TIFF 2013: Amy Poehler and Matthew Weiner get the Grey Goose Soho House party started early on Saturday
The shadowy main floor of Soho House had sunlight streaming in on Saturday afternoon for an earlier-than-usual start time to the day’s TIFF 2013 Grey Goose festivities. For the television obsessed, the You Are Here party was about as good as it gets: the film is Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner’s big screen debut and the stacked cast includes SNL alum Amy Poehler. In keeping with the girl power vibe we’ve come to know and love Poehler for, she spent most of the party seated in conversation with a large group of women—only when she got up to go to the bathroom did outsiders dare approach to sing her praises. (Two partygoers may or not have applied an excessive amount of lipstick in said bathroom in hopes of a at-the-sink meet cute to no success.)
Weiner, meanwhile, worked the room like a pro. His mingling was so on point—making sure to catch up with every VIP in the room—that I half expected him to come over and say hello. A girl can dream!
Also representing TV land was Lauren Lapkus—who’s part of the cast of Orange Is the New Black, dressed in an on-theme floral dress. But it was Laura Ramsey, flanked by her dapper designer boyfriend Greg Chait (of Elder Statesman), who won outfit of the night. Her all-black ensemble by Jenni Kayne consisted of perfectly tailored trousers and a top with sheer cap sleeves that were connected to a cape—very Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford at the Oscars. Basically: add “capes” to your fall shopping list now.
And in keeping its reputation alive as the place to be during TIFF, talent streamed in the doors of Soho House all night long despite no other official film parties being on the agenda. Sandra Bullock, fresh from the Venice Film Festival, made it her first destination after arriving in Toronto ahead of today’s Gravity premiere. Also in attendance were Dakota Fanning, Rachel McAdams, Jason Reitman and Susan Saradon. And Chris Hemsworth may have the best younger brother ever: Liam was spotted at Soho House last night which has us predicting that he’ll join Chris on the Rush red carpet tonight—just like he did last week in London.