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.
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.
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!”
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.
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!