Lifestyle & Parenting

3 Reasons Why TIFF Swag is the Best (Part 1)

September 11, 2015

TIFF Swag Bags 2A-listers may care deeply about bold directing, Oscar-worthy performances and big-buck distribution deals but, if they haven’t been invited to a TIFF gift lounge, they may as well pack up and go home. Over the next few days we’ll be sharing our picks from the hottest swag rooms in town …

Julianne Moore, Mila Kunis and Eddie Redmayne have all made pit stops at NKPR’s IT Lounge, where sitting for a portrait by Caitlin Cronenberg is positively de rigueur. Known as one of the glammiest spots, this year’s space is inspired by the edgy-cool vibe of Andy Warhol’s Factory.

Any actor who can get through 15 interviews a day without a cold, a meltdown or a wrinkle is a superstar (we’re looking at you, Salma Hayek). B.C.’s Saje Natural Wellness is all about the om with its immune-boosting, virus-fighting blend of eucalyptus, cinnamon, myrrh and peppermint. It’s the perfect antidote to fest fatigue and fits into the tiniest Gucci clutch.

TIFF Swag Bags 3With so many two-cheek kisses in one’s jam-packed schedule, it’s important to smell good. Not only does PR maven Natasha Koifman’s brand-new fragrance TWENTYSIX boast notes of peony, bergamot and Bulgarian rose, do-gooder stars will love that proceeds go to Artists for Peace and Justice, which supports communities in Haiti.

TIFF Swag Bags 1Among the Instagrams and Snapchats, it’s nice to embrace the beauty of the handwritten word (if anyone can actually remember how). Cross is helping notables sign autographs with a stylish collection of pens commemorating Star Wars characters Darth Vader, C-3PO and Stormtrooper.

May the fest be with you. —Marianne Wisenthal


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