Day 3: I Heart Saturdays
Nothing says glamour like the long list of black tie affairs on the first Saturday of the festival. Starting with the Hello! Canada party, where celebrities were out by the dozens including many of our nation’s favourite stars (like CBC’s Being Erica star Erin Karpluk who looked effortlessly elegant in a short long sleeved, backless sequined number); on to the IFP Euphoria TIFF Party on the scenic rooftop of festival hotspot, The Thompson Hotel, where guests including actress Selma Blair sipped on free flowing champagne while dancing to tunes spun out by DJ Tony (best known for tracks and fancy feet as shown off on The Ellen DeGeneres Show), the clink of glasses across the city could be heard early in the evening Saturday straight on to the morning hours of Sun.
And then there was the secret anti-festival party at the Spy Film’s loft on Spadina Ave, only a few blocks from the throngs of well-heeled partygoers at The Thompson Hotel, which was also playing host to the ultra exclusive Vanity Fair party that evening. Here, those who either skipped or escaped the electric cocktail parties taking over the cities that night, gathered to watch a transatlantic rugby match, the US vs. Ireland.
Rare sighting of the night: Colin Ferrell in front of a big screen TV, standing at attention while the Irish rugby team sings Ireland’s national anthem.
More pics from the IFP euphoria Calvin Klein event after the jump.