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Susie Sheffman: Reading Between the Lines

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FASHION

FASHION

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.

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September 30, 2009 at 5:20 pm

Fashion’s Night Out

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Fashion’s Night Out takes place this Thursday, September 10, in all five boroughs of NYC.  Watch the video to learn more about the event and the industry that it’s supporting.  I discovered a few things when I watched it.  For instance, the fashion industry pays out roughly $10 billion in wages to New Yorkers every year.  That’s almost as much as the combined wages of the celebrities who appear in the video.  Wow!

I wish I was going, but I’ve got plans.  Perhaps some of the girls from FASHION Magazine are flying down in Ceri Marsh’s private jet to attend the event.  I’ll have to get them to report back to me when they get home.  I’d ask them to send me live updates via Twitter, but we all know that it’s nearly impossible to text with a cocktail in each hand.

I suppose I could take a cue from this event and start my own “night out” to support Moose Jaw Fashion Week 2012.  I could even make my own video from the floor of the Town ‘n’ Country Mall.  I’ve already started writing the dialogue in my head: “Did you know that the fashion industry in Moose Jaw pays out more than $10 in wages every year . . . ?”

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September 7, 2009 at 1:42 pm

Sticks and Stones

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Coors Light Billboard

Coors Light Billboard

Controversy has erupted over this hilarious billboard that Molson Coors has pulled from BC after receiving complaints (click the link above to read the whole story from the Vancouver Sun).

I’ve never found the residents of Toronto to be particularly warm, but on the other hand I can say the same thing about metro Vancouver, where some of these billboards were located.  It’s not the friendliest place in Canada, either.

That distinction most definitely belongs to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.  Unfortunately, there’s no room to paint that particular slogan on the signs leading into Moose Jaw because it’s already been named “Canada’s Glamour Capital.”  I suppose they’re already building colossal new signs to greet visitors in anticipation of Moose Jaw Fashion Week 2012.

Hey, that gives me an idea for a new Coors Light billboard.  What if one of them read “Colder than Rita Silvan’s icy stare at the back of  Ceri Marsh’s well-coiffed head as she takes her seat one row behind her nemesis at the opening night of Moose Jaw Fashion Week”?

Maybe they’ll need two billboards . . .

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August 19, 2009 at 8:55 pm

Ask Auntie

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Dear Auntie Fashion:

Perhaps I’ve been watching “Harper’s Island” too much, but the idea that the killer is using secret tunnels to move around the island unnoticed has made me paranoid.  Moose Jaw also sits above a network of secret tunnels.  Are you trying to get the crème de la crème of the fashion world to descend upon my hometown for Moose Jaw Fashion Week 2012 so that you can murder them all?

Suspicious in Saskatchewan

Dear Suspicious;

Dear Zob in Heaven, no!  Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to send off this handwritten invitation to Marc Jacobs.

Love and kisses,

Auntie Fashion

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July 6, 2009 at 5:11 pm

Why Moose Jaw is the New Paris

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Christian Audigier

Christian Audigier

My boyfriend Mike Rosenthal told me that he thought he heard Tyra Banks say that “Moose Jaw is the new Paris.”  I already had an inkling that this would be true by the time that Moose Jaw Fashion Week 2012 arrived, but now I’m even more confident in the veracity of the statement.

Christian Audigier is going to show in Paris!  There goes the neighborhood . . .

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July 4, 2009 at 4:06 pm

Good News and Bad News

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LCBO

LCBO

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 . . .

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June 24, 2009 at 4:10 pm

The Jessica Biffi Interview

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Jessica Biffi

Jessica Biffi

It’s no secret that I wanted Jessica Biffi to win Project Runway Canada Season 2.  Like a lot of her fans, I saw the type of creativity in her work that made me want to see more!  I was thrilled to see her earn a place in the finals and — even though she didn’t win — I was happy that she was beaten by someone as talented as Sunny Fong.

I decided to catch up with Jessica this week to ask her a few questions.  We met at the Metro Toronto YMCA where Jessica was busting out her best moves in a hip hop class.  Girlfriend is so, so def.  It was almost embarrassing dancing beside her in the class because she made the rest of us look like rank amateurs, or — as they call us in the hood — white girls.

Anyway, in between a little crunk and some poppin’ and lockin’, Jessica graciously took the time to answer a few of the hard-hitting questions this crack journalist is always ready to ask.

Auntie Fashion: I hate to do this to you, but I was so eager to promote the first-ever Wear a Gown to Work Day on May 29 that I forget to find something to wear.  Can you whip me up a gown?  Or better yet, can you make us matching outfits?  I think I can safely say that we’d both look lovely in slippery, lime-green taffeta.

Jessica Biffi: What is this?  An off air challenge?  Have you been talking to Kim?  Slippery, lime-green . . . taffeta?  Things I make out of taffeta do not look like puke!  Although a lime-green with a little chain might be hot!

Auntie Fashion: I agree!  And I adore taffeta — it’s my signature fabric.  I like anything that can make a really puffy leg-o-mutton sleeve.  Anyhow, there’s a rumor going around town that you’re trying to parlay your success on Project Runway Canada into another reality TV gig.  So how did your audition for So You Think You Can Dance Canada go, anyway?

Jessica Biffi: Well I shouldn’t say, but they totally loved my victory dance moves on PRC and asked me to go right on to Toronto Week without even having to audition.  I know its not fair, but excited kicks and dancing on the spot get you far in life, and I’m gonna ride that dance train.  Don’t hate the player, hate the game.  But seriously, I love So You Think You Can Dance!

Auntie Fashion: I was also thrilled to discover that you’ve connected with the lovely Vicki BlackNasty from the casting site for RuPaul’s Drag Race.  She tells me that you’re soul sisters now.  If Vicki gets cast on the show, is there any advice that you could give her as someone who has made it to the finals of a reality show?

Jessica Biffi: Girl!  I love that show!  And I watched Miss BlackNasty’s auditions and I think she is A-Mazing!  A fly girl can go a long way!  You gotta do you, that’s my advice.  Keep your head on right (and in Vicki’s case, head, wig and face) and you can “Chante, you stay” all the way!  Bring you to the table on every challenge, and you will be all sprite!

Auntie Fashion: I know that you’re contractually obliged to shut your trap about PRC, but what can you tell me about Rita Silvan?  Every other fashion magazine editor in Canada adores me, but Rita won’t even return my calls.  I guess that I shouldn’t have compared the staff at Elle Canada to the girls on the Rock of Love Bus, but I meant it in the nicest possible way.  Do you think Rita will ever forgive me?

Jessica Biffi: You know, Rita is a very classic type of woman.  She likes her fashion but she is definitely more on the conservative side, and I think that might be why she didn’t like the Love Bus comment.  I don’t really know Rita on a personal level, but if we ever get there, I’ll put in a good word for you.

Auntie Fashion: Thanks!  As my favorite contestant on your season of PRC, I was thrilled to see you show at LG Toronto Fashion Week.  I could tell it was the highlight of your career so far.  Do you believe that you’ll be just as excited to show at Moose Jaw Fashion Week 2012?

Jessica Biffi: Awww . . . thanks for the love!  I was super excited, and the biggest thrill for me as a designer are the shows!  I’m thinking LG for 2012, but I’m really really excited for the Nunavut Spring/Summer shows!

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May 22, 2009 at 3:05 am