Trend Trunk’s #BFW and The Short Fashionista

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Want to score a stylish item from the closets of your favourite Canadian bloggers? What about possibly finding something cool from the closet of THIS particular blogger?

Well, I’m happy to let you know that you’ll have a chance to do just that!

Presented by FASHION Magazine, Trend Trunk and Style Democracy, Blogger Fashion Week (#BFW) gives fashion addicts across Canada a chance to shop the closets of 100 of Canada’s emerging and established bloggers. Already underway (started May 5th and ends May 11th), you only have a few more days left to head to BloggerFashionWeek.com and see what goodies I, along with other awesome bloggers, have put up for sale. Some of us will also be donating a percentage of the proceeds to our favourite charity, (mine is the Toronto Humane Society) thanks to Trend Trunk’s Closets & Causes Program.

“We’re looking forward to helping bloggers grow the relationship with their fans and followers through this unique campaign. It’s extremely exciting to be launching our second Blogger Fashion Week right here in Canada with such an amazing group of bloggers and sponsors!” – Sean Snyder, Founder and President of Trend Trunk.

Also, thanks to Milestones Canada, when you vote for your favourite blogger (you will see a share/vote button on the top right of their closet’s page), you will have a chance to win a $50 Milestone’s gift card for yourself and another $50 gift card for that blogger. Fashion, shopping, charity and a chance to win free stuff? Sounds great, right? So make sure to check out BloggerFashionWeek.com, especially this Saturday, May 10th, when my closet will be featured.

 

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Introducing: Blogger Fashion Week!

65i5v6h8sm04o9h6i0kn If you’re like me and have tons of clothes just lying around (either they don’t fit or you simply got bored with them), then I suggest you take my advice and check out this genius online community called Trend Trunk.

Trend Trunk simplifies both the buying and selling process. There’s no meeting up with anyone, so there’s no worrying about potentially being involved in a sketchy or dangerous situation when meeting up with a complete stranger. Nobody needs that kind of stress, especially when shopping should be a fun experience!

I joined, and have already spotted so many amazing items that are brand new or gently used. Definitely adding all of them to my “should buy” list. I will also soon be adding a bunch of my own items (clothes, shoes and accessories), so stay tuned for that! I will announce when my “closet” on Trend Trunk is all set to go.

One thing you should be aware of is that right now, a bunch of other amazing bloggers’ closets are available for you to check out. This is part of “Blogger Fashion Week,” which started on December 9 and ends this Sunday the 15th of December. So hurry up before your chance to purchase some amazing items at a low price ends! Plus, you’ll be doing a good deed because some of the bloggers will be donating 100% of the proceeds to their favourite not-for-profit charity through Trend Trunks’ Closets & Causes program!

Shop your favourite blogger’s closet at www.bloggerfashionweek.com and check out Trend Trunk at www.trendtrunk.com!

If you end up purchasing an item or items, take a pic and share it with us by tweeting @gialilibeth and @trendtrunk!

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Look Back at LGFW

What a crazy past week it has been. I have honestly been so insanely busy during the past week volunteering with various PR companies during Toronto’s LG Fashion Week, and yes as you may have noticed I have slacked on updates!  It was a long and exhausting, but amazing week as always; saw old friends, made new friends.  Met fellow PR girls, bloggers, and of course Twitter friends, haha. One of the things I love the most about events such as LG Fashion Week is the chance to meet people in person. It’s always a cool experience. Plus, talking in person is always better than on Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Although I was mostly occupied “working”, and not there specifically to cover the shows, I WAS able to catch a few – mainly being the ones I volunteered for. Having volunteered for past fashion weeks, I didn’t feel as inspired with most of  the collections this season as I had been during previous ones.  That’s not to say that they were horrible-far from it!  These designers obviously worked hard and it showed.  They were all great, but I just felt like there wasn’t a wow factor to any of the shows and there was something lackluster about the whole week in general.   I just think that LG Fashion week occurred too late in the season, and I know there are others that have voiced this same opinion.   All the other fashion weeks have come and gone, and the whole vibe was different and very toned down this late in the season.    Another thing was the venue; although it was better than the King & Shaw location (SO much better in fact), I still miss the tents at Nathan Phillips Square (minus not having the washroom actually located in a decent place).  Although the Allstream Centre had the space,  I didn’t like the convention centre look to it as you walked in, and then the nightclub look within the fashion environment.  It was also not as convenient to get to as Nathan Phillips Square, and not as visible to the public who should feel as much a part of this week as the rest of us.

As for the shows, I was disappointed that I wasn’t there for Pink Tartan and Joe Fresh this season- they are always my favourites and prove to live up to the hype most of the time.   I caught Joe Fresh through the live stream, which was a first for LG Fashion Week this year following in the footsteps of London Fashion Week who live streamed all their runway shows as well.   I enjoyed it, and loved many of the pieces in the fall collection –  “plus size” model  Crystal Renn opened and closed the show ( she honestly didn’t look that much different from the “normal” sized models).    I did hear that both shows were crazy – very packed and they started super late- so perhaps it’s a GOOD thing I wasn’t there.  Why be there if you’re not even going to be able to view the runway and have no space to move or breathe?

One of the shows I volunteered for was Orange by Angela Chen.  It was one of the few that I really enjoyed.  There were many classic looks and a lot of black and white.  I thought it was great considering it was the biggest show she has done thus far, and the collection had plenty of great pieces -including wonderful hand-knit dresses.  I know we’re going to see many great things from Angela as time goes on!

On another note, I’m thinking of perhaps actually covering the shows next season now that I have done more than my fair share of volunteering.  That way I will be able to actually go in-depth and detail about the collections and take photos (which I was unable to do this time). 

To those I was unable to meet with this last week, we will for sure meet next time or at any other fashion events in Toronto!   

Overall, it was a cool and entertaining week, with great collections from all the fab Canadian designers!   

Here are some reviews and photos from others.  Enjoy!

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Miss Sly

Huffington Post

Toronto Sun

And Check out the FDCC Facebook photo album for backstage photos:

FDCC Backstage photos