Milly J


Milly was a part of our production team for the Joseph of Mercury shoot with Numero Homme.

You can follow Milly here.

Where are you from?

From Toronto, currently living in Brockton Village.

What do you do?

I work full time as a Makeup Artist + Hairstylist. Most days you can find me in the studio working in TV or at Photo Shoots. But one of the many amazing things about my profession is how varied my job and environment can be.

Give us a beauty tip!?

Take a moment to prep your canvas - whether you're doing your own makeup or working on someone else's hair. Spending that extra 60 seconds prepping with moisturizer, oil or whatever it may be can actually save you time in the end.

What is your dream creative project?

Wow - that's a hard one because dreams are endless opportunities. I have so much respect and admiration for Performers - Actors & Singers. They are so fearless and inspiring in their crafts. A dream would be to art direct a creative photo shoot with some of my favourite performers as the subjects - Donald Glover, Gillian Anderson, Rihanna,  James McAvoy, Ilana Glazer to name just a few performers that I find inspiring and think would be so fun to shoot in a creative setting. Not only would working with them and conceptualizing a photo shoot be amazing but would also bring the opportunity to work with so many other amazing creatives from the photographer to stylist to other HMUAs.

What are your go-to tunes for… 

Rising? -   Something upbeat and positive like Anderson.Paak

Exercising? - High Intensity Rap & Hip-Hop & Femme Power Tracks like "Pass Out" - Tinie Tempah, "Holy Key" - DJ Khaled, Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean  &  "Formation" - Beyonce

Partying? -  Upbeat R&B and Rap, especially some older tracks from the early 2000's like "Body Party" - Ciara & "So Gone" - Monica

Where are your favorite places to… 

Eat? -  Two of my current addictions are Famiglia Baldassarre & White Lily Diner

Dance? - Well I haven't gotten out to dance in quite some time, I do work primarily in morning TV after all. However this past weekend my boyfriend and I had an impromptu St. Paddys/birthday party at our house and a dance party ensued - so can I say my own living room?

Drink? -  Soho House & Rhum Corner

Shop? -  Smoke + Ash, Adidas, V de V,  & Town. Also will be missing Nomad (RIP) to shop for presents for the BF that I know eventually I will steal.

Is there something you really want to do in your city that you haven't yet?

I've always wanted to try stand up paddle boarding - I love being outdoors & heard it's a great workout. Combined with the fact that our water is too dirty to swim in 😁

List three people that inspire you…

Elaine Jyll Regio - Fashion Market Editor at ELLE Canada

Ezio Bondi - Actor

Piotr Adas - Artist


Gimme Mar


Gimme Mar is a participant of Freshmen Friday's Sound Off! program.

You can follow her here and listen to her music here.

Where are you from?: Serbia/Vancouver

Where do you live now?: Toronto

What do you do for work?: DJ/Singer-Songwriter

What do you do for fulfillment?: Write, sing, dance, train/workout, travel

What is your dream creative project?: Creating a sick album and touring the world with it.

Do you consider yourself a freshman, sophomore or senior in your field?: Sophomore

What can’t you leave the house without?: Phone/Keys

What's a typical day in the life for you?: Quite different every day...but for the most part:
Wake up, say my thank you's for being alive and well. Stretch, water, tea/coffee.
Reply to emails, look up new music/research pop culture stuff. Cold calls/Emails for new potential clients. Update my moodboard. Write.
Workout (boxing, pilates, gym, run etc), meetings/errands
If not DJ'ing - take a dance class, record some ideas at home or a studio, write, read, watch a film or documentary.

What would your perfect 24 hours consist of?: Travelling, being with loved ones, creating some cool shit - music/film/visuals, laughing, and eating good food/hydrating/sweating.

Where's your favourite place to eat?: Fresh, Calii Love

Where's your favourite place to dance?: UnderGround Dance Centre, at home in front of my mirror

Where's your favourite place to drink?: When I do go out (rare these days) - Soho House, Apt 200, Mahjong Bar, any rooftop with a good view

Where's your favourite place to shop?: Sub Rosa Vintage, Value Village, Uniqlo, Top Shop, Urban Outfitters, Nordstroms | Some favourite brands: IAMGIA (online), Nike, Vintage Prada/Gucci/Versace/Armani,

Is there something you really want to do in your city that you haven't yet?: Perform my own music at a big venue sold out show.

What are your go-to tunes for getting ready to leave the house in the morning?: 90's feel-good reggae

What are your go-to tunes for exercising?: HARD RAP - A$AP/SKEPTA/KANYE/DRAKE/FUTURE

What are your go-to tunes for going out for a night on the town?: Hard rap (same as excersizing) or sexy funkadelic 60's/70's soul sexy R&B keywords: HARD & SEXY

What was your new years resolution?: Didn't have one specifically for the year, but my motto this past couple of months is: ENJOY LIFE!!!

What do you think are the qualities of a life well lived?: Knowing what you want, what you enjoy doing, what you're good at and DOING IT EVERYDAY. Surrounding yourself with love and good energy, staying consistent and disciplined in anything you put your mind to. Achieving milestones you set for yourself and enjoying the feeling of all those accomplishments.

Kindly recommend 3 people that inspire you that we can continue the conversation with...: Nina Kiridzija ( @neeenze )
Teaunna Gray ( @teaunnagray )
Charlotte Johnston ( @charwhore)

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