This Week in Fashion: Jason Wu comes to Canada, Glen Baxter throws a party, old clothes and furniture find loving new homes, meet Lucian Matis
Target to Bring Jason Wu Collection (And Wu Himself) to Toronto
Target is set to earn serious brownie points with the city's fashion crowd by letting us have nice things. This Thursday, we'll get our chance to covet/purchase/wait in a never-ending line for the Target x Jason Wu limited-edition collection. The megastore will manifest itself as a much smaller pop-up store at 363 King St. West and will be open to the public for one day only, from noon until quantities last. Oh, and not like we're freaking out or anything, but Jason Wu himself will be there.
Glen Baxter to Launch Inaugural Right to Play Party
This Thursday, charitable-minded party folk will take over the Thompson Toronto's private penthouse level for the very first Right To Play Party. Glen Baxter, host of CTV's In Fashion, has championed the organization around town after traveling the world to visit Right To Play programs. The event will feature Baxter's photos of remote communities he visited and tunes by DJ-model Alexandra Richards (when one's the daughter of Keith Richards, one can have such job titles). The event is sold out, but donations to the worthy cause are always accepted here.
Shop Smashbox, Meet Designer Lucian Matis
The Project Runway Canada alum is in the midst of a Shoppers Drug Mart tour to promote his Spring 2012 collaboration with Smashbox Cosmetics. A minimum purchase of $50 in Smashbox products buys a pro photo-op with the designer and a model wearing one of this season's pieces (I'd take or leave the model, but Lucian's pretty cute annnd has a Romanian accent). Bayview & Sheppard location on Friday from 4-6 p.m., at King St. West & Peter on Saturday from 1-3 p.m., and at Queen St. West & Beverly on Saturday from 4-6 p.m.
Spring Cleaning Clothing Swap
The Hip and Urban Girl's Guide and Rent Frock Repeat want us to start our spring cleaning early and head to their fashion swap. We can bring minimum of five items, maximum of ten (but nothing torn, stained, or soiled) and get to swapping with a bunch of other fashion hungry ladies. The annoying girl quotient will likely be high, but so is the chance of leaving with at least one good find. February 27, 6-9 p.m., Rent Frock Repeat Showroom at 35 Golden Ave, Unit 102.
Lundström Blowout Warehouse Sale
Lundström's warehouse sale will feature great deals on everything from LaParkas (the brand's fancy term for faux fur-trimmed rain coats), to sportswear and eveningwear. Styles will be up to 90 per cent off and there'll even be a "Sweater Spectacular" (I'm getting there early before Rick Santorum does) with one for $20, two for $35, and three for $40. There's even free parking. February 25 & 26, Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 255 Wicksteed Ave.
Condobox Launches The Open Box Foundation
Condobox, a local interior design firm, is giving back with a new charity that allows clients to earn discounts on new products by donating old furniture to those in need. If there were a home décor equivalent of having our cake and eating it too, this would be it. Along with the furniture itself, The Open Box Foundation donates interior design services and the cost of delivery.
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