Spotted from the Backseat: Power Ball 13 – Thirteenth Floor

Jenna Naumovich (in a Herve Leger dress and the Giuseppe Zanotti flower sandals of my dreams) and Natasha Penzo

Power Ball 13: Thirteenth Floor has to be the most hyped up charity event I’ve attended since I started covering such things. In the months leading up to it, all I was hearing was “Power Ball this” and “Power Ball that“; why was Toronto so excited over a fundraiser for The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery? I found out for myself last Thursday, June 16th – a whirlwind evening of primping courtesy of Conair and Rock-It Promotions, snapping photos of my fellow Power Ball-ers’ fabulous outfits, and plenty of food, drink and chatter in between.

From the moment I stepped foot in The Power Plant that night to the moment I left Toronto’s Harbourfront, my first Power Ball experience was a case study in sensory overload, in the very best way, of course. With art installations that made you go hmmm at every turn, culinary delights by Marc Thuet like a giant roasting cow, and an incredible line-up of DJs, I’d say Power Ball 13 lived up to the hype, and then some.

Party-goers elevated their sartorial games, too, for the occasion. From Anita Clarke‘s Mark Fast bodysuit to Elly Barlin-Daniels‘ Givenchy mini to Briony Smith‘s Evan Biddell studded dress, this was not your usual charity fundraiser fare. My motto for the evening was “go bright or go home”, and so I did, in a yellow Lanvin for H&M dress and fruit-themed Charlotte Olympia pumps that made FASHION Magazine‘s Power Ball coverage.

Power Ball 13 was such an unexpectedly good time that I’m already counting down the days until Power Ball 14. That’s a long way from now, unfortunately, so in the meantime I’ll be joining in on the “Power Ball this“-ing and “Power Ball that“-ing…

Publicist April Wozny and blogger Anita Clarke (in Mark Fast)

Claire Kerr (in Mango) and me (in Lanvin for H&M dress and Charlotte Olympia shoes)

Elly Barlin-Daniels in Givenchy

FASHION Magazine’s Caitlin Agnew in H&M

Greta Constantine designers Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong

Another Lanvin for H&M dress spotted (left) – thankfully not the same design as mine!

Briony Smith (left) in Evan Biddell

Maria Barsali, recently dubbed one of Toronto’s best dressed by the Toronto Star‘s Derick Chetty

Arielle Loeb and Jacquelyn West (in one of my favourite 3.1 Phillip Lim dresses, modified)

RAC Boutique co-owner Faith Orfus

Faulhaber PR’s Christine Faulhaber (left) and friend

A giant cow on the BBQ!

xx, S

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