Houston Forward Times

10 September 2013 Written by 

Kerry Washington, Lupita Nyong’o, Abigail Breslin and more Stay Ahead of the Fashion Curb at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival

 Haute Looks...

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Kerry Washington walked the catwalk along with Project Runway judges for the designers’ Spring 2014 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. She looked like a doll in a Stella McCartney Resort dress. The frock was blush-coloured with a floral-print and a square-cut plunge and gathered waist. Kerry styled her dress with red leather Casadei ‘Blade’ pumps.


Reese Witherspoon was spotted attending ‘The Devil’s Knot’ premiere during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. Reese chose a Jason Wu Resort design that featured a black and white botanical-print on wrinkled-chiffon. The front of the dress boasted a strappy fabric that fell into a v-neck. The waist was accentuated with a solid satin black belt. She finished off her look with a pair of green Jimmy Choo ‘Anouk’ pumps and a black Jason Wu ‘Karlie’ clutch.


Seated in the front row of the Monique Lhuillier Spring 2014 fashion show, Emmy Rossum looked incredible in a Lhuillier design. Emmy turned heads in the emerald colored fitted lace gown. With her hair swept up, golden accessories, and a dark manicure, homegirl surely made Monique proud.


Lupita Nyong’o stunned on the red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of her latest film ’12 Days A Slave.’ She wore a stunning white silk Prada jersey gown with gold sequin patterns that danced across the bodice.She completed this look with a jeweled Prada clutch, golden Prada leather sandals, and a pair of diamond encrusted earrings.


Newbie Felicity Jones graced the Toronto International Film Festival in support of her latest film, ‘The Invisible Woman.’ She wore a sophisticated and chic monochromatic Viktor & Rolf Resort ensemble that caught my eye. For the press conference at TIFF Bell Lightbox, Felicity opted for an architectural bow-accented white halter top and black pant. She completed this clean look with a pair of black pumps and an EF Collection diamond arrow bangle. We saw a similar ensemble on Dakota Fanning earlier this month.

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The 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target collection hits stores September 15, with prices ranging from $19.99 to $299.99 for apparel and accessories. The designer hosted a party to celebrate the collaboration at Spring Studios in New York City and my favorite fashionista Solange Knowles was there decked out in Phillip Lim showing support. Solange chose a navy-and-black tuxedo jacket and paired it with a colourful animal-printed skirt. Givenchy sandals and a Fendi clutch completed her look.


Eve Hewson, daughter of Bono, had a few fashion wins at the Toronto International Film Festival. My favorite look of hers was a Stella McCartney embellished-collar top with a barely blush J. Mendel layered skirt that she wore to the premiere of ‘Enough Said.’ A Louis Vuitton clutch and a pair of crimson Casadei pumps finished her look.


Look who’s all grown up! Little Miss Sunshine herself Abigail Breslin made her rounds at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival wearing Topshop + Alice & Olivia.  Abigail paired a  Topshop denim jacket over a colorful  Alice + Olivia bustier top floor length multicolor floral gown.


Actress Lupita Nyong’o looked beautiful while out and about promoting her film, ’12 Days A Slave’ during the 2013 Toronto Film Festival. Lupita opted for a colourful ensemble by designer Honor. Her look consisted of a bright yellow wool boucle top with a rigid funnel neck and three-quarter sleeves that she paired with neon floral bourette shorts with a 3-D seam detail at the front.Black suede Manolo Blahnik pumps and Lulu Frost ‘Orbit’ earrings completed her look.

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