Now that she's got a thriving women's line under her belt, designer Shelli Oh is launching her menswear line tonight (Thursday, August 5) at the Stone Distillery (55 Mill). The event, which runs from 8 to 11 pm, will feature a clothing-packed film by Tom Tobin entitled The Morning After, visuals and sound by ukula and a killer shopping op. Call 416-899-2966 with your RSVP. www.harebell.com.
Looking to dose your wardrobe with a shot of refined yet raw glamour? Join Toronto-based designers Sushi Design Group 033 - aka Jacqueline Parhar and James Samarita - at Distill Gallery (55 Mill, building 56) Saturday (August 7) at 2 pm for a trunk/fashion show of the collaborative duo's couturesque men's and women's fashions. 416-304-0033, www.distillgallery.com.
The Art 0f Fashion foundation supporting Canadian couture (416-760-0360) recently launched its new Web site and logo (www.artoffashion.org) just in time to announce this year's gala fundraising event, Art Of Fashion 2004: Hollywood at the Kool Haus (132 Queens Quay East) on November 6. Proceeds go to Rethink Breast Cancer . $50 at the door, or $40 via Ticketmaster (416-872-111), www.ticketmaster.ca.
If you're looking for the inside scoop on Canada's shmatte biz, get the straight deal from veteran fashion designers Joeffer Coac , David Dixon and Franco Mirabelli at the Design Exchange 's (234 Bay) speakers series, Tuesday, August 17. This fashion-packed night of wine and design takes place on the original trading floor of the former stock exchange, and after the talk, Wines of France will hold a tasting. Yum. $50. Ticketmaster (416-872-1111).
Touch and go
Turn off your cellphone and grab your honey. Pantages Anti-Aging & Longevity Spa , an 8,000-square-foot facility located on the fifth floor of the Pantages Hotel (200 Victoria), is offering a new way for couples to reconnect - well, without actually touching. It's called side-by-side couples massage. Ideal for overbooked schedules and available in three package options, this stress-relieving service is provided until midnight daily. Reserve at 416-367-1888 or by e-mail at reservations@pantagesspa. com; www.pantagesspa.com.