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 founded brand and publicity management agency Magnet Creative Management in 2010 and co-founded fashion showroom Stylist Box Inc in 2013.
Before launching her successful businesses, Gail founded the ground-breaking The Style Box in 2008 - Canada's first-ever Canadian designer rental showroom which catered exclusively to high-profile celebrities, dressing them for the likes of the Toronto International Film Festival, Emmy Awards, Gemini Awards, and Toronto Fashion Week.
Over the past two decades, she has accumulated an impressive clientele; working with models, actors, artists, designers, and performers, including the likes of Stephen Amell, Kardinal Offishall, Natalie Brown, Brad Goreski, Lucian Matis, Christopher Paunil, Lesley Hampton, Hilary MacMillan.
Brands she has worked and partnered with throughout her career include internationally recognized consumer brands and organizations, including Victoria's Secret, CoverGirl, Express, Bath & Body Works, Baileys, Yorkdale Mall, Abercrombie, Sony, Levi's, Coca-Cola, Henri Bendel, La Senza, Holt Renfrew, Harry Rosen, Rogers, Toronto Fashion Incubator, and many more.
She has been featured and interviewed by the likes of the New York Times, Business of Fashion, eTalk, ET Canada, Your Morning, Global's Morning Show, CTV News, CBC News, Globe & Mail, The Kit, Daily Mail, Toronto Star, Pie Digest, and European CEO Magazine.
She is also an experienced freelance lifestyle reporter bringing her expertise and insider knowledge to create content for the likes of FLARE.com, Huffington Post, Global News, View The Vibe, Addicted Magazine, as well as an on-camera host for TDot TV. Blogging since 2005, Gail continues her love of writing with her blog Fashion Magnet.
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 receiving nominations in 2012 and 2013. She is also a recipient of the CANFAR Kiss Award for her dedication to the charity.
Gail devotes her extra time to furthering the careers of the next generation of entrepreneurs through esteemed organizations including UforChange, Youth Employment Services YES, Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI). She is regularly called upon as a guest speaker for various events, colleges and universities. She has also been a member of the CAFA (Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards) nomination committee and was a long-running judge for the P&G Beauty Awards.