TIFF 2010 – RealTVfilms Social Media Lounge

TIFF 2010 – RealTVfilms Social Media Lounge

RealTVfilms Social Media Lounge presented by The Cutting Room was another gifting lounge I visited during the Toronto International Film Festival. It also followed the Festival and parked itself in the Abode Public Residence, close to the Bell Lightbox. Chic Little Devil, LA’s largest style house joined the lounge for their first appearance in Canada. They were on hand to dress celebrities for red carpet and parties during the festival. RealTVfilms host, Samantha Gutstadt, was on hand to interview celebs. Justin Rousseau from Brennen Demelo Studio was the lounge’s official hair stylist and Caroline Grenier was the makeup artist.

Sponsors for the RealTVFilms Social Media Lounge included: TChad, Ketel One, Grazie Restaurant, Inspire Cosmetics, L’Oréal Professionnel, Dearfoams footwear, Oshun Spa, vitaminwater, Les Pieces Uniques, The FHE Group, You Rock Guitars, Winks Eyelash Boutique, Feri Designer Lines and Rowenta Beauty.

TIFF 2010 – RealTVfilms Social Media Lounge

The You Rock Guitars were very cool. It’s like Rockband but you play cords and there are strings. I had the chance to schedule an appointment to get my lashes done with the Winks Eyelash Boutique. They had set up shop in the middle of the lounge. I love false lashes but decided against it. They last for a couple of weeks but I looked into the removal and care commitments and decided I was much to lazy. It’s kinda the same reason why I probably would never get a Shellac manicure. I like the kind you can remove at the end of the night with no commitments. Gail McInnes had them done and they looked amazing on her.

TIFF 2010 – RealTVfilms Social Media Lounge

I wasn’t gifted any eyewear from the Les Pieces Uniques but I liked some of their sunglasses offerings, especially the tortoise-shell and cat eye ones. The FHE Group has these tissue bath mats that I love. They are sold at The Bay, Home Outfitters and Homesense.

RealTVfilms Social Media Lounge Gift Bag Favourites (These are products I found interesting. In some cases I’ve tried them and in others I’ve excited to try them):

  • Dearforms Signature slippers – super soft terrycloth spa slippers
  • Grazie recipe book – tempted to try the pasta options

Big boo to the Ed Hardy water bottle in the gift bag, I don’t know what is up with that.

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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.