Welcome to my website! I’m an award-winning editor, writer and media personality – recognized as one of Canada’s leading experts on fashion, beauty and style. I was the editor-in-chief and associate publisher (from 2010) of FLARE, Canada’s bestselling fashion magazine, from 2004 to 2012. My team was the first to highlight some of the world’s most intriguing personalities, putting Lady Gaga on her first consumer fashion magazine cover, for example, and featuring many others (from Gwen Stefani to Mila Kunis and Jennifer Lawrence) on their first Canadian fashion magazine covers. I’ve also travelled the world attending top fashion shows, and interviewing design talents such as Karl Lagerfeld and Marc Jacobs, as well as leading celebrities including Madonna and Beyoncé. I’m a popular guest on TV programs such as CTV Morning Live, Breakfast Television, The Marilyn Denis Show, eTalk and ET Canada. Prior to joining FLARE, I was the executive editor at Chatelaine.
I joined Holt Renfrew in November 2012 as Vice President, Fashion Editor, a role created for me at Canada’s leading luxury retailer. In April 2014, I was named Vice President, Exclusive Services, a newly created department dedicated to business development of high value customers across Canada. Until September 2016, I was one of the key voices in promoting Holt Renfrew to media and customers nationally.
Social media is a great place for a storyteller. In 2013, I was crowned a V.I.T. (Very Important Tweeter) at the launch of Twitter Canada, and was nominated for The Canadian Style Award at the inaugural Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards (CAFA). This award is dedicated to “a Canadian who embodies the spirit of Canada and acts as an official ambassador for Canadian fashion and culture.” Such an honour! I’ve also been active in raising funds for children’s causes, such as the Herbie Fund, through my support as a committee member on gala evenings for Chanel, Oscar de la Renta and Marchesa.
Today, I’m on the advisory boards for CAFA (also as a judge); the FAC (Fashion Action Council); and Friends of the Design Exchange (Toronto). In September 2016, I was awarded a 2016 Industry Originator Award by Vancouver Fashion Week: “recognizing the leaders of the Vancouver fashion industry who have contributed to the advancement of the local market.” In May 2017, I joined Nordstrom Canada as the Regional Styling Sales Director where I work with our talented sales teams across the country.