Toronto LG Fashion Week fashion week, Fall/Winter Collections 2009 is just around the corner taking place March 16-21st, for the third time in a row at Nathan Philips Square. For some strange reason, it doesn’t seem to excite me the same way it did these past four seasons and I don’t feel that same need to make my way down to see what our designers have to offer for the up coming season.
I’m not a fashion insider, and i’m not going to pretend that I am. But I do love fashion and really like to be immersed in it so other than receiving invites to specific shows from PR agencies who are practicing blogger relations, I am 100% considered a part of the general public. Since i’m not obliged to attend fashion shows during fashion week unlike editors and other industry professionals who are, I think the biggest reason behind my lack of motivation to trek through the crowds and the cold this season, is because of the many other sources available to me (outside of traditional media) to help me stay on the pulse of fashion and it’s trends.
I’ve attended fashion week as a volunteer working the event, a blogger, and a member of the public, all which have been different but great experiences. This season I think i’ll happily enjoy fashion week by vicariously experiencing all the festivities and shows through the coverage by the media and top-notch fashion, beauty and video bloggers to bring me what’s hot and what’s new.
For those who haven’t been and are planning on heading down, enjoy but please bear in mind proper etiquette when attending fashion shows during fashion week . What might this etiquette be you ask? Well, Gail from The Style Box came up with a witty, rather amusing, but very true list of “Ten Fashion Commandments” you may find useful.
So I think i’m being a little ridiculous, but just a little…
I really want to buy this Coach dog collar, that is $78, for Mo (please excuse his unflattering, green eyes from the flash of the camera). I think it’s time he gets a new collar, you know spice things up a bit. He wears a plain, boring silver chain and when I was shopping online on the Coach website today, I found this bubble gum pink collar that I thought would totally bring out his personality.
Ok, so it may have been more of the fact that I thought his beautiful curly gray and white coat would go really well with something pink. And it just so happened to be a Coach dog collar.
Le sigh – the shopaholic in me is looking for the common sense in me to agree to this absurd purchase.
How much did this image of a semi-naked man, wearing Hello Kitty‘s head, with shiny spandex tights, just ruin your childhood image of Hello Kitty?
I’m going to assume that’s MAC‘s attempt to make Hello Kitty cute and sexy?
There were tons and tons and TONS of people lining up outside to get into this exclusive shopping event and even more people rammed, beyond capacity i’m sure, inside the store to see and purchase the new line. I’m not even kidding, it was packed like sardines in there. The overcrowdedness was killer to my shopping mood and impossible does not even begin to describe getting in arms reach to see or try the new product.
As many people as I saw buying the Hello Kitty MAC makeup, I think the poor organization and the small amount of space in the store, put a damper to the possible amount of sales. I can’t say I would attend another one of these MAC events because i’d rather shop in less crowded conditions and be able to comfortably see and try the product. Although, the originality of the Hello Kitty man did make for a great photo op and they did keep everyone hydrated in the overly warm conditions with unlimited cocktails.
Check out the pictures of the Hello Kitty frenzy!
Who: Jason Wu – a 26 year old fashion designer who recently dressed Michelle Obama for the inauguration ball.
What: The Jason Wu Collection is inspired by the “modern lifestyle dressing with the spirit and detailing of haute couture in a way that is both innovative and romantically reflective.”
When: February 2006 was when Wu debuted his collection. He was also regarded as one of the leading new American Designers at the time.
Where: You can find The Jason Wu Collection stocked at Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Jefferey, Louis Boston, Susan and Net-a-Porter.com.
Celeb Clients: Michelle Obama, Leighton Meester, Eva Longoria, Wei Tang, Amber Valetta, Gretchen Mol, Kerry Washington, Oliva Chantecaille
Other interesting information: attended New York’s Parsons School of Design, upon graduation Jason interned for Narciso Rodriguez and is the founder and creator of a line of high-end collectible dolls called Fashion Royalty.
It’s Chinese tradition to make sure your entire house is clean before you ring in the new year. I’ve cleaned my house but didn’t have enough time to “clean”/bathe my dog in the process…
Needless to say, my mom had a conniption. Because even after moving to and living in Canada for over 30 years she remains ever so true to her cultural roots.
Happy Chinese New Year everyone and welcome the year of the Ox!