It's FAT Week - Fashion Art Toronto 2012 Preview

Fashion Art Toronto is a fantastic extravaganza where art meets fashion. Arts & Fashion Week launches its 7th year from April 24th to April 28th 2012. This year, the 200 participating designers have chosen the theme of FashionSCAPES: land+city+body+future. FAT Week, formerly Alternative Fashion Week, features not only stunning designs by cutting edge designers, but also signers, visual artists and performers, photography exhibits, live music performances and so much more. “The unique blend of fashion, art and culture make this festival a true mirror of the city of Toronto,” says Vanja Vasic, Executive Director of FAT. “The festival’s unique vision in presenting diverse perspectives in an inclusive environment, make this event a perfect backdrop for showcasing the immense talent from Canada and around the world.” FAT has an International reputation for presenting and discovering cool new talent: for instance Wesley Badanjak, Heidi Ackerman, Martin Limand and Jasper Garvida. Artists and designers will present their inspired creations under one of the sub-categories: land, city, body and future while models prowl the 80 foot-long runway featuring 52 innovative fashion collections from top designers from Canada and abroad. The event was formerly known at the Alternate Fashion Week and

Back To School Clothes: 6 Tips To Save A Bundle

I don’t know about you, but I really dread all of the back-to-school expenses. Clothes in particular can be very expensive. Here are six tips that will help you save money when it’s time to go back-to-school shopping for your children’s clothes. 1)     Trade with friends – If you have friends whose children have outgrown last year’s school clothes, try to trade with them. You may not be able to trade clothes for clothes (if you don’t have the sizes they need) but you can offer to trade services for clothes – an hour of house cleaning, or a few hours of babysitting ought to do the trick. Most people are happy to pass on clothes that their children can no longer use – since kids grow so quickly they know it’s money down the drain anyway. 2)     Sign up for sales – if you kids wear uniforms, make sure that you are on the mailing list for your school’s uniform suppliers. When they run a sale you can take advantage of it. If your kids don’t wear uniforms sign up with your favorite retail stores so that you can take advantage of the special discounts