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Toronto Fashion Week is here! I was a bit upset (ok, that's an understatement) about not being able to make it out to New York this season, but I have to admit, it's been really nice keeping it lowkey and staying local for the shows in stead. TFW is growing quickly, but it still has a laid-back atmosphere as well as the rich feeling of authenticity and determination that a smaller and fresher community tends to engender. You're also constantly bumping into people you know, which of course makes the entire process even more exciting. And you also don't have to dress like Anna Dello Russo to get your street style photo taken... you can in stead embrace the very current Boy Scout trend
I kicked off the week with 2 shows on Monday night, beginning with the breathtaking Mikhael Kale runway (the models walked through the audience! Wearing velvet mini dresses, distressed denim, and transparent rain macs! To die for!!!), followed by the packed Sid Neigum presentation (serious props to this talented youngster for drawing such a crowd). I'm starting to get sentimental about leaving the city when I move to New York this fall, because these are brands that I really look forward to watching grow, but I'm sure I'll be back at some point. In the meantime, you can look forward to my first real attempt at "vlogging" (did you just cringe a little bit? I promise it won't be that bad) as I capture my experiences throughout the week for some spiffy new YouTube videos. I am also trying my hand at Snapchat - which any friend of mine can tell you is a social media platform that does not come naturally to me - for Couturesque, so you should definitely follow us this week (couturesquemag). I'm trying new things, guys!
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