November 1st was definitely a night to put into the Fashionable Life history books. With three major events in one evening, the FASHION team was off and running.
First stop was the Sephora store opening on Bloor Street at Avenue Road. Packed to the rafters with the latest, luscious beauty booty, the store also became packed with media types and customers alike. After a short and sweet speech by FASHION beauty director Laura Keogh, guests were left to shop and drink champagne. This fashionable girl had to have the Canadian-made Cake Satin Sugar Hair & Body Refreshing Powder for lighter hues, natch. Also among the loot: cult faves Nars, Philosophy and mineral makeup wonder brand, Bare Escentuals. Note to beauty lovers: Add a Sephora gift certificate to your Christmas list – we already did! The big day is only five weeks away.
Next up was the Calvin Klein Man fragrance launch at a gallery on Queen West. Über sexy male model Garrett Neff, the face of Calvin Klein Man, was on-hand and much younger looking than his ads, but adorable nonetheless. Boy-about-town Shinan Govani was holding court on the couch, no doubt taking in all the action for his National Post column. Greta Constantine designers, Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong, were also there, fresh from their L’Oréal Fashion Week triumph.
After mingling with the in crowd and grabbing the coveted gift bag (with the new fragrance and a man-sized Calvin Klein Man T-shirt, for the fashionable man, of course), it was back up to Bloor Street to meet the magnetic and handsome Olivier Theyskens, in town showing off his latest collection for Nina Ricci at Holt Renfrew. The long-haired Belgian was greeted by media and loyal Holts customers like PR maven Alexandra Weston, fashion scribe David Livingstone and Holts’ VP of fashion direction, Barbara Atkin.
Finally, it was time for the fashionable crowd to call it a night. We needed some sleep for the upcoming week, you know. Kate Moss’s line of holiday finds made its cheap and chic debut at Holts, and I hope you got there early, kittens, to grab Robert Cavalli’s sexy dresses for H&M. Our credits cards got a workout!