Diary of the Week: Mulberry, Hermes, Michael Kors, Jimmy Choo and America

By Amoryn Engel

It was off to Mulberry as they celebrated their first anniversary in Canada. Photographer-cum-“it girl” Caitlin Cronenberg unveiled her portrait series, titled ‘Mulberry Through the Decades,’ which included a fabulous mix of Toronto’s toasts of the town. Her famous father, director David, made a special appearance to show his support, much to the delight of everyone in attendance!

Hermès pulled out all the stops for their big bash at the Fermenting Cellar welcoming menswear designer Veronique Nichanian from Paris. Together with Hermès queen-bee Jennifer Carter, they creatively showcased the menswear collection with the help of a conceptual artist. Not only was the exhibition fascinating, but jaws were dropping as the most beautiful male models – flown in from around teh world – weaved their way through the crowd. Let’s hear it for the boys – oh, and the brand!


The combination of champagne and shopping made for the perfect night out at the sparkling new Michael Kors boutique at Yorkdale. Philanthropist Carmen Muzzo hosted the fashionable evening for an intimate group of guests, with a portion of sales benefiting the North York Women’s Shelter. The ladies shopped the brand’s fall collections while enjoying music by DJs ColeCo and delicious canapés from Couture Catering.

More than 1000 guests descended on the launch of America, the latest and greatest from Ink Entertainment and Oliver and Bonacini on the 31st floor of the Trump Hotel Toronto. Amid the cooing over the new decor and celebrity-sprinkled crowd, guests enjoyed stacks of cocktails and delicious bites from the extensive menu. The highlight of the evening was the Beef Shin BBQ Station, where Chef de Cuisine Bill Osborne shaved off mouthwatering cuts of beef topped with his own signature birch bbq sauce.

Gals galore and some gents too put their best “Choo” forward to toast the opening of the first Jimmy Choo boutique in Canada. After a tour of the Yorkdale store, an eclectic mix of guests attended an intimate dinner at The Four Seasons Residences. Guests of honour Mila Mulroney and Waris Ahluwalia were not the only ones blown away by the floral wall created by Frank Rea of Forget Me Not Flowers. L’eat Catering and Union Wines kept guests satiated and music by Bellosound set the electric mood! A portion of proceeds of all sales at the midtown boutique will benefit SickKids hospital until Sunday, October 12.

Our Society Editor, Amoryn Engel, keeps you updated on Canada’s most exclusive events (and the movers and shakers who attend them) here and on Twitter: @amoryn.

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