Toronto's Spring 2012 fashion show season kicked off last night with Stephen Wong and Kirk Pickersgill's presentation of their Greta and Ezra Constantine lines but the collection debut that got me giddiest was the arrival of Comrags' new lookbook in my inbox. Stand out looks include their signature Poppy dress in a polka dot silk print and a wide stripe seersucker blouse paired with a linen maxi skirt.
Right off the runway
Speaking of the Toronto catwalk, flash sale site The Peacock Parade is launching two Off The Runway online shopping events next week featuring LG Fashion Week labels Juma and Denis Gagnon. Following their presentations (on Monday, October 17 and Friday, October 21 respectively), select pieces from the spring collections will be available exclusively through the e-store. But click fast since each sale only lasts four days and quantities are limited.
Have some old home movies collecting dust around the house? Bring them to The Monkey's Paw (1229 Dundas West, 416-531-2123) this Saturday for the store's Bring You Own Home Movies event starting at 7 pm. Throughout the evening, 8mm, Super 8 and 16mm reels will be screened and a Home Movie Repair Clinic set up at the front of the store will help guests fix up their flicks.
Grace Church On the Hill's (300 Lonsdale) annual Clothing Sale takes place this Saturday (October 15) between 10 am and 2 pm. Coveted, gently used buys include menswear, womenswear, kid's clothing and great vintage picks. CAFTCAD's movie wardrobe sale is also this Saturday (October 15) between 9 am and 5 pm. Admission is $5. And after more than five years in fashion retail, H.E.S. Design (982 Kingston, 416-686-8096) is closing. Until Friday (October 14), tops, pants, skirts, accessories and jewellery are up to 50 per cent off.