NEW YEAR, NEW YOU: RELATIONSHIP EDITION
2017 is the year of new beginnings, and for some, new relationships. That being said, here are 20 things you should do more of this year, and 17 things you should absolutely do less of.
There are plenty of reasons relationships don’t work out. Some have real validity, others are just excuses we tell to get out of the arrangement. Today, we’re looking at 6 points of failure. Read all of them here.
ENTERTAINING A WOMAN'S ATTENTION PAST THE FIRST DATE
You’ve got a woman’s gaze and moved past that awkward first meeting. Now what? Read our top secret advice from Anicia Bragg here.
It’s about time we dive into the titillating world of strip clubs and discover what qualities separates the great from the gross. Read Laura's take on it all here.
Check out this massive new exclusive set by Christian Montoya of Emily Rinaudo and Lena Nersesian here
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Let's be real. The holidays can be tricky. There's people to think of, gifts to buy, and a boat load of meals to cook - so while you're out there planning out all the big things, we thought we'd put together a handy dandy little list of the smaller ones to make your life a heck of a lot easier. So in the hopes of doing just that here it is,
With an avant-gard style, and sleek minimalists lines, NemräC Style brings urban fashion to the runway. We say down with the brains behind Nemräc Style Carmen Popescu to chat style, design, and fashion innovation. Catch the full interview here.
He asks: Is she secretly watching porn like I am? Tom, 28
It’s very possible! There are women who have certain porn sites saved on their browsers and there are women who view porn as cheating when it comes to relationships. All I can tell you are more women watch porn then you’ve been led to believe. Trust me.
He asks: How can I get my girlfriend to role-play? Tim, 24
Try asking her if there are any sexual fantasies that turn her on, reminding her not to feel shy. If she can open up to you about them, she may be more willing to act those out once you tell her you’re willing. By starting with a fantasy of hers and getting more comfortable with the process, you’ll have an easier time asking her to act out whatever turns you on.
He asks: What does sex feel like for her? Mark, 29
Okay. Let’s make this relatable. Say it’s a football game; the first half of the game it feels like nothing – just a lot of pressure, not necessarily bad pressure but not necessarily good pressure, either. Then something glorious happens if your stamina survives the half-time show. Intermission winds down for third quarter to begin and if your speed and technique remains somewhat consistent, that pressure will go from feeling like nothing to feeling like heaven is a place on earth and that place is her vagina. Then, after just the right play, you’ll find her G-spot with just seconds left in the fourth quarter and voilà, touchdown. It’s both a mental and physical victory for her.
He asks: Can I ask out my ex’s best friend? Dave, 31
That’s a hard no. There are a LOT of girls out there and if you really do value this girl, you’ll spare her the inevitable drama that will ensue after your ex finds out. Because she will find out. They always do.
He asks: A girl stopped talking to me after I sent her a picture of my dick. Why? Corbin, 20
Well that depends, did you know this girl for more than fifteen minutes? If not, she definitely blocked you (because that’s weird and no one wants to see that) and she definitely took a screenshot. Even on a good day, like even when we’re really horny, dick pics are just kind of awkward. Half the time we’re sexting you we’re on the couch watching New Girl eating pasta.
He asks: Are threesomes really that bad? Chris, 34
Of course not, tons of women enjoy them. It really just boils down to jealously; do you want to see another man having sex with your girlfriend ON TOP of you? If your answer is something similar to, “Hell no,” then congratulations, you get it.
He asks: When a girl is close to finishing should I make sure I finish the job right away? I like to tease my girls to the breaking point and stop and make them wait for it. Jack.
We have been waiting for it. The entire sexual experience is us waiting for it. Golden rule: If it's working for her, don't stop. Though we love it when you mix things up and experiment with new techniques, if you don't stick with something consistent we basically start over from the beginning - and it's very frustrating. Once you've found something that has her making non-humane noises, stick with it until she crosses her finish line. Plus, it's always easier for us to have orgasms after our first one.
He asks: What’s the fastest way to get her attention? Sam, 25
Stop trying so hard and just act normal. I know that sounds self-explanatory and strange but I’m serious. Girls can detect when you’re trying too hard or trying to be something you’re not. You don’t have to wheel her in, get her dangling on your hook, and then cast her back out to sea just so she chases after you. That trick is getting old and we’re starting to realize the men worth the effort are the ones who will put in the same effort for them. Take her out on a nice date, make her feel good about herself, and please, don’t ask her for sex.
He asks: Why do all girls want relationships? Harrison, 24
We don’t. Not all girls pop out the womb on the hunt for a man. Relationships are a lot of work and there are plenty of young (and older) women who enjoy being single, enjoy the same freedoms you do, and would rather focus on their careers before “settling down.” Unfortunately, society teaches us we need a man to be happy, and as a result some women are under the delusion a man will be her golden ticket to nirvana.
He asks: Does she have to put pictures of us up on social media? Michael, 27
Do you have to ask for blowjobs nine thousand times a week? No, but you do because you enjoy them and she complies because she knows you enjoy them so stop whining and let her post the picture. She’s not asking anything from you other than maybe a 'like’ or a cute comment to make her friends jealous.
Giving new shape to the word "art", this international textile artists creates some of the most beautiful and thought provoking pieces we've seen. Check out Vanessa Peters' piece on Pia here.
Vanessa Peters catches up with the positive trendsetter and chats about modelling, style icons, and all things Kim K. Read up on the feature here.
With an eerie, and fantastical quality, Lara's work consistently displays something that warrants plenty of exploring. Begin your Zankoul journey with the out of this world photographer here.
Born in Alabama, living in New York, and killing the art game. Find out more about this talented Southern Belle here.
She's beautiful. She's been through it all. She's the ultimate warrior. SKYN had the opportunity to speak with this absolute beast. Check out her exclusive interview with SKYN Magazine here.
Photographer, model, and editor, Lauren Engel does it all. Catch the exclusive feature with C-Heads finest here.
An unfiltered interview with That Toronto Photographer. An honest and deep point of view into Daniel Camer’s mind. Catch it here.
With an army of nearly 20 models, NUVANGO came in with a colourful bang last night at FASHION ART TORONTO. Taken over by brilliantly tailored colourful threads, the runway transformed into a summer tropical paradise. The beauty of this collection wasn't just the colours though, but that each piece in itself was truly like a work of art, with painted textures and colour splashes that captured the eyes and ignited the imagination.
Catch the whole wave of styles here.
It can be tough being a woman. With challenges such as childbirth, menstruation, miscarriages, and menopause, most women are forced to bear these burdens alone. Last night, however, PADINA BONDAR was anything but silent. Merging significant life events with exquisite designs, BONDAR managed to create the epitome of a fashion statement that covers women of all ages. Experience the whole show here.
Paper dolls come to exquisite life is exactly what you're going to get with ODREA's newest collection. Painted lines seep through every stitch in this creative lineup, creating an beautifully intrinsic and detailed dimensional garment. See the entire collection here.
HOUSE OF POPLYN
Meet the world of the DreamCatcher in HOUSE of POPLYN's newest collection. Inspired by colours and patterns in nature, it's full of designs that reflect waves and natural light. Catch what scenery on fabric looks like with this beautiful and whimsical ready-to-wear collection.
Get lost in the dream here.
Modern, fresh, and incredibly crisp are three words to describe this brilliant collection. With neutral hues and warm dark blues, Neoteny Apparel created looks that were both fashion and street smart. Catch the whole runway show here.
With furs, and layered cuts that gave a high-end appeal to nomadic stylings, Lococina’s supple, dramatic designs encouraged audience members to reflect on the past, and honour the future. De-constructing dress designs, time-zones, and fashion codes, Lococina found a way to celebrate the feminine shape in a fearlessly fierce way.
Check out the collection here.
With a handful of feathers and a beautifully cinched waist, Toronto-based Starkers Corsetry presented an exquisite performance of boning and lace. Thanks to incredible designs by Dianna DiNoble, Starkers brought elegant class suitable for everyone from "first time tryers" to "seasoned waist cinchers".
Catch the full set here.
HOUSE OF ETIQUETTE
It's been a staple of FAT since the beginning, and now graces to pages of publications everywhere. With its skin-tight skirts and delicate decal designs, House of Etiquette has certainly mastered the etiquette of design. Creating a collection that would make Cat-Woman drool, it lived up to it's legacy as one of Toronto's staple brands.
Catch the full collection here.
“Neko-pop” is a playful collision of the art movement “Japonisme”, which influenced and transformed Impressionist, and Post-Impressionist art, and urban pop culture. The collection explores historic ideals of feminine sexuality through fantasy and play, giving a fresh perspective on modern nostalgia.
Find yourself mid Tokyo with the newest collection by Wallace Playford here.