Do the Charleston for charity

Like any true fashionista, I am obsessed with all super chic treats in the world of wardrobe and other wowable finds.

My amour du jour is the recently rehabbed darling of the New York fashion scene, Marc Jacobs, and his Spring 2007 ready-to-wear collection. With its bejewelled headbands, dainty drop waists and megawatt metallics, it is official that the ’20s are trendy again. But where can a dame don a cloche hat and a flapper-inspired frock without looking like a Louise Brooks blunder? The answer arrived on my desk last week, and this dame thinks it is going to be the cat’s pyjamas.

You are cordially invited to…

What: An evening of song, dance, gambling, shopping and oh-so-fabulous flapper fashion to benefit Windfall Clothing Service, Canada’s only clothing bank offering new, not used, clothing.

Where: The Distillery Historic District in Toronto.

When: Saturday, April 21, 2007, at 8 p.m.

Why: To support Windfall Clothing Service, an award-winning registered charity that donates new clothing and other basic-needs items to over 90 social service agencies in Toronto.

Wow Factor:
– 1920s cocktails and appetizers
– A silent auction of ’20s fashion and inspired artworks from Marilyn Brooks, Thien Le and Colette Harmon…to name a few
– Live tap and flapper-style dancing

What to Wear: Anything with a vintage vixen vibe.

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