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Massive Party 2014: 35 photos from inside the AGO’s poptastic anniversary bash

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Massive Party 2014 AGO

Photography by Jenna Marie Wakani

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As we predicted, last night’s tenth annual Massive Party at the Art Gallery of Ontario was sexy, stylish and the perfect start to spring party season. Sprawling much of the gallery’s 480,000 square foot space, it was one big ole Warholian ode to modern day pop art complete with larger than life dice, donuts and ironic hashtag banners. Guests were encouraged to bring their sartorial best, and awarded as such by a troika of hipster Joan Rivers who flashed everyone 10s as they entered past the red carpet.

Further inside, we were treated to a performance by the permanently moto jacket-clad Joseph of Mercury, who swapped his signature white mid-performance for a gold version designed by stylist Sarah Jay. Also in gold was The Collections’ Mel Ashcroft, who wore a lamé vest designed by Toronto designer Sid Neigum. And while many went wedding apropos (go big or go home, we s’pose), others kept it streetwise in X-ray imprinted fingerless gloves that were given out by scantily clad cigarette boys. A surrealistic post script: Mayoral candidate John Tory was there.

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What to wear to an art party: 10 partygoers prep for AGO Massive Party

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After last week’s epic induction at Holt Renfrew, spring party season ramps up with the Art Gallery of Ontario’s annual Massive Party this Thursday. In its 10th year, the bash is a stylish, sexy night at the museum, complete with installations, performances and open bars a’plenty. And while our RSVP status is most definitely “yes,” our outfit selection is a little less set in stone. To help us with some inspiration, we turn to 10 Massive Party organizers, performers and partygoers for tips on what to wear.

Wanna come? Massive Party tickets are available for purchase at ago.net!


Holt Renfrew’s Uncrate India party: Waris Ahluwalia poses for selfies, guests go all out with sari-inspired style

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Holt Renfrew Uncrate India party

Photography by Jenna Marie Wakani

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We gave you a behind-the-scenes peek at how Alexandra Weston and Waris Ahluwalia curated the Holt Renfrew H Project Uncrate India collection. We shared 50+ artisanal items from the collection. And now it’s time to take a look at the incredible bash that Holt Renfrew threw last night in celebration of it all. The Bloor Street store was transformed into a vibrant Indian market, welcoming hundreds of guests adorned in sari-inspired attire. Rooms were tented with pink and orange fabric for an intimate feel, gilded bird cages stuffed with flowers hung from the ceilings and guests were greeted upon arrival with a shower of rose petals. But the lavish extravaganza didn’t stop there. Read more »


Inside the Express Times Square opening: Robin Thicke performs as partygoers shop spring style

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Express Times Square NYC

Photography courtesy Express

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When you’re opening your largest store to date, it only makes sense to go big or go home. Express, the retail apparel chain that offers a mix of sleek work basics and sexy-meets-stylish casualwear did just that last week. To officially celebrate the launch of their Times Square, New York City location, the store hosted a massive party complete with models, mayhem and a performance by Robin Thicke.

While the bustling Times Square strip became even more busy (fans were lined up hours before the event began, hoping to sneak in for the VIP pre-party mingle) Thicke conducted media interviews on the second floor of the three-story Express. Guests sipped on cocktails and glass straw-adorned bottles of Fiji water, while not-so-subtly sneaking a peek at the singer, who was without his signature shades. (Don’t worry: once the performance started they were back on!) Those less inclined to participate in some light celebrity stalking indulged in shopping, as New York’s almost-spring weather was a perfect match for the breezy dresses, embellished tops and statement accessories on display in the store. Read more »


Inside the Mackage fashion week bash: Brendan Fallis’s tunes make for one sweaty late dance party

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Mackage Fashion Week Party

Photography by George Pimentel

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A sparse wintertime social calendar will do things to a person. Namely, make them want to party. On Wednesday night, spring fever was certainly in the air and Toronto’s most stylish were out for a good time. After the Joe Fresh and Pink Tartan co-hosted party over at Lee restaurant, the gang headed over to The Citizen (formerly Brant House) for a hip-hop throwdown courtesy of Mackage, Maybelline and Redken.

DJ Brendan Fallis a.k.a. 21st century Paul Newman set the stage for one helluva sweaty dance party, swiftly (maybe a little swiftly) blending A$AP Rocky into Lynyrd Skynyrd like woah. (Important note: Beyoncé’s “Drunk in Love” was the only track played in full which kept everything right in the world). Leading the dance pack was Cary Tauben who flitted from group to group with his signature flair. Honourable mentions go to designer Mikhael Kale, Chatelaine editor Tyler Franch and Narrative PR’s Laura Serra for fashionably beating up the beat till the wee hours.
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Inside the Joe Fresh and Pink Tartan after party: 21 pictures that prove Wednesday is Toronto Fashion Week’s biggest night

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Joe Fresh After Party

Photography by George Pimentel Photography

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Without a doubt, Wednesday night is the biggest of Toronto Fashion Week. The show schedule is stacked with the city’s—the country’s!—greatest hits and the after party scene is getting just as competitive. To keep things interesting, Joe Fresh and Pink Tartan combined forces this season, hosting a smash of a party just down the street from the tents, at Lee Restaurant. Considering that the Pink Tartan crowd has always been a a big part of the Joe Fresh after party tradition, it just makes sense for Joe Mimran and Kimberley Newport-Mimran to make it official.

Also becoming a part of the Joe Fresh/Pink Tartan after party tradition is DJ Mad Marj, the unassuming New York-based heiress who kept the tightly packed crowd dancing, be it to 2 Chainz, Pharrell or… Nora Jones. (Seriously.) Lee’s two-room layout allowed for a bit of a divide between social sets, with fresh-from-the-runway models, stylists and party-hopping editors taking over the back room, while Mimran family friends (including the horn-blowing Bruce C. Bailey) and backstage stars filled up front of house. Read more »


Designers, models and cool kids toast fashion week at Soho House

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Toronto Fashion Week Opening Party Soho House

Photography by Mauricio Calero

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It was a busy start to World Mastercard Fashion Week in Toronto on Monday. Not to be outdone by a show-packed schedule, the trio behind promo team The Collections threw an opening night party at Soho House. Drawing their usual west end crowd, cool kids in toques, cornrows and dark lips filled the elegant space with attitude to spare. The company’s troupe of represented designers including Beaufille’s Chloe and Parris Gordon, Sid Neigum and Thomas Balint’s Michael Thomas all came by to toast the week ahead. Photographer Renata Kaveh went for early spring megawatt, opting for head-to-toe white. Meanwhile, several fresh-off-the-runway models infiltrated with glass cutting cheekbones. Read more »


Inside the Canadian Stage Theatre Ball: 17 photos of stylish attendees dancing the night away

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Canadian Stage Theatre Ball 2014

Photography by George Pimentel

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If you’re going to celebrate an innovative theatre company, you better put on quite the show. Such was the case last week the Canadian Stage’s annual Theatre Ball, which brought together over 400 guests at The Carlu for dinner, drinks, a live auction and—most importantly—dancing! (Ask anyone on the fundraising gala circuit and they’ll be quick to admit that of all the parties, Canadian Stage guarantees the biggest dance floor. There’s something about musical theatre…)

While last year’s Theatre Ball was birthday party themed, for 2014 “Shatter: Provoke Your Curiosity” was the name of the game. From floor-to-ceiling panels that looked like artfully arranged pieces of a smashed mirror to shards of translucent sugar candy serving as centrepieces, the party felt like a journey inside Alice’s looking glass. When it came to what attendees were wearing, the shine factor was just as important. Read more »


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