Kim Kardashian visits The Bay in Toronto

Article by Gail McInnes.
Photography by Ryan Emberley


Friday, May 11 (2012), Kim Kardashian Launches a New Line, Tory Burch opens at Yorkdale, and News on Toronto Popup Shops.



Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI) announces the total funds raised from the TFI25 anniversary event exceeds $100,000.

The ANDAM Fashion Award nominees were announced and include two Canadian-born designers Calla Haynes and Thomas Tait. Last year Canadian designer Jeremy Laing was nominated for the prestigious French award.

Tory Burch opened their first Canadian retail outlet at Yorkdale Shopping Centre.

The Bay on Queen hosted Kim Kardashian for a one-hour only special in-store appearance on Thursday, May 10. Fans lined up with their minimum purchases of $50 of the reality star’s jewellery line for a photo opp.  Kanye West has joined Kim in Toronto and the two were spotted having dinner at One at the Hazelton.

Veteran supermodel Linda Evangelista turned 47 on Thursday.

Sutherland Models held a model search and named 15-year-old Anna Stephenson as the winner of the “Sutherland Supermodel Search 2012.”

Backseat Stylers treats us to a look at one of the industry’s favourite jacket designers with a Pre-Fall 2012 lookbook by Smythe.

Lauren Bush Lauren (the niece of George Bush and wife of Ralph Lauren’s son) was in town for an event at Holt Renfrew.

On Wednesday, May 9th, Holt Renfrew held an event for Roger Viviver‘s Creative Director Bruno Frisoni. Also, the Vivier exhibit continues to run at the Bata Shoe Museum and will continue until April of next year.




Vidal Sassoon passes at 84.

Anna Wintour appeared on The Colbert Report to talk about the MET Gala’s latest exhibit. The conversation turned towards gay marriage, “That Movie,” and a date involving french fries.

‘Fashion Night Out’ dates were announced in various cities across the world; many beyond the traditional September 6th date. Canada remains off the list.

H&M’s Fall/Winter 2012 Lookbook hit blogs across the world.  They also held a FW/12 preview event in Toronto on Wednesday.

Carey Mulligan is auctioning her custom Prada halter dress on eBay with all of the money from the final bid being donated to Oxfam America.




Ashley Rowe continues her weekly curated popup shop at V, 198 Walnut Avenue (Toronto). The popup runs until May 13th and features clothing and accessories from 69 Vintage, ASHLEY ROWE, Collective Bleach Denim, and The Code Boutique.

The Aveda Institute will launch its Born to Style scholarship contest on Wednesday, May 16. Judges include Ray Civello, Jen McNeely and Anita Clarke. The event will be hosted by Kristjan Hayden.

On Tuesday, May 15th, She Does The City hosts ‘Be Your Own T’ event at The Gap on Bloor.

Psalms 91:1 Accessories launches their first popup on Tuesday, May 15 at Donna Dolphy Hair in Yorkville. The popup runs until May 19.