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Paying Close Attention

As the week goes on I can only sit and wait until video footage of the shows come up as well as photographs.
I have kindly been offered some photos from Fashion week, I cannot wait! (Excited)

Here is a list of the shows I will be daydreaming of in no particular order through the rest of the week!!

Evan & Dean
Carlie Wong (Featured Designer from Project Runway Canada)
Saniya Khan
Slavka Plavsic
Andy The-Anh
David Dixon
Matsu (Featured Designer from Project Runway Canada)
Nada Yousif
Philip Sparks

Paul Hardy

Fresh Joe Style and Denis Gagnon Fall 08

Ooooooh weee!!!
I don't know about you guys but i'm kind of excited to see some of the 
clothes in this collection. 
The green tartan pants would look fantastic tapered or straight leg as it is, i'm not sure. 
I think I may have a thing for their accesories as well!

I love ALL the Denis Gagnon designs.
I really wish we could have been there to see all these!

See Day One Fashion Week Photos HERE
Photos Courtesy of L'Oreal Fashion Week


Joe Fresh So Fresh

I must admit when alot of fuss and noise was made over Joseph Mimran I never really paid much attention to it. I usually like to take my time with things which is probably pretty ironic as I blog about my own views and opinions in the fashion industry. I like to watch and take it all in. He is so accomplished, Club Monaco, Alfred Sung, sigh. 
I called the FDCC the other day and bombarded them with questions on what the plans are for the West, as usual getting any kind of response takes time and I don't blame them they do have bigger things to chew on their plate like FASHION WEEK!

I am dissappointed in the coverage of L'Oreal Fashion week, I hope this improves as the week goes on. I have not seen a full set of pictures of any designer that showed today, the National Post and Canadian Press have one photo of Bleddell and possibly a piece done by Melinda-Mae.
I know I am not one to talk as it takes me a million years to post photographs on Calgary Fashion but let us remember I am a one man team most of the time and I do maintain a full schedule at the college. Running around dealing with broadcasting issues, contributor issues, layout issues and poverty generally causes my delayed timing. However L'Oreal Fashion Week is a huge deal. Or maybe I just don't know enough photographers yet or maybe they are all too busy partying the night away in the razzle dazzle city.

Anyway, back to Joe Fresh, I believe this company should be watched closely.
Nevermind the fact that Superstore carries the label, the excitement in that is that there is enough for everybody.
Fashion is not about money it's about creating a piece of art work from what is available to you. It is about time that someone takes the approach to at least make a conscious effort to provide style to everyone who seeks affordable wear in this country.
The quality of Joe Fresh is another thing that is sure to leave you amazed. Not everything works but that is fine, Rome wasn't built in a day.

The shoe collection from Joe Fresh is rather broad, the extensiveness of it all shocks me. There were flats of various kinds, pumps of different manners, all for a very affordable price. Well not for me because i'm broke but seriously anybody can afford items from Joe and this is what I love. Flats are $24 and others range but nothing over $40.
Unfortunately their website doesn't show this, but when next you are in Superstore take a look. Tell me what you think.

The thing about comparing fashion in Europe to Canada is that it is all so available to the masses. Anybody can go out and buy a pair of Dior shoes in the sales as the store that carry them are EVERYWHERE. In many ways I believe socially, fashion in Europe is a little more open to the people than it is in Canada. In Holland, I notice the women are simple however when you walk past a lady of fashionable substance the shock factor is rather soothing. They carry themselves well with a sense of air and grace, unlike the North American trend of big flashy labels, Rock and Republic, Lululemon, Chanel (which i think has been bastardized in North America), Dolce and Gabbana, the list goes on.North American fashion or trends can sometimes be a little too harsh.

Joe Fresh is subtle and appeals to all.
I looked over the mens section as well, really good simple stuff, solid colours with a naval theme.
I am stocking up on Joe Fresh flats this summer.


So i've been stalking every single blog/news outlet/fashion website, eagerly awaiting pictures from the Bidell show.
Here's one courtesy of the National Post!

I'm so excited to see what the collection looks like!!

Rags and Mags

New blog from Carolyn  Rohaly from Calgary who is basically a patriot of the fashion world in Canada and blogs on TFI.
And the illustrations are done by Final Fashion illustrator, Danielle Meder.

Check it outtt before fashion week really takes over!!!


Wear In The World.

Toronto Fashion Week 2008


*2:00 pm Evan Biddell (Project Runway Canada Winner) *
2:30 pm VIP Cocktail with Biddell (BIO)
3:00 pm Russian Fashion Week Presents Max Chernitsov
*4:00 pm Mellinda-Mae Harlingten*
*5:00 pm Nadya Toto*
6:00 pm Denis Gagnon
7:00 pm Holt Renfrew Media Cocktail (BIO)
9:00 pm Joe Fresh Style (BIO)
9:30 pm Joe Fresh After Party (BIO)

Spring Handbags!

Photo Courtesy of Hoakon/Helga

She's been featured in everything you can think of.
From Calgary Fashion Week to Nylon.
Hoakon/Helga's new spring line are celebrating the Canadian Rockie Mountains!
Yay Rockies, Yay Calgary.


I must admit I fell asleep on this!
We need a bigger team!!!!!!!!! Whew!

H+M is coming Two huge Levels! Goo goo ga ga!!!
Sunridge Mall.
David Usher will be there too!

See you out there!

New new.

Tiffany Wollman
Tiffany Wollman has just created a new website for herself.
You can see more on Tiffany @ www.tiffanywollman.com 
Photo courtesy of Tiffany Wollman.com/Randy Gibson

Lara Presber

Lara Presber has also revamped her website as well.
Check her out at www.larapresber.com

Holts says....


Great News!

Spring is approaching, with summer close on it's tails.
Changes come about and a fresh approach is taken to the world of art and style and fashion.
Good things are coming!

Calgaryfashion is redirecting it's vision and working towards a more structured format.
Fashion and style live here in it's own funny quriky take on the word and bigger and better things are in the cards.

In Vogue Spring Issue, L'oreal's Toronto fashion week is advertised between the Kate Spade advert which is cardboard with a fold out for any one intrested in the details and the last page of the contributors section! Travel Alberta is listed as a major sponsor, well I assume so their logo is clearly visible.
Somewhere in the horizon I hope this means they may be thinking about hosting fashion week in the West, more so Calgary. The Juno's coming to the city are sure to make an impression on the big men up top! So let's cross our fingers!

On the other side of L'Oreal's Toronto fashion week is a FULL PAGE AD of Calgary Fashion Superstar, Paul Hardy for Travel Alberta!
Congratulations Paul! And go Alberta!

So that's all the news I got!

Oh and Smyth and Kang have a second location, the new ritzy store can be seen at 610 1st Street SW.
And if you haven't been to Worth, I suggest you check it out!!! They have a sale on jeans right now! The design in there is tastefully done merging together different realities, I especially loved the jewelry cases, look out for those! And the big white deer!

Also Sisley just lauched their Spring/Summer collection check that out!That's on 17th right next to the Quizno's.

Andd Pink Sugar have a 70% SALE RIGHT NOW on shoes, accessories and fall clothing, I got a wicked star ring from there for eleven bucks! So fantastic. And Pink Sugar is in Kensington!

Annnnnnddddddd!!! oh and that's it!


Oh yes, pictures,coming, coming, I assure you.
I'm sooooooooo slow!



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