Monday, September 17, 2012

TIFF Insider: The NKPR IT Lounge

On our latest TIFF 2012 Gifting Lounge Tour, we stopped by the NKPR offices for this year's IT Lounge. Welcoming us was a healthy spread prepared by The Food Dudes for The Grain Farmers of Ontario and Great Lakes Biodiesel. Celebs snacked on whole grain pasta, fresh rice wraps, quesadillas and tortilla crisps made from local grain products.
Tweezerman brought in my favourite brow person in Toronto, Mary Dang to provide brow touch-up for celebs looking for that perfect shape. A mini-mani bar was also set-up for a quick shape and essie polish change.
Two of our Hip + Urban Girls of the Week! Natasha Koifman, President of NKPR battles actress Tara Spencer-Nairn in a STiKS Gaming tournament. The project is a charity that allows people at home to battle their favourite celeb via online gaming.
SKYY Vodka kept the drinks flowing with a dedicated bar and signature cocktails like (L to R) The Peach Paltrow, Good As Gosling and The White Knightley. Skipping the cocktails before noon, we sipped on a bottlegreen drink and some Aquahydrate water.

Sharon Ng of The Backseat Stylers hams it up for our camera
Guests were also gifted goody bags of Kandy with a K, a fundraising initiative launched by NKPR to benefit 10 charities including Artists For Peace & Justice and Fashion Cares 25.
RW&CO. shared their 2012 fall and holiday collection with guests and gifted away pieces
I squeezed in a quick catch-up and brow touch-up with Mary 
lia sophia, a direct-selling jewellery company was on hand to showcase and gift pieces from their catalogue collection. I was actually impressed with how hip some of the necklaces were. The designs are exclusive to lia sophia and they offer pieces in almost every budget.
On the day I visited, photographer Norman Wong of The Coveteur was manning the NKPR IT Lounge Portrait Studio and snapped this photo of me. Legendary fashion photog, Patrick Demarchelier took over the studio the next day - you know, no big deal. The NKPR IT Lounge definitely made for a fun day out of the office. Stay tuned for our final gifting suite behind-the-scenes tomorrow!

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