Last night was the first Fashion’s Night Out ever in Toronto!! Of course, yours truly could not possibly stay away. So, I am reporting on a night that was exciting but way too short for me to have possibly covered all of the events and shopping available.
Although events were held at various City locations, I went to the Bloor and Bay Street area, the heart of Toronto’s best shopping, and started my night with dinner at a favourite downtown eatery, Pangaea, located near the festivities. Dinners were not only tasty but beautifully presented.
Next stop, a fantastic street party hosted by Holt Renfrew. The store had one block of Bloor Street completely closed to vehicle traffic for its FNO / 175th anniversary street party, complete with DJs, refreshments in the form of specially-made pink Diet Cokes and party gear.
Celebrations continue in the store with gift cards of 20% being handed out on the value of purchases made through to Sunday the 9th, as well as an appearance by Sir Elton John.
I’m wishing for this Lida Baday jacket, below, which I tried on in H.R.
Do you like the trend of mixing leather with fabric sleeves? I do!
Refreshments were served all over Bloor and Bay/Yorkville, and many stores were open until 11pm.
Did you have an FNO in your city? Did you go?
The Toronto International Film Festival also started last night and the City is one big party with celebrities and celebrity-seekers everywhere!
Another jacket that I tried on was by designer, Smythe, and wow, I’d never tried that brand before but hey, isn’t that what FNO is about? I was amazed by the perfect fit and unique cut of this brand.
Shoutout to Matthew from Holt’s who we enjoyed meeting and who was kind enough to take this picture. There was confetti all around and on the ground but unfortunately you can’t see it here. I say unfortunately because I would have liked to show just how much pink and white confetti there was. The clean up crew will have some work on their hands! It’s almost 24 hours later and I’m betting cars are driving around Bloor Street with pink confetti stuck in their windshield wipers.
(other clothes, my mom’s design and wardrobe)
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