Tori Leach (B&M) opening Ginch Gonch
I really didn't want to wade into the Robin Kay thing, but after my own little encounter with her Tuesday, I think I need to share some insights and observations.
I was going to do it this morning, but for the sake of focusing on what's important, I'll save it for my fashion week roundup. On this site anyway, Robin Kay is less important than the models.
Let me start by forewarning any models that haven't yet taken to the runway that it is slippery! As Sutherland Models owner Ann Sutherland pointed out, it's as though the ice rink came early this year to Nathan Phillips Square.
Apparently the surface is scuff-proof, so when you're watching the video after the shows maybe gaze at the pretty floor instead of the clothes on the models.
Yesterday the surface got even slicker, compliments of the oiled-up bodies in the Ginch Gonch show, staged by Montréal überproducer Hans Koechling.
The trilingual headman of The Image Is... knows a good underwear body when he sees it, so the cast certainly held the crowd's attention.
I sat between Sutherland's Richelle Dobson and Christy Battell (who, I have to say, also have great figures) for the eye-popping extraganza.
Richelle Dobson and Christy Battell
Thembe (NAM) and Rachel & Tori (both B&M)
Adrian Cann (NAM) and Peter James (Sutherland)
Tall, lovely Christine (Ford)
Backstage with super cool Tori
Three Toronto-area models that likely won't be home much in the future:
Elyse Saunders (Ford), Bojana Reljic (Ford) & Oksana (Elmer Olsen)
Natalia (Corestone) and Leanne (Corestone) for Zoran Dobric
There's no secret how much Modelresource adores Hannah Quick (Ford)
Ford bookers Cindy Gerster and Jenna Edwards
with photographer Mackenzie Duncan
Claire Oleson (Sutherland) always takes my breath away
pictured here in Indiva
Amanda Tataryn (Sutherland) leaves for Singapore Monday
Alyssa Lambert (Elite) leaves for Winnipeg later this week
Montréal's Specs told us how great Alyssa Lambert's walk was
but you wouldn't believe it unless you saw it. It's amazing!
here in Joeffer Caoc
Elyse Saunders in Joeffer Caoc
Last season's recap