DAY THREE: ITHouse x Producers Ball ’18

The last, but perhaps the most exciting day of The 2018 ITHouse x Producers Ball, came on September 9th, 2018!

The morning began with the amazing Patrick J. Adams! His kindness and passion for photography showed as he switched roles with our Rolling Stone photographer to test out his equipment. He was enthralled by the set-up the photographer had going on and was intrigued to learn more!

It was a busy morning and the charming Dermot Mulroney was spotted on the luxurious leather couches enjoying a Tim Horton’s black coffee. He shared that he looks forward to the Sour Cream Glazed doughnuts at Tim Horton’s when he visits Canada!

The glamorous Clara Rosager stopped by and tried on the Swarovski jewels. The pieces that were displayed complimented her outfit perfectly and she looked gorgeous surrounded by the vintage scene!

The final day centred around Swarovski’s panel on Fashion in Film with fashion gurus, Annette Ryan, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Michelle Lyte, and Bronwyn Cosgrave, as our panelists. Moderated by the ELLE Canada Editor- in- Chief, the panel explored the most memorable fashion moments in film history and the power of the right wardrobe. Shohreh Aghdashloo shared her wisdom on the subject when saying that not only does good fashion matter in a movie, but so does music! Both art forms coming together is so powerful in creating impactful and beautiful narratives.

The day once again ended in games as Canadian singer Tyler Shaw stopped by to take a TIFF break and enjoy a game of ping pong! He closed down the ITHouse by picking up the guitar and playing some tunes. The calm before the storm before the evening of the APJ Festival Gala began!

What was your highlight of TIFF this year? Tweet us (@NatashaNKPR and @ProducersBall) and let us know!

NKPR’s 2018 Festival Countdown Recap

On Wednesday, August 23rd, NKPR hosted their annual Festival Countdown to officially kick-off Film Festival season and #NKPRIT18, brought to you by Hounds Vodka and Lise Watier.

The night was filled with glamour and sophistication, with Swarovski crystals dazzling from the trees, fun activations that captured moments of the night and a plethora of refreshments and sweets (of course).


Upon entrance, a stunning Lise Watier tree was styled with twinkle lights, hanging crystals (hello, Swarovski!) and white roses as the backdrop for guests’ shared photo booth moments. Designed by the talented Caspar Haydar Design, the entire event was completely stunning and the perfect atmosphere!

As guests mingled, Pusateri’s served delicious hors-d’oeuvres throughout the night along with a full charcuterie spread with Joselito live ham slicing and a fresh mozzarella pulling station. There was something delicious for everyone and even a delicious sweets table that featured an #NKAllBlackEverything cake provided by Cakes by Mickey!


The cocktails for the evening were provided by Hounds Vodka, serving up signature and speciality drinks with their charcoal-infused black vodka, including “Ziggy Bardust” and “Hounds On The Rock”. The “To The Moon and Black” cocktail was definitely a crowd favourite, made with fresh lime juice, creme de cassis and simple syrup, and served with blackberries! The bar was also stocked with Ace Hill Beer and various refreshing flavours of Flow Water.

For all that sparkles, guests could visit the Lise Watier makeup playground to get their makeup touched up with the best and newest products. Guests could also take home a personalized Lise Watier makeup compact embossed with Swarovski crystal lettering (Yes, please)!

The surprise musical guest was Toronto star Fefe Dobson, who put on an incredible set of her new songs to celebrate #NKPRIT18. She performed mid-party with her all-girl band with singles like “Get You Off” and “Love” perfectly combining the theme of film and music.

Near the end of the evening, breakfast was served with Tim Hortons, with their Breakfast Anytime items! Who doesn’t love a breakfast sandwich at 10 PM? These late-night snacks gave guests one last chance to fuel-up and continue the festivities well into the night!

Shayne Stephens, Sangita Patel, Christi Himmelheber, and Grego Minot

Thank you to everyone who celebrated the start of the film festival season with us!

TIFF 2018: Red Carpet Looks

This year’s red carpet looks are bold and glamorous. Swarovski and Lise Watier are no strangers to these trends – Swarovski with their statement pieces and Lise Watier with the product to create all the drama one could desire.

Swarovski introduces the FW18 Crystal Tales Collection – with chokers, hoop earrings, dual-purpose pieces and even brooches to accentuate your film festival looks. These pieces allow you to easily transition your look from day to night – from the day-time film premieres to the red carpet.

Lise Watier offers products that will not only last you the entirety of the film festival but will allow you to stand out in the crowd. The new Haute Nature Eyeshadow Palette allows you to create a multitude of looks, from dramatic night looks to natural daytime glows. Pair this with the nourishing Rouge Gourmand Glow Hydrating Lip Balm! The Lip Balm comes in many different shades and creates the perfect bold lip for any red carpet event.