Toronto Style Radar: Dina González Mascaró, the Powder Puff Beauty Party, The Wa Magazine, Black Box Boutique
By Gracie Carroll
A look from Emily Woudenberg's f/w 2012 collection
Every Tuesday, we round up the best events from the city’s fashion scene. In this edition: a pop-up at Philip Sparks, the beauty event of the season, a trunk show from local jewellery designer Emily Woudenberg and more.
When: Jan. 22, 6 p.m.
Where: Philip Sparks, 162 Ossington Ave.
Details: As part of the Toronto Design Offsite Festival, the Philip Sparks shop will host its first exhibition from Jan. 22-27, featuring the work of Dina González Mascaró. Originally from Argentina, the Vancouver-based jewellery maker, sculptor and furniture designer’s abstract and industrial pieces will be up for grabs for one week only.
When: Jan. 22, 7:30-10 p.m.
Where: Holt Renfrew, 50 Bloor Street West
Details: Holt Renfrew has dubbed this event the “beauty event of the season,” so should you miss it? We guess not. The night includes previews of spring 2013 beauty products, prizes, beauty treatments, special offers and more. Don’t miss the live Q&A session with Emily Weiss of Into The Gloss. Tickets to the event are $25 and are redeemable towards beauty purchases over $75 during the event.
When: Jan. 24, 6 p.m.
Where: Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W.
Details: Bringing together over 40 artists, the Gladstone Hotel’s annual Come Up To My Room has become a highly anticipated annual event. Through exhibitions and installations, attendees are exposed to what goes on inside the artists’ heads. This year’s participants include Youki Cropas & Emily Young, Fugitive Glue, Orest Tataryn and more.
When: Jan. 24, 7-11 p.m.
Where: The Mascot, 1267 Queen St. W.
Details: From green energy to conservative energy to comic energy, the newest issue of The Wa Magazine explores every kind of energy you could ever want to know about. Get to the party early to snag a copy of the issue, and then stay longer to enjoy drinks, a demo of a brainwave computer and DJ Max Mohenu.
When: Jan. 24, 6-9 p.m.
Where: The Black Box Boutique, 106 Yorkville Ave. 2nd floor.
Details: Toronto-based jewellery designer Emily Woudenberg will be hosting a trunk show at The Black Box Boutique for one evening only. $5 coupons will be offered to attendees, with her modern yet archaic pieces on sale at up to 50 per cent off.
Gracie Carroll is a Toronto-based freelance writer whose work has appeared in ELLE UK, ELLEcanada.com, Plaid magazine and FILLER magazine. Keep up with her daily blog at www.graciecarroll.com.