What a stitch
Westside Stitches Couture Club is looking for arts-and-crafts types interested in contributing to a correspondence quilt project - part of the Sorry For The Inconvenience exhibit, curated by Emelie Chhangur and Alissa Firth-Eagland - which will be premiering at the Junction Arts Festival (September 11 and 12, www.junctionartsfest.com). Each artist gets to embellish a 12-by-12-inch fabric square that will then gets attached to the other submissions to help make up the finished quilt. For more information or to join, e-mail WSCC at email@example.com.
Coffee and clothing
It's the beverage of choice for many fashionistas, so it's fitting that the Toronto Fashion Incubator in partnership with Starbucks (438 Richmond West) is hosting a grand opening event to launch the newest Starbucks location in the heart of the fashion district. Strut by today (Thursday, August 19) between 4 and 7 pm and get all the free (by donation) coffee you can chug. At the same time, you can peruse fall looks designed by TFI designers Nada, Greenbaum Clothing Company and Revolve. The show starts at 5:30 pm. Everyone's welcome, but a quick RSVP is wise. Call 416-971-7117 ext 22. All proceeds from this event will benefit TFI.
If you're hot for Triple Five Soul gear, get ready to freak: a shoe line is on its way for spring 05. Expect a $90-to-$110 price point for these athletic-inspired kicks.
Please accept my apologies for sending you to North York in search of Brava Boutique a few weeks ago. I gave y'all the wrong address. Fortunately, you've still got until September 3 to participate in Brava's (25 King West) month-long Take It Off! - For a Worthy Cause event. If you donate your gently or never-worn bras, you'll get 25 per cent off your next purchase at this extensively stocked bra shop. Donations benefit Street Haven women's shelter and Jessie's Centre for Teenagers . Call 416-363-1843 for more information.