When the name at the top of the invite is as powerful and inspiring as
Lise Watier, you know you’re in for an epic, even transformative evening. And we were. The 700 plus attending the 6th annual Lise Waiter Benefit Gala at Windsor Station were treated to a spectacular Scandinavian-themed soiree, where food, ambiance,music and the crowd were on point. Even better: The evening exceeded expectations, raising a whopping $695,000 for the non-profit that plays such a pivotal role in empowering women to garner financial independence with programs like s’Entreprendre, maximizing potential through education and entrepreneurship. Bravo! And yes, we have the exclusive pics and pop for your enjoyment. Photography DAN PROKOPOWICZ FASHIONATING: Festival Mode et Design’s JEAN-FRANÇOIS DAVIAU and RACHEL LAPLANTE. FEATHER FAB: CLAIRE WEBSTER in VINTAGE and STUART WEITZMAN. FAB & FEATHERED 4: CLAIRE WEBSTER, husband STUART WEBSTER, ALDO Senior VP NICHOLAS MARTIRE, wife WILLA LEUS. WILLA WOWS: WILLA LEUS in NEEDLE & THREAD, VINTAGE and STELLA MCCARTNEY. GOLDEN GAL: VALERIE GAGNON in LA PETITE ROBE. MAKING DREAMS COME TRUE, STYLISHLY: Honourary ball president, Sanimax CEO MARTIN COUTURE in TOM FORD and love, foundation GM and driving force MARIE-LISE ANDRADE in DUY. WATIER GALS! SARTORIALLY SAVVY: Toronto’s BRUCE KAGAN and MTL-based fiancée LISSY KATES. ONE FINE GAGGLE: LYSA LASH, LISSY KATES, WILLA LEUS. POSE PERFECTION: NATHALIE ANDRADE in LYSA LASH – NEXT GENERATION FUR. LENDING STYLISH SUPPORT: Hotels Germain co-president / owner CHRISTIANE GERMAIN. GROUP HUDDLE: GYLANE ST-GEORGES, National Bank Financial’s GUY CÔTÉ, FRANCIS MAHEU, and KATERINE ROCHELEAU. BACK TO BLACK: GYLANE ST-GEORGES in PUCCI. GODDESS IN ELECTRIC BLUE: JULIA LAJOIE in head-to-toe HOLT RENFREW. TEAM TUX: Legal eagles and good bros CHARLES NADEAU, ERIC HAMAM, SIMON BRUNELLE, JEAN FONTAINE. SO GORGE: CHARLES NADEAU and wife AMELIE LAHEUREUX. CHEEK TO CHIC: ANGELA VAHAVIOLOS and husband ERIC HAMAM. BIG SMILES, BIG STYLE: KATHERYN LUND-DRUMMOND, NANCY SPAFFORD and CHRISTINA MILLER, the latter two in their daughters’ grad dresses for real. GOOD FRIENDS, GLAM NIGHT: Super consultant JOJO MAISLIN and LYSA LASH, of LYSA LASH-NEXT GENERATION FUR. BLACK TIE PERFECTION: LANDR CEO PASCAL PILON, love, broker KARINE FORTIN in DENIS GAGNON, Dragon and AmpMe founder /CEO MARTIN-LUC ARCHAMBAULT and love SHANIE MIOTTO in DENIS GAGNON and YSL. WHITE HOTTT: KARINE FORTIN in DENIS GAGNON, SHANIE MIOTTO in DENIS GAGNON and YSL. TWINILICIOUS: JENNIFER NAGY DELLIFRAINE in BCBGMAXAZRIA and twin JESS NAGY PATHY in BCBGMAXAZRIA and RUDSAK. BEYOND CHIC: Superstylist MARTIN CHARBONNEAU and pal / great ball supporter ISABELLE HUDON in ÉDITIONS DE ROBE. STYLISH SPOTLIGHT ON: ISABELLE HUDON in ÉDITIONS DE ROBE. WITH THE LEGEND & FAVE DIARYSTA: Foundation heart and soul and inspiration to all LISE WATIER and Diary’s JENN CAMPBELL. PODIUM BOUND: EMCEE JULIE DU PAGE in LYSA LASH- NEXT GENERATION FUR. HORNS ON! Honourary ball president, Sanimax CEO MARTIN COUTURE and foundation president, founder and heart and soul LISE WATIER. SITTING PRETTY IN PINK: JULIE DU PAGE in LYSA LASH – NEXT GENERATION FUR. GOOD BROMANCE: banker YANICK BLANCHARD and the inimitable, ERIC BOYKO, CEO of Stingray. GORGE: ELYSE LÉGER in ELIZABETH AND JAMES and TANIA DUPONT in KEENA KASHNA, from ESPACE PEPIN. POLITICAL CORNER: Cascades exec SARAH HUDON and husband, Pointe Claire mayoral candidate JOHN BELVEDERE. TUX MEETS CHAMPS: TUX Agency’s DOMINIC TREMBLAY (left) and LUDWIG CIUPKA hang with Veuve Clicquot’s MARIE GONNEVILLE. FROU IN BLUE X 2; RUBY BROWN and JESS PATHY in BCBGMAXAZRIA. RIVETED IN HORNS! THAT KIND OF ROOM. REAL MEN WEAR HORNS: Party warriors, Aldo senior VP NICHOLAS MARTIRE, landscape architect STUART WEBSTER and Toronto finance wizard BRUCE KAGAN. HIPS ON HANDS: ELYSE LÉGER in ELIZABETH AND JAMES and TANIA DUPONT in KEENA KASHNA, from ESPACE PEPIN. DANCE FLOOR FAB: TANIA DUPONT in KEENA KASHNA, from ESPACE PEPIN and ELYSE LÉGER in ELIZABETH AND JAMES. KICKING UP THEIR HEELS : Foundation GM and driving force MARIE-LISE ANDRADE in DUYand love, hon. ball president MARTIN COUTURE in TOM FORD hit the dance floor. BANDING TOGETHER! SNAPPED: Veuve Clicquot’s stunning MARIE GONNEVILLE. ALL THE RIGHT MOVES: Veuve Clicquot’s PR powerhouse MARIE GONNEVILLE hits the dance floor with TUX Creative Co’s LUWIG CIUPKA. GOOD GIGGLE: Veuve Clicquot’s MARIE GONNEVILLE hits the dance floor with TUX Creative Co’s LUDWIG CIUPKA. #SOCIALGALCHAT; JESS PATHY in BCBGMAXAZRIA shares a moment with RUBY BROWN. FRILLING! JESS PATHY in BCBGMAXAZRIA RUBY BROWN.