Leah Morrigan
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Leah is the first woman in Canada to specialize in men's image. Her background in costume and fashion design enables her to bring out and celebrate her client's authentic selves. She is fortunate to publish her work in the Huffington Post and other online news media to spread the joy of image, colour, wardrobe, and all things masculine.

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Looking for a Pattern With Endless Possibilities? Try Paisley

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 12:29 PM

Paisley is one of the most gorgeous decorative patterns humans have ever devised. It is an incredible pattern to work with because it is so full of possibilities; paisley can be done in any scale, multi-coloured, monochrome, simple, or intricate, in a regular and repeating or varied, irregular, and seemingly...

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Pride 2014: Through the Eyes of Tom Ford

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2014 | 5:27 PM

With Toronto hosting World Pride this year, I feel that much more inspired to celebrate the powerful gay icons that have shaped our world. This year, the spotlight is on the clothing, detail, luxury, and the daring of Tom Ford.

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Tom...

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Lead Exposure Still Exists, And It's Harming Your Health

(1) Comments | Posted June 19, 2014 | 5:15 PM

Lead has proven to be dangerous and lethal throughout history and though it is used in a much smaller capacity today, it remains a danger to us. Lead poisoning causes serious problems in humans and in men, specific ailments can occur from lead exposure.

A natural soft metal found...

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What's Wrong With Giving Dad Flowers on Father's Day?

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2014 | 12:38 PM

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When you choose gifts for people, what do you think about? Do you consider practicality or are presents meant to be frivolous? When I give gifts, I want to bring joy and I want my gift to either be consumable or...

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It's Time We All Think Outside of the Gender Box

(6) Comments | Posted April 21, 2014 | 8:05 AM

Last fall, I attended SkyWorks' Real Change Boys Film-making Project to watch a collection of short documentaries by young men between the ages of 14 and 21. Each film depicted issues around gender and masculinity: identity, stereotypes, expectations, and the images of boys and men in media and popular...

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No Sweatpants! Put the Professional in Personal Training

(0) Comments | Posted March 7, 2014 | 11:01 AM

There was a time where weight lifting and strength training at gyms was the domain of male body builders, boxers, and other serious athletes. During the late '60s and into the 1970s however, ordinary men and women started to become more body-conscious and according to AltMD.com, "[people] began...

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My Uncle, the Olympian

(0) Comments | Posted February 21, 2014 | 7:33 AM

If you aren't old enough or you're not from the Canadian prairies, you probably haven't heard of an amazing man who fostered the sport and spirit of wrestling and amateur sport in Canada, a man who competed in three Olympic Games, and a man with a twinkle in his eye...

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Why We Should Start Thinking of Rob Ford as a Human Being

(7) Comments | Posted January 15, 2014 | 10:24 AM

On Monday, I did a 20-minute interview with CBC journalist, Amanda Margison, about Rob Ford's image and what he may have to do to recover from the long string of scandals that began before he was elected in 2010, including substance abuse, heavy drinking, bizarre fits of violence,...

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How Men Can Dress to Impress at Any Job

(0) Comments | Posted November 27, 2013 | 11:23 AM

Dressing appropriately for your job can be painfully obvious, but not everyone gets it. Our appearance should be appropriate to where and who we're with, and it should also reflect the occasion. Why? Because people act in accordance to what they see and hear, and if the projected image contrasts...

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Why Much Older Men Make Better Partners

(6) Comments | Posted October 11, 2013 | 9:28 AM

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This time last year, at the tender age of 43, I admitted to some friends that I kissed a 60-year-old man. My friends, still in their 40s, had interesting responses. One of them sneered at me, but the other was curious. "What...

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Would You Pay an Extra 10 Cents to Save Lives in Bangladesh?

(16) Comments | Posted May 1, 2013 | 12:24 PM

In The Elves and the Shoemaker story by the Brothers Grimm, little naked elves come into a poor shoemaker's house and put together well-crafted shoes so the shoemaker can sell them the next day. The shoemaker rewards the creatures with tiny suits of clothing in thanks for their work that...

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April Showers Give the Environment the Boot

(0) Comments | Posted April 12, 2013 | 8:23 AM

It's April, and no matter where you live in Canada, spring 2013 will be wet, if not flooded in some areas (hello Saskatchewan). Rubber boots are your practical and stylish answer -- but with environmental reservations.

Rubber boots as we know them today didn't start as rubber boots. The...

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The Must-Have Spring Accessory For Men

(1) Comments | Posted March 27, 2013 | 12:07 PM

Scarves are the unsung heroes of any man's wardrobe. Knitted, woven, or silky, the scarf is an accessory that will make you instantly stylish.

Scarves in the spring may seem confusing to Canadian men, but a lightweight scarf in the spring adds a little warmth and a lot of style...

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Men: Improve Your Image in 2013 With These Tips

(15) Comments | Posted December 31, 2012 | 11:27 AM

Gentlemen, if you're the type to make New Year's resolutions, make 2013 the year you take five simple steps to improve your image and make a better impression in the world.

1. Keep your shoes and boots clean and polished. 2012-12-31-2013shoes.jpg It's a...

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One Man's Post-Divorce Makeover

(4) Comments | Posted October 1, 2012 | 12:01 PM

The first time I met him, Ted wore dishevelled biking clothes and his eyes were bloodshot from laser surgery a few weeks before. He sat hunched over his coffee cup, eyes averted, arms occasionally crossed over his chest. He seemed absent, somehow.

Soon off the top of our conversation, he...

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