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).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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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