What are the levels of being Bohemian?

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Believe it or not, there are levels to everything in life, including being a dirty Bohemian. My friend and I compiled a ranking system after experiencing many levels of Bohemianness throughout our careers. I will define a full Bohemian as somebody who’s main purpose in life is to produce art full time, and do absolutely nothing else.

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Book Summary of The Fashion Designer Survival Guide, Revised and Expanded Edition: Start and Run Your Own Fashion Business by Mary Gehlhar (Author), Diane Von Furstenberg (Foreword)

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I’ve been doing a lot of fashion reading recently and this was actually underrated as one of the best books to read of all time.  I wish I read this at the age of 20 but I was honestly too arrogant and cocky to think any of these rules applied to me lol.  Now that I’ve worked in the industry for a while, it helped me answer some of the small nagging questions I’ve been asking myself over the years.  I’d recommend any new designer read this book just for the terminology, logistics, and real life advice on how to actually make your brand function properly in reality.  It almost felt like a crash course fashion school business class in a book.  Below is the summary notes I took on the entire book.  Go for it.

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Review of Kelly Cuthrone’s If You Have to Cry Go Outside

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TLDR: Yes read it, but also watch her television show for context and theory.

If Kelly is reading this, after reading her book I would definitely hire her to do my PR if I could. I heard about this book as it was listed as one of the must-reads for fashion industry professionals. I expected it to be more of a how-to book, or a guide similar to Mark Ecko’s “Unlabel” where he provides diagrams and theory alongside the story of his life.

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Map of Inside of Toronto Afterhours “The Comfort Zone”

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Years ago I encountered a humorous “Map of the Comfort Zone” for those who had never been inside before and wanted to understand the legendaryness. I haven’t been able to find the original map since, so I drew a new one.  In memory of CZ closing I decided to rebuild the map and post it on here for anybody else to find it.  Please contact me if any of the details or wrong, or you’d like to notes about each room.  Notes from other users, bathroom orientation is switched, and apparently there’s a second exit.

What is the dark side of living in Toronto, Canada?

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I’m writing this as a response to What is the dark side of living in Canada? Toronto being our largest city, I thought it would only be fitting.

Information on me, I was born and raised here, did all my schooling and university here, ran businesses downtown, and have been heavily involved in the art scene here. A lot of my friends work in corporate finance or in the arts, and a few in medical so I see a wide range of what people’s lives are like.

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