Just recently, Dickies teamed up with The Baitshop to put together a new line of clothes titled, ‘Luck & Patience’. Dickies, the original workman’s pant has been around for years. With this new line, the Baitshop is breathing a bit of vibrance and street cred so skateboarders can rock these with style, comfort and grace.
Dwayne Gretzky has quickly emerged as our (and everyone else’s) favourite cover band. They totally embody the spirit of a good time. It shouldn’t really be surprising then that Nick Rose (on the left) gave us some of the funniest answers to our 20 Questions we have ever read.
Enjoy them as much as we did, please.
Want to win a copy of Kreayshawn’s new album, Somethin’ Bout Kreay, dropping September 18th? We’ve come up with a few questions that only a die-hard fan would know. Answer them correctly and post your answer to our Facebook page in the comments section of the Kreawshawn CD Giveaway Contest post for your chance to win!
Celebrity-diet obsessed and always happy to see a pin-thin starlet smoking their way to size 0, I’ve made it my personal mission these past few days of TIFF to stalk celebrities with every bite they take.
Festival Music House is one of the most sought out parties of TIFF. This exclusive, invite-only event features an impressive array of Canadian musical talent, performing privately for TIFF delegates, producers, directors, writers, actors and music supervisors in an intimate setting and its back for the third year in a row.
Taking place on September 10-12 at the Virgin Mobile Mod Club, this year’s performers include songstress Kathleen Edwards (September 10), Adam Cohen, son of Canadian music legend Leonard Cohen (September 10), indie Dan Mangan (September 11), and Grand Analogue (September 12), among many others.
Jeffrey Remedios, co-founder of Arts and Crafts, which produces the event, has said of the Festival Music House (FMH) “Having created a laid-back, up-close environment, the FMH showcases to visiting TIFF delegates just how amazing Canadian music truly is.”
If you haven’t been able to score a lucky invite, this year Rdio will be the official music streaming destination of the Festival Music House. Stay tuned each night for some beautiful music.
I’ve been getting my nails done since high school. When I was 16 I would trek up to Eglinton West to a little Vietnamese-run salon that was packed to the gills with ghetto girls, their men and sometimes their babies. The place smelled of acetone and the best airbrusher (it was ALL about air brushing then) was a guy who chain smoked in the back. Back then I would get long square-shaped acrylics with Greek-wedding white airbrushed french tips and an airbrushed flower with a pink rhinestone on the ring fingers of each hand and a pierced ring on at least one pinky; gah-sometimes with a gold Playboy bunny hanging from it. There was some serious 90s status in those nails, and I LOVED going up there every two weeks. I’d always wear my best fur trimmed powder blue suede jacket and have my hair done. I never wanted to look gnarly in front of those gold-teethed ghetto girls with curly nails.
ANNA VON: Took a shit on a roller coaster. Went to FIVE weddings. Ate cup cakes at the PinkMafia bbq. Plowed through a tasty beer sponsorship. Tried to steal a baby in Connecticut. Went to the beach. Went to the pool. Got my nails back (like a baws). Dabbled in weed. Had numerous photoshoots in my house. Went home. Met rappers. Learned that gin makes me blackout (proceeded to drink gin for a week straight). Woke up in new places. Pulled a hat trick. Got my septum pierced. Found a new hidden resto-gem. Pool-hopped. Ate McDonalds after years of abstinence. Said ‘yes’ more than ‘no’. Made new friends. Re-discovered my youth. Got a ballin’ tan. Gained weight. Gain perspective.
Read more to see what our galleries Amanada & Chantel did this summer…
The end of summer is always marked by one thing to me: the CNE. It was always a family tradition for my aunt to take me each year. I loved riding on all the midway rides and checking out all the buildings like a crazy kid. But now that I’ve grown up, things have changed about the CNE. The focus has become less about the midway rides (I noticed that it was actually smaller this year) and more about the food, both around the CNE and in the Food Building (the food aspect has gotten much larger).
This past Friday, the second annual Junction Design Crawl took place. While the official tour included Russet & Empire/Phillipa C. Photography, SMASH, ARTiculations, Opticianado, Mjölk, Narwhal and the Telephone Booth Gallery, many other unique businesses in the area kept their doors open until 11PM as well.
As always, Pink Mafia has your back. In the case of TIFF 2012, we want to make sure you know exactly where you will be able to pour vodka down your throat until 4am. There are a few really great events, that you should not even consider missing, which I will tell you all about in a minute.
First though, for those all star drinkers who just need to know right away every single place you can get your drink on until 4am over the next 10 days, here is a comprehensive list. There are 44 bars an restaurants with approved extended licenses compared to last year’s 25, which means one thing only: you need to drink THAT much harder.
It seems almost too obvious to tell you all about NADASTROM. They are one of the most well-respected DJ teams currently existing and if you don’t know all about them then you should just google them yourself.
What I do want to tell you about is their upcoming show on September 8th at Wrongbar as part of TIFF gets SLOWED, one of the can’t miss events nightlife events during TIFF this year.
We asked Dave Nada our 20 Questions and got a really cool combo of hilarious and ernest answers. Enjoy!
Now that summer seems to be slowly retreating, September brings with it a variety of festivals and special events to Toronto. Here are my top picks for Sept Festivals for 2012! (For a complete list, click HERE). We will do this geographically, starting in the west end with the Toronto Ukrainian Festival, then over to the east end and the celebrations in Cabbagetown, then it will be down to the Harbourfront for the The Vegetarian Food Festival