Rating: NNNNNIf the weather's going to keep raining on your parade like it's been doing lately (so rude!), you may.
If the weather’s going to keep raining on your parade like it’s been doing lately (so rude!), you may as well look dashing while wet. Get yourself a cool umbrella and scandalize all the bores with their basic black.
Go Parisienne with this hand-painted scene. And, no, we don’t know why the paint doesn’t run (1. $295, Ice, 163 Cumberland, 416-964-6751). Retro-chick lovers will go for Moschino’s designer doll pastiche. Dress her up and all she does is get wet (2. $95, Raindrops, 100 Front West, 416-203-7246).
If you really hate the weather, you can express yourself with a classic piece of angst art — Munch’s The Scream (3. $32, Art Gallery of Ontario shop, 317 Dundas West, 416-979-6610). Go superhero style (and tres au courant — the movie opens this week) with a Spider-Man kid’s-size brolly (4. $9.99, Animal Kingdom, 593 College, 416-531-6067), or get into some monkey business with Paul Frank (5. $22, Ice). And who says sushi is just for throwing at your friends? This sushi-themed number will make everyone’s mouth water (6. $78, Ice).
If you want something lightweight, this pretty rainbow microlite fits in your purse (7. $40, Raindrops). Or, if you must be seen at all times, get a plastic bell-shaped see-through umbrella (8. $30, Raindrops). And if you must clasp the hand of your beloved while singing in the rain, this umbrella built for two is the one for you (9. $70, Raindrops). Hey, that rhymes.
With files from Allan Wan