Nicholas Mellamphy 's wardrobe lounge at Yorkville's Museum House condo sales centre helps stars in need of last-minute fashion fix-ups. To keep everyday tasks from cutting into his styling schedule, Mellamphy prepays his bills, picks up his dry cleaning and "plans his life as if the 10 days are a vacation." Sort yourself out by scribbling a to-do list into this simple apple-green and kraft paper notebook ($4.99, Indigo , 220 Yonge, 416-591-3622, and others).
Actress Emily Hampshire has opened films including Boy Meets Girl and Snow Cake at past TIFFs and always prefaces a premiere with a visit to
Vika Spa (88 Avenue Road, 416-929-5509, www.vikaspa.com) for a clear skin touch-up. Treat yourself to a home spa spritz using their Jurlique Rosewater Freshener ($41).
"I start checking long-range forecasts in mid-August," says producer Sarah Timmins about her annual September sandals vs. boots conundrum. "You need something comfy enough to run from dark cinemas to crowded cafés, but they should also look elegant with a glass of wine in the evening." A pair of breezy booties ($129.99, Balisi , 668 College, 416-532-1074, www.balisi.com) covers every weather base for the launch of her Bruce McDonald flick, The Tracey Fragments.
After his third screening of the day, Harbourfront Centre music programmer and fierce film fan Alok Sharma shields his eyes from daylight with a chic pair of sun specs. Beausoleil 's colourful acetate frames ($325, Josephson , 60 Bloor West, 416-964-7070, and others, www.josephson.ca) are September-sun- and flash-bulb-friendly.
Celebrity-snapping duty at NOW Magazine falls to photographer Kathryn Gaitens . Even though she says there's not much style on her side of the red carpet, M0851 's teak-toned City Bag ($490, 23 St. Thomas, 416-920-4001) provides ample (and fashionable) camera packing space.