Judy O’Blivion (left) and Lauren Pettigrew
Judy O'Blivion, performer and party promoter
Plans for the week: I'll be performing all week. On Wednesday (June 26) I'm in a show at Buddies in Bad Times called Dirty Plotz. Then I'll be part of Starry Night at Green Space on June 27, electro-queer Nachtmusik at the Bovine Sex Club and Mighty Real at Cold Tea on June 28, and Judy's Trash Cabaret on the Alterna-Queer stage in the Alexander Parkette on June 30.
Pride uniform: Sequins, studded bras and spider-web body stockings.
Lauren Pettigrew, pastry chef
Pride style essentials: A solid pair of sunglasses, sunscreen and extra-hold hair product are musts. And paisley. Everyone should wear more paisley.
Festival fashion faux pas: Dad jeans, headbands with penises on them and edible bras.
L.A. Roxx hot pink studded bra ($59.99, Seduction, 577 Yonge, 416-966-6969, seduction.ca)
Ray-Ban green folding Wayfarer sunglasses ($240, Face Furniture, 464 Parliament, 416-960-3223, facefurnitureoptical.com)
Consonant The Perfect Sunscreen ($45, The Outer Layer, 577 Queen West, 416-869-9889, and other, outerlayer.com)
Diego Armand, DJ + creative director at PERFECTOmag.com
Shopping tips: Topman has the best prints for Pride. And I'll be wearing swim trunks as short-shorts all weekend.
Plans for the week: On June 28 I'm DJing at Smith as part of Drip. On June 30, I'm super-excited to spin at Disco Disco at Green Space on Church.
Kristjan Hayden, hairstylist and makeup artist
Festival fashion faux pas: Wearing too much makeup. Boys and girls, take note. Keep it light in the heat.
Pride style essentials: Lightweight tank tops in heather grey go with everything. Also Nike Free Runs because they come in great colour combos."
P.A.M. printed swim trunks ($99 on sale, Jonathan + Olivia, 49 Ossington, 416-849-5956, jonathanandolivia.com).
Nike Free Run 5.0+ fluorescent green sneakers ($124.95, 110 Bloor West, 416-zt921-6453, and other, nike.com).
Topman geometric print shirt ($50, The Bay, 176 Yonge, 416-861-9111, and others, thebay.com).
Robin Beever, designer at Barbie's Basement Jewellery
Plans for the week: We're doing a bit of backup dancing for Faye Slift at The Lady Oiye's Tea Dance at Buddies June 30, and going to Steers & Queers on June 27 and Shady Tea on Sunday (June 23), both at the Gladstone. Also, the Dyke March June 29 and some friend-hosted hangouts. Maybe a swim at Oasis!
Shopping tips: My go-to is Doll Factory by Damzels for dresses and girly things. I also usually grab something new from our Barbie's Basement Jewellery collection.
Ange Beever, designer at Barbie's Basement Jewellery
Pride style essentials: A novelty hat or T-shirt, clean underwear, a bicycle and a lock for when riding home becomes a bad idea.
Festival fashion faux pas: Dirty underwear and temporary tattoos of corporate logos.
Hell Bunny flamingo print dress ($110, Doll Factory by Damzels, 1122 Queen East, 416-598-0509, and other, damzels.com) Barbie's Basement Jewellery ruby slippers fancy deluxe buckle ($75, shop.bbj.ca) Bobbin Daytripper bicycle in cobalt ($350 on sale, Curbside Cycle, 412 Bloor West, 416-920-4933, curbside.on.ca)