Toronto Style & Fashion Calendar: June 10-16

 

Window display at m0851, Avenue and Bloor, June 7, 2015
Window display at m0851, Avenue and Bloor, June 7, 2015

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 I for the next few weeks.

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Toronto Style & Fashion Calendar: June 3 – 9

Window display at House of Rinka, Bloor and Palmerston, May 30, 2015
Window display at House of Rinka, Bloor and Palmerston, May 30, 2015

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.

Have a great week!

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Toronto Style & Fashion Calendar: February 25-March 3

Bradley Quinn talks about  The Future of Fashion, OCAD University, February 24, 2015
Bradley Quinn talks about The Future of Fashion, OCAD University, February 24, 2015

The photo above is hot off the press as I just got back from Bradley Quinn’s talk at OCAD on the Future of Fashion. LED lights woven into fabric and the Apple watch are just the tip of the iceberg. Continue reading

Toronto Style & Fashion Calendar: August 26-September 1

Bata Shoe Museum, Bloor and St-George, August 6, 2014
Bata Shoe Museum, Bloor and St-George, August 6, 2014

If you were planning to check out Fashioning the Intangible: the conceptual clothing of Ying Gao or To See & Be Seen: T-Shirts from the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives at the Textile Museum, this week is your last chance! Both exhibits close on Monday. Ying Gao just presented her spring/summer 2015 collection at the Festival Mode & Design Montreal. Her interactive, futuristic clothes are amazing! Just look at her (no)where (now)here dresses in action below. Want to go to the exhibit but trying to save some dough? Here’s a tip: the Toronto Public Library offers free passes to the Textile Museum and other Toronto attractions through the Museum + Arts Pass (MAP) program. Find a branch that offers a pass for your desired destination and check it out with your library card.

Also this week is Curated Style first-ever pop-up shop and social! To celebrate the launch of my blog, I will be hosting the event which will include drinks, free samples, second-hand clothing and accessories for sale, and more! Sorry kids; I wish I could invite everyone but this is a private event as it will be chez moi. But I will be posting pictures of the event and looking for public venues to hold future events, so stay tuned!

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  • event: 11 Wellesley Market, 11 Wellesley Street West, August 29, 11am-4pm
  • event: Curated Style Pop Up Shop and Social, downtown Toronto (private event), August 30, 11am-8pm

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Louis Vuitton store, Bloor and Avenue, July 22, 2014
Louis Vuitton store, Bloor and Avenue, July 22, 2014

Toronto is hot to trot this week! Time to bust out the breezy dresses and strappy sandals that live in the back of your closet most of the year. I wore a multicoloured tunic, purchased one size larger so it could pass as a dress. Sneaky little styling trick and so light in this sticky weather.

It’s a pretty quiet week for fashion happenings, unless you scored a sweet spot for Fresh Collective’s Timeless Style event tonight. Regret missing out? Sign up for the next one at their Queen Street location on July 31st. Link is below.

In the meantime, why not check out one of the ongoing exhibits at the Textile or Bata Shoe Museums, or sign up for a fall fashion class at George Brown College. They offer a ton of fashion courses and certificates! I’ve listed a few of the introductory level classes in the Upcoming section.

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