Holt Renfrew: Hot@175 Street Party


Last Thursday night, 6th September was a very busy night here in Toronto, Canada.  The city was a buzz with major events that it was hard to decide which event to attend?  Finally, our city had the first ever Fashion Night Out Toronto, an event held every year in New York City, London, Paris, Tokyo to encourage people to go shopping for one night to help the economy. Then  the same night, was the start of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) where major Hollywood and International movie stars, Directors, Producers, come to the city to present their movies in premieres before major distribution to the theatres. TIFF runs from September 6 to 16. For movie buffs, this is the festival to see all of the movies from all over the world. Then finally, to kick off Fashion Night Out (FNO) Toronto and to celebrate Holt Renfrew's 175th Anniversary, there was a street party,  Hot In The City, held  outside of Holt Renfrew Department Store.

Holt Renfrew is the Luxury Premiere Department Store here in Canada founded since 1837. Since their founding they have been known to be the furrier to the Queen of the United Kingdom, Queen Victoria during that time. The reigning Monarch of the United Kingdom is the Head of State of Canada up to the present time. But since then, Holts has expanded to be the premier luxury store, making Canadians fashionable and making the International luxury designer goods available to Canadians.

After work that Thursday, we decided to attend the Holt Renfrew street party to kick off the FNO Toronto and  celebrate Holts@175. There was a street party where Holts offered guests free Special Edition Diet Coke in bottles covered in Magenta and some popcorn. There was a Video presented on the facade of the Store and a virtual Fashion Show. Holt Renfrew's signature colour is Magenta. It is a lovely colour for the store. To celebrate their 175th Anniversary, Holts launched the Special Edition Magenta Collection and the Hot@175 Mobile Tour which will travel across major cities in Canada, carrying some Special commemorative Sweatshirts designed by seven internationally world renowned graphic artists for sale. Here are some pictures from the event and from Holt Renfrew Department  Store shopping night.

Free Magenta Bottled Diet Coke for the guests.

Special Edition Diet Coke in magenta bottles to celebrate Hot@175.

Special Edition Magenta Diet Coke Ice Bar.

Free celebration treats for the guests.

      Holts Muse wearing their Magenta dress and carrying the balloons.

Shu Uemura Cosmetics - make-up in the street. 

Even the dogs came to party!

Holt Renfrew is the only Department Store in Canada that allow shoppers to bring their dogs in the store while shopping. As a dog lover myself, I just love them for that! 

In the Store, the party and shopping continues. 

Anniversary Cake.

The Luxury Shoes Salon.

Luxury skin care - La Mer.

 Sir Elton John and spouse David Furnish will be at Holt Renfrew Toronto, Saturday, 8th September to launch the Spark A Change Fund raising campaign. These candles are designed for the fund raising and exclusive to Holt Renfrew only. Proceeds go to Sir Elton John's Foundation for HIV/AIDS Spark A Change Charity.

Display Windows loads of Glitter and Glamour.

From the Magenta Collection, some bags and shoes...Can't resist! 

 Patent leather Kate Spade New York bag and Canvas Michael Kors bag 

 Special edition Manolo Blahnik Pumps and Jimmy Choo Glitter sandals. 
Don't you just love them?

Oh Valentino pumps...will you be mine? 

My Shopping loot..

I was so Magenta inspired that I purchased this Tory Burch floral Iphone case and some Exclusive to Holt Renfrew Chanel cosmetics designed by Chanel Cosmetics Creative Director, Peter Phillips. 

Chanel Exclusive Collection for Holt Renfrew: L'infidele lipstick/Infidele Nail Polish (Sophisticated Rose Pink), La Delicate lipstick/Delicatesse Nail Polish (Toned down Beige) and La Provocante Lipstick/Provocation Nail Polish (Autumnal Plum). All shades are perfect for Fall.  I purchased the L'Infidele shade which suited me better. The Delicatesse was too light for me and the Provocation too dark a shade. These shades are available also at Chanel Boutique in Toronto.

Happy 175th Birthday Holt Renfrew! Thank you for making us fashionable! 

Have a fantastic weekend everyone! 

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  1. This looks like so much fun. Pancake & I would love it.

  2. Ah! Pamela...Wwhat a fantastic collection of photos of this wonderful event ... I loved all that unbelievable production, from the magenta Diet Cokes up to my favorite cosmetics, the eternally green tones of La Mer products in magenta dresses for the occasion! Thanks for sharing it with us!
    Thanks for your sweet comment, and for the good wishes to my mom!

    Hope you have a fabulous weekend, dear!

    Big hugs!


  3. What a great event - I love this type of thing. The Chanel polish is perfect for autumn too. Cute coke bottles too.

  4. Looks like a really nice event, I wish I could have been there!

  5. Amazing post!! :)


  6. Thank you so much for your lovely comment!!! Sure!! We can follow each other!! I follow you now!! :)


  7. yea!! So happy to see fashion night out about toronto!! I post some in my post also....ofcourse it's NYC:P

    have a great weekend:)


  8. Wow! Looks like you had a lot of fun there ;) Awesome photos!

    Hope you are having a great weekend! ;)

    LA By Diana Live Magazine

  9. Amazing post!!!!! :)
    Would you like to follow each other?!! :)


  10. so nice pics!
    love the Manolo Blanhnik pumps!
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    check it out!

  11. Hi dear!
    Woww, it was a great party, love the pink decoration.
    You have an amazing blog, wanna follow each other?

  12. of course!
    follow you back with GFC and via bloglovin!
    thank you!

  13. Looks so fun! And I am in love with those pink Diet Coke bottles! Hope you snagged one to take home!

    xo Mary Jo

    1. Those Magenta Diet Coke are so unique. I guess Diet Coke is the drink for fashionistas! I drank them all night over there. Thanks Mary Jo.

  14. How deliciously pink Pamela. I'm playing catch up in blogland, you have been busy haven't you! Love the Shu Uemura make-up in the street - cute idea!

    1. It was a fun night! I agree that the Shu Uemura make up in the street was a great idea and promotion for their brand. Thanks Paul for stopping by and for your comment.

  15. Hi Pamela! Thanks a lot for your comment, I will for sure! Ah you have to know that Holt Renfrew was one of my fav place during my stay in Toronto! You took beautiful photos, it must have been gorgeous! Kisses and happy weekend to you too!! xoxo


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