LG Toronto Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2011 Day 5

So there was alllot that happened this day that I straight missed, thank the lord that I had two photographers there to capture every fabulous minute of it. 

I managed to drag my very tired, swollen footed butt into the venue in time to see the Amanda Lew Kee show, which happened to be the show that I wanted to see.  Annnnd it was worth the wait. I won’t say that I loved every single look that came down the runway, but I will say that I was really feeling the all black everything with the gold trim and gold exposed zippers.  I also loved the sheer panels that she incorporated into her leggings.

In any case check out the pics from around the venue and the backstage beauty for OR by Angela Chen…

I had so many behind the scenes pics and beauty pics this season that I have to split the day’s coverage into two posts.  So stay on the blog and check out the show pics from my fav show of the day. Amanda Lew Kee!

Cheers!

LG Toronto Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2011 Day 1

Monday was the first day of fashion week here in Toronto and I have your scoop on what the venue looked like and a sneak peek of the shows from last night. 

So far my favourites are the looks from the Pink Tartan portion of the Holt Renfrew show and pretty much the entire IZMA collection.  If this is any indication of  what the other collections will be looking like this season then we will be experiencing some amazing  clothes!  A fashionista’s heaven!  Every major fashion personality was in the building last night and Jeanne Becker had the great pleasure of introducing Robin Kay who opened the evening with warm remarks. In any case check out the pictures below and check back here daily for your LG Toronto Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2011  scoop!

Around the Venue…

Holt Renfrew Presents…

  

                                                               

   

                                                         

Now it’s time to do it all over again! Follow me on twitter for the latest fashion week updates @backstagelife!

The Backstage Life!

What’s Alexxuss Doing?~~P&G Beauty Awards Hosted by Queen Latifah

At this very moment I’m sitting in front of the computer wanting to throw it clean out the window.  I’m not impressed to say the least, suddenly my fabulous piece of technology wants to have Internet Connectivity issues why now? Doesn’t this thing know I have a post to write?  For Pete’s sake!

Thursday November 11 2010 marked the date  for the second annual P&G beauty awards.  The awards were created by Proctor and Gamble beauty and grooming to recognize the contributions of individuals in the fashion industry to editorial content.   I was blessed enough to be in attendance to witness the final nominees receiving their awards and it was a great experience.   The awards were hosted by Queen Latifah and had a slew of hip and funny presenters from the Fashion world as well as from sports, music, and T.V.

I arrived in time to get a glass of wine from the open bar (score one for P&G), head to the ladies room real quick and then get seated for the awards ceremony.  When I was doing my research on the event I found that it”s focus was great and was specific to the types of people who my blog talks about but I still didn’t know what to expect until Queen came out completed her introduction and then announced the first presenter.   Not to mention I also follow some of Canadian Fashions’ most fab on twitter and they were all tweeting about the awards; which is when I realized that everybody who’s anybody was in the same room as I was.  Very cool!  Some of the presenters were Aaliyah Jasmin from MTV News, Joeffer Caoc, Jully Black, Jeanne Becker, and Glen Baxter.  Just to name a few, Jully Black did an awesome job and was definitely the best presenter for the evening, allowing her personality to shine through she had everyone in the audience laughing out loud and even had Queen Latifah trying to contain herself on stage.  The ceremony was entertaining but not long and flowed nicely; with lots’ of cheering from those there to support the winners and nominees. 

Queen Latifah opening the show

Queen Latifah opeing the show

 

I managed to get pics of some of the winners some of the attendees and presenters and recorded all of the winners in each category.  While everyone else was sitting watching the stage with their undivided attention I was watching the screen thumbs hovering over my key board waiting for the next category and winners names to be announced.  At times I had to tell myself to pay attention as I was missing it.  (alas tis my job)…

 

 

 

And the winners are:

Best Fashion Feature Magazine or Newspaper English;  Nathalie Atkinson (The National Post)

Best Fashion Feature Magazine or Newspaper French; Jean Francois Legare (Enroute Magazine) “Fil Conducteur”

Best Beauty Feature Magazine or Newspaper English; Vanessa Craft “More Beauty in a Hot Flash”

Best Beauty Feature Magazine or Newspaper French; Sylvie Michelon “Voir Sortez Protegees”

Best Male Fashion Feature Magazine or Newspaper;  Dave Lackie (The National Post) “Get Un tied”

Best Beauty Editor of a Magazine; Carlene Higgins (Flare Magazine)

Best Fashion Editor of a Magazine; Elizabeth Cabral (Flare Magazine)

Best Male Grooming Feature Magazine or Newspaper English; Leo Petaccia “Sharp guide to grooming for everyday man”

Best Male Grooming Feature Magazine or Newspaper French; Christine Fortier (Clin D’Oeil) “Rire Dans Sa Barbe”

Best Beauty or Fashion Website; Lara Ceroni and Martina Djogo (ElleCanada.com/ElleQuebec.com)

Best Beauty or Fashion Blog English; Michelle Vilett (Beautyeditor.ca)

Best Beauty or Fashion Blog French; Lolitta Dandoy (Mode de Rue)(Clindoeil.ca)

Hairstylist of the Year; Justin German (Page One Management)

Make-up Artist of the year; Greg Wencel (Page One Management)

Photographer of the Year; Chris Nicholls

Best New Face; Frances Coombe (Elite Models)

Best Magazine Cover; Ilana Weitzman (En Route Magazine)

Event Pics:

For more information on the awards or to submit for next year check out their site http://www.pgbeautyandgroomingawards.ca/

LG Toronto Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011 Collections Day 1

 

It’s officially day three of fashion week but only day two for me, and I am here poised at my laptop banging out a post before I have to get dressed and head to the venue to do it all again.  This is my first Fashion Week that I’m covering for my blog so obviously I am extremely excited.  I want to see it all and talk to people and revel in the irreverence that is fashion in this city.  It seems that everyone has the same ideas with respect to what you can find or expect from Canadian designers and what they have to offer.  Which;  is that they are all extremely talented forward thinking individuals who have the potential if not the desire to be on the international stage. 

Okay so let’s get started…

 

The Venue…

Shows are taking place at Heritage Court on the CNE grounds in downtown Toronto, and they managed to make a large hall look like it was the appropriate setting for this city’s most fabulous to be hob nobbing with each other.  Walking into the venue you find the presentations, these are for those designers who aren’t doing a runway show but still want to get exposure for their work.  Check out the pics!

 

Cherry Dewar

Colette Harmon necklaces and accessories

 

Cydelic By Choryin

After the presentations there was a beauty section where you could get your hair and make-up done.  There were sketch artists in the DHL booth; you could get your picture taken on a LG Toronto Fashion Week backdrop, and do some shopping in the Attittude by Sears booth.  Then finally top it all off at one of the bars before you headed in to see the shows.  Oh yeah how could I forget the life-size Ken dolls….can we say drool!

  

                                                   

                

  

  

The shows…

I saw Pink Tartan, Jessica Jensen + Alexander Berardi, and Line Knitwear.  All of the shows were great, and considering that I had never heard of Jessica Jensen and or Alexander Berardi before yesterday; I was very pleasantly surprised with the looks that came down the runway!  The Pink Tartan show was hands down my favourite which is what I expected,  it was full of colour, completely wearable and the shoes were to die for!

 

PINK TARTAN

                                        

 

Star Sightings….

Pictures speak volumes

Me and my Canadian Fashion idol Jeanne Becker Host of Fashion Television

 

 

 Me and Editor in Chief of Flare Magazine Lisa Tant

That concludes the end of my first day of LG Toronto Fashion Week waaaaaay more pics to come! (p.s I know I look slightly crazy in this pic with Lisa Tant but cest la vie I post anyway)

Time to get dressed…….