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Club and Event Previews and Reviews

BRANDED BOUTIQUE – Sale – Oct 30th to Nov 3rd, 2008

Sale Starts Thurs. October 30th to November 3rd
(Open  11AM-7PM DAILY,    SUN 12-5PM)
161 Spadina Ave (Lower Level)

EXCLUSIVES!
Laguna Beach Denim – Bullzeye – The only store in Canada selling

Christian Audigier’s newest line Paco Chicano and Crystal Rock.
Romeo and Juliet – Limited edition Don Rebal T shirts –
Troy – Morphene Generation  and Truth by Grace.
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October 29, 2008 Posted by | Toronto Nightclubs | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fashion Cares Now Coincides With Halloween

Fashion sCares, the Halloween Edition 2008.

The 22nd annual gala (in support of the AIDS Committee of Toronto) Fashion Cares, aptly called Fashion sCares is set for Saturday, November 1, 2008.  It will be a Halloween-themed extravaganza “imagine Haute Couture meets Halloween meets Paris is Burning and you’ve got an idea of where we’re going,” says Michael King, the 2008 Chair.

Fashion Cares is a mecca for the cross-dressing, ambi-sexual, freakazoid.  To be a straight married person in this context, one would wonder if you somehow go yourselves lost.

This years show promises a marked difference from the one that took place in May 2008 at the ill-equipped Distillery District, and left many in attendance dissatisfied, chilly, and confused.

The event returns to the Metro Convention Centre and the $125.00/person tickets can be obtained here.

  • Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction starting at 8PM
  • Show (Starts at 10PM)
  • After Party at Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • Access to the After Party at Circa at a discounted rate

Fashion sCares After Party at Circa

Update:  PARTY PICTURES and VIDEO1, VIDEO2

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October 29, 2008 Posted by | Clubs, Fashion Design, Reviews, Toronto, Toronto Nightclubs, Toronto Reviews | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Halloween Costumes and Christian Louboutin

Running out of time to make your Halloween ultimate costume?  Never fear, there are enough party stores in Toronto to give you what you need.

What about the ultimate fantasy costume?  What if you got a dominatrix outfit and paired it with these Christian Louboutin killer heels?

The super stiletto heel, dominatrix spikes, and polished black leather are the hottest item not available in time for Halloween, and not for those without celebrity and financial status.  The Rodarte Christian Louboutin’s were featured in black, gold, and white (all with the trademark red soles) during Rodarte’s 2008 fall fashion show.  No word on when they will be available online if at all, but one can only dream of the possibilities of next year’s Halloween outfit.

I’m sure Ms. Jackson already has her outfit together!

JJ rocks Christian Louboutin's For Rodarte

October 28, 2008 Posted by | Toronto Nightclubs | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Looking forward to Muzik’s Halloween Party Nov 1, 2008.

Muzik by twilight.

W4W Toronto is no stranger to Muzik nightclub.  We have continued to enjoyed the ambiance, energy, and aura of exclusivity, month after month at this surprisingly busy venue.  We are looking forward to spending a VIPish Halloween at this massive complex, and bringing you an update (or at least pictures).

October 26, 2008 Posted by | Clubs, Toronto, Toronto Nightclubs | , , , , | Leave a comment

Gsus SIndustries Spring/Summer 2009 Collection at L’Oreal Fashion Week

Check out the videos of Gsus SIndustires Spring/Summer 2009 Collection on our W4W Toronto YouTube site.  It was a funky, wild, and creative show as usual.

Read about Fashion Week organizer Robin Kay’s much talked about faux pas on opening night Monday Oct 20, 2008, and see the video here

October 25, 2008 Posted by | Toronto Nightclubs | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lucian Matis Afterparty at Ultra – Oct 24th, 2008

The Rudsak Spring 09 Collection shows first.  Then the afterparty with the talented designer Lucian happens at Ultra.  RSVP the INK promoters to get on Ultra’s guestlist before 6:00pm Friday.

All about Lucian Matis here and here.

October 21, 2008 Posted by | Clubs, Fashion Design, L’Oréal, Toronto, Toronto Lounges, Toronto Nightclubs | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Juzd Collection at Rockwood – October 23th, 2008

Venue: Rockwood Club, 31 Mercer St. Toronto
Date & Time: Thursday October 23rd 2008
Photoshoot: 9PM-11PM
Party: 9PM – 3AM

Back from LA Fashion Week, hot t-shirt design company JUZD will be showcasing its current collection.  Experience a live photoshoot from 9pm-11pm with 8 hot JUZD models.

Magazine sponsor Cream World will be giving away it’s latest issue.

Rockwood expects to have both floor open with the top floor “wood” playing Electro Progressive House with DJ Flash. The lower floor “rock” will feature DJ Aadil spinning Hip Hop, Rock, Top 40 and Reggae.  Let’s hope we are impressed with Rockwood this time.

October 21, 2008 Posted by | Clubs, Fashion Design, L’Oréal, Toronto, Toronto Lounges, Toronto Nightclubs | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gsus SIndustries Official Afterparty at Cheval – Oct 23, 2008

"Attitude" is the name of the game.

Afterparty featuring DJ Roxy Cotton
    Tail & Host of MTV News, Johnny Hockin
    Doors @ 10:00 pm
    Where: Cheval, 606 King Street West

See our videos of their previous shows here and here.

Starting as a t-shirt line in Holland 15 years ago, Gsus has now grown into a complete lifestyle brand.  This season Gsus brings a fresh clash of cultures by fusing the elegance & class of Saint Tropez & the vibrant lifestyle of Brazil to create the spring 2009 collection theme: Saint D’Janeiro.

W4W Toronto loves Gsus SIndustries edgy, and hip look.  Wear you Gsus wear to this this afterparty at Cheval, it is going to be a wild and crazy night!

October 21, 2008 Posted by | Clubs, Reviews, Toronto, Toronto Lounges, Toronto Nightclubs, Toronto Reviews | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lady Dutch at Lobby Wed Oct 22, 2008

For the very assertive woman!

Arrive early at Lobby for the Lady Dutch show!  Space is limited.

RSVP here.

October 21, 2008 Posted by | Clubs, L’Oréal, Toronto, Toronto Lounges, Toronto Nightclubs | , , | Leave a comment

Betsey Johnson – Elmer Olsen – Oct 21th, 2008

Tonight at Brant House

Betsey Johnson - Spring/Summer 09 Runway Show
    Presented by Elmer Olson Agency, featuring Canadian talents and international
    sensations, Kori Richardson, Taryn Davidson & Amanda Laine
    Runway @ 11:30 pm

October 21, 2008 Posted by | Toronto Nightclubs | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

C-Lounge Mondays are still happening…

If Cheval is not your cup of tea, go for the the less austere attitude of C-Lounge and let your hair down.  Remember this is Fashion Week in Toronto, so get on the guestlist, and arrive in time.  C-Lounge is guaranteed to be a long line up as the night goes on.

October 20, 2008 Posted by | Clubs, Toronto, Toronto Lounges, Toronto Nightclubs | , , , | Leave a comment

The Official “Pink Tartan” Afterparty – Mon Oct 20, 2008

The L’Oreal Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2009 collection begins today, and the parties begin tonight.  “Fabulous” is this season’s theme.  Cheval is hosting the official Pink Tartan Afterparty.  Get on the guestlist, wear your stylish best, and get there early after you take in the fashion show.  See our earlier review of Cheval on this site.

October 20, 2008 Posted by | Toronto Nightclubs | , , , | Leave a comment

Official Madonna Afterparty at TIL – Sat Oct 18th, 2008

This is London (TIL)

Madonna’s DJ , DJ Enferno will be spinning.  They have also confirmed that Madonna’s dancers will be there to start the party off right and quickly!  Get on the guestlist and bypass the cover/waiting in line.  Get there early, because the guestlist ends at 11:30pm. A strict dress code is in effect.

Email to get on the guestlist here.

Madonna's DJ - DJ Enferno

The Sticky and Sweet tour, follows Madonna’s latest album entitled Hard Candy.  She plays Toronto’s Air Canada Centre on October 18.  BEST BET: Go down to the Air Canada Centre 5 minutes after the show starts and buy tickets from desperate scalpers.  Buying “Section: CFLR” for less than $325/ticket is a deal!  The tickets are pretty much worthless to the scalper once she gets on stage anyway.

This is London is a 16,000 square foot venue divided between a main floor and a mezzanine. Set in a renovated warehouse in Toronto’s Entertainment district.  Its multilevel design features several bars, VIP lounges, a seasonal outside courtyard, a fabulous ladies SPA type washroom, and the ultra cool VIP “Room 364”.  On Saturdays it’s a party spot that is definitely not for little kids.

October 17, 2008 Posted by | Clubs, Toronto, Toronto Nightclubs, Toronto Reviews | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

L’Oreal Fashion Week Spring 2009 – Preview

All the usual suspects will be showing, and some new kids on the block.  W4W Toronto will play this one by ear.  We don’t like the foolish tent set up at Nathan Phillips Square, using public City of Toronto bathrooms, or the herding and corralling of individuals who want to see the shows into unorganized lines.

Here is list of designers who are showing, and check back often for updates:

October 16, 2008 Posted by | Toronto Nightclubs | , , , , | Leave a comment

Lanvin’s brand of feminine luxury…

Everything old is new again.  Lanvin takes designs of the old, refines them, adds a twist and makes them new again.  The Spring Summer 2009 Womens Wear Collection has shockingly bright colors interspersed with more neutral tones, and fabulously intricate fabrics.  Nothing we can see ourselves in but, at least the designs are  easier on the eyes than the distracting christmas jewelery and designs of I don’t know…say…Dries Van Noton

Lanvin in Toronto:

HOLT RENFREW
50 Bloor Street West
TORONTO
416 922 2333

MILLI
Critchley Lane
100 Bloor Street West
TORONTO
416 944 2233

October 14, 2008 Posted by | Fashion Design, Toronto Nightclubs | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Holt Renfrew Yorkdale – Get a free Juzd bag…

JUZD (pronounced “juiced” or ‘joost”) is the planet’s first bamboo designer label, and most recently picked up by Holt Renfrew. We are talking Ed Hardy and Von Dutch meets eco-consciousness, take a good thing and make it the same but better. Torontonian Jing Liu is the creator of Juzd clothing and the lead designer for the urban streetwear line. “I just woke up one day and decided start it up and just focus on doing this”, states Liu on the origin of Juzd in April 2007.  The computer programmer turned designer, came up with the idea for Juzd, after repeatedly hearing the media reports on “juiced” up baseball players who injected steroids. Although aggression is part of the brand identity of Juzd, there’s an element of nature and environmental friendliness to the line. “Organic aggression”, Liu says, is what the brand represents.

Interesting to note, Liu has no formal training in fashion or design; no work experience in the business, nor an art background, but has managed to find a niche product that a store such as Holt Renfrew is willing to back.   Nice going, but the proof is in the pudding, and to touch, feel, and wear a Juzd “Tee” the customer will have the final say on if it beats the pants off an Ed Hardy “Tee”.

Jing Liu

October 8, 2008 Posted by | Toronto | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Boobyball 7 – “UnderCover” – Review

Boobyball7
Sept 26, 2008

Liberty Market Building
171 East Liberty Street
$75.00

This annual event started in 2002 to raise the spirits of a sick friend, and in the the process raised a large amount of money for breast cancer. The Boobyball has quickly become an important event on the Toronto charitable circuit. The Boobyball, in support of Rethink Breast Cancer, has raised more than $250,000 to date.
Co-founders, Ashleigh Dempster and Amanda Blakley, along with a committee of 30 volunteers, worked to create the “Undercover” theme, inspired by the new James Bond film, Quantum of Solace, set for release this fall.  The sold out event catered to 900 intrigued guests.  The interactive components of this year’s event—titled “Boobyball 7: Undercover”—started as guests checked in at a bank of computers that generated their identities for the evening and issued passports. Attendees then had to participate in five activities throughout the night to earn stamps on their passport, which they presented to pick up their gift bags at the end of the night.

October 6, 2008 Posted by | Clubs, Reviews, Toronto, Toronto Lounges, Toronto Nightclubs, Toronto Reviews | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment