When I found this jumpsuit during one of my routine vintage treasure hunts, my heart skipped a beat and I practically tackled it, the love was so strong. Even after all these years, the thrill of the find, the true diamond, can still flood my...

I get asked a lot about how to shop second hand and what to look for. My advice for the novice thrifter: stay open and let the piece find you. And how, you may ask, does one achieve this openness? For starters, ignore the size on...

That’s right, I said need, not want. Did you know leopard print is a neutral? Jenna Lyons said so, which makes it true, in my book. Leopard print is a basic, it’s a staple. You need it. It can say so many things: I’m fabulous, I’m as...

I'm living up the last days of summer in my Value Village two piece score. Fall is undoubtedly on its way so I'm gonna damn well wear shorts and no socks until the very last second. Get out there and soak in what's left of summer. top and...

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...

The last but certainly not least in our series of Lady Luhs are the ever stylish and astonishingly sweet Tara Prentice and Jen Babic. They work together (hit em' up if you are interested in a job at Artiza), they play together (they finish each other's...

Odessa Paloma Parker (or OPP as her friends call her) in our opionion is a beacon in the Toronto Fashion scene.  She is the founder of Plaid Magazine, a stylist, Fashion Editor at The Globe and Mail and superstar dj by night.  Odessa's style is so distinct that when a piece comes into the shop that we know she will love we refer to it as an "Odessa dress" or "Odessa boot", and shoppers totally get what we mean.  It won't be long before we see Canadian designers naming bags and shoes after this 
Madaor-loving-print-mixing master. On the shoot we imagined she was channeling a Hollywood Hills Real Estate Agent in the 80's - her slogan "Buy from me I'm OPP."  At lom we are buying whatever you're selling. xo

Zai is the owner of the insanely well curated and beautiful shop, Easy Tiger Goods also on Dundas West. We couldn't ask for a better neighbour! She was right at home in her denim flight suit, though we had to coax her a bit to...

If you know Canadian music you know Ivanna. She is as fearless in her wardrobe choices as she is on stage. Ivanna's got flavour for days, and we are happy to know and luh her.

xxxooo

The first time this gentleman came into the shop I wasn't there, but was told  "a really beautiful, lovely, photographer guy who lives in the neighbourhood came in and bought the muppet sweater".  Who was this beautiful magical creature? When would I meet him? Weeks would pass and finally not only would I meet him but instantly fall in love with all that is Adam Moco.  Sweet, stylish, funny, and gorgeous - too bad he's so nice you can't hate him.