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Patricia Gajo

Writer and Editor

Patricia Gajo is a Montréal-based writer and editor. A few of her many on-going gigs are: Montréal Editor for FASHION magazine, lifestyle writer for SID LEE's The Montréal Buzz for Tourisme Montréal, National Editorial Director for Cadillac Fairview's The Experience eMagazine, and Montréal restaurant reviewer for Gayot.com. In the past she has worked in senior editorial positions for enRoute for Air Canada, Adventura and Loulou magazines. As iPad Production Manager for Reader's Digest Canada, Patricia was instrumental in launching the magazine's first tablet version in February 2012.

Patricia's work has also graced the pages of many other prestigious publications, such as Style at Home, Glow, Canadian Traveller, Strut, Zink Canada, Globe & Mail, National Post, Arrival for Aeroplan, Morning Calm for Korean Air, Sawasdee for Thai Airways, Travel Age West, Digital Photo Pro, Western Living, Canadian Architecture & Design, and on the covers of Up! magazine for West Jet, Zing for Liat, the Caribbean Airline and NUVOmagazine, in which she interviewed Michael Kors and Jean Paul Gaultier, separately. On-screen work includes video production and reportage for Zoom Zoom for Mazda, FASHION and The Montréal Buzz.

Most recently Patricia has added "author" to her resume, having written for Frommer's travel guides: Far & Wide, Montréal & Québec City, 22nd Edition, and, coming soon, Montréal Day by Day; You can read more about Patricia at www.patriciagajo.com, follow her media updates at www.facebook.com/patricia.gajo.media and tweet her at @PatriciaGajo.

In the Design Bubble [VIDEO]

Today marks Day three of Montreal fashion week's 25th season. As a crowd of bloggers, newspaper and magazine reporters and photographers huddle inside the massive Arsenal gallery in Griffintown, a clo...
09/05/2013 03:32 EDT
Leanie van der Vyver

Montreal Fashion Week Spotlight: Unt Tld [VIDEO]

This season, Montreal designers Simon Bélanger and José Manuel St-Jacques of the label Unt Tld looked to Japan for inspiration. Baffled by the standing ovation as they walked the runway post-show, this duo is one to watch. For now, see the video I took backstage (in which we see a touch of makeup prep) and take part in a quick-fire interview with the boys.
10/11/2012 08:14 EDT
Leanie van der Vyver

Montreal Fashion Week Spotlight: Martin Lim [VIDEO]

MARTIN LIM blossomed in its spring and summer 2013 collection with florals and happy sorbet hues. After winning the Mercedes Benz StartUp competition last year, husband and wife team Danielle Martin and Pao Lim presented this past September at Galerie Arsenal, Montreal Fashion Week's new address. The video below offers both front row and backstage access to this growing Montreal label.
10/09/2012 05:08 EDT

Montreal Fashion Week Spotlight: Duy Nguyen [VIDEO]

Duy Nguyen transported his fashion fans in Montreal to the beaches of St-Tropez with a show that was all luxury, glamour and very high heels. This video gives you an up-close look at his spring and summer 2013 collection, plus an intimate interview with the designer just minutes before the runway presentation.
10/08/2012 11:49 EDT
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Montreal Fashion Week Spotlight: Travis Taddeo [VIDEO]

Travis Taddeo showcased his latest collection for men at the pristine white PHI Centre in Old Montreal this past September during Montreal Fashion Week. The talented Montrealer also debuted his black and white sneaker collaboration with Aldo. This video brings the viewer inside this exclusive Montreal event. Afterward, I chat with Taddeo on the rooftop of the building to learn more about his inspiration for this season.
10/06/2012 08:18 EDT
AFP

Montreal Fashion Week: Spotlight on Denis Gagnon [VIDEO]

Denis Gagnon shows he's no drag at Montreal Fashion Week. Enlisting his eclectic entourage to walk his show, the runway was a colourful circus of models, drag queens and other friends. This video takes you backstage to see the makeup artist in action and then a private interview with man himself.
10/05/2012 05:46 EDT
AFP

Montreal Fashion Week Spotlight: Tavan & Mitto [VIDEO]

Payam Tavan and Mike Mitto are the Montreal designers behind the label Tavan & Mitto who presented their spring and summer 2013 collection on Sept. 4. In this video I speak to the directors of hair and makeup at this year's Montreal Fashion Week and caught up with the designers themselves post-show to talk about their clothes and inspirations.
10/04/2012 05:28 EDT
AFP

Montreal Fashion Week Spotlight: Anastasia Lomonova [VIDEO]

Anastasia Lomonova is a Montreal-based designer whose shows at Montreal Fashion Week attract a cult following. The unveiling of the "tribal warrior femme" for her spring and summer 2013 collection at Galerie Arsenal on Sept. 4, 2013, did not disappoint. This video takes you from the front row to backstage where I interviewed the young, up-and-coming talent post-show.
10/03/2012 05:12 EDT

Behind the Scenes of Canada's Mercedes-Benz Start Up Fashion Semi-Final

The semi-finals of the Mercedes-Benz Start Up competition on August 14, 2012, came to a stylish conclusion when Jarrad Clark of IMG Fashion announced there was a tie. The winners, Caitlin Power and Christopher Bates, will continue in the final round at World Mastercard Fashion Week in Toronto this October, 2012.
08/22/2012 12:17 EDT
Eric Tschaeppler

Montréal Fashion Week's New Home

If Le Marché Bonsecours was beginning to feel a little too close for comfort, this fall stylish Montréalers will have much more room to sashay and flaunt their goods. Montréal Fashion Week has found a brand new address at Arsenal, the city's massive new gallery space that some are heralding as the next it-spot for contemporary art.
04/28/2012 03:33 EDT