ABOUT STYLIST BOX
Stylist Box connects emerging and established fashion and accessory brands to high-profile personalities, top fashion and celebrity wardrobe stylists, and fashion editors. ?Located in Toronto’s trendy Dundas West neighbourhood, the exclusive showroom avails the latest fashions and accessories from some of Canada’s hottest fashion and accessory brands for red carpet events, special appearances, performances, magazine editorials, music videos, and more. For more information, visit stylistbox.com. ?
The Stylist Suite is a leading Canadian luxury styling suite, which offers VIPS and celebrities attending the Toronto International Film Festival, exclusive access to curated products and services. For highlights of the 2015 Stylist Suite, click here.
GAIL MCINNES, Communications Director
Glasgow-born, Toronto-based Gail McInnes has been involved in the fashion industry for over sixteen years. She brings her inherent Scottish charm, expertise and insider knowledge to her role as the fashion host for TDot TV and is the owner of fashion publicity and branding agency Magnet Creative Management.
She also is a freelance fashion reporter having written for FLARE.com, The Huffington Post, Global News, Revive Magazine, and more. Her in-depth view and opinions into the world of style is often called upon for various television appearances as an expert in her field, including CBC News, Global TV’s The Morning Show, CTV Newsnet, CBC’s Tele-Journal, MTV Live, CosmoTV’s Oh So Cosmo, Slice Network’s X-Weighted, and Party Mamas.
Gail gained international recognition when she was nominated in 2011 as “Communicator of the Year” by the prestigious Scottish Fashion Awards, in association with VOGUE.com.
CHRISTIAN DARE, Merchandising Director
Christian Dare spent most of his formative years living and working in several of Canada’s major cultural and fashion centres: Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal (and even a stint in Ottawa and Halifax). This coast-to-coast understanding of Canada allows Christian to understand the localized challenges for designers and offer solutions on how to overcome them.
Christian has worked within fashion retail for over 15 years, where he quickly worked his way up from in-store stylist to national visual merchandising manager. He has worked for the Gap, Club Monaco, Ralph Lauren, H&M and Holt Renfrew. These experiences have informed Christian’s unique and visionary approach to fashion retail.
With all this under his belt, and a Masters in Fashion Branding/Creative Direction, Christian is ready to foster and propel Canadian designers and brands forward.