Archive for the ‘TIFF 08’ Category

The aroma of stardom

Friday, September 12th, 2008

During TIFF we want to look like we’ve just stepped off the cover of a glossy magazine but do you ever wonder what “celebrity” smells like? Here are our top three picks for a red carpet-worthy scent.

Andy Warhol Lexington Avenue PerfumeAndy Warhol Lexington Avenue Perfume
As a tribute to the whimsical shoe art that Warhol created in 1950s NYC, Bond No. 9 has introduced the limited edition Andy Warhol Lexington Avenue Perfume. The flacon design incorporates bright, whimsical shoes set against a black backdrop. This seductive eau de parfum is a floral woody chypre with highly coveted contemporary gourmand notes—a brew of peony, orris, patchouli, sandalwood, cardamom, fennel, almonds, cumin, and even crème brulee.

Bond No. 9
Available at Saks Fifth Avenue in the U.S. and Holt Renfrew in Canada


Crowning glory

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

The Toronto International Film Festival may be all about the serious business of film making, but at Lipstick Powder N Paint it’s the glamour we’re really interested in. To that end, we’re here to tell you that your hair is an important accessory. And, if your outfit and makeup are perfect but your hair is, shall we say, a disaster then you are destined to be a red carpet “don’t.”

Celebrity stylist Jonathan Antin provided Lipstick Powder N Paint with a couple of pointers on how to achieve an A-list hair “do”.

Jonathan Products


“Smashingly” gorgeous

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Smashbox Cosmetics
Known for A-list clientele, Smashbox has brought its beauty trailer to TIFF offering samples to consumers on the streets of Yorkville. Meanwhile, Quadrant Cosmetics national trainer Shawn Hlowatzki has been hopping all over T.O. to pretty up the stars (including Canuck actress Kristin Booth).

It’s easy to go glam for your red carpet moment with Smashbox must-haves and new options from their Wicked Lovely collection:

Get Ready to Glow

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

What is the #1 beauty trend at TIFF this season? Is it deep-coloured, pouty lips? Could it be the longest, lushest lashes? Perhaps super-sculpted cheeks? It’s actually none of these things: the answer is flawless, luminous skin.

We need to glow like a superstar this week at TIFF but our skin isn’t looking as fresh and young as it used to. As we age, a lack of – or an uneven distribution of – melanin, haemoglobin and collagen affects how light is reflected off skin. The result is an increase in age spots, spider veins, blotchiness and discolouration.


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