Picture c/o FASHION Magazine
While we are all busy staying in eating ice cream and weathering this damn hurricane (ok, fine, it's more of a rainstorm in Toronto, but I really want to get in on all the alarmist fun), let us revisit a calmer, simpler time known as Toronto Fashion Week. #TFW is a total mixed bag. Instead of getting straight-up ready-to-wear lines shown to magazine editors and retailers, Toronto Fashion Week is more of a marketing opportunity that retailers use to 'make a splash'. Sometimes this works out really well (Korhani Home Rug) and other times not so much (Pavoni). Neither a rug company or a bridal/eveningwear company really need to show at Toronto Fashion Week, but that's the kinda stuff we get up here.
Picture c/o FASHION magazine
I wrote reviews about Pavoni, Soïa & Kyo and Arthur Mendonça for the Toronto Standard. Some asshole PR person got mad about my Pavoni review and sent a really nasty e-mail to my editor saying that I wasn't a real journalist (because all REAL JOURNALISTS write positive reviews, right?), that I am a pre-pubescent tween with parental issues, dissed my blog and claimed I acted like the designers "had run over my dog." Really, dude? The media industry is really weird like that. Every day my skin gets a little thicker.
Picture c/o Toronto Life