Boldface Names at Barbara Edwards Contemporary

Boldface Names Salon

Shinan had a small, intimate gathering of people for his Boldface Names book at Barbara Edwards Contemporary gallery. We enjoyed artwork from Barbara’s latest exhibition by photographer Taras Polataiko. The gallery is in Barbara’s home, which explained why the party felt so warm and inviting. She has an amazing kitchen with beautiful gas stove. It was such a treat watching our cute ginger-haired chef, Nathan Isberg go to town making us culinary delights.

Boldface Names Salon

There were a couple personalities in the group (besides myself that is, har, har). Steven and Chris joined us as well as a cute young actor named Michael Seater. Michael was wearing this amazing green velvet jacket. A friend took a picture but I wish I took one myself.

Boldface Names Salon

The desserts were to die for. Egg custard served in egg shells and Lemon mint sorbet served in lemons. The egg custard was the best custard I’ve ever tasted.

Boldface Names Salon

It wasn’t just about food, it was an opportunity to meet other people.  It wasn’t just the usual fashion crowd there were some of the art and journalism crowd.  I guess no Shinan party goes without someone asking if anyone has been named dropped by the man himself.  I’m at 2, once anonymously in reference to the Escada reopening and just last month.

Boldface Names Salon

Boldface Names Salon
My date for the night, good friend Gail

Shinan was a lovely host to a lovely evening.  Thank you Shinan.

Thanks KnotPr for all the twitpics!

By Anita Clarke

Anita Clarke is an Engineering Storyteller and the founder of the fashion blog “I want – I got.” She was one of the first and most prominent online fashion writers in Toronto and Canada.


  1. All these pictures of food made me *hungry* droool…i await the day when we can touch or scratch a screen and have a taste of egg custards and lemon-cupped lemon sorbets

  2. OMG! I am so glad that you had such a great time at the event. I hope our paths will cross again at another one of my functions soon 🙂 Great pictures- do you mind if a save a couple for my files/ Use your write up as a testimonial?
    Jessica Dexter

  3. You and gail look fantastic! What a fun gathering – that’s quite the spread! Thanks for sharing.

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