Monday, September 17, 2012

Variety Studio at Holt Renfrew is the Talk of Toronto!

VARIETY STUDIO AT HOLT RENFREW IS THE TALK OF TORONTO!  At Studio of Style, we love the glitz and glamour of the red carpet, for sure (see our pics from Macy's recent Glamorama shown in a recent post below). However, there's nothing like being behind the scenes in show business and seeing everyone -- from actors to directors -- just being their wonderful and crazy selves and, more importantly, sharing among themselves the realities, the joys and the hard work of being in film and videos -- via in-depth conversations as witnessed at this year's installment of The Variety Studio of Holt Renfrew which took place September 8th through 11th at the incredible Bloor Street locale of Canada's premier department store Holt Renfrew! An amazing array of award-winning directors, actors, writers and producers were interviewed by Variety's editorial team, led by Senior Awards Editor Jon Weisman -- such as Johnny Depp (do we need to point the fabulous Mr. Depp out in the photo above??); Ewan McGregor (lower left, whom we love dearly!!!) with wonderful young actor Tom Holland (The Impossible); legendary filmmaker Ken Burns (middle right photo) swagging it up with Raymond Santana (one of the subjects of Burn's documentary The Central Park Five); a fun-loving bunch of actors (when aren't they??) hamming it up (when aren't they) for Burt's Bees: (from left) Alexis Denisof (Buffy the Vampire Slayer); Clark Gregg (The New Adventures of Old Christine); Amy Acker (Much Ado About Nothing); director Josh Whedon (The Avengers); Nathan Fillion (Castle); and Sean Maher (Firefly). Burt's Bees asked Variety Studio guests to stand in solidarity for a world that's more natural and refreshing by taking part in the company's "Raise Your Burt's" campaign). Other sponsors included Moroccanoil who provided guests with their signature travel kit and white yoga bags (yes!); New Era headwear collections including their 59Fifty Fitted's, 9Fifty Snapbacks and the fashion-forward EK Fedoras (love it!) and Newsboy caps. And, by the way, all of this was taking place around the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) -- but being behind the scenes is just as much fun as sitting in a darkened theater, doncha think? PS -- we can't get enough of Johnny Depp! PPS -- others who attended the Toronto event included Emily Blunt; Woody Harrelson; Naomi Watts; Colin Ferrell; Tate Donovan; Colin Firth; and Viggo Mortensen. Wowza!
Images by Joe Scarnici/WireImage