As promised, here’s a little insider’s look into the world of TIFF gifting lounges! And let me tell you, it’s good to be a celebrity, visiting Toronto, and being showered with gifts and pampered to the max! And sometimes other lucky lounge guests enjoy the perks…and then blog all about it! Enjoy!
1. Tastemakers Lounge
The first lounge I visited this year was rock-it promotion’s Tastemakers Lounge. And I was definitely in good company! This year, celebs like Emily Blunt, Kristen Stewart, Adrian Grenier, and Eli Roth stopped by to check out the goodies and get refreshed.
And there was no shortage of goodies…from sexy La Senza underthings, to stylish Yorkdale offerings (Tiffany’s, anyone?), to yummy Popchips, to even yummier Demeter Fragrances, we could hardly keep up!
There were also fun and useful Bobble bottles with built-in filters, sweets from Le Dolci, skin rescue from Indeed Labs (yes, please!), and manpering (man pampering) from John Allan’s! Just like interior designer Hilary Farr, I got my nails did, courtesy of imPRESS, grabbed a hot tea from the Tea Emporium, and went back to work, weighed down by a heavy swag bag. Wish I had an entourage to help me out.
Read on for more TIFF swag!
Style Blog, September 19th 2012 |
Toronto International Film Festival has come and gone, and though it’s been both exhausting and exhilarating, I can’t wait until next year’s
film fun fest. But before we say good-bye to the films and the stars, here’s a look at just a few celebs that descended upon this city in all their stylish glory. From my fave style fille Diane Kruger, to glorious Monica Bellucci, to fresh-faced Emma Watson, to stunning Kristen Stewart, I had a great time going through the outfits, and choosing my faves!
Which TIFF 2012 stars are your most stylish? Let me know in the comments!
More looks after the jump!
Style Blog, September 17th 2012 |
TIFF officially starts today, and to kick it off, I have photos of the amazing one-of-a-kind Swarovski Couture Creations, showcased last night at the special TIFF Fashion Suite at the new Shangri-La Toronto hotel! Part of the Kingdom of Jewels Catwalk Collection, these spectacular pieces aren’t for sale, but I’m sure some lucky celeb will be able to borrow them for a red carpet event, or a photoshoot.
Do you like these beautiful baubles? Share in the comments!
More photos after the jump!
Style Blog, September 6th 2012 |
After weeks of rumours, it has finally been confirmed! Iconic French photographer Patrick Demarchelier is going to set up a photo studio at the NKPR IT Lounge during this year’s Toronto International Film Festival! Having been lucky enough to check out the awesome lounge last year, and knowing how cozy and intimate it is, I can’t help but get super excited at even the remote possibility of being shot by Patrick-freaking-Demarchelier!
Will this crazy dream come true? I guess we’ll find out in September!
Photo Credits: Patrick Demarchelier for Harper’s Bazaar
Style Blog, August 8th 2012 |
TIFF 2012 is coming, and excitement is in the air! For us Torontonians, TIFF is akin to Christmas+Birthday+Anniversary+The Oscars all wrapped up in a few days of celeb spotting, film watching, and then discussing it around the watercooler with friends/co-workers/anybody who would listen. Each year, I get a few personal highlights out of the TIFF experience…like that one time I took a photo of my friend Joanna holding hands with Brad Pitt (!), or that other time, when Ryan Gosling and I locked eyes for a few seconds, or another time when I took le bf to see a Kazakh movie with a scene of a baby lamb being born…that lasted for several minutes uncut. Yes, being in Toronto during TIFF is awesome. And this year’s film lineup is looking especially promising.
Some of the films I can’t wait to check out are Argo (with Ben Affleck), Anna Karenina (with Keira Knightley), Thanks for Sharing (with Mark Ruffalo), The Silver Linings Playbook (with Katniss…errr…Jennifer Lawrence), Cloud Atlas (with Tom Hanks), Imogene (with Kristen Wiig), Inescapable (with Joshua Jackson), and the opening film of the festival – Looper (with Joseph Gordon Levitt). Ryan Gosling is rumoured to attend the festival once again, this time for his second film with Derek Cianfrance – The Place Beyond The Pines. If all goes well, I might be watching A LOT of films this September! And don’t even get me started on all the style porn! Really looking forward to seeing Keira Knightley, Rachel McAdams, Gwyneth Paltrow, and others bring it on the red carpet!
So what about you? Are you planning on attending TIFF this year? Which films are on your must-see list? Will you be celeb stalking? Have you bought your tickets yet? Share in the comments!
Film list after the jump!
Style Blog, July 27th 2012 |
Ahh, TIFF! Celebs in town, gifting lounges all over the place, and parties, parties, oh, and did I mention PARTIES? Yes, Toronto is the place to be during the first two weeks of September – there’s no doubt about it!
Last week, I met up with my blogger/real-life friend Monica to check out the Swarovski Fashion Suite at the Four Seasons Toronto. Not knowing what to expect, I was stunned by the one-of-a-kind pieces displayed.
Making its one and only Canadian appearance, was the handcrafted Daniel Swarovski Catwalk Collection, which included both clothing and accessories – all of which looked both stunning and unique, adorned with crystals, feathers, sequins, and leather…oh my!
And though, only real stars got shiny baubles to wear on TIFF red carpets, checking out the swanky lounge and oggling the priceless pieces (seriously, these are not for sale) was fun enough for us. Though I would definitely not complain if I had something this glam to wear to TIFF parties!
More photos after the jump!
Style Blog, September 13th 2011 |
With TIFF all wrapped up, and celebs no longer occupying Yorkville, I look back on the two very exciting weeks or parties, movies, and fashions. TIFF is always a “fun before the storm” type of thing…right before the cold weather starts. And this year, the celeb turn out was better than ever! With 4 out 5 guys on my Celeb Five list in town, there was a pretty good chance of me running into them…and 2 out of 4 was not all that bad! And while, I mostly cared about running into Ewan McGregor or Colin Firth, there was a slew of hot ladies in town as well!
I already posted about Penelope Cruz and Jennifer Connelly’s fashion choices for their premieres, now we have the rest of the TIFF ladies that caught my eye this year. Drew Barrymore is shown twice, not because I favor her over the others, but simply because I looove her nails in one pic, and her fab Alexander McQueen dress in the other (although the length is not the most flattering on her, I think she still pulls it off). And even though most did not like her bold hair color choice, to me it’s perfect!
Others include (in case you have problems recognizing them) Natalie Portman (my girl-crush), Jennifer Garner (looking hot for the first time since her second pregnancy), Jennifer Connelly (again, but in a much more flattering outfit), and Robin Wright Penn (soon to be just Wright?), showing that looking good truly is the best revenge!
And while Penelope Cruz is my pick for best-dressed TIFF actress of 2009, I am curious to know what you think? Who was your favorite?
Photo Credits: www.zimbio.com
Style Blog, September 21st 2009 |
To some it’s Brad Pitt, to others it’s Becks. To me…the embodiment of a perfect man, of a man’s man, of a hot and moody man, to me, that man is Clive Owen. Imagine “Closer” without Clive. Not worth watching, right? It’s his attitude, the way he carries himself, and, of course, it’s his voice. Deep, demanding…sexy as hell. Or maybe it’s his stare, a little bit glaring, but…sexy as hell. You get my point.
Was casually walking in full stalker mode in front of Elgin on Tuesday night at the premiere of “The Boys are Back”. What? Not embarrassed at all. I waited to meet Enrique Iglesias for 8 hours when I was sixteen. EIGHT HOURS (and no, I am still not embarrassed). So hanging out by Elgin Theatre, hoping to catch a glimpse of the sexy beast was nothing. And catch a glimpse I did. Many, many glimpses. I would probably be still standing half-paralyzed in front of the theatre today, if the cops didn’t drag me away kicking and screaming. Ok, maybe they didn’t drag me away, but the stupid volunteer-type chick did put her nonmanicured hand in front of my camera (while I wasn’t even in front of the theatre! isn’t it illegal to ask someone to move away from public property?)! I am not a freaking paparazzo, just a loyal and not at all rowdy (on the outside) fan of the man’s work. What in the freaking hell?! All of my fury aside, I did get a few (blurry) pics and a few good looks at his gorgeous smile (more like a smirk). Great success! In your face, power-tripping-volunteer-chick-standing-in-front-of-the-theatre-wearing-purple-boots!
So to cap this off, today’s Wednesday Candy is Clive Owen. Because he is hot!
Style Blog, September 16th 2009 |
To say that last week was eventful would be a gross understatement. A couple of events to cover for the blog, TIFF, NYC Fashion Week, Jo’s bachelorette party, and le boyfriend’s Dragonboat competition. Was it fun? Yes, yes, and yes! But also extremely exhausting…How I survived it? Have no clue. But a Ewan McGregor sighting at the Men Who Stare at Goats TIFF premiere probably helped in making me feel a little better. Yes, he’s short, but that smile is just as cute and captivating as it is in movies. The Clooney? Not my type – never was “gaga” over the most eligible forever-bachelor, but I do get the hype (very, very handsome). Also saw Ben Barnes, much better looking than on screen, great smile, great hair, seemed very nice and down to earth. But the crowd wasn’t there for Ben, they wanted Colin Firth, who was held up in Venice for some reason, at the great displeasure of the many Bridget Jones’ Diary fans (mostly older ladies). I think Colin was supposed to attend Tom Ford’s Single Man premiere, but I’m not sure if he ever did.
Special thanks goes out to Steve Murakami, who was kind enough to provide Style Blog with photos of Ewan and George, when my shots weren’t up to par. Thank you so much, Steve! The photos are amazing! Please don’t abuse Steve’s kindness – don’t use the below photos without his permission.
Now if only I got to meet Clive Owen, my summer would officially be complete. Is it ok to scream “Clive, I want to have your babies” in full view of TV cameras and random passersby?
More photos after the jump!
Style Blog, September 15th 2009 |
TIFF is here! Finally!!! Feels like Christmas with all of the major actors and actresses descending upon our city! Yesterday two huge (not size-wise) leading ladies hit the red carpet for premieres of their respective movies at the Toronto International Film Festival – Jennifer Connelly for “Creation” and Penelope Cruz for “Broken Embraces”. Both are absolutely gorgeous, but to me Pene is the clear winner. Glowing skin, beautiful dress (aimed to conceal a bun in the oven?), long legs, and no-fuss hair and makeup. Stunning! Jennifer’s dress just doesn’t do it for me. The length is off and the fit is a little weird. On the positive side though, the face and the hair – gorgessity! Love both of them! But definitely not enough to stalk them around town. Ewan, Clive, Ed and Colin (Firth not Farrell)…for those I’ll stalk, beg, sneak…whatever it takes. Anyway, back to the girls…who’s your fave? Jen or Pene?
Photo Credits: www.zimbio.com
Style Blog, September 11th 2009 |