Ryerson fashion students Cat Essiambre , Niamh McManus and Irene Stickney , founders of design collective Know Dresscode (www. knowdresscode.com), launch their alternative outlet for local underground designers, artists and photographers at a party September 9. With models from Sutherland, hair styling by Coupe Bizzarre and a trendy Kensington Market venue - Xpace gallery (303 Augusta) - the event is anything but amateur. Doors open at 9 pm. $5. 416-597-2276.
Bridezilla strikes again
Commitment-crazed? Whether you withhold sex or practise sleep hypnotherapy, you've got a week to convince your groom- or bride-to-be to join you at next weekend's (September 10, 11, 12) wedding whirlwind, aka the Fall National Bridal Show (International Centre, 6900 Airport, Mississauga). Enjoy two days, two nights and 200 exhibitors' worth of wedding wonderment, including fashion shows, the Sposabella bridal gown sale, plus a ton of amazing contests. Admission: $15. 1-800-265-3673.
Just in time to savour fall's snow- and salt-free roads, the Canadian Scooter Corp. announces the arrival of Vespa's highly anticipated Granturismo model ($6,899, check www.vespacanada.com for availability). Known for its 200cc engine, it's the first bike to boast a four-stroke, four-valve liquid-cooled engine, 200-hp maximum power output, 12-inch wheels and a two-disc brake system. Come again? Translation: top-notch technology ensures a smooth, safe ride.
Sure, makeup mega-brand Revlon is known for supporting women's causes on the outside - like uneven complexions and limp locks - but now, thanks to the Revlon Arts In Medicine Program , the company with a conscience is contributing to the beautiful cause of cancer research with a published compilation of artistic works entitled Cancer And The Art Of Connecting - Mind, Body And Spirit . Buy the book by sending $25 to Revlon Arts In Medicine c/o the Cross Cancer Institute, 11560 University, Edmonton AB T6G 1Z,2 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.