Something old, something new
Get ready to cruise the aisles for vintage and new finds at the gargantuan spring 2004 Clothing Show , running this weekend (May 15 and 16) in the CNE's Automotive Building. Saturday 11 am to 7 pm, Sunday 11 am to 6 pm. Admission: $8, seniors $4. 416-516-9859, www.theclothingshow.com.
If your vanity is so out of control that it's driving you to consider cosmetic enhancement, you can do some research this weekend at the third annual 150-exhibitor-strong New You cosmetic enhancement anti-aging show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (255 Front West). But remember, we love you just the way you are. Friday (May 14) 5 to 9 pm, Saturday (May 15) 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday (May 16) 11 am to 5 pm. $12 at the door or via Ticketmaster. Info: 416-777-9896, www.newyou.ca.
Queen for a night
This just might be the coolest event of the year, so snap up your tickets ASAP. I'm talking about Fashion Queen 3 , at Spin Gallery (1100 Queen West, 2nd floor) on Saturday (May 15) - with Montreal's jojoflores rocking the afterparty. From yoga to fashion, from art to theatre, the show features the work of eight local and international designers and will not disappoint. No ticket? No entrance. And puh-leez, it's a fundraiser. Don't ask to get on the guest list. Tickets cost $40 at the gallery. 416-530-7656.
Girl times two
Following the success of her College Street boutique, designer Rebecca Nixon launches a sister Girl Friday store at 740 Queen West. Expect the same great fashion but with differing merch to reflect the neighbourhood's aesthetic. Call for hours. 416-364-2511.
Preggers and bummed that you have to swap your Seven jeans for traditionally ugly but comfortable mat pants? Jeans mecca Over the Rainbow (101 Yorkville, 416-967-7448) now offers without-a-trace maternity panels that can be sewn into your favourite jeans, for only $40!