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Tommy Ton comes to Holt Renfrew & Toronto pulls out their best shoes

Tommy Ton of JakandJil.com

Toomy Ton, the man behind the insanely popular fashion and shoe blog JakandJil popped into his home town of Toronto for a fun little event at Holt Renfrew, which is Canada’s answer to Saks.

Holt’s gathered the city’s fashion glitterati and presented a collection of Tommy Ton’s much heralded shoe shots as well as the Fall 2010 designer collections. The result was a crowd of impeccably dressed folks with stunning shoes to match. Tommy Ton was also there shooting the shoes of those who came out, so the stakes were high on August 18, 2008 at 50 Bloor Street West.

Here are a few that caught the eye of OfTheNow...

Stylist Allison Bouras in Miu Miu

Stylist George Antonopoulos in Vivienne Westwood

ASC PR's Natasha Penzo in Oscar de la Renta

Alexander Wang

Flare Magazine's Assistant Market Editor Erin O'Brien in YSL

Designer Jeremy Laing in super touchable sweater of his own design



Stylist Shea Hurley in Gucci and friend in Alexander McQueen

Holt Renfrew client Jenny Aaron in Aldo

Fashion Magazine's Elli Stuhler in two-tone Oxfords

Alexander McQueen Fall 2010 Booties

Sam Edelman

Pierre Hardy

Holt Renfrew's Jacinta Mulhern in YSL

Holt Renfrew's Jen Daubney in Miu Miu


Shoes, Shoes and More Shoes…

Alexander Wang‘s Holt Renfrew appearance not only brought out fashion lovers, but it also brought out their shoes… Here’s who was spotted and what they had on…

Holt Renfrew's Natalie Lecomte in Giuseppe Zanotti and Army Issued Socks

The Globe and Mail's Amy Verner in Yohji Yamamoto

ASC PR's Natasha Penzo in Alexander Wang

Holt Renfrew's Jacinta Mulhern in Celine

Student Lindsay Coome in Alexander Wang Mules

Fashion Photographers and Sisters Lily & Lilac in Zara

Mystery Lady in Alexander Wang Fall 2010 Open Toe Booties

Alexander Wang: He Came, We Saw, & We Snapped Photos

Mr. Alexander Wang Himself

Alexander Wang is only 24-years-old but his designs are loved by women far and wide, and for very good reason. He is incredibly talented, creative, has an eye for detail and uses the best fabrics he can get his hands on. He is also insanely cute, so cute you just want to shove him in your pocket and pull him out when you are having a bad day, just to see that cheery smile.

Yesterday, July 21,2010, fashion fans poured into Holt Renfrew‘s second floor for a chance to meet and take a photo with the designer extraordinaire and of course peep his Fall 2010 line.

Wang never disappoints with his wears, the leather in particular made more than one person swoon with glee.

Alexander Wang Boots

Heel Detail in Alexander Wang Boots

Alexander Wang Leather Jacket

As expected people were dressed to impress, some more successful than others. Lindsay Coome is a student at UWO and looked cute as a button in her Opening Ceremony dress, Prism glasses and Alexander Wang mules.

Student Lindsay Coome

Fashion photographers and sisters Lily and Lilac also looked incredible with their effortless style.

Fashion Photographers Lily & Lilac

You would be hard pressed to find ASC PR‘s Natasha Penzo not looking stunning, here she is in an Alexander Wang top and shoes.

ASC PR's Natasha Penzo Alexander Wang top and shoes.

And of course the ever stylish Kiwi and Holt Renfrew’s  Natalie Lecomte showed us why curls rule.

Kiwi & Holt Renfrew's Natalie Lecomte

But ladies I have to say no one, and I mean no could even touch Holt Renfrew’s Marni rep Gloria Sharp’s style, it simply oozed out of her. Take note everyone, this woman has the illusive ‘it’ factor. Here she is in vintage Issey Miyake and a little touch of Alexander Wang.

Holt Renfrew's Marni Rep, Gloria Sharp

Gloria's Little Bit of Alexander Wang

The Thompson is Open and the Rooftop is Stunning

The scene at the pool...

Stunning and modelesque cocktail waitresses weaving through the crowd in custom-made-Jeremy Laing dresses, giant mojitos, models lollygagging and floating leisurely in the infinity pool and Toronto’s fantastic (and a few recognizable outsiders) dressed to kill, and all in one place.

Sounds like the scene from an off-the-wall art film, but no, it was June 17, 2010 The Thompson Hotel grand opening soiree in Toronto. And in case you didn’t know, The Thompson Toronto is the hotel group’s first outside the U.S.A.

The night was filled with opulence and indulgence, as one would expect from the much anticipated opening (the opening date had to be pushed a few times, which is generally par for the course). But that’s neither here, nor there, we’re talking about the party.

Early in the night the lobby was already brimming with people, but not so full that we didn’t take in the whimsical Toronto skyline mural by Spanish artist Javier Mariscal.

View from the roof...

The rooftop was definitely where everyone wanted to be, but with over 1,000 guests and a capacity of just under 240 on the rooftop, not everyone could get up. Luckily we were smart enough to get there early and go straight to the roof.

Before we got there we couldn’t help noticing how the lights in the elevator twinkled like stars in the night sky, nice touch Thompson crew, nice touch indeed.

Once on the roof we were greeted by one of the many stunning ladies in Jeremy Laing dresses serving cocktails, wine and of course munchies prepared by Executive Chef Scott Conant.

Model/Cocktail waitress in Jeremy Laing custom dress for The Thompson

We ended up vying for the giant mojitos and made our way around the 360-degree rooftop terrace to take in the view while it was still light out.

Rooftop Mojitos

As the sun went down the evening quickly livened up and with sounds from L.A.’s beautiful DJ Alex Merrell. The rooftop certainly did not disappoint and neither did some of the guests. Many of the expected Canadian celebs were there, such as, Jeanne BekerKelly Rowan, Shenae Grimes, but the most notable for this blog, was also the guest smallest in size.

Pint-sized, 13-year-old  Style Rookie blogger Tavi Gevinson was also in attendance. The funny part was the girl who gets front row seats at coveted fashion shows like Marc Jacobs was barely even looked at on her .

“The paparazzi camera guys didn’t even notice her,” laughed Christopher Sherman, FT Producer and Gevinson’s escort for the night. We noticed her and had a little chat, and have to admit, she is pretty cute.

Style Rookie--Tavi Gevinson


Tavi in Pierre Hardy for GAP avec striped socks!

But those who didn’t make it upstairs were not to be disappointed, there was a plethora of visual stimulation and libations for them in the various places throughout the hotel. One room was playing game 7 of the NBA finals on a massive screen, there was a full blown dance party in lead up by Ellen’s DJ, DJ Tony in the lobby, girls having a pillow fight in a boxing ring (that one was a bit of a questionable choice) and many others.

All in all kudos, where kudos are due to Peter Freed, Tony Cohen, ASC PR and the rest of The Thompson crew, it was a great party on a beautiful night. OfTheNow has been, and will be back again…and again.

With Fashion Photographer Adam Levett and Fade to Black Casting's Lily Pritchard