The unveiling of the tongue-in-cheek lingerie additions to badass Toronto label Miss Bad Betty happens Saturday (April 17), 6 to 8 pm, at the Cameron (408 Queen West). This sassy underwear line is made from a mix of 95 per cent cotton and 5 percent spandex, for ease of removement, and features the signature black kitty logo - it's all about pussy power. Contact designer Eileen Kwan at 416-868-6608 for more info, or visit www.missbadbetty.com for a list of local retailers.
View - or try on - the new spring collection at the Fashion Trunk Show and Sale at Sim and Jones (388 College) Saturday (April 17) from 6 to 9 pm, with a model preview from 7 to 8 pm. Plus, you can get a personalized solution to your style dilemmas from the knowledgeable S&J design team. firstname.lastname@example.org, 416-920-2573.
Web of buys
Check out these praise-worthy Web sites. Online design collective www. sheshoppe.ca features the work of up-and-coming Toronto designers. Keep your peepers peeled for new addition Joaned Watches. Really, really great. The site hawks all kinds of good-looking goodies, from bath products and bags to yoga gear and jewellery. If you're looking for a hand-crafted handbag, Andrew Sardone is the designer for you. The glittery 3-D creations for his Toronto-based handbag line My Old Pants fuse form with function, and function with fashion. Give 'em a hit at www.myoldpants.com .
Today (Thursday, April 15) is the last day to RSVP for the Bagabomb (87 Roncesvalles) store opening party, happening April 30 from 8 to 10 pm at the west-end boutique. This cute accessories shop carries lines like Roxy, DC Shoes and Paul Frank, so send Andrea an e-mail at amiliauskas@ rogers.com if you want a take a sneak peek.
Kate Macdonald, 1960-2004
The Toronto fashion community is still grief-struck over the sudden death of much-loved fashion journalist and editor Kate Macdonald . It was no surprise that the lineup at her viewing wound around the block , and more than 1,500 friends attended her funeral. I had the privilege of interning with, and later editing alongside her. She was a wise mentor, generous role model and caring friend. I'll miss you, Kate. Rest in peace.