this project, with the goal of producing an item of extreme beauty and quality, which explores the intersection of form, function and design. To that end, Cinecycle is proud to have brought together premiere artist Kenzo Minami and Affinity Cycles to create the "Digitizer" project.

17 November 2010

Dior x Sony France


With all the hype surrounding the Iphone these days, an alternative that is tailored to women, radiating prestige and luxury, has been revealed by Sony of France x Dior.  The Dior phone integrates the iconic cannage pattern with prestigious materials such as diamonds, sapphire crystals and stainless steel. Price point @ $5500-$7500, for all the jet-setters out there. Enjoy.

15 November 2010

Shoecare x citylife x Salvatore Ferragamo


Words of wisdom for those with an obsession for the beautiful pieces of art we wear on our feet every day of our lives. Amen.

1. A new pair of shoes should never be worn for many consecutive hours. Once your feet are completely accustomed to the shoes, you can begin to wear them all day.
2. Never wear the same pair of shoes two days in a row. Let them rest for at least a day before wearing them again.
3. Always use a shoehorn when putting on your shoes.
4. Before removing a lace-up shoe, loosen the laces completely so the shoe slips off more easily.
5. Once you have taken off your shoes, insert the made-to-measure shoetrees.
6. Shoetrees should also be used when shoes are wet from rain or snow. In this case, the shoes should not be rested on the soles but on their sides, and left to dry for an entire day.
7. Each time you wear a pair of shoes they should be cleaned and polished, even when they still look shiny.
8. Should you not wear your shoes for some time, coat them with a thin layer of polish, put them in the cloth sack provided, and keep them soles down in a box.

merci, salvatore ferragamo.

dailydose / 15.11.10


12 November 2010

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09 November 2010

Nixon x Bergdorf Goodman Mellor x Extremely Limited Edition Time Piece


Nixon and the New York retailer, Bergdorf Goodman, have collaborated on this spectacular and very limited watch, available for a limited time.
The Nixon x Bergdorf Goodman Mellor is available in either all black or brown/gunmetal and features a Swiss automatic movement with 25 jewels, a domed sapphire crystal, a genuine croc band and a custom-engraved caseback.

For the fortunate few that can make it to Bergdorf Goodman in NYC, a healthy $1000 will get you this amazing time piece.

Bergdorf Goodman

754 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10019

dailydose / 09.11.10 / Bro's x Girl Bro's Edition

Today is a dedication to some of my best dressed friends, keeping it fresh daily.

07 November 2010

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My beautiful friend Ren from NZ 

06 November 2010

Ladies Man Duane x Suave

My childhood idol. Obviously.

dailydose / 05.11.10


05 November 2010

Sixpack x Bus x Wagner x Iggy Pop

Has anyone ever felt dizzy from too many french kisses? Me either, but Sixpack France could possibly make my dog bark at me with this limited tshirt release. Spectacular. Get them here.

04 November 2010

dailydose / 04.11.10


03 November 2010

Legacy Montage x Ian Gauthier x Somppi


Massive respect to my man Brendon Somppi for these beautiful shots of Ian Gauthier.

skater: Ian Gauthier

FIlmer/editor:Brendon Somppi
Titles: Brian Howard

Equipment:hvx200p, nikon d90

dailydose / 03.11.10

Very stoked on these looks today, being especially keen on long tees and leather jackets.

Also, check out the Sebago boots my girl Kate is sending me next week. Thanks babe!

HUF SF x San Fransisco World Series Gear + HUF Footwear Ad

To celebrate the San Fransisco Giants World Series win a few days back, minus the intense riots that ensued, HUF SF has released this limited run of SF colored tees and hats. Click here to purchase.

And here is another reason to visit the dudes at HUF SF and buy their shoes!!!

02 November 2010

cityLife x Quick/Pick Style

Since Toronto brings tight schedules and cold winters, here's a quick piece to work into your wardrobe. Brrrrrrrrr. Kr3w Manchester jacket. Get it here