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I’m the fashion world’s most-enduring muse.

Twenty Things I Liked in Twenty-Twelve

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Here’s something for my list that a lot of people won’t understand.

I’ve been asked a zillion times why I don’t move to Toronto or New York to pursue a career in fashion journalism, and I always tell people it’s because I love living where I live.  My home, the Fortress of Pulchritude, is in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  It’s a lovely city.  It sort of sprawls out too much because this is the land of wide-open spaces, but otherwise there aren’t really a lot of bad things about Edmonton aside from the cold weather (which I actually like).

An organization named Numbeo that ranks cities based on quality of life has Edmonton listed as the third-best city in the world, just behind Berlin and Zurich.  Statistics used to compile the rankings take purchasing power, house price to income ratio, safety, health and traffic time into consideration.  In my personal opinion, living here is quite easy.  I believe that people who complain about the city are the type of people who just complain about everything.  It reminds me of that old adage, “Life is what you make it.”  If you make it a bitchfest, you’re not going to be happy anywhere.

Anyway, it’s no fashion capital yet, but as long as I continue to make Edmonton my home, there is no reason to deride this city.  I am the fashion world’s most-enduring muse, and wherever I go, the world will follow.


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December 26, 2012 at 5:54 pm

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