Free Walking Lessons are awarded to the personality-free, largely underage, and way too white (anemia aside) models who gracelessly stumble down our runways. Your whole job consists of one. Foot. After. Another. Make it work. Besides, we’ve seen the boxes of heels backstage; they’re from Canadian chain stores, not Christian Louboutin’s atelier. If every eighth-grade graduate in Oakville can walk in her Town Shoes, so can you.
While we’ll admit to delight at seeing how good Coco Rocha looks as a redhead, sitting front-row-centre with Brian Bailey at the otherwise hush-hush Project Runway Canada show, there was an even better “celebrity” sighting. Starriest attendee? No, not Rick “The Temp” Campanelli, but his adorable wee son. Lapseated next to us on the last day of shows, baby boy cooed (honestly!) that he “loves everything” at Carlie Wong. Our heart melted six degrees. Celsius.
The week’s Most Twitter-worthy News (besides Twitter itself, we suppose) was the announcement of an FDCC-sponsored fund for one aspiring Canadian designer (or design team) every year. Word has it the judging panel will include “established” designers, journalists, and maybe even buyers. When we know more, we’ll write more; for now, we’ll reserve cynicism and just say finally.
All photos by Pete Lytwyniuk/Studiolit.