Kate - April 4th, 2013
Kirstie Clements, a former long-time Vogue Australia editor, revealed while promoting her new book The Vogue Factor that she heard of models going to disturbing lengths to stay thin – even eating tissues.
Former Vogue Australia editor Kirstie Clements. (Entertainment Tonight)
“One season the girls were required to be very thin and I was having dinner with a New York agent who said to me that a few of the girls had resorted to eating tissues…apparently they swelled in your stomach and made you feel full,” she told Entertainment Tonight.
Kate - 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)
Kate - 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:
Kate - September 30th, 2010
It’s the end of a lingerie era – well, not really – but supermodel/designer/businesswoman/painter/host and funny lady Heidi Klum is hanging up her wings.
We know what you’re thinking: that means she’ll no longer be going on manic diet and exercise routines for Victoria’s Secret fashion shows between having babies.
“All good things have to come to an end. I will always love Victoria’s Secret. It has been an absolutely amazing time,” the German Jane-of-All-Trades told the New York Post.
Heidi Klum walks in the Victoria's Secret fashion show in New York City Nov. 19, 2009. (PNP/WENN.COM)
Klum has been showing off her enviably curvy-yet-thin body for the brand since 1998 and became “Head Angel” in 2002 (though we think Gisele Bündchen really led the pack until her retirement in 2007).
With Miranda Kerr and Doutzen Kroes pregnant, Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio both look poised to lead the Angels as the slightly older (both aged 29) and slightly less thin ambassadors of the brand. Lima, whose looks are softer and less intimidating than Ambrosio’s, seems to be a safe bet. I was lucky enough to interview Lima in August when the second Victoria’s Secret store opened in Toronto.