Bazaar of the Bizarre is the creation of the designers of Toronto label Plastik Wrap. Created to showcase our talented local artisans, this tri-annual event continues to grow and display a cornucopia of hand-made items with a bit of a twist. Whether you are looking for some new garments or trinkets, décor for your home, decadent body care products, or art for your walls, Bazaar of the Bizarre has something for everyone.
No circus-themed event is complete without a little sideshow action courtesy of Devin Upham’s escape act.
Each event has a different theme. The spring edition of the bazaar was circus-themed so sideshow performances and face painting took place amongst the crowd of shoppers. We had a fantastic time. We shopped, we ran into friends and neighbors, and met some fantastic artisans. It was a great way to spend a Sunday!
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You can always count on Plastik Wrap to deliver on “sophisticated cyber industrial” fashion for both ladies and gents. This stunning jacket is both edgy and versatile and would reside very happily in our closets.
Priestess by Chelsea Jamieson is one of our favourite jewelry designers in Toronto. Make sure to check our her Facebook as well as her Etsy shop.
If you are a fan of steam-punk or need a Mad Hatter inspired ensemble, Retro G Couture is right up your alley. They have a studio open-house on this coming Saturday April 25th from noon until 5 pm.
Creations by Teri G has everything you need in the accessories department to get glitzed up for a wild girl’s night out…including these awesome clutches that could double as weapons if you get harassed at the bar (well, that’s how we’d use them, just sayin’ – style AND function). They are the perfect size to fit your phone, a bank card, and lipstick.
As an owner of the Samsung Galaxy S5, our Director of Marketing has long dealt with the impossibility of finding a super cool phone case…until now! Creations by Teri G carries phone cases that work with a wide variety of phones including the Samsung Galaxy series. You can also message her about crafting a custom case to suit your taste!
Gloomth is the creation of Taeden Hall and offers wares for both men and women. The unique pieces in her collection are playful, fun, at times colorful; perfect for an Alice in Wonderland themed tea party or the Lolita boy or girl. Gloomth also has a very fun, slightly oddball coloring book for those of us who still have a gigantic pack of crayons. Speaking of tea parties, Gloomth is hosting a tea party on June 6th at the Flying Pony Cafe (1481 Gerrard Street East) from 6 pm until 10:30 pm.
Gloomth, we heartily approve!!!
Lunamoon is a minimalist and environmentally-friendly jewelry line designed by Kim Gates. Free-spirted and raw, these pieces are definitely on our wish lists.
Creator Adam Smith of Sword in the Stone Crafts was in attendance to offer up his incredible selection of delightfully macabre goodies.
We were dying over the Sword in the Stone Crafts leather masks and head gear!
We are in love with the taxidermy rats from Sword in the Stone Crafts.
We are consistently blown away by the incredible art of Vincent Marcone, creator of My Pet Skeleton. Both whimsical and macabre, his surreal pieces pull you into a magical fairy-land that exists inside your dreams. Check out more from this award-winning graphic artist on his website.
Love the hard look of leather but you’re vegan? Black Line is for you! This new vegan jewelry and accessories company uses recycled motorcycle, transport and bicycle inner tubes with beautiful stones to craft her creations. For those who have a hard time finding large rings that fit, you will love her line of rings.
Brazen Razor is a cult favourite amongst those in the know. Thea Vincent-Geurtsen’s line boasts a wide selection of handmade, all-natural bath and body care products including a broad range of men’s care products. We’ve been told by one of her customers that the shaving cream “will change your life.”
You will never look at silverware the same again after you see Leo Krukowski’s recycled utensil jewelry collection. Forks have never looked better!
Although not a fashion company, we are huge fans of Pixie Fashion for dressing our houses. Her kitschy wares include a fantastic collection of mugs (*ahem* Labyrinth), coasters, candy bowls, pillowcases (death star pillow case anyone?), aprons, tea towels, and totes.
No event is complete without some great tunes to set the mood. Dreamstate Seven had it locked down all day!
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[Images courtesy of Anna Crooke Photography]