Posts Tagged ‘Canada’s Glamour Capital’
The most prestigious new event on the global fashion calendar has been postponed.
Scheduled to debut the week after Paris Fashion Week from October 15-22, Moose Jaw Fashion Week has been delayed for “various reasons” according to event organizer Prunella Crudsworth.
“First of all, the economy is terrible. Saskatchewan may be rolling in the dough, but it’s going to be a while before the rest of the world can afford to visit Canada’s Glamour Capital again. And there’s also this overweight cat named Fat Boy living at the Moose Jaw Humane Society who is hogging all the headlines,” Crudsworth tells Auntie Fashion. “How can anyone compete with press like that?”
“What’s worse,” adds Crudsworth, “is that I’m headed to Las Vegas on October 22 with the muse of MJFW, Marjie Withajay, and her evil sister, Tatie-Pie Susko.”
Promising to reschedule the event in 2013, Crudsworth remains optimistic about the future of MJFW and her new recession-proof business plan. “I’ve taken all the money I’ve collected from investors so far and I’m going to double it on the slot machines. Your old Auntie is feeling lucky!”
The store that all my American friends ridicule is coming to Canada!
This Friday, Hot Topic will open its first two Canadian stores with a third to follow in October. All three locations are in Ontario malls, close enough to the “FASHION Magazine” offices to become a regular haunt for the interns.
Now I’ve been to Hot Topic before and it’s really not that bad. I’d probably shop there all the time if I was a contestant on “Rock of Love” and was trying to impress Bret Michaels with my ironic juxtaposition of Lolita-like cuteness and anti-establishment skank. Still, if you’re not familiar with the retailer, click the link under the photo above to get a better idea of who exactly shops at Hot Topic.
And to think, just yesterday I was convinced that Edmonton was about to rival Moose Jaw for the title of “Canada’s Glamour Capital.” Well done, Greater Toronto Area. Well done!
The first Victoria’s Secret store in Canada opens tomorrow in West Edmonton Mall. The grand opening celebration will feature a ribbon-cutting ceremony and autograph-signing session with Victoria’s Secret Angel, Candice Swanepoel. If you’re not on a first-name basis with the Angels, Candice is the one in the go-go boots in the photo above.
I was going to attend the panty party, but I found out that Limited Brands isn’t allowing cameras into the store, and what fun is that? I thought it would be fun to document the event. I had even arranged an interview with a group of girls who have been vociferously protesting the absence of Victoria’s Secret stores in Canada by wearing no underwear. But enough about the staff of “Elle Canada” . . .
Anyway, according to West Edmonton Mall’s Twitter page, Candice is excited to see all her fans in Edmonton. I also learned that Michael Kors is opening a store in West Edmonton Mall, and that Paris Hilton’s ex, Doug Reinhardt, was at the mall last night.
All this in Edmonton? And I thought Moose Jaw was Canada’s Glamour Capital!
Although I haven’t received an official endorsement of Moose Jaw Fashion Week 2012 from FASHION Magazine’s Susie Sheffman, I’ll take this recent project of hers as nod of approval from the fashion director.
I hope to see Susie dressed just as glamorously when she visits Canada’s Glamour Capital for the first time. Although I don’t believe that we’ll be indulging in a lot of hunting or fishing during the event, I suppose it’s a good idea to be prepared. I’d think twice about wearing Marc by Marc Jacobs, though. Bears can smell garbage from miles away.
First, the good news. The Ontario Public Service Employees Union has temporarily averted a strike by it’s Liquor Control Board of Ontario workers, delaying a walkout until either a settlement has been reached or one of the parties walks away from the bargaining table.
That’s great news! If Toronto is going to stink like garbage all summer long, I’d like to be drunk while it happens!
Actually, I’m not going to be in Toronto much this summer. I hope to be spending most of my free time in Moose Jaw, where I’ll be on a fact-finding mission/location-scouting trip with Moose Jaw Fashion Week 2012 muse Marjie Withajay.
Speaking of Marjie, last week I got a surprise visit from her sister, the one and only Tatie-Pie Susko, wife of legendary west coast donut magnate Rojando. Tatie-Pie had abandoned her children for a few days, leaving little Éclair, Bismarck and Timbit in the somewhat capable hands of their Auntie Marjie. Sadly, she informed me that Mother Withajay is in very poor health. That’s the bad news.
I suppose that my mission to Moose Jaw might be jeopardized as a result of this tragedy, but I have plenty of time to visit Canada’s Glamour Capital. Hopefully, the booze will be flowing freely in Moose Jaw. I know their economy is still booming, and the garbage men are still picking up the trash. No offense, Toronto, but the more I think about it, the more glamorous it sounds. Maybe I should be thinking about moving instead.
Hmmm . . .
Moose Jaw’s City Council has been busy! They’ve recently rebranded the Saskatchewan megalopolis in an attempt to draw more visitors to what was formerly known as “The Friendly City.” The new catchphrase is “Surprisingly Unexpected!”
While I do have to admit that I like the antler/exclamation point logo, I also have to ask why the councillors were compelled to hire an advertising agency to rebrand a city that I’ve already rebranded for them?
Haven’t they heard that Moose Jaw has been named “Canada’s Glamour Capital,” and that “Self-Portrait with Moose Antlers” by Danielle Meder has been selected as the official logo of Moose Jaw Fashion Week 2012? These things are on the tip of the tongue of every fashionista worth her weight in Louboutins, so why isn’t the City Council of Moose Jaw talking about them?
I suppose that my nemesis Marc Jacobs has already got to them. I can’t think of anything else that could explain why there’s someone named “Regina” on council (suspicious, huh?), or why mystery Councillor Brian Swanson has no profile on the City of Moose Jaw homepage. Are they working to thwart what promises to be the most glamorous single event in the history of civilization?
Fortunately, I’ve already planned a fact-finding mission to Moose Jaw this summer with Moose Jaw Fashion Week muse Marjie Withajay. I swear, as Zob is my witness, we’re going to get to the bottom of this!
Moose Jaw Fashion Week muse Marjie Withajay dropped over to my house for a few minutes last night. She was in town to see some friends and to visit her favorite hair salon before flying back to the west coast where she toils away like a modern-day Cinderella in the scullery of her evil sister, Tatie-Pie Susko.
While we were watching Project Runway Canada, I had a great idea. I proposed that the two of us could travel to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan on a location-scouting trip for Moose Jaw Fashion Week 2012. Marjie was delighted by the idea and began planning our junket almost immediately. She’s such an eager beaver!
I really do need to do a little more research on Canada’s Glamour Capital, and there’s no better way to do that than to visit the city itself. We’re planning to go sometime in July or August (when the mosquitos are the size of pterodactyls), and I’ll be sure to take a zillion photos of our vacation. I also plan to interview several locals to ask them how being a part of the world’s most-prestigious fashion event will change their exceptionally dull, glamour-deprived lives.
They say that there’s already so much buzz in the air about MJFW that you can hear it from outer space. Or maybe that’s just the mosquitos . . .