Last week, tickets to Spadina Museum’s wildly popular Gatsby Garden Party sold out in a hot minute. If you’re one of the lucky ones who nabbed tickets, you might want to sign up for their Make a Fascinator! workshop happening this Thursday. A fancy, handmade headpiece could be just the thing to make you all hotsy-totsy!
If the Roaring ’20s ain’t your thing, there are plenty of other events to choose from. The Textile Museum will be opening their Frida Kahlo exhibition, featuring 50 photographs of the artist highlighting her iconic, colourful style which included traditional Mexican dress. Local shop Coal Miner’s Daughter has recently unveiled their new logo and website and are hosting a soiree to celebrate. And with all this rainy weather, a movie might just be the thing. Bloor Hot Docs will be screening Dior and Ifor the next few weeks.
Happy first week of June, style lovers! There’s a nice variety of fashion fun in the city this week! For the fashion academics, the Textile Museum will be presenting a lecture by Dr. Blake Gopnik, an art historian and critic, at Northrop Frye Hall. Dr. Gopnik will be speaking about Warhol’s connection to textiles, as an artist and collector. If you prefer a bit of pampering, ELLE Canada and Gap are teaming up for a free summer fashion event complete with outfit inspo, gourmet popsicles and a braid bar. Those looking to spend some dough might want to head to Fortnight’s Annual Studio Sale. With discounts of 50-70% off, this is an ideal opportunity to refresh your lingerie drawer with some made in Canada goodies. And if you’re looking to do a bit of good, Casa Lovina is hosting a pop up charity event. 10% of all proceeds will be going to the Nepal Earthquake Relief via Red Cross.
Toronto might be a big ol’ gray rainbucket right now, but even that can’t get me down. The holidays are here! I actually had spare time today (a rare gem in a grad student’s life) and stopped by the Annex Kind Exchange. These gorgeous J. Crew pumps were sitting on the shelf, just waiting for me to try them on and fall in love. Continue reading →
Now would be a good time to clone yourself. World MasterCard Fashion Week is upon us and with it comes a gajillion (no joke) events. The big runways shows are happening in the tents at David Pecaut Square, next to Roy Thomson Hall. Unfortunately, most events are not accessible for us mere mortals but there are friendlier associated happenings, so keep your eyes out for those! If it’s all a bit overwhelming, save your energy and dollars for Fashion Saturday. Continue reading →
Sometimes I come across a great fashion score in the city and just need to share. That’s where “The Find” comes in. These posts are all about these awesome finds, hence the title.
First up is this C & C California striped loose knit raglan top. I popped into Winner’s during my lunch break (oh, the joys of interning near the Mink Mile!) looking for a rash guard and instead came away with this beauty. It hung in their fancy pants brands section (aka. The Runway) and beckoned me with it’s sunny yellow stripes. I put it on and immediately felt like Jennifer Aniston. Not that that’s something I aspire to, but I remember reading a profile on her back in the day where she mentioned how much she loved C & C California tees. I understand you now, Aniston! It’s super soft and a wonderful loose fit that’s still slim enough as not to overwhelm my petite frame. Plus it has that casual, surfer-girl-hanging-out vibe. Trust me on this one. The brand’s website makes it look a bit boring and conservative. I’m going to wear this top with cutoff jean shorts for play and a textured pencil skirt for work.
These babies retail for $100 on the website (plus tax and shipping and all that fun stuff) but Winner’s is selling it for $39.99. There were a few hanging in The Runway section in this colour and a grey/peachy pink combo at the Bloor location, just east of Avenue road.