Fashion Bites - February 4 - 10, 2008

Welcome to Fashion Bites, a weekly roundup of fashion news in Toronto.

Andrew Sardone (Now Magazine) is now blogging regularly. This week he asks, 'What is the biggest question facing Canadian fashion today?'

Argyle is a new lifestyle magazine developed for the members of the Cambridge Group of Clubs. The launch party was held at the Adelaide Club last week, complete with fashion shows by Bustle and Thien Li. The magazine is based on an Amex Platinum publication, so you can imagine that even though I am a member of the Cambridge Group of Clubs, I'm certainly not the demographic they are going for. I did enjoy the squash tips and menswear fashion editorial though.

Cinammon Kitten has a response to the NY Times article about Beauty Blogging - the one that basically calls all Beauty Bloggers freebee-loving, swag whores.

Toronto Street Fashion breaks down Spring 2008 eyewear trends.

Jeremy Laing showed his Fall/Winter 2008-2009 collection in New York. It was fabulous.

Canadian Beauty updates us from NYC Fashion Week even though she was stuck in T.O. an extra day because of the snow storm.

Final Fashion takes TFBB to NYC for a mini brunch with fashion friends.

Carolyn Rohaly from the Toronto Fashion Incubator features a Q&A with both Andrew Sardone of Now Mag and Regina Sheung from Propaganda.

Worn Fashion Journal is putting together an issue dedicated to the style influence of our mothers. Inspired writers are asked to pitch their ideas by Feb 10, 2008 to dearworn at wornjournal dot com.

Worn also has setup an Etsy shop. You can now order a subscription or back issue easily.

I got a look at some Spice Girls this weekend at Holt Renfrew. They are very pretty in real life and, of course, short. I don't know how they deal with all the stalking fans.

House of Spy is now available online.

Designer, Andrew Majtenyi, will be showing his Fall 2008 collection in London, UK on February 11, 2008.

A wee bit skint and Luxal aren't in NYC, but give us a rundown of the latest shows.

The Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony collection is now at Holt Renfrew on Bloor Street. Some of the collection is pretty cute.

Designers Jamil and Alia Juma have a blog which they update with their recent news.

Curators, Roxane Shaughnessy and Natalia Nekrassova, take guests for a behind the scenes look at North and Central African Textiles on Feb 6, 2008, 6:30pm, at the Textile Musuem of Canada. Tickets are $12-15, with a PWYC rate for full-time students. Advance registration is required and class size is limited. 416-599-5321 x 2221.

The Textile Museum also presents an artist talk with Dorothy Caldwell, internationally acclaimed fibre artist who's work can be seen now in the "The Blues" exhibit. The Talk takes place February 8, 2008 at 6:30 pm. Tickets $8-10 with a PWYC rate for full-time students.

You still have time to check out the exhibition, The Charm of Rococo: Femininity and Footwear in the 18th century at the Bata Shoe Museum. Take a look back at the world of shoes in the age of Louis the XV before the show ends later this month. Free with admission.

Everlasting Love: Love Token Jewellery is an illustrated talk by Jessica Ruby Bent, President of MJR Fine Period Jewels. Bent will bring in items from her own private collection for this lecture. She wil also make short appraisals of any item you'd like to bring in. Talk is free for museum members. Tickets are $30. Doors open at 5:30 pm, talk begins at 6 pm.

E-mail your fashion news tips to: fashion at blogto dot com, with the subject line "Tips for Fashion Bites"!

Image: Jeremy Laing F/W 2008-2009 from thefashionspot.com

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