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Get To Know… Dianna DiNoble of Starkers Corsetry

I first met Dianna DiNoble of Starkers Corsetry in early 2009 when I was working on PR for designers for Toronto’s Alternative Arts & Fashion Week [FAT], she then signed on with my first business venture The Style Box in the summer of 2009, and has been a loyal client with Magnet Creative since I launched. I’m still astounded by the meticulous quality of the gorgeous corsets [...]

November 18, 2010 // 0 Comments

Interview with an Artist Manager

Page One Management boasts a roster of the top artists in the country, including Tony Masciangelo, Greg Wencel, Diana Carrerio, Susie Sheffman, Anna Nenoiu, Juliana Schavinatto, Simone Otis, and Zeina Esmail. Long-time artist agents (and my former co-workers from Plutino Group) Diana Carrelli, Nanci Vennettilli, and top hair and makeup artist Greg Wencel founded Page One in September 2009. [...]

July 5, 2010 // 1 Comment

Interview With Linda Lundström

Last night, Eleventh Floor Apparel (EFA) debuted Lundström Collection, but with Ms. Linda Lundström no longer as the head designer, the finale did not proceed with the accustomed bow. The namesake designer officially resigned from the helm of her collection in June of 2009, fifteen months into her 2-year contract with EFA. Lundström was approached by EFA in early 2008 when it was [...]

March 31, 2010 // 12 Comments

Fresh Face: Frances Coombe

While casting for Breeyn McCarney‘s upcoming fashion show, I received a call from agent Matti Gidilevich of Elite Models telling me about a girl who I am going to fall in love with. I love Matti – he’s one of  my favourite agents in the city so I trust him when he tells me to keep my eye out for a girl. No sooner had I hung up on him when a tall, wide-eyed beauty walked in [...]

March 15, 2010 // 1 Comment

Interview With An Intern: Nadia Ali at People’s Revolution

I have a feeling a lot of Toronto’s fashion community is cramming this weekend reading Kelly Cutrone‘s novel “If You Have to Cry, Go Outside” in preparation of the author and owner of the People’s Revolution‘s visit to the Eaton Centre’s Indigo on Monday, March 15 at 7:00pm. Loved that book! And love her reality show, Kell On Earth – which for [...]

March 13, 2010 // 86 Comments

Interview With A Buyer

I met the delightful owner of Magnolia, Juan Carlos Gaona at the one-year anniversary of his womenswear boutique in November where we instantly connected. He is a true gentleman, a wonderful and caring friend, and a proud supporter of Canadian talent. I recently asked him to share a few thoughts with me on the process he takes when he is selecting lines to carry in his store. He gave me a [...]

March 2, 2010 // 31 Comments