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Ottawa Fashion Week

The week now ending has been an important one in the world of Canadian fashion.  Designers release their newest collections for the season six months ahead at Fashion Week, and Ottawa is the first Canadian city to hold its fashion week, giving us a taste of what is to come from our local talent.

This season, I walked for Canadian designer KLATT on the Thursday night of fashion week.  It is difficult to describe the positive energy of preparing for these shows and being a part of this event.

Klatt runway show


Klatt’s styles are knitwear:  comfortable, imaginative and yet very wearable.  I enjoyed working with this talented new designer.

black dress

Klatt runway show 2

See if you can spot me prepping backstage:  Video

Wine and refreshments were served to guests who came dressed to kill or not dressed up at all and a gala dinner was available for those inclined to further celebration.  My time available for this event was brief but I was inspired by the designers, hairstylists, makeup artists and all the creative talent that went into it.  “Fashion Week” sounds intimidating to lots of people I think, but what a great night out.  I really recommend getting out to one of these if you haven’t been!

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Klatt show finale

Can you spot me in the finale “lineup”?

Have you been to fashion week in your city?  Would you wear this hair?

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Just a teaser for tomorrow’s post:  Today I went to the Toronto International Film Festival and saw the film, The Lesser Blessed, a Canadian film which I would highly recommend.  I also celebrity watched (just a little) and generally enjoyed my wonderful City.

More on this tomorrow.


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Fashion’s Night Out!

Last night was the first Fashion’s Night Out ever in Toronto!!  Of course, yours truly could not possibly stay away.  So, I am reporting on a night that was exciting but way too short for me to have possibly covered all of the events and shopping available.

Although events were held at various City locations, I went to the Bloor and Bay Street area, the heart of Toronto’s best shopping, and started my night with dinner at a favourite downtown eatery, Pangaea, located near the festivities.  Dinners were not only tasty but beautifully presented.

My mom’s meal at Pangea

Next stop, a fantastic street party hosted by Holt Renfrew.  The store had one block of Bloor Street completely closed to vehicle traffic for its FNO / 175th anniversary street party, complete with DJs, refreshments in the form of specially-made pink Diet Cokes and party gear.

Sorry for the blurriness. This was taken from the street in front of Holt’s where they were serving the diet coke in pink limited edition bottles.

Celebrations continue in the store with gift cards of 20% being handed out on the value of purchases made through to Sunday the 9th, as well as an appearance by Sir Elton John.

I’m wishing for this Lida Baday  jacket, below, which I tried on in H.R.

Hey mom, got your Christmas shopping done?

Do you like the trend of mixing leather with fabric sleeves?  I do!

Refreshments were served all over Bloor and Bay/Yorkville, and many stores were open until 11pm.

Did you have an FNO in your city? Did you go?

The Toronto International Film Festival also started last night and the City is one big party with celebrities and celebrity-seekers everywhere!
Another jacket that I tried on was by designer, Smythe, and wow, I’d never tried that brand before but hey, isn’t that what FNO is about? I was amazed by the perfect fit and unique cut of this brand.

Shoutout to Matthew from Holt’s who we enjoyed meeting and who was kind enough to take this picture. There was confetti all around and on the ground but unfortunately you can’t see it here. I say unfortunately because I would have liked to show just how much pink and white confetti there was. The clean up crew will have some work on their hands! It’s almost 24 hours later and I’m betting cars are driving around Bloor Street with pink confetti stuck in their windshield wipers.

My outfit includes: pink blouse from Anthropologie, nude Steve Madden platform pumps

On my mom: Joe’s Jeans, Michael by Michael Kors shoes, one-of-a-kind freshwater pearl and silver bracelet designed by Mom’s sister

(other clothes, my mom’s design and wardrobe)

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