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To say FW16 Toronto Fashion Week was a whirlwind is an understatement. We ran in high heels through pouring rain, probably took 20 last-minute Uber rides to make it to shows, and even got placed in the coveted front row once or twice.

We’ve been to TFW shows in the past, but this season was the first time we really truly felt like a part of the chaos. We were at the tents every single day and I even got to spend some time behind the scenes at a Fashion Magazine shoot featuring looks from the shows. Below you’ll find some snaps from the shoot, plus team RAOP’s favourite looks from the FW2016 shows!

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Fashion Week Faves

Mackage // Embellished Knees

Sparkly knees? Yes please! We can wait to bedazzle all of our pants for next season.

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Narces // Lace & Sparkle

Romantic silhouettes and ladylike touches graced the Narces collection- you might say we fell in love.

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Helder Diego // Blush Grunge

If ballerinas decided to get edgy, their outfits would likely mirror the magic at Helder Diego. We especially adored the blush leather harnesses!

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Hayley Elsaesser // Bold Pop Prints

Hayley wins our hearts every season without fail, and her Big Lebowski-inspired collection this season was no exception. One of each please!

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Hilary MacMillan // Soft Pinks

Nobody showcased our favourite shade quite like Hilary MacMillan, and from fluffy pink furs to flowing pink dresses, the entire presentation was pink perfection.

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All TFW images via the TFW site

My grey leather jacket via. the amazing team at Mackage!

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And just like that, TFW is upon us all over again. It honestly feels like we were *just* running around from the tents to parties and dinners and back again at SS16, but right as actual Spring hits we’re hitting the tents again for FW16.

Are we organized and on top of the crazy schedule to come? Nope. Do we have any idea what we’re wearing each day? Not even close. Does that make us any less excited? NO WAY!

Fashion week may seem a bit silly to some, but it really is the only time of year when you can get as dressed up as you want and no one batts an eyelash. We spent our weekend rifling through our favourite local boutiques (like CONVEY) for treasures, and we can’t wait to see what our favourite Canadian designers (like Hayley Elsaesser) have in store. We’ll be posting outfits and updates here, but to keep on top of real-time pastel reporting be sure to follow us on Twitter too!

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Dress via CONVEY, Shell purse via Skinnydip, Shoes from ASOS, Vintage Coat, Hair by Blyss Salon