Lulu of a chance
Today (Thursday, September 1) is your last chance to enter the Get Off Your Asana yoga-centric scavenger hunt contest. The hunt through Toronto starts at 10 am on Saturday, September 10, at the Eaton Centre, where Canadian Idol judges Zach Werner , Jake Gold and Farley Flex will send the teams off. The team that finds all the goodies first will be rewarded with a $1,500 Lululemon shopping spree. Log on to contests at www.nowtoronto.com.
Kiss and makeup
Is there a makeup artist (with two years' professional experience) you love? Or maybe you're the one, your very own self. Then you should know about the Lancôme makeup-artist-of-the-year award. Win the second annual competition and you get $5,000 cash, $3,000 in Lancôme products, up to $20,000 in Lancôme contracts and a trip to Paris or New York for a consultation with an international artistic director. Deadline for entry is October 17. www.lancomemakeupartists.com.
Molo makes the short list
Congrats to Vancouver-based designers Todd MacAllen and Stephanie Forsythe of Molo , whose Softwall has been short-listed for the 2005 INDEX Awards honouring design innovations that improve quality of life. Softwall's unique expanding lightweight structure totally fits the bill. Molo's got lots on the go, including an upcoming installation at the Smithsonian's Cooper Hewitt Design Museum in New York. Go, Molo. www.molodesign.com.
August 24 saw the North American debut of France's très trendy Red Soul and Soul Edge designer jeanswear labels. Nope, not in New York or L.A., but here in T.O at the Drake 's Sky Yard . With beaucoup beautiful people, DJ Joe Rizla on decks, yummy eats and a special musical performance by Matisse and the Playground, it was world class all the way. Watch for the spring collections at stores like City Rags (617 College, 416-534-8887) and Mudo Clothing (660 Yonge, 416-966-9555) this March. www.souledge.com.