With the Toronto International Film Festival right around the corner our CBC personalities will be gearing up to hit the fest 24/7 for ten full days, going to screenings, interviewing celebrities, working the red carpet and going to events to bring us all the best film news.
So, we thought we'd help them with their TIFF planning with some styling suggestions.
CBC arts reporter Deana Sumanac will certainly be a reoccurring face on the red carpet and at TIFF industry functions. She'll be interviewing film makers and stars at film junkets, going to all the big red carpet film galas and attending events to report on party news. Based on Deana's colourful personality and her history of wearing bright, bold colours, here's what we thought would work for her this year.
1. Celebrity Interviews
For her one on one interviews with stars, directors, film makers, etc., we think Deana should stick to the bold colours she wears so well. The dress we suggest is a fitted, flared bright blue knee length dress that is a fun mix between girly and professional. The shoes are a simple white heel with crystal embellishment. A colourful statement necklace like the one we've found would complete the look, especially since Deana will mainly be shown waist up in the interviews.
2. Red Carpet Gala Screenings
This yellow-green dress is a great way to incorporate a fun colour that is still appropriate for the beginning of fall. The asymmetrical sequined embellishment at the top of the dress and the floor length, slim fit of the dress would flatter Deana's figure and grab the attention of stars she's after for a red carpet chat. The gold high heel sandals add just the right amount of glitz and glam - which is great since Deana's hand frequenlty appears in shots on CBC TV and around the world.
3. Film Events
As for any film event Deana might attend - we think she should keep it short and fun! The bright red cocktail dress is comfortable enough for Deana to work the room even if she's at the tail end of a very long day, but it's still formal enough for her to hobnob with this year's hottest directors and film stars. Paired with standout black strappy sandals like the one we found from Zara and a small art deco inspired black clutch, it's a great statement look.
CBC's film critic Eli Glasner is no stranger to fashion. That's why we've picked some really fun outfits for Eli to sport after he comes out of days of darkness screening movies for review.
1. Celebrity Interviews and Events
One great outfit can potentially take Eli through an entire day, and if it's just daring enough - like this patterned jacket, burgundy sweater, rose shirt paired with mustard slacks and brown tie - the stars will definitely remember him from interview to red carpet to afterparty. He'll be BFFs with Ben Affleck by sundown and hold his own in photos beside him.
2. Red Carpet Gala Screenings
This special suit has his name written all over it. The true navy colour is not only flattering but a great colour for pre-fall - and it's just enough of a departure from standard black. It's kind of the late summer/fall version of the navy velvet tux Eli wore to the 2012 Genie Awards.
CBC news anchor Heather Hiscox will also be making the rounds during CBC's coverage of TIFF. Whether she's getting the latest from the arts reporters as the host of CBC News Network or making an appearance at a film fest event before ducking out to rest for her early mornings, Heather always brings it fashion-wise. Here's what we think she should rock this year...
1. The CFC Annual BBQ
One of the TIFF events we spotted Heather at last year is Canadian Film Centre founder Norman Jewison's annual BBQ. We thought this bright outfit was comfortable enough for standing around and talking for hours, but would also make her stand out in the crowd.
2. A Film Premiere
For a film premiere, we'd like to see Heather in a classic dress that's a little outside of the box. She can pull it off. This new twist on the LBD is classy and sexy and works best paired with elegant accessories.