Can't decide which you love-love-love more, fancy shoes or sparkly gems? Join the like-minded ranks at the Bata Shoe Museum (327 Bloor West), tonight (Thursday, April 21) for the Bejewelled! Gems & Glamour event, an exclusive guided tour through Beads, Buckles And Bows (showcasing four centuries' worth of decorated footwear) and a presentation by renowned vintage jewellery collector Carole Tanenbaum . If you're looking to gorge on eye candy, this would be the place. Light refreshments will be served. $15. Pre-register at 416-979 7799 ext 242 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get a fresh preview of Canadian fashion to come by attending George Brown's Signatures 2005 Fashion Show , presented by the school's fashion techniques and design students. They hope to help make a difference in cancer research, so $2,000 from ticket sales will be donated to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation . Convocation Hall (31 King's College Circle) tonight (Thursday, April 21) at 7:30 pm. $25, advance $18. www.gbrownc.on.ca.
New 'R' You
Whether you're a cosmeceutical junkie looking for your next "fix" or just doing a little premature research, you'll want to hit the 2005 Toronto Cosmetic Enhancement, Anti-Aging And Wellness Show (Arcadian Court, 401 Bay, 8th floor) today (Thursday April 21) to learn about subjects ranging from breast augmentation to nutrition to environmental effects on the skin by checking out the 40 exhibitors and industry speakers. For a healthy dose of gnarly, check out the live lip augmentations and Botox injections. 4 to 8:30 pm. $10, available via 416-777-9896 or www.newyou.ca.
It's always great to see Canadians scoring big-time international press, especially when at the root of that success is some good, clean celebrity-scorning. Making us proud in this department is George Diavolitsis 's Toronto-based tongue-in-cheek T-shirt company, Brand-O , which got a plug for the "Kabbalah Member Since 2004" model in über celeb rag Vanity Fair . Look for it in the letters section on page 74. www.brand--o.com.