The vibe: After a week long of shows, interviews, and after parties, I’m in need of a body overhaul. The long days and nights make for strange eating patterns, where cookies are meals and two coffees just don’t seem like enough. You can only imagine what these toxins do to my skin. So as Toronto Fashion Week comes to a close, I swap my champagne glass for a green smoothie and head to the Miraj Hammam Spa by Caudalie Paris at the Shangri-La Hotel for a detoxifying Hammam and Gommage treatment. Just around the corner from the tents, Miraj Hammam is a Middle Eastern oasis amidst the concrete jungle. Continue reading
ELLE Canada Reception
We toasted the first night of World MasterCard Fashion Week with a swish cocktail reception. The night treated the fashion elite to a live-stream of Beaufille and Pink Tartan’s runway shows, an exclusive right-off-the-runway Q&A with Beaufille designers Chloe and Parris Gordon, hosted by our EIC Noreen Flanagan and cocktails, of course.
Raising brows at Pink Tartan
“I always love how Kim Newport-Mimran kicks off her Pink Tartan show with an atmospheric mini fashion film. Last night’s movie also had one of the best lines of the night: ‘I was going to go out, but I decided to stay in and dye my brows.’ Amazing.” – ELLE Canada executive editor, Laura deCarufel
Getting ‘Bumped’ at Holt Renfrew.
Leave it to Holts to set a new standard for entertaining. Amidst a bevvy of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and fashion people alike, we found a masked duo hammering away on old school type writers. Who are these two? The Bumpys. A pair of performance artists who give whichever brave soul that steps up to be judged “fair and honest appraisal of your appearance”. It’s like a sartorial report card. Yikes.
Front row stylers
Stacey McKenzie’s full fur cape. Enough said.
MORE pics from ELLE Canada’s exclusive cocktail reception after the jump. Continue reading
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Photo by Denis Desro.
We can’t wait for World MasterCard Fashion Week which kicks off on Monday! To celebrate, we’re inviting a Toronto reader to sit front-row with the ELLE Canada team during two of the hottest shows of the Spring 2014 calendar—Mackage and Joe Fresh—on Wednesday, October 23.
Details: The contest is open to Toronto residents, age 19+, from Saturday, Oct 19 to Monday, Oct 21 at 5pm. We’ll announce the winner via Twitter. The fashion shows are being held on Wed, Oct 23 at David Pecaut Square in Toronto—the Mackage show is at 8pm; the Joe Fresh show at 9pm.
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