Toronto 2008 Must-Haves
Toronto 2008 Must-Haves
Reese Witherspoon’s Natural Waves
Tresses need an extra hand from a styling cream (travel-size preferred) with Toronto's unpredictable fall weather. It could rain or it could be sunny and warm, so the stars-and their hairstylists!-will undoubtedly be prepared for any forecast.
BUY A STYLING CREAM NOW Travel-size styling cream, Frederic Fekkai, $9; at Bloomingdales.com.
Jessica Alba’s Jacket
It may not be time for a heavy coat, but a cool topper is a must for the festival's evening activities. Jessica's edgy-meets-classic leather trench is a great option to wear layered over a rocker tee and jeans or for added warmth with a little black dress.
BUY A JACKET LIKE JESSICA’S Leather jacket, Mike amp Chris, $775; at singer22.com.
Sienna Miller’s Hat
Adding an over-the-top accessory can take an outfit from mediocre to magnificent. While festival darling Sienna opted for a fashion forward top hat, the more understated bowler style is a little easier to pull off and still perfectly on-trend with this season's menswear looks.
BUY A HAT LIKE SIENNA’S Felt bowler, Urban Outiftters, $38; at urbanoutfitters.com.
Kate Bosworth’s Dress
Ladies, save your ballgowns for Cannes. Toronto calls for casual couture with a little flare. Kate got it right when she chose a short frock by up-and-coming English designer Preen in an eccentric hue for a night out.
BUY A DRESS LIKE KATE‘S Neon pink bubble dress, Theory, $179; at neimanmarcus.com.
Keira Knightley’s Make Up
A dramatic smoky eye like Keira's is just enough to command attention on the red carpet without piling on too much makeup. Using a gray or navy shadow-instead of black-will help achieve the subtle-yet-strong look.
BUY EYESHADOW LIKE KEIRA’S Smoky Gray eyeshadow, Dr. Hauschka, $18; at beauty.com.
Ben Affleck’s Generosity
Not all must-haves are material things. It's time to open the checkbook-that's chequebook in Canada-to donate to One X One at their annual star-studded gala. Last year’s event, attended by stars like Ben and pal Matt Damon, will happen again this year at the festival.
BUY A CHECKBOOK Damier wallet, Louis Vuitton, $735; at eluxury.com.
Charlize Theron’s Flats
Between premieres, press junkets and parties, the festival can be an exhausting experience. Charlize made the smart choice with a pair of flats to go with her Erica Davies dress.
BUY FLATS LIKE CHARLIZE’S Studded flat sandals, Golden Goose, $355; at shopjake.com.
Rachel McAdams’s Lip Color
This Canadian-native's features are stunning enough without an ounce of makeup, but the pretty shade she wore here accentuated her mouth and made her smile even brighter.
BUY LIPSTICK LIKE RACHEL’S Bloodroses lip color, Kevyn Aucoin, $23; at beauty.com.
Emily Mortimer's Necklace
Diamonds abound in Cannes and scarves are de rigeur at Sundance, but Toronto is the time to bring out the edgier, more dramatic pieces of jewelry, as Emily did with this stunning necklace.
BUY A LIKE NECKLACE LIKE EMILY’S Etta necklace, Dannijo, $440; at vivre.com.
Patricia Clarkson’s Top
Don’t just look to the big screen for drama. A provocative blouse like Patricia's follows the sheer trend-and the ruffles and bows contradict the sexy with a touch of innocence. This style of top pairs perfectly with jeans or trousers.
BUY A BLOUSE LIKE PATRICIA‘S Philippine blouse, Diane von Furstenberg, $285; at nordstrom.com.