The Weekend Guide

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African Lookbook
Your new outpost for art, style, and cultural ephemera with an African bent.
Why: Beautifully printed apparel (KwaXhosa sweaters, parasols wrapped in Gabon-inspired patterns) and designer interviews from around the continent.
Where: Available at shop.africanlookbook.com, $15-$275.

Aphra Behn Shirts
Simple button-downs and blouses combine classic shapes with ladylike details (tiny gold button closures, bust-based sizes).
Why: Ivory damask animal print and polka dots with a Peter Pan collar are foil for ho-hum basics.
Where: Available at aphra-behn.com, $215-$235.

Emily Isabella Designs
What: Sweet-looking card and textile designs pay homage to the graphic illustrator’s personally loved kitchens, countryside, and cooks she’s encountered through the years.
Why: Cozy up to renderings of her favorite Savannah bakers, childhood climbing trees, and picnic scenes.
Where: Available at emilyisabella.com, $3-$18.

Candice Sonneman Jackets
The new leather-loving designer has a knack for bumping little black jackets up a notch.
Why: Outfit-making zippered vests and updated blazers have leather lapels, lace shoulders and panels, and ombre dye jobs.
Where: Available at ilwyw.com, $650-$998.

DailyCandy x Toronto International Film Festival
Follow our screening, snippet, and movie gossip fodder today thru Sept. 14.
Why: Get the inside scoop on Passion (starring Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace), Ryan Gosling’s latest collaboration with Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance, and more.
Where: At dailycandy.tumblr.com.

Photos: Courtesy of African Lookbook