Whether you’re a film buff or not, if you’re in Toronto during TIFF, you’ll find yourself right in the middle of international film fest action. From red carpet gala screenings to celeb-studded parties, the city is humming with buzz-worthy – and fashionable – events come September 10. If there’s ever a time to see and be seen, this is it. Here are a handful of the hottest parties that’ll be on, and your best bet for a look for each.
TIFF Opening Soiree
(Wednesday, September 9th at the TIFF Bell Lightbox)
This is one of the most anticipated events of the festival. If you fork out the $300 price tag to get into the rooftop party on the TIFF Lightbox (proceeds go to TIFF’s ongoing support of young and aspiring film makers), you’ll get to mingle with some well-respected Hollywood film makers, actors, and patrons of the arts.
Natalie Portman is the woman of the hour at this year’s event, where she will be giving an “intimate onstage conversation about her life and career.” Take a cue from her classic style – elegant, sophisticated, and feminine – when you consider hair and makeup. If there was ever a time to rock a sleek updo and LBD, this is it. Take a peek at our Old Hollywood glam updo how-to (inspired by Charlize Theron at this year’s Cannes Film Fest).