Crammed between the indie mags at the Gladstone Hotel at this fall's Canzine , we discovered a sassy new T-shirt line called Lelasi . University kids Reena, Michelle and Shirley were icked-out by the cutsey T-shirt trend ("Princesses" beware) and started screening angsty sayings like "Waiting for life to pass me by" and "Hopeless direction" onto Ts. They're making the craft-show rounds, but if you can't wait to give expression to your depression, log onto www.lelasi.com.
The dandy boys and girls who hit the Boat (158 Augusta) every weekend are masters of creating high style with discount-store finds. On Saturday (November 12), the Concrete Arts Collective (www.concrete-arts.org) takes over the Kensington bar to pay homage to cut-rate couture with an Honest Ed's Fashion Show . Doors open at 9 pm, admission is $5, and the dress code is frugal but fabulous.
Name that artist
If you're lusting after fab art to add to your collection or hunting for something pretty to hang over the loo, don't miss OCAD 's Whodunit? Mystery Art Sale . Creative CanCon artists like Atom Egoyan and Floria Sigismondi have contributed original canvases for the annual fundraiser. Each artist's identity remains a secret until you fork over $75 for the piece. For info on the preview starting November 15 and the November 19 sale, call OCAD at 416-977-6000.
Bytes and baubles
Next door to Harbord and Grace's cyberphile Linuxcaffe (coding and a cappuccino, anyone?), jewellery artist Tosca Teran has opened her Nanopod Studio and Gallery (322a Harbord, 647-219-0585, www.nanopod.tv). She displays a collection of technology-inspired jewellery under clear mini-biosphere domes and offers eight-week classes on working with silver, gold and enamel.