If you’ve ever been late for work because Jian Ghomeshi’s soothing voice lured you into an episode of CBC Radio’s Q, you would have been in good company at last night’s party to celebrate the launch of his debut non-fiction book 1982. Otherwise rowdy partygoers perked up when Jian Ghomeshi took to the stage at The Opera House to say a few words about 1982 and the room basically erupted in cheer when he started singing “Psycho Killer” with Arkells. And such was the overall mood of the event: various Canadian musicians—like Jason Collett, Shad and Lights—took turns on stage, turning an already high-energy book launch into an A-list karaoke dance party of New Wave ’80s hits. (And who other than Jian Ghomeshi could get Olivia Chow and Justin Trudeau out and dancing on a Tuesday night?) Read more »
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Jian Ghomeshi knows how to do a book launch: 19 photos of partygoers celebrating the release of 1982 with an all-star karaoke dance party
Osheaga Style Snaps: 45 photos of cut-off clad festivalgoers (and Florence Welch!) braving the heat in Montreal this weekend
It’s no small feat to stay stylish and festival-ready when Mother Nature decides to cram lightning, torrential rain and paralyzing heat into the space of three short days, but as a whole, Osheaga’s festivalgoers managed to take the unpredictable weather this past weekend fashionably in stride.
Though typical festival garb showed up in full force (think flower crowns, ratty shorts and boho fringe), there was a decidedly more feminine and ‘50s-inspired sartorial lean. From a mint gingham halter dress to a bralette-and-circle-skirt combo, Osheaga’s female attendees somehow managed to strike a Betty-Draper-meets-Pocahontas golden mean, adding in unexpected elements to their femme pieces like an oversized pewter shark tooth or Montauk moccasins.
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Inside Power Ball 2012: Kobos on trees, a mock television talk show, a bison on a spit, a performance by Dragonette (and much much much more)
Lauded as the hottest art party of the year, the Power Plant’s annual Power Ball fundraiser certainly lived up to expectations last night. Complete with wall-projected animations, Kobos hanging on trees, an old fashioned swing and a pre-party hosted by the much-hyped Soho House, almost 2,000 partygoers danced into the wee hours while carving off pieces of Marc Thuet’s bison on a spit. Some of our favourite duos—The Society’s Ashleigh Dempster and Amanda Blakely, designer Philip Sparks and NOW’s Andrew Sardone, Knot PR’s Amy Burstyn-Fritz and Tatiana Read, designer Jeremy Laing and Frank Griggs, and eTalk’s Tanya Kim and CP24’s Melissa Grelo—flitted around the scene. There was a mock television talk show (which we took part in) with a dancing robot sharing hosting duties. There was a performance by Dragonette. There were ladies dressed as sailors and men dressed as women. There were, always, many types of cocktails a-flowing (shout-out to Grey Goose, who created a timely Diamond Jubilee mix at the pre-party). Surely, more highlights will come to us throughout the day, but we can’t be asked to recount them all, given how late we were up.
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The countdown to the Oscars continues with an extra special look into the bag belonging to one of the red carpet’s leading reporting ladies, eTalk’s Tanya Kim. With one of the most familiar (and cute!) faces in the biz, Kim’s been on the front lines of everything celebrity, alongside cohost Ben Mulroney. This Sunday she’ll be front and centre as the cameras hit the red carpet at the 84th Academy Awards. Have a look at all that she carries with her to get the job done.
When skimming through TIFF coverage on most mediums, what you can’t see is the dark circles under the reporters’ eyes, caffeine stained teeth and, depending on what you’re reading, hints of a champagne hangover. Red carpet reporters like ETalk‘s Tanya Kim are on camera all the time, so they don’t have the luxury of invisibility. We had a chance to catch up with her over email on how she keeps it fresh during TIFF, who she’s excited to interview and her red carpet wardrobe.
What will you be doing this year for the festival? “I will be hosting Etalk every day, as well as interviewing stars when they visit our Joe Fresh Style etalk Celebrity Interview Lounge at the Intercontinental Hotel, catching up with celebs at their premieres and galas, BBMing fans and curiosity seekers, tweeting, and slipping in some “off duty” fun at various parties if there’s time (and energy!)” left over. Read more »