SOME LOOKS WE LIKED: At the Love, Chloé party

Photography courtesy of JJ Thompson.

Last week, a luxe Annex home played host to a very pretty party, complete with très sweet sweets, rose petals in the bathtub, and a performance by opera singer Giorgia Fumanti. (The crowd wasn’t half-bad either.) The occasion? LOVE, an event presented by The Society and Chloé in honour of the French fashion house’s new fragrance.

Click through for some of our favourite looks of the night.

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SOME LOOKS WE LIKED: At the Artbound ’80s pARTy

Amanda Alvaro, Artbound Co-founder and Anthony Lacavera, the CEO of Wind Mobile, at the Artbound pARTy: Fame fundraiser. Photograph by Tom Sandler.

This time last week, guests planning to attend the Artbound pARTy were heating up their crimping irons and popping their collars in can’t-wait anticipation of the ’80s-themed fundraiser which raised over $150,000 for Artbound, the non-profit organization, in support of Free the Children.

With outfits this amazing, selecting our top 20 favourites was as tricky as choosing between Andrew McCarthy and James Spader. But we did it. Check out our picks for the top pics!

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THE BOULEVARDIER: Monkey moments

Photograph by Giovanna Castiglione.

You know that things have changed in your life when you find yourself being groomed by that special someone. Yeah, that National Geographic-Mutual of Omaha-BBC guy with the Shakespearean voice monkey moment.

Snow drifts down over the natural hot springs, steam rises along the ice-crusted water’s edge, and the camera pulls back to show two Japanese snow monkeys. Gently, one strokes and grooms the other. The voice says: “The female grooms the male as a form of contact and bonding; these physical manifestations solidify their relationship.”

Watching that, I found myself thinking about male grooming. In fact, I found myself wandering through the pharmacy looking for a puff pad. Seriously. Just a quick word to big advertising: Men don’t want to purchase anything with the words “puff” or “pad” on them unless they are prefaced, respectively, with “cream” or “brake.” Anyway, a puff pad is a handheld exfoliating scrubby device not for your dishes, but for your visage.

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Interview by Marq Frerichs. Photograph courtesy of George Pimentel.

The hardest part of interviewing a stylish man is getting a hold of him. This was the case with Marcello Cabezas, a man about town with whom you really want to talk to about fashion. We touched base at the Greta Constantine show, came close last Tuesday, and missed again at the Penicullus Bellum show. Finally, we sat down at the private dining room at the Spoke Club.

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