What To Wear To A Fashion Show

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A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending International Fashion Encounter’s Fashion Show/SuperModel Canada Search contest (thanks Toronto Fashion Academy for hooking it up) and I figured why not share with you all the wisdom I’ve gained about fashion shows! So without further adieu here are some tips on what you should wear at a fashion show:

  1. Wear your the uncomfortable fashionable pair of shoes you own: Listen, you’re going to be sitting for 85% of the night, so might as well make use of THAT pair of heels you have a love/hate relationship with. Also, you don’t have to wear heels, you can wear boots, flats, sandals etc. Just don’t wear sneakers unless they’re like blinged out Yeezys, speaking of which…has Kanye put out blinged out Yeezys yet?
  2. Use a bold pop of colour so you stick out: Honestly, this can be the colour of your outfit, shoes, accessories and/or makeup. Just make sure it’s bold enough to stand out! I wore a bold magenta lip to offset my all black look (clearly I don’t have a soul). Also, I wore a tarnished gold jewelry to match the gold detailing on my ankle boots (see details matter because other fashionistas at this thing are doing it…and probably judging…okay maybe not…but you catch my drift).
  3. Carry the most expensive or expensive looking purse you own: I’m not telling you to go buy that Louis Vuitton AM you’ve been craving (or maybe I am) but this is the perfect time to whip out that purse you have hidden in its dust bag because you don’t want to ruin it (I carried my Marc Jacobs Crossbody). Or if you really want to be bold, you can carry that all-glitter clutch you bought because why not (just me?).
  4. Wear loads of blingy jewelry: Okay, maybe not loads but enough so you’ve frosted yourself (if you know what I’m referencing, tweet me…shameless promo). You want to be classy and subtle yet fashionable. One of the ladies from the Real Housewives of Toronto attended the show and she had probably one of the most beautiful blinged chokers I’ve ever seen!
  5. Be Unique..so…add your personality to your whole look: You don’t want to look like everyone else because you are NOT everyone else. You are you and make sure everyone around you is aware of all your awesomeness. One of the attendees wore a light up pocket square as a part of his all dark pant/suit. Can you say amazing?! There was also someone in all silver..and when I say all silver..he painted his face and dyed his hair silver…SLAY.
  6. You don’t need to go ALL out, this isn’t Prom: Okay, no one needs to see excessive body parts or over the top gowns…this is a CLASSY affair so keep it simple and keep it classy! Dress like you’re going to be photographed for a profile picture that’s going to be your picture for your whole life (does that even make sense? if it doesn’t I’m sorry..no I’m not. whatever).
  7. Go through your closet before you purchase anything for your #OOTN…: Honestly, majority of the reason why I attend any event that requires me to put in copious amounts of efforts is because of Instagram (what has my life come to). Yes, you want to look spiffy…but NO, you do not need to spend a ton. Last time I went to this very fashion show, I dug out my closet and found a dress I hadn’t worn with the tag still on it. I basically dressed it up to make it fashion worthy (cuz you know tip #5).
  8. …and if you do want to purchase an item for your #OOTN, look for sales: This year I did purchase a dress for this particular show but believe me, I’m a bargain hunter and was able to find my outfit for 65% of its original price (YUS). So if you do need to buy something…go shopping for sales…FYI: obvs this is not a last-minute thing.
  9. Make sure you have a phone charger handy: You’re going to be taking loads of pictures and updating your social media account all night long (again, what has my life really come to?) or you need an UBER…so make sure you’ve got a portable phone charger ready!
  10. Eat before you go or have snacks handy: Fashion shows DO not serve food…because…obviously no one wants to promote eating (okay I’m not throwing shade I promise but it’s probz because no one wants to smear their makeup with food…although I wouldn’t care if they serve me McNuggets). Make sure you eat before hand or make a mickydees run after because these shows go on for a while and you will get hungry. Also, don’t drink on an empty stomach…not the prettiest thing AND make sure you bring cash for the bar.

But most of all, HAVE LOADS OF FUN! I truly have a blast each time I go to IFE’s shows. They’re fun, exciting and you really get a taste of what the fashion world in Toronto is like!

Head to Instagram to see what I wore! Abril Cereva designed the dress on the model above  and the picture is courtesy of Azmat’s Photography!

 

kisses,

S

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Life Diaries: International Fashion Encounter Show

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Hey Dolls! If you’ve been following me on Twitter and Instagram, then you already know that last week I attended the Canadian edition of the International Fashion Encounter Show presented by the Toronto Fashion Academy. It was my first ever runway style fashion show I attended and I must say that I was completely impressed. The show itself showcased 9 different collections, which were definitely a visual treat to the eye. Along with showcasing clothes, this show also featured a jewelry showcase by one designer, which I was completely in love with. Below you will find my favourite ensembles from each of the showcased designers (I’ll link their corresponding stores/contact info). Also, shout out to Azmat’s Photography for providing me with pictures from this show for this post! If you want more, go like her Facebook page! Also, don’t forget to follow my Instagram account to see videos from this show. TFA did a phenomenal job putting this show together!

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Who: Universidad IberoAmericana

Style: Modern, Elegant, Edgy Chic

Favourite Ensembles: I loved how modern and edgy this showcase was. Each of the pieces were extremely chic. I loved the dresses! They were so delicate and pretty. My favourite ensemble from this showcase had to be the long-sleeved body hugging white gown. The asymmetrical laser cut lace at the bottom is gorgeous!

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Who: Mohite Designs by Mohit Sachdeva

Style: Elegant, Classy, Pretty

Favourite Ensembles: As you can see, this was probably one of my favourite showcases of the whole show. I loved every single piece he put out on the runway. Everything from the dresses to the lehengas were pure perfection! If I had to pick an absolute favourite, then it has to be the red dress, it’s so stunning!

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Who: Payal Singhal

Style: Romantic, Angelic, Pretty Pastels

Favourite Ensembles: I’m a huge Payal Singhal fan. I’ve seen some of her designs on Sonam Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor, which were amazing. So it was definitely a treat to watch her showcase up-close and personal. I loved the colour selection for this collection, but my favourite outfit has to be the pastel pink sheer top and the printed pleated pants.

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Who: Rajdeep Ranawat

Style: Floral, Pretty Prints, Ethereal

Favourite Ensembles: This was a really fun showcase to watch. The colours and the cuts complimented each other so well that choosing one was really hard. But I definitely loved the sarees he showcased (I really want one!). I also loved the pastel green outfit. The work on it was so exquisite!

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Who: Jaya Misra

Style: Indian, Elegant, Pretty

Favourite Ensembles: This was a gorgeous showcase. The outfits were mainly Indian wear and everyone knows that I’m obsessed with it. Each and every piece from this collection was beautiful. Just like Mohit’s collection, I can’t pick one as my favourite. I loved everything about this collection.

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Who: White by Dinaaz

Style: Angelic, Elegant, Retro Chic

Favourite Ensembles: This was a very surprising collection for me. The showcase started off with retro looks and then very smoothly blended into modern Indian wear. I loved the puffed polka-dotted sleeved top, it’s definitely something I would wear. But my favourite has to be the black and nude lace bottom saree. Bottom line, it’s perfect.

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Who: Kshitij Choudhary

Style: Boho chic, Pretty, Elegant

Favourite Ensembles: First of all, this showcase had great music. But mainly, this whole collection was very pretty. The printed skirts are something everyone needs to add to their wardrobe this spring/summer season. Also, his Indian wear is definitely on point. My favourite has to be the turquoise and gold outfit, which I just might add to my own closet!

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Who: Daniel Syiem’s Ethnic Fashion House

Style: Classy, Tribal, Ethereal

Favourite Ensembles: Despite the collection being simple, it was elegant, which is something I can definitely connect with. The colour scheme was all different shades of cream and white, which is a delight to the eye. My favourite ensemble from this collection has to be the draped one shouldered mini dress! I also love those perfectly hemmed shorts.

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Who: Abril Cervera

Style: Vintage 40s, Vibrant, Stylish

Favourite Ensembles: The hair and makeup for this particular showcase was amazing! The braided bun is something I love to wear whenever I can. The collection as a whole was very stylish. The colour scheme was black, white and red. Some of the dresses in this collection were super gorgeous. My favourite one has to be the black flowy gown with the cutouts. It’s so pretty!

Be on the look out this week for more blog posts about this show and my experience! Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Tumblr.

Have an awesome day dolls! x