Wednesday night, I attended the opening of 7 For All Mankind’s flagship store in Yorkdale Mall.
Supermodel Yasmin Warsame hosted the event, representing the charity she’s involved with, The African Future (TAF), a charity that provides food and medical supplies to the drought ravaged country of Somalia. Warsame was born in Somalia and came to Canada when she was only 15.
I was lucky enough to meet Warsame, who was so gracious and passionate about the charity and their efforts.
The event featured a silent auction where guests could bid on artwork created by seven Toronto-based artists. All proceeds from the auction and a portion of the evening’s sales profits go to TAF.
True Comfort by Phoebe Lo
Table for 2. Dinner for 1 by Brian Espiritu
Distressed Denim by TALWST Curtis Santiago
TALWST is Curtis Santiago, a musician and artist, was at the event and showing his work entitled “Distressed Denim”. We got to chat about the event, his work and the alternative hip hop scene in Toronto, so look out for a profile on TALWST coming soon!
Santiago’s style is inspired by Haider Ackerman, but was pulled together using vintage pieces. As a lover of vintage eyewear, I adored his specs, from Aeroplane.
Everybody’s favourite brash MTV host was at the event, Sheena Snively, who posed for pictures and said: “This is my ‘I don’t fit into any of the clothes in this store’ pose!”
There were many fashionable attendees, and bold accessories were everywhere I looked.
I had complete envy over this style blogger’s YSL Arty Ovale ring! It pulled her look beautifully together, by complimenting the blues of her lace skirt and Lanvin t-shirt.
This Proenza Schouler bag is to die for! A perfect combination of a schoolbag silhouette with stylish sophistication in navy.
I loved this girl’s effortless look. From her brown woven sandals to her simple blouse and makeup, the vintage belt from a store in Victoria pulled it all together.
This was one of my favourite picks from 7 For All Mankind’s Fall Collection. The Chloee Jacket ($298) is a beautiful blazer that blends feminine draping with a structured menswear inspired look. The iridescent metallic fabric is a nice touch as well.
The event was extremely crowded for the small space of the store, but that didn’t stop guests from enjoying champagne and French macaroons.
I have to confess, I gave into my gluten-free diet and indulged in a few of these delectable desserts!
What I wore to the party was a printed chiffon frock, feathered earrings from Aldo, my Zara asymmetrical pumps and my Birkin Illusion bag. I wanted to wear denim, but I’m glad I didn’t because of the heat!
It was a great night of charity, art and fashion. Check out the new store (located beside the Apple Store) to grab a perfect pair of jeans for fall and bid on the artwork!