Skirting the issue
Throw on something good and head to the grand opening of Skirt (903 Dundas West), the newest addition to the street's surging boutique scene. Doors open tonight (Thursday, June 10) at 6 pm and the party goes till midnight. Expect refreshments and fresh Canadian fashions. 647-436-3357.
Walk on the wild side
Redecorating your digs? Saunter over to the annual Designers Walk Sale (160 Pears, Building 5), Saturday (June 12) from 9 am to 3 pm and search through several showrooms' worth of Canadian-designed furniture, art, rugs and other interior must-haves. 416-961-1211.
If you're looking for some Amsterdam-style window shopping, don't miss Apartment 2, a collaboration between couples lifestyle publication 2 Magazine and Caban (262 Queen West), Saturday (June 12) from 11 am to 7 pm. The improv performance features two actors "living" in a furnished apartment set in the store's downtown windows. Grab a free copy of 2 Magazine's summer edition and enter the online contest to win a prize pack worth $2,000 at www.caban.com or www.2magazine.com. 416-596-0386.
What could be better than combining three low-budget faves: laughs, TV and vintage shopping? Diva on a Dime premieres Sunday (June 13) at 10 pm on Prime and features the creative fashion fixes of Preloved designer Julia Grieve and fashion stylist Maha . Check local listings.
Coming up ROSE
A few weeks ago I wrote about ROSE , a fashion branding agency specializing in boosting local design talent. Since then, Arthur Mendonca , Bustle , Thien Le and RU have joined Izzy Camilleri and Mercy on Rose Mastnak 's heavy-duty roster of designers. Watch out, world. www.buildingfashionbrands.com
Call 416-533-7553 and RSVP for the Willow Grant (960 Queen West) opening party - think shopping for Canadian labels, schmoozing with local designers and shnacking on the yummiest eats - happening next Friday, June 18, at 8 pm.