Inside our 35th anniversary party: We celebrate in style alongside 700 of our chicest friends
What’s better than a birthday party? Your own birthday party! On Wednesday night, the FASHION team (well, that’d be us) celebrated the magazine’s 35th anniversary, and as you might expect, Toronto’s most stylish guys and gals were out in full force. 700 of our closest friends packed into the Distillery’s Fermenting Cellar to toast us with Skyy Vodka cocktails, mini burgers and musical performances by Divine Brown and The Parallels.
As gussied up guests including Canadian model legends Yasmine Warsame, Liisa Winkler and Stacey McKenzie worked their signature poses on the dance floor (ahem, notice them sneaky Browns Shoes footprints?), others like Holt Renfrew’s Moira Wright and eLuxe’s Amina Said indulged in a few faux ones courtesy of the Guess Watches photo booth. Meanwhile, our signature L’Oreal Paris lipstick made it onto the pouts of many a partygoer.
As for the clothes (the clothes!), there were several trends in full force, and coordination was certainly one of them. Canadian design power couple Joe Mimran and Kimberly Newport-Mimran were decked out in matching camel getups (even their daughter Jacqueline matched) Meanwhile, Caillianne and Samantha Beckerman twinned it out in matching high-waisted skirts and well…faces. Sequins was another, with our editor-in-chief Bernadette Morra, Knot PR’s Amy Burstyn-Fritz and our beauty director Lesa Hannah all in shimmering metallics.
And as any good birthday gal knows: we couldn’t have gotten this far alone. It was an honour to have so many great Canadian fashion forces in the house to celebrate with us, including Michael Budman, Jeremy Laing, Arthur Mendonca, David Dixon, Sid Neigum, Phillip Sparks and Sunny Fong. The last 35 years have certainly been a slice, and with a quick flip through this gallery of greats we daresay the next 35 years are going to be even better.