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Artist Challenge: The Egyptian

This all started with a trip to Boston’s wonderful Museum of Fine Arts several months ago. I love fashion history and art and good...

Being Japanese Canadian

I recently attended the opening of the Being Japanese Canadian exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum. The exhibit featured photographs of...

Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is about love--not just romantic love, but also the other loves that last between family and friends. This Valentine’s...

Come Meet Kyra!

October 19-21: Come see Artist Kyra Matsui at the Rosenvolk German Medieval Festival in Ferdinand, Indiana. You can enjoy geeking out...

Custom Silver and Blue Body Harness

What Kyra's working on today: Kyra is about halfway done with this custom piece. It features silver plated brass chain, Swarovski...

Chainmail, Goth, and Rosaries

"I watch my kids cover themselves in duct tape and use whole rolls of wire to wire their siblings together," says Kyra Matsui, proprietor...

Bias for Beauty

Inspired by Egyptian frescoes, Greek art, and modern dance, Madeleine Vionnet (1876-1975) wrought a fashion revolution with her bias-cut...