The Most Gifted: Mila Kunis, Olivia Wilde, Adrien Brody hit the NKPR IT Lounge


Academy favourite Paul Haggis joined the cast of his film Third Person at the NKPR IT Lounge Portrait Studio. Mila Kunis, Olivia Wilde, Adrien Brody and Maria Bello were photographed by Caitlin Cronenberg for W Magazine, with a donation for every portrait taken going to Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ). W magazine has created a special online gallery that features Cronenberg’s portraits with some of the most recognizable faces at the film festival. This rising luminary is a huge photographic talent, and the results of the sittings are spellbinding.

Mila Kunis fell in love with Natasha Koifman for !XAM ring-to-wrist rose gold and black diamond bracelet – so much so, that she asked Koifman if she could take it off her wrist! Kunis also couldn’t resist running off with a Cold Stone Creamery treat.

This lounge offers the most upbeat vibe, not to mention the best cold treats, the most nourishing teas – it’s a hive of beauty, beats and baubles! Good times ahead. The IT Lounge has had various themes over the years and now it is in it’s eighth year.  ”While the idea of Modern Vintage is one of our more abstract motifs,” says Koifman. “It helps demonstrate that the brands have significant stories to tell. It’s not by accident that brands which have been part of our day-to-day lives, continue to thrive. They have history, heritage; they are classics.”

Koifman, long time festival doyenne and IT Lounge founder, also welcomed Jack Huston – who preferred a warmer indulgence, opting for DAVIDs TEA special “Movie Night” blend. Eli Roth and Brendan Gleeson picked out their Roots sweats for the plane ride home. Male actors and athletes have been known to linger in the past (Koifman hires the best looking staffers).

Legendary Canadian retailer ROOTS featured a display of historical iconic items that keeps within the theme of modern vintage. Celebrities who stop by could pick up a pair of comfy trackpants, hoodie , and leather handbag. Here, the entire cast of The Green Inferno look pretty pleased with the cozy new gear!


The lounge got a huge art cred injection when legendary Alice in Wonderland cartoonist and illustrator Ralph Steadman relaxed with a cup of hot  DAVIDsTEA  during his portrait sitting. After which he  thanked Caitlin Cronenberg, who was brought to tears when Mr. Steadman gifted her a special illustration in honour of her upcoming wedding!

Craig and Charlie Reid of  The Proclaimers  got  a  taste  of  Italy  at  the  Barilla  pasta station, helmed by Head Chef Benny Cohen, savouring a Kufta Bolognese by Mideastro restaurant in Yorkville. Maria Bello also enjoyed the pasta, taking extra big bites.

Bachelor boys Michael Stagliano, Ed Swiderski, Arie Luyendyk Jr, and Kiptyn Locke enjoyed sampling SKYY Vodka’s Adam’s Apple cocktails inspired by Adam Levine’s big screen debut Can A Song Save Your Life?

Dexter’s Michael C. Hall stayed hydrated long after he left the photo studio, bringing his AQUAHydrate along on his Kill Your Darlings junket.

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Misty Fox, a top tier makeup artist working with AVON for the festival, gave celebs truly red carpet makeovers. No fast and dirty smudge art here – Fox’s work is refined and flashbulb worthy. Over 100 years old, the beauty brand AVON kick-started their Start Something Big campaign with USB bracelets, which will be sold to support the Canadian Women’s Foundation and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada.  AVON aims to spread the message in classrooms and campuses, where the abuse of bullying of young women has become increasingly prevalent.

Yes, celebrities kicked back in style, in a space decked out beautifully in this year’s theme, checking out the latest from Tweezerman, Colgate, !Xam Jewellery, Yo Sox, Barilla pasta and SKYY Vodka.

By Si Si Penaloza



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