Landed in Toronto mid-day Saturday and quickly made a wardrobe change at the charming centrally-located boutique Hotel Victoria. Made it about three blocks and promptly had to return to change outfits as bare legs and a wind chill do not mix well. Reception thought I was legit crazy. Back in polka-dot pants, we made our way to the fashion week tent and chose Canteen for a pre-event nosh consisting of their creamy corn chowder. It was perfect for the weather. Fashion Saturday was surprisingly entertaining with a runway show consisting of a few pieces from a chosen set of Canadian designers as well as a panel discussion about upcoming spring trends in not just fashion, but also hair and makeup. Turns out everyone is a stylist/blogger/photographer- phones and cameras were out in full force making it a feat to capture more than the back of a head despite my second row luck.
Spring next year looks to be a nod to tradition, in three words: floral, feminine, and flowing fabrics. Of course there were the odd designers going the opposite route with structured more rebellious pieces, think Rudsak. I anticipate we will be seeing alot of fun prints as well, far from the plaid and houndstooth of this season. Hair was amp-ed up versions of our current classics: the top knot is sticking around but becoming more elegant, more tame (no longer the “face wash” bun), braids are getting inverted or even styled into a faux hawk, and un-done beachy waves are back (surprise, surprise). For makeup- it's all about brows (but you knew that already, thanks Cara), dewy skin preferred over matte, a bronze eye, and the ever-coveted coral lip.
The evening events took us to Momofuku next to the Shangri-La Hotel, stay tuned for photographs and an overview in my next where to eat in [insert city here] post!
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Jasmine is a former pharmacist turned writer and wine drinker from Alberta, Canada living "the sweet life" in Bergamo, Italy.
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