Now that Seven jeans are practically a household name, don't you think you should up the fashionista ante and expand your denim vocabulary to include 1921's Artful Japanese Denim, the newest of the new at blue jean heaven Over the Rainbow (101 Yorkville)? Taking a novel approach to denim fashion, Taku, a 27-year-old denim street artist from Japan, has teamed up with 1921 jeans to create custom-embellished jeans (think patches, paint, colourful stitching) for a mass market. You do all the choosing, as in style, cut, wash and embellishments, for serious one-of-a-kind style. 416-967-7448.
Whether you've got a serious hair fetish or are simply looking to be entertained, head to the Osadia street performance from Barcelona, during the International Children's Festival of the Arts (Sunday, May 22, to May 29). Expect to see costumed characters creating fantasy hair art on members of a live audience. This show only runs from May 27 to 29. $9-$15.50. 10 am to 11 am, 416-973-4000, www.harbourfrontcentre.com/milk, www.osadiaonline.com.
Until June 12, check out the Sleepwalkers Graffiti Art Exhibit at Lileo (55 Mill, Building 35) - the Distillery District's must-visit clothing boutique/juice bar - presenting the spray paint artwork of local nightscrawlers Trik , Ren and Causr. 416-413-1410, www.lileo.ca.
Much in the same way that she followed in Karl Lagerfeld 's footsteps as designer for French fashion house Chloe, Stella McCartney will collaborate with H&M to produce a 40-piece, limited-edition womenswear collection for fall 2005. Hopefully the new mom will learn from the mistakes of her predecessor and stay mum on the subject of plus-size shoppers. Lagerfeld caused a media frenzy this past year when he was quoted talking shit about having to design for the chain's plus-size market, which in his mind wasn't the "original idea." Stella McCartney for H&M will be available in select stores in November. www. hm.com.