LIFE & STYLE
Natasha Koifman

Photography by Ted Belton

We recently caught up with one of the PR industry’s powerhouses for a quick whirl through her wardrobe plans for fall, her gala and festival survival tips, and the inside story on her style. Natasha Koifman, founder, and president of NKPR is the PR energy behind some of the biggest brands and launches that have shaped our world, but it’s not all fun and fizz for her. She is a passionate philanthropist, too, and among her many heartfelt projects, one closest to Natasha’s heart is the Artists for Peace and Justice Gala that kicks off during TIFF. This highly sought-after ticket raises much-needed funds to offset poverty in stricken nations including Haiti. TIFF is a whirl of meetings, events, launches and, of course, screenings. Here are Natasha’s TIFF tricks of the trade and best advice for a great festival season.

Photography by Ted Belton

We recently caught up with one of the PR industry’s powerhouses for a quick whirl through her wardrobe plans for fall, her gala and festival survival tips, and the inside story on her style. Natasha Koifman, founder, and president of NKPR is the PR energy behind some of the biggest brands and launches that have shaped our world, but it’s not all fun and fizz for her. She is a passionate philanthropist, too, and among her many heartfelt projects, one closest to Natasha’s heart is the Artists for Peace and Justice Gala that kicks off during TIFF. This highly sought-after ticket raises much-needed funds to offset poverty in stricken nations including Haiti. TIFF is a whirl of meetings, events, launches and, of course, screenings. Here are Natasha’s TIFF tricks of the trade and best advice for a great festival season.

WHAT COLOUR DEFINES YOU?
“ Black, black and more black! Check out #nkallblackeverything on Instagram – I never wear anything else. ”
WHAT COLOUR DEFINES YOU?
“ Black, black and more black! Check out #nkallblackeverything on Instagram – I never wear anything else. ”
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE?
Sophisticated with a bit of edge.
 
WHAT ARE YOUR MUST-HAVE PIECES FOR FALL?
Haider Ackermann tuxedo dress, Adam Lippes pant, Rick Owens skirt, Alexander McQueen leather jacket.
 
WHO ARE YOUR FAVOURITE DESIGNERS?
Haider Ackermann, Simone Rocha, Christopher Kane, Maria Grazia for Dior, Rick Owens, Adam Lippes and for gowns I love Zuhair Murad
 
WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO FESTIVAL LOOK?
I think it will be my new Haider Ackermann tuxedo dress and blouse that I can wear multiple ways.
 
WHAT LOOKS TAKE YOU FROM DAY TO NIGHT?
Well my Haider Ackermann tuxedo dress is perfect for day to night. During the day I will pair it with my favourite Miu Miu pants, tank top and my golden goose sneakers and in the evening I will wear it as a dress… with a pair of heels.
 
 
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE?
Sophisticated with a bit of edge.
 
WHAT ARE YOUR MUST-HAVE PIECES FOR FALL?
Haider Ackermann tuxedo dress, Adam Lippes pant, Rick Owens skirt, Alexander McQueen leather jacket.
 
WHO ARE YOUR FAVOURITE DESIGNERS?
Haider Ackermann, Simone Rocha, Christopher Kane, Maria Grazia for Dior, Rick Owens, Adam Lippes and for gowns I love Zuhair Murad
 
 
WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO FESTIVAL LOOK?
I think it will be my new Haider Ackermann tuxedo dress and blouse that I can wear multiple ways.
 
WHAT LOOKS TAKE YOU FROM DAY TO NIGHT?
Well my Haider Ackermann tuxedo dress is perfect for day to night. During the day I will pair it with my favourite Miu Miu pants, tank top and my golden goose sneakers and in the evening I will wear it as a dress… with a pair of heels.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE?
Sophisticated with a bit of edge.
 
WHAT ARE YOUR MUST-HAVE PIECES FOR FALL?
Haider Ackermann tuxedo dress, Adam Lippes pant, Rick Owens skirt, Alexander McQueen leather jacket.
 
WHO ARE YOUR FAVOURITE DESIGNERS?
Haider Ackermann, Simone Rocha, Christopher Kane, Maria Grazia for Dior, Rick Owens, Adam Lippes and for gowns I love Zuhair Murad
WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO FESTIVAL LOOK?
I think it will be my new Haider Ackermann tuxedo dress and blouse that I can wear multiple ways.
 
WHAT LOOKS TAKE YOU FROM DAY TO NIGHT?
Well my Haider Ackermann tuxedo dress is perfect for day to night. During the day I will pair it with my favourite Miu Miu pants, tank top and my golden goose sneakers and in the evening I will wear it as a dress… with a pair of heels.
HOW DO YOU MANAGE WORK & PLAY DURING TIFF ?
“ It might sound funny, but I don’t believe in managing a work-life balance – instead I focus on work-life integration. I love what I do – my work is play! ”
Haider Ackermann Dali Shirt & Linda Farrow Sunglasses
WHAT FILMS HAVE INSPIRED YOUR STYLE?
“ I loved the iconic black gown in La Dolce Vita, and anything with Marilyn Monroe. ”
WHAT IS YOUR RITUAL FOR GETTING READY FOR A SPEACIAL EVENT?
TIFF is such a busy time for us and some days I’ll go to 5 different events in one night. If I can find even a few minutes just to myself before going, it’s considered a luxury.
 
NEW OR VINTAGE? LEATHER OR LACE?
New AND vintage. Leather AND lace.
 
LIPSTICK OR EYELINER?
Definitely eyeliner (the Annabelle self sharpening eyeliner is my favourite!).
HOW DO YOU MANAGE WORK & PLAY DURING TIFF ?
“ It might sound funny, but I don’t believe in managing a work-life balance – instead I focus on work-life integration. I love what I do – my work is play! ”
WHAT IS YOUR RITUAL FOR GETTING READY FOR A SPEACIAL EVENT?
TIFF is such a busy time for us and some days I’ll go to 5 different events in one night. If I can find even a few minutes just to myself before going, it’s considered a luxury.
 
NEW OR VINTAGE? LEATHER OR LACE?
New AND vintage. Leather AND lace.
 
LIPSTICK OR EYELINER?
Definitely eyeliner (the Annabelle self sharpening eyeliner is my favourite!).
Haider Ackermann Dali Shirt & Linda Farrow Sunglasses
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT TIFF?
I love the buzz and energy that you can feel throughout the city, both uptown and downtown. It’s electric. And of course, I LOVE that I get to wear all my film festival outfits :)
 
WHAT ARE YOU WEARING TO THE GALAS?
On September 10th, I’ll wear a Zuhair Murad gown to the Artists for Peace and Justice Gala, in support of education in Haiti. It’s my favourite night of the festival because we are able to make such a monumental impact from these galas. Since we launched at TIFF in 2009, we’ve raised over $30 million which has allowed us to build the first free public high school in Port-au-Prince.
 
WHERE’S THE BEST PLACE TO MEET WITH FRIENDS BEFORE AN EVENT?
During the day you can find me at the IT House, just around the corner from the TIFF Bell Lightbox.
 
The IT House Producers Ball will feature salon-style panels, Q&A’s and NYLON magazine, and COVETEUR Portrait Studios. At night, you’ll find me at either The Spoke Club or the Thompson Toronto Rooftop, which has some of the best views in the city.
 
HOW DO YOU UNWIND AFTER A BIG EVENT?
As soon as I get home, I put on my favourite black robe, and I cuddle up on the couch with a mug of Birthday Cake DAVIDsTEA, my fiancee Anthony and my black lab Ko-D and Netflix.
 
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE?
Serendipity and You’ve Got Mail :)
 
IF YOUR LIFE WERE A MOVIE WHAT WOULD THE TITLE BE?
Natasha
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT TIFF?
I love the buzz and energy that you can feel throughout the city, both uptown and downtown. It’s electric. And of course, I LOVE that I get to wear all my film festival outfits :)
 
WHAT ARE YOU WEARING TO THE GALAS?
On September 10th, I’ll wear a Zuhair Murad gown to the Artists for Peace and Justice Gala, in support of education in Haiti. It’s my favourite night of the festival because we are able to make such a monumental impact from these galas. Since we launched at TIFF in 2009, we’ve raised over $30 million which has allowed us to build the first free public high school in Port-au-Prince.
 
WHERE’S THE BEST PLACE TO MEET WITH FRIENDS BEFORE AN EVENT?
During the day you can find me at the IT House, just around the corner from the TIFF Bell Lightbox.
The IT House Producers Ball will feature salon-style panels, Q&A’s and NYLON magazine, and COVETEUR Portrait Studios. At night, you’ll find me at either The Spoke Club or the Thompson Toronto Rooftop, which has some of the best views in the city.
 
HOW DO YOU UNWIND AFTER A BIG EVENT?
As soon as I get home, I put on my favourite black robe, and I cuddle up on the couch with a mug of Birthday Cake DAVIDsTEA, my fiancee Anthony and my black lab Ko-D and Netflix.
 
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE?
Serendipity and You’ve Got Mail :)
 
IF YOUR LIFE WERE A MOVIE WHAT WOULD THE TITLE BE?
Natasha
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT TIFF?
I love the buzz and energy that you can feel throughout the city, both uptown and downtown. It’s electric. And of course, I LOVE that I get to wear all my film festival outfits :)
 
WHAT ARE YOU WEARING TO THE GALAS?
On September 10th, I’ll wear a Zuhair Murad gown to the Artists for Peace and Justice Gala, in support of education in Haiti. It’s my favourite night of the festival because we are able to make such a monumental impact from these galas. Since we launched at TIFF in 2009, we’ve raised over $30 million which has allowed us to build the first free public high school in Port-au-Prince.
 
WHERE’S THE BEST PLACE TO MEET WITH FRIENDS BEFORE AN EVENT?
During the day you can find me at the IT House, just around the corner from the TIFF Bell Lightbox.
 
The IT House Producers Ball will feature salon-style panels, Q&A’s and NYLON magazine, and COVETEUR Portrait Studios. At night, you’ll find me at either The Spoke Club or the Thompson Toronto Rooftop, which has some of the best views in the city.
 
HOW DO YOU UNWIND AFTER A BIG EVENT?
As soon as I get home, I put on my favourite black robe, and I cuddle up on the couch with a mug of Birthday Cake DAVIDsTEA, my fiancee Anthony and my black lab Ko-D and Netflix.
 
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE?
Serendipity and You’ve Got Mail :)
 
IF YOUR LIFE WERE A MOVIE WHAT WOULD THE TITLE BE?
Natasha
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT TIFF?
I love the buzz and energy that you can feel throughout the city, both uptown and downtown. It’s electric. And of course, I LOVE that I get to wear all my film festival outfits :)
 
WHAT ARE YOU WEARING TO THE GALAS?
On September 10th, I’ll wear a Zuhair Murad gown to the Artists for Peace and Justice Gala, in support of education in Haiti. It’s my favourite night of the festival because we are able to make such a monumental impact from these galas. Since we launched at TIFF in 2009, we’ve raised over $30 million which has allowed us to build the first free public high school in Port-au-Prince.
 
WHERE’S THE BEST PLACE TO MEET WITH FRIENDS BEFORE AN EVENT?
During the day you can find me at the IT House, just around the corner from the TIFF Bell Lightbox.
The IT House Producers Ball will feature salon-style panels, Q&A’s and NYLON magazine, and COVETEUR Portrait Studios. At night, you’ll find me at either The Spoke Club or the Thompson Toronto Rooftop, which has some of the best views in the city.
 
HOW DO YOU UNWIND AFTER A BIG EVENT?
As soon as I get home, I put on my favourite black robe, and I cuddle up on the couch with a mug of Birthday Cake DAVIDsTEA, my fiancee Anthony and my black lab Ko-D and Netflix.
 
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE?
Serendipity and You’ve Got Mail :)
 
IF YOUR LIFE WERE A MOVIE WHAT WOULD THE TITLE BE?
Natasha
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT TIFF?
I love the buzz and energy that you can feel throughout the city, both uptown and downtown. It’s electric. And of course, I LOVE that I get to wear all my film festival outfits :)
 
WHAT ARE YOU WEARING TO THE GALAS?
On September 10th, I’ll wear a Zuhair Murad gown to the Artists for Peace and Justice Gala, in support of education in Haiti. It’s my favourite night of the festival because we are able to make such a monumental impact from these galas. Since we launched at TIFF in 2009, we’ve raised over $30 million which has allowed us to build the first free public high school in Port-au-Prince.
 
WHERE’S THE BEST PLACE TO MEET WITH FRIENDS BEFORE AN EVENT?
During the day you can find me at the IT House, just around the corner from the TIFF Bell Lightbox. The IT House Producers Ball will feature salon-style panels, Q&A’s and NYLON magazine, and COVETEUR Portrait Studios.
At night, you’ll find me at either The Spoke Club or the Thompson Toronto Rooftop, which has some of the best views in the city.
 
HOW DO YOU UNWIND AFTER A BIG EVENT?
As soon as I get home, I put on my favourite black robe, and I cuddle up on the couch with a mug of Birthday Cake DAVIDsTEA, my fiancee Anthony and my black lab Ko-D and Netflix.
 
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE?
Serendipity and You’ve Got Mail :)
 
IF YOUR LIFE WERE A MOVIE WHAT WOULD THE TITLE BE?
Natasha
At night, you’ll find me at either The Spoke Club or the Thompson Toronto Rooftop, which has some of the best views in the city.
HOW DO YOU UNWIND AFTER A BIG EVENT?
As soon as I get home, I put on my favourite black robe, and I cuddle up on the couch with a mug of Birthday Cake DAVIDsTEA, my fiancee Anthony and my black lab Ko-D and Netflix.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE?
Serendipity and You’ve Got Mail :)
IF YOUR LIFE WERE A MOVIE WHAT WOULD THE TITLE BE?
Natasha
WHAT ACTRESS SHOULD PLAY YOU IN A MOVIE?
“ Victoria Beckham… if only she were an actress. ”
YOU ARE RECENTLY ENGAGED – ANY EARLY THOUGHTS ON WEDDING DRESSES?
I keep joking that I can’t pick a date until I pick the dress. I still haven’t found it, but I know it will be black!
 
WHAT ARE YOUR WEDDING-DRESS MUSTS? ANY DESIGNERS IN MIND?
Zuhair Murad, Naeem Khan, Reem Acra
YOU ARE RECENTLY ENGAGED – ANY EARLY THOUGHTS ON WEDDING DRESSES?
I keep joking that I can’t pick a date until I pick the dress. I still haven’t found it, but I know it will be black!
 
WHAT ARE YOUR WEDDING-DRESS MUSTS? ANY DESIGNERS IN MIND?
Zuhair Murad, Naeem Khan, Reem Acra
WHATS THE BIGGEST SURPRISE YOU’VE EVER HAD?
I suppose the biggest surprise in life overall is that when something really awful happens, or something you perceive as awful at the time, that it actually means something wonderful is around the corner. Someone once said, you might feel like you’re jumping off a cliff, but it will only be a few steps and you will land where you are meant to.
WHATS THE BIGGEST SURPRISE YOU’VE EVER HAD?
I suppose the biggest surprise in life overall is that when something really awful happens, or something you perceive as awful at the time, that it actually means something wonderful is around the corner. Someone once said, you might feel like you’re jumping off a cliff, but it will only be a few steps and you will land where you are meant to.
WHATS THE BIGGEST SURPRISE YOU’VE EVER HAD?
I suppose the biggest surprise in life overall is that when something really awful happens, or something you perceive as awful at the time, that it actually means something wonderful is around the corner. Someone once said, you might feel like you’re jumping off a cliff, but it will only be a few steps and you will land where you are meant to.
YOU ARE RECENTLY ENGAGED – ANY EARLY THOUGHTS ON WEDDING DRESSES?
I keep joking that I can’t pick a date until I pick the dress. I still haven’t found it, but I know it will be black!
 
WHAT ARE YOUR WEDDING-DRESS MUSTS? ANY DESIGNERS IN MIND?
Zuhair Murad, Naeem Khan, Reem Acra
WHAT IS THE ONE THING PEOPLE WOULD BE MOST SURPRISED TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
That I’m an introvert! People expect that because of my industry, I love being out and about. And while sometimes I do, my true happy place is at home with Anthony, my son Justin, and my dogs.
WHAT IS THE ONE THING PEOPLE WOULD BE MOST SURPRISED TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
That I’m an introvert! People expect that because of my industry, I love being out and about. And while sometimes I do, my true happy place is at home with Anthony, my son Justin, and my dogs.
WHATS THE BIGGEST SURPRISE YOU’VE EVER HAD?
I suppose the biggest surprise in life overall is that when something really awful happens, or something you perceive as awful at the time, that it actually means something wonderful is around the corner. Someone once said, you might feel like you’re jumping off a cliff, but it will only be a few steps and you will land where you are meant to.
WHAT IS THE ONE THING PEOPLE WOULD BE MOST SURPRISED TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
That I’m an introvert! People expect that because of my industry, I love being out and about. And while sometimes I do, my true happy place is at home with Anthony, my son Justin, and my dogs.
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Styling: Mayila Dolikon
Hair & Makeup: Jodi Urichuk



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