I want – I got 2008, a year in review


Here are the noteworthy moments on I want – I got in 2008 according to me, your humble Editor, Anita.

Chloe and I played in the changeroom of Holts.

Vogue Patterns by Steven Meisel blew me away

Blogging Whistler. Day to day updates with photos. Hoping to do it again in 2009.

blog.mode the MET’s blog

I saw some Spice Girls in Holt Renfrew

Sasha in French Vogue

Prada Spring 2008 James Jean Lookbook I scanned. I grabbed the lookbook from the Prada store on Bloor Street

L’Oreal Fashion Week Fall 2008 and Spring 2009. I stepped up the coverage on I want – I got for the Spring 2009 shows.


The Buy Design Ad Campaign and party. I was in Fashion Magazine, pretty cool.

Italian Vogue – I wrote a few posts or three on the subject

FAT 2008

Media days at the ROM.. The ROM loves me and I love it.

Seeing Eleven Minutes with Final Fashion

OMG, freaking VEGAS!

DOUBLE OMG!!! Mille Femmes.

I’m one of the Top 10 Toronto Style Cliques.

Jason Kottke’s fashion advice

Nerd Porn


Montreal and the YSL exhibit.

Final Fashion wins the Dr. Marten’s boot challenge. I can’t wait to order mine.

DSquared in Toronto. I didn’t talk to Steve Nash like I wanted to.

TIFF and the Smashbox gifting lounge.


I saw Valentino in person.

Press, press and more press.

Signed up to Twitter.

Philip Sparks in Forbes – Many people told Philip that they saw it first on I want – I got.

Blog Fight – Carlie Wong decided she just had to tell me how wrong my opinion is on a subjective subject, namely her Spring 2009 collection. Apparently, I should be looking to David Livingston for my fashion choices as he is all knowing. Nothing personal against David but there is only one man I trust with my fashion. However, Carlie’s attack was personal and well you can read it and see how it spiraled.

Ôscillation, Mascara by Lancôme. Thank you, thank you, thank you Adrian for this connection.

Winning the hotlinking battle.

Monocle editorials with Asian male models. The December 2008 issue has one too that I can’t wait to scan.

The YSL Tribute Boot and my try on at Holts.

The freaking, swanky Mad Hatter’s Ball that I attended. Weeee!


Fashion sCares. I was Grace Jones.


Jaime Hayon – Josephine and the Fantasy Collection. A pop up shop by Ministry of The Interior

Selling MoonRox at The One of a Kind Show.

The Inauguration Sketches for Obama, Michelle and the kids.

Powerful message from War Child

Coming Soon by Yohji Yamamoto

Boxing Day Madness – I decided to go over the top for Boxing Day and I emailed as many shops as I could find contact information.


It wasn’t covered on I want – I got, but HohoTO was amazing.

Wow, I didn’t think this list would be this long. There is it, 2008 at I want – I got in review.

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Anita Clarke is an Engineering Storyteller and the founder of the fashion blog “I want – I got.” She was one of the first and most prominent online fashion writers in Toronto and Canada.