Here's how to dress for the fest, no matter which side of the velvet rope you land on. Plus, fashion inspiration from TIFF's most stylish on screen moments.
An Olympus E-PL1 camera ($499.99, Best Buy, 65 Dundas West, 416-642-8321, and others, bestbuy.ca) is point-and-shootable so you catch every fleeting celebrity moment, but looks pro enough to earn you a few extra milliseconds of star face time on the red carpet line.
The Cambridge Satchel Company's rainbow-bright carryall ($169, A2Zane, 1040 Queen West, 416-803-7754, a2zane.com) is perfect for stashing your Film Fest guide, autograph book and sandwich-bagged popcorn.
A cozy cardigan or blazer like Steven Alan's Annette jacket ($480, Robber, 863 Queen West, 647-351-0724, robberstore.wordpress.com) is a must if you plan on surviving 10 days in over-air-conditioned theatres. Diepo feather-print shift dress ($185, Robber), Mykita frames ($570, Josephson, 60 Bloor West, 416-964-7070, and others, josephson.ca).
Dash between screenings in Dieppa Restrepo's patent tasselled loafers ($280, Chasse Gardée, 1084 Queen West, 416-901-9613, chassegardee.com).
Dress the part
In David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method, Michael Fassbender plays psychiatrist Carl Jung in round specs like these Oliver Peoples Gallagher frames ($360) from Opticianado (2919 Dundas West, 416-604-2020, opticianado.com).
Leave it to Drive actor Ryan Gosling to return affected driving gloves to their rightful, badass place. This brown leather pair ($39) is from Danier (Eaton Centre, 218 Yonge, 416-598-1159, and others, danier.com).
W.E. director Madonna enlisted British milliner Stephen Jones to create period headpieces for Andrea Riseborough to wear as the Duchess of Windsor. We asked Toronto's own Karyn Gingras to custom-make this velvet fascinator ($130, Lilliput Hats, 462 College, 416-536-5933, lilliputhats.com) inspired by Wallis Simpson's prim style.
Between U2 doc From The Sky Down and Cameron Crowe's Pearl Jam Twenty, band T-shirts like Roots' vintage-inspired collection ($40 each, 100 Bloor West, 416-323-3289, and others, roots.com) will be entirely acceptable film premiere attire this TIFF.
Jane Fonda wears a long grey wig and bohemian garb to play a hippie grandmother still living in Woodstock, New York, in Peace, Love & Misunderstanding. Fashion your own eternal flower child look with an early 70s maxi dress ($39) from I Miss You (63 Ossington, 416-916-7021).
HAIR AND MAKEUP
Kim Kardashian volume and Rihanna red colour are popular requests from clients at Donato (Yorkdale, 3401 Dufferin, 416-789-4332, and others, donato.ca) these days. Our beauty duo from the salon, hairstylist Stacey Malloy and makeup artist Iman El Amin, gravitate to a more classic premiere look that includes a sleek chignon and light, smoky eye makeup.
Every TIFF, Swarovski sets up a celeb suite at the Four Seasons Hotel. This festival, the company will be showing and loaning the one-of-a-kind Catwalk Collection and fall's Wings of Fantasy line. Our star is wearing the Pin-up necklace ($260) and Nighttime earrings ($85, both 2 Bloor East, 416-850-6072, and others, swarovski.com).
Even A-list stylists have a tough time borrowing Tom Ford's elusive, super-luxe evening wear collection for their star clients. His silk georgette blouse ($2,490) and ruched velvet skirt ($1,900), are available exclusively at Holt Renfrew (50 Bloor West, 416-922-2333, and other, holtrenfrew.com).
This fall, Davids (66 Bloor West, 416-920-1000, and others, davidsfootwear.com) marks 60 years in business and 40 years selling red-carpet-worthy footwear like these black suede Jimmy Choos ($775) at the corner of Bay and Bloor.