Happy birthday, Sundae
The Rivoli's (332 Queen West, 416-596-1908) semi-monthly Whipped Sundaes talent showcase and fashion bazaar turns one year old Sunday (July 30), 2 to 7 pm. Fashion participants at the gathering of the creative clique include Judy's Attic, with her vintage shoes and reworked accessories, rock 'n' roll fem fashion by Tom Kitten Apparel and illustrated handbags, totes and hats by naynu. Congrats to organizers Chris Loane, Jo Lou and Jennifer Loraine for continuing to curate this indie artist and designer fete.
The Social (1100 Queen West) gets converted into a prepster study this evening (Thursday, July 27) for the launch of aujCollections . The line of hoodies, polos and jackets in cushy cashmere fabrics started by Victoria, BC, brothers Aaron and Dev Aujla encourages dressing up and social responsibility. A special access code sewn into each garment connects customers to a mentor on the website (www.aujcollections.com ) who will evaluate their save-the-world dream and recommend how to make it happen.
Lulu on the move
The clean-living folks at Lululemon have chartered a fleet of rickshaws to transport guests to the opening of their new store in the heart of the Queen and Spadina mall. The yoga mecca at 342 Queen West (416-703-1399, www.lululemon.com) launches this evening (Thursday, July 27), replacing the Queen and Niagara store, and starting tomorrow (Friday) you can drop in to top up your downward dogging wardrobe.
If you're not on Preloved's mailing list (send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up), you've been missing out on weekly messages previewing new fall arrivals. Sneak peaks have included the cummerbund-style Svelte Belt ($29) made from vintage bed sheets, and a tailored Paulina blazer ($129) stitched together from recycled wool pants. The cutesiest discovery has to be the new line of baby Ts ($20) and onesies ($25) made from vintage T-shirts that kick-start junior's sense of street style. 613 Queen West. 416-504-8704.
In last week's Tank Girl Take 5, the earrings sported by our tank top model were by SOOS (www.soosrocks.com). The tattoo-print shrug by Wild Rose is available at Boutique Le Trou (940 Queen West, 416-516-7122).