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BFF19, ZuZu Fashion Boutique & Code Vitesse

14 October 2016

Barrie Film Festival Director Claudine Benoit will be receiving the star treatment today for our BFF19 Opening Night!


Tracey Baker, owner of ZuZu Fashion Boutique will be styling Claudine in Canadian designer Code Vitesse, a brand exclusively carried in her downtown Barrie boutique.

The fashion line is manufactured in Canada and is known for their signature fabric being soft, breathable and luxurious, also easy to care for, retains its shape and resists wrinkles. “Code represents dress code, system and our vision for today’s fashion-forward clothing that’s also highly functional and easy to wear. Vitesse means “speed” in French and it stands for the modern woman’s need for speed, for something quick and convenient that also makes a fabulous statement.”



Code Vitesse


ZuZu Fashion Boutique

“The reason we love it, and our customers are so loyal and passionate about it, is that it is an elegant line that works on just about every body type. It is comfortable, very easy care and travels like a dream. One customer wears ONLY Code V when she is in transit (flying) because she gets off the plane looking the same as when she got on – no wrinkles, doesn’t lose it’s shape, very comfortable.

The designs are quite complex in their cut and construction but the look is clean, simple and truly cannot be beaten. It can be dressed up for special occasions (such as the BFF evenings) and dressed (leggings and tunic for watching a film – or 10!).  It truly is “Any-Wear, Every-Wear”. The MOST exciting part of the story though is that it is Canadian designed by the creative genius Iram Sheikh in Mississauga where it is ALSO made! Iram’s looks have been seen on the TIFF red carpet this year and she has had a lot of publicity over the last couple of years on television and  in print. It’s a perfect fit for our Film Fest!!” Tracey Baker, Owner, ZuZu Fashion Boutique

Iram was very interested to participate with styling Claudine for our Opening Night festivities. She remarked about her own passion for art, specifically local art and talent. She loves that Canadian content and the local artistic community are so well supported by the festival, and that it is an independent festival. She too is a Canadian artist and appreciates the support she has received, and continues to receive, from Canadians. And, she is very excited to be part of it in such a special way.

See their 2016 Fall Collection here.


Catch both Claudine and Tracey this morning for a special BFF19 segment of Rogers Daytime at 11:00 am. Tracey will be talking about styling Claudine in Code Vitesse and Claudine will be talking everything BFF19!


Join us for our Opening Night film and party, see Claudine in her gorgeous Code Vitesse outfit!


Angry Inuk

October 14 – 7pm
Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop St. West
Tickets: $10 – buy your tickets online

Anti–seal hunting campaigns have attracted high profile supporters, and with them, hefty financial contributions. From Pamela Anderson to Paul McCartney, celebrities have voiced their outrage about an issue they are not necessarily qualified to discuss. Meanwhile, seal hunters are unjustly targeted for the traditional practices that have supported them for centuries. With a way of life teetering on the cusp of extinction, who’s really at fault? Committed to peaceful ways to resolve conflict, how does a culture which exercises understated anger compete with animal activist groups who aggressively cultivate anti-sealing sentiment in order to underwrite their other causes?

We are delighted to welcome Director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril and Aaju Peter as our guests for a post film Q&A.


After tonight’s opening film Angry Inuk, join us for our Opening Night Party at PIE!

October 14 – 9pm

PIE Wood Fired Pizza joint, 11 Victoria Street, Barrie

Tickets: $15 – buy your tickets online

Celebrate the launch of the 2016 Barrie Film Festival at our not-to-be-missed Opening Night Party immediately following the screening the opening night film, Angry Inuk. After the screening head to PIE’s Lakeshore location for the Opening Night Party where we’ll share clips and teasers for films you’ll see during our ten day run, great music from DJ Casey George and delicious food from PIE and Cravings Fine Food and Catering. Guests will receive one complimentary cocktail upon arrival. Film tickets are sold separately.