Thursday, October 29, 2009

fashion, how I love thee

I am back yayy! I know I have been m.i.a for a while. Busy busy with life and all the craziness that comes with it. Speaking of busy, last week was LG Fashion Week in Toronto and it was an awesome time as always. It was my second season as a volunteer, and it was so much fun once again. I always meet great people, and it's a great opportunity not only to mingle and socialize but to network as well. I have made so many friends from volunteering at F week, and have gained so much experience. It is crazy, hectic, AND stressful, but I still love it. The part where it gets the MOST stressful is when the guests enter the runway room and we all scramble to get them seated right away so that the show can start. People have been yelled at, egos have been hurt...yup, all for a fashion show! It get's pretty intense. I love fashion shows, they're my obsession. I watch them on youtube, on tv, on the designer websites. I'm pretty sure Chanel always posts them on their website. Anyway, the point is...I love them so much, even if I can't afford a $2,000 Chanel handbag just yet. Seeing these shows in real life isn't the same as watching them on tv, as many things aren't. It's much less glamorous, and I bet there are many things that are edited out. It's all an illusion, but isn't that what fashion and ultimately art really is? They're like fairy tales. I always watch them when I'm in a bad mood, or sad. Fashion is my escape, and as Marilyn Monroe once said "it's all just make-believe, isn't it?." Even if it is all make-believe, fake, and superficial... it's still something I love to watch, read about, and be involved in. In this hectic, crazy, stressful world...don't we all need something to sustain us and keep us going? Anyway, back to my main topic! fashion week was a fabulous time regardless of any flaws, or issues that may have occured. The designers' collections were amazing (I will blog about this later!), and rest assured there are plenty of good things to look forward to for spring/summer 2010.