Since January, The F-List's Designer Spotlight Series has offered Toronto fashion fans the chance to meet local talents like Shernett Swaby, Carrie Hayes and Thieves' Sonja den Elzen. The last event of the season will add Aime Luxury's (aimeluxury.com) Monica Mei Chiu to that list. Tonight's (Thursday, May 14) meet-and-greet at the Pantages Hotel (200 Victoria) takes place between 6 and 9 pm. Visit F-list.ca to send in your last-minute RSVP.
Rethink (rethinkbreastcancer.com) launched its 2009 Fashion Targets Breast Cancer T-shirt campaign (fashiontargets.ca) last Tuesday at Ossington burlesque spot Jezebel. For the first time, the charity has partnered with Joe Fresh (joe.ca) on the white Ts that are available for $12 at Joe outlets in Loblaws Superstores across Canada. Pick one up in time to wear it for Fashion Targets Friday on May 29.
The Pug Awards are back, and organizers want you to pick the good, the bad and the ugly in local architecture. Visit pugawards.com to submit your verdict on new Toronto buildings including the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto Life Square and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health plus a long list of cookie-cutter condo projects. Voting closes May 31, and winners and losers are announced at a Gardiner Museum reception June 3.
If you forgot to give Mom something nice last Sunday, stop by Rumah's (668 Queen West, 416-703-4594) jewellery sale, where all baubles are 20 per cent off. The Rage has reopened at 2 Kensington (416-599-5177, ragetoronto.ca) with more square footage to sell well-priced indie designer clothing and accessories. Casalife (171 East Liberty, #170, 416-922-2785) has added more furniture and accessories to its May sale lineup discounted between 20 and 80 per cent.