Toronto Style Radar: Moose & Beaver, Pure Magnolia, True Religion, Zara
By Freya Hammond-Williams
Zara’s e-shop launches this week (Image: Zara)
Every Tuesday, we round up the best events from the city’s fashion scene. In this edition: an up-and-coming clothing line unveils its fall collection, CBC’s Suhana Meharchand hosts a fundraiser, a trunk show at Cabaret Vintage and more.
When: March 5, 5:30 p.m.
Where: The Burroughes Building, 639 Queen St. W.
Details: Get a sneak peak at the debut fall collection from Moose & Beaver, a local women’s line. Moose & Beaver pieces feature hand knitting and original print designs. The runway show is an invitation event, but you may be able to get in by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: March 5, 6-8 p.m.
Where: True Religion, Eaton Center
Details: True Religion Brand Jeans has teamed up with SickKids for the month of March, allowing you to give a little to others while you get a little for yourself. On March 5, join SickKids ambassador Maggie Metherall at True Religion and receive 20 per cent off your total purchase. And, for the month of March, 10 per cent of all purchases will be donated to SickKids.
When: March 5-6, 11-6 p.m.
Where: Cabaret Vintage, 672 Queen St. W.
Details: If there’s one clothing item a woman wants that is unique, it’s her wedding dress. For two days, Vancouver-based eco-centric bridal dress designer Pure Magnolia will host a trunk show at Cabaret Vintage. Be among the first to see the 2013 collection, which is inspired by silver screen actresses from the ’30s and ’40s. This is your chance to meet the designer and get a one-of-a-kind dress.
Zara Launches an Online Shop
When: March 6
Details: Do you love shopping at Zara but hate battling the mall crowds? Lucky for you, Zara is launching a Canadian online store this Wednesday. The new e-shop will offer the same clothing available at any of its 22 Canadian locations. If you need to return or exchange something, just drop into your local Zara and do it there.
When: March 7, 6-9:30 p.m.
Where: 315 Queen St. E.
Details: Join CBC’s Suhana Meharchand for an evening of fashion, food and cocktails at Fred Victor’s Women Strut for Women fundraising event. Now in it’s third year, this Bollywood-themed party is just for women, and it will feature giveaways, Bollywood dancing lessons, a silent auction, wine and a fashion show featuring David Dunkley. Amid all the entertainment, three awards will be given to women from the community for their work in creating a better world for women. Grab a ticket online for $55.
When: March 9, 10-6 p.m.
Where: Park Hyatt, 4 Avenue Rd.
Details: Support women as well as the local economy this Saturday, when a group of Toronto-based female entrepreneurs gather at Park Hyatt Toronto. Shop local favourites such as The Black Box Boutique, Pomp & Pageantry and more as you enjoy free nail work, tea and other goodies. The first 150 attendees will receive a swag bag worth $50. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.