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Breaking News: Moose Jaw Fashion Week Postponed Again

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2012’s premiere runway event has been cancelled, according to event organizers.

The news comes as a relief to the world’s top fashion editors who have complained that Moose Jaw Fashion Week had been scheduled to run concurrently with Paris Fashion Week from September 25-October 3.

“I’m supposed to be in Calgary auditioning to get on ‘Big Brother Canada‘ on September 30″ claims Prunella Crudsworth, President and CEO of MJFW Inc.  “I can’t be in two places at once.”

News of the cancellation was a relief to MJFW muse Marjie Withajay.  “Another year to save up for some extra cosmetic surgery . . . who wouldn’t be happy about that?” Withajay tells Auntie Fashion.

Vogue” magazine’s Sarah Mower was unavailable for comment.

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August 6, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Breaking News: Moose Jaw Fashion Week Postponed

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Fat Boy

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!”

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August 25, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Evan Biddell

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Evan Biddell

Okay, I haven’t even got around to reviewing the Louis Vuitton show — traditionally my most-scathing review of any given season — and LG Toronto Fashion Week is already here.  I can’t keep up!  How am I going to stage Moose Jaw Fashion Week 2012 when just watching shows online is already too much for me?

Anyway, Evan Biddell unofficially opened LGFW with a show in desperate need of an edit.  There were definite highlights and interesting silhouettes.  The outfit in the photo above stood out because it was so unexpected.  The tablecloth fabric of the skirt was curiously attractive, and the detail on the hem made it seem even more special.  But the swimsuits put me off the deep end.  Hard and ugly, they reminded me of something I’d see on a “Rock of Love” rerun.  And the one swimsuit I did find to be quietly beautiful had a funny bit of folded fabric riding up the model’s crotch.  Yikes!

Besides a few shining moments that reminded me of why I like Evan Biddell in the first place, there just wasn’t much to love or to loathe.  Oh well!  I’ve still got Greta Constantine to savage.  I just know I’m going to hate it — I always do!

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October 16, 2010 at 5:01 pm

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The Downside of Tragedy

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Art Linkletter

I was saddened to read that Art Linkletter passed away today.  For anyone who doesn’t know who he was, Linkletter was the Ryan Seacrest of his day.  More important than that however, he was the most famous person ever to be born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

So now that makes Moose Jaw Fashion Week 2012 muse Marjie Withajay the world’s most-famous living person who was born in Moose Jaw.

Once she gets stops grieving and this news sinks in she’s going to be incorrigible.  This is going to go straight to her head.

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May 27, 2010 at 2:20 am

Marjie Withajay’s Lucky Break

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Ricky Martin

Stop the presses!  Ricky Martin is gay!

Although this news won’t come as a surprise to most of us, it will be truly devastating to Tatie-Pie Susko, the evil sister of Moose Jaw Fashion Week muse Marjie Withajay.  Although Tatie-Pie is married to west-coast donut magnate Rojando, she’s spent the last decade or so pining over the pop star and dreaming of the day when Martin would rescue her from her drab, humdrum life.  Meanwhile, Marjie’s been peeling potatoes and washing the skid marks out of Rojando’s underpants, waiting for a moment when Tatie-Pie would became distracted, eager to escape from the shackles of her cruel oppressor.

That moment has arrived.  Run Marjie — run like the wind!  Moose Jaw is calling you, and this may be your only chance to get away.  Run!

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March 30, 2010 at 3:49 pm

Western Canada Fashion Week?

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Western Canada Fashion Week

In a thinly-veiled attempt to capitialize upon the inevitable success of Moose Jaw Fashion Week 2012, the event formerly known as Edmonton Fashion Week has been renamed Western Canada Fashion Week.

While it’s nearly impossible to comprehend anything dulling the luster of Moose Jaw Fashion Week, I guess I can’t blame the organizers of this event for trying to catch a ride on my coattails.  I’m Auntie Fashion, after all.  If Karl Lagerfeld knocked up Anna Wintour, the baby wouldn’t have a fraction of my je ne sais quois.  And although Edmonton is undeniably Canada’s second-most glamorous city, no one has ever called it Canada’s Glamour Capital.  That distinction belongs to Moose Jaw alone.

I suppose that other prairie cities will be trying to get a piece of the action as 2012 draws nearer and nearer.  It won’t surprise me if Flin Flon tries to get in on the action next season.  Flin Flon, as everyone in-the-know already knows, is the birthplace of street style and all urban trends.  While a Flin Flon Fashion Week would provide an interesting counterpoint to Moose Jaw Fashion Week, it would always be the homely little sister of the premiere event, trying too hard to be edgy and alternative just to spite it’s big sister — sort of like Ashlee Simpson-Wentz.

But I digress!  The organizers of Western Canada Fashion Week have scored a coup by coaxing Joeffer Caoc to show in Edmonton.  I suppose there was some blackmail involved, or perhaps Caoc just grew weary of Robin Kay calling him “Joeffer Fresh” backstage.  At any rate, it’s exciting to see an established Canadian designer showing in a city other than Montreal or Toronto.  I’ve even extended an invitation to Joeffer to be interviewed by me in order to lend some credence to the event.  I can’t imagine that he’ll pass up this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but I do occasionally face rejection from people who are intimidated by my legendary status and blinding glamour.  I’ll guess I’ll have to wait and see if he responds.

EDITED TO ADD: Someone from Joeffer Caoc’s headquarters emailed me this morning to let me know that the designer is not showing his F/W 2010 collection in Edmonton.  Although he might include a few sneak peeks of upcoming looks, the runway presentation is not intended to highlight the designer’s upcoming collection, as implied in the promotional material printed in The Edmonton Journal.

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March 28, 2010 at 9:02 pm

Gareth Pugh S/S 2010

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Gareth Pugh

Gareth Pugh

Paris Fashion Week is here!  You know what that means?  In three years — give or take a day — Moose Jaw Fashion Week will take the place of the event.  I’m sure you’re saying to yourself “Why would designers who could show in Paris choose to show in Moose Jaw instead?”  It’s simple.  After the couture shows, everyone is tired of Paris.  How many times can you watch a smelly wino in a striped shirt and a beret ride past the Eiffel Tower on his bike with a baguette under his arm before you scream “Enough!”?

Anyway, Gareth Pugh opened Paris Fashion Week with a show that let me down a little.  While some outfits were brilliant because they gave us what we expect from the designer, others seemed to reach toward a more-commercial client with looks that weren’t as well-executed as their more ridiculous counterparts.  Take the pants on the model above: They’re not particularly well-fitted because the designer choose a fabric that didn’t lend itself to such a pedestrian garment.  This is the sort of mistake that would have Michael Kors ripping a contestant a new one on “Project Runway.”

Pugh is an exceptional talent.  This is the first time I’ve seen him do anything that made me believe that he can’t do everything.  I wouldn’t even have mentioned these nitpicking details if I hadn’t read that he’s eager to do a diffusion line.  It makes me wonder if his strengths lie entirely in couture?  Perhaps the press is pushing him into ready-to-wear before he’s ready-to-produce first-rate work.

It’s something to think about, anyway.

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October 1, 2009 at 3:54 pm

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