Once again, the Canadian fashion extravaganza that is the
Annual Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards (CAFA), recently made headlines across the country, and planet at large, for its inimitable style, savoir-faire, globe-changing and yes, gala-hosting, and party fabulous! Masterminded by visionary make-it-happen Toronto gals VICKY MILNER and BRITTANY KUCZYNSKI, this year’s edition, held at the gorgeously historic Fairmont Royal York was the most outstanding thus far, spoiling guests sweet with a stunning opening cocktail, very memorable Sephora sponsored after-party, and perfect Hollywood worthy gala hosted by beloved Canadian celebrity JESSI CRUICKSHANK. Photography GEORGE PIMENTEL
ESSENCE OF SSENSE: SSENSE co-founder / COO BASSEL ATALLAH and womens buying director BRIGITTE CHARTRAND. CAFA CO-FOUNDERESSE: The indefatigable and so fabulous BRITTNEY KACZYNSKI. THERE ARE NO WORDS. DIARY FAMILY: Stylist to the stars CARY TAUBEN. OH SO COCO: Homegrown supermodel and Diary fave, the perfect COCO ROCHA. WANT-TASTIC: WANT Les Essentiels and WANT Apothecary founders DEXTER PEART and brother BYRON PEART. ONE OF OUR FAVE SONGS! Sartorially expert and all out cool Frank & Oak co-founder ETHAN SONG. OH SO COCO: Homegrown supermodel and Diary fave, the perfect COCO ROCHA. GORGE AS EVER: GRACE MACARY. POWER SHOT: Founder/ CEO of The Business of Fashion IMRAN AMED, winner of the Vanguard Award , with Hudson’s Bay president LIZ RODBELL. HOW FABULOUS IS SHE REALLY? IRIS APFEL, International Style Icon. MAGIC MOMENT: Hudson’s Bay president LIZ RODBELL, onstage with Business of Fashion founder /CEO IMRAN AMED, winner of the Vanguard Award. INFLUENCER SHINES! Beloved personality / star of Hockey Wives MARIPIER MORIN in UNTTLD. CAFA CO-FOUNDERESSE: The indefatigable and so fabulous VICKY MILNER. PODIUM PERFECT: Lasalle College alum XIAOYI LI, Simons Fashion Design Student Of The Year. WANT WOWS: WANT Les Essentiels and WANT Apothecary founders BYRON PEART and DEXTER PEART present an award at CAFA 2017. SUPERMODEL SQUAD: Canadian born supermodel COCO ROCHA (at centre in white) hits the dance floor at the Sephora afterparty. ICON IN THE HOUSE! Celebrity host JESSI CRUICKSHANK chats up International Style Icon Of The Year IRIS APFEL. UNTTLED IN THIS TITLE: Homegrown personality / star of Hockey Wives MARIPIER MORIN (In UNTTLD) with one of the homegrown house’s nominated designers, JOSÉ MANUEL ST-JACQUES. T-WINNING TEAM: International Canadian Designer Of The Year ERDEM MORALIOGLU and sister SARA MORALIOGLU. MTL’S MARAM MAKES ITS MARK: Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent, Fashion winner MARAM and KPMG’S DEMET TEPE, both in MARAM. START-UP STARPOWER! Frank & Oak’s ETHAN SONG and Lightspeed’s BRADLEY GRILL and founder /CEO DAX DASILVA. HUGGING IT OUT: Stylist to the stars and the inimitable MARNEY SOBEL. WITH MY SUSTER IN SOCIAL: Diary’s JENN CAMPBELL, National Post social columnist and all out fabulous superwoman, Toronto’s AMORYN ENGEL. LOVE TIHS GAL: Diary’s JENN CAMPBELL, model human MARNEY SOBEL ABADIAN. #TEAM SENTALER: Diary’s JENN CAMPBELL, Sentaler marketing chief CHRISTI HIMMELHEBER, and designer extraordinaire BOJANA SENTALER. TABLE TALK: Diary’s JENN CAMPBELL (centre), super singer KESHIA CHANTE (rightT and a pal. PARTY PRIMED! Real Housewives of Toronto’s JOAN KELLEY WALKER, Diary’s JENN CAMPBELL, model MARNEY SOBEL ACADIAN, RHOT’s ROXY EARLE, and LYSA LASH, of Lysa Lash Next Generation Fur. #SELFIEOFASELFIE: Power of Prive’s JANE HANRAHAN, Lysa Lash of LYSA LASH Next Generation Fur, Power of Prive’s VANESSA MULRONEY, Diary’s JENN CAMPBELL, and Real Housewives of Toronto’s ROXY EARLE.