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Fashion Week: By the numbers

- October 25th, 2011

Before aching feet have fully recovered, and have eyes de-pouffed, here’s a look back at Toronto’s LG Fashion Week (makeup and hair by L’Oreal, water by Smartwater, curls by Rowenta and hangover by Peroni – did I miss anyone?).

The final tally:

A zillion – Bottle blondes in the front row (myself included).

A glimpse at the exclusive front row seating during the Holt Renfrew show on Oct. 17, 2011. (Mark O'Neill/QMI AGENCY)

A glimpse at the exclusive front row seating during the Holt Renfrew show on Oct. 17, 2011. (Mark O'Neill/QMI AGENCY)

37 – Fashion shows, both in the big runway room and the smaller studio room.

Countless - Furry vests in the audience.

25 – Seasons of Toronto Fashion Week.

Yummy white pants at the VAWK show during LG Toronto Fashion Week on Oct. 20, 2011. (Mark O'Neill/QMI AGENCY)

Yummy white pants at the VAWK show during LG Toronto Fashion Week on Oct. 20, 2011. (Mark O'Neill/QMI AGENCY)

20 – Evening shows I attended.

At least 15 – White pants on the runway.

12 - Dollars I spent on one glass of wine in a somewhat successful attempt to de-gunk my BlackBerry rollerball.

11 - Coffees after 5 p.m.

Eight – Granola bars.

Our workstation in the media lounge at LG Fashion Week in downtown Toronto (note the Starbucks). (Kate Kennedy/QMI AGENCY)

Our workstation in the media lounge at LG Fashion Week in downtown Toronto (note the Starbucks). (Kate Kennedy/QMI AGENCY)

 

 

Eight- Times I snagged a front row seat because the people they were reserved for didn’t show (I am a second row gal).

Six – Times catering people snuck us gourmet food from the parties.

Six – Kellogg’s Special K Fruit Crisps I gobbled up…in one night.

 

Five – After parties we didn’t attend because we were filing copy, and then exhausted.

Five – Days in a row I wore a skirt or dress (first time since 11th grade).

Five – Of the coffees listed above that had a little kick (off the clock).

Four – Goodie bags I snagged: Mercedes-Benz (magazines), Korhani home (a small rug, given to my boss), Bustle (Rowenta hair curler and straightener in one, given to a colleague), David Dixon (bottle of VQA Riesling, given to no one).

Andrej Pejic walks for Arthur Mendonca, Pink Tartan and Sid Neigum during LG Toronto Fashion Week. (Mark O'Neill/QMI AGENCY)

Andrej Pejic walks for Arthur Mendonca, Pink Tartan and Sid Neigum during LG Toronto Fashion Week. (Mark O'Neill/QMI AGENCY)

 

 

 

Three – Shows celebrity supermodel Andrej Pejic walked in (he’s modelled for the likes of Marc Jacobs and Jean Paul Gaultier).

Two – Toronto  Blue Jays hats worn by attendees.

 

Two – Pairs of pantyhose national life editor Rebecca Zamon ripped in one day.

Model Yasmin Warsame on the runway for Jay Manuel Attitude by Sears show - before she took a tumble on her walk back.  (Mark O'Neill/QMI AGENCY)

Model Yasmin Warsame before she took a tumble on the runway for the Attitude Jay Manuel show. (Mark O'Neill/QMI AGENCY)

One – Major model slip, when Yasmin Warsame stumbled on her platforms and fell into the smoke (and then on her back) on the runway specially laid down for the Attitude Jay Manuel show.

 

Zero – Days I was sick.

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