Is it just us, or does TIFF get more and more glamourous every year? Although we’re used to Venice and Cannes being the film festivals that command the most attention for their red carpet looks, TIFF 2013 was a particularly stylish year, thanks to the A-list stars who brought their A-game to the bourdoire pre-red carpet. Here are the top 5 hairstyles from the festival that have convinced us to make appointments with our stylists to update our own looks.
Emilia Clarke, Dom Hemingway After-Party
Those who only know Emilia Clarke from Game of Thrones were likely surprised to find out the Daenerys Targaryen is actually a brunette in real life. We’re giving her “best hair” cred just for rocking her natural hair colour, but we also love that she embraced the dramatic center part updo.
Olivia Wilde, Rush Premiere
Olivia Wilde ruled TIFF 2013 in terms of style this year, and her hair was one of the reasons why we couldn’t stop obsessing over her everywhere she went in Toronto (she had three films here in total). We loved her hair most at the Rush premiere when she wore it down and parted in the middle but with a soft wave, likely created from either a round brush and hairdryer or with an over-sized curling iron.
Keira Knightley, Can A Song Save Your Life? Premiere
Maybe it’s because of all the period pieces she tends to have a penchant for, but we love Keira Knightley’s hair best when it’s tied in a soft updo with loose pieces framing her face. All you really need to recreate the look yourself is a handful of bobby pins and a curling iron to make those “loose” pieces look Jane Austen perfect.
Sandra Bullock, Gravity Premiere
While red carpets often incite a desire in actresses to pull their hair back and let their dresses do the talking, we were happy to see that the always stunning Sandra Bullock opted to go bare in terms of jewelry and wear her hair down instead. Thanks, no doubt, to a hair straightener and an A-list stylist, her brunette locks still looked sleek, fabulous and totally formal.
Madalina Diana Ghenea, Dom Hemingway After-Party
You might not know her name yet, but that’s the whole reason why you should start obsessing over Madalina Diana Ghenea now before she gets super famous after the international release of Dom Hemingway. Her costars Emilia Clarke and Jude Law may be the headliners of the film, but with her elegantly styled ringlets at the film’s after-party, Ghenea was the head-turner of the bunch. We love a girl who embraces full curls instead of going for the oh-so trendy Old Hollywood waves that are “of the moment” on red carpets.