WHO WE ARE
StyleCircle began as a student-lead digital and print publication under the Fashion student Union in 2011, and has continued its legacy under support by the Ryerson Communication and Design Society [RCDS]. We strive to inspire and contribute to critical dialogue about the fashion industry. Our annual publication, The Book by StyleCircle, is a professional grade print magazine that features exclusive editorial content curated by students, for students
PUBLISHER/EDITOR IN CHIEF Imani Busby
CO-DIRECTOR OF EVENTS Julianna Brady
CO-DIRECTOR OF EVENTS Lily Sartison
EVENTS COORDINATOR Tina Yu
EVENTS COORDINATOR Paulina Kubaczkowski
EVENTS COORDINATOR Rebecca Grabinsky
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING Vanessa Tan
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER Tamia James
SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR Aliya Karimjee
SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR Mackenzie Jagger
SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR Georgia Ball
MARKETING COORDINATOR Crissy Lee
MARKETING COORDINATOR Stella He
MARKETING COORDINATOR Grace Jung
MARKETING COORDINATOR Isabelle Rossi
MANAGING WEB EDITOR Samira Balsara
MANAGING PRINT EDITOR Soukita Morgan
LEAD COPY EDITOR Eishvinder Gill
COPY EDITOR Anh Phan
COPY EDITOR Erica Weekes
COPY EDITOR Elizabeth Knowles
COPY EDITOR Taite Krueger
COPY EDITOR Jacob Marion
FASHION EDITOR Lauren Rizzo
FASHION EDITOR Elham Mirhosseini
FASHION EDITOR Heritage Wisdom
FASHION EDITOR Tomi Segun-Adebowale
STYLE EDITOR Sophie Diego
CULTURE EDITOR Jennah Faruqui
CULTURE EDITOR John Vo
BEAUTY EDITOR Avani Kalicharran
LIVE EVENT EDITOR Youdon Tenzin
WRITER Simren Jaswani
WRITER Georgia Mills
WRITER Victoria Covo
WRITER Taite Krueger
CREATIVE DIRECTOR Swetha Sutharsan
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS AND FINANCE Hannah Bousfield
FINANCE COORDINATOR Abigail Bateman
FINANCE COORDINATOR Taylah Cini
ART DIRECTOR WEB Imani Edwards
ART DIRECTOR PRINT Ryan MacDonald
SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER Shirly To
GRAPHIC DESIGNER Kamesha Abraham
GRAPHIC DESIGNER Sanya Sharma
GRAPHIC DESIGNER Charlotte Lake
GRAPHIC DESIGNER Cindy Phung
GRAPHIC DESIGNER Skylar Shatilla
GRAPHIC DESIGNER Aiva Perrone
GRAPHIC DESIGNER Anya Johnson
GRAPHIC DESIGNER Nicole Mastrantoni
GRAPHIC DESIGNER Mia Portelance
GRAPHIC DESIGNER Zoe Statiris
GRAPHIC DESIGNER Tina Yu
GRAPHIC DESIGNER Melissa Robinson
PHOTOGRAPHER Daniel Simpson
PHOTOGRAPHER Ria Bhalla
PHOTOGRAPHER Molly Steels
PHOTOGRAPHER Lynn Nguyen
PHOTOGRAPHER Tahirah Drue
VIDEOGRAPHER Anushay Sheikh
STYLIST Zaneta Ambassa
PODCAST DIRECTOR Avani Kalicharran
CO-HOST Stecy Helena Franck
CO-HOST Daisy Woelfling
CO-HOST Trish Hyatt
GRAPHIC DESIGNER Abby Zhao
FUTURE STEPS FOR ACTION AND ACCOUNTABILITY
As we relaunch our digital platform and commence content production for the 2020-2021 term, we recognize our position within an industry that actively profits from Black bodies under the guise of diversity and inclusion, while jeopardizing and silencing Black creatives through lack of representation and mistreatment. We acknowledge that, in participating in the fashion industry, we have profited from this as well. It is now our responsibility to take affirmative action towards dismantling the systemic racism that is present in Toronto, the grounds upon which we operate, and elsewhere.
In effort to erase performative activism, our actions are structure to be long term goals which we will continue to commit ourselves to meeting. The following is a part of a collective agreement that StyleCircle and its contributors must all take initiative to acknowledge. This is an evolving list as we continue to recommit ourselves to amplifying Black and marginalized voices and supporting Black creatives.
QBIPOC+ creatives will be prioritized when seeking opportunities through all assets of the publication and freelance contributors for submissions.
We will hold accountability for all contributors to be responsive to initiatives upheld by the StyleCircle platform.
We will develop safe spaces that encourage conversations which includes, but is not limited to, racism, decolonization, inclusion, as well as promoting transparency.
We will utilize this platform to highlight Black-owned businesses, brands, artists as well as sharing donation resources and petitions to actively participate
We recognize the Black Lives Matter movement as one whose significance cannot go unnoticed. What needs to be done is tangible action that supports the community. The most effective forms of redistributing wealth and taking stance in solidarity is to support local Black-owned businesses, brands and artists. Help us in giving them opportunity and a platform to let their voices be heard.
NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
Exclusive editorials from Voices, The Book by StyleCircle Issue 05, now available for viewing right here.
All purchase proceeds will be donated to Black Lives Matter Toronto.
The land where StyleCircle operates has an important history, present and future that we need to understand and acknowledge. This land is called Turtle Island, and it is originally the home of many Indigenous peoples. It is the unceded traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, the Haudenosaunee, the Wendat and the Mississaugas of the New Credit. We acknowledge and respect these nations as the past, present, and future true inhabitant people of this land. What is today known as Toronto is located in the Dish With One Spoon Territory. The Dish with One Spoon is a treaty between the Anishinaabe, Mississaugas and Haudenosaunee that bound them to share the territory and protect the land. We want to recognize that we are sharing this land on which Toronto sits with each other.
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