Glasgow-born, Toronto-based Gail McInnes has worked in the fashion, entertainment, beauty, and arts industries for over twenty years with a focus on managing and promoting brands and performers. She is the founder of brand and publicity management agency Magnet Creative Management and co-founder of Stylist Box Inc.
Prior to launching her own successful businesses, Gail founded the ground-breaking The Style Box, Canada’s first-ever Canadian fashion designer rental showroom which catered exclusively to high-profile celebrities, dressing them for the likes of Toronto International Film Festival, Emmy Awards, Gemini Awards, and Toronto Fashion Week.
Over the past two decades, she has accumulated an impressive clientele; having worked with actors, artists, and performers, including the likes of Stephen Amell (Arrow), internationally renowned rapper Kardinal Offishall, Natalie Brown (The Strain), celebrity chef David Rocco, and reality star and celebrity stylist Brad Goreski; to brands and organizations, including Bath & Body Works, Victoria's Secret, Henri Bendel, La Senza, Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI), Lucian Matis, NIUCOCO, Christopher Paunil, HENDRIXROE, Fashion's Night Out Toronto, Line Knitwear, CAFTCAD, Lesley Hampton, Andrew Majtenyi, Leone Napoli, Hilary MacMillan, and many more.
She brings her inherent Scottish charm, expertise and insider knowledge to her role as an on-air host and freelance fashion and lifestyle reporter; having appeared on camera as the fashion host for TDot TV and written for FLARE.com, Huffington Post, Global News, View The Vibe, and more. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief of The Pull Magazine. As one of Canada's first fashion bloggers, Gail continues her love of writing with her blog Fashion Magnet.
Her in-depth view and opinions into the world of style is often called upon for various television appearances and interviews as an expert in her field, including New York Times, Business of Fashion, Reuters, CBC News, CTV's Your Morning, Global TV’s The Morning Show, CTV News, National Post, Globe & Mail, Tele-Journal, Slice Network, and many more.
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. She is also a nominee of the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards having been nominated in both 2012 and 2013. She is also a recipient of the CANFAR Kiss Award for her dedication to the charity.
Gail also devotes her extra time to furthering the careers of the next generation of fashion entrepreneurs through esteemed organizations including UforChange, Youth Employment Services YES, Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI) as a mentor, and is regularly called upon as a guest speaker at various colleges and universities. She has also been a member of the CAFA (Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards) nomination committee and a judge for the P&G Beauty Awards.