THIS MONTH’S BEST

Elle (Canada) - - Jet Set -

As a mis­fit my­self, I truly en­joyed the re­fresh­ing and can­did na­ture of Guy Saddy’s “Faux­centrics” piece [ELLE Opin­ion, Oc­to­ber 2014]. His anal­y­sis of off-cen­tre brand­ing in pop cul­ture was on point, and he was fear­less enough to call out some of the most highly re­garded artists of the mo­ment, such as Lady Gaga and Lena Dun­ham, while con­trast­ing them against true ec­centrics, such as the quirky and hon­est Björk. But what made the piece truly mem­o­rable for me was that it men­tioned the value of true ec­cen­tric­ity in art and how it has the power to in­flu­ence our per­cep­tions. In this day and age of the ever-present self-in­vented per­sona, it is nice to know that there are still a few peo­ple who can rec­og­nize the real thing. KIM NARAINE, MON­TREAL

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