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Fashion Week(s): By the numbers

- March 22nd, 2012

Fashion Week from an editor’s point-of-view: My semi-annual numerical round-up of  World MasterCard Fashion Week and off-site shows that bookended the event.

35.5 – Hours of work, outside of my regular gig.

30 – Runway shows over five days at World MasterCard Fashion Week.

26 – Seasons of Toronto Fashion Week (it’s official name changes with major sponsorships. ie. last fall I attended LG Fashion Week.)

19 – World MasterCard Fashion Week shows I attended.

11 – Cups of coffee, including two venti Starbucks, which should count for about three each.

10 – Whole grain, fig and fruit and nut bar-based dinners.

Off-site fashion: Lucian Matis, Jean-Pierre Braganza and LOVAS (one of my favourite dresses). (Magnet Creative, Dave Abel/QMI AGENCY, Brill Communications)

Off-site fashion: Lucian Matis, Jean-Pierre Braganza and LOVAS (one of my favourite dresses). (Magnet Creative, Dave Abel/QMI AGENCY, Brill Communications)

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Fashion Week: Trends to love (or hate)

- October 19th, 2011

Fashion Week may have felt like it launched in shaky waters, but by the second day it was smooth sailing – shows were on time, everyone knew where they were supposed to be, and collections felt fresh and sprightly.*

*making those of us jerky enough to complain about day one feel, well, jerky.

After just two days of style mania, a few new trends have emerged – but like any change, there’s the good with not-as-good.

Trends to love (or hate):

White pants

Looks from Chloe commes Parris and Joeffer Caoc. (Mark O'Neill/QMI AGENCY)

Looks from Chloe commes Parris and Joeffer Caoc. (Mark O'Neill/QMI AGENCY)

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Fashion Week: early trends

- March 31st, 2011

As I announced to my national life editor Rebecca Zamon upon leaving her car last night (at the end of a nearly 16-hour day): we’re over the hump!

With 18 shows down and 14 to go, Toronto Fashion Week is a little over halfway through. That means a few things:

Shades of red

After seeing plenty of red in New York, it wasn’t a surprise that the colour of love made its way north. It’s a pretty bold hue to pull off, but the good news is, you’ll likely see it in casts that complement an array of skin tones.

Red looks from David Dixon, Holt Renfrew and Bustle. (Stan Behal/Ernest Doroszuk/QMI Agency)

Red looks from David Dixon, Holt Renfrew and Bustle. (Stan Behal/Ernest Doroszuk/QMI Agency)

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Fashion Week: the behind-the-scenes scene

- October 20th, 2010

Toronto’s LG Fashion Week officially kicked off on Monday with shows by Holt Renfrew and Bustle, but this fashionista was stuck at home with a nasty bug so we’re going to jump right in on Day 2 – which I think was the real start anyway, as it was chock-a-block full of runway shows (and even attracted a non-Canadian celebrity…but more on that later).

Fashion Week is one of the rare times that my friends are actually interested in what I do – and I have to admit, before I was lucky enough to write about clothes for two weeks of the year, I wondered: what the heck is it really like?

Here’s a little breakdown of what journalists get up to:

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