The NKPR IT Lounge is one of my favourite stops during TIFF - not just because of the great products,which of course they have, but also because there is always a component of doing good that goes with the fun. After getting gussied up, celebrities swing by the Portrait Studio, manned this year by Caitlin Cronenberg in partnership with W Magazine where with every celebrity visit, the IT Lounge gives back with a donation to Artists for Peace and Justice and Best Buddies - and I get to ogle John Cusack!
Saje was on hand to connect visitors to the healing power of plants with their plant-derived essential oils and pure ingredients straight from nature and were offering up a much needed Pocket Pharmacy filled with essential oils to calm nerves, relieve pain, boost immunity and more. Those of us in the GTA will be happy to know that they are about to launch four stores here including Square One, Vaughan Mills, Yonge St. Uptown and Queen Street West.
Tweezerman was showing off their new brushes, men's line but my favourite was the Purple Reign slanted tweezers which they personally engraved with my initials and a couple of crystals to give them bling!
Some crazy socks from Yo Sox included patterns with beer, burgers and fries, eggs and my fave, bacon!
The fall collection of Davids Tea were on hand including Maple Sugar, Pumpkin Chai, Snickerdoodle, Sweet Apple Cider and Yes We Cran!
Love the fun and edgy jewellery from Christian-Rex - hand made with Swarovski crystals - my fave of course was the sparkly skulls! To see all of the designs for yourself check out - www.christian-rex.ca
Goody was on hand to touch up hair quick and easy with their exclusive Spin Pin and decorative hair accessories!
Rudsak celebrates 20 years of being a cool Canadian fashion brand with a range of leather outerwear that makes you wish for colder weather!
Dr. Ashlin Alexander was on hand to share the top trends in cosmetic enhancements including the popularity of eyebrow transplants and banishing eye bags with Neotensil - a kind of Spanx for the eyes!
Lisamarie - the happiest day of my life was the day Sephora opened it's first store in Canada (thankfully in Toronto), second happiest day was before this when Sephora finally started shipping to Canada, third I guess would be my wedding day (but don't tell my husband where he ranks please!)
*** Christelle - I enjoy shoe shopping and drinking martinis...preferably at the same time!