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 Spring/Summer collections Final day 4!

It took me all day to start this post, and my psych 101 isn’t kicking in but I’m thinking it’s because then I would have to admit that it’s over!  (BBM Crying face….ahhhhh),  okay I’m better now!  Soo what can I say about day four that hasn’t already been said about the previous three days?  There aren’t words enough to describe it all.  Day four started just like the last  few had,  I got up wrote my post,  published it and then tried yet again to figure out what I was going to wear.  Except,  that day would be the last day that I made my way to Heritage Court.  Even though I knew that eventually it would have to come to an end;  for my first Fashion Week it was such a wildly unbelievable experience.  If I could exist in a world where everyone  was so creative and energtic all day everyday I could permenently ride this wave of fabulousness. (sigh) ok down to business….

 

 

 

 

 

Backstage Beauty….Denis Gagnon

          

 

 

  

 

Around the venue…

 

Denis Gagnon post show interview

Denis Gagnon post show interview!

Elmer Olsen and two of his models post Amanda Lew Kee show

Eve Ford model who opened and closed the Denis Gagnon show

The baddest boots I saw all week of course I had to take a picture!

Backstage models posing with Amanda Lew Kee after her show

 

More backstage beauty… Dare to Wear Love Show

So for those of you who don’t know this show was a little different.  As you can see in the pics below it wasn’t just conventional models walking in this show.  TV Personality Dina Pugliese, as well as Kesha Chante, and the adorable Ginger haired boy were all sitting to have their hair and make-up done so they could walk.  All proceeds for this show which you had to purchase special tickets for went to The Stephen Lewis Foundation in support of HIV/AIDS research in Africa. 

                     

 

The Shows…Seat shots Amanada Lew Kee (Runway pics coming)

 

Celebrity sightings…

Kesha Chante doing a quick interview before she walked in the Dare to Wear Love Gala

Me and Dina Pugliese backstage before the Dare to Wear Love show.

Renee Thompson NAM model and I backstage right before she walked for Brian Bailey

Me and Rosie Edeh from ET Canada (I missed this shot a few days ago)

Well readers that wraps my full days coverage of  LG Toronto Fashion Week.  It was as I said the best experience and I totally look forward to doing it again in the Spring…..I’ve got some great things for you coming up in the future so keep reading!  I will be doing a few post fashion week posts including an all picture post featuring end of runway shots from all of the shows! 

Thanks for reading…

LG Toronto Fashion Week Spring Summer Collections Day 3

I can’t get enough of it, I was going through photos last night after yet another fantastic day and I thought to my self I’m tired and my feet are swollen but what the heck am I gonna do with myself when this ends.  That’s usually how I get when I’m really busy working on something I love.  I love it so much I don’t want it to be over. 

Well today’s the last day and I am getting ready to do it all over again but before I move onto today let me show yall what happened yesterday.  I saw two shows yesterday, Lauren Bagliore for which I was blessed enough to be sitting front row for and Romona Keveza.  I went down to Heritage court expecting to see the Evan Blidell show too only to discover that it was some sort of projected presentation instead of a real show.  Can we say boo hoo, I was so disappointed;  Evan is one of my favourite Canadian designers and one of the shows I was really looking forward to seeing.  Though Evan was some what of a disappointment Romona Keveza was not!  I was speechless after her show, shocked and stunned into silence, a hot stuttering mess when I was trying to describe what I felt about the show I just saw!  Here’s the catch my photographers memory card died on him before the final walk.  (BBM crying face),  but we got some great shots of the first section so I am posting those for

yall today. 

As we continue…

 

Interviews…

While sitting at the Lauren Bagliore my girlfriend gets a text message from Backstage Life alumni, Judy inc stylist, Ryan Catney; who spotted us in the front row.  It’s always great seeing Ryan who brought along another Judy inc stylist;  and since she had the opportunity to work backstage on another of the collections coming down the runway; I put her on the spot and asked her the same questions I’ve had everybody answering this week.  Meet Nadia Pizzimenti Judy inc stylist!

 Favourite Canadian Supermodel?

Ans: Daria

Favourite Canadian designer? 

Ans: Micheal Kale

Favourite Canadian personality?

Tommy Ton (fashion blogger/ photographer)

Canadian designer most excited to see this week?

Ans: Greta Constantine

Cutie Ryan Catney and Nadia Pizzimenti Judy inc stylists

 

 

Backstage Beauty Romona Keveza…

         

The inspiration for hair and makeup for the Romona Keveza show was Audrey Hepburn!  Classic, uncomplicated and elegant!  The last shot is of Eddie he is the lead make-up and hair stylist for L’Oreal.  He has the most thick and lovely French accent!

 

Shots from around the Venue…

Model mates, Georgette Simms and fresh off the Baby Steinberg runway Philene!  Both represented by Maxamillion

Baby Steinberg designed dress for LG Toronto Fashion Week

 

The Shows…

Brandon Dwyer for Basch

Romona Keveza…

(Runway photos courtesy of John Headly)

 

Celebrity sightings…

 

Me and the super stylish Glen Baxter

Me and world-class fashion stylist Philip Bloch

Me and the hands down star of  LG Toronto Fashion Week Renee Thompson

That concludes day three…..

Time to get dressed…