Sparkles, gems and royal wool

National Post (Latest Edition) - - CITY LIFE - Amoryn En­gel GE­ORGE PIMENTEL PHO­TOG­RA­PHY

Bay Street Pow­er­house Laura Dot­tori- At­tana­sio, f ash­ion icon Jeanne Beker and Bridge­point cham­pion ex­traor­di­naire Cather­ine Nu­gent were among those who de­scended on the Ritz Carl­ton Toronto for the much an­tic­i­pated Great Jew­ellery Heist, pre­sented by CIBC. After tuck­ing into a hearty lun­cheon, the guests pe­rused the jew­els and upped the bids on many a sparkler do­nated by top lux­ury brands, de­sign­ers and Toronto’s most fash­ion­able so­cialites. Over $ 400,000, was raised in sup­port of Bridge­point Ac­tive Health­care, part of Si­nai Health Sys­tem. When Rochelle de Goias Jack­man started Girls E- Men­tor­ship ( GEM), just five years ago, she set out to make a dif­fer­ence for young women. Founded in 2012, the non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion of­fers an in­no­va­tive men­tor­ship pro­gram for fe­male youth fac­ing ed­u­ca­tional, de­mo­graphic or so­cial lim­i­ta­tions. To cel­e­brate the spe­cial mile­stone, GEM part­nered with Saks Fifth Av­enue to host an evening of shop­ping, fu­elled by lovely wines and del­ish canapés. Co-hosts urg­ing the glam­orous crowd to put their best heel for­ward in­cluded it-girls Laila Deluce and sis­ter De­siree Fur­long

along with stunner Jen­nen Phe­lan. You could hear a pin drop as de Goias Jack­man ad­dressed the au­di­ence and shared her ex­pe­ri­ences work­ing with dis­ad­van­taged young women and the tremen­dous im­pact that these men­tor­ing re­la­tion­ships made. A por­tion of the funds raised at the event were do­nated by Saks Fifth Av­enue to Girls E- Men­tor­ship (GEM). With a royal wed­ding to look for­ward to, it is only fit­ting to give a nod to the re­cent open­ing night cel­e­bra­tions of the 95 th An­nual Royal Win­ter Agri­cul­tural Fair. Bold­face names in­vited by Prince’s Char­i­ties Canada ( PCC) at­tended a fash­ion­able party hosted by the Fair and His Royal High­ness’s (HRH) Cam­paign for Wool.

Fash­ion muses Sylvia Man­tella and Melissa Grelo wore cus­tom out­fits made from Har­ris Tweed de­signed by John Mus­cat of LINE and Mikhael Kale. Her Hon­our El­iz­a­beth Dowdeswell sewed her own beau­ti­ful cape!

The Cam­paign for Wool is an ed­u­ca­tional cam­paign and global en­deavor, ini­ti­ated by HRH, to raise aware­ness of the unique, nat­u­ral and sus­tain­able ben­e­fits of­fered by wool. Con­vened in the United King­dom in 2010, the Cam­paign now op­er­ates in 12 coun­tries around the globe. PCC brought the Cam­paign for Wool to Canada in 2014. Jolly good!

The 95th An­nual Royal Win­ter Agri­cul­tural Fair in blue ● The Great Jew­ellery Heist in red ● Girls E- Men­tor­ship (GEM) char­ity event in gold ●

Cather­ine Nu­gent, Louis de Melo and Shantelle Bis­son

Ber­nadette Morra, Sen­a­tor Jerry Graf­stein and Ca­role Graf­stein C.M.

Veni Iozzo, Su­san Rim­mer and Laura Dot­tori-At­tana­sio

Femme Fa­tale Heist mod­els

Melissa Grelo, Her Hon­our El­iz­a­beth Dowdeswell, Lieu­tenant Gov­er­nor of On­tario, and Sylvia Man­tella

Amanda Sher­ring­ton and John Sher­ring­ton

Ar­wen Humphreys and Julie Nes­ral­lah

Re­nee Welling and Vel­vet Haney

Anya Nord­strom and Jan Gandhi

Shawn Hew­son and Ruth Promis­low

Am­ber Choudhry and Jeanne Beker

Matthew Rowe and Tr­ish Bradley

Bob Vaux and Diana Vaux

Mark Fell and Dawn Fell

Astrid-Maria Ciar­allo

Laila Deluce

Scott Con­nolly and Mary Lee

Jean­nine Volpe and El­iz­a­beth Hard­ing

De­siree Fur­long

Jamie Phe­lan and Hay­ley Ma­tus

An­gelina Pun and Liz Es­son

Rochelle de Goias Jack­man

Jen­nen Phe­lan

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