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‘FASHION’ celebrated the start of Toronto Pride and the launch of our Summer 2023 issue in style with a ’90s-themed party that Cher Horowitz herself would have loved.
Whether you’re more Will Smith from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Baby Spice or Lady Miss Kier from Deee-Lite, you were sure to feel at home at FASHION Cake Mix 2023.
To celebrate the start of Toronto Pride and the Summer 2023 issue starring Pom Klementieff, FASHION hosted its second-ever Cake Mix party on June 7 at Messy House. The event brought together 400 of the city’s most stylish, the LGBTQIA2S+ community and ’90s enthusiasts for an evening that was part concert, drag show, cocktail lounge — and equal parts fabulous.
For those who wanted to live their best Malibu Barbie life, the Don Julio lounge served tequila in a sultry pink style. Across the way, bevies flowed at a World Class Bar and Perrier station, with childhood treats like corn dogs, tacos, Fruit Loops and Dunkaroos keeping guests’ energy going into the late hours. Partygoers were then encouraged to check out the Mini Cooper photo booth and Love is Love car, BOSS x Keith Haring installation and Rimowa gallery wall for some nostalgia-infused photo ops.
But keeping the party entirely in the present was pop group BoiBnd and season one winner of Canada’s Drag Race, Priyanka. The foursome gave the Backstreet Boys a run for their money with coordinated choreography in white heels. Then Priyanka served club kid realness with a bedazzled, colour-blocked bodysuit and matching jacket.
Was she the only one who took the dress code seriously? As if! Many guests followed Priyanka’s lead with fluorescent ’fits. Others opted for Calvin Klein minimalism. And, of course, cargo pants, tube tops, platforms, denim and other ’90s trends also made an appearance. However, the best-dressed of the night goes to CAFA award winner Viktor Peters who served young Linda Evangelista vibes in a revealing black leotard, chain belt, and pearl accessories.
See the full look in the gallery below where we’ve rounded up all the most memorable looks from FASHION Cake Mix 2023.
Special thanks to the following:
Priyanka, BoiBnd, Sweaty Clown, Persona, Don Julio, Rimowa, BOSS, Mini, Diageo World Class Canada, Perrier, Messy House, The 519.