How many of you ladies are getting ready to hit the party scene for TIFF? Summer is officially come
to a close and September has begun. If you live in Toronto the buzz of TIFF is in the air and the
excitement has only started. Everyone is getting ready for 3 things; movies, star sightings and the
lavish parties. As a seasoned aficionado of all things TIFF; whether preparing and choosing the must
have items of the season for celebrity gifting suites from attending the amazing parties bodes the
popular question every woman is battling with is “What am I going to wear?”.
Here are a few helpful fashion tips on what I believe will help you prepare for any TIFF event you
The dress code for all TIFF events is “Dress to Impress” – It is the type of festival that you could end
up anywhere, so expect the unexpected. Party hopping is part of the allure of TIFF, so I would
recommend that you take the opportunity to break out that really outstanding pair of shoes. What
about that fantastic dress that you have been dying to wear but always thought “Where am I ever going
to wear this?” well this would be that time.
When choosing your outfit always try to go for stylish/sexy. The crowd that attend these parties
usually have a background in the arts so style is a must. Although it’s a mixed bag on who you may see at
these events always dress to impress. The one major thing in common is that most attendees have a
cool sense of fashion. The overall thought you want to avoid when getting ready is that you were just
kicked off the set from the “Jersey Shore”. Upon choosing your outfit look through your closet and
decide first what will be my “must wear” item so you can begin building the outfit around it.
In order to narrow down your choices on what to wear expect to see a mix between super bright dresses
with vibrant colors still trickling from the summer. You will also observe those super fashionistas
beginning to showcase their transition wear for the upcoming fall season. You should expect to see
ladies continuing the trends such as colour blocking, black and white, leather, and animal prints. My
personal favourites (which I will be wearing) are fringe, feathers, lace and 50’s, 60’s inspired overall
Lastly a few words of advice “Try on the outfit!!!!!” How many times have we all been in a panic
because we left everything to the last minute, we try on the outfit planned for our fantastic evening and
it actually is not a stunner. We have all been guilty of this so save yourself the time and the stress “TRY IT
ON” so you can pick a plan B if it doesn’t work.
Ladies find your inner fabulous, exude confidence and own the room like it’s your party!