It was a whirlwind eleven days at the OOAK 2016 show! My first show, with a last minute booth (only four weeks to prep), really taught me a lot about the scalability of my designs and business, and how much can be in done in...

Thanks to all who came out to the opening fete of our month long stay at Ardith, and the #BadMomsonRoncey screening at The Revue. It was such a great evening hosted by the undeniably amazing Miranda and her staff. So lovely to see everyone and...

Let's start with the Witches feet…. [caption id="attachment_5362" align="alignnone" width="1024"] magic phoenix [/caption] [caption id="attachment_5358" align="alignnone" width="1024"] lab consignment[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5372" align="alignnone" width="1024"] top drawer [/caption] [caption id="attachment_5370" align="alignnone" width="1024"] nouveau riche [/caption] [caption id="attachment_5365" align="alignnone" width="1024"] life of manek [/caption]   As part of the Toronto Vintage Crawl, I put together a Coven of my...

I consider myself a costume designer and stylist first and foremost, but by way of opening my shop and my deep deep deep love of handbags I have been lead into the landscape of designing accessories - and now, by chance, clothing.  There are too many...

October has shaped up to be a very exciting and busy month for us here at LOM. We kicked things off at the Toronto Vintage Show and sale on October 1st and 2nd. Thank you to all who came out to support and say hi! It...

Yes, it’s true we're moving, online and global! After 4 incredible years on Dundas West, life of manek will be moving to our virtual store at www.lifeofmanek.com. Our growing success online, both locally and internationally, is undeniable and we're excited to offer our loyal and lovely customers even...

It's only fitting that the first lady in this series be one of our greatest loves  If you've been in the shop you know how magical Clara is. She is brilliant at all she does, sparkles and cares more than most, and is just downright f*cking...

Okay so if you are following along I haven't caved and bought anything new…yet. I had a "Business with a capital B" meeting last week for my accessories line and I had to get all lady-like and shit, which is hard for me to do...

So it's almost May here in lovely TO and spring still teasing the crap out of us. A few days of warmth and then back to wool coats and socks - think sunny thoughts, think sunny thoughts. I still have not broken and bought new but...