Style Domination Goes to the Toronto International Film Festival 2015!

A few weeks ago I was presented with an amazing opportunity to work in a styling suite at the Toronto International Film Festival! Dressing celebrities attending red carpet events – could you ask for anything more? To say I was “thrilled” is the understatement of the century.

Once I was confirmed, I sped down to Toronto to get to work. It was like a dream come true – our team would be working out of the multi-million dollar penthouse of the Trump Tower in downtown Toronto. I’m not sure what was more mindblowing – the penthouse suite, the hundreds of designer gowns available, the glittering jewelry or the amazing team I got to work with.  I’m still buzzing from the experience!

Now, I have many years of working in the luxury retail sector under my belt which I felt really helped me to land this position. While I hadn’t worked in this capacity in years, it all came flooding back to me once we got started. I didn’t realize how much I missed it!

While I am not allowed to discuss who exactly we styled for red carpet events (bound by a non-disclosure agreement), I will tell you that more often than not, I was starstruck. Toronto is currently overrun with A-list celebrities at the moment, so it was natural to walk to work and “run into” John Travolta, Elizabeth Moss, Elizabeth Olsen, Karlie Kloss (I almost died), etc.

Here are some pics from my amazing week at the Toronto International Film Festival!

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A rack of beautiful Narces dresses in the suite. Photo credit: Ryan Emberley

Stylist Suite Toronto TIFF 2015 Trump Residences Trump Tower Style Domination Blogger Big Love Ball

Dresses for days!

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Photo credit: Ryan Emberley

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Media preview in the jewelry room.

Stylist Suite Toronto TIFF 2015 Trump Residences Trump Tower Style Domination Blogger Joan Rivers Artemano Design

Joan gives us all the finger one last time. RIP.

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Thrilled to be sharing a space which such great jewels!

Stylist Suite Toronto TIFF 2015 Trump Residences Trump Tower Style Domination Blogger Mischa Barton

Mischa Barton signs the Big Love Ball! www.bigloveball.com

Stylist Suite Toronto TIFF 2015 Trump Residences Trump Tower Style Domination Blogger Monika Schnarre

Monika Schnarre with her great line of skincare

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Moov Cosmetics nail polish – really great vegan polish! Available at Whole Foods. Photo credit: Ryan Emberley

Karlie Kloss L'Oreal Press Toronto TIFF 2015 Trump Residences Trump Tower Style Domination Blogger

Karlie Kloss! It’s not fair that she’s more beautiful (and super tall) in person! Photo credit: Ryan Emberley

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Having fun at the Mongrel Media Party!

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My beautiful sister-in-law Taisia and her dapper fiancé Luis!

TIFF 2015 Mongrel Media Party Style Domination Blogger Rachel McAdams

Rachel McAdams at the Mongrel Media party – #starstruck!

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Sky Lobby at the Trump Residences

TIFF 2015 Trump Residences Trump Tower Style Domination Steinway Piano

Got to play this beautiful Steinway grand piano. I can cross this one off the bucket list.

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Having fun in the Distillery District!

I had the time of my life in Toronto at TIFF 2015!  Which movies do you want to see? I’m dying to see Martian with Matt Damon!

xo,

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    • September 15, 2015 / 4:23 pm

      Like, RIGHT???? I almost died! She’s 10-ft tall, has wonderful skin, and is super bubbly and nice! Thanks for reading, Joy! xoxox

  1. September 15, 2015 / 4:50 pm

    Great pictures! What an awesome experience.

    • September 15, 2015 / 5:00 pm

      Thank you so much! Like I said, I’m still buzzing from last week!! xo

  2. September 15, 2015 / 6:53 pm

    That’s amazing that you actually got to help style celebrities!!!! I’m currently working with ET Canada for TIFF too and one of the interviews we did today was with Luke Evans and omg lol I forgot I was supposed to be working because I just wanted to stare and same when Elizabeth Olsen came in she is so angelic!! Did you take many pictures? We aren’t allowed to take ANY pictures of the celebrities with our personal cameras of phone T_T siigh.

    • September 15, 2015 / 7:35 pm

      Omg. No. No pictures of celebrities allowed at all. Most of these pics are courtesy of the PR company I was working for. Yeah – how ethereal is Elizabeth Olsen?? I almost died. Good for you with ET Canada! That’s awesome! I met Chloe Wilde who *I think* is an ET Canada host…maybe E! Network, actually…

  3. September 16, 2015 / 1:22 am

    This is truly amazing. Go you!! 🙂

    • September 16, 2015 / 6:53 am

      Thanks, luv! I am so grateful for that opportunity! How are you?? xo

  4. September 16, 2015 / 5:33 pm

    What a wonderful experience!! #starstruck AWESOME! 🙂

    • September 16, 2015 / 7:05 pm

      It really was. I’m so grateful and thankful! I miss being surrounded by all of those glittering dresses and jewels!

  5. September 20, 2015 / 8:12 am

    Fabulous photos! What a great experience. ☺

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