ABOUT MAIDENE

From a very young age, dressing up was my way of expressing myself. I took great pride in being well put together. My mom recently reminded me of the time when she knew that fashion was an integral part of my identity. I was about eight-years-old and my siblings and I were getting into the car to go to church until I stopped in my tracks and exclaimed in great dismay “Oh no! I forgot my jewellery.” Even as a little girl I recognized the importance of accessorizing to achieve a completed look.

​I’ve always trusted my vision and have helped others understand that a vivid imagination is a tool that can produce beautiful creations. Staying true to that eight-year-old little girl, I am now a woman who inspires others to trust themselves and to break conventional rules by tuning in to who they truly are, how they feel, and the joy that comes when expressing this to the world.

​After graduating from Ryerson with a Bachelor of Commerce, I started honing my passion for fashion, styling, and interior design by helping friends, family members, co-workers, and even perfect strangers. I’m constantly approached in public and asked for my advice by people who don’t know me but feel compelled by my style and a warm smile to get my opinion. Seven years ago, I decided to offer my consultation services as a personal stylist, and have managed numerous interior decorating projects under the business name Stylinhead2toe. I collaborated with Leslieville Flea Market, the Toronto Vintage Clothing Show, and pop-up shops by private companies in the GTA. Although I enjoyed using my perspective to source unique pieces for pre-established businesses, I began to envision more for my styling journey. In 2016, I closed Stylinhead2toe. What I do is more than styling. I share my unique vision and creative aesthetic with my clients; whether it be designing and decorating spaces or helping someone to cultivate their fashion style. I had expanded and grown. It was important for me to create a business model that embraced and reflected my journey.  Together with my unique flair and your desires, we develop a style that is uniquely yours. A style tailored to your specific needs, and expresses who you are and reflects your lifestyle.

Achievents & Collaborations

  • Mentored and collaborated with fashion students at George Brown College, assisting them with creating fashion story windows.

  • Assistant runway stylist for African Fashion Week Toronto (AFWT) in August of 2019.

  • February 2020, Assistant Stylist ( AFWT ) at the Toronto Black Diamond ball.

  • Assistant Stylist to Brenda Foreman, a personal stylist rebranding her professional image.

  • Marketing Coordinator: managed the interior décor of the corporate space, sourced products, planned and executed the look and feel of the space.  Work on photoshoots to help create gift card images, sourcing, and styling products.

 

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