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Paper Magazine (www.papermag.com) fashion advice disher Mickey Boardman jetted into town from New York City on Saturday, January 21, with Village Voice columnist Michael Musto . Musto spent the day lecturing to journalism students, and Boardman toured the Royal Ontario Museum 's swanky new galleries. Their last stop was a cocktail party thrown by our own My Style photographer, David Hawe , where Musto wondered if his red floral blazer was too much for the T-shirted crowd while Boardman praised Toronto style, citing local label Beckerman (www.beckermans.com) as a personal fave.
Jewellery designer Sarah Wan taught her first wire beading class when she was only 14. Her new studio and gallery, the Devil's Workshop (955 Queen West, 416-855-4321, thedevilsworkshop.ca), lets her share her expanded skill set (including silversmithing and casting) with eager-to-learn local jewel junkies. The wedding band workshop (where couples craft their own rings) is a perfect Valentine's Day pick, or browse her cabinets of ready-made baubles, including a perfect pair of hand-cut 18 karat gold disc earrings.
Crazy for Kiki Party people stopping into 69 Vintage (1100 Queen West, 416-516-0669, www.69vintage.com) during a late-night shopping shindig (the shop stays open until 2 am every Friday and Saturday to lure in the sloshed and stylish from the Social next door) should check out the Kiki line of hand-painted vintage wear. The name is borrowed from designer Sandy Robson 's navy 1976 Lambretta, and scooter images pop up regularly in the collection of men's polos, jackets and ties.
The newest style bible to elbow its way to the head of the class of Toronto fashion rags is über-glossy Lush magazine (www.lushmag.com). The winter issue on newsstands now includes smart features on Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava (he designed the soaring atrium at BCE Place) and local dress master Thien Le . A photo spread of super-duper model Iman in get-ups by home team designers including Le and Izzy Camilleri seals the deal.