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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

This Week in Fashion: WORN Archive launch party, Kleinfeld Bridal opens, natural beauty pop-up shop

worn secondhand promThis Week in Fashion rounds up the week's style news, store openings and closings, pop-up shops, sales and upcoming fashion and design events in Toronto. Find it here every Wednesday morning.


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).

Next Monday (May 5), Toronto Fashion Incubator will host its annual New Labels competition, where they'll crown one Canadian designer this year's Most Promising New Label. AliceAzur by Miriam Baker, Christopher Paunil, Laura Siegel, and NOMAD of the SUN by Ashley Boutcher - all hailing from Toronto - will each present twelve looks to host Jeanne Beker, a swarm of stylish guests, and a panel of esteemed judges. The winner will walk away with $25,000, an exclusive editorial in FLARE Magazine, production of a lookbook, and - of course - bragging rights.


Green + Good, a collaborative beauty pop-up shop presented by Fresh Faced and Health Hut - is coming to the Art Bar at Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen St. West) this weekend. From tomorrow (May 1st) until Sunday (May 4), find all-natural beauty products from a whole slew of luxe brands like Province Apothecary and Ella's Botanicals. There'll also be a handful of special treatments like custom-made facial serums and massages, so be sure to stop by for some green and good R and R.

Toronto Loves Kicks is hosting their first Sneaker Design Project of 2014 at the Bata Shoe Museum (327 Bloor St. West) this Friday (May 2). The event marries music, art, and jazzy footwear in a poppin' party filled to the brim with beatboxing c/o Beatbox Canada, Iceberg Vodka, and many, many Sharpie markers. Twenty artists will have 20 minutes to transform plain white sneakers into works of art, and guests will have a chance to vote for their favourite piece. Admission is $12 at the door.

Bellwethers Vintage is returning for its third monthly pop-up shop this Saturday (May 3) at Seventeen Eighteen (1718 Queen St. West). Stop by sometime between 10am and 7pm to peruse their handpicked treasures and second-hand designer garb with a cocktail in hand and good company in tow.

WORN Journal is releasing The WORN Archive this Saturday (May 3), and there's no better way to celebrate the launch of a 400-page book rounding up the publication's very best articles and editorials than with a Secondhand Prom at Adelaide Hall (250 Adelaide St. West). So pull out your floor-length ball gowns and powder-blue tuxedos from the back of your closet and get jiggy with DJ Teddy the K (read: semi-shimmy by the Bunner's Bake Shop snack table) from 9pm until 2am. Admission is $15 at the door or free with the purchase of The WORN Archive at Type Books.

Fashion Whore Boutique is popping up at Theatre Lab (664 Lansdowne Ave.) this Sunday (May 4) for a one-day printed party clothing extravaganza. From noon until 6pm, snag printed leggings, body suits, and dresses by Sourpuss and JapanLA all in one place - all you have to do is follow the pink balloons!

Photo via WORN Fashion Journal on Facebook.

by Bianca Venerayan via blogTO

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