Jacqueline Ashton is a self-taught photographer and self-proclaimed ‘good gyal’ based in Toronto. Since studying film and dance in high school, she transitioned into photography, where she captures subjects through her signature raw, filmy lens. Her work has been featured by CBC, Vice, The Fader, Kastor and Pollux, and Lola Who.
Stats: Almost 10k Instagram followers. Read More
This emerging genre-bending musician has already caught the attention of Into the Gloss, Wonderland, Dazed and fashion industry fave Petra Collins. Drawing inspiration from Marilyn Manson, Eminem and the Backstreet Boys, her diverse influences transcend to her broad online reach.
With over 11k Instagram followers, Dana receives 410 likes per post and 2.5 video views, on average. Last year, Dana’s music was streamed for 29k hours in 57 countries on Spotify, where she currently received 5286 listeners each month. Read More
Desiree Shaka is an emerging model rep’d by the Toronto chapter of Elite Model Management. Her striking feature and signature cropped ‘fro has been seen in work with Andrew Coimbra and on cover of The Kit Compact. Read More
Lizz Jardim is a Bushwick babe who splits her time between bartending and making jewelry. Her eponymous line is comprised of bracelets, earrings, necklaces and rings that exude both angst and elegance. Most notably, her pieces have been worn by Zoe Kravitz. When she isn’t working part time or building her jewelry brand, you can find her posing in her signature bold, colourful outfits along her Instagram timeline.
Stats: 8378 followers on Instagram. Read More
Lola Plaku, aka ILuvLola, is an industry insider who catapulted her career from fast food cashier to hip-hop journalist to artist development expert, supporting the careers of artists like Dej Loaf, Kehlani and Drake. After applying her OG industry wisdom to her role as manager for French Montana, Lola now takes care of marketing and brand development for Belly and Safe.
As Lola’s following soars past 70k, each post received over 2k likes, with an overall engagement rate of 3.3%. Read More
Jay Strut is a blogger, content-creator and front-row staple at fashion weeks around the world. After years of well-curated and envy-inducing snaps of her lifestyle, she has amassed an impressive following and has secured her place as one of Toronto’s foremost fashion bloggers and influencers, with collaborations with HP, Google, Chanel and Versace under her belt.
Every photo from her international escapades gets an average of 1.1k likes from nearly 61k followers. Read More
Killa Kels is a Toronto-based DJ and influencer with cosigns from Lululemon, Nike and American Express. She is also a founding member of the creative agency, GXXRLS, which seeks to empower women through artistic collaboration. As a leader in the growing group of women DJs in Toronto, her work contributes to a more balanced, inclusive nightlife community. Read More
With campaigns for Giorgio Armani and his BFF Phillip Lim, Paolo Roldan is one of the faces at the forefront of Canadian men’s fashion. Since making his debut walking for Givenchy he became one of Ricardo Tisci’s muses and was catapulted to the forefront of the industry. He is now known to grace runways and sets around the world, and gets some shine his own eclectic personal style as well. Read More
In essence, everyone cool has been captured through Hannah Sider’s lens. With roots in Malawi and Toronto, the NYC-resident has grown accustomed to seeing life through a wide lens. By seamlessly swapping between hip-hop and high fashion photography, her photos exude seamless duality, with her signature raw style connecting them.
Stats: 76.5k Instagram followers. Read More
According to SSENSE, Ian Isaiah is a “Brooklyn choirboy turned ‘hood-maternal’ vocalist, a sensual R&B songstress with an ascending trajectory.” His ascent is multifaceted; his industry clout and inimitable style has bred collaborations with Longchamp and ongoing contributions to his bff’s brand Hood By Air. Meanwhile, his smooth vocals has bred collaborations with Chromeo and a tour with Blood Orange.
Stats: 42.6k followers Read More
Kilo Kish is a bicoastal singer, visual artist and influencer whose cross-medium approach to art reflects her boundless creativity. Since first emerging onto the NYC music scene, she has scored features on The Gorillaz and Vince Staples’ 2017 projects and on an HBO-funded Game of Thrones mixtape alongside Big Boi and Common.
Stats: 56.7k SoundCloud followers, 66.8k instagram followers Read More