the new Toronto Fashion Bloggers

blog friends,fashion in canada,TFBB,toronto — Danielle on October 28, 2008 at 9:54 pm

I got stopped in front of the Studio tent at Fashion Week after the League of Lovers and Thieves show.  It was Stefania, the blogger behind Toronto’s sweet new street style blog, Textstyles.  I have an abiding fascination with meeting new fashion bloggers, so after she took a photo of me standing with Matti Bygod (who is a way better dresser than I am), we chatted for a bit.  She told me that there was going to be a blogger brunch happening after fashion week on Sunday and promised to send me an invitation.

Those who have been following Final Fashion for a while will remember that I “hosted” a series of 16 fashion blogger brunches, and that my fascination with fellow fashion bloggers is matched by my great love of the meal of brunch.  I met a great many new friends at the TFBBs, we were covered in various publications, and it got a little too popular.  So when Stefania sent me the invitation, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to brunch with a whole new crew.

the new TFBB

Thanks to Anthea’s mom for taking the photo!  From left to right:

Marta from With Love…

Anthea from Clothesline Finds – she was visiting from Vancouver, volunteered at fashion week, and the brunch was her idea.

S. from Modern Guilt

Ashleigh from Rantings of a Fashion Addict

And me, Danielle from Final Fashion.

These girls are all first and foremost what I would describe as personal style bloggers – they belong to the Susie Bubble school of outfit posting.  As such they have very cute outfits, know their poses, and have lots of interesting opinions on clothes.  I like fashion bloggers and these girls are no exception – adorable all of them.

I was a bit surprised that none of them knew about TFBB.  A bit self-important of me to think I guess!  It was interesting getting new takes on the subjects we share in common – how to deal with PR pitches is a perennial favourite.  Anthea was the only other blogger at the brunch who had attended fashion week – she had an different point of view as a backstage volunteer and her mom had a few comments on attending as a visitor.  It is incredibly refreshing to hear a new perspective from outsiders, so often it feels like in Toronto we get caught in our own echo chamber.

I have made so many wonderful friends from the brunches, this one got me quite sentimental for meeting new bloggers and talking about fashion over coffee and eats.  I often get people asking me to revive TFBB, and I think that perhaps the brunches are ready to start again whether I put it together, or someone else does.

BONUS – Links to bloggers who attended LFW

Know of any Toronto (or Canadian) Fashion Bloggers I haven’t met yet?  Please leave links in the comments!

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    18 Comments »

    1. Danielle, I miss the brunches and think that it’s so cool that you found new fashion people to brunch with!

      Comment by Henna — October 28 2008 @ 11:19 pm
    2. Hey Danielle,
      First of all I just wanted to say that you have a wonderful blog and your illustrations are incredible and breathtaking.WOW….I had such a wonderful time meeting all of you that I definitely agree that the lunching idea is an simply awesome :)

      P.S. I hope you don’t mind that I added you to my favorite blogs.

      Have an awesome day:)

      Comment by Marta — October 29 2008 @ 1:53 am
    3. Danielle – Great idea about starting to the brunch again, if you need any help at all – I am there!

      Comment by Patricia — October 29 2008 @ 10:58 am
    4. Danielle, where’s your food in that photo? Everyone else is eating! I hope you’re not living on coffee and cigarettes like an intern at Teen Vogue.

      Comment by Auntie Fashion — October 29 2008 @ 11:16 am
    5. Auntie – this was a buffet style brunch, and the photo was taken in between several courses. Don’t worry – I ate lots to make the buffet rate worth it.

      Patricia – yes, lets!

      Marta – thank you! I’ve subscribed to your blog too and look forward to seeing you again!

      Henna – I wish you were here xoxo

      Comment by Danielle — October 29 2008 @ 11:59 am
    6. Danielle obviously eats a notebook with a side of pen for brunch.

      Comment by Bernie Debt — October 29 2008 @ 1:19 pm
    7. thanks for the mention danielle! i feel super flattered. how did you enjoy fashion week? i too would love to meet fellow toronto fashion bloggers ! we are a bunch of fantastic chicks if i do say so myself hehe

      Comment by jacquieshambles — October 31 2008 @ 5:21 pm
    8. oh and i forgot! yes please on the blogger brunch ! lets do it

      Comment by jacquieshambles — October 31 2008 @ 5:24 pm
    9. Jacquieshambles – I keep thinking I see you! Yesterday I thought I saw you returning a video at Queen and Niagara but you were in such a rush (if it was you) I didn’t want to stop you.

      Everyone’s all stoked for a brunch now. Lets see what I can do. I’d like to hold one to celebrate Black Friday.

      Comment by Danielle — November 1 2008 @ 1:44 pm
    10. Thanks for the links and the introduction – would love to hook up and catch up soon!

      Comment by Rachel — November 3 2008 @ 9:22 pm
    11. Danielle- That totally was me returning a video at Queen and Niagara! Crazy! Hehe I was in a rush – and I’m such a fast power walker, too.
      Have fun on your trip and I really hope we can meet soon!

      Comment by jacquieshambles — November 3 2008 @ 11:09 pm
    12. [...] last month’s post-fashion week brunch, I was urged by the TFBB regulars to consider reviving the fashion bloggers brunch.  This Sunday [...]

      Pingback by final fashion » Black Sunday Brunch — November 25 2008 @ 12:32 pm
    13. hey there,

      I just came across your blog as I finally got up the courage to see who else is blogging about fashion here in Toronto. Check out my blog if you get the chance.

      Nice to meet you here online!

      Comment by Elaine Elizabeth — November 28 2008 @ 11:49 pm
    14. I should mention that Teen Vogue interns do eat, thank you very much…

      Comment by T — January 13 2009 @ 12:42 am
    15. [...] Toronto (from Vancouver) to volunteer at Fashion Week.  While she was here, she brought together a few local bloggers for a brunch meet-up – a fashion blogger after my own heart.  Since then she has gone to Japan – covering fashion [...]

    16. I would LOVE to have brunch with you! :)

      Comment by Skinny Mini — October 1 2009 @ 2:16 pm
    17. Skinny Mini – I’d like to – but I can’t see your blog =/

      Comment by Danielle — October 3 2009 @ 11:00 am
    18. Hi Danielle AKA final fashion, I’ve been following your blog for quite a while now and always enjoyed seeing your illustrations and paper dolls. I had an aunt who used to give me paper dolls when I was a kid. I love what you’re doing with the fashion blogging community too! My blog (geoaspartame.blogspot.com) is not solely fashion-oriented, but I like to think that fashion seeps into most of what I write about.

      Comment by Gigi — July 27 2011 @ 9:28 pm

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