An Influencer is an individual that has an authoritative voice. They know the ins and outs of their industry. Their opinion is valued and they know your city best. Every week StyleDemocracy Influencers bring you the latest on what is happening in your city: shopping, style, events, people, parties and more. They bring the unknown into the mainstream.
Jane is the author and owner of torontoShopoholic.com, one shopoholic’s guide to shopping in Toronto, neighbourhood by neighbourhood. Constantly shopping, Jane keeps her shopping game up by reviewing cool and cute boutiques, shopping online, and browsing even when the shops are closed. Mom, part time CA and personal style blogger, Jane is just trying to translate a love of fashion into a great outfit.
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BeTrendMe is a trends blog that focuses on the teen and young adults markets. The name comes from the word âbefriendâ, which is a commonly used action term when one makes a connection on a social networking platform.
The idea behind the creation of BeTrendMe is that teenagers and young adults more than ever put a strong emphasis on their ability to express their individuality through fashion and style. BeTrendMe brings together the celebrity and fashion worlds and gives the community member insight as to what is currently in fashion; what are the upcoming trends; and how it all ties in to celebrity pop culture.
With the help of professional and celebrity guest bloggers as well as a behind-the-scenes team, BeTrendMe will update readers on the latest trends in fashion, interior design, technology and more.
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Claire Hall is a self taught artist who creates custom art for all spaces including homes, corporate spaces, condo buildings and hotels. Claire lives and works in downtown Toronto. She believes that stylish art and stylish clothing should be attainable at a reasonable price.
Toronto blogger at ImCharmingYou.com, a site focused on lifestyle, fashion, events, culture, social media and marketing. Valerie has been a featured writer in various publications such as the Huffington Post and Toronto Star.
A self-confessed fashion addict, Sarah decided to translate her obsession with clothing into a career. Sarah is the Director of realliferunway.com, a blog dedicated to guilt-free, runway-inspired finds and is also a Style Expert for iVillage.ca. Sarahâs been lucky to make appearances on CityLine and write for major publications like Chatelaine and Metro. Regardless, her 3 year-old daughter still insists she picks out her own outfits.
With an ongoing passion for entertainment & music, Karen G. Bishop has always dedicated time to understanding the âexcitingâ world of entertainment, through her blogging endeavours on iamwhatshot.com. Iamwhatshot.com has interviewed a slew of celebrities including: Tre Armstrong, Â Cee-Lo, Director X, Arlene Dickerson (Dragons Den) and several Canadian musical artists, including Trish, Reema Major, and Rich Kidd. When Karen isnât blogging about the special happenings within her city of Toronto, she works with several clients through her organization IAWH Communications & Media Co managing them in areas of Media Relations & Business Operations.
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As the founder of Eating Pretty Nutrition and its online women’s wellness community, Angela admits the diets she writes for clients are just a small piece of the puzzle in living a whole well balanced life. Believing true happiness starts with the right mindset, she started a womenâs motivational seminar series called Living Pretty. Angela sits on the Committee for Movember Canada, and runs an annual charity even called âRock the Runwayâ where her clients âEat Prettyâ, workout and fundraise.Â Angela is honoured to be an influencer for StyleDemocracyÂ and believes health and wellness are a huge part of feeling great about yourself. She says that a positive self-image and affordable fashion should be staples in every one’s lifestyle.
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Brie is a cheerful sufferer of Compulsive Shopping Disorder, which she claims to stem from a dedication to the Fashionista Lifestyle. This includes owning multiple pairs of everything and playing the lottery in hopes of winning a shopping spree. Unfortunately, this isn’t conductive to her university budget, so she has been educating herself in the art of self-control and bargain buys.Â When Brie is not reading magazines, writing blog posts or fantasizing about owning her own Carrie Bradshaw closet, she catches up on sleep and goes to class. Â She’s also a big fan of bad reality TV, photography, and museums.
âFashion fades, only style remains.â Â - Coco Chanel
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Stacey, a 20-something year old with a passion for fashion, a true love for all things wedding-related, and for any other occasion lending an excuse to play dress up. This fiery redhead and her longtime bestie share their obsession for tying the knot and everything that comes along with it on their blog, With This Bling.
âI like my money right where I can see it: hanging in my closet.âÂ â Carrie, Sex and the City
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As the daughter of a professional photographer whose fashion and beauty shoots were a part of her childhood, Erin was exposed to the exciting world of fashion from a young age. Her sense of style and love for global fashion has been influenced by a number of unique life experiences that include attending Manhattan public schools, being a ballerina, working on Wall Street, and most importantly and transformative the year she spent studying abroad in Milan. She recently returned to North America after living for two years in Buenos Aires where she developed a particular fascination with menâs fashion and expanded her travel photography portfolio.
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Kahla Braedy is a corporate city girl by day, a natural born fashionista, a seasoned shopaholic and in-demand personal stylist. She is also the founder and principal editor at She Shops the City. With her team of fashion-obsessed contributors, her site provides readers with all things fashion related. Whether itâs local fashion shows, exclusive shopping parties, styling tips or critiques of real women on the street, you can find it all on She Shops the City.
âItâs a new era in fashion â there are no rules. Itâs all about the individual and personal style, wearing high-end, low-end, classic labels and up-and-coming designers all togetherâ â Alexander McQueen.
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Sheâs So Savvy is an online destination for professionals who want to live large in the city on a small budget. With so many career-focused, city-dwelling friends, Tiffany noticed they still couldnât make ends meet while living in Toronto. As a consummate bargain hunter, she knew from experience that the deals were out there, but couldnât find a single source of information where they could all be found. With her advertising, sales, and web background, Tiffany started Sheâs So Savvy as a guide for people who want to live a champagne lifestyle on a beer budget â the rest is savvy history!
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Dion Walcott is a co-founder of Toronto Loves Kicks an creative mentoring movemnet with a sneaker blog attached. He is also an avid sneaker collector, style influencer and educator. Dion derives great satisfaction from working with young people from marginalized communities to guide them towards new life applications and experiences. He himself owns over 200 pairs of sneakers and frequently travels across the globe looking to add to his collection. Dion accredits much of where he is today to his passion for sneakers and the experiences he has encountered in their pursuit. Creating TLK was a natural and obvious progression which allows him to incorporate the two things he loves most: inspiring the next generation to make a positive change in their lives and keeping himself and the world in the freshest sneakers while doing it.
Sharad Mohan is a published stylist and founder of Toronto’s exclusive men’s lifestyle blog Freshly.Educated.Men. His goal, to educate Toronto men about fashion, arts and culture while championing Toronto as a city that prides itself on talent, innovation & diversity. Looking to raise the bar, he looks forward to the day that men in the city of Toronto not only walk the walk but talk the talk too.