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Inside the Toronto International Film Festival With Composer Sofia Hultquist

Inside the Toronto International Film Festival With Composer Sofia Hultquist

Sofia Hultquist has been one of our girl crushes since we first laid eyes on her: she is a patron of emerging indie brands, isn't afraid to try on bold styles, and has a pretty badass career to boot. In addition to creating her own personal music, Sofi composes for films, fashion, and other forms of media, occasionally with her husband, Ian. Last year the couple created a score for Met Gala documentary The First Monday In May, and more recently they did the same for The Gospel According To Andre, a film that explores the life of iconic fashion editor Andre Leon Talley. For the latter, the Hultquists headed to the Toronto Film Festival, where we asked Sofia to document the sights, the shopping, and (obviously) the fashions she wore while exploring the city.

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"Toronto was nice and cool, especially compared to the LA heatwave. It was nice to be able to wear some more autumnal outfits and to layer. Hanging out at the Airbnb in the Giu Giu set with Darner socks and Intentionally Blank mules."
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"Somehow I was able to pack three pairs of shoes into my carry-on for the weekend. All these shoes were indispensable! Left to right: The Palatines boots, The Palatines pumps, Intentionally blank mules."
 Schmaltz Appetizing

Schmaltz Appetizing

"Lets just say that this bagel from Schmaltz Appetizing was one of the best I've ever had. The deli-store was small but had all of the toppings and fillings you could ever want. We tried the Chub Chub and the Classy (the lox! Oh my goodness!) and left wanting to go back every day, though unfortunately we couldn't." 
 Moog Audio

Moog Audio

"I couldn't come to Toronto without finding the closest synth store, and Moog Audio didn't disappoint. Stocked with all the synths and modular systems you could ever want, it definitely left lusting after a few things."  
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"The row houses in Toronto were so gorgeous and ornate. Toronto really seems to capture so many aspects of other great smaller cities, which makes it a great surprise, yet really familiar and comfortable."
 The Oxley

The Oxley

"We were staying in a neighborhood called Yorkville, and upon landing on Thursday night were really craving an easy but good dinner and a drink to chill out. The Oxley was all of these, plus the dimly lit interior and its plush green leather couches and brass accents were the perfect late night dinner we were looking for."
 The Gospel According To Andre premiere 

The Gospel According To Andre premiere 

"Here we are on the red carpet for The Gospel According to André at TIFF Bell Lightbox on Friday September 8th, right before the premiere. I'm wearing a beautiful dress from Co, shoes from The Palatines and Lotuff clutch. Ian's wearing a Brooklyn Tailors suit, Oliver Spencer shirt and Opening Ceremony shoes."
 Trinity Bellwoods

Trinity Bellwoods

"On Saturday morning we explored the neighborhoods to the north west of downtown and started in Trinity Bellwoods. It felt like a great mix of Chicago and somewhere like Berlin or Melbourne. I'm wearing a Reformation jumpsuit and Pari Desai jacket."
 Saving Grace

Saving Grace

"On recommendation of a friend, we dragged our sleepy-selves to Trinity Bellwoods to try Saving Grace. It was so definitely worth it: the food was extraordinary and the restaurant is small and cozy in the way your favorite neighborhood spot should be."
 Park and Province

Park and Province

"After walking through Trinity Bellwoods Park we happened upon Park and Province, this really great independent mens clothing store in West Queen West. It was great to see new brands and the mister definitely walked out with a few new things."
 West Queen West

West Queen West

"West Queen West was the hippest part of the city we got to see. Between the small eateries, independent clothing stores and an Aesop, it was no surprise this area has been mentioned as one of the most hipster neighborhoods in the world."
 Graffiti Alley

Graffiti Alley

"While on our walk, we happened upon this alleyway. No longer than just a few blocks and hidden behind the main street, Graffiti Alley was stunning and, obviously, full of selfie-takers."
 Ewanika

Ewanika

"Ewanika is a store Ive been hearing about for some time. It was lovely to get to visit them and see all the incredible independent designers they carried! A must if you're up in The Annex."

For more of Sofia's music and super-stylish life, be sure to follow her on Instagram here. 

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