fashion week

PINK TARTAN FINALE AT TORONTO FASHION WEEK

Fashion Week in Toronto has gone through some serious changes in the last two years from being one huge Fashion Week adventure to now being divided into various different shows and runway events taking place throughout the year.  

As a Torontonian, I can't help but celebrate the fact that the creative energy in this city is present more than ever!  So having multiple Fashion Weeks is actually a good thing once you're up to date with what's happening when.  

This year I headed out with my girl Cam Two to the Toronto Fashion Week tents for the grand finale show for Pink Tartan! Let's just say Pink Tartan took the cake by decorating the Fashion Week tents with some super glam merch on their super glam mannequins. The F/W showcase for Pink Tartan closed off Day 3 of Toronto Fashion Week with some glamour and sparkle. Headdresses, feathers,  glitter, pearls and everything in between, the Toronto brand had it all!

Check out the full photo diary below of all the runway looks that closed off Toronto's Fashion Week in the Yorkville tents! 

Photos by CamTwo

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OFFICIAL HOST FOR FASHION WEEK IN TORONTO

This month has been off to a wonderful start mainly because it's Fashion Week festivities happening all month!! More so because I'm really excited to get the position as the official host for Toronto Men's Fashion Week & Toronto Women's Fashion Week!!! 

This is the first year that the two fashion weeks for men and women are coming together and I'm beyond excited to be in the centre of all the fun!  

This means that I'll be hosting backstage and post-show in the Toronto Film School lounge interviewing all the amazing Canadian designers showcasing their wonderful collections on the runways this year.

Be sure to keep an eye out for the interviews on the official websites for TOM* and TW. 

NIGHT OUT WITH NARCES

2015 marked the year for my first ever fashion label collobaration during Toronto Fashion Week.  I've loved the event, ever since my first time attending a Rudsak show in 2012. Since then copping tickets and designer passes for fashion week in Toronto has been an absolute must every season!  I've always been the type of girl who likes to make a statement with the clothes I wear and the way I dress. NARCES has always striked me as brand that combines art with good design.  I've never been one for designer labels but more about how someone can really make a designer brand work for their personal style & persona.

THE FITTING

It started with a fitting at the NARCES headquarters where I got to choose a few of the outfits that I was going to wear that week. One week, three events and NARCES was going to make the process a lot easier and fun!  

I ended up picking up 3 dresses and 2 beautiful fur jackets to make the transition from each event a bit more comfortable. The best part was that I was going to spend Buffer Festival outside in the cold on the red carpet so the fur-jackets turned out to be a life-saver! 

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My fashion week outfit was something right out of a magazine cover. My favourite piece was the Champagne Mongolian Lamb Jacket. Champagne is best matched with dark colours so the Navy Stretch Knit dress was a no-brainer especially because it just fit so perfectly when I left the dressing room. 

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Working in retail and as a stylist for brands in the past has taught me one thing for sure, that you have to go with clothing that feels good and has proper form and fitting. Of course you can't forget that it also needs to be trendy. What you wear throughout your day, at work or socializing what you wear ultimately sets the tone for the day.  Just like they say, dress for the dream job!

Fashion Week this year was a lot of fun overall, and I made some amazing connections including an awesome photographer named Abbas who fell in love with my outfit so naturally we became awesome buddies and make these amazing editorials come to life!