One of the reasons we love Twitter is because it neatly delivers action (and gossip) straight to our smartphones, and Torontonians—particularly local style philes—are unabashed in their embrace of the instant platform. From FLARE editrix Lisa Tant (@LisaTant) to real talk bloggers like Anita Clarke (@geekigirl), there’s a bevy of regular runway commentators to follow. But since we also love the candor of Rock-It Promo’s head hancho Debra Goldblatt (@DebGee) and designer duo Greta Constantine (@gretconstantine), here’s our top five non-fashion editors to follow on Twitter during #LGFW.
Official bio: Associate Online Editor at TorontoLife.com, (very) Sarcastic, funny (sometimes)
Our take: Naulls, who came up via BlogTO and his own insightful, menswear-heavy DressedForDinner.com, is a must-follow. Expect: offbeat quips, a man’s perspective, and maybe a Liz Lemon reference (or two).
Amanda Lew Kee
Official bio: none (her Tweets speak for herself!)
Our take: This local designer made a name for herself by rocking blue lips and dressing the city’s prettiest, punkiest things (see: Shenae Grimes, MuchMusic’s Liz Trinnear). Lew Kee gives good feed, sharing sneak peek TwitPics of everything from show notes to styling details.
Official bio: Crusader for diversity in fashion. CEO Ben Barry Agency, Chair Toronto Fashion Incubator, PhD Student Cambridge University.
Our take: Barry is your guide to age, race and size diversity during LG Fashion Week. Barry doesn’t just focus on shows featuring atypical models; he’s an advocate of brands and businesses that support all types of beauty. He’s also part of the team putting on Sunny Fong’s VAWK show. (Plus, we love the hotties on his Twitter background.)
Official bio: Bright young thing. PR girl (about town) at @BrillComm. Lover of fashion, film, culture, + social media. Bichon owner. Committee member at @Paws4TheCauseTO.
Our take: Brill Communication’s Bartlett is a no-nonsense filter to the sometimes self-indulgence of fashion week. We love how she tempers practical, professional advice for aspiring PRs (“pockets: very important”) with whimsical style and beauty notes.
Official bio: Freelance Journalist, Television Producer, Creative Director, & Social Media Expert-Specializing in Fashion, Entertainment & World News for various publications.
Our take: We have to hand it to bright-eyed, baby faced sorta-blogger Nick Sean. A lover of fashion (or the apparent glamour behind it, we’re still not sure), he always speaks his mind and is unafraid to be provocative or insinuate. If you can get past the Britney Spears tweets or tipsy typing, you’ve got good feed.