SOURCE: Toronto Fashion Incubator

Toronto Fashion Incubator

January 13, 2014 10:00 ET

TFI Presents Guilty Pleasures at the Drake Hotel

2014 Marks Ten Year Anniversary of Sinfully Indulgent Food and Fashion Event

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - January 13, 2014) - Fashion and food merge together for an indulgent shopping experience at the tenth annual Guilty Pleasures event on Saturday, February 1, 2014. Co-hosted by the Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI) and trendy Queen West hotspot the Drake Hotel, Guilty Pleasures satisfies with a delicious brunch at 11:00am and 1:00pm and offers style aficionados generous deals on designer fashion and accessories from 2:00pm to 4:30pm.

Celebrating its decade milestone, Guilty Pleasures is a showcase of local design talent featuring two floors of stylish designer apparel and accessories for sale at special prices, informal fashion shows and a silent auction with fantastic prizes. All proceeds from the silent auction will benefit community programming offered by the TFI. To create a true luxury shopping atmosphere, the fashion and food event will spoil guests with special experiences from local beauty vendors. Sekai Nail & Beauty Bar will be on hand to pamper with mini-manis and Green Beauty will be offering glamorous make-up touch-ups. Shoppers will also be treated to styling tips and tricks from the La Closette fashion pros.

"The tenth Guilty Pleasures event will be bigger and better than ever," said Susan Langdon, Executive Director, TFI. "This event is a true celebration of local experiences, and is the perfect opportunity for not only a fabulous day of fashion, but also to show support for Canadian design talent."

Over 30 women's & men's apparel, jewellery, shoe, accessory and eco-friendly vendors will showcase their collections this year, including: Abel Munoz, Arctic Ice Jewels, AYLA, Bernice & Barclay, Designs by Nature Gems, DIA Collections, Diane Kroe, Emidesh, Encircled, Hilary MacMillan, Hortense Salvatore, Karoo, Killigrew, Laborde Designs, Local Buttons, Ladiez Room, Liana Marie, Laura Siegel, Masha Apparel, Monikova, Miranda Designs, Mizdragonfly, Psalms 91:1 Accessories, Sasa Design, Sensuelle et Chic and Simple Smiles & Co.

Brunch tickets are available for $49 +tax & gratuity per person through the Drake Hotel. The designer sale is open to the public at no charge. For brunch tickets, contact 416 531 5042 ext. 1 or specialevents@thedrakehotel.ca. The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen Street West, Toronto

ABOUT TFI
The Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI) is an award-winning and highly-acclaimed non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and nurturing Canadian fashion designers and entrepreneurs. Established in 1987 as the world's first official "fashion incubator", the TFI model has been adopted by cities such as New York, Chicago, London, Paris and Milan. Housed in an 8,000 sq. ft. heritage building at Exhibition Place in Toronto, TFI provides critical support to creative entrepreneurs to develop the business and professional skills they need to thrive and survive. Celebrated members and alumni of TFI include Joeffer Caoc, David Dixon, Todd Lynn, Arthur Mendonça, Sid Neigum and Smythe.

Toronto Fashion Incubator : 285 Manitoba Drive, Exhibition Place Toronto, Ontario M6K 3C3
Canada 416 971 7117 tfi@fashionincubator.com www.fashionincubator.com

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