The CAFTCAD blog

Monday, June 30, 2008

Around town • Art exhibit

Ann Henshaw • Hyperbole Designs
Toronto Outdoor Art  Exhibition at Nathan Phillips Square
July 11, 12th & 13th.

Little stories told with threads & beads

Though only about twelve inches high, these bits of fantastical clothing are full of hand crafted elements that Ann learned from her grandmothers and aunts as well as from the world-class seamstresses, tailors and breakdown artists that she has worked with at the Canadian Opera Company and feature film productions.

Ann has an eye for detail and colour and just as she has always been drawn to movie projects that emphasize the development of character – so too are these “garments” indeed characters in their own right.

Her whimsical sense of humour and joyful delight in beautiful handcrafted objects are evident in her art, which is truly meant to bring a smile along with a better appreciation of the meaning of  getting dressed”!

Toronto Outdoor Art  Exhibition at Nathan Phillips Square
July 11,12 & 13
 (Booth 669 – right beside the Henry Moore sculpture “The Archer”).

Monday, June 23, 2008

Special Thanks • Our 1st Meet and Greet

How much fun was that? The clouds stayed away & the weather held up on what was promising to be a total 'Rain cover'. Thanks to all that made it out. We hope you had a great time!

Special thanks go out to the following for making our first gathering such a success:

Ruth Secord for her lovely home in the beaches.
Alex Kavanagh for the yummy punch and nibblies.
Laura Montgomery, Luis Sequeira & Joanna Syrokomla for all the pick ups & drop offs.
Kathy Vieira for the 'pink' bubbly and Antoinette Messam & Ross McCurdy from Cibo Restaurant for the great Italian eats!

Can't wait til the next one!

Check out Cibo at:
328 Dupont Street, Toronto, Ontario , M5R 1V9 
416 916 9262

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Meet & Greet • party

We're hosting a social afternoon, a Meet and Greet for all our members on

Saturday June 21st from 4 to 7 p.m.

Rain or Shine

we'll share h'or deurves (with some gluten and dairy free

options), have some cocktails, share some gossip, all while wearing

flat shoes (location request to respect the lawn).

We're so looking forward to holding our first social event, seeing everyone there and continuing to

grow our incredible Alliance of talented members.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Sales • Oakville

Janome Warehouse Tent Sale

 1 day only
Sunday, June 22, 2008

No PST or GST Prices from $129. 

Janome Sewing Machines Canada is moving its Warehouse to a new location and is clearing its existing inventory at bargain basement prices. - and NO GST OR PST! 

A truckload of these machines will be made available to the general public on Sunday, June 22 in the parking lot of the Oakville Sewing Centre, 105 Cross Avenue, (next to Home Depot), Oakville, from 12:30 - 5:00 p.m. First come, first served, No trade ins or layaways for this clearance. All machines are brand new and come with full manufacturer’s warranty. For more information, check website for details.

Trafalgar Village Mall
105 Cross Ave.

905 844-2782

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Sunday, June 15, 2008

Members only • invitation

Colette Harmon has extended an invitation to  
CAFTCAD members to this private event. 

Wednesday  June 20th from 6-9PM

Some of the evenings proceeds will go to Houslink Community Homes. 

If you're interested please RSVP to:  or call 416•915•0754

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Premiere • Los Angeles

CAFTCAD Member Renee Bravener on the green carpet at the Los Angeles premiere of "The Incredible Hulk" for which she designed the costumes. 

Renee, pictured here with Louis Leterrier (Director) and Amanda Kirchoff (Director's assistant) says:
"It was an honor to be invited by Louis to the premiere in L.A.  

The Hulk was a big opportunity for me so it was nice to be able to share this moment with Louis.  We all worked so hard on this project and Louis was very appreciative and grateful.  I just hope that I will have more opportunities like this in the future because this one was the perfect HULK SMASH!"

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

CAFTCAD General Meeting

On June 3rd we held our General Meeting at Toronto Film Studios, Toronto.

It was inspiring to see a room of costume people, from all sectors of our industry together, engaged and interested in our various initiatives.

Besides various individuals, there was  a strong showing from most of the Rental houses in the city, including Juul Haalmeyer from Homemade Tarts, Olivier Normand  @ Tribe Trading Co., Ken McGuire from Liberty, Caitlin Webster @ The Wearhouse and Tarah Burke from Apres Wrap. Also present was Bridget Faroo from 'Wotever., 
All in all there was a real positive mood towards the Alliance.

Thanks to all that made it out and stay tuned, we're just getting started.

CAFTCAD core group

CAFTCAD Core group pictured above, from left:  
Kathy Vieira, Martha Mann, Luis Sequeira, Ruth Secord, Ian Drummond, Alex Kavanagh, Laura Montgomery & Joanna Syrokomla. 

Absent members include: Ann Dixon, Antoinette Messam, Gersha Phillips & Delphine White. Special mentions to our early core group members that have helped us including: Lea Carlson, Brian Cupid and Dorothy Crutcher.

Many people,with the common belief in CAFTCAD.

Haven't heard of us? Want more info? email us:

We can send you a digital information package and/ or answer any questions.

Stay tuned for upcoming membership info meetings for those who couldn't make it on the 3rd. 

Applications can either mailed to our address on Richmond St. West  or dropped off at:  
Ian Drummond Collection - 366 Adelaide St. West

Monday, June 2, 2008

Sales • Toronto

Upcoming Clothing Sample Sale

Saturday June 7th Sunday June 8th

Soma Lounge 703 Queen East 
Jeans, shorts, t-shirts, dresses,dress shirts,street casual wear.

Labels include: Silver-1921 Denim, English Laundry, Loyal Army, Astro T's and more