LG Toronto Fashion Week S/S 2012~~Joe Fresh

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The Joe Fresh show took place the day that I decided I didn’t want to brave the elements or the crowds to venture downtown.  I know I missed an awesome collection but I have the pictures for you so you can be the judge! I also found video of the collection from l’oreal Canada, they give us a behind the scenes look at the beauty for the show as well as a short interview with Joe himself on what the inspiration for the collection is.  So check out the video and then look at the pictures!

Video courtesy of L’oreal Canada  

Photos courtesy P Ross for Opique.com

Cheers!

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LG Toronto Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2011 Day 2

I’ve been commenting that the collections coming out of Toronto Fashion week this season are fantastic.  I mean, that may not surprise some of you but I expect to not like at least one or two shows that I attend.  How could every single designer present a collection that is totally me?   It sounds ludicrous even when I say it out loud.  In any case that is exactly what’s happening I have yet to be disappointed.  High points for me as expected; Pink Tartan the show was awesome just flawless in its execution colour palette and fluidity. Chloe Comme Parris was also great and even the Korhani Rug Runway show had its points.  The day closed with Bustle which was also a great show that featured dog sleds and snow!

 I was backstage today and got to interview the designer from Korhani, as well as take a picture with the adorable pink poodle from the show.  She was so sweet and well-behaved.  The dog not the designer.  (LoL)  You’ll be able to see that interview on TGIF TV as well as the footage I got of Glen Baxter of In Fashion giving me his opinion on Chloe Comme Parris.  Overall it was a day filled with good design and fashion fever from the crowd attending!

Check out the pics from the day below.

Backstage Beauty…Pink Tartan

Around the venue…

Angie Smith ET Canada

Joe Mimran aka Joe Fresh backstage pre-show press

hot ass shoes

Louis "my Czar" love his style

Julio aka Mr. Fashionights

closeup on the shoes

 

Lolitta Dandoy fashion and beauty blogger

 

Fav show of the day Pink Tartan…(not the full show)

Photos courtesy of  Jenna Marie Wakani via fashionmagazine.com

So that concludes day two coverage.  I am a day behind so check back for Day 3 tomorrow.  Oh it’s good it’s soooooo good!

Cheers!

LG Toronto Fashion Week Spring/Summer Collections day 2

I can only sum up yesterday in one word GREAT! Seriously there needs to be another word to describe the kind of day I had!  Amazing does come to mind, so does exceptional, fantastic….I could go on and on but I won’t! 

Yesterday was day two for me of LG Toronto Fashion Week  and I was at Heritage Court to see three more shows.  Attitude by Sears, Rachel Mara, and Joe Fresh.  When I arrived at the venue I could tell that there was a distinct difference in the crowd than there was the day before; why, because the celebrities and personalities were out in full force.  

I made it my mission to be backstage to get makeup and hair looks for the Rachel Mara show.  I couldn’t do it yesterday because my camera was dead!  So right after the Attitude show I shimmied my behind backstage;  I got some fun interviews and exclusive backstage video of model Renee Thompson doing a stomp off with Sheena from MTV News it was too HOT and one of those moments that you wish you were there to witness.  

Also, yesterday I had to follow some super fashion week advice,  bring a pair of flat shoes!  I was rocking 5″ OTK leather boots that had my feet asking why I hated them so much so my peep toe Nine West kitten heels came to the rescue!     Ahh tis the price we pay! 

Lets’ Go….

Interviews…

I think for those of you who have been reading my blog from the beginning you know that my blog is about interviewing people and finding out what they are like and what they do like.  Soooo of course I thought up a few questions that  would work in a short conversation.  Here they are, and here are just some of the people I’ve had the great pleasure of talking to and finding out a little more about.

  1. Who is your favourite Canadian Supermodel?
  2. Favourite Canadian designer?
  3. Most stylish Canadian personality?
  4. Canadian fashion designer most excited to see this week?

 

 

Kassandra on the left and Grace on the right fresh off the Pink Tartan runway both girls are represented by Elmer Olsen here are their responses!

K: Yasmin Warsame G: Daria Werbowy

K: Nada G: Pink Tartan and Greta Constantine

K:Elmer Olsen G: I have no idea, I can’t think of any

K: Pink Tartan G: Joe Fresh

     

Both ladies on the runway for the Pink Tartan show (Photos courtesy of John Headley)

Fashion bloggers Charlotte in the middle and Carla on the end. These lovely young ladies represent Go Time PR and Events.  Blogging is something that they just love but PR is their passion. Here’s how they answered the questions.

Ch: Stacey Mackenzie C: Coco Rocha

Ch: Joe Mimram and Jessica Biffy C: Evan Blidell and Lucian Matis

Ch: Jeanne Becker C: Laureen Harper (Stephen’s wife)

Ch: Pink Tartan C: Brendan Dwyer

I was lucky enough to catch rising Supermodel Renee Thompson backstage while she was getting ready to walk in her next show (Rachel Mara) and she was gracious enough to answer my questions. 

Renee: Daria Werbwoy

Renee: Andy The-Anh

Renee: Suzanne Boyd and Derrick Chetty

Renee: Line Knitwear

Renee stomping it out for Line Knitwear on Tuesday night…

(Photo courtesy of John Headley)

 

 

Celebrity sightings…

Me and Adrian Mainella from Style File

Me and Ken!…sooo  hot! (uhhhhh yeah he’s a celebrity….he looks great for over 50 huh)

Melinda Shankar from Degrassi the next generation

 

         

Byron Parker on the left Adriano Belli in the middle and Willie Pile on the right from the Toronto Argo’s.  Me Byron and Willie isn’t Adriano a great photog (might wanna think of a second career)…..I kid I joke

Me and Shane West (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, A walk to Remember and currently starring in Nikita)

 

 

The shows…

As I said earlier I saw three shows yesterday Attitude by Sears, Rachel Mara and Joe Fresh.  Rachel Mara was my fav for the day,  even though Joe Fresh did not disappoint and their great price points makes it easy for everybody to be fashionable whether you’re a big budget Fashionista or a Recssionista there is something for everyone.  But right now I’m going to focus on Rachel Mara.

 

Back stage beauty…

  

                  

 

 

 

 

The Collection…

                           

                              

(Photos courtesy of John Headley)

 

 

So that concludes day two for me of LG Toronto Fashion Week and I’m off to do it all over again!

Singing Black eyed Peas in my head, scrap in my head out loud…..I gotta feeling….whoo hoo…..

Off to get dressed…