Toronto, ON – Canada’s exclusive celebrity styling and fashion showroom, Stylist Box is setting the gold standard for celebrity lounges with their fourth annual The Stylist Suite during the Toronto International Film Festival®. The exclusive, by invitation-only, celebrity styling and gifting lounge will unlock the doors to celebrities at The Vault in the historic One King West Hotel & Residence in downtown Toronto between Wednesday, September 7 and Saturday, September 10, 2016.
The Stylist Suite provides exclusive access to a range of Canadian designed women’s daywear and eveningwear, men’s suiting, jewellery, shoes, and handbags for personalities to borrow for the red carpet, press junkets, photo shoots, and special appearances during the ten-day festival.
Expected celebrities to visit the lounge this year include Emily Hampshire (12 Monkeys, Schitt’s Creek), Natalie Brown (The Strain), Kari Matchett (Maude), Michelle Mylett (Four in the Morning), Mark Boone Junior (The Birth of a Nation), Anna Hopkins (CBC’s Ransom), Dominique Provost-Chalkley (Avengers: Age of Ultron, Wynonna Earp), Ari Millen (Orphan Black), Katherine Barrell (Wynonna Earp), Lara Jean Chorostecki (CBC’s X Company), Kandyse McClure (Moving Parts), Carolina Bartczak (X Men: Apocalypse), Genevieve Buechner (Lifetime’s unREAL), supermodel Monika Schnarre, and many more.
Stylist Box presents their roll of all-Canadian designers with an assortment of womenswear from ball gowns to daywear and cocktail to casual, including many celebrity favourites: UK-based futuristic designs from Andrew Majtenyi; Bano eeMee’s ethical luxurious hand burnished genuine leather jackets; classic eveningwear and sophisticated separates by Christopher Paunil; timeless everyday travel wear from Code Vitesse; chic eveningwear from Montreal-based Daymor Couture; Hilary MacMillan’s animal-friendly wearable designs for the urban modern woman; modern, art-inspired womenswear from Huntington; extraordinary couture attire from Mark Belford whose couture team will be on hand to personally fit celebrities for a perfect entrance-making moment; designs from emerging womenswear brand Mani Jassal; elegant cocktail dresses and gowns from red carpet favourite NARCES; sophisticated designs from award-winning eveningwear line Ryan Alexander Inc.; and cool, stylish pieces from lifestyle brand Whitney Linen. This year, the men on the red carpet will stand out with fashionably tailored looks from Zane Barlas.
Jewellery this year covers the full gamut from delicate keepsakes to the big and bold, including Atelier by MMCrystal which returns to dazzle on the red carpet with their statement pieces; and intricate and colourful artwork from Monikque Jewellery.
Handbags, clutches, and purses this year play up colour, texture, and design with pieces from emerging brand Bouswari’s fine leather handbags handcrafted in Senegal; and Koda Nivoli’s range of luxury weekender bags and colourful clutches – there is a bag for every event. Designed for gents on the go, PARC City Boot Co. returns to provide red carpet-worthy leather shoes crafted in Portugal to male celebrity guests.
During regular suite hours, celebrities step into their dream closet to enjoy the private, luxury setting to be styled for their red carpet appearances. The experts from Salon Daniel & Spa will be on hand to create trendsetting hairstyles for the red carpet. Makeup will be provided by artists from Canada’s premiere artist agency, P1M Agency.
In-between enjoying styling services, VIP guests will be the first to sample a selection of plant-based, non-GMO, ready-made meals, macrobiotic salads and canapés from The Plant YYZ and enjoy refreshments from Niagara Fine Wine, including Origin sparkling wine, Ironwood Cider, and Silversmith Brewing Company.
New this year is the celebrity portrait studio by the expert visual team at Multivitamin Media. Celebrity and personalities will have the opportunity to have their portrait taken by photographer Angelo Dodaro, which will be published in the premiere issue of Stylist Box’s The Pull Magazine.
VIP guests are expected to walk away with a carefully curated variety of products and services in our exclusive VIP gift bags, valued at over $10,000, which include:
- An evening gown from renowned Canadian designer Narces
- Koda Nivoli weekender bag, handbag, wallet, and bracelet
- A one-year exclusive unlimited membership to Moksha Yoga
- Complimentary eyebrow microblading and lash extension services by BrowStyling
- Salon services at Salon Daniel & Spa
- $300 gift certificate towards any branding project, calling cards or business cards or stationery order with Palettera or Ferris Wheel Press
- 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
- Skincare products from supermodel Monika Schnarre’s natural, anti-aging line iampure
- 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
- Tickets to “The Ultimate Ladies Night Out” hosted by HIM
- Gift certificates to local restaurant delivery service Just-Eat
- Green & Blacks‘ organic chocolate bars
Designers and sponsor representatives will be available in person during the Media & VIP Preview on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from 3pm – 7pm for interviews and photo opportunities. Media will be the first to see the trends celebrities will be wearing on the red carpet this year, meet with brand experts to discuss current red carpet beauty and hair styles, and preview what the celebrities will be gifted from the carefully curated gift bags. To request an appointment to attend the Media & VIP Preview, please email Gail McInnes at [email protected] or call 647-283-1931.
For preview appointments, high-resolution images, interviews, or other media inquiries, please contact Gail McInnes, [email protected], 647-283-1931.