Montreal Alert

Montreal Alert
October 2008

Hey there, movie lovers. Have you heard? The Festival du Noveau Cinéma is already underway, and if you haven’t hit the box office yet, you’d better get a move on! Where better to flaunt your new fall wardrobe while Montreal’s oldest film fest? Janna Zittrer


Flick Picks Catch this year’s Cannes Palme d’Or winner, The Class (Entre les Murs), when it closes the festival on Oct. 18. And in case you missed it at TIFF, watch Anne Hathaway’s Oscar-buzz-worthy performance as an ex-model fresh out of rehab in Rachel Getting Married (Oct. 14 and 16). For showtimes and locations, visit


Rain Check A sopping-wet make-out session may be magical on film (see: The Notebook), but feeling like a drowned rat in real life is just plain unpleasant. Be rain-ready with Mackage Packables, easy-totin’ nylon raingear that’s small on space but big on style. Sudden showers? Just unfold the portable pouch into your hooded waterproof jacket of choice: a cropped motorcycle cut ($190, shown) or thigh-grazing anorak ($250) – Ryan Gosling not included.


Shoe-la-la Thanks to Ogilvy’s newly revamped Shoe Salon, you don’t need to be a red-carpet regular like Kim Cattrall (appearing in The Tiger’s Tail, Oct. 18) to strut your stuff like a star. Browse the bright and airy third-floor space for fabulous fall footwear like oxford booties and jewel-tone pumps from brands such as Michael Kors, Stuart Weitzman, Sergio Rossi and Kate Spade. 1307 rue Ste-Catherine O.


Dolled Up If inspired by Madonna’s naughty comedy Filth and Wisdom (Oct. 18) to turn up the heat, do so with racy pieces from Shhh…by Robin Anton. Featuring red-hot ruffles, sassy stripes, girlie bows and garter belts, The Pussycat Dolls-inspired lingerie has all the flirty flourishes you’ll need to channel your inner temptress.
Available exclusively at La Senza.


Eye Candy Speaking of Madge, if you were lucky enough to snag a ticket for when her Sticky and Sweet Tour rolls into town, prepare yourself for a fashion feast: gypsy-inspired costumes by Givenchy (shown), footwear from Stella McCartney and Miu Miu, Moschino sunglasses, plus pieces by Yves Saint Laurent, Roberto Cavalli and Jeremy Scott. They don’t call her the Material Girl for nothing. Oct. 22 and 23 at the Bell Centre.
[Photo credit: PRNewsFoto/Givenchy Haute Couture]