Fashion Week Front Row Etiquette

Though I am currently enduring the hardest semester of my existence as an undergraduate student, I still made an effort to make it out to TOM*FW for one of the days (and luckily the same day of the ever energetic Hendrixroe show), and I was lucky to watch the shows front and centre.

Though it’s a blessing to be able to rest my feet on the runway, it also comes with its downsides, which I’d like to call poor front row etiquette. It’s hard enough to get nice photos or videoclips of the models coming down the runway, but the experience gets entirely ruined when someone is committing one of the following sins: Continue reading

Taking Fashion Week Style to the Street

I wrote previously about how sometimes the “personal style” showcased at fashion week, be it Milan, Paris, New York, or Toronto, can sometimes be a little bit over the top. You can read more about it here, but the gist of it is, I believe it’s important to stay true to who you are – and also somewhat maintain your dignity as a human being.

Funny enough, it seemed like the Toronto fashion industry got the memo about avoiding going over the top, and went completely under. There was not a single feathered boa to be seen. Men showed up in jeans, chelsea boots, and bomber jackets. The world of street style fashion was not present in Toronto. Continue reading

on St. Patrick’s Day we wear green, + hairspray for dummies

The 4th day of Toronto Fashion Week happened to fall on March 17th, St Patrick’s Day. That was probably the day that I had the most trouble dressing for, as I had to literally RUN to a lecture (and do pushups for being late), and I ended up finalizing my outfit seconds before leaving my house.

I thought it would be EXTREMELY clever to wear green, but to be low-key about it by wearing olive green. Oh. So. Clever. Continue reading

Fashion Week life vs. real life

 

Probably one of the craziest weeks of the season (at least for me) is almost done, attempting to balance my part-time job, my studies (in the midst of midterms, yikes!), and representing The Lifestyle Bistro at Toronto Fashion Week.

I managed to do the near impossible, and convince my corporate boyfriend (who is FAR from the fashion industry) to attend a show with me on Day 1 of Toronto Fashion Week. The result? We survived! Continue reading

Pre-TFW: a look into the Toronto fashion scene

Up until I started my blog and started getting slightly more involved with the fashion industry, I didn’t know much about Canadian designers other than Pink Tartan, Mackage, and Rudsak.

With Toronto Fashion Week just a couple days away, it’s safe to say I am definitely more up to date. And quite frankly, if I plan to keep writing about fashion on The Lifestyle Bistro, it would be embarrassing not to know the designers who work a mere 20-minute drive away (I’m a suburban girl). Continue reading