This year, thanks to the wonderful Yorkdale Shopping Centre dream team, Al and I got royal treatment at LG Fashion Week. After having dinner with my fellow Yorkdale Is Me winners, we piled into a limo and were sent on our way to Allstream Centre with our very own amazing photoprapher – Mandy. All very Cinderella-like…except instead of the prince at the ball, we got to see some fun and fab fashion shows! And as usual, where there’s fashion, there’s fashionable peeps! I had so much fun meeting my Twit-friends in real life, mingling with my real-life friends, and celeb-spotting. I don’t actually mean real celebs, because let’s face it, it’s Toronto Fashion Week, not London or Milan. But there sure were a few names a lot of us, Canadians, would recognize. Among the few I saw were Jeanne Beker, Canadian model Stacey McKenzie, Flare’s Editor-in-Chief Lisa Tant and Fashion Director Liz Cabral, super-blogger Anita Clarke, international photographer Tommy Ton, Dragon-lady Arlene Dickinson, MTV’s Dan Levy, Globe and Mail’s Amy Verner and Loblaw’s Galen Weston…phew…I might’ve seen some other Canadian celebs, but those are the ones that come to mind at the moment.
I also got to meet the lovely Sarah Nicole Prickett of Eye Weekly and Jen of Bras and Ranties, rocking a vintage leopard print jumpsuit – meow, indeed. And even if this city’s fashion week was moved to The Ex, a.k.a. the most UN-fashionable location imaginable, a lot of people still brought their A-game. With the exception of the girls that wore prom/bridesmaid dresses to the shows – wrong occasion. So what am I rambling on and on about? Here are some cool, stylish, fun-dressed LGFW attendees from March/April shows that caught my eye…and the ones I could actually get to. There were others that were too far and/or my hands might or might not have been already full with Peroni and snacks.