POGO Gala 2013

Apr 21, 2013 8:43 am

What an enchanting evening it was last night as I attended the annual POGO Gala whose proceeds go to the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario. I still insist and proclaim this to be the Best Dressed of all the charities, functions and events that go on in Toronto, an opinion shared by many in the know. I would also add that it is the one with the most charming attendees.

I wore a vintage dress from the 1950's, someone said I looked like a princess...that stuck with me all night. Christian Louboutin shoes and Prada purse.

Lets just cut to the chase, she was my absolute favorite. Imagine how challenging it would be to execute such confidence and look good at it while pregnant.

The dress I most wanted to own last night was this silk taffeta (I think) white Gucci dress, worn by the always lovely Deena Pantaleone Reale.

Then there is the only girl in the world whose closet I would trade mine for, the always on point, Jenna Bitove. Her dress was by Prabal Gurung and bejeweled shoes by Prada.

I love these two, the sweetest. The lady on the right was in David Dixon and the black dress was by Tadashi Shoji.

Another item of clothing that I wanted for myself was this Giambattista Valli coat He is my favorite designer.

Best dressed man I would say, I love a 3 piece suit.

The party got into full swing with live art, silent auctions, cocktails and dancing.

Yana did dance the night away

Cute party attendee in pretty dress

You know how I love my fellow African sightings, these two pretty ladies were from Eritrea.

I think my favorite part of the evening was seeing all the adorable looking couples having a good time, it looked like it was all about being equally yoked. Check them out below.

These two were my favorite of the evening, ten years and counting!


I ran into these two lovebirds again!!! The picture on the right is from last September and the left is from last night. They are clearly getting more comfortable around the photographer- perfection!

Fashionista Fridays

Sep 7, 2012 2:15 am

Check out my girl Jenna! I always say that many people would die to have my clothes BUT, I would totally kill for Jenna’s wardrobe.

Her style is high fashion right off the runway. Like when I snapped her in Alexander McQueen, Andrew Gn and Emilio Pucci.

Last night I caught Jenna Bitove in a stunning Azzedine Alaia dress, Naomi Campbell would be proud.

Her shoes were Christian Louboutin

Her clutch was Herve Leger.

The best part about this girl is that she is also sooooo adorably sweet!!!! LOVE HER!!!

POGO Gala 2012

Apr 15, 2012 3:39 am

Last night was quite the festive event as I attended the annual POGO (Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario) Gala 2012. With live auctions, silent auctions, dinner and dance, high society comes together fabulously to raise money to benefit children with cancer. The Best Dressed gala of the season for sure, an opinion shared by the National Post.

Check out the festivities below.

I wore a black velvet Bill Blass gown with sheer bodice and sleeves, white mink and bejeweled clutch. I MUST repeat this.

Suzanne Rogers looking every bit like a Grecian goddess in Marchesa. I really liked this.

Another Marchesa dress and probably my favorite. Very dramatic in a good way.

Rebecca Levy in Lucian Matis with Regan McGee, always so cute.

Jenna Bitove in Alexander McQueen dress and clutch which she paired with really hot Gucci heels. Everyone wants my wardrobe but I secretly want hers.

My date and I matching in black velvet. My hair was down to my waist and not good for dancing.

Yana Perlmuter looking like a bond girl meets Miss Universe.

Vanessa Yakubson in Nina Ricci

Deena Pantalone Reale holding center court and flanked by two festive attendees on each side.

A lady wearing a dress from BCBG which I wouldn't mind having.


Dressy casual


African girl sighting! Pretty girl from Guinea Bissau.

I liked the details of this dress, subtle with a touch of drama.

This couple was very adorable.

POGO Gala 2012

Apr 12, 2012 1:21 pm

I just got my tickets to The POGO gala party!!!

I already have a date, now the only problem is finding something to wear. I actually already have an outfit planned that’s on LAY AWAY (I know) with only 1 more payment left! If I get it and have the alterations done on time, then you can rest assured I will be looking hot this weekend.

For more on purchasing tickets to The POGO Gala after party, click here!

POGO Gala 2012

Apr 4, 2012 11:13 am

POGO stands for the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario. They work to ensure that children with cancer across the province of Ontario receive the best possible care. How do they do this? By throwing one of the most glamorous events in Toronto, The POGO gala, which has raised over $3 million in 10 years to help children with cancer.

This was the article I did last year, which was the first time I attended the POGO gala. I had quite the time of my life among all the glamorous attendees. It was there that I met the remarkable artist Fareen Butt who I have blogged about. I cant believe its been a year already!

This was what I wore to The POGO Gala last year- Marchesa! I am yet to decide on an outfit for this year.

The POGO Gala consists of two portions, a fancy feast elegant dinner and, a festive after party. It is therefore no surprise that the POGO Gala was named “Gala Of The Year” and “Best Dressed” by the National Post.

To find out more about POGO and to purchase tickets to the event, click here.

POGO Gala 2011

Apr 10, 2011 4:30 pm

Last night I attended the POGO (Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario) gala. The event was very well done and I heard they raised over $500,000 last night! WOW!

Many many stylish and beautiful people in attendance, below were some of them.

I FINALY wore my Marchesa gown. That fox stole and beaded clutch seem to have been my favourite pieces of last season. Time to retire them...just for a bit.

Vanessa Yakobson (L) in Oscar de la Renta and Suzanne Rogers (R) in Paul and Joe

Fresh off the runway: Ainsley Kerr in Lucian Matis.

Fresh off the runway: Looking sexy in Emilio Pucci.

So fresh and clean; Katie (L) in Max Mara and Fahreen (R) in Chloe.

I really liked this feather thing, so elegant.

Rebeca Levy and Regan McGee

Good times