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TIFF is upon us once again  and though you may or may not be anywhere close to the vicinity of all the festivities, these quick beauty and style tips certainly work for any special occasions you’re invited to.


Marilou Moles
Ottawa | Twenty York Street

Every red carpet event requires drama; however, do aim for refined drama in order to stand out in stunning and classy way. Pick one area to really shine whether it’s your hair, gown, make-up or your arm candy!

TIFF is one perfect example of a parade of one glamorous evening gown after another. To avoid looking too costume-y, opt for understated elegance with your hair or make-up. Top buns and French braids may be trending this season but if there’s anything that’s always been a red carpet classic is straight hair. Just look at Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Angelina Jolie and of course, Jennifer Aniston!

Create volume by applying dry shampoo in short bursts while blow-drying. Brush the hair smooth, part naturally and finish with an extra hold hair spray to keep the smoothness and the shape all night! Not only that this look does not take hours to accomplish, it gives you plenty of time to rub shoulders with celebrities while looking effortlessly chic all evening long!

Screen Shot 2013-09-07 at 5.26.15 PMWhile we opt for easy-to-do hairstyles (check below for products used), our dear friend,  Toronto Beauty Reviews’ Elaine Atkins showed us she was not afraid to go for dramatic eyes and statement lips to really stand out from the crowd.


Since it’s also Fashion Week all over the world, stay tuned this week for Twenty York Street’s coverage on all things fashion week and our very exciting #FORDFIESTA diary!

In the meantime, check out more red carpet tips here and for your ULTIMATE GUIDE TO #TIFF13, Fashion Magazine has the complete 101 for you, including the latest in celebrity sightings and the inside info on TIFF’s hottest parties!

fashion-magazine-beauty-panel-badge painting-5228@20YS Photos in this post is courtesy of: Mr. Mitch Lenet of MITCH LENET PHOTOGRAPHY.

All photos in this post is courtesy of: Mr. Mitch Lenet of MITCH LENET PHOTOGRAPHY – See more at: https://www.twentyyork.com/2013/09/the-opera-lyra-ottawas-carmen-a-give-away-in-the-name-of-the-opera-part-ii.html#sthash.eaH6G69L.dpuf

THANN CANADAProducts used: THANN Aromatic Shampoo and Conditioner (not seen) and Shiso Hair Mask


IMG_4106Products used: L’Oreal Paris Infinium Hair Spray and Tresemmé Dry Shampoo.

What about you, what’s your favourite TIFF red carpet look?

Screen Shot 2013-09-07 at 5.21.12 PM@20YS Photos courtesy of: SKYFALL BLUE and MITCH LENET PHOTOGRAPHY.

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