The Toronto International Film Festival is an exciting time in the city of Toronto – you’ll have seen that we have been busy running around the city to bring you BTS at some of the best events. When I stop to think about TIFF, I knew that I had to start it all in the best way possible. It’s why the very first event I attended was Stylist Box‘ #STYLISTSUITE16 – an interactive experience of fashion, luxury, brands and beautiful people. As one of our favourite TIFF experiences of the year, I always look forward to what they have in store for us. Come and see what 2016 had in store for us and the celebrities of #TIFF16!
This year’s location iconic location was The Vault at One King West Hotel & Residence – a fitting space for the gold extravagance that greeted me when I walked through the iron bars. A very handsome and shirtless “security guard” wasn’t too shabby to see either first thing in the morning… wouldn’t you agree?
“The Stylist Suite provides exclusive access to a range of Canadian designed women’s daywear and eveningwear, jewellery, shoes, and handbags for personalities to borrow for the red carpet, press junkets, photo shoots, and special appearances during the ten-day festival. Stylist Box is presenting their roll of all-Canadian designers with an assortment of womenswear from ball gowns to daywear and cocktail to casual”
Upon arrival I was warmly greeted and made my way over to say hello to Niagara Fine Wine, while sipping on a glass of Origin sparkling wine, with options to enjoy both Ironwood Cider and Silversmith Brewing Company as well. Continuing the tour around the lavish space, I came to realize that I could get use to celebrity treatment if it was always like this!
Let’s not forget that celebrities and VIP guests received one of the most coveted gifts of the entire season – VIP gift bags, valued at over $8,000, which include:
- An evening gown from renowned Canadian designer Narces
- Koda Nivoli weekender bag, handbag, wallet, and bracelet
- Complimentary eyebrow microblading and lash extension services by BrowStyling
- Salon services at Salon Daniel & Spa
- Tickets to “The Ultimate Ladies Night Out” hosted by HIM
- VIP celebrity IV treatment from REVIV Toronto
- Parc City Boot Co. luxury men’s shoes
- Select pieces from womenswear designer Hilary MacMillan
- Atelier by MMCrystal limited-edition jewellery
- Code Vitesse signature dress in the pantone colour of the year
- Toronto-made Miik Men signature square neck tee in luxury, custom-milled, sustainable fabric
- A premium baseball hat from Toronto-based Neighburr
- Complimentary eco-friendly luxury driver service from ecoRIDES
Chances are you have seen celebrities walking the red carpet, and many of them would have gotten their outfits at the #StylistSuite16! With participating brands including, but not limited to:
Andrew Majtenyi, Bano eeMee, ChristopherPaunil, Code Vitesse, Daymor Couture, Hilary MacMillan, Huntington, Mark Belford, Mani Jassal, NARCES, Whitney Linen, Zane Barlas, Atelier by MMCrystal, Monikque Jewellery, Bouswari, PARC City Boot Co. and many more. Take a look at a few of our favourite red carpet looks c/o Stylist Box:
Actress @missvanessamatsui elegant in @_narces to celebrate women who were honoured tonight by @tiff_net and @telefilm for their achievements in film at @maisonbirks #Regrann #canadianfashion #wearcanadian #designer #dresses #womenswear #redcarpet #celebritystyle #stylistbox #StylistSuite16 #TIFF16 #womensinfilm
And of course let’s not forget the celebrity portrait studio by the expert visual team at Multivitamin Media. I had the following photo taken with photographer Angelo Dodaro, which will be published in the premiere issue of Stylist Box’s The Pull Magazine!
To follow along on the all the stylish adventures, make sure to follow @on Twitter & Instagram. Comment on your favourite moment & look they helped to create using #StylistSuite16. We can’t wait to see what your favourites are!
Photos: Stylist Box, Ryan Emberley, Angelo Dodaro/Multivitamin Media & Daniel Reyes