When the evite stems from the creative crew at the MMFA, you know you’re in for something special. And we were. The 2016
BIJOUX=ART Kickoff at the Museum delivered more than a healthy serving of dazzle and delish, wowing with perfect bites by the Queen E. and a one-of-a-kind style spectacular created by artistic director PASCALE
BUSSIÈRES, in collaboration with superstylist AZAMIT and
revered designer DENIS GAGNON, featuring jools by over 20 of the globe’s most gifted jewellery designers. Even blingier? The shiny eve raised much shiny coin for the Museum’s decorative arts and design acquisition fund. Photography KAREL CHLADEK
GOOD GAL BLONDING: MANON CHICOINE and pal JOSÉE DUFRESNE. DAZZLE IN THE DETAILS. ALL IN THE FAMILY: Lawyer TALIA BENSOUSSAN with event founder and the eve’s honouree, her grandmother, ANNA MENDEL. SHOWTIME. ALL EYES ON: ALIOCHA SCHNEIDER in Quebec’s ÉLIANE-CATRIE BLOUIN ACHIN. DREAM TEAM. DREAM TEAM. TALKING THE TALK: Actress / model NATHALIE DOUMMAR in jools by Germany’s BEATE PFEFFERKORN. DREAM TEAM. DREAM TEAM. THE GOODS. FULL REVEAL: Actress AYANA O’SHUN in the Netherlands’ ANNEMIEKE BROENINK describes her bling. SHOWTIME. OH SO CANDID: Actress CAROLINE DHAVERNAS in Korea’s SOWON JOO. WHITE HOT NIGHT: Actors in jools pose with key event organizers at the recent MMFA BIJOUX=ART Benefit Event. Bottom row, from left: actor MYLÈNE ST-SAUVEUR, even founder, honouree ANNA MENDEL, committee president LUCIE BOUTHILLETTE, MMFA foundation director DANIELLE CHAMPAGNE, actors ALIOCHA SCHNEIDER and MACHA GRENON. Second row: Actors CHRISTINE BEAULIEU and MARIE-THÉRÈSE FORTIN, stylist Azamit, creative director Pascale Bussières, designer DENIS GAGNON, actors NATHALIE DOUMMAR and GENEVIÈVE BROUILLETTE. Top row: actor Vincent Leclerc, musician PASCALE RACINE, actors KIM LAMBERT, LOUISE LATRAVERSE, CAROLINE DHAVERNAS, FRANÇOIS PAPINEAU, AYANA O’SHUN, CHANTAL FONTAINE and musician ÉRIC WEST-MILLETTE. SPOTLIGHT ON: Actress CHRISTINE BEAULIEU in DONNA D’AQUINO of the USA. ALL THAT: MMFA goddess ANNE-MARIE CÔTÉ in good bling by designer DONNA D’AQUINO. POWER GALS: Event co creative director AZAMIT and foundation tops and committee member DANIELLE CHAMPAGNE. SUPERSTYLIST AZAMIT in DENIS GAGNON. THREETIME: FRÉDÉRIQUE POMERLEAU, actress Ayana O’Shun in the Netherlands’ ANNEMIEKE BROENINK and JULIETTE LAPOINTE. PRETTY X 3: MELANIE GAUVIN, TANIA DUPONT and ISABELLE CHEVALIER. THE SCENE. THE EVE’S CREATIVES: Designer DENIS GAGNON, artistic director PASCALE
BUSSIÈRES, and superstylist AZAMIT. YUM MUMS IN THE HOUSE: TINA CHRISTOPOULOS and ALYSIA YIP-HOI. ELEGANTLY EXPECTANT: Actress / model NATHALIE DOUMMAR in jools by Germany’s BEATE PFEFFERKORN. BRINGING THE STAR POWER: ALIOCHA SCHNEIDER in jools by Quebec’s own ÉLIANE-CATRIE BLOUIN ACHIN, CHRISTINE BEAULIEU in DONNA D’AQUINO of the USA and GENEVIÈVE BROUILLETTE in Germany’s PETRA MEIREN. BLANCHE BEAUTIES: Actors ALIOCHA SCHNEIDER in jools by Quebec’s own ÉLIANE-CATRIE BLOUIN ACHIN and CHRISTINE BEAULIEU in DONNA D’AQUINO of the USA. NOIRING: JULIE GOLDSMAN in ALICE & OLIVIA and LOUIS VUITTON. MME. PRESIDENT: Organizing committee president LUCIE BOUTHILLETTE. THE GOODS. THE GOODS. THE GOODS. THE GOODS. THE GOODS. THE GOODS. GALS NIGHT OUT: WILLA MARTIRE and CLAIRE WEBSTER. CULTURE CORNER: Israeli consul director of cultural affairs JONATHAN BURNHAM, wife and committee member LOLITTA DANDOY and Israeli consul general for Quebec ZIV NEVO KULMAN.