Insight tanks, levis skinnies in ash, Brixton snap back, levi's long sleeve on left and obey hooded bomber, right.

Why do we want casual cool this blazing summer? Cause, we are amazing individuals. We are fun and crazy. We are party people and adventure loving. Our lives are going a mile a minute. Never a second to spare, always doing something we adore. And that’s why we need wardrobes that are easy and can keep up with us. A staple summer outfit includes a tank to beat the heat and some do it all in, skinnies. A famous poet and musician by the name of Jim Morrison, lived most of his career in one pair of leather pants. He changed his shirt every now and again, but his pants had just as much fun as he did. Nuts. Life is complicated enough, why do we want to waste it by wearing things that aren’t casual, cool and comfortable? Come on down to Lavish & Squalor, where we’ll pair you with the best fitting skinnies and some awesome tanks to live in this summer.

life + style, available at Lavish&Squalor 253 Queen Street West Toronto.


One of the best things of winter is not the snow or hot drinks, but the previews of fresh spring fashion up ahead. But until we get you into caftans and linen shorts, check out this latest shoot with our friend and collaborator, contributor Bobby Raffin who captures the essence of seasonless dressing and mixes it in with his own flare.Bobby styled Natalie with a vintage leopard print trench and some hot leather riding gloves. Paired with boots and tights, Natalie will be warm enough to trek through the streets without the heaviness of those all too consuming puffy jackets and look killer while doing it.Here he pairs a velour utility vest with a warm Brixton plaid shirt and a warm but light fleece hunting hat. It is all about creative layering to keep you warm this January.

Bobby interned a little with us this past season. For our upcoming season we’re looking forward to offering many new opportunities at Lavish&Squalor. Presently, we’re taking submissions for fashion interns to contribute to the creative process of assisting with writing, styling, graphics etc. We want a well rounded person that has good computer and communication skills. So, if you think you have what it takes, contact us with your portfolio and contribution interests right away.