Editor Diary: Toronto Fashion Week

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Fashion Month doesn’t end in Paris. In fact there are a multitude of other cities (Tokyo, Sydney and Moscow to name a few) who showcase their native designers in style. We had the chance to go to Toronto Fashion Week, where we attended shows, met with up-and-coming designers and checked out the local scene. Here’s what we found and, just to be clear, it didn’t include any Canadian tuxedos.

Settle In

October in Toronto is considerably chillier than in LA, so upon check-in at our hotel—the modern Hotel Le Germain—we made sure to stock up on cozy outwear and accessories.

Backstage

Next stop? The tents. We headed backstage to meet with the Maybelline team and nabbed a few tips for creating this gorgeous fresh-faced spring look complete with a matte, magenta lip. (FYI: The key is to start with a mauve base then apply the magenta hue with a lip brush.)

Front and Center

We took in a few shows but our favorite by far was Mackage. Bold cobalt, sunny yellow and bright white made for a sharp but feminine collection with loads of the brand's signature sleek jackets. The range's bombers and oversized moto jackets had us longing for spring.

Accessorize

We picked up some great styling tips, like teaming a stark white crossbody with olive green and black separates (an unlikely pairing we can't wait to try).

Dinner

Nothing tops a long day of fashion shows like an excellent meal. We loved Portland Variety and The Drake Hotel for divine menus full of farm-to-table dishes.

Keep It Sleek

Staying warm doesn't have to mean you look frumpy. Top a snuggly midi-dress and fur-lined booties with a tailored coat. Finish with leather gloves and a structured crossbody bag.

Dale Coat

$730

Mackage

Rubie Croco Leather Mini Bag

$295

Mackage

Bodycon Midi Dress

$40

Topshop

Goat-Hair Lined Suede Boots

$650

Pedro Garcia

Cashmere-Lined Tech Gloves

$98

J.Crew