Tonight (May 7) at 6pm, Homes First's Tie One On returns for its second annual fundraiser benefitting the 5,000 homeless people living on the streets of Toronto. The event - held at The Hoxton (69 Bathurst St.) - auctions off celebrity ties and scarves from the likes of Margaret Atwood, Reese Witherspoon, Julianne Moore, and George Stroumboulopoulos. Tickets are available online at $50 and include a drink and hors d'oeuvres.
Kleinfeld Bridal is opening in Toronto just in time for wedding season. The New York retailer - made famous by reality show Say Yes To The Dress - will live on the seventh floor of the Hudson's Bay Queen St. flagship (176 Yonge St.) alongside their newly renovated home department. Expect to find exquisite gowns by the likes of Oscar De La Renta and Alberta Ferretti in the 20,000-square-foot space starting Thursday (May 1st).
|FAT| Arts & Fashion Week's ninth annual edition launched last night with a slew of eccentric runway shows, live performances, fashion films, photography exhibits, and art installations. If you missed opening night, you still have until Saturday (April 26) to catch the multi-faceted festival; tickets are available online or at the door, and they cost $35 per day or $100 for a full week pass.
The Hong Kong native was raised in Toronto and studied architecture at University of Waterloo, before up and leaving for a fashion program at Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. His 2013 graduate collection "That Paradise Would Be A Meme" pulled together everything he learned from both experiences, resulting in a surreal work of art that attracted the attention of a whole whack of contemporary publications. Lady Gaga even wore a jacket from the collection in an eTalk interview.