AZAMIT

AZAMIT GOES BY HER FIRST NAME ONLY, BUT SHE WEARS SEVERAL HATS. ORIGINALLY FROM ERITREA, SHE ADOPTED MONTREAL AS HER HOME BASE. SHE STUDIES FASHION DESIGN AT LASALLE COLLEGE AND FIBRES AND TEXTILES AT L’ÉCOLE SUPÉRIEURE DES ARTS APPLIQUÉS DUPERÉ DE PARIS.

FROM RUNWAY TO RUNWAY, SHE MADE HER MARK AS A MODEL, HOWEVER ALTERED WITH EASE FROM IN FRONT OF TO BEHIND THE CAMERA. SHE APPROACHED STYLING WITH FLEXIBILITY, VERSATILITY AND DETERMINATION WHILE RELYING ON A STRONG BLEND OF INTUITION AND EXPERIENCE. SHE FOUNDED THE SOUK@SAT IN 2003–ONE OF THE INDUSTRY’S MOST CUTTING-EDGE AND RENOWN DESIGN SHOWS.

AZAMIT HAS BECOME THE CITY’S DESIGN VISIONARY AND MAIN INFLUENCER–A FIXTURE ON THE MONTREAL CREATIVE SCENE. CONSTANTLY ON THE SEARCH FOR NEW TALENT, AND INSPIRATION, SHE IS THE LEADING CHAMPION FOR LOCAL DESIGNERS AND ARTISTS. RESOURCEFUL AND CURIOUS, SHE HAS LEFT HER IMPRINT IN THE DESIGN SCENE THROUGH HER WORK IN FASHION, INTERIOR DESIGN, INSTALLATIONS, DECORATIVE ARTS, GRAPHIC ARTS AND MUCH MORE AND IN HER COLLABORATIONS WITH ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS.

CHRISTINE TIZZARD

Begin with the best ingredients, keep it organic, and make it from scratch. That is Christine Tizzard’s food philosophy.

Her media accomplishments include regular appearances on CityLine and Rogers Television. Her Bamboo Magazine column “From Scratch” helps her readers understand how to get most out of ingredients by offering alternatives to everyday meals. She is also a culinary instructor at the LCBO (Liquor Control Board of Ontario) Cooking School and Nella Cucina.

Christine has been passionate about food, €lm, fashion, and television ever since she was scouted in a mall fashion show at the age of 15. The Newfoundland native has since posed for international beauty campaigns and appeared with Tom Selleck on screen, but this camera star, who now embraces big city living in Toronto, Ontario, still manages to keep it real.

Christine’s passion for food takes centre stage in her everyday life, despite her busy role as a yummy mommy of two. Her own enthusiasm for cooking began at an early age, when she used to help her mother bake bread.

Her obsession in finding the perfect dish led her to culinary school at George Brown College in Toronto. Today, when not appearing on HBO or on the cover of a magazine, Christine can be found working behind the scenes as a food stylist, or in her kitchen crafting homemade artisan goods.

Christine’s upfront, down-to-earth, vivacious personality is contagious and authentic. She believes in looking and feeling good, and is always on the lookout for the best ingredients in food and nutrition.

SORAYA QADI

Soraya creates a perfect balance between the delicate arts of hair and makeup thanks to her remarkable abilities to come up with a true genuine look for every project.

“Everything must glow” is her motto, something she learned from her mentors in Paris. Soraya was born in Paris and lived there until her mid-twenties. After a series of great collaborations in the fashion and entertainment fields, she crossed the Atlantic to settle down in Montreal.

Well settled in Quebec since 1993, Soraya’s hair and makeup work has appeared in magazines such as Elle Quebec, Clin d’oeil, and Châtelaine.  Her television work includes TVA, Radio Canada, Canal Vie, and Musique. She has worked on advertising campaigns including Aubade, Parasuco, Roots, Tristan, Bedo, Annabelle, Marcelle, Lolë, Reitmans, and Giorgio Armani.

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Soraya Qadi sait capter le moment de brillance, l’éclat naturel passager. Son habileté remarquable, ce parfait équilibre dans l’art maîtrisé de la coiffure et du maquillage, lui procure une aisance absolue dans la réalisation d’un look véritable. Celle pour qui « tout est glow » a appris avec les maîtres parisiens. Soraya est née à Paris et y a vécu jusqu’à la mi-vingtaine. Déjà forte de plusieurs grandes collaborations, elle traverse l’Atlantique et s’installe au Québec où elle poursuivra son ambition de faire ressortir ce lustre naturel chez les femmes et les hommes.

Bien ancrée dans le milieu, Soraya enchaîne les mandats pour les magazines, la télévision, la publicité. Elle travaille étroitement avec plusieurs photographes. La coiffeuse et maquilleuse est d’abord passionnée d’art photographique et grande collectionneuse. Envoûtée par l’image arrêtée, elle adore créer pour l’œil derrière l’objectif.

LAURA SZUCS

Laura grew up in Scotland the youngest of 7 children, with four older sisters/fashionistas, Laura was introduced to the world of makeup at an early age. She received her very first makeup kit for her 13th birthday from one of her fashionista sisters. She then became the well known makeup artist/magician of Glasgow transforming local 16 year olds into 18 year old divas allowing them to get into the local night clubs. Laura traded these makeup transformations for very small amounts of money aka a few bob.

Laura’s first big break came at the local chemist behind the makeup counter. Laura honed her skills there through free courses and trying out new techniques on unsuspecting victims. She left Scotland for the fashion hub at the other end of the world, (aka England) in the summer of her 17th year. Here she turned the fashion world on its ear by getting another job at a chemist. A few more free courses and a very few more bob later… Canada here we come.

Starting at the top of the North American fashion scene, she got a part time job in Kitchener. Discovering that Canadian men were kinda cute and liked her accent, she decided to stay. She opened up a retail store but the lure of fashion drew her back in. She landed a prestigious gig at CKCO doing makeup for the news anchors. But little did she know that just around the corner, the world of Hollywood awaited.

Laura headed down the 401 with nothing but a dream and her portfolio in hand.  Toronto was kind to the wee lassie from Scotland. Laura got her first big break from top fashion photographers… the likes of George Whiteside and Chris Nicholls (possibly because they liked her accent). Credits leapt off the pages of such fashion magazines as Flare, Elle, Toronto Life Fashion, US and from advertisers such as Harry Rosen, Holt Renfrew and many more. Before long she was working and travelling with several music stars.

Just when she thought it couldn’t get any better, Hollywood came knocking. Laura’s first brush with the Hollywood elite came when she was introduced to Russell Crowe on an advertising job. Russell was so impressed (with her accent) that he dragged her all over the planet doing press junkets. Russell’s people recommended her to the likes of Jude Law, Sienna Miller and the list goes on.

Whats next for the wee hair and makeup magician from Scotland?
… only time will tell.

CAIT MIZZI

Cait Mizzi has been working as a makeup and hair artist for over a decade. Judy INC has been representing her for 8 of her strong years. She has successfully managed to secure her spot alongside the country’s most reputable artists, as well as becoming highly respected by her peers.

At Toronto World Master Card Fashion Week, Cait has had the opportunity to work with Canada’s top designers and models, creating memorable beauty looks for the runways, season after season. While her editorial work graces the covers and pages of magazines such as Fashion, Lou Lou, Stuff, Sharp, French Photo, Canadian Family, Glassbook, etc.  Cait’s commercial reel is a heavy hitter, showcasing her work with the industry’s biggest production companies and directors on some of the most recognizable Canadian & US broadcast and advertising campaigns in the last decade. Her list of celebrity clientele includes Melissa George, Tom Wilkinson, Perez Hilton, Fefe Dobson, KAY, The Cheetah Girls, Natalie Merchant, Johnny Reid, and Aliya-Jasime Sovani of MTV Canada. Most recently she has been the featured beauty expert on L’Oreal Paris’ Look of the Week; demonstrating to Canada’s largest morning television audience how to easily achieve celebrity red carpet looks.

Cait’s strong intuition, desire to please, her sharp eye for detail and always striving to learn, share, improve and develop her skills keeps her on the pulse of an ever changing industry.

JENNIFER SCOTT

Jennifer is a Vancouver-based Style Expert, known for her work in a variety of facets of the design world; with an extensive background in the fashion and decor industries, Jennifer’s style is eclectic, individual and ultimately chic. Her area of particular interest is personal style development for dwelling spaces – the thrill of creating a well-designed, layered space as unique as the client. With a creative eye and cohesive vision, Jennifer derives design inspiration from her passion for arts, culture and fashion; she is also heavily influenced by her daily social interactions as she scours the city for her next fabulous find – personality is an integral part of Jennifer’s design philosophy and she takes inspiration from those she meets and surrounds herself with.

Through her diverse catalogue of projects, Jennifer has become a public figure for style: she can be seen offering design advice on CTV Morning Live, CTV News at Noon, Breakfast Television and Go! Vancouver. Jennifer is also a regular contributor for local publications like WE Vancouver, BC Living Magazine, BC Home & Garden Magazine, 24Hours, and has had her work featured in National and International publications such as Design Bureau, Gray Magazine, Western Living Condos, Framework Magazine, Home Makeover Magazine as well as The Province and The Vancouver Sun. Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Design at Ryerson University, with a Minor in Business Communications, and a Diploma in Fashion Communications + Merchandising. In 2011, Jennifer was selected as a Finalist and had the 2nd place design in BC’s Best Young Designer competition. Jennifer is a recurring Expert Speaker for the BC Home + Garden Show,and Vancouver Home + Design Show.

DAVID CLEMMER

David Clemmer has been helping bring dreams to life for over thirty years – including his own.  At four years old after his television premiere on Romper Room, David decided that show biz was for him.  He starred in many musical and theatrical productions while attending school and did a stint in musical theatre. Even when David shifted his focus over to the “biz” end of showbiz, David has never lost his passion for song and dance.

David is the CEO and co-founder of Judy Inc., an artist management company representing fashion stylists, hair and makeup artists and set designers in addition to other talent.  Judy artists work in the area of fashion, celebrity imaging, television, advertising and movie promotion.  Recent celebrity clients include Julia Roberts, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anna Paquin, Kirsten Stewart, Robert Pattison, Celine Dion, Justin Beiber, Drake, Sting and Lady Gaga, among many others.

David’s expertise and good taste make him an influential personality, and it’s no surprise he has amassed a strong following of women – young and old – who look up to him for fashion, beauty and lifestyle advice. David is undeniably savvy – a reference for what’s hip and relevant, and for this reason he is regularly invited to share his knowledge with various media outlets. David has contributed to top national and international magazines and publications including ELLE Magazine, Globe and Mail, City Magazine, Where Magazine, Lou Lou Magazine and JudyINK.com, and his red carpet commentary can be seen for such awards shows as The Academy Awards, People’s Choice Awards, and The Golden Globes.

Through all of this, David has never lost sight of his dream.  David can be seen internationally on the hit TV show Style by Jury, where he staring in 186 episodes as well as other numerous TV appearances including Host of Diamond in the Buff, Entertainment Tonight, Canada AM, Steven & Chis, The Marilyn Dennis show, Star TV and Styleography

Living by his mantra “when you look great, you feel great and do great things”, David – for the past two decades – has used fashion to empower people, enabling them be their very best.  His latest endeavor “Fairy Godfathers” fully embodies this manta, and is not just another show, but a movement in paying it forward.

STEPHANIE SAUNDERS

Stephanie began her career as a theatrical director, having trained at the prestigious York University theatre program before launching her own company, Theatre Ephemera, upon graduation.  With two very successful shows under her belt, Stephanie followed a hunch and volunteered for a short film to see what life in movies was about.  She caught the production bug that day and hasn’t looked back since.

After a few years of experience in Toronto’s booming commercial and music video industry, she was soon producing photoshoots for fashion and advertising photographers.  While on-set, she re-discovered her love for the creative side and transitioned to styling props, sets and wardrobe.  With her solid production background, talent for design and unlimited resourcefulness she is in very high demand.

For more than 12 years, Stephanie has conceptualized the vision of top creative teams and brands in a range of visual styles.  She is highly respected in her field and has an extensive knowledge of interior design and a sharp eye for décor trends.  She has appeared locally on Cityline and nationally on The Marilyn Denis Show as a design expert.   She also writes for publications such as Toronto Life, Style at Home and Post City Magazine.

The photographers that Stephanie has worked with are among the best: Rob Fiocca, Chris Nicholls, Michael Graydon, Peter Schafrick, Virginia MacDonald, Stacey Brandford, Angus Fergusson, Shanghoon and Raina & Wilson.

Some of her notable advertising clients include Rogers, LCBO, Sony, Bell, Aldo, Town Shoes, Reebok, Homesense and Bombay Company.

Stephanie’s editorial clients include Style at Home, Toronto Life, Flare, Chatelaine, Canadian Living, Today’s Bride and Today’s Parent.

STEPHANE AUBIN

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RACHEL MATTHEWS BURTON

Rachel Matthews Burton was born and raised in England but has called Canada her home for two decades. She is represented by international artist agency Judy Inc.

Rachel has worked on hundreds of magazine, advertising and commercial campaigns. She has been a regular style expert on dozens of television shows including, ET Canada, Steven and Chris, The Mom Show and many more. In addition to her fashion styling work Rachel has also enjoyed her role as a prop stylist, set designer and interior decor expert.

In one of her most recent ventures, Rachel brought her knowledge of fashion and style to the general public, running a series of fashion and beauty workshops. The Toronto Star newspaper attended the first event and the workshops received front page coverage in the style section, along with a glowing review.

Prior to entering the business of styling, Rachel worked on the front lines of retail. At the age of twenty-three she was managing a flagship store for a luxury women’s wear brand. As a manager, salesperson and merchandiser for ten years, she gained a thorough understanding of retailing; The challenges of dealing with a busy, dynamic environment as well as a discerning and often demanding public.

Combining over twenty years of experience, Rachel will share  her knowledge on how you can improve your customer service levels and make a lasting impression with visual displays and merchandising.

Matthews Burton is dedicated to running an ethical, transparent business that will make every effort to empower and uplift those she is privileged to work with. Rachel currently lives in Toronto with her husband, Jason and young daughter, Ellery.